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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 7, 1902)
PUBLISHED CVERY FI1IDAY.
T. J. O'KCEFK..
(Knterod nt t lio Tostofflro at Alliance, Nebraska, n
Scconu-Olass Mull MatUsr.1
HAT OP 8UBS0RIPTION.
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IST Advertising- rule utndo known on application.
"Our Man Mickey" got there, but ho ran behind his
ticket in Box Butte county.
Kansas and North and South Dakota were carried by re
publicans by small pluralities. Utah also went republican,
Nevada democratic, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana rcpub
tican. Utah shows a largo socialist vote. Republicans in
Ohio made a clean sweep on the state ticket and although
they gained no congressmen over last election they increased
Republicans carried Maryland but their representatives
will bo four republicans and two democrats which is a gain
of two for democrats,
Of the states in which the returns arc complete the fol
lowing congressmen were elected:
G M. Hitchcock was elected to congress in the Second
district over D. H. Mercer by a plurality of 1841. This
and the result in Box Butto county arc about all we have to
crow over. Kinkaid, Brown and Currio are elected by com
paratively small majorities,
The next state legislature will have the largest republi
can majority that has existed in that body for years, The
senate will be composed of twenty-eight republicans, three
democrats and one populist; the house of sixty-nine repub
licans, nine democrats and tweaty-two populists, giving
republicans ninety-seven of the 133 members.
Mr. Thompson and Mr. Mickey.
The men who gave their support to William H. Thomp
son in "tho late unpleasantness" have nothing to regret.
They battled for a worthy man, and there is good reason to
believe that ho would have been elected but for tho stay-at-home
vote in tho rural regions.
It may not bo out of place to refer with some particular
ity to the returns from Polk and Hall county, '
Mr. Mickey lives in Polk.
Mr. Thompson lives in Hall.
It must be understood in tho beginning that Polk county
has not given a republican majority for several years, and,
of course, it was not in tho least surprising that Mr.
Mickey lost that county.
But nt tho election, of igoi tho republicans lost-Polk
county by 130. Mr. Thompson carried Polk county over
Polk county's distinguished citizen by a majority of 404.
Hall county is a republican county.
In 1901 tho republicans carried Hall county by 323.
On Tuesday last tho rcspublican candidate for con
gress carried Hall county by 174.
The republican candidates for state senator and repre
sentative in tho lower house of the legislature also carried
Hall county by generous majorities.
But in that republican stronghold William H. Thomp
son secured 467 majority.
In other words, in Polk county, the home of Mr. Mick
ey, tho fusion majority increased from the 130 of 1901 to
404 in 1902.
In Hall county the republican majority of 325 in igot
was transformed into a majority of 467 for William H.
Thompson in 1902.
These facts should provide an interesting and instructive
hint to those who had any doubt concerning the claim
made in the campaign that the fusion nominee for gover
nor Btood considerably higher among his neighbors than tho
republican candidate for governor did among his neighbors.
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The indications are that congress will bo republican by
a majority of from twenty-six to thirty-two which is tho least
republican majority that has existed in that body for a
number of years.
Some Straws on the Current.
Elections wero held Tuesday in forty-two states of the
nation and while the republicans are still in the lead it is
with reduced majorities. At the time this is written com
plete rcturnB are not in from tho states where the fight has
been close. In New York republicans claim the state for
Odell by a plurality of only 10,000 while democrats refuse
to concede defeat until the official count of votes so decide
it. Greater New York gave Coler 122,000 majority over
Odell which, if it shall transpire that the republicans carrv
the state, renders it a defeat that contains the clement of
victory in the promise of democratic victory two years
hence at the rate of gain for the past two years. For
congress nineteen republicans and seventeen democrats
were elected, whereas in the present congress New York is
represented by twenfy-two republicans and twelve demo
crats. For the state legislature indications are that it will
bo composed of thirty republicans and twenty democrats in
the senate and eighty-nine republicans and sixty-one demo
crats in the assembly.
Massachusetts elected a republican state ticket and a
congressional delegation of ten republicans and four demo
crats. The socialists secmjto be gaining remarkably in
the state, eight members elected to the state legislature be- I
ing socialists, their vote cast being 300 per cent, greater
than the vote cast by them two years ago.
In Illinois, which does not electe a governor this year,
the election was rather close. Of the members elected to
the state legislature 197 were republicans and 180 demo
crats with nine districts in doubt. California is claimed by
republicans by 5000 plurality. In the First and Second
congressional districts the contest are so close that com
plete returns are necessary to determine results: Republi
cans were elected in the Third, Fourth. Sixth, Seventh and
Eighth districts, and William Wynn, union labor and so
cialist, was elected in the Fifth.
