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Published Ererjr Thursday by
T. J, OKEEFE Editor
J. D. KNIEST Associate Editor
Entered at the postofiice at Alliance,
Nebraska, for transmission through the
nails, as second-class matter.
Subscription, $1.50 per year In advance.
$ Mt P. Kinkaid won out in the con
grcssionnl race over Judge Wcstpver
by a few hundred votes.
Have you noticed the report of sub
scriptions to the republican campaign
fund, which was promised to be pub
lished after election?
There is considerable talk of Taft
appointing John D. Kockefellow secre
tary of the treasury. A' commendable
selection from a republican stand
"Well, if wo did not win out national
ly, we have the satisfaction of electing
democratic governors in Ohio, Minne
sota, Indiana, North Dakota, Montana,
Nebraska and all over the south. Oh,
it wasn't alt republicans by any means.
The editor of the Alliance Times
must be short on "dope" as he is still
pounding away at W. J. Bryan and
fighting the campaign over. That
smacks a great deal of the old carpet
bag, bloody-shirt times, right after the
war. There's a new and popular song
that should be sung by the Times edi
tor entitled, "Forget It."
t "is the democratic party dead,"
asks an exchange. Don't you think it,
Brother. So long as right and justice
exist, there will be a democratic party
a party of the people. Never mind
defeat. Washington met defeat until
he wept tears of Borrow at Valley
Forge, but the ultimate outcome of his
defeat and grief, is the grandest na
tion on God's footstool. No, the dem
ocratic party is not dead nor sleeping.
SECRET RATES FOR STANARD OIL
Pays 9 Cents a Barrell, While Inde
pendent Concerns Pay 28 Cents.
That secret tariff rates, which were
sot filed with the interstate commerce
commission, were issued by the Penn
sylvania railroad and Uiat the Stand
ard Oil company only profited by the
alleged illegal rates, was testified in
the government suit to dissolve the
Standard Oil company at New York.
Edward T. Johnson of Buffalo, di
vision freight agent or the Pennsyl
vania railroad, testified that.tho Staud.
ard Oil Is tho only shipper from Olean
to Rochester, a distance of 106 miles,
and that tho rate, which has never
beem filed with the Interstate com
merce commission or posted, 'as re
quired by law, Js ,cents a barrel. In
dependent concerns In the same terri
tory, it was brought out, paid rates as
high as 28 cents a barrel for practic
ally the same distance. Mr. Johnson
admitted that the Standard Oil was
the only shipper receiving the rate a!
9 cents a barrel.
FUMES WORSE THAN FIRE.
Mexico's Oil Well Staze Extinguished,
'. but Score of Workmen Killed.
Fumes from Mexico's great oil well
Are, sixty miles from Tamplco, have
killed more than a score of workmen
during the paBt few days, completely
blackened the white paint on the side
. of ships and caused thousands of dol
lars' damage to ranches and other
Battling to Have what they could
from the wreckage, American mine
owners, after spending more than a
million dollars, finally succeeded in ex
tinguishing the blaze, but even greater
terrors than before prevailed then,
When the fire was stopped' the gases
burst forth and laborers Inhaling a
bit of the stuff dropped in their tracks
Owners of the well have appealed to
the Mexican government and several
companies of soldiers have been sent
to the scene.
GOETHALS CLEARED OF CHARGE.
Garllngton Finds Unfair Treatment
Was Not Accorded to Cable Co,
General Garllngton of the army, in
a report just made public, exonerated
Chairman Goethala of the Isthmian
canal commission of the charge made
ly President Brothers of the Balanced
Crane Cable company of New York,
wno claimed Uiat unralr treatment was
accorded him in tho award for furnish.
lng and erecting cable ways at Gatun,
on tho isthmus. General Garllngton
holds-Uiat there, was no-collusion, that
ithe award, was made in aood faith.
.and recommends that the contract
with the Lidgerwood company be pro-.
by the secretary of war.
Dr. Goddard Goes Free.
