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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1909)
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A $2,000 shipment of the best shoes in
the world for the little ones. Guaran
teed durable and to wear well.
Remember, when vou want
we do the work promptly and satisfactorily
The Alliance Cash Shoe Store
in Bex Butte County
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been confident that satisfactory re
sults would reward those who would
encage in practical, scientific agriculture.-
Being so intensely interested
and having such confidence, ho ar
ranged with Prof. Hunt to spend six
mouths here among the farmers this
snrinc and summer, going from farm
to farm five days in each week, and on
Saturdays meeting them in Alliance
for consultation and the discussion of
timely subjects. Ho will have his
headquarters at the Commercial Club
rooms. It is due Mr. Newberry to
say that the expense of the enterprise
is borne by him individually. To iucur
such a heavy expense without any di
rect remuneration is certainly a mark
of public spirit and confidence in
northwestern Nebraska as an agricul
tural country. We wish to also slate
that while Prof. Hunt receives a salary
during his six months' work in Box
Butte county, tlio same being paid by
Mr. Newberry, he comes at a financial
sacrifice to himself. On account of his
engagement here and his desire to see
this work carried on this year he has
declined a lecture engagement for the
summer that would have paid him dol
lars for the timo expended to tlio dimes
received 'rom this.
And right here wo think is an oppor
tune time to givo our readers boiiic in
formation about tho man who is to have
charge of this great experimentation.
E- VV. Hunt was bom on a farm in
western , New York in the year 1851.
He hasalways beeu devoted to agri
culture. He worked his way through
Rochester University by working on a
farm during vacations- After entering
professional life ho spent his 'Summer
vacations working on a farm in prefer
ence to taking the customary outing.
About the year 1885 hetook the chair of
English in the University of Nebraska,
which be held till 1891, owing to failing
health he retired to a farm, under the
.advice of bis physician. Four miles
from Syracuse in Otoe couuty, Nebr,
was a farm of 160 acres which for thir
ty years had been rented piecemeal to
neighbors. Our readers who know
anything about rented farms know
what that meant. It was the worst
run-down, weediest, most unproductive
farm in that part of the state. In ad
dition to the other disadvantages it was
hilly. At that time it was owned by a
lady who was glad for an opportunity
to contract with Prof. Hunt to take
charge of it for a term of years. Ho
moved his family onto the farm. Not
being able at that time to do much
work and hi3 boys not being old enough
then to do it for him, neighbors looked
on in pity to see him make a failure of
farming; but -they looked in vain.
Scientific principles applied to practi
cal work wrought a transformation-
Today that farm, which is still Prof.
Hunt's home, is one of tho most pro
ductive in the state; and this change
from a condition of barrenness tp one of
fertility and productiveness has been
brought about without the use of a
single dollar's worthjof commercial fer
tilizers. So great has been this trans
formation that it has attracted the at
tention of the United States depart
ment of agriculture, a man being sent
by the government to investigate and
report the matter.
Our readers who wish further in
formation regarding his experimental
farming in Otoe county can secure the
same from him. Prof. Hunt is an
, affable gentlemrn and while he is push
ing his work, instead of himself, to the
ffront, he will gladly give others the
benefit of his experience.
Ho has been familiar with north
western Nebraska for twenty-five years
and does not come here as a novice.
His success is well known to leading
educators' and agriculturalists. He
has been recommended for this work
b' Chancellor Avery of the Nebraska
State Uuiversity, He wishes The
Herald tp state to the farmers of this
cojnty that he does not come here to
instruct them in the things which they
already hnowr but to co-operate with
them and add his experience to tlicirB
with a view to finding out the possibili
ties that lay in the soil of Box Butte
county. Certain natural laws work the
same the world over, but conditions
differ, By working according to these
laws under existing conditions the best
results are obtained. The plan of tho
work is a3 follows:
A number of farmers (about twenty
so far) agree to farm, plant and culti
vate five or more acrcB of ground under
Prof. Hunt's direction and to whatever
crop may be agreed upon. In doing
this they are not required to purchase
any additional tools or implements. In
this respect this work will be much
more practicable than that of tho state
experimental farms. While a grand
work is being done at those farms, one
objection so often made to them is that
their methods are not adapted to the
average farmer because he has not the
tools to put them into practice. Anoth
er reason why this work will be of more
interest to farmers of this part of tho
state is that it is the only extensive
agricultural experimentation on what is
known as the elevated plateau- One
of the first things to be done will be
the testing of the soil and the subsoil
by boring to a depth of six feet on all
the laud to be cultivated under his
supervision, In order to know how to
best treat the surface one must know
tho Bubsoib He also wants this in
formation to be given to eastern peo
ple who wish to secure more definite
and accurate information in regard to
this country. He is engaged 111 mak
ing these borings and tests this week.