Iowa went republican strongly, but for the first time in
eight years a democratic congressman was elected, that be
ing M. J. Wade in the Second, Speaker Henderson's dis
tricts. Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisi
ana and Alabama went solidly democratic, forty-eight con
gressmen being elected from these six states.
Colorado is claimed by both democrats and republicans
with the probability that the latter will carry the state ticket.
Both parties claim the three congressmen with probabili
ties in favor of democrats. Of the legislature, thirty-nine
representatives are democrats, twenty-four republicans and
two who were on both tickets while the senate will be com
posed of twenty-five democrats, eight republicans and two
popul sts, which rnsures the re-election of Senator Tt'Icr,
After the Battle.
The campaign is over and tho strenuous efforts put forth
by the members of both parties have told the story. In
this state it waB not tho story we hoped would be told,
although it was not far from what we expected. Wc knew
what a splendid man for the position of governor W. II.
Thompson was, and his popularity and there was a good
snow tor 111s election; mat tne ociici was reasonable is
shown by tho close race he ran Mr. Mickey. But we also
knew that the republican patty was backed by the railroads
and other corporations and that tho money furnished by
them for tho purpose of carrying the state would not be
without effect so that the result was not unexpected. It is
gratifying, however, that the republican victory was won
by a much less majority than two years ago.
The campaign is over, but tho issues upon which it was
contested- still live and the problems confronting us before
election still demand solution and the Herald maintains
tho satno position regarding them that it has hitherto taken.
Wo cannot forbear tho hope, however, sinco tho people of
this state have shown a desire that the railroads and cor
porations shall control the stato legislation, shall bear less
than half their share of taxation, and a desire to endorse
the pardon of criminals that have robbed the state of hun
dreds of thousands of dollars, they may get their desire ful
filled to tho utmost.
As to national matters we believe the trend of legislation
to place power in the hands of a few and. jnake it possible
for tho great industries and natural resources to be placed
in the control of comparatively a few men to be a danger
ous policy for a republic to pursue. Wo know and so does
ever' American citizen who will ascertain and candidly ad
mit tho facts, that a system of law that makes it possible
for American manufactures to hold up American purchasers
for from one-fourth to one-third more than the same prices
at which his goods arc sold to foreign purchasers, that
makes it possible for even the food stuffs to be cornered by
combinations and the price unduly raised while the wage
earner's ability to purchase is not increased proportionally
because the same power that controls tho product controls
the workman's wages, is wickedly unjust: and no matter
whether the power is not used so as to greatly increase the
difference between the workman's wages and the price of his
living. The principle is wrong and the power over the
workman, over the mass of the people, by a few men is
The recent coal strike ha3 shown the danger of haying
the natural resources of the country owned and controlled
by a few men. The manner of tho settlement of the strike
is not wholly a matter for congratulation. It is best, to bo
sure, that such differences be settled by arbitration, but
the principle involved in the settlement, shown by the state
ment of a contemporary that "the president declared if the
strike were not soon settled and it came to a question of an
imminent coal famine, he had the constitutional right to
seize the mines and operate them by the government and if
the railroads should refuse to transmit the coal so mined he
could seize and operate them by tho government for the re
leif of the people" is as dangerous as the permitting of such
esources to be owned by a few people rather than by all
the people. This nation does not want a president with
the power of dictator to bring relief to the people. It is
dangerous to the life of a republic to have a president, con
sul or whatever name it chooses to give its chief executive
with the power of dictator as the history of the world shows.
We do not want a law giving the chief executive the power
of au absolute monarch. We want a law placing public
utilities and natural resources in the control of the people.
We want a government of the people, by the people and
for the people. The Fowler currency bill provides the
most infamous and unsafe financial system that has been
proposed since the '303 when the worst financial tempest
broke over this country in its whole history. The election
of a republican congress looks very much like tho enact
ment of this bill into a law and if it passes without amend
mendment it bodes no good to the financial welfare of the
With many of our countrymen we consider entrance up
on a colonial policy contrary to the spirit of republican
government, foreign to American ideas and detrimental and
unjust to peoples so governed.
In the future as in the past the Herald expects to up
hold the rights of the people as against corporation and
ring rule, a government of the people as against govern
ment by a moneyed aristocracy and to work for the best in
terests of its state, county and city first, last and contin
Some l'nlfio Statements Kcfutcd.
Other means having signally failed to
boom circulation, tho latest misrepresenta
tion adopted by the representative of a
contemporary in this city to coerce the
people into subscribing is that it is "for
tho benefit of tho church." We speak ad
visedly when we stato that the church does
not get one cent from that source Times,
The above is another fling from our
jealous hearted contemporary up the street.
