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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA! FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1904,
Have you tried
Up To Date
FLO V R?
Best in town at price.
Call an see us. ' We want
your trade. A full and
complete line of
always on hand.
PHONE 56. ' ,
Alliance Grocery Co.
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In Alliance 1G-30 of every month.
Office over The Famous . . .
Call at the Midway.
Abloy & Wilson linndlc the onlj
.Made Ilccr In town.
Mattinc and linoleum at II. 1?
wood Co's. "Kitchen to parlor."
Our spring line of carpets and rugs arc
here. Call and see them.' 13. F. Lock-
wood Co's. "Kitchen to parlor."
Rowan's for llour, rye and graham
Specialties in lace curtains, portieres and
couch coverjs at 13. F. Lockwood Co's.
"Kitchen to parlor."'
For Sale Pure blood Hereford bull.
Jos. Man ion, Alliance; residence, Sec.
For Sale Cheap National cash reg
ister No. 47 with tape; used one year.
Apply at this office.
A large assortment of automobile go-carts
and baby carriages at B. F. Lockwood
"Kitchen to parlor."
Iicsldcnce for Sale.
new 5-room house, bath room,
pantry and cellar. Two porches. Fin
ished throughout in hardwood. Price
$1,600. i-tf R. B. Hamilton.
Furniture and all house furnishings
from "kitchen to parlor" sold on easy pay
ments. B. F. Lockwood Co. "Kitchen
Ranch For Lease.
Five hundred acres of irrigated hay land,
four miles east of Bridgeport. For par
ticulars see M. H. Hagerty, Alliance, or
John Hagerty, Bridgeport.
For Sale Cheap One of the most desir
able corner residence lots in this city, In
quire at this office
For Sale Black English Shire stal
lion, four years old next June; weight
1425. He is a splendid animal. An
drew Tschacher, Lawn, Neb., resi
dence 7 miles south of Lawn.
The undersigned will sell at public auc
tion at the stock yards at Hemingford Neb.,
commencing one o'clock p. m.,
Saturday, April 30, 1904.
Six head horses, from 3 to 7 years old;
all work horses well broken. One work
mule, 10 years old.
Sell for cash, or six months time at 10 per
cent interest. No discount for cash.
W, M. Fosket, Auctioneer.
. I TOLD YOU
That I had the Best
You would call it
But when I say there
is no better, then you
may look at them.
I SHALL BE GLAD TO SHOW YOU
SATURDAY IS Sc LACE DAY
The First National Bank Installs a
To insure further protection to its pat
rons the First National bank of this city
has added a burglar alarm during the week
which not only affords complete protection
against safe wreckers and robbers but is
also a most unique picco of mechanical con
struction. W. E, Hushaw, installing ex
pert of the American Bank Protection Co.,
of Minneapolis, has been at work putting
in the new arrangement since last Friday
completing his work Tuesday night, and
he certainly knows his business, for the
contrivance responded to the test without
the least interruption. To give a clear de
scription of the alarm is not an easy mat
ter and to gain a full conception of its merit
is only possible by seeing it in operation.
It is both of an electrical and automatic
nature. There are six dozen
cells of battery and double automatic
timers, all the works being protected by
double steel lining. Two 7 and two to
inch bells are arranged within the bank,
while one 14 and one lC-inch bell on the
outside will ring loud enough to arouse the
neighborhood if an attempt is made to
enter the vault after banking hours. These
bells arc covered with armor-plate shields,
thus guaranteeing the greatest protection
possible. The value of this alarm is recog
nized in the fact that it affords secur
ity to the entire vault of the bank. It has
been possible heretofore to protect only
the money chest, but this new device af
fords security to every part of the vault.
Thus it may be seen that private boxes
therein and valuable documents left in the
care of the First National bank are doubly
secure. Any attempt to drill through the
steel vault or force an entrance will set
the alarm in action. Hence it is surely a
complete checkmate to the operations of a
burglar and leaves both bankers and de
positors in security. The beauty of this
alarm lies in the operation of the electric
current, which automatically snitches on
the combination lock at 10 o'clock p. m.
and in the same manner is switched off at
0 o'clock in the morning. So perfect is the
working of the machine that in case the
vault doors were not securely closed and
locked at the night hour an alarm would
be sounded. While this device proves a
most valuable addition to the bank's safety
it must not be inferred that it is inexpen
sive, for the firm handling them ask the
sum of $600 for each one constructed. But
the management of this popular banking
institution propose to provide their patrons
with the safest protection and best service
to bo had.
