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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1922.
ItKPORT SAYS M'FI.HANKY Itpnor, hut County Attorney Basye' Chapppll woul.l try to slip out of this TASK TO BE ItKOrENED made It nlain that he would have to . nerpemont an! w saw to it himself I discuss the ca.e with witnesses in (Continued from Pg9 1.) rion and know exactly what they Brush had arranged, he wrote her, will testify before he would consider to have the case re-oponed on the taking action asrianvt the man named ktrenirth oi this evidence oy mo v.... ...-., . ,M.(,i.,K a trict court at Alliance nay dcio.b c- tcrday. She has not neara anming '"fhe gr told her new version of the Ptory to Matron Frana Iockard few day after her arrival at the peniten tiary, the matron nays, and nhe has never deviated from it since. "I was only waiting to see what others would do, and they have done roth in for me. That is why I am trying to do something now myaeli, Ida rtrl Bawl. Sitting in her regulation lilue prison wrapper, with a pink silk dressing cap on her hend. ehe told her story. Mrs. McF.lhancy told alout a fiRht which he said took place on the nifeht of necemlier f, 1920. and which, she ndded, she witnssscl. She admitted that she h-id bought the tevolver with which Anderson was killed, but ab solutely denied she hid fuel the shot. Affidavits Are Siurcd,- lt is rumorf JwTlTiniavits tiavf&jfeteir&itreu from four persona claim, in which they, or part of them, wear that the woman was at some ilistance from Anderson when Tie was killed and that the shot waa fired by another party. The?e persons are re ported to have jriven as their reason for their silence at the trial that they did not wish to become implicated in the matter. It is reported here that these affi davits, together with other evidence hearing on the case, will be presented la Judtf We.stover at the term of dis trict court which opens at Alliance next week, with the request that ac tion le taken which would result in the conviction of the accused and in freedom for Mrs. McElhaney. Attor neys fav. however, that it is impossi ble for the district court to take any further action U the case, and that the sole remedy lie in an appeal to the board of pardons. V Alliance attorneys deny any connec tion with the case. Attorney Penrose Komitt told a Herald reporter that he had assisted in securing certain deposi tions, but that this was the extent of his connection with the effort to have the case reopened. Mrs. McKIhaney s nitnmpva at the time of the trial say they have heard nothing from her since ch hrcran serving her sentence, and that they have no knowledge of what Is planned in her behalf. 1 State Journal's Story, The State Journal at Iincoln carries .-4i:Vetie account of Mrs, McEl- haney'a KopeSTS? he waits in the peni tentiary for Mra front Alliance that will mean tht RtPi have been taken to secure hr freedom, . The Jnunifll'a prflunt sairs; , ' "Evelvn Fries MKlhaney, serving; U uiiny year wuwow penitentiary, has a ray of hope. She believes that when court ipeoU in Box Butte county next Monday some ac tion will be taken that will reopen her rase. Information frt Alliance is that such action has been considered. The nature of the more that may be taken is not disclosed.. "Mrs. McElhaney sap she rave her ttory, with the name oi the person she accuses, to the proper officials and to kr lawyer and she believed witnesses can bm found who will substantiate it f District court will moot' at Alliance .next Monday. ,'.'. ... -t,veiyn inesa aic.inany naa spent thirteen months of her long time wn tence. She Is not in a hopeless mood but' she' wonders at the slowness of things at the apparent difficulty in hiding a lie with the truth. - "She has a mother and six sisters living at Alliance. She was running a rooming house at Alliance when the tragedy took place. She told the story to Matron Lockard at the penitentiary when she first arrived and has con sistently Btuck to it from the day cf her arrival. She waa reluctant to retell the story to a Journal reporter, hut when pressed to do so she told ic Public Sentiment Aroused. Public sentiment at the trial was very strongly against the defendant, end there has been no noticeable change. Mrs. McElhaney admitted durinir her trial that she had fired the Rhot that killed Earl Anderson. The mm i'cr took dace in an alley back of the Joe Smith pool hall early in the mo vnur of December 7. 1920. The eve. ling before, Anderson had been at her rooming house and there had been a quarrel. airs, wcr-inaney cnargeu that he had behaved unspeakably to usinl tir TjttAr h called ud ana she went to meet him in the alley. Wit nesses testified that she carried her nistol with her. Durinor the course oi we inai. airs. IcElhaney gave several versions or he wav the killinsr took place. One A L i. 1 . . , Avilitlwl nrt imrnnsciouslv Dressed the trifrsrer. nother was that he had drawn a fe and started toward her and that had killed him in self-defense. r w w is v Liiai crvni uiuuau v v . ..M. l a e.