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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1905)
W.S. RAKER Publisher
Entered at the postoitico at Alliance,
Nebraska, for trnmtmisnion through tho
mails, as second-class matter.
5T The Hkralu is ihe Official Publica
tion of Box Bnlto county and its circula
tion is nearly twice that ot any other Al
Display, .per single column inch per
Business locals, per lino first insertion .to
Each subsequent insertion, per line .05
Legal notices at statute rates.
Subscription, $1.50 per year in advance.
Befork Cnssio Chadwlck gets all of
Andy Carnegio'a money, would it not
bo a Rood idea for Alliance to mnkc n
requisition on him for" a public library.
Kefeurinr to tho coming city elec
tion, more or less has been said about
tho candidacy of several prominent
men for mayor. Tub Hekalo rises to
ask, what's the matter with the present
Editor. Brown of the Kearney Hub
says the sixth district is too big ior one
man to handle, and he is right. Tint
Hkhai.d recommends that the district
be divided and Brown be elected to rep
resent the south half of the district.
Sheridan is arranging to build a
beet sugar factory. Contracts are
being signed to grow beets now. Why
don't Alliance arrange to build n
starch factory here and make a home
market for our immense potato crop.
It may not be generally known, but
it is a fact just the same, that the last
session of the Nebraska legislature
enacted a law which provides that
cities of the second class-Hike Alli
ancemay issue bonds iti any amount
up to $50,000 for sewerage purposes,
regardless of the valuation or other,
indebtedness of the city.
Did it ever occur to you that you
could buy anv thing at home here in
Alliance for less moncv than your cat
alogue house will furnish it. You
don't believe it? Just try it. Make
out your list nnd'tako it to any mer
chant in town and he will duplicate it
in both price and quality. Try it the
next time you aro tempted to patronize
a mail ordor house.
Bko. Elms of the Times had this to
say in his Inst issue: ' ' '
"Strangers who have Might Interest in
the community are not needed to dictate
to those who have worked here many
years and made Alliance what it is the
foremost city of westean Nebraska today."
Now come olit in the open and say
just what you have in mind. Do you
refer to the editor of Tin: Herald or
do you refer to the suggested candi
dacy of S. K, Warrick for mayor ?
Tub Hbrald knows a firm that
will build, operate and maintain a
sewerage system in Alliance without
n cent of expense to the city, if they
can get a long tune franchise. Do you
want to sell your birthright? If a
private concern can make a profit on
a sewerage plant, so can the city.
Tiiu-IIrraI.d is radically opposed to
granting franchises for public utilities
to private corporations. t
Tun recent cold snap again brings
up the question of the price of coal.
The present price of Sheridan coal
heio is $6.50, the price of Sheridan
coal at either. Omaha or Lincoln is
$6. 50, and those towns arc 400 miles
farther from the mines, on the
railroad and in the same state,
dently the inter-state railroad
mission have overlooked ths long and
short haul feature of that law or is it
possible that no one has called their
attention to it will the Burlington
railroad please stand up and tell us
why the coal rate from Sheridan to
Omaha is no more than the rate to Al-
lance. Or is it possible the fault
with the coal dealer.
i RANDOM THOUGHTS.
Well, we picsume, the Nebraska
legislature decided to leave the rail
roads to Teddy.
Evidently the czar has just discov
ered that there was some slight dis
content among "his children."
A beef packer or two behind prison
bars would greatly accentuate John
Sherman's fame as an anti-monoplist.
This is the season of the year when
the head of the family would vote for a
municipal heating plant, provided that
the same was sure to be in a state of
vigorous activity in the cold gray dawn
of the morning.
