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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 11, 1912)
Alliance Public Library to be Ready
for Dedication Soon
EA8S TABLET FOR LIBRARY
VI the Inst regular meeting er the
WaajMan'a Hub, held laat Friday. At
RM raMmco of Mm. I M. High
id. It was decided to purchase h
sas tablet about 'JO x SI Im'hes on
v hlch wlH be engraved the follow
1: "ThUi library was founded by
he Woman's Club. A. I). 1909. Build
jig donate! hy Andrew Carnaglo, A.
D. 1911." This tablet will be placed
to the lobby of the library building.
Three years ago the 10th day of
Oils month a reeeption to the public
was given by the Woman's Club at
the home of Mm. 8. K. Warrick
The people were Invited to donate
books MB a nucleus of the VbttLtf,
which line sliee assumed considers
bie cmcou raging proportion. A num
ber of books were donated and also
von ii money. A year later an ap
propriation or 10,000 was made by
Andrew Carnagle from bin fund for
establishing libraries Kor a while
the library was located In the base
ment of the IMielan opera house, in
the room OOOQpaMi by tlM Ooffltftf
cial Club, the use of the mom being
donated by the club.
In order to secure the Carnagle
row. however, to make the announce
ment. Person who know of the en
terprise of the Alliance Woman's
Club, and of the success so far at
tained In matters which they have
undertaken, will feel a we do that
there can toe no doubt as to the
success of the enterprise. Pull par
ticulars as to dates, program, ec,
will be given In The Herald
Recent Ruling of General Land
flee Will Help Many Home
traders Hold Their
FLOURISHING HIGH SCHOOL
of a Former Box
In a lotter to the editor of The
Herald written from finish. Polo.,
January .1. Prof. A. H. Mueller, for
merly principal of the Hemingford
school, gives Rome Information con
cerning the Hrush Union High
school, of which he Is now serving
his second year as principal This
letter wns not written for publica
tion, but a the information which
we refer to will be of Interest to
many of our readers, eseclnlly at
Hemingford mnd Alliance, we take
the liberty of publishing part of It.
Prof. Mueller says:
"Things are going fine here. When
I came here hi st fall a year ago, I
found that the previous year the
High school had an enrollment of
fiftyseven. I .aft year we enrolled
seventy-seven and so far this year
we have enrolled one hundred eigh
teen; so you see that things are In
rather a flourishing condition. Dr.
Wilson, an expert on country life,
waa here during October, and in an
donation It wa necessai.v to Provide nrt)t.le published In an eastern paper
according io it he I'-rms of the satin
lor the permanent maintenance of
the library, and in order to do this
-In due course of time the manage
ment of the library was turned over
to the e.Hy of Alliance, and a board
of directors was appointed by author
Ity of the mayor and city council.
While The Herald wishes to give the
c.Hy and tts officials all the credit
due them, the honor for establishing
the library and Its success thus far
-lue primarily to the Woman's
It was hoped that RrTMfjMBMU for
the dedication could be completed In
time for that event to take place on
the li'th hist . the anniversary of
the founding of the Library, but that
will not be possible. Ii will be acc
essary to defor t.he
some time afterward he said that he
had found at Hrush the most pro
gressive country community that he
had met with in all the United
A bulletin has been Issued by the
Department of Commerce and Labor
of the census bureau giving a large
amount of information about the
manufactures of Nebraska. As this
data was secure! by t lie census of
L014 and covers n calendar year, the
figures given represent the year
190!). In that year there we r L',500
manufacturing establishments; 31,
!t6 persons onup.ccl in maiiufact ur
ing; H!,!H! ,000 invested; expenses
dcdicittlon until amounted to $ I .S.".,5N7.t00, of Which
.some time nest month.
WILL REMAIN IN TEXAS
We learn that Mr. and Mr. T. J.
O'Keefe have decided to lake up
thetr residence a tMlsslon. Texas,
where he has purchased tsoino sub
urban property. They will !; great
ly missed from Allium c and Box
Hutte county. Mr. O'Keefe because
of his long residence and his prom
inence lis a business man, and Mrs.
O'Keefe because of the prominent
posHlon whictlt she held in the Alii
anc city schools and the many warn
friends she made during the time of
occupying that position. Notwith
standing the many advantages nf
forded by northwestern Nebraska,
and uspec'.a'.ly Alliance. n a place
of residence, we not lev that when
our citii ns visit the southland, at
the time of year when the mercury
plays peek-a-boo with zero in this
country, they have a tendency to
remain in the warmer climate. Mr.
and Mrs. O'Keefe's residence in
Texas, liowever, may be only ein
porary. Their many friends here
win wilsh them a pleasant stay while
there, ami hope for their return to
Jlox Butte county.
