The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, August 11, 1910, Image 5

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Saturday Afternoon, Aug.13
These Organs have been taken in exchange on
Pianos, and as our store is small and having daily
shipments of Pianos coming, we
These Organs will be sold to the highest bidders. Every instrument is
fully guaranteed to be in good playing condition.
We will agree to allow the full amount paid for any of these organs in 3
c excnange on any piano purcnasea irom us wrtnm o years.
Remember the Date-Saturday, Aug. 13, 1910
Automobile Department
Anyone having automobile news will
confer a favor by phoning or stopping in
the office.
S. C. Heck, proprietor of the Hex
Garage, located in thi Land Office Build
ing, reports a good business.
The article in last week's Herald in "this
department on "automobiles for igti" has
received a great deal of favorable com
ment, ww
In New York City the taxicab rate is
thirty cents for the first mile and ten cents
for each additional quarter-mile with one
dollar for each hour of waiting time
An exchange of automobiles was made
last week between C C. Smith and Cal
Vinsel. Mr. Smith now owns the Pope
Toledo and Mr. Vinsel the Moline car,
Electric lights are supplanting gas and
oil lamps on automobiles. Low voltage
lamps are operated by a small storage
battery and give a better light than gas.
Alliance has plenty of good garages and
expert mechanics. All of the public
garages here are equipped to do any work
that may become necessary in repairing or
rebuilding a machine.
The farmers arebuing automobiles. A
single automobile company recently
offered farm mortgages and farmer's notes
to the value of $1,000,000 for rediscount
on the New York money market.
The Herald auto department has just
received several catalogues showing the
1911 models. These are interesting from
a point of information and we will be glad
to let anyone desiring have the use of
E. D. Henry, who is in the automobile
livery business in Alliance, and who has
been using ooe of last year's two cylinder
Reo autos, has traded the same in a brand
new four cylinder f(eo. James Keeler,
the Alliance agent for the Reo, made the
The total number of automobiles manu
factured for the year 1910 is estimated as
follows: France, 50,000 cars; Great Britain,
60,000 cars; Germany, 25,000 cars; and
the United States, 100.000 cars. This
makes a total of 233,000 for the year at a
total valuation of $235,000,000.
Did ou ever start to climb a hill and
have jour engine stop in the steepest ptace
on account of the carburetor being higher
than the gasoline level. The next time
trv blowing into the tank. This will often
force the gasoline into the carburator and
of course remedy the trouble. Some
motorists try backing up the hill. How
ever this is impossible many times.
1 1 was said not long ago that automobiles
could not be used in the sand hills
However an auto that will not make a
trip through the sand hills now would not
receive much 'consideration with pros
pective buyers. What formerly was a
dreaded trip by team can now be made in
a short time with an auto and many of the
ranchmen in the sandhills are purchasing
cars for their personal use. I
Omaha has been having an epidemic of '
automobile accidents lately, several pen '
pie having been killed. It is our opinion 1
that speed fiends should be restricird toi
the race track where 00 one can be killed '
except, themselves. A moderate amount
of speed is necessarv and when one is
making a country trip it certainly is all
right to make speed but no one is excus
able for tearing around in a town or city at
a rate at which the car cannot be perfect
ly controlled. I
The automobile is receiving a great deal
of blame for the present money stringency,
it being claimed that the people of the
United States are spending all their money
for machines to the detriment of business.
However the automobile instead of being
a detriment is a help. Take four people
out of live who have autos and vou wilt
find that they are using it as a help in
their business. Every m?n who has an
auto can make it a divident payer instead
of a dead expense.
The rapid changes in recent years in
automobiles have led some to ask what
the automobile will be like in 1915. The'
French, who have always been leaders in
the motor industry, are of the opinion that
the eight cylinder V-shaped motor will be
the popular one, but American experts
are of the opinion that the six-cylinder will
always be the most popular. Unless in
the meantime some ono invents a motor
that will entirely revolutionize the present
gas engine.
