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The Alliance Herald.
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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE GOUNTY. NEORASKA! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1902,
HAND PICKED ...
80c PER BUSHEL.
70C PER BUSHEL.
OVR 'XMAS CANDIES, NVTS.
FHVITS, PRESENTS FOR All.
BEST SELECTION or LAMPS
AND FINE CHINA AT THE
OP AVK PLACE IN TOWN.
tOO Pounds of
For the Xmas
trade, also . .
Everything1 in .
for fhe. Xmas
Come in and
see us ... .
The Varnished .Mosby.
Somehow or other, every time Tjik
Herald recalls the erudite and strenuous
gentleman named Mosby, ,jt is reminded
of an old verse that was wont to travel
about the country. Tiik Herald can not
recall the exact words of this beautiful and
touching verse, but it went something like
If vc were General Mosby now,
We'd tell you what we'd do,
We'd crawl into an augur hole,
A gimlet hole,
Or a knot hole,
And pull the hole in, too.
We do not ' know where the gallant
and dashing Mosby may be, whether in
Washington 6r in 'Seattle; in Philadelphia
or Tacoma. But wherever he is we wish
him a happy New Year. And may the
gallant and dashing ex-confederate's shadow
never grow less, nor his strenuity less
Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house.
Clothing at cost, at the Fair Store.
See Mrs. Regan's new line of cloaks.
Call and see Norton's new clothing. .
Those neckties are dandies, at Norton's
A ticket with every $ purchase or paid
on account at Norton's.
Sheridan coal, Canon lump, nut and
Aker'scoal W. James.
Ocean Foam at Si.io per sack. Pilk
ington keeps it. Phone-71.
Collins & Morrison, saddles, always in
in stock at Clough & Collins.
Pilkington's Best at $1.10 per sack.
The best in town. Every sack warranted.
If you are not using the Best Flour in
town it is because you don't get A 1 at
A One Flour beat Minnesota Patent 5
points according to one of Chicago's best
analytical chemists recently.
Get 'your Christmas apples and pure
home made cider at the Apple Cellar.
Don't fail to see Mrs. Zehrung's beauti
ful sofa pillows on exhibition and for sale
at McClure's. 12-12-tf
If you want something that is a good
thing for cold weather and dust get Hill's
patent automatic door strip, on exhibition
at Newberry's Hardware. County agent,
W. E. Gillett, 'phone 236. 12-12-tf
Mrs. Zehrung does fancy painting on
any sort of cloth, suitable for holiday gifts,
etc. "Phone 194. 12-12-tf
Don't forget to supply yourself with a
crate of those fine Jonathan, apples and
some of that pure home-made cider; You
get it at the Apple Cellar, in the Corbin
buildiDg entrance rear of building, . .;.
' G. L. Turner nnd family spent the. holi
days with friends at Lincoln.
Arthur McFarland spent Christmas with
his mother at Crockett, Wyo.
Miss Nellie Hillier came up from Omaha
to spend vacation with her mother.
Mr. and Mrs, J. S. Lounsbury's young
est child has been quite ill this week.
Mrs. W. J. Owens went to Lincoln
Monday to spend Christmas with relatives.
Mrs. H. K, Schars left Wednesday
morning for Kearney to spend the holidays
Sheriff Reed made a trip to He'mingford
Tuesday to summon jurors for the next
term of court.
W. M. Iodence and family of Homing
ford ate Christmas ;turkey,at the home 'of
County Judge Spacht.
Wm. King and R. H, Watkins returned
the first of the week from a stay of several
days in Lincoln and Omaha,
C. P. Walker of The Herald force
spent Christmas with relatives at the Fur
man ranch on Runningwater.
E. G. Rowland of Hemingford was in
the city Monday and made The Herald a
Call to extend his subscription.
County Treasurer Muirhead, C. H.
Vinsel and C. A. Shindler visited Heming
ford friends Christmas day.
Harry Mundell has resigned the night
clerkship at the CJiarters to accept a posi
tion with the Express company.