The Herald has arranged with him to
secure data each week to give an ac
count of the progress of the work. He
arrived in Alliance last Saturday morn
ing and will spend six months in the
work which he has taken up, excepting
about one week when he will be away
to fill lecture engagements.
Prol. Hunt has arranged with Dr.
Wilcox of the Nebraska State Univer
sity, an acknowledged expert in plant
diseases, to come to Alliance the com
ing summer, establish a laboratory,
and work out the nature of potato di
seases found here and method of com
batting them. He has already made
an important discovery in regard to
one species of dry rot that will greatly
interest our people.
Farmers1 Institute Officers
The Alliance Farmers' Institute as
sociation, at the meeting last Saturday,
elected the following officers for the
ensuing year: A. S. Reed, Pres.; W.
F. Patterson, Vice Pres.; W. E. Spen
cer, Sec. and Treas.; R. L. Harris,
member of executive committee.
Bridgeport to Have Opera House
Two weeks ago the News-Blade gave
a description of the new business block
to be erected this season by J. L. Mil
ler and R. C. Neumann. Since that
time Mr. Miller has decided to make a
radical change in his part of the build
ing, and Architect C. R. Inman is now
here making the necessary changes in
the plans. Mr. Miller's double build
ing, according to ttie new drawing, will
be forty-one feet in height, the stage
in tue rear reaching an elevation of
fully sixty feet.
The store rooms on the ground floor
will be twelve feet high while the
opera house will be twenty-eight feet
from floor to ceiling and will include
the entire upper story.
Nine dressing rooms are provided
for and a wide gallery extends across
the west end, arranged in the form of
The new opera house will seat one
thousand people and will solve the
question of a place for public gatherings
in this city for some years to come.
Animals and birds prepared and
mounted. Fancy fur rugs made. R.
M. Davis, Taxidermist, Alliance, Neb.
AH hinds of palming done in first
class murmur. Orders mav be left at
U lie Herald otHce.C. P. Mntson. 10-tf
J. R. Phclan is on a business visit to
Dcadwood, S. D.
Mrs. S. S. Sears were up from Hy
annis tho other day.
Charles Avery of Lakeside wps in
Alliance last week.
W. F. Black of Alliance is on a bus
iness trip to Grand Island-
E. O. Kemp of Minatare was seen
on our streets last Tuesday.
Frank Hunsakcr was down from
Marsland yesterday on business.
J. C. McCorkle has returned from
his trip to the eastern part ot the state.
C. F. Davidson of Hcmingford came
down last Sunday, returning on No. 43
Dr. B. B. Davis of Omaha was visit
ing with the physicians of Alliance
Hon. W. R. Patrick of South Oma
ha at the Phelan opera ' house next
Elmer Clark has resigned his posi
tion as night clerk at the Drake hotel
and gone to Denver.
J. A. Davis and Frqd Lindberg were
up from Bridgeport last Tuesday at
tending to business matters.
D. D. Taylor of Hay Springs mude
Alliance his headquarters for a day or
two the forepart of the week.
J. M. Diucen, the land man from
Madison, registered into Alliance last
Tuesday, returning to Madison today.
Elmer Templeton and family arrived
this week from Decatur, Indiana, and
expect to take up a homestead at once.
H. S- Johnson and L. A. Rutlege of
the storehouse force at Alliance are
down in Lincoln this week assisting in
Mrs. L. McCandless of Omaha is
visiting the Frank O'Connor family and
daughter, Lucile, who is attending St-
Fred L. Miller, W. C. Hunsakcr,
Chas- M. Shilders and Earl Nation, all
from Belmont, were in Alliance the
forepart of the week.
