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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA! FRIDAY, DEC, 25, 1903.
See our slock before buying your
Xiiuis presents. Can save you
I money. Lut oinss, llnna, Al
uminum Sets, Chamber sets, etc.
All at the
Get your order in early
Alliance Grocery Co.
: id :e iisr t s t s
In Alliance 1G-30 of every month. 2
Office over The Famous ,
'Phone 391. q
There w 111 be a hlf; auction of household
goods on the street tomorrow (Saturday)
afternoon at 1:15 o'clock. Watch for it.
A Good Christmns Present
Would be a Piano Player. I have them
on display, either electric or foot power.
Or if you have no Piano let me show you
a SELF PLAYING PIANO. A Piano
and Player combined. Yours truly,
J. T. Evans,
506 Laramie avenue.
For storm windows and doors see Geo.
Dr, Cook, of Lincoln, will make his next
visit to Alliance Saturday, Jan. 2. Dr.
Cook is the celebrated eye and ear spec
ialist. Mollriog Bros, shoe sale is on.
Xmas photos Alliance Art Studio.
Childrens' underwear 10 cents a garment
at Mollring Bros.
Late novelties in hats and caps at Moll
We have the latest styles in photos suit
able for Xmas gifts. Alliance Art Studio.
DOLLS anil TOYS I
I Holiday ..
1 .'. Books
Music and Muse Rolls I
Gcb. A. Hills came home to spond the
The county treasurer contest ens has
been continued till January 4.
Dr. Uikner and Miss Church of Hem
ingford visited Alliance Wednesday.
Miss Pearl Bartz left Sunday for Raven
na to spend the holidays with friends.
P L. Wilson, of the Kauch Supply
Store, Marsland. was a visitor in the city
J. B. Miller returned today from a trip
on the Guernsey line "Jack" is doing a
nice insurance business
Wm. King spent a couple of days at the
ranch the first of the week. His mother,
who was seriously ill, is improving.
Editor Westervelt of the Scotts Bluff
Republican was in the city Saturday en
route to Omaha to spend a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Roland, Miss
Whaley and John Kcane will cat Christ
mas turkey with Mrs. Keane at Girard.
'J. E. Zbinden ias become owner of W.
G Simonson's commodious residence in
this city. The consideration was $3,500.
Postmaster Tash informs us that the
office will be open tomorrow from 9 a. m,
until after the arrival and distribution of
all the mails.
Frank l'otmesil and sister, Miws Kose,
were down from the ranch near Dunlap
Wednesday. Tun Herald ackdowledges
a pleasant call.
A. M. and W. E. Lotspeich with their
families came up from their ranch near
Bingham to attend the Lotspeich Hick
man nuptials Wednesday.
Several local items are omitted today
for two reasons. An unusual run of job
work and the desire to give the printers a
chance to visrt with Santa Claus.
The number of Christmas trees pur
chased of local dealers during the past
week indicates that the little ones in many
households will have a joyful time.
J. S. Watson, postmaster at Box Butte,
was in the city Monday. Mr. Watson
says that it is probable that the name of
the office will be changed to Marple soon.
County Clerk Smyser was confined to
his room with a severe attack of the grippe
4 couple of days. this week but bis many
friends are pleased to see him around
again. ' '
Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Robbins desire to
thank their friends and neighbors who so
kindly assisted them during the illness and
death of their baby danghter, who died
the 16th inst.
County Attorney Wm. Mitchell enter
tained a party of friends Judge J. J. Har
rington, John. G. Maher, Dr. Lee Ed
wards and T. J. O'Keefe at supper Sat
B. F. Ankeny, C. H. Tully and Dr. L.
M. Ellis were up from the ranch Wednes
day. Dr. Ellis' home is at Clinton, Iowa,
and he is enjoying a visit with his old
friend Ankeny on the ranch.
Mike Elmore arrived in the city today
to spend Christmas with his family. This
is Mr. Elmore's first visit to Alliance for
several months and he is receiving hearty
greetings from a host of friends..
Mr. and Mrs. Baker and daughter, Mrs.
Brown, came in on the Denver train today
to spend Christmas with their daughter
and sister, Mrs. E. A. Hall Mr. and Mrs.
Baker reside at Ellsworth, Kansas.
Attorney William Mitchell received
word a few days ago from the clerk of the
supreme court to the effect that the case
of Gillett vs. Sweeney, in which Mr.
Mitchell appeared as counsel for the de
fendant, had been decided in his favor.
C. E. Henderson is disposing of his
household goods preparatory to leaving for
St. Louis, where he expects to make his
home during the world's fair season at least.
