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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 28, 1909)
Prof, and Mrs. Hill will bo at home
to their friends Friday evening.
Rov. Father Rothkegct of Sidney
conducted services here Saturday.
Mr. Williams, book agent fdr Ginn
& Co., visited our school Tuesday.
Work has commenced toward the
erection of our new school house.
Attorney Williams and K. H. Willis
are sojourneying in Alliance this week.
The community is rejoicing with .Mr.
and Mrs. Rowlan over the birth of a
Miss Willis entertained a few of her
friends last Friday evening. Dancing
was the amusement.
The teachers' association was well
attended Saturday. All the numbers
were filled and everyone entered heart
ily into the discussions.
The Bridgeport Woman's Club held
an extra t session Wednesday in the
"rest rooin" and served a ten cent
luncheon to the public for the benefit
of a library which they are .endeavor
ing to start.
FIRE INSURANCE A G-ENO Y
REPRESENTS THE FOLLOWING INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Hartford Flro Insurance Oomuaujr.
North American of Philadelphia.
Phoonlx of Hlooklyn, New York.
Continental of Now York Olty.
Niagara Flro Insurance Company.
Commercial Union Assurance Co., London
Sermunlu Flro Ins. Co.
(statu of Omaha
Graduate Nurses in Attendance
HOSPITAL STAFF Dr. BcUwood, Dr. Bowman, Dr. Hand, Dr. Copscy
Open to All Reputable Physicians.
Address all communications to
THE MATRON, ALLIANCE HOSPITAL,
JMkmMX-ttlj JfclC-jfi H I f
TMwsarsssamw . wi
1 A cheson Bros. 8
Gasoline Stoves and Ranges
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK
J. R. Watkin's Celebrated Household Remedies
Poultry and Stock Tonic
FlavoringExtracts, Ground Spices
Toilet Articles, Soaps and Perfumes
S. L. Wagner is building a now
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Hcssoltinc were
Mitchell visitors last week.
Mesdamcs Wallagc and Chandler
wenjt to Scottsbluff this week.
Mrs. Hodgkin and J. A. Wood re
cently bought a fine bunch of cows
of Mr. Ball.
Mr. Leather's visited at Mr. Wng
John Schaffcr, Fred Schaffer, Mr.
Flaherty and nephew went on a hunt
ing trip fast week.
C. H. Henderson's nephew from the
eastern part of the state is visiting at
Mrs. J. A. Wood called on Mr. How
ard and Mrs. Morrison Fiiday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. McLean's little
daughter, Ruth, has been quite ill. dur
ing the past week, but wo all hope for
her rapid recovery.
A. F. Dundy, missionary of Ameri
can Sunday-school of Alliance, spent
the past week visiting in this vicinity.
Ho gave a sermon on "Love and Char
ity," which was appreciated. Ho spoko
very favorably of our Sunday-schools.
Liverpool. London and Olofoo Ins. Co.
German Amorlcan Ins. Co., Now York.
Columbia Flro Insurance Company.
Phoenix Ins. Jo.. Hartford, Conn
Flremans Fund InsurancoCo.
Hochester (Jorman Inn. Co.
Office L'D-Stnlrs.Plctchcr Block.
!p Household goods
:jr uiun-u i Kjiiijiiy
and transfer work
e solicited. Phone i
mKwx'iMLm! Fraok Wolloco, Prop'r.
of all descriptions
for any part of a
house or barn.
1UU UlllllUV1 VVVVU1 VUl
Phone 22 D. Waters, Mgr.
C, B. & 0. Watch Inspector
RULERS GIVEN AWAY AT
When a Plumber is Needed
send for us. Wo liavo plenty of time
now to attend to all classes of work
This is not our busy season and it will
pay you to have your
PLUMBING, HEATING, FITTING,
etc., attended to now bcfoie the rush
of work begins. We are thoroughly
posted in our business and an order
from you will promptly put all our
knowledge and skill at your service.
The cost will not be great.
