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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 10, 1908)
Official Proceedings of
County Commissi! ners
Alliance, Neb., Attgutt ift, iqoS.
Coitifaul li'vios bohiK received from
tbe state Hoard of lmmlintion by tlio
clerk, tlio bonrtl of county commission
ers ware called by the dark to moot
for the purpose making the levies for
Box liuttc county for tbe year iyo8.
All members present, J. P. Jensen,
chairman, .uid district; J. M. Wnnek,
1 st district, and Sang C. Keck, 3rd
It appearing to tbe Hoard of Equali
zation that tbe lands and improvements
thereon were assessed too high, it was
ordered by them that the assessment
thereon bo reduced 25 per cent, and it
appearing that the horses were assess
ed too low, it was therefore ordered
that the assessment on horses be raised
30 per cent, according to the report of
the county assessor as filed with the
It was therefore oidcred that the
following taxes be levied by said board,
against Hox liuttc county for the year
1908, on the total valuation as shown
by the abstract of the county assessor,
on file, and usc(iialized by said board.
Total valuation $1, 526,189.80
General fund 4X mills
University fund J mill
Redemption fund t mill
Total bX mills
Mr. Keck made a "motion that 15
mills bu levied for county purposes,
and in support of the motion made the
following argument: After considering
returns shown by tbe county assessor,
gathering figures from the county trea
surer, and taking from commissioners'
record, 1 find tbe current expenses to
be drawn, make payment of the mis
cellaneous fund to be as follows, $22,
000.00. 1 find from the figures handed
by, counly treasurer, that the general
fund of the county is behind at the
present time, $6,2000.00, making a
total of $28,200.00, that by levying 15
per cent on the assessed valuation of
property in Box Butte county, Icsb
than 15 per cent of which is usually
not collected, would bring the county
$18,000.00; available cash on hand,
belonging to the general fund at the
present time $1,200.00, this collected
and deducted from our total of $28,000
would leave the county in debt July 1,
1909, $9,000.00. Therefore, Mr. Chair
man, I move that we plan our 1908
levy ut 15 mills instead oi 13 as was
assessed in 1907.
It was moved by Jensen that 11 levy
of 13 mills be levied for county pur
poses, tor the reason thai 1 sec no
more expense in tbe future, than the
ordinary expenses in the past have
been, and I think that 13 mills will pay
all ordinary expenses and be sufficient
in all respects.
The day was spent in looking over
the assessment and in arguments in re
gard to tbe levy.
Whereupon they adjourned until to
morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
J. P.JENSEN, Chairman.
W. C MOUNTS, Clerk.
lovios for the ensuing year njoS:
It is ordered by the board that thorc
be levied on each dollar of assessed
valuation of the proporty in Box Butte
county, the following tHxes, to-wit:
General fund g mills
Rotnl fund . 1 mill
Bridga fund 3 mills
Total J mills
It is further ordered by tlio board
that for the purpose of paying interest
on bond issued by the school district
hereinafter named, and also for the
purpose of meeting a sinking fund to
meet the payment thereof, there be
levied against tbe taxable property in
each school district hereinafter named,
the rate of taxation on each dollar of
assessed valuation in said district as
Alliance, Neb., August 19, 1908.
Board of commissioners met pursu
ant to adjournment. Members pres
ent, J. P. Jensen, chairman, 2nd dis
trict; J. M. Wauek, 1st district.
Tbe board of equalization has been
in session more than three days and
less than twenty, and having disposed
of all complaints, relative to assess
ments of real estate and personal prop
erty that have been presented to them.
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tion of each district by the county
commissioners, that said amounts are
necessary for the support of the schools,
the board makee the following levies
and directs the comity clerk to oxtotid
such taxes in the manner provided by
The following bonds wore approved,
10,000.00, Additional depository bond
of Alliance National bank.
