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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY. NEBRASKA! FRIDAY, DEC, II, 1903,
New York Apples
.... are in ...
VERY FINE FRUIT
Call and sec
QUALITY THE BEST
Alliance Grocery Co.
1 zd E dt i" i s a:
In Alliance 16-30 of every month.
Office over The Famous . . .
' The First Presbyteriau church holds
services in Bell's hall Sunday at 11 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m.
Clark Olds, Isaac Rickell and A. D.
Millett of Hemingford transacted business
at the court house today.
Dr. Cook, of Lincoln, will make his next
visit to Alliance Saturday, Jan. 2. Dr.
Cook is the celebrated eye and ear spec
ialist. Alliance Lodge No. 202, A. O. U. W. :
Election of officers will be held Monday
evening, December 14. All members are.
called upon to be present at this meeting.
Tiios. Allen, M. W.
A. T. Lunn, Rec.
Mollring Bros, shoe sale is on.
Xmas photos Alliance Art Studio.
Childrens' underwear 10 cents a garment
at Mollring Bros.
Laie novelties in hats and caps at Moll
Ting Bros. t
We have the latest styles in photos suit
able for Xmas gifts. Alliance Art Studio.
We have the best S3. 00 R. R. shoe on
earth Mollring Bros.
Battenberg braid, 10c dozen yards.
Ten per cent reduction on Florslpim
shoes Mollring Bros, t
We are in a position to do repairing of
fur coats, guaranteeing good satisfaction
and reasonable price. Please send in your
repairing as soon as possible.
C. E. Marks.
If you have any cow or horse bides or
furs you wish tanned, will be pleased to
take care of them f of you. Will guarantee
best results. C. E. Marks.
1 Per Cent
Mrs Dennis Ltmtlrigan dapartcd for St.
Joe, Mo., Monday night
Little Francis SlcCarthy is recovering
from a serious attack uf membraneous
Mrs. Geo. Fox returned from Dctfver
Saturday morning after a ten days' absence
from this. city.
W. N. Corneal returned from Denver
Monday, where he took his wife for
W. B. Tagg is al Hell Foucho in the in
terest of business affairs. He will also
visit other places. ,
Martin O'Connor arrived home from
Pueblo Friday night to spend the holidays
under the parental roof.
The board of county commissioners are
in session. A complete report of business
transacted will appear in our next issue.
II. A. Mark returned from the Black
Hills last week and is planning to open a
photo supply house in Lincoln about Jan.
A dance will be given in the Englo hall
Friday evening December 18, under the
auspices of the L. O. T. M. The public.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. James disire to ex
press their heartfelt thanks to all who so
kindly assisted during the illness and death
of their darling babe.
The Herald is requested to state that
the stores will be kept open nights till 10
p. m., commencing next Monday and con
tinuing till after Christmas.
The boys of the Alert fire department
forwarded a draft for $10 for the benefit of
the families of the Omaha firemen who
perished in the recent big fire.
Dr. Allen was summoned to ( hicago
Tuesday by a message announcing the
death of his baby who was taken there for
treatment by Mrs. 'Allen a short time ago.
Mrs. F. D. Reynolds entertained her
brother. Editor Secord of the Gretna
Breeze, last week. Mr. Secord returned
to his home in the eastern part of the state
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Janes suffered the
loss of their four-months-old son, Walter
C who died last Wednesday of bronchitis
and was laid to rest yesterday in Green
H. C. Armstrong returned this morning
from a week's stay at Sheridan. Henry
says'that Sheridan is a splendid town and
his new business is opening Up in fine
shape. He will return next week t6 spend
a few days.
Gillette & Son have opened a shooting
gallery in the building opposite Fleming's
clothing store. The proprietors announce
that first-class guns will be kept and every
one will receive courteous treatment. You
are invited to call.
C. E. Marks has moved his harness and
saddlery stock into the Reck building,
second door west of his former location.
Mr. Marks carries the largest saddlery
stock in Western Nebraska and it canbe
displayed to advantage in his present com
modious store room.
Tom Campbell, who has been clerking
in a store at Merna for the last. three
weeks, returned to Alliance Tuesday, Tom
says that Merna and Broken Bow are as
dead as door nails and that Alliance peo
ple don't appreciate a live up-to-date town
till they are away from here for a while.
A neat little volume entitled "Bible
Questions Answered," by Rev. Chas. W.
Ray of Alliance, is published. It treats
tersely yet clearly of complex questions as
the author understands them and proves
that he is a deep student of the
subject under consideration. The volume
is tenderly dedicated to Nora May Ray,
wife of RevI Ray, who recently departed
A night prowler has been plying his
nefarious wits for some in this city appre
hending women and scaring little girls.
