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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1903)
JAR VIS 187 7 BRANDY
SOLD IN ALL BEST PLA'CES.
By T. J. O'KEEFE.
Entered at tho postoffice nt Alliance,
Nebraska, for transmission through the
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tion is nearly twice that of any other Al
Subscription, $1.50 per year in advance.
R. M. HAMPTON
President-elect of the Nebras
ka Stockgrower's Assoc
SOME SOUND FACTS FOR STOCKMEN
Advises Every Effort Possible to Add
to the Productive Qualities of Your
Realty Should Provide More Teed
Improve Your Stock Consider
the Rights of Your Neighbor.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Each year
for the past five years we have assem
bled together for a common purpose;
to assist each other in the betterment
of the condition with which we are sur
rounded; to map-out a course of study,
to educate ourselves so that we may
more fully adapt the exsisting condi
tions, natures own product to our own
individual interests; that may build
from what nature has provided, good
homes, good communities, filled with
It is not enough that we allow these
claims to remain as we found them in
nature's state: no good cummunity, no
good man is content, and wo have not
done a duty till we make an effort,
every effort possible characteristic of
our people to add to the productive
qualities of our realty, the productive
quality of our holdings.
The president told you we did not
want ' race suicide." We want no
industrial suicide; what you want is to
advance, forge ahead and where one
blade of grass now grows you want two
You all know the past, none of you
have seen the future, we must live in
the future or be a blank, a clod on the
road of progress.
These farms you now own should
not be left idle, there are grasses and
forage plants that should be added to
advantageous places to increase its
I sometimes think we want too much
land. I believe that with more indivi
dual efforts put forth in a more well
directed course on a smaller holding
will bring you better results, will bring
you more net gain. It is the net gain
you must look after and not attempt
to do a great volume of business and
likely at the end of the year balance up
your account in red.
This is a loss of individual energy, a
waste of life, will lead to demoraliza
tion of the man, to demoralize a good
people; no good comes from such a
course, then the results must be bad,
and what is bad for the man is also
bad for the. people.
We western people in a new country
must learn the country, we must learn
our business, in other words we are
infants; you know mothers often say
do not stand the baby on his feet too
long, his body is two heavy for his
legs and it will make him bow-legged.
I sometimes think some of our people
have two much body for their legs.
I do not want to discourage progress
and development but I want progress
directed in a better channel, a more
common sense course followed, there
must be more development in the
fundamental principles of your
undertakings, do not try to walk before
you can creep, or run before you can
walk. All things have a place and the
. successful man is the one who docs the
. .proper thing at the proper time.
We are a cummunity banded together
largely of one interest, associated to
gether for a common good, not for any
evil or .to do any man or any other
community a wrong but to protect our
selves against the evil doors, to build
and advance our country, to advise
and be advised in the growing and
handling of live stock. It is well that
.we work together, let no man think
that he does not occupy a full scat
here. You have the same rights and
privileges as any othor man and this
association is for you and you are to be
heard from and recokoned with 111 full
of vour needs The growing of live
stock is a business, a legitimate "busi
ness, but not a business of chance, you
are not gambling on a wheel; if you
are tho per cent is against you and you
will soon be out of business.
If you are with us or join in oui
busiuefis it is the same as any other
K'isiiiofes, it must be mauugtul and
conducted by an honest man, with
onorgy, hard work, economy and a well
directed effort, '
There is a reasonable margin of
profit In the business for succo6 if the
man is right, All men should be right.
The mn of the dav, the man of the
hour, the man who succeeds, studies
the lfttle details, ho allows nothing to
go to waste, he is not bleeping when he
should be at work. We often hear it
said that western people will not work;
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The Central Nebraska
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AIM NOW HEADY
Ranch, Farm or
Our means of securing purchasers are extensive on
account of the number of agents that are giving their
entire time to looking for purchasers. If you list your
property with us for sale, we will sell it, or if you
g want to exchange for other
specialty in this line. We have
FINE FARMS, ELEGANT CITY PROPERTY
As well as various kinds of business, to exchange
for vonr nrnnertv. Wn nrnnnsp fr rln n riiiQt-linrr
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business and guarantee satislaction. lor further
information, correspond with
J. H. EDM1STEN,
President of the Company
now this will not apply only in a cer
tain sense. The working people area
prosperous people and wc have many
of them among us but it does seem
that we have a great many who seem
to be tired and from all appearances
were born that way, but let me say
to the young man, the best education
he can have is industry, it matters not
what he is doing it must be done well,
done with a swift and industrious hand,
and not only must the body be energe
tic, but the mind must be quick and
active and precede the physical efforts,
if he is working for his employer he
must learn to give full value received
"for his money; an honest purpose
followed by energy and industry will
bring you success, no matter what
station in life you fill. On the other
hand if you arc idle, shirk your duty(
and live only to pass time, there is no
future for you, you are a clod in the
road of progress. 1 think a word of
criticism might not come amiss in the
manner of handling your herds; our
eastern neighbors who has had a long
lesson of experience, and experience
we cannot steal, we do not borrow; but
we do sometimes pay a high price for it.