Fred Bre n nan
I make a specialty! of ce
ment walks and work. Have
been constructing1 same in Al
liance more than one year,
and invite the most rigid in
spection of my work. Use
only the best of materials and
make prices as low as can be
done with honest work. Have
had many years experience in
cement construction in vari
ous cities. Remember poor
cement work is dear at the
cheapest price and when you
have had to replace it is mon
ey thrown away.
All Work Strictly First-Class
n. D. Nichols
BOX BUTTE AVENUE
AT ALLIANCE SHOE STORE
-A-. ID. 2X"HTsKr
Col. New has had 25 years'
experience and is one of the
most successful auctioneers in
Dates made at this office.
LLOYD O. THOMAS
Public Stenographer in Office
405 Box Butte Ave.
P. J. CLATTERBUCK
Farms and Ranches
HOX III TTK AND DAWES COINTII-S
For GOOD INVESTMENTS WRITE ME
Will coma back to you if you spend It at
home. It I cons forever II you tend It to
the Mill-Order House. A dance through
our advertising columns will giro you an
Idea, where It will buy the most.
On the Farm
XVII. Small Fruit
By G. V. GREGORY,
Author of "Homo Courso In Modern
Copyrlrfht. 1909. by American Prea
SMALL fruit can bo grown ttlmont
rin r-nslly- ns corn or outs if it
la Rone nt lit tlic right wny.
A llhornl quantity kiowh nt
home is n luxury thnt Is within tho
renelt of every farmer. Grown on n
larger eale, the small fruits are
nmoiiK the most proIHnble cropn that
tho farm will produce.
The host liked nnd most .widely dis
tributed small fruit Is the strawberry.
The boit soil for the strawberry bed
Is a Bandy loam. Strawberries do bet
ter on llcht hoIK and the berries are
lnrger and of better nmllty. If you
have no light soil that can be wed
for the strawberry bed you ean greatly
Improve a heavy soil by manuring It
well. Of course it must be well
via xxxm in the biiAokiiuiiiiy patcu.
drained, In older that It may warm
np quickly In tho spring Instead of
remaining soggy for several weeks nnd
then baking hard, as undralned soils
n: liable to do.
"owing, with thorough disk
in arrowing, Is necessary in or
de. ... Dct the land Into the bot con
dition. Strawberries should follow
sonic cultivated crop which has been
kept free, from we:dn It will then
be easier to prepare the seed bed, nnd
tho pntch will bo freer from weeds and
Insects. Strawberries are particular
in their soil requirements, nnd n little
care in preparation will add greatly
to tho size of the crop. Too little nt
tentlon is given to this most Important
requisite. Many persons do not seem
to be aware thnt the strawberry is at
nil particular nbout the soil In which
It Is put. As n consequence they pre
pare their beds without any reference
to this essential factor in the buccoss
of their enterprise and, of course, arc
doomed to disappointment In the out
come. Varieties of Strawberries.
Vnrlolles of strawberries nre divided
into two general types the perfect nnd
the Imperfect flowered. The Imperfect
contain only the femnle orgnns or pis
tils, while the perfect soils contain
both stnmeus and pistils. The Imper
fect vnrleties can produce no fruit un
less fertilized with the pollen from tha
flower of n perfect variety. It Is very
Important that attention bo paid to
this point In planting. Many of the
Imperfect sorts possess points of supe
riority over the perfect varieties. They
can be successfully grown by planting
every llftb row to a perfect flowered
variety. This row will furnish pollen
for the two rows on cither side of it.
In setting out n bed In till- way caro
must bo taken to see thnt - two va
rieties como Into bloom at the snmc
Perfect nnd imperfect vnrleties can
not be told apart except when in
bloom. Then tho absence of the row
of pistils around the petals marks the
Imperfect sorts. Lists of varieties of
btrawberrles always specify whether
they are perfect or Imperfect. A reli
able nurseryman can be depended upon
id give you what you ask for. A list
of the vnrleties best ndnpted to your
locality can be obtained from your ex
Tho strawberry Is propagated almost
entirely by runners. At each joint In
the runner a new plant appears nnd
takes root. Only plants less than a
year old should be selected for plant
ing. The crown should not be too
largo and the roots thick and long
The presence of large woody roots
and n heavy crown Indicates that t'.ie
plant is an old one. If there are many
leaves It is well to pinch off one or
two of the largest to correspond to
the Injury to the root system.
