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wiCK A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of Allbnc 4 'VOLUME XXVIII. M Pages) ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1921. No. $ VS Arthur jqnes killed Alliance saturday eve when hit by auto driver runs leaving victim dying AOUN(J FARMER VICTIM OF CARELESSNESS OF AN UN KNOWN AUTOIST, WHO DRIVES CAR INTO HIM FROM REAR ON WEST TENTH STREET COMMISSIONERS OFFER A $200 REWARD FOR INFORMATION .Many Volunteers, Including Odd Fellows of Alliance and Hem ingford, Assist Sheriff Miller in Searching the County for Traces of the Death Car and Its Driver Many Clues Come In, But None Have Led to Capture r $200 REWARD! The board of county commission ers have adopted the following res olution, which is self-explanatory: WHEREAS, Arthur K. Jones was by some person unknown to the officers of Box Butte county, Ne braska, carelessly and negligently killed in a motor vehicle collision in the limits of the City of Alliance, Box Butte county, Nebraska and upon a public highway and, WHEREAS, we desire that prop er punishment shall be meted out to the perpetrators of said act; and, WHEREAS, it is provided by law that the Board of County Commis sioners of Box Butte county, Ne braska, have the just right and au thority to offer a reasonable reward for such acts; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLV ED, that the Board of County Com missioners of Box Butte county, Nebraska, hereby offer reward of the sum of $200 to be paid out of the general Fund of said County to such person or persons who shall furnish the evidence resulting in the arrest and final conviction of the guilty party or parties, 6aid re ward to continue for a period of sixty days from the 4th day of Oc tober, 1921. Hater this 4th day of October, 1921. GEO. W. DUNCAN, r GEO. CARRELL, C. L. HASHMAN, Board of County Commissioners. The commissioners at first plan ned to offer a $500 reward, but found the statutes limited them to $200. Arthur R. Jones, thirty-five years of age, a well digger with a farm home, near Berea, was struck by an unknown autoist at Tenth and Platte streets on the West Tenth street road leading nut of Alliance shortly after 11:30 Saturday night This was the second .serious automobile accident in or near the city within twenty-four hours. Mr. Jones was driving a Ford truck, loaded with pipe, four-ly-four lumber -and other supplies for well digging, and was headed for his home near Berea. There were no witnesses to the accident, save the driver and pos--sibly other occupants of the car which struck him, bo far as is known. The theory of the officers is that the load on the truck started to slip, and that the victim got out of his car and went -round to the rear of the truck to re arrange it. While he was lifting on the pipes, preparatory to pushing them farther back on the truck, a car from behind struck him. One of the two inch pipes was driv en nearly through the abdomen, sever ing an artery. The thumb of his left hand was almost torn off by another pipe, and a third pierced his abdomen. The artery severed was the femoral, and in the opinion of Harry Wells, mortician at the Miller mortuary, where the body was taken, death must have ensued from loss of blood within seven or eight minutes after the acci dent. The driver of the car which struck him sped away from the scene of the accident, leaving his victim in a dying condition. The accident happened just -within the city limits, and Tim and raui ucuonuiu. wno ariiveu . fccene of the tragedy within a few Ze? L "7 , ,.., ,, .... ; 1 vtu a vii men vrwjr w w v. ui in IBerea. Talked With Dying Man. The McDonald boys thought they recognized the victim, "la this you, a t rr: -T ..11 1 1 -. . 1 I Art," Tim McDonald asked,- and re- ceived an affirmative answer. The next question, "How did it happen?" was answered by low murmurs, ami they could 'not catch the reply. Mr. Jones was then dying, and within a few seconds had breathed his last. One of the McDonald boys fainted "when his brother sought to assist the dying man by unbuttoning his coat and making his last moments easier, Th authorities were notified . and. the body taken to the Miller mortuary, Relatives were summoned by tele- graph. Frank A. Jones, younger brother .and partner of the dead man, was called to Alliance immediately, and took charge of the funeral arrange ments. No trace of the driver of the car that struck Mr. Jonas hu been found, I Conditions at the scene of the acci- I tient snowed that the car had been struck vtith sufficient