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VW ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1905, NUMBER 44 .
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L. E. ROBERTS & CO.
SOUTH OMAHA, NEB.
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and selling of all cattle consigned to us and we have active and com
petent yard men to dc the Filling and Weighing.
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Wilcox & IluooMi:
& U. S. Land Attorney &
Years of experience in the govern
ment land office as Receiver, (
. qualifies him to attend to all bus
iness at the U. S. Land Office in
a correct and proper manner.
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swered and all business attended
A widely extended practice with!
successful and sntlsfncyiry results
Is a guarantee of faithful service.
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Office next to Land Office
in Opera House Block
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TPHIPI P Prescription
I 1 llfiJrtLJr, Druaaist
306 Box Butte Ave.
T LAND OFFICE NEWS
Floyd Jones has been allowed a third
Amendments to homesteads have been
allowed to Leonard Boyer, Frank M. Wil
liams and John E. Pelren.
The contests of Stoner against the home
stead entry of James Belwood, begun Mon
day is yet running at the office today. It
will be followed by the case of Bissel
against Herman Krause, the latter having
filed on some land rightfully belonging to
Second homesteads have been allowed to
the following named persons:
Kustine Rasmussen, John 0. Wets, Clif
ton D. Henderson, Orrin J. Marcy, Sr,,
Wertin R. Tillotsin, Fanny Liska, Frank
E. Erickson and William if. Smoke.
Application for extension of time for
payment on commuted homesteads have
been denied to Robert W. Miller and Min
Homestead entries since lust report:
John Doran. 10-23-47
William A. Witowiick, 10. 30-29-51
Mary C. WampU'r. 24-27-51
John K. Lowry, 3. 10-22-43
Cieorjje P. Garlhk, 13, 14-22-43
William A, Nigntlnuale, 21,28-22-43
William I'lumiT. 23, 24-22-43
Albert V. Mastorson, 28-22-43
Ilowurd T, Douplus, 34-25-52
John D. Craig, IT, 18 28-41
William Chrtstenseii, 21, 2S. 27-27-4$
Myrta Wakefield, 2. 3, 4, 0-24-42
Stephen It. Shumway. 21-23-51
Harold F. Pardy, 19. 20, 20-22-50
Alex. Gerdin. 1, 2-22-41
John Wlens, IS. 19, 90-22-50
Jaeb V, Ilartrault, 35-30-50
George Wlckersliani, 1. 12-30-57
William F. Jackson, 3.V30-50
Adolpha M. Strong. 13 22-57
Warren Handera, 3, 4, 10-31-49
fharlos H. Hodges. 2-22-63
Susan llendonsou, 21, 22-22-50
Free! $50,00 worth of dishes, given
away to our customeis. Come in and
see. I. L. Acheson,
t BUSINESS LOCALS.
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
Milk cow for sale. M. H. Hagerty.
Dr. Roons, dentist." Office over Norton's.
"America patent" flour is the best in
town at Pilkington's. 25th
For Sale Art course in pencil and
pen drawing. Inquire at this office.
Wanted Girl attending school to
assist with light housework. Mrs. M.
We carry the best grade of machine
oil at the Eagle Pharmacy. J. E.
Joder. wwwwwww 3
Go to the Alliance National Bank to
deposit your money. Oct. 7-tf.
Buy feed and flour at Pilkington's.
See F. E. Reddish for loans on real
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
Buy "America patent" flour at Pil
Remember the big reduction in over
coats, at Nortons.
Ladies coats and suits nt a great dis
count. Call and sec, at Norton's.
It you have property for sale or rent
list it with I. F. Ringler. Office first
door north of opera house. 43 tf
Freel $50.00 worth of dishes., given
away to our customers. Come in and
see. I. L. Acheson.
Wanted--Nice Sorted Table Pota
toes. Will pay highest market price
any day you bring them in. Sorted
potatoes, all we can use. Raymond
& Quivey, Alliance. Neb. 4otf
Girl Wanted. To work in the Alli
ance Steam laundry.
