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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA? THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1910
STATEMENT of the CONDITION
First National Bank
LOANS AND DISCOUNTS
United States Bonds (Par)
Banking House -
CASH and SIGHT EXCHANGE
This Bank is a designated United States Depository.
We have a modern and up-to-date equipped Bank and
are prepared to care, for our customers in
any legitimate banking business.
We pay interest on deposits left for six or twelvemonths.
tAf' We have safety deposit vaults for rent.
a&k Cv4W& CorfductetM) rth&SI&mRSrOFWBROY"?
Patients given best possible care by
trained nurses, and are permitted
to choose their own physician
are all of the highest quality we
can get and are all examined crit
ically after we receive them in
stock here before a single one is placed
on sale we do everything in our power
to be on the safe side. A good thing
for you to remember.
In Front of the Palace Livery Stable
yon can nearly always see a rig getting
ready to start out. We will send one any
distance, for any purpose, at any time.
We answer all calls promptly
and will be glad to serve you in any way
in which a rig is required.
H. P. COURSEY. Prop.
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: KENNEDY BROTHERS?
Office in Alliance National Bank Elk
GEO. T. HAND, M. D.
EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted.
Miss Jennie M. Kennedy
Post Graduate (in Piano)
of Toronto, Canada, University
of Music, Gold Medalist and
Teacher in Hamilton, Canada,
Will Open Classes
in Music on July J 6th
At Her Studio, 811 Big Horn Ave.
We always give
you the Most of
the Best for the
J. A. Berry, Mgr.
Training School for Nurses
In connection with Mercy Hos
pital, conducted by the Sisters
of Mercy, is a Training School
for Nurses. Wanted, young
ladies to enter the Training
School of Mercy Hospital at
Alliance. Apply to
DR. BOWMAN: Office in Rnmer
block. Koorns 12 aud 13. Phones G5
and 10. 20-tf.
LOST One bay horse about five
years old. Has one white foot. Mane
and tail both clipped. Branded with
small anvil on left shoulder. Went
southwest of Alliance about hfteen to
twenty-four mileb. Reward of ten dol
lars will be paid upon jeturu to owner.
Miss Katie Gerald, phone Blue 485, at
Mrs. Koke's, South Alliance. 32 tf
Money to loan on real estate. F, E.
Four Men are Hurled Into Eternity
and Several Injured
Monday night atio. 15, passenger train
No. 36, east bound, Conductor C. D. Reed,
Brakeman V. M. Tragresser, Engineer
Mac W. Wade, and Fireman P. J. Ken
nan in charge, collided with two helper
engines being run by engineers Janes and
The wreck occurred just three and one
half miles west of Belmont. Fireman
Keenan was instantly killed by being
crushed against the firebox of his engine.
He has a younger brother in Dead wood
who is an invalid and has been dependent
on him for support. On the last day he
was in Alliance he received a letter telling
him to report to the Master Mechanic tor
examination as engineer. He roomed in
the Newberry block.
Three tramps who were riding on the
blind baggage were instantly killed. An
other tramp who had been put off he
train at Crawford by the crew was unhurt,
He had been riding the rods. The bodies
of the tramps were turned over to the
county for burial. Express Messenger
Baughman had one leg broken and the
other badly crushed and was suffering
terrible agony. When the doctors came
he whispered, "Don't mind me. I can
wait, Perhaps there are others hurt
worse than I am.'' Engineer Wade was
badly scalded about the feet but was
brought to Alliance. A touching sight
was witnessed at the meeting of his little
daughter and himself when he kissed her
and told her be was not injured. He re
fused to be carried to the auto which took
him to his home but walked on his band
aged feet from the coach to the auto,
The dispatchers at Alliance knew what
was coming before the wreck occurred and
as there was no way to prevent it after
the helper engines bad left Belmont they
had already ordered the wrecker out. All
of the doctors in Alliance and Crawford
that could be gotten were sent to the scene
of the wreck on the special trains. 'I be
lady operator at Belmont was nearly crazy
when she found that the helpers bad left
Belmont. Her first exclamation was.
