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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1905)
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NEBRASKA! THURSDAY, FEB, 16, 1905,
11W ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, W
THIS HANDSOME DECORATED
FOES 12. SO
If your family is small and a 50 or
25 piece dinner set will do. to accomo
date you wc will break the sets and sell
you any part thereof frcm one to a 100
PRESENTS ! PRESENTS !
Before buying call and sec our beau
tiful line of Gift Goods.
About the Furniture It always pays
to look around befoie buying. That's
The Housefurnishers who sell every
thing from kitchen to parlor on easy
The ladies auxiliaiy of the local
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,
are out with unique invitations to a
"Kaliko Bawl" to be given at Zbindcn's
hall on Thursday evening, Feb. 23.
It wilPnav vou to buy 'a bolt of calico
asd fix up for the occasion. It prom
ises to be the event of the season.
E. C. McClure entertained about two
score of his friends at the W. D.
Rumer home Friday night with a pro
gressive high five party. First prizes
were won bv Miss Alice Regan and
Mr. H. F. Thiel, while Miss McDer
mott and George Brown succeeded in
winning the consolation prizes. An
elegant luncheon was served, Mrs.
Rumer presidiug at the service.
"Uncle Zed" Goodwin left Monday
morning for California to spend the
balance of the winter. For some time
Mr. Goodwin has been in feeble health
and the vigorous Nebraska winter 'was
too much for him. Then he is abun
dantly supplied with this worlds goods
and he can live where he pleases.
We hope to see ' Uncle Zed" return in
the spring fully restored to healtn.
' The Alliancw bowlers who went to
Denver last week to participate in the
contest that took place there, returned
Saturday morning. While the homo
team did not succeed in winning out
they had a fine time and enjoyed the
trip. The contest was carried on for the
purpose of selecting representatives
who will take part in the national con
test which will take place in Milwaukee
soon. The LaCourt team of Denver
made the winning score, making 2,gf6
pins in three games. The next high
est was that of the Democratic team
who made a score of 2,900.
A new and uovel scheme to remove
soot from stoye pipes was experimented
with the other day bv one of Alliance's
scientifiically inclined young men.
The day was very cold and all efforts
to warm the room failed and the pipes
loaded with soot made life miserable.
.Above the first floor the night clerk
was sleeping as sweetly and innocently
as a new born babe, unconscious of the
trouble below. After all efforts were
exhausted, the young man conceived
the idea of throwing a large sealed bot
tle of water and salt on the live coals
with the hope that this would effect
the result desired. All went well till
the bottle exploded, when down came
pipe from stove to chimney hole.
The scene that followed beggars de
scription and it was some time before
the night clerk was able to dig the sut
out of his eyes and realize where he
was at, r
TWO ROBBERS CAUGHT
A Pair of Colored Burglars Caught
The i ,jth is certainly unlucky for a
couple of wandering colored men. On
Monday Feb. 13th Mr. Sanford Smith
in his desire for booze, broke into the
back door of Eph Corncal's saloon and
stole a quantity of whisky. How
much, was not found out but Mr. Smith
filled up on the stuff Monday night and
Tuesday morning he was lying on the
soft side of a snow drift in West Lawn
and brought in by sheriff Reed in a
partially congealed condition. On go
ing to his house or room, six bottles of
the stolen firewater were found. When
atraigned before Judgo Spacht he plead
guilty to the charge of house breaking
which means a term at the Lincoln
The same night, William Johnson a
chocolate coloied traveling minstrel
performer, thinking to increase his
wardrobe, broke into Bcckwith & Bre
see's clothing store and appropriated
three pairs of late style trousers, some
shoes, half dozen pairs sox and a com
plete outfit of modern stylish wealing
apparel. Bcckwith took the scent
you know Beckwith is a hunter and
finally located the stolen property in a
grip or suit case that belonged to Mr.
Johnson. When confronted with the
evidence of his guilt, he too made a
clean breast of it and plead guilty in
Judge Spacht's court and was bound
over to await the arrival of District
Judge Westover, who has been sent for
and he too may take up his residence
in Lincoln. The law provides from
one to ten years in the pen as the pen
alty for house breaking.
No Trains for Two Days.
Passenger train No. 41 last Sunday
was delayed ..until Monday, night and.
hence Alliance was shut off from the
east for forty-eight hours. The Bur
lington's west bound passenger from
Chicago went into the ditch near Cres
ton, Iowa, Sunday afternoon. Two
engines that pulled the train were com
pletely wrecked and Engineer "Doc."
Miller of Lincoln was killed, while
other members of the engine crews
were injured. When 41 left Lincoln
it encountered snow drifts and high
winds that almost put in out of ser
vice. Added to this, the train ran off
the tract near Ravenna and its trip
through Nebraska was oue of the
roughest in the history of winter rail
loading in the west. The Guernsey
branch experienced like impediments.
