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Official Taper of Box Butte County TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of AEfaue VOLUME XXVIII. (Eight t ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1921. No. 93 Mm MION-WIDE RAIL STRIKE OCTOBER 30 WORKERS ON SEVENTEEN SYS TEMS TO WALK OUT. THE Wis, -V Forecast for Alliance hv. einity; Increasing cloudiness tonighv, slight ly warmer southeast and south cen tral portions Wednesday. Unsettled and colder. Government Officials From President Harding Down Doing Best to Avert the Disaster. More than half a million railroad men were Saturday ordered to initiate a strike October 30, while other unions, whose membership brings the total to about 2,000,000, have announced un officially that they are preparing to follow suit and make the walkout .funeral, on the same dates. Under this program the tieup would be complete, According to union predictions, by No verber 3. The hour has been fixed for 6 a. m. October 30, except for one Texas line, whose trainmen were au thorized to go out October 22. The strike was announced following an overwhelming vote, paid to be up wards of 90 per cent, favoring a strike tiecau.se of a 12 per cent wage reduc tion authorized by the railroad labor board of July 1, and after it was de- clared by the association of railway executives in session Friday that a further reduction would be sought by the railroads. It was said that the .strike decision was made before the . announcement of this further intended cut. . Printed instructions as to con duct of the strike issued in Chicago, vere dated October 14. Divided Into Groups. The country was divided into four groups, in which the men were author- ized to walk out progressively, one Croup every forty-eight hours. The railroad brotherhoods Sunday night revised their list of group one rail roads on which the strike would first become effective at 6 a. m., standard time, October 30, so that no eastern roads would be included. Group two it became known Mon Aav. will affect many sections of the country, but would strike the east hardest. The walkouts are scheduled to take place progressively by groups Aunn -Tii-tv-fkio'Vit hours. r.wtm two. on which the strike urnnM Kc offprtive at 6 a. m.. stand ard time on November 1, will, it be ame known Monday, include the fol lowing lines: New York, New Haven & Hartford A Hudson: Chicago & Vgcfrn Illinois: St. Louis & San VronKivn fentiie svstem): Louisville & Nashville Nickle Plate; Erie rail way (entire system); Aicmson, xu Santa Fe (entire system); At lnnt.iV Cnist Line: Buffalo, Rochester .& Pittsburgh; Delaware, Lackawana & Western; Lehigh Valley Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis. Burlington in Third Group. the remaining lareest roads in the country are included in the third group on which the strike is set for 6 .a. m., local standard time November n Th entire Rurlincrton system, the liew York Central (lines east and west) and the Baltimore & Ohio are those which will feel the strike blow November 3. The balance of the third and fourth groups include the remaining roads in the country. TnA vorwls l sted above inciuue an Relatives Write the Chief of Police for Word of Paul Heise Chief of Police C. W. Jeffers has re ceived word from Albert Heiae, Mil waukee, Wis., asking his aid in locat ing Paul Heise, whose brother George is very ill and hopes to see him before death comes. According to the Mil waukee man, Paul Heise is supposed to have purhased a cafe in Alliance in the early part of the summer. Paul stayed with us, writes tne brother, "and worked for me some time in the early part of the summer. Just a few days after the Fourth of July he dressed up and went out as usual, and that s the last we saw oi him. He did not take a thing with him and his clothes are still here. We thought he might be in Alliance or that someone there might know where he is, as he bought a cafe there just before he came here. He closed it before he came away, as he says business was poor." Chief Jeffers does not know oi tne man wanted, but is doing his best to locate him. Heise is said to have an account in one of the Alliance banks, and it is thought he may be traced through it. Those knowing anything concerning his present location are asked to pass the news on to tne au thorities or to the