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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1909)
Published Kvery Thursday by
The Herald Publishing Company.
i A. PlKIIKOX. l'r-a. I.I.OTI) ('. TllOMAR, See.
John W. Tiiomar. Mpr
JOHN W. THOMAS Hdltor
J. B. KNIEST Associate Editor
Entered at the postoffice at Alliance,
Nebraska, for transmission through the
mails, as second-class matter.
Subscription, $1,50 per year in advance.
THURSDAY. JULY 1, 1909.
To TUB VoTliKS 01 HOX IJlITTB
County, I hereby respectfully an
nounce myself ti candidate for the
noinlnution for Sheriff of Box Huttc
County upon the Democratic and Peo
ples Party tickets. Subject to the pri
mary to be held August 17th, 1909.
Your support appreciated,
Thomas . Siirbwsiiuky.
Boost for Alliance nnd Box Butte
As Wait Mason, Into of tho United
States, now of Empotia, Kans., says:
"The consumer always Rets it in the
Wait for tho Box Butte county fair.
It's bound to be the biggest and best
over held in western Nebraska up to
tho year '09,
Radium is worth pGoo.ooo an ounce.
Why doesn't Senator Aldrich put a
radium schedulo in his tariff bill and
encourage the hpuie production of tho
Omaha is to havo a fifteen-story
building, which will bo constructed by
the Woodmen of tho World. It is to
bo of terra cotta-steel construction and
will cost upwards of a million dollars.
The Wymoro Wymoroan, republican,
suggests that what tho country needs
is a revision of the U. S. senate in
stead of tho tariff. Wo second the
Will tho Box Butte county fair bo a
success? We think it will, judging by
other doings that havo been held hero
recently. How about the state declam
atory contest, and the Alliance Junior
Normal, and the Stockmen's conven
tion? And it's our -i 11 m tlut me
county fair will bo thu cto.muis evc.it
of the year.
In our nccouut la&i n.ok of the dem
ocratic conclave at Kiiinv rt-cuutiv,
wo headed tho article, 7 A Feast of
Reason and Flow of Soul." One of
The Herald's lady iriends wants to
know whether theio was a flow of any
thing else. Nothing else stronger than
Platte river water. Kearney is a dry
town tliis year, and while not manv of
tho democrats are prohibitionists, tiu-v
do not believe in carrying liquids 1.. j
It is announcad tl..a ' . ! ,- t)e
inflamed state of puu..v ouu" inc
trial of tho accused sugar weighers has
been postponed until the fall term of
courh If in the meantime further un
blushing rascality by the lawless sugar
trust should be uncovered tho same
plea will doubtless bo urged for addi
tional delay. Your Uncle Samuel is
very solicitous of the rights to a fair
trial of tho big thieves. It is only tho
small ones that are railroaded to prison
in a hurry regardless of tho "inflamed
Btatc of public option."
The ranks of that remarkable de
velopment of latter day "lawiug," the
expert witness, will have to be widened
' ns a result of the Gould divorce case.
The servants of the ultra-rich are oligi
hie to entry. In this delectable case
one bunch of servaut witnesses swears
that Mrs. Gould was drunk most of tho
time, while another bunch declares
with equal emphasis that she was a
poifect leddy" at all times. Their
testimony is probably as valuable as
-that of the majority of expert witness
es, which isn't saying much for it.
Senator Tillman was justifi-J in
characterizing as "humbugs" that class
of newspapers which, while advocating
high duties on everything that the
people eat, wear and use, are clamor
ing vociferously for the free admission
of their own pulp and paper. It is
right that newspapers should demand
Uhe removal of the tariff which makes
Hhem slaves of the paper trust, but it is
monstrous that coupled with this de
mand they should acquiesce in the
grinding down of all sorts and condi
tions of cousumers for the profit of
other trusts. Such newspapers as
stand ia this attitude have no reason
to complain if the people voice en
dorsement of Tillman's denunciation
of them as arrant humbugs.