House In South Alliance for rent
cheap. See F. M. Broome.
House for Rent or Sale. E. J.
Free! $50.00 worth of dishes, given
away to our customers. Come in and
see. I. L. Acheson.
Cash or easy payment House and
2 lots with barn also 5 lots in Duncan's
addition. See M. H. Hagerty
Ranch for Sale.
I will sell my ranch of G40 acres of
land in sections 27-28 Tp. 27, R. 45.
Address Stanley Howard, University
Special Homeseekers" Rates: Greatly
reduced round trip rates to the North
Platte Valley and the Big Horn Basin,
October 17, November 7th and 21st, Dec
ember 5th and 19th. This is an usually
good chance for you to look at lands in
these new regions, which offer a good
profit to those who secure them early.
Home Visitors' Excursion: Visit the
old home when you have cleared up the
season's work. Cheap excursion rates to
various sections of the East. The only
excursion, November 27th, limit twenty
Winter Sunshine in the Mountains
Daily low excursion rates to Colorado.
A Cheap way to Spend the Winter in
California: The very lowest one-way rates
daily to California and Puget Sound: when
yoy add the one-way rate eastbound. in
the Spring, you have secured a very low
round trip rate. Through tourist sleepers
to the whole Coast region.
Cheap Homeseekers' Rates to the West,
Southwest and South the first and third
Tuesdays of each month.
Write me just the trip you have in mind
and let me advise you the least cost and
the best way to make it. J. Kridelbaugh
Agent C. B. & Q. Ry. L, W. Wakeley,
G, P. A. Omaha.
S. J. Horn of Bonesteel, South Da
kota, had three cars of cattle ou the
South Omaha market on the 10th inst.,
that sold for very satisfactory prices.
Nye & Buchanan Co. handled them.
The same well known firm also topped
the market for yearlings on the 12th
inst. with a nice load of blacks shipped
by J. H. Hershey of Horshey, Neb.
C LOCAL PARAGRAPHS. " I
C. M. Lotspcich spent n few days in
Omaha this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Higgins of Lake
side, were Alliance visitors Wednesdny.
C. S. Mills of the Sheridan Post
came in today and will visit Guernsey,
his former home,
W. R. Shanklin returned yesterday
from Ansley whore he has been visiting
relatives for a few weeks.
Dr. D. B. Perry, President of Doane
College, Crete, preached in the M. E,
church last Sunday evening.
Freel $50.00 worth of dishes, given
away to our customers. Come in and
see. I. L. Acheson.
W. A. Hampton returned to Denver
Tuesday after a pleasant visit with his
son Glen and Alliance friends.
Jos. Kapcrof Lawn precinct, stopped
in town Saturday on his return from
South Omaha where ho sold cattle.
Mrs.W. H. Zehrung and children re
turned Saturday from an extended visit
with her father, J.J. Watts, at Rodgers
Father Dcvos said mass the nth at
Jake Herman's home 4 miles southwest
of Lakeside. This was the first service
in that section.
The chicken pie supper given by the
ladies of the First Presbyterian Church
last evening was a grand success. Over
$50 was cleared.
Tom Burke came up from Lincoln a
few days ago and accompanied his wife
and baby homo today. They have
been guests of Mrs. Hillicr and
The Ladies' Union of the First Pres
byterian Church will meet with Mrs.
Win. Mitchell next Wednesday after
noon. Lunch will be served from 4:30
till 5 o'clock.
Miss Helen Phillips left yesterday for
South Omaha to visit Mr. and Mrs. El
lis Wright. Miss Phillips, who is a
member of the postoffice force, hns a
two vecks' vacation.
G. W. Clark is spending a few days
with his family and nttending to busi
ness matters. Mr. Clark always re
ceives a hearty welcome from his host
of friends in Alliance.
