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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1909)
Box Butte County School Department
ORA E. PHILLIPS, COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT, EDITOR
IIEMINGFORD, BOX11UITE COUNTS, NEB., APRIL I, lOOQi
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The eighth grade examination papers
for the examination taken week before
last will not be examined by Saturday,
March 27, and will probably not be
mailed before the following Saturday,
J. E. Andre closed a five months'
term of school in the Hansen school
district No. r,l last Tuesday. This is
Mr. Andre's first term of school und it
has certally been a success. We pre
diet a bright future for him if he con
tinues the work, which we hopo he
will. He spent a few days In Alliance
this week on business and meeting his
friends whom he met while attending
the Junior Normal at this place last
Supt, Elliott of the Chadron public
schools stopped in Alliance Sunday
for a forenoon visit with friends. He
was returning home from Broken Dow.
The Marsland schools are closed this
week on account of small pox. There
is only one case, however, and it is
hoped that it can be kept ft om spread
ing and that schools can open again
Monday. The teachers, Misses Nation
and Kennedy, are spending the week
at their homes in Alliance.
Mr. Kelley's school in Dist. No. 9
was dismissed Monday and Tuesday of
this week that the pupils might attend
church which was held at the Catholic
church in Alliance those days.
G. M. liurns of Dist. No. 48 near
Marsland was in Alliance on' business
Suturday, returning Sunday. Threo
pupils from his school took the eighth
grade examinations last week.
John Wiltseyof Hcmingford returned
from Lincoln Saturday where he spent
six months in the Lincoln Business
College. John is one of the eighth
grade graduates of last year and we
ure pleased to see him striving to make
a noticeable mark in the business
worhf. He will return next fall to
resume his work there and will prob
ably finish the course.
Deputy State Superintendent Perdurc
of Lincoln and E. O. Garrett of Fre
mont stopped over in Alliance Satur
day on their return home from attend
ing the North Platte Teachers' Associa
tion at Bridgeport.
Prin. II. H. Reimund attended the
Platte Valley Teachers' Association in
Bridgeport last Friday and Saturday.
He reports a very enthusiastic meeting
which is always noticable of the
Mr. Bullgrin of Waco, York county,
Nebr., was a visitor at the superin
tendent's oftice Saturday. He bus
taught several terms in York county
and as he owns landin thiscount3,
will perhaps teach a term here next
year. We are glail to get sucn teaen
ers as Mr. Bullgrin in line for next
School directors of districts that are
in debt should uscertain the amount of
money in the hands of the couuty treas
urer to the credit of their districts at
the close of each month uud should
issue an order for the amount and
apply to warrents in order of their
registration. Now is the time, direct
ory, so get busy and stop the interest.
Ex-County Superintendent Buum
gardner was in Lincoln last YVedues--day
on his way to Sioux City where he
went to inspect some public school
work in manual training. John is at
tending the Chicago University nnd
will complete his course there next
August. He sends best wishes to his
many Box Butte friends.
Weak school districts will be pleased
to note that the bill asking for an ap
propriation of $75,000 state aid for weak
districts bus passed both houses, has
been signed by the governor and has
therefore become a law und so the
amount of state aid asked for last fall
will bo received perhaps in June this
The school house in Dist. No. 12 has
recently been enclosed by a good sub
stantial fenee. This was a good move
and should be followed by other dis
tricts in the county, especially those
who recently built new schoolhouses.
v Lotus take the best care of those
school buildings us It will be u saving
to the taxpayer and It also adds much
to its looks in a community. This is a
time of progress and we should make
it noticable, especially iu our schools.
Some of the Alliance Normal Train
ing class have completed nearly all of
the examinations required for a couuty
certificate und with good grades. The
Normal Training in the high school is
proving very satisfactory and the pres
ent legislature doubled the appropria
tion for the next two years.
The Alliance Declamatory contest
will be held at the Phelan opera house
next Wednesday night beginning at
eight o'clock. The contest is an an
nual affair which precedes the district
contest that convenes 111 Crawford on
the Friday night following. The con
test is composed qf the best high school
talent our city ulTords which accounts
for there always being a crowded
house. A small admission of tweuty
five cents will be charged to defray ex
penses necessary In holding the contest.
