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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA! FRIDAY, AUGUST 28,' 1903.
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Death of Nellie Crofoot.
A most pathetic incident was that of the
death of Nellie Crofoot. an inmate of
Georgie Palmer's resort.Thursday night of
last week, as the result of blood poisoning.
The funeral was held Saturday evening
at the M. H. church, Rev. Horn, pastor,
performing the last sad rites. A beautiful
casket contained the remains ol the poor
girt and a profusion of flowers indicated
that she was not void of friends who must
have been attached to her through some
kindly personality. The remains of the
deceased were laid to rest in the city
The writer has during several years' ex
perience in reportorial duties come in con
tact with instances of human afflictions and
sjffering that were pathetic, but the life
and death of Nellie Crofoot brings forth
the deepest expression of pity and
sympathy. According to information se
cured, the deceased was only seventeen
years of age. Her early 'girlhood days
were spent at Aurora, Neb. The girl's
mother, it is said, was twice married and
she is dow an inmate of the state insane
asylum, at Lincoln. Nellie's father (the
first husband) died several years ago. She
has a sister in California and a brother re
siding in Omaha or Council Bluffs. From
information we learn that deceased had
but scanty moral training in her youthful
days, hence her course in life should not
be criticised too severely. The mantle of
charity should be drawn over her career
by a Christian people. Nellie was an un
fortunate child, cast about by the storms
of life with all its dangerous temptations
and vicissitudes, and that she sank into the
mire of vice is not surprising. Without the
affectionate assistance of mother or the
guidance of a solicitous father what could
a helpless child, ignorant of the insnaring
vices of sin, do. Her pretty face and grace
ful figure, that God intended should blossom
into womanly perfection, were distorted
and racked by that temptor who goes
about seeking whom he may destroy. Only
a few summers since Nellie Crofoot was a
respectable girl, inuocent, and as pure as
the lily of the valley, little dreaming as she
played about with her companions that she
was destined to end her life among
strangers and under circumstances that
bring, tears to all familiar with her sad
career. Surely, God in his justice will
weigh heavily the misfortunes this girl had
to contend with, and as the humble Naz
arene forgave the penitent Magdalen, so
to we have abiding faith Ilis justice will
deal mercifully with the deceased. It
seems enough that she was to suffer the
life she did. Instead of inheriting the
blessings of a noble, pure life, at an age
when she was hardly qualified to reason
for herself, she became the common prop
erty of licentious humanity. The tearing
down of her virtue was nothing fora rabble
of lustful dogs who were as ravenous as
the vulture that circles over a decaying
body waiting to satisfy a debased greed. In
place of being surrounded by kind, loving
relatives, poor Nellie's lot was to die
among strangers with none of the soothing
affections of this life, and perhaps little
hope for the future.
But the career and death of Nellie Cro
foot serves as a practical lesson for those
subject to the same temptations that lead
her estray. "Every father and mother,
sister and brother, and every good
Samaritan should learn by this that too
much care and training can not be given
girls of tender age. Teach them to live
good, virtuous lives and thereby bring
blessings not only upon themselves but al
so to set such an indelible example as poor
Nellie should have had.
Ora and Eva Vanberg returned to their
home at Aurora yesterday morning.
Floyd Hively and Albert Marlcnz spent
Sunday at Hot Springs.
A. H. Hauck and sister left for Hot
Springs and Deadwood Tuesday morning.
Mr, and Mrs. G. W. Parker are rejoic
ing of the arrival of a daughter at thei,
U. N. Haskin returned Monday from a
three days' visit at Lincoln with relatives
Misa M. Dunham, who visited her
brother here Monday, left Tuesday morn
ing for Custer.
Mr. Duncan and'daughter Lulu depart
ed for Hot Springs Wednesday morning
for a pleasure trip.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Jackson and Miss
Kate Bogue returned home yesterday
morning on No. 41.
Miss Letha Watson is at the Briton &
Parker ranch this week enjoying the
pleasures of rural life.
E. L. Hawkins and family are visiting
relatives in Denver and also enjoying a
trip through the Rockies,
Mrs. V. H. ' Maple and Miss Grace
Maple of Chicago are visiting W. H.
Maple Jr., and family of this city.
John Morris departed for Chadron Tues
day morning after a month's pleasant
visit in this city with his parents.
O. DChapin, an old resident of Alli
ance, lias disposed of his property in Mina
tare and is here declaring his intention of
Karl Swanholm and family arrived from
Alliance this week and will spend a few
weeks visiting with friends and relatives
here. Wahoo News.