He states that we have been soliciting sub
scriptions for the Herald on account of
Dr. Horn's letters and representing that it
is "for the benefit of the church." This is
absolutely false. Not a subscription has
been solicited under any such pretense and
wo challenge the Times man to cite one
instance where one has. The subscrip
tions are being solicited solely for the ben
efit of the Hkrald and of the reader, and
no other inducements have been held out
to subscribers; but the subscriptions arc
coming in and coming rapidly, too, with
out solicitation of any kind.
It is a well known fact that the Times
man was very "sore" because ho did not
get Dr. Horn's letters to publish. We
have been expecting to hear from him be
fore this and it's a wonder he has not at
tempted to make light of Dr. Horn and
his letters through his filthy rag. Inas
much as Ellis has displayed his soreness,
and many people were surprised to Jsee a
democratic paper capture the prize it may
be of interest to many to know how it came
about. It is like this: When Dr. Horn
was speaking of his trip with the writer in
the Herald office, wo stated that we would
be pleased to have his letters to publish.
but we supposed that both the papers
would also like them and it would be
agreeable to us that they should that the
type could be set each week in turn by the
three papers and each pay their share for
the letters, However, if he desired to give
either of the other papers tho exclusive
right to publish his letters there would be
no ill feeling on our part. Dr. Horn said
he would see about the matter. Such an
arrangement was not satisfactory to Ellis
ho wanted the exclusive right "the
whole .hog or none" and immediately be
gan to pull every wire political and other
wise "to land the prize. He approached
a prominent republican and one of Dr.
Horn's closest friends with the argument
that Dr. Horn should favor a republican
paper, The gentleman replied that this
was not a political matter, that if he were
Dr. Horn the letters would go to whoever
would pay the most for them. But Dr.
Horn did not desire to do this; if he had
he could have realized much more. He
simply ascertained what the Times could
afford to pay and then the Herald and
the latter's offer was so much more that he
accepted it. Dr Horn said he did not
wish to go from one o flics to another with
bids. And while we are speaking of the
matter it might be of interest to Mr. Ellis
to inform him that a number of people
republicans at that protested against the
letters being published in the Times under
any consideration on account of the editor's
moral conduct. He will also remember
that a few months ago when he to play one
of his petty underhand tricks on the Her
ald and by so doing pied several forms of
type, incurring expense and labor to him
self, a gentleman of this city a prominent
republican and as highly respected a man
as there is in western Nebraska said: "I
believe Providence did have something to
do with the pying of those forms. It would
be a disgrace to have a religious publica
tion issued from such a shop."
In another article you say "Then if Loer
is elected" we "will get the county print
ing and will boom the circulation of the
Herald and swell it up to the top notch
whether the subscribers pay or not and
then unload it on some sucker and get
out" that that is what we came here for.
Awfully worried about us, aren't you?
Why, we're not half so worried about you.
The fact is we don't want you to get out.
Stay right here. There's room for us all.
If you would only think twice you wouldn't
want us to get out, either, because if we
should sell to a republican, and we can do
it any day, where would you be? Why,
you couldn't hold the support of half a
dozen republicans in the county. Now,
Bro. Ellis, don't get so hot. Just keep
your shirt on, try putting in the time in
your office that you do "knocking" us and
see if things don't go smoother with you.
We don't want you to leave Alliance and
as for "knocking," why you might as well
try to "knock" down a stone wall with
your gall as to try to go up against the
Herald. Now, take a "democrat's ad
vice" for once, hold down your little, jeal
ous heart and act the man.
Wilson nulldlng Not Large Enough for
11. F. Lockwood & Co.
The building owned by Mr. Mumper
has been rented by B. F. Lockwood, All
second hand goods have been moved and
separated from the store rooms Mr.
Lockwood is at present occupying. By
this change the firm has plenty of room
for a grand display of holiday goods. His
art department occupies a greater part of
one of his large store rooms, and a fairer
and more artistic line never came - west of
Omaha. The Xmas line of furniture and
knicknacks is mammoth but Mr. Lock
wood says he would rather be crowded a
little, than not have a complete line of
Pursuant to an order of the district courl
I will offer for sale to the highest bidder
for cash at the west front door of the court
house in Alliance, Nebraska, on Saturday,
November 29, 1902, all the property be
longing to the firm of Miller & Wildy, de
scribed as follows to-wit:
Lots 1 and 2 in block 11, in the villago
of He'mingford, Neb., with flour mill
thereon. Building is three-story frame,
40x80 ft., rock foundation and basement,
engine room 20x40, well-house and pump
and coal shed, 16x16.
The mill has a capacity of seventy-five
barrels and is fitted with the best and
latest improved machinery, consisting of
five sets of E. P. Ellis rollers, one Univer
sal bolter, two purifiers, ten sets of reels,
one corn meal bolter, one Rockford corn
roller, flour packer, corn sheller, seventy
five horse-power E. P. Ellis Corless engine.
