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OfTicial Taper of Box Butte County TWICE A WEEK-TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official I'apcr of the City of AlllaJM T VOLUME XXVIII. " (Eight Tages) v ALLIANCE, KOX HUTTE COUNTY, NEIWIASKA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 23. 1921. No. 77 V I 1 I II TM I I I I II V MORRILL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROMISE A ROAD :but do not indicate route that will be chosen Following Appeal From Alliance Dele gation. Two Commissioners Get Together Alliance is to have some sort of a road through Morrill county which will connect this city and the territory north of it with the Lincoln highway, if two Morrill county commissioners stick to the agreement they apparent ly entered into at the road meeting held last Friday afternoon under the auspices of the North Star highway association at Bridgeport. The Alii-1 ance delegation, which included ten automobile loads, came home feeling pretty pleased over the prospects. For over two years, there has leen a deadlock in Morrill county over the road situation. Commissioner W. R. Draper, who lives at Broadwater, is in favor of a road that will pass through his home city. Commissioner Dale Osborn of Bayard feels that any north and south road that is desig nated for stat? and federal aid should pass through Bayard. Commissioner . S. S. Garvey of Bridgeport is equally set in his opinion that the logical route for a north and south road is by way of the county seat, which is his home town. Therefore, when Alliance began to he interested in the two transconti nental north and south routes the G-P-C, which is laid out through Broadwater, and the North Star, its rival, which is scheduled to pass through Bridgeport, it was discovered right off the bat that it made no dif ference if a hundred highways should be planned, none of them could go through Morrill county until the com missioners got together and agreed on one route. It was J. S. Rhein of AMi .ance, vice president of Box Butte coun ty for the G-P-C, and president of the . Nebraska North Star association, who saw the one way clear, which r.n'jrht end the deadlock. At a North Star meeting held zX Sidney on August 12, Mr. I' he in pointed out to the delegates that ro highway could go through until the Morrill commissioners got together. Although it was a North Stir meet ing, Mr. Rhein got the delegates to agree to call the delegates from the various towns to meet at Bridgeport on August IS), to invite the commis sioners to be present and to see if they wouldn't approve one road, and to let the rival associations have then promise. Alliance Is Neutral. At the Bridgeport meeting, Mr. "Rhein made clear Alliance's position. This city, he said, is on both rival hiehwavs. and it really wants both roads. The Alliance delegates, he pointed out, did not come to the meet ing to attempt to dictate anything to them, or to demand any certain route, Tiut as supplicants, asking for a road that will connect Alliance and the ter ritory north of it, with the Lincoln highway, as well as permit travel from the southern states to come up Tiorth through Morrill county. He characterized Morrill county as the missing link, and threw the meeting ODen to all factions, so there should be the fullest discussion of the merits of the rival routes, in order to permit the commissioners to know the senti ment of their constituents before mak- insr anv decision. There may have been some little feeling on a part of a few of the Bridgeport residents, who couldn't understand whv it was that a North Star meeting should even admit the existence of f any other suggested for a hiarhway. but the major ity of them remembered the argument at the Sidney meeting, and realized -Omt the deadlock had to be broken before there was a prospect for any highway. The champions of the va vna rnntps took the floor, and for -on hnnr nr more presented their claims. The Bridgeport Route. Commissioner Garvey was the first 4 taVo ttiA floor. He comes from Bridgeport and he supported that route amazingly well. He declared that a north and south road through nfn,-i-;u rountv was needed, and the ouicker it was secured, the better for everyone concerned. He favored the Rrido-PDort route. He had found, he said, that highways connecting county seats were approved Dy me taaie unu federal authorities quicker than otners and the North Star route, as outlined would strike Sidney, Bridgeport, Ain ance and Chadron. A further argu wrtTt JL' '! ' that Morrill county was linnl r.lnce to build roads. The sand hills ami lakes presented obstacle v,t uprp exrensive to overcome, am. uwf.