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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 7, 1902)
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Iot Vie Uti4. &
San Franuisco, Cal., Oct. 1902.
Having becotno acquainted with Still
Ltiko City, wo again turn westward
eager to reach the Goldon Gate. Cross
ing Nevada is as uninteresting, as the
lack of vegetation is complete. Sand
dunes greet the eye at every turn,
compared with which the sand hills of
Nebraska, coveicd with verdant pastur
age, are a paradise. Hundreds of
miles may be travolcd in this dreary,
forsaken waste without sighting a
living creature, other than the section
crew and operators who aro hero as
hermits, making it possible for a rail
road io tie the Atlantic and Pacific to
gether in bonds of steel. Hut this
barrenness is not to last always. With
the oys of fnith, I can see the east
densely populated and tbo young men
and maidens covenanting to begin life"
together tor better or for worse. With
bravo hearts, and a -strong desire to
have a homo of their own, they press
on boyond Pike's Peak and the Rockies
to this land where one may become
monatch of all ho surveys. The
pioneer is a hero upon whom the
Most High rests, for Omnipotence is
proud of tho brave, and a splendid
carpet will bo prepared by Him and
spread over the laud upon which the
united hearts may find a domicile, and
the cattle, horses and sheep find that
for which their hunger craves, It has
ever been thus. Old maps of Nebraska
place Box Butlo county in tho Great
American Desert, but today, that
county supplies tho cast with ' cattle
second to none, and has within its
borders a people unsurpassed anywhere
for those sterling qualities which are
tho personification of genuine worth.
Therefore, applying tho stricture of
faith to Nevada, I can see its rennais
sancc. After weary hours of sameness in
landscape, u treat is offered as tho
train enters the Sierra Nevada moun
tains. The transformation is like
unto leaving a penitentiary for an art
gallery. Tho Sierras, covered with a
dense growth of pines, shrubbery, etc.,
aro mora beautiful than the Rockies
though less awe inspiring. If tho
Rockies arc more colossal, the Sierras
are more symmetrical.
Tho Rockies stand as Titians, giant
guardians of tho heavens, while the
Sierras are thankful for the opportu
nity of looking down upon the peace
ful Pacific, and of hiding behind a
veil of mist wherever tho ocean madly
beats tho shore, lashing tho rocks with
white caps which have no breakers to
check their course.
No one need be told that California
is 1 cached. It cannot keep tho secret,
and tells that it is king of tho West by
using a language decidedly its own,
Ordinary adjectives aro useless in
preparing u distant reader to properly
comprehend California. To state that
this state has the largest apple orchard
in the world is not sufficient to convoy
an exact idea of its vastness. But
tho wonders of. the state being so un
like those found elsewhere, one is
handicapped in his every attempt to
make comparisons. Maine is not a
small state. But for the sake of com
pauson let us use it:
Add to Maine the stales of New
Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New
Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New
Y01 k, and those states combined could
be covered by California, and there
would be enough of California unused
to make a playground for all the chil
dren of Utah.
With a climate that approximates
tho ideal, California, with its splendid
soil, has little to be desired. Only one
genuine snow storm is on record, the
date being December 31, 1882, the
snow piled up to the enormous height
of theee inches and lasted scarcely one
Uay. where orangs anu lemons are
harvested in February and March it is
evident that even a freeze would be
This large state is noted foi doing
things on a largo scale, for instance:
A squash has been on exhibition
weighing 283 jrounds, having a di
ameter of four feet. A sweet potato
weighing over forty-four pounds is the
pride of Fresno, An Irish potato
measured forty-six inches in length and
weighed thirteen pounds.
Los Angeles county produced a corn
stalk measuring thirty-six feet in height.
Orange county has a watermelon
weighing 150 pounds, and is 3 feet 6
inches long, and 4 feet 9 inches in
A nugget ot gold, the largest ever
found in the United States, came from
Calaveras county, and weighed 195
pounds, valued at 43, 534.00.
To stato that tho people
hero is to Btato tho case mildly. My
diagnosis causes mo to assert that the
poorest live in luxury. Tho nverago
annual income of every farmer in ono
county is $3,000.00. With such an
income nothing is too distant to bo
secured, and money will buy almost
anything except happiness. From this
port vessels sail for tho four corners of
tho earth, and bring back whntevcr the
industrious merchantmen think the
Californian may relish.
Yesterday I visited tho "Coptic,"
passenger vessel bound for Yokohama
and Hong Kong. It is more than
400 feet long, and second only in size
to the vessel upon which I am to sail
from Vancouver, British Columbia, for
It was sad to sec mothers weeping as
good byes to children and friends were
said prior to the moment of departure.
