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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1910)
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THURSDAY. JAN. 6, 1909.
Champ Clark, democrntic houso
leader, lias in formerly outlined tho pol
icy of the houso domocrats for this
session of congress in terse, -vigorous
language. In n nutshell it is to keep
down appropriations, to favor a river
and harbor bill nnd oppose a ship sub
sidy bill. It is a good program and
ono on which nil the democratic mem
bers can unite for vigorous action.
Mark Twain, whose chief mission in
life has been to make other people
laugh, ha8had his full quota of sorrow
The sadness of his latest bereavement,
the sudden death of a beloved daugh
ter, is intensified because of its occur
rence just bcioro Christmas, when tho
whole world was in festival attire. The
thousands who havo been delighted
with the fun making geniim nf (bin
age's greatest humorist will extend
silent but none-the-lcss sincere sym
pathy in this great affliction coming in
his declining years.
If there is such a thing as an Amer
ican school of art, Frederick Reming
ton, whoso death occurred the other
day, was certainly its pre-eminent
master. Remington's art was virile,
masterful, manly. He depicted rugged
scenes, rugged men and rugged horses,
as few other men ever havo. He once
said that he would like engraved on his
tombstone as an epitaph tlicso words:
"He know the horse." And he did.
Remington's horses, if all else be for
gotten, will koep his memory green.
1 I,'.1 '-L-JV-'lVl
Cutting "melons" for its lucky share
holders is quite a habit of the Wells
Fargo Express company. In Novem
ber the company paid a stock dividend
of 300 per cent., or two additional
shares nt par and Stoo in cash. Now
it announces an extra dividend of 30
per cent, payable February 10, in ad
dition to the regular 5 per cent, semi
annual dividend. All this is very nice
for the express company stockholders,
but no wild enthusiasm over the com
pany's prosperity will be manifested
by the common people, who are held
at the mercy of the exptcss trust and
compelled to pay exorbitant prices for
service in order that such "melons"
may be cut.
W- C. T. U. Notes
po not forget the meeting to be held
next Tuesday at 3 p.m. at tho residence
of Mrs. Dr. Bowman. The subject to
be discussed is a live one, that .of
Franchise, and the leader is Mrs. Roup.
hi answer to a letter from The Sun
day School Times, Luther Burbank,
the "Plant Wizard," of California,
wrote the editor the following letter.
It should be taken at its face value by
every boy and girl and man and wo
man, for Luther Burbank is one of the
men who knows what he is talkiug
"If I answered your question simply
by saying that I never use tobacco or
alcohol in any form, and rarely coffee
or tea, you might say that was a per
sonal preference and proved nothing,
But I can prove to you most conclus
ively that even the mild use of stimu
lants is incompatible with work requir
ing accurate attention and definite con
centration. "To assist me in my work of budding
work that is as accurate and exacting
as watchmaking I have a force of
twenty men. I have to discharge, men
from this force, if incompetent. Some
time ago my foreman asked me if I
took pains to inquire into the personal
habits of my men. On being answered
in the negative, he surprised me by
saying that the men I found unable to
do the delicate work of budding invari
ably turned out to be smokers or drink
ers. These men, while able to do the
rough work of farming, call budding
and other delicate work 'puttering,
and have to give it up, owing to an iia
bility to concentrate their nerve force.
"Even men who smoke one cigar a
day cannot be trusted with some of my
most delicate work.
"Cigarettes are even more damaging
than cigars, and their use by young
boys is little short of criminal, aud will
produro in them tho same results that
sand plays in ft watch will produco
"I do not think that anybody can
possibly bring up a favorite argument
for tho use of cigarettes by bovs. Sev
eral of my young acquaintances arc in
their graves who gave promise of mak
ing happy and useful citizens, and
there is no question whatever, that
cigarettes alone were the cause of their
destruction. No boy living would com
mence the use of cigarettes if he knew
what a useless, soulless, worthless thing
they would make of him.
"Lin mm Buiuiank.
"Burbank's Experimental Farms, Santa
Mallery Grocery Co.
Owing to failing health, J. A. Mal
lery has retired from active participa
tion in tho grocery business which ho
has been conducting successfully in
Allianco for some years. Since his
return from attendance at the Stato
University, Earl D. Mallery has bten
practically in charge of the business as
manager, and hereafter will be rec
ognized as such nominally, as well as
in fact. The business will be con
ducted under the firm name of the
Mallery Grocery Co. Earl is a pusher,
he is ably supported by competent as
sistants, and we miss our guess if the
business does not continue to prosper
The preliminary debates of the High
School students, for the purpose of
choosing tho members ot the team for
the coining season, will be held in tho
assembly room of the high school on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday evenings of next wcr-k, com
mencing at 8:15 o'clock.
