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Published evory Thurwlny by
The Herald Publishing Company.
Lloyd C. Thomu, Pre Treat.
P. A. Plersan. Vice Praaldent.
John W. Thomas, Secretary.
John W. Thomaa, Editor.
Lloyd C. Thomas. City Editor.
Mra. I. U. Hosklnt, railroad correa
pondent. Mlea Agnea Moravek, Hemingford
Entered at the postolflco at Alli
ance, Nebraska, for transmission
throuirli tho mall as second-class
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vance. The circulation of thla newspaper
la guaranteed to be the largest In
western Nebraska. Advertising ratea
will be furniahed on application.
Sample coplea free for the asking.
THURSDAY. APRIL 17, It'll.
THIS PAPER REPRESENTED FOR TOREIGN
ADVERTISING BY THE
.JEW YORK AND CHICA
BRANCHES IN ALL THE PRINCIPAL C
THE ALLIANCE HERALD
la a newspaper dedicated to up
building the moral and material In
terests of Aliance. Box Butte coun
ty and western Nebraska. Its pol
icy Is to deal fairly with all Inter
ests and men. It prints the news
fully and as accurately as possible.
It means to be a household, office
and store necessity and as such con
tinues to enter a rapidly growing
number of homes, offices and stores
throughout this end of the state. As
a NEWSPAPER and an ADVERTIS
ING MEDIUM it stands supreme In
Its field. The Job department has
the largest patronage of any in west
ern Nebraska and every man on the
force ia a specialist in his line.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the office of cotinty
treasurer of Box Butta county, sub
ject to the democratic and peoples
independent primaries to be held
August 15, 1911. ISAAC ROCKEY.
I hereby announce myself
candidate for the office of
clerk of Box Butte county,
to the democratic primaries
15, 1911. J. B. KNIEST.
RECIPROCITY WITH CANADA
Concise Statement showing the true
inwardness of the proposed
occasioned this agreement. The ad
vantages are to be: To Canada,
del per farm machinery and free en
try, through the great lakes. Into our
grcnt manufacturing centres, of her
farm products; to the 1'nltei! States,
a free entry into Canada of the pro
ducts or some of our factories and
cheaKT food for our cities. Canada's
policy Is to encourage nnd develop
her agricultural resources; ours, as
In the pnst twenty years, to provide
for the rapidly Increasing population
of our cities and let our practically
developed agriculture shift for Itself.
The main purpose of the friends of
this agreement Is to make food i heap
er, and If It does his the farmer
We hrive for years been protecting
Infant industries till they arc great
trusts, controlling and corrupting ev
ery department of government and
business. During these years tariff
upon farm products was of little bat)
eflt because we produced n gradually
decreasing surplus. Our government
al policy has resulted In great com
mercial and manufacturing combines,
fixing the prices upon what we both
buy and sell and arrogantly perietu
ating this policy by corrupting the
government. The result of this help
lessness and servility has been an
alarming movement cityward, this
coupled with the reaching of the lim
it of farm production. This has re
sulted In high-priced food, nnd now.
w hen supply and demand are meeting,
and the farmer is just coming into
his own we are expected to tamely
submit to the alienating of thia long
deserved right without receiving any
concessions upon what we buy.
Tills whole business savors to me
of t political trick Taft, t ho presi
dent of HO.000.ono people. juggling
with their welfare for political ad
vantage. Now here Is the trick: The dem
ocratic party lias long favored a re
duction of the tariff; In afct, a Tew
favored free trade. The farmer In
the past has looked upon the high
tariff as being mainly an advauta ga
to the one-time infant industries and
only Incidentally helpful to him, and
since this policy has resulted In build
Ing such Influential combines he has
clamored for a downward revision.
Now, Tnft, speaking for the manufac
turers, says, take a dose of your own
nedielM, on the theory that we will
be estopped from saying it's not
good. Now If all the farmers are of
my way of thinking we will ask our
friends in congress to call his bluff
by agreeing to support t hi- agree
ment only upon the condition that the
schedules of manufactured articles be
(at this same special session) revised
downward, according to this same
principle upon which t he president Ti
tles In his contention for this agree
ment of making the tariff equal the
difference In cost of production here
and abroad, and do It with the sta
tistics at hand.
