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mutt Jffiier Official Taper of Box Butte County TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of AUiaac VOLUME XXVIII. (Eight Pages) ALLIANCE, V x BUTTE COUNTY, NEBKASKA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1921. No. 75 Mm Xi VALLAS IIELDTO FEDERAL COURT IN $2,500 BOND TO ANSWER CHARGE OF RECEIV ING STOLEN PROPERTY Corernment Officers Arrest Local Greek After He Is Fined in County Court Chris Vallas, proprietor of the Alli ance Billiard Parlor on lower Box Butte avenue, was held for trial in federal court and his bond placed at 2,500 following a hearing before United States Court Commissioner L. A. Berry Saturday afternoon. Bond has been furnished by an official of one of the local banks. Vallas was charged with receiving stolen property to the amount of $17.40. He had been fined $25 and costs by County Judge Tash on last Thursday on the same count. Within a few hours after he had been up in county court, a federal warrant was served. The goods that Vallas is said have received were stolen from an interstate freight shripment, and this ?ir.ade the offense come under the juris diction of the federal court. According to testimony adduced at the hearing in county court, Ed Linn, colored, had received from Vallas an intimation that he would purchase 'Camel cigarettes or other merchan dise. Linn promptly went out and with the assistance of a colored friend, "Dewey Brown, broke into a freight car. Among the loot found at the Val las billiard parlor was a sack of sugar and a quantity of rice, tea, coffee and other groceries. The officers searched the place twice, finding the stuff con cealed in a basement underneath the building. Deputy United States Marshal A. M. Wright of Chadron, who served the warrant, took four colored men to Chadron with his Saturday to await trial in federal court. These men pave the names of Ed Linn, Joe Myers (alias Dewey Brown). Ernest Lyman and James Johnson. Johnson is an Al liance colored man, and he is held on a similar charge to that filed against Vallas, pleading guilty to receiving .stolen property. , Fight Over Pool Hall License. Among the prospects for excitement this week is the question of the li cense for the Alliance Pool hall. The business was sold, shortly after Val las' arrest, to Tom Rubis, Greek who got in bad last winter, but escaped conviction, and another of his nation ality. The city and county police say they have been watching the pool hall for some time, and that there have been other laws violated, as well as some of the city ordinances. Chief Jeffers intimated the with Sheriff Mil ler, he would ask the council at its next meeting to revoke the license. The sale was made, it is thought, to protect the interests of Rubis, who lias been a silent partner in the con cern all along, owning a half-interest. He has all his money invested in it, and his friends say that a revocation of the license would ruin him finan cially. An interesting sidelight on the li cense question is furnished by one of the city officers, who points out that when the business changed hands, an other license is required. The concern runs both a restaurant and pool hall, and two licenses are required. No ap plication for either license has yet been made. Two Accidents Among Troubles of Motorists Who Went to Springs At least two accidents were report ed as a result of the automobile trip to Hot Springs last Saturday for the purpose of bringing home the Alli ance Campfire Girls. A .S. Mote and Tom Miskimen, on the return trip, made the return journey without mis hap, but after arriving in Alliance, the Mote car got stalled in a ditch on West Ninth street about 7 p. m. Sunday. A few minutes later the Miskimen car came along and got into the same rute, and ended but butting its radiator squarely into that of the Mote car. Damaged fenders and other similar results were the only damages from the col I 'sion. On the road from Chadron to Alli ance, the car driven by C. W. Grass man, with A. V. Gavin as one of the passengers, struck a snag, skidded and threw the occupants up in the gener al direction of the blue sky. Mr. Gavin's eye collided with one of the supports to the top, and