Rev. H. P. V. Bogue, E. H. Boyd
aud Miss Alice Hnnthorne have been
secured to act ns judgcR and will give
their decisions 011 Friday evening.
Music will bo n part of tho program,
and tho debates promise to bo very in
teresting. Everyone is cordially invited to be
Below is tho program: .
Resolved, That labor unions are on
tho whole beneficial.
Charles Lamou Charles Parker
Emma Tnsh Henry Hofiland
Helen Becson Herbert Nelson
Resolved, That the United States
should own and operate the railroads,
Thomas Kelley , Lloyd Tulley
Richard Young Ewald Otto
Merritt Chaffee Fred Sweeney
Resolved, That disputes between
capital and labor in the railroad busi
ness should be settled by boaids of ar
bitrator1 with compulsory powers.
Mabel Worley Minnie Reed
Ralph Thomas Josephine Hampton
James-Calame Leo Jollcy
Resolved, That women should have
as equal suffrage as men.
Alta Young Ethel Johnston
Bruce Mallery Lylo Mewbirter
Ethel James Loura Vance
Good Joke on Mail Order Man.
A rather amusing story is told of a
man who went into a hardware store in
a neighboring town and wished to pur
chase an ax, says an Ohio paper. Being
shown the article and informed that
the price was $1.15, he said, "Why I
can get that same kind of an ax from a
mail order house for 90 cents." "Very
well," said the hardware man; "I will
give it to you for the' 'same price pro
vided you will do the same with me as
you will do with it." "All right," re
plied the customer as he handed over
a dollar bill, the merchant giving him
back 10 cents in change. "Now," said
the hardware man, "I waut 25 cents
more to pay express charges," which
the customer gave him. "How much
did vour ax cost you?" "One dollar aud
fifteen cents," the man answered.
"Very good. Now give 6' cents more
for money order fees and postage,"
which the purchaser had to hand over.
"Now, how much did your ax cost
you?" "One dollar and twenty cents,"
said the customer. "Not so cheap,
after all," said the merchant, where
upon he picked up the ax, tossed it
back on the shelf and told the custo
mer to call for it in ten days, as that
would be as soon as he could get it if
he had ordered it from the mail order
S. K. Warrick went to Lincoln today
to attend a meeting of the Anti-Saloon
League. He will probably return
I. H. Richcy of Marsland was in
Ross Hull is n new employe in the
Ewalt Otto has accepted .a position
in tho postofficc.
Maurice Kling of Daltou was up
from that berg Friday.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Chase Fcagins arc
back from their trip to Iowa.
Dr. Bcllwobd returned frdrira trip' to
Long Beach the first of the week.
D. A. Weir of tho west side is in the
city today, coming from Maryland on
John Wallace is again on the street
after being confined to the house sev
Mr and Mrs. Chas. Brcnuan enter
tained about seventeen of their rela
tives New Year's day.
Mrs. F. E. Moisten entertained a
number of her friends Monday evening.
"500" was indulged In.
The first High School debate will be
held Monday evening at 8:15 in the
High School auditorium.
Frank Wallace returned Tuesday
from Hastings, where he spent the
holidays with his parents.
Mrs. Harry S. Johnson departed
yesterday for a few days' visit with
parents and friends at Hastings.
H. C. Shelquist of Hemingford spent
Saturday and Sunday in Alliance as
the guest of his friend, Mr. Bushnell.
Cal Simpson, who has probably had
as much experience in retailing meat as
any other man in this part of Nebraska,
is cutter at John Pilkington's market.
The county commissioners were in
session a short while today forenoon,
approving official bonds. They will
meet again in regular session next
W. E. Lotspeich moved bis family
from Bingham last week in order that
his children might avail themselves of
the privileges of Alliance's excellent
Rov. J. M. Huston, pastor of the
Baptist church, leaves next Monday
for Palmyra, Nebr,, where ho goes to
conduct a revival meeting. He ex
pects to be tone two weeks.
A little son of Mr. and .Mrs. J. B.
