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The Alliance Herald
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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA: FRIDAY, MARCH 27,1903,
S400 Piano to be given
away with groceries to
the organization or per
son having most votes on
July 3, '03. one vote
with each 25c purchase.
Velvet Flour-llest in town I 10
Sorted Onions 75c bushel.
! lbs Prunes 1(H)
J euns Host Tonmtoe.s "x;
Futiej Kraporated Apples S'ur-lu
1 pound Japan Tea 3Vj
nib CM Punches 15c
:i llfciin Cut. Plums 10c
Kresh Errs per rioz 15o
nutter per lb 3e
Pens -Kiirly June Ift'
Hal nion, Good Can UK
More bargains by calling and see
inj; us before buying we want
I Raymond & Quivey
The First Presbyterian church holds
service's in Bell's hall next Sunday at it
a. m. and 7:30 p. in.
Rev. G. B. Clark will hold services this
week and instruct candidates for confirma
tion in all his missions in the Platte
- Mrs. II. B. Gillespie of Lakeside accom
panied her uncle, Mr. Lambert, to Alli
ance Monday. He was on his way home
to Seattle after a visit to Lakeside.
Hev. Ill X. Wilkinson of Denver, dis
trict missionary of the Baptist church for
Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota,
was the guest of Hev. and Mrs. G. C. Jef
George VV. Clark, who recently went to
Copenhagen, X. Y., because of the serious
illness of his father, returned home Tues
day. He says there is but little hope for
his father's recovery.
In the absence of the pastor, Hev. M. L.
Sanders, who had gone to conduct the
funeral services for Mrs. Sweezey, Capt.
Akers filled the Methodist pulpit Sunday
morning and evening.
V. K. Ashbaugh has sold his ranch of
4o acres to L. X. Worly, receiving there
for $2,000 We have cot learned what
Mr. Ashbaugh's plans for the future are.
He is to give possesession May 1.
Do you read The Baptist Herald? A
religious paper for every Baptist and the
only one published in the state. Send for
sample copies. Published monthly at Al
liance, Xeb., G. C. Jcffers, Editor.
Miss Grace Wells, who had been here
'visiting a week or more, returned home to
Sheridan Sunday. Miss Edith Swan en
tertained last Friday evening and Miss
Martie Colburn Saturday evening in her
This office printed sale bills last Satur
day for C. H. McKinney for an auction of
his property, he having sold his ranch of
720 acres, lying ten miles southwest of
the city, toCoker Bros, whose ranch joined
his on the south, the Consideration being
c.? ..mo. He exnects to leave with his
v 1 -j 4
family today for Independence, Oregon.
Tub Hkualu will keep them posted on
the doings in this county.
The City Election.
Considerable interest has been mpni
fested in the election of city officers which
is to bo held April 7 and several columns
of space devoted to the matter have been
used in the city papers by individuals. So
far as The Herald is concerned we con
sider space too valuable to devote so much
of it to the subject as some people have
We believe there is no reason for grave
alarm. Two non-partisan tickets are in
the field and whichever one is elected we
believe the city will not sutler. The one
ticket composed of Louis Bucchsenstein,
R. M. Hampton, J. H. H. Hewett, D. W.
Butler, C. A. Snow and Fred Mollring, all
well known and respected citizens, is be
fore the people; the same is true of the ticket
composed of W.K. Akers, F.M. Knight, J. II..
H. Hewett. L. A. Berry, G. E. Leidy, A.
D. Hodgers and J. P. Hazard which is a
strong ticket. Some contend that the first
ticket would accord too many privileges to
the saloon men but wc are inclined to be
lieve there are about as many "whiskey
men" on one ticket as on the other One
thing is certain: there arc just as
honorable men and temperate men sup
porting the first ticket as there are sup
porting the second ticket. We believe the
city affairs would be safe in the hands of
the men on either ticket." We believe it is
a good thing that two tickets wire placed in
the field. It is the first time in the city's
history that the citizens have had the priv
ilege of a choice in the election of city offi
cials. Heretofore only one ticket has been
nominated and if the "Old Nick" himself
headed the ticket all thumbs went up.
No matter how bitter a pill was oflercd it
would be swallowed without a murmur.