man himself. ALLIANCE WINS 86-6 VICTORY OVER CHADRON COACH CRAWFORD'S PETS AK1S FORCED TO BITE THE DUST YOUNG MAN IS A SUICIDE AT ROOMING HOUSE BODY FOUND BY CHAMBERMAID AT 1 P. M. MONDAY Football Team Will Play the Fast Sidney Aggregation on the Home Gridiron Friday. Th football team of 1 the Alliance high school, accompanied by several automobile loads of rooters, went to Chadron last Friday afternoon and when they returned victory was perch ing on their banners. The Alliance squad trimmed Coach Crawford's glad iators to the tune oi ot to u, in a game which was tolerably one-sided. Only in the second quarter did the Chadron team show genuine pep, but it lasted only a little while.. Garvin was the star for tne Alliance aggregation, six of the touchdowns being credited to him, although the rest of Coach Prince's proteges played like wildcats. In the first half of the game the Alliance boys won most of their points on punts, but in the sec ond half they used the forward pass most successfully, completing practi cally every one they attempted. Play Sidney Friday. , Friday of thi week, on the Alliance gridiron, the high school team will play Sidney, and a big contest is an tipinafAil. Sidnev has had a success- those announced as degnitely grouped fui record so far this season, having with the remainuer oi ine vuiru k'"uf (leteaiea uoin iiiiuii u offM-tod liv the first three nnri ntr with Geriner. one of tne -walkouts will be approximately "entire strongest teams in western Nebraska, vstem" of "lines east and west" in cluding numerous smaller lines. (Continued on Page 8.) II. 0. Condit Promoted to Be Storekeeper of the Chicago Division H. O. Condit, for the past four or five years storekeeper of the Alliance nt th Rurlincrton. has been promoted to be storekeeper of the Chi cago division, to take effect immedi ately. His headquarters will be- at Clyde, a suburb of Chicago. Mr. Condit left this morning via automo bile for Chicago, accompanied by Mrs. Condit. , a . During his stay in this city, Mr. Condit has made a large circle ot friends, who are pleased to hear ot v: nmmntinn. He has been promi nent in fraternal circles in this city during hia residence here, being nt present exalted ruler of Alliance lodge No. 961, B. P. O. Elks. Scottish Rite Masons in Valley of Alliance Plan for Fall Reunion The Alliance Scottish Rite Masons "have set the date for the annual fall rYrL- Knvomber 28 and 29, at .SSLwn: n derrees. from the ft urth to the eighteenth, will be Riven. ii cuici. Rite Masons are re quested U The present at the Masonic building at 8 o'clock Wednes 1 when nlans for the re- S w U be rrfected. The date, . v t Ki.t there are a num- tTofmmItVtees--to"be appointed and .other arrangements maue. The Sidney players are somewnat huskier than the Alliance men, and the Sidney team has a number of ex perienced players, but Coach Prince and his bridiron warriors are not downhearted over the prospect. The Alliance lineup for Friday s game will include: Brennan, Ie, Fow ler It. Herman Ig, Brown c, Nolan rg, Purdy rt, Beal re, Joder qb, Dailey lh, Garvin rh and Gross fb. The lineup shows two or three changes from that of previous games. Test Case of State Scud Inspection Law in County Court Here The fir.st case under the state potato inspection law, passed by the 1921 session of the Nebraska legislature, ...;ii in. tripd in Box Butte county within the next few days before County Judge I. E. Tash. A complaint has been mea in coumy ing that Harry u. wnuy oi iienui. ford, on September 13 last, did fail i ..jt tt-ithout usintr reasonable diligence to secure inspection, to have one carload of potatoes inspected be- r - kinn nir th same, contrary i chapter HI of the Nebraska session laws for 1921. . T..,l Tnfch hBS TIOI Vefc trv uaic for the hearing in the case, the result of which is being watcnea wiw prrav hv nntstta prowers and ship pers all over the state. Under the state law, inspection and grading of hffoie shisninff is impera tive and it is probable that the case will' be carried up to the higher courts for a decision. rharlAv DeMoss expects to leare Thursday for his homestead near Wal cct, Wyoming. Care His Name as J. T. Long When He Purchased Chloroform at Alliance Drug Company The body of a young man, aged somewhere between thirty and thirty five years, was discovered shortly