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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9. 1921.
! BOX BUTTE HAS CONTRIBUTED 14 INMATES TO PEN "WARDEN FEN TON ISSUES ANNUAL REPORT. HIS Out of 577 Prions in State Institution, Only One for Violating the Prohibition Law. Fourteen of the 577 inmates in the ;tate penitentiary were sentenced from Box Butte county, according to figures furnished in Warden Fenton's annual report. This does not mean that Box Butte county has experienced any great wave of crime, for most of the men who have gone to the state prison from this city are not residents of the county, but floaters who hap pened to be caught here. It's really a good advertisement for the police Authorities, and not at all a black eye lor the county's population. iMr. Fenton's report furnishes a few -.surprises, among them the small num ier of women in the state's penal in stitution. There are but five, and one of these, Evelyn McElhaney comes from Alliance. Another peculiar fact in the report is that out of 57 m : mates, but one is there for a violation of the prohibition laws. Most of them are just plain thieves. A few of the statistics follow: Of the 577 men and women there 'the last of the year 320 were convicted ol crimes of violence in which robbery "was the motive. This includes all of Uhe men sent up for burglary, grand fcixceny, hog and horse stealing, at tempt to rob and the like. If auto thieves were included the total would 3b 377. Auto thievery is not, appar ently a remunerative business, as there are fifty-seven men in the Nebraska prison for this offense. The forgers liave greatly increased in number in Tecent years. At the present time there are 89 in the penitentiary con--victed of issuing forged or valueless checks. There are 41 men who were 'eimvicted of rape or assault to commit -rape and 30 for murder. Five big- amists are also quartered there. Add ' the number of these offenders together . and it leaves only thirty-seven to be distributed among the other crimes. All of the five women are first of lenders. The other are divided as fol- ass 2Mnr. ch?o ,6- , . . ... J tJOUifias count, v iurniMies iicbi ly u. third of the total number. 1SS. Other counties contribute as follows: I.an-1 caster, 42; Dawes, 22; Hall, 31; Lin -5ln, 21; Box Butte, 14; Dodge, 18; Scottsbluff, 17; Sheridan, 21. It will ""be noted that most of these count;es contain rairoad centers, and the criminals are largely floaters who follow railroad tracks. The meat increase in crime has 'been within the last two years, since the war and is generally a.-cribed to the unsettled conditions and the de moralization of old-time standards. 'The number of men an.ious to live "without working and not caring in the least how they got the money has kept the police busy and the. prison full. At the beginning of 1910 there were '202 persons in the state penitentiary two of them women, at the end of 1!20, two years later there were 7 prison ers, five of them women. During the two years 518 persons were received and if none had been paroled the pre sent population would be close to 1,000. In the two years the sentences of but twenty-nine expired, ten were released by court order, ten died, three were pardoned and S2G released by the operation of the parole law, or furloughed. The paroles were granted to men who had finished the minimum number of years in the indeterminate sentence given them for their offenses, the furloughs to men who were in but .a brief time. The greatest number of prisoners are those between the ages of twenty one aH twenty-five, ICS; between six tr i eighteen, 2S; eighteen to twen ne, 102, showing that more than half of the prisoners are under '25 years of age. Between twenty five and thirty, there are 99; from thirty to thirty-five, 57; from thirty five to forty, 47; from forty to forty five. 30; fortv-five to fifty, 15; fifty to fifty-five, 10; fifty-five to sixty 4; sixty to sixty-five, 2; sixty-five to seventy, 3; over 70, 1. Of the prisoners 4S9 are white, 71 are negroes and twelve Indians; 399 claim to be Protestants, 134 Catholics, 2 Hebrews, and 4 Greeks. There is not a college graduate in the list. Twenty - won't hurt a Valsparred Kitchen SCOTTEN & HERSHMAN Alliance Drug Store five had no education at all. seventeen i cot no further than the nrimarv i grades, six went through hi ich school, and 43 S qu:t somewhere in the grade. Mnie men are the more numerous St'.J; married, 100; widowed, 1! and divorced 1. Of the five women one is single, three married and one divorced. No widow i on the list. Common laborers from the bulk of the prisoners. 147. with 100 who list themselves as farmers or farm hands; there was no banker there t.ien, but there are two now. No newspaper men were in the list and only one printer. Of the trades, the following were listed in excess of nine in num- ber: Machinists, 2; auto mechanics, 20; cooks, 29; chauffeurs, IS; fireman, 13; barbers, 11; blacksmith, It; clerks, 15; electricians, 12; painters, 11; salesmen, 13; waiters, only are diseased. 