PERPETRATED BY WALT Ac DOUG ALL :
r vtS i MEREST THE. OFFICE
J BUSY HE i. PINO FIX UP THE
M CARD INDEX raEfWT"-
THE Njpty.s handsome
nrw eftrriOAle vvrm aeer
in. rYa9Dec1 mrk
1"U tooled by
addition tot In number ofiwell
(turnouts the flur wMfJier (a brmplnp
I out dally-
rfnn,' i a ni
THE REALLY WISE
BIRO STICKS TO
HIS SWEATER UN
. HOW SPRING 15 SPRUNG IN CHICA&O.
WHEN SPRING COMES UP THE DINGLE"
IS HOW CHICAGOS POETS SING
BUT THO IT MAKES US TINGLE
WE'RE NOT HEP TO THE DINGLE THING
WE THINK THESE POETS BUNGLE
IN THEIR AFFLATUS DIVINE.
"WHEN SPRING COMES TO THE JUNGLE '
WOULD BE A FITTER LINE
IT MAY BE BUT A JINGLE
INVENTED BY THE POET
IF CHICAGO HAS A DINGLE
WEIL BETSHE 00ESNTKNOW IT '
FIRST AIO TO DESERTED HUSBANDS
00 PRIZE FOR COOKING AFTER
ONE. OF OUR RECIPES AND EAT
ING THE RESULT
BANANA BALLS 1 1 Cup sifted banana poJ
Within the last few weeks much
has been printed In regard to recip
rocity with Canada and the ratifica
tion by congress of a treaty provid
ing for the same; but the most that
has been printed has been of a de
sultory nature, so that but com para
tively few voters are as welt posted
on the subject as they should be.
We have not seen anything In print
that we think explains briefly the
true Inwardness of the matter better
than an article printed in the Ne
braska State Journal of March tth,
written by Hon. W. J. Taylor of Mer
na, democratic and populist candi
date for congress from this district
Keclprocate means "to give and
return mutually". Reciprocity is de
fined as "mutual action and reac
tion". Aa applied to the tariff be
tween two countries, It means the
coolcriing of equal privileges in re
gard to customs or charges on im
ports, and as commonly understood
In this country conveys the idea of
free trade, between the two count
ries affected, on certain articles spe
cified, or on all articles of Import
and export between the two count
ries. With this definition as an iu
traduction to Mr. Taylor's article, a
hove mentioned, we give the follow
ing extract from it:
li Is free trade witli Canada upon
agricultural products and an opentiiK
to her markets for the products of
many of our afctories. especially
those ol iunu machinery,
t .muda has no factories and vast
areas of cheap, rich, undeveloped ag
ricultural lands, and for the last few
years has been making herculean ef
forts to encourage its settlement and
development. Our agricultural re
sources have about reached their lim
it. I'nder the stimulus of high pro
tection to our one-time infant in
dustries these have thrived amazing
ly, aud our increasing population of
the laat decade has nil (entered in
the towns and cities with the result
that we have practically no farm pro
ducts for export, and und r i li
conditions foodstuff lias advance! un
til the cities clamor for cheaper
W. C. T. U. Department
How Prohibition Saves the Boys
psa -sK rn
1 h 'MA A v 7.
Ill r."IMTIJ 3b-
THE ONES WE HAVE TO TELL
t rM uf i r a r 1 tr ariyOJ
MOW Wfi--f r.AN THF 7Nkmi r
POOR t fVl AVoK ' UcGTOUM mm mVmTlton
..,: tTkm ATTRACT
,ttW; MlAOi . SflMF , XT J J
THIS IS HOW !
if M5 DEAD MORE ll
FIVE YEARS ntW
m NO C.HAUrf OF
FINOIM OUT VtfYTMIM
BOUT mim in This
IPiMer, I cup old soda lyraletl (loobiscult
I p.rkic mid. J spoonful glucose Roll m
To balls and bake o hours
HAM a la CHAMPAGNE :Wt anhain ... rua
uid bealojilh base hall bal uiiTil skin can
be pulled off Covei'wilh Qaman mus-
LardaiMl botl until tender TKm will
lake about two rtours Open a bott le
oT cold ChampaQTit did drink
TOMORROW VE BEGIN OUR
BUG HOUSE INTERVIEWS. GET
TOUR ORDER IN EARLY '
Makes Home Baking Easy
Tho only baking powder
made from Royal Brapo
Cream of Tartar
NO ALUM.N0 LIME PHOSPHATE
LOCAL NEWS ITEM " PETER HASCOM OF ROCKVILLE IS IN TOWN TODAY. GREETINGS, PETE R .