Mrs. Henderson will visit at Aurora for
a while and will join her husband later on.
The program at the M. E. church this
evening will be of a most interesting char
acter. The children will present a cantata
and musical program, after which the
Christmas tree will be stripped of the
many presents that will adorn it. There
will be no services at the church Christmas
The trainmen who will give their second
annual ball the 31st inst., are actively en
gaged in arranging every detail for that
event. As Alliance is greatly benefited bv
the public spirit of these citizens in every
thing pertaining to the welfare of the city,
every citizen should lend a helping hand
in making this social feature a grand
The opening of the roller skating rink
last night to the ladies and their escorts
was largely attended and a royal good time
enjoyed by all. Owing to the disappoint
ment in not receiving a shipment of skates,
several were present who were unable to
secure skates, but this was unavoidable.
Spacht's orchestra furnished mustic for
the occasion and the selections added
greatly to the pleasures of those present.
SAII.VIlSS AMI t . "
Two vom- HiIiikh tliori'lie;
A, t limn
A nut fmm which tin? nestling hiitc hi-en
A liitnli forsaken.
A roil ruse iy the wild wind ruiloly shaken.
Of glnri thlnes there Ins mores
A bird ulKiru thu old liest hlkhcly .sltlKllitf,
A red him! clItiKiiik'
III Hiifety to 11 rm'k, i shepherd hrlllKlng
a liitnli, found, In Id-, until unit -Christmas
Wllles tloyd Allen.
Christmas, the day of good cheer through
out the entire Christiau world, is again
upon us, aud by the time this issue of Tint
Hkrald will find itself before a greater
number of its readers, old and young aliko,
will greet each other in that holy spirit
that found its birth with the coming of the
Christian era. And it is the desire of the
publisher to join in this greeting by wish
ing all a merry and joyful Christmas, even
as it was on that eventful night when the
angels of heaven sang out above the hills
of Jtidea that song, which has re-echoed
through the ages, "Glory to God in the
Highest and on Earth Peace Anion Men
in Whom He is Well Pleased."
As the years glide by in time's flight,
there is one day that carries with it an
event of such stupendous importance to all
mankind that instead of growiug old or
passing into decay, each succeeding year
it resounds with clearer tone the announce
ment that the children of Adam should re
joice again and again, for to a fallen rac
grouping in the darkness of a cursed work!
a Savior has been born who is to lead the
helpless out of despair into the promisad
land of eternal happiness,
Yet with all the grandeur of theoccasi',
and the significance of its meaning, por
mankind is allured by false lights that lea 1
only to dissappointment and hopeless
death. Greed, vain glory, pride and the
attachment to things that are only of 'transi
tory satisfaction and as shallow as they are
deceitful, claim the ambitions of countless
thousands who, at the close of life, reflect
upon their paths of mistakes, crying out,
" Vanity and all is vanity." No matter
what false light man may chase, the end is
the same. The millionaire with his bags of
gold dies empty-handed, the wretch whose
passion is his god, neither hopes nor de
sires the happiness that was promised by
that heavenly host at the dawn of Christi
anity. Science and wordly- theorists can
.offer no happiness that does not have , its
anchor of hope linked with the crib at
Bethlehem and he who would warrant true,
happiness by brushing aside the story of
the birth of the Prince of Peace as a myth
is a forger and the sgent of darkness.
Nineteen hundred years have passed
since that eventful night, when the Son of
God clothed Himself io the flesh of man
and with the simplicity and lowliness of
our nature came upon earth to dispel dark
ness and point the way to eternal happi
ness. His coming, though prophesied by
the wise men of old, was of such simplicity
that many doubted, but the signs sur
rounding the newly born lung were of
such unusual significance as to leave no
doubt. The heavenly apparition that
startled the shepherds as they tended their
flocks, Sirius, the Star of Bethlehem,
that fascinated the wise men of the east
and guided them to the far-away crib
wherein lie a babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes and many other events of like im
portance testifiy to the sacred truthfulness
of the promise that a Redeemer wa3 to be
born and the Babe of Bethlehem was He.
Now, through succeeding ages, the joy and
happiness that comes with this holy anni
versary increases and indeed happy is the
soul that can go back in mind to the crib
among the hills of .ludea and there pay
homage to the infant Messiah. This is the
meaning of the true Christmas spirit and
it is the only spirit that is productive of
that happiness every human soul so longs
for. He who can purge his heart of
hatred toward his brother, make straight
the way of the Lord and become as a
child, let him do so and his joy over the
new born King this holy Christmas will be
the ideal oue, the faultless spirit that finds
favor not in this world nor among the imps
of darkness but from the Trinity which saw
fit to recover that priceless gem the soul
of man back to its heritage in the king
dom of heaven.