Judge W. W. Wood and wife have
returned from a visit- to Rushville,
where he was subpocaned as a witness
before the district court.
Mrs. Harry Gantz went to Denver
Tuesday morning for a week's visit- In
the meantime Hurry will imagine him
self back in his boyhood days.
Hon- W. R. Patrick of South Oma
ha will speak in the Phelan opera
house next Sunday evening at eight
o'clock. Come and hear him.
P. J. Borky left for Ligthfield on
No. 44 yesterday and expects to return
in a week or ten days accompanied
with his family, having secured a posi
tion in the train service here.
C. E. Henderson, formerly of Alli
ance but in recent years a wet goods
dealer of Crawford, had business in
this city yesterday. He is now en
gaged in buying and selling horses.
B. F. Gilman, the attorney, with
offices in the Alliance National Bank
building, has just added a fine equip
ment of expensive law book cases to
his office outfit- This gives him a very
fine office equipment.
Editor Burleigh of the Hemingford
Journal, enroute to Hemingford from a
visit to his homestead last Monday,
stopped at The Hera)d office long
enough to tell us "If you can't be good
be as good as you cau."
E. G. Rowland of Hemingford pass
ed through Alliance yesterday on No
43 enroute home, after visiting for
some time in Chariton, Iowa. Mr.
Rowland's family did not accompany
him home, but will return later.
Several of the Alliance young people,
including Miss Irene Roup, Miss Alice
Acheson and Lee Basey, are home for
a short vacation from their school
duties at Wesleyan University. They
are being entertained and feasted
We notice that Mr. Newberry has
entered into the boat manufacturing
business. Yesterday he shipped a
steel galvanized canoe to Mr- George
Morgan at Lakeside that will be just
the thing to get a round through the
rushes after the ducks.
J. K- Lawrence ot Fairview met with
an accident while coming to Alliance
with a load of potatoes Monday which
might have proved quite serious, but
which fortunately let him off with a
few bruises and scratches. One of the.
horses which he was driving was a colt
and became unruly, throwing the driv
er to the ground and permitting the
wagon to ruu over him.
"The Selection of Seed" is the timely
topic in our Hume Course in Agricul
ture this week. This department of
The Herald is not connected with the
Experimentation in Box
Butte county department. The former
is of a general character and as such is
interesting to farmers in any part of
the country, but the latter while deal
ing with the name general principles
deals with conditions as they exist in
this part of the west.
Circlo No. 1 of the Ladies' Aid so
ciety of the M. E. church met yester
day afternoon with Mrs. A. P. Brown
and will meet next Wednesday with
Mrs. E. T. Kibble. Mrs. Lloyd C
Thomas entertained Circle No. 2 yes
terday and Mrs. Dr. T. Allen will
perform the same service next Wed
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I-11 01 kuiiic, 111:1 ncivcui uchci
hurry up if you want one of those
beautiful Pres-Cut glass water sets, as
a present with The Herald's compli
ments. They are not for sale- You
can't purchase them of us at any price.
They are to be given away. You pay
three dollars or more on subscriptions
to The Herald, for yourself or your
friends, or partly for yourself and
partly for some one else, and a set is
yours without any extra charge.
Alliance Coi'iieil 075 Knights of Col
umbus will give their annual Easter
ball at tlio Phelan operu house Monday
night, April 12th The Fort Robinson
orchestra will furnish the music.
Statements by Alliance
C. A. Newberry, hardware: Vol
ume of business in 1907, $203,000; vol
ume of business in 1908, $218,000.
Business up to April 1, 1909, is $10,000
ahead of same period last year, March,
1909, being the biggest business month
I ever had. Collections are 10 per
cent better in 190S than 1907 and con
dition? are better all around.
