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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1022.
Ehr Alliance Hrralfo
TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
BURR PRINTING CO., Owners.
Entered at the ms1 office at Alliance,
Neb., for tran-oi tation thioUKh the
nail an second class mutter.
GEORGE I- IIL'HR, Jr E.Iitor
EDWIN M. BURR Business Mr.
Official newspaper of the City of
Alliance; oflieial newspaper of Box
Owned an! published by The Burr
Printing Company, (Jcoiue I., Burr,
Jr., President; Lilwin M. Burr, Vice-President.
YELLOW MEN AND GOLD.
Alliance citizens must get ready to
hold their nose. A smoke wrcrn for
n deluge of tilth has already Iwn s nt
out, and pretty soon the barruge fire
will begin. .From all indications, there
is to le n nasty period of muckrak
ing, the source of which is an Omaha
newspaper, which, although practically
unknown hero, seems to he out for
fclood, if nothing cl. c.
The first shot in the campaign con
sists of a letter to the newspator from
its reporter, who is also its editor.
He writes from Alliance concerning
two scandals which he proposes to
bring to linht. Some of his remark
rend this way:
Another big story has- come to light,
bigger than the first, thus the delay.
Will have to make a trip to Denver
-and Chcypnn before I have all the
information I want. A prominent
Young man here is in had. It is said
he. has been keeping a local man's
wife in Denver. It is reputed that lie
and a rancher took two women in the
former's big car to Cheyenne "where
they made a niirht of it. Court hou-c
records fail to show where he paid any
personal taxes last year though he Is
lown for several thousand this year.
It is understood another Alliance busi
ness man is after him for alienation
of his wife's affection or something
like that. It is even reported that this
man is attempting to have the other
party's wife secure a divorce that he
may take her unto himself. What ever
the facts mnv be rest assured I will
get them all, if possible. Wish you
would send some sample copies to Al
liance, if I don't get back in time, it
may result in a large number of sul-
noiptions in that part of the state.
The local news stands 1 understand
will riot distribute.
Fcrhaps there is a whole lot of
truth to the scandals which are on the
verge of exposure. Perhaps it is
merely love of fair play and a strong
tlesire to dethrone the wicked and
make righteousness triumphant that
brings a reporter here from Omaha
and trends him on to Denver and Chey---jie,
piling up expense accounts. Or
perhaps it is another case of yellow
men and the hope of gold.
Maik Twain estimated the.-e k nd
hearted but misguided people might.
Let us quote from that immortal clas
sic, "Tom Sawcr:"
Thi-i funeral stopped the further
growth of one thing the petition to
the governor for Injun Joe's pardon.
The petition had ben largely signed;
many tearful and eloquent meetings
had "iK-cn held, and a committee of
si, ppy women had been appointed to
eo in deep mourning ami wail around
th governor, and implore him to l.e a
merciful ass and trample his duty
under foot. Injun Joe was believed
to h ue killed five ri'izens of the vil
lage, but what of that? If he had
been Satan hint-elf there would have
been plenty of weaklings ready to
scribble their names to a pardon peti
tion, and drip n tear on it from their
permanently impaired und leaky
It took two doses of sudden de
struction to electrocute the poor cow
ering, shrinking, praying darkey at
the penitentiary, last Friday. Some
hireling executor came all the way
from the enemy's country, to take the
.human life that neither he nor any
one else can restore. What a beastly
inhuman tragedy! What an inhuman,
mercenary specimen is the man who
Jends himself for gain to do the dead
ly work from which the man shrinks,
'whose duty it is, if anyone's, to make
the kill! Some day civilization will
shudder at the memory of such ghast
ly scenes. Tim Sedgwick in York Re
publican. "The poor, cowering, shrinking
larkey" who was put ot death was a
langerous criminal. The murder for
which he was executed was one of the
most cold-blooded, inhuman and des
picable in the annals of the state peni
tentiary. The man who committed this
rime wasn't fit to live alongside of
his fellowmen, and couldn't be trusted
even while in prison where his last
crime was committed.
The Fob sisters who sine of the
Micredness of human life and of the'
f rightfulness of capital punishment1
Mem to forget that the criminals are'
rot the only ones whose lives ate
sacred. Wasn't the victim's life sac-'
red, too? They do not realize that
men like King, the "cowering, shrink-'
irg darkey" while on the short walk
to the death chair are a totally differ-'
nt kind of a person when not taking
the walk. They don't realize, when'
they are praying and weeping for a
man who has received even less than
his just deserts, that when all is said,!
that it is just because of this tearful
sentimentality that society is not bet
ter protected. If it were not for the
brigade of sentimentalists who are
ever ready to cry "Mercy!" in the
marketplace, there would be fewer
killings, because with justice certain
and sure, men pause to reflect be
fore committing crimes.