That Sherman anti-trust law is a
The City of
LLIANCE is a thriving city of
perous and gbwing. prospects
pf Omaha, 23G miles north ot
western Nebraska. It has water works, electric lights, a three story city
hall and fire engine house, first class fire company and apparatus. Two
large school buildings; employs twenty teachers to educate its 1000
school children. Seven churches. V. S, land office, Court house, two
National Banks, modern business blocks and handsome residences. Its
railroad facilities are the best. It is on the main line of the Burlington
from cither Chicago or St. Louis to Portland and the Pacific coast. It
is the Division headquarters for western Nebraska, Wyoming, South Da
kota and Montana, the offices of General Superintendent Rhodes having
been recently located hero. The western division shops are located
here and more than Coo railroad men are employed here. Its people
are hospitable, enterprising, and intelligent. Its climate is healthful and
invigorating. In short, no town in Nebraska presents superior induce
ments for men of capital, enterprise and push, to locate within her
borders Lettcrstof inquiry addressed lo the Alliance Herald will- be
answered promptly and in detail. Better write for a copy of our hand
some twenty-four page illustrated Industrial edition, it will tell you more
than we could write you in a month.
pretty vigorous corpse when there is
some one behind it who is not more
concerned in finding ways not to en
force than to apply it. Develop
ments in the past few mouths tend
to forcibly remind us that we
have for president a man who un
derstands that laws have been enacted
with a view to correcting the evils
which they are supposed to remedy
and that their efficiency in this direc
tion can only be determined by igo
rously enforcing them.
Why should any honest railroad
manager who haB the welfare of his
employers at heart, object to legisla
tion which would protect him from the
piratical competition of such commer
cial outlaws as the Santa Fa radroad.
If it is ojtly necessary to "fess-up"
in order to escape pt'iiishmcnt for giv
ing secret rebates there doubtless is a
number of distinguished gentlemen
connected with American railways who
would feel more at ease if they had an
opportunity to unburden.
Whatever we, as a state, do with
the saloon question, let us be wise
enough and have statesmanship enough
to avoid the curse of the low, illegal
doggeries which invariably supplant
the orderly saloon that is legislated
out of a community unripe for such
And in years to come John Sherman
will supersede Lincoln as the Popo
cratic idol because of his notable ac
tivity as a trust buster. Idols from
the roll of their own dead and gone
statesmen have been strikingly few
for many a long year. Some one had
to furnish them.
If the state will confine itself to re
quiring a fair degree of efficiency in, or
knowledge of, the healing art in the
particular school to which the appli
cant belongs it will have fairly dis
charged its duty to its citizenship. If
tho mistakes of any particular school
of medicine, or any other form of the
art ol healing, was used as an argu
ment for its suppiession by legislative
action probably none of them would
survive. Why the state should as
sume the prerogative of selecting a
doctor for a citizen any more than it
should select his lawyer, or minister is
not altogether clear, especially when
one considers the diverse views of the
gentlemen who follow the practice of
law and theology. The judgement of
the people in general is not so bad that
they cannot be safely depended upon
to look after their own welfare in' such
matters. The main thing is that the
public be assured that a practitioner
is skilled in the particular method
which he professes to pursue.
An article from the pen of a south
ern congressman recently appeared in
the Saturday Evening Post, in which
the writer, very ably too, attempted to
justify the disfranchisement of the
Negro. Within his own district in
southern Mississippi, acordiug to his
own statement, the Whitcb are out-
numbered by the Negros in the ratio
of seventy-five to one, yet the Whites
are politically dominant, by virtue of
recent amendments to the state consti
tution. One cannot help but think, in
view of the Negros' vast numerical
superiority, that the race which will
long permit such a political anomaly to
exist iu a republic is not worthy of cit
izenship. Will the Negro conquer the
political obstacles in his pathway by ed
ucation and tnritt, or will lie remain a
sort of political peon because of his
own inertuess ? The white man con
quercd political liberty by his en
lightenment, the negro must do the
same; as there seems to be no royal
road to that goal.
more than 5000 population,
for tho future. 400 miles west
Denver. It is the metropolis of
Mrs. Will Archer is on the sick list.
A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo
Lay ton who is sick with appendicitis, is
not expected to live.
Tho cheese and cracker club are in
session this afternoon at the home of
Mrs. W. W. Norton.
Tomorrow afternoon the Sorosis club
will be entertained at the home of
Mrs. E. C. Anderson.
Marcollus New, the Ellsworth gro
cer, was in the city this week attend
ing to business matters.