.Dr. J. D. Goddard, whoso trial and
convlctlou for the murder of Fred
erick Jackson, u laundryman of Kan
Baa City, April i, 1897, was of the most
sensational character, wag released
from the Missouri penitentiary Aft6r
three trials he began a twenly-year
term in the spring pflOol, hiu a, com
mutation nnd good bebior credit set
Hard Blow to Principle of Popu
A MYSTERY TO BE EXPLAINED
Why Did the Republican National
Committee Refuse to Name Election
Fund Contributors? Future of the
Democratic PartyThe Danger of
Socialism Culberson of Texas Col
lapse of Hearst's Party Tariff Not
Likely to Be Revised.
By WILLIS J. ABBOT.
The defeat of Mr. Bryan menus, in
my Judgment, a tremendous Injury to
the Democratic party, because that
party has believed In Bryan, has be
lieved In the principles for which' ho
ttood. When It nppcnrs, as it docs thin
time, that the American people, or at
least a majority of them, stand for
principles opposed to popular govern
ment, stand for principles which seem
to btf those that will Intensify the
power of the federal government, wo
who believe in absolutely popular gov
ornment aro necessarily discouraged.
Mr. Bryan and those who pressed bis
campaign have urged bis candidacy on
the principle thnt he stood for all the
people all the time. Wo have not said
at any moment that he stood for pro
tecting tho steel trust or the oil trust
or tho harvester trust or any other
trust Wo have said that if bo should
be elected we knew he would conduct
an administration for the people, We
have been notified by tho people, why
I do not know, that they did not care
for such an administration. We hnve
been Informed that the voters of the
United States very much preferred a
man who has never through hts own
efforts earned a living, but has all
through his life been drawing a fed
eral salary. Tho people hnro said to
nil that they are more enthusiastic
about Taft, who bns done nothing and
promised less, than they (arc about
Bryan, who has done much nnd prom
ised through his platform more. It is
too late now to discuss any issues of
the catnpalgu. It Is not too late, how
over, to say that the way in which the
Republican party wound up the cam
paign was a disgrace to that party nnd
a serious reflection on the electoral
system of tho United States.
This election may hnve been honestly
won. Frankly, I do not believe It wns,
but It may hnve been. There Is n cer
tain mystery about what happened In
New York, whnt hnppened In Ohio
and In Indiana. But, more than nil,
thero Ib n grnvo mystety enshrouding
the utter refusnl of the Republican na
tional committee to print prior to' the
election the contributions which were
made to it. I suppose that when tho
thoroughly righteous Mr. Taft rany be
Inaugurated and it comes out in n
later investigation that there wns not
less than three or four million dollars
contributed to his campaign fund and
spent not for pamphlets or ordinary
methods of publicity, but for the cu
rious and devious ways by which pol
iticians carry nn election, he will be, ns
Theodore Roosevelt was. absolutely
silent on the Bubject He will follow
the Roosevelt plan. He has no doubt
dragged all the money thnt could be
obtained out of every corporation,
trust or financial magnate, and then
when the facts nre exposed he will sit
placidly and fatly in his chair as pres
ident of the United States and regard
It ns beneath his dignity to respond.
That is what Mr. Roosevelt did. Thnt
seems to be what Mr. Taft will have
The Democratic party does not die
through defeat. It is sure to recover
from this undeserved disaster four
years from now. The one danger is
this that the national committee as at
present constituted may possibly be
so reactionary in its personal convic
tions that It will encourngo the Social
ist party to go fast to the front That
Is something which the national com
mittee must look out for. The Social
ist party is growing continually. If
Mr. Bryan had not been nominated
this year, in my Judgment, It would
have been very close to secoud place.
Now that ho has been defeated it is
very liable to win that place. Without
exaggeration I may say that right here
tn Chicago I have heard not less than
ten men In the Democratic party, tin
name of each of whom would be known
almost everywhere In the United
States, say that the collapse of the
Democratic party In this campaign
ended their connection with it and that
they would sign a statement assuring
their entrance and their affiliation with
the Socialist party. This seems to be
a rather striking political event Per
sonally I am not a Socialist, but one
must bbscrve the course of political
changes. Weeks ago I made it clear
in this letter that the defeat of Bryan
would greatly strengthen the Socialist
party, and today tho prophecy Is com
Nobody knows who Is likely to be
the next nominee of the Democratic
paty. When, governor John A. John
son carried his own state of Minnesota
ty carefully refraining from saying
one single word in behalf of,. Mr. Bry
an some people thought be might be
able to secure the Democratic nomina
tion. Personally I don't -think he can.