after 1 o clock Monday afternoon Dy a chambermaid at the Phillips rooming house on West Second street. A four ounce bottle, half full of chloroform, was found underneath his pillow. City Physician J. P. Weyrens, who was c&lled, gave it as his opinion that the man had committed suicide by drinking chloroform. It was discovered that the chloro form had been purchased at the Alli ance Drug company on last Friday iy a man who had given his name as J. T. Loner. The law requires that iwr- chasers of chloroform be registered by the druggist making the sale, but it is not known that the suicide gave i is true name. At the time he maMe the purchase, he declared that he wanted it for cleaning purposes. Mrs. J. T. PhilliDR. nroprietiess of the rooming house, told the authoii- ties that Long came to the place aucut 6 a. m. Sunday and asked for a room, telling her that he had been there the previous night, but the place was filled. He asked if there was a vacant room at that hour, saying that he wished to go to bed immediately. Mrs. Phillips did not recall that he had been there previously but assigned him a room. He told her that he expected to sleep a long time, and she told l.im that he would not le disturbed. The condition of the room and the bed in which Long died showed that he had been very sick, but it is i.ot known whpther this is a result f the poison that he drunk or a reason for suicide. No Relatives Known ' The dead man was unknown in .Alli ance, although it is believed that he miy have been employed as potato picker by some of the farmers near Alliance. He was dressed in a new Ruit nf overalls and wore a new cap, There were no papers or letters in his rlnthinir to irive a clue to his identily. He was not without funds, there being SI 1.09 and a pair of dice in his pock ets, at well as two packages of gum and frome cigarette papers. Thi Biiicide was a man of medium height, powerfully built, and weighed somewhere between 175 and 185 He had brown hair. His hands were those of a laborer, being well calloused. The body was taken to the Darling mortuary. It is probable that it will be buried some time today. Photo graphs will be taken and sent to va rious cities in the hope of establish ing identification. The theory of the officers is that the dead man may have relatives whom he wished to keep in ifmnvani fit hi death. The fact that h urn-chased new clothing, and carefully made away with all mark:; of identification lends color to the belief. Chamber of Commerce Talks of Band at Its Luncheon on Monday ORAP SHOOTING AN EXPENSIVE ENTERTAINMENT MINIMUM FINE UNDER THE LAW A HUNDRED SIMOLEONS Three Gamesters Art Nicked in That Amount, but Indian Compan ions Go to Tribal Court The Alliance chamber of commerce, at its weekly luncheon Monday noon, Hisrussed the organizing of a band in Alliance. For several months past, notably just before the June i:w-e meet thi nuestion has come up for discussion, but no definite action ha3 ever been taken. In the past it ha? been found necessary to hire an out ci.u hnn.i fnr unv nublic entertain mpnh. nnd on several occasions the cost has been prohibitive. J. P. Mann, who organized a ten piece aggregation for the harvest fe: :,ai it Siiinrdav. and managed t get them playing harmoniously '.villi onlv a few days' practice, was given vot of thanks by the memo's present at the luncheon for his ei- t.t tn mnlrA th festival a success. Mr. Mann said that he would be .;nin tn undertake the orsrini.ation of a band in the city, and that a boys' band looked particularly fetui.ile. Ihe question of support Irom tne i ndmuer of commerce will be discussed at a future meetimr. Mr. Mann va w pointed a committee of one to investi gate the probable cost of a city I nd and make a report to the chamber of The member sugKetl a wriea of weekly concerts miring th summer months. There was con siderable interest evincen m '.nis xea ture and it is probable that some ar rangements will be maae. rni'KTV TREASURER SENDING BAD NEWS 1U lAM'Aitftf County Treasurer Irish is this week mailing out to taxpayers a statement nt their real and personal taxes, which are due now and become delinquent iwmler 1. The increased tax levy will bring in $30,000 more than last year on personal taxed alone. Three Box Butte county men are to day confined in the county jail, medi tating over the injustice