10. Forty-one Gering Red Cross Will Aid the Ex-Soldiers During Land Drawing The American Red Cross, with head quarters at Gering, has made arrange ments to make out all necessary pa pers for fiing on the new lands to be opened in the Goshen hole country this fall, at practically no expense to for mer rviee men. and rooms will be provided at Gering at nominal expense ior the men who come out to look over the land and make filings, says the Scottsbluff News. Miss M. M. Enes, secretary of the Red Cross, has issued the following statement relative to the preparations to care for the soldiers "In the land opening for ex-service men of the 'North Platte Irrigation project, September 9, it is planned to make Gering, Neb., the headquarters on the Union Pacific. Special trains will run from Gering to Lyman in the morning and return in the evening, Ex-service men who wish to can make Gering their headquarters, and have all matters relative to filing, attended to at Gering. It is planned to have automobiles available at Lyman for any one who desires to look over the land. The American Red Cross at Gering will be prepared to make out all necessary pipers for filing on the land at practically no expense to the bovs. The papers will be prepared, as the affidavits and the copying of dis charges. Rooms will be provided at Gennff at nominal expense. "Will you kindly announce these facts through the columns of your Vr, Vl . l'Vn " l" 1 be v., "Advice will be given -by mail for , . , . . c- u,. wl, ,;i those who (leMre to file mai1' " rresDytenans win Fifth Straight Came By Cleaning Baptists The Presbvterian Sunday School baseball team preserved their no-defeat record Thursday evening by tak ing one from the Baptist. 10 to 1, nt the fair erounds. This makes the fifth irame the Presbyterian have won, with not a single game lo.-t during the season. Only three innings were , played Thursday, due to the fact that ! the' diamond was in use by the Alli ance Monarch? and their colored op ponents until rather late. I The results: I Presbyterians ab P. Thompson, c 3 II. I.aing, lb 3 W. Threlkeld, ss 3 F. Mounts, If 2 h 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 h 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 po 1 A. Miller. 2b 2 J. Cantlin, if 2 C. Shreve, cf 2 V. Eberly. p 2 Baptists ab F. Campbell, p 2 C. Cross, lb 2 F. Gross, rf 2 J. Reynolds, 3b 1 F. Hacker, If 1 E. Wright. 2b 1 K. Rnbbins, c 1 C. Romig, ss 1 W. Bobbins, cf 1 po 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 Totals 12 Bv innings: 1 2 9 Presbyterians 8 0 210 Baptists 0 0 11 "If vou want to be really popular with men," says Mr. Arthur Pendenys, "become a widow. 1 his, of course, mav be all rie-ht. but few husbands jean really learn to love a wue wnn ! makes a practice ' thing. Punch. makes a practice or mis son or 211 Cox Dutte Phone 132 UnrnU Trnvnlnr lino IllldlU lltlMlcI IlttO Completed Trip Over Box Butte County John O. B.ivne of Aurora, who for the past three ironths has been making a trip over Box Butte countv in the in tere.ts of The Herald, writing up the larms wnicn ne visuei ami securing a big number of new readers for this newspaper, finished up his work Thursday evening of last week. There were two or three scattered sections in the county which he did not visit, due to bad roads and the fact that there would be very few people to see even if he drove thirty-five or forty miles to see them. Friday Mr. Bayne made a v'sit to two or three places that he had iiot touched in previous trips. Herewith we present the last installment of his travels, for this year, at least. We hope to get him up to Alliance for. an- SX p within a year or two. He has promised to write us a story of his impressions of Box Butte county, which should be here for the Friday issue of The Hera'd. In the meantime, read the story of his latest travels: The Pebble Creek ranch is located just over the line in Dawes county. It is owned by W. (,. uooden, but is leased on shares. The ranch consists of 4100 acres. They have sixty acres of wheat, one hundred of rye,, sixty of corn, one hundred and thirty of alfalfa, two hundred and forty grade cows and hrty-seven registered Hereford cows and three hundred registered Hamp shire' hogs. The herd of hogs is headed by a grandson of Dekol King IGOth, international grand champion. Prac tically all the sows are sired by Blyth dale Jim. The Herefords are of the be.;t families, such as the Domino and Beau Mischief and Bright Stanway strains. The herd is headed by a son of Young Anxiety 4th and out of a Bright Stanway dam, the Mischief by Mischief s Return, and out of a Bright Stanway dam. They also have the best strain of black Langshan chick ens, Mammoth Bronze Turkeys and Embden Geese. This is one of the '"P". " 'STli"S braska. The houae is new. with eight rooms, and bath and all modern. Il ls best improved ranches