Safe, 3x4x6, weight 4,600 lbs; Fairbanks
24 ft. scale, hopper wheat scale and two
Lot 16 Block 34 with a 1 story frame
house 20x24, 6 rooms, and one story barn.
One four bin coal shed, 16x50; one lum
ber shed, 16x40; one lumber shed 12x20;
hog sheds and fences.
All the above property is situated in
Lot s Block 17 with frame store build
ing, 24x60 thereon, in the original town of
One mare, six years old; one heifer, two
All the wheat, corn, flour, coal and lum
ber on hand on date of sale.
All book accounts.
T. J. O'Kccfe, Receiver.
A New Industry
Messrs. Watson & Feagn is have opened
a new industry, or rather a new depart
ment of this section's chief industry. They
purpose to open a cattle market here, open
for sales every Friday, so that all cattle
purchased on that day may be shipped the
following day from the Alliauce yards.
Thus, those having cattle to dispose of
may sell to them at market prices and
receive their money as soon as the cattle
are delivered. This seems to us as if it
should be quite a paying investment of
time and capital to these gentlemen and a
great convenience to those who have small
lots of cattle to dispose of. Their pur
chases will not be limited to any one grade
of cattle, beef cattle, steers, canners and
all sorts being salable.
Thirty-eight new subscribers this week.
Our statements relative to new subscrip
tions are not composed of "hot air." Our
books are open for inspection.
Death of Mrs. Ida E. Hoggs.
The Herald regrets to chronicle the sad
death of Mrs. Ida Evalyn Boggs at her
home in Shawnee, O.T., last Sunday even
ing. She is the daughter of Mrs. J. C
Sloan of this city and a sister to Mrs.
Charles Clough, jr., Mrs. Estclle Upton
and George Hill, also of this city. Another
sister, Mrs. W. T. Robertson, resides at
Mrs. Boggs died from the effects of tak
ing a cold after an Operation for cancer.
Her ago was thirty-seven years, two months
and eighteen days. A husband and four
children are thus left to mourn the death
of a loviug and devoted wife and mother.
Mrs. Boggs became a member of the Pres
byterian church at the age of twelve years
and was ever a faithful and earnest Chris
tian, a most estimable lady and loved in
the community in which she lived.
Mrs. Sloan was with her daughter at the
time of her death.
Funeral service for Mrs. Boggs were
held at Shawnee at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon and memorial services for her
in this city at the home of Rev. and Mrs.
J. C. Sloan on that afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.
The Herald extends sympathy to the:
And that commissioner businessl Geo-.
W. Loc, the present commissioner, didn't
do a thing. There were :86 votes polled
in the district and Loer got 139 of them, or
a majority of 92. He received 42 republi
can votes. And this despite the fact that
for three weeks before election the Times
published from one to three cplumns of
malicious falsehoods and slush against Mr.
Loer and .mailed "sample copies" during,
the three weeks to every voter in the dis
trict. Besides this one of the Times edi
tors made a personal canvass and reported
that "the people were going to turn Loer
down on account of his official record, the
O'Kcefo dictation and 'too much O'Keefe. "
Well, it appears that the people thought
theae was too much Ellis and Tashbaugh
about the matter and that Mr. Ashbaugh,
the republican candidate, was running with
the wryng gang. The people of the Sec
ond district have reiterated their confidence
in Mr. Loer in unmistakable terms and he
will continue to serve them for the next
three years as faithfully as he has the last
Cattle to Winter.
Wanted, cattle or horses to winter aj
my ranch twenty miles northeast of All
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 goods are to be
charged to the Brockett saloon except on
my order. H. C. Armstong.
Dated October 18, 1902.
See Mrs. Regan's new line of cloaks.
Cash paid for hides. Clough & Collins.
Its rll ever 3
"Lts Hss and make no,"
Good pasture and hay, stabled at night.
Four miles southwest. Inquire Mollring
Sheep For Sale.
Three thousand one-, two-, three
and four-year-old ewes for sale. Large
sheep and will shear from 10 to 12
pounds. The band averaged io
pounds this year. Two hundred Ram
baulett bucks that will shear from 20 to
30 pounds. Address
H. A. Peters, Moomaw, Neb.
Fob Rent Four furnished rooms,
together or separte.
W. E. Oir.i.rr.
Saturday, November 1, 1902, I will sell
to the highest bidder for cash, sixteen
head of hors.es including mares, two-year-olds
and heavy work horses. Sale will
take place at Keeler Bros., barn at 1 p. m.
Gregory jiurn, auctioneer.
10-24-2L E. W. RAY.
Red Letter Sale
On all lines of
Includes all the.,,
All customers will be given a
Oct. 23rd to Nov. 1st.
TRIMMING AND LINING INCLUDED,
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