MISS WILMETTA HAWKINS AND
MISS MARION MOTE WIN SPE
CIAL PRIZES FOR BEST
ESSAYS ON BOX
Two of the prizes offered at the
Box Dutte county Boys' and Girls
bers are almost uniform in size and
It is a fact that the farmers of the
county have made more money from
the potato business than their breth
ren in the eastern part of the state
fron. their j?rain and corn combined,
and with little labor.
Stock raising was for many years
the chief industry of the county but
it is now the second important In
Alliance, the metropolis of western
Nebraska is the county seat of Box
Butte and has large stock raising.
great extent because the season is
so short, in fact, there is not
enough grain of any kind raised to
supply the demand for home con
sumption and, though there Is much
wheat shipped out. if there were
mills here to grind it there would
not be enough to supply the home
Stock raising is the chief Industry
of the county and is carried on in
all parts of the county. In the last
few years, butter hits become a
great product of Box Butte county
and a creamery having been built at
Industrial contest, held April 8, were He"' railroad repair shops, and
dairying and potato growing Interests. Alliance, a greater Interest has been
The best argument I have found
in Maine for prohibition, says a writ
er iu the Malue Temperance Record,
was from an editor of a paper In
Portland, that was, for political reas
ons, m i im i opposed to it. i nau a
conversation with him that ran some
thing like thla:
"Where were you born?"
"In a little village about sixty
miles from Bangor."
"hu you remember the condition
of things in your village prior to
'I'isflnctly. There was a vast
amount of drunkenness and conse
quent disorder and poverty."
"What was the effect of prohi
bition?" "it shut up all the drink-shops and
practically banished liquor from the
village. It became one of the moat
qulei and prosperous places ou the
"How long did you live In the vil
lage after prohibition?"
"Hleven years, or until 1 was twen-
ty-oue years of age. Then 1 went to
"Ho you drink now '
"I have never tasted a drop
liquor in my life."
"Up to the age of twenty-one I
never saw it, and after that 1 did
not cure to take on the habit."
'that Is all there is in it. If the
bay of the country are not exposed
to tne infernalism. the men are very
sure not to be. This man and his
schoolmates were saved from drink
by the fact that thoy could not get
it until they were old enough to
know better. Few men are drunk
ards who know not the poison until
ihc are twenty-one. it is the youth,
the spirit and beer men want.
for best compositions on Box Butte
county. The flrat, a two years'
subscription to The Alliance Herald
with wall chart, was won by Miss
Wihnetta Hawkins, of the seventh
grade in the Alliance schools. The
Ocoad prize, a year's subscription to
the Youth's Companion, was offered
by County Supt. Miss Reed, and was
won by another seventh grade lll
ance girl, Miss Marion Mote. These
essays are well worth reading by
any one interested in this county,
and we are pleased to publish them
Kveryone wants a home and mon
ey; "but," Bay they, "where is a
other industrial establishments. The
city is growing rapidly and foreigners
are coming in from other parts of the
country and setting up business es
tablishments. The educational ad
vantages are of the best, there being
taken in the dairying industry
There are only two towns of any
importance in Box Butte county.
They are Hemingford and Alliance.
Hemingford is a thriving village of
about six hundred inhabitants, situ
uated twenty miles northwest of Al-
two large public schools, a High school liance, in the best part of the county
and a Catholic Academy in me City.
The name Box Butte county means
a great deal to Nebraska. It has al
ways had a great name and we will
hope that it can keep up its great re
sources and abundance of wealth as
long .is the name BOX Butte County
Many years ago, in the early i-ight-
suitable place to secure both a home tes, when settlers first begun to come
and MOQajr?" Ah! thut question it lo Western Nebraska, this country
very easily answered because no oth- was all one large prairie with no
er section in the United States of county divisions or settlements.
America offers such opportunities There was one small freight and
for bolli a profititable investment stage-coach trail from Fort Sidney
and an attractive home than does across Nebraska, to Deadwood, South
Box Butte County, Nebraska. I Dakota, with a branch to Fort Rob-
Box Butte County Is dotted oil ov- inscn.
er with homes that are attractive. When the time arrived for forming
and substantial, and who is doing 'county organizations, this territory
this? Why it is the people who ' was formed into three counties. Sioux
have come to invest their small or 'county, Dawes county and Box Butte
large amounts in land in Box Butte county. A controversy arose aa to
County and have found their invest- where the northern boundry line
A'ur saloon licenses have
granted for the ensuing year. the
. . C. T. V. will publish in this de
ment so profitable that they have
built homes and made up their minds
to stay and help build up the county
in every way possible.
