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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1909)
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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1909.
W09 JUNE 1809
Tho ladies are invited to "make
themselves nt home" at 122 W- Wyo.
Help boost tho Junior Normal by at
tending tho lectures and entertainments
of the igog course.
Yellow and green arc tho iiredomi
nating colors in Alliance this week.
They nro the official colors of tho Ne
braska Stockmen's association.
Owing to the whichness of the oc
caBion wo are not discussing the sub
ject of politics this week; but say, have
you noticed the number of leading dem
ocrats who aro attending the Stock
Tho Herald is receiving calls from
so many of its friends this week that it
is not possible to acknowledge through
s tho paper nil that we would like to
mention in this way, but wo appreciate
: the calls just the same.
Wo aro pleased to note that the Jollo
is starting out nicelv under Hal Har
tley's management. Tho entertain
incuts are fully up to the motto: "A
clean show for clean people," and
should receive a liberal patrouage.
Last week The Herald office received
a call from W- M. Spencer, the rustling
manager of the Central Lumber com
pany's yard at Hemingford, and Ed.
Wildy of that burg, whose smiling
countenance is often seeu at the county
Tho public spirit with which busi
ness men of Alliance take hold of any
.proposition that is fot the good of the
city was shown last week by Messrs.
J. A. Mallerv, F. E. Holsten and R.
M. Hampton, who got out and sold
tickets for tho Alliance Junior Normal
lecture and entertainment courso.
S. H. Wirts, who many years ago
entered the first homestead on what is
known as" "Good Streak" and gave
that name to the location, now has a
Kinkaid near Augora. Ho does some
real estate business as a "tree lance,"
as he says, and makes frequent visits
to'the metropolis of western Nebrnska.
Recently when in tho city ho called at
The Herald office and subscribed for
this disseminator of uews,
It was our good fortune to have a
conversation this morning with Ex
Senator J. R. Van Boskirk of Eugene.
Ore., who formerly resided iu this part
of Nebraska. He has traveled quite
extensively iu the region between here
and the Pacific and along the coast,
un 1 13 emphatic in the declaration that
he knows of no place where a man with
moderate means can do better finan
cially than in Box Butte county. It
is his opinion that a man, who has a
farm here, grows foYty acres of pota
toes and some other crops and keeps a
few cows, will do better than he can
nnvwhere else with the same invest
un nt and amount of labor, outside of
Morrill County News
(The Bayard Transcript)
Rev McLaughlin of Alliance was in
town ;or a day or two this week.
CI 1 id Lester of Alliance was in
town Monday and Tuesday doing a
a Jit'.e veterinary work.
Win. Watkius came over from Al
liance Tuesday, for a few davs visit
with his brother, Tom.
Geo- and Mrs, Milliken were passen
gers from Alliance Tuesday. Then
ar ve out to their ranch south of town.
Geo. Lee, on his return from Alliance
last week, was unfortunate enough to
los two ten dollar bills ou the train.
Col. Pete Watkius is strictly iu it as
marsliall of the day. t
Hail ndrthwest of Hemingford last
week Tuesday did some damage.
Isaac Rlckell of HemiugTord was one
of our pleasant callers yesterday.
A. D. Weir, of Canton, was attend
ing the Baptist convention last week.
M. C. Cole, the photographer, made
a great hit by having a lot of novelty
tags printed welcoming the stockmen to
P. Kaldal, one of Tho Herald's
Angora subscribers, was in Alliance
Wo find it necessary to boil down
our local news notes this week to make
room for other matter.
E. A. Longcar, of Chadron, was in
attendance at the Baptist convention
held in this city last week.
Judge Connors is rebuilding twenty
miles of fence on the O'Kccfo ranch,
eighteen miles northwest of town.
Miss Laura Miller of The Herald
force, nd Mrs, Will Showers visited
at John SnodJy's ranch the first of the
Miss Margaret Triplctt has returned
from Omaha, where she has been a
patient for several weeks at St. Joseph's
Miss Blunche Macdonald, steno
grapher af The Herald office, is taking
a vacation this week and visiting friends
Win. Leggett and wife moved over
from Gordon to the O'Keefc ranch last
week. Mr- Leggett will act as fore
man for Mr- Hull.