Rev. Lyons, The Herald's valued
correspondent at Lakeside, was in the
city yesterday. Mr. Lyons has been
somewhat indisposed for several weeks
but is now feeling Better.
Cashier C. H. Connctt of the Alliance
National Bank, returned Sunday from
St. Joseph, where he went to attend the
funeral of his father. Mrs. Couuett and
daughter will remain there for a few
Charlie and Bert Bushnell were down
from Hemingford yesterday looking for
more potato "pickers." They have
175 acres of their 300 acre field vet to
dig. ,The yield will average 75 bushels
per acre and the quality is good.
H. A. Allison and W. D. Johnson
weredohn from Hemingford Tuesday.
After looking at the brick buildings
in course of erection Mr. Allison re
marked that he believed Alliance would
soon catch up with Hemingford.
L, D. Blair was up from Reno Fri
day.. Mr. Blair has invested in a po
tato digger to harvest his potato crop
of twenty acres which he believes will
yield 70 bushels of saleable potatoes
per acre. He is also digging for other
Miss Agnes Morris and sister, Mrs.
McCue, arrived from Carrington, S.
D., Sunday morning being somewhat
later than was expected. They will en
joy a few weeks visit at the home of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
P. S. Gerberof Carlock, III., visited
his nephews the Joder brothers, from
Saturday till Wednesday. Mr. Gerber
was on his return from a trip through
western Canada and the Pacific coast.
He is a brother of Eli and S. B. Gerber
who were pioneer residents of this
Charlie Brennan went to Heming
ford this morning to spend a couple of
days, meeting the voters in the north
part of the county. During his ab
sence Miss Orvilla Snow is attending
to the business of the county treasurers
office and there is no question about
the ability to perform the duties very
Beginning with last Monday, the
postoffice hours will be from 8 in the
morning till 8:30 in the evening. The
money order department will close at
6 p. m. This new innovation will be
hailed with delight by the patrons and
Postmaster Tash, who made these
changes voluntarily, ought to receive a
boquet for the same.
Doctors A, J. Faulk and C.E.Corbin
of Mitchell, were ,in this city Friday,
and became members of the B. P. O.
Elks that evening. These gentlemen
were greatly surprised to find such el
egant quarters as the lodge has, and
expressed themselves as pleased with
the entertainment provided (the other
members) in the degree worki
The Chicken Stealing Business
Chicken stealing seems to be the rage
nt present, and n number of Alliance
residents tell of raids on their roosts.
The first victim to be taken in for such
a crime is Howard Albee, a young man
who has been occupied in driving a
hotel bus. He was arrested last Satur
day by Sheriff Reed and from indica
tions, it seems that he had nn accom
plice in the business. This petty thiev
ery lias not been confined to the feath
ery tribe alone, but all sorts of articles
not nailed down have been carried off.
Several young men about town are rap
idly paving their way to the penitentiary
and it is high time that they take a turn
for the better.
James B. Gray, who for five years
has made Alliance his headquarters as,
representative of the wholesale grocery
firm of Donald & Porter, Grand Island,
has resigned his position and is suc
ceeded by a Mr. Jortes of Lincoln. It
is with deep regret that wo see Mr.
Gray depart, for ho is a prince of a
good fellow and always ready to make
everyone about him feel happy. But
he says he is tired of road traveling and
will spend the winter months with . his
good old mother back in Carroll, Iowa,
and also to be present at the wedding
of his sister which will occur next
week. Wo feel confident that Mr.