"Oh, my God, and thirty-six is out Of
Rutland five minutes."
As we understand it, the canse of the
wreck was through a mistake in oruers.by
.the crews of the helper engines. T
had just assisted an extra freight going
east over Crawford hill and instead of
waiting at Belmont for thirty-six -to pass
they started west again on the time allotted
to the extra freight1 and without clearance
papers. An official investigation will de
termine the cause and the responsibility
for the wreck,
Several of the passengers in the first car
on thirty-six were badly cut. Engineer
Janes of Crawford was noticed limping
after the wreck but said he was not hurt
Fireman Branley who fired for "Dad"
Hurst on the helper engine is well known
"OVER THEGrSAT DIVIDE"
Richard H. Watkins, Pioneer Stock
man, Dies Saturday Morning.
Died, at his home in our city, Satur
day morning ut eight o'clock, Richard
H. Watkins aged flfty-f our years.
He was u rutin of generous impulses
und never forgot the hospital ways of
the pioneer. He hns borne adver&ity
bravely und enjoyed prosperity quietly.
He had filled the various relations of
life, us son, husband, father, brother,
friend, and tilled them well. Who cun
But he is gone! Another name ib
btricken from the ever lessening roll of
our old settlers, and those who remain
in the lonely home are left to uttest
how sadly they will miss him. It must
be so; thebe tender human ties cannot
be severed without a pung.
All of the Alliunce business houses
were closed for one hour during the
funeral, which was held Monduy ufter
uoou at two o'clock from the residence,
the tervices being held under the large
treeb on the lawn under the auspices of
the local order of B. P. O. E. number
961, of which Mr. Watkins was un
The beuutiful songs "Abide With
Me," and 'Lead, Kindly Light" were
bung by a quartet. Rev. J. M. Huston
of the Buptist church preached the
funeral sermon. He suid in part:
Richard 11 WutUiib was born at EndleTllle.
Iowa, April Utn, 1K67. und died In Alliance,
Neb.. July 16. 1010, oemc In hU blth year. II la
last illncs was of hliort duration, yet hit,
lieu I b liuJ iwvn gradually falling tor months,
the cud -oid1uk suddenly und as uiunl with 1U
aui-ompuiiyliiK stroke of ooirow aud burprlse.
Mr, Watkins Doing of nucIi I urge und roliusl
phj bicul priportlon. hi general boulth wus
usually regarded as better than It really hub.
lie was rulM-d 011 hU father's furai our
Alula, lown, in which state be received bio
education leaving lowu In IhM, liocume to
Nebraska, locating lu tibyenoecounty, driving
bis tiuCHH overland from Holt connty, Neb
raska Together with hie bnnurW. Ii Yut
UIiih. he engugod in ranctung and freighting
from Sidney to I't Holiiuson. The condition
of the country in thor-e duys was very different
from that of today. The ludlunn wore heiv In
large numbem and had to bo closely guurdn.I
by U10 noMlers. 'I be country wa very bpurxe
ly hcttltd. tbe only settlors being lurgi ra'irh
men. IIw thus continued in randilng aud
freighting 'tin thu llurlington railroad ua,
completed this far hud Alliance wan etat
lulled, wuen be ruino to this place wheie he
has uvur slnrv lesidid. He tirnl engaged in
the batcher liuxinavi. later engaging in real
OAtale and is tuck builuehx Ah 11 bufcltiee man
hehad been iruailuaiilly SuvcuhHfa). lu his
dealing be wa jul and hum tt und leaven bo
hind blm a buliif career of the tillieil In
tegrity. He wus not a stranger to hardship.
pahMuB through the periods of drouth aud
pHnlo lht swept OTfr thli country roverat
times ilurlnc the icnts of hi sMourn hen.