the dignified councilman is wearing a peach of a "shiner." Mr. Grassman suffered a Eainful injury to his nose, which was adly cut. FIVE BOXCARS PILED UP IN WRECK AT HORN SIDING A broken air coupling resulted in a small wreck at Horn, near Craw ford, of a Burlington freight shortly after midnight today. The wrecking crew was sent to the scene tnd by 8 a. m. the track was denied, rive box c:uv- wpre piled up on the track, rc coidiii to lepctts leaching Alliance. City Manager's Corner (By N. A. KEMM1SH) The rotary pump arrived from Grand Island last Thursday. The foreman of the Kelly Well company pumped this new well all day Fri day and gained no headway indicating that the casing was broken at about 90 feet. The well was plugged at this point and the rotary pump installed Saturday. We started pumping Sun day morning and this well has fur nished all of the city water since that time, the other pumps being shut off. We have pumped but very little sand during this time and so far the ros pect of regaining this well look very encouraging to us. We will probably remove the rotary pump tomorrow and install our own pump. We recently overhauled the city tractor and are giving it a tryout to day doing some dragging on the streets. It seems to do the work in good shape and the cost of repairng it was only about $200. We are making the necessary chan ges at the city hall to accommodate the schools on the second loor and also for taking care of the firemen en the first floor making changes for their club rooms. We are working on the water main extension and have quite a number of men at work but have room enough to put 10 or 15 more men on doing the digging should there be anyone out of work. THE WEATHER ALLIANCE, Aug. 15. For Alliance and vicinity Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Not much change in temperature. GUARDIAN FOR MRS. WATKINS IS APPOINTED HINDU FAKIR IS PERMANENTLY OUT OF LUCK HERE Testimony Showed Woman's Fortune Had Shrunk From $5,000 to Less than $1,500 The last chapter in the story of the attempt of Dr. R. Senneth, Hindu philosopher, seer, exponent of the dark blue mysteries of the occult and low grade fakir and bunco man, to get hold of the money of Mrs. Jennie Wat kins, widow living on Missouri avenue, was written in county court Monday morning, when County Judge Tash ap pointed Frank Abegg as her guardian. Guardianship proceedings were in stituted by County Attorney Lee Bas ye, following the revelation of the at tempt of the Hindu to fleece Mrs. Watkins, and her story of how nearly he succeeded. According to the testi mony adduced in court, the Hindu came to Alliance in the last days of July, with a carnival company. He gained Mrs. Watkins' confidence by telling her that she was due to have a pleasant and moneyed future, and then made arrangements to borrow money from her. Mrs. Watkins had a check written, ready to draw $000 from the bank to send to the Hindu to purchase an automobile, when she dropped in to talk it over with Mr. Basye, her attorney. He persuaded her to lend no money to the "doctor" until she had some better security than his word, and this, it was be lieved, ended the incident. The second chapter came when Mrs. Watkins forwarded $50 to Dr. Senneth to come to Alliance and make his home with her. He moved in, bag and bag gage, and then shoved on, telling her that he would return the money to her on the installment plan, so much down and much more later on. She never even received the first installment, and at last reports was firmly convinced some harm must have befallen hjm. "He promised to pay," she told her attorney, "and I know he would if something hadn't happened to him." The testimony showed that two years ago Mrs. Watkins' son died, leaving her $5,000 insurance. There is now but $1,100 of this amount left. County Attorney Basye and Frank Abegg testified that she was deter mined to loan all or the major part of this to the Hindu, and Judge Tash did a little investigating on his own account and satisfied himself that others had taken advantage of her childish confidence. It was testified, also, that she suffers from hallucina tions, one of them being that unknown enemies are in league to do away with her. She has called the sheriff to her home a number of times, it was stated, to protect her from these imag inary foes. Another instance of the same sort was instanced when, on a trip to a neighboring city, she reported on her return that an aeroplane had been circling Ebove the heads of her daughter and herself, awaiting an op portunity to destroy her life. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Werkal have gone to Maryland to attend the fune ral of Wade Curry, who died last Fri day morning in Arizona. Mr. Curry was a s.'n-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Gregg of Mar.-land. Mr. r.nd Mr. S. H. Ci.le fj ent Sun day ia Hot Springs, S. D. SCOTTSBLUFF IS WINNER ON THE ALLIANCE LINKS TRIMS COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERS BY A NARROW MARGIN Twenty-Fire Players From Valley City Take Part in Golf Meet on Sunday Members of the Scottsbluff Country- club, to the number of twenty-five , were guests of the Alliance Country club Sunday, and celebrated the occa- sion properly by defeating their hosts' at golf in a tournament that was ar- ranged as the chief attraction of the day. Half a dozen ladies accompanied the Scottsbluff party, but none of them played golf, all being content to sit on Al 1 1 ...at me verana ami watcn tneir represen-1 winter season, una wnne nis pians re tatives wade through to a victory in'hy no means complete, and the most the rain, Alliance club members went to Scottsbluff a couple of weeks ago and met with disaster on the links in the first tournament. On that historic oc casion, only two Alliance men, Kish ago, the club's profesh, and George Madsen, beating their opponents. The Alliance men found themselves at considerable of a disadvantage rn a stra.ge course. This, fortunately, was the case in the ' return engagement, Sunday six Alliance golfers defeated their Scottsbluff opponents, out 0f nineteen matches. The totals for the tournament shows that Alliance was not so badly de ,wf , ;,n"ri thM" ,ccasion' l"' deed, until the last two cards came in, unance was anea.i on ine count yiy -. n. .c..mnMi u umiMui storekeeper, and according to his " . , v3 "?, i: lo' e'g r no,e? Fm ui vni in an itc uii tl liiC fiicAVVIlt'S . I .. . i l"e ",a.""L ivisnago ueieateu teen, fed to hi;.; ?nn '"m m WninfJ'0rVrS(ih 'ml2S I? 100 Mallery 104, Hrubesky 11G: R. Vfiu ni'ononon ,t2T5; rrn 101, Mothersead 123: and Jay Walker 108 to score ol 121 foi Doc Craw- -.ci- tiiwiia.. uuiiiig in- -m.no ujr k.. u A ah:- . ti i.r i. . ujr vuc nuiuuve viuw. uicumi&i, wu the golf tournament viiy mainly. rvemmisn, in a.imuon to oeing score - ors Wardrobe, superintend ing of the garments guests who continued the moisture. The scores for the various matches follow: (Two nine-hole matches were played in every instance but one. The II III CVCI V UlMclllVe DDL Ulir. 4 lir first column of figures represent the c,ni.a th firef rav, la,- number beinpr the number of strokes v . in iiiv i i .1 v iuui.ii ) v. auivK hit and the smaller number the servea a m., ani two otner .easts V out of the poo Mr Kcmmish - Tho rin iWuvpH ihlrrivjf rri 1a "eviseu an ngen.ous n Thirty of ri r nvnuaii r i in l. 1 1 1 w 1 1 1 iir-i -mi. t : i e..i : :. o : ; ,.v "-'r the water at lime expense, ana u me ,!.,.:-, ; of the Scottsbluff contingent, although . , u: uisiricis in . ,v , . 7 ' .pool Can oe UUIU uciuiUiii iu inn v:,lp,l th most of them had put in an appejr- P ,t . make an ideal winter an(, th r;,rur,v v;r;:-; v ummer playground r me Peopie oVKusselI- num of holes made in fewer strokes than iriiv .Pf believes that i ,:UV,e noc nei, , M i r T V the opponent. Column two contains! i 'e"rs' due to a ,ea,th of crorps on the second mntrh column Fome p!an can, be n5urpil .ut P i i ar., and every year there are a few threTAinanct AT& eames" y8.?!'