Gray will long for the fine climate of
western Nebraska and count on seeing
him back in Alliance before many
Surprise at a Party
A very enjoyable social affair occured at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Warrick
last Monday evening, a number of young
people being present. The time was pas
sed very pleasantly playing flinch, being
followed by toasts and charades. The
surprise came when just before the close
when Mrs. WarricK announced the engage
ment m Mr, Horace G. Warrick to Mir.s
Bertha C. Kern. And we might say
right here that Mr. Warrick and Miss I
Kern were as much surprised as the other
guests, not anticipating the announcement
to lie made at this time. Mrs. Warrick,
with the consent of Mr. Kern, simply
stole a inarch on the young people. But
then their engagement is a fact and they
don't deny it. The wedding will occur
Oct. 1, 1906. Mr. Warrick needs no in
troduction to Alliance people, being one of
our most popular young men. Miss Kern
also is no strauger to many of our people
having resided in tho county for several
years when her father was the M. E. pas
tor at Hemingford. She is an accomplish
ed young lady of charming personality and
the state of Washington will lose one of
her fairest daughters in the person of Miss
Kern. Both of these estimable young
people are receiving the congratulations of
their host of friends.
Sheriff E. M. Reynolds of Bozeman,
Mont., came in from Denver yesterday,
having in custody W. H. Calentine
who is charged with inducing witnesses
in a statutory case to leave the state.
Calentine, accompanied by his wife,
fled to Colorado a few days ago and she
also returned with him. Sheriff Rey
nolds was a former Box Butte county
boy, having resided at Hemingford for
several years. After moving to Mon
tana he served in the Phillipines and
upon his return was elected sheriff.
And by the way it is not so difficult to
find a candidate for the office there as
in this county, the salary being $3,000
a year or about $2,500 more than here.
Ed is a clever fellow and has a host of
friends in Box Butte who are pleased
to note his success.
Myrtle Brown, a i4-year-old girl,
who ran away from her home at Lin
coln, was picked up by Policeman
Daughcrty Sunday night and taken to
the Fox lodging house. She stated that
she had a mother and sister living in
Lincoln, and regretted her actions in
leaving home and begged that she
might be returned at once. She was
reserved in demeanor, but the police
consider her one who knows consider
able of the wicked side of life. She
heard a great deal about the promi
nence of Alliance and had a desire to
visit the metropolis of Western Nebras
ka. Mr, Darnell, Esq., of Lincoln, State
prosecuting attorney for the Anti-saloon
league, will be in Alliance next Sunday
and will address three meetings; one at
1 j o'clock in the court house, a union
meeting at 3 o'clock in the United Pres
byterian church, another union meet
ing at 7:30 in the evening at the Metho
dist church. The public is cordially
invited to all services.
Our Deadwood railway items were
received too late for this issue. All cor
respondence must be in by Wednesday
morning to insure publication. We
would also appreciate copy for adver
tisements to be brought in early. When
so much comes in late it becomes
necessary to . omit something or issue
the paper late, either of which is annoying.
RAILWAY NOTES AND PERSONALS
Boilermaker J. J. Carlilo'has left tho
Mrs. Jas. Mrachek of Guernsey has gone
Mrs. E. C. Shaw and son o Holyoko
have gono to Curtis,
John Gerstcnschlager is a new engineer
employed at Alliance.
Mrs. D. Fitzpatrick and children went
to Denver Wednesday morning.
Engineer S. A. Franklin left for Neb
raska City on 42 Tuesday morning.
Engineer C L. Kirkbride has gone out
to Guernsey for a couple of days.
B. H. Miller, formerly an engineer out
of Lincoln, went to Sheridan Monday.
Ass't Auditor C. H. Sampson came in
from Denver last Thursday morning.
Master Mechanic F. J. Kreamer re
turned Saturday morning from Newcastle.
Road Foreman Newton of the Sterling
division was in Alliance Friday and Sat
urday, Mrs. O. F. Herold, wife of Roundhouse
Foreman Herold at Holyoke, has gone to
Engineer Fred Smith has gone to Fair
bury to accept a position with the Rock
Mrs. C. H. Grothe has gone to Burling
ton to make a visit with relatives and
George McFall went down to Lakeside
Saturday morning on a short hunting ex
Road Foreman B. W. Benedict of the
Deadwood lines came in on 42 Monday
J. B. Myers has been employed as host
ler and gone to Newcastle to work in that
H. W. Lawrence of the paint gang went
up to Deadwood on 41 Sunday to do some
O: K. Fulleton, formerly a firemau here,
went to Sheridan Monday to work out of
there as a fireman.
