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ALLIANCE, LJX BUTTE COUNTY. NEBRASKA! FRIDAY, NOV, 27, 1903,
s?tftt ' IHstyUal Siclpty
New York Apples
VERY FINE FRUIT
Call ami sec
QUALITY THE BEST
Alliance Grocery Go.
3D E3 IET 0? Z S "X
In Alliance 16-30 of every month.
Office over The Famous . . .
Mollring Bros, shoe sale is on.
Xmas photos Alliance Art Studio.
Newberry sells stoves from S2.50 up. 48
Those new Carving Sets at' Newberry's
are beauties. 48
Childrens' underwear 10 cents a garment
at Mollring Bros.
Late novelties in hats and caps at
We have the latest styles in photos suit
able for Xmas gifts. Alliance Art Studio.
For Rent Four large rooms one block
from postoffice, suitable for family. W.
We have the best $3.00 R. R. shoe on
earth Mollring Bros.
Closing Out Sale.
Ladies' and children's outing flannel
garments.- Mrs. Thos. Regan.
Battenberg braid, 10c dozen yards. Mrs.
waists at cost. Mrs.
Ten per cent reduction on Florsheim
shoes Mollring Bros.
Now is the time for all good people to
buy framed pictures. Until November 1
we will give a discount of 25 per cent from
regular price on all framed pictures in our
store. Geo. Darling.
We are" in a position to do repairing of
fur coats, guaranteeing good satisfaction
and reasonable price. Please send in your
repairing as soon as possible.
C. E. Marks.
For Sale A splendid piano.
My residence property and business
for sale. L. A. Surprise.
If you do not
get in on Saturday's
to take advantage
SPECIAL SALES .
don't blame us
for we will
not continue our
bargains beyond the
John Pllklngien returned Wednesday
from a trip to Iowa
The county commissioners will. meet
Tuesday, December 8.
Bishop Graves will be the guest of Mrs.
Nelson Fletcher while in the city.
Mr. and Mrs F. W. Sharpe returned
Wednesday from a visit at Lincoln.
K. A. Hall returned Sunday from Cen
tral City, where he is feeding cattle.
Father Galvin went to Omaha Sunday
night and is expected home Saturday.
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church
will meet with Mrs. A. T. Brown next
Mrs. B. L. Burris has been quite seri
ously ill for several days with an attack of
Miss Lulu Duncan has recovered from
her recent illness and has relumed her
duties in the school room.
County Treasurer Muirhead spent Tues
day in Hemingford. Mrs. Muirhead is
visiting her parents there.
Attorneys Simonson and Berry are
spending the week in the Platte valley at
tending to business matters.
J. E. Zbinden is able to bo around
again. Mr. Zbinden suffered with neural
gia of the heart for several days.
Mrs. Frank" Cantwell returned Wednes
day from Hastings, having gone there six
weeks ago to atteud the funeral of her
H. A. Allison and family were in from
the ranch Monday. Mrs. Allison came to
consult a doctor, having been indisposed
for several days.
Principal H. H. Funk and wife, P. Q,
Fitch and Miss Patrick of Hemingford at
tended the declamatory contest in this city
Bogue, ,the merchant, has a word of
warning in this issue that you had better
consider. To learn the facts read his ad
in anothir column.
Mrs. E. J. Schill, who has been visiting
for a week with Miss Ina Bcllwood in this
city, returned home to the Luella neigh
borhood last Saturday.
Conductor J. N. Andrews is 'at Dead
wood this week attending a meeting of the
directors of the mining company of. which I
he is a prominent member: ' " i
The Alliance Grocery company has .an
apple proposition in this issue that is of
interest to those desiring to lay in a supply
of good fruit for the winter.
The quarterly report of the Alliance
National bank appear?' in this issue, and
as usual shows the thriving condition of
that popular banking institution.
Ralph Lewis left Monday morning for
Los Angeles, where he expects to locate
permanently. Mrs, Lewis and mother
will remain in Alliance for the winter.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Graves, bishop of Laramie,
wiU'ofliciatc at the Episcopal church on
Sunday, at both services. At 7:30 he will
give the apostolic rite of confirmation, and
Will Cruickshank, a popular young rail
road man of this city, and Miss Ada Mohr-
man of Talmage were married Tuesday at
the home of the bride's parents. Alliance
will be their homo.
Sheriff Kennedy and City Marshal Hol
lands of Buffalo, Wyo., stopped in town
Saturday between trains on their return
from Cheyenne where they witnessed the
execution of Tom Horn.