Only those who passed through like periods
cuu form tiny conception of tlio bitter trial
01 iiioMiycur. this community owes inneii
to these sturdy pioneers, who braved the dan
gers of tho Indians, the perils of drouth and
the pecuniary trluli of thoo dnyn and have,
brought thts country up to its present state of
Mr. Watkins has twlco lecn man led, his first
nurriauo being with Mrs. Carrie hosier at
Hot Hprlncs Ark , uct loth. 18M Death ter
minated this union Dec. SI, HVO. He again
married Mrs. Charlotte Hill, Jan 21, 110 lu
Los Augelos, who now survives him.
llesides his wife he leaves three brothers
all of whom uro present, and two Msters, who
bocauboof feeble health and long distances
soneratlng them are unable to he present.
Mr. Watkins was for years n member of tho
Modern Woodmen, and also 11 member of tho
lienevolent Protective Order of i:ilH, under
whose aUNplcea the fnneral took place To
Mr. Watkins, his home was supreme. Neither
business nor social functions could allure him
away from hl loved ones and his home. To
Mr. Watklnr, more than to most men, his
home had its attractions. Thin oozy, comfort
able homo was the product of his own hands,
these tree;) were by himself ret out and carcu
for. When wo In onr tnlntln contrast these
surrounding with these of hla pioneer days wo
can eeo why ho so appreciated his borne. Hero
too, wero associated home of tho moot taereil
memories of his life. It was here his first
wife sickened and died, and from this home
only a few weeks ago, was wrenched from his
heart tho little granddaughter, that he loved
moro than his own life, it was his desire, and
prayor that she might bo spared and that be
might bo taken. In the death of Mr. Wat kin
this county loses one of its most stuidy
pioneer cltirene Alliance loses one of Its pro
moters, and one aud all of us loses a friend, a
neighbor, a brother, May ho rest In peace.
At the close of the solemn services
ull were permitted to look for tho Inst
tinio upon the face of the departed;
then the sad cortege moved on to the
silent city of Greenwood cemetery.
The following relatives arrived here
to attend the funeral; his brothers,
William U. Watkins, of Long Reach,
Cnl.; Daniel Watkins of Albltt, lown;
T. F. Watkins and wife of llayurd,
Nebr. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary E, Wy
man of Long Reach, and Mrs. Millie
Ilttther of loin, Kans,, were unable to
come. Relatives of Mrs. Watkins also
here were: Mr. nnd Mrs. V. L Smith
and Dr. .1 C. Smith of Albnnv, Mo,;
Dr. V. O. Smith of Uethany, Mo.; Mrs.
Sarah E. Colvln of Ravenwood, Mo.
Poet nor artist has ever been able
to portray the grave In colors of bright
ness and beauty. Urynnt, in the
"Hymn of Death," could not make the
subject beautiful; and yet the cemetery
with its marble and itb dead, the chair
that has no occupant, the fancied echo,
of tbe silent voice, aud the vacant place
in home, social and lodge life, are mel
lowing and uplifting in their influence.
They bring the best of human nature
into the fullness of vigor, crowding
back the selfishness and imperiousuess
of men, and Impressing them with the
duty of recognition of tbe vnlno of
friendship. Jt is the doom of the
si&?J churchyard that .reveals to un mqre
'f&$7clhVly the beauty' of life:' -U Is. tfitf
uroicen ties ai tne crave mat prompts
ns to a fuller appreciation of the ten
derness of the ties that are not yet
broken; and so while we mourn the
loss of our dead we may rejoice that
there is no cloud so dark that there lb
no light behind it, no sorrow so poig
nant that there is not u balm for the
wound it inflicts
No bronze or marble shaft, no splen
dor of ancient or modern tombs and.no
pluy of immortal genius can iidorn the
memory of such manly men. Their
lives, their deeds, ure the monuments
that will keep their names burning in
the home anil the hearth of kindred
and brethern, while the flying moments
are dimming with their dust and rust
the inscription upon the brightest obe
lisk in the cemetery. While the bilence
of death wraps and chills us at this
time, welcome memories, never to be
forgotten, come crowding in. Thus
closed tho life of one who, being dead,
A dispatch from Alliance this morn
ing announces the death at his home
in that citv of R. A. Watkins, one of
the best known stockmen in western
Nebraska. The news was not unex
pected, as the veteran had been ailing
for some time, but it brought a pang
of sadness to his many acquaintances
here at the yards. Only last week at
the stock growers' meeting Dick, as lie
was familiarly known, arose from a
bed of sickness to assist in entertaining
the stockmen and his old friends re
marked his apparent feebleness at the
time. He was a grand old man aud
his many friends here extend sincerest
sympathy to his family. Daily Drovers-Journal-
Mrs. John Hagerty Dies
Mrs. John Hagerty died last Monday at
her home in Alliance. The family is well
known in Alliance and came here from
Iowa about fifteen years ago. Mrs. T. C,
McCall of Maryville, Mo., and Mrs. John
Heekin of Ravenwood, Mo., two sisters of
the deceased, were present at the funeral
which was held Wednesday morning at
Holy Rosary church, Rev. I'ather McNa
mara conducting the service.