The man who doesn't play fair In one
vital campaign is not going to get the
enthusiastic support of his own party
in the next campaign. Governor John
son has ability and strength in his
own state, but it seems probable that
his attitude in this campaign Is going
to Injuro htm through tho country at
largo. The Democratic party believes
in iir Bryau even though he Is de
feated The voters love him, and they
Trill look with a gitat deal of suspicion
on a man who, holding n prominent
political office, could not find In ten
weeks an opportunity to say n word
In hts behalf.
If four yearn before the next nom
ination any one might prophesy, 1
would say that the next nominee
would be Charles A. Culberson of Tex
as. Mr. Culberson is now a senator of
the United States. lie was twice gov
ernor of Texas. lie is-a Democrat who
has never failed to stand for Demo
cratic principles. In the United States
senate he is not merely a worker, but
a man who leads his party on the
floor. He has never antagonized what
may be described as the radical ele
ment in the Democratic party, nor has
ho ever mndo an enemy In the con
servative ranks. The only thing that
can be Bald about or against him is
thnt he comes from tho south. I wish
to ask the readers of this letter wheth
er It is not time to abandon that old
prejudice that no man from the south
shnll be elected to a federal office.
Senator Culberson was a child when
the civil war was declared. No doubt
he sympathizes with the people who
nearly sixty years ago declared their
purpose of retiring from the Union,
but that was sixty years ago. Today
ho knows, ns all the rest of us know,
thnt the Union is complete and indis
soluble. Ho is a senator of the United
States, not of Texas, but of the entire
Union, and recognizes that fact There
is no man in the United States senate
Whose sense of obligation to the whole
nation is higher than his. I believe
that in the next national election It
will be well for the Democracy to go
south for its candidate, and if It docs
go south it could find no man there
whose standing would be better, whose
popularity would be greater, whose
ability would be as high as that of
The Hearst Vote.
Undoubtedly Mr. William Randolph
Hearst through his newspapers con
tributed somewhat to the defeat of
Mr. Bryan. The publicity which he Is
able to give to absolute falsehoods, the
cartoons and the lies that he is able to
print would hurt any candidate. It is
not a mere matter of political manage
ment, but simply his successful effort
to wreak bis vengeance on a man who
refused to carry out his own demands.
But it seems fair to Inquire what be
came of the Hearst party, what became
of Hlsgen and John Temple Craves.
Nobody has taken them seriously from
start to finish. Today the ticket is
looked upon ns absolutely without any
strength or following.
Ulsgcn was known to nobody. No
doubt his axle grease was very good
grease. But except to the few people
who found it necessary to buy it his
name was utterly unknown. John
Totnpla Graycs wns prior to his 111 ad
vised Effort to destroy the Democratic
party a man of standing nnd of po
litical prominence. But he comes out
of this campaign as one who has sought
to destroy that party at the behest of
a newspaper owner whose salary he
accepted. I do not know what may be.
the temper of the Democrats of Geor
gia, but if Mr. Craves can leave that
state, go to New York and sell not
merely his pen, but his voice and bis
personal candidacy, to a newspaper
proprietor and still retain any political
standing there It seems to me that tho
Georgians have not got the political
convictions for which they have long
The Next Congress.
The next house of representatives
will have a Republican majority of
forty or more. It will have for Its
speaker the Hon. Joseph G. Cannon.