( o tw t rw in l nn rouTL nor uu iui isuitviuii - tr case, an attempt will be maae 10 ttire favorable action by the board etf anions. There are a number of coWures as to what will be done,' butVlchnite information is lacking.) NeV dispatches give the impression tha'lthe people of this section- are Till county authorities have not had nn oVortunity to look over the affi davit!! which are said te be jn exis- sible application before the state oar- don board. Chappell Team Is Defeated by Alliance Of! TlllirSflnV FvpnitlfTi whv Chappell should have objected to UH llllUSUa lVCIUnfc SnelIcnlerPP Js not known unless put in that Shellenbcrger was there. The Chappell coach objected to Shellenler ger and insisted that a Chappell man teferee the contest. The argument over this lasted until after nine o'clock when the game was started with Shel lenbcrer as referee. Sidney alio had a complaint against Chappell and Chappell has always shown a peculiar reluctance to playing away from home evidently thinking that matters would be mifh safer nt home than away. The Alliance high school basket ball team defeated Chappell, the league 5 leaders Thursday evening 17 to In in x game which was watched with inter est throughout western Nebraska. This victory puts Alliance back in the championship race and apparently should inl:catc that either Alliance or Sidney should cop the banner. Sidney probably has the edge as they play the remaining game with Alliance on their own floor. Chappell while strong will probably' not le able to take hid they wanted to man who 1 1 Nebraska News Notts highway rnon"-: to START FEBRUARY 21 LINCOLN The special commission which Is to investigate state highway sdministration and costs met in the office of Governor McKelv'e last Wed nesday afternoon and Hcided to begin hearing in Lincoln on Febmarv 21. A committee consisting of Governor McKelvie and Attorney General Davis be would give them tomethmg more than',. ffl county clerks -eeking infor so may tip tender. b already Mi any chsni the satirif ' of the leac' The Alii did not fU because of When the ti games woul money paid been settled western Ne' pointed Shelli former Nebra: that no this. Coach their own floor and counted as a likely con- t of the other teams have too many games to have ilthough they might have on ot taking a tall out iffici1 o-Chappell game Friday until after nine o'clock spute over the referee. leultv over where the played, when and the the other team had ic board of control of a the board also ap rger of Potter, a star, referee in order should arise over nee suspected that a Fouare ieni in me decisions. ior Shellenberger is known throughout Nebraska as an absolutely siuare leferee. itor from the basement when ap plause over suggestions for economy became a little uproarious. "We should get a divorce from the present costly system of road adminis tration," declared J. T. Costlin in re commending moves toward economy. Twentv foot piling was placed under bridges in this countv, instead of the forty foot length, which was needed, because the twenty was easier to drive, a west end farmer asserted. I A committee of five was named to investigate the cost of roads and bridges in the county. SEVEN BRIDGE PROJECTS WILL BE ABANDONED Additional Discount to Sle Purchasers Offered by Darling George D. Darling, who is now stag ing a big removal sale preparatory to movine his stock over to the Kumer block, is making a rather unusual offer to his patrons. A week or so ago, lie fore arrangements were made to move to the new locat:on, Mr. Darling staged a "Red Tag" sale, with large discounts. Later, when the removal sale was started, the di.counts were materially increased. This, in Mr. Darling's opinion, indirectly works to the disadvantage of those who took advantage of the first Fr.le, and he has announced that the p: ices nt the "Red Tag" sale will be equalized with those at the later sale. Purchasers are to be given an additional 10 per cent discount, payuble in merchandise. nation as to the work that has been lone in the various counties and the -est thereof. The committee is also to nrennre a staternent to tbe "ven to the newsnners, nlip anyone having in formntion v hirh they consider of im portance to lay it before the commis sion. The special commission consists of the governor, attorney general, audi tor and Senators Bushee and Richard and 'Representatives Emerson and HofTmeister, State Engineer Johnson al.io met with them Wednesday. construction to begin this summer. ' The Mid-West company, one of the largest operators in Wyoming, is the concern behind the movement for con struction of the line, which if built will follow the route of the NortW western from Casper through here to enable it to tap the Big Chief fields north of Rushville, which the Mid West now is developing. "It may be necessary to construct the line to provide a market for Wyoming's crude oil products," said Vice President John D. Clark of the Mid-west. He said that crude oil pro ducers are demanding the broadening of the market in order to save them from disaster and that the future pros perity of the state practically depends L1NCOI N Seven state aid bridge, upon the construction of one or more nroiects. for which olans had been .pipe lines u u.c u.. TAXPAYERS LEAGUE KICKS ON BRIDGE WORK LEXINGTON E. B. Smith and Dan McKee, democrats were chosen chair men of a meeting of the Daw.