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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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Are You Buying Your
Groceries Right ?
If you want anything in fancy or staple
remember that we have the largest stock in the city
and our prices are always right
Yours for fair dealing
A. D. RODGERS
Owing to the fact that our patronage has increased
nearly one-third in the last 30 days, we would kindly
ask patrons to give us thefr orders as early as pos
sible. Phones 131a and 131b.
Palace Meat Market
S. H. DESCH, Prop.
FIRE INSURANCE AGE NO Y
REPRESENTS THE FOLLOWING INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Hertford Fire Insurance Company.
North American of t'hlladelpnia.
Phoenix of lllooklyn. New York.
Continental of New York Olty.
Niagara Flro Insurance Company.
Concoct Irutt Fire
Commercial Union Assurance Co.. Loudon
Germaulu 1'lro I us. Ci
Palace Livery Bam
C- O. S3II'X,II, Prop.
(Successor to S, II. Dcsclit
ONE in k,CU WEST OP Good turnouts, strict attention to ouc business,
TllE NEW zuinden anj courteous treatment to all has won for us the
MEll.mNG. 't'honc excellent patronage we enjoy. Try us.
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TOP SALES, GOOD FILLS
Livestock Commission Company
107-109 Exchange Building
South Omaha, Neb.,
Liverpool. London and Globe Ins. Co.
German American Ins. Co., New York.
Columbia Fire Insurance Company;
Phoenix Ins. Co.. Hartford. Conn
Klrenians Fund IiiMir:in-'Co.
Hocliestor German Ins.Cu.
Office ro'Stnirs.l-'Ictchcr Mock.
" 1 l in ptit -ia iiiKmI
M,. solicited. Phone i
atSs&d&ig frank Wace, PropV.
j of all descriptions
; for any part of a
" house or barn.
Dierks Lumber &Coa! Co.
D. Waters, Mgr.
Contractor Blake Admits BrlbinE
Prospective Rnef Juror..
SPRINGS SENSATION IN COURT.
Says Attorney for Accused Boss Of
fered Him $10,000 and Provision for
His Wife While In Prison If He
Would Keep Quiet.
San Francisco, Oct. 30. Standing in
the shadow of tan penitentiary, with
sentence about to be passed upon hi in,
and having seen his beautiful young
wife Just led from tho court room
hysterically crying: "No, no." E. A.
S. Blake, the contractor convicted of
attempting to bribe John M. Kelly to
qualify on the jury to try Abraham
Huef and voto for Ruef's acquittal,
made a full confession in court. Ho
told how, after he was arrested, Frank
Ji Murphy, Ruef's associate counsel,
came to him and promised him $10,000
if ho would' keep quiet, tho amount in
notes signed by Ruef being delivered
to a third party, to bo paid to Blako
immediately after ho was sentenced.
Besides this amount, Blake declared
that his wlfo was to receivo $100 a
month while he was in tho peniten
tiary. When Blake was called on to
rise for sentence, his young wife
cried, "No, not that," and began to
She was led from tho room and,
after motions for a new trial and ar
rest of Judgment had been denied,
Blake said' he had a statement, to
make as reason why sentence should
not bo pronounced. This camo as a
complete surprise to Us .counsel, who
were permitted to withdraw from the
case. After being sworn ami stating
that he had not been promised immu
nity, Blake told of being offered $lr
000 by Attorneys A. S. Newburgh and
P. J. Murphy of Ituef 'a -counsel to In-
I flueuce J. M. Kelly, a prospective jur-
I or, to voto for the acquittal of Ituef.
j He at first offered Kelly $500, which
was refused, but the offer of $1,000
was -accepted. It was then brought
out flint Newburgh had secured attor
neys for Blake's defense. Blake then
told ir the offer of $10,000 and pro
vision for his wife while 'ho was in
prison if he would not imYke a confes
sion. The story told by Blake crcaterf
a sensation in court, and ihecase was
continued for two weeks.
,Met With Foul PJay.
Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 30. Evi
dence of a foul murder has caused the
coroner's-jury In the inquest over the
remains of Fritz King, who was killed
by a Missouri Pacific train last week,
to recommend' to the authorities that
they take steps to ninke a full investi
gation. It .was shown that .several
bruises and .wounds on his head and
body could not have been the result
of having bean struck by the train.