The wretch has been so bold at times as
to approach the homes of families while
the husbands are absent. His instinct is
debased and he is a fit subject for the
pen or some other abode of confinement.
So far the culprit has eluded the officers,
but like all characters of his kind, it is
safe to predict, his debased nature will
sooner or later make nimselt known
The next social function of interest to
all Alliance is the forthcoming ball to be
given the evening of December 31, at the
new Zbinden-MiHcr hall, under the aus
pices of Hardstruggle lodge, No. 642,
Brotherhood Railway Trainmen. Spacht's
orchestra has been engaged for this
notable eve t and every detail furthered
to make this an enjoyable affair worthy the
exalted character of this organization. The
committee on printing hab left an order
al The Hekald for invitations, programs,
etc, of fine quality and best workmanship.
It is the trainmen's desire to have every
thing of the best and to entertain in a way
that will do themselves proud. This will
be their second annual ball.
' NEXT MONDAY
City Hall and Fire Department
Quarters for Alliance to
' be Voted On.
OF I NTH REST TO ALU
If You Don't Vote, You Have
no Reason to Grumble 'and
Kick After Election.
On Monday next thcxyotcrs of Alli
ance will be called upon to express by
their ballots whether they wish n city
h?ll and fire department quartern) to be
erected here in the near future. Tluit
office room for the transaction of the
city affairs of Alliance are needed bad
ly is beyond dispute. A council cham
ber, an office for the city clerk, another
for the water and street commissioners,
offices for the police judge, a city jail
and finally proper housing for the apar
atus of the fire department are till nec
essary. The fire department especial
ly needs attention. The boys who by
their energy and devotion have made
themselves second to none in the state
of Nebraska have complained again
and again-of the impossibility of keep
ing the hose ami other apparatus in
proper shape under the present con
ditions. The hose and nozzles freeze
solid after a five during the winter
months for lack of means of drying
them. Consequently there is imminent
danger at any time during the winter of
apparatus becoming practically useless
as was the case one day last week.
When called on to extinguish a fire in
the n ilroad yards it was found that
the, hose was useless on account of be
ing frozen. Therefore immediate at
tention must be given this important
matter. T,he Alliance fire department
is a volunteer association receiving ab
solutely no remuneration for the efforts
they have again and again made at all
hours of the day and night in extin
guishing fires. Their presence in Al
liance causes the insurance rates on all
property to be much lower than it
would otherwise be. This will be
found to be an unwelcome fact if the
fire department disbands as we are re
liably informed that it will unless prop
er provision is made by the property
owners for its maintainance.
Let every property owner then make
this a matter for consideration and ex
press clearly his wish on Monday next
by his vote. The stay-aways from
elections have no right to criticise or
grumble afterwards if things do not go
to suit them.
Of course those who favor the build
ing' of municipal Offices for Alliance arc
well aware of the urgent necessity of a
sewerage sytem for the city. That is
one of, the things we must have in the
near future. But just now the propo
sition before the public which will be
decided next Monday is whether Alli
ance will provide suitable quarters for
its municipal officers and fire depart
ment. Now then dear citizens it is up
Frank Caha, chairman of the board of
county commissioners, is receiving con
gratulations on his re-election, this being
his first visit to Alliance since election.
The fact that Mr. Caha ran over two
hundred votes ahead of his ticket is evi
dence that his official record is approved of
by the republicans as well as the fusionists
of the county
The case of John A. Lore vs. Valentine
Wright was heard in county court yester
day. Both are stockmen residing west of
Alliance and the defendant was charged
with assault on November 3. The jury
found for the plaintiff and the fine im
posed was $5 and cost. W. G . Simonson
represented plaintiff and R. C. Noleman
Mr. and Mrs. Nason left Sunday morn
ing for Redlands, Cali., where they will
reside during the winter, expecting to re
turn next May. The Herald will be as
a letter for home to them during their so
journ in the Pacific state.
"The Alumni are requested to meet with
Mrs. Fred Harris, Tuesday evening, De
cember 15, at 7:30. This will be the
meeting when regular dues will be collect
ed. A full attendance requested. Miss
Lulu Duncan, secretary.
Mrs J. A. Gillespie and children were
in the city from Lakeside last Monday on
their way to Keystone, S. D., where they
will reside. They were accompanied as
far as this city by Mr. and Mrs. H. li.
