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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 12, 1908)
I THOUGHTS ON BUSINESS I
WALDO PONDRAY WARREN
THE man who makes the best progress Is the man whe
doas more than he Is told. Some men think they have
done their full duty when, they perform certain routine
work. They consider that they are being paid fifteen dollars
a week for fifteen dollars' worth of work and they measure
out the correct amount with as much care as the grocer meas
ures out rice, putting in and taking out a few grains until the
But the progressive man goes about his work with the
spirit of the athlete. The satisfaction of accomplishing a feat,
and the knowledge that with each trial more skill Is devel
oped, form one of the best Incentives to good work. The ath
lete does not confine his practice to a certain number of runs
and Jumps, but keeps at It until he has achieved some greater
degree of skill than he ever had before. He delights In at
tempting harder and harder feats because It means more and
Thus does the truly progressive man love hie work. He
does not consider that he Is working merely for his salary,
nor for the house, but for himself for the development of his
Individual capacity and skill. He delves Into things not re
quired of him, because he wants to gain power to do more
because that is the normal impetus of a progressive mind.
(Copyrtutat, 1(9T, by Jojtpb. B. Bowln.)
80,000 Acres Choice
Carey Act Lands
In the State of Idaho
30,000 acres of this land already opened for settlement, with
water flowing through the canals for irrigation.
This land will produce all kinds of crops without
a failure and will yield as follows:
WHEAT, 50 to 80 bushels per acre.
OATS, 75-to 125 bushels per acre.
POTATOES, 200 to 500 bushels per acre.
SUGAR BEETS, 15 to 30 tons per acre.
ALFALFA, ,4 to 6 tons per acre.
Besides the ordinary farm crops APPLES, PEARS, PRUNES, STRAW
BERRIES, RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, ETC. grow and pro
duce abundantly. This is the premier section of Idaho for apples and
pears, a state which is famous for the wonderful quality and flavor of
these fruits. The land of perpetual water right costs $30.50 per acre,
payable as follows: $3.25 down, balance in ten annual instalments,
with 6 per cent interest. :: :: ::: :: :: :: ::
All the work of construction has been done under the supervision of the
state and the state has jurisdiction over the land, so the settler is given
full protection. You may have exhausted all your other rights to file on
government land,-but you can still file on this Carey Act land. :: ;:
The following residents of Box Butte county have bought land in
this tract, to whom we refer you: K. L. Pierce, H. E. Jones, John
Anderson, R. B. Green, and Frank Potmesil, of Hemingford; Wm.
King, W. C. Thompson and James Fcagins, of Alliance.
Our next excursion for the land will be Novemher 17th. Round trip
$30.45. Call at Watkins & Fcagins office in the Rumer block and
talk with our representative far further information.
BIG LOST RIVER INVESTMENT CO.
C. FEAQINS, Hanager.
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GENERAL AGT. FOR
Used to Make the Goobers Look
Clean and Pretty.
LONG AND CAREFUL TOILET.
Besides Being Powdered, the Nuts Are
Brushed and Polished and Sized Be
fore They Are Roasted Cooked at
the Mill by Experts.
There Is not much to a peanut, to
look at It. It grows on n farm and is
ready to cat after it has been roasted.
A careless deduction would link up
the farmer, tlio commission merchant,
then tho grocer or Michelangelo.
That would bo a mighty careless de
duction, though. Tho first time a lot
of unronsted peanuts are encountered
rub ono on a pleco of dark cloth and
observe the white mark It leaves. That
N talcum powder. They powder pea
nuts to make them look pretty, which
Is just why Bister powders her face,
n ml in that particular peanuts and girls
are both alike.
Any farmer can grow peanuts, but
no farmer can sell them to the con
sumer. The peanut ho grows Is not fit
to put on a stand, nt least not until It
has been touched up. Look nt the pea
nuts on the next push cart and see
how even they run as to size. They
have all been sorted. Observe how
clean they aro and how white this lot
is, how gray that lot is and how uni
form all the different lots nre. They
have been sorted.
When the peanut Is grown It Is gath
ered nnd carried to a miller, who puts
It In a great bin nnd later carries It
over to his mill, where ho has a con
trivance just chock full of brushes.
