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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 8, 1909)
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latest shades. Call and see the stock
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The Alliance Cash Shoe Store
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ORA E. IMIILLIPS, COUNTY
Tito following bills which have to do
with our public schools have passed the
legislature, been sigued by the govern
or and arc now laws:
Truant Officers' Duties I'bnav
ties tor Violation H R. 47, by
Young, of Madison. Section 2 of the
compulsory education law is amended
so as to provide an effective means for
its enforcement in metropolitan and
city districts. The law is greatly
strengthened and now contains a clear
ly stated, legal penalty for any viola
tion of the act.
Duties ok the Moderator H. R.
73, by Taylor, ot Custer, gives the
moderator of a school district power to
administer an oath to the director and
treasurer of the district of which he is
moderator when such oath is required
by law in the .transaction of the busi
ness of the district.
Changes in District Boundaries
(1) H R. 149, by Carr, of Keya Paha,
makes three important changes in our
present school law in regard to school
district boundaries. First, Upon the
petition of any freeholder or freehold
ers to a board, consisting of the county
superintendent, the county clerk and
the county treasurer, asking to have
any land described therein attached to
some other district, Raid board may
make the changes asked for if the peti
tion sIiowb good and sufficient reasons
therefor, and the board deems it just
and proper and for the best interest of
the petitioners so to do; Second, On
January 2, 1910, any territory which is
not then a part of any school district
shall, by the county superintendent of
the county in which such territory lies,
either be organized into separate dis
tricts or attached to one or more adjoin
ing districts; Third, A county superin
tendent is required to attach to one or
more adjoining districts the territory of
any school district that fails to main
tain a public school for two consecutive
(2) H. R. 178. by Bushee, of Kim
ball. Under the provisions of this bill
it is made the duty of the county super
intendent to organize one district into
two separate districts under the follow
ing conditions: First, there must be a
petition presented to the county super
intendent signed by at least three-
-fourths of all the legal voters of the
proposed new district; Second, the
proposed new district shall contain not
less than four sections of land; Third,
the proposed new district shall have an
assessed valuation of at least $10,000,
which assessed valuation shall not ex
ceed forty per cent of the total valuation
of the original district at the time the
division of said districts is made.
Miss Mabellc Shepherd closed a very
successful seven months' term of school
in district No. 54 last Friday.
Nearlv everv Bchool district in Box
Butte county has given the teacher a
day off next Friday on full pay that
they might attend the Northwest
Save Money by
J. P. Colburrfs
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Teachers' Association held in Crawford
Friday and Satin day. This fact is
also noticed in all of the counties of
Easter flowers at the Gadsby store.
David Daboll came up from Bridge
port Saturday afternoon for a Bhort
visit with friends. He returned to his
school duties Monday morning.
Misses Lillian Blanchard and Bertha
Paricyn of the Hcmingford schools
were visiting friends and relatives in
Alliance Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Ruth Hacker came down from
Edgcmont Monday and is spending the
wcok with her sister, Miss Jessie, who
teaches in the Bcrca school.
A law has been passed by the recent
legislature placing names of candidates
for state superintendent and county
superintendent on nonpartisian ballots.
Fred Williams of Silver Burdett Co.,
A. L. McLaughlin of D. C. Heath &
Co., and Luther Mumford of Genn &
Co. are among the book men who
stopped in Alliance today on their way
to the Crawford Teachers' Association.
There was an old-fashioned spelling
and ciphering contest at the Carpenter
church about fifteen miles west of Alli
ance last Friday night. The contest
ants were the pupils from Miss Sylvia
Higaman's school against those from
T. V. Kelloy's school, there being
about thirty on each side. Miss Hag
aman's school was successful in win
ning both contests although both schools
did well. There were many visitors
present and all enjoyed themselves
very much. That a basket supper was
to be given in connection with the con
test was not understood by all who
came and only about half ot the ladies
preseut brought baskets- They were
auctioned off, however, and the pro
ceeds, which amounted to $12.70, was
given to the church. A debate be
tween the two schools will be held at
the church Friday night, April 16th.
There will also be another basket sup
per at that time. The question for de
bate is: Resolved, that city life is
preferable to country life, Mr. Kelley's
school taking the affirmative.
Meeting of High School Latin Club.
The Hinh School Latin Club held its
second meeting, Saturday evening, March
30th, at the home ot Hazel Allen. A much
appreciated program was rendered in
which Ethel Johnston and Lyle Mewhlrter
distinguished themselves in the deliverance
of a Latin dialogue.
The two winners ot the Latin game,
which took up the greater part of the even
ing, were Katie O'Donnel and Camille
Nohe. They were crowned king and queen
of the Latins.
The meeting proved a marked success
and the enthusiasm shown by the members
assures a turn place tor trie ciud among
the various branches of the high school in
Easter flowers at the Gadsby store.