-n n hort route was desirable He believed the Bridgeport road would .rv the most people and could be riitpd for the least money. part of the construction on this route was completed, he urged, saying that the road was already graded from Bridgeport to Angora. It now con tains but fifteen miles of sandhill crooks and turns, and this distance can (Continued on Page 8) WORK NOT FAITH, Friday noon there will be held at the Fern Garden of the Alliance hotel a meetiig of the North Star highway association. The comple tion of this highway will furnish a road through Alliance leading to the Lincoln highway to the south and Hot Springs to the north. If it can be put through, it will be the biggest forward step that Alliance has taken in years. There will be a hig bunch of dele gates from the cities and towns along the highway. They ought to be entertained while here, and the chamber of commerce hasn't the funds to do it. J. S. Rhein, president of the North Star association in Nebraska, and W. E. Spencer, vice president for Box Butte county, have devised the plan of having every Alliance good roads booster take two tickets for the dinner, one of which will be given to a guest. These two men have the tickets for sale. This is an opportunity for every good roads booster to show his true colors. If you're willing to work for good roads, see one of these men and take two tickets. If we get this highway, every man will be repaid a good many times over. If wp don t get the road well, the one thing that will tend to keep it from coming through is lack of sup port. Don t leave this up to vour neighbor or competitor he among the first to call one of those men and reserve a couple of tickets more if you're feeling flush. This is a case of practical boosting. It's the acid test. Now is the time to kick in. THREE YEAR 0L0 BABE IS KILLED IN A RUNAWAY TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT COX FARM NEAR HEMLNGFORD. The Small Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roberta Killed Instantly When Thrown From Buggy, Lew, the three-year-old son of Mr." nd Mrs. John Roberts, living nine miles west of Hemingford, was in- tantly killed about 2 p. m. Thursday, when with his mother he was thrown from a buggy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Cox, near neighbors, who ive across the road from the Roberts home. The babe's neck was broken in the fall. The mother suffered only a few bruises. First reports were thct he was unconscious several houis after the accident. Mrs. Roberts and babe had driven to Hemineford with Mrs. Co and two sons, in the latter's buggy. iMuin mg, they stopped at the Cos home, where Mrs. Cox went in 'he house to leave some groceries before driving to the Roberts home. The hor-.es took a few steps forward, the top of th( buergv cautrht on the clothes line and frightened the team, which plunged forward, throwing the occupants from the carriage. The two Cox chiruen were in the buggy at the time the runaway occurred, but were not thrown out. and when the running horses were stopped were Jound to be unin lured. Funeral services were held ;ia;u!'da t 2 o'clock from the Hemingford M. E. church. Interment was- in the Heminirford cemetery. Lew Samuel Roberts was born June 5. 191H. and died August 18, 11)21. At the time of death he was aged three vears. two months and thirteen days, The stricken family have the sympa thy of the entire county in their be reavement. Burglar Alarm at the Guardian State Bank Startles Business Men The bursrlar alarms of the Guardian State bank caused considerable excite ment Saturday evening. About 8:45 p. m., the alarms began ringing ami within a few minutes there was a big crowd in front of the bank, which kept growing until officers of the institu tion h id time to get on the ground and turn off the serenade. The cause of the ringing was sam oy Cashier S. B. Wright to be due to the fact that the day gate, which is op erated by a spring, came into contact with one of the inner walls of the vault. The alarms are very sensitive and will start ringing if touched by steel, heat, or water, or if one of the knobs or bolts are given the slightest tnurh. A burglar would have a pretty poor chance to get away w ith anything as long as this system is in perfect working order. The sounding