Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 20, 1903)
The Alliance Herald.
f OFFICIAL PUDLIOATION !
OF DOX DUTTE COUNTY t
AND ONLY DEMOCRATIC
PAPER IN THE COUNTY.
fr the Herald has the
LARGEST CIRCULATION !
V OF ANY ALLIANOE PAPER 4
S PRINT8 ALL THE NEWS. !
ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1903,
$400 Piano to be given
away with groceries to
the organization or per
son having most votes "on
Jul' 3, '03. one vote
with each 25c purchase.
Velvet Klour 1 10
Jo lbs Prunes 100
2 cans Host Tomatoes 25c
Kuney Kvnpornted Apples N'-aO lb
1 pound Japan Tun... .'15c
aflx'nn Ponchos ISc
Ulbciiu ('ill. Plums luc
Kri"h V.ksh per do. iOc
Ituttcriivr Hi iV
Pens -Burly June loo
Salmon, Ooxl Can lOo
More bargains by calling and see
ing ns before buying we want
Raymond & Quivey
Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house.
Those neckties are dandies, at Norton's
For Sale Two small ranches, L. A.
For storm windows and doors see Forest
Don't worry, it will get here. Geo.
Good milk cow for sale. Inquire of J.
J. Pierson, Alliance, Neb.
It's here, has been quite a while and
plenty of it. Lockwood's.
We have for sale young thoroughbred
Bronze gobblers. Alliance Meat Co.
For Rent A desirable furnished room.
Inquire at The Herald office.
Wanted To buy a good Norman mare,
weight about 1400 pounds. S. J. Rilev.
When it comes we'll tell you all about
it. 'Tis surely coming. Geo. Darling.
For Sale White Leghorn cockerels
for the next thirty days. Hiram Wilson,
Sec. 31, Tp. 27, R. 47.
Sewing machines rented by week or
month. 'Phone 224 or call at the Singer
sewing machine store, South Main St. 8-2
When you want a good rig call up the
Checkered Front livery. Try their new
closed carriage. Make a specialty of turn
outs for wedding parties.
To whom it may concern: My wife
Elizabeth Heeler has left my bed and
board and the public is hereby notified
that I will not be responsible for any debts
contracted by her. E. H. Keeler.
For Sale One Norman stallion and
two Shire stallions; would trade one for
another good horse as I can't use him any
longer. Also a bnnch of yearlings and t wo-yO-olds
for sale. E.Maiiin, Owner, three
and a half miles southwest of Hemiiigford.
Robbed of 0O.
Tuesday night while Joe Thornton was
''enjoying a visit with Old Morpheus some-
one entered his bedroom and relieved him
of his purse containing S4C0, which was in
his trousers' pocket. The robber left no
Polls llclr to Valuable Property.
Geo. Richardson, a well known ranch
man living thirty-five miles southeast of
Alliance, has fallen heir to a landed prop
erty in England. It is, said to be a very
valuable estate but he will be required to
live on it for two years. Mr. Richardson
and family have already gone to England.
George will stay there for the two years
but Mrs. Richardson and daughters will
return in two months.
Steam l.uuitiirv Changes Hands.
Messrs. Pierce and Peterson sold the
Alliance laundry yesterday to Messrs. II.
E. MacCray, recently from Kearney, and
Joseph Baskins of this city, both of whom
are experienced in the business. Messrs.
Pierce and Peterson will leave tomorrow
for Dos Moines, Iowa, to take a college
course. They are excellent young men
and formed many friends during their resi
A Lively Time :it llyimnN.
There were some pretty lively doings at
thu Hyannis school Monday morning from
what we hear. The principal of the school,
Charles Hill, had occasion to punish a
pupil last Friday, when another pupil, a
fellow named Beam took it upon himself
to interfere. Beam came back to school
Monday still sulky over the affair and Mr.
Hill informed him he could consider him
self expelled from the school. Beam pulled
his coat for a fight and was joined by his
brother and a boy named Yeast, the three
being armed with clubs, They knocked
Hill down and were belaying him at a
lively rate when he pulled a gun on them
and, they refusing to stand back, opened
fire. The first shot he fired into the floor
and the next into the leg of one of the
Beam boys. They concluded lie meant
business about that time and desisted from
their attack. Mr. Hill was arrested and
will be tried for what he has done. Public
sympathy is said to be wholly in his favor.