The senate will have for its presiding
officer "Sunny Jim" Sherman. Every
body has been Informed from-tbe be
ginning of the campaign that these
two eminent gentlemen, with the aid
of Mr. Taft in the White House, tntend
to revise the tariff immediately after
the election. I wish to ask now every
reader of thin letter to watch and sec
what is done. And I aek particularly
that be consider tbc question ns to
whether the tariff Is being revised
downward or upward. Most people
who hnve studied the methods of the
Republican party would sny that thero
would bo no revision whatsoever, and
the few that might admit a possibility
of revision would say that It would be
upward. It will be four years before
the American people have an oppor
tunity to speak ngalu, but at this date
It seems fair to call attention to tho
fact that Mr. Roosevelt nnd Mr. Taft
Joined In saying that In -the event of
Republican success congress would bo
called In special session for the pur
poso of revising tbc tariff Immediately.
That statement was put out from the
White House some months ago. It
had some effect on the election, no
doubt. Let us watch, now that the
election is won by Roosevelt, Taft and
the protected industries, whether It
will given effect
Tariff revision after election.
rubllcntton of campaign contribu
tions after election.
The election is ended. Letu see
what comes from the Roosevelt nnd
The Part'Yhey Play.i.
"Women have uo sense of humor."
"Oh, haven't theyr ,
'I can telUyou one-thing, -thought
"Well, out with It."
"They keep men's sense of the isnme
mighty active, and It amuses them so
that they don't notice any deficiency."
Wanted to Get Even.
"If you keep on growing, young man,
you will soon be bigger than your fa
1 "I wish that time would come soon."
I "What's your hurry r
, "So I could begin handing my clothes
Sown to him."
Proceedings of the
Alliance, Nebr., Nov. 10, 1908.
Board of County Commissioners met
pursuant to adjournment, nil members
prscent J. M. Wanek, 1st district;
J. P. Jensen, 2nd district: Sang C.
Rock, 3rd district J. P. Jenfeen,
The day wnB taken up in nurtltlng
claims, consideration application of C.
B; & Q. to cross County road, and
affidavit of B. F. Gllmnn to sell land
of Insane ward of Frank H. Ramsdell.
On motion) tho Board adjourned un
-til tomorrow morning at 0 o'clock
n. m. W. C. MOUNTS, Clerk.
Alliance, Nebr., Nov. 11, 100S.
Board mot pursuant to adjournment
all members present On motion the
affldavt of B. F. Oilman wns en
Application to vucate pnrt of road
No. 28 extending from aw corner of
sec. 18-27-47 east to tho bo corner
of sec. 13-27-47 passed until next
On motion, Rond Overseer P. K.
Chrlstonsen, of Nonpareil Precinct,
is hereby ordered to see
that the gate obstructing the County
road at the S. B. corner of sec. 3-26-49
and tho N. W. corner of sec.
10-26-49 bo removed forthwith.
