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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA! FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1903,
Where you can get votes
to be given away July 3,
Ben Swanson was in from his ranch at
Mud Springs Wednesday.
Miss Susie Frazier is having a nice cot
tage erected on north Box Butte avenue.
Western Male Quartette Concert Co. at
the Methodist church Saturday July n.
Picture framing, upholstering and furni
ture repairing. C. Humphry. 7-10-tf
The ladies Catholic club will meet with
Mrs. Fitzpatrick next Wednesday after
noon, July 15.
General addmission to Western Male
Quartette Concert 35c; children 15c; tick
ets sold at the door.
The First Presbyterian church will have
no preaching services next Sunday as Dr.
Bogue has gone to Denver.
Don't miss the concert to be" given by
the Western Male Quartette Saturday,
July 11, at the Methodist church,
Misses Minnie and Agnes Morris left
yesterday for Chadron tovisit their broth
er and attend the reunion at Bordeaux.
S. W. Reese and family took their de
parture for Los Angeles Tuesday morning
with the expectation of staying there at
least a yeaV.
Mrs. A. L. Hart and son "of "Denison,
Iowa, and Miss Elsie Preston of Wood
ward, Iowa, arrived Wednesday to visit
their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Su-
Leroy Parkin came down from Edge
mont to attend the celebration. He has
grown to be a young man since leaving
this county a few years ago and is now a
wielder of the birch. His parents reside
on a ranch near Edgemont.
Mrs. Wunderlech, a daughter of Henry
Wohlers, came down from Germania, Big
Horn county, Wednesday to visit with her
kinfolks on the table. Her husband, a
former Lutheran minister at Hemingford
has established quite a colony of Germans
in the Big Horn country around Ger
mania. Crawford Tribune.
Albert O. Swift, p'ostoffice inspector,
spent Wednesday in this city leaving
Thursday for Crawford. He found every
thing in A 1 shape at the Alliance office
and speaks highly of the manner in which
Postmaster Tash and assistants conduct
its affairs. Mr. Swift is the oldest inspect
or in Nebraska having been in the service
continuously for thirty-three years and his
efficiency is so well known to the Depart
ment that he is frequently called to other
states to work on complicated cases. Mr.
Swift spent several months in the service
in Cuba and is much impressed with thai
July Wdsh Goods Sale
Owing to the cold, backward sea
son, we have a heavy stock of hot
weather goods on our shelves,
which we must close out regard
less of their value, as we positively
cannot carry these good,s over to
Silk Battise, Silk Mulls, -
50c to 75c, sale price Uu
Basket Weaves, Grena
dines, Ettomines, 50c "2 "2 1
to 60c," sale price Ju3
Ladies waists, 20 to 50 per cent
off. See the lot of laces in two
lots at 3c and 6c.
They must be sold.
VERY large crowd
Grand Parade Splendid
riusic Good Speaking
Interesting Ball Game
and other sports Noth
ing to mar the pleasure
of the day.
The Fourth of July, that day set apart
by all true, patriotic Americans as a
grand holiday, was celebrated in Alliance
in a manner that proves beyond a doubt
that the idea sometimes advanced, of there
not being such a love of country in the
hearts of our citizens in these busy times
as in earlier history, is errpneous. From all
the business houses Old Glory waved its
stripes and stars in the morning breeze,
while the interiors were as beautifully
decorated as the exteriors. The rain of
Friday had cleared the atmosphere and
Saturday dawned bright and calm, an
ideal summers day. As the first rays of
the rising sun gleamed across the prairies
the salutes rolled from the guns antl the
holiday begun. The early trains brought
in their loads of pleasure seekers from the
adjacent towns, while farm and ranch sent
carnage loads to swell the crowd, it was
noticeable from the beginning that every
one was here for a good time, good humor
reigned supreme and the day and evening
passed away with quarrels a minus quanti
ty. As the streets were still muddy the
program was changed, the speaking com
ing first and the parade afterwards. It
was thouget best as the crowd was so
large to have the speaking and exercises
in the pavillion. Here the crowd gathered
and after a pleasing address of welcome
by Mayor' Buechsenstein listened to a
splendid speech by jour brilliant western
orator, Hon. M. F. Harrington who held
the attention of the crowd as he spoke up
on some of the leading issues of the day.