of a legal system which has one punishment for a white man and a different one for an Indian, when both have been en gaged in the same sort of lawbreak- inir. It isn t a particularly pleasant topic for reflection, but they'll . have plenty of time to think it over, just the same, unless tney are more suc cessful in finding friends than they were Monday alternoon, when their cases came to trial before County Judge Tash. Saturday nieht the city ponce ar rested three white men Merle Ellis, Jack Stewart and Harry C. Iee in the Indian cump, south of the railroad tracks. Two of the men were shoot ing craps with some of the braves who were inclined to take a chance. The other wu playing cards a little ses sion of that famous American game, draw poker. The men and money were escorted to the hoosegow, and iaie Monday afternoon their case came up in countv court. Judce Tah obliging- ingly holding court in session in order to let them know the worst. The three men pleaded guilty to a complaint charging them with gam- Wing for money witn a gnme oi chance. Judge Tash refreshed his mind on the provis-.ons of the statute against gambling, and then, bidding the prisoners arise, let them have it. "I ll give you the minimum penal ty," said His Honor. "One hundred dollars apiece. Just a second and I'll fisrure out the costs." I The three men's faces presented an interesting study. All the hope had died out of their eyes. They had asked ior an early hearing, because they wanted to get it over. From the remarks of one of them, it was plain that the very worst they expected was sin nnd trimmimrs apiece. Two men were seated in the court rooivon tne cheerful side of the rail ing. "If those men expect to pay your fmna " Kaiil Judc-e Tash. "now is the time for them to step forth." The urn mpn arosei. and left the room, I,ee turned to Sheriff Miller. "Let's cm nn unst-iirs " he said. "I'm a t -i ' ... . . . working; man 1 ami no oanner a nun. rn hundred dollars hell." Rtwrt KDoke un. "Where's the Indians?" he queried. Judge Tash fa vored him with a pleasant glance, "What Indians?" he asked. "Whir, the Indians who were play ing with us. They really started the game. Anyway, they're just as guil ty as we are. If we get handed a package like that, what are they go ing to get? The cops told us they'd be richt here in court with us. And then the horrible truth came r.i-.t. The Indians are not governed by the same laws as the whites, at least those who live on the reservation, Thpv are wards of the government;, nn.l the last time the ffovernment went through the formality of making peace with them, it was so wmieu in the treaty, or seuieu tw me cuunui fire, that they were to have their own .nrt. The cu'iltv Indians will be luly tried by Judge Iron Crow or tne Pine Ridge reservation, and he may ir va them wnaiever ucuony ic rhonea. Talk of the white man burden this is it! Judge iron L-row is even now in the city, but it lsn likely that the three men who are now n jail will ever learn wnai nappeucu tn thoir hnnn tomuanions. Vv - .. , . t i Stuart received another blow jum. hofnre he mounted the white sume "Do I iret back that $7.50 I hud in the game?" he asked. "It was right in front of me when the ponce showed up." He was informed it was forfeited. Judge Tash has imposed his last fine under the minimum prescribed by the statutes. A couple ot montns ago, four Alliance men were brought bc iore him for shooting craps out at the old slaughter house. The judiro lea rned that the men were umiy i to pay their losses, and that i.h:y were doing no harm to anything but the ncr and dumitv OI tne Hitvc. imposed a $15 fine, and the result was that the case was appealed on me Rround that the tine was too iuw. uh. y. Iqc tinvA I'll err on the side " -owi nurru in rniii Kinu ol u tiw -" I Via iikIco "These cases will probably be reversed when they reach district Two of the three men arresxea ng- ured prominently in a case last in day morning in county court, when thou rv testimony which resulted in hi.i;. Jnma f.lnndcn. eiehteen-year- ;nu...S ."- --. . old itinerant laborer, ior me uieiy j a Ford car belonging to L. S. Wright of Hemingford. Jack Stewart and rVferle Ellis testified they had pur- .hnt,i tirp from Glandon, who ad .niiift-l stincr the car later, the tire being returned by the purchasers. ci..art nniinA.1 the notice ami was In strumental in getting the car returned to its owner. Ellis u!!