Theso brushes get almost every fleck
of sand and dirt out of tlio peanuts,
which Is moru than tho farmer could
have dono If he had spent tho summer
trying. Then the brushed peanuts go
on to another sort of mill, and by
belug tossed about they get their hulls
polished, nnd while that Is belug done
thoy aro peppered with talcum powder,
so that by tho time they come out of
this machine they are as white us they
are to appear In public.
But the peanut Is not ready for mar
ket yet. It Is alongside a lot of larger
or smaller ones, hurting tho appear
ance of the larger ones, while It does
not enhance tho vnlue of the smaller
oues. To even up matters the output
of tho talcum powder polishing ma
chine Is run .out on to u great canvas
belt, which travels for fifty feet or
more slowly. On either side of this
belt are boys and girls. Theso sort the
peanuts ns thoy pass; this squad pick
ing out the biggest, that squad taking
the next largest, and so on down till
the smallest arc left Shells that have
dodged tho powder rag are thrown
back Into tho mill, and broken hulls
nre thrown away. - - -
That is about all for the peanut now,
excepting tho Toasting. It has to bo
roasted. There Is a popular supersti
tion that the Italian vender roasts the
peanuts In his little push cart All he
does Is keep them hot They ore roast
ed at the mill, tons at a time, cooked
to a nicety by experienced men, who
bava thermometers and all sorts of
nppllances to show them when n pea
nut Is "done." This roasted product Is
the ono that the Italian buys, and
when be gets It he pops It into his lit
tle fako roaster and warms it over. It
takes a long time and a lot of work
and hosts of boys and girls to get the
nickel's worth of hot roasted peanuts
In the red and blue striped bag, but
there is a reason for It all, and the
reason is that a sack of even run small
sized peanuts will And a buyer quick
er than a sack of big and little ones
all mixed up together. The stomach
likes the eye to make a good report,
and the peanut commission merchant
understands that a shining shell, with
indentations filled with tnlcum, pleases
tho eyes, nnd ho has no compunctions
about the powdr box, because he has
found out that in rousting tho heat
drives oft the surplus talcum, so that
Is why If ono wants to find out for
true about this trick of tho trade It
will be necessary to got hold of an un
roasted and not a roasted peauut
By way of good measure It might be
added that the shelled peanuts, gener
ally sold salted, have been run through
a thrashing machine, which breaks tho
hull and blows it out of the way. Only
"Spanish shell" nuts cun be so treated.
Tho tougher hulls have to go to SIgnor
Itallauo. Kansas City Journal.
The Long Lived Pear.
The pear Is really more hardy than
tho apple and needs less cosseting.
There nro trees still standing near Mon
roe, In the state of Michigan, which
wero planted by the French settlers be
fore Penn founded Philadelphia. Pear
trees can bo kept In good bearing
condition for 300 years and apples
for at least ISO years. I have an apple
tree 115 years old and Its annual
fruitage Is as perfect as It was sixty
rears ago. B. P. Powell in Outing
Towne Tes, ray wlfo is nbte to dress
on comparatively little money. Browno
Oh, como now Comparatively llttlo?
Towne I mean a llttlo compared with,
what she thinks bIio ought to have.
On a Big Liner.
"Let's go forward to tho main deck."
"All right. Steward, call us a taxi
cab." Washington Herald.
Nothing Is -farther from eiirth than
lien von; nothing Is nearer than heaven
ONLY THREE TONS.
How His Thumb Natl Was Jarred Oft
When n man entered the car with
tho thumb of his right hand somewhat
ostentatiously done up In a white rag
It was a foregone conclusion that somo
ono would want to know all about It
Some one did. lie was a man who
seemed to take life seriously, and
there was anxiety in his tones ns ho
lenned forward nnd said:
"Sir, I observe that you have your
thumb tied up In n nig?"
"Which lends me to Infer that tho
snld thumb has met with some sort of
"Cut It with a chisel, for Instance?"
"No, Blr; the nail got Jarred off."
"Jarred off? 1 enn hardly under
stand how that could havo happened."
"Easy as rolling oft n log, sir. I
stood close to three tons of dynamite
when they exploded, uud the shock
Jarred the' nail off my right thumb."
"Three tons, did you say?"
"Just three tons."
"Lot mo congratulate you, sir, on be
ing a prudent man. If you had been
standing beside six tons tho nail of the
other thumb would havo been shaken
off, and you might havo lost a tooth
as well." -Chicago News.