President Taft seems to have exper
ienced a remarkable change iu his
views on the income tax in the short
space of less than a year. In accept
ing the republican nomination for the
presidency, Mr. Taft said: "In my
judgment an amendment to tho consti
tution for an income tax is uot ueces
'sary. I believe that an income tax
can and should be devised, which un
der the decisions of the supreme court
will conform to the constitution." Yet
President Tnft is now persuaded that
n constitutional amendment is neces
sary before an income tax that will
stand the tost of the supreme court
can lie enacted. No explanation of
this striking change of attitude lias
been offered. Has President Taft
been converted by Senator Aldrich?
Primaries August 17th.
Under tho new law primaries are to
be held the third Tuesday in August
instead of the first Tuesday in Septem
ber. This makes the date of the pri
maries this year August 17th.
It is in order for persons who wish
office to announce their candidacy.
It is not necessary, of course, to pub
lish a notice in the local newspaper,
although that is eminently proper; but
a failure to give publicity in due time
is considered by many as a cause for
distrust. Tiic timo was when the
"gum shoo" in politics was verv suc
cessful, but in recent years the candi
date who tries to conceal his desire for
office till he has the nomination cinched
is looked upon with suspicion. Tho
old saying, "If you want anything, ask
for it like a man," is being applied to
candidates more in recent years than
Thomas B, Shrewsbury is the first
this j car to come fotcward with an an
nouncement in Tho Herald. So far na
we know ho is the only candidate for
the democratic nomination for sheriff.
Ho is well qualified for the office, and
a feeling of confidence nmong his
friends that if nominated ho will be
Life Policy-Holders to Gain
Press dispatches from Now York the
first of the week gave some life insur
ance news that will be of special in
torest to policy-holders of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society, of whom there
are a largo number in this part of the
west. Following is a special from Now
York to tho Chicago Record-Herald
under date ol June 28:
Tho state Insurance department has
a eunmuiirii under ivnv ivhli.li nmtnii.no
substantial benefits to hundreds of
tll'JtlMluds of tinliev.linliWc In tl... 11,.
companies in the Bhnpo of larger divi
dends. It has just completed an exami
nation of the u Hull's of the Equitable
Life AbMirmiea bocluty, and has begun
nn examination of the ailairs of thu
It wus learned tho report will reoom
mend that thu apprulbulb on Its real
estutc nnd certain of thu security hold
ings of tho Equitable bu increased by
substantial figures, wh'ieh will prob
ably aggregate several millions. All
of tills increase will be directly uppli-
vjuuic iu me xuuii sot usute lor Uistribu
tlon umoujr the holders of deferred
dividend policies. ,
In the case of the Equitable Life,
dividend payments to policy-holders
uow total nearly 70 per eent more than
In lOOt, tho year just before the Inves
tigation. In that year they amounted
to $0,001,003; In 100: they wore 550.709,
003; in 1000, 57,580,735; in 1007, $7,508,
770; in 1008, $8,011,010, and In 100!i $10,
003,000 has been bet aside for distribu
tion. If the state Insurance department
succeeds In bringing about its revision
in thuvaluation of tli U7! mo mis ..
assets of tho company it is figured the
jlt1l.tM1 .It. I I ...... .
uoiui-uu lusiruuuuons in iuiu ana
thereafter bhouhl b inmli lnrrr,.,- ti,n..
the present rate.
A Good Ad.
The Herald ad man feels swelled up
over Threlkeld's full page Crown piano ad
in a recent issue, which said ad man assist
ed in getting up. The Crown manufac
turers ordered a number of extra copies of
that issue of the paper, and a prominent
musical journal of large circulation made
a commendatory mention of it.
On Monday evenincr. Iiinn -?R. 'nn
Mr. Rolla L. Shettler and Miss Hattte
btewart, both of Liberty precinct, were
united iu the holv bonds of mnirimnnv
at the Canton Baptist church, in the
presence of an audience that filled the
house to overflowing. Rev. J. M.
Huston pei formed the marriage cere
mony. The wedding date was the
eighteenth birthday anniversary of the
The contracting parties are well
known in western Box Butte and east
ern Sioux county, and have a host of
friends who sincerely wish them a sa.e
voyage acioss the sea of matrimonial
fecility. For the present they will
make their home at the residence of the
bride's parents, and later will remove
to Mr. bheiter't. farm near Heining
ford, wheie they w.t make their per
Will Grow BelrisntT Onions.