BtF. Gilman returned to Alliance Wed
nesday accompanied by Mrs. Gilman, who
has been in the Clarkson hospital at
Omaha for several weeks. She is gaining
strength rapidly and will soon enjoy her
usual good health, which her many friends
are pleased to know.
Samuel Ferguson was adjudged insane
by the board of insanity Wednesday and
was taken to the Lincoln asylum by Sheriff
Reed Thursday, l-ergusou is about 50
years of age and has been hanging around
Alliance for several months. He was an
inveterate drinker and had been in the
Three candidates were shown through
the secrets of Masonry by the Royal Arch
brethren in this city last Friday night.
After the "work" was concluded the mem
bers repared to Mitchell's cafe where the
proprietor, Harry Steen.'had an elaborate
lunch in waiting, which was heartily en
A good delegation went from Alliance
today to attend the teachers' meeting and
declamatory contest at Crawford. Among
the number were Superintendent Bam,
Principal Hayes, J. C. Carson, Misses
Johnson, McCorkle, Post and Bess Van
Boskirk. Miss Irene Elliott and Byron
Ufford will enter the contest. Other
students in the party were Inez Beck, May
Shrewsbury, Vina Perry, Blanch Mc
Donald. Mamie Laravea, Josie O'Donnell,
Leah Kreamer, Anna Reck, Lulu McFaJI,"
Earl Mallery. Paul Mclntyre, Robbie
Reddish and Herbert Butler.
Vhilo ot His Post of Uuty-Struck
Down by a Mail Crano anil
Dies the Same Day.
MAKES HIS LAST TRIP
With the Happy Thought ol Spending
TliniiksRtvlHfi with 1'nthcr nnd Mother
nt Wytnorc but Month Changes Joj'ful
Anticipation to Sorrowful Ncullzntlon,
VICTIM IS t'NOONSOIOt'S TO TtIK LAST
The uncertainty of mortal existence was
again brought home-to us recently, when
the news was told of the dreadful accident
that befell Wm. J. Ryan, the well known
road foreman of engines of the Burlington,
at Reno, the first station cast of Alliance,
Saturday forenoon, when passenger train
No. 41. west bound, on which he was rid
ing, whirled though with the speed of the
wind. And the cutting short of this young
man's earthly career can not but impress,
one and all with the stern reality that life
indeed hangs by a slender thread, or liko
the autumn leave that is waft by tho
morning breeze into the ocean's spray, soon
to disappear and be forgotten.
According to information received from
Engineer M, F. Nolan and Firemen John
Pendergast of engine No. 64, pulling train
No. 41, Traveling Engineer Rayan was in
the cab on a trip of inspection, occupying
the fireman's side of the engine, which was
to the south and facing; the depot grounds,
where the accident occurred. Ryan was
busily occupied with his duties and had
hs held out of the cab far enough to come
in contact with the stationary crane that
delivers the mail to the train while it is la
motion. On entering Reno, Engineer
Nolen gave the usual whistle signal and had
no thought but what Ryan would withdraw
his head in time to avoid the crane with arm
outstretched ready to do its work. As the
engine rushed ahead nearer the fatal spot,
Nolan gnced over tne throttle, and aj-
preciating danger Ryan was inshouted at
the top of his voice, "Look out, Ryan."
Simultaneously there was a dull thud, as
if a heavy body had fallen, and Ryan's al
most lifeless form balanced in the cab
window. Nolan sprang to the assistance of
the injured man, drawing him back into the
cab. The train was stopped and the crew
conveyed the body to the express car where
he was cared for tenderly by his associates
until Alliance was reached, when Ryan
was taken to the office of Dr. Bcllwood and
an examination made of his injuries by
Dri Bettleheim and Bellwood. It was
found that his skull had been crushed in
to the brain by the force of the blow, which
required the operation of trephinning, but
this brought no relief, the injured man
remaining unconscious until 9:25 p. m.,
when death occurred. The force of the
blow that Ryan received was of such
violence that the wooden crane was split
in two at the point where it came in con
tact with Ryan's head. The fact that he
was not badly lacerated .was due to the
protection received by a heavy cap.
Deceased was a practical member of the
Catholic church, and was given an oppor
tunity of receiving the last rites of the
faith he loved as tenderly as the good old
mother whom he hoped to meet Thanks
giving morning. Father Galvin. standing
beside the deathbed of Wm. Ryan, sur
rounded by sturdy railway employes who
bent their head in sorrow, recited prayers
for the dying, and as the hour of 9:25 came
(here was one acute convulsion of the
body and Wm. Ryan's soul departed on
its journey to that home beyond the sky.