Tho Teacher And why didn't you
como to school yesterday?
The Pupil Please, ma'am, mo muv
ver didn't know school commenced
yestlddy, and sho borrered Mrs. Green's
almanac, nn It wuz a last year's ono,
Tho TeacherAnd didn't your father
know the duy that the schools opened?
The Pupil No, mn'atn. He don't
know nuflln 'bout days.
The Teacher How Is that?
The Pupil He works nights. Clove
"Now, Willie," said the boy's moth
er, "before you go to sleep you niUst
try to recall any little sin you com
mitted during the day nnd bo truly Ror
ry for it."
"Yes, ma'am," replied Willie. "I
guess I wns guilty of usury for one
"Yes'm. I found u ulckei and used
It." Pittsburg Tost
Short, but Sharp.
Miss Cutting I am usually so sea
sick when I cross the ocean that it
takes away ull the pleasure of the trip.
Saplelgh And I am aw uernh sick
on shipboard, donchcr know. What do
you aw think of that?
" Sriss Cutting I think I'd almost be
willing to have a head as empty, as
yours If I could escape the malady.
Detroit Free Press.
Jack I just had a rcusou why J
wanted to kiss you.
Eva And what was tho reason?
Jack Er really I have lost it and
Eva Well, that will do. I couldn't
think of allowing a young man who
had lost his reason to kiss me, Good
night! Chicago Tribune.
Poet You don't like my verses.
Editor On the contrary, I am very
much pleased with them.
Foet nut you never publish any of
Editor No, but I got a raise In sal
ary on account of being obliged to
read them. Cleveland Leader.
"Did you sny that your cook was
going Into a decline?"
"No. I said from the wny things
were disappearing I concluded that
she was wasting away." Baltimore
Along the Great Highway.
"Youse orter make a hit In dut hat,
"I have, Freddy. Nearly every farm
er 'long do route has offered me a Job
as a scarecrow." New York Ameri
can. Favored by Fortune.
Wife (who always looks ou the
cheerful side of things, to husband, who
has put the lighted eud of his cigar
in his mouth) now lucky you were,
dear, to discover It immediately! Lon
"Everybody makes fun of campaign
"But did you ever see anybody re
fuse one?" Kansas City Times.
A Little Too Thin.
Gentleman It's no use your whining
to uici I can see through yon.
Beggar So yer ought, guvnor. I've
'ad nnthln' to eat tot n weak. Tntler.
"I'd fly with you
Sonic tale unto."
Tho inrtld ronmntlc cried,
"Ami, thouKh 'twfrc bleak.
No more I'd seek
If you were ty my Bidet
AU-all l Ipovo,
Nor would 1 srlvi
Whatever came to pass.'
"Ah, love," cried lie,
"Would you for me
Leave o'on your looking Rlassr
A shade of doubt
Her eyes about
Seemed midden to un-ulte.
Blie murmured: "Yes,
Just that, I gums.
I'd really linve to tako,
Uut not a trlnlc-
Kt Ie Just think!
My tenl would never llos"
Slio paused "Oh, no;
I couldn't ro
Without my powder hir!"
Kansas City Times.
The Truth of It.
Tom Miss Woodley tells me her
grandfather was a real estate convey
Tess The lden!
Tom Why? Isn't that true?
Tess Oh, yes; I see what sho means!
The cart her grandfather drove was a
conveyance for transporting real es
tate. Philadelphia Press.
You ask mo why 1 weep nnd moan,
like some lost spirit In despair, nnd
why I wander off nlono nnd pnw the
ground and tear my hair. You ask me
why I pack this gun, all loaded up,
prepared to shoot. Alas, my troubles
havo begun the women folk nre can
ning fruit. There Is no plnco for me to
out unless I eat upon the floor, nnd
peelings get beneath my feet nnd
make me fall a block or more. The
odors from the boiling Jnm all day as
sail my weary snoot. You find me,
then, the wreck I nm the women folk
nre canning fruit! Oh, they have
peaches on tho chairs and moldly ap
ples on the floor and Wormy plums
upon the stairs and piles of pears out
side tho door, and they nre boiling
pulp and Juice, nud yon may hear them
yell und hoot. A man's existence ,1b
the deuce the women, folk nre canning
fruit! Emporia (Kan.) Gazette.
