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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1910)
Stale's Grain Exceeds in Value
FIGURES TELL THE STORY,
Coal Is thi Closest of Corn's Compet
Itora for the Lead Nearly Equals
Total Value of All Crops, Live 8tock
and Manufactured Products In Ne
braskaLive 8tock Beats Gold and
Sliver Production of Country.
Omaha, Jnn. 17. From tho offlcoot
the United States geological survey
litis Just boon Issued n tabulated state
ment giving figures on tbo mineral
production of the country for the year
1908. Tho table shown that Iho prlco
per ounce of silver declined from (57
cents In 100G to GG cents In 1007 and
to 33 cents in 1908. Totnl production
of sliver during 190S amounted to 62,
440,800 troy ounces, having a valuo of
?28,0E0,G00. Of gold tho production
was 4.574,340 troy ounces, having a
valuo or $04,500,000.
Thus tho total valuo of gold and bII
ver for 1908 was $122,010,000. For
the Bnmo year, by government figures,
the corn crop of Nebraska was worth,
"on tho farm," $104,911,000. Fed Into
hogs and cattle, the corn crop of this
stnto undoubtedly exceeded the value
of tho gold' and sliver production of
tho year. From another angle, com
parison with Nohraskn products
makes tho gold and silver piles look
quite modest, for In 1008 tho value of
tho live stock in Nebraska was $138,
055,530. Copper production for 1008 moro
than equalled gold and sllvor togothor.
The production totaled 942,570,721
pounds, having a market valuo of
$124,410,335. Nebraska corn and
whoat for tho year had a valuo of
Iron Ore and Corn.
Iron oro reachod tho high water
mark In 1907, when 51,720,010 long
tonB wero produced, with a vnluo of
$131,090,147. For 1908 tho production
was 35,983,336 tons, with a value of
$81,845,724, being $7,453,974 less than
the vnluo of tho 1908 corn crop of Ne
braska. Tho lead and ztno production for'
tho whole country dur,Ing 1908 Just
about equalled tho value of the hay
and Bprlng wheat crops of this state,
whjch togothor footed' up in valuo
close to $44,000,000.
Tho coal mines aro the closest of
corn's competitors for the lead. Of
bituminous coal 332,573,944 short tons
wero dug out in 1908, having a vnluo
of $374,135,288. Of Pennsylvania
anthracite 74.347,102 lpng tons were
put above ground, with a valuo to tho
producers of $158,178 849. The two
sums total $532,314,117. Before the
coal is burned InCo ashes it probably
costs the consumers nearly twjee as
much. The year's production of coal
comes mighty close to equalling tho
total valuo of all tho crops, live stock
and manufactured products of Ne
braska. HURRY BRIDGE TO BEAT ICE
Union Pacific Trying to Complete
Structure Before Floods Begin.
'Columbus, Neb., Jan. 17. By work
ing night and day on tho concrete
foundations for tho new double track
bridge west of this city the Union Pa
cific hopes to have the structure com
pleted before tho Ice In the Loup river
breaks up this spring. About 150 men
have been employed at tho bridge all
winter and the,ro have been many ac
cidents resulting from slipping on Ico
coated wood and steel. This is tho
largest and longest bridge on tho
Union Pacific main line in Nouraska.
At present there remains about a
week's work on tho foundations and
then it will require about ten days to
lay tho stone pier. As each sixty-foot
single track span is replaced by the
new double track structure traffic Is
delayed a ltttlo over - J hour, tho new
spans being slid into place on greased'
tracks. Another reason for rush work
is that tho Ice in the river Is excep
tionally heavy this winter and tho
large amount of snow makes a, big
flood quite probable and they want nil
tho false work taken 'out so there will
be nothing to stop tho lco.
GARDINER FILES COMPLAINT
Commander Asserts Liquor is Being
Sold to Soldiers.
Lincoln, Jan. 17. That soldi ars at
Fort Crook have been furnished wjth
intoxicating liquors and have, been
found in tho barracks in a drunken
condition Is the report made to Gov
ernor Shnllenborgor by Colonel Gardi
ner, commander of the Sixteenth In
fantry, in a complaint filed against a
man named Lowry.. Colonel Gardiner
Btater that Lowry has rooms in con
nection with a brewing company's
plant and has sold Jntoxlcnnts to the
soldiers contrary to law. Governor
Shallenberger has notified the county
attorney to make an Investigation and
bring a prosecution under the law.
Quarantine Halts Neff Case,
Tecumseh, Neb., Jan. 17. The case
of the state against Dr. J. G. Neff of
Sterling on a charge involving his
daughter and set for trial In the John
son county district court beginning to
day, cannot be tried at this time. The
complaining witness, Miss Lorn Neff,
is at the Geneva, industrial school,
which has been' quarantined for scar
let fever and Miss Neff cannot leave
the institution at this time.
6AY8 NEW JER8EY 18 PROUD
Revels In Name of Being Corporation
State, Governor Fort Asserts.