After death tho body of the deceased
was taken to the Darling Undertaking es
tablishment arid prepared for shipment.
Later the remains were conveyed to the
residence of Master Mechanic Kramer,
where they remained until the time of de
parture for the home of the parents at Wy
more Sunday night. Edward Ryan and son
Patrick arrived here Sunday and in com
pany with Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Kramer,
Mr. and Mrs, C. C. Smith, Mr. Dewey,
Ed Reardon and Tom Burke accompanied
the body to Wymore. A large number of
friends were at the house to pay their last
respects to the one they loved and respect
ed in life.
Wm. J. Ryan was born at Table Rock,
Neb., Feb. f4, 1871. His father, Edward
Ryan, is at present roadmaster of the
Wymore division of the Burlington road.
After leaving school William entered the
employ of the Burlington at Wymore in
1887 as clerk in the freight depot. Later
he entered the shops as an apprentice and
served four years, becoming thoroughly
versed in locomotive mechanism. De
ceased always had a desire to be on the
road and entered the Burlington service as
fireman and was soon promoted to en
gineer on the southern division. In 1902
Mr, Ryan was transforrod'to the Allinnce
division and continued ns enginwer on the
Black Hills lines until his promotion M
division foreman of engines, which position
he held nt the time of his death. Deconsed
loivos besides his jwrents. a brother, Pat
rick of Barnostown. this stale, nnd two
sisters, Mrs. Draper of Lincoln and Miss
Mary, who resides at homo.
A pathetic incident is connected with
the tragic death of this young rrnui tlinf is
touching. He had mnde arrangements to
spend Thanksgiving at the homo of his
pnrents and on this trip, which was to bo
the last, told the railroad boys that he had
just written his mother of his intention nud
how happy he felt ns n result. While Mrs.
Ryan was perusing her son's letter the an
nouncement of his tragic accident came to
her cars nnd the shock was such as to al
most dethrone her reason.
It is the desire of tho friends of tho de
ceased in Alliance to express their deep
sympathy to tho parents who have been
called upon to make such a heartrending
sacrifice, and to the brother and sisters
let it be said that their brother gave up his
life in honor and as a true soldier of tho
cross, living in perfect mnnhood and leav
ing behind a name that will be spoken ot
with utmost respect.
May the soul of William Ryan rest in
A special dispatch from Wymore to tho
Lincoln Journal of the 25th inst. says:
"The funeral of W. J. Ryan, traveling
engineer on the Alliance division of tho B.
& M., was held this morning at 10 o'clock
at tho Catholic church in this city, Father
Freeman performing the last sad rites, A
special was run down from Lincoln this
morning bringing friends of the deceased
from all over the division. The floral
tributes were the handsomest ever seen in
this city and the fuueral was one of the
largest. Mr. Ryan was a great favorite
with the railroad men and his associates
and he comes from one of Wymore's
W. F. McCabe of Antioch was an Alii
ance visitor Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hillis are again.
residents of Alliance,
Scott Hood visited his father W.- A.
Hood in this city Tuesday.
Mrs. W, A. Hafripton will entertain
Bishop Graves at dinner Sunday.
John Lister desires to express his sincere
thanks to all who so kindly assisted him in
The Ladies' Union of the First Presby
terian church will meet December 2. at 2
o'clock, with Mrs. Bogue.
The subject for the morning sermon at
the M. E. church next Sunday will be,
"Christians Should Stand Firm." Even
ing, "The Selling of the Birthright."
Louis Hood of Liberty precinct made
final proof on his homestead before the Al
liance land office Monday. His witnesses
were W C. Phillips and Bert Langford.
Among the Hemingford people in Alli
ance this week were Mr. and Mrs. E.
Mabin, Mr. and Mrs. II. L. Bushnell, Mr.
and Mrs C. C, Hucke, Isaac Rockey and
son Emil, Thomas Killeen, George Hedge
cock and E. L. Everett.
The home of A. A. Lcshman, northwest
of the city, was the scene of a dance Sat
urday night in which a large number of
guests participated. Several parties from
town were present and the occasion was
one of great enjoyment.
I. M. Shriner, a former resident of this
city, spent Tuesday here attending to some
business matters and renewing acquaint
ances with old-time friends, He has been
located at Whitman for a couple of years
and reports everything flourishing at that
place. Mr. Shriner, in company with
Mayor Buechsenstein, made this office a
visit. He said that he had been reading
Dr. Barr's Herald so long that he be
came ashamed of himself and accordingly
subscribed for this, democratic journal for
a year. Ike is about the only democrat in
Whitman, but there are good prospects of
converting Dr. Barr.