$19,439,000 was paid for serv ices in
salaries and wagos; $151,081,000 for
materials and $13,087,00(1 for niiscel
laneous expenses. The value of thi
manufactured products wus $199,019,-
MEETING OF HORSE MEN
Our breeders will be Interested
the meeting of horse men held
connection with "Organized Agrlcul
ture", at the State Kami. Lincoln
on January 16th, 1912.
Feeding horses for the market
stallion registration, horse breeding
problems, artificial Impregnal Ion
methods of horse Judging and many
other things of Interest will be di.s
.cussed by men who are specialists in
Our breeders should be charter
members of an organization to b(
perfected at this meeting.
Stallion and Jack owners who fall
ed to have their animals inspected
should notify the Stallion Regis! ra
Urn Hoard tit Lincoln so that nr
rangements for inspection can br
made before the breeding season op
TEST SEED CORN
A BIG NEWSPAPER
We received a sample copy of the
Mercury and Herald, dated lie, em
ber 31, 1911, and pubM.-hed at San
Jose, Cal. An to ne a spaiiers. big
and little, this Is one of the big ones.
It contains 92 paces, 7 columns to
the page, making 644 columns, u to
tal of 12.SN0 column Inches If print
od all in one column, it would be
more than a fifth of a mile loag
Reduced to square inches it makes
more than Jd.ooo. enough cover
tme end ot a fair sized barn. The
paper weighs a lulls more slum u
pound and a eiu.uur Hi.n w
print twelve 1o twenty pases we
think we are going some, but it will
probably be several years yet be
lore w.. puuil-ti a par as large M
the above mentioned is-su:- ; th.
Kan Jiw uewp;per.
People sometimes s;ij s.anuething
forget about it, and think they did
uut say it, tout we have a nlTt in
which we thought we said some
thing but lino to our MirpiMt- ny in
testlgation that we did not ay it
The Alliance VV Mi ni's Olub closed
contract a few weks ago and
which .m up to-date annual chant an
qua is to be put on at Alliance, con
ueuciiig next summer. We bad m
tended to mentiou this iu the iasu
of IVh euiber 21. hut fiud from sou,
inyatc-nous uause that the article
which was w riites for that purpose
did ant get iuto print We are Klad
PROPOSE NEW HOMESTEAD LAW
,flnd a king Or where you'll find a
grain of sand. It also tells about the
earth, The moon, the stars, the sun
on high. It tells of cities and their
worth To commerce and to industry ;
It tells of zones both hot and cold.
Just where they are and also why
They're situated, so w?'re told. Just
where they were In days gone by.
Put what we want to know right now
We're only wnltlng to be shown
Is why till grand, old town of ours
Is itationid in KrlgW Zone, liar
Kvery fanner among our readers
should test his seed corn, and now
s the time to do it. it you wan un-
il spring other duties will occupy
your tune, ibe .November in n IM
killed the germinating power of a
irtfti percentage of corn and you
should know what you are planting.
If you wish Informniton as to how to
te.t the seed corn, write W. K. MM
lor. Set rotary of Agriculture, Lin
coln, and he will send you instruc
tions. Do this now.
The Farmers Weekly lispat:h.
published at St. Paul. Minnesota, re
ently had two Items that will be of
great interest to homesteaders and
those who contemplate entering
homestead claims The first of
hese la In regard to a ruling of the
general land' office permitting mar
rled men to leave their claims to
work, provided the family live on the
laim. The other Item Is in regard
to a new law that has been proposed
to cut down the time of residence
nHi ai'. to make I inn I proof on
homeatoad from five to three years.
May Leave Homestead to Work
Ilnpid City, S. D., Dec. 27. By re
versing Itself and declaring that a
married man's family only Is suffi
cient residence in proving up on a
homestead the United States general
land office has just made a new and
important ruling that will be hailed
with delight by homesteaders nnd
claim-holders throughout the West.
For years It has been understood
tha the general land office adhered
to the pr.Ktico of forcing a home
steader to personally reside on his
claim, regardless of whether his fam
ily did or not.
Assistant Commissioner S. V.
Proudflt at Washington has Just ren
dered a decision in the case of Ohas.
K. Zenor. that completely reverses
the land office's former stand. Ze
nor was a barber in Boone, la., and
came to Pennington county, where he
filed on a homestead. Unable to
make his living on the homestead, he
worked at his trade In Pierre and
kept his wife and children on the
homestead the full fourteen month
before lie attempted to commute.
The look land office ruled agains:
him. but ('oflinuiss'.oner Proudfit in
reviewing the case holds thai this is
declares that in reading through
an injustice to the homesteader. He
past decisions, he finds the words
"personal residence" used as mean-
in;"; the claimant himself, but that
his own interpretation of this word
ing is that U may mean simply the
family if the homesteader in good
faith has established his family on
thr claim and visits them when he
The new ruling will ba of great
benefit to homesteaders.