It is with a spirit of pride we believe
pardonable that we publish this week the
expressions of the press from all parts of
the country commentary to The Herald's
Illustrated Industrial Edition. The com
ments speak for themselves and other
words of congratulation convince us that
the work has indeed been a complete suc
cess. As 'we announced previously, we
expected to abide by the dicisions of the
press and other friends as to the merit of
the undertaking, and now that the verdict
is in our favor, we caunot help but confess
a feeling of personal pride. Not that in
the publication of the special edition
we have gained a higher position or
added to our coffer one cent, but we
feel that in this effort we have
shown our appreciation for the un
bounded success of Tin; Herald under
our management, and also 'that we have
presented to the world a production of the
printing aft worthy the city in which we
live. It is thus we pass this work by, as
everything passes in human life, and will
continue to labor for the best interests of
Alliance, Box Butte county and western
Fire entirely consumed the little home of
Mrs. Cordrey in South Alliance, last Mon
day morning at three o'clock. This loss is
made doubly hard because of the fact that
the loser is an old lady, being 75 years of
age. At the time of the fire she was at the
early train east to assist relatives who were
passengers thereon and when she returned
to her "little thatched cottage" it was only
to find it in flames that consumed all the
the old lady possessed in the world. Some
kind-hearted person, whose name we did
not learn, acted the part of the good Sa
maritan and solicited aid for the unfort
unate to such an extent that she secured at
least enough to keep' the fire victim from
want for at least a time until other provis
ions can be made.
J, B. White, general manager for the
Forest Lumber company, accompanied by
M. C. Uorton of Popular Blufls, Mo., were
in the city over Sunday on their way to
the northwest, where Mr. Horton goqs in
quest of a location beneficial to his health.
They expect to visit in this city on their
John F. Keane and Miss Minnie Whaley
wr united in marriage Wednesday at the
home of the bride' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Whaley, in this city. Judge Spacht
performed the ceremony. The groom has
been an employe of the B. & M. for several
years and is a worthy young man. The
bride is the second daughter of Mr. and I
Mrs. Whaley and a young lady who will
make an cxcollent holpmntu for the man of A
her choice. Many nice presents wore re
ceived. May Mr. and Mrs. Keane's
journey through life be u happy and pros
Mr. and Mrs. Olo Gilbert of Hay Springs
writes us this week as follows- "Wo wish
to thank you for remembering us with one
of the beautiful new Editions of Tint
Herald. It is certainly fine In nil points
and something which wo shall highly prize.
As we looked through it and old familiar
faces and scenes greeted us it gave us a
feeliug of homesickness and that we were
cither "lost, strayed, or stolen." I enclose
payment for a year's subscription and for
two more copies of the industrial edition
for eastern friends.
The prairie fire of last Thursday con
sumed the ranch home of Mr. and Mrs.
John Frazier, north of town. A box car
now takes the place of the property de
stroyed. The loss to this estimable family
is sevoro as they were victims of the hail
storm that visited this locality last spring.
Mrs. O. A. Divig and and others came to
their assistance and helped materially to
relieve their distress. These acts of kind
ness are the essence of true christian spirit.
Our Hemingford correspondent gives an
account of the amputation of an arm of our
genial old friend, Mr 10. Mabin, residing
in that locality. He had contracted blood
poison as a result of running a sliver into
his hand recently. The writer say3 he is in
a favorable way to recover, and his friends
will be glad to be able to greet him again.
Judge Westover and his clever reporter,
J. D. Scott, left today for Rushvillo. Next
week the Judge, accompanied by Mrs.
Westover, will start for Los Angeles,
Cali., the judge being .1 lay delegate to the
general conference of the M. E. church,
which convenes in that city May 3. The
many friends of the popular judge wish he
and his estimable wife a pleasant trip,
R. M. Bowman and wife left forCovina,
Cali., yesterday where they will reside.
Mr. Bowman has been a faithful employe
in the round house of the Burlington here
for the past two years but owing to the de
pressed state of affairs has concluded to go
west where ho has bee offered a permanent
position. Tm: Herald will keep him
posted as to events in these quarters.
ErnTe Moon of the Gering Herald has
said so many mean things about Uncle Jim
Hill's all around punk railroad service that
the poor old man is ashamed to bring his
flock of box cars intoScottsblufl in the day
time any more. He comes sneaking in
after dark, when he knows Ernie is .safe in
his littlo bed. Scottsblufl Herald.