Nw York, .Inn. 0--Governor Fort
told the New York Traffic club that
tho pcoplo of Now Jersey aro rather
proud to bo considered a corporation
"Our fnthors," he said, "saw tho
trend of tho times nnd nntlrluntcd tho
future by enacting the first com pre-
hensivo corporation net, back in tho
forties. Tho corporation is hero to
stny. tt Is the safest and best means
yet devised for carrying on great en
terprises. Tho man who inveighs
against tho corporation is out of date.
Tho problem is not to rid ourselves
of corporations, hut to find tho limit
of tholr power."
LIBERALS RETAIN CONTROL
Party Will Hold Place In British
London, Jnn. 17. At the close of
tho general elections the standing of
the various parties, including union
ist scats, was as follows:
Unionists, 43; liberals, 37; laborjtes,
G; nationalists, 5. Unionists' gains,
18; liberal gains, 3; labor gains over
liberals, 1; no change, 09.
Tho first engagement In tho fight
Jor tariff reform, a great navy and tho
supremacy of the lords as against the
free trade, reform of tho house of
lords and home rule, ended with neith
er pnrty in a commanding position
Tho results of the polling tend to con
firm tho forecast that the liberals will
retain control of tho government with
a greatly reduced majority.
TO LESSEN RACE WASTE
Association Begins Campaign to Check
Baltimore, Jan. 17. Tho American
Association for the Study and Preven
tion of Infant Mortality, which grew
out of a conference recently held at
Now Haven, has opened permanent
headquarters at tho Medical and
Ch(rurglcnl Faculty building in this
city, and begun an active campaign,
having for its object the prevention
of race waste rather than race suicide.
On the ground that a baby is a citi
zen of tho future and that ouo given
a good start has a bettor chance to
grow up to healthy manhood or worn
anhood, tho work of the new organlza
Uon will bo directed toward securing
that chance for tho baby.
MORE MONEY FOR MISSIONS
New York Laymen Vote to Increase
Now York, Jan. 17. Five thousand
laymen, representing practically all
tho Protostant churches In the city,
voted unanimously at a mass meeting
In the Hippodrome to increnso the for
eign missionary offorlngs of the Prot
estant churches of Greater Now York
by $325,000 during the coming twelve
months. Nineteen cities, lncludjng
Now York, In which conventions have
already been held, have pledged an
Increaso of $1,750,000 for foreign mis
sions during the coining year.
LAND TO BE THROWN OPEN
Twenty Thousand Acres Will Be Given
Washington, Jnn. 17. Twenty thou-
I sninV acres of land bordering upon the
Columbia river, nbout 191) miles ea3t
of Portland, Ore., embraced In the
third unjt of tho Umatilla irrigation
project In Oregon will bo thrown open
to homestead entry at 9 o'clock Feb.
10. This announcement was made by
the secretary of the Interior.
President Frees Indian.
Washington, Jan. 17. Because ho is
in bad hoallh. President Taft has
granted a pardon to William Des
champs, a Flathead (Mont.) Indian
Tho man was guilty of having Intro
duced liquor on an Indian reservation
and was sentenced to sjxty days in
Jail and to pay n fine.
Dlekema Out for Speaker.
Washington, Jan. 17. Representa
tive G. J. Dlekema of Michigan an
nounced himself as a candidate for
speaker of the house to succeed
Speaker Cannon when tho Sixty-second
congress is organized1.
Harvester Trust Melon.
New York, Jan. 15. Another "mol
on" of large proportions, tho distribu
tion of $20,000,000 Jn common stock,
is to be given tho stockholders of
tho International Harvester company.
Meets Death on Sleigh Ride,
Wabash, Intl., Jan. 17. Mrs. George
Daughcrty, a member of one of the
most noted-famllles-ln- Wabash coun
ty, was killed' by being thrown from a
sleigh while driving into this city.
President Outlines Plans to
Conserve National Resources.
SENDS MESSAGE TO CONGRESS
Favorn Continuing Contracts for Im
provement of Ohio, Mississippi and
Missouri Rivers Urges Bond Issue
to Carry Out Unfinished Irrigation
Projects Would Control All Water
Washington, Jan. 15. Pension legis
lation wus interrupted in the house
by the reading of President Tnft'b spo
cJa! conservation message, VVhou tho
roading of the message had boon con
cluded n roar of applause arose from
the Republican side of tho chamber
nnd several Democratic members also
Joinca in tho demonstration of ap
proval. Following are tho recommendations
made in the message:
A law expressly authorizing tho
cccretnry of tho interior temporarily
to withdraw public lands from entry
nnd validating withdrawals already
O (Tic Lai and dcfinlto classification
of public lands and their contents.
Disposal o the surface of agricul
tural lands, while retaining coal, oil,
asphaltum, natural gas ana other
Federal control of water power
sites which could be rented under
Drainage of swamp lands and Im
proved treatment of soils.
