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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1902)
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A BIRO FROM FAR BOX BtlTTK.
lo was a Bos Butte turkoy, corn fed arid
plump and young,
he kind of. turk whoso virtues rare by
! rru(a tinvn tiMin Mintf. V
,Vith juicy thighs tied to his breast and
wings pinned to his side,
iNo fairer sight by mortal eyes hath ever
his plump and juicy Box Butto bird in
season came to hand,
lAnd basted well and stuffed with care ho
loomed up great and grand,
nd when we left tlip dining room with
well contented groans
(The only thing left of that bird was his
well polished bones.
Ve carved him and we ate htm, we
laughed with joy and glee;
The way he disappeared that day was
pleasant for to sec.
,Ve sliced his breast, we carved his thighs,
wo scraped his royal back;
His gizzard and his heart succumbed lo
our combined attack.
Cranberry sauce upon his flank, and mince
pie in his wake,
And other thincs to ton it off like mother"
used to make!
"Vd ate him and we thanked the Lord for
all His wondrous fruit
Life, hope and love and royal friends who
live in far Box Butte,
I am prepared to say that Box Butte
turkeys corn fed and groomed with
care are equal Jo the best, no matter
-where their birthplace nor the length
ofHhcir pedigree. Also, I am prepared
to prove, that Alliance contains at least
three" people who can see( quite a ways
into a grindstone.
Once upon a time a Man found a
Viper in his path. The reptile was
frozen Stiff with the Cold and was
.about to yield up its Life. Fired
with Compassion, the Man took the
Viper home, laid it beside the cosy Fire
jand warmed it back to Life. When
the Viper had. regained its Powers it re
paid its Benefactor by Socking its
Fangs into his hands. As the Poison
got in its Deadly Work the Man looked
, at the Viper and exclaimed; 'Ingrati
tude, thy name is Corporation."
Moral: The men who voted the re
publican party Into new lease of power
have no kick coming because of the in-
Wcased freight rates.
A few weeks ago Tho Commoner re
printed a democratic estimate of Presi
dent Roosevelt and the Lincoln jourual
-threw a fit because Mr. Bryan gave
apace to a disrespectful article about
Mr. Roosevelt. The delicious humor
-of The Journal's attitude will be appre
ciated bv those who understand how
strenuously that paper seeks through
its exchanges for all the nasty and
spitetul things about Mr. Bryan lor the
purpose of reprinting them. '
Mr. Mickey has gigged back on the
proposition to make his son private sec
retary. Awful' Jot of hungry mouths
to feed in the tat that managed your
-campaign, olvMr. Mickey?
Some of these days Nebraska will be
jarred from center to circumference,
the sky will be overcast", streams will
disappear, trees will crash to the ground
. and the hills will crumble to dust. But
be not afraid. It will be caused by the
prying loose of a fellow named Bab
cock from a close connection with tho
"treasury of Nebraska.
If Brother Howard wants to add an
other handsome Nebraska newspaper
to his exchange list let him mark a Co
lumbus Telegram "X" and send it to
the Plattsmouth Journal. The Journal
is as good as it looks.
With freight' rates going up and grain
prices coming down a lot of republican
farmers are,undergoing the first inclin
ation to think that has scruck them
within the last five years.
A lot of newspaper puns have been
made on Uncle Joe Cannon's namw but
rto date we have seen no mention of the
fact that he is a cannon used to fire sa-
lutes, not to achieve any direct results.
Big ranchmen who are inclined to be
disturbed 'by 'presideutial threats to
tear down the fences should calm them
selves. Just as the president achieved
tils highest ferocity in threatening the
trusts he had to go home with a boil
on his leg. It will be something else
- before he cuts the fences.
Some people seem to think that
prayer is nothing more than demand
ing that God give them what they want.
Just recall the nanes of a lot of
Christians you know and see it some of
-them don't lean so heavily on God that
t-iheir feet never touch the ground.
Some Christians keep the fact so
carofullv hidden that their neighbors
nover find it out'.
If tho railroads' and other corpora
tions have not mapped out too much
woik tlie legislature ought to transact
its business and adjourn 'within -sixty
Some day it may dawn upon the
railroad managers . that it would bo
cheaper to obey tho laws than to spend
money to prevent legislation and cor-
Nearly every day I .am asked some
thing about The Commoner, how many
people are employed, tho size of tho
pay roll, and a thousand" and one other
questions. Mr. Charles W. Bryan has
recently given an interview that covers
all the pointB of jinterest, and every
statement here made 'is taken from his
interview, is absolutely correct and can
be verified by the office books.
On November 15, 1902, tho circula
tion of Tho Commoner was i40(ooo.
