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ALLIANCE BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA! THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1909
Alliance Goes Wet- Harris is Mayor
1st ward: For mayor, Harris 197, Hampton 201. Clerk, Irish 217, Pierson
171 Treasurer, Copsey 169, Brennan 236- Councilman, Holsten 197, Rowan
189- Police Judge, Fielding 81, Ridgell 145,1nrn 160. Engineer, Hamblin JQJ.
2d ward: Mayor, Harris 192, Hampton 102. Clerk, Irish 183, Pierson 96.
Treas., Copsey 153, Brennan 132. Council, James 192, Tillett 90. Police Judge,
Fielding 54, Ridgell 67, Zurn 158. Engineer, Hamblin 208.
In money matters as well as in weather matters
the Rainy Day 'Period comes. A wise provision
against that time and the discomforts attending
is a substantial account in some strong, reliable
We are not offering you Big Returns on
Small Investments, BUT AN ABSOLUTE
LY SAFE DEPOSITORY FOR YOUR
FUNDS AND'INTEREST ON SAME AT
A RATE CONSISTENT WITH SOUND
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a score of years enables us to claim the
title of banking experts, and we cordi
ally invite your account on our merits.
The First National Bank
This is a bad time of the year
to, neglect either a cold or
cough. A cough easily leads
into other and ofton more ser
ious diseases. You can easily
cure any cough with
Nature's great cure for cough,
bronchial hoarseness or cold
on the lungs.
DR. T. ALLEN,
I'aliiless Kxvr&otlon Intent MeUuxls
.j-Office in Alliance National Bank Blk
Y uver rosiomce.
j- 'Phone 391,
GEO. T. HAND, M. D.
EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Eyes Tested and Glasses fitted.
BOY DROWNED; NOT KIDNAPED
Body of Harold Moon Found Floating ,
In Lake at Flint, Mldh.
No arrest has been made of the man
supposed to have -written the letter
to Luman C. Moon of Flint, Mich., of-1
ferlng to deliver his son, Harold, who I
had supposedly been Kidnaped. As i
soon as Mr. Moon was advised of the
finding of his son's body In Thread
lake, ho lost all interest in the cap
turing of the supposed kidnaper, and
hurried' back homo.
Death of Actor Sterling.
Early Sterling, who was a member
of the company that played at Ford's
theater the night Abraham Lincoln
was assassinated, died at Chicago,
Sunday. A few months ago ho
wns playing a character role at a
local theater while his wife was dying
at a hospital. There wns no one to
take his place and he wns forced' to
play while his wlfp wns In the hos
pital dying. After the performance,
when he' learned his wife had died,
he collapsed and never recovered from
Italians In Fatal Affray.
Jim Patsle was killed and four men
and a woman were Injured at West
Clarion, Pa., in a battlo fought by
Italians among themselves.
We always give
you the Most of
the Best for the
W. C. Hibbs, Mgr.
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Governor Ashton C. Shallenberger
at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon signed the
daylight saloon hill, making state wide
the 8 o'clock closing hour.
The bill is properly known as the
Wiltse bill, S. F. 283.
It originally amended the present
laws to prohibit the sale or giving of
liquor on primary election days.
The daylight saloon clause was ad
ded in the judiciary committee of the
The vote in the house was 51 to 3s,
The vote in the senate was 19 to 13,
In connection with the publication of
his signature Governor Shallenberger
issued the following statement:
"Senate File No. 283 is a regulatory
amendment to the present Slocumb
law, which has stood for twenty-five
years upon our statute books as an
example of reasonable liquor legisla
tion for the state. The Slocumb law
was passed at a time when public opin
ion was excited upon the liquor ques
tion much as at present, and because
of the fact that it was a decided step in
advance of anything before enacted, it
has remained intact through the years
past as u model of regulatory legisla
tion. "The tide of further limitation and
restriction of the liquor traffic has re.
cently risen so high, that a great many
states have lately taken action upon it,
some enacting county and others state
wide prohibition. Nebraska through
this amendment has elected to apply
further restriction to the liquor traffic
by limiting the time that liquor may he
sold to those hours universally admitted
to be the least objectionable of the
"The plan proposed in this amend
ment for the entire state has been tried
in the capital city of Lincoln, and both
'wets' and 'drys' alike commend its
effect. Business thrives in this city
and the hotels and places of amuse
ment claimed most to be elfectcd, are
being continually improved and con
stantly crowded with patrons- It is
admitted upon all sides that in this
city it has had the effect of eliminating
much of public rancor from the liquor
"This amendment has much opposi
tion in the two Omahas, because busi
ness men are fearful that it will affect
trade and commerce adversely, and for
the further reason that it limits to a
certain extent the policy of "home
rule" upon this matter. I believe,
however, that experience will justify
the law, and that our large cities will
find that their prosperity does not de
pend in any way upon two or three
extra hours for the sale of liquor.