Our I'lrst Year in Alliance.
We were kept too busy last week to
chronicle the fact that it was the first an
niversary of The Herald's advent into
Vlliance, but that is tooan important event
in its history to be passed by without com
ment. The past year, also, has been a
series of long strides on the road to success.
The gain in subscriptions has been phe
nomenal. Three hundred was about the
number when we moved from Hemingford;
now we have about twelve hundred, a gain
of three hundred per cent. In the matter
of advertising our columns have spoken
for themselves. It has always been good
and during last autumn's and thu holiday
trade was exceptionally so, averaging
twenty columns per issue during that time.
Our run of job work has been in keeping
with the advertising. Our job hook has
not once been cleared off since we came
for no sooner do jobs go out of the office
than others come to take their place.
To say only that much would sound like
boasting and we desire to state to the busi
ness men and all residents of Alliance that
we appreciate fully that such statements
could not be made had they not made it
possible for us to make them. We sin
cerely thank them for the liberal support
they have given and the many compli
mentary things they have kindly said about
the paper. We are proud to know that a
large number of republicans are among its
warm friends and supporters. We appre
ciate heartily the support given by demo
crats, although we expect it, but repub
lican support is especially pleasing in that
it shows what they think of Tin: Herald
as a newspaper.
And we have tried to make The Herald
merit all the good things that have come
to it and expect in the future to keep up
its news and correspondences, editorial
columns when there is demand for that
class of matter and our special articles just
as we have in the past. We are pleased
with our success and grateful to all who
have assisted us to achieve it and we mean
to keep up The Herald's reputation for
news and fearlessness of telling the truth.
John Curran was in from the ranch Sat
The suspense is over, it's here. Lock
wood's. Mrs. J. K. Snow is recovering from a
severe attack of the grip.
Rev. Joseph Wesley is reported quite ill
at his home in Duncan's addition.
It. F. Hanson will leave tomorrow night
for Chicago to visit the wholesale houses.
B. L. Fenner was down from Dunlap
Monday transacting business at the land
office. Mrs. A. S. Reed was confined to her
home the fore part of the week with ton
silitis. Attorney W. M. lodenceand A. M. Mil
ler of Hemingford attended court in Alli
Attorney W. H. Fanning of Crawford
attended the special term of court held in
Dr. H. H. Bellwood returned Monday
from his former home at Hastings, Iowa,
reporting a very pleasant visit.
Nate Hart of Lead stopped over in Alli
ance Monday on his return from Omaha
and spent the day visiting friends.
Miss Minnie Morris gave a dance at the
opera house Wednesday night which was
quite well attended and a pleasant time is
The Praying Band of the Baptist church
will conduct religious services at the home
of D, C. Taylor, Saturday night at 7:30.
Mrs. D. J. O'Kcefe and Miss Regina
Burlew came down from Hemingford Fri
day evening and visited a couple of days
with relatives and friends.
Ryu For Sale Can be sowed in the
spring and will make two and three crops
in one season; the best thing for hay in the
country. C. A. Posvar, five miles west
of Lawn, g-8t
A dance was given at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Vaughn, northwest of
town, last Friday night which was largely
attended. Eighteen persons went out from
Alliance in a bob sled, reminding people
of pioneer days in the county. '
Last Wednesday was Ray Reed's four
teenth birthday and in honor of the event
about twenty-five of his young friends
were invited to his home to spend the
evening. A dainty luncheon was served
and various games were played. All who
attended report a most enjoyable time.
"Reaping the Harvest," the great char
acter play to be presented at the opera
house, Monday evening next, is an at
traction no lover of the theater can well
afford to miss. There are few plays on
the road that can boast of more prosperity
than this really meritorious offering, all of
which again emphasizes the fact that noth
ing succeeds like success. This is the
second season of "Reaping the Harvest."
