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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 31, 1902)
The News at Hemingford.
.KEITH ! PIEnOB.'FUronTin.
ritclih t Plerco is fully authorbeod to so
licit Ruliicrtptlon. and M rk and collect
and receipt for samo, and transact Ml other
ffiSXwmnoctloii wlthli Pltlon wan
accredited representative of this pnpor.
B. A M. TIMS TABLE.
Piwuoncor trains leave Ilomlngford, dally.
All rcguinr vniius wj "
FIGURES DON'T LIE.
Facts "From the Records. Who Got the "Pie?'1
To the Voters of the Sbcond Commissioner District:
Ira E. TaSh
A. M. Miller returned from his 0. A,
It. trio Monday.
Lou Nccland will manage Wieldy's
ranch this winter.
H. II. Funk has moved Into the
Matthew Cawlla wont to Hot Springs
for bis health Wednesday.
P. II. Fitch and Claude Brown visited
Alliance Sunday evening,
' A. H. Pierce was quito 111 a couple of
days tho first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. fipaoht and son Carl
wore up from Alliance Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Iodonco went to Chad
ron for a few days visit last week.
A missionary dinner was given at the
homo of Mrs. Sherwood Thursday.
John A. Ilun&lchcr and family now
occupying rooms over the Uhrlg store.
Ira Phillips came down from tho Hills
Monday. Ho will return in a few
Frank Nagelschneider came homo
from tho Ullls Monday to romaln thlb
Mrs. Lemon Is vlbltlng hero this
week. She met her son, Everett Cooke,
Q. W. Hatch returned Saturday from
tho Hills where ho wont to attend tho
funeral of his wife.
MrB. Ilerncall returned from tho
ranch Monday and will romaln in
Hcmlngford this winter.
Mr. lllack, from the north eastern
nnrtof Nebraska is visUlnir with his
daughter, Mrs. E. M. Snider.
Carl Roberts loaded a car and de
parted for Charlton, Iowa, Thursday.
Mrs. Roberta loft on Wednesday.
John Baumgardncr was in Heming
ford Monday. Ho has been visiting
school ma'ams throughout tho county.
Mrs. Gust, mother of Mrs. Armstrong
and Mrs. Butler is visiting here for a
few weeks. She came out from Iowa
0, H, Rlohey was in Hemlngford
Thursday, and mado tho purchaso of
a fine new Bpring wagon from B. E.
There will bo a missionary social at
the Enycart Bchool house, November
7th, In the evening, Everybody In
Mr. Sherwood announces that he has
finished the $100 subscription for tho
school and is now ready for the pay
ments. Good for Mr. Sherwood,
Ed. Mabln has been working for
Ham Hall for tho last couple of months.
Ed. is ono of the best workers in the
county and always commands top
H. R. Grceu has laid a now sldowulk
In front of his hardware store, this
week, and will also repair his sldowulk
around tho " Regulator" storo on tho
Tho Ladles Aid of the M. E. Church
will gl.o their regular Thauksgivlng
dinner, followed by an entertaining
program on tho afternoon of Thanks
giving Day. Place will bo announced
later. Everybody invited,
TheL. P. C. will meet with Mrs.
Conncll Saturday, November 8th. Tho
following ofllccrs were elected for the
ensuing term : Mrs. E. E. Laid, presi
dent; Mrs. A. D. Mlllctt, vice-president;
Mrs. W, H, Ward, secretary;
Mrs. n. H. Pierce, corresponding secre
tary; Mrs. A. Sherwood, treasurer,
Carl Roberts, after being among us
several years and amassing considera
ble property and nicely Improving ono
of tho nicest little ranches in this vicin
ity, has been induced by the sirens of
Iowa to dash himself upon the rocks of
farming in that state, no has leased
his ranch for two years and so wo con
clude it will be just a few days less
than two years until he is back. Carl
is a good cltjzen and has had his share
of troubles during the last six months.
We trust that they are all over and
that he may enjoy himself as well as
anyone can in such a state as Iowa.
Dr. Koons, dentist, of Alliance will
positively extract teeth without pain
by the use of Alvetunder. At Hemlng
ford Friday and Saturday, October 31
and November 1.