His pockets were also found iurnwl
wrong side out and empty. King war
'ituuwii to have carried quite a sum ol
juoney a short time before his duatli.
Whitmore Alibi .Receives Setback.
Jersey City, N. J.. Oct. 30. The at
tempt of the defense to establish an
alibi for Theodore C Whitmore, now
undergoing trial on th? charge of hav
ing murdered bis wife last Christmas
j night, received a serious setback,
when train sheets of the Interborough
Railroad rompany of New York city
, were submitted in evidence, in refuta
' tlon of the testimony of Train Dis
patcher Pulver, who deposed earlior in
I tho trial that he saw Whitmore in
New York on Christmas night, shortly
after dispatching a train at 11:30
Instructs Students In Voting.
Iowa City, la., Oct. 30. Dr, Frank
Horaclt, an Iowa university profeasor,
has Instituted a now custom in the
teaching of political science. He will
In the future Instruct students in the
art of voting, giving an hour each day
to this class for two weeks previous
to election day. Professor Horack
considers this one o fthe most import
ant departments of political science.
Wages of Cotton Operatives Cut.
Fall IUver, Mass., Oct. 30. .Tamos
Tnnsey, president of the Fall River
Textile council, has notified the union
representatives that under the wage
ngreement between the manufacturers'
(association and the council there will
be u further reduction In wages In the
cotton mills next month. The Fall
River mills employ 30,000 operatives.
Morse Takes Witness Stand.
New York, Oct. 3Q. Charles W.
Morse, who, with Alfred H. Curtis,
formerly president of the National
Rank of Noith America, is on trial in
the criminal branch of tho United
Statos circuit court on a charge of
conspiracy and violation of the na
tional banking laws, took the stand
in hlB own defense
Three Convicted of Land Frauds.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 30, Dr. J. II.
Hodderly, William II. Smitli and Rich
ard D. Hynes, three or the defend
ants in tho Bocalled Los Angolas land
fraud case, were convicted by a jury
in tho United States district court.
John P. Caddagan Dead.
New Yprk, Oct. SO. John P. Cadda
gan, lessee and managor of tho Hoff
man house since 1894, died here after
in lllii as of verr.l mon'hs.
PRISONER KILLED BY MOB,
Man Accused of Murder Resists and Is
Shot Dead In Cell In Tennessee.
Kingston, Tenn., Oct. 31. A mob of
about thirty masked men attacked the
Roane county jail and killed George
Cook, charged with the murder of
John King, a ferryman. The identity
of none of the mob is known. It is
presumed the men Intended to hang
Cook, as they had a rope In their pos
6esBlon Howler, when his rell wa
reached, ho offered lesistanee and pro
duced a raior, with which he cut onr
of the men in th" mob TM ;r ap
pears, enrage 1 the leader, and Cook
was qukhl hot to death G&verr.o
Patterson u'l be nshed to oflM a re
ward for t'.;e apprehension of th
members of the mob. Previous to the
lime he kll.ed King. Cook was under
a similar charge in Chattanooga.
MORSE SAYS DUMMY
Refuses to Answer Questions Un
less Allowed to Explain.
Now York, Oct. 31. For more than
six hours Charles W. Morse sat In the
witness chair in the circuit court, en
deavoring to defend the financial oper
ations In connection with the Na
tional Dank of North America, which
resulted in tho indictmcntB of Mr.
Morse and Alfred H. Curtis, on
charges of conspiracy and violation of
the national banking laws. All went
smoothly during tho morning session,
but when United States District At
torney Stirason took up the cross-ex.
amtnation for the government, sharp,
accusing questions were put to tho
financier. Mr. Morse was at his best
on the defensive.
Several times ho refused to answer
questions unless he were permitted
to explain himself nt length. Ho
sparred cleverly with Mr. Stimson
and a number of times, rather than in
sist upon an answer with an explana
tion accompanying It, Mr. Stimson
withdrew the question.
Mr Stimson snrang somewhat of a
surprise on Mr. Morse when he took
xrp the loan of moio than $125,000
made to Miss Katherine A. "Wilson.