Mrs. Printz and little daughter Henrietta
came up from Lincoln last Saturday
morning and ..2 visiting her brother, Al
bert Pearson, and family.
Subjects at M. E. church, August "o.
Morning at 11 o'clock, "Want Versus
Need." Evening at 8 o'clock, "Seeming
Mockery." Special holy land subject,
'Jerusalem to Bethlehem."
Delia Pringle, the well known actress,
will be at the opera house with her com
pany next Monday night. Delia is a
familiar figure in these parts and generally
puts up a pretty good performance.
Col, Wisner, chief push of the Bayard
Transcript, is in the city. Mr. Wisner is
suffering greatly from' rheumatism but
braved the pains to represent his district
in behalf of the normal school location.
Mr. and Mrs. Straw are at Lakeside this
week enjoying a pleasant visit at the home
of the former's parents. On their return
they will go to housekeeping in the Straw
residence, recently vacated by WrR. Akers.
Editor Westervelt of the Scotts Bluff
Republican, was in the city yesterday and
assisted materially in impressing the fact
before the state normal board last evening
that Alliance should be the decided location.
County Supt. Kent arrived from Alliance
Sunday morning. He reports most suc
cessful work accomplished by the junior
normal there, 43 of the teachers attending
from Sheridan county.-Rushville Recorder.
Thos. O'Keefe of Clinton, Iowa, . a
brother of John O'Keefe, and son Frank,
are visiting at the O'Keefe home in this
city having arrived from a trip through the
north Wednesday. They will also spend
some time at the O. K. rancji.
Mrs. II. H. Bclwood entertained in
honor of Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Tyson
last Tuesday afternoon. A pleasant time
was enjoyed by the guests, and the ladies
honored on this occasion feel that they
have warm friends in this city,
The rain Sunday evening was a stem
winder and a large quantity of water fell.
The atmosphere, which for the previous
few days, was the hottest known in these
parts for years, was tempered and a cool
refreshing breeze made the night delightful.
Pete McCann, the "Diamond C" soap
representative for Nebraska, was calling on
our business men in oompany with the dis
trict salesman, J. B. Gray, yesterday and
enough orders of the soap were placed with
the trade to keep Alliance clean for seme
time to come.
Special Representative Pennell of the
Jas. Kirk Soap Manufacturing Co. was in
Alliance last week to make a trip through
this territory with Salesman J. B, Gray
in the interest of that well known firm.
Mr. Pennell is a pleasant, companionable
man and a valuable representative for his
firm. Both gentlemen left in company
Monday morning to work the Guernsey
Robert Blair, a brakeman on No. 49,
Wednesday morning met with a serious
accident while in the act of coupling cars.
In some manner his left arm was caught
between the automatic couplings and
broken and badly lacerated. He was
given surgical attention at once and while
the member is seriously injured it is
thought it can be saved. Mr. Blair is a
married man, having a wife and several
A HITCH IN THE DATE
State Normal Bonn! Arrived, in
TAKE A DRIVE ABOUT THE CITY
Through the Wrong Address of n Letter,
the Don rd Arrives In Atttntice ThuisJny
Instead of Friday (today) ns Scheduled,
WELL IMPRESSED WITH THE CITY
The old saying that there's many a slip
'twixt the cup and the lip was true in the
instance of the state board of education
visiting Alliance on its tour of the western
part of Nebraska for the purpose of find
ing a suitable location for the proposed
normal school. The arranged-for coming
of the board was Friday, August 28,
(today,) but instead of staying by the ar
rangement the board arrived in the city
yesterday noon on 41 and hence there was
no one to meet the distinguished visitors
at the train and every arrangement to do
the occasion justice .missed fire. The
cause of this state of affairs was the result
of a change in the itinerary of the board's
route. Where it was found necessary to
visit Alliance a day sooner than an
ticipated, Mr. Fowler of the committee
instructed his secretary to write to S. M.
Smyser stating the change of date and to
make arrangements accordingly. Well)
here's where the deuce was to pay. The
intelligent stenographer wrote the missive
all right but got Sam's address all wrong.
Instead of "Smyser" the address read
"S. M. Smith." And of course it was a
good deal like tho letter that never came.
At least it served the same purpose.
When Mr. Fowler explained matters
"Uncle Sam"recovered the "Smith" letter
at the postoffice, where it lay for want" of
A delegation of citizens, composed of
Capt Corbln, Sam Smyser, Ira Reed, L.