Geo. Douglas, one of Box Butte
county's fine farmers, will start for a
short visit to his old Wisconsin home
in a couple of weeks.
John Collins, living fifteen miles
north of this city, returned from Ma
nilla, la., where he had been attending
the funeral of a relative.
The Nebraska Land Company has a
crowd of men here looking for laud.
J. C. McCorklc and assistants nre
showing them the country.
Dr. Scoggin and wife of Bridgeport
were in the city attending the Baptist
convention, and stopped at The Herald
office to exchange greetings.
Peter Annen, who lives thirteen
miles northeast ot Hemingford and
who has been a subscriber to The
Herald for many years, favored this
office with a call while iu the city last
Mr- Hull of Denison, Iowa will ship
in 700 yearlings soon with which to
stock up the O'Keefe ranch, eighteen
miles northwest of Alliance. He has
leased the same for three years from
the present owner, Judge Connors.
C Cosens and C. E. Higbee arrived
in Alliance with their families on Wed
nesday of last week from Ovid, Colo.,
and will make this city their home.
These gentlemen are cement contract
ors and builders and will do business
under the firm name of Cosens and
A rest room for the ladies in attend
ance at the convention has been fitted
up at 122 W. Wyoming St., first door
east of Mark's harness shop, by the
Woman's Club. It is furnished with
easy chairs and couches, telephone and
other conveniences which makes it an
ideal icst room-
Mrs. A. S. Stewart, residing iu the
west pait of the county near Canton,
came to Alliance last Thursday with
her little son and favored Tho Herald
office with a call while here. She is
receiving a visit from her brother,
James Plymate, an old gold miner from
Mrs. M. O- Joder and little daughter
leave today for the coast. They ex
pect to visit two or three weeks with
relatives at Sacramento, Cal., and then
proceed to Seattle, where they will be
joined by Mr. Joder. The big fair will
occupy their attention for some time
ere they take their journey homeward.
F. J. Spon, who came to Alliance
from North Yakima, Wash., last
month aud purchased the Harry Bar
ber barber shop in the Star Theatre
building, informs the Herald reporter
that he is starting out with a nice
patronage. He is an experienced bar
ber and is ably assisted by Joe Moore,
who is well known to many men of Al
liance as a tonsorial artfst.
Victor E. Wilson, representative in
the Nebraska legislature from Polk
county, arrived in Alliance this morn
ing and will spend a few days seeing
the sights of the Stockmen's convention
and visiting his brother-in-law, A. G.
Brice. Mr. Wilson was one of the ac
tive members of the last legislature aud
was one of the prime factors iu the
enactment of tho daylight saloon law,
and also of the bank guarantee law.
The Dineen, Rubcndall aud Young
land buyers' excursion from eastern
Nebraska arrived yesterday and aro
being nhuwn over the country today.
Further particulars next week. v
We were pleased to receivq a call
this week from John Lcith, who resides
sixteen miles west of town. Mr. Leith
reports that the grass and all crops in
his neighborhood are looking fide,
Mrs. E. W. Huut, wife of Prof.
Hunt who is superintending tho Box
Butte County agricultural experiment
station, arrived in Alliance last Friday
to spend a couple of weeks visiting her
L. E. Stouffer, who is homestcading
seventeen miles west of Alliance, called
at this offico last Saturday while on his
weekly visit to this city. Mr. Stouffer
is improving his land by breaking
prairie and other necessary labor re
quired on a claim.
John and Andy Cusick left Tuesday
morning for Erin's green isle, their
first return after an absence of tweuty
five years. They are anticipating an
enjoyable visit with their aged parents,
both of whom ate still living. They
expect to return to this country in Aug
ust. C. G. Parks, manager of the western
division for C. A. Crancer Piano com
pany, showed the right kind of enter
prising spirit in compiling a sixteen
page pamphlet containing the offipial
program of the Stockmen's convention
and advertisements of a number of the
leading business men of Alliance, and
which he had printed under the title,
"Official Program and Souvenir of the
Annual Stockmen's Convention."