G. F. Baker, bond for constable of
Whereupon the board adjourned un
til tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
J. P. JENSEN, Chairman.
W. C. MOUNTS, Clerk.
L. A. Berry, fees
N. Fletcher, insurance 51-76
C, L. Hashman, road 10.00
C. W. Spacht, jurot 2.10
Hammond & Stephens, supplies 51.85
E, L. Everett, statistics 2.50
L. A. Berrv, statistics. . . 14.00
C. A. Rowland, road 13.50
E. G. Rowland, road . 95-9'
W. I. Patterson, assessor.. .. 110.00
Klopp & Bartlett, supplies 94.40
H. M. Bullock, fees 5.05
H. M. Bullock, fees 7.55
Mrs. G. E. Churchill, hospital. 15.00
E. P. Sweeney, assessor 451.00
Al. Wiker, fees .. . . 95.00
Al. Wiker, fees 29.80
Al. Wiker, fees ... 19-35
Mrs. Al. Wiker, board 100.50
Fred Mollring. . . 392.01
Madeline Carey, salary. .. 150.00
Fred Mollring, refunds 38.00
It is ordered by the board that there
be levied against tbe taxable property
in each school district hereinafter
amed, for tbe inaintainance and sup
port of such schools, the amount of
taxes on rate of taxation certified to
tbe county clerk by the proper school
the board of county cominissioneisi officers of said several districts, and
now proceed to make tbe following so verified by tbe comparison of valua-
Alliance, Neb., Aug. 20, 190S.
Board of county commissioners met
pursuant to adjournment, all members
present. J. P. Jensen, chairman, sec
ond district; J. M. Wanck, first dis
trict; Sang C. Reck, third district.
It is moved, seconded and passed
that the report of Auditor Starr, as to
Ex-Clerk S. M. Smyser, be, accepted
and that Mr. Smyser be notified of his
deficiency in his settlement with the
county, as county clerk, and that he
be asked to settle said amount.
On complaint being made to the
board that the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy railway is obstructing public
highways, it is moved by Mr. Reck
and seconded by Jensen that the coun
ty attorney be instructed to notify tbe
Chicago, Burliugton & Qnincy railroad
that uuless they comply with the stat
utes, the statutes regulating the block
ading of public highways will be en
forced. On complaint of Robert C. Worley
the board orders the clerk to get out
notices to the owners, or occupying the
land, adjoining roads No. 44, 42 and
28, to remove all obstructions to said
roads and give the same to the over,
seer of the district complained of for
It is hereby ordered by the board
that the judgment obtained against the
county in the case of Celestfa S. Worley,
Robert C. Worley and Lottie C. Wor
ley vs. Box Butte county be paid and
the clerk is ordered to draw warrant on
the general fund for $100 to pay same-
The following bids were audited and
allowed and the clerk ordered to draw
warrants on the general fund for the
E. W, Ray, plumbing
O. E. Phillips, salary...
tills Ray, plumbing ....
J. P. Colburn, board...
L. Phelan, doctor. ...
St. Frances hospital. .
C. J. Widly, lumber
Clerk Supreme Court,
Jos. Dubon, road
Jno. Sweeney, road
Oscar Braman, livery
J. G. Clark, hauling
D. vV. Hughes, assessor ...
L. A. Berry, fees
H. C. Lindsay, fees
T. Colvin, road
H. Olds, road
Jesper Jesperson, road
L. F. Smith, team
M. Wanek, commissioner...
J. P. Jensen, commissioner.
The Board then adjourned until Oc
tober f, igo8.
I. P. JENSEN. Chairman.
W. C. MOUNTS, Clerk.
Postmaster V. P. Wnlkrr. BUM tor.
Master John Walker is on the sick list
Rev. Hurleljth was slightly indisposed
the fore part of tlio week,
Uollo Johnson is considerably under the
weftlher this neek with tonsilitis.
Eleven cars of stock were shipped from
his station Monday. Not so bad.
Mike Butler, living southwest of town,
had his house destroyed by fire Monday
John Kuhn and brother are up in the
Hills at present visiting Louis Kuhn and
H, L. Duslinell is enjoying a visit with
a brother who came from the east the first
of the week.
12. L. Everett went down to Omaha
Tuesday with two car loads of hogs for B.
T. J. O'Keefe. J. C. McCorkle and Billy
King each brought a load up from Alliance
Friday 10 the stock sale.
Dr. Quince returned to his home Mon
day to arrange his business affairs so that
he could return here to locate.
H. E. Jones went down to Denver Mon
day to be in attendance at the races and
to join his family there in a visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Gilman and son Schuyler
were up from Alliance last Friday. Mr.
Gilman attended the sale and Mrs. Gil
man took in the dinner given by the Con
gregational ladies' aid on that day.
Master Lester Britton got an arm broken
last Friday evening. Lester was enjoying
himself in the true western style by riding
a calf, which threv him to the ground with
above results. It is hoped he will soon be
all O. K.