W, W. Norton, general merchandise:
Collections were much better in 1908
than 1907. Losses decreased 66 per
cent in 1908- Selling better class of
Geo. Mollring, general merchandise:
Business better than a year ago. Col
lections not so good owing chiefly to
the tact that I have done- a larger
Jas. Graham, groceries: Increase in
business in 1908, 25 per cent over
1907; collections fully 40 per cent
Alliance Grocery Company, grocer
ies: Coffee sales 66 per cent greater
in 1908 than 1907. All other lines of
groceries comparatively higher in 1908
than 1907. Done larger credit busi
ness in 1908 than 1907 and collections
fully as good, when volume of business
is taken into consideration.
A- D. Rodgers, groceries: Business
in 1907, $51,000; business in I1908,
$52,000. Losses in 1907, $1,100; losses
in 1908, $550, or one-half of 1907.
Selling a better class of goods.
Roy Beckwith, clothing: 1908 losses
approximately 75 per cent less than
1907. Selling a better quality of goods.
Watson & Watson, groceries: 1908
business has been a great deal more
satisfactory than 1907 and losses dur
ing the same period are not to be com
pared. Acheson Bros, hardware: Bad ac
counts in 1908 were 90 per cent less
than in 1907. Volume of business dur
ing the same period compares favor
Mrs. Thos- Regan, millinery: There
was an increase in volume of business
in 1908 over 1907. Collections good
Harry F. Thielc, drugs: Business
during 1908 did not fall off any as
compared with 1907; collections similar.
Horace Bogue, general merchandise:
Increase in business in 1908, 20 per
cent over that af 1907. Cash sales a
great deal better. People are also buy
ing a better class of goods. Collections
good; accounts were paid me that were
six or seven years old.
S. B- Libby, groceries: My busi
ness for 1908 with no saloons has been
better than in 1907 with saloons. My
losses have been very light compared
with previous years. I say, keep the
town dry and make it more effective.
F. J. Brennan, drugs: Business
during 1908 fully as good or better
than 1907, and collections were better.
Not as many bad accounts.
The spuds are coining to town, -K
R. Walroth left Friday for his
home at Edgar, Nebr.
H. H. Uhoades, special representa
tive of tho liennett Piano Co,, left Al
liance Saturday for his home In Oinahu,
after assisting In getting their business
opened up nicely here. The Herald
will keep him posted in regard to
The truly tiroad minded prson wants
Infynnuiivu on both sides of a public
question. Whatever may be your
we feel that we are showing1 a line of footwear that
for style and comfort has no equal.
You will find these in all of the new lasts in a well
selected variety of widths, making your selection an
$3.00 to $4.50
Our stock of Misses' and Children's Oxfords is re
plete with all of the new and nobby styles.
See these before making a selection.
NO R TO IN S
opinion ou the question of licence, you
will be well repaid if you hear Ex-Senator
Patrick of South Omaha at the
Phelan opera house next Sunday night.
Prof. F. S. Perdue, deput- state su
perintendent, Prof. F. A. Stuff, profes
sor of English language and literature
in the University of Nebraska, and
Prof. E. 0. Garrett of Fremont favored
The Herald a visit last Saturday.. They
were returning from Hridgeport where
they had been in attendance at the
convention of western Nebraska
Resolutions of Respect
Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly
Father to remove from our Sisterhood our
beloved sister, Olive Wyman Fletcher,
Resolved, That in our deep sorrow for
the loss of a faithful and beloved sister,
we find consolation in the belief that it is
well with her for whom we mourn.
Resolved, That it is but a just and fit
ting tribute to the memory of the departed
to say, that in regretting her removal from
our midst, we mourn for one who was in
every way worthy of our greatest respect
Resolved, That while we deeply sym
pathize with those who were bound to her
bf the nearest and dearest ties, we share
with them a hope of a reunion in the home
above where parting comes no more.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread on the records of Chapter A. N. P,
E. O. and a copy transmitted to the fami
ly and to each of the newspapers of Al
liance. Belle M. Cotant,
Maud C. Franklb,
Bertha N. Rumer,
Another Business Man
Moves to Alliance.