J. E. Zbinden has moved into his ele
gant new quarters in the Zbinden-Miller
block. He now has one of the most com
modious feed stores in the west and is
better prepared than ever to supply his
customers who are many.
Additional local on second page.
The city council did not meet Tuesday
night owing to the death of Councilman
Smith's inelhcr. A meeting wns held
Wednesday night at which the roports of
the city officials were examined, several 1
claims allowed, and judges and clerks ap
pointed for the election to bo held next
Monday. They are as follows:
First Ward Judges, D. W. Butler, B.
S. Cavln, R B. Hamilton. Clerks, J. It.
Miller, 11. F. Oilman.
Second Ward Judges, F. E. Hamblln,
A F. Mollring, C. E. Clongh Clorks, L.
A- Uerry, C. W. ltrcnnan.
Polling places First Ward, Neil's hall.
Second Ward Council chamber.
The polls will open at 9 a. m and close
at 7 p. m.
.Miss Cordelia Smith, mother, of our
worthy townsmnn, L. F. Smith, died at
the homo of 1 er sou Tuesday morning at
two o'clock, at the ripe old age of 76
years. The good old lady had been in
feeble henlth for some time and her death
was therefore not unexpected. Funeral
services were held at the M. E church
Tuesday uvenlng by Rev. Ray, and the
remains shipped to Berlin, Wis., Tuesday
night accompanied by her faithful son
Interment will taku place at the old homo.
Mayor Itucchscnstein and city council, of
which Mr. Smith is a member, acted as
v New Advertisements.
In today's issue of The Herald will be
found many columns of advertising of the
merchants of Alliance. The holiday season
is upon us and the time Jor purchasing
presents sets all to thinking about where
and what to buy. Those who are so inter
ested are requested to read the following
new adds in this issue:
Famous Clothing store.
Lockwood's Furnishing House.
Graham the Grocer.
Dicrks Lumber Company.
And many others of equal value to the
Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. Goodwin, Sunday and carried off their
precious infant boy, who like a beautiful
flower, had entwined himself in the deep
affections of his parents. Scarcely had
the morning of life appeared to the' little
soul when it was taken away. Mr. Good
win was near Mitchell on business at the
time of the babe's death and was nob con
scious of his loss until telephoned' The
funeral was held Tuesday from the 'Baptist
church by Dr. H. P. V. Bogue and Rev.
Jeffers. Interment at Greenwood.
The Misses Mid, Mary and Alicia Regan
entertained the five "Weird Sisters" Mon
day evening with an elaborate dinner. It
is said that no ghostly visions marred the
pleasure of this occasion. The "Sisters"
were entertained by Mrs. Steen last
District court will convene next
Monday. v Judge Harrington vill pre
side. " " ' V
F. T. Harvey has moved his bowling
alleys to Chadron and left for that city
Miss Wheeler came down from Hem
ingford last Thursday and attended the
Bachelors ball. She returned Monday.
The Anona club was entertained last
evening by Misses Minnie Morris and
Anna O'Connor at the home of the
Win. Hollinrake of Dawes county
came in from Iowa Monday, having
visited his mother in Adair county for
a week. He shipped cattle to South
Omaha a few days ago.
C. A. Newberry has con ti acted with
the International Harvester Company,
which recently established headquar
ters in this city, to do all its transfer
work for the coining'year.
A. M. and W. E. Lotspeich were up
from their ranch near Bingham Mon
day and made sale of a section of laud
northwest of Alliance on which they
used to reside to John and T. J.
Last Wednesday night the "Jolly
Sixteen" were entertained by Mrs.
Grothe. High-five was plnyed during
the evening, the first prize being award
ed to Mrs. R. C. Knox and Mr. K. J.
Deitleiu while the booby prize was cap.
tured by Mr. Horney and Mrs. Rockey.
E. E. Soder was up from Bayard the
first of the week. Mr. Soder said he
had always been a straight republican
hut that lie wanted an Alliance paper
and one that printed all the news; he
knew Tim Hhrald did this and want
ed it for 1904, depositing the cash
At the annual meeting of Hardstrug
gle lodge, B. of R. T. last evening, the
following officers were elected:
Past master, G. M. Mewhirter;
Worthy Master, V. A. Dunning; Vice
Master, D. D. Driacoll: Sec, M. S.
Hargraves; Financier, J. Rowan: lour-
nal Agt., E. T. Kelly; Conductor, A.
D. Hutchinson; Chaplain, R. J. Blair;
Warden, G. Haze Hon; Inner Guard,
P. D. Johnson; Outer Guard, H. Mc
Guire; Grievance committee, G. A.
West. A. D. Hutchinson. T. R. Ran.