of the alarm gave rise to a number of rumors, one of which was that a masked man had been seen dashing out of the alley in the rear of the bank. Bank ollicials charac terize this yarn as pure imagination. B. F. Nutton, Burlington agent at Aurila, Neb., was in the city Monday on business. ROAD BOOSTERS WILL MEET HERE AT NOON FRIDAY NORTH STAR ORGANIZATION IS PROGRESSING RAPIDLY. New Highway Probably Will Consoli date with Rival G-P-C Route Somewhere in Nebraska. ' Representatives from several cities i and towns along the proposed route of I the North Star highway will meet in Alliance Friday of this week. A big delegation will be present from ; Bridgeport, and Angora, Sidney, Chad I ron. Oelrichs and Hot Springs will un doubtedly have boosters present. The program for the meeting is in j the hands of W. E. Sjiencer, vice pres ident of the North Star association for Box Butte county. The meeting ' will be called at noon, at a luncheon to be held at the Fern Garden of the Alli I ance hotel. This is a booster meeting i for the North Star highway, and J. S. I Rhein. president of the association for Nebraska, has intimated that the only topic that will be di.-cussed will bp the furtherance of the aims of that asso ciation, which is committed to building a north and south hiirhwny through Nebraska, connecting Sidney, Bridge port, Angora, Alliance and Chadron. No other route will be considered at the session. Train connections are such that the noon meeting was deemed tiosirame, as this will permit delegations from some of the towns to make early trains hack if thev so desire. Chad- Ion's delegation will in all probability come by auto, ine Angora represen tatives have asked the Alliance men to arrange to have the niirht tr:iin stop t Angora, and the Burlington has promised this concession to enable An gora to be represented at the moet intr. Following the meeting which is ex pected to consume a good purt of the afternoon, it is planned to have mem bers of the Alliance Country club en tertain such of the visitors as desire to remain in the city. The North Star highway originated in Colorado, where there was some dispute as to the route to be followed bv a north and south continental high way. The Gulf-riains-Canadian route was laid out twfore the war, ami worx on it stopped for two or three years. This spring the project was resurrect ed, ami there was trouble trom the start. The route had reached Chey enne Wells, Col., when the war stopped further ctlorts, and from that city two rival routes have been planned. One of these retains the name of the Gulf- Plains-Canadian association, and goes by way of Julesburg, Col., O.-hkosh, Lisco, Broadwater and Alliance. The North Star route, the name taken by the Colorado dissenters, is scheduled to go by way of Sedgwick, Col., Chappell, Lodgepole, Sidney, Bridgeport and Al liance. Both routes coincide at Alli ance. At the meeting Friday the question of continuing the North Star organ ization and markings on into South and North Dakota will be taken. The route is the same, and it may be the decision of the delegates to permit the North Star to end where it joins the other route. Delegations from cities to the north will be present, and the way they feci about the proposition is expected to be the deciding factor. Executive Committee of Legion Post Plans Many New Activities The executive committee of Alliance post No. 7, American legion, met :.t the office of the post commander, Dr. Minor Morris, Monday evening and discussed plans for the legion's activi ties in the coming months. The next meeting of the legion will be held in the form of a dinner and will be held September at the Fein Garden of the Alliance hotel. The members of the "flying riu;idron", eight government war risk fdTicials, will be in the city on that ay ami win be asked to attend as guests of the post. Among the coming activities is a duck dinner. J. A. Joh msen was ap pointed chairman of a committee, with power to select his assistants and se cure wild ducks sufficient in number for the members of the post and their wives and families. In addition to the duck feed, there will be dancing. It was decided to include the member.? of the G. A. R. and the Spanish- merican war veterans on this occa don. The executive committee decided to give a home talent theatrical porfrr manee sometime during the winter, and Armistice day, Novemiier 11, w s set as the tentative date. This ye:;r it is planned to give a piayiei oi i n inai