.! Ef nf v:iic1.1 skip a year's school- l -.1 r n-.ii i Eel lOKeilltr OIlll ""ia, i.v ... uihi luiuniii luui o.uuuiui luLaia im both games). S'cen 54-1 51-0 Kishago 4G-3 37-7 Selzer 50-3 57-4 Abegg 56-3 59-2 Graves 52-4 Copsey 52-4 Schwaner 54-3 40-2 Bevington 48-5 48-4 Schwaner 52-6 43-7 Maxfield .C4-2 CG-0 Babcock 51-8 48-5 Minor f3-0 54-2 Haver f,7-3 55-G Hunt G4-5 C8-0 Baibour .G0-4 55-4 Kilpatrick C-l 59-3 105- 1 83-10 113- 115- 100- 5 93- 9 103-13 130- 2 99-13 117- 122- 9 132- 5 115- 8, 128- 4 Hurbesky G2-1 Mallery 51-8 Martindale 51-4 Meyer W-3 Hannon C3-2 R B ckwith G0-4 Willetts 55-5 Dickenson Gl-2 Motherse'd 59-4 Madsen 55-4 Thompson 67-3 Sallows G6-2 Crawford -C4-2 Walker .55-3 E E Magee61-5 B B ckwith C7-2 53-4 53-4 104-12 115- 5 55- 3 56- 4 C2-2 51-5 43-6 53-1 64-1 46-2 63-2 59-4 63-2 53-5 112- 7 125- 111- 9 103-11 114- 3 123- 5 101- 9 120- 5 123- 6 127- 4 108- 8 53-4 55-2 122- 4 114- 9 Wright Newberry .53-3 C0-1 52-4 54-5 54-3 59-2 r.3-4 5G-5 l1-' im 114- 6 P.ck 5G-5 Nolan Gl-3 C Bracken 59-4 HoUen G2-3 120- 114- 118- S Total Alliance ftioke.-, 2044. Total Alliance 1 oles, 112. Ttnl Sco't-b'uff stroke, 202. Total Scottsbluff hole.-, 131. MAY CONVERT ARMORY INTO INDOOR POOL CITY MANAGER FIGURING OUT WAYS AND MEANS Tcntatife Tlans Call for Two-Story Structure With Second Floor a Public Gymnasium City Manager N. A. Kemmish has finally made public his plans for re- modeling the city armory into a public swimming pool and gymnasium. Ever since the swimming season began This summer, with big crowds flocking to Broncho lake, the city manager has' had the idea of furnishing means for j the people of Alliance to continue thisj amusement during "dog" days" and the . I -1M- 1 T - I - mportant part of all the finding cf the money to remodel the building remains to be accomplished, he has decided to take the public into his con fidence and see if interest enough cannot be aroused to put it over. The armory is a big building, md with the present foundation will al low for an excavation for a swimming pool 25x50 feet in size, which should amPy ,arFe en0"h.,A ?,o1 Wlt,h 1 these dimensions will still allow tuf- toient space fnr ?,twe'v;foot c?mrn ,P,atform on. al1 "des of the pool, and ample dressing room facilities. The city manager's tentative plans provide for rebuilding the walls of the i umtuing wiiu icincui aim iuuhiiik them up twelve feet higher than at p,.esent. This will allow for the enn- ;truct:on of a FCCOntl gtory, whjch Mr. Kemm;sh proposes to make into a RVmnapiumi w;th standards for basket 1)aI ani( a f.pt of i,eacn,r peat. This wi make the armory aaviluble for 'dancing, as at present, and make it uh ,iesirabe for athletic cxhibi- tiona of one kind an.l another. Ti i ... i,. u.nniio.i ..ii. u-g from the City's pumping station, end it, th prent number of wells, es- pocially smce the Kelly weU ha9 )een , smnnr K. It mav be adVIS- " " tn uVA ronstnnt flow of water M K-mmish is now encaired in . . estimates for the emodeling, financing the proposition. in m.in SV n IV'.n tur ""is i Yi . , ! . , l f, borne by th summer, tne co.-i nas e city and taxed up in the citizens. This ls-not thought ;- tho !.... " - - . . ., n.si oi iiroM)f?cii c anil iiii r i u u wi.il 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 ill. i 1 lie . si i . c i . . i "n i umA .i-fin tp information as to tne , of manv of the V ....... rn.., niiKK rnuuSn iu iai the nUv ffeni tP cost 10 lay eIore.11l0 lYw,lKt iu, that may be made the play despite . .. f dilriculty wi)1 be the matter of ., , , ,Qf , i advisable in Alliance, where the taxjThree of the (n,tricts in the county i the undertaking. The gymnasium and swimming pool are loth badly needed ' ''y the Alliance schools, ami it is ithous-ht that the school district offi-i cials may be willing to take care of a portion of the cost. 1 ne oaiance ran probably be raided by public subscrip tions of some kind. The idea has been suggested that memberships be sold j to citizens who are interested, with the understanding that others may ,ie the pool when they desire on the payment of a small fee. Once the pool is constructed, there is little doubt that , it can be made a paying proposition. It is probable thnt, when figures are secured and the proposition i among !the things listed for action, the Alli- lance volunteer fire department will be p'aced in charge of the campaign to. take care o f the finances. Further announcements in regr.rd to the public iswimming pool will be awaited witn interest. There is already a consider able amount of interest in the city, I an.l if Alliance i? able to put this pro iect over, it will be considerab'e of a 103- 7 feather in her cap. Many other Ne braska town? took the step this year, .'hut few of them have earned out so 4 .Ambitious a project. Alliance Team Takes Game From Bayard Sunday by Score 3 to 0 The Alliance baseball team shutout 'Bayard at Bayard Sunday, by a score of 3 to 0. The feature or the game wa the playing of Edwards, who is credited in the official score with seven assi.