Miss Anna Gallagher was born May 11,
1845, in Donegal county, Ireland, and died
July 18. 1910, thus being 65 years, 2
months and 9 days of age. at tbe family
home in the north part of this city. Sbe
was united in marriage to John Hagerty
in the year 1B67 at Belvidere, 111, Ten
children, five boys and five girls, were
born to this union. The eldest, a boy,
died in infancy, Tbe other children are:
Mrs. P. Rowland, and N. H. Hagerty of
Broadwater, J D., Cbas P., Simon W ,
and Mayme Hagerty of Bridgeport. Nor
ine, Margaret and Katberyn of Alliauce.
Tbe husband, John Hagerty, is also left to
mourn the loss of a faithful wife and life
National Temperance Lecturer
Mrs Zehner will speak at the Baptist
church in Alliunco Sunday morning,
July 24, and ut u mtibs meeting ut the
Methodibt church on the eveuing of
that day. She is en rout o to the acotts
bluif Chautauqua where, bho speaks
July 35, ICommittee W. C. T. U.' '
Reduce Your Living i
Expenses by Buying
Your Groceries Where
You Can Get Them the
Thes are a few i the many bargains t be
found In our store:
Tomatoes in No. 2 cans $1.00 dozen
Corn in No. 2 cans 1.00 dozen
Peas 1. 00 dozen
Green String Beams 1.00 dozen
Kraut in 3 lb cans 1.25 dozen
Hominy in 3 lb. cans: 1.20 dozen
Snider's Pork and Beans in No. 3 cans. . . 2.45 dozen
Snider's Pork and Beans in No. 2 cans. . . 1.80 dozen
Snider's Pork and Beann in No. 1, cans. . ; 1.25 dozen
Canned Peaches 1.75 dozen
Canned Pears 1.25 dozen
We buy our Groceries every week so they
are always fresh.
A cordial invitation extended to everyone visiting the
Phillips Grocery Co.
Keep the Record Straight
It was to be expected that at the close of
The Herald voting contest there would be
some disappointment among tbe candi
dates, This was inevitable, and to me is
anjtinnleasant feature of contests of any
kind. The-disappointmfcnt 'atibO close ol
this particular contest would not have
been greater than is usual bad It not been
that certain meddlers by gross misrepre
sentations aggravated the disappointment
of the candidate who expresses dissatis
faction It is not my policy to pay any
attention, ordinarily, to the thrusts of a
competitor in business, however unjust
they may be, but when a person claiming
to be a man hides behind the name of a
woman in publishing such, statements as
tho.e appearing in the Alliance Times last
week over the name of Attie Snow, I think
it proper to break over the rule of silence.
Some of the statements made over Miss
Snow's name are as absolutely false as it
is possible to make them, Before point
ing out these misrepresentations; I wish to
say that the question of whether the stand
ing of the candidates would be announced,
or bulletined, during the last day came up
for decision during the contest. I had
thought of announcing the vote of (he
night before, giving the standing of all the
candidates, and then on the last day make
no further announcement until tbe close
ol the contest. Several weeks previous to
July 7, Miss Snow asked me in regard to
this matter and expressed a wish that the
votes be made public on the closing day.
After carefully considering the matter, 1
decided to accede to her wish. This
would give candidates and their friends
an opportunity to advance money on sub
scriptions, if they chose to do so.