Capt. Corbin, who has been on a pleas
ure trip in the south and west for two
months or longer, returned home last Sat
urday morning from the northwest. Dur
ing his journey he visited Old Mexico,
California and the states on the north Pa
A mission will be given at the Holy
Rosary church in this city beginning Sun
day, May 15. The bishop of Cheyenne
will take part and the pastor, Rev. Father
Galvin, will be assisted by other priests.
Confirmation services will be a feature of
the religious doings.
The families of B. F. Gilman and W.
C. Mounts, Judge and Mrs. Spacht and
Mrs. Martin went to Hemingford today to
attend the 72nd birthday anniversary of
Mr. Sherwood which will be celebrated
W. G. Buehner of Sheridan passed
through the city Friday enroute home from
a business trip to Denver and Lincoln.
Will is-Mlll "twisting brakes" on the B.
& M., getting along Well and thinks there
is no place like Sheridan.
The Herald enjoyed visits this week with
many of our old-time friends and patrons
from the northwest part of the countv who
were here either as jurors or attending
Judge Westover's last official act before
leaving today was to appoint Dr. L. W.
Edwards and Attorney Wm. Mitchell
members of the insanity board, to fill
Geo. F. Palmer, former deputy United
States marshal, of Broken Bow, spent yes
terday in the city. He came here to meet
his pld-time friend and partner. H. H.
Hake of Denver.
Fred Mollring has charge of tte Moll
ring mercantile stock and is busy disposing
of the same. The goods are first class and
the unusually low prices has brought pur
chasers horn sunr ana lur.
J. B. Miller left the first of the week for
the northeastern part of the state where
he expects to spend a few weeks in the
interest of the Banker's Life insurance
C. F. Yeagcr, representing the Denver
Post, is in the city this week, and incident
ally drooped in yesterday as ke said,
"Just to congratulate us on the magnificent
Geo. Mollring of New Castle was in the
city over Sunday.
Short Session. With but
Criminal Case to Try.
Judge Westover and Reporter J. D.
Scott arrived in tho city in timo to conveno
district court Monday. Thoro were nearly
fifty cases on the docket, the majority be
ing equity and foreclosure cases.
Tho only criminal case was that of J,
M. Burton, accused of rape. Tho details
of this crime were published in this paper
shortly alter tho occurrence and in short
were as follows' Some time last March
Burton was hired by Fred Bauer, living
six miles north of town, to work on his
ranch. March 11 Bauer came to Alliance,
leaving his wifo and small children alone
with Burton who overpowered and as
saulted tho woman. He was arrested the
following day by Sheriff Reed find has
since been in the county jail. Having no
legal counsel to defend him the court as
signed the unpleasant duty to Attorney B.
F. Gilman. After a jury had been im
paneled and tho testimony for tho state
given Burton plead guilty and Judge West
over sentenced him to seven years in tho
penitentiary at hard labor. The judge
in sentencing tho prisoner said:
"Mr. Bertrom, you have been informed
against in this court by the county attor
ney of this county, tho information charg
ing you with the crime of rapa. You have
been arraigned in open court, the informa
tion has been read to you. You first
entered a plea of "not gully" and now you
ask to withdraw your plea of "not guilty"
and plead guilty to the charge in the in
formation. Have you anything to bay at
this time why the sentence of the court
should not he pronounced against you? By
the prisoner: I have not." I have listened
to tho testimony given this afternoon in
behau of the state and I want to tell you
that this is an aggravated crime that you
are guilty of. It seems that you wero not
satisfied with having committed the crime
of rape, but as appears from the evidence
you undertook to supplement that with tho
graver and greater crime of murder.
Your object in forcing this woman to take
laudanum qould have but ono meaning, it
seems to me; that was to destroy her life
and cover up the crime you had com
mitted. You aro a young man, and natur
ally ought to have a long life beforo you,
and probably after you have berved your
sentence in this case you will have nn op
portunity to yet mako a man of yourself,
if you make a good, honest effort in that
direction. I ought to impose a sentence
that would keep you in prison a long time
and probably if there is any such thing as
reformation in your case the lighter sent
ence which I will impose by reason of your
plea of guilty, and in view or the fatf that
you did not go upon the witness stand and
tell a story which would tend to besmirch
the character of this complaining witness, I
will in view of these things impose a ben
tence which will permit you, after you
have served your sentence, to go out in tho
world and make a man of yourself. You
ought to understand that you can't com
mit a crime of this kind and go unpunished.
Crime of any kind will overtake a person
sooner or later. Persons ought to bear in
mind that it means punishment sooner or
later. The judgment of the court is that
you be taken by the sheriff to the state
penitentiary of Nebraska and that you bo
confined in the penitentiary for the full
term of seven years, and that you pay tho
costs of this prosecution."
