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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1908)
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MRS, ASM DEAD,
Social Leader of New York Ex
pires After Long Illness.
Decedent Established the Famcui
MOO' Her V4sltlng List Being Con
fined to That Number of Names, but
Later Let Down the Bars.
Mrs. William Astor, who has been
regknlBd a t& social loader" of New
York. fiiotf of heart tlUense at ner
homo ob Ktfrh avenue. For near!)
loir welib Mrs Attor, who was
eighty-two years old, had been in a
critical condition, owing to iho return
of a heart affection that had given her
trouble for years. Tliore is not a'
ncrae In the social register to well
known from one end of the land tc
the other ae that of Mrs Astor De
spite her advanced age she continued
to hold social domination up to a ear
j. go, when fatting health compelled
her to retire into comparative seclu
eton. The social functions glien and
presided over by Mrs Astor have
gone down Into history as among the
most brilliant on record.
It la said that tho ballroom In the
mansion on Fifth avenue would accom
modatc 1,000 people. It was Mrs. Astor
who established the famous "400," her
visiting list being confined to that
number of names.
In 1905. however, she was Raid to
have "Jet down the bars." when she
Invited 1,200 persona to one of the
most jnemorablo social events ever
given In New York.
Mrs. Astor received her guests a
theso gatherings seated In a high
hacked chair, beneath a portrait of
herself, painted by Caro.lus Duran.
The Astor Jewels were worn by hor
on these occasions. It is said the Astor
emeralds are the rtnoEt in the world.
William Astor, who died In Paris In
1802, took little part tn tho social ac
tivities his wife enjoyed.
INVESTORS LOSE TEN MILLION.
Remarkable Methods Employed Finan
cing Electric Road.
Ten million dollars out of a total of
$l,000,000tput up by investors for the
lnnltrupt "Chicago and Mtlwaukoe
Electric Hallway company hat gone
into something else besides construc
tion, according to teports of certified
accountants to tho receivers appointed
by Federal Judge Peter S. Gr0S3cup.
The reports show that 53.151,000, in
cluding the floating debt, has hrou
epent in the construction of the entire
road. Outstanding against this Is a
total bond and certificate Issues of
JlC.000,000 and other debts amount
ing to $2,lG9,00u, making a total 'debt
of 118,169,000. The difference be
tween this amount and the money act
ually spent on the road Is $9,715,000.
Only a hazy Idea of tho ultimate dis
position of this $9,715,000 exists out
tide the circle of the promoters of the
company A tremondously largo
amount was dissipated in the selling
of bonds at extremely low prices. Un
til affairs are probed thoroughly tho
Investors will not know all of the
quicksands that sucked in their money
The Wisconsin division of the road
is the most striking examplo of ex
traordinary financing. Tho actual
cost of the construction wan $2,250,000
Against this is a debt of JlS.929.805
GOMPERS' CASE IS PUT OVER,
Supreme Court Sett Hearing of Con
tempt Matter In November.
Notwithstanding efforts to have the
-question decided before the general
elections, Justice Wright, in the Dis
trict supreme court, postponed until
.Nov. 10 consideration of the case of
Samuel Gompers. President John
Mitchell, s vice-president, and Frank
orrison, secretary of ihe American
Federation of Labor, who are charged
with contempt of court Th cas
grows out of a suit for injunction In
stituted against the labor' officials by
the Bucks Stove and Range company
of St. Louis.
Fatal Political Quarrel.
In a political quarrel at Forakr.
Okla., Sunday. Frank S Seward a
prominent hardware merchant and
local Democratic committeeman, shot
and killed John H. Milam a wMl
known farmer ot Pawhuska. OkU Thi
ehootlug occurred in Seward's store
Milam was a Republican The men
became engaged in a heated political
debate Suddenly Seward drew his re
volver and" flred five shots into Milam's
bead. Milam had been prominent lu
Osage Indian affairs for years
Break In Kansas Gas Line,
The line of the Kansas Natural Gas
company, which supplies gas to con
Burners between the gas fields at Inde
pendet.ee and the cities of Atchison.
Kan., and St. Joseph, Mo., and which
furnishes all the gas used in the two
latter towns, burst three miles north
of Leavenworth. High pressure was
the cause of the break The accident
left the towns of Lawrence, Atchison
and St. Joseph completely without
gas tight and heat Sunday night.
1 I -! Ill I -I I.I I
( Whltmore Is Acquitted.