"If the law is as wholesome in itsef.
feet as I believe it will be, it will give
solid standing ground for those who
believe iu strict regulation as the best
way to handle this question."
Opposes Federal Inheritance Tax.
Boston, April C Under a suspen
sion of the rules, the Massachusetts
house of representatives passed to be
engrossed u resolution memorializing
fongress agr Inst enacting legislation
or federal inheritance tax. The reso
lution says such a law would mean a
serious loss of rnvenue to states which
now Impose such tax.'
U M. KNIGHT. President.
W. II. CORDIN, Vice Pres.
Alliance National Bank
Highest Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Capital Paid in $50,000
Surplus - $25,000
5T Always Money to Loan on Appreved Chattel Security.
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former Mate txecutive
Suddenly Stricken Down
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Midst of an Address.
PLEADED FOR SALOON BILL.
Farmer Executive Had Urged Govern
or Shallenberger to Sign State-Wide
Measure Limiting Operations to Day.
Lincoln, April G. "W. A. Poynter,
ex-governor of Nebraska, while mak
ing a speech In the onico of Governor
Shallenberger at the hearing of. the
daylight saloon bill, was stricken by
apoplexy and died within a few min
utes. Governor Poyntor had scurcely fin
ished a cnlin, deliberate speech In fa
vor or the oayllght saloon bill when
ho was stricken. The physicians were
unalilo to induce even the faintest res
piration u moment or two after ho
sank. Immediately arter It was known
that the ex-governor was dead Govern
or Shallenberger suspended tho hear
ings on the bill ror the day. A largo
delegation Is hero from Omaha, but
only n few leading business men from
the metropolis will be allowed to con
sult with tho governor,
Tho daylight saloon bill was passed
In tho closing hours or thu session.
Its passage was a surprise to every
one and' the sudden death of ono of
Its boat known advocates lent a rare
dramatic olemant to the entire mattei.
Governor Shullenberger will proba
bly not decide tho fate or tho daylight
saloon enactment until near the limit
or time allowed him by tho law, which
Is five days, excluding Sunday, from
the time the bill reached him. That
will give him until Friday to approve
or veto the measure. Friends or the
bill were confidently predicting that
the governor would give executive ap
proval, but oppononts were almost
equally sure he could Interpose a veto.
Both sides admitted. However, the gov
ernor had not given tho slightest In
timation or the course ho would pur
sue. Petitions by letter and by tele
graph almost by the thousands are
coming in, and theso will be given as
much attention as votbal pleas.
For Sale Quarter section of good
unimproved land; will sell cheap if
taken befoie April 15th. P. O. box
961, Alliance, Nebr. tf
Beal Bros, can furnish besut qulity
alfalfa seed, Samples at theillir oce.
F. W. HARRIS, Cashier.
. S. FICKELL, Asat. Cash.
Harris F. E. Holstin
B. F. BrittNwhR
Sidney, wet by 95
Bridgeport, dry by 16.
Crawford, wet by 92.
Chadron, wet by 98.
Minatare, dry by 9.
water bonds by 16 ma.
In the municipal campaign just clos
ed The Herald has been rightly con
sidcred the temperance paper of the
city, hut wo have purposely -taken a
conservative position in the discussion
of the local election- We have had
two principal reasons for so doing:
First, wo believe in the largest and
broadest personal liberty consislnf .
with good government. We do not be-
iievc it right to ask the government,
either national, state or municipal, ta
forUd otheih doing u thing merely bo
cause we do nut choose to do that
thing- 1 ht-ie ie noun- whit hhi rolled
priliii.itiuniKts, lor whoso x'ngiiries we
do not .vibh to bo bold returnable.
We believe that if the license laws of
Nebraska were universally observed
but they are not that the prohibition
movement would die a natural death
In the second place, the settlement
of the question of licensing saloons in
Alliance the ensuing year depended
upon the election of one of two sets of
candidates. We state our candid
opinion, based on what we know of the
gentlemen nominated and their reputa
tions, that both tickets were exception
ally strong, The business of the city
iu the hands of either set of men would
be efficiently and honestly transacted.
Out of deference to the men who repre
sented the side which we did uot favor
we said less in regard to the local situ
ation and our preference on the license
question than we would have qther
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