The other exercises consisted of inspiring
music by the Fort Robinson band under
the leadership of Prof. Kelley, and a
chorus under the directorship of Judge
Hewett and Judge Spacht,
Immediately after the exercises the pa
rade formed and passed through the princi
pal streets. This parade was one of the
most beautiful that has been seen outside
the, leading cities, and too much cannot be
said in praise of the ladies who gave so
much labor and thought upon the decorat
ing of these carriages, that our city might
give to our little western world a treat
that will not be forgotten for years.
The parade was led by the mounted
police and Moore's band, which were fol
lowed by the fire department in full uni
form with their vehicles in perfect order.
They were followed by the Fort Robin
son band whose strains of beautiful music
called forth loudest praise from the spec
tators. Next came four troops of cavalry,
well equipped, horses stepping proudly,
housings in perfect order, soldiers well
disciplined, and as they rode four abreast
a sight of which we might be proud of
these worthy representatives of Uncle
Sam's army and defenders of the flag,
Next came the carriages for the .flower
parade. The first was a float decorated
in white, festooned with violets and roses,
in which sat the queen, Miss Clara Phe
Ian. Purple and white, royal colors pre
vailed and the carriage was worthy a
queen's praise for its delicate tints. Six
young men dressed in white acted as body
guard, while the escort was composed of
four lieutenants from the cavalry. Four-
little pages dressed in white sat one on
each corner of the float which was drawn
by four white horses, with white blankets
trimmed in royal purple.
The second carriage was occupied by
Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Suprise. The
colors were yellow, shading from golden
to pale yellow, roses being the flower used.
arranged by an artist, the whole blending
into one brilliant mass of color. The
ladies were attired in black, and drove a
black horse with trappings of yellow. It
was very pleasing.
The next carriage was all pure white,
the flowers roses, and occupied by Mes
dames Steen, Hemingway, Bettelheim
and Tyson, .and all dressed in white, driv
ing a tandem team of white, with white
harness, a footman in white at the head of
each horse. This carriage was much ad
mired for its dainty lovliness.
Next came Miss Edith Phelan accom
panied by Mrs. F. W. Harris in a carriage
that was a dream of vivid color, the
scheme being red and black. The shape
was thit of a shell, the shading being
wonderfully artistic, The (lowers ward
gorgeous poppies ntindiug from deepest
red to vivid scarlet. The India critunio
were black and they canted a p.trasol of
red poppies. I he ilrsnm was coinplotcd
by the jet black horse with housing of red. J
This was followed by Misses Minnie J
Morris and Jemne bwoenoy in a cnrrmge4
of lilacs (he whole being a mass of delicate,
hues, wheels banked solid, and the back
covered with great plumes of this sweet
flower, looking so natural that one might
easily think they had been freshly culled
from the garden. The ladies were dressed
in pure white, and drove a white horse
whose trappings carried out the colqr
scheme. The lilac carriage had many ad
mirers. Next came the butterfly carriage, cover
ed completely with great masses of white
pond lilies. The pony was led by a foot-
man and in among the lilies sat three tiny
ladies. Hannah Coutant, Rachel and
Florence Douglass, looking as if they had
been dropped down from fairyland so
sweet and dainty were they,
Mrs. Koons and Miss Lulu Duncan oc
cupied a beautiful equipage, the colors be
ing in white snowballs and green masses
of color. So cool and sweet was the ef
fect of this carriage that one instinctively
thought of the moonlight gleaming among
the trees in a "Mid Summer Night's
Dream." The effect was completed by
the white costume of Miss Duncan and
green suit of Mrs. Koons, with pure white
harness and horse.
Mrs. Standen and Mrs, Ray followed
in a lovely little carriage of pink and white
crysanthemums, the out lines being visible
only through depths of flowers. The ladies
were dressed in white and the carriage
called forth many admiring comments.
Next came Mrs. W. C. Taylor with
Mrs. Davison of Denver in alight carriage
decorated in lavender shaded morning
glories and green foliage. The effect was
very beautiful and completed by the para
sol of morning-glories. The ladies were
robed in white and the color scheme was
carried out in the white harness and hand
Now came the beautiful carriage with
its tandem team driven by Mrs. Holsten
accompanied by Mesdames Gilman, Hall
and Wheelock. The colors were white
and yellow. The flowers were beautifully
made aud shaded from the .dark yellow
throughout all the tints to the pure White.