-on coun ty Taxpayers league here Tuesday, over two republicans, after members of the two parties had waged a bitter word b ittle each in apparent effort to outdo the other in flaying the present administration, both state and na tional. "Use discretion, the house under a bit of strain" isn't any safer than a f tate aid'biidge," warned the jan- drawn and costs estimated, will be "hnndoned this year in accordance with the state legislature's action in cutting off the appropriations for that pur poiv. The aggregate estimated cot of the seven bridges was $ 480.000, of which one-half was to be paid by the state nnd the other half by the counties. The counties must bear the entire expense if any are constructed this year. Bridges on the 1922 program, now abandoned, were: Garden county, three bridtre over the North Platte at Lisco, Oshkosh and Lewelleji: Lincoln county over the Platte at Brady; Merrick county, over the Platte at Silver Creek; Saunders and Douglas counties, over the Platte at Yutan, and Holt county, over the Elkhom at Ewing. OIL PIPE LINE AGAIN SHOWS UP IN NEWS O'NEILL A pipe line from the Wyoming oil fields to either Omaha or Sioux City, on the Missouri river, is a possibility of the near future, with TWO MEN NEARLY LOSE LIVES IN BLIZZARD AINSWORTH Amos Burwell and Worth Shrimpton, undertakers, en route to Springfield to prepare a body, became lost in a terrific brizzard and were. forced to spend the entire night in an automobile on the prairie while the storm raged. Burwell's face is badly frozen and he has lost the sight of one eye, due to the eye ball being frozen. Shrimpton was also badly af fected by the frost. They found refuire in a farm house during the morning. Burwell i3 in a critical con dition. A sconce note says a man's brain attains a maximum weight at 20 years. It's probably so; at least, that's about the age when a youngster knows it all. California produced 140,000,000 lbs. of prunes last year, which is only a pound and a half per capita for the United States. But prunes swell. We out city y with a gla come you, Male and Local ,he American Legion. Make r city, and we welcome you liand. BILL HARPER. lUTOtaraerDcnt. . r-m. r- w I W -2 "J V J J.I. J ft-C I I a I t 1 i-f r - m m 1 I f T ITklT -V tT k I .1 -Xk3 a a m m a . - Store We are for the American Legion and its Bonus Bill. Let everyone help with their support to give the boys what they l ightly deserve. BILL HARPER. Avralc advertisement doesn't make a sale unless you have sensational Sale Bargains to back it. Anil you can't get bargains unless you haxe sufficient CASH, or at least, GOOD CREDIT to secure price concessions. Hater's is a STRICTLY CASH STORE in Alliance with sufficient SPOT CASH at its command to take advantage of market conditions. of Spring S ARRIVE First SVAH 1 .Soft fabrics combine with crisp straws to fashion siVg shapes that fit closely, and b'tiad brimmed models that flatter: Vteftly placed omtirhents of variM trimmings make these hats disti.1ct-ve. The Colors Are V ipnderf ul The colors of faction's latest whim Newport Greeh tlame, Sep pentine Blue, Sand ati 1 the ever favorable darker shadctl Trice Extremely Reubnable $5.00 to $15.01 Attractive Footwear For Early Spring Oxfords are unquestionably the correct wear for early spring. The smartest models have low walking heels, or the higher military heel. Among distinguishing features is the saddle strap, and the banding or contrasting color. In gun metal, patent colt, tan calf, and brown kid, $4.98. 30Q Men's v Shoes . There are about. 300 pairs in this lot, every pair an exceptional value. Brown calf and black kid leather, Goodyear welt soles. All Sizes and Widths. Men's Fine Shirts $1.29 Varied patterns in coat style, with collars detached, in madras and percales. Sizes 14 to 162 300 Smart New Dresnes $24.5(y Smart New Dresses Lataiod els, only recently arrived. Ta lUtas, Cantons and Poirets, in every, size. Every dress an exceptional va.tl LItUeTotsV I Girls' COATS SWEATEt? Values to $10 $4.75 Values to t $2.95 . 1 1 Sale on Cotton Large 3-pound Rolls 98c Each Regular $1.75 values, two to a customer. Black Cat Hosiery Saturday Only. 25c 40c and 50c values, all sizes 5 to 10. . 100 dozen to select from. Black Cat Ladies Silk Hosiery Sale $1.00 Regular $1.98 values. Saturday only. Black and brown. We Sell for . CASH We Sell for LESS BIO STORE 1 JttSHHtMllJjwiwiis&r We Sell for CASH We Sell for LESS IMPERIAL THEATRE MONDAY & TUES. - 13 and 14 Dean in Con: ,99 A Stupendous North Woods Sensation. One Show Only Each Night, Com mencing at 8 p. m. Comedy "A Family Affair" 13cand40c&W.T. v. -,