Electric Lines for Northwest Nebraska
With the steady, but rapid, develop
ment that northwestern Nebraska is
now undergoing, there willcomemodern
conveniences that are now common in
the thickly settled portions of the cen
tral and eastern states. For one to
have suggested trolley lines for Box
Butte and adjoining counties a dozen
years ago would have marked him as a
visionary; but it will not be at all sur
prising if Alliance and the North Platte
valley towns are connected by such a
lino within less than a dozen years
An electric railway is being planned
for northern Nebraska and southern
South Dakota, where tho population is
not as dense as it will be in western
Nebraska within a few years.
The following is from a leccnt issue
of the Chadron Journal:
C. H. Cornell, president of the First
National Bank of Valentine, it is under
stood, is promoting an electric railroad to
run from Valentine'to Anoka on the Bone
steel line of the C. & N. V., the route
of the electric line to go through the heart
of the rich farming regions of Cherry,
Keya Paha and Boyd counties. Surveyors
are now at work making preliminary sur
veys for the proposed line. Mr. Cornell
has a water right on the Niobrara river a
short way from Valentine which will give
him adequate power to generate enough
electricity to give power to the new line,
which, when completed, will be about
ninety miles long.
About ten years ago North-Western engi
neers made an estimate of the magnitude
of the power which could be furnished
from this narrow defile on the Niobrara
river if properly dammed, and their fig
ures were to the effect that enough power
could be developed to handle all North
Western trains west of Omaha
Box Butte County
Building Boom Coming
We do not know that the building
operations now in progress in Alliance
and other parts of Box Butte county
are unprecedented but they are very
extensive and the indications are that
they will continue for some time to
come. ' We cannot at present compile
a complete list of the buildings that
are now being constructed but we have
learned of some as follows:
J. H. Plank is just completing a neat
and comfortable cottage at 606 West
Dakota street, this city, and will move
into it this week.
W. F. Knight, who has just com
pleted a dwelling in the block east of
Mr- Plank, moved into it this week-
We are informed that S-.C. Reck
will build two houses on West Dakota
street some time during this summer,
the same to be rented when completed.
Harry Desch is building a oue story
cMtage for himself on the southwest
corner of Dakota street and Toluca
Pete Kaldal, who formerly operated
a brick yard here, but who has been
residing at Angora for about three
years past, will build a dwelling house
this summer on the south side of Da
kola street between Toluca and Big
Horn avenues. We have not learned
yet whether this building will be for
rent or whether Pete contemplates
matrimony and is building this house
in preparation for the same.
County Commissioner Jensen
building a new house and
tl3U U -UIU
modious barn and making other im
provements ou his farm southwest of
Work was begun last week on the
new opera house in Hemingford which
is another step that town has taken re
cently toward becoming an up-to-date
Dr. L- Campbell, one of the two
government stock inspectors who have
their headquarters at Alliance, will
build a two story residence this summer
at the north end of Big Horn avenue a
short distance south of the St. Agnes
Academy. The ground for the same
was staked out last Saturday after
noou. The house faces east and will
be.modern in every respect and one of
the most desirable situations in the
The twenty-second anniversary of
the the Northwestern Baptist Associa
tion came to a close Monday morning.
This was, as everyone who attended
said, the best meeting the association
ever held. The attendance was the
largest, the session the longest and the
speakers the strongest. The Bible
school instruction by Prof. Baber of
Lincoln, state superintendent of the
Baptist Sunday school work, was of
the highest type. Prof. Baber was for
years president of a college for the
training of teachers and introduces
into his work principles and methods
used in the secular schools.
Tho feature of the association was
the two days' conference conducted by
Drs- Sallade, Eubank and Jacobs.
These gentlemen are conducting a
number of conferences on their tay to
Portland, Oregon. They represent
three of the largest agencies of the
Baptist denomination. Dr. Eubank's
accounts of his medical work iu China
is most interesting and instructive. He
is a speaker of unusual ability. He
does not present the work of missions
in Jbe stereotyped manner usually
characteristic of missionaries, but
illustrating his own conception of the
need of the day, living churches with a
live membership, by injecting life in
his addresses. Dr. Sallade's address
on the "Foreign Problem" will not
soon be forgotten, and Rev. Joe Jacob's
experiences with the chapel car made
a profound impression. The local
Baptist church as well as all the dele
gates and visitors have been greatly
benefited by the meetings. The asso
ciation will hold its next annual meet
ing with the Baptist church of Chad
ron. j Tho following officers were
elected: Moderator, J. M- Huston of
Alliance; clerk, E. O. Otto, who was
ordained at this session of the associa
tion; treasurer, W- H. Davis of Bridge
port. An associational brotherhood of
laymen was inaugurated.