Mr, and Mrs. Faulkner came in from
Sioux county Sunday eve bringing little
Marie in to take the train for their old
home at Havana, III., where she will at
tend school this year, there being no
school near their present home.
Last Friday was a red letter day for
Ilemingford, due to the big stock sale of
Wildy Bros. A large crowd was in at
tendance, some coming a long distance.
The stock was of good quality and sold for
a good price.
This community was shocked Friday
evening when the word reached town that
Mrs. Romer, liviag several miles in the
country, had died very suddenly. Mrs.
Komer was quite an elderly lady and at
one time resided in town. At the time of
her death she resided with her sons, one
of whom was in the room when the mother
expired. She was standing by a table,
turned and spoke to her son and fell dead.
The funeral service was held from the
Catholic church here at 2 o'clock Sunday.
A large concourse of friends followed the
remains to the cemetery. The entire
community extends sympathy to the be
TIih Btnte ut Nebraska, I In tlio County
llox Ilutto County. I Court
In matter of the estate of Luvlnlu A. Herrlck,
To the creditors of said estate:
You are hereby notified, tlntt 1 will lt ut
1 no county court in Alliance, in said Comity,
on the 5th duy of March, WOO. at ten o'clock
In the forenoon of wild duy, to receive und
examine all claims umiliist said emiito, with a
view to their adjustment und allowance. The
tlmu limit for Out pn'rentntlnn of claims
nKulnst ald estate is tdx months from the :inl
day of 6untember. IH08 and tlu tlmo limit for
I tho payment of debu Is one year from tho 3rd
day of September. IMS.
Witness my hanii and the seal of uIdCounty
Court this aih duy of Angina. 11R
tSKAIi U A. HEIUtV.
fp Sept S-4wr t'ounty J ml int.
this place was $716.35 more for the month
of August, 190S, than for the correspond
ing month in 1907, which is evidence that
business is picking up.
A car of bridge plank was unloaded here
recently and Hoadmaster Hartranft is put
ting in a tiew bridge two miles east of
town. He has also been doing road work
on the county line road west of town.
Mrs. C, A. McGogy :ame Sunday from
Oregon to settle up their business aflairs
alter which she, accompanied by her
daughters, will return to that state. .She
reports Mr. McGogy as much better in
health, the climate seeming to agree with
Mr. Oglevie and family, who have been
residents of this place for several months,
will move to Ansley, Nebr., where he will
engage in business. We are sorry to have
this worthy family go from our midst and
their many friends here wish them success
in their new home.
Mr. and Mrs. Small, who sold out here
some time ago and moved to Red Willow
county, have returned to this place. The
hot winds struck that county, ruining to a
great extent the corn crop, and as there
was not much doing they came back to
where work is plenty.
A large crowd gathered at the Ashbrook
sale on the 1st, but prices not going to
suit the owners the sale was called oil.
Col. Pete Watson was on hand as auction
eer. He returned recently from Chicago,
having gone there with cattle which, we
understand, topped the market.
Mr, and Mrs. Robinson of Colon, Nebr.,
were over Sunday visitors at the Dr.
Willis home. They are returning from a
pleasure trip to the Black Hills. Mr. and
Mrs. Robinson are both graduates of
Bellevue college and speak in highest
terms of that institution of learning.
Cary Johnson, a recent graduate of
Chadron academy and whotook with honor
some of the prizes awarded for proficiency
in different departments of school work,
steppe.d off 44 at this place -Monday and
went out into Sioux county to visit his
mother. Since the school year closed at
the academy he has been working on the
Nailor ranch near Chadron.
Dawes county returns show that Hon.
M. P. Kinkaid ran about three paces
ahead of his gait and the votes the other
fellows got were hardly worth counting.
We thought that when these homesteaders
got a chauce they'd shoot it into him and
it will be worse than this when election
day comes. Judge Westover is a splendid
man, but the average homesteader doesn't
forget "past benefits."
Dr. U. A. Meredith, an old resident of
Crawford and friend of many in this vi
cinity, died August 28. He leaves a wife,
three children and several grandchildren
to mourn his death, Dr. Meredith had
lived longer in Crawford than any other
resident physician, having come there
twenty-two years ago, and remained dur
all these years. He was surgeon for the
C. & N. W. railway and stood high in his
HKAtTIFUL LINK ()I
and other importations in most
pleasing artistic designs.