In tbe Times' article above mentioned
it is stated that Mr. Boon came into The
Herald office after tight o'clock and that
"no one was voting when the eight o'clock
bell struck." Mr, Boon came into the
office before eight o'clock, and not afler,
and staled that he had some votes to cast,
and asked for a blank check before the
eight o'clock bell struck. This can be
proven by witnesses not connected with
tbe "Herald family".
The statement that a part of tbe money
paid by Mr Boon wait refunded to him is
absolutely false. He received the sub
scription cards, to which bis payment en
titled blm, but no refund whatever.
The statement that I remarked to any
one that Miss Snow ' did not need the
piano or could buy one" is absolutely false.
I never made such a statement or anything
like it. The statement that 1 said some
weeks ago that I did not want her to gel
the piano is absolutely false. By abso
lutely false, I mean that the statement is
not only untrue but that 1 never at anv
time made any statement that bad the
slightest semblance to it.
John W. Thomas
A Card ftom Miss Boon
To tny many friends who assisted me
in winning the piano iu the Herald vot
ing cotitost 1 wish to tender my sincere
thanks. I shall ever remember their
kindness with gratitude.
Letter from A. F. Stryker
The following letter Iron A. F.
Stryker, Secretary of tho South Omaha
Live Stock Exchange to the Herald
Editor will be of Interest to all Alliance
Editor Herald, Alliance, Nebr ,
Dear' Sir: TrYev ay, "better? Tate
than never," nnd I shall have to take
advantage of that old Buying In plead
ing an apology for not sooner ackowl
edging the many courtesies extended
to the South Omaha Delegation at the
time of your 4th of July celebration,
the race meet, and the Mockmens'
I feel quite sure that the Sout.i
Omaha boys never had u better time at
Alliance than tley had this year and
we want that your people should know
how much we appreciate what was
done for ns.
Every member of our party joins mo
in wishing Alliance nnd Its surround
ing territory the best of success for the
future. Yours very truly.
A. F. Stuvkkii, Secretary.
Mrs. W. A. Hood Laid to Rest
Eva E. Carroll-Hood was born July
24, 1850, in Massac eonntv, 111. She
departed this life Juiy 6th nt 10:40 In
the evening at her home in Canton,
Nebraska. She unlted-with the Presby
terian church in Fremont, Nebraska,
and lived u constant Christian life until
death called her to meet with loyed
She was married to W. A. Hood May
.1003 Her lust illness was of about
six months duration which she bore
with patience. She was a loving wife,
a good neighbor nnd ever ready to help
in time of need. She leaves to mourn
her loss her hubbnnd, one brother J.
W. Carroll of Milltown. Ind., two sis
ters, Mrs. P, A. Hess of Ottumwa,
Iowa, ami Mrs C. A. Neafus of Bone
steel. S O.
It was her request that sha bo
brought to Ottumwn. Iqrva. and laid to
rest by her mother who prt ceded her
to that bright beyond where loved ones
Dearest sister, you have left us
And our loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis llod who has befeft us;
He can all our sorrow heal.
Sleep on dear sister. Take thy rest.
God culled thee home; He thought It
Tho funeral services were conducted
byltev. Ames Montgoraerv from the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. ! A Hess
in Ottnmwa at 2:30 p. m., July 12, 1010.
We wish to thank tho rnrno -:,..,,.
and neiphborsfor their kindness dur
ing the illness and death of our wife
and sister. We also send thanks for
tbe beautiful floral offerings.
y. a. noon and sons.
Ms. P. A. Hesb and Family.
Mas. C. A. Neafus.
Better hurry up if you intend to at
tend the North Platte Valley Chatt
tauqua, nt Scottsbluff. July 22 to 31.
See announcement In this paper.
Tell Us About It.
This paper can give all the local
newB only as our friends lend ub tholr
co-operation. If anyone visits you, If
you contemplate leaving town, if you
eeo or bear or do anything out of the
ordinary day's routine. tn .k..
It, that we may tell the public.
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