We are glad to see this opportunity taken
advantage of. The people know the con
ditions and we believe that almost every
voter has already decided on the ballot he
will cast. We believe the fiwt ticket will
be elected. It may not be. Mr Tax
payer find Voter, consider the matter care
fully and without prejudice and vote for
the ticket which you think will best sub
serve the interests of the city and its
In the Holy Land.
We received another letter, forty-three
large pages ol closely written manuscript,
from Hev. Dr. Horn Tuesday. It is dated
at Beirut, Syria, March 2. He says: "I
arrived in Syria February 28, and expect
to be here and in Palestine three weeks.
I cannot hear from America as I would
like; had mail at Hong Kong and Cairo
and that is all in four months By
the way. this trip is costing me a dollar or
two I was shocked when I read in
a paper at Beirut that Captain Dorriugton
had passed away. The paper in which it
appeared was The Daily Argus of Sioux
Falls, S. D., dated February 4. which I
found at the office of the American consul
I hope to be back to Alliance by
May 5 or 10."
Another Visit of the Grim Reaper.
Mrs. Anna D. Sweezev, wife of Edgar
D. Sweezey living in the Carpenter neigh
borhood, died last Thursday. Funeral
services were held at the Carpenter Bap
tist church Sunday at 12 o'clock, conduct
ed by Hev. M . L. Sanders, and the body
interred in the Carpeuter cemetery. Mrs,
Sweezey was a member of the Methodist
church, having lived a faithful christian
life since her conversion at the age of fif
teen. She was about twenty-two years
old. Besides her husband she leaves two
small children, her parents, two sisters
and a brother, to whom the many friends
of the departed extend their sincorost sym
pathy in their sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Copelaud are re
joicing over the birth of a ten pound son,
born Tuesday. Mother and child are do
ing nicely Mrs. Copeland arrived In the
city several days ago and is at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Sweeney. Mr. Cope
land is a stockman as well as the B. & M.'s
popular agent at Ashby and it is reported
that he keeps the wires hot inquiring about
the baby. We don't blame him at all.
This is their'first born and we know from
personal knowledge thnt "Mac" has been
longing for a son for the last ton years.
Here's hoping the young man may be as
good a democrat as his mother and better
looking than his papa.
A strange thing happened to Mrs C. W.
Hodges one day last week when she was
ironing. She was using some riewly bought
irons tl at had an opening in the top in
which the handle is inserted when all at
once there was an explosion from the iron
she was using. Examination showed that
a cartridge had got into the iron fn some
manner and the heat caused it to explode,
throw ing the btdl out and (fattening it
against the steal range.
J. A. Kime, a pioneer settler of this
county but who is now a resident of Strea
tor, Illinois, arrived in the city the latter
putt of last week and will. spend a few days
attending to his real estate and other inter
ests. He will go Guernsey, Wyo. next
Monday to spend a week, after which he
will return to Illinois. Mr. Kime made
this office a call yesterday and ordered Tiik
Hkkali) sent to his address for a year.
Additional local on inside pages.
OUR PRESIDENT COMING!
President Roosevelt will be in Alliance on Saturday,
April 25th. Everybody should come to the city on that
day and shake hands with the genial "Teddy." Let us
give him such a reception that he will always remember
PILKINGTON AND AKERS.
Cutting Reply to Gratuitous Chnrgcs
Bravo John !
Alliance, Xeb., March 23, 1903.
To the Editor of the The Herald,
Dear sir- Will you kindly allow me a
a small space in the people's paper to re
ply to the letter ol W. H. Akers written in
last week's Times?
Now, Mr. Akers, you saw fit to take me to
task for saying my say in regard to the
article in the Pioneer Grip, about a wide
open gambling ticket. You say I dipped
into the governmental affairs of the city.
You know I was pulled in by a lying news
paper correspondent saying 1 was in
favor of wide open gambling with the bal
ance of the people's ticket. Xow, sir, if
this cap fits you, you can wear it. Xo, I
am not kicking before I am hurt. "Who
filches from me my good name, robs me of
that which not enriches him and makes
me poor indeed." I do not expect to have
anything to say in running the city or its
affairs, and 1 hope you will not either, If
rumors which arc afloat are true, the peo
ple are complaining already because you
write letters which are out of place and
uncalled for. In other words, they say
you are a meddler and mischiefmaker.