The printers of Alliance have been dis
cussing the advisability of organizing for
some time but last Sunday the members of
the craft brought matters to a focus by
getting together and perfecting an organi
zation. The necessary documents for the
perfecting of a union were received from
Secretary-Treasurer Bramwood of the In
ternational organization and the credentials
of the Alliance session forwarded to the
proper authorities. The purpose of this
new departure is for the mutual and social
benefit of employers and employes, and no
doubt the news of the formation of this
new organization will be gleaned with ap
proval by other trade unions.
The following officers were elected at
J. B. Kniest, president.
Wm. Tuttle, vice president and record
Stanley Ray, secretary-treasurer.
H. Alva Lotspeich and Miss Flossie L.
Hickman were tinitod in marriage pt the
M. E. church in this citv yostorday morn
ing at 10 o'clock, Rev. C. W Ray oficint
Ing. A number of relative and friends of
the newly married couple were present at
the nuptial cercmonv. The uroom is n
brother of Charles Lotspeich of this city,
where he Is well known nnd highly rcspect
oM. The bride also bears an exalted char
acter among her associates Miss Lulu
Duncan acted as tttidosmaid and Mr. II.
G. Warrick as groomsman. Mr. and Mrs.
Lotspeich will make their homo at Hyan
nis, where Mr L. will act as cashier of the
Bank of Hyannis. Tin: Hkkm.d extends
its best wishos to Mr. and Mrs. Lotspeich.
An interesting meeting of the Bartenders
union was held Sunday afternoon, when
the election of ollicors for the ensuing year
took place and resulted as follows- Harry
Paup, president. John Keardon, vice pres
ident; F.d Gillespie, secretary; O. L
Gilbert, financial-secretary; J. L. Treason,
Inside guard, Chas. Hutler, outside guard;
executive board, Geo. Smith, Geo. Flem
ing, Chas. Hodman. Beside the routine
business, the members indulged in ple.isnnt
Tuesday being tho shortest day of the
year, those who are compelled to put in
time under darkness grouping about in
the effort to put in a full day's work, will
hail with delight the lengthening of day
light In the printing business this is es
pecially the case. It requires the patience
of Job to hunt about for a line of type in
darkness aud its onlv through the natlence
raLiJ?0 compositor, who never1-esortH to
Lulcss,hfly, "'eay is made.
yvv puce has been the supply of eggs at
t .011 uiai uio cunor 01 tne index, nt
Ui place, has been prompted to publish
the following item: "So rare is the hen
fruit product nt this season that the oppor
tunity to see an egg is unusual. One Mit
chell merchant secured a few which he
placed in a small box and set in the display
window with Christmas attractions, attach
ing this placard, 'Curiosities, 30 cents n
Word was received yesterday from Mrs.
M. M. Bowman, who accompanied her
husband to Hastings last week, stating
that he has improved materially under the
physician's care. They will remain in
that city two or three months aud their
resideseevis 424 Garfield avenue and 0
' Christmas services at the Church of the
Holy Rosary will be as follows: Solemn
high mass at C o'clock a. m,, second mass
at 8 a. m. and third mass at to o'clock a,
m. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
at 7:30 P. m.. Rev. Father Galvin, of
ficiating. The weather of the past few days has
been anything but winterlike and there is
no doubt Santa Claus will find it rather
hard sledding in his rounds filling the
stockings of the little ones in Alliance and
A letter from Mr. Gray states that he
arrived at the old home, Carroll, Iowa,
Sunday, and found the folks all well. He
is enjoying his vacation and will remain
until the 27th inst.
An unknown bunch of cattle, says the
Bayard Transcript, drifted into that town
last week and have become a trouble to
the people. There is a half-circle brand
Scottsbluff Herald: Geo. W. Elliott re
turned to Alliance last Saturday. He will
return and locate here permanently with
his family in about a month.
Mrs. Dennis McCarthy left last night
for Aurora to spend the holidays with
friends and relatives.
Verne Hampton who is attending Perdu
(Ind.) university, is home to spend the
J. P. Hazard went to Marsland last
Wednesday to do some surveying,
Mr. and Mrs. T. Colvin of Dorsey pre
cinct were in Alliance Tuesday.
Henry Kulper spent several days on the
western division last week.
Itvsldencc for Sale.