Eighth Grade Examinations
Seventy-ono pupils took the county
eighth grade examinations held in
Hemingford, Mnrsland and Alliance
March 18, Hi and 20th. Many of these
were pupils from the country who ex
pect to complete the eighth grade
course this year and receive their di
plomas. The papers have not been
examined yet but wo expect to be able
to mail grades earned by next Saturday
as tho examiners are hard at work.
With seventy-one pupils-and ten sub
jects each, it means 710 papers to be
carefully gone over which is certainly
not an easy task.
There will probably be 120 eighth
grado graduates iu the couuty this
year which will be twice tho number
that graduated last , -u r. TI10 eighth
grade in the Alliance public schools
and the eighth grade in the St. Agnes'
Academy have not taken the examinu
yet. There are about fifty eighth
graders in those schools.
Aprons Not Claimed; Oni Lost
At the present time there are seven
aprons unclaimed that were entered in
the boys' and girls' contests held In
Hcmingford in February. Wo want
the owners to find their aprons and ask
that you write to tho county superin
tendent describing as nearly as possible
any apron that has not been returned.
The names of owners were lost in most
of these cases before the aprons were
We regret that one apron has been
lost or perhaps some onehas taken the
wrong one. It belongs to Nell Phillips
of Alliance and is a small, plain, white
lawn apron, machine sewed. If any
one can locate this apron please send
to the superintendent's office.
Compulsory School Law
It Is natural for those against whom
law is enforced to calumniate those
whoso duty it is to enforce the law.
Law is provided to protect man from
impairing himself or others. The class
of people which most often violates
sanitary and school lu ws are those who
profit most by their enforcement.
Many persons are suffering an im
mense handicap in the struggle of life
because they have not availed them
selves of tho education provided for
every child of school age and they do
not realize the eause of their failure to
succeed In competition with the edu
cated. The law requires that every
child between seven and fifteen should
attend school at least two-thirds of the
school terms. This law should be
rigidly enforced. For purents to habit
ually disregard this law is to be guilty
of crime, not only against the laws of
the land but also against the child. If
some parents tried as hard to keep
their children in school us they do to
excuse their absence there would be
few children out of .tchool. School
Is a Consolidation Feasible?
There is considerable talk of the con
solidation of school districts in several
localities of this couuty and we see no
reason why some of them would not be
the most feasible plan for providing
tho best school advantages possible.
We need to but sight those people
who are doubtful of the feasibility of
this plan to districts and localities
where it lias been tried,
Lust year districts No. 3 and 02
showed the following financial report:
No. 3 started in the school year out of
debt, with u "shell of a school house,"
home made furniture, and an antique
collection of school books, many of
which migrated to the "wild west" in
prairie schooners twenty-five years ago,
At the close of the seven months' term
of school tho conditions had not been
bettered in the way of modern conven
iences aud the district was $100 in
District No, 02 also held a seven
months' term of school in an old dilapi
dated sod school house starting in the
school year out of det and at the
close of the term found Itself $120 in
Both districts having voted a twenty
five levy and being so much in debt it
was thought that no school could be
held in either district the present year
as it would take all of the available
funds to pay the indebtedness aud get
money enough ahead to start school
This idea was dismissed, however,
when the plan for consolidation was
suomiiieu. me two districts are now.
consolidated and are known as district
No. 3, which consists of eighteen sec
tions of lund, being thtee miles wide
and six miles long, and a total valua
tion of 87.",, 100 00.
Tho district wus bonded for S500, a
new school house was built and a sys
tem of new books was installed. The
financial report of this district for the
ensuing year will show uo indebted
ness aside from the $100 boud, after a
seven months term of school at SS0 a
School districts that will have to
build a new school house this year
should consider the feasibility of a
consolidation if there is a possible
chance as it will lessen tho expense In
each district und an eight months'
term of school can be maintained where
a five months' term is the longest that
can possibly be maintained under
A western banker, who has in three
presidential campaigns voted against
William J. Bryan, recently remarked:
"While 1 do not agree with Mr. Brvan
in the policies ho advocates, I am free
to say that I regard him as the most
important citizen in the country today.