What I mean by our eastern neigh
bors, is the man on the farm, the man
who lives on land that cost him from
$50 to Sioo per acre. He is a half
brother of ours, he has lived longer
than we have, he has his experience
We do not see him with two hundred
cattle and feed for only fifty; one
hundred head of hogs and feed for
only twenty-five. Ten head of horses
and feed for only five. When he
raises hogs, he pushes them from the
time they are pigs. When he has
cattle he "feeds them to get the greatest
number of pounds in the shortest
space of time possible. When ho
raises a horse for the market he feeds
him all he will eat to properly develop
him, why? for the reason that it is
the only profitable way; you can't
starve pounds into an animal, and it
is pounds you all want, your cattle,
horses or sheep should be kept growing
tho year round, your cattle will grow
more in twelve months than they will
in six months, and why should you
keep them twelve months to get six
Our people are a very hopeful peo
ple; Iiojm; is the great calculator but a
bad mathematician; you want to sell
about half your hopes and study
If you keep less cattle and provide
more feed and feed it, you will elimin
ate this winter loss, your cattle will
have more pounds, will sell for more
money per pound, you will be ready
for the market any time in the year,
be ready to go when the market is
ready for you and not be compelled to
hold your cattle till the fnll for them
to get all the long hair off and then
compelled to go tho market with your
cattle simply shed off and at a time
when every one is going to market and
during the heavy runs and take what
the buyer chooses to give you. This
practice has made our people a depen
dent people while they should be an
independent and a commanding people.
Your uncle lives over in Iowa, you
go to visit him and on Saturday you
go to the city with him, you notice the
people on the streets, and the farmer
as he drives into town, you see his
team and their attire. Most of the
teams arc well cared for but not all,
among them you see a poor old team
waggling along, their legs knockiug to
gether as they walk; you look at the
man. I do not know what you tiink
Uit 1 know what I would think.
Your uncle comes to Nebraska to see
you, you show him your cattle, you
take him to your neighbors, he sees
some well cared herds but not all, he
keee some that their legs knock togeth
er as they walk; there is no difference
between the man in Iowa with the poor
team and this man.
There is a noticable feature here
which you all recognize, your two-year-old
cattle and your three-year-old cattje
arc not weighing what they did a few
years ago. there are two reasons for
this, two manv cattle for the feed and
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property. We make a
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degeneration in breeding.
There has been two many inferior
cattle shipped into this country, the
knot-heads from Iowa, the hard-honied,
J baseball flinty cattle from somewhere
, this side of Texas, the jack rabbits
from everywhere whose ancestors are
not long from Mexico.
It reminds me of a tenth-class horse
doctor who once lived in this country.
He would pay more for crippled a horse
than he would for a good one, he was
a great lover of these crippled horses;
he wanted to treat them and develop
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and turn him in the pasture expecting
him to grow into a draft horse as you
can expect these cattle to develope in-
, to beef cattle; then again jour bulls
need attention, you cannot buy what
you should have for the price of a
good steer, nor or you expected to , pay
a large price for the one that ought to
1 be a steer. These things and your
I future progress will depend upon your
individual judgment, if your judgment
is wrong your herd will be wrong, an
animal should not be used because he
j has a white face, nor because he is a
Kuuu ieu, jiui ucuuu5c tie carries iai
when you buy him; he must be a good
individual, and to pass on the individ
ual is not all, he may get his individ
uality frbm one side of the family,
while the other may he very common
and the product of such an, animal will
be common: it is not an easy matter to
watch all this hut you ought to sec or
know the ancestors, they must all he
good if you get good results.
You represent an industry that is
paramount in the western part of our
state, I believe in your good future, in
your progress, I see no reason why you
will not build good homes. All things
are not as we think they should be.
