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Mrs. Mary Farmer Gives Lifo
for Murder of Neighbor.
New York Slayer Leaves Sworn
Statement Saying That Her Hus
band, Who Also Faces Doom for
Same Crime, Is Entirely Innocent.
Murmuring a prayer, Mrs. Mary
Farmer was quietly led to the elec
trie chair In Auburn orison and exe
cuted for the murder of Mrs. Sarah
Brennan of Brownvllle last April.
The execution of Mrs. Farmer
the second Infliction of the death pen
alty on a woman by electrocution tn
this state was effected without sen
sational Incident. Five women, two
of whom were prison attendants, were
witnesses. Father Hlokey, spiritual
advisor of tho condemned woman, fol
lowing the execution gave out a state
ment signed by Mrs. Firmer, In
which she declared that her hus
band, James Farmer, who- la also un
der sentence of denth for the same
crime, was entirely Innocent and
knew nothing of the crlmo until aft
er It had been committed.
Dr. John Gerln, the prhon physi
cian, said that the wom-n was dead
after tho flist shock, but as there
was still a tremor of muscu'ar re
action, two succeeding contacts were
ROOSEVELT REACHES AZORES
Ex-President Taken Ashore by Gov
vernor for Drive at Horta.
The steamer Hamburg, with Theo
dore Roosevelt and the members of
his party on board, put In at Horta,
Azores, to leave the malls. The stay
In port was short.
A. De Frcltas, the governor of Hor
ta, came out to the Hamburg and
welcomed Mr. Roosevelt, after which
the meih-ei's of tne Roosevelt party
were taken ashore by tho governor
and driven through the town. There
was no official reception.
All the members of tho Roosevelt
party are well.
Gluseppl Tostl, a steerage passen
ger on the Hamburg, Is Bald to have
threatened ex-President Roosevelt.
The Incident happened soon after the
Hamburg was losing sight of America.
Then To3tl broke from his compan
ions In the steerage and started for
the upper deck, where Mr. Roosevelt
was standing with his son, Kermlt.
"He has lot them take away my
child,'' Tostl Is said to have shouted
In English. "Now he shall pay for It."
Sailors seized To-att, quIcTuy mas
tered him, carried him below and, by
the captain's orders, put him In Irons.
The Incident, It Is stated, Is known
only to Mr. Roosevelt and a few. of his
Tostl, after his Imprisonment, re
fused for four days to eat, crying:
"Roosevelt Is trying to poison me."
The ship's doctor now must taste
all food offered to Tostl before ho
will eat It.
BOYLE WAIVES HEARING
Alleged Kidnapers Have Day of Rest
in Mercer Jail.
After a week of Intense excitement,
James H. Boylo and Mrs. Boyle, or
McDermott, or Thurston, suspected
.kidnapers of Willie Whitla, have had
one real day of rest In the Mercer
(Pa.) jail. While the woman spent
the time quietly reading, tho man in
dulged himself In smoking.
It required but a fow minutes for
the preliminary hearing of James H.
Boyle, charged with the abduction of
Willie Whltl'. Boyle said he did
not want a hearing at once.
Ball was fixed at $25,000, whlch.lt
Is said, Boyle has no chance of se
curing and the prisoner will be re
turned to the Jail' at Mercer on the
We don't sell just "Ham." We sell
Armour's "Star.", The ham of hams
"The Ham what am."
Mr McDermott, the retired fireman
of Chicago, did not come to Mercer to
e the woman he alleges nnswors the
description of his missing daughter,
It 1h the opinion here thnt there nre
thrpe more accomplices to bo arrested.
REAR ADMIRAL CONVERSE DEAD
Succumbs to Uraemlc Poisoning at
Rear Admiral George A. Converse
died at his home la Washington of
Although placed on the retired list
several years ago, ho was In active
service at the time of hls'denth, being
president of the board of construction
of the navy. lie was confined to his
home only n few days before his
death, the Immediate cause of which,
uraemlc poisoning, sot In only a any
It was under him as chief of tne
bureau of navigation that the battle
chip fleet of sixteen vespe'i whloh
recently circled ':.- globe was a
sembled. Previous to thU he
head of the bureau of ordnance.
Archdeacon's Daughter Bride of Jap.
With Rev. H. II. Gowan as the offi
ciating clergyman, assisted by Rev, A.