Meat market in lively town. Two rail
roads, Union Pacific round house and
shop. A good opening for right party.
Address Box 16,
' Sidney, Neb.
Parol tare repairing naatlydoa. Phone.
t39.-GE. Daruno ,,h.
W. R. Akers, delivered his locture on
Jerusalem to an appreciative audience
Sunday evening. Mr. Akers is a
speaker who docs not tire an audience,
holding attention closely from be
ginning to end. Ills lecture showed
great study and deep lovo of tho sub
ject. Though Mr. Akers has never
visited Jerusalem, had ho not told tho
andienco so, no ono would havo thought
that ho had not. Wo highly recom
mond W. R. Akers as a lecturer and
public speaker. Tho music was fur
nished by a quartetto consisting of 0.
A. Rowland, J. 0. Osborn, Mrs. Rustln,
Mrs. Johnson. Mr. Reeves of Alliance
Bang tho "Holy City," Miss Georgia
Miller, ." Jerusalem." All tho singing
Georgo W. Loor, candidate for re
election to tho office of county commis
sioner, la a man of integrity and ono
who works to tho Interests of the whole
pcoploofBox Butto county. Ho may
make mistakes: no doubt he has; if ho
hasn't he ought to bo president. We
think, howover, he has mado but few,
and as far as wo know ho has mado
none. Having had ono terra ho under
stands the needs of the county and tho
Second district and wo bellcvo will
look after thorn. In speaking thus of
Mr. Loer wo do so without any preju
dice against Mr. Ashbaugh whatever,
esteeming htm to bo a gentleman and
a man who would mako good commis
sioner If elected.
statement made in
Commissioner Geo. W. Loer Has a Word to Say.
Hkmingford, Ned., October 30, 1902.
A String to 11,
Bridget and Norah Murphy, fresh
from Ellis Island, had set out to mako
their "return calls" on their cousins,
tho McGooligans, at service in nn aris
tocratic part of the city. "Upon arriv
ing at tho house, Instead of being con
fronted by tho usual bell knob, nothing
but a stingy, mean apology of n knob
in tho sliapo of a little black button
met them. Bridget got hold of the but
ton and gave It n pull, but her fingers
slipped before there was any audible
riug from within. Again and again buo
tried with tho same result, until she
turned tho Job over to "Nonlc." Then
ilio latter yanked ana twisted without
success, until both stood on the land
ing gazing helplessly nt each other.
Then light came unto Bridget.
"I'll tell you phwnt It Is," eho said.
"Thoy'ro playln th' Joke on us fur
greenhorns an th dovils ure within
houldln th' shtrlngr-New York Trlb-unc.
The Bine of. the Sapphire.
Tho blue of tho sapphlro Is seldom
puro or spread over the whole sub
stance of tho stone. Sometimes It is
mixed with black, which gives it an
Inky appearance; sometimes with red,
which, although imperceptible by day
light, yet by artificial light gives it an
amethystine appearance. Tvio sap
phires which by daylight may appear
of tho samo hoe often differ extremely
In color at night If tho stone be held
in an ordinary pair of forceps an inch
beneath the surface of very clear wa
ter, tho parts of the stone colored and
uncolorcd will bo distinctly apparent
This remark applies to all other gems.
Permit mo to call your attention to U10 following
Tuesday's issue of the Alliance Times, when it asks
Loer tho following question :
"Why did you at last January session allow T J. O'Kecfo $39.40 for pub
lishing commissioners' proceedings for tho year igor, when according to the
division agreed upon by tho management of all papers and commissioners, ho
was to do this work tor a cent per lino ? Paid him two cents per line, didn't
you, or as much as both tno Grip and Times received for the same work ? You'd
pay him anything he asked, and you know it.