On motion, the following claims
were allowed nnd the Clerk ordered
to draw warrants on the General Fun
W. M. Welch Mfg. Co., suppl's.? 7 00
Clark Olds & Co., repair work. B 50
Juo. Vogel, Jr., election.. .. 7 00
Alliance Electric Co., lights.. . 21 80
W. C. Mounts, expense 23 60
W. C. Mounts, expense 51 25
W. C. Mounts, fees 220 50
Jas. Watson, road 9 00
Jno. O'Keofe, Jury 6 00
Jno. Leith, electtloni 4 00
El Everett, board of health.. 3 50
L. A. Berry, board of health.. 3 75
O. E. Phillips, Co. Supt 338 39
E. F. Abloy, election 4 00
Al Mnbln, election 4 00
Chns. Tlernnn, election 4 00
N. II. Nelson, election.. .. 4 00
Jno. Lenzcn, election 4 00
Jno. Burns, election S 00
Geo. Severson, election,. .. 4 00
A. S. Reed, election 4 00
N. M. Hayes, election.. .... 4 00
Jno. Hayes, olectlon 4 00
Jacob Jesbc, election.. .. .. 4 00
Jno. Eckman, election.. ,... 400
L. A. Bowser, electfon.. J.'. S 40
C. L. Drake, election . 6 00
G. W. Jones, election 6 00
C. H. Vlnsel, election 6 00
S. P. Tuttle, election 6 00
Roy S. Beckwlth, election.. 6 00
B. F. Oilman .election 6 00
Jno. Brcnnan, election,. .. 10 00
A. W. Plerson, election.. .. 6 00
School Dist No. 29, election.. 10 00
Chris Hansen.election 4 00
E. F. Abloy, election 8 00
Fred Abley .election 4 00
T. A. Green, election 4 00
H. A, Allison, election.. .. 4 00
Frank Caha, election ,. 4 00
G. H. Clayton, election.. .. 4 00
Jno. Caha .election 4 00
School Dist. 33, election.. .. 3 00
T. fJ. Tschacher, leectlon.. .. 8 00
Henry Wlnten, election.. .. IS 00
Jas. Hollinrake, election.. .. 4 00
A. S. Enyeart, election.. .. 8 00
A. D. Mlllett, election.. .. 4 00
M. C. Beaumont, election.. 12 00
Jno. Jellnek, election 8 00
Klopp & Bartlett, supplies'.'. 124 25
C. Klemkc, election 13 CO
Jerry Rowan, election.. .. 10 00
Jno. Herlein, election..,.. ..' 8 00
Louis Homrighousen, election.. 4 0
Jos. Moller .election., ,.. .. 4 00
Jno. Vogel, election 7 50
R. J. Hill, election 4 00
W. G. Zcdlkcr, election.1.
D. W. Hughs, election.. .
F. M. Russel, election.. .
L. M. Kennedy, election.
J. R. Lawrence, election..
Hiram Wilson, election:. .
Jno. O'Mara .election..-..
C. E. Phillips, election.. .
W. F, Putterson, election.'.'
Bon Danlelson .election.,. .
(Wm. Sherlock) School Dist
9, election w.
C. L. Hnshman, election..
W. J. Johnson, election.,
Jno. C. Wright, election.,
Chas. Wilson, election.; .
E. Leldy, election ' 10 00
Ball, election -
M, Bullock, elcqtfon.. .
M. Martin, electlou.,
M. TCenhedy, road,., ?.'
Jno, Garrett, road., .r .
Curs., Ferguson,-. rond . .,. ., 40 Q0
Hqmer Crane, road. i-j."r 36-00
Will Crane, ,road,, -. ., ,..37 60
Wllford Griffith .road 16 40
Will Shores, toad -. 15 00
Robt Garrett, road 10 80
O. L. Harris, road 20 00
Jno. Daugherty,- road 1 50
W. II. Hawkins, road.. .. 1 20
T fiolvln. road '. JC 50
P. K. Christensen, road., .. 71 70
Frank Calm .election.. ..'..' 4 00
L. F. Smith, election.. .. 4 00
vrnrnlfl Pub. Co.. nrlntlng.. 4li t
E. P. Woods.couutor & tablos. 115 00
Al Wlker. fpes.. .,. .. ., v 62 50
Mrs. Al tyiker, board .1875
Madeline Carey, salary.. .. ' 65 0d
Fred Mollrlng, refunds. . . . 147 00
T. L. Hopkins, election.. .. 4 00
Ira Reed .attendant 12 50
A. F, Baldridge, canvassing.. 4 00
Fred Schwaderer, road 1500
Carm Eaton, road 4 00
Jno. Leith, road 5 00
Geo. .McCoy, road 8 00
F. E. Bobbins, road 6 00
A. A. Wright ,road S 00
Geo. G. Clark, road.. 10 00
Jno. AVrlght, road 8 00
J. H. Hagaman ,road., .. .. 4 00
W. 8. Coker, road 4 00
N. S. Worle, road 4 00
F. McCoy, road 37 00
School Dist 20, election.. .. 5 00
Sang C. Reck, commissioner.. 49 02
J. M. Wanek, com 21 70
J. P. Jensen, com 10 90
Chas. Ferguson ,road 400 00
For value received the account of
Box Butte County against S. M.
Smyser Ib hereby acknowledged to
be settled In full.
Whereupon the Board adjourns to
meet Dec. llth, 1908 nt 0 n. m.
W. C. MOUNTS. Clerk.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Miller have gone
to Casper, Wyo for a month's visit.
P. J. Ciatterbuck has bought lots in the
south side of town and, we are told, will
erect a building soon.