Fred Countrvm.-in is firminr. l. n r
H ,... . . R ,llu 1Vf ii
arris place northeast of town, and in ad
dition to potatoes and othi-r prnn. mm.
inonlv LTOnn lnr will 1..,..o. r.- t
Deans and onions that is, he is trying the
"uureui oi Browmg tnetn ana lias good
prospect of success. Early in the spring
lie thorouchlv niik-ri..ri t,.,.. .-. j
ground and sowed the same in nninn,.
Ihe tubers are yet small but are growing
nicely. Yesterday morning he finished
planting about forty-five acres of beans,
all on sod except about three acres. The
beans first planted are up and doing fine.
Persons who desire the success of di
versified farming in this country will keep
tab on these two crops with a good deal of
jutert. 1 he Herald will keep its readers
posted on all matters of this kind.
The thirteen-year-old daughter of
H.I. Lapham, who resides in the Mof
tail neighborhood, was accidentally
shot through the foot by a rifle, which
she was cairyiug, last Monday evening.
&e was immediately brought to Al
hance by l,er father for treatment,
arriving hero early the next morning.
At last accounts she was getting along
Copyright, 1009, by American Press Association
It was a cracker, the last of a pack-
Some punkand a match and our little boy Jack
Oh, dear me!
Perfectly harmless when separate, why
Did they happen to meet on the Fourth of July?
Oh, dear me!
little boy Jack had no harm in his head
When he happened to pause by the big canna bed
Oh, dear me!
Jack is a good little boy, and he knew
Those cannas were dear to tho heart of Aunt Sue
On, dear me!
Was it the cracker that whispered to Jack,
"Make the most of me, the last of the pack?"
Oh, dear mei
Did it suggest, "Stuck on top of a canna,
See how I'll startle Aunt Sue and Aunt Hannah?"
Oh, dear me!
People who happened to pass in the road
Saw with surprise some French cannas explode.
Oh, dear me!
As a finale it was a success;
But the sequel that followed perhaps you can guess!
Oh, dear me!
THE GLORIOUS FOURTH
A Fourth of July without firecrack
ers, without u brass band, without nn
oration, closing with the Iniinei-nlou of
n bunch of norora In the creek near
tho water mill of the town nnd county
can you conceive of a mitnl day of
thnt sort? Do you ko back that far?
It bnpppnod In n Missouri town ubout
fifty years iiko. It may hnve occurred
n little further back, but It Is not nl
wnys wise to be exact ubout dates.
Thv blc; event of the day wus tun
laying of tho cornerstone of the first
courthouse In the county ? t'itbp
the crremony wns by the Masonic
lodge of the town The announcement
nnd brought In tienrby farmers. Of
course, nguln. the citizens turned out
the male population, for In Unit day It
was not n woman's place to appear In
The procession" formed on the play
ground of the only schoolhoiiM' In the
town. The grand marshal wns the
sheriff of the county, who wus also
a Mason from the blue lodge He had
a sword that had been In the Mexican
war The white plume uf his wife's
hat was utilized for his Inslgula. He
was mounted on the biggest bore of
the town When he gave the order to
fall in the lodge headed the column.
Next mine the justice of the peace of
the towushlp In a one horse Bhny. The
school fallowed him. The master
they didn't cull him the master then;
he was simply the vlllnge schoolteach
er "bonded" his pupils. lie curried
the bell which called the scholars to
school five days Iu the week, and ho
rattled the clapper from the 8tnrt of
the parade until It halted on the court
house square Then en nip the citizens,
on foot and In wuguns.
When tho grand marshal stopped the
procession he dismounted, sheathed
his historic blade nnd Joined hl lodge,
and the stone wns masonlcally laid.
The crowd went across the htreet to
n goods box on which stood the justice
of the peace, who read the luir.iortnl
Declaration of Independence. As soon
as he had finished the first salute of
the day wus tired. It was from the
only anvil In town. It was primed by
a veteran who wore the uniform of
the soldiery that followed old Zaeh
Taylor to Mexico He wus the only
uniformed ninn In the town.