THE BACHELORS' BALL
A Grent Social Event in which Mony
Society, nfter many days'
of inquisitive speculation,
has, been satisfied as to the
meaning of the three BBB.
The Box Butto Bachelors'
did themsclvos proud last
Fridny night, when they cnteltntucd, with
a lnvlshnoss that put Mark Anthony's
sof inl functions In the shade In the balmy
days of ancient Roman chivalry. And as
Tint Herald predicted last week, the
social event resulted in a grand success.
By 8 o'clock in the evening the streets
of the clly were traversed by coaches and
coachmen hurrying to the homes of tho in
vited guests who were elegantly attired for
such an important event. At the entrance
to the ball-room awaited tho reception
committee, anxious to receive the visitors
upon their arrival, This 'committee In
cluded Messrs. F, M. Knight, C. C. Barker,
S, Tupper, B. F. Ankcny, A. C. McLen
nan, M. C. Hubheli, C. R. Fuller and II.
The hall decorations were supnrb and
the music such as to delight the hoarts of
those who participated in the dance. Both
Moore's and Spacht's orchestras united in
tttis instance and the committee, Messrs.
Geo. Darling, Guy Lockwood and G. G.
Hampton, wero responsible for this part
of tho program. The decorations, spoken
of in last week's issue, cminatcd from tho
artistic ideas of thu committee, Messrs.
E. C McClure, J. E, Moore, T. J.
O'Kecfe, H. II, Bogue, Percy Cogswell
and Wm. Mollring.
At about 0 o'clock the ball-room wani
filled with guests and spectators and the
orchestra; began the dance with the ren
dition of the grand march, the honors of
leading in the iuitative number wero
tendered to Dr. J. E. Moore and Miss
Fickcl and with dignity and grace the
couple led thu way lor the dnncsrs. Tho
beautiful costumes of tho ladles lent
dazzling brilliancy under the artistic drap
ary, while the conventional black dress
suits of the sterner sex afforded a pleasing
contrast. The program consisted of
twenty-four numbers embracing all the
pleasing steps of the light fantastic. The
gentlemen who so dexterously managed
the floor arrangements were Messrs. W.
B. Tagg. G. J. Burke, C. E. Marks, F.
A. Hively and W. G. Eubauks.
The refreshments served during the
evening were such as to please and suffice
the inner man on an occasion when, to
use the expression of our distinguished
ruler, the pleasantry is of a strenuous
character. The first floor of tho Zbinden-
Miller block was used for the nerving of
refreshments consisting of coffee, sand
wiches, pickles, wafers, ice cream, cake,
and other delicacies. The committee in
charge of this important feature was
wisely selected and included Messrs. H.
Thiele. Hal Pardey, Fred Ayres and A.
The handsomely printed invitations,
programs, etc., for this social event
were executed at The Herald job rooms,
and the writer begs tho indulgence of the
readers in referring to this work of typo
The public ought to have had some hint
or forewarning concerning the late hack
handspring of the Grip from the g. o. p.
into the democratic fold. Such surprising
gymnastics would be liable to produce heart
disease if they were not so excrutiatingly
lunny. Like Artenjus Ward's monkey,
the Grip is "An Amoosin Cuss" and takes
his fuu seriously. The public will be ex
cused for enjojing the humor 6f the Miua
tion. 1'hk Herald approves of Bro
Broome's determination to remain in 1"
ance. There is ahiays room for a good
man. While wc ruj"'"'' m ,ne n.umptioj
of the Grip f rem 1 I v.-.nynny, and wc
come it back as t! pr dihl of old uks
welcomed from feei in; on ibo swine hu.ks,
we may, hjwever, be ot 1 .mj to w 1--1
it from pandering tc jh niitates of .uui ,
be democrats, who ara.-n wn'vn in shee V !
clothing. Though a i id 1. t' : t,
sufficient, yet a nod is ;u 50 ., .vii.K i--a
At the election of o.1icrs for tho I. O.
O. F. the following via chosen: S A.
Franklin. N. G.; G. K. Liidy. V. G.; J.
W. Baumgardner, Sec; B. F. Lockvkc.d,
Treas.; II. W. Beach and T. M. Lawler.
Trustees; G. Zurn. warden; insido guard,
R. A. Jamison; outside gjard, D. v..
Taylor; R. S. N. G . W. F. Buchma
L. S. N, G., H. W, Beach; imdde con,,
H, II. Bellwood; outside cou., T. M.
Lawler; R. S. V. G C. A. Shindler; L,
S, V. G Geo. W. Young.