As an ever ready protcstant against
the encroachments of special interests
he is rendering invaluable service to
the country aud but for him some of
these special interests would run away
This was certainly a high tribute
from a political opponent and tho cor
rectness of tho tribute will, we be
lieve, be generally approved. That
this is the common opinion may explain
the oft repeated remark, that although
defeated for tho presidency three times,
Mr. Bryan's hold upon the American
people today is stronger than ever.
It is safe to say that thousands of
men who voted against William J.
Bryan confidently look to the defeated
candidate for the presidency for some
measure of protection from imposition
by the beneficiaries of the trust sys
tem. In this view, then, Mr. Bryan occu
pies so far as public interests are
concerned a position second in im
portance only to that of the presidency.
As a great Commoner in whose puri
ty of purpose men of all parties have
absolute confidence, William J. Bryan
has a great opportunity to render ser
vice to his fellows. That he will grasp
this opportunity no one will doubt
He will do it from the lecture plat
form; he will do it in newspaper inter
views; but best of all he will do it
through his own publication The
Commoner a paper that is steadily
forging to the front because through
its columns the American people may
continually keep iu touch with Mr.
Bryan's opinion upon public questions
aud with his efforts for the public wel
fare. Mr. Bryan has again assumed edi
torial charge of The.Cominoner and he
will give active, personal attention to
the editorial department.
Men of alt political parties have a
deep and abiding interest in the fight
which Mr. Bryan is to wage tlaough
the columns of The Commoner. It is
a fight for the public welfare; a fight
against the encroachment by special
interests upon the public interest; a
fight for the protection of the men
who, in professional office, on the farm,
in counting room or in woikshop give
honest toil for their livlihood. It is a
fight to preserve popular government
as the fathers founded it.
In the initial number of The Com
moner printed in 1901 Mr. Bryan said:
."The Commoner will be satisfied if, by
fidelity to the people, it proves its
right to the name and because it is
giving this proof iu abundance The
Commoner deserves the support of the
Feeling that a wider circulation of
The Commoner in our section will ma
terially advance the democratic cause,
and that a large per cent of our readers,
as well as others who should be regu
lar readers of our paper, will take
pleasure in helping to increase The
Commoner's influence in this communi
ty, we have made special arrangements
with Mr. Bryan whereby we can fur
nish The Commoner and The Herald
at the exceptional low rate of $2, 10 for
both for one year. This special rate
holds good for a limited time only.
Orders should he sent direct to this
Mrs. Everett is on the sick list this
M. Button went to Crawford on land
Ethel Campbell is working at the
hotel at present.
Bud Thompson is loading a car load
of spuds this week.
Joel Sheldon moved his family out to
the ranch again Friday.
Mrs, Eggart is hero visiting her sis
ter, Mrs Curry, for a week.
Mrs. Mclntyro went to Rushville on
account of her mother's illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Burleigh returned from
their trip to Lakcstde Monday.
Mrs. Joe Homer went out to visit
with her folks over Monday night.
Mrs. Fudgncss is quite ill at present,
Dr. Qulney going out thero Friday.
Emma Anncn wont out homo Satur
day to spend Sunday with home folks.
Norbt Fhronapfel went to Bridge
port to buy a car load of hay Thursday.
W. M. Evans and his daughter, Mrs.
Anderson, were seen on our streets
Mr. Nelson, the leader of tho tele
graph outfit, was here on a short visit
Grandma and Grandpa- Curry came
in from Sioux county for a visit with
David Barnes came up from Elm
Creek for a short visit with his friend,
W. M. I'osket.
Little Etta Wright fell and broke her
kneecap Thursday, but is improving
Frank Hatiua went to his home at
Petersburg Friday to see his mother,
who is very ill.
Sylvania Potmesil went to Alliance
Tliursdsy to see her sister, Alice. She
Dick Kenner, who has been visiting
out at the Beaumont home for the last
week, returned to his home Friday.
Mrs. A. M. Millctt went to Casper.
Wyo., Wednesday for a short visit with
her bon," Wurnie, who owns a drug
store at that place.
Grandma Ilolliurake died at 10:30
Friday after an Illness of a month. She
was taken back to her old homo in
Iowa for burial Saturday.