Mr. Morse's secretary. The financier
had testified that the loan had been
innrie In Ills behalf and that the Leslie
Whiting loans were also his. Then,
with Mr. Morse still in the witness
chair, Mr. Stimson read a letter ad
dressed to Comptroller of the Cut
rency Ridgley, and signed by Mr.
Morse and other directors of the New
Amsterdam bank, saying that ?.lr.
Mo f fit was not interested In the Joru.
Mr. Stimson asked Mr Morse again
If he had understood that the Wilson
loan was made in his behalf and Mr.
Morse replied that the loan was his.
As Mr. Moife xvns leaving th
stand a number of epertntnr shook
hit. hand and congratulated htm.
Men ti Fleet Land .at Amoy.
Anioy. -Oct 31 Rear Admiral Em
ory, commanding the second squadron
or tho United States Atlantic fleet,
camo ashore and made a formal call
upon Print Yu Lang and Liang Tun
Yen. vice president of the foreign
toard, who at representing the im
perial government in tho welcome to
tho American Later l.COR men of
the fleet and 12 officers lauded No
special program had been arranged
for .their entoitatnment, and the m?n
spenC the time wandering about trie
temple and the reception giounds.
Lawyer Fllctner Given One Year.
New York, Oct. 31. William Fllct
ner, a lawyer with offices in Wall
street, was sentenced to one year's im
prisonment In tho penitentiary for
grand larceny. Fllctner is sixty-six
years old and has been prominent as
a church man. Kllctncr was convicted
fur dl vmilug to risky speculation $v
00D uritruati'd to him by tw) women
fur safe investment.
Latest Abruzzi-Elkins Sensation.
Naples, Oct. 31.- The lutest sensa
tion reported concerning tho duke of
the Ahiuzzl and' Miss Katherine 121
Klns is that tin; couple will muiry pii
vali ly and unknown to the public in
order to escape tho curiosity of tho
crowd. Then, aftor the octurrome,
hey will announce the fact olliclally,
giving ut the same lime tho date of
Murdered by Robbers.
Duluth. Minn., Oct. 31. John M.
Connelly, a fireman on the Mesnha
road, was murdered In a pool hall at
Proctor Knott, a suburb of Duluth, by
robbers, who tried to hold up the
crowd. Thinking them Jokers, Con
nelly approached one of them as If
to disarm him and the outlaw rhot
him through the heart. Both robbeis
Bulgaria Offers Turkey Big Tribute.
London, Oct. 31. The Chronicle's
correspondent at Constantinople says
tbhi Bulgaria has offered Tuikey a
tribute of 3.000.000 as the total
ization value of the East Rumella sec
tion of the Oriental railway, seized by
Bulgaria" and that the Porte Is dis
posed to accept the offer.
Farman Files Twenty Miles.
Mourrnolon, France. Oct. 81. Henri
Farman, for th rtrat time, gave a
practical demonstration of the possi
bilities of hit aeroplane by Hying di
rect Ham this place to Rhelms, a dis
tance of twenty miles, without mis-Imp
Bloodhounds Fail To Take
Trail of Fugitives.
Watchman at Weeping Water Is Shot
to Death by Two Strangers Whole
Cpmmunity Is Aroused and Armed
Posses Are In Pursuit.
Weeping Water. Nob., Nov. 2. C. A.
Ralston, night watchman at Weep
ing Water, was shot and instantly
killed Inst evening by one of two men
whom he was trying to nrrest. Tho
men, who are strangers rind suppos
edly tramps, escaped. Pobsos were
formed and pursuit began. One report
is that the men have been surrounded
in a cornfield. Police Detective Ma
lone of Lincoln has been notified and
is on his way here with bloodhounds.
Ralston was an old resident here and
highly regarded. Two of his sons llva
Tho shooting wan a deliberate and
heartless one. Tho two men evidently
believed RnlBton was going to arrest
them and they shot htm beforo ho had
an opportunity to protect himself. It
is believed' here the two men are the
same two that robbed the Manloy
bank, Ave miles from here, Friday.