There are many added features in this
year's production and the cast is even
stronger than last season,
Y. H. C. A. LIBRARY
To be l'.MnMlslied In AlllanccA Splendid
Thing for the Young .Men..i;udor.scd
llv Lending Citizen as 11
MOVE IN RIGHT DIRECTION
A .Meeting to Discuss Plans and Perfect
Organization Will be Held at Court
House Next .MoudnV livening.
From time to time for years there has
been talk of establishing Y. M. C. A. read
ing rooms in Alliance because the need of
such is really so urgent. Nothing ever has
came of it and a different manner of sup
plying the need is now planned. It is pro
posed to form a club or association among
the men of Alliance, making the member
ship fee five dollars with dues of about a
dollar a month. It is thought a member
ship of about one hundred can be secured
and funds thus raised to rent and fit up
rooms for the association's occupation, It
will be made pleasant place for young men
to spend their evenings and better than
that a place where all objectionable feat
ures to it as a resort are eliminated. It
will have reading, bath and gymnasium
rooms and the funds will be ample to fur
nish them all in good style. The library
fund will not be sufficient to get a large
supply of books at first but the dues will
enable them to add to it from time to time.
It is intended to permit those who arc not
members to come and spend the evenings
they choose to there, making a small charge
This certainly is a move in the right
direction. The shops and railroads give
Alliance a great many young men without
homes. They have now plenty of places
to spend their evenings but most of them
are places that cannot be conducive to their
well being aud none in any manner furnish
them a home or means of amusement free
from all objectionable features.
It cannot be determined just how soon
the organization can be put into operation
but it won't take a great length of time to
perfect arrangemepts if a little energetic
effort is kept up. Permanent quarters for
the association will be in the new brick
block to be built on the.Zbinden corner in
next summer. The undertaking is in the
hands of the young men of the city so it
will be a "sure go" and certain of success.
When they feel the need of such a place
sufficiently to supply themselves with it,
it cannot be a failure and it speaks pretty
well for the tastes and desires of the young
men of Alliance that they -wish such a
home for themselves and others situated
as they are. A meeting to discuss plans
and perfect organization will be held at
the court house next Monday evening at
Miss Inice McCorkle still continues quite
ill. Mrs. Raymond is teaching her de
partment. Dr. E. E. Barr of Hyannis and who was
a resident of this city a few years ago was
shaking hands with friends here Tuesday.
His home was recently made happy by the
arrival of a little girl who will call him
papa. Dr. Barr said he liked to hear of
Alliance doings and accordingly subscribed
for The Herald.
Special Term of Court.
Judge Westover and Reporter J. D.
Scott arrived in the city Tuesday night
and convened a special term of court
Wednesday. The sale of the Hemingford
mill property was confirmed, the receiver's
report approved and final settlement ef
fected. Mrs. Mary C. Koester, better
known as Marie Kingston, was granted a
divorce from Henry C. Koester. Several
confirmations of sales were made and some
minor matters disposed of.
A movement is now under way among
the physicians of the western portion of
the state to boom an association, the same
to be a branch of the state medical society.
Dr. J. E. Moore has the matter ia charge.
It will be known as the Box Butte County
Medical society but will include members
from all the counties in this section of the
state. The state society provides for no
district organizations, hence the county
organization is used. Invitations have
been sent to all physicians living in the
territory to be present in this city tonight
to perfect organization.
On Friday afternoon at 4 p. m. the
funeral of Allen Turner occurred from
Humphry's undertaking rooms, Rev. Geo.
Bernard Clarke, rector of the Episcopal
church, officiating; also making the com
mittal at the grave. Mr. Clarke attended
him during his illness and speaks very
kindly of the unfortunate boy and the im
pression which he gave during his suffer
ings. Mr. Clarke says he showed no evi
dence of a vicious character, bore no malice
toward any one and was remarkably pa
tient and gentle while in the greatest pain.
Turner was well connected in Texas, boing
the grandson of a Methodist clergyman.
His relatives were very anxious to do all
they could for him. Mr, Clarke feels that
if he had lived his defense would have
made many friends for him.