Tho next and last important nction
of tho session to be taken up was the
long drawn contest ns to who was
elected county treasurer last fall. It
will be remembered that A. Muirhead,
the republican candidate, nt the time
appeared to have one majority over the
democratic contestant, Chas. Brennnn.
The latter contested the election be
fore County Judge Spacht, the votes of
the First ward of Alliance and Lake
precinct, which Brennnn had reason
to believe would change . the? result in
his favor, were rccanvassed and he was
found to have three majority over Muir
head. The Intter appealed the matter
to the dirtrict court. The vote of the
county 5n treasurer was canvassed
with the result that it was neck and
neck with one and then the other ahead.
Of the votes counted for Brennnn be
fore the county court one was thrown
out by Judge Westover. It seems that
the voter marked tho X after Muir
head's name and scratched it out and
placed an X after JJrcnnan's name. So
this left the latter with but two major
ity. Then Muirhead gained two votes
in Boyd precinct and one in the Second
ward, giving him the lead with one ma
jority. But his victory was short lived
for whenSnakcCreek was counted Bren
nan gained one, making it a tie with
everything counted. Then came the
tug of war. How to decide? Judge
Westover then arranged to have the
contestants draw lots, which was done.
Two slips of paper were inserted in
tAO envelopes. One slip was a blank
and the other had on the words
"County Treasurer." The envelopes
were then placed in a receptablc and
shaken. The court stated that the
candidate whose name first appeared
on tho ballot, to-wit: the contcstee or
incumbent, shalll draw the first cir
velopc and the contestant to draw the
second, and the -one drawing the en
velope which contains tho slip
marked "County Treasurer" shall he
declared elected county teeasurer of
Box Butte county. Muirhead stepped
forward and drew the first envelope,
Brcnuan drawing tho second. Both
were a little nervous and were not
slow to open tho envelopes. Muirhead
drew the little slip of paper which de
cided his fate and Brennan was then $
and there deci Jed the victor and wast.
so nwimlctl by the court. It was nn
intensely interesting moment Indeed.
One of the interesting features
of tills contest wns that Muir
licad recoived nlmost 100 democratic
votes and Brennnn had about the snmc
number of tcpiiblicnn votes. With tho
decision of the case It wns hoped tho
long drawn contest would end, but it is
now snid that Muirhead will go farther
and tnkc tho case to the supremo court,
which will take months of waiting, thus
keeping matters unsettled in tho trcasur
ship. Decrees wero entered in tho following
dlvorcu cases, none of the defendants ap
pearing. Jennie N. Bolish from Wallnco
Bolish, Nettie DoWitt from Arthur Do
Witt, Myrtle Bowman from Clyde Bow
man, Dora Irvinofrom Col. W. C. Irvine.
The case of May Tarble vs. Ray Tarblc
was continued for service
A number of foreclosure and equity cases
were disposed of.
The geninl J, V. Crone is in tho city.
W. Ray visited Hemingford
A. Armour vlsit,ed Edgomont
Mrs J11. Danner and son, Russell, are
on the sick list.
J. E. Zbindcn has spent the last
with his brother nt Sweetwnton
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spatz nte now oc
cupying tho Nichols rosidence.
Miss Bertha Anderson is in Mitchell this
week with goods for Mrs. Holdrege.
Martin O'Connor of Deadwood is visit
ing nt the home of his parcnte in this city.
W. G, Simonson is up from DonVcr at
tending court and looking after business
E. F. Woodruff of Gordon visited friends
in this city for several days, returning
Attorney W. II. Funning of Crawford
attended district court a couple of days
Mrs. T. C. McLaughlin received word
Tuesday that her brother died in New
Tho young daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joo Thornton has been under a physician's
care this week. k ,
Miss Clara Harding left for Sheridan
Wednesday evening where she will make
her home in the future.
Mr, and Mrs. -Samuel Mishler of this city
rejoice over the arrival of their first-born
a bon last Monday.
Mrs. GusLindquist departed for Califor-
niayestcrday to join her husband and where
they will reside permanently.
Mrs, Nate Hart of Lead City returned
to her home last Sunday after a pleasant
visit with relatives in this city.
Mrs. Lindquist will Jeave the last of this
week for California to join her husband,
who has been there some time.
B. F. Herman has moved his family in
to tho property which joins the Edgar
Martin property on the north.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis will .make their
home at Sheridan, a move which their
friends in this city will regret exceedingly.