The county has a network of tele
phones and these were quickly put In
operation with a view to locating tho
guilty men. The Platte and other
river bridges are being closely guard
ed. Feeling is so Intense that a lynch,
ing Is not improbable In the event the
guilty parties are found. The men
who committed the deed stopped Sat
urday night at the Riverside hotel,
whero they registered as Charles Sol
ders and Arthur Mttnster. They took
lircakfast and dinner nt tho hotel and
were walking around' the streets when
tho shooting occurred. They came
here looking like bums, but changed
their clothing at the hotel and made
a good appearance.
Weeping Water, Neb., Nov. 3. Two
packs of bloodhounds and 100 men
have searched for the men who mur
dered Wntchmnn Ralston Sunday
night without bucccss. Their ability
to get away Is a mystery, Blnco tho
posses which went in pursuit had an
enrly start, and scoured the country
in every direction. The dogB.wero un
able to take the trail at all and proved
of no assistance to the officers. Two
men were heard' of nenr Papllllon who
wore thought to be the persons sought,
but investigation showed they woro
merely men In search of work. How
the desperadoes could have gotten
across the Platto river Is a mystery,
jib the closest bridge is more than ten
miles away alid it haa been guarded
continually since the shooting. Men
afoot, horseback and In automobiles
Imve followed every road and path
for miles around, but not a trace
could they And of the men who did
MAY BE LYNCHING AT OAKDALE.
Young Girl Mistreated and Citizens
Are Greatly Aroused.
Oaltdalo, Neb., Nov. 2. Alma Moore,
the seven-yeur-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Alva Moore, was mistreated
in a field near her parents' horn" tn
miles from Oakdnle, by an 1111I1I" ,ed
man. Rloodhounds were brought from
Stanton and placed on the ms, direct
ing suspicion to a man who is a close
friend 01 the family and nulghbor. Jfft
has dlsappeaiod and tho citizens of
this locality are greatly euraod Open
threats are make against him ami in
case he is found it Is probable he will
be roughly handled.
Ludden inspects-Kearney Normal,
Kearney, Nob., Oct. 31. -The Kear
ney normal school has been undergo
ing nn inspection by Stato Superin
tendent Ludden for tho past two days,
during which time he gave his atten
tion to the additions and improve
ments which are Just being completed
nt the Institution. The school author
ities have asked for a -substantial ap
proptlatlon for the normal school for
next year, and Superintendent Lud
den will he usked to lay the matter
beforo tho coming legislature. lc ad
dressed the student body on cut rent
topics while here.
State Teachers Meeting.
I.Iocnln, Nov. 3. Reports are com
ing in to the office of the superintend
ent of public instruction that nearly
every county in the state has givt-n its
teachers a leave of absence 10 attend
the state teachers' meeting, which
will bpgln Thursday. From all pans
of the state have come reports of ex
treme' Interest In the meeting, which
promises to be the best attended of
any in the history of the teachers' &
Sends Bullet Through Her Heart.
Omaha, Nov 3. Using a revolver
which she had stolen for the purpose,
Mary Welsel, a twenty-three-year-old
girl, whose home Is In Bternej, Neb.,,
committed suicide In her room at Miss
Emma Steinhoefel's boarding house,
by shooting herself three utnes in the
breast. It is thought that she was un
lalanced mentally, and that brooding
over an evident love affair, indicated
by a letter left by her, was the taus
of her deed.
Herold Awarded $12,500 Damages.
Plattsmouth. Neb., OcL 31. The
sensational damage suit brought by
Henry Herold against William W.
Coates, In which Coatee wa3 charged
with defaming the character and per
secuting Herold, has resulted in a
verdict for Herold of $12,800. Herold's
petition asked that an award of $50,
0U0 damafitb be made.
DAMAGE SUIT AGAINST DEAD MAN
Death Beats $50,000 Suit Against
Lincoln, Nov. 3. Papers in a $50,
000 damage suit against Pmfnr
George II. Burnett, who died Sunday
night, have been received at tho of
flee of tho clerk of the United States
court. Tho papers wero made out iti
regular form before the death of Bur
nett and forwarded to this city by
mail Delng in regular form, tho
clerk found It necessary to file them,
despite the demise of the defendant.
Tho suit is brought by the Dleea milt
tary academy, which allogos that Pro
fessor Iturnott wrote lotters to its
pntrons Inst summer declaring the In
stitution was on the decline, in tho
hope of securing their attendance at
the Nebraska military academy. D.