The following olficers were elected by
Box Butte Camp. No. 733, M. W. A.
at a meeting Wednesday night. E. W,
Ray, V. C, Jas. Sieffert. W. A., J. E.
Jorder, banker, W. O. Barnes, clerk, R.
M. Gates, watchman, Gregory Zurn,
sentry, C. E, Clough, E, J. Wright, man
agers The camp meets the first and third
Wednesdays of each month in Bell hall.
Additional local on third page
St. Mntthow's Episcopal church has re
ceived a heautitul altar missal stand ot
brass from Richard K. Allen In memorial
of his wife who died a year ago at Ames.
11. C. Armstrong receives daily reports
of the Chicago grain and live stock markets,
between the hours of n and ta o'clock a
in. The quotations are placed upon tho
large bulletin board at tho "Red Light"
saloon each day so that all Interested in
mnrkot quotations may keep posted.
Notices will he issued to property of the
city who have defective sidewalks to re
pair thosamc at onco or tho clly will pro
ceed to do such work and charge the ex
pense against the nbntting property. This
is the rule in a majority of Nebraska
cities,, and it is said to give the desired
The ladies of tho First Presbyterian
church will have n Christmas sale and
serve a turkey supper in tho opera house
Friday, December 18. Supper from 5 30
till 8:30 at 35 cents and for children under
twelve 25 cents. The proceeds are to bo
used in furnishing the now church. Liberal
At a regular meeting of Division No
Gj2 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
held in this city the 6th inst., the follow
ing officers were elected for tho ensuing
term: S. A, Franklin, C E IL Renneau.
F. E., D. Fiupatrick, S. E.. If. Hamil
ton, Guide, C. 13. Hancock, Chaplain, C,
A. Gleason, F. A. P.. and I., G. Holden,
S. A. E., J. Berry, T. A. It. Regular
meetings held in I. O. O. F. hall first and
third Sundays of each' month.
Tho County Treasurer Contest.
The Ilrennan-Mulrhead contest case,
(tho latter having one majority), was up
for hearing today, In the Wright precinct
recount Muirhcad gained one vote and
Iircnnan two votes, thus making a tie,
The canvassing board adjourned until to
morrow. Business Local Column.
Xmas photos Alliance Art Studio.
Go and get your shoes at Mollring Bros.
Dr Allen, dentist, opera house.
Old papers for sale at this office.
Go to Dr. Reynolds' for dental work.
Sears building. 'Phone 213,
Thornton pays six cents for.hldos.
See F. E, Reddish for loans on real es
For storm windows and doors see Forest
Take hides where you will get the most
for them at Thornton's.
Forest Lumber Co. make a specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
See Humphrey for picture framing, up
holstering and furniture repairing.
Picture framing, uphojutcringand furni
ture. repairing C. Humpiirv. 7-io-tf
Harold B. Miller, M. D., physician and
surgeon, office and residence 321 south
Saventemth strijt, GncMn, Nab,
Pattern lints, street hats, ready-to-weor
hats. Mrs. Ihos. Roynn.
Dr. Reynolds, the dentist, is uow per
manently located in the Sears building,
first door west of Blackburn's store.
See those now chafing1 dishes at New
Sleds and skates for the boys and girls
at Newberry's. 50-tf.
Fine quality apples for sale; '$1.25 per
bushel. Call at Harry Loomis' residence
west of the ice house, Alliance. 50-tf.
If you want pictures framed for Xmas,
bring them in early to,in!ure getting them
in proper time. Geo. Darling. 50-tf.
Call up B. F. Lockwood Co., "Kitchen
to Parlor," and have thorn set up your
stove aud put down your carpet. Work
If you vfnnt a stove set 11)1 or a carpet
put down, telephone B. F. Lockwood Co.,
"Kitchen to Parlor," who is making this a
Christmas will soon be here. Selec-
your presents while stocks are unbroken .
Newberry has a large stock of useful and
beautiful articles. 501!
Geo. Darling's display of art goods is a
credit to the cily many times larger than
Alliance. People should appreciate this
and tale advantage of the opportunity to
purchase-their needs in this line. 50-tf
Household goods stored in room form
erly occupied by Blackburn's grocery.
These goods for sale; terms cash or
bankable paper. Thos. Beck, per Geo.
li. O. T. M. Meets every first ami third Ir
il:iy at Eagle Hull. Visiting Maccabees col
dlully Invited. Mb C. O. Davespoiit, L. V,
Mayjuk O'DoxtcKM., It. K.
Photographs make good Xmas gifts
we make good photographs. -Alliance Art
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