F, Gllman is ill with the grip
Fred Mrilring's little girl received some
painful injuries by a fall last Saturday
Ed Mollring returned Monday from
Chicago where lie had spent a week select
ing spring goods
Miss Stewart, Miss Mangan's trimmer
loft Tuesday to spend a month at Colorado
points visiting friends.
F. M. Phelps, Capt. Akers C. D. Peck-
enpaugh and Mr. and Mrs. Thos Regan
are grip victims this week.
Miss Bertie Trayer of Aacadwsp'ent the
first part of the week wUjMrs. J. A. Mal
lery, going on from here to Butte, Mont.
Mrs. Annie M. Warner left Monday for
Rapid City, S. D,, to visit her daughter,
Mrs. A. F. Butler. She will return about
The Womens' Industrial society of the
Baptist chuch will meet next Wednesday
afternoon with Mrs". D, C. Mclntyre. A
good attendance is desired.
E. L. Williams of the Guarantee Fund
Life Insurance Co. returned Monday from
Hyannis where he had spent a week work
ing in the interests of the company.
J. P. Arnott formerly of this county but
now prosecuting attorney of Basin county,
Wyoming, passed through the city Wednes
day en route home from a trip to Cheyenne
The ladies of the United Presbyterian
church will hold an experience social at
the home of Mrs. A. M. Frew Friday
evening. Luncheon will be served, price
fifteen cents. All are cordially invited to
The annual meeting of the First Presby
terian society will be held at Dr. Bogue's
house this evening (Friday) at 8 o'clock.
The presence of adults connected with the
society is earnestly desired.
The First Presbyterian church holds
services in Bell's hall. The topic next
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock will be
"Washington's Life and Character." At
7:30 p. m. the Women's Missionary society
will carry out a missionary program.
J, A. Soverman of the National Masonic
Accident insurance company was in the
city Wednesday to adjust the claim of Dr.
W. S. Bellwood for the accident he sus
tained last fall which they did in the sum
of $300. It would have been paid much
sooner but there is a provision in their
rules that all claims must be filed within
niuety days from time of accident. This
the doctor failed to do so more time was
required to make the settlement.
Piano to be Given Away.
Twelve business men of this city Ache
son & Joder, hardware; Lock wood & Co.,
furniture; Keeler & Smith, checkered front
livery; Clough & Collins, harness and sad
dlery; M. A. Standen, palace meat mar
ket; W. M. Whitfield, groceriwZbinden
Bros., flour and feed; FamousCloihing
House, Alliance Grocery Co., Bogue's
Dry Goods Store, Holsten's Drug Store
and The Alliance Herald have in
augurated a voting contest for a fine
$400. Kingsbury piano to be closed July 3.
One vote will be given at all of these places
of business with every twenty-five cent
cash purchase. Already considerable in
terest is being manifested in the matter
and various lodges seem likely to become
lively contestants. The piano may be
seen at Bogue's store. The ballot box is
at Holsten's drug store. Next week and
each week thereafter The Herald will
give the number of votes cast to date un
til the close of the contest.
"ni:.pixfi Tin: hakvint.
A llenutifiil Pour-Act Drama in the Opera
House Monday Night, rcbruary '':!.
This well known drama will be played
for the first time in Alliance next Monday
night by a very superior company com
posed of fourteen people under direction
of J. H. La Pearl. The company carries
a large lot of scenery especially constructed
for thia play and everything connected
with it is of an up-to-date, high class char
acter. A special feature will be the celebrated
"Reaping the Harvest" quartette, spoken
of by the press as a very fine quartette of
singers. The play is one of rare human
interest, a tme to life picture of the world
and its ways, is this most novel and fasci
nating stage story. There is fun galore
woven into this great charactor play. A
young man a trifle too worldly, his busi
ness partner and rival in love, the sweet
heart for whose hand these business part
ners are battling, another woman, whose
sins have made her a social outcast, as
well as a faithful old negro mammy, a
sentimental office boy, an irrasistably
funny lad from the country and his brother
who is equally funny, also a remnant of
bettor days in the shape of a tramp as well
as several others each contribute their
share in unfolding the most powerful story
Reserved seats will be on salt at Hol
sten's Saturday morning. Prices 75, 50
ane 25 cents.