Spring planting Is the most reliable,
but where the fall Is moist or the
patch can bo readily watered fall plant
ing gives very good results. The two
important points in plantiug are
spreading the roots and packing t'le
dirt tightly about them. The plants
should be hot so the crowns are just
level with tho surface of the ground.
Hills Versus Matted Rows.
Strawberries are grown both In hills
and In rows. In the hill system the
plants ate pot about three feet apart.
The runners are cut off In order to
make a compact, vigorous hill. The
size and quality of the borrlo are bat
ter under tho hill system, but the mat
ted row system gives larger yields. Id
this the plants arc set from ten to
tvele inches apart In rows four feet
npnrt Tho runners nro trimmed to
make a matted row nbout two feet
wide. The spud's between the rows
should bo kept well cultivated during
the early part of the season and the
weeds pulled In the rows. After tho
second year the runnel's can be allow
ed to flit these open spaces and the
original rows plowed up In t!il v. a
the bed can be easily renewed and kept
bearing for several years, UNunlly until
tho land becomes th windy tlmi It
must be plowed up and put In to some
In cold climates the strawberries
must be given some sort of winter
protection. The object of this Is not so
much to prevent frecKl'i as to keep
the ground from Mint alternate freez
ing and thawing which cause hoavlnu
of tho plants. A mulch of conrre horse
manure applied after the ground fteew
Is excellent for this purpose, as It adds
fertility at tho same time. In the
spring tho straw can ho raked up and
removed. One necessary precaution Is
to be sure thnt the manure Is free
from weed seeds. I havo seen Rtraw
berry beds ruined because the mulch
conlalned timothy liny In which tlu
seeds wore rlpo enough to grow.
Raspberries and Blackberries.
Next to strawlwrrles in Importance
nre raspberries and blackberries. The
host soil for blackberries Is nbout like
that for strawberries, while for ranp
berries It may lie a little heavier. The
two kinds of raspberries most exten
sively grown In this country are red
and black. Tho red raspberry Is propa
gated by shoots which grow up from
tho roots. One-year-old shoots nre
preferable for planting. Tho rows
should be at least four feet npnrt. with
the plants two feet apart In the row.
Frequent nnd thorough cultivation Is
necessary to keep down tho suckers
which grow up from tho roots. It Is n
good plan to plow the ground between
the rows every spring.
Black raspberries do not hcihI up root
shoots. They aro propagated by bury
ing the tips of the shoots In tho ground
somo time in August. These take root
and produce new plants, which enn bo
transplanted tho following spring. Tho
blnck raspberries arc moiv rank In
their habits of growth nnd should be
planted farther npart than the red va
rieties, l'lnntlng every three feet In
rows seven to eight feet npnrt Is a
rood distance. They should receive
thorouirli cultivation In the same man
ner as the ted sorts.
The application of n cont of manure
between tho rows In (ho fall will ma
terially Increase the yield of all small
fruits. Pruning Is also important
IJInckberry and raspberry shootH bear
but once, so in tho spring all those
which produced fiult tho season be
fore should be cut out. Mack rasp
berry shoots should have the tip nip
ped off when they nro about eighteen
Inches high. This causes lateral
branches to form nnd greatly increnses
tho yield. The enmo treatment should
bo given to Jilnckberrles. After about
four good crops of raspberries have
been hoeurcd the patch should bo plow-1
ed up and n new one started some
Blackberries are usually propnratcl
by suckers. The distance apart Is
about four feet In the row. with rows
seven feet apart. The proper depth to
set the plant3 Is about four Inches. It
lit n common practice to plant a row of
potatoes or some other vegetable be
tween the blackberry rows the flrat
season. This can also be done with
black raspberries About four or live
blackberry shoots are all that should
bo allowed to grow up the llrst sea
son. After" that tho number may be
gradually Increased. A well Chtab'Hh
ed blackberry patch will last six or
seven years. The yields that may be
secured depend largely upon the fro-
no. xxxiv kinb Brmci of itASi'jmitmia.
quency of rainfall during the ripening
season. A little dry weather at lhl
tlmo will result In shriveled, worth
In sections where the winter Is so
veto the best results cannot be ob
tallied from raspberries and blackber
ries unless some sort of protection Is
given. The simplest method of doing
this is by bending the canes down
along the row and covering them with
Currants and Gooseberries.