Gasoline Supblants Steam
Some of the more congested districts
along the Southern Railway will be
relieved by gasolene-electric cars which
will be operated in place of the old steam
trains During the month the steam
passenger service in the Greenville terri
tory will be replaced with regular gas
electric motor-car service.
Some time ago the Southern Railway
Company experimented with the new gas
electric car produced by the General
Electric Company and this experiment has
proven so successful that a number of cars
will be ordered for short line service.
The gas-electric car is virtually a power
station and an electric car in one with a
space set aside for baggage. In the front
end is located a powerful gasolene engine
which drives an electric generator. The
electricity generated in this way is used to
drive the electric motors beneath the car.
The car is operated with a simple con
toller handle with all the ease and con
venience of the common street car. It
can be stopped, slowed down, accelereted
and reversed without starting and stopping
the gasoline engine. A car of this type is
capable of making a large number of short
stops and still maintaining its schedule
The new cars will carry 50 passengers
and their baggage at a speed of 40 miles
an hour.
A full list of the automobile owners
of Box Butte county, together with the
makes of machines, will he published
in this department in a later number.
We also expect soon to take up a re
view of the different makes of machines
manufactured, gtviug a brief descript
ion of each.
The Rex Garage
S. C. Reck, Prop.
In. McOcilsle d. I n. g-
Automobile Storage
Rentals and Repairing
The most popular auto today
is the FORD. Low priced and
Inexpensive to run, It fills the
need better than the higher
priced cars
Alliance' to Have
Tailoring College
Mrs. M. .1. Williams, who is a graduate
of the Keister Ladies' Tailoring College of
Seattle, will open a sewing school in Alli
ance on August 15th. There has long
been a need for a school of this kind in
Alliance and she is already assured of a
I good patronage Denver, Omaha and
I other cities have schools of this kind which
are vary popular The students bring
their own material If desired classes
will be held evenings. The Alliance Keis
ter Tailoring college will be located over
tha store of F. V Irish it Co. Phone
524. Anyono desiring to take lessons
should communicate with Mrs. Williams
at once.
Method of Planting
and Caring for Trees
J. I llAItoKlt.
It has been my pergonal experience
ns uoll us of others that the reason for
the death of ninety percent of the trees
that do die is poor planting-, This is
the case not only In western Nebrasa
but all over the United States, or the
world for that matter.
To have good success with trees the
ground should be prepared In the fol
lowing manner. The soil should bo
made mellow by repeated plowing and
where the soil is densely packed a sub
soil plow be used, the ground being
stirred from twelve to fifteen Inches
deep. If this is neglected the roots
are soon surrounded by an inpenotrablo
wall of solid hard dirt and they certain
ly cannot bo expected to live many
years with this condition.
Trees are frequently ruined by lack
of care or bad treatment after they fall
into the hands of the purchaser. When
tress are received from the nursery
they should have the roots thoroughly
covered with a blanket, sack or straw,
until they reach their destination.
Then the bundles should bo opened and
the trees seperated from the moss in
which they are packed. If the roots
have become dry from long exposure
straw should be spread upon the
ground; the trees laid upon it', then
covered with straw uuil the whole
well watered and left in the moist
straw for several days.
If the trees arrive In good condition
and the holes for planting are not
ready, a trench should be dug and the
trees put in it in a slanting condition,
covering the roots und two-thirds of
the body. Let them remain this way
until ready to plant. If the soil for
an orchard has been properly prepared
by subsoillng and deep plowing then
the rauking of the holes becomes a
very simple matter. Where only a
few trees are to bo planted and no sub
soiling has been done or where they
are to be planted in sod the holes ought
to be at least four feet wide and eight
teen or tweuty inches deep, the subsoil
thrown back and thto hole filled to the
proper, depth for planting with Hue top
soil to receive the trees. Both the
roots and tops should be pruned at the
time of planting and before the trees
are set in the ground.