Ellin says we wcro allowed $39.40 when tho correct amount was $39.14, but
that's a small mistake for him and we'll not object to it. Ho says wo wcro
paid two cents a lino for publishing tho proceedings. Wo were and that is
just what wo agreed to do it for, in our bid. Wo agreed to publish the board
proceedings and all official notices at the rata of two cents per line just as
our proposal which is on file in the county clerk's office will prove, and that is
just what wo received, no more and no less. And Ellis agreed to do tho samo
work at tho samo price. His claim shows that bo charged two cents per line
but he claims ho gave half of it to tho Grip "by special agreement." Was it
by " special agreement" that you filed your claim for $27.00 for publishing tho
treasurer's report, and received that amount when you agreed to publish it for
two cents par lino which would amount to $3.40, the amount I filed my claim
for and was allowed. And you-did not pay tho Grip one cent of that $27.00.
Tho Grip filed its claim for publishing this samo report for $17.00 17 squares,
at $1.00 per square which is the legal rate. A square is ten lines of nonpareil
typo tho country over but you charged for twenty-seven squares, when the
Grip charged for only seventeen for exactly the Bamo report. How do you
explain this ?
Wo attach no blame to tho Grip for tho reason that Mr. Broome did not
know that ho was not entitled to legal rates for publishing this report. You
engineered the whole schemo and knew that you were not entitled to it Another
thing you might explain is why you attempted to charge and filed your claim for
$117.85 for publishing the tax list when you knew that you were only entitled to
pin. 07, the amount tho Herald and Grip filed their claims for? When the
commissioners discovered your overcharges and called you up to correct your
claim, you did not have tho manliness to come but sent I. E. Tash who correct
ed your claim with tho explanation that "Ellis said he had computed it by the
square " when in truth and fact if you had done that, your claim would Have
amounted to $235.70 or twice the amount claimed.
You published the tax list for years, and this was the first time you ever
"computed it by tho square." Tho legal rate is twenty cents for each descrip
tion of land and ten cents for each lot, and you knew it as well as you know
that your name is Ellis. For absolute gall I must say you take tho "whole
bakery." You have told how W. E. Hitchcock, your former employer, used to
steal from his patrons on stationery. Mr. Hitchcock has the reputation of
being a financier, but if you can't hold him level on anything where money is
involved, may the Lord spare Us from Hitchcock. You also say O'hceffe,
when has' a majority of tho board been republican? You havo controlled the
board for years, and havo grown to tho think you can ignore tho will of tho
people and the interests of the tax-payers whenever it suits the end of a few
and your power is absolute."
We will say that a majority of the board in this county was republican for
a short time only after tho county was organized. But notwithstanding this,
you recoived all the county patronage from the populist board for several years
before tho Herald was published. How como it that you were so favored?
Because you conducted your paper in the interest of the populist party and
offered to sell out body and bouI to them, but they considered you too cheap
and undesirable a character to purchase. This wfea during tho Years that the
republicans of Alliance found.it almost impossible to have' you publish a call
for a republican caucus in the Times. As a matter of (act, you have been
gutting the county on printing for years and as you have seen fit to accuse us
of receiving $10.00 which we were not entitled to and quote the year 1901, we
have taken tho pains to look up the amount each paper has received for the
year 1901, which wo give below. This statement shows who has been receiv
ing county patronage from the populist board. You also stated that we have
been receiving thq county printing for nine years, when the fact is, we have
published the paper only seven years. In conclusion we challenge you to pub
lish where we have ever overcharged the county one cent for printing or pub
lishing. Tho following is a statement of tho amounts received by the county papers
from the county, for printing and publishing for tho year, 1901. Voters, com
pare the figures:
H. T. Ei.i.m. Editor Times.
DEAR SIR: I am not craving newspaper notoriety, but in view of the
fact that in the columns of vour paper issued on Tuesday of this week you pro
pound some inquiries relative to tho motives controlling my action as a member
of the county board in certain matters, I take it that no one is more compe
tent than myself to answer you.
Tho reason the board ordered tho treasurer's statement published in all the
papers in the county was to afford all people in tho county who take either of
tho three papers an opportunity to ascertain the financial status of the county
treasury. There are a few people in tho county who do not regularly receive
the Herald and it was tho desiro of tho board to reach all tho poople in tho
county, if possible. This action was unanimously agreed to by the board.