The declamatory contest at the opera
house Inst night was well attended and
was highly appreciated All the con
tcstants did well but of course only a
part of them could win. The winners,
according to the judges, were as fol
lows: Oratorical class: Henry Km
jicek, 1st; Herbert Nelson, 2nd. Dra
matic class: Agatha Oregg, 1st; Ralph
Thomas, 2nd. Humorous class: lieu
lah Smith, 1st; Charles Parker, 2nd.
The judges were Prof. W, II, Pate,
Mipcrlutcndenfr of the 8ldney schools;
Eugene Burton, county attorney; and
Jno. W. Thomas, editor of The Herald.
Kov. J. M. Huston, pastor of the Bap
tist church was referee.
The winner of first honors In each
class will represent the Alliance high
school in the district contest at Craw
ford tomorrow night The winners
there will represent the district In the
state contest next month, Wc predict
that our school will be represented In
the state contest.
C. F. Sucsser, the Denver piano tun
er and salesman, arrived last night and
will remain several days. He is stop
ping at the Hotel Northwest.
Easter flowers at the Gadsby store.
J. W. Guthrie left yesterday for
Casper, Wyo., on business. The firm
of Gray & Guthrio have added more
territory to their already large field.
J. E- Joder, whose family left last
week for Ralston, Wash., writes us to
send his Herald to that address. He
and Walter Virgin, formerly manager
of the Forest Lumber Co. at Alliance,
are with the Crab Creek Lumber Co.
Mrs. A. J. Engstrom of Seneca was
shopping in Alliance today.
The board of county commissioners
will meet next Tuesday.
Charles Ferris of the firm of Ferris
& Essay, whose ad appears in this is
sue of the Herald, made a trip to
Lincoln, Omaha and St. Joe, at which
places he ordered a stock of spring
goods for their Alliance store, returning
a week ugo today. They seem to have
an increasing business and are prepar
ing to make it still larger.
Theodore Johnson, one of The Her
ald's Hcmingford subscribers, is in
Alliance today. He informs us that
he will start in about a week for a trip
to Iowa, where he will visit for a while,
after which, returning west, he will go
to the coast for an extended stay. He
will probably return to Box Butte
county sonic time in the future.
The g-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Wood is seriously ill with pneu
monia. Mr. vVood was called home
from his engine on the road on account
of the lad's condition.
This being Holy Thursday, when,
according to sacred history, Christ in
stituted the blessed saprament, special
devotions are performed at Holy Rosary
Commercial club meeting next Mon
day night. Don't forget, business of
importance. Let every member at
tend. Ex-State Senator Patrick's temper
ance lecture at the Phclan opera house
Sunday night had some good things,
but we give expression to the general
sentiment so far as. we have been able
to gather it when we say that it was a
disappointment to the temperance peo
ple. The principal criticism is that it
was untimely. The remarks he made
on temperance were good, but much of
what he said related to other matters
and was very much out of place, at
least it was so considered by many if
not all who heard him.
Jim Feaging is away
on a business
trip to Idaho.
State Senator Raymond stopped in
Alliance enroute to his home in Scotts
bluff from Lincoln.
"March winds and
bring May flowers."
for the flowers.
H. A- Lotspeich came over
Minatare the last of last week
visit with friends.
Mrs. W- S. Wheaton has left the
Alliance hospital where she was taken
care of during her illness.
The recital given by the W. C. T.
ladies at the opera house on the even
ing before election was well attended,
and was a marked success. Those
who attended speak in highest praise of
Rev. Jordan and wife leave tomor
row for Bayard, where he has been ap
pointed pastor of the Methodist Epis
copal church. They have been resi
dents of this city for a long while,
they are highly respected here,and will
be missed. The Herald wishes them a
happy home in their new location.
Lafayette Pyle of Kewanee, III., ar
rived in Alliance this morning and will
visit J. D. Pyle and other relatives
while in the city.
Dave Lee, well known in Alliance
but who has been engaged in the saloon
business in Bridgeport the last year,
made The Herald office a call today.
He has the reputation of coming nearer
keeping within the bounds of the Slo
cumb law thau any other dispenser of
wet goods in western Nebraska. He
endorses the new daylight saloon law
but says the license fees should be cut
down in proportion to the number of
hours cut off-
The Northwest Nebraska Teachers'
association of which Prof. D. V. Hayes
is president, convenes at Crawford to
morrow for a two days session. A
very interesting program has been pre
For Sale Quick Wish
residence at once. V, H.
to sell my
You will miss a treat
if you are not there
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Mr, A. F. Bundy, missionary for the
American Sunday School Union, will be
found at his rooms, 401 Cheyenne Avenue,
Circle No. 1 of tho M. E. Ladies'
Aid will meet next Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. Fred Mollring-
Sunday services at the Baptist
church. Pastor Huston will speak in
the morning on an Easter topic, "He
is Risen." Special Easter music at
both services. 8 p. m., subject, "If a
man die shall he live again?" The or
dinance of baptism will be administered
at the beginnitig of the evening service.