Only One Reason. '
"Papn. George wants to break our
engagement" , ,
"Whnt reason does he ndVajtce?"
"He snys he has" a lot of reas6ns. but
he mentions only one."
"And what's that?'J - . .
"lie says he has seen somebody he
loves much better thnn he loves me."
"And that's tlie only renson he gives?"
"Don't bother him altout the others."
Cleveland Plnln Denier.
"Learning to play the violin," mut
tered tho persistent amateur, bending
over his sheet music and making un
other stab at the Instrument, "Is no
This being the exact psychological
moment, the E string snapped. Chi
To the Point.
"Well," said Nurltch, showing Knn
dor through his new house, "what do
you think of tho furnlshln's?" .
"They show a great deal of taste,"
"Ah! Think so?"
"Yes, but It's nil bad."-Phlladelph!a
Can't Lose It. ,
"Of course," bald the optimist, "if a
man gets Jntn the habit of hunting
trouble he's sure to tlnd it."
"Yes," replied the- pesslmjst, "and If
he'fc so lazy that ho always tries to
avoid It It will And him. So whnt's
the difference J" Catholic Standard
"What do you think, Maud? Cholly
Softy has been reading up lntely, and
he says he agrees with the scientific
man who says that plants can think."
"Well, Cholly ought to know. Isn't
ho a cabbage head?" Baltimore Amer
ican. Where Meals Reside.
Forlorn Freddie (the hobo) Just
think, little girl. I don't knpw where
my next meal Is comln' frum.
Tho Llttlo Girl (sympathetically)
Dear me! Ain't there u pantry In your
house, poor man? ruck.
A Bit Elshy,.TJllt
Forpolso What la tho whalo blowing
Dogfish Oh, he got so many notices
for his fent in swallowing Jonah he's
been blowing ever since. Boston Tran
"What do you wunt with tho auto
"I propose to wrltp some dialogue
for It, and then It will be n motor nov
el." Washington Herald.
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StrVrato . CHtovV, SA-
Miss Alary E, Smalley
TEACHEK OF VOICE
Hiss Edith H. Swan
TEACHER OF PIANO
STUDIO 424 Laramit Avmm
Phone - - 220
GEO. T. HAND, M. D.
EYC, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted.
DR. G. W. MITCHELL,
Physician ane Surgeon Day s,ud night otU.
Oflloe over Boruo Store, Phone ISA,
H. A. COPSEY, W. D.
Phyftlclati aftd Surgeon
CftlH answered promptly day and night from
offlice. Offices: Alliance National Bank
UnlldlQtt over the Post OBlce,
Paid to Eye Work
GEO. J. HAND,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Formerly Intern Homeopathic Hoe
pftal University of Iowa,
Phone SSI. Office over Alliance Shoe Store
Residence Phono 201.
Churchill & Thornton
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
(Successors to Dr. .1. B, Moore)
OFFICE IN FLETCHER BLOCK
Office hours U-12 a.m. ,2-1 p.m. 7. 80-9 p.m.
Office Phone 6a "
Res. Phone, Dr Thornton, V87
Night calls, Phone 62 or 17
Drs. Bowman & Webfer
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
First National Dank Iildg. Rooms 4-5-6
Office hours, 10 to 12 a. tn,,
1:30 to 4, '7 to 8 p. tn.
Office Pftene 65 Res. Pfcewe 16 & KS4-
Drs.CoppernoU &. Petersen
(Succeora to Drs. Frey & Ualfe)
17 and 18 Rumer Block
Office Phone 43, Residence 20,
Private Nurse ,A
Attorney at Law
Office in rooms formerly occupied by
R. C. Noleman, First Nal'l Bank blk
'Phone 180. ALLIANCE. NEB.
H. M. BULLOCK.
Attorney at Law,
QUITO P. TUTTLfc (RA. g. TA8B
TUTTLE & TASH,
North MalnSt., - ALLIANCE. NED
WILCOX & BROOME
LAW AND LAND ATTORNEYS.
Long experience in state and federal
courts and as Register and Receiver U. 8.
Land Office is a guarantee for prompt and
efficient service. t
Office in Land Office llulldlnr.
ALLIANCF - NEI1RASKA.
T, J. THRELKELD,
Undertaker and Embalmer
OFFICE PHONE 2Q7
RES. PHONE 49&
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