Patterson, Gunjlro Aokl, a Jnpanese,
and Miss Helen Gladys Emory, tho
daughter of Archdeacon John Emery
of the Episcopal diocese of California,
were married at Trinity church, Seat
tle. Archdeacon Emery, his wlfo and
J. Bunndal wero tho oiuy witnesses to
OPIUM BAR GOES UP THIS WEEK
All Forms of Drug Denied Admission
Except for Medicinal Purposes.
After April 1 neither opium nor any
compound containing or representing
opium In any form can legally be
brought Into the United States or any
of its outlying possessions except for
strictly medicinal purposes.
Carrying Into effect a law passed at
the last session of congress embody
ing this restriction the secretary of
the treasury issued regulations in
which it indicated the term "opium"
shall cover all of Its forms. The term
"for medicinal purposes only," UBed In
the law. Is declared to mean for he
treatment or prevention of diseases of
man or other animal. Smoking opium
will be seized and destroyed as illegal
Three Killed In Manitoba Wreck.
Three men were killed In a wreck
west of Brandon, Man The limited
train of the Canadian Pacific, west
bound, when four miles out of Bran
don, took the wrong track at a point
near Kemnay, on which was a freight,
eastbound. Tho engineer, fireman and
brakeman of the passenger train were
and Order League
Enforcement of Law..
Maintenance of Order.
Election of Honest Officials.
Publicity of Municipal Matters.
Economy of Administration.
Promotion of Decency.
Suppression of tlio Liquor Traffic.
A Ureater and Cleaner City, Morally and
This space paid for at regular rates and
publisher atsunien no responsibility for any
statements made, herein.
Aurora. Nebr., March 22. 1909.
Mr. Ira E. Tush, Postmaster,
In your letter of recent date you say
that the temperance people of your
town are making a hard effort to
keep Alliance "dry." I did not kdow
that the saloons had been voted out
and the news was gratifying.. I very
much hope for tho prosperity of your
city and the welfare of Its people
that you will be successful In your
"ON THE CORNER"
efforts to keep Alliance a "dr" town.
As you no doubt know Aurora lias
boon dry for many years and not
withstanding tho croaklngs of the pes
simists and tho arguments of tho sa
loon supporters wo aro prosperous her
and under no circumstances would a
saloon bo voted Into Aurnin during
tho present generation of Its citizen
ship. For n tlmo after we abolished
tho saloon, wo had trouble with boot
leggers nnd holes-ln-the-wnll, but that
Is over. There Is no drunkenness upoi
tho stieots no cases lu tho police
court, tho city Jail has beon aban
doned and evoryono, gouernlly speak
ing, Is satisfied with tho prosont
drouth, it Is remarkable to mo that
many of our most levol headed busi
ness men who once favored tho sa
loon and believed that the llconse sys
tem was tho only good mothod for
controlling the liquor traffic are now
6'"ong advocates of temperance and
vof now agaliiBt tho saloon as oager-
h ; they voted for It years ago,
lt - mnly evidences tho fact that It
"'y lequlres actual oxpcrlence to
test nud prove the virtues of a sa
loonless legime In the city govern
ment. Notwithstanding that this school
district gets no license money, we
have Just built one of tho finest high
school buildings in Nebraska. Our
teachers are being well paid in spot
cash and the af falls of tho district
aro in flourishing condition.
There are many things I might speak
of but lt would require time nnd
labor. Alliance will surely make a
mistake If Its voters say "wot" tit Is
spring. In many respects Alliance
and Aurora have polut's In common.
Both are railroad towns, they aro of
Blmllar size, their peoplo are much
alike. Aurora's experience with and
without saloons should apply to Al
liance, and Aurora has sucessfully
proven that a city can thrive, expand,
foster and promoto public enterprises
conduct good schools, build permanent
homes, raise the morals and protect
personal property without the aid of
a dollar of saloon money.
Very tiuly yours,
J. G. ALDEN, Postmaster.
Wo recolved the following article
from a prominent Alliance business
man who requess that his name be
not published. He has given us his
name, however: "I noticed aiii article
In last weeks Issue of tho Herald by
Mr. John Pederson, advocating the
re-establishment of the liquor traffic
In Alliance. He writes well, fully us
well as the best trained writer of our
land could w.Ite in defenos of tho
liquor traffic, for when we come to
think about lt, and look tho subject
squarely in the face, theie Is not much
or anything really, that 'an be said
In Its favor.