Kennedy has been quite ill with an at
tack of measles and a severe cold. For
a while the lad's condition was such as
to cause alarm, but he is now improving-
W. A- Prindle of Lincoln, district
manager of the W. 0. W.. who is tak
iug the place of Mr. Maul, arrived in
the city today and will make his head
quarters here. Mrs. Prindle will come
A. C. House of Missouri Valley,
la., is visiting his cousin, J. 11. House
west of towu. Ho contemplates locat
ing in Alliance. Ve bespeak for him
a cordial welcome should he decide to
Joo McNamara was rather slow
about returning from his holiday trip,
but came in this morning on 41, and is
back at his accustomed place at the
Alliance Shoe Store, refreshed by the
Fi auk Stallard, who has been with
the Burlington for over a year, left for
Denver this morning where he will at
tend school. Frank made many friends
among the young folks, who hope be
will return to Alliauce. ,
Rev. Dr. H. Harris, the new pastor
of St, Matthew's Episcopal church has
arrived in the city. He with his family
are being entertained by Mr. aud Mrs.
E. C. McCluer while the Episcopal
rectory is being repaired.
' Theodore Nissen of Mystic, S. D.,
has been making his customary annual
visit with friends at the home of Chas.
Bauer, east of town. Although the
weather has been disagreeable the visit
has been a pleasant one.
J. J. Fay arrived in Alliance Friday
after a mouth's visit with his brother
in Iowa City. His niece, Stella Fay,
formerly of Iowa City returned to Al
liance with him where she expects to
make her home in future.
Mr. and, Mrs. L. H, Mackey of
West Lawn invited a number of their
friends to an elegant New Year's din
ner. The dinner was served in home
style and greatly enjoyed by all present
as Mrs. Mackey is an unexcelled cook.
Born to Mr. aud Mrs. Ernest Becker,
Jan. 1st, a bov. The father of the
new arrival is better known among his
acquaintances as "Bill" Becker, and
under this name his many friends will
congratulate htm upon the addition to
J. P. Hazard, who retires today from
the office of county surveyor, will con
tinue his work as surveyor and civil
engineer. Although there is quite a
demaua tor Ins services, he uses the
advertising columns of The Herald in
soliciting a larger business. Wc wish
to call attention to his card which ap
pears in this Issue.
Geo. Douglas and children made a
holiday visit td tli'e family of Wm.
Otto, nt the Star ranch in Sheridan
county, remaining over New Year's
day. Although the weather was in
clement most the time, a very pleasant
visit was had.
J. T. Carey, C, B. & Q. agent at
Hemingford, has resigned his position
there and has accepted a position- in
the telegraph department at Alliance.
Mr. Carey was in the city this week
looking for a house to rent, which he
found difficulty in finding.
J. B. Gray returned this morning
from a two weeks' combined business
and pleasure trip to eastern Nebraska
and Iowa, having visited Lincoln and
Omaha, Nebr., and Carroll, la., and
other points. He reports weather con
ditions a few hundred miles farther
Harry Rcardon left Sunday evening
on No. 44 for Omaha, where he will be
a student in Crcighton College. Harry
will be greatly missed here as he was a
prominent member of the Swastika
Club. He was in the Omaha sleeper
when No. 44 struck the broken rail
Mrs. F. B. Welborn and Miss Mary
Welborn, mother and sister of Mrs. J.
L. Vallow, arrived from Denver Christ
mas morning. Miss Welborn, who is
a teacher in the Denver public schools,
returned to that city New Year's day,
the mother remaining to spend the
winter with Mrs. Vallow.
Cal Cox, having resigned the office
of city marshal on account of assuming
the duties of sheriff, at the meeting of
the city council Tuesday night Mayor
Harris appointed Denny Landrigau as
marshal, and John Hunsiker night
marshal, to fill the place made vacant
by Denny's promotion.
John Bockman, who with his mother
and two sisters, Mary and "Kate, left
here for Denver over a year ago, came
back Sunday morning and is thinking
of goiug on the road. He says Mary
and Kate arc both getring along nicely;
also his mother, who has a nice posi
tion there as matron in a home for
Thomas Squibb, who came with his
family from Marsland to Alliance the
latter part of November in order to
send bis children to school, leaves to
day for a week's trip to Denver aud
other Co orado points- He goes with
a view to looking up a location in the
Centennial state, but may decide to re
We wish to call special attention to
tho notice of the first annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Box Butte
County Fair association, to be held to
morrow evening. Important busiuess
will be transacted, including the elec
tion of officers, setting dates for the
next fair, etc,, and there should be a
urge attendance of stockholders.
As announced last week, a series of
special meetings weie begun at the
United Presbyterian church last even
ing, Rev. J. H. White of Fort Morgan,
Colo., preaching. As will be seen by
referring to the church announcements
in this issue, the meeting will continue
the balance of the week and all of next.
Rev. R. E. Lackey ol Ewing, Nebr.,
will be" present next week and preach
after Monday evening.