The Anona Entertains.
The Anona club, recently organized in
this city, the membership consisting of a
dozen of Alliance's popular young ladies,
gave its first social function in the opera
house Thanksgiving eve. About one hun
dred invitations were issued and nearly
everyone invited was present. Dancing
commenced at nine o'clock and continued
till after twelve, music being furnished by
Spacht's orchestra. The opera house was
artistically decorated with cream and scar
let, the club's colors. Each member wore
a badge with the name "Anona" painted
thereon. The punch bowl was presided
over by two "colored" gentlemen who dis
pensed refreshments during the evening.
Everyone present enjoyed the enteruin
ment given by the Anonas to their heart's
content, and the ladies were kept busy re
ceiving (Congratulations on the success of
their first dancing party..
Additional local on last page.
A NEW COUPLING
1 1 firry B. Schrnder or Alliance tho,ln
vontor of an Ingenious Device.
An importnnt invention in the wny of n
line-pipe coupling, tho idea of nn Alliance
citizen, has attracted the attention of the
rnllwny world and others interested in in
ventions of this chnrneter. The inventor
is Harry B, Schradcr, nir-brake
expert of the B. & M. in this city, nnd
his device comprises something entirely
new, simple nnd practical in what is known
ns pipe-line coupling In company with
Mr. Schrnder in tho securing of a patent
was Mayor Buechsenstein, who owns n
half interest in the valuable invention. A
caveat wan filed in tho patent office at
Washington Juno 20, of, this year, nnd tho
patent issued Novcmbor 10, thus protect
ing the owners in every particular.
Railroad experts, who have Investigated
the principle upon which the coupler in
question works, unanimously recognized its
merit in the way of durability, economy
and simplicity in mechanical construction.
It docs nvay with the present method of
coupling that is so destructive to rolling
stock through concussion, when draw-bars
are torn out nnd other dnmnge results.
Every coupling with this device can bo
performed without a jar or the danger of
pulling out bars, etc.
It is also a life-saving device, eliminat
ing the dangerous work of going bctwoen
tho cars to make the present connections,
which result in so many accidents and
fatalities. Another good feature is the
time saved in making up trains nnd setting
out cars, as this device does Its own work
automatically, while the present attach
ments depend on the train hands.
This invention relates to improvements
in couplings for train line-pipes for air
brake systems, steam conveyers, nnd the
like, an object being to provide nn - auto
matic coupling of simple and inexpensive
construction, having no sharp curves or
loops' in its ports to obstruct the passage
of air or steam and in which nlr or rtteain
pressure is utilized to cause a strict con
nection between the coupling members-Mr-
Schrader describes a line-pipe
coupling embodying his invention, nnd
then points out the novel features in tho
The coupling comprises two heads,
which are arranged on a transverse incline
af their-engaging surfaces. The coupling
heads and their connections arc of like
construction, The coupling-head is at
tached to a stem or drawbar, having two
ports, one for the passage of air for the
brake mechanism and the other for signal
ing or the like. These ports of course
open through the head. Suitable gaskets
will be placed around the port-openings so
as to prevent any possible leakage. The
stem or draw-bar is movable through a
ring of a hanger, attached to the under
side of the car. This hanger depends
from a sleeve through which the car-coupling
draw-bar passes. Arranged between
a collar on the stem or draw-bar adjacent
to the coupling-head and the ring is a
coiled spring, substantially of conical form
and of gradually-increasing diameter, the
larger diameter engaging with the ring and
the smaller diameter engaging against the
collar. The collar and ring are provided
with annular seats or channels for receiv
ing the end coils of the spring. Also ar
ranged between the collar and the ring,
within said spring is a second coiled spring,
and between an abutment-ring on the in
ner end of the draw-bar and the said ring
is a coiled'spring like the first one men
tioned and another coiled spring like the
second one mentioned. The abutment
ring is made movable, so that the .parts
may be readily assembled.
The ring is provided with offset open
ings designed to pass over wings formed
on the draw-bar, and to prevent a rotary
movement of the ring when in position,
said ring is provided with lugs for engag
ing on opposite sides of the wings.