From a business standpoint, and
that is about tho only stand olnt from
which the advocates of sal ons view
the subject, there would be practically
no advantage. Tho advantage claimed
will not bear sound reasoning and
Investigation. The advantage, If any
would be only to the four or flvo sa
loon owners and their employees. The
assertion made by the saloon advocate
that the depression in business among
merchants and other business ment for
tho past several months,. Is unreason
able, and anyone capable of thinking
for himself knows It.
The panic which occurred over a
year ago throughout the country, has
been having its depressing effects on
business .a towns everywhere, many
towns have been affected much worst
than Alliance, and where they had
plenty of saloons too. In consequense
of the general depression in business,
the railroad working force In the
train sorvice in and out of Alliance
was reduced, the shop and roundhouse
forces were cut down more than
half, and sometimes three fourths,
which of course reduced the pay-roll
from ten to fifteen thousand dollars
EX-SENATOR PATRICK, of South Omaha,
who will lecture at the Phelan opera house next Sunday evening-, at 8 o'clock.
a month houco noticeable deprejolon
In business circles, duo ti tho keeping
out of circulation among our mer
chants of that much leas cash each
month. Saloons nie piofitoblo to no
body except the men who run them.
According to tho best authorities aud
the latest scientific knowledge on the
subject, alcoholics should not be sold
as beverage. They have no place as
food or tissue builder, they do not
.help or strengthen the physical or
montal powers In any way whatever,
but on tho other baud, they tend to
tear down and destroy tho human
body and mind, thereby shortening the
length of natural life according- to
extent of Indulgence,
Alcoholic liquor Is not even recog
nized any more as useful medicine by
the latest and best medical authorities
As to tho llboitles and rights of met
about which Mr. Pederson seems so
solicitous: These llberty-lovlng-mon
too often men who work for dally
wages and have families stand at
the bar of the saloon and spend their
hard earned dollars for that which
does them not a particle of good, Mucl
better it would be If they spent their
money, several dollars a week for
better food, clothing, furniture nrU
books for their wivess and children,
Instead of squandering It for their
own selfish and harmful enjoyment,
How about the rights and liberties
of the wives and chlldien of thefae
men who keep up tho saloons, a'ro
thoy Infringed upon? How about the
rights of the groceryman, the clothing
man, Uio drygoodsman, the furniture
dealer, the druggist and' the doctar?
All of whom have to carry tho sa
loon customer on their books month
after month nnd year after year,
whllo the saloon keeper gots his
Mr. Pederson, and others of your
faith, we are here to Inform you, that
the people all over this broad law!
are waking up to these matters aud
In tho not far distant future, a town
with a saloou will be considered away
behind the times and finally saloons
will bo th'ngs and evils of tho past.
Let Alliance conAluue to how nor
progresalveniTiiB aud not take a stop
backward this spring. Keep the sa
lor Mayor It M. Hampton
For Clerk F. A. Pierson
For Treasurer . . . ,C. W. Urennan
For Police Judge... .W, S Itldgell
For Councilman, 1 ward.. J. Rowan
For Councilman. 2 ward..S. Tillett
For Members School Hoard ....
Kob't (irahum nnd D. V. Hughes
THE SALOON ARGUMENTS:
"You will drive trade away frm Aol
llanco nuder Jthe dty policy;" "You
cannot run tlm city; cannot run the
school distnikt without the saloon
without the Saloon Blood Money,"
The first argument has been very
forcibly answer d by the petitions
signed In Alliance torrKory. We real
ly believe that f mr-flftha of tho farm
Wild ranch mou are In favor of a dry
We have proven to the saloon ele
, ment that the two last arguments are
(Without fonudatlon. We have run
our oity and sjhoil district the just
year suocejsfully without any saloon
mpney. No creditor of the sqhool dls-
trict, or of the citj, has had to dis
cou'jt his cla'm cno penny. What
Is Your Next Argun iei-t7
Farmers Ard Bti'iohmon, you have
shown your intore fu tho Alliance
Situation by slgninr the petition for
a cintluuance cf the dry policy, Pleaue
give ymtr signature' peelnl einphoals
by coming to All tu ce ou April Uh.
and wo; king all div tit the pnlU. It
Is your right to doth's.
You help pay the costa of all mur
der aud other trials produced by the
sa'.oan; and sUtlstius show that the
saloon produces 90 per cent of crime,
where do cattle anr horse thieves flou
lah most hi wet n: dry territory?