W. C. Cavin was In the, city Monday
and was accompanied to Crawford by his
daughter, Virgil, to spend Christmas.
For Sale Mrs, Brcnnan property.
Nine room house, two lots and barn. Price
reasonable. W. G. Simonson.
John Jelinek, one of our esteemed friends
in Runningwater precinct, was in town the
other day and called to renew his subscrip
tion. I- C. Robbins, who resides a few miles
southwest of Alliance, was a caller Mon
day and renewed his subscription to the
Miss Letha Watson, who is a student at
the Wesleyan University, is spending the
holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
JR,, T. Watson.--n '7 :
Christmas was appropriately observed
by the churches of Alliance and we regret
that time and space will not permit men
tion of each in this issue.
Presiding Elder Scamahorn will preach
in the M. E., church next Sunday, morn
ing and evening. He will also speak
Monday night at a meeting of the young
The ladies' of the U. P. church will
serve chicken pie dinner New Year's day
in the church. Dinner 25 cents. Every
one invited. Will commence serving at
Mrs. A. E. Pierson has subscribed for
The Herald and also ordered it sent to
her father, Edward Pike, Clarinda, Iowa.
Mrs. Pierson is greatly interested in 'Rev.
Dr. Horn's letters.
Miss Florence McFarland came down
from Crockett, Wyo , last week and visited
couple of days with her brother Arthur
and Miss Pease, leaving Monday for Oma
ha to spend Christmas.
A young gentleman who tips the scales
at ten pounds arrived at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Lewis last Sunday.
Mother and baby doing well and the father
proud and happy.
The saloon men were cited to appear be
fore Police Judge Wilcox, Monday on the
charge of having dispensed liquids on the
previous day. The hearing was continued
until January 2, 1903.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
are making great preparations for their
first annual ball to be given in the opera
house New Year's eve. A large number
of tickets have already been sold.
The baby boy of Mr. and Mrs, ' W. H.
Johnson died last Friday evening after an
illness of only a couple of days. The re
mains were taken to Griswold, Iowa, for
burial that being the former home of the
At the Baptist church, G. C. Jeffers
pastor: Subject of Sunday morning, dis
course, "The end belter than the begin
ning;" evening sermon," "Christ, the Lib
erator: Sunday school at 10 o'clock; Juniors
meet at 3; C. E. meeting at 6:45. Mid
week prayer service Thursday evening.
A welcome to all services.
Nearly everybody is taking advantage of
the "beautiful white" and enjoying the
fine sleighing. Even Dick Watkins ven
tured out Monday and would doubtless
have enjoyed the smooth sliding had it not
been for the horde of small boys who made
themselves a nuisance by hooking on with
their sleds. And dick didn't even
know what inducements were held out to
the little fellows to make them so aggressive.
'I'iik Herald desires just hero and now
to say n few words commendatory of the
Baptist Herald, a publication edited by
Rev. G. C. Jeffers of this city and pub
lished from The Herald office. The
Christmas number was the eighth one is
sued and we say without fear of successful
contradiction that it was the handsomest
Alliance publication that ever passed
through the mails. A beautiful cut done
in colors covered nearly half of the first
page. The balance of tho eight pages was
filled with choice reading matter, most of
ft being from the pen of tho editor. The
Junior department by Miss Arvilla M,
Snow is entertainingly gotten up nnd Is
full of thoughts easily understood by chil
dren. The advertising patronage of the
paper is remarkably good and the ads as a
whole are better set than a like number in
any similar publication the writer has ever
seen. It is the only Baptist paper in Ne
braska and it is tho desire of its editor 10
make it the state Baptist paper. 'Hero is
hoping he may succeed in doing so, also
the belief that he will, for Tim Herald is
gaining rapidly and is of such a character
as deserves success.
A Chrlstinnst Wedding.
Mr. B. V. Reeves and Miss Lillie Wehn
were united in marriage at the M. E.
parsonage Christmas day at 10 o'clock a.
m. by Rev. M. L. Sanders. Miss Delia'
Reed was bridesmaid and G. H. Warrick
The groom has Deen a resident of Alli
ance for several years. He is a young
man of excellent character and possesses
many sterling qualities. The bride is the
only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. t. W.