In assembling the parts the first
two springs are first placed on the
draw-bar, then the draw-bar is passed
through the hanger and the ring, after
which the two last named springs arj
placed thereon and the abutment-ring
passed over the wings and then slightly
rotated and allowed to move back until
said wings engage between the lugs. By
employing the conically-shapped spiral
springs the coupling while permitted to
move laterally and upwardly while in con.
nection with one coupling head, yet is held
in alinement, so that when cars come to
gether the two coupling-heads will autom
atically engage and interlock with each
Pivotally connected to each coupling
head is a locking-latch designated to en
gage with the other coupling-head. The
latch is provided with n curved or cam
shaped end designed to be engaged by an
approaching coupling-head, thus swinging
the said latch to open position and per
mitting the heads to come together. The
latch is provided on its inner side with a
channel to receive a rib on the other
coupling-head and prevent lateral sliding
motion of one'head on the other.
, Extended outward from the latch is a fing-
er which engages with a stem of a piston op
erating In n cylinder having port connec
tion with one of the pom through the
draw-bar. A spring holds t'io lntc'i yield
ingly In engagement with the opining
coupiing-hend when there is uoair-pressuro
ttl rough the same. When air or other
pressuro is p.iwtl through tha cjit.iltng, a
portion thoreof will paw through tho ports
forcing the ptatmi o'ltward, nnd conse
quently causing the huh to force tho
coupling-heath tightly toother.
Tho ports commiinle.it ) with the train
pipes and through adjustable or telescopic
metal pipe-sections, tho section.) having
ball-and-socket connection with tho draw
bar and Oall-and-sockot joints connect the
sections with tho trnin-pip29. Stuffing
rings prevent leakage between the sections.
These metal connections are not liable to
be burst by nir or steam pressure, ns often
happens with flexible hose.
Tho above description, while rather in
plcto without explanatory illustrations,
give some idea of Mr, Schrader's novel in
vention, which Is nn entirely new depart
ure from the many coaplers brought forth.
The Hrram is justified in referring with
pride to the inventivo genius of an Alliance
man who has nttrnctcd the attention of
tho railroad experts with his clever device,
which will soon take its place along with
other improvements of modern times in
tho mechanical world.
Business Local Column.
Advertisements in thin column will be
charged at the rate 'of 10 cents per line
first insertion nnd 5 cents per line each
Advertisers should remember that The
Herald's circulation is much larger than
any other Alliance paper nnd has the lar
gest circulation in the city and county.
Xmas photos Alliance Art Studio.
Go and gel your shoes at Mollring Bros.
Dr Allen, dentist, opera house.
Old papers for sale at this office.
Go to Dr. Reynolds for dentalj work.
Sears building, 'Phone 213.
Thornton pays six cents for hides.
See F. E. Reddish for loans on real es
tate. W, G. Simonson has a small house he
will exchange foe cattle.
For, storm windowsand doors see Forest
Lumber Co. - "
Take hides where you will get the most
for them at Thornton's.
Forest Lumber Co. make a spdcialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
All kinds of screen doors and windows
made to order by Geo.G. Gadsby.
See Humphrey for picture framintr, up
holstering and furniture repairing.
Bids wanted for baling 150 tons of hay
at once. J. R. VanBoskirk, two miles
south of Allinnce.
Picture framing, upholstering and furni
ture repairing C. HumphrV. 7-io-tf
Harold B. Miller, M. D., physician and
surgeon, office and residence 321 south
Ssventwalh strs:t, L'nsiln, N,
Pattern hats, street hats, ready-to-wear
hats. Mrs. Thos. Regan.
For sale. Second-hand Singer sewing
machine in good repair. Inquire at this
Three new Royal ball-bearing sewing
machines at cost. A No. t second-hand
organ for sale. A. C. ninstham,
Board and room $5 per week. New
house, everything first-class. First house
north of B. & M. freight depot. Wm.
Wanted ! Potatoes !
Highest market price, A. D. Rodgers.
Wasted A good girl to work at laun
dry. Call at laundry. 6-26-tf
I j-innr-ij-i-i r- r n r
Dr. Reynolds, the dentist, is now pcr
minently located in the Sears building,
first door west of Blackburn's store.
One second hand Kansas City hay baler
for sale. See the old apple man, F. A.
For .gale Surrey, almost good as. new,
A. E. Pearson, C12 Box Butte avenue.
For Sale Thoroughbred Cockrel Span
iel pups. First house north of Catholic
church or Miller Bros.
Let us frame your pictures. Our stock
is entirely new, as the mouldings in at
time of fire were damaged and thrown
out. Geo. Darling.
If you have any cow or horse hides or
furs you wish tanned, will be pleased to
take care of them for you. Will guarantee
best results. C. E. Marks.
A few second-hand hard coal stoves very
cheap, at Newberry's. 48
High-grade pianos and organs at lowest
prices. A. C. Bingham.