-o gave valuable testimony. Ellis id a brakeman, while Stewart is a trapper and laborer at odd jobs during the Interirif between trapping seasons. None of the trio had tho funds to pay the fine, and have so far been unable to find friends with that amount of money. War Between Two Spud Buyers to Have Hearing in County Court Nov. 14 Complaint has been filed in county court by Emit G. Heiwn of Hem ingford against James Winter of the same town, charging assault with in tent to do great bodly injury. The case was net for hearing in county court this morning, but Judge Tash, at the request of the parties concerned, granted a continuance to November 14. Both men are potato buyers. Re ports of the fracas that reached the officers were to the effect that the quarrel started following an argument over the price of spuds. Herman is said to have purchased a carload at a price of 10 cents per hundred higher than Winter had been paying. Winter offered to bet him a thousand dollars, it is said, that he would lose $100 in the sale of the spuds. One thing led to another, and when the smoke of battle had cleared away, Herman had a damaged eye, a few bruises and ac cording to some reports, a cracked rib. The argument reached its culmina tion in front of the Hemingford pool hall about 6 o'clock last Saturday. Winter is sai dto have made some threats against his adversary, but all this stuff will undoubtedly come out at the trial. Herman has been a Hem ingford resident for years, but Winter, whose home was in Kansas, came here Car Overturned in Bad Sand Pass and Forced Over Embankment a Mile From Hi Home. bout a year ago. ATRICK WELCH MEETS DEATH IN AUTO ACCIDENT ;OI)Y OF ELLSWORTH MAN FOUND PINNED UNDER CAR. FESTIVAL DAY IN ALLIANCE BIG SUCCESS THOUSANDS HERE FOR ENTERTAINMENT FEES NeU Nelson of Fairview Is Winner of Ford Automobile Given Away by Merchant! The harvest festival in Allianc drew thousands of visitors to the city las Saturday. They started coming in b'y the automobile load early ia th morning, and by 10 o'clock, the hoar set for the opening event on th pro gram, there was just barely room enough for the crowds by using both. Rides of the street and over half of the pavement. The crowd kept get ting larger all thetime until 6 o'clock, when the drawing for the Ford auto mobile took place at the postoffic corner at Fourth and Box Butte. The giving away of the automobile was the chief feature of the free en tertainment, although considerable in terest was manifested in every other event on the program. The first num ber called was held by Nels Nelson of the Fairview neighborhood, who waa present and claimed the car. Fair view residents were highly elated, as was the recipient of the car. It de veloped that tie did not own a touring car, although he purchased a truck a few days previous to the drawing to haul his potatoes to market. The program of races and other con tests was in charge of members of the local T. P. A. post. . The crowd was so large that it interfered some what with the races, although every one was so good-humored that nobody seemed to worry about it. Indians Were Interested. . The fistivnl drew to Alliance hand red of Indians from the Tine P.idgo re.erction, ninny of whom have been working in the fields in Bo". Bi'tte county for several weeks tmrit. Fri day afternoon all of thorn broke camp and headed for Alliance, and all day Sunday they could be seen .scattvted along the roads headed back toward their jobi. --- The Indians participated in th events arranged for them, Aiyl enjoy? Patrick Welsh, well known rancher r :.i: s.f TTIlu. 1 i n . 1 UA:M .1 .Ar r f i fi u i ii fr run i cr rlii worth, was found pinned underneath .... n-u. i.i: the Ford car in which he had started . V. ,oa na nt thino--. for his home about 9:30 o'clock Kun- "'l . I" "T h.Viu f m i day night. Paul Lineback and Jacob ' , no Butte county Indian a novelty Ziec. neighbors, while en route to CIls- I nt noon Mondav made th liscovery, finding the body pinned in i if-1 .1 . , v. . m i 1 .1 liailLCa QIC II If V C" vr v worth about noon Monoay maie imi , ... cnmn nnrt, f th (ID till J "v " . . . - V ' I . dk. bui me rine iuugers . . . . ir mut'. the front seat, tne dock oi tne seai - , , viop in jj..,. put holding the