In pruning tlrst cut oft' the ends of
the broken and bruised roots with n
sharp knife in a sluntiug direction on
the under side. This will cause the
wound to heal over reudily. Then cut
back each branch or side limb to a bud
not more than five or six inches from
the body. Then cut back the leader or
central limb so us to leave It about
four or five Inches ubove the highest
side limb. When there ure no side
limbs the tree should be pruned back
to a height proper to form a top; none
of the lower limbs should be cut off
entirely, us it is best to form the head
as lowas possible, so that the limbs
will protect the trunk from the rays of
Immense numbers of trees are ruined
by planting too deep, Moit fruit trees,
except dwarf peurs and plums 011 peuch
roots should be set so that the joint
where the body and the roots are
united will be about four Inches below
the top of the ground. By this means
roots will be thrown out from the part
of the body that Is covered with soil
and largr and longer lived trees will
be secured. If the above directions
were carefully followed any nursery
man would be glad to guarantee his
No Quarantine
Dry Farming Pays
in Dakota
i,,,fl J "I
Why Not in Western Nebraska?
The quarantine for mange and scabies
on cattle has been removed in the counties
of Ha) es, Hitchcock, Chase and Dundy.
Those still under quarantine are Sioux,
Scotts Bluff, Banner, Kimball, Cheyenne,
Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, Deuel, Per
kinx, Keith, McPherson, Oram. Cherry,
Hooker, Thomas, Logan, Lincoln, Blaine,
Brown, Kevapaha, Rock, Loup, Garfield,
Wheeler. Holt, and Morrill.
As fast as the infected are,s are freed
from these diseases the quarantine restrict
ions ate removed Jbv the Secretary of Ag
riculture We believe it will n)t be many
years before at) of this western country
will be entirely free from the dread cattle
and sheep diseases. At the present tune
inspection is always necessary wnen snip
ping from the districts which are under
Foolish Advertising Talk.
The man who conducts his
business on the theory that it
doesn't pay and he can't afford
to advertise sets up his judge
ment in opposition to that of nil
the best business men in the
world. Says an experienced ad
vertising authority: "With a few
years' experience in conducting
a small business on a few thous
and dollars capital he assumes
to know more than those whose
hourly transactions aggregate
more than his do in a year, and
who have made their millions by
pursuing a course that he says
doesn't pay."
If advertising doesn't pay,
why is it that the most succes
ful merchants in every town,
large or small, are the heaviest
aevertisrs? If it does not pay,
why do the largest business
firms in the world spend millions
in that way? Omaha Tade Ex
Some five or six miles northeast of
1 ower.i Lake lives a man ho farms out
of a book, says the Corpio News. His
neighbors laughed at him at one time for
his peculiar Ideas. He not enly farms
put of a book, but he keeps books in which
he records the results of his own farming.
He keeps a written record of what he does,
and can tell you what sort of work he did
year before last to accomplish a certain
specified result.
His neighbors laughed at him but they
don t now.
.,.Thi E?ar Mr' Matin's crop stands out
like a hill on the plain. It looks like a
crop raised in a bumper crop year. Tho
wheat is green and tall, and the oats are
dark and rich. The neighbors have somo
prospects of a crop. There has been a
little more rain in that territory than in
the eastern part of the country, but their
crops are nothing compared with those of
Ross Martin,
Tho system he uses is known as tho
Campbell System. It consists briefly, in
plowing the land six to ten Inches deep,
then packing with a subsoil packer, then
sowing wheat at the rata of one-third of a
bushel to the acreone-third, mind you
and then dragging the crop after every
rain until the grain is a foot high or more.
Every third year he summer cultivates tho
land. That is, one-third of his land is
under summer cultivation as though he had
a crop on it, and drags it after each rain,
and if the weeds begin to show up ho
drags it if it don't rain. He says that tho
weeds tako tha moisture out of the ground.