After the thunders of this black
smith shop attachment the Htb.eus
marched to the grove a mile n way
It may not have been thnt distance
nnd there they panicked Was there
over a tmuquet that surpassed a coun
try picnic In real enjoymetit? Fourth
of July picnics In those blessed days
I J,f Ml I
After the feed In the woods the col
ored folks had their time. They were
the servants of the citizens. They led
the procession to the old mill site near
by. and while the parson, the faithful
slave of the village doctor, waded his
several converts out Into the muddy
strenm nnd soused them under the
people on shore sang. "On Jordan's
Stormy Banks I Stand."
Then the assemblage scatterpd-the
farnipr back to the country, the cltl
zens to their homes, where they had
their suppers, for the recular meals
In those dear old dnys were served
regularly regardless of any great civic
event. By 0 o'clock everybody wns In
bed Lights were out. The day hnd
been observed Thpro were no head
aches the next dny
FRANK II BROOKS.
"The Glorious Fourth"
Who hasn't seen the silver-tongued
orator of his town mount the nlntfnrm
on a hot Fourth of July day and becin:
When, in the course of human
events," etc.? Everyone has been a
mong those present on these time-honored
A splendid picture, illustrating a
good, old-fashioned Independence Day
meeting is shown here. It includes a
lot of old acquaintances. There is the
orator you can call him by name; the
small boy at the corner of the platfoim
who has recently lost a battlo with a
giant firecracker and is waiting anxious
ly for the end of the reading and the
beginning of the pie-eating contest; the
members of the Independent Cornet
Band, who are very important people
on a day like this; the staunch patriot
radiating heat in the foreground; the
good farmer and his good wife who
holds a basket that makes von lnmnrv?
the parson, the village boss. Anyone
can go through the picture and pick
This illustration of a celebration of
the Nation's birthday is the work of
Samuel Nelson Abbott, and was made
for Hart Schaffner& Matx.
A copy of this celebrated picture
can be seen in one of the windows of
The Famous Clothing House.
Planning a Trip
Roy S. Heckwith is planning to leave
the first ot the week for a week's visit
in towns ou the line of the Northwest
ern R. R. He will visit a brother at
Rushville, friends at Gordon and his
parents at Neligh, Mrs. Beckwith and
the young son will accompany him on
the trip, but when he is ready to re
turn they will probably go east for a
summer visit with relatives at Pitts
burg. Lawn Swings at The Gadsby Store.
rsTT.v r i-.-
RAILWAY NOTES AND PERSONALS.?
J. A. Vaughn of Broken Dow is a new
flagman on the west end.
Gen. Supt, Bracken returned from a
business trip to Lincoln 1 uesday.
Brakeman Plank, having left the ser
vice, is talking of going to Chicago.
C. D. Peckenpaugh of Sheridan spent
Monday in Alliance on official business.
F. D. Shirk, formerly employed in the
shops here, is now at Lee's Summit, Mo.
Conductor Clyde Bullock has charge of
Conductor Dunning's car and crew this
Mrs. V. H. Allgier returned this morn
ing from a few days' visit in the eastern
part of the state,
V. F. Landon has been sent to Edge
mont as air insnector. Hn rcrsntlo -.fm
here from Denver.
Brakeman SV. G. Coutonhas has been
transferred to ilm mci on1 n. l.rtn.on
for Conductor Gaddis.
C. A. Patterson, switchman, has left
the service and started 1 uesday morning
for his home in Mississippi.
W. H. Prettyman, the genial agent at
Hvannis. is eniovinir n vnr.minn nnrl ! Lo-
inR relieved by Chas. Triplett.
Dispatcher H. E. Marvin is laying off
and visiting a few days in Hastings. Mr.
Coleman is working his trick.
Operator W. A. Nickle of the Alliance
telegraph office spent a few days in Den
ver the early part of the week.
Brakeman Showers now has his home
in a cottage on Laramie avenue, having
recently moved into the same.
Mrs. E. W. Reed, wife of Engineer
Reed, is expected home the first of next
week from her visit in Chicago.