Lloyd C. Thomas, assisted by Mrs.
Thomas, gave a reception to the boys
of his Sunday-school class, at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Johu W. Thom
as, last evening. The evening was
made merry with music and games,
supper being served before the de
parture of the guests, and all agreed
that the occasion had been greatly en
joyed by the guests, as well as by the
host and hostess.
Prof. H. H. Reimund and Represen
tative Chase came duuti iiv.111 Claw
ford Monday to accompiim lite Male
Board of Education to their town on
the early train Tuesday morning. We
did not observe them at the banquet
Monday night, but are sure they would
have received a cordial welcome from
all present, notwithstanding that they
represented a town supposed to be
competing for the location of the
Northwest Nebraska State Normal
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Loucks, florists
of Sheridau, Wyo., have contemplated
for some time past opening a store in
this city. They made a Christmas
visit to Mr, Louck's parents at Mon
roe, Nebr., and on their return west
stopped at Alliance to investigate.
They have opened a novelty goods
store in the Libby building, first door
north of The Herald office, and will
have their floral opening later. We
are pleased to welcome them to this
city, and are confident that they will
be given a good patronage. We be
lieve Alliance is large enough, and is
the right kind of town, to give a florist
a good patronage.
A. R. Wilson, who left Alliance Dec.
23rd for his home near Belvidero in
Thayer county, writes The Herald
under date of Jan. 2nd: "I arrived
here the 24th in an all day snow storm.
The winter hero has been worse since
I came than it was up to the time I
left. I think about one-half of the
corn is yet in the fields and no sign of
better weather today. Have suffered
more with neuralgia in ten days than I
did there in nine months. I want The
Herald to tell me how things nre'in
Box Butte county."
New County Officers
This is the day that the county of
ficers take their places in the service of
tho county. Those who were re-elected
at the last general election are
County Clerk Mounts, Treasurer Moll
ring, Judge Berry and Commissioner
Wanek. That their services have given
general satisfaction is proven by their
re-election. There was no candidate
against County Commissihner Wanek.
The democratic county central com
mittee tendered the nomination to a
competent man, but as be did not wish
to make the race against Mr. Wanek,
tno place was left vacant on the ticket,
the committee arguing that as the
present commissioner from that dis
trict had given satisfaction, and es
pecially as the real estate of the county
is to be re-assessed this year, it would
be better to have an experienced com
misioncr in the place than to experi
ment with a new man.
The new county officers are Cal. M.
Cox, sheriff; Miss Delia M. Reed,
county superintendent; F. E. Hamblin,
county surveyor; Dr. Chas. E. Slagle,
coroner. They are all well qualified
to fill the offices to which they have
been elected, and we are sure will
make trustworthy officials. Sheriff
Cox has appointed Charley Jeffers
deputy. Mr. Jeffeis is an old resident
of this city, his home being in south
Alliance. While we are not as well
acquainted with him as wo are with
the sheriff, we anticipate that he will
render efficient help in conducting that
Street Commissioner's Notice
Notice to all property owners, agents
and lessees: Snow, ice and slush, or
any other obstruction, must be re
moved within 24 hours after accumu
lation, according to ordinance No. 38,
or tho same will be removed by the
city at owner's expense.
J. H. Caklson, Street Com.
Mrs. Theo. Colvin returned from Al
Harve Kiester lost a valuable horse
Frank Potmesil made a business trip
to Alliance Monday, returning Tuesday.
Rev. Kuliler went to Marsland re
cently to perform a wedding ceremony.
Mr. Maitell came up from Omaha to
spend the holidays with Bert Hopkins,
George Hcdgecock was a passenger
to Alliauce Thursday, returning Fri
day. Grove Fosket was a passenger to
Marsland Weduesday, returning Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs. Georpe Carrell were
passengers to Alliance Wednesday,
Miss Lucy Feidler came up from Al
liance Saturday to spend a few days
with Mrs. Ed. Wildy.
E. A. Peckcnpaugh returned from
Seneca, Kans., where he has been
visiting with his parents and friends.
Thursday, while a west bound freight
was switching, eieht cars were Hpr.nil...
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11 iiuiii 01 ine uepoi, inn no damage
was. done. The aid of the wrecker was
and Mrs. Will Bowman have
been visiting with H. H. Pierce's,
Mrs. Bowman helping to care for Mrs.
Pierce, who is some improved at this
The Methodist Aid Society was en!
tertained at the home of Mrs. A. M.
Miller Wednesday. There were about
.twenty present and all report a good
time aud plenty to eat.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winten return
ed from their visit to Orleans, Nebr.,
where they have been visiting for the
past month with the former's brother.