The Highlanders will give another
entertainment and ball at Zbinden's
hall Tuesday night Feb. 21.
Miss Ethyl Calkins concluded her
visit here Saturday and left for Omaha
to resume her musical studies.
Dad Johnson will commence a bil
liard tournament tomorrow. He has
hung up a prize of a $20. suit of clothes
for the winner.
Jack DeBano a Bmlington brakeman
is down with typhoid fever at his room
at Elmore's. The D. of R. T. boys are
taking care of him.
Geo. Darling and Horace Bogue
both prominent Alliance merchants arc
still iu Chicago on their semi-annual
stock purchasing expedition.
C. E. Alden of Newcastle, a news,
paper and job printer of merit, was in
the city Inst week and assitcd Tub
Hbrald force for several days.
Ira Reed has secured a car load of
horses and would have had them 011
the eastern market ere this but for
the bad weather that delayed traffic.
Sheriff Reed left for Perry, Iowa,
last nignt with a car of draft horses
that he recently bought here for the
eastern market. He will be gone about
The coldest record of the season
was registered Sunday morning, when
the themometers about town registered
all the way fiom 34 to 38 degrees be
. Egineer Homey who ha3 been con
fined to his home hero, for several
months on account of severe injuries
recived in an accident, is repoitcd as
Miss Bessie Whaley who is teach
ing school in the Roland district near
Heiningford, came down to, Alliance
to remain a week visiting her parents
and sister Mrs. Keaue.
C. A. Newberry returned from his
eastern trip on the belated train Mon
day, having experienced the thrilling
adventures of the storms that passen
ger No. 41 encounterd.
There is no doubt that the most
popular song of the day is "The Good
Old Summer Time" and we are all
longing for the the actual realization
of the composer's dream.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Swanson left for
Ravenna Saturday morning for a visit
with relatives, Mr. Swanson returned
to Alliance Monday while his better
half will remain there for a few days.
William Welch of Bingham came in
Tuesday p. m. on 41, accompanied by
his brother, Peter Welch, a prosperous
farmer of Sarpy county, who is making
his first visit to the short grass country.
All A. O. U. W., wives and faiends
are invited to attend a "swap" social
given by D. of H. at the I. O. O. F.
hall Feb. 20th. A charge of 5 cents
will be made for each swap. Light re
A letter was received by a friend of
the Rev G. B. Clark, who was pastor
of the Episcopal church iu this city
till recently, stating that he was tak
ing treatment at a sanitarium in West
boro, Mass., and was receiving the
kindest consideration and attention by
his attendant. While he is not re
stored to health he states that he is
somewhat improved, which hfci Al
liance friends will be glad to hear.
The offices of the International Har
vester company will be moved shortly
from their present quarters on Box
Butte avenue to the new brick ware
house of A. C. Newberry, near the B.
& M. freight depot.
Passenger train No. 41 did not get
through to Alliance Sunday or Mon
day owing to heavy storms in the east
ern part of the state. Report also
reached us that Sunday's train was
derailed near Ravenna.
Owing to the unprcccnted cold snap
Alliance coal dealers were kept pretty
busy delivering fuel to their patrons.
All orders were delivered promptly
and as a consequence no actual suffer
ing from the severe weather has been
While the weather the past week
has not been the best for news Tim
Hbrald is pleased to note that its cor
respondents have not been frozen 4ip.
They have kept pace with events and
items within their neighborhoods has
been chronicled just the same as in the
good old summer time.
Postmaster Tash received his annual
consignment of garden seed from
Washington last week and everybody
is now prepared to make garden. Mr.
Tash says that only seed packages
bearing addresses were sent him for
distribution; if your name was not on
the package there were none for you.
The Rev. Dr. W. C. Huntington,
Chancellor of the Nebraska Wesleyan
University of University Place, preach
ed an educational sormou at the M. E.
church last Sunday evening. Dr.
Huntington is an able speaker and
was listened to with rapt attention by
those who braved the severe cold
United Presbyterian morning sub
ject: The Straight Gate." Evening,
"The man wiih the Drawn Sword."