head down into the snnd. n ip - hem we 1 wth Death was caused partly by the biowi : ., m from the car overturning and partly ! f f n . Rhadaaof Ha na nttimnt n? I " . ' - . -i bv strangulation. to get through a very baa sana pass just a mile from his home and prob ably in backing up, the front wheels wre cramped and tne car lorceu o er i small emDanicment over vvnicn tr;e oad was laid out. Mr. Welch was an occupant of one of the cars that collided on .he Potash inKiiajf jua . ' the v possessed, although two weeks prvious ana was mrown lh , WParine the'r twenty feet into.the air lighting safely oTthem f in a corn field with very -.light injuries y - , - - f th while the other occupants of the c.r t "g in any or tne I LUCY v V viiiwv. in which he was riding was severer injureL He also was the only occu pant of the fatal smoking car on train No. 43 in the uirasen wtcck on me Burlington three years previous, and together with mix-up in riding ind breaking wild horses, ha3 had mrny very narrow escapes Mr. Welch was an excellent horse man and rod in previous years at all fair3, round vps nml riilinc carnivals. The deceased leaves a wife and two small daughters; his father, William Welch, and a sister, Mrs. A. J. Appie crnrth- lir A. Moore of Antioch. who was in Ellsworth on a professional call, when notified of the accident went to the scene and acted as coroner temov- inr th hodv to his home. runerai u-ements have not as yet teen made. Former Alliance Man ADDointed Director . of Fine Arts School Prof. Paul W. Thomas, formerly of Alliance and one of the six "Thomas boys", who has been teaching music in the public scnoois ai meneim, wu, for the past two years, has been ap pointed Director of the Epworth Ki)innl nf Fine Arts at Oklahoma City. Accredited instruction is given in voice, piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet, cornet, trombone, rrencn norn, mci- nhnno ha ri tone. tuba, arums, eiocunon Hrou-inir and naintinsr. Prof. Thomas, ... who is a graiuate oi tne ahsuiw schools and who has formerly director of the Alliance band, afterwards teaching music at the Chadron state i ml t the Peru state normal, Is assisted by a corps of four teacher at the Oklahoma city scnooi jur. Edla Lund, Miss Edith Bragg, Mrs. F, C. Robey and Mrs. wary w. Alien. . rtn, fallerv returned Mon J..r mm Kansas City, and otner eastern points. color from lemon yellow to fiery red with dushes of purple, and all of them had the time of their liveR. Most of the women were interested not only in the paint and the liberality with which it was applied, but in the beaded costumes worn by some of the men and the younger braves. The squawa, too, were bedecked in all the finery tne i act mat finest finery rom oartid- events to which (Continued on Page 4) ,ong List of Prizes to Ba Baffled at Bazaar Boof Garden Next Week Thi Kt. Acmes Academy will conduct a Bazaar at the Roof Garden. October 23, 26 ami 27, adnussion 10c. Th ticket entitles the holder to a chanc on a ton of coal donated by Ta Hargarten. Dinner will be served each evening at o:au, ouc per piaie. A pleasant dancing program wui provided for. The following list of articles wr donated towards the bazaar and a number of them will be raffled eaciv evening: . . . . . An electric washing macnine, . a. Newberry: a thoroughbred uereiora, Mr. ami Mrs. Macken; four sack flour, Ravenna Flour Mills; a sack or every kind of goods carried, Snyder Transfer Co.; a rug, Wilson Furniture Store; kodak, Holsten's Drug Store; thirteen aprons, Harper's Department Store; bath rug wonn , nuo Drug Store; Doll worth $8, Brennan Drug Store; fancy bottle of perfume. Alliance Drug Co.; 1 pair bed-room slippers, Baer-Alter Shoe Store; 1 pa' bed-room slippers, Lowry Shoe Co.: I box stationery, Variety store; i wain. Fashion Shop; 1 J. B. Stetson hat valued at $10, Famous Clothing Store; 1 blanket, Horace-Bogue Store , Business in police court ha been looking up the past two or three days. After a couple weeks of comparative inactivity, the Harvest Festival and the holiday spirit brought a few with in the range of the law. T. R. hay sham was arrested about 11 p. m. Sat urday, and charged in police court with driving his automobile down Box Butte avenue at a high rate of speed, the while an open cutout furnished music He was fined $10 and cosU of $5, which were paid.