A. Berry and Geo. Clark, met the board
at the Hotel Charters and after dinner
escorted them. about the city in carriages.
A close inspection was made of all parts
.and a general review and talk indulged in
by the members of the committee and a
number of our citizens.
In the evening an informal banquet was
served at Hotel Charters and the visitors
were cntertertained to the best of tho com
mittee's ability on short notice. Of course
there was no spring chicken or quail on
toast, but other toothsome delicacies were
suplanied and hence as far as satisfying
the inner man was concerned Alliance will
lose no point in the location of the pro
posed normal school.
After the report the committee and
board repaired to the opera house, where
ideas were interchanged and a general
talk made regarding the subject under dis
cussion. Several speeches on the part of
the board indicated that this city stood 'ip
high favor with them, and the recent
junior normal course, just closed, vyas
pointed to with pride. The public spirit,
and social and financial assistance proved
that Alliance would do the right thing by
such an institution.
At the conclusion of the meeting the
committee repaired to the hotel and took
this morning's train for Broken Bow where
they make their final visit. They will
then proceed to weigh the evidence in
each proposition and decide upon the
location of the normal.
Of course at the present time everything
is speculation regarding the location of
the school, and while The Herald can
give no definite information regarding the
board's ultimate decision, there is this
much to be said for Alliance. We have made
as good a property and money offer as is
consistent for the securing of the normal
school, and we further have an active,
wideawake city where such an institution
would flourish and be the means of ac
comodating a rapidly increasing popula
tion. Further, western Nebraka is en
titled to special consideration, having
never received a state benefit of this
Upon the above merits we base our
Tne board of education consisted of the
George Rogers, president, Omaha.
Wm. K. Fowlers, secretary, Lincoln,
Peter Mortensen, treasurer, Lincoln.
Thos. J. Majors, Peru.
R. A. Tawney, Pierce.
Luther P. Ludden, Lincoln.
Jas. E. Delzell, Lexington.
Josie and Sallie Gammon returned from
Alliance Sunday morning where they have
been pursuing their studies at the junior
normal. Miss Jotie has secured a first
class certificate and Miss Sallie obtained
n good second grade one and she is already
engaged to teach a term of school east of
Alliance at $jo n mnnlh r?nclit.!lla
Bnrtlett Richards was up from Ells
worth and spent .Wednesday In tho city.
Horn to Mr. and Mrs. John Pendergast
Thursday motninp, baby girl, standard
Wanted, a delivery boy at the steam
laundry. One who will attend strictly to
Mrs. Fleming will entertain the Aid
Society of the M. E. church next Wednes
Miss Kliaabeth Smith left on 41 Wed
nesday for a couple of weeks visit among"
relatives and friends in Crawford.
W. S. Ridgell returned yesterday from
Coliimbus where he represented Box Butte
county in tho democratic, state convention,
C. A. Newberry and family drove out to
Breunan ranch early last Sunday morning.
Mrs. Newberry and children remained for
a week's outing.
Dr. Barnes, the. Eye and Sight specialist
will be at the Hila Grand Saturday the
19th. At Hemingford Monday 21, office
with Dr. Eikncr
Don't forget to have your children's eyes
examined by Dr. Barnes Saturday the 19th
at the parlors of tho Hila Grand, Hem
ingford, Monday the 21st, office with Dr.
New sidewalks and the repairing of old
ones assists in the music of saw and
hammer this week, making mechanics
hustle together with tho vast amount of
At the republican judicial convention
held at Valentine last Monday, A. G.
Fisher of Dawes county and W. T. Wills
of Boyd county were nominated1 to repre
sent the 15th 'district.
Rev Dr. Wheeler, pastor of tho First
Presbyterian churcji, Omaha, and Dr. O.
Sexton, Lincoln, came in from the Guern
sey branch Tuesday and visited with Mr.
Sloan. They had been at Mitchell dedi
cating a church begun by Mr. Sloan.
Mrs. W. II. Zehring-, after spending
several days visiting relatives at Rodgers
ville, Mo., returned home Monday morn
ing. She was accompanied by her sister.
Miss Winnie Wats, who will enjoy the
sociability of sand hill people for a couple
W. A. Akers and brother J. W. returned
from North Park, Colo., Tuesday, where
they had been enjoying a hunting ex
pedition. On his return the captain
moved into his beautiful new residence
and will be comfortably located when he
gets matters in shape.