force to either puncture the radiator or else discon nect it. There was no question that when the driver of the death car rode away, there was no water in the radia tor. The car struck Jones with suffi cient force to drive the heavy galvan ized pipes through the back of the seat in the Ford truck and through a board two inches thick. The pipes were not driven entirely through the victim's body. Paint from the fenders was found on the four-by-four posts. The driver, despite his damaged car, ( made a quick getaway. Nearby resi l dents claim to have heard the crash. Search for Missing Car. I Although there was little to identify the car and no one to identify the driver, the city and county police au thorities immediatelv took up the search for them. Sunday morning Sheriff J. W. Miller appointed n nu . ber of special deputies, and the city was searched thoroughly ior traces o. ' the damaged car. In the afternoon, l the local I. O. O. F. lodge held a spe cial meeting, and volunteered their aid , in the search. Sunday afternoon fifty or more men were combing the city and outlying precincts thoroughly. j At Hemingford the Odd Fellows, under the leadership of William Claik. organized and took care of the north I end of the county. Perry Mailey, at the request of the dead man s brother, organized the Alliance Odd Fellows. The Alliance volunteers went through Alliance and a carload went out on every main road from the city. There were a number of volunteers who also continued the search Monday. Half a dozen clues came into the sheriff's office Monday, and although several of them seemed to be good leads, nothing was found when they were traced down. Special Agent Martin of the Burlington, who went to Hemingford on the early train Sunday morning, reported that when he step Ded from the train a Hudson automo bile drove up, making a tremendous racket, the sounds indicating tnat the fan was striking the radiator. Three young men dismounted from the car. At the time the special agent did not know of the Alliance accident, and be yond making a mental note of the noise, made no investigation. Sheriff Miller and several deputies left for Hemingford to investigate as soon as word reached them, but the car had disappeared. At the Eugene Rosenberg farm, near Hemingford, it was reported that a Hudson car, badly battered, without lights and running at great difficulty, had stopped for some reason or other. Two or three other clues came in, but when investigated nothing definite could be learned. It is believed, how ever, that the driver of the car which struck Mr. Jones was accompanied by two or three persons, and that if some of these do not come forward, the of fer of a $500 reward by the county may induce those who know something o,f the circumstances, to communicate with the officers, especially when they realize that they are doing the public a great injustice by keeping still. Father Helps in Search Marion Jones of Gresham, father of the dead man, was in Alliance for the funeral services yesterday, and has " laiCII taken an active part in the search for ) lhe driveP of the car which killed his Public sentiment has leen deeply stirred by the tragedy, and if the dam- aged automobile or its driver is to be found within the confines of the coun ty, nothing will be left undone to make ! the search complete. Probate proceedings were started in county court yesterday, a petition be- ling hied asking for the appointment of Cole Bond of Gresham as adminis trator of the estate and guardian for the three children. There is some fjuestion as to what punishment can be given the driver who ran away leaving his victim to die, but the officials are inclined to be lieve that he can be brought to trial on a charge of manslaughter if found. Under the circumstances surrounding j the accident, it is possible that the accident may have been unavoidable, I The road was newly graded, and very dusty; the Ford truck was of an old model, and if stopped, the lights were j not burning, and even if the engine were running, the tail light was ob- bcured by the endgate of the truck,' . which was hanging down. The car was stopped on the north side of the road, and a driver, coming from the rear, nrght not have seen the man in the road until too late to turn out. On tne other hand, there is nothing that will excuse the offense of running away after the accident. Funeral Services Monday. Funeral services were held from the Miller chapel Monday afternoon, at 2:30, in charge of the Rev. Mearl C Smith. The remain were taken to Gresham last