It Is alway n pleisure for us to noteonr
clty'K ucqulxltlon of desirable citizens, Peter
llubendull, who for many years ban been
prominent In tlio business attains of Albion,
Nebr., bavInK been eiiROKeU Id banking there,
has removed to Alliance and will go Into busi
ness here. lie has had real estate Interests In
Hox Ilutte county for surerul years, mid bus
great conlldenca In the future development of
The Herald Enlarged
The' demands for advertising space in
The Herald have become so heavy that we
find it necessary to enlarge this week from
eight to twelve pages. How long we will
continue to print the paper in the enlarged
form remains to be seen, but we intend to
continue making it a top notcher in news
matter, even though it may be necessary
to make the increase in size permanent.
The ladies of the First Presbyterian
church will hold their annual sale in the
Phelan opera house next Tuesday after
noon and evening. They will serve dinner
from 5 o'clock on. There will be a sale of
fancy aprons, handkerchiefs, etc., and a
fancy silk quilt will also he sold during the
evening to the highest bidder. There will
also be a variety of home made candy on
We thought by enlnrglnjr to twelve
pages Tho Herald would have plenty
of room but still some Interesting mat
ter Is crowded out.
That the service being printed by
Tho Herald is appreciated by the
reading public is show n by the fact
that we find it necessarv to print two
hundred moie copies p:r issue than
was necessary the fit sj of the year.
This gives us the lamest circulation in
Box Butte couuty and as the number of
paid subscriptions keep coming in so
rapidly, we have no doubts of keeping
in the lead-
ASTER is but a
little way off now,
and no Easter outfit
is complete without
a new pair of dressy
offering you the new
I BUSINESS LOCALS.
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
I am now ready to make contracts
for cement work to be done as soon as
the weather will permit. John Ped
Barred Plymouth Rock eggs for
hatching. Good fresh eggs for $1.00
for 15; $7.00 per 100. H. P. Larsen,
Antioch, Nebr. I4-7W
"Chickering & Sons" pianos the
genuine, made in Boston, on display and
for sale at the Bennett Co. piano store,
Few choice Leghorn cockerels for sale
Eggs, $1 per setting. Call orwrite B. H.
Perry,924 Box ButteAve., Alliance. 4-17
Persons who have odd jobs of work
that they wish done promply, call on
S. Glidden, phone 58, and they will be
served satisfactorily. tf
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
Renters for two potato
Alliance. Nebraska Land
If you have land or real estate to
sell. I can sell it if the price is right.
If you have not been able to dispose of
it, it may be that you have not suc
ceeded because you have not listed it
with the right man. Write me and I
can sell it. Address Walter Johnson,
Eighty acres for rent five miles south
of Hemingford. Small grain. Nebras
ka Land Company.
Wanted Nursing to do. Phone 503.
Eighty acres for rent two and one
half miles southwest of Berea. Ne
braska Land Co. 14. tf
Dressmaking at 303 East Wyo." St.
A good four room cottage for sale at
a bargain. Well located. See B. F,
Gilman for particulars. I5-2W
Wanted A purchaser for a real
snap. Must be taken at once. Will
make $800 in 90 days. Call and see
the Nebraska Land Co. 14-tf.
Wanted Teams to do breaking in
different parts of the county. Call and
see us at once. Nebraska Land
Wanted A cottage. 5 or 6. rooms,
nice neighborhood. Call or address
W. C. English, 404 Box Butte Ave,
Bennett Piano Co.
For Sale Extra good Percheron
stallion, six years old; weight 1800
pounds. J. A. Keegan. tf
For Sale Quarter section of good
unimproved land; will sell cheap if
taken before April 15th. P. O. box
961, Alliance, .Nebr. tf
For Sale Seed oats and barley.
1 mile east of cemetery. J. A. Keegan,
Wanted A good, reliable man to
sell tea and coffee at once. Grand
Uniou Tea Co., Omaha. Nebr.
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
No matter who you are, or what
kind ol a piano you think you want, it
will pay you to see me before you buy.
I handle the best. I can save you
money. All I ask is call and let me
prove my statement. No harm to in
vestigate. . Come in and hear the Com
binola, the greatest player on the mar
ket. T. J. Threlkeld.
A splendid selection of spring and
summer samples from one of the larg
est wholesale woolen houses in the
east. Good dressers cordially, invited
to inspect and make their selection
earlv before the best patters are sold
out. Prices reasonable. Shop in
Chatters Hotel. Jos. Okciiowski,
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