Relative to tho money allowed Sheriff Reed for taking Fleming to Sioux
county, you nor any other tax payer has any complaint relative to that matter
as every dollar that the county expended on his account, amounting to nearly
$120, was refunded to this county, was paid to Treasurer Muirhcad by a check
issued by tho. treasurer of Sioux county.
You complain about tho delay in awarding the position of county physician
to Dr. Bcllwood. No re-advertisemen was made, but as a member of the board
II hesitated about awarding the contract to Dr. Bellwood for tho reason that ho
was the city physician of Alliance and fearing that some complications might
arise between the city and county relative to which municpality should care for
a certain class of paupers, I voted to postpone action and rcadvertise for bids.
Afterwards becoming satisfied tho contingency would not be likely to arise and
that if it did that Dr. Bellwood could be relied upon to protect the interests of
tho county, tho contract was awarded to him without any readvertiscment
and ho has not complained. Why should you ?
In referencejto the taxes refunded G. W. Nation, this was done by the board
for the reason that Mr. Nation's sheep were not kept in this county and had
not been for some time, and that they were assessed in another county. Hcnco
it was right and just that the taxes should be stricken from tho tax list
This was done only after Nation had shown contracts and furnished proof
that his sheep were not subject to taxation in this county.
You say that Mr. Ashbaugh is an honest man and "can not
bo tempted from the path of right by any influence." You are
right I believe you. I know that Mr. Ashbaugh is an honest man. But
how about youself ? Do you think that you were acting the part of an
honest man, when last December you offered to enter into a written agreement
with mo to tho effect that if you were awarded tho county printing, you would
not oppose my election this fall? You made such an offer and you know it I
would not accept it and now you are mad about it.
I do not ask anyone to take my word for it, as to the manner in which the
affairs of tho county have been transacted. Everything is a matter of record.
Investigate for yourself. Yours respectfully,
Geo. W. Loer.
Concerning Col. John S. Mosby's Return.
A special dispatch from Washington to the Denver News says:
Washington, Oct. 22. Colonel John S. Mosby, special agent of the interior
departmant, called upon the president to-day and laid before him the result of
his investigation of the illegal occupation of public lands in Colorado and other
western states by stock raisers, Colonel Mosby told the president that millions
of acres of public land that ought rightfully to be open to tho homestead set
tlers were occupied by stock raisers. After concluding tho investigation it is
thought tho Interior will oust such stock raisers as arc not occupingthe public
A ranchman living about fifteen miles from Alliance wrote Congressman
McClcllan in regard to removal of fences and received the following reply:
Washington, D. C, Oct. 21, 1902.
Dear Sir: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of October 15th.
I am informed at the United States General Land office that Colonel John S.
Mosby has been neither removed nor transferred. He is now in Washington,
D. C, having been called hero by tho president on business, upon the trans
action of which he will return to Nebraska. I am,
Yours very truly,
George B. McClellan.
Tho Landscape Painter Don't you
know, I'm quite a realist
The Animal Painter (sarcastically)
Well, welll Who'd havo thought It?
Tho Landscapo Painter Fact I as
sure you. I always smoke when I'm
painting a hazy atmosphere.
Mrs. Rubba How's Mrs. Chatter
this morning, doctor?
Doctor Suffering terribly.
Mrs. Rubba What, with only a slight
Doctor Yes, but she can't speak.
Publishing, ' s - - $48 80
The above item is for exactly the same
service that the Herald received $36.80.
Ballots, - " -Stationery,
?v , ,.w. Total,, .4
Ballots, - -
Tax List, -
$ 42 00
- $ 38 80
, $211 37
Tho Limit. '
Worthless Husband Going to leave
me, are you, Moll? Didn't you take
mo for better or worse?
Long Suffering Wife Yes, but you
are absolutely the worst I didn't take
you for that Chicago Tribune.
Notlco to Taxpayer.
Are your igox taxes paid? Tax-sale will
commence November 3d, and if your tax
is not paid for last year or previous years
your property may be sold.
E. G. Morris returned Wednesday from
a trip to Ravenna. While there he met J.
Rowen who requested him to have his
name placed on tho Herald list as he
wanted to read Dr. Horn's letters,
Notlco of Sale.