The Jury In the cabe of Theo
Hore Whltmore, on trial for the
murder ot his wife, whose battered
hody was found on Dec. 26 of last year
In a swamp near Harrison, N. J , re
turned a verdict ot not guilty. Whit
inore'a dgfense was an alibi.
Twc Killed at a Crossing.
' Mrs. Leroy T Wood and W.F. Gam
ble two ot Montgomery county's best
known residents, were killed by an
interurban car while crossing the
tracks tn a buggy near Springfield, 111.
NIGHT RIDER INQUIRY.
Strong Evidence Against Band Ob
talnea it Camp Nemo.
"We know who .fired the shots and
who pat the rou around Rankin's
seek, salfi Governor Patterson, in a
itatment Just before his departure
from Canip Nemo, Reeifoot lake,
Tehntssee. for Union City, whore a
spci& grand jury is investigating the
night rider depredations lu this sec
tion which culminated recently in the
murder of. Captain Quentin Rankin.
The governor, lu his statement
tald. "The proof which has thus far
developed is posltlvo aa to the guilt
ot some ot the men under arrest and
lmpllcatos many others This will nil
be presented to the court at the prop
er time and a long step has boeti
taken to discover and suppress law
icssness in this region We know
who fired tho shot and who put the
rope around Rankin's' neck. The num
ber of men actually at the killing was
probably, not more tbaa ten, while
some stood guard and others held the
horses. The whole number engaged
in the undertaking did not exceed
thirty-five. The Inquiry will be fur
ther prosecuted and the state will
have ample evidence to convict."
It is learned that Frank Ferriner's
confession was full and complete;
that he says he was with the men who
took Rankin and Taylor to the bank
et the slough; that he told the name of
the man who pulled the rope, lifting
the mob's victim Into the air, and tho
name of tho man who flred the first
shot into Rankin's body.
The confessions of Hogg and Mor
ris are also said to be complete. Hogg,
it Is declared, was ono of the four men
who guarded tho horses, while Morris
Btood guard around the house when
the leaders went In after Rankin and
Taylor. Tho confessions of Ferriner,
Hogg and Morris substantiate, it is
snid, that of Tid Burton. These
threo will be used as state's witnesses
It Is understood that Garrett John
son, alleged captain of the night rid
ers, and others will be taken to
Nashville. Three more prisoners
were Drought in.
BOMB NO. 24 IN CHICAGO SERIES.
Windows .In Neighborhood of Bren
nan's Saloon Shattered,
Another bomb, the twenty-fourth in
the Heries which has been directed
against alleged gambling resorts at
Chicago, was "xplodod In the rear of
a saloon ownd by F. F. Brennan, lu
Cottage Grove avenue.
Windows were shattered and the
whole neighborhood was startled. For
months the police and public have
been mystified by the bomb hurler,
who lu spite of all sorts ot ruses and
traps laid to catch him has invaria
The bomb, with a lighted fuse, had
evidently been left in the alley, with
sufficient time allowance to enable tho
bomb thrower to retreat to a Hafe dis
tance. The throwing Js supposed to be
the result of displeasure felt by gam
blers who have been suppressed
against resorts that are allowed to run
TURKISH MUTINEERS KILLED.
Threatened Outbreak Quelled by One
Volley From Loyal Battalion.
An outbreak on the part of a com
pany of Turkish troops attached to the
garrison at Constantinople was prompt
ly put down with a single volley from n
loyal battalion. Three of the muti
neers were killed and fifteen wounded.
The mutinous spirit manifested
itself when the company was assem
bled, and threatened for a few mo
ments to tesult in serious trouble.
But a hurry order was issued and a
battalion of a regiment recently
brought In from Salonika was marched
to thaacenq and one volley sufficed to
toy the mutineers
The rebellious troops were under or
ders to leave tor the provinces, hut
they refused to depart, withdrew to a
held near the barracks, and defied
Think They Have ShercUffe.
After a bard struggle two policeman
arrested a stranger at Knoxville. 'lVun..
supposud to he Frank Shoreline,
alias S. W. Morris, wanted on
tho charge of robbery of a Pullman
car on the Gieat Northern road, near
Minneapolis, in April last, and on the
charge of murdei. When searched.
th. prisoner had a pistol, 1600 in gold
secreted la unb sleeve and other
Lease 10,000 Acres of Grazing Land.
A syndicate of Minnesota. Montana
and Oregon cattlemen hae leased 10.
000 acres ot grazing land near Chllico
lake, some distance from the head of
Butte Inlet. Ifrltisb Columbia, and
thousands of yearlings will be shipped
in In this locality there is no snow
tall and young cattle stay out the
Alarm at LaGuayra.