Many a person was covered with flowers
brought to tho wharf bv loving hands.
It caused mo to think of my own caso
as I will bo boarding tho steel twin
screw palace, tho " Empress of Japan,"
and have no ono to whom a parting
good byo can be spoken and rccciovo
back friendly tokens of sympathy and
kindness as the plungo into tho mists
of a fourteen day voyago is made. But
we make the voyage practically alone
as wo aro in a measure tho architects
of our own fortune. I took two snap
shots at the " Coptic," ono while on
board, and ono facing the prow. She
sailed out of the Golden Gate with a
bone in her tqeth, that is she faced a
heavy sea, a storm in fact, greeted her
appearance in deep water, and as I
now write, I can imagine her out
battling with tho waves which dash
across her decks, making her passengers
wonder whether it will bo theirs to
sink or swim, Doubtless some of the
"Coptic's" passengers are reminded
of the words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
" And now tho storm-blast camo and he
Was tyrannous and strong ;
He struck with his o'ertaklng wings,
And chased us South along.
With sloping masts and dipping prow,
Tho ship drovo fast, loud roared the
And southward aye wo fled."
Scarcely had the " Coptic " gone to
sea, when the "America Mora" ar
rived bearing many marks of a rough
voyago. After leaving Yokohama sho
was caught in the grasp of ono of tho
worst typhoons with which a ship of
this line ever contended and weathered.
Her decks were partly demolished, her
hospital having been almost carried
away by tho hard pounding waves.
Ono person was killed, and others were
bruised until restoration by tho use of
arnica was not to bo considered. In
such a storm only the most seasoned
sailors cscapo sea sickness.
Tho Southern Pacific R. R. lands all
its eastern and northern passengers at
Oakland pier where a ferry boat is
taken to cross San Francisco bay, and
passengers are landed at the foot of
Market Street, San Francisco. The
ride across the bay was a sufficient
journey to make a few very much in
disposed. This earth is large, but not so large
but that ono will meet acquaintances
wherever he goes. At Denver the first
persons I saw on leaving the train,
w ere two of the latest married of Alli
ance. On entering Salt Lake City, I
had not risen to leave the car when
just before my anxious eyes were
two Alliance people, having left the
single stale less than a week before.
I had not been in San Francisco a day
until I met Mr. E. S. Jackson and
bride on Market street, near the Palace
hotel. Mrs. Jackson was armed with
a kodak, while ho was smoothing the
way tor her across that king of all
streets in the city. It was my privilege
to entertain her, or rather be entertain
ed by her, while Mr. Jackson sallied
forth to the hotel for his overcoat which
his more thoughtful better half thought
ho would need before the day's tour
Speaking of hotels reminds me that
a word on the subject may be in place.
The Palace hotel is probably tho best
structure of the kiud in the world,
having been built at a cost of 7,000,-
000.00. it prcseuts a spectacle of
splendor like unto the fabled " Palace
of the Gods."
I am acquainted in a measure with
hostclries in nearly all of the large
cities from Boston to San Francisco
but I assure you that" I must place
those of this city in a class to. them
selves and far in the lead of their
When good oranges can be purchased
tor 60 cents per hundred and other
things proportionately low, ono under
stands tho secret of hotel excellence.
Among tho many points of interest
to tourists is Chinatown. Orientalism
hero reaches its zenith in America.
Tho Chinese quarters embrace about
twelve blocks in tho heart of tho city,
and arc visited by every sight-seer,
desiring to acquaint himself with Chi
E. C. Horn,
.Continued next week.
To tho Board of Education and Patrons of
xina ncrewun appeuueu a partial re
port for month ending Oct. 24, 1902;
Number of pupils enrolled this
month . , G84
Number of boys enrolled this month 315
Number of girls enrolled this month 369
Number enrolled in October, 1901 635
.Number enrolled in October, 1000 556
Total number enrolled this year to
dato . . t 70G
Average number pupils in"daily at
tendance ..... 595.46
Average number pupils in daily at
tendance 1901.... 563.15
Average number pupils in daily at
tendance 1900 499. 15
Number of tardies this month.. . 41
Number of tardies in 1901 ........ 24
Number of tardies in 1900 107
Percent, of daily attendance this
month , 93,61
Per cent, of daily attendance 1901. 93.22
Per cent, of daily attendance 1900. 93.31
Per cent, of punctuality this month 99.83
Percent, of punctuality 1901..... 99.90
Per cent, of punctuality 1900..... 99.46
Neither absent nor lardy this month 253
Neither absent nor tardy 1001.... 274
Neither absent nor tardy 1900.... 218
The banner is this month accorded the
Third grade, it being the only grado per
fect in punctuality.