Will liutld a jail.
At their meeting Tuesday the county
commissioners let the contract for building
a jail to Sang C. Reck. It will be a brick
structure, 22x30 feet, and cost $1,250. The
commissioners have contemplated such ac
tion for some .time but profcrrod to wr.it
until the county was in good shape to bear
the expense. Tint Herald believes their
action will meet the approval of every
taxpayer in the county as it will be n sav
ing to the county lo keep prisoners hero in
stead of taking them to Grand Island or
My Alicia Regan is enjoying (?) a little
siege of the grip,
Father Galvin went to North Platto
Wednesdayand is expected home tomorrow.
Mat Brennan and Coote Mulloy left
Tuesday for Hot Springs, Ark., for a few
Sheriff Rped loft this morning for the
asylum at Lincoln with Joe Fox who re
cently became insane
Miss Inice McCorkle resumed her duties
in the Alliance schools Thursday after
quite a severe illness.
Presiding Elder Scamahom will give
his lecture on Libby prison at the Metho
dist church tonight, It will be worth go
ing to hear.
The Anheuser-Busch cold storage house
was partly destroyed by fire last evening.
The Alliance fire department did good
work, as usual,
John Pilkington has sold upwards of
750, odo pounds of corn since Christmas to
local stockmen. Mike- Elmore sent him a
big order yesterday.
Tho Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church
will meet next Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. Snyder. Mrs. J. W. liecd will as
sist in entertaining.
The third division of the Presbyterian
ladies will give a Martha Washington tea
at Mrs. Standen's Tuesday evening, Feb
ruary 24. Supper 15 cents.
A letter received today from Mike El
more s Umalia ollice says: Kindly tor
ward The Herald to 135 No. 32nd avenue.
We can't 'do' Omaha without it."
Mrs. Armildia Raymond will be united
in marriage to Mr. Carlton- W. Hedges
next Sunday evening at the Methodist
church. Mrs. Raymond is from Lincoln
and Mr. Hodges is a B. & M. employe at
The meeting of the M. W. A. Wednes
day evening was especially interesting.
Several new members were taken in and a
number of the Royal Neighbors made the
camp a visit, bringing with them a supply
of delicious eatables which were served in
the lodge room by the ladies.
A. Dempke, who has been on the county
for some time and has caused the officers
considerable trouble in his persistent ef
forts to return to the home of his wife from
.whom he was divorced, informed the coun
ty commissioners this week that he would
leave if they would furnish transportation
which they were glad to do, and Dempke
took his departure yesterday for Spokane,
Dr. Horn Writes Prom India.
Wcreceived a letter today from Rev.
Dr. Horn dated Calcutta, India, January
20. He says; "I proceed from here to
Benares, Agra, Delhi, Jeypore and Bom
bay, a trip of over 3,000 miles. Delhi is the
city where the great Durbar just occurred.
Best wishes to you and every reader."
Dr. Horn has ccr.ainlymade himself prom
inent as an entertaining writer and corre
spondent, his writings being commented
on throughout the state. We now have
on hand over fifty large pages of his manu
script to be published.
President Roosevelt went down into the
wilds of interior Mississippi on a bear
bunt but after several days' fruitless search
he gave it up and went back to Washing
ton. Now, it he will come to Red Oak
Col. E. F. Leach stands ready to guaran
tee him a shot. He has a fine specimen
of the cinnamon bear at his residence on
South Hill and will gladly turn him loose
in a two acre lot if the president would
like to to take a shot at him. Col. Leach
captured this bear some weeks ago out in
Big Horn valley in Wyoming. The cap
ture was effected in true western style, the
colonel dropping a lawo over the bear's
head, and when he was brought down a
companion caught his hind legs in the same
manner. Then his bearship was put in a
in a strong crate and shipped to Red Oak
and is now being fed on all sorts of dain
ties. It is the colonel's intention to slaugh
ter his bearship and sell the meat. We
understand, however, that the steaks and
other choice portions are pretty well sub
scribed already. The animal is about one
and one-half years old and weighs between
300 and 400 pounds. Red Oak (Ia. News.)