The Lord's supper will be dispeused
after the morning service. Ladies
Missionary society at Mrs. R. B. Ham
ilton's Wednesday, p. in. Prayer
meeting at Mrs. Robert Graham's
M. E. Church Morning subject:
"Going forward at God's command."
Presiding Elkcr Clark will preside at the
evening service. Communion service
in the evening. Ladies aid at Mrs. P.
F. Woolgamood's Wednesday at 2
p- m. The Bible class and. Epworth
League will meet at Mrs. Thomas Al
len's Tuesday evening.
Mr3. W. H. Mable' left suddenly
Saturday morning for Chicago accom
panied by her two children, in response
to a telegram stating that her mother
was seriomly ill. She was accompa
nied as far as Chariton, Iowa by her
sister-in-law, Miss Florence Mable who
has been visiting Alliance friends for
the past month or more.
J. B. Kniest, the printer, who was
foreman of Tin; Hbrald office under
the former management has returned
from his home at Carroll, Iowa, and
again has charge of the mechanical
department. You know what that
means. Tin: Hbrald office will
spare no expense to get nnd keep the
very best printers that money will
The editor of the Chadron Times
states in his last issue that the running
gear of that paper has been seriously
hampered by reason of the matrimonial
fever which invaded the office
and occupied the the time of the help.
He terms it a case of "black eye,' 'but
fails to explain whether it was the eye
of the fair employe or that of the
brave Romeo that caused all the
The life of the travelingman has
been anything but a round of pleasure
the past six weeks, and their disap
pointment in making dates have
been of frequent occurrence, bam
Albro, of the Woodward company is
tied up in sixteen inches of snow in
the Big Horn basin and J. H. Gray of
Donald & Porter was forced to remain
in this city till Monday night before he
could get a train west. The hotels
were well filled with men of the grip in
the same plight and high five was
freely indulged in to while away the
What has been done by the depart
ment of agriculture in its investigation
of the irrigation problem was related
to the house committee on irrigation of
arid lands last Saturday by Dr. True,
director of agricultural experiment
stations, and Elwood Mead, chief of
the bureau of irrigation of that depart
ment. It was stated that the total ir
rigated area of the country by private
enterprise is 9,500,000 acres, at a cost
of 5200,000,000. The committee is
planning a trip for next summer to all
of the irrieation nroiects of the govern
ment. An invitation is to be extended
to the senate committee oa irrigation.
t RAILROAD RUMBLINGS. $
The pay checks will arrive in Alliance
tomorrow. The trip of the pay car
over the road has been cancelled on
account of the bad weather.
F. W. Harris returned frow Chicago
Mrs. W. H. Maple left this week for
Chicago to visit friends.
W. E. Sharp agent at Mullen has
icsigned from thescivice.
Brakeman II . T. Kendall of the
Deadwood Hue has resigned from the
Assistant Superintendent J. C. Bird
sell of Deadwood -was in Alliance last
Conductor A. O. Gordon returned
this week from a thirty day vacation
in Iowa and Illinois.
W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) passed
through Alliance last Scnday enroute
from Cody toDenvcr.
Geo. Dictlcin clerk for night fore
man Spatz of the round house has re
signed from the service.
J. L. Graves the Deadnood electri
cian at the Burlington power house was
in Alliance this week enroute cast.
J. J. Moore and wife went over to
McCook this week on account of the
serious illness of Mr. Moore's father.
The ice for use on the Alliance di
vision has been put up. The last of
the work having been completed last
The mother of Mrs. W. L. Randall
of Alliance was stricken with paralysis
Monday and it is not expected that she
Brakeman G. H. Young and mother
left Alliance Sunday for Wisconsin be
ing called east on account of the death
of Mrs. Young's mother.
H. B. Ware formerly chief dis
patcher at Wymore went through Al
liance this week enroute to Sheridan.
Mr. Ware is going over the different
divisions of the Burlington west of- the
river looking up the unifoimity of
Fied Kulpcr and wife went down to
Lincoln this week to attend the funer
al of their brothcir John Kulper who
died in that city this week. John Kul
per formerly lived in Alliance where he
was employed as night watchman for
the company a long time.