Wehn of this city. She is a young ' lady
who is admired by many friends for her
amiable disposition and womanly ways".
Both are prominent workers in the M, E.
church. Tiik Herald wishes these young
peoplo a Happy New Year and a safe and
happy journey through life.
The Carroll (Iowa,) Sentinel has the
following to say of J. B. Gray, the well
known traveling man who makes Alliance
""Among the good old Carroll visitors to
spend the holy Christmas day in this city
under the paternal roof is J. B, Gray.
James, who is with Donald & Porter Co.,
wholesale grocers of Grand Island, Neb.,
always remembers the folks at home, and
while attending closely to business the
year round, in the goodness of his heart is
pleased to spends few happy days-with:
his mother, sister and brothers and many
warm friends. Mr. Gray has just com
pleted a year's prosperous business as
traveling salesman for the reliable and
well known company he represents."
Knds Her l.lfe,
Belle Crawford, an unfortunate woman
about thirty-two years of age, who came
to this city from Deadwood a few months
ago, ended her life Tuesday morning at
the residence of Marie Kingston. An
empty bottle which had contained carbolic
acid and a notice stating she had drank
the poison with the words "Good bye"
were found on the dresser. It was not
deemed necessary to hold an inquest.
,The mother of the deceased who is a poor
washerwoman at Deadwood was notified
and she requested that her daughter's re
mains be buried here. The funeral took
place yesterday afternoon, services being
held in Humphry & Co's undertaking
rooms by Rev. Dr. Bogue of the Presby
Among the boys who are home from
school to spend holiday vacation with their
parents are, Herbert and Garland Wehn,
from Missouri, Ralph Smith and Fred
Young from Lincoln and Verne Hampton
from Lafayette, Ind. After their visit
they will all return and continue their
studies at their respective schools.
Miss Charlotte Osborne, an efficient
employee in The Herald office, left Tues
day morning to spend Christmas and visit
a few days at her parental home in Edgar.
She was accompanied by Miss Daisy Mun
dell who returns to her home in Edgar to
A. G. Stephens, secretary of tho Red
fern Gold Mining and Milling Company is
spending a few days in the city. Mr.
Stephens tas unbounded faith in the pros
pects of this company's property and is
anxious to have people investigate the
Capt. W- H. Corbin expects to leave for
Los Angeles, Cali., about January 2, The
writer had the pleasure of his company for
a month while there two years ago and we
caq say that the Captain enjoys life while
away as well as at home,
Stephen H. McGraw and Miss Abbie
Merrill were married Christmas eve by
Rev. M. L. Sanders, Mr, and Mrs. Mc
Graw will move to Los Vegas, N. M.
The South Omaha stock yards had a
$50,000 fire yesterday. Five hundred
sheep were burned.
W. Heare, lately o Washington, D. C
succeeds Harry Mundell as night clerk at
Mrs. G, W Young will entertain a num
ber of friends at her hospitable home this
H Xittlc Gemot
ON QVR FRIENDS OF
?... nitb flD. TR. 1R.
Wejl, wo'll soon have been iie're In Provo
a year . ,
And made friends, yes nnd enemies too, 1
But for all our acquaintances , Pit try nnd
A word or two in their favor today.
I'll start out first with C. IX Reed,
Who I want to tell you is no hay seed.
He is always neat and stylish and kind,
But I must pass on and leave him behind.
There's Conductor Armour, who is, oh, so
Who used to go courting,' but deemed it n
He's read, "A Bachelor's Romance," and
quite a few others,
And say's, "Boys are wise who remain with
Conductor Robinson towers o'er all,
But this does not imply that he's awkward
He's a good looking man, has a figure quite
And stands portly and erect on "fl'wo very
There, too, is O'Connor, who is cool and
And not one you'd excite at .1 trifle I'm
sure, - "
He has a kind and genial face,
And is just the right man in a difficult
The next in the list is Conductor Granger,
Who, to the writer, is almost a stranger.