C. W. Wood of Aurora, traveling sales
man for the Sheridan Coal Co. spent the
day in Alliance Wednesday, C. W. is not
only a top notch salesman but also a right
genial fellow and expert story teller as the
force in this office can verify. Thank you,
Charley for that lucious smoke.
Sunday at the Baptist church, G. C.
Jeffers pastor. Subject of morning sermon,
"The Mission of the Son of Man." Even
ing discourse, "Our Father's God." Sun
day school at 10 o'clock. C E. meeting
at 7:15. Midweek prayer service Thurs
day evening. A welcome to all services.
E. S. Ricker, tho able editor of the
Chadron Times, drove over to 'Alliance
last Saturday and while here paid The
Herald' a pleasant call. Bro. Ricker is a
progressive newspaper mant and the
Chadron Times, with its motto, "Live
and Newsy, Fajr and Fearless," is in a
A collision between two bicyclists in
front of th postoffice Tuesday noon re
sulted in one wheel being practically des
troyed. A little girl who was riding one
of the bicycles was run into by a gentle
man of color and as a result his wheel was
badly damaged. Fortunately the little
girl and her bicycle escaped unharmed.
J. T. Evans returned home Sunday
morning from an extended visit in the east.
After attending to business matters iu
Chicago with the well known Singer Sew
ing Machine company, which Mr. Evans
represents in Alliance, he journeyed on to
the state of New York, where he enjoyed a
pleasant visit with his father and mother
at the old homestead. Mr. Evans also
visited New York City, took a trip up the
picturesque Hudson river by boat to Al
bany, saw Philadelphia, Washington and
other important places during his absence
ana now returns with renewed enorgy to
pursue his business interests'.
A Pleasing' Performance.
The dramatical entertainment given at
the opora house last Friday night was a
treat for those who attended, but it is to be
regretted that a larger audience was uot
present to appreciate the merits of those
who rendered the program. Prof. Harry
Dunning possesses unusual musical ability
and oxacutad sevaral entrancing violin se
lections. Mr. Mitchell too proved himself
an able and cultured artist in his study
of elocution and each selection rendered
showed that the speaker had his subjects
well to heart. Especially was this per
ceptible in Mr. Mitchell's rendition of
"The Moneyless Man."
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.
J. A. Rodgers Loses Barn, Horsey,
Etc.. by Lightning and Eire.
J. A. Rodgers, brother of our townsman,
D. A. Rodgers, had tho misfortune to lose
his barn, a valuable amount of live stock
nnd other property by lightning and fire
Sunday night, on his ranch 7M mill's south
During the severe electrical storm that
prevailed, tho barn, which contained six
head of horses, was struck and every ono
of the animals instantly killed. Besides
the horses, there was a Virgo quantity of
grain, harness and other articles, which,
together with the building, were totally de
stroyed by the fire which followed tho
stroke of lightning.
The loss to Mr. Rodgers is total, there
being no insuranco on the property de
stroyed, and as it represented the accumu
lation of yearn of frugality and economy,
the sudden wiping out of his possession
seems doubly severe.
Struck by Lightning.
During tho severe electrical Btrom that
prevailed Tuesday afternoon the residence
of C. D. Elliott, located in the southeast
part of town, was struck by lightning At
tho time Mrs. Elliott and three daughters,
Irene, Caroline, and Kathleen, were at
homo and in the same room, where Caro
line was sewing at a machine. Just'boforo
the bolt struck the house, a lamp was
lighted and placed upon the machine. The
lightning descended into the house by way
of a chimney and distributed currents
through every rooms, pno of which ran
along the wall and into the room whire
the occupants had gathered together. It
toro the plaster from tho woll in several
places and came in contact with the lamp,
which, btrange to Bay, was cxtinguiihed
aud left uubrokeu. Miss Caroline and the
machine appeared enveloped in n ball of
firo for a second or more but both came '
out of the electrical ordeal without injury j
or damage, as also did the other members
of the family. Mrs. Elliott savs that the
dwelling seemed afire and the terrific crash
and shock that accompanied the electricity
stunned all of them for savural seconds.
Throughout the house the plaster was
hacked off as though done by a blunt in
strument. That no one was injured seems
almost miraculous. Several other, houses
in the vicinity of the Elliott home were
also visitgdduring the storm, but no seri
ous damage resulted
The Boss on Pike's Peak.