The new 1500 pound steam hammer is
being placed iu the blacksmith shop and
will soon be ready tor service.
F. E. Kennedy, general boiler inspector
arrived in Alliance on No. 302 Wednesday
morning on his way to Sheridan.
Fireman P, 11. Powers, A. F. McAfee,
A. L. Moore, Eugene Bartlett, F. Burchell
and R Fyock, have left the service.
The pay-car was due here Monday
morning, but did not arrive until Tuesday
cu account of the wreck at Vance
Mnchinest R. E. Driscoll anil helper
went to Crawford Monday to do some work
on one of the Crawford Hill engines.
E. W. Fitt, Ass't Sup't of Motive Power,
passed through Alliance on his way from
Sheridan to McCook Thursday morning.
Several engines and crews have been
transferred to the Sheridan division for
temporary service on account of tho in
creased business on that division.
A. F. Zanders and P. II. Powers, two
of the fireman who were sent out here
from Chicago some time ago, have decided
to return there and left on 42 this morn
ing. Supt, E. Gillette of the Sheridan divi
sion came in on 42 with special car 85
Tuesday morning, returning tho same day
on No. 41.
W. A. Miller, one of the Crawford Hill
engineers, was in Alliance Sunday morn
ing, being off on the sick list. He went
back to Crawford on 41.
Sup't Birdsell has been going around
with crutches since Monday as the result
of getting his foot hurt in a little accident
at the stock yards while loading cattle.
Mrs. F. F. Badgley left on the Denver
tram Tuesday morning lor an extended
trip to Campbell, Atlanta. Omaha, and
will visit in Michigan before returning,
G. J. Dietlein of the general foreman's
office made a trip to Ellsworth Sunday
morning. It seems that there was a young
lady going that way and it was "50 hard"
for George to leave her.
David Miller, step-father of F. W, Irish
and clerk in Roundhouse Foreman C. E.
Johnson's office at Deadwood, passed
through Alliance last Friday on bis way
from Lincoln to Deadwood.
On account of the wreck at Vance Mon
day morning a special train was run from
Bridgeport to Denver carrying May Irwin
and party. Miss Irwin was booked at the
Broadway Theater and arrived in time to
fulfill her engagement.
B. C. Johnson, formerly stenographer
in the Gen'l Supt's office, passed through
here yesterday morning on 43 on his way
to Cody, Wyo. where he will join the sur
veying party that is working on the exten
sion of the Burlington to Thermoplis.
H. Keefe, representing the Dearborn
Drug & Chemical Works, and who is ex
perimenting on the lines west with a new
engine boiler compound, was in Alliance
Monday- From here he went to Denver,
but will return to Sterling, Colo., in a few
E. S. Barstow, general car inspector,
came in from Denver Thursday morning.
He brought with him, 13 laborers which
he picked up there and are to be used on
the car repair tracks, roundhouses, coal
sheds, etc., over the Alliance division, on
account of the scarcity of common laborers
over the division.
Mrs. J. R. Phelan returned from Sheri
dan Tuesday morning where sho had gone
to spend a few days with Mr. Phelan.
Mr. Phelan went on to Livingston, Mont.
He has been on the Sheridan division the
East two weeks looking after the heavy
uslncss that is coming to the Burlington
from the Northern Pacific.
Mr. W. J. Owens, special agent, who 9
now making his homo in Alliance, visited
Deadwood recently, whero he took consid
erable interest in gazing upon tho various
interesting scenes in tho Hills, among
which were the graves of ''Wild Bill"
Hitchcock, one of the famous Indian scouts
of pioneer days in the Black Hills, and
Calamity Jane, another one of Dead wood's
Vesterday eight complete Cngino and
train crews were transferred temporary
from the Alliance to Sheridan division,
Alliance division receiving a like number
of crews from tho Lincoln division. The
business at tho present time botweon BIN
lings and Ravenna is heavier than ever be
foro in the history of the Burlington and it
keeps all concerned in the movement of
this traffic on a close watch to avoid con
From The McCook Tribune.