Some excuse your acts because they know
you are in you dotage and not fit to be
mayor of Alliance. You say if one were
looking for a person to be at the head of
the educational interestsof a city of refine
ment like Alliance my language would
not mark me as an ideal man for the place.
Perhaps not. Xow I say if one were look
ing for a good, honest, conscientious chris
tian man, such as you are posing for, they
would go far away from you. Is it Chris
tianity to use language unfit for publica
tion because the railroad people would not
haul your coal cheaper than any other
coal? Is it Christianity to lead a lawless
mob with a rope down to the depot to lynch
a poor man because his wife had some
trouble with the neighbors down at Scotts
bluff and terrify himself and wife and poor
helpless babies' I was talking with one
of your old Scotts Bluff county neighbors
the other dav and he said your Christianity
was only for the social prestige it gave you
amongst the church people. If a stranger
were to read your other letters written last
week they would ny.t think Alliance a city
of refinement. Refinement and the lan
guage you use when the occasion requires
are totally opposite. In fact you are a
stranger to refinement. I thiuk the people
would rather have a plain outspoken man
on the school board than to have an anony
mous letter writer for mayor. I think I
have the interest of this community as
much at heart as you have, am interested -in
the welfare of Alliance and vicinity as much
you can be. I have worked and done busi
ness on the street where my store is located
for fourteen years. I was here when you
were a fourth-rate politician in Scotts Bluff
county before the people whom you now
revile because you could not get a cheap
rate for coal from took you up and made it
possible for you to lie in this city of re
finement you talk about, Talking about
the railroad. When you or your colleague,
Mr. Howie, say we are opposed to them
you know you are stating something which
is not true and which you use only for
political capital. What would we do with
out them? If they were to move we would
have to follow to the end of the road. We
live amongst railroad men 3C5 days in a
year and we hear nothing of opposition
only at election time. The railroad boys
are on to that old chestnut and will treat
it as such. What we oppo3e is some one
man having a lot of old rotten politicians
to do his bidding and run the city and
schools to suit his lancy whether it be to
the interest of the taxpaying people or not.
We are for equal rights to everybody that
lives here. I am not writing for votes be
cause it is immaterial to me whether I am
a school director or not. If elected I shall
0 my duty as I see it. If defeated 1 shall
lose no sleep. I have business enough to
keep me occupied without the job. My
opponents are the peers of you any day
and I shall be satisfied if the people elect
them. One thing you may lung noticed.
I mind my own affairs and business and
don't meddle unless forced to defend my
self. I am not ashmed of comparing my
record with yours at any time and let the
people of this city of refinement be the
judges. I do not pose as a aaint. If there
is any thing I despise it is to be or see any
one else being a hypocrite. One of your
church said yesterday you thought your
self a little god He did not, though. I I
have always tried and succeeded in mak
ing an honest living witltout having to re
sort to sucking the public teat. You advise
I me in your letter to keep cool. Why, it is
I no secret that you are the most hot-headed
old granny in the town today. 1 under
stand from good authority that in church
matters you 11 y into a rage and get hot all
over if you cannot have your way. A nice
bird you are to tell any one to keep cool.
In another article you state your ideas on
running the city affairs. How nice it
would bo if it could bo so. Xo earthly city
would be so pure as you would make Alli
ance (in a horn). But, sir, if you arc
elected 1 predict a year of strife and dis
cord for our city of refinement. Xow, sir,
you say I had nine kinds of fits (another
lie). If my name had been kept oil that
j wide open policy racket, I might not have
been subject to them; but when the voles
for mayor are "Counted after election you
will have the tenth and last one or I shall
bo sadly disappointed. Yours truly,
P. S. To ye who spake in parables: I
think your epistle (considering it came
from the same weapon which David killed
the Philistines with) a very good one; but
yet there are those people who are never
satisfied, who insist in comparing it to the
braying of an ass. J. P.
Cnpt. Aker's Position.
Notwithstanding the articles published
in the Grip and Times, certain persons
insist on my answering the three questions
asked by three ministers in all the papers.
I have no objection to doing so, but
thought my position plain enough to bo
well understood by everyone
1- Will you have the saloons closed on
1 will do so if the council will pass such
2- Will you have the saloons close at
12 o'clock midnight on week nights?