-ts, six putouts and only one error Hut er mnile ' two hits out of four times up, as did David-on. McKinney pitched and the in' fp'5oing plovers hit only thiee balls out of the infield. It wa airtight Ib'i-eball and on of the bet games 8;?he AUii.nce bunch has ever figured :n. Mr. L. A. B'-vry who, for the past week hn.s leen vi-it;nir with Mia. M:u ihv. Miv. Alice S. S'oean rnd severe' cr fi 'oni! D.-nver is opected Wcila: BOOSTERS ATTENTION! Friday afternoon, August 19, at 2 p. m., there will be held at Bride port a good roads meeting of vital interest to Alliance. It is impera tive that a good-sized delegation from this city attend. It is hoped that at this meeting the Morrill county citizens and commissioners can get together and agree on a route to receive federal and state aid that will connect Alliance with the Lincoln highway. Alliance is interested in this proposition, espe cially so since it has been an nounced that a Gulf to Canada north and south transcontinental highway will pass through Morrill and Box Butte counties. The Alliance chamber of com merce is organizing a delegation to go to the Bridegport meeting. The trip will be made by auto and the start will be made at 9 a. m. Every Alliance business man who has the welfare of his community and himself at heart should go on this trip. The settlement of this two-year-old rivalry will furnish a route from the Lincoln highway through Alliance to Hot Springs. All our neighboring counties have secured results by boosting good roads. Dawes county, by united effort, has put over a big road program. If Alliance can have the tourists going through her streets and trad ing at her stores that Hot Springs now has, there isn't a merchant or citizen who wouldn't say that the result will be worth all the effort it takes to put it over. lid's go! TEACHERS ARE SELECTED FOR RURAL SCHOOLS TWO-THIRDS OF DISTRICTS ARE PROVIDED FOR niwi t-rit.i.on ...c i .... . . . . hen ChOOl8 uegin the fifty-seven rural school Box Butte county are pro- teachers for the coming according to Miss Opal county superintendent. This does not mean that there will be any .lUti-ipta fnr thprp U a uniting J ... , - - teachers amply e for any demands upon it. The trou- f tha riir.nl t-rlinnl )0ar, have been busy with other af- COn" suiPi wie Mittiiuii ui u icai-iiri. A II nf iYn I'np'in'ioj u'ill liO flltprl er,tember 1. when the most of the i ,., ng, but ut least nity- secured a teacher bv that time, Following is the li.-t of rural teach ers who have been engaged to date District No. 2 Ascnath Sclull. S Lucille Piatt. 7 Mrs. P.uth Thornton. 10 11a Mclnroy. 11 Lottie Mu-igrave. 12 Viola Soth. 13 Esther Nation. 13 Delia Swan.son. 15 Kate Graham. 10 Bertha Wilson. 22 Eva Simpson. 25 Mrs. Nina Boness. 27 Fern Eaton. jXelle McDonald. 30 Nettie Uhrig. 31 Fairy L. Murray. 37 Gladys Wagar. 38 Harriet Wagar. 40 Rose Freimuth. 49 Helen Young. . ft s. I 1 . Ol lrs. Ki. n. fiinner. 52 Perry Tollman. 55 Arlien Blanchard. 5G Minnie Nikont. 3 Jessie Hacker. 78 Ula Baringer. 81 Adrian Clark. 92 Clarissa Soth. 124 Helen Coleman. ) Baptist Team Breaks Losing Streak, Taking Game From Methodists The Baptist team in the Sunday school league finally broke its losink streak by taking one from the crip pled Methodists, 8 to 7, in a good game Monday evening, although both sides used three pitchers during the course of the events. Thursday the Christians will play the Presbyterians in their last game. The lat time thee two teams tan gled, an extra inning was necessary to decide the winner. The Chri.-tians are determined to win this last game ftom the rre.