Brakeman Ralph Smith, who found
Agent Allen's body, has resigned. He was
a new man in the service.
Additions to office force are expected as
soon OS the addition to headquarters Is
compacted aud changes have been made in
the office arrangements? The clerical
force needs a boost. The rush is over
working many of the boys.
Tho Burlington needs experienced car
builders so urgently at Plattsmouth that
the company is seeking tho assistance of
the Plattsmouth Commercial club to se
cure men for its carshops in that city.
Conductor Eph Benjamin, Head Break
man Ochsner and Engineer N. A. New
kirk have all been discharged from tho
service on account of the recent unfortu;
nate collision between No. 2 and freight
145 in tho yard at Wray, Colorado, a low
weeks since, The boys' misfortune is
much regretted by all.
The company is now engaged in con
structing new and larger track scales at .
this place. The old scales were 36 feet
long and of 80 ton capacity. Tho new
scales will be 50 feet long and capable of
weighing 100 tons. The foundation of the
new scales is of solid concrete, and tho
cost will exceed $1,000.
For the purpose of making eye tests and
studying conditions under which train sig
nals are displayed oculists will be placed
on the engines that pull the fast trains on
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road.
The tests will be made preliminary to a
revision of tho system of examining train
men for defects of sight and may result in
a change in the present manner of display
ing lights and semaphore arms. The
brotherhood of locomotive engineers is re
sponsible for tho proposed uniqu.e test.
Tho road men have complained that their
eyes are tested theoretically rather than
along practical lines.
Surycy for Sewerage
H. A. Blake, the civil engineer who
was awarded the contract to mako a
survey for sewerage, arrived today and
will commence the work at once. This
looks like business.
Blessing of the Bell.
The new bell, which recently arrived v
for Holy Rosary church, was solemnly ,
blessed yesterday morning at ten
o'clock. A large crowd was present
to witness the performance. Solemn
high mass was celebrated. Rev. Father
Mussen of Valentino acted as celebrant
with Fathers Devos and Barry of
Cltadron deacon and sub-deacon. Tho
service was most inspiring from the
fact that a solemn high mass is not
often a religious fcaturo in the west.
Tho music was especially arranged for
the occasion and added greatly to the
fervor. After mass, Father Devos
preached an eloquent sermon, using as
his theme, the Immaculate Conception.
Tho blessing of the bell followed and
the people, with the priests gathered
about for the service on the outside of
the church. The sponsor, whose names
are engraved on the bell in latin, were
present and took their parts in a re
ligious event, which means much for
the church in Alliance. In the evening
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
and recitation of the rosary were the
concluding features of the day's doings.
Following is a list of those who acted
as sponsors at the blessing: John O'
Keefe, Thos. Regan, Michael Shay,
John Brennan, Patrick Nolan, Frank
Broome, Frank McCoy, Harry Crilly.
Mrs. Bridget Elmore, Mrs. Helen Hil
Her, Mrs. Rose Reardon, Mrs. Mano
McDermott, Mrs. Helen Newberry,
Mrs. Margaret Kr.aemer Mrs. Sarah GiU
leran, Miss Maggie Barry.
The name of the pastor, Rev. Jules
Devos, is also inscribed thereon and
the name of St. Marie, in whose honor
the bell has been dedicated. Also the
archangel's salutation, from St. Luke,
1-28 and to Elizabeth, 42- The Mc
Shane Bell foundry, Baltimore, where
the bell was cast, is also conspicuously
It is expected that the bell will bo
rung for the first time next Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Richards of ' Kearney
arrived in Alliance today and are the
guests of their nephew, C. A, New
berry and family.
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