H. H. Reimond, the newly elected
superintendent of the Crawford schools,.
was iu town Saturday looking to the
interests of the fall term. He will
move to Crawford about July 1st.
Crawford Courier, June 12.
J. C. Henry, an expert telephone
man with headquarters at Alliance,
dropped into Harrison last Saturday
and got busy at once repairing tele
phones. Ho remained until Tuesday
afternoon and was kept busy all of the
time. Harrison Suu, June n,
L. L. Raymond will go to Alliance
next week where he will deliver an ad
dress to the Northwestern Stock Grow
ers association meeting there the 16,
17 and 18. The association has been
organized for about eighteen years and
they are counting ou having the best
meeting ever held during the life of the
association- Several prominent speak
ers have signified a willingness to be
present and visitors may expect loyal
treatment at the bauds of our sister
city. Scottsbluff Republican, June n.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kleinke are at
Alliance attending the Baptist Associa
tion. From there they will go together
on a trip. Chadron Journal, June n.
T. S. Baird passed through the city
on his way from Alliauce to Wayside
Wednesday night. Chadron Journal.
E. von Forell of Funston precinct
will leave tomorrow for Lincoln where
he will take charge of the correspond
ence school of the Campbell System of
Soil Tillage. The Campbell system
has long beeu recognized as the proper
one for dry land farmiug and it is now
proposed to enlarge and extend the
work into some of the rainfall states-
VI9ITORS WILL GKT THEIR TICKETS AT GUO. D. DARLING'S STORE
FRIDAY, JUNE 18-MORNING
' '9:45- Street music by band and parade to race track. .
10:15. Pony Race; half mile dash; riders to be ranch boys under 15
years. Purse, $15, $10 arid 5.
10:45. Pony Race; half mile dash; riders to be ranch girls. Purse,
$15, ?to and $5.
11:15. Saddle Horse Race; half mile dash; riders must be cowboys
only and must wear chaps. Purse, S25, 15 and $to
11:45. Relay Race; two and a half miles; must be two contestants
Purse, $50 and $30.
RA-CIDSJ ITRIDE XO EVERYBODY
JUNE 18 Afternoon
1:00. Street Music; parade to ball park.
(Admission by ticket.) Tickets will be sold to those not
holding visitors' tickets. '
1:30. Horse Back Potato Race. Purse, Sio, 5 and F3.
2:00- Broncho Busting- Purse, S25 for hardest bucking broncho; $10
for 2d hardest bucking broncho; $25 for best rider; $15 for
2d best rider; $5 for 3d best rider.
3:00- Ball Game, Alliance vs. Sidney.
This system is really the. principal of
scientific fanning practically applied,
and will, no doubt, eventually be
adopted by every successful agricultur
ist. Experiment stations for the test
ing of the Campbell system have been
established in Kansas, Oklahoma, Tex
as and Washington and it will be a
part of Mr. Forell's work to visit these
stations from time to time to inspect
and report upon the work there carried
on. Scottsbluff Kterald, June 11.
The Jollo the Best
There is always a best place of en
tertainment and under the new man
agement the Jollo is it. First-class in
every respect. Entertaining and in
structive. "A clean show for clean people."
Come and enjoy yourself-
4th of July Celebration
Preparations for a big celebration
are being made by some of the people
noitheast of Alliauce, the boys from
the table contesting against the sand
hill boys in nil sports and games.
The celebration will be held on July
3 in Nason's grove, eight miles east
and nine miles north of Alliance.
The program for the day is as fol
lows, beginning at g a.m.:
Address of welcome.
Pie eatiug contest.
Potato race horseback.
Ball game. x
Relay race 5 horses.
Double hobbled race 25 yards.
Men's relay race 400 yards.