The boar referred to is the one which
H. C. Armstrong owned and kept in Alli
ance for some time. After Henry became
tired of old bruin he fattened him on Pabst
beer and sold him. Yes, Col. Leach had
a great experience in capturing this bear.
Com men ce the
New Year right.
Huv your Groc
eries of . .
where you can al
vas get the best
goods for the least
money. All orders
receive prompt and
'Phone No. 4.
The valentine social at Mrs. Fred Hol
sten's was a great success. The house
was filled with a delightful company. The
decorations were very extensivo and beau
tiful, draperies of red bunting from which
hearts were suspended wore conspicuous
aud suggestive, ropes oE smilax also were
used. The refreshments were amplo com
plimentary to the ladies who prepared
v - r-x -
Those whoso subscriptions to the Ne
braska Children's Home society for 1902
remains unpaid nnd will confer a favor by
attending to the matter immediately, as
tho amount should be sent in not later
than February 25. Mrs. B. Mowhirter is
authorized to receive funds for the society.
J. N. JOHNSTONf
Treasurer Local Board.
Alliance, Neil, February 17, 1903.
Board of county commissioners met pur
suant to adjournment. Present, Frank
Caha, chairman, Geo. W. Duncan and
Geo. W. Loer, members; S. M. Smyser,
clerk. . ,
Upou opening aud examining bids for
erection of county jail building, it is or
dered that the contract for the erection of
said building be awarded to Sang C. Reck
in accordance wilh the" plans and specifica
tions on file is the office of the county
It appearing that the personal assess
ment of the Alliance Electric Light and
Power company, through a clerical error,
appears on the tax list at $2,300 when the
same should be (700, the latter being the
sum at which the same was assessed, it is
ordered that the county treasurer refund
to the proper parties the tax extended on
(1,600 of said valuation,
It appearing that H. H. Tomlinson was
assessed for the same personal property in
both Lawn and Dorsey precincts for the
year of 1902.it is ordered that $3.16 tax
in Lawn precinct be refunded to him by
the county treasurer.
Board adjourned until tomorrow at 9 a.
Frank Caha, Chairman.
S. M. Smy.skr, Clerk.
Alliance, Ned , February 18. 190'J.
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
Present same officers as on the first day.
The board examined and allowed the
D. K. Spacht, county judge in case
of State vs. Dempke $ 9 00
Rees Printing Co., court docket. ... 13 00
School district No. 55, room for
election, November, 1902........ 5 00
G. S. Gates, juror z 00
Annie M.Warner, boarding paupers 38 05
Geo. Reitmier, janitor 31 50
Ira Reed, sheriff's expense account. 2 25
Geo. W. Duncan, commissioner. . . goo
Geo. W. Loer, commissioner 10 80
Frank Caha, commissioner 11 00
The following claims were examined and
E. P. Sweeney, jnilct's fees on ac
count of R. B. Jones, confined
at York , $129 00,
E. P. Sweeney, jailer's fees on ac
count of H. V. Matthews, con
fined at Lincoln
E. P. Sweeney, jailer's fees on ac
count of F. W. Wheatley, con
fined at Grand Islaud
E. P, Sweeney, jailer's fees on ac
count of Ira Nelson, confined at
Grand Island 40
E. P. Sweeney, jailer's fees on ac
count of Mike O'Brien, confined
Oat Grand Island , 94 50
Board adjourned to March 17, 1903
Frank Caha, Chairman
S. M . 6mysek, Clerk.
I will give painting lessons till March 1
paint on any kind of cloth, twelve lessons
for $5, and will furnish paints and brushes.
Mrs. Zehrung, 'Phone 194.
Subscribe for The Herald.
Advertise in The Herald.
Official Paper of the County.
Circulation in Alliance, Hemingford,
Marsland, Lawn, Canton, Box Butte,
Dunlap, Lakeside, Reno, and Moornaw
Is Larger than any other Alliance paper.
Powered by Open ONI