The ladies costumes were pure white, with
white hats. This carriage was frequently
applauded as it passed aiong, the crown
ing effect being in its four handsome oc
cupants. Mrs. Ralph Lewis and Miss Pearl Til
lotson followed in a single carriage that
was a marvel of daintiness in white carna
tions and smilax. The ladias were dressed
in white and carried a white parasol. The
white harness completed the effect.
Following was a handsome four-in-hand
in which rode Mrs. Phelan. Mrs. Broome
and Mrs. Robb with Bernard Phelan as
driver. 1 he llowers were white snow
balls the outline of the carriage being
woven solidly, thus producing the effect of
a bauk of pure white. Four spendid bay
horses composed the team each horse
wearing a blanket handsomely embroid
ered. The ladies were beautifully attired
and the equipage caused much favorable
Last hut not least came the cart trimmed
with pumpkin blossoms and occupied by
Misses Bell Smith and Agnes Morris with
a clown as footman. These ladies costumes
were striking, if not especially for their
beauty, for their complexity.
The judges were difficult to obtain, it be
ing the general feeling that it would be
hard to decide upon the carriages as all
were so beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. Porter
and Lieut. Dilworth of Fort Robinson de
cided among them awarding the first prize
to the red carriage, driven byJUiss Edith
Phelan, the second to the butterfly, in
charge of Mrs, Coutant, and the third to
the pure white, occupied by Mesdames
Steen, Hemmingway, Bettleheim and
The most interesting event of the after
noon was the base ball game between Ft.
Robinson and Alliance. This was one of
the best ball games ever played in this
country. Nothing was made until the
sixth inning when Alliance made two tal
lies. Nothing more was made until the
last half of the ninth when the Fort boys
made a bcore.
At the end of the ninth the
Ft. Robinson o 1
The exhibitions consisting' of mounted
wrestling, rescue race, tent pegging, etc.,
given by the soldiers was greatly appreci
ated by the spectators.
For broncho riding, Lon Lowery was
awarded first prize and C. Messenger the
For high jump, Wilson, of Crawford,
who made a mark of 5 feet, 8 inches.
For broad jump, McFarland, of Craw
ford, whose jump was 8 feet, 11 inches.
The 100 yard novelty foot race was won
by Hamilton, of Crawford.
The ball given in the opera house in the
evening complimentary to the visitors was
an entire success, a large crowd being
present, splendid music being furnUhed
by Spacht'g orchestra.
Tho(c who cnjv)cd dancing found n
pleasant plnce at the pnvilliou in which to
spend a few houri of the afternoon and
evening, t'hd accident which onustxl the
etploiion, ruining the fire works wn deep
lv regtettwl aj a costly display had been
purchased with which to close in h filling
way this celebration Still there was
something to be thankful for in the fact
that no one was injured by it. The Fourth
seemed incomplete without the fireworks
iu the evening hut wo can overlook this
when it is taken into consideration the
entire success of the day.
The officers from Fort Robinson were a
genial set of gentlemen and spoke very
highly of the hospitable treatment offered
them by the Alliance people. The private
soldiers carried themselves like gentlemen
during their entire stay and won the re
spect of the citizens by their inoffensive
Help wanted at the'Barry house.
Marcus Frankleof the Famous is spend
ing the week at Denver.
Miss Gtace Fickell has accepted the
position of cashier at Norton's
Mrs. Zehrung will entertain the ladies
aid of the M. E. church Wednesday after
noon. Thos. Dowd and family left Monday for
Chadron and will attend the Bordeaux re
union. G. W. Hatch, a Dawes county stock
man, was in the city yesterday en route to
Hartville, Wyo., on a business trip
F. W. Buchman and Mrs. Kate Grsen
were married July 4th at the Methodist
parsonage. They expect to reside in Alli
ance. Robert Garrett and son are prepared to
do housemoving and well drilling and re
pairing; first-class outfit. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 'Phone 74.
The ladies union of the First Presby
terian, church will go to the home of Mrs.
Win, Bigncll in the country Wednesday,
July 15. All are invited to go early and
The Boston art exhibit under the man
agement of Miss Schlec was open to the
public at the court house until Friday and
many took advantage of this opprtunity to
see one of the best collections of pictures
shown in the west.