Alarm is Increasing among the resi
dents of the port of LaGuayra, Venez
uela, in view of the military prepara
tions which have been going on to
meet the threatened action of tho
Thirty Injured In Crash.
Thirty persons were injured, several
seriously, when a coal train on the
Lackawanna railroad crashed Into a
street car in Dorranceton. Pa
Death of James Kerr.
James Kerr, Democratic national
committeeman from Pennsylvania,
died at his Lome in New Rocholle, N
Train Kills Father and Son.
W. S Cunningham and his ten-year-old
son were struck and killed by n
Vandalia train at a crossing ntar Del
President Plans to Leave New
York on March 13,
Party Will Spend Six Months In
Uganda Province and Then Proceed
to Central Africa Wit! Not Enter
From an excellent authority the New
York Times loarned that President
Roosevelt 'plans to leave New York
on March 13, nine days after the in
auguration, by the North Oe-r.:an
Lloyd liner Koenlg Albert for Nnp;e3,
via Gibraltar, where the ':nr is due
on March 2G
Besides his son, Kermlt, who will
take photographs of the big gam fn
Africa, he will be accompanied by a
professor from the Smithsonian insti
tute and an official from the nnvy de
partment From Naples Mr. Roosevelt and his
party will travel on one ot the German
East African steamers to Mombasya.
via tho Suez canal and Aden, a sea
Journey ot seventeen days, including
stops so far no arrangements have
been made for the six months the
Earty will spend In Uganda province,
etween tho coast and Port Florence,
a distance of 584 miles. On Lake Vic
toria Nyanza the party will embark
for Entebbe, In central Africa One
thing Is certain, Mr. Roosevelt- will
not enter the Congo territory.
President Roosevelt has received an
invitation from Mr. McMillan, nephew
of the lnte Senator James McMillan of
Detroit, who owns 50,000 acres of for
est, mountain and Jungle in the Nairobi
district of Uganda, to shoot over his
estates and' use the comfortable shoot
ing boxes that have been erected in
various sections where big game ts to
HORSETHIEF SHOT BY SHERIFF.
Tries to Make His Escape and Officer
Opens Fire With Good Effect.
Two horsethleves, named FTarvey
and Johnson escaped from the jail
at Oacoma, S. D., and later, while be
ing rearrested by the sheriff, one ot
the malefactors was 8hot dead, it
teems that Harvey and Johnson had
stolen a team of horses, wagon ar.a
harness at Dallas and wre ovpitbifii
by tho officers and placed in ttu !
at Oacoma. With the aid of n ft.c.ve
lifter and some lumps of cout they
pried and pounded u hole In the roof
of the Jutl and escaped.
The sheriff thinking they would
probably bo on tho train that shortly
afterward passed through, went from
Presho and to Kennebec and at the
latter place found the two men trying
to board the train. Johnson he placed
under arrest and handed him over to
tho train men. Harvey when arrested,
made n breakaway in the dark. Thn
sheriff fired four times at him, taking
aim by aid of the conductor's lantern
The dead body was soon afterwards
found in the grass on the right-of-way.
HOUSES TUMBLE INTO RIVER.
City of Pine Bluff, Ark., is Singularly
Two cotton warehouses, owned by
R. S. Knox and D. S Bluthenhal.
tumbled into the Arkansas river, fot
lowing the continuous caving-ln of tbe
banks of the river at Pine Bluff.
Hotel Jefferson and the Jefferson
county court house are In danger of
sliding into the river within the next
forty-eight hours. The river continue?
to eat Its way into the heart of the
business district and thousands of
dollars' worth of property is endan
gered. Hundreds of trees are being
tied at tho water'B edge without ef
fect. Several small cottages have
been carried down stream, and' a large
plantation on the north side of tbe
river Is gradually disappearing.
REVIVAL CLOSES ALL SALOONS.
Illinois City's Gospel Record Broken
by Billy Sunday.
Billy Sunday, the baseball evangel
ist, closed n five weeks' meeting at
Jacksonville, 111., Sunday. In two free
will offerings he received ?7 279. The
people started to take the third offer
ing when the evangelist entered the
tabernacle and stopped the tellers
Finally the third offering, at the sug
gestion of the evangelist, was given
to a hospital.
Suuduy bus caused 2,542 professions
of cdnverbion. Every saloon In Jack
sonville has dosed its doors, and fif
teen saloon proprietors are enjoying
liberty through the sufferance of the
judge of the circuit court. It ha? been
the greatest gospel cleanup Jackson
rille has ever seen.