Would Change Term of Residence
Washington, Dec. 27. An attempt
is to toe made shortly by western
senutors, led by Borah of Idaho, to
have the homestead laws amended so
that more liberal treatment will be
accorded settlers in the matter of
residence. These settlers want the
residence period cut down from five
years to three, so that the home
steader may get hi-s land quicker.
Secretary Fisher is willing to give
relief to the settlers, but he sug
gests that the settlers shall not be
required io remain on the land con
tlnuously lui ..ig -he first two years.
thus enabling them to go elsewhere
while br iglng their claims under
li1 1 nuii n.
Complaints have been made to
the seer -tary by western senators.
among them Crawford of South Da
kota. that no account is taken of lo
cal hardships endured by the set
tiers in passing on entries, and that
they reject entries on strictly tech
nical grounds. Instead of interpreting
the laws broadly, and with a view to
onahllng settlers to secure homes
Secretary Fisher has both these
matters under consideration, and it
is i-robably some legislation of
practical nature will be evolved for
liberal treatment of homesteaders on
the public lands.
DISTRICT COURT NEXT WEEK
Adjourned Session of the November
Term for Box Butte County
The adjourned session of the Nov
inber 13, 1911, term of district court
for Box Hutte county will convene
Monday, Jan. H. More than usual
interest nrttuches to thii session ow
ing to the grand jury which has been
called nnd which Is expected to
make some reports of unusual in
terest. It is Impossible for The Her
ald to anticipate what these reports
will be, and even If we could we
think we would prefer to wait until
after the report is made before try
ing to give any Information in regard
The following are the members of
the grand Jury: H. P. Coursey, P. S.
Malley, E. G. Hoyer. A. S Knyeart.
Roy Beekwith, Anton Chrig, G. M.
Burns, J. C. Hawkins, A. S. Mote,
W. H. Roland, W. K. Crehe. Thos.
Katen, T. J. Ileal, Kllis Kay, Rich
ard Hevan, A. F. Bundy.
The petit jury consists of the fol
lowing named persons: P. O. Peck
well, Joe Carey, Geo. Fleming, W.
K. Drake, Harry Gantz, John Fay, H.
R. Bean, G. B. Hoffland, Henry
Ault, Joe Manlon, S. Fltzpatrlck,
Cat st en Hennlng, N. C. Nelson, Geo.
i'arrell, John Betzold, Glenn Rus
sell, J. M. McLean, John Eckman,
Jr., L. N. Worley, Emory Cormi,
lohn Leggttt, J. C. Osborn, C. W.
Pinion, Isaac Rlckell.
riie bar docket gives the naBMB of
he following attorneys as those who
will appear In the cases to be tried:
William Mitchell, C. C. Barker, Eu-
gene liurton, T. Ii. McC-nndless.
flmith P. Tulttle. W. M. lodence. B.
Oilman, n. m. Bullock, L. a. Mer
ry, K. II. oyd, L. W. Mutler, Rob
ert O. Reddish, Ilruce Wilcox.
COMPLIMENTS RETIRING JUDGE
ARTISTIC BALL TICKETS
The most artistic admission tickets
that we have aeon in Alliance arc
these Just printed for l he annual
ball Of the 11. of L. F. A K., Lodge
No. G2i!, which will be held February
14th. The ticket vvfll make a neat
souvenir of tM 0 easion for th3se
who taiato to keep it for that pur-
DI8TRICT COURT CALENDAR
Kaofc of the six counties couipris
ing the Sixteenth Judicial (list ri' t of
Nibraska, of which Hon. W. H. Wis;
ov.r Is judge, will have two regular
leiius of district court in 1912, com
nuncio c.i ihe lollowioj; d:-.e:
Cheny. Feb. 2, Sept. 9
Sheridan. Mar IS, Sept. 30.
Pox Hutte. AprU 1, Oi t 7.
Prown, April 15, Oct. 21.
Sioux, April 29, Nov. 11
lkavses, May IS, Dec. 2.
Di Uolaud. photic 65
THANKS FROM WOMAN'S CLUB
The moiubtrs of the Woman's
Club wish to thank the business men
and the gemral public for buying
and selling the Red Cross seals.
About $44.(10 VI i taktn in, half o
which will go - oo.ard pur;iia.-iug a
sanitary drinkin; fountain, to b
placed in s.ime jubi.- place. when
enough lus Ik i n ;onWd lo it to
make the amount sufficient.