Mesdames Hughes, Barngrover and T.
E. Hunsaker were all Alliance visitors
during the past week.
Men walking on all fours, was a specta
cle witnessed bv some of our citizens the
moroing after election.
F. ft. Bellamy, who has been visiting
his parents down on the North-Western,
returned home Sunday.
Mrs. E. T. Gregg and daughters, Mrs.
Bellamy and daughters were passengers
to Crawford Saturday, going over to at
tend the play.
A fire set by sparks from a B. & M. en
gine raged on J. M. Tollman's winter
range on Thursday, destroying over 400
acres of grass.
The Socialist party are giving ground
that Debs got ope vote in Marsland and
that was laid onto Engineer Hurst. Well,
he's big enough to stand it.
Henry Shimek and A. McLaughlin each
shipped two cars of cattle to South Omaha
Sunday, and Pete Allison of O. U. ranch
shipped four cars on Monday,
Mrs.,. Kile went to Crawford on Saturday
to help the republicans celebrate over the
election She also took in the plac and
returned home bunday afternoon.
Dr. Willis reports Mrs. P L. Hunsaker
who has been dangerously ill at her home
'south of the river, as slightly improved
and hopes are entertained for her recov
ery. If you did not see the Denver Post of
the 7th inst you missed the laugh of your
life. Sure, Mr Bryan knew what Teddy
meant when he said, "We've got them
beaten to a frizzle."
When the homestead votf got in, the
congressional vote was changed and Kin
kaid won out in spite of the fact that
Judge Westover rode two horses while he
(Kinkaid) rode but one.
There was a busy stir at the L. T.
Poole home on election day, and Dr. Wil
lis reported the arrival of a daughter at
the rooms of Mrs. Wallage. Mother and
daughter doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Furman and baby
boy arrived from University Place on
Thursday. They will take, up their resi
dence in the house on the" Furman place
one mile east of town.
John Sullenberger, after an absence of
twenty-two years, planned a visit to his
old home in Iowa, but has given it up.
Most of his relatives are democrats and
he coutd not bear to go back to a house of
The republican ratification meeting at
this place has been given up, Some of
the Sachems felt like "Fighting" Bob
Evans said to! his men when the Spanish
fleet went do vraJ"Dou'$ cheer, boys, the
poor devils are dying."
A Crawford gentleman tells the story
that a couple of Marsland voters were in
his town recently, laying in "preparation"
for election day, and that each was in
tending to use it in defeating the men the
other fellow was supporting.
True Miller is having a well drilled on
his lots adjoining Dr. Willis' on the east.
He is patting material on the ground for
the erection of an up-to-date cottage1.
Carpenter James Yockey will begin the
work as soon as be turns the Bellamy resi
dence over to the plasterers.
The conjested condition of the "Richie
bouse,"whjch is filled to overflowing these
davs. caused the landlord 'to send a tramn
"editor' out for is to entertain the other,!
day. We belong to no typographical
anion, friend Rictuersoilease don't turn
any of your guests over to us.
To our notion, there's nothing in the
press as an cnlightner. In Leonard pre
clpct, where we have no newspaper, the
republicans won out big, but over in
Crawford, where they have two shouting,
kqwling republican papers, the precinct
was given over to the deaiocrats.' What's
the matter over there? There's something
wrong in Denmark that doesn't smell like
roses. Was it booze or boodle or some of
Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Geo. Gregg and Mrs.7
II. I.,, Hicbardson played the role of "The
Merry Widow' son Friday evening and
went out to tbednnco at the home oi those
jolly btichelor boys, the Nicholson Bros
It is now in order for the Dr. and Messrs.
Gregg and Richardson to indulge in a
little "lark." Misses Fern Snow and
Winnie Cadwalder also went and George
Richie acted as "beau ideal" to the quin
tet. All report a fine time and a moon-,
light ride of fifty miles.