Brand new 5-room house, bath room,
pantry and cellar. Two porches. Fin
ished throughout in hardwood. Price
$1,600, t-tf R. B. Hamilton.
Shoot for Belgian Hares.
There will be a shooting match for Bel
gian hares at my place six miles south of
Hemiogford on New Years day. About 40
hares will be offered. I will furnish guns
and ammunition- Those wishing to fur
nish their own guns and ammunition will
be at liberty to do so. Everybody invited,
On and after Sunday,
January 3, 1904, we will
omit our Sunday noon
dinner and serve instead
dinner from 5 to 7 o'clock
p. m. Price 35 cents.
A ClIHISTMAS tt WEDDING.
Superintendent llntimgardncr nnd
Miss Lucile Hull will Wed
Not only will the chimes (his evening
herald the approach of the joyful Christ
mas tide, but Cupid will also ring the
wedding bells that will announce the mar-
lage of one of Alliance's most worthy citi
ii ins iieart, miss i.uclle Hull, an ac
complished and graceful lady, which
happy event will take place at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. 1?. Spencer, tonight at
to o'clock, Rev. G. C. Jelfers of tho Bap-
!...!... 1. -in-!..!.. . ...I
n3i tinui.il, uniciniing, i no ceremony will
be witnessed only by relatives and n few
lutuu.iiu iiiomi.-i- a wciuiinir suimor will
follow nnd tho time spent in congratula
tions for the happy couple.
Wo feel as if too much praise could not
be bestowed upon this couple, for they
are ideals of our social standard. Mr.
Baumgardner has been a resident of this
county for the paM fifteen years and dur
ing that time hai beau public-spirited in
everything that pertained to the welfare
of the community. In educational matters
Mr, Baumganlnor look a special interest.
For four years he was entrusted witli tho
superintendency of tho public sdiools of
Box Butte county and raised them to as
high standard as any in the state.
Tho bride-elect, Miss Lucile Hull, is
likewise a person of more than ordinary
ability and during her residence in this
city, some titnu since, made many lasting
friends. Miss Hull arrived last Wednes
day from Atlanta, Ga., when s.io held thu
position of musical director in the SpOinnn
But with the glad announcement of a
happy wedding comes a tinge of regret, lor
the announcement is made that Mr. Baum
gardner and his bride-to-be will leave on
the morning Denver train lor the far-away
Philippine Islands, where they will devote
their time iu educational work. While
we all sincerely regret this move on thu
part of the happy couple, wo wish them
God-speed and hope their future lives will
be ns serene and pleasant as the enchanted
land that sparkles on the bosom of the vast
Pacific. They will sail from San Francis
co the 3oth inst. Tub Hkrald will
receive information from them now and
then, and our friends will share in the in
Another Mile Stone Passed.
With this issue Tmk Herald enters up
on another year of its existence volume
XL It in with a deep sense of gratitude
that the proprietor desires to thank the
patrons of the paper for their cordial sup
port and friendship during the past year,
which has been one of prosperity. The
patronage of The Herald has been all
that could be expected; every department
has been liberally patronized and especial
ly is this true of the subscription depart
ment. Many new names have been
added to the list and it is asserted with
much pride that today The Herald takes
the lead of Box Butte papers in Its num
ber of readers. It has always been and
will always be the desire of the publisher
. ., ... ..... .. . .
iu u ucai wnu ins constituents that as the
years roll by he may merit the patronage
and friendship that have smoothed his
pathway in the past, and in conclusion we
wish to thank every patron and wish each
and every one a merry Christmas and
happy New Year.
William M. Corey and Miss Mary R.
Clayton were united in marriage Tues
day evening at the home of the bride's
parents near Canton, Rev. G. C. J of
fers officiating. Mr. Corey is a young
man of sterling worth and is in the em
ploy of Miller Bros., at tho postofficc
store. The bride is the eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Clayton and
u young lady in every way fitted to
make an excellent holpmect. Tub
Hickald joins thoit many friends in
wishing them a happy jou.noy through
District couit nuioimiml WV.Ihv.Imv
Judge Harrington returning to O'Neill
aim Kcponer ninner lett for Platte
Center to spend Christmas at his par
ontal home. Judge Harrington is nb
ways glad to come to Alliance and
why shouldn't he? For a county that
gave him the handsome majority that
Box Butte did last month shows con
clusively that he is always welcome.
While the judge will probably not have
any official business here next year,
himself and Mis.-. Ilnrtinrr'on expect to
visit Alliance dining tho "Timer.
' ..-. roihet ot lirmingtoid.
was tlie iruest of Mrs. Iu Rpml
couple of days this week, She wsw
accompanied home Wednesday by Mr.