D. Hayward who Is also connected
with the Nebraska Institution, Is mado
a codefendanl in the suit.
Insane Patients Attack Nurse,
Norfolk, Neb., Oct, 31. Two attackB
by Insane patients in one day has
caused' Miss Frances Simodyncs to re
sign her position as nurse in the Nor
folk hospital for insane and start to
her home in Wahoo, Miss Slmodynes
was assaulted first by Miss Ellison, a
twenty-year-old patient from Colo
ridge, who knocked her down and
jumped onto her body. An hour later
another patient assaulted her and in
flicted Injuries which will keep tho
nurse In bed for a week. Two other
nurses have been attacked In a sim
ilar manner within the past two days.
There are more dangerous patients
in the hospital than at any time tor
Pays $50 Interest en $24,
Omaha, Oct. 30. One of the worst
cases of usury which has ever come to
the notice of tho local courts was
made a matter of record when Herbert
11. Boyles secured a restraining order
against a loan company to prevent it
making further collections on a note,
which the giver alleges was original
ly made for $24 and on which he de
clares over $50 interest has been paid.
He says the loan company still de
mands a lajgo sum before it will re
lease the assignment against hia sal
ary. Catholic Event at Albion.
Albion, Neb., Oc 30. Members of
the Catholic church from several
counties gathered here to take part In
the dedication of the new St. Mich
net'B church, Just completed at a cost
of $05,000. In the absence of Bishop
Scnnnell, the service was in charge of
Rev. Father Crowley, the local priest.
The ladies served a dinner, and a col
lection was taken up which put tho,
church practically out of debL ,
Dr. Fenton Has Close Call From Fire.
Creighton, Neb., Oct. 31. Dr. Fen
ton came near losing his life and n
bad Are was averted by the discovery
of flames coming from the physician's
rooms over the Creighton bank. Neigh
bors ran to the room and found tho
doctor nearly suffocated nnd the In
terior In llnmes. The fire hud started
In the bedding, where the physician
slept, probably from a lighted pipe or
Campbell Circus In Winter Quarters.
Fniihury, Nh., Nov. 2. The Camp
hell brothers' circus has gone into win
ter fuurirs here, whero it will re
main until spring. It has been on tho
mad since April-and has had a suc
cosfcful yeur. The entire equipment,
consisting of wagons, horses, trained
and wild animals, will hd housed on
the Campbell Jnrm, a few miles from
tho cit: Tho Camubell etrcus Is pure
ly a Nebrnslm product. 1
Woman Paosenger injured.
Lincoln, Oct. 3o Miss Maud Thom
as, whose home Is In Kent, Wash,, was
takon to a local hospital suffering
ftohi the rupture of a blood vessel In
h"r hi east, which may result in death.
Miss Thomns was thrown forward
against a suit case by the sudden
Btopjdni of the train on which she
Vote In Favor of Drainage Ditch,
Ashland, Neb.. Nov 2. The special
election held by Casg and Saunders
counties to decide whether $50,000
shall lie sppnt for an Immense drain
ags ditch across tho two counties re
sulted in a large majority in lavor of
the project. Nearly 100.000 acres of
land Will be dlrorily affected.
Murdered Man Unidentified.
Valentine N'b . Nov 2. The mur
dered man who was found floating In
the Niobrara rlvor about two weeks
ago was burled here The body had
been hpid in hopes someono would
identify It, but all in vain, as it is as
much a mystery now as it was when
ths body was found
Statement by Treasurer Brian.
Lincoln. Nov. 2. Treasurer Brian
made a report of the condition of the
state treasury at the close of business
Oct 31. The Is $376,411.04 in tho
treasury, of which $217,800.02 Is in
the school fund.
St. Joseph Hard Hit.
St Joseph. Mo.. Nov 3 One death
by asphyxiation, the dismissal of all
schools Ideated with natural gas and ,
sold meals, as the result of no fuel,
was the result of the breaking near
Leavenworth. Kan., of a natural gas
main, with which St. Joseph is sup
plied most of Its light and heat.
Pine Bluff Threatened.
Pine Bluff, Ark., Nov., 3 Owing to
a sudden rise in the Arkansas river
the high banks In front of this city
st caving in rapidly and the eastern
section of the business section is
threatened with destruction.
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