Fathers, If you vote for the saloon
who will patronlz lt? Your boys or
your raighbor's b ys will. If you help
licet.se ti o taint n, who will .your
daughter marry? You know that tho
saloon takes good, clean, puro boys
and chaaiges them lata cateless. In
dolent, vulgar", worthless men. Is thl&
the kind of a man you want your
daughter to marry? If not, why do yc
vote for a saloon ticket? We have
plenty of saloon production lu Al
liance now. Do you want more? Stop
The railroad men do not want the
saloons. The farmers and ranchmen
are almost unanimous In their re
quests for no saloon policy lu Al
liance. Who supports Alliance? Win
have the right to express themselves
on this question? Whose boys nud
girls are In danger? Why should any
business man vote and work for sa
loons In Alliance? Tho Echo answers,
Have you noticed how fow wiecka
and accidonts the Burlington has had
in Alliance territory the past year?
Thin kof this and answer"WHY"?
The following resolution adopted at
a union mutriclpal caucus held at
Brokeen Bow, Nebr., on March ICth,
19Q9, will speak for itself.
"After an experience of moie than
tun years as a non-saloon city, din
ing which time our population hat
doubled and property values have gont
far beyond expestat'ons; we exprois
our solves Batibfled with this condi
tion and pledge the nominees of this
convention against the Issuance of a
saloon licenses and druggists permits,
and to use the most stringent methods
to wipe out the use of all Intoxicants
and prosecute to the limit the boot
legger whore over found; and bo that
end we recommend that the question
of licensing tho sale of Intoxicating
liquors of any kind be not submitted
to a vote."
Some of the saloon supporters of Al
lkuice claim that we will destroy pro
perty valuos In this city If we con
tinue the dry jollcy. Teu years Is a
fair tot and Broken Bow says "pro
perty values have gone far beyond ex
pectations." The same will be true
of Alliance uuder a continuance of the
dry policy. This has been proven by
a number of Nebraska cities and town
Why has William returned? Have
you seen his Queen Siiow? She must
be here too. They seem to be Insep-rable.
FatherB, do you want "Billy" and
his "Queen" to say what kind ot
government wo shall have In Alliance
Do you waist your boys and girls to
follow their examples? If not, say bo
at the polls Tuesday, April Cth.
They say Ephram Intends returning
too, If tho pity go&j wet.
Farmers and Ranchmeu are Invited
to be lu Alliance ou Saturday, April
Slftl, to view the great Teniprance pa
rade to bo given by the city Sun
Our Normal School bill seems to be
assured. Tho fight for the location of
tho schcol will be between Alliance
C awfoid, Chudion and other North
west Nebraska towns. Can Alliance
afford to rc-lnstate the saloon " and
lose tho Normal School?
Wlifch is tho more valuable Institu
tion for Alliance? Please think aud
answer by your ballot.
The qualifications of a voter In tho
coming city election are six mouths
rosldenco In the state und three months
lu the city.
The Law and Ordor League wants
all qualified voters to vote as their
conscience dictates; but warns ille
gal voters not to attempt to vote.
One man was arrested last year on tin
charge of Illegal voting the League
proposes to arrest and prosecute every
person that casts an HlQgal ballot In
the city election this year,
Do not attempt to cast an illegal
ballot. See Sec. S902 of Cobbeys 1907
HALL OF ALLIANCE DIVISION NO.
C22, BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMO
TIVE ENGINEERS. ALLIANCE,
NEBRASKA, MARCH 25th 1909.
I Henry Ronnau, Secretary of said
Division hereby certify, that at the
regular meeting ot said division No.
C22, held on this date the following
preamblo and resolutions were offer
ed and unanimously adopted.
"Whereas, It has been demonstrat
ed to our entire satisfaction, during
the post year, that Uie no-saloon pol
icy adopted at the last annual munici
pal election, has been of great benl
fit both morally and financially to
the members of our order, the com
munity In gcuieral, and conducive to
"Sobriety" the motto of our organiza
tion, Therefore, Be It resolved by Al
llauco Division, No. C22, B. of L. E.
thnt we heartily support, the no-salooL
policy and the candidates for Mayor
aud members of the council, ou the
"dry" or no-saloon ticket at the city
election to be held April Cth, 1909."
HENRY RENNAU, F. A. E. .
Comparative statement of postal
recoipts at tho Alliance Post Office,
between the year ending March 3lst,
190S and the year ending March 31st,
Receipts for jear ending March 31st,
Recoipts for year ending March 31st,
Net gain 27U3.
Gain in per ceut3 1-3.
Dated Alliance, Nebr., March 27th,
IRA. E. TASH, Postmaster.
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