It is said that one crew after battling
with snow and cold, becane discour
aged and the conductor and brakmen
returned and wired in their resigna
tions to headquarters, while the en
ginemen set the train in at Scottsbluff.
drew the fire in the locomotive and re
tired. But these unusual conditions
did not prevail along the Burlington
alone for press dispatches from all
over the country tell of like conditions.
The oldest settler has been vanquished
and his stories of the severe winters of
long ag"b have been completely dis
tanced this time.
Tun and a Runaway,
That the number thirteen is a hoodoo
is still in evidence, and a party of Al
liance people who recently went out
for a good' time are more than skepti
cal of the uneven number that brings
with it so much disaster and disap
Last Monday night about twenty
members of the I. O. O. F. lodge of
this city, accompanied by their better
halves, planned a surprise on Brother
Henry Beach, also an honorable mem
ber thereof, by calling on him in a
body, it being his forty-seventh birth
day anniversary. A bob sled was en
gaged to convey the visitors to the
Beach home in the Duncan addition,
northeast of the city proper. On the
way to the Johnson residence, to finish
the load, the driver tiped the bob
over, scattering the occupants in every
direction and injuring several of them,
sjnie quite Beverly. Among those who
were hurt the worst were E. C. Taylor
ankie sprained, Geo. Young arm hurt,
Win. Buckman wrist injured. J, C.
Beck neck severely wrenched, Mr. and
Mrs. Gregory Zufn was also injured
and feel the effects of the accident
quite seveiely. Mrs. G. Lcidy was al
so quite badly injured in the back and
But this was not all that happened
to convince them th.it the 13th of the
month is an untimely date on which to
have a surprise party. When the
party got over into the Duncan addi
tion the sled was again overturned and
while no one was hint, thine were a
lot of scaied people rolling around in
But the delegation was not to bo
turned from their determination of
surprising Hrotiicr licacii, aim wncn
the)' reached the house were royally
entertained, the evening being spent in
a most delightful manner despite the
fact that most of them were rubbing
sore spots. An oyster supper, which
all relished, was served and the ab
seuce of the cakes, coffee, and other
good things to eat, which were lost in
the upsetting of the bob, could bo for
gotten without much regret.
Mr. Beach was presented with a
beautiful gold pen and holder as a
token of the warm friendship existing
between him and those present. The
presentation was made by Councilman
Franklin in the following poetical lan
guage: Uro. Beach, I am informed by those who
That for the last fifteen ears or nearly so
Your body and soul, heart and brain
Have been securely bound by the Odd
Which binds us all to one another
And has never been broken by you my
This chain has been strengthened and
brightened by you,
And many a link you have added that's
Like David and Johnathan whose affection
In friendship forever until mortality ends;
You always show forth whenever you can
Justice and friendship to each felfowman.'
If any are .weary, hungry, faint or foot sore
Like the good Samaritan in the "Godly days'
You will lend them your cloak to put over
And spend all your money that they may
And treat each poor soul like our Father
And fulfill all the duties of brotherly love.
In times when our burdens seem heavy to
And of duties and cares we have more
than our share
And we wish for advice and sympathy pure
uro. lieacti will assistus, ottnat I am sure,
With the tenderest kindness our troubles
As his deeds- are all branded friendship,
love and truth.
Uro. Beach, we have gathered here in a
To congratulate you on your 47th birthday;
May it often return unto you again
And may peace and prosperity with you
And when you reach the end of your pil
May you find your reward iu your fnture
And now as a token of friendship sincere
I present you with this a small souvenir
To help you remember this day for a while
And those who are present the time to be
guile. As I have no further remarks now to make
And supper is ready so let us partake.
Mr. Kinkaid Will
A short time ago T. J.
warded a petition to
Kinkaid requesting him
a bill similar to that of
Congressman to introduce
for an exten
Mondell's of Wyoming
sion of time fot residence to be es
DO YOU OWN
If you do not, would you not like to buy it, or better still, would you
not like to build one in accordance with your own ideas? Tho
money you are now paying out for ront every month would, in a
short time, pay for your home. Spring building will soon begin,
and the time is opportune to do some figuring. If you have a lot,
we will loan you the money needed in building your house, and al
low you to return it iu small monthly payments just like rent. If
you do not have a lot upon which to build, we will sell you one at a
very reasonable price. If you desire a loan upon the property you
now own, we want you to apply to us before you go elsewhere. We
are anxious to make as many desirable loans upon improved city
jyoperty as we can.