OUTLAW MORO IS KILLED.
Constabulary Overtake Members of
Tribe Who Have Been Raiding.
A force of constabulary from llotgan,
sent In pursuit ot a band of Moros
vhlch has been raiding plantations
and causing other depredations i& the
province ot Mlsamls, on Mindanao Isl
ind, overtook the outlaws killed the
eader and is following the rest ot tbe
hand, according to a dispatch received
fn Manila. This band has caused much
trouble in the province and with Us
capture. It Is believed that quiet will
be restored in that part ot Mindanao
Ends Life In Niagara FalU
Charles A. Hongerer, former vice
president of the William Heugerer
company, ono ot the largest depart
ment stores in Buffalo, committed sui
cide here by Jumping Into the river
and going over the falls.
BOTH CONFESS TO MURDER.
Hall Bfother andVictim'f Wife Plead
Guilty to Kilting Schultz.
After confessing, John Kurka, team
ster, And Mrs. Anthony Schultz were ar
raigned before Justice of Peace Ger
hard, at Detroit,' Mich., and then
pleaded guilty to the charge ot mur
dering Mrs. Schultz's husband, who
was a half brother of Kurka, The lat
ter said that the crime was attributed
to an Illicit affection' between himself
and his half brother's wife. Kurka
had been living in the homo of the
"Annie, l ve told them all about it,"
said Kurka. whdn the woman was
brought before the police after Kur
ka's confession, and the woman
droppod sobbing and hysterical into a
According to the two confessions
the police say Schultz was murdered
in hla bed about 3'3u a. m. a week
ago, the wife in another room being
able to hear the fatal blow of the axe
each time it felt. She then was called
Into the room and held the feet of the
dead man as Kurka lifted the shoul
ders, while they carried the body to
the green dump wagon, In which Kur
ka took It from tbe extreme north
eastern limits of the city down
through Detroit's business section,
seven mtles to- the secluded lane in
the western suburbs, where it was
later found hidden under a pile of
ABRU2ZI SUIT STIRS ROYALTY.
Court Circles Still Divided on the
There is no more fruitful topic at
Rome Just now than the coming
Italo-Amerlcan matrimonial alliance,
and, although tho duke of the
Abruzzl's mouth is shut like a safe of
which the combination has been lost,
there are too many people in the se
cret not to have some ot the fact3 be
There is one clique who profess to
believe tho wedding of Uie duke and
Miss Elkins will never take place, but
tho general opinion Is that It will, and
before long. However, it is uncertain
whether the duke has obtained the
king's blessing or not. His consent
is not legally necessary, but the po
sition ot the duchess would be so un
comfortable without it that no woman
would be strong enough to face it. Be
that as It may, Queen Helena is now
openly Miss Elkins' friend and using
her influence with the king. It Is be
lieved her steady pressure will gain its
Four Injured, Two Fatally.
Four men were injured, two of them
fatally, on the new court house at
Duluth, Minn. Chnrles Nichols, fore
man, and Fred Mooney, structural
Iron worker, cannot survive. The
mast of a derrick slipped from its
socket and the tour men fell from
the fifth to the first floor.
Killed by Airship Propeller.
H. W. Strubble, an employe ot
the Call airship, at Glrard, Kan.,
was instantly killed while tbe pro
pellers on the ship were being tried
out. One of the rear propellers
truck the victim on the head.
Jimmy Brltt, of California, defeated
Johnny Summers of England, in the
tenth round at London. The American
was declared the winner on points, al
though a considerable section ot the
spectators who filled the big hall
questioned the referee's decision.
Spectacular Fire at Philadelphia.
A fire that was marked by many thrill
the northwestern section of Phila
delphia, entailing a loss estimated at
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS
Features of the Day5s Trading and
Chicago, Nov. 2. Pre-election dull
ness characterized, trading on the
board ot trade today, and mild weak
nesE was in evifience in the grain pits.
At the close the wheat and corn mar
kets ehowed almost no change from
the preious close, but oats were V&0
14c lower. Provisions closed at gains
ot 507Vc to 15c Closing prices.
Wheat Dec. 9'j Tic Qt 1-00; May.
1.03; July. 07T&
Corn Dec. 634c; May. 62c.
Oats Dec. 48Vi4Sc; May, 50tfc
Pork Jan , ?IG 12.: May. $16.00.
Lard Jan. $9 15; May, $9.52&.