Horace Bogue has bomething to say to
men about shoes that will prove of interest.
Read his ad, in anothorcolumn regarding
Mrs. Dorrington, who has been visiting
Alliance friends for the last week, will
leave in a day or two for Everett, Wash.,
her future home.
In the case of Wm. Kline vs. G. W. Erb
et al, motion for costs was sustained,
plaintiff to give security for costs in Co days
or cause stand dismissed,
W. E. Zollinger and Henrv Renneau
returned from a trip to Omaha last Satur
day, where they represented Binah, No 26.
in the State Commandery.
E. P. Sweeney and R. C. Noleman ex
pect to start Sunday on a trip to the Pa
cific coast. They will go a toutbern route
returning by way of Seattle
Mr, and Mrs, 11. H. Hake were the
guests of Fred H. Nye of the Charters a
few days this week. Mr. Hake is proprietor
of the St. James hotel at Denver.
Parties wishing young ladies to work for
board while attending the normal, which
opens June 13th, continuing ten weeks,
may mako arrangements with the princi
pal by phone or in person.
S. A. MILLER
will store your stove and set
it up in good shape next
fall at a reasonable price.
SEE MILLER ABOUT IT.
The Spring Season
So are We
With Special Prices
On provisions of all
kinds. Call in and
see us before buying.
'Phone No. 4.
Business Local Column.
Advertisements in this column will bo
charged at tho rato of 10 Cents per lino
first insertion and 5 cents per lino each
Advertisers should remember that Tub
Herald's circulation is much larger than
any other Alliance paper and has the lar
gest circulation in the city and county.
Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house.
Old pajfars for sale at this office.
Dr. Koons, dentist. Office upstairs
For storm windows and doors see Forest
Lumber Co '
Forest Lumber Co. make a specialty of
manufacturing dipping vnfs.
Seo Humphrey forpicturo framing, up
holstering and furniture repairing.
Picturo framing, upholstering and furni
ture repairing C. HompiIrv. 7-10 tf
Hnrold B, Miller, M. D., physician and
surgeon, office nnd residence 321 south
Seventeenth street, Lincoln, Nob.
For Sale A quarter Bcctlon of land,
ten miles northwest of Alliance; good
house, stable, granary, etc. Will sell
stock on tho placo if desired. Peto
Welnol, Alliance Neb. ' -vj
w.J.:t.Znl;VvJiSda'll ki"ds otsewing
and guarantees satisfaction. Located first
door west of Lockwoods.'
Visitors to the World's fair can secure
rooms nt Epworth hotel at ii.oo per day
by applying to C, W. Ray beforo May 1.
After this date rooms will be $2.00 per
For Sale About 150 tons of good hay
with feeding privilege. Mrs. Florence Mc
Carthy, Alliance, Neb.
I Stallion for Sale.
I will sell at public auction, to the light
est bidder, at tho Checkered Front Livery
barn, Saturday, April 23, at 1 o'clock p. m.,
one black English Shire stallion, 3 years
old. 17-2W, A. BOMGARDNtfR,
For storm windows and doors see Geo.
For Sale Cheap i',i H. P. Fairbanks
gasoline engine, in good condition-
Apply at this office.
For rent An east front room in good
location- Inquire at this office.
ilovAl, lIioni.ANUiutH-Alliance C.ialli ISo.
41 incuts very second and fourth Thursday
uvonliig In V. O. V. Hull, Visiting Clansmen
li. P. Wooos, O. W. Lkidy,
Bec'y. U P.
L, O. T. M. Meets overy lint und third Krr
day at Eat'lo Hnll Vhltlng Maccabees col
dlally invited. Mug. K. J Hbtzolu, L. C.
Mas. Anmk Yount, It. II.
1). OF K. T. llardstniRglo I.oJc.e, No. 042
Meets overy Sunday afternoon at 2,,
Eagle hall. Visiting brothers we'ecme
J, A. Dunning, W. M.
M. Hakorves, Sec'y,
BOUGHT OF RECEIVER
The Entire Hollring
NOW ON SALE!
Dry Goods, Carpets.
Hats, Caps, Shoes,
Clothing-, Ladies' and
Gents. ' Furnishings
This stock IS GOING TO BE SOLD.
Take advantage of this sale. You can save
50 cents on every dollar's worth bought.
No troublo to show good. No trouble to
save money. I want every body to call,
and I invite you to call early and take ad
vantage of this sale. Big bargains in every
department, and I will show you. Yours
truly, FRED MOLLRING,
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