German Investment Company
tablished upon homesteads taken un
der the Pathfinder irrigation ditch in
the North Platte valley. Mr. Kinkaid
introduced such a bill, howovcr ho re
cently advised Mr. O'Keofc that tho
committee on irrigation, to whom such
bills ate repotted, have tcftificd to
favorably lepott Mr. Mondell's bill,
notwithstanding that he is the chair
man of the committee: but a bill has
been introduced by Mr. French of
Idaho, extending the provisions of the
act allowing leaves of absence to en
trynien until water can be secured and
that himself and Mr. Hinshaw will
join Mr. French in support of the bill.
Death of Mrs. John O'Keefe.
'( Today at one o'clock occurred the
death of MtB. John O'Keefe, at the fam
ily residence on north Box Butte ave
nge. The serious illness of this good
old ladv was chronicled iu last week's
HiiiiAi.o. Ever since she has been
confined to her bed the decline has been
gradual until the end, which came peace
fully and calm. Grandma O'Kecfe's
dissolution was the typical Chistian
death, and to those who were at her bed
side it seemed that the peace of heaven
prevailed while the angel bore her soul
away to its final abode. To tho sorrow
ing husband and children, who weie
present, the passing of this good old
lady, was a beautiful conclusion of n
life well spent.
Deceased was born in Ireland and
was seventy years old at the time of her
death. She came to this county nine
teen years ago and is among the early
pioneers held in' the highest esteem.
She leaves a family so well known in
this section of the state that it is unnec
essary for the writer to add words of
in their behalf.
The funeral has been arranged to
take place from the Catholic church
lnnornlng at .40:30, Rcy.
j. artier oaivin, oiiiciaiiug.
Rev. C. T. Coerr's Illness.
The Rev. C. T. Coerr, Rector of the
Episcopal church was taken ill Monday
night and in his abberation wandered
to the city hall. It appears the gentle
man lias been under treatment by a
New York specialist for some time for
nervous condition, and the medicine
having failed to arrive caused his pres
ent mental condition. Under treat
ment of local physicians he is recover
ing nicely. Rev. Coerr is a Knight
Templar, an Odd Fellow and a promi
nent and highly respected member of
Episcopal clergy. Dean Cope arrived
this morning and will conduct the par
ish until such time as the Rector has
W. R. Lesser, who was formerly
land agent here, and who was indicted
by the Federal grand jury last fall
charged with fraud in connection with
some of the laud' cases here, was up
for trial in Federal court last Saturday
at Omaha The Judge after listening
to the evidence instructed the jury to
return a verdict of not guilty, the evi
dence being insufficient to warrant a
Attorney Noleman'and Tiemev the
ranchman and Postmaster Tash have
all been at Omaha as witnesses in the
KILLING AT WHITMAN
Quarrel Over Game of Cards Causes
Bod Blood Followed by
Word was received in this citv Sat
ut day night from Whitman, Grant
county, stating that there had been a
murder committed in the depot at that
A man by the name of J. Bohmc
and one G. B. Phillips who claims to
have lesided in this city until recently
and whom, it is said, is a manipulator
of cards and tdicc, 'cnteft'd into n
friendly game of cauls during the
afternoon which did not conclude upon
so amicable terms. One word brought
forth another and tho men separated
with bad blood between them. That
light Phillips went to the depot and lay
down 011 a seat to wait for tho bclate.d
train he was to take. Dohme dis
covered him in the depot and entering
attacked Phillips with the stove poker,
striking him several times over tho
head. Without hesitation Phillips
drew his gun and shot Bohmc twice,
killing him instantly.
Philips was arrested and at the pre
liminary hearing was bound over to
tho next term of court.
Snow Round at Waco.
When No. 41 left Alliance Saturday
morning three hours late the weather
was raw and cold, and as tho train
went down the grade the thermometer
followed but the wind came up at
Grand Island tho storm was fierce and
snow had leveled the country. At
Aurora the dining car was sidetracked
to await the arrival of supplies.
A snow plow was sent ahead and
two engines were put on. About two
miles cast of Waco the train plunged
into a big drift that had oiled in be
hind JLc plow-.antLUicroMfljie stuck
about 8 p. m., and the 120 passengers
made themselves comfortable for the
At 8 o'clock Sunday morning Assis
tant Supcrintcndant Harris with a
snow plow and gang of 25 laborers ar
rived to shovel her out. At 10 a. in.,
Rev. Ames of Whitman conducted de
votional services and soon after all
hands got out and walked the
hack to the snow plow train and were
taken back to Waco to eat. Conduc
torHoltz with train No. 44 was on the
siding ut Waco and seven engines and
crews worked under the direction of
Supt. Harris until 6 p. 111., Sunday
when the train was rescued from its
frigid tomb but not until the f jel and
lights had been exhausted.