in western Ne- made of hollow tile and finished with stucco. The barn is new and is thirty by one hundred feet, with mow room for over two hundred tons of hay. They have two modern hog houses with sunshine windows, a double gran ary and a new cliicken house that cost one hundred dollars, built of hollow tile, twenty by forty feet, on the Uni versity of Nebraska pattern. It is the intention of the owner to displace the grade cattle with all registered Here fords as fast as possible and to have one of the best herds in the state. The Hemingford Implement com pany started in business last spring k lld; 1 SOj.OOO business tlie hrt year, ear the business will amount to from $7.",0(H) to $S0,000. This is be cause ot the nonest iterating and good management, and the kind of imple ments handled. I hey have the com plete International line, also the Avery threshing machines and trucks, and they operate a complete garage and repair shop for autos and trucks. Go East this Summer. periences. In Boston blend with tions. and countryside. States. Thn Wp'.s Islands, the regions -each with a lure all its own. BURLINGTON Excursions East The Burlington offers round trip PERSONALS M -s Mury Pokalir, at one time ;he home demonstrator for Box Butte cou-ny, spent lat Wednesday in Al-liar.-e, being entertained ut the home of .Mr. and Airs. r.. G. I.aing. T.ui Hoppis la.-t week disposed of his residence property at M! Toluca to Fred G. Leavut ot near Heminn for :, a former Alliance resident. Mr. j Hoi iis plans to take up farming as i an "icupat.on the coming year. Mis. Williams of Hot Springs is visaing with her daughters, Mrs. Frank Buechsentein ana Mrs. Bert Duncan. r.r-revenge: Indignant Arizonian (to busy boot legv'tr): "Hey, I've ju.-.t been bitten by a rattler. Gimme a quart of your che.ipest stuff." Busy B: "Better take spme of the higli-priced stuff, pardner." 1. A.: "Not on your life. This is for the rattler." American I,egin W'erkly. o CD 2. S s-H 9 V o 3 4 A . o MO ST o 3 y E 2 CZ o w X a fa r3 2 2 3 3 3 g. 3-2 n 3 Or S" O ST3 P w H H G 3 3 a o o c g 3 O (0 3 o ,ro 3 O 5 h QZ n9 5. C- 3 A o. O e? SS 5' J? 3 ST'H o ro o "rt n I 5 c O C n Enioy a succession of delightful ex The Jersey Coast never loses its charm. The blessed old At lantic wafts a salt-breeze invitation. and along New England's shores, historic charm and quamtness the usual seashore attrac In "The Land of Evangeline" replete with mystical, natural beauty, sum mer days are magical. The Bershire country combines the charm of lake, and picturesque river The Adirondacks are ever restful the shrines of the historic past never cease to appeal. ThP ratskilb. "The Land of Rip Van Winkle,' is the great natural playground of the Eastern Niagara Falls. The Thousand White and the (Ireen Mountains, nel.iwnrA Water (iao and a host or. oiner vacation-excursion tickets to hat ern resorts long limits and liberal stop-over privileges. 11. L. ORMSUY Ticket Agent Here's the news you have For months past the one in motoring circles has been, and when?" Here's the answer: - New Closed Models 4-passenger Coupe and 5-passen-ger Sedan--are now available. New Priced On Touring and Roadster models effective August 1st. Story is too long to tell here. 'Twould take a page to tell you about one model alone. Besides you will have to see these new Reos to fully ap predate. Suffice to say, all Passenger Car Models that have won derfully silent, sweet-running, amazingly powerfuly Reo SU Motor the greatest motor in the world of its size and for its purpose. In every genuine advance in automotive science in all that makes for greater motoring satisfaction this Six up holds Reo traditions of leadership and merits the title, "The Incomparable the Six of Sixty Superiorities." In that mighty Reo Speed Wagon xc now have some thing sensational to offer youV A greatly reduced price also effective August 1st. This Speed Wagon dominates the Field regardless of carrying capacities. Wherever Motor Trucks are known this Speed Wagon is known as the best. It fits every business meets every carrying need. Range of usefulness is practically unlimited most ver satile as well as most dependable. Always the lowest priced commercial car of its carrying capacity, this Speed Wagon is now a better buy than ever. When you've seen these new Reos and heard the new prices, you'll say, Reo is today, more than ever, "The Gold ' Standard of Values." Come in and see and'hear the whole story. A. H. JONES CO Alliance, Nebraska IMPERIAL THEATER TONIGHT DOROTHY GISH, in "Little Miss Rebellion" Comedy "THIRD CLASS MALE" WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th. "Seven Years' Bad Luck" Featuring MAX LINDER Comedy "YOUR TIMES FOILED" THURSDAY, AUGUST 11th MARY PICKFORD "Through the Back Door" Her latest and best A story that's full of heart interest and human appeal. ADMISSION, 10 and 40c and War Tax been waiting for. query most often propounded "What is Iieo going to say Reo Cars and Trucks.