Word comes from W. A. Law, who was
formerly switchman at Alliance, that he
has a position as operator at Chebanse,
W. S. Simonson has returned from Sen
eca, where he went last week to relieve
Yardmaster Parrish, and is again running
out of Alliance.
Engine 2847, the new passenger engine
of the "S-l" type, has arrived from the
east and has been assigned to regular rjas-
Frank VatieVin. flairm-in nn ilm oc nnj
lays over Sunday at Ravenna, but some
attraction at Broken Bow draws him there
10 spena tne aay.
A. M. Bagley, for the oast two vears
agent at Berwyn, has left the service.
li.xtra Acem McKinnei- is Imnrliinrr !,
Encineer Hicks of tlip Knvonni.tjAn.
freight run was in Alliance Tuesday, be
having been brought west of Seneca ow
ing to a shortage of uest-tnri rmut at
J. L. Lawler, an old-time Box Butte
railroader, who is now running out of
Denver, made a trip to Alliance on a pas
senger last week, relieving one of the reg
F. R. Myre, C. A. Myre, T'.ios. Coyne
and (.has. Sledger are all new employes
in the mechanical department, commenc
ing work last Monday morning. They
recently came to Alliance from Denver.
Mr. Birdsell returned from the Dead
wood line on No. 3G Wednesday morning,
where he has been superintending the re
pairs ou the Hot Springs line, which was
badly damaged by a heavy rain Saturday
Owing to a washout west of Gillette No.
44 was several hours late yesterday, and
No. 42 was run in two sections this morn
ing, the Dead wood connections running as
first section and the western connections
followed about tour hours later.
Commencing next Sunday trains 39 and
40 will run daily between Lincoln and
Seneca instead of daily except Sunday, as
heretowith. With No. 43 and No. 44
running as through trains east of Seneca.
It gave the towns between Spni-rn nnrl
Ravenna, with the exception of Broken
uow, no passenger service at all on Sun
day, hence the change.
Official Proceedings of
Alliance, Nebr., June 21, 1909
Board of Commissioners met, all
members present, Chairman Wanek,
Jensen and Reck.
The petition of E. M. Snyder and
others to vacate road was rejected.
The treasurer ordered to tranfer
bridge fund of 1907 to road fund of
Road fund k $33407
Bridge fund 84a 82
The following bills were allowed on road
fund of 1907:
SC Reck , , r.n
Dierks Co 0 10
Dierks Co S2 os
W H Babbitt 800
Tom Talev 4 00
Sam Heater ,r.
Jake J Winton I5 75
U OwenS rt nr,
C F Zinmaster. ..
L M Kennedy....
C H Underwood. .
Geo Stafford 800
Clarence Tompkins s So
Ray Tompkins 4 0o
Sam Heater 2000
L M Kennedy 10 00
Cat Lammon.,., ,n
ll P Course v
J R Lawrence
morrow morning at o o'clock.
. .. 31 So
. . 143 00
. . . 5 Co
. . Coo
Alliance, Nebr., June 22, tgog
Board of Commissioners met as per
adjournment. Members present same
as yesterday. Day was spent in con
sidering prices for road work and
btidges. There being no further busi
ness Commissioners adjourned subject
to call by clerk. W. C. Mounts,
Found pair of spectacles in case.
Call at Herald office.
Wanted Two or three furnished
rooms fpr light housekeeping; must be
desirable. Phone 489.
Wanted, to trade one or two rest
dent lots near St. Agnes Academy for
prairie breaking within two miles from
town. Phone G15. 27-tt
Found Largo door key. Owner
can have same by calling at Tho Her
ald office. 27-tt
Wanted A girl
work on a ranche.
mouth. Apply to
for general house-
Wages S35.00 per
E. W. Whitcomb,
Buy a Boyer gliding settee for your
porch or lawn at The Gadsby Store.
For sale cheap A new Dunbar pop
corn and peanut roaster. Can give
good terms, monthly payments if de
sired. Inquire of L. E. Bye at Pool
I am now ready to make contracts
for cement work to be douo as soon as
tho weather will permit. John Ped
Wanted to rent Two or three fur
nished rooms for light house keeping
by family with one child.