The first settlement in Box Butte
County was made by John H. Hughea
on the Niobrara River In the year
1879 and since then the growth of the
county has so developed that the old
settlers can hardly balleve Jt is the
little old barren strip of land where
so many Indians roamed, such a few
The first white child born in Box
Butte County was born about twenty
three years ago and the amount of
births since ia almost in itself enough
to convince the nation of the rapid
settling of the county.
The climate, soil, rainfall, crops,
stock, transportation and market fa
cilities, rapid rise iu land values,
home advantages and educational ad
vantages are the gre:it sources of
Box Butte's wealth.
The soil of the county is a black
sandy loam, It holds moiMur, ex
ceftttoaally well so that crops are
not wholly dependent upon rainfall
und irrigation. The ground is rarj
easily culivated aud fully 75 per oent
of the land In the county is adapted
to agriculture, there being in all ov
er fixe hundred thousand acres of
good tillable laud.
i reps in uox nuiie ouniy ure
never an absolute failure. The Mur
phy potato is gaining gr.iund each
year, and this staple article of food
is destined to mak the coutr.y fam
ous the world over. Tho soil and
climatic condition of thM locality ar
esi ecialh adapted im i lie i ulivation
been ; of the tuber.
I he quality of Mo. Butte ' spuda"
Is better than tlm-e grow ,i else
food. These are the conditions which of the petitioners.
pertinent the petitions presented to v. here, hem e the demand is unlltnl
I the city council, Includum 'ie ir.nueb t 1. The average yield per ac re id
I iroiu too to -0U bosUels, and the tu-
should be placed. This was on ac
count of two rival settlements, Car
lisle mow Hemingford) and Nonpa
reil. Carlisle .wanted the - boundry
line six miles farther north than it
now is, so that Carlisle would be ip
the center of the county and would
be made the county-seat, and Non
pareil wanted it where it now ia.
for the same reasons. At a general
election in the fall of 1886, the pres
ent boundary line waa decided upon
and Nonpareil became the county-seat
In 1S89 the railroad survey was
changed and the line was put thru
Carlisle ) which was then called II em
ingfordi instead of Nonpareil, there
by causing another change of the
At the fall election of 18!S, the
proposition of moving t he county-seat
from Hemingford to Alliance was
voted on, and Alliance won on ac
count of therailroad bringing its In
fluence to bear in favor of Alliaai
and in March, 1899, the county-seat
was inoxed to Alliance and the fol
lowiui; summer the court-house was
moved to the site it now occupies
Box Butte county is thirty mllet
north and south aud thirty-si miles
east and west, and is composed O
rolling prilrie land, except in the
sou-hern part which is sandy and t
good for little except grazing pur
poses. The soil in the r.;st or LaV
county Is u .blat k sandy loam suit
able for agricultural purposes with
the proper amount of rainfall, but on
account of the scant amount of rain
fall la ;his section of the dtate
farming is very uncertain.
The chief product of Box Butt
couiuy is tho pnato. This ia grow
as ,i ..tuple crop by ; I utwt every
farmer. Ntaiiy all kinds of snial
grains are raised, with the ev -;-,.' H.
; of corn which is not grovvu to aiy
Sale on Earth
Will Take Place at
M i I es C i t y , M o n t a n a
May 22, 23, 24 and 25
Three Thousand Horses
Will be sold to the highest bidder
Von can liuv farm mates in foal or
with colts lv their sides. You can
buv vearlings We will sell ONp
THOUSAND BKOKE HORSES.
Y'.u r.-ui buv in car or traiuloads
or singles or in pairs. Don't miss
this first sale. Our other sales
dates begin lust four weeks apart
ami last until November iff WE
NEVER HAVE LESS THAN 2.000 HORSES.
A. B. C lark Horse Sales Co.
Miles City, Montana
HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC
Until the rebuilding of the church,
or until further notice, the usual
services of Holy Rosary Catholic
church will be held In the chapel of
St. Agnes Academy.