This attitude isn't new. For yean
nd yean there have been those who
could not bear the thought of legal
executions and who an always ready
to look for the good points that every
murderer possesses. The Cole and
Crammer eases dragged on nearly two
years before the authorities finally got
up backbone enough to do their plain
duty. If Fred Brown, the Omaha ban
lit, recovers, despite his record there
will be plenty who wilj plead for mercy
end leniency for him.
Life in the United States senate
must be comperatively dull, judging
front the C'ongi essionul Record and
the sort of fellows who are lined up
a candidates, but every now and then
there is a bit of humor that takes the
ilulne-s from a dreary day. One of
the best jokes in history was first
pulled in the senate, and u'ycar or two
ago the august members of that as
semblage were a tiii'le worried be-
cau i' George Ado, the slangy humor
ist, thought of trying for a seat. The
serial'.' is dignified, ovtercniely so in
fact, iti the old days the senate clock
winder, who worked but five ntinute.
out of twenty-four, drew twice a.--muclt
money as the man who wound
the clock in the hall of tepresentatives.
The o'd Roman senator-, with their
togas and liclors, piobably cut quite
a dash, but they haven't much on our
Once in a while there i some really
humorous debate in the senate. As a
rule, it's much more interesting to
listen to a pas-age at arms between
a couple of Alliance attorneys, and the
old city council sessions ued to be as
good as a night at the Orpheum. But
now and then there's a laugh in the
senate pi oceedings, which makes some
of u- feci that we're getting something
for the money it costs us to be gov
erned. Senator lleflin of Alabama, a dem
ocrat, asked unanimous consent for
immediate consideration of a resolu
tion prohibiting airplanes from flying
over open air assemblies in Washing
ton. This practice is an evil, he said,
because it disturbs the speakers. Sen
ator Williams of Mississippi, also a
democrat, refused to consent to imme
diate consideration. Senator Heflin, a
bit huffy, asked his colleague if he
understood what it was all about, and
Senator Williams assured him that he
did indeed, and added that he under
stood Mr. Heflin himself had been dis
turbed by an airplane during a recent
speech. Mr. Heflin admitted that he
had had a speech ruined, and said that
no less a personage than President
Harding himself had been disturbed
in just the same way during the Me
morial day address.
"As far as I can learn, retorted the
Mississippi senator, "nothing is free
except the air. For God's sake, let us
leave the air free, even if it interrupts
the president of the United States and
the senator from Alabama. The air
tdane and the senator both make noise,
but the airplane makes the more scien
tific of the two."
Not so very witty, you say, and we
are compelled to agree. But how much
better reading than the u.-ua! line of
senatorial debate. And the idea is all
right. Many's the time, during a tire
some speech, that we have longed, aye
prayed for an aeroplane, or an earth
quake. George Ade would have been
i tonic for the senate. With a few
like him, the Congressional Record
could be told in the stieets.
(Ncbra.-ka City Pi ess)
Compluint was epies.-eci during n
lorcli paity gathering the other night
becau.-e oung people who spend lour
or five years and their parents' money
atter.dii g t.'ie university or select sem
inary return home with big notions
und, in so many regrettable instances
a luiirthty poor opinion of the old ioik.
and the old town. The sin complained
of is nothing new nor docs it carry
with anything particularly dangerous,
except for the youngsters themselves.
Adults have poor memo) ies or they
could remember periods in their own
lives when they had a low visibility
estimate of the worth of their fathers
and mothers as criterions of conduct
or exemplars ot what s what in sa. sie
ly. 'I he world moves, that's all. The
voung woman of ls! who fretted
luring a summer vacation because no
livery barn in town had a rubber-tired
buggy to let now has a daughter who
is voicing righteous indignation be
cause NeiirasKa City drug stores do
not carry the brand of cigarets she
is used to smoking. And there you
ihe sin is not in seeing the young
sters in a lerment after having been
suddenly drawn out of the college
whirlpool and tossed back into the
more placid corners near the sliote
line. If there is anything to worry
about it is that some of them are satis
lied with things as they are ami would
not do a th;ng on earth io change
them. Keep your weather eje peeled
ior the l.oy or girl who, after having
acquired u linisli, returns home anil
is perfectly content. 'J his world does
n't need any more perfectly content
people. The let-well-cnouuh-ahmer
has just about mined the universe.