Chicago Cash Prices No. i bard
wheal. t7c?1.01; No. 3 corn, 65Q
fc9c; No 2 white oats, 49&C.
South Omaha Live Stock. '
South Omaha, Nov, 2. Cattle Re
ceipts, 3.800; strong to 1015c higher;
native hteers, J4.00S7.00; cows. and
heifers, J2.754.25; western steers,
?3,006.30; Texas steers, J3.004.40;
canuers, 1.752.60; stockers and
feeders, $2.7S5.00; calves 13.00
5.76; bulls, stags, etc. $? 2503 25.
Hoes llecelnts. 3.&00: 6010c higher;
heavy, J5.7505-85; mixed, 5.705.75;
light. $C605.75; pigs. 3 505 25;
bulk ot sales, 5.705.75. Sheep Re
ceipts, 18.000; slow to 10c lower;
yearlings, 14 25(8:6 60; wethers. 1.1.75
4.26; ewes, 13 2504.00; lambs, $5.00
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Nov 2. Cattlft Receipts,
18,000; 1015c higher; steers. J4 40
7 60; cow3. J3 005 00; heifers 12.50
04 25; bulls t2.S0S4.50; calves, 13.00
8 00; stockers and feeders tl.MifP
4 65 Hogs Receipts 40 000; steady
to 10c higher, choice heavy shipping,
J6 0506 15. b;tchrs. J6 0006 15;
llSht mixed t5 2505 50; choice U?hL
$5 6005 75; packing. $5 4006 00: pigs.
$3 5004 85; bulk of sales 15 6506.00.
Sheep Receipts ?5.000; strong to 10c
higher; sbeD. J4.OO04.iO; lambs,
$4.7505 85; yearUnga. $3.3504.75.
ST. AGNES ACADEMY
This new institution, under the direction of the Sisters of St. Francis, tn
located at Alliance, a very healthy and pleasant resort of the west. Pareuta
and guardians will fiud it a homelike institution, where every faculty is offered
to educate effectively the heart and mind of young girls, to impart true refine
ment together with practical knowledge, which will enable thorn to fill their
future positions in life creditably.
The course ot study adopted by the institution is systematic and thorough,
embracing Primary, Intermediate, Preparatory and Academic Departments.
The Academic Department embraces Christian Doctrine, Church History,
Arithmetic, Algebra, Advanced English Grammar, Bookkeeping, Geometry,
Latin, Rhetoric, Civics, General History, Botany.
A special course of Instrumental Music and Painting tuny be pursued,
In this, as well as in all the other departments, the leading principle of the
institution is thoroughness, hence pupils are trained and led to correct knowl
edge and appreciation of these branches.
As no young lady is fitted for the practical duties of life without a thorough
acquaintance with the use of the needle. This branch, in all its details, from
the plainest to the most ornamental and fancy needlework, receives particular
TERMS PER SESSION.
Board, Tuition, Bed, Washing, Plain Sewing and Fancy Work .-$S6 oo
Children under twelve years i., 75 00
Music Piano rer session of five months . .. .'.. .. $15 00
Organ , . 15 00
Violin, Guitar, Mandolin ... .. 14 00
Painting In Oil, per month .'. 300
In Water Colors 3 00
Each pupilmust provide her own Guitar, Violin or Mandolin. Use of piano
or Organ, per session. S2.50.
REGULATION OF WARDROBE.
3 complete changes of underclothes.
0 pairs of hose.
12 pocket handkerchiefs.
2 black aprons.
2 pairs of shoes.
1 pair of rubbers.
1 blanket (single bed).
1 white bed spread,
i small rug for alcove.
School was opened September 14th and is now in full session. There are
accomodations for eighty boarders and the Sisters request all those who are in
terested in education and who wish to place their children in an institution,
where thev will receive solid education, to place their children in the Academy
as soon as possible. Any one wishing to have further information should write
to or call on the Mother Superior, who will be pleased to auswer all inquiries.'
Accomodations will be provided for boys.
SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS
GRADUATED NURSES IN ATTENDANCE
HOSPITAL STAFF Dr. iellwood, Dr. Bowman, Dr. Hand, Dr. Copsey
Open to All Reputable Physicians.
Address all communications to
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The UNDERWOOD is best because of its visibil
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Underwood Typewriter Co.:
1 toilet set, consisting of brushes,
combs, soap, soapdish and toothmug.
1 needlework box furnished.
Stationery and stamps.
1 silver knife and fork.
1 napkin ring.
Black Uniforms, College cap.
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