Burlington train No. 3 was wrecked
near Crcston, Iowa, last Monday and
engineer fc.. I;. Allen of Lincoln was
killed. Firemen F. E. Koesner of Lin
coln and R. C. Peery of Crcston, were
badly scalded as was also engineer F.
G. Peterson of Creston. The train
was a double header and while running
at a high rate of speed both engines
left the track and rolled down an em
bankment. The remains of Engineer
Allen were hurried in Lincoln Wed
nesday. General Foreman L. R. Dewey of
Alliance has resigned, fToiii the service
effective March 15th. He will go from
here to Chicago to take the position as
western traveling representative of the
American Brake Shoe Company. Mr.
Dewey has been foreman at Alliance
for the past two years and prior to
that time woiked for the Burlington as
foreman at Chicago. No successor
has as yet been named for Mr. Dewey
Conductor L. H. Highland will go
down to Lincoln this week to attend a
meeting of representatives of the ten
Nebraska divisions of the O. R. C.
who will meet in Lincoln next Sunday.
Mr. Highland represents the Alliance
division of that order. The object of
the meeting is to arrange to protest
against certain radical measures that
parties are trying to get through the
Nebraska legislature and have them be
come laws. Should they be successful
the law would work a hardship not
only to the railroads but also the men.
The past week has been one of the
worst in the history of railroads in the
west. Trains every place were badly
delayed on account of snow and ex
treme cold weather. Train No. 41
that should have arrived at Alliance
Sunday noon did not reach here until
Monday night, most of this delay on
account of the train being off the track
near Raveuea. Little effort was made
by roads to do any freight business,
freight trains in nearly all cases were
tied up at division points. A great
deal of trouble was experienced trying
to keep the Alliance-Denver line open.
The Alliance division did not have as
much trouble as other places as the
snow was not so deep.
Wc will buy or handle your potatoes
Can take Red Early Ohio potatoes any
day you can haul. Only well sorted,
smooth, free from frost stock wanted
Highest market price paid at all times
for good stock.
JMf Raymond Qolvay.
FREY & BALFE,
613 ItOX HUTTK AVF.NUK.
Calls answered In town or country.
J. E. MOORE, M. D.
Calli answered from ofllro day or night.
Telephone No. iti.
H. H. BELLWOOD
F. E. CLOUGH
PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS,
llotstcn HullillliK. - ALMANJK, NEB
L. W. BOWMAN,
Office In ririt. National Jlnnk block. A 111
DR. G. W. MITCHELL,
t'liyslcluii ;uioStirk'em Day and nljflit calls.
Office over Ilugue Store. l'lione 150.
DR. GEO. HAND,
IK! At ICO PATH IC
P II V S 1 1: 1 V N A N I) S V It G K O N
Formerly Interne Mimooat!ile Hoh
pftal University ot Iowa.
Phone 251. Office oer Allliincc Shoe Store.
Night culls answered from office.
E. E. BARR, M. D.
eye. Ear, Host, Throat, anil all Chronic
it to is. a to 5.
Sundays:! to 4.
QltADUATE CHICAGO SCHOOL Ol
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Phones Office 214. Res 205
Attendant.. AlllailCG, Nell,
Hi la Grand Tonsorial
Orville Owen, Proprietor.
Firstclass service. Patronage solicited.
SEE Jos. Carey & Co.
For house moving, well boring
making and cleaning cesspools
moving box cars, ete . . . .
Steam and hot water
Phone, No. 356. ALLIANCE, NEB
Office Phone 180. hesidence Phone 203.
R. C. NOLEMAN,
Booms 1. 2 and 3, Plrst National bank build
InK, Alliance, Neb. Notary In office.,
.. Attorneys at ILu-w ..
Collections given Prompt Attention.
L. A. BERRY,
SMITH P. TDTTI.E.
I HA K. TA II.
TUTTLE & TASH,
North Main St., - ALLIANCE. NEB.
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