And they do.
Last year Mr. Martin's wheat went 34
bushels to the acre. How much did yours
He savs that ana mtartftr i alt nna man
and four horses can farm under his plan
oiiarmmg. uut it tne protit is double
what it would be under ordinary farming,
whv not farm that wav? StanW fNnrtl.
Dakota) Sun.
Special Henld Corresponitut at Dale Crttk, Wye.,
glm Iftterestifit Biscrlftion.
The U. S. army manuevers at this placo
are very interesting, especially to a civil
ian, from the spectacular point of view
and to an army man because of the fact
that conditions are, as pearly as possible,
like they would be in case of war In
fact, the purpose of tho yearly manueverla
to accustom each soldier .to the conditions
that he Would have to confront if in ser
vice on the field in time of war.
On Friday afternoon at two o'clock the
whele available force of the camp went in
to the field to manuever through the night
until Saturday morning. They were div
ided into two armies; tho reds and tho
blues. Each man carried the haversack
ration, which consists of enough raw ba
con, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, and hard
tack to support one man for one day.
There were in the field the 81b Cavalry,
4th CavalRj, gth Cavalry (negroes), tho
nth Infantry, 15th Infantry, 18th Infant
ry three companies of the Wyoming Nat
ional Guard, the 4th Field Artillery,
Company "M" of the Engineers, Company
"I" of the Signal.Corps, and the ambul
ance section ol Company "A" of the Hos
pital Corps.
The Beds went into bivouac about sev
en miles from camp, where they were
attacked by the enemv. The battle lasted
through the whole night, the roar of tho
artillery and the rattle of the continuous
rilla fire being heard in the camp. It is
almost as interesting as real warfare would
be and it makes a person just want to get
out and do his worst with the enemy.
At out G.30 a m Saturday morning
"recall" was sounded and after some dis
cussion among the umpires, the victory
was awarded to the Blue army. The troops
arrived in camp during the morning tired
and sleepv but there was no rest for them
for at three o'clock in the. forenoon the
whole consolidated force formed in the
east side of the camp and a parade of all,
including the wagon and pack trniiorta
tiou, was held. Each organiz-tuon as It
passed the reviewing officer, General Hoyt
from Fortllussell, raking the trot on double
time until it had passed, then went to its
separate camp, where the men prepared
for a good night's sleep in order to make'
up for that lost
A Matter of Stomachs
An body who has ever cut up a veal
knows that a calf has a regular procession
of stomachs. Four stomachs make up the
call's quota of abdomens.
Few people have ever cut up a baby to
see, but nevertheless it is common know
ledge that no baby has more than one
Vet many people think it quite the proper
thing to leed a little baby with one
stomach, equipped for taking care of hu
man milk, with me same mtlk that the
sucking calf takes care of with four
Do nu do that?
If vou do, try this: Get a bale of timo
thy hav. Every time the hour for feeding
baby the unmodified cow's milk comes
around, eat a whisp of unmodified hay
It will be interesting to see which will
live the longer, you or the baby. Omaha
Daily News.
The Northwestern's Loss at Chairwt
The Chadron Journal of last Friday gave
a full account of the destructive fire that
occured there Tuesday of last week and
which was mentioned in the Herald last
week. It seems that the fire started in a
heap of waste in an old engine stall and it
made such headway that the men in the
roundhouse and shops barely escaped with
their lives, saving nothing. The North
western had just installed machinery
worth $80,000 and sixteen engines were in
the building. Although some of these had
steam up, not a one was saved, one being
taken out part way and abandoned be
cause of the heat. To take the place of
the burned engines, fifteen engines were
started from eastern divisions in less than
24 hours from the time of the fire. The
engines burned were estimated to havo
been worth 820 nnn nnrl iv... .,..i.!
and buildings 8150,000, making a total ol
$500,000. This is one of the most destruct
ive fires ever experienced in vebraska