Give us the iliap who is lull of pep,
jazz, ambish. And that gaps for the
girl, too. Nebra.-ka City s dry goods
boxes were whittled away by the bird
who let well enough alone. The world
has never been whirled toward peneet
peace by railbhds or fence-roosters.
Gieat thoughts and big ideas burst
from the brains of humans with pep in
their veins and jaza in their .ouls.
If your boy hollers because the town
is .-low, smile and sleep well; if the
gil l insists it is a pokey old place, she's
probably right. Get right yourself.
Dodge the egg who's satisfied to sit
still: he'll slide back .-urea.-ell.
there will be loss .,,n f.n- if ., c.i, i
"What is the mutter that men vener
ate me le.-s each year?''
"What is the matter with the
church?" ask many devout church
goers, ministers, church authorities
and serious-minded laymen.
There are a thousand answers. One
of them is brought forcibly to mind
when the proceedings of a gathering
of a certain church are read and it is
found that emphasis is being placed
upon the necessity for ministers
smetly to "maintain the moral law"
by refusing to marry one who has
been divorced for any other reason
That, betheren of the church, is one
of the things the matter with it; the
refusal to recognize that the hum in
mind demands equity in its religion as
well as its civic law.
Marriage, a sacrament in the church,
is made with mutual promises of love,
to honor, to cherish, to be faithful.
"But," says the church, "if you break
one of these you may be tree of mar
liage bonds-, but if you keep that me
and break all the rest, bound you mi st
be!" A man may beat his wife, get
drunk on home-brew hooch and day
out all night, go to prison for fel my,
be cruel to his children, bring disg-ace
upon his family. "Never mind ell
that," says the church, "stay married."'
But a man man be all that is good ;.nd
kind and upright and honorable . r.d
temperate in every other way; f he is
once unfaithful, then, says the church,
divorce by all means!
The innate sense of justice with
which we are all born protects against
the idea that a helpless woman must
stay bound to a brute who maltnMts
her and his children, merely because
his lapses do not run toward the "other
woman." The law recognizes extreme
cruelty, desertion, and felonies n just
causes for divorce in most states;
when the church as a whole does tdso
COOL! COMFORTABLE! PLEASING
MARIE PREVOST, in
"Dangerous Little Demon"
Christie Comedy "OH CUDDY"
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
MAY ALLISON, in
"THE LAST CARD"
A drama wherein a woman gives her very all for the
man she loveR.
USUAL SHORT SUBJECTS,
THURSDAY, JUNE ?2
JOHN GILBERT, in
"GLEAM O' DAWN"
Anew star in a play based on a stirring novel of the
CENTURY COMEDY "CIRCUS CLOWNS"
HOW TO gi:t killed.
Every minute of the day and niirht,
twenty-three Americans are seriouslv
injured by accidents. In the last four
vears, accidents killed or injured more1
American than the total kilied on both!
.-ides in the world war. Human deaths!
by accidents in the United .States aver
age around HO.OOO a year, or lfio a
day, according to the census.
You nie, of course, "afraid of get
ting injured." And of what are you
mo-t afraid? Autos, proU-iblv.
Yet, for each t7 people killed by
i.utos. W nre burned to Heath, m lje
in rui'ioad accidents, o'i are drowned,
2o" die in mines, 34 are a-phyxiated by
gas, 21 are killed around machinery.
2' by streets cars, 23 by bicycles and
And topping the li.-t, 111 are kdled
by iali.- 1 1 oiii ladders, out of win
dows, down elevator shafts or slipping
on icv sidewalks that could be made
safe by a sprinkling of a. lies.
Head tho.-e figures a second time,
record them indelibly in your brain,
and yoi 1! know what to be careful of
un'e-s you want to meet the undertaker.
For nci.ily all accidents are Iho
result of carelessness taking needle-
chances in the face of danger. Olv
viously, then, nearly all accidents could
'lo protect your life and body, you:
merely have to ob.-cive two simple
mles: First, keep our eyes a-n..
Second, be cautious, take no chances-
"Prosperity is in its infancy," says a'
banker. It act like it! Newspaper
"What will be come of our young"
people?" wails a reformer. Oh, they'll
grow up and worry about the young
people. Bridgeport Star.
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Those little -joy-killers backache, worry and dis
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