A clayey loam soil, with plenty cf
moisture, is best for currants and
gooseberries. They do nil the better
for n little shade and arc not so par
ticular about cultivation ns the other
small fruits. A heavy mulch of straw
or coarse manure may be used to keep
down the weeds nnd conserve mois
ture nnd cultivation dispensed with
A few bushes set along a fence- row
will furnish enough of this kind of
fruit for the family. They are propa
gated by cuttings, pieces of branches
which nre planted in moist earth,
where they take root. Two-year-old
plants are best for planting. Being
hardier than the other small fruits,
currants nnd gooseberries will stand
fall planting. Indeed, this Is almost a
necessity, since they start growing al
most as hoon as tho ground thaws in
the spring. All weak and old branched
should be cut out early onch spring.
Currants and goosoborrlas will continue
to yiold prolltablo crops on the same
ground for a long time.
Miss M. Ruth Taylor
TEACHER OF PIANO
321 West Idaho. Phone 205
Edith M. Swan
and Musical History
Studio 424 Lnrnmio Avcnuo
Tho n 1 1 a a o "
Repairing- a Specialty
Phono G05 507 Sweetwater Ave.
Attorney at Law
Office In rooms formorly occupied by
IV, C. Noleman, First Nnl'l Bank blk
'Phono 180. ALLIANCE, NEB.
H. M. BULLOCK.
Attorney at Law,
WILCOX & BROOME
LAW AND LAND ATTORNEYS.
Long experience in stato and federal
courts and as Register and Receiver U. S.
Land Offico is n guarantee for prompt and
Offico In Land Office Ilulldlng.
DR. G. W. MITCHELL,
1'liynlcliui nno Hurnuon Dny find night cr 111.
Odlco over lloguo Storo, I'lione 110.
Drs. Coppernoll & Petersen
(rfuect-'esot-H to t)rx Picy & Ilu to)
Over Norton's Store
Office Phone 43, Residence 20
DR. C; L. WEBER
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
GEO. J. HAND,
II O M I. O P A T II I C
I II Y S I C I A N A N I) SURG I! O N
Formorly Interne Homeopathic Hos
pital University of Iowa.
Phono &. Ofllce over Alllanca Shoe Htors
Residence Phono 131.
DR. C. H. CHURCHILL
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
(Successor to Dr. J. E. Moore)
OFFICE IN FLETCHER BLOCK
Offlco hours-ll-12 a.m., 2-4 p.m. 7:30-9 p.m.
Office Phone 62
' Res. Phone, 85
H. A. COPSE Y, M. D.
Phyxlclan nnd .Surgeon
Culls miswcrt'd promptly duy mid night from
o 01 Ice. Olllccai Alliance National Hnulc
IIulldliiK over the PouUUlco.
Paid to Eye Work
Drs. Bowman & Weber
PHYSICIANS AND surgeons
First National Bank Bldg. Rooms 4-5-6
Office hours, 10 to 12 a. in.,
1:30 to 4, 7 to 8 p. m.
Office Phono 65 Res. Phone 16 & 184
Dr. H. R. Belville
All first-class up-to-date work don- in
most careful manner
Opera House Block Alliance, Nebr.
T, J. THRELKELD,
Undertaker and Embalmer
OF ICE PHONE 498
RES. PHONE 207
THE GADSBY STORE
Funeral Directors and Embafmcrs
OFFICE PHONE 49S
RESIDENCE PHONES 207 and 510
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