1 will if the council make such a law.
3 -Will you suppress gambling aud show
it no quarter?
I will and I will need no law but the
state law which makes gambling a state's
I do not remember whether these ques
tions arc exactly as originally written, but
they are substantially as asked.
W. R, Akkrs.
Junior formal lor Alliance.
Governor Mickey has signed House Roll
No. 100 which establishes junior normal
schools at Alliance. McCook and Valentine
and two other places to be chosen later
An appropriation of $1,200 is made to de
fray expenses. The schools are to be held
in public school buildings to be furnished
free of charge.
Washington dispatches yesterday state
that Commissioner Richards of the general
land office has ordered Special Agent De
frees to proceed from Crookston, Minn.,
to assume charge of the Alliance land dis
trict and take up the matter of illogal
! fencing of the public domain.
To Lease School Land.
The commissioner of public lands will
be in Alliance Thursday, April 23, and of
fer fot lease all school lands which are
Mrs. Crowthor came up from Lakeside
Tuesday to spend the day with her brother
whq was in the city between trains on his
wny to Seattle. He was a sailor on the
Maine at tho time that vessel was blown
up in Havana harbor and as she had not
hoard from him since that time she did
not know whether he were alive until she
received a telegram from him requesting
her to meet him here. Mrs. Gillespie
came up from Lakeside with her.
Fpworth League Social.
An April Fool social will be given at tho
home of Capt. Akers Wednesday night of
next week. A good program has beon ar
ranged by the Epvsorth Loague and a good
time is expected. Everybody cordially in
vited Refreshment's. Following is the
l'ldkldunl'siuidretK II. O. Warrick
Ilerulee VoutlK asltod by Hint TIiohimiii
Selw't ruadlns .Mrs. It Mewhlrtcr
UiiBl . Mulrhead
Dialogue Mrs. It. T. Watson
Koiiiliiijf. from memory MIssMoCorMo.
Duul Mrs. M. It. Johnson and ('apt. Akerr,
I ulru!i:tukl Mil (mi t Ion Knimn Kulir
Souk Mrs. II, V. Keoos
Paper for this issue of The Hkkalu has
not arrived yet on account of belated
trains so we are forced to use what ready
print we have on hand.
1 .Ult Jl1tl WWI1 MQUk UWUII U U t
f " I ftli i 1? tt a-jlrtrt tmnt 1mtrt 1 1 rtfl
aunoay to visit ner uaugnier .Mane who
is attending the sisters' school,
Mr- and Mrs. Carl Frew arrived in the
city Tuesday and are visiting relatives.
Business Local Column.
Advertisement in this column will be
charged at the rate of 10 cents per lino
first insertion nnd 5 cents per line each
Advertisers should remember that The
Hekalii's circulation is much larger than
any other Alliance paper and has tho lar
gest circulation in tho city and county.
Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house.
Girl wanted at tho Barry House.
See F. E. Reddish for loans on real es
tate. , w
For storm windows and doors seo Forest
Millinery opening Thursday, April a.
Mrs. Tiios, Reran.
For screen doors and windows call on
Geo. G. Gadsby.
Buy your groceries at Whitfield's and
get tickets on piano.
Miss Xora Lammon will do dressmaking
by the day. Phone 197.
For Sale United Presbyterian par
sonage. Call at residence.
Forest Lumber Co. make a specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
All kinds of screen doors nnd windows
mado to order by Geo. G, Gadsby.
A large bottle of sowing machine oil and
a pockctbook for 15c at Geo. Darling's.
For Sale Two good houses in Simon
son's addition. T. J. O'Kkki'K.
See the beautiful display of Indian goods
at Lockwood's. Tho only display in Alli
Largest and most attractive line of mil
linery in town on display April 2. Mrm.
Tiios. Hue. an.
If you want nny painting or paperhang
ing done call on Frank McFarland. All
work guaranteed first-class. 'Phone 2S5.
For Sale 'Ciikai'. A good single or
double driving marc, also good under sad
dle, inquire at postolficc. W . Turrf.E.
I have a fine Jersey cow for sale, will be
fresh in a short time. Cow can be seen at
my place at any time. A. S. Reed.