Address F. A. Richey, Herald Office.
29 1 w
Will trade a fine automobile for land
if suited. F.J. Betzold. i8-tf
Have you land to trade for an auto
mobile? See F. J. Betzold. i8-tf
For Sale Modern, 7 room house,
52,550. 00. W. C. Taylor, phone 394.
See the model
for sale by F.
J. Betzold. It is a
The M. E. Ladies will have an
exchange at Acheson Bros, every Sat
urday afternoon. Home made bread a
Everything in office supplies from a
typewriter ribbon or carbon paper to
an office desk or fire and linrplnr tirnnf
safe furnished bv the Western Offir.
Supply Co. Lloyd C. Thomas, man
ager. Phone 58 or 340.
Found. Switch tlv. f'nll nn,1
identify at Herald Office.
Fine Model "F" Jackson automobile
with one rumble seat and turtle deck
attachment: will trade for land rlnsn in
any siuing in box uutte county or sell
for cash cheap. F. J. Betzold, Al
For Sale Five quarter sections of
fine land, 14 miles north of Alliance.
Will sell part or all.
Hood, Alliance, Nebr.
Barry Hotel for
Sale or Rent
Well furnished; doing good business;
27 outside rooms. Electric lights, hot
and cold water, upstairs and down.
Bath room. All in good condition.
For particulars inquire at Barry House.
Pure Bred Poultry.
Choice R. C Leghorn cockered for
sale. Eggs 50 cents per setting. Call
or write Mrs. A. Grecorv. Marslnnd
Special Sale of Sheet Music
Mrs. 1. T. Wikpr will Iinvn n snuAlol
sale of sheet music at the Bpnnpft snr
commencing June 24th and continuing
till baturday, July 3rd, or unt.il the
present stock is exhausted. Eight
hundred pieces to select from. Call
early while the assortment is com
plete. Regular 25c and 50c music,
your choice during this sale for 15c
Sewing Machines and
Have secured the services of a prac
tical mechanic and can guarantee ail
work done by him. Don't trust your
work to travelling repair men. This
man will he here permanently. Re
pairs and parts furnished for all ma
chines. Phone 139. Geo. D. Darling.
Dissolution of Partnership
Norice is herebv pivph Hiaf fi.o. .-..
----. o . ...... ,,,w pan.
nership heretofore existing between C.
ferns and h.. Essay, under the firm
name of Ferris & Essay, has been dis
solved by mutual consent, the business
being continued by E. Essay.
In tlio District
Court of Ho liuttot'ountr.
lu Matter uf tho Guardianship),,., . .
of Adultii UiiiumIbII, nn Iusano .Ordor to Sli
purson. f Uuuse
- ...,, t
tltlon or J rank II. TtumsdeU MV. f ho
perum mid Kttntear Adelta' fiui iLi u . u In"
JtanTfuS!?' Vf?1,? r.,,r " lleo,lso town tho
South Half of th.. Southeast Quarter (Sw ski.)
mid .South iiuir of s1iin...0l.V;.-. ' .'S.vv'!
'l'tlH fllllvf, .-Hiiiii i.t. ..!. ..
Mf1vUlUi0fasu,nlclci,tum"ut or the "mo to
JiiX V,'SwUwtif lwulvo hundred elshty dollar"
1-N)IX for tho pujn.ent of oxpeii.t-nlueurred
in the Mipuort, irtiutment. care mid malnt
imuoeof (ard'wurd.then. uot Ileitis nny i" rioiw
il property mid tho Income of I fa IrV ffi
lusultle em to pay tho said dt-ht" and expen
ses, and maintain the said ward eJPen
It Is, therefore, ordered thnt tho next of Lin
and a persons interested m suld ""ttu in
pear before me at Chambers at O'Neill o'
said ward' .'u'KrSS.rTi Pay IXl
debts aud expenses. I specify that thu JSi
bo published Yn The AUiancelleratt a Vtlv
newspaper, published at Al lancS IiThiS
sa!d"llye!'r!"ntCe " PrW.'Sai
ipjuiyi-jw Judire District Court.
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