We have been striving to get laws that
will fit our conditions, some state laws
lirivi lippn mnrli fwHor llio cfnfn lino
been active in assisting us to eradicate
j some of the diseases prevalent in our
herds, great progress has been made
along this and an cd ication started
that will be of far reaching value. Our
brand and hide laws are good, but the
people arc in need of education on these
features to bring about better results,
we need some one in authority to see
to the enforcement of the hide law.
We believe some of our national laws
are dead in usefulness and should be
buried to prevent bad odors, yet those
in authority differ with us, however
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I believe to be right, bow our knees to
the law, and work on for a better edu
1 cation of the conditions with which we
, are surrounded. Use the other half of
' your hope in this direction and let us
be cheerful that there is a better day
j There is One thing among the mem
bers of the association, a question of
I arbitration of differences arising be
tween members of the association, that
there has not been a friendly spirit
shown by the members to place thoir
' differences with the arbitration com
mittee, there has been too much of the
J stubborn spirit shown to allow those
; differences settled.
1 There has been a sj)irit shown for
I supromancy legardlcss of the right or
j wrong of" our fellow men, wo fail to
, attempt to see the other fellow's side
of the case, we fail to place to ourselves
011 his side of the fence and look at the
' grass on our side. Equity must rule
: our actions or we will become a hostile
I and unreasonable people.
What I have said arc things which
have come under my observation, there
are other subjects which you are think
ing of, there is the question of the in
spection in the markets which is a
burning question in the minds of many
of you, diseases of cattle and their
treatment, the officers who are to a
man your association, all of which you
are thinking of and should be free to
discuss, let us have a full discussion
and ovory man speak his piece on these
subjects which I may have touched up
on, or any others you may think of.
Believing in the future, in your good
intentions, in your ability to advance,
I leave these subjects with vou.
Straight legitimate business, best goods at prices that are
right, courteous treatment and a large and varied stock of
Hardware, Stoves, Ranges, Gasoline Stoves, Oil Stoves,
Lawn Mowers, Refrigerators, and everything usually kept
in a first class hardware store is what makes business go at
" L. A. BERRY,
ALLIANCE, - - NEBRASKA.
Office Phonr in). HcsmENcn Phone 203.
R. C. NOLEMAN,
Rooms 1, 2 mid 3, First National bunk build
Iiik, Allliinco, Neb. Notary In office.
W. Q. SIMONSON...
Office Op-Mulrs Over Post-office
SMITH IN TOTTI.E.
1IIA E. TABn.
TUTTLE & TASH,
North Main St,,
II. II. BriXWOOD. M. D. -- W. 6. BEM.WOOW. M. D.
Bellwood & Bellwood,
Moisten IJiilldlni;, - ALLIANCE, NKD,
L. W. BOWMAN,
Office In First National Hank block. Alli
J. E. MOORE, M. D.
Culls answered from office day or night.
Telephone No. 02.
Q. W. MITCHELL. M. D
Office In lockwood ?
Toleuhonu No. 370.
JULIA V. FREY,
Office two MockH norlli of Times building.
1 lyurt,, 8 to 12 11. in.. 1 :30 to 5 p. in.
H. ,B. MILLER, M. D.,
Office and roklduncu three doors north of
Idaho htrutit on Hlj; Horn tui'iiutt.
Tolopom: No. 91. - AHluneu N'ub.
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Dierks' Lumber J Coal Co
The placing of a few
dollars monthly in the
... ALLIANCE ...
will soon enable you to
buy a comfortable home.
V, M. Knihiit, President
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V, A. Hampton, Prettdeut
A. S. Kehd, Vice President
First National Bank,
Capital, $50,000. - Surplus and Profits, $20,000
Directors: W. A. Hampton. A. S. Read E. C. Hampton. R. M Hampton,
AHE PROPRIETORS OF THE
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Agent for Fit EI) ICRUO UltEWINH CD .
EXTRA PALE and Other Popular Hnuuk.
. .. IFa-irn.ll'sr Trade Solicited.
Goods Doll mreil to nuy part of tho city. Como uiul TJ.
Something to Blow About
Hut nover blow away. Our
windmills run In the lightest
wind but stand their ground
In the fiercest storm.
Are of the most approved pat
tern, have many ImprovcineuUi
over those of older design.
Strong, serviceable mid lust
ing. Made of carefully select
ed material. Not liable to get
out of rupnlr. Oct our price
on windmills, four post angle
steel towers, tunics, etc.
Achcson J Oder.
To Fill an Order
For any kind of Lumber
is an easy matter for us.
We carry a full supply of
all kinds required for ex
terior and interior work.
See us before buying".
K. M. Hampton, Cashio
. G. Hampton. Ass't Casltior.
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