They report a good time and a good
There are three cases of scarlet fever
in town and all are under quarantine.
One case is at Ernest Kinsley's, one at
'Mrs. Belle Brown's, and one atWm.
Walker's. All are doing- nicely except
Delia Brown, who has been pretty
1910I How little we know what it
has in store for us, but this we do
know, "That all things work together
for good to them that love Gqd."
Mr. Robins came down from Alli
ance and spent the night with his fami
Oualee Bond returned to her school
in Alliance after spending the holidays
at homo with her parents.
Mm. linffnfr has been on the sick
list, but is better at this writing-
Arthur Dix made a busiuess trip to
Alliance one day this week.
Allen Jamison is expecting his broth
er and family this week from Iowa.
Some of us who live so far from
town would be glad if Tho Herald
would have a market report in its
columns, and revised as often as ne
cessary. So much snow and stormy weather
causes heavy feeding for cattle and
horses, making hay scarce in these
parts, or will before long. Hay sells
now for S5.00 per ton.
Strayed from my ranch Dec. 20, 3
mules, 2 horse colts just weaned.
Liberal reward will be paid for their
recovery. J- C. Berry,
Holdrege Man Invents Device for
Holdrege, Neb., Dec. 27. A. C. How
ard, a resident of this city, has spent
much of his time during the last three
years making improvements in the tel
ephone and nnnounced that ho has so
cured a patent on a device which
would prevent "rubbering In" by teje
pliono patrons on party lines.
This remarkable .Invention, which Ib
designed to give private service over
party lines, Is a small mechanical de
vice no larger than an ordinary alarm
clock. With all the phones on a line
equipped with the Indicators, tho
troubles of tho "rubbercr" would be
gin. The moment a receiver Is taken
from tho hook a Fdgnnl Is passed out
over the line, and as each phone has a
different signal, It Is ltnown nt once
whose receiver Is down. If two people
aro conversing nnd a third party de
sires to quietly overhear the conversn
tlon, he cannot do so without Rending
out his signal as he takes down his re
ceiver, thus letting those talWngknow
which phone has cut In. An unusual
feature of the Invention Is that It In
dicates the length of time a telephone
Is kept In use.
POLICE CUE FOR REWARD
Omaha and South Omana Officers Go
After Bandit Ransom.
Omaha, Dec. 23. The Omaha nnd
South Omaha police officers who tool;
part In the arrest of tho Overland Lim
ited mail robbers are arranging to file
su,Us in lntervcnor as claimants to a
portion of tho $25,000 reward offered
by the Union Pacific Railroad com
pany and the postofflco department for
the apprehension and conviction ot
Tho Omaha officers who will la
claim to" a part of the reward aro Cap
tain Mostyn and Detectives Patullo,
Davis and Hell. Tho South Omaha
officers who will file similar suits are
Captain Brlggs, Policemen Turnquisi,
and Mawhlnney aud Detectives Els
folder and McCrca. Theso suits will
bo filed' within a few days.
Tho question of the division of tht
rewards will bo left to tho United
States circuit court, where the orlg
Inal suit nnd intervening suits arr
brought. Tho distribution of tho gov
ernmont rewnrd of $5,000 will depend
on the circuit rouit decision.
REHEARING IS DENIED
Supreme Court Refuses Request of
Lincoln, Dec.,27k-Tho. supreme court
overruled thernotlo'n fOr a rehearlns
In the case'fb'flETie state against DI
nuzzo, winding up ttre efforts to re
open the 8 o'clock closing case. Sim
ilar action was taken, In the Hoskovec
case against the Omaha Street railway
company In which a $12,000 Judgment
Everett Edwards, serving a ten-year
term In the penitentiary on the charge
of having performed a criminal opera
tion which resulted In the death of a
young woman In Kearney, was berore
fie governor asking for executive
t'emency. He was accompanied by
ttorney Flansburg and a number ot
ticlety women of Lincoln, who ap
plauded vigorously when Warden
8mlth said Edwards had been a model
M. E. Shultz Dies in Newark.
Deatrlce, Nob., Dec. 24. Word was
received here announcing the death
of M. E. Shultz, formerly of this city,
which occurred at the home of his
son-in-law. V. W. Ames, at Newark,
N. J. Mr. Shultz was twice mayor
of Beatrice and at one time was grand
master workman of the Ancient Order
of United Workmen of America.
jThe news items of the home com
munity. J The things in which you are most
jThe births, weddings, deaths of
the people you know.
jThe social affairs of our own and
The.e aro tho kind of fact. IhU pper
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