He's one of the oldest, beat men on the line,
His work is proclaimed by all to be fine.
Then there's Mr. McCracken with his coal
And snapping black eyes and complexion
He's as spry as a cricket and a man of bit:
To express it rudely, "He's there with the
Next in line is Matthews, who is stout and
fat, . -. .
But a mighty good railroader for all that.
They sayAhe's punched tickets on the pass
enger, too, t,
.Now that ainl. so.'.'wocscVirlidon't think, do
.v,.,'3 !? -.vvw r,rif
Conductor Gaddi3 is one of the boys;
Who' comes once a month and adds to our
For he takes once a month a trip .long
He is the "Con" on the big pay car.
I'll next speak of Larson, a man slow but
Who the trials of railroading' tries to en
dure. But they must not impose on this man over
If they do he will go for them like the
There is little Mike Vaughn, who is witty
And on points in railroading his word's
He likes to play jokes on his friends pretty
And will sit by the hour funny stories to
And now let me say a word for Conductor
He is one when in trouble, who knows just
how to pen it.
He would, if he could, in every town make
But he don't work for. that, he is out for
Another good man on the road is John
Who never prepares or puts up any tricks.
He has a nice face with a kindly blue eye,
He is kind and obliging, very modest and
Then there's. Mr. Joder, he's one 1 don't
For further particulars call on Joe.
His railroading tho, will stand the test,
And that's all we can say of the very best.
Then there's Mr. Gordon, who'se had
Been in wrecks, yes, I think at least three
For genius and cleverness, show me his
He went through them all without even a
Conductor Highland is upright and square,
And deals with his fellow men perfectly
But he must cease to worry and learn less
to care, "
Or Boon he won't have any pretty black hair.
There's Mr. Eubanks who comes up this
But we have not seen him for many a day.
He is charming and gallant, of no less
And the girls all exclaim, "Oh isn't he
Then ther.e is P. D. Johnson,, whose even
temper. I begrudge, -He
was bit a while back by, our little dog
DPudgef " ,1.
He tsovered'hV flcsli Wd his clothing he
tore' ' .
And 'tis rumored by witnesses, ncvejr brice.
Too, there's Mr. Richards, whoso no lag
gard I yfecn,.
And knows how to railroad 'tis plain (o be
lie's never heard saying, "I can't," but "I
And can get out and hustle on just the
Conductor J. W. Reed can standany test,
Arid with railroaders classes right in with
' the best.
There's still rrore in his favor I'm going to
He's the best looking bloricle that comes up
Another "good fellow," and one I'll wager,
Is a good business man, 'tis Conductor
When railroading he's up and on the alert,
To get over the road and danger pervert.
Conductor Daily is a good man, too,
And as easy going as papa's old shoe.
He's not one to shirk work or from duty to
He was lucky this month, got the big pay
And now of Mr. Bufliington I'll speak,
He's one of the best andin norespect weak.
In his way car he'll treat you to mince pie
He's one of tho boys who is out for the
There's one, thnt when right, to wrong
will not yield,
It's no other than our friend, Conductor
Scofleld. ' .
His: motto is "energy, push, work and
It's not every road has as good men as him.
This road is temperate, don't even drink
But this don't effect, Conductor Rider,
He's on hand when they need him at one,
two or three,
What makes him so spry? He drinks
Rocky Mountain Tea.
Now we come to Briggs, the man with the
Who shoots little rabbits and has lots of
He's a business man, too, along 'with the
Jn sport or in business he'sone of the, best.
conductor Brown was one of the nicest
And we can'tspcak of him as we do of the
How fate dealt him n cruel blow, and at
last reports he was vory low.
He was also so pleasant and full of cheer,
We wish him "Merry Christmas and A
Happy New Year,"
I've mentioned near twenty and still
there's a lot,
But not, don't you think, by the writer
But if I'd try to single out all in verse,
The next order we'd have would be for a
There's Burke, Hough and Landrigan,
that are very fine men,
Hamilton, Kennedy, and Langhman, beat
them if you can.