Editor O'Keefe of Tim Herald left for
Colorado last Saturday to try that 'climate
for an attack of hay fever. A card from
him to The Herald "gaus," dated Pike's
Peak, states that he vas enjoying snow
balling and that the hay fever had frozen
up. A letter received yesterday stated
that he was much improved in health and
hadn't felt as good for months. The high
altitude seems to be just the place for
victims of the annoying fever. While at
the summit of the peak, Mr. O'Keefe wit
nessed a severe blizzard that reminded
him of Nebraska in winter. But a strange
feature in connection with the storm was
the severe electrical disturbance that pro
vailed at the same time. In tho course of
his letter the writer says: "A 'trainman
standing only a few feet from myself and
150 others was struck by lightning, all his
clothing torn and burned off and still he
was not fatally injured. I still feel the
effects slightly in my left leg. Intended
to camp on the peak tonight but after that
changed my mind." The Pike's Peak
Daily Nows, a neat little paper published
daily on the summit of the mountain.
14,147 feet above the sea, gives thenames
of the hundreds of tourists from all over
world who daily make the ascent into the
clouds on the cogwheel train. It also
states that the following plucky tourists
reached the summit Monday on foot a
feat that not every one can- accomplish:
"J. J. Harrigan, Chariton, Iowa; T, J.
O'Keefe, editor The Herald, Alliance,
Neb,, here for "hay fever," and, boys, ho
is getting better, and so is McUrayer, 18
year-old. Josh him, boys, when he gets
Bishop Scanell to Visit Alliance.
Rev. Father Galvin returned from
umana last aunuay ana at service an
nounced that Bishop Scanell of this
diocese would conduct confirmation .serv
ices in this city Sunday.'September 27.
Members of the Holy Rosary parish, not
confirmed, will have an opportunity on
this occasion of complying with one of
the church's precepts. Bishop Scanell
will also look after religious and business
matters in relation to the welfare of the
church while in Alliance.
Jolly Delia Pringle.
Ir has been a long time since a show
worth seeing has been in the opera house.
The coming of the Delia Pringle Co. with
twelve performers and a large quantity f
new and beautiful scenery, will be hailed
by the amusement loving public with a
feeling of delight and no doubt the house
will be crowded to witness each perform
ance. Popular prices will prevail, 50, 35
and 25 cents. Reserved seats on sale at
Holsten's, beginning tomorrow (Saturday).
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With Special Prices
on provisions of a" 11
kinds. Call in and
see us before buying'.
'Phone No. 4.
Business Local Column.
Advertisements in this column will be
charged at the rate of to cents per tine
first insertion and 5 cents per lino each
subsequent insertion. ,
Advertisers should remember that The
Herald's circulation is much larger than
any other Alliance paper and has the lar
gest circulation in the city nnd county. ,
Have you tried Rowan's flour?
Dr Allen, dentist, opera house.
Old papers for sale at this office. ,
Go to Dr. Reynolds for dental work.
Scars building. 'Phono 213.
Thornton pays six cents for hides.
See F. E. Reddish for loans on real es
tate. For storm windows and doors see Forost
Tako hides where you will get the most
for them at Thornton's.
Wanted A good girl to work at laun
dry. Call at laundry. 0-26-tf
Forest Lumber Co, make a specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
All kinds of screen doors and windows
made to order by Geo. G. Gadsby.
Two furnished rooms for rent. Mrs.
J. Sloam. i ,, r
See. Humphrey for picture, framing", up
holstering and furniture repairing.
Dr. Cook, the optician of Lincoln, will
make hi3 next monthly v'sit to Alliance,
Tuesday, August 18, and will be nt the
office of Dr. Bellwood.
Help wanted at the Barry House,
Dr. Reynolds, the dentist, is now per
manently located in the' Sears building,
first door west of Blackburn's store. t
For screen doors and windows call on
Geo,,G. ,Gadsby. ,
Picture framing, upholstering and furni
ture repairing C. Humphry. 7-io-tf
Try Rowan's fresh graham Hour.
Plain sewing, by Mrs. A. F, Snyder, at
patrons' homes. 'I'lionr 378.
Plain Sewing Taken.
The undersigned, located two blocks
west of the Rumer store, and door south
of Mr. Quivey's residence, is prepared 'to
do plain sewing of any kind, children's
garments a specialty. Prices reasonable
and nil work guaranteed.
Mrc. Ada "Lounsbury.
C O ST
Commencing July ' -6
My entire stock of groceries
and queensware will be offered
for sale at actual cost for
s f S& Hi
Having decided to quit the business
and to close out the entire stock witjiin
60 days, I will make prices of special
inducements to cash purchasers. The
utock will all ho closed out in the next