" The Commoner has no printing
plant, but it employs an average of
forty-three people, and the weekly pay
roll for these averages over F400.
Including the money paid for compo
sition and press work The Commoner
pays out more than 28,000 a year in
It takes 800,000 pounds of paper to
issue Tho Commoner one year. This
is upwards of 15,000 pounds a week.'
Postage on The Commoner averages
Si 50 a week.
If all the paper required for a year's
supply of The Commoner were loaded
in cars it would make a train of twenty
A ton of' empty mail sacks is used
each week to sack the paper.4
It takes over 350 pounds" of manila
paper to wrap a week's, issue of The
The 'office force works eight hours a
da and over time is paid for at price
and One-half. Legal holidays are ob
served with no deduction of wages. If J
forced to work any part of a holiday
the employes receive price and one
half. All employes are given a vaca
tion on full pay once a year.
The Nebraska Independent performs
the typesetting. The press work is
done by the Freie Press, and when the1
perfecting press starts it prints Com
moners at the rate of from 18,000 to
24,000 an hour.
lot of Christians whn lmo to havo
a church hell to notify ilium ol tho
hour of Worship always manage to get
to the theater befoio the curtain goes
It no longer takes two to make a
bargain. If you don't bclieyo it just
try to deal with a trust.
AtXtANCB, Nun., December a, 100a.
Board of county commissioners met
pursuant to adjournment. Present, Geo.
V. Loer, chairman. Geo. W, Duncan and
Frank Calm, members, S. M. Smyser,
, It appearing that Lots 9, to and it 111
Block 30 jn the original (own, now city ot
Alliance, Nebraska, in tho years of igoo
and iqqi was city property and in tho j
year 1901 was taxed in tho .sum of $4,681
and in tho year 1901 was taxed in the sum ,
of $27.50 and said taxes lmvo been paid
under protest, it is ordered that said taxes 1
so paid bo refunded.
It appearing that in the year of I902 (
Goo. VV Clark was assessed on tho same j
personal proporty in both Lawn and 1
Wright precincts and was taxed thereon
the sum of $5.46 in Lawn precinct and
that in the year of 1001 he was assessed on
tho same personal property in both Box
Butte and Wright precincts and was taxed
thereon the sum of $14.39 in Box 'Butte
precinct and that in each of said years he
was liable for taxation only in Wright pro
duct on said personal property and that
the taxes mentioned have been paid under
protest, it is ordered that said taxes be
refunded to him. I
It appearing that B. F. Botelheim in the .
year of 1901 was assessed twico on iho
same personal property and that tho tax
thereon for which he is not liable amounts
to $11,15 and that the same has been paid
under protest, it is'ordered by Ihe board
that said sum of $16.15 be refunded to him.
Board adjourned until tomorrow at 9
Geo. W. Lokr, Chairman. 1
S. M. Smyser, Clerk.
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Aluanck, Nbii , December 3, 1902.
Board met pursuant to order of adjourn
ment. Present, same officers as on tho
Ordered by tho board that the balances
remaining in the funds hereinafter named
be"transferred by the county treasurer to
the county general fund, to-wit:
Bridge fund. 1. v ........ . $709 '19
Road fuud. 248 38
uiu wen tuna 102 25
Advertising fund.. ;,.., j... 1C9 45
1 It appearing that Imma Keoler'was as
sessed for property not subject to taxation
in the year of 1901 and the taxes levied
thereon amount to $1.00 which has been
paid under protest, it is ordered that said
taxes bo refunded.
Balance of this day consumed in examin
ing claims filed against the county.
Board adjourned until tomorrow at 9 a.
m. Geo. W. Lour, Chairman.
S M. Smvrbr, Clerk.
Orricu I'uoki: 1N. kksiuencj Phosb 2tO.
R. C. NOLE1YIAN,
Koomn 1, 2 and 3, 1'lrat Nntluiml bunk build
ing, Alliance, Nob. Notary In oniew.
AY. G. SIMONSON...
Olllco tli-stulrs Over PostomVo
smith v. tuiti-e. ia e. tAsii.
TUTTLE & TASH,
North Alnln St., - AliUANOC. NKll.
Toys, Novelties, Games,
Perfumes Sets Jt Prices
that Sell the Goods . . .