were populnr during the war with the. loys in the trenches, and m addition some home grown vaudeville. The committee in charp consists of Fail L. Meyer, D. C. Bradbury, Joe Wil liams, George L. Burr and Ed Bourdon. Dr. Minor Morris has appointed Joe Williams as adjutant to serve during his term as post commander. Earnest Johnson spent Sunday in Hot Springs. LAST FEW DAYS UNEVENTFUL FOR COMMISSIONERS NOT A SINGLE NEW CHARGE OF SKULDl'GGERY And So County Fathers Proceed Indict Themselves and Enjoy the Sensation to A Herald reporter came upon a session of the county commissioners Monday afternoon. Every few days for the past three or four weeks, the reporter has had to interview one or more of the county board in regard to alleged derelictions of one of its members, and he has got to the point where he approaches their offices with fear and trembling sometimes wilh one, sometimes with the other, end often with both. The last time he saw the commissioners, everything was peaceful, but a lot of noise was com ing from behind the closed doors, so he ued caution, tact and diplomacy. He thicv his hat in. kle vailed lour minutes. When the hat didn't come out, he went in. All three of the commissioners weic present. On the table in front of them was a big pile of claims against the county. '1 he commissioners were swearing at them. Thv?y vuld tnke oil' the t ip one and swear at it. Then they'd tjke the bottom jne a:l swear at it. Occasionally they would fake one out of the middle and give it what was coming to it. If they tird of this procedure, they'd take a chance and cuss, at the whole pile. "Good afternoon, gentlemen,' said the reporter. Georue Duncan growled the answer. It was t'ie proper answer, and the re porter felt relieved, especially io v hen Commissioner llashman and Co.i niis sioner Carrel joined in the freei ng. The leporter felt cheered enough to try to bori ow a cigar. He didn't get it, so lit? u.-ed one of his ow n and bi r rowed a match. The Time-killers "Vhy all the excitement," a-kcd the reporter. Commissioner Duncan ex plained. "l,very time we get to go ing good, and think we -ee the bottom of tiiis pile, someone comes in and kill un hour or two of our time." The reporters ears turned reddirh, Lut paled again when the chairman of the board continued: "We've had half a dozen fellows in here this af- te. noon growling about something," he said. "We don't mind the ones who don't growl. Sit tight." The reporter sat tight. Commissioner Hashman broke the silence. "What's The Herald jroing to print this week?" he asked. "There isn't a single new scandal abo'it the commissioners, and all the old ones are played out," he said. "We kinda hnte to be left out of the limelight. Isn't there something else mean you can think up to say about us." The reporter confessed himself baf fled. He told them that everything had been saht better than his feeble abilities could do it. "Well," said Commissioner Hash man, "your readers shall not be dis appointed. Say this week that the commissioners are all horse-thieves. No; don't say that it isn't exactly true. 'Say that we have been stealing hor es all winter, but that since the bottom dropped out of the horse mar- ens tomorrow, aiayoe we can get me other one to join us. We're working on him." The reporter took a lot of notes. Admits Stealing Corn. Chairman Duncan spoke up. "That isn't the worst of it. Say that they're likely to get a warrant out for me for stealing corn a lot of it. I didn t really steal it, of course all I did was help Tom James steal it. We took a dozen ears of corn from the Lichty place. Tom James got it, but I sup pose I'm guilty, as 1 carried it out of the field for him." George Carrell joined in. "No," he said, "I haven't done anything the last day or two in the grafting line, ex cept work for the county. This after noon, for half an hour or so, I helped the janitor cui, weeds around the court house. He ill t know it, out i m go inx to tell hiTn about it. rrom now on, I'm going to let him d. ;t. Come in ihink of it. I run draw mv uav lust watching him. There ire son1.; rime weeds that need cutting." Cal Hashman ad led a word r two about the weeds. 