Holt County Independent Throw;
Judge Harrington a Posy
Judge J. J. Harrington of O'Neill,
well known in this part of the state
on account of having formerly serv
ed as one of the two judges in the
same district with Judge W. H. West-
over. The Holt county independent
of January 5 pays the popular Judge
the following compliment, upen his
retirement from office:
"Few district judges have ever re
tired from the bench with as clean
a record as Judge Harrington. His
entire administration has been mark
ed by ability and fairness and his
name will go down In the history of
the fifteenth judicial district as
such. When lie was elected and be
gan his first term, he was the young
est judge on the bench and many
thought him too young for this posi
tion, but the judge proved :o oe
made of the right kind of material,
am: i: v i a n long oeiore ue was
recognized as one of the able Judges
of the .state, and this reputation has
remained with him through his
twel.e years of service to the peo
ple of this district. He could have
been easily re-elected this year had
he desired to take the office but he
chose to retire and practice law. It
is with regret that we see him leave
the bench, as he was a people's
Judge and the kind of man they
CEMENT DEALERS' CONVENTION
The Midwest Cement Dealers As
sociation, consisting of dealers of
Iowa and Nebraska, will hold Its an
nual convention In Omaha from Feb
ruary to 11. in connection with
the meeting, the association will
hold its annual expositlcn, which
has become a prominent feature of
the yearly nift tings. H. C. MeCord,
of Columbus, Nebr., is pr . 'cr.: cf
the association, and Peter Palmer of
Oakland, secretary. They are quile
opiimistie over the outlook for the
ER H6E R E PU T AT ION!
In case of serious illness, you wouldn't call in any old doc
2 tor. but would get the best doctor you knew of. The Doctor
H with a Reputation, the doctor that has shown his worth by
'ttl years oC good honest service.
fThen why buy any old rai ge, when you can get The Great
MajVstic, The Range with a reputation- a reputation won by
years of constant, honest and economical service.
3R The Majestic is made right OF NON-HRE ARABLE MALLE
Jj ABLE IRON, and RUST-RESISTINK1 CHARCOAL IRON. All
-m parts of the Majestic are riveted together (not bolted) practic
ufl ally airtight no cold enters rnnge or hot air escapes, thus bak
ing perfect with about half the fuel used in a range that is bolt
H ed and pasted together with .stove putty
jtft The All-Copper Movable Reservoir on the Majestic is ab
T soluiely the only reservoir woithy of the name. It heats II gal
9 Ions of water while breakfast is cooking, and when water bolls
.ag it can be moved away from fire by simply shifting lever.
Call at our store and let us show you why the Majestic is
iijjj absolutely the best range on Hie market.
tW Your neighbor has one ask her. All stvles and sizes.
I. L. ACHESON
M PHELAN OPERA HOUSE BLOCK
Q. H. Wood
N. S. Cook
WOOD & COOK
Painting, Paper Hanging, Decorating
Carriage Work a Specialty
All work guaranteed. Prices reasonable.
PHONES 434 and 679
Man 4 Opportunity Success
There are splendid openings in the Big Horn Basin for the following:
If your present business is not as successful and profitable as it
should be, why not investigate? You (an secure particulars about any
one of these opportunities at a total cost of 1 cent The chances of it
being worth several thousand dollars to you are all lu your favor.
Drop your postal in the box today.
D. Clem Deliver, Immigration Agent
LANDStEKERS INFORMATION BUREAU
Room 4, Q Bldtf., Omaha, Neb.
When I was young and went to
school, I studied lu all kinds of
books, From those that taught th?
Golden Rule To Trigonometry . gad
zooks! If ot thot-v books I had to
pick The ones I liked ill; very bost,
Geography and Rhetoric Would head
th" list by my reuuet. In Rhetgric
you learn to w rite All kinds of prose
and poetry: You study hard witli all
your might, And then you fall some
times, by gee! Geography's a dif
ferent thing It tells the progress of
POST OFFICE DIRECTORY
Mails close at the Alliance post
office as follows. Mountain time:
11: 'JO a.m. for train No 4i
11 on p.m. for train No. 42
ll:M p.m. for train No. 4U.
11:00 P ui. for traiu No. 41.
I J '.0 p.m for train No. 301.
11 00 p.m. for traiu No. 301.
On Sundays and holidays all night
mails dm at ti.00 p.m. Instead of
11:00 pni I HA E. TAS1I. P. M.
our land It shows just where you'll if you like The Herald subscribe
of the Bell System
In these days of extensive automobile and railroad
travel, every telephone should have country-wide ex
tensions. It is comforting" to know that wherever you
m, you are likely to find a Hell Telephone, and that
Telephone will be the "center" of the Bell System.
The telephone may be in a lonely farm house
or iu a country store, but if it is a "Bell,"
you will lie able to communicate with cities and
towns all about you.
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE CO.
Btll Telephone Lines
lleach Nearly Everywhere.
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