night, and will be laid beside the body of his wife. Arthur Rolon Jones was born in Whitman county, Kansas, near Drift wood, Neb., on the 23 day of July, 1SG6. At the age of one year his par ents moved to Butler county, Neb., where he resided most of hi life until he moved to Box Butte county. Neb., in 1917. He was married on March 3, 1908 to Bertha Bond at Gresham. To them ! m" of skipping out of the county was born three children, Nellie Irene before tneir numbers were called, con Jones .aged twelve, who lives at the lsts of twenty-one men, the majority Odd Fellows home at York; Marion .' whom are listed as residents of Al Arthur Jones, a son, who lives with'l'ance The, list is made public by an aunt at David City, Neb.; and Ber-'. Brigadier General Omar Bundy, com tha Mae Jones, aged nine, another j Handing officer of the Seventh corps daughter, who lives with her grand- j area, with headquarters at Fort Crook, parents at Gresham, Neb. j Neb. Mrs. Jones died at Gresham, at the The publication of the lists over the time of the birth of the youngest 'country has been going on for some child on August 23, 1915. (months In other parts of the nation, Mr. Jones was a member of the Odd but just recently the Nebraska names Fellows Lodge at Gresham, and was have been made public. The first lists also a member of the Woodmen of the published contained a number of men World lodge at Gresham, and was listed by error, many of whom made affiliated with the New Light Chris- service records. In order to dim tian church near Gresham. (inish the possibility of error, the lists Other relatives of Mr. Jones are have been carefully gone over by the his father, Monroe Jones of Waco," local draft board for Box Butte county Neb., Mrs. Mrs. Mabel McCoy, a sister and so far as possible corrections have of Henry, Neb., I-eona Swan, a sister of Mitchell, Neb., Neal Jones, a broth er of Gresham, Neb., Earl Jones, Charles Jones and Paul Jones, broth ers of Waco, Neb., and Frank A. Jones of Alliance, a brother. Most of them were present at the funeral. Program Complete for Harvest Festival to Be Held Here October 15 , I The program for the harvest home festival to be held in Alliance October .15, at which sa all-day free entertain ment will be offered to Alliance s guests on that day, has been practic ally arranged. Among the attractions listed are prizes for the family coming and who vere under the jurisdiction of from the greatest distance; the larg- the local board named, were, accord est family coming in one car; the in? to the public draft records, classi oldest car driven to town; the car with ed and reported by the draft authori the most mileage; the worst looking ties as deserter. from the military car; obstacle race for "ords; most service of the United States. Actual distance on a pint of gasoline; tug-of- expanses not to exceed $50, to include war between Ford cars; open auto reimbursement for the amount actual race, 3 blocks; standing start; squaw ly expended, but not to include allow Pony race, 2 blocks; Indian pony race, ance for services, will be paid to any 3 blocks; school boys' race, 1 block; civil officer or other citizen for the school girls' race, 1 block; chasing apprehension and delivery to military greased pig by squaws; auto race, one control of any one of them. If any jlock with change of tire; Indian one of them is apprehended he should boys' foot race; Indian girls' foot be delivered at, and reimbursement for race; auto truck race, 1 block, stand- the actual expenses incurred by the ar ing start; open novelty race; fat men's resting officer should be claimed at, race; boxing and wrestling exhibi- the nearest Army poet, camp or sta tions; Indian wrestling and athletic events, and Indian war dance and har vest moon pow-wow. Tne following merchants are Btag ing the exhibition, and will give away laws of the United States, or of any tickets on the Ford automobie that is State, Territory, District or possession to be given away on that date; the of the United Statc3, to arrest offend only rules being that the winner must!ers, summarily to arrest a deserter be present at the drawing and no from the military service of the Unit- tickets are to be held by any Alliance merchant: The Famous, The Golden Ru'e, Harper's Department Store, New berry's Hardware Co., Hirst's Grocery, Mallery Grocery, Duncan's Grocery, Mnrcrnn'a firrwerv. The National Store. E. G. Laing, Thiele's Drug Store, Hol-j Order No. 2 Earl F. Broderick, sten's Drug Store, Brennan's Drug 501 Laramie, Alliance, Neb. Store, Alliance