In tho District Court of Box Butto County,
Nebraska. A. M. Miller vs. K. 8. Wildy.
This cause cacao on for hearing upon tho
application of T, J. O'Koefo, receiver herein
(or an order to 6011 all tho property, both real
und nerbonal. of the co-nartnorshln of Miller
A Wildy and it appearing to me that It U to
tho best Interest or nil parties concerned that
bald property should bo bold.lt U therefore,
ordered that tho said T. J.CTKeofo, receiver,
nrocoea lortnwiui w son au or mo property,
both real and personal, belonging to said Co-
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j$ -2A5- AuOT -35
1 Alliance Cash Shoe
They are perfect fitting
latest styles and up to
All sizes and prices any
$1.25 to $3.00.
THOS, OLSEN, Proprietor.
Dierks' Lumber! Coal Co.
bo fo rcash in hand .And before belllo
roperty notice or saiu saie to 00 pu
for four consecutive weeks In some
or general circuiat
naoer of funeral circulation In Box Butts
county. That tho various pieces and parcels
of real estate belonging to said co-partnership
bo offered for sale separately and that the
personal property bo advertised and offered
for sale In lots or parcels which will soil to the
best advantage to bald co-partnership. It Is
further ordered that after tho completion ol
tho sale of said property, tho receiver herein
male 11 full, comnleta and final remit of all
of his doings as such receiver and tiat ho file
the woe with tho Clerk of the District Court
of said Box Uutte County.
Done at chambers In city of Alliance, In said
Box Butto County this 23d day of October,
1KB. . . ,
Yf . . WaSTOYM,
Judne" of thu District Court. Times.
Voters of the secoud commissioner distrtct: I havo taken the above state
ment from the records and certify it to be a true and correct statement of the
amount each paper has received from tho county for tho items specified for the
year 1901. Judge for yourself. Yours truly, T. J. O'Keefij.
The following article appeared in tho Alliance Times of July 5th. 1901,
which shows the exalted opinion that sheet had of the county board then.
It is the same board now. But the article was written before Ellis offered to
enter into a contract with Loer to not oppose him for re-election this tall if he
would give him the county printing.
"The board of county commissioners finished their labors last Saturday.
We want to say riftht here and now that the members of the present boird, re
gardless of politics, aro conscientious, painstaking, honest and earnest in their
efforts in behalf of the people. Each county commissioner shows a desire to
do the best possible for the county and in the least amount of time which is a
decided inovation from the tactics pursued by some of the old board. Messrs.
Duncan, Lore and Caha each have all the personal business at their respective
homes that they can look after, without spending any unnecessary time for the
county. This is one of the best boards the county has had for some years, and
we think it is but just to Btato this fact for the benefit of some of ourcituens
who may not know."
t ni u- ..mK,wt i,st Anrinv Tnmes Barrv'e administration as county
commissioner there was nothing to vile for him to be accused of by the Times
41.. ..,. r ,kv,;ni. Um rnnntv. And it will also be remembered tnat
tUmnn..,...iUnSt)1A fW.niraf iditar of that sheet mode against. Mr,
Barry, the more confidence the people wposed.ia him. IntfacJ every 'rwpecta.
ble person in the county coosidersjt an fcndoremat to tboppoiMjby tbfc
. Lumber and Building
We Can Also Make You
a Loan In trie
Nebraska Central Building and Loan Association
SO AS TO HELP YOU GET A HOME.
FINE BOOTS and SHOES
MADE TO ORDER.
BEPAIRINO A aPBOlAlTY.
ORDERS CALoVED VOR AND DELIVERED
FoR,SLX-Cattl attba Gahagan ranch
two miles north of th poor farm. There
five rf oa jalkk caws ia tbo buoa.
Cattle Wanted to Winter.
I am prepared to winter about forty head
of cattle on my ranch near Dnnlap. Plenty
of feed and water and best of care.
W. Bauk, Dunlap, Keb,
Ladies, do not fail to see Mrs. Regan's
mew line of cloaks.
Any stock of harness in stock or made
to order. Ctooon & Colums.
t , & MM-f A- ttt Oft v.
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