Also a fine line of
Cut Glass Ware
Call and see the new stock
DR. T. ALLEN,
We will pay $25 reward for evidence
that will convict anyone of hunting or
fishing on this ranch without written
Signed by H. A. Peters.
36-6 Tun Peters & Williams Co.
Girl Wanted at
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
202 Box Butte Avenue
Phone - - 104
We are in the market for potatoes and
oaying highest market price for good
shipping stock. We are always in the
market and paying top price for this
product. We keep in close touch with
al potato markets, and are going to
load at five different stations this com
ing season. We also have for sale one
of the best
Q The news items of the home com
munity. tj The things in which you are moct
J The births, weddings, deaths of
the people you know.
I The social affairs of our own and
Tit ar th kind of fact tht fPr
c!tm you in ry ixu. Thjr ar
cartalnlf wertk Ik tubacription pric.
Potato Sorters and Backers
on the market. We are going to carry a
full line of potato bags and when you are in
the market it will pay you to come and see us
Roy Sloan is the new mail banger at the
The threshing season opened at A. K.
Poole's the first of the week.
Hoy Lemon and A. McLaughlin have
each shipped out a car of new hay.
Grandma Bouk came in from the east
Tuesday and was met here by her son.
Twenty-two cars of cattle were shipped
from this station during the month of July.
Dr. J. M. Willis spent last week in the
eastern part of the state, returning home
Hurt Hughes was a passenger on 44 Sat
urday, coming down from the ranch in
Mrs. Anna Fanning came down from
Lrawiord bunday atternoon to attend to
business matters in this vicinity.
Mrs. Collins returned to her home at
Crawford after a visit with her daughter.
Mrs. H. P Kendric, and family.
Mrs. Basye and son Lee of Alliance
were met at the train recently by Mrs.
John Herlein of the southwest country,
Mrs Mary Hughes returned Wednes
day from Chadron whither she went to
place her son John in Chadron academy.
Mrs, Kile returned home from her visit
at Chadron much pleased with that town
and those of its inhabitants whom she met.
Invitations are out for the wedding of
two highly respected residents of this vi
cinity, which we will speak of more fully
j J. T. Mabrfe and family arrived here
from Seward a few days ago. Mr. Marble
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1 take the place of Mr. Oglevie. ;
j Miss Kennedy and Miss Nation came up ,
' from Alliance Sunday and began school
work Monday morning. They have taken (
up quarters at I'. K. Bellamys.
J. M. Tollman and family returned j
home from Chadron where they visited a ;
few days with relatives and friends, They 1
gave up-extending their trip to the state
Marie Walbridge returned to her home
at Iidgemont after a lengthy stay at the
Richie hotel. She was accompanied by
Hessie Oglevie, who remained for a two
Daddy Shultz came up from Morrill
where he had been spending a month with
his wife and children. Daddy has been
sick and looks badly but went out to take
up life on the claim. '
The receipts for the D. ic M. office at
Mr. Ross is having very bad luck, hav
ing lost another fine horse.
The Misses Hazel and Fern Johnson
called at Mr. Key's Sunday ,
The grain in this locality is nearly all
cut, and tbe threshing machines have com
menced to run.
Mrs. Skinner is able to be out of the
hospital ane is now at her daughter's home
west of Alliance.
J. W. Hashman, with the help of his
uncle, Calvin Hashman, finished his house
by putting in the windows and doors the
J. VJ Johnson, the Misses Hazel and
Fern Johnson and the Misses Edith and
Jessie Key called at Calvin Hashman's
Mr. Kinkade, while driving a herd of
cattle through here last Tuesday drove
them in at Mr. Key's and they knocked a
large number of staves out of the tank.
After they left Mr. Kev's and proceeded
dowu the road and one of the men dropped
a match that as not out, and it burned
over a very large place in the road and
was just getting in a corn field when it was
discovered and extinguished before doing
For a pleasant evening's entertain
ment go to the Crystal Picture Parlors.
fife fttf ti ' !
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faction that you are consuming only pure
goods. Hven all the Canned goods that
are so much consumed during the summer
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Soup, Sardines and Fruit- are tbe bef
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the first and third Tuesdays
of each month. Govern
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shows the land. Also
deeded and Carey Act land.
Write our friends back
east about these lands and
send their names to D. Clem
iDeaver, General Agent,
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