Drug Store, George D. Order No. 4S9 James M. Clark, Fay Darling, Glen Miller, Schafer Auto ettevillc, Tenn. Supply, Alliance Tire Works, Horace Order No. 500 Apostolis Darasklis, Bogue Store, Baer-Alter Shoe Store, ' (Apostolus Darsokis), (Opostoios), Al- Loursey & Miller, U iiannon & Neus- wanger, ine farmers union, Mign-land-Holloway Co., The Fashion Shop, Wiker Music House, Dole Variety Store, Roy Beckwith Clothing Store, McVicker Millinery, Palace Market, E. Essay, Model Cleaning Shop, Cor ner Barber Shop, Imperial Theatre, Joe K. Smith, Model Market, J. E. Stegg Furniture Store, Lee Moore Grocery, Mann Music & Art Co. The Pine Ridge Indians, who are in Box Butte county for the spud harvest are enthusiastic over the harvest fes tival, and promise to be out in full force to compete for the prizes. Chief Blackhorse, who is rounding them up tor the event, says there will be five) Order No. 521 John McMullen, Al hundred or more Indians here onthat liance, Neb. lute. He has prepared a list of the! Order No. 617 Chas. Edward Owen, Indians who will participate in the j Alliance, Neb. various events. j Order No. 133 Frank Ryan, Alli- Among the Indian queens who will! ance. Neb. tak part in the squaw races and the Order No. 770 Charles Sadler, Alii greased pig event are isted Rose Croc- ance, Neb. odile Eyes, Nancy Chief, Mrs. Red Order No. 710 Vilies Herbert teather, Mrs. Big Blue Horse, Mrs. Runs-Close-to-the-Lodge. The braves who will participate, in clude: Walking Elk, Willie Cross Dog, John red Feather, Titon Yellow iiawic, uiue noise, crocodile Eyes, Mark Yellow Hawk, Charley Black horde, jr., Big Hawk, Joe Yellow Thunder, Edward Brown Boy, Harry Brown Boy, Joe Runs Close to the Lodge, Chief Blackhorse and others. Mr .and Mrs. Clendenin Mitchell cf Chadron, who were in Alliance at the Eastern Star meeting Friday evening, were guest of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Irish while in the city. Rev. G. C. Robberson, pastor of the Methodist church at Mitchell was in Alliance toda visiting with Rev. M. C. Smith. TWENTY-ONE ON THE BOX BUTTE SLACKER LIST GOVERNMENT MAKES PUBLIC NAMES OF DRAFT EVADERS. Polk-e Authorities So Far Unable to; Round Up Any of the Yellow Tribe. The so-called "slacker list", consist ing of men who evaded the draft by been made. It is possible, however, that some of the men on the list en listed during the war in some branch of the service and notification thereof was not given or failed to reach the local offic'als. Alliance has always had a rather large floating population, considering the size of the city, and the most of the men listed as draft evaders are probably members of that class. With no relatives in the county to be dis graced, it was a comparatively easy matter for them to shove on to some other city, where the possession of a registration card would make them immune from molestation, General Bundy's communication fol lows : Fort Crook. Neb., Sept 26. 1921. The men who names appear below, . tion The law (160th Article of War) pro vides that: "It shall be lawful for anv civil officer having authority under the ea states ana deliver mm into the custody of the military authorities of the United States." Local Board for the County of Box Butte, Satte of Nebraska. Order No. 722 John Floyd Ander- I son. (Flovil Anderson. Alliance. Veh. liance, ;seb, Order No. 50 Thomas Davis. Cleve land, Neb. Order No. 4 Cliff Franklin, Alli ance, Neb. Order No. 761 Jacob Walter Hast ing Manderson, S. D. Order No. 517 Fred Holloway, Box Butte Ave., Alliance, Neb. Order, No . 56 Syivester Mack, (Maek), (Moek), Kansas City, Mo. Order No. 77 Jack Vere Mahoney, (Jack Mahoney), Alliance, Neb. Order No. 572 Charley Martin, 725 W. Band, Denison. Tex. Order No. 290 Abe Mcintosh, Owy- hee, Nev., (Avyhee. Nev.) Shultz, (Schultz), Box Butte, Heming- ford, Neb. Order No. 214 George Sinner, Sweetwater Ave., Alliance, Neb, Order No. 456 Jesse (Jessie) Sum mers. 12S Veil ellowstone, Alliance. Neb. Order No. 209 Leroy Liberty Tay lor, (IRoy Liberty Taylor), 1303 L., Lincoln, Neb. Order No. 534 Lawrence Walter Van Eman, (Laurence W. Vaneman.) ( Laurence W. VanEman), Midway, Al liance, Neb. 1. Any registrant who actually served in the military or naval forces of the Untied States during the World War, and who has any doubt as to his draft status, should communicate im mediately with the Atjutant General of the Army. Washington. D. C. rela tive thereto, setting forth the facts of his service, including the date, place and manner of his entry Into the serv ice and the exact names under which he registered, the designation of the local board with whom he registered, the place of his residence at the time of registration, nnd any other avail able identifying information. 