ST. MATTHEW'S EPSICOPAL
No services at the Episcopal
church Sunday, April HO.
Sunday school at 11::i0 a.m.. young
Ladies' .Mission study will meet at
Mrs Holsten's Friday evening.
Woman's Guild will meet with
Mrs. Thomas Beeson Wednesday,
May :;, at L':::o p.m. All cordially
for farming purposes. There are two
banks, three lumber-yards, a number
of dealers in all kinds of merchan
dise, large flouring mill, a large
school and four churches. The cit
izens are an energetic, ambitious set
of men. They have just completed a
good water-system, besides practical
ly rebuilding the business section of
the town within the last two years.
Alliance is situated in the south
eastern part of the county, on tne
C. B. and Q. railroad. The head
quarters of this division of this rail
road are here. Alliance has two
banks, three lumber yards, many fine
store buildings, a court-house, city
hall, creamery, many large hotels,
three public school-buildings, the St.
Agnes Academy, which draws pupils
from all over western Nebraska to
Alliance, and also many large, hand
some residences. An extensive sew
erage system has just been put into
operation, cement sidewalks are be
ing built, and much ia being none
towards Improving Alliance and mak
ing it one of the beat towns in this
section of the state of Nebraska.
DON'T FORGET the Dance by the
Daughters of Isabella, May 1.
LINCOLN COMMERCIAL CLUB
The Lincoln Commercial Club, trav
eling on a special train consisting
of -three Pullmans, an observation
car, the attending railroad officials'
car and a baggage coach, will stop
in Alliance Mav 18. This Is the
first trip made by the dub through
this territory for four years.
POST OFFICE DIRECTORY
Mails close at the Alliance post
iffice as follows. Mountain time:
llUu a.m. for train No. 44.
11:09 p.m. for train No. 42.
for train No. i'.i.
for train No. 41.
for train No. 30;:.
for train No. l!0L
On Sundays and holidays all night
mills cloiie at ti:00 p.m. instead of
11:00 p.m. IRA E. TAS1I. P. M.
In answering Hera!d want ads
jlease mention that ycu law it In
Next Sunday being set apart all
over thecountry as Tuberculosis Day
the pastor will preach in the even
ing on the topic "The Great White
Plague". The National Tuberculo
sis Society has furnished an arsenal
of facts concerning the causes, meth
ods of prevention and cure of this
dreaded disease. All this will be
presented next Sunday night.
Sunday School at lu a. m. Preach
ing at It. Boy Scout a at 3 p. in.
Junior B. Y. P. U. at 1:30. Preuch-
ing at :30. Mrs. F. L. Parsons so
loist and choir director.
Remember the nursery.
A THOUSAND AND ONE
I.ast week's Herald was an im
provement over the week before,
this week's is an improvement over
last, week's, and now that we are
getting caught up on our orders for
Job printing we expect next week's
paper to be the best issued for many
months. Besides giving a resume of
the current events of the week,
there are a "thouaand and oa"
things that we want to write up for
t he genera) Information - of the public.
11:00 p m..
l2 ::o p n.
At a mass meeting held in the
city hall Tuesday evening to consid
er the proposition of the Nebraska
Telephone Company to install a me
tallic circuit system here a com
mittee, consisting of H. J. Ellis, J.
W Thomas, E. T. Kibble. T. J. Beal.
J. A. Mallery, S. K. Warrick and B.
F. Gilman, was appointed to investi
gate the feasibility of the matter
and report for publication, with a
rlev to taking a referendum vote
by the telephone lubac fibers. Full
particulars will be given in both lo
cal papers as soon as the commit
tee's report is ready for pub ication.
VV .N'TI'D TO BUY
oil or flat top dek
Bids will be receievil by the secre
tary of the school board lor tho
care of the three buildings as jan
itor for the year commencing June
1, 11)11. Bids to be made for build
ings collectively and separately.
Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids. Bids to be in on
or before May lath
D. W. HUGHES, Secretary.
light!) used office chair,
idficn. Phone 340.
Nine room house for
B. J. Holdridge. 20lf713
Tell Ua About It.
This paper can give all the local
news only us our friends lend us their
cooperation. If anyone v U.ts you. It
latftio-' ' you eoireinplate leaving tow n, if you
! tee. or hear or do anything out of the
sale. Mra. 1 ordinary day's routine, tell us about
It. tl.at we may t .i! the public