It is with pleasure that we learn the re
sults of the recent election in the old
Xawkeye state the and of promotion of,
B. F. Carroll, present state auditor, to
the gubernatorial chair. Some thirty-sin
years ago, when the writer was a country
school maam in old Hacklebarny, a
province in Davis county, Iowa, Ben,
Carroll, then a small boy, lived with his
widowed mother and a large family of
brothers and sisters in an humble home
near by, surrounded by a dense grove of
jack pines. His brothers and sisters were
our schoolmates and our chums. We
had lost track of the boy Until a few years'"
ago we learned that he was auditor' of'
state and now is elected to the 'highest
office in that great common wealth. "Hur-J
rah for Carroll I" ' J
We wish that those persons whoac-'
cuse Judge Taft of being an "atheist," an
"infidel," etc., would read his address de
livered before the National Foreign
Missionary Society in Washington re
cently, and which was at the earnest
solicitation of that grand old Methodist
Bishop Hartgell. At its close, 10,000
people were on their feet waving handker
chiefs and showing their appreciation of
his words throughout. And, after all, it
was only the old, old story of what Christ
ian ty does for humanity, both at home
and in foreign countries.
We are informed that Box Butte county
won Mionamascot, the mule which was
sent to Mr. Bryan by the Minnesota state
fair association, and which he in turn
promised to the county in this state show
ing the largest democratic gains. It will
be placed in the city park of Alliance,
where it will ruminate among sweat peas
and roses. Poor old Dawes, the mother
of lfo Butte, has no political mule to
boast of, but she has some other long
eared political animals worth mentioning.
The special meetings held by Rev.
McLaughlin and H. C. Clausen closed
Sunday night The outcome was fair
ly good. The First Presbyterian
church of Angora was organized with
nearly twenty members with the hope
ot an increase up to 25 or 30. The"'
people are very much encouraged and
after April 1st Dalton and Angora will
be joined together and have a regular
pastof. Owing to bad weather and
busy times -the crowds were not as
large as expected but: the house Sun
day 'was pretty well filled.
Does Poultry Pay?
Being in a position to thoroughly test
the much discussed question, "Does
poultry pay," I decided for my own in
formation as well as others who have not
kept a strict account of expenses and in
come from their poultry, to this year,
1908, forever settle the question beyond a
shadow of a doubt.
First of all, I live alone in the sand hills,
do all my -baying and selline. take neln-:.
ivecare of my poultry, buy all my feed, so
Know to a penny just what my expenses
My flock is the Barred Plymouth Rock,
as near pure blood as careful breeding can
make them. Great-many contend. tSeyi
are not ni-nlifir limr. t win w- -l.'jftS
hear from some one having eithsrJwh'ite
1 . . -:-fT.T .
or ucowu .uegnoras so as to decide this
matter. ' .'"" "
Began the year with 8x3 worth of corn
and $10 worth of wheat. BonghVdnrtag
the season $3.83 w'orth of millet, making8?
total of $26.85.
My flock consisted of 62 hens and 4
males (the latter had to be fed if thev did
not lay.) I kept a strict account of the eggs :
... -C. Ill IF OO- i
lata eacn day, giving the hens cwjiUfor 5
the value of the eggs laid each month at !
the price during that month. The coyotes J
as wen as myself had a meaLfrom my
flock once in awhile, so I counted the flock
the first of each month. f
Month Nohens No. laid pertdoz.
5 "n.Sitf I
7 ) 9-xo
20 5,10 . 1
Average number of hens for 9 months
were 50M. Amount above mt f fM-
t5ilt17)i, making a triflle over $1.02 to the'
uOU. i zq neusauring April, and May.
These hens continued , to eat hn tnnnA
laying. Raised 41 chickens to maturit-. !.
liirli V..1, .1.. . -jj ... ' - -- BJ "
........ ..u WUi ulu uo. aua , ,nB -.
ply. Sold the rest of the hatches wlih th
hens as soon as hatched, thereby reducing
my hens as you see.
I would be glad to keep the record dur
ing the remaining three months but am
going to move so cannot. I have, how
ever, enough feed to carry my flock the
rest of the year so whether they lay or. not
I am ahead over $1.00 per hen, saying
nothing of the feeding of the males or the
forty-one chicks. Very Respectfully,
Mrs JULIA T. Boons.
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