2. Any registrant who actually served in the military or naval forces of one of the allied powers during the World War, and who has any doubt as to his draft status, should report im mediately, In person or in writing, to the commanding officer of the nearest military post, camp or station the facts of his service, coroborated by such evidence, or properly authenticat ed copies thereof as he may be able to produce, also the designation of the local board with which he registered the place of his residence at the time of registration, together with any with any other identificatifying infor mation, and ask for an adjustment of his case. 3. All names and post office ad dresses following a single order num ber and appearing within brackets pertain to one and the same person and represent the different spellings of the name and the different addresses of that man as shown by his draft re cord and correspondence relative thereto on the file in the War Department. GIRL INJURED WHEN STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE LITTLE KATIIERINE CASE SUF FERS CUT ON HEAD. Auto Driver Turned the Corner on the Wrong Side of Street and Girl Struck by Fender of Car. The third automobile accident for Alliance and vicinity in three days, came about 7 o'clock Sunday evening, at the corner of Third and Laramie, near The Herald office. Katherine Case, eleven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Case, west Third street, was the victim. The little girl was struck by the fender -of an automobile said to have been driven by Dick Van Horn, employed by the Burlington machine shop. She was thrown to the ground and received bruises and other injuries which made it necessary to call in the aid of a physician. . I According to reports of the accident. Van Horn was driving a Chevrolet car west on West Third street He turned j south at Laramie. The Case girl, in . company with several others, were playing in the street, and several of' them were running across from Cour sey & Miller's garage to the Masonic I Temple building. When Van Horn turned the corner, he turned close to the curbing on the east side of the! street the wrnng side. The girls! were all safely across save the victim, ' who was thrown to the pavement. It! was said that if the car had made the turn on the right side of the street, there would have been no accident. As it was, the victim ran squarely in front of the car, and the driver was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting her. Katherine was badly bruised on the legs and arms, and a gash was cut in her head above the right ear. Dr. F. Peterson war called, and the scalp wound was found to be more serious than was at first supposed. A small artery was severed, and when the wound was closed with five stitches, the flow of blood did not stop. The pa tient was removed to the physician's office, where the wound was sewed up three different times. The girl was very weak from loss of blood, but last reports were that she was doing asj well as could be expected, and that she would recover. Dr. Peterson said tha ta heavy braid of hair on the side of the girl's head that was struck by the fender probably saved her from being killed. Monday several reports were current to the ef fect that she had died. The Case family has been having more than its share or misfortune the past few weeks. A son is now ill in an Iowa hospital, and two or three days ago a baby girl in the family fell from a teeter board, cracking two ribs. Beatrice Woman Seeks Alliance Man Whose Mother Died Recently Mrs. Dora Phillips of Beatrice, Neb., has written to Chief of Police C. VV. Jeffers, asking his assistance in locat ing Charles Tubbs, believed to have been at one time or at the present a resilient of Alliance, Mr. fulbs' mother, Mrs. William McCory of Beatrice, died September 29, and the body will be held at least two weeks pending receipt of word from her ion. Mr. Tubbs can receive further infor mation by writing to 610 South Third street, Beatrice. Those have Vnvl adge of his whereabouts are lrged to get this news to him. THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska: Fair to night and Wednesday; rising tempera ture tonight east and eouth central portions; cooler Wednesday afternoon or night in northwest portion, TWO HURT WHEN AUTOS COLLIDE ONANTIOCHROAD EARL JERGSON UNCONSCIOUS FOR SEVERAL