The per cent, of attendance for this
month was considerably lowered from
what it would have been had it not been
for tho races. We hope the next report
will show a higher per cent, of attendance.
There are a few boys who will persist in
staying out of school, and the parents of
those boys should be more active in look
ing after them, that is if they care to have
the boys in school, as the teacher cannot
devote her time to looking after one or two
boys to the manifest detriment of the rest
of the room.
Parents are asked to co-operate with the
teachers rather than criticise if the best
results are to be obtained.
W. H. Bartz, Supt.
Wanted By a colored lady, a place to
work out of city. Reference. io-7-3t.
John Moravelc and sons came In a
few days ago with a car load of year
ling steers, which they shipped to
South Omaha. All wero white-faces
and a nice bunch.
It is reported that only one candidate
has been in this part of tho county on
an election tour by tho name of J. V.
Miss Bessie Shetler began her school
in the D. A. Paul district last Monday.
This is Miss Bessie's first school and we
think sho will. make a good teacher.
Grandpa Hlckoy, of Gretna, is
visiting with his son, John, and his
daughter, Mrs. James Novatney, of
Canton. Mr. Hickey will leave for his
home in a few days.
Job Varloy and family, who have
been visiting in and around Alliance
for home time, passed through hero on
their way to thoir new homo in Sioux
county, near Harribon. They stopped
over and took luncheon on tho ranch
of ye scribe.
Mrs, Jacob Shetler aud irranddauRh
ter, Mabel Shetler, of Lawn, were
guests at tho Broshar home Sunday
and attended Sunday school at Canton.
Tho latest nora-de-plnmo in literary
circles at Canton is the name of a new
paper, which is to be edited in about
two weeks by a lady and gentleman
writers of great literary talont, to be
called the Canton Squeezer.
IlOX nt'TTH HOUNDEUS.
J. W, Baumgardner visited tho school
in district No. l last Friday.
Mrs. A. S. Gerdes darted Wednesday
for Superior, where she will visit for a
week with old friends.
The Fairvicw Aid met with Miss
Delia Wilson Wednesday.
Cattle to Winter.
Wanted, cattle or horses to winter at
my ranch twenty miles northeast of Alli
ance. Plenty of hay, range and water.
Address me at Rushville, or A. J. Gilbert,
Moomaw, Neb. Walter R. Kent.
Cattle Wanted to Winter.
I desire to take in about 150 head of cat
tle to winter at my place, four miles south
east of Lawn. Good range, plenty of hay
and water. Jos. Kapbr,
Notice Hereafter no good
charged to the Brockett saloon
my order. H. C. Armjtokg.
Dated October 18, 1902,
See Mrs. Regan's mew line of cloaks.
Cash paid for hides, Clough & Collins,
R. F Hanson
That the following prices are the
lowest ever offered in the same qual
ity of goods.
Owing; to the lateness of the season
and the enormous stock of Ladies and
Children's Cloaks we have on hand,
we quote you these prices.
Ladies Black Kersey, ig-inch, heavy
satin-lined and satin-faced, for
Black and Tan Kersey, nicely trimmed,
Castor Brown and Black Kersey 27-inch
Coat, sateen-lined, velvet-trimmed,
Black Castor and Brown 45-inch coat, a
bargain for S13.50; we sell at
ig-inch Coats that sold for 7.50 and
10.00 last fall; now
Childrens' Jackets for Si. 75.
We have a full line of Monte Carlo and all latest
novelties in Cloaks at very reasonable prices.
Don't fall to see our
line before you buy..
Calico and Percale.
Best American Print Calico, 5c
Percale, you generally pay 12
l-2c for, we sell for 10c.
We also carry a full
line of all the latest
Having decided to close out the entire line of
shoes, we quote you prices that will set you
Ladies' Welts, military heel, heavy sole
shoe, worth 3.50, now
Ladies Genuine Hand Turned Shoe,
flexible sole, selling at 3.50, for
Ladies Fine Shoes, beveled sole, mili
tary heel, selling at 2.50, now
Children's School Shoes, 8 to z'At sell
ing at 1.50 and 1.75, now for
Infants Shoes, 1 to $, 19c.
While in town, don't fail to call on
us. We will save you from 10 to
20 per cent on Fall Dry Goods.
R. F Hanson
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