'I've got plenty of h. -n at home to rut." be s lid, "and I'm willing the jani'or : houl-l do it at .... the court nouse. ueorge barren ran jf he want sto; I won't, even if they i)ay me for it. Commissioner Cm red -igain spoke up. "We aren't through yet." he said. "It's been a big Mission, with lots of work to do, and we aren't through et. Some of the fellows who ate baking for opportunities to crab will fay that we're taking too long to do the work this month, in mler to get our big salaries as commissioners.'' "Tell them for me," said Cal L'ath- ket we ye quit J here .sn t any prot.t c" nilition fin(, that .re Ko.nit to start Meal V chick- P . . . smclhinlr lo TDK WKATIIKR Forecast for Alliance and vicinity: Generally fair tonight and Wednes day; somewhat warmer Wednesday. man as Duncan nicked up two or three stacks of claims and shovel them into the box, "that we're going to take three or four more davs at this, prob ably, and that we're tnkinur our time to it. We're just plumb reckless about the way we're throwing the taxpayers' money away. The commissioners filed out of their office, and the reporter went his w;:y. No bottles were passed, and 'here Was nothing else to do. He concludes, however, thnt the commissioners a?e sitting easy and aren't at all worried over the dozens of charges and counter-charges that have been coming their way, hot and heavy, the past few weeks. Even the threat of a recall hasn't moved them U make their pence with their detractors. They i snv it don't do anv good to try to be . J - , nice to their enemies. Maybe they're tight about it. Antioch Potash Plant Purchased hy Krause at Sheriff's Sale The Alliance potash plant at Anti och, built in 1917 at a cost of ap proximately $(100,000, wus sold Mon thly at a sherilf's sale at Antioch to lierimin J. Krause for $.12,000. He owns the lakes from which the brine was taken for the plant and the sale included all buildings, real estate, pipe lines and other equip ment. LEGLESS MAN GETS THE PALM FOR OPTIMISM MISFORTINE DOESN'T HIM A BIT WORRY Manages to Earn a Comfortable Liv ing for Himself and Family Despite His Handicap Alliance people have hud an oppor lun,ty. u,e, " WJL "EE ""lua.ntod with a "ft"" h. liyi Wlfe- a"' the !tte.r tunity the past few days to become have been in the city awaiting the ar rival of repairs for Rimel's Maxwell car, in which the Rimel family has ridden nearly thirty thousand miles during the pust two years. It isn't anything out of the ordin ary for Alliance to see maimed men, but it will be years and years before another man like Barto Rimel comes this way. Despite handicaps that would have discouraged a good many men, even those with stout hearts, Mr. Rimel hasn't allowed himself to be come downhearted for a single mo ment. He wears one of those "Sunny Jim" smiles you used to see adver tised the kind that won't come off. He doesn't make a living by putting on a long, sad face and holding his hat out to the passersby. Not he. Rimel is a salesman, and a darned good one, too. "I never beg," he told a Herald re norter. end he said it with pride. "I so loni' you'll find me working. I don t need any legs, so long as I keep my head working. Paya His Own Way Mr. Rimel pays his way as he goes, and he does take a lot of pride in that little Maxwell car. His business is selling oil and auto accessories. He seldom sells to anyone but dealers. While here he made arrangements to get at wholesale a lot of supplies, such as spark plugs, pliers, etc. The auto mobile men have heard of him and they say that his order is good for the best of credit terms any time he wants to send one in, or from any place. "I don't make the best living in the world," he said, "but there are a lot of them who dont have as much to eat as I do. Business is always good with me. I don't try to get the sympathy business. 1 handle reliable stuff, and it's good for repeat orders when 1 come back. The speedometer on his little car reads 29,.r00 miles and Rimel has done most of the driving. He says that he can drive through the mud and bad roads where men with a complete com . . . i . "ll ; plement t legs and arms win kc stuck, ine car nas mam Miums where he onee drove it through a six- strand barbed wire lenep. (Continued on I'age 8) W. B. Wilson and L. R. Gilett, both registered pharmacists, are new addi tions to the force of the Holsten drug store. The two men arrived last week. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watteyne are visiting relatives in the eastern part of the state. i Lnnu' I iiill Tiiiiln un fu4ir livinu that PEEPING TOM IS TO APPEAR IN COUNTY COURT ART REYNOLDS PLACED UNDER ARREST MONDAY TelU County Attorney He Was Drunk and Had No Knowledge of What He Was Doing Art R. Reynolds, brakeman, 8W Cheyenne, married and the father of a family, was placed under arrest Monday morning by Sheriff Miller, ,ollw.'nK complaints that he had been 1 II I . m , . - w "no ing icsidenis in the northern P"1.1 ot ,th Clt? la,e Saturday evening: nnd mti-Mr Viih.hu 1. ....11 . "y '"""" 'K "y ,wntc over their premises and peeping into windows. L'nder the state statutes it is no offense to prowl around at any hour, day or night, unless an attempt is made to break into the premises, and County Attorney Basye, in order to hold Reynolds for trial, had to ua the one complaint that was open to. him, that of intoxication. The maximum punishment under tha state law is a fine of $i0 or a thirty day jail sentence. According to Reynolds' story, he at tended the dance Saturday evening and while there some person or per sons, the names of w hom he could not recollect, had given him u few drinks of an intoxicating liquor. He started to go home shortly before midnight, and the last thing he remembered un til he woke up the next morning was that he had seen a friend on the cor ner of Seventh and Box Butte und had stopped to talk with him. number of Alliance residents, however, will be able to tell Ml Raj nobis when his case comes up in court a number of things that occurred dur- JS h:s great layse of memorv whiU ler the influence of his hooch. Dur- the tune he left the dance and started home, three or four people will tell the court that they saw him peep ing into windows, or walking thrnnvh I back yards, or running while he waa I being chased. Apparently, Reynolds started hla evening's entertainment a short tim after he claims to have seen hi friend. He took a course that leJ through an alley or two. At the W. R. Metz home-be is known to- hav. stood by a window for some time, and on of (he """upanta thought he - I coughing. When Mr. Metz opened V"r, the prowder was leaving the J in a huiTy: 8 ' was the yard. During the evening, at one time op another, he looked through the win dows of the E. T. Kibble home, where one of the occupants, hearing a noise at the window, pressed her face to the glais and found herself staring into the eyes of the prowler. He disap peared immediately. H. B. Alter was called to the tele phone and told to watch out for prowler. He grabbed a trusty auto matic and stepped out on the front porch, in time to see the intruder standing by the front porch. Only his head and shoulders could be seen, and Mr. Alter does not think he would be able to positively identify the man, his race be.ng in the window. Immedi ately upon perceiving Mr. Alter, the prowler turned and walked rapidly across the street. The Benedict home was also notified by phone, ar.d at that place there were Ralph Joder and Charles Spacht, who had accompanied some young laities to the Burlington station where some fi iends had arrived on the late train. These two men perceived the prowler, gave chase and after a uick sprint for a block or so, captured him. The man they caught was recognized a-s Reynolds, and they took him to his home, realizing that he was pretty thoroughly intoxicated. 1 wo or three months ago, a prowler was operating in this same end of the city, but after having come close to being caught two or three times, sus pended operations. On one occasion this o Tender disappeared in the alley rear the Reynolds home and could not be located. Reynolds, following his arrest, was subjected to a cross fire of questions from County Attorney Basye and Sheriff Miller, but stuck to his story that he knew nothing of what hap pened during the time he is believed to have been playing the "Beeping Tom". He was released on his owa recognizance and allowed to take his regular run on No. 43. He is sched uled to return to the city this evening, and his hearing before Judge Tash is expected to take place Wednesday. Mr. Reynolds appeared in county court before Judge Tash early this af ternoon and pleaded guilty to the charge of intoxication. He was giv en a tine of and costs. The judge made the usual offer to remit the fine in the event Mr. Reynolds would tell w here he got the liiiior, but it was r.ot accepted. l-oilow ;ng the arraignment on the intoxication charge, it is believed that Reynolds will face a charge of "prowl ing" in the city police courts, provided the ordinances are sufficiently broad to cover the offense. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Harper and Betty, and Mr. and Mrs. Sanders, drove to Scottsbluff last Sunday and spent the day attending the double header baseball game.