Bert Carr went home Thursday to
work on the new switch board for a
couple of days, the weather being so
stormy that he couldn't work on thu
Tom Katen returned from his trip
east, where he went several weeks ago
with a car load of cattle, While there
Mr. Kuten went to visit with his daugh
ter and son.
The first base ball game of the sea
son was played Sunday between Hcm
ingford and the telegraph team. The
result was four to five iu favor of Hem
Attention is called to the page ad of
the Nebraska Land Company in this
week's issue of The Herald. Mr. J. C.
McCorkle, tho manager, lias done a
great deal for the development of Box
Butte county in tile last three or four
years and many new settlers thank
him for opening their eyes to the value
of our land and the low price of same.
Mr. McCorkle is preparing for a big
business this summer and is prepared
for all prospective buyers witli a large
list of lauds iu tracts of all sizes. The
Nebraska Land Company lias made
local investors a great deal of money
in the past aud has the confidence of
No Reformers in It
It Is un,'tmtl) requested that Ml singers In
terested In the temperance ciiu&e conio oat
Sunday evening, April 4. und lend their Ui-Ist-anso
in the chorus sluirlnir t tho Oiwra House.
.Muotlnk'i'omrjitmeosat 3 o'clock sharp and will
bo addressed by Kx-Seimtor Patrick or South
Omalm. TI10 chorus ill l directed by Prof.
Itulmtuid and assisted by the High Pohool Or
chestra. This will ho tho hut tuinperoujo
motttlni; before election uud you bhuuld do
jour part to make It a decided niwcuag.
Mr. Bryan, in the Commoner, points
out that Mr. Taft's cabinet is com
posed of trust attorneys and reaction
aries. From Secretary of State Knox,
ex. attorney ot the steel trust, who as
attorney general advised the killing of
the only antitrust bill passed by the
house iu recent years, down to Secre
tary of Commerce aud Labor Charles
Nagel, who at the time of his selection
for the cabinet was attorney for the
Standard Oil trust, all of President
Taft's cabinet advisers are men of
strongly marked corporation proclivi
ties. As Mr. Bryan remarks, "there
are no reformers in it-"
Thus early in his administration it
has become apparent that President
Taft' regime i3 to be of the ultra
conservative order and that great care
will be taken not to tread upon the toes
of the trust magnates and special privi
lege beneficiaries who contributed so
liberally to the Republican campaign
H. L Bushnell's Store
We have the Goods,
Prices are Right
and our Customers are Pleased
Bargains in Real Estate
We now have a $2,500 Clothing Stock which
exchange for land
Hardware, Saddlery and
Just getting In two cars of all the latest
Improved John Decrc Implements
s A iifnmrvmlnn rJsssHsHMsHsHssHs
III lUIIIICLLIUII T f TBHBiiTTrfVBl'lWIsi"
"The National Biscuit Co., manu
facturers of "Uiiecda Biscuit" has
come back to Nebraska for business
and through the N. V. Ayer Advertis
ing Agency is placing big ads in as
many of the country wc(a)kly papers
as will run their ads at cut throat
prices. The Standard was solicited
for this advertising, but we turned it
down. We were then offered a raise
of $15 above the original offer, but
btill refused. There can always be
found suckers in the newspaper busi
ness who will howl as loud as a coyote
about cut prices at an editorial meet
ing, then return home and break con
fidence at the first opportunity. They
are warts to the profession. Rushville
In connection with it we might
state that The Herald was of
fered the same ad both by letter and
by wire but we turned it down, pre
ferring to give local advertisers the
space at regular rates. We do not
find it necessary to take ads of this
kind as some local papers do.
Imported and Home-Bred
Wanted To rent, a house of about
six rooms in edge of Alliance, with a
small amount of land. Leave word at
Herald otHce. 10-lw
Beal Bros, can furnish best quality
alfalfa seed. Samples at their oillce.
COL. W. M. HIT
Makos a specialty of stock sates. Mat
ters pertaining to general auctions
carefully attended to. Dates for
sales may be made at The Alliance
Herald office-Satisfaction guaranteed
We Have Two-year-old Colts Weighing Over 1800 Pounds
Call and Inspect Them
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ONE in uCK WEST OF Good turnouts, strict attention to our business,
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and courteous treatment to all has won fpr us the
excellent patronage we enjov. Try us.
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