Special Easter Notice
At Wallace & Swanson's you will find
all the delicacies of the season for
you r Easter table such as fresh straw
berries, celery, lettuce, green onions
and anything in the fresh vegetable
line that is in the city market. Also
all kinds of cheese, olives, olive oil
mushrooms and the best brand of can
ned goods carried in the market. We
solicit your patronage and guarantee
satisfaction, prompt delivery and
courteous treatment. Phone No. 4.
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
Few choice Leghorn cockerels for sale
Eggs, $1 per setting. Call or w rite B. H.
Perry.024. Box Butte Ave., Alliance. 4-17
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
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 aud I
can sell it. Address Walter Johnson,
Dressmaking at 303 East Wyo. St.
Wanted Teams to do breaking in
different parts of the county. Call and
see us at once. Nebraska Land
Dr. Allen, dentist. Opera house blk.
We don't sell just "Ham." We sell
Armour's "Star." The ham of hams
"The Ham what am."
E HAVE the most beautiful line of Men's
Ties it has been our privilege and
pleasure to show you. You villv
find just the style you want in all
of the newest colorings.
Nothing adds so much to the finish
of your dress as a bright, new tie
in Box Butte
Statement from Prof. Hunt
Nothing better for this department
of The Herald could be published this
week than the following interview with
Prof- Hunt. His investigations here in
regard to soil conditions, etc., are cer
tainly very encouraging to those who
are interested in this county's agricul
tural development and fully meet the
expectations of the most sanguine.
Following is the interview as furnished
by our reporter:
"I have been here now for about ten
days and have looked the ground care
fully over; have carefully examined
soil and the sub-soil on many different
farms situated in different directions
from Alliance and as 11 result I feel
justified in saying that you have here
a soil peculiarly adapted to all kinds of
agriculture. You have got tho soil,
there is no question about that, the
only question concerns the necessary
amount of moisture for the successful
production of crops. The plant food
that is in the soil has to be dissolved in
water before the plants can use it.
This water in which the plant food has
been dissolved has to be sucked up by
the roots-of the plants- and from it are
built new plant tissues. If there is
not water enough in tbe soil to dissolve
this plant food the plunt will starve.
"Theru is sufficient moisture if well
taken care of to grow any crop. The
average rainfall here for the last twen
ty years has been seventeen Inches per
year. Of course, in some years it has
exceeded that amount and in other
years It has fallen short but what is
peculiarly fortunate is the fact that
seventy-five per cent of the annual
rainfall falls during- the growing sea
son. If this is carefully .saved It is suf
ficient to produce any crop. What is
necessary here is first by deep plowing
to create a reservoir for water in the
soil and then by proper surface culti
vation to prevent the evaporation of
the water contained in this reservoir.
Every one knows that if you loosen tho
soil for two inches deep tho loosened
soil will hold a certain amount of
water. If the soil is loosened six luches
it will hold three times that much. The
problem then for the farmer is to culti
vate the ground so deeply that it will
take and hold all the water that falls
PROF. E. W. HUNT,
upon It without any running off and
then handle the surface of the soil in
such a way as to prevent loss of water
by evaporation. Of course, this will
take work and plenty of it and pretty
near all the time. It will mean that
farmers will have to do their work on
the farm in season and out of season,
instead of on the sidewalks in town,
but good honest hard work never hurt
"If any farmer in this vicinity be
longs to the great army of Nebraska
farmers who are trying to get rich
without work he had better not co
operate ' in this movement. I don't
khow of any loftier pride or satisfac
tion than that which comes from going
up against adverse conditions of nature
and winning out. I do not know of
any loftier patriotism than that which
prompts a man to make the most of
resources in his soil and in this way
add to the resources of his country. I
do not know any greater spur to action
in this matter than a desire to improve
the farm for the benefit of the next
generation. Somebody has said that
the aim of life should be so to live that
each generation may be better than its
immediate predecessors. The Box
liutte farmer who handles his land in
such a way as to answer to this re
quirement illustrates the highest type
of American citizenship."
Cut flowers for Easter. Leave your
orders early. Geo. D. Darling.
Potted Easter Lilies at Geo. D. Dar
Potted Easter Lilies at Geo. D-
Furnished rooms for rent
Cheyenne Ave. Phone 594.
Alliance Council 975 Knights of Col
umbus will give their annual Easter
ball at tho Phelan opera house Monday
night, April 12th. The Fort Robinson
orchestra will furnish the music.
Pay $3.00 on subscription
to The Herald this month and
get one of those water sets as
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