-byterians. Miss GiT.ce John-tone was in from . ti e coi ntiy to spend tr.e vecK-ena I with Miss Avis Jouer, ALLIANCE MEN ATTEND COUPLE ROAD MEETINGS J. S. RHEIN MADE OFFICER IU TWO ORGANIZATIONS President of North Star Highway fot Western Nebraska Vice Pres ident of the G-P-C Route A delegation of fifteen Alliance men, including J. S. Rheln, J. W. Guthrie, J. C. McCorkle, W. R. Harper, R. E. Knight, County Commissioners Cal Hashman and G. W. Duncan, CaU vin D. Walker, Ed Henry, Glen Mil ler, Dan Foley, C. Schafer, Lee Stur geon and H. P. Courscy, attended two good roads meetings last Thursday, and Friday. The Alliance bunch, which started out to remain neutral in the midst of the Morrill county strug gle between three towns for a road connecting Alliance with the Lincoln highway, found itself the center of in- terest in both Broadwater and Sidney, where the meetings were held, nnd Al liance men were elected to positions on the committees of the "ival roads, over their protests. For the past two years, there haa been a struggle on in Morrill count over the road to be approved for fed- eral and state aid which will furnish Alliance a thoroughfare to the Lincoln highway. There are three commis sioners in that county, and one Uvea in Broadwater, one in Bayard and one in Bridgeport. Each of these towns would like to have the road to con nect up with Box Butte cqunty go through their towns, and the commis sioner from each town has sufficient local patriotism to refuse to give in. It's a regular deadlock. With the announcement that a north and south highway, from the Gulf cf Mexico to the Canadian borJer, would be built, this nev rivalry has further strengthened the deadlock. There ure two factions in Colorado, one of which is known as the Gulf-Plains-Canadian route, and the other the North Star highway. The former has routed its road through NchrasKa rrom juies burg, Col., to Oshkosh, Lisco, Broad water. and Alliance. The North Star route is planned to go from bedge wick. Col., to Chappell. Lodgepole. Sidney, Bridgeport and Alliance. They are parallel routes, in effect, and ac cording to either plan Alliance is due to have a place on the transcontinental route, unless something goes radically wrong. Big Crowd at Broadwater The first meeting attended by ths Alliance men was held at Broadwater la.-t Thursday evening, and the repre sentatives from this city say u was one of the biggest and best meetings thev ever attended. Broadwater, oa the G-P-C highway, has gone ahead without fretting about any opposition, and has marked its highway from the state line to Broadwater. Monday some twenty men were busy marking the road from Broadwater to the Box Butte oounty line. J. S. Bhein was elected vice presi dent of the G-P-C for Box Butte coun ty and R. E. Knight a member of th advisory board from this county. Over one hundred and fifty delegates wer present from various towns in west ern Nebraska, and it was a rousing session all the way through. (Continued on Page 4) Good Samaritans Issue Warning of 1 Fake Solicitors The Good Samaritans association of Salina, Kas., this week sends out a warning to several towns in western. Nebraska to the enect that a woman wearing a uniform has been repre senting herself to be a Good Samari tan or Samaritan Sister. This woman, it is announced, has been soliciting" funds with a tambourine and has ob tained considerable money . from homes and alo from the business pub lic in this territory. The Good Samaritans, the notica says, has no woman solicitors going through the country and never use the tambourine method. Both men and women workers carry a card of identification which bears the signa ture of the holder. The card is used for the current month only, and is not good five days after expiration. In addition to this, Good Samaritan workers never work in a town without first receiving a letter from the cham ber of commerce or some official in authority. In all cases where solicitors are un known, it is best to use ordinary com mon sense and insist upon proper cre dentials or a statement from thn chamber of commerce or some person you know that the person asking for money is authorized to receive it, W. B. Barnett returned Saturday morning from an extended trip in th ea.-t, visiting New York, Chicago, SU Louis, Pittsburg, Omaha, St. Joseph and other place of importance. Mrs. Barnett remained in the east visiting friends. Mrs. Forest Lape of Edgemont waj in the city Saturday. .