HOURS. Bruce Hunsaker Thrown Through th Windshield a Distance of Thirty Feet. Earl Jergson, seventeon-year-oldr youth in the employ of Jesse Wilson, of Antioch, and Bruce Hunsaker ot Ant'orh were badly bruised about th head and shoulders as the result of a collision between a Buick automo bile, owned by Cecil Wilson of Lake side and driven by young Jergson, and a Cole "Eight" owned on driven by George Lindley. The collision took place on the Potash highway, about five miles east of Alliance, near tha farm home of O. K. Dye, shortly after 11 o'clock Friday evening. This was the first of the recent ser ies of three automobile accidents, andt that no one was killed is due to s traordinary good luck. The two cara , were badly smashed when they came, together. The force of- the impact swung them half way around in tha road. The radiators of both cars wera smashed, the engines of both can were cracked, the steering wheel were broken, the frames of the ears bent and twisted. Two of the heavy steel wheels of the Cole were twisted out of shape. According to Jesse Wilson, who wa one of the occupants of the Cole, George Lindley was driving it. Tha other passenger was Bruce Hunsaker. The three men had come to Allianc In the afternoon, and had started noma about 1 1 o'clock. The other car, drivA en by Jergson ,had but one passenger, Pot Welch of Ellsworth. Both car were coming nt fairly fact rates of speed, although Wilson said the Cole was not being driven over thirty-five-miles an hour. The Jergson bov was not an experienced driver. Wilson sond, and as he uppronehed. tended, for Alliance, Lindley said: "They'ra going to hit us right in the face." A. second later the collision took place. Thrown Through Windshield. Bruce Hunsaker, in the Cole, wa thrown straight through the wind shield and struck the road a distance of fully thirty feet in front of the car. The other two men in the Cole were not injured. Lindley, the driver, waa, somewhat dazed, as when he got out of the car he still carried a part or the steering wheel in his hand Jergson was the most seriously In jured. He was rendered unconscious by the shock, and was brought by Lea Sturgeon, whb was called, to the St. Joseph hospital in Alliance, where ha remained unconscious for several hours. Late Saturday morning he waa removed to the home of Jesse Wilson. He was bad'y bruised and cut about the face and head, but there were no internal injuries, and there are no doubts that he will recover. Hunsakqr, although considernbly shaken up by his rapid flight through the air, waa able to walk around within a short time after the accident. His lower teeth were broken off and several up per teeth dislocated an' he was in- jured about the head. According to Jesse Wilson, Jergson had borrowed the Buick belonging to. his brother, Cecil, without the latter' knowledge or permission, and wa coming to Antioch. Cecil Wihon haa been staying with Jesse the nnst few days, during the absence of his wife, who f away on a-visit to Kansas City.' The Buick was nt the Jesse Wilson home. Jergon has been in Jess Wilson's employ for Feveral months, coming here from Minnesota, whera his mother now lives. Others Miraculously Escape. Pat Welch, riding with Jergson, es caped without a scratch, as did both, Jesse Wilson and George Lindley. Welch had the same good fortune that was with him in the big Burlington wreck near Birdsell a few years ago, when he was the only one in one of the cars to escape injury or death. He was somewhat dazed by the acci dent, however, and was the cause of considerable alarm to the others. Ha declared that he thought Cecil Wilson was driving, and the men searched the nearby fields on each side of the roaoj for Wilson's body. Cecil Wilson, how ever, was safe at home, and when Welch got his bearings he proclaimed the fact. One of the rumors connected with the accident is that when one of the men approached Jergson, who waa thrown out of the car he was driving, and asked if he were hurt, he replied "No, but I'm drunk as hell." He then relapsed into unconsciousness. Rev. O. S. Baker, district superin tendent of the Methodist church, who has been in Aluanc since Sunday lonkinir after the interests of the church, went for Hemingford today. He occupied the pulpit or tne Ittetft odist church here Sunday night. Seven hundred people attended tha tone test given by Sibyl Sanderson Fa gan. whistler, and George Wilton Bal lard, tenor, at the Imperial last Fri day afternoon. The comparison of tha performers' work with the machina was a successful demonstration.