Hemicgford and the neighboring towns
were so well represented on the Fourth
that we find it impossible to mention all
the names. All seemed pleased with the
celebration and hospitality offered them
by the citizens of Alliance.
Miss Nannie Ridgell, of Meridian, Miss.,
and Miss Florence Ridgell, of Richmond,
Mo., sisters of W. S. Ridgell of this city,
arrived Wednesday to make Mr. and Mrs.
Ridgell a three weeks' visit. The former
is a teacher of music in the Mississippi
female college at Meridian,
George W. Elliott and Miss Bertha
Westly were united in marriage July 4th
by Rev. Jeffers of the Baptist church.
The gro6m is a painter and decorator of
this city. The bride is the daughter of
Rev. 'joserh Westley and is held in the
highest esteem by a large number of
friends in this county who have known her
It is with pleasure that The Hhralu
bears witness to the very successful course
in mechanics accomplished by one of our
Alliance boys, Vern Hampton, at Purdue
university, Lafayette, Ind. As we write
this we have before us specimens of his
mechanical drawings and other technical
work and all bear evidence of serious ap
plication and marked proficiency. They
are indications of a very bright future for
our young townsman and he will have the
best wishes of every one who is acquainted
with him and his estimable parents, for a
succcssfuf career in his chosen profession.
J. F. Bailey, state secretary of the Y.
M. C. A., delivered a fine address last
Sunday morning in the Methodist church
and spoke again in the evening at the opera
house in the interest of the association.
Mr, Bailey is an inspiring speaker, and
havingjat heart the welfare of the young
men of our city could not help but awaken
the interest' of his audience. There will
be a great effort made to provide funds
for the erection of a Y. M. C. A. building
in the near future. This is a matter in
which every one should be interested and
work together that this result shall be ac
We desire to correct the report circulat
ed that our daughter left our home with
any one other than her grandparent. It
was Mrs, L. Rubottom who took our
daughter during the riia'it without our
knowledge or consent to "the Hall ranch
northeast of Alliance. We make this
statement in justice to ourselves and oth
ers whose names have been connected in
the matter Mr. and Mrs. T, Rubottom.
flower parade at
Orville O.vetn hna luntallod an
maiwnge in his tonoriril parlors.
The muni Sabbath services at the Unit
ed Pre, church ou next Sabbath, alto ser
vice in the evening.
Mr nnd Mrs. R. C. Noloman are re
joicing over the arrival of a young sod,
born Monday morning.
Lack of space this week crowds out
considerable good reading 'matter among
which is the Horn letter.
Miss Florence Hartman arrived Friday
from Staplehurst nnd will Afsit a fow
weeks with her sister, Mrs. F. L. Hoyt.
James Seaman, of Waco, who visited
his daughter, Mrs, Orvil Owens, for sev
eral days returned to his home Wednes
Dr.W. A. Clark, president of the Peru
State normal school will deliver a lecture
in the opera house Wednesday evening,
Hon, M, F. Harrington and young ton
George arrived from O'Neill Friday even
ing returning Saturday. Mr. Harrington
expected to start on a trip to Arizona and
New Mexico Monday.
Mabel Lnyton Successful.
Miss Mabel Laytou was the successful
contestant for the 'fine Kingsbury piano
given away by scveaal of the business meu
of Alliance, she having received nearly
twice the number of votes of the next
highest. The count stands:
Mnticl Layton , 2IW13
rirst Presbyterian church
IJ. of 11. T, (Ilrotlierhcod of II. 1..
Mia Mlunlu Mon-jo
I tajittst church
City Cdnnci: Meet. j
The city council he'd a meeting Tuesday
night and transacted the following busi
ness: The.reports of police judge, water com
missioner and treasurer were examined
A. C. Johnson and J. D. Carmicle were
granted licenses to operate billiard halls.
Permission was granted Jules Zbinden
to excavate under sidewalk on east and
south side of his new building, provided
that all stairways and openings be protect
ed by iron railings.
Petition tc remove hitching posts from
Box Butte avenue was laid on table.
Howard Crews was appointed garbage
Ordinances Nos. 77 and 78 relating to
construction of sidewalks were read the
first and second time.