Spring rye for sale at forty cents, perj
tnishel. Three miles north and one and a
half mlies east of Lawn. Henry Siumrk.
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.
Five hundred bushels of seed corn for
sale. Samples seen and orders taken at
Alliance Grocery. C. W. Lammon, i mile
south and 5 miles west of Alliance.
Cattle taken to run by the season or
year. Correspondence solicited, Refer
ence Commercial Bank, Chappell, Xeb.
Jno. M. Delatour, Hutchinson, Xeb.
Remember that Lockwood's don't give
anything for a prize so small as chromos
but they do give a ticket on a beautiful
$400.00 piano with every twenty- five cent
Rye 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. Po.svar, five miles west
of Lawn. 9-81
If you want something that is a gobd
thing for cold weather ami dust get Hill's
patent automatic door strip, on exhibition
at Newberry's Hardware. County agent.
W. E. Gillett. 'phone 236. 12-12-tf
For Sale or Loase The J. Hagerty
ranch four miles east of Bridgeport; over
400 acres under irrigation and plenty of
good range. Would also sell horses, mules
and cattle and farm implements. 3-i2-8w
George Darling is going to give away
that $75.00 picture "Uninvited Worship
ers" on April 18. Tickets with each Si. 00
cash purchase- You pay loss money for
goods bought of him and he is giving away
this picture besides. You will do well to
buy of him.
I wish to announce to the ladies of Alli
ance that I am prepared to do first-class
dressmaking and ladies' tailoring. Hav
ing had years of experience in and out of
the city I can assure perfect satisfaction
in every respocj to those who .vish to give
me a trial. Rooms 9 and 11, McCollough
block. Mary Siiki.i.ky.
Beauty Culture-Matlame Warren.
Madame Warren, facial electrician and
skin specialist, will give an informal talk
on health and beauty culture Tuesday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock at Mrs. Phelps.' La
dies of Alliance are cordially invited to be
Must Be Sold.
Three hundred and twenty acres meadow
school land. Water sufficient to irrigate
every foot of it, Can cut 360 tons of hay.
Rent, S960 for entire tract. Huns 14 years.
Hay will pay for land in one year. Xo
botter bargain in Platte valley, 56. 50 per
acre, cash. Address
3-27-2t Box 95, Bayard, Xeb.
New Year right,
liny your Groc
where you can al
ways get the best
goods for the least
money. All orders
'Phone No. 4.
Our Fairviow and Cloman correspon
dences vero received this morning, too
late to be published Correspondents
must get their news in by Thursday morn
ings to insure publication ns our first run
is made Thursdays and there 13 usually
room only for our local on the last run.
Piano Voting Contest.
Tho result of tho count of votes on
Thursday, March 20, 1903, is given below.
A ticket on this splondid Sjoo Kingsbury
piano will be given with every twenty-five
cent purchase at the following places
The Famous Clothing House.
Achuaon & Joder, hardware.
Lockwood & Co., furniture.
W. M. Whitfield, grpcorios.
Keolur& Smith, Chockerad Front Livery
Clough & Collins, harness and saddlery.
M. A. Standen. Palace Mnrlfot.
Zbinden Bros., Ilour and feed
Alliance Grocory Co.
Bogue's Dry Goods Store
Holstcn's Drug Store.
The Alliance Herald.
The place to deposit all votes is Hol
sten's drug store. Contest closes July 3.
U.of It. T. (Ilrothorhood of 11.11. Train
O. It. C (Older of It. Condctors),.
Itoyul ft Inlanders
Kplscoiml church ,.,
M. i:. church ,'..
Baptist church ...
CU hollo church
1'lrst Presbyterian church., .'
Alliance llluli School
MIS4 .Minnie Morris
Miss JlcruU'o ICrldullmuxli
Miss Alien Megan
Mis 1 .11 hi Dr.MCiLii
Miilji'l I. nylon ,..,
Miss Inez Heck
J,.T. Poole ;f,
it. ( Armstrong .'..
Oco.J. ilurko A;'....
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. 11. jouur ,i
We have lots of
good things to eat.
() U 1
are the best that
monev can buv . .
Our Cream Patent
is second to none.
A new car of this
braird will arrive
Call and see us
before you buy.
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