The shivering crowd reached Lin
coln at g p. m., 30 hours late.
Among the passengers were Mrs. Dr.
Ames of Whitman, editor E. T. West
ervelt, of the Scottsbluff Republican,
Mrs. W. H. Mablc and two sons of
Alliance, Miss Florence Mablc ot
Chariton,' Iowa, Tnu Hkkai.d editor
The home of Mr. and Mrs. James
Belwood was the happy scene of a joy
ous gathering, where old hearts were
made young again. All members of
The Social Hour Club with their hus
bands met to celebrate St. Valentine
day. The house was tastefully deco
rated with hearts and Valentines. The
following program was rendered:
Piano solo Mrs, C. E, Bennet.
Reading Mrs. James GaJdis.
Local solo Mrs. Wm. Johnston.
Guitar solo -Miss Lillian Wilksy.
Recitation Mrs. H. Mewhirter.
Vocal solo Mr. L. B. Stonor.
Piano solo Mrs. t' K. Henuut.
Recitation Mrs. J Rowan
The remainder of the evening was
spent with Hindi until interrupted by
refreshments after which the hostess
was bidden good-night and messages of
condolence were left for "Jim" who
was snow-bound at Bonner.
Mrs. Gaylord Dead.
Mrs. F, Gaylord died this morning
at the home of herson-iu-iaw, Roy Ran
dall in this city, the result of a paraly
tic stroke Mrs. Gaylord lived at
Chadron, and had been here on a visit
for the past month. Her husband ar
rived from Chadron this morning and
will take tho body home for burial.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Barker
a 6011 this morning, Feb, iG, 1903,
Fhc Horace BogucSlorc
There will be a
For a Week at
Horace Bogue Store
otoro clost-i l p.m. except Tueftttajs
Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house.
Good 4 ,room house for rent. P.
J. Nolan. 2-3t.
Dr. Koons, dentist, Office upstairs
DCall at Norton's and see those new
shoos ho is getting iu,
Wanted: something we can't re
Any overcoat in the Norton atoro for
$10,00 Had'eutyou better buy one?
Go to the Alliance National Bank to
deposit your money. ' Oct. 7-tf. '
Just received a now car of Lexington
Flour- Geo. W. Young.
Forest Lumber Co. make a specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
Pianos and Organs sold
payments at Lockwood's.
iVi... . j 4 ft at &
See Humphrey for picture framing,
holstering and furniture repairing.
Have your furniture repaired and
pi ctures framed at Lockwood's,
Harold O. Miller, M. D., physician and
surgeon, office and residence 321 south
Seventeenth street, Lincoln, Neb.
You can still get two months wear
out of a lnr coat this season and get
it at cost at "The Right." 9-2
Bank drafts are cheaper and mdre
convenient than post office orders.
When you want to send money away
go to The First National Bank. 3-tf
We must sell our fur coats before
Match 1st or ship them back. Now is
the time to call at "The Right." 9-2
J. Zhindcn the flour man has just
received the largest car of flour ever
shipped to Alliance, and will sell it at
the lowest price. See him. g-tf
Dr. Barnes, of Omaha, will visit
Alliance with ofiice at the Charters
Hotel, Thursday the 23d. Dr. Barnes
has treated eyes iu Alliance for years.
Call caily if convenient. Open till
10 p. 111. 8'2.
We pay 4 per cent on monov left for
six months and 5 five per cent on money
left a year. S5.00 will ojien a savings
account, Begin 1905 right by opening
an account with us and saving some
money. The First Nat'l. Bank.
For Sale: Cheap: Four room brick
residence. F. C. Reeves. 409 West
Boulevard, So. Alliance. 6-tf
For Sale: House and two lots, two
blocks east of First National bank.
Enquiicat the house or saloon W.
N. Corneal. 6-tf
For Sale: Bakery and confection-
01 y in good Colorado town; Oooo peo
ple. Steam heat and light. Two
wagons. Sales last year S14.25G.32:
prico Si, 800.00. For full particulars
call at Tub Hkkalo office. 6-tf.
For Sale The Pearson residence
property, opposite High school build
ing. T. J. O'Keefe.
30c for butter fat for last half of Feb
ruary by Harding Cream Co. B. E,
Johnson, agent, Hemingford. W. E,
Spencer, agent, Alliance
Get a box of those free Cigars at
For rent The Richardson brick just
opposite Tim Herald office. See Nor
Norton has just received a nice new
line of Ladies' Cravcnetts.
Mrs. J. B. Slgrist is prepared to do
dress making at 612 Box Butte Ave.
Work guaranteed; prices reesonable.
Having bought the Richardson brick
block opposite T11 K Herald office the
entire building is for rent cheap. W.
W. Norton. 9-tf.
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