Wrestling match horseback-
Runniug race for saddle horses free
Men's foot race 100 yards.
Platform dance afternoon and even
ing. There will be a staud with all its ac
cessories of ice cream, candies, peanuts,
etc., where the girls may enjoy them
selves at the expense of their escorts.
So boys, save up your money and
bring your girls to the biggest celebra
tion in northwest Nebraska.
UV ORDER OI' COMMITTEE ON l'KOGRAM
County Commissioners' Meeting
The Board of County Commissioners
met June 4, 1909 persuant to call of
the clerk, and submitted the following
from which to draw petit jury:
Alliance, 1st ward W. S. Achesou,
C. F. Bruuell, L. Lara vac, J. B, Mc
Gill, E- E. Soder, H. H. Bogue, H. E.
Derring, F. E- Morrison, Martin Rock,
John Wiker, Sam Albro, G. J. Burk,
W. H. McCoy, E. A. Stroud, Geo.
Younkins, Roy S. Beckwith, August
Hornburg, B. S. Owens, A. J. Nelson.
Alliauce, 2nd ward R. M. Baker,
J. F. Byrne, S. A- Miller, Mike Bayer,
R. E. Driscoll, Ed. Owens, H. U. Car
penter, E. C. Hamblin, Philip Nohe,
J. N. Cook, Bert Hill, F- M. Knight.
Lake Precinct E. Adams. L. I.
Glarum, H. L. Brennaman, H. Crone,
A. J. Gagahagen.
Dorsey Precinct' Aug. Drews, Win.
Delsing, Karl Forstrom, W- M. Fos
ket, Alex Muirhead.
Box Butte Precinct Ben Donilson,
J. O'Mara, Otto Vogle, Eric Rasmus
sen. Nonpariel Precinct--George Andre,
J- B. Iverson, Carson Henniugs.
Dr. H. R. Belville
All first-class up-to-date work done in
most careful manner
Opera House Block Alliance, Nebr I
Wright Precinct Cal Hashman, W.
J. Johnson, W. C. Sollenbergcr.
Lawn Precinct L. F. Leavitt, P.
Michael, L. Homrighousen.
Liberty Precinct -Frank Caha, Chas.
Snake Creek Precinct Fred Craw
ford. Running Water Precinct Barney
Boyd Precinct Chas. Bauer, John
Whereupon the Board adjourned to
meet at their next regular meeting on ,
June 21, 1901. W. C. Mounts,
DBPAIlTMnNT OP THE INTF.llIOK,
UNITED ST.VTKS I.AM) omCK
Alliance, Nebraska, .lime 12, 1903
A sutllclent contest ntlldavlt lmvlut; been
filed In tills otiico by H-irry Derr. contest
ant, wriilnst homestead Entry No. 01013,
mnrto October 30tli. KXW. for S. W, l section
8. N. Vt section 1", N. 13. if of section
is, township 24 N.of run iso 53 W. of, tho Oth P.
Meridian, bj Kllert Sthidt, (Ymtestee, In which
it Is aliened thai the said nilert Sthidt does
not reside on thu said land and has no bulld
Iiirs or Improvement? thereon und tliitt he has
abandoned tlio same for more than six months
prior to tho dato of thlsemtet, said parties aro
Iieroby notified to appear, respond, and offer
evidence touching ald allegation nt 10
o'clock a. 111 on July 23, lttiP, before tho
HeIter and Itecelver nt the United States
Luinl Ollico at Alliance, Nebraska,
The wiid contestant ImUntr, In a proper
affidavit, filed .luno 7. 1PW. set forth facts
which htiow that after due diligence personal
service of this notice cannot be made. It Is
hereby ordered and directed that such notice
be Klven by due and proper publication
fp June 17-ow W. V. Vooi, Jteslster.
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Alliance, Neb., by
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We cordially invite you to
make our office your head
quarters when in Alliance.
Big- rest room. The daily
and weekly papers on file.
Easy chairs 'and a good,
clean place to rest.
Remember, when you have
land for sale that we have
a big- organization and can
sell it for you.
Buyers and Sellers
We get them together
Ora E. Phillips Lloyd C. Thomas
B, M. Thomas
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