Fosket, who was a bailiff during court.
i'roprosujs for Leasing Premises for
Sealed proposals for a suitable location
for the use of the postoffice at Alliance.
Neb,, for a term of five five) years, will
be received by the uudersigned up to 12
o'clock noon of February 1, 1904.
For blank form of proposals and inform
ation see Ira E. Tash, postmaster at Alli
ance, Neb. Albsrt O. Swikt.
Alliance, Neb., Dec. 21, 1903. 1-1
At the Episcopal Church.
Christmas day being ono of the greater
feasts ol the church, when it 1 of obliga
tion that all receive holy communion, tl.ero
will bo two celebrations, the tt 1 t at
o'clock and the second with witnon at
10:30 n. in. The Sunday school vnill As
semble at 7-30 Christmas eve for .1 short
service of worship and distribution of gift
M. E. Church Notes.
Rev. Dr. J. R. Hall of Do Maw Springs,
I ' " "" "" ihk.i,
Ore., preached a very helpful sermon at
uiu morning service. 1 110 Cllllrcll
rowtlud in the evening.
Morning subject, "Christ in Society and
tho Home." Evenlnrr. "nHfilnrr
Miller Brothers avc
What is nicer for an Xmas present for
ladies than a box of Whiting's stationery,
n Morocco Teacher's Bible, a pocket book,
a box of Somers & Richard's or Rubel &
Allegretti's candies, 1
For gents a fine briar or Meerschaum
pipe, a cigar case, 25-box cigars, n Moore
non-leakablo fountain pen, or a knife.
One-third off on ladies' pocket books.
One-half o(T on Ping Pong.
P. O. News Stand.
Business Local Column
Advertisements in this column will bo
charged at the rnto of to cents per lino
first insertion and 5 cents por lino each
Advertisers should remember that Tiik
Herald's circulation is much larger than
nny other Alliance paper and has the lar
gest circulation in the city and county,
Xmas photos Alliance Art Studio.
Go and get your shoes nt Mollrlug Bros.
Dr Allen, dentist, opera house.
Old papers for sale at this office.
Go to Dr. Reynolds for dental work.
bears building. 'Phone 213.
Thornton pays six cents for hides.
See F. E, Reddish for loans on real es
For storm windows nnd doors see Forest
Take hides where you will get the most
lor them at Thornton's,
Forest- LumberCVmaklTa specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
See Humphrey for picture framing, up
holstering and furniture repairing.
Picture framing, upholstering and furni
ture repairing C. Humphry. 7-to-tf
Harold B, Miller, M. D., physician and
surgeon, offico and residence 321 south
Seventeenth stNit, Lhsotn, Nsb.
Pattern hats, street hats, ready-to-wear
hats. Mrs. Thos. Regan.
Dr. Reynolds, the dentist, is now per
manently located in tho Sears building,
first door west of Blackburn's store.
Fine quality apples for sate; $1.25 pet-
Call at Harry Loomis' residence
west of tho ice house, Alliance. 50-tf.
If you want pictures framed for Xmas,
bring them in early to insure getting them
,n proper time. Geo. Hariintr. 50-tf.
Hill up B. V. Lockwood Co.. "Kitchen
to Parlor," and have them set up your
stove and put down your carpet. Work
If vou want n stove set up or a carpet
put down, lelpphnnu H, F. Lockwood Co.,
" Kitchen to Parlor " who is makinc this a
Geo. Darling's display of art goods is a
credit to the city many tinnw larger than
Alliance. People should appreciate this
and take advantage of the opportunity to
purchase their needs in this line. 5o-tf
We have the best $3.00 R. R. shoe on
earth Mollring Bros.
Battenberg braid, toe dozen yards. Mrs.
Ten per cent reduction on Florsheim
shoes Mollring Bros.
"Bible Quotations Answered," the neat
little volume recently published by Rev
Ray, will make a fine gift for the holiday
season. Copies of the book are for sale
llV Millar rire . kA T-.rc
'"J - '( i ui i uMuuiire ews
Xmas Turkeys Free.
Gillet & Son say they will give too shots
at 24 cent per shot and a turkey for every
score of 1050, A clear bull's eye counts 20.
Contestants falling short of 1050, shoot at
2c per shot. 52-1
Christmas presents for your father,
Christmas presents for your mother,
Christmas presents for your sister,
Christmas presents for your brother,
Christmas presents for your daughter,
Christmas presents for your boy.
Just remember that you'd oughter
,Make this Chtiftmas full of joy,