The following claims were allowed:
L M Kennedy 8 23 00
Syndicate Illock Co 12 00
K W Moiittwmiry 4 l0
a 0 Jtoou ! 4 00
Alliance Electric Light uml Power Co. .116 30
OdioSrotleld. , 2 00
I) LiiiuhlKiui , 2 00
T V Klchards 4 00
(' J Ilrnjuniln 3 20
O L Mllllkfii ;., 2 00
Syndicate Uloclc Co 12 00
O L Gilbert , 3 20
.Sam Gabriel ; ,, 2 00
D Marsh , 3 00
M A Sluiy , 75H0
MA Shay , 70 00
U R WyfcolT 6 02
Jus II II Hewett 23 H)
.111 franklin ",.. 2 00
Iluwnnl Ciews ...,. 2 00
.1 J'lliuard '. 10 10
1'orvftt LunilHirCo.,,.., , II 40
K A Feather, .,..., 23 70
A Wlker. 110 00
L V liutvmiiu , MOo
A V MoIlrluK , . 07 10
M I' Nolan ', , &0 00
Jacob ltlcliartUoii 2 00
John Tompkins , 32 00
Charles Jelfers 4 00
LI' Smith 4 00
National MeterCo , U8 (Q
The following was submitted as an esti
mate of expenses of the city for the fiscal
year ending May. 1904:
Olllciirs salaries 8 3,000
ritound watir . 5,000
Streets mid alloy 900
Interest on bunds ..... W0
PrlutliiK and stationery 200
Low Nntt-H West.
sell round trip
tickets us follow.:
Denver, Col., and
June 1 to September 30,
Colorado Springs, Col., and return,
S12.00, June l'to September 30.
Pueblo, Col,, uud return, S12.75,
June 1 to September 30.
Olenwood Sprirgs, Col., nnd return,
$21.00, June 1 to September 30.
Ogden, Utah, and return, 824.35,
June 1 to September 30.
Salt Lake City, Utah, nnd return,
S24.75 June 1 to September 30.
Ask ticket npent for particulars.
Ridpath's Uuiversal History is the only
general history which may justly be ranked
as a classic. The reader will find in it
more solid and authentic information re
lating to historical subjects thad could be
gleaned from a whole library of more dif
fuse but less valuable works. New York
Christian Advocate. Information about
clubbing rates on this beautiful World's
History can be obtained at this office.
I'ho'jgraphs of the
tha Alliance art studio.
T 11 E
Is now on. Join the crowd
Wc handle Snow
Flake lour, the best
High Grade Patent
"Flour in the State.
'Phone No. 4.
Business Local Column.
Advertisements in this column will be
charged at the rate of 10 cents per lino
first insprtion and 5 conts per line each
Advertisers should remember that Turt
Hkrald's circulation is much larger than
any other Allianco paper and has the lar
gest circulation in the city and county.
Dr Allen, dentist, opera house.
Thornton pays six cents for hides.
See F. E. Reddish for loans on roal es
tate. For storm windows and doors see Forest
Take hides where you will get tho most
for them at Thornton's.
Stomp Phtitos Fourth of July. Allianco
Art Studio. wwwwwwwr;
Wanted A good girl to work at laun
dry. Call at laundry. G-26-tf
Forest Lumber Co. make a specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
All kinds of screen doors .and windows
made to order by Geo. G. Gadsby.
A large bottle of sewing machine oil and
a pocketbook for 15c at Geo, Darling's.
House for Rent.
A two room house for rent in the Dun
can addition. Ciiarlks Rittkk.
Fine blacksmith proposition. Big grow
ing, trade. No opposition. Eyes have
failed and must quit immediately. Some
money required to buy part of tools and
stock or will sell all if renter desires.
M. C. French, Owner,
's no Secret
That the circulation of
' TM T 1 11 1
ine neraici is nearly twice
that of any other Box Butte
County paper and
City and County.
The Herald is the Of-
nciai publication 01 tneuity
f-IJrit- Cn ttin V1vn
Advertiser is sufficient.
You to call, see our
goods and get our pri
ces. Our stock is
fresh and clean and
our prices are right.
If you are thinking of
sending away for a
bill of groceries, come
in first and let us fig
ure on it and you will
be be convinced that
you can buy as cheap
at horns as anywhere.
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