There's Bachman, Randall, Johnson, Har
ris and Hill,
Who remain in my list unmentioned still.
They are gentlemen, too, of the first de
gree, Rich, poor, young and old will to this fact
The road was on the lookout for good loco
When they gave these new "cons" their
worthy promotion. '
Well, I've spoke of them all in the rail
road men's ring,
Oh! Beg pardon; I forgot Mr. King,
Who is always smooth shaven with a round
And can lead any of the boys in a railroad
Now I've mentioned them all and will close
Wishing them Merry Christmas and A
Happy New Year.
Lawrence E. Underwood.
Rev. Jeffers' congregation seems ever
watchful of the things needed to make
their pastor's duties easier and never lose
an opportunity to show their thoughtful
appreciation of his services by doing all
possible to secure his comfort and happi
ness. They made him a Christmas pres
ent of two handsome pieces of furniture
for his study this year, a combined book
case and writing desk and a couch, hav
ing them sent to the residence Wednesday
evening when Mr. and Mrs. Jeffers were
attending the exercises at the church.
I wish to announce to the public that I
have bought the undertaking stock of B.
F. Lockwood & Co., and have added to
this so that I have now one of the best
equipped establishments in this part of the
state. Calls answered promptly from the
undertaking rooms opposite Keeler's
livery barn. Will furnish hearse and car
riage when desired, Residence 'phone
No, 269. C. Humphry & Co.
We have Just reccK
ed and now have on
at our store, the
finest, and most com
plete assortmnet of
Ever shown in
These goods make
the most accepta
ble 'Xmas pres
ents. Call and
look them over.
This being the last issue of The Her
ald for 1902 we embrace the opportunity
tcJ thank the public for a splendid patron
pg and .support. , The .ufm.,ef th Jjnblish
er throughout the year has been to make
the paper one of tho best in the state both
for tho subscriber and the advertiser. A
large subscription list and well filled ad
vertising columns testify as to how well
we have succeeded,
Next year will see the same enterprise
on our part. Wherein we can improve
the paper We shall do so. In the job de
partment we shall keep first-class up-to-date
workmen and retain our present pres
tige in this class of work.
The year 1902 has been one of unexam
pled prosperity in the United States.
Men are at work, who wish to work, and
the outlook is very bright for the continued
general employment of labor. Several
great strikes have taken place but these
but go to show that the laboring man must
fight inch by inch for his rights. The
condition of labor has been materially ad
vanced by the reasonable way in which
laboring men and strike leaders have con
ducted the fight for their betterment.
These and many other things have
placed 1902 in the epoch making column,
The work of nineteen hundred two is
finished. The work of nineteen hundred
three .is before us. New Years resolutions
count for but little. They are at the most
but the vaporing of a weak and unstable
disposition and not unlike the frequent
conversions of one individual often notice
able at emotional revivals.
The thing which goes to make national
purity and greatness is individual purity
and honesty. These qualities are not the
product of the resolutions of a moment
brought forth by the retrospect of a year
of a failure but they are the result of char
acter moulded and formed hard and fast
during many days and years.
Each village, city, nation is the sum of
its individual members. It will make
progress or deteriorate as jt is fortunate or
unfortunate in the individuals composing
In the coming year don't be a knocker,
a dead weight on humanity, crafty, stingy,
an obstruction to the great millenium we
are steadily approaching.
Be a helper, full of enthusiasm when
others hopes are low, a worker . ten some
are content to rest their oars -nd drift
with the current.
Be inspiring, ever looking forward for
better things.which surely come to those
who look for them.
Wish your neighbor a Happy New Year
and then go to work to make it so.
With the kindest wishet for the year
1903. Tnb Herald,
Mrs. L. B. Stoner left Wednesday for a
week's visit with friends in Lincoln,
Miss Nellie and Maggie King went out
to the ranch Monday.
H, L, Scoggin wan up from, Bridgeport
Sunday. ' . .
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