L. A, BERRY,
J. S. HEKINEY, Proprietor.
F. J. Brennan & Co....
It may not be generally known that
only four cities in the United States ex
ceed Lincoln in the output of second
class mail matter. The Commoner
with a circulation of 140,000, the Freie
Press with a circulation of 125,000 a
a week, the Nebraska Independent
with a circulation of 20,000 a week,
the two Woodmen publications with a
circulation of upwards of one million
each month, the four daily papers with
their weekly issues, several fraternal
organs, college and church papers, ag
ricultural and live stock papers and
trado papers combine to give Lincoln
this rank. Millions of pounds of second-class
matter originating in Lincoln
arc handled by the local postofnee
I won't give the family away by tell
ing their name, but the story is good
enough without it. We'll call it Smith
because that don't sound a bit like if.
The Smiths are prominent church Work
ers, and are also prominent in frater
nal society circles. A few evenings
ago the pastor called on the Smith fain
ilyj bringing his wife and daughter with
him. The daughter plays the piano.
Tho Smiths have a little girl four
years old whoso memory is little short
of marvelous, and whose talent for
mimicry is well developed. The pas
tor's daughter was persuaded to play
a fe,w. tunes. Finally she struck up a
rollicking air, The little Smith girl
immediately mounted a chair and be
gan to shout: ,
"Honor yo" pa'ners! Balance all!
Al'man lef'l - Gran' "
But at this juncture the mother
grabbed the young, hopeful and hustled
her out of the room.
This same little girl has beeu taught
a prayer which she repeats every night.
It winds up thusly: "God bless mamma
and papa and take care of them." The
other night she ended her prayer in the
usual form, then looked up at her
mamma and exclaimed:
"What's the use botherin' God about
papa; he's big enough to take care of
The mother knew why, but she didn't
waste time explaining. ;
AlliancK, Neb., December 4, 1902.
Board .met pursuant to 'adjournment.
Present, same officers as on the first day.
It appearing that Charles E. Clough in
the year ol 1899 was assessed with lorty
even head of cattle in both Boyd and Box
Butte precincts, which Were the same cat
tle and that said cattle were taxed $10.40
in Box Butte precinct and were correctly
taxed in Boyd precinct, and that said
S10.40 tax has been paid under portest, it
is ordered by the board that said taxes be
Ordered that $5.00 taxes paid by J. S.
Mekiney on property not subject to taxa
tion in Liberty preciritt in 1898 to bo re
funded. ' , ,
Ordered by the board that the county
clerk advertise for bids for lease of tho
poor farm and care of tho paupers and for
county physician for tho ensuing year in
the manner provided by law.
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Bellwood & Bellwood,
Holstcn IJtillUIng. - ALLIANCE, NKH,
: L. W. BOWMAN,
Office In First National Bank block. Alli
DEALERS IN- 5
J. E. MOORE, M. D.
Calls answered from ofljco day or night,
Tulephono No. 3
Office In Lockwoodl
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published next week. . Day ThonotXO.
G. W. MITCHELL. M. D
Night 'Phone 37,
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and ImJJIrwS JtW tSliV'Oo
Pains, Oils and Wall Paper
S'a"nV pnlaotoal Alliance, Nebraska.
Is Oao of tho Most Up-to-I)ato Drujr
Stores In Nebraska ;
H. B. MILLER, M. D.,
Office and residence three doors north ot
Idaho street on Dig Horn nviuiuu.
Tetopone No. SO. ' Alliance, Neb.
JULIA V. FREY,
Office two blocks north of Times building,
Iloure, 8 to 12 u. m.. 1 :30 to 5 p. m.
Bogue's Hints for Xtnas.
For Grown Ups
S1.50 Copyright Books $1.24 $1.50 Padded Poets J
gi.oo Copyright Books 68c $i,75 Burnt Leather B'k$L50
Juvenile Books, Boys Books and Specialties from 5C to 1.50
For the Girls
Dolls, Music Rolls, Toilet Cases, Rings, Chairs
Fountain Pens y
Pearl Handled Pen Holders
25c to 60c
Bibles in all styles and prices; fine sets of books at cut prices. Re
member our goods are not marked at fancy prices for holiday buyers.
You can saye money by buying your GIFTS at
P. S.See our line of Waists for ladies and
Ties and Silk Handkerchiefs for gentlemen.
Prescriptions Carefully ig-
Watches arid Diamonds.,
Fine Watch Repairing
Repairing in all its . Hail orders promptly
Branches. attended to.
1&. O. Barnes,
Jeweler and Optician,
Ictor Lodge, Number JO, Knights of
Meets every Tuesday evening at 8
o'clock, at Bell's hall. Visiting members
in the city cordially invited to attend.
C. A. Rankin. 0. C.
J. T. O. Stewart, K. of R. and S.
The Herald has the best, Job Office
in western Nebraska, and' turns out
tho best work.
Look at that underwear window, t
Norton's. It's a fine selection. t
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