A bond issue not exceeding $30,
000,000 for completion of western Ir
Provision Jn river and harbor bill
for continuing contracts for comple
tion of Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri
river Improvement projects.
Repeal of timber land acts of 1898
nnd new law providing Tor public sale
Scientific treatment of the 100,000,
000 acres of forests wjthln the United
COHEN HELD AS KIDNAPER
Walter Who Eloped With Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Jan. 15. After a brief
hear.lng Frederick Cohen, wno eloped
with Miss Roberta do Janon, was
committed to the county prison with
out ball for further hearing Jnn. 28,
on n charge of kidnaping.
Tho police made the emphatic state
ment that Cohen did not harm the
girl and the young runaway still ad
heres to her story that she alone (was
responsible for the affair.
Tho girl Is in a private apartment
of a hospital, under the care of a
nerve specialist. It Is quite likely she
will be kept there for some days.
Mrs. Julia Cohen, the deserted wife,
who was taken to a hospital in a state
of nervous collapse, is better today.
MAE WOOD CASE DROPPED
Woman Accused by Senator Piatt Not
Now York, Jan. 15. The charges of
forgery nnd perjury against Miss Mae
C. Wood wero dismissed in general
sessions court hero and Miss Wood
was discharged from custody. Sho
was indicted In 1007, following the
trial of h'er suit against former Sen
ator Thomas C. Piatt, who, sho al
leged, was married to her In this city.
Senator Plntt'B illness nns made im
possible his appearance to testify
agalnst Mjss Wood.
HELD OH CONSPIRACY CHARGE
Pittsburg Capitalists Indicted for City
Pittsburg, Jan. 15. President E. II.
Jennings and Vice President F. A.
Griffin of the Columbia National
bank; Max G. Leslie, county delin
quent tax collector; Charles Stewart,
former councilman, nnd F. F. Nicola,
a capitalist and real estate operator,
were arrested on wnrrauts Issuea by
District Attorney W. A. Blnkelcy,
charging them with conspiring to
cause tho selection of the Columbia
Nntionnl bank as a city depository.
LEVEE STREWN WITH DEBRIS
Ice Gorge Creates Havoc on River
Front at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Jan. 15. The Mississippi
river front at St. Louts presents a
devastated appearance. The river,
gorged with Ice, rose rrom twenty
two feet to 31.0 feet and thon tho
gorgo broke. Inside of three hours
tho river fell more than five feet.
The boats on tho river wero left
high and dry by the rapid fall and tho
levee was strewn with wreckage. The
property loss will exceed $200,000.
Trouble In Several Mills.
Boston, Jan. 15. The adoption ot
tho' flfty-stx-hour law has caused minor
troubles at a number of Massachusetts
points. Strikes have occurred this
week at the Slater mills. TitchLurg;
North Adams Print works nnd in sev
eral other mills elsewhere.
White Slave Jury Indicts.
New York, Jan. 15. Two Indict
ments were found by tho Rockefelldr
grand Jury which Is investigating the
wlilto Blave traffic
Senator Clay Is Improving.
Atlanta, Jan. 17. Sanalor A. S.
Clay,.vwbp ,Ias Jjopn in a docaW.sanl.
tariitni for tho Inst two weeks, S3 much
lO IDsusrs, OcmLrinLerLcirLgr
I must make room for spring goods and everything nrust
go during this sale. I will undersell anything yet offered
in this city
American prints Calico, Lot i, yc, now 5c Percale, ioc, now 7c
American prints Calico, Lot 2, yc, now 5c Toweling, 8c, now 4jc
Turkish Toweling", 25c pr., now I7j4c pair Pillow Cases, 45c pr., now 33c pair
Muslin for sheetings 29c yard, now 26c
Bed Spreads, $150, now $1.00 , Bed Spreads, $2.00, now $4 .65
I have a big assortment of
which I will clos.e out at
Silk Petticoats, $9, now sell
Gents' Furnishing Goods
Fleece-lined Underwear, 50c, now 37JC Wool Underwear, $1.25, now $1.00
Extra heavy Fleece-lined Underwear, 60c, now 45c
Big assortment Flannel Shirts, prices run from Si. 25 to $1.75 now $1.00
Men's and Boys' Suits, Pants and Overalls, 25 Discount
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Best Equipped, Most Upto Date Exclusive
Meat Market in- Western Nebraska
Shop open from 6:30 a. m. to 7 p. m.; Saturday and pay days,
open till 9 p. m.; not open on Sunday during winter
Prompt Attention to Phone Orders
We purchase good dressed beef and pork in the carcass.
" " ' "'' ""' at our shop before selling
A Few Prices
$7.00, now sell for $5.00
I. W. Herman, Prop.
Miss Rose C. Herman
Cashier and Bookkeeper
Jos. Skala, - Meat Cutter
Jake H. Herman - Stock Buyer
Louis Skala J Sausaeemakers
John Herman ) nnd Butchers
Wm. C. Herman Delivery Boy
Day Cunningham . Delivery Boy
Residence Phone, 375
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