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ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA: FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1904,
tfoes on just thu same
although he is in Xew
York. He isn't nec
essary to the business
.Saturday afternoon we
will have a Sunflower
Every purchaser of goods
amounting' to 25c or over,
will be treated
In Alliance 16-30 of every month.
Office over The Famous , . .
Business Local Column.
Advertisements in this column will be
charged at the rate of 10 cents per line
first insertion and 5 cents per line each
Advertisers should remember that The
Herald's circulation is much larger than
any other Alliance paper and has the lar
gest circulation in the city and county.
Dr. Allen, dentist, opera house.
Old papers for sale at this office.
Dr. Koons, dentist. Office upstairs
Forest Lumber Co. make a specialty of
manufacturing dipping vats.
Picture framing, upholstering and furni
ture repairing C. Humphry. 7-io-tf
See Humphrey for picture framing, up
holstering and furniture repairing.
For Sale Carriage
cash or on time. J. C.
and phaeton, for
WILSON it lino.
"Irish Mail"! Do ou know what it is5
Your boy does aud he wants one. Geo.
For Sale Folding beds, good values;
nothing wrong; we need the room and
money. Geo. Darling. 32-tf.
Harold 13. Miller, M. I)., physician and
surgeon, office and residence 321 south
Seventeenth street, Lincoln, Neb.
July 27, from my place in east Alliance,
one red cow with white spots on face,
branded F U on left side aud right hip
knocked down. S5 reward for return of
same. Jacoh Sciikeinkr.
Forty head of young pigs.
E. A. Feather.
Itanch For Lease.
Five hundred acres of irrigated hay land,
four miles east of Bridgeport. For par
ticulars see M. H. Hagerty, Alliance, or
John Hagerty, Bridgeport.
Strayed from Alliance one cow branded
IX on right hip, Keystone brand on side,
white face. Please leave information
with M. A. Standen, Alliance. 29-tf
All persons contesting lands have the
right to publish notices in any newspaper
they desire provided such paper is pub
lished in the county in which the land is
Stray steer, at my ranch near Lawn,
about two years, Hereford stock, branded
VT (connected) on left Mde. Owner can
have steer by paying all expenses. Sec.
3I-2S-5I. LOUIS Ho.MRIOHOUSKN.
As 1 desire tc buy another roll of Sum
mer California Oak Harness leather
which proves most satisfactory, those in
debted to me are requested to call and
settle. Geo A. Uills.
Persons desiring to enter homesteads or
make final proof in other land districts can
do so without going to land office. Address
or call on T. .1. O'Keefe, U. S. Commis
sioner for the district of Nebraska, Alliance.
Owing to the fact that the services of a
United States Land Commissioner have
been greatly in demand since the passage
pf the new homestead bill, I have decided
to again attend to all kinds of business
before the United States land office
Having had several years' experience in
the work, all matters will receive proper
and prompt attention. Homestead filings,
final proofs, contests, etc., can be made
before me at any place in the land dis
tricts in which the lands desired are
located. I will also visit points between
Broken Bow and Crawford upon request.
Any violation of the land laws or irregu
larities of governmental acts will receive
the proper attention when reported to
me. T. J. O'Keefe.
United States Commissioner
for the District of Nebraska.
General nnd Personal News of Alli
ance tincl Vicinity.
Miss Barbara Mclntyfe is home from a
visit at Omaha and Chicago.
. II. Mulcahy of Pine Ridge transuded
business in Alliancu Tuesday.
The Social Hour club will meet net
Friday with Mrs. L. II. Highland.
Captain Corbin is in Denver, whur lie
is inspecting a new automobile he recently
B. F. Gilman returned today from hi
euended trip to old Mexico and the
A marriage license was issued this week
to Emmet J. Vance and Rertrice A, Hall
both of this county.
Jamas Devlin left last Sunday night for
Table Rock, Neb., where he will visit his
brother, an engineer on the (,.
Robert Graham returned today from
Lincoln, where he went as a delegate to
the democratic state convention.
The ladies of the United Presbyterian
church will serve ice cream, cake and
a cold lunch Monday August 22.
Mrs. W. H. Dartz entortained the Nor
mal teachers one evening last week when
a most pleasant time was spout by all
Mrs. C. II . C'ounett returned from St.
Joseph, Mo., Monday, where her father
died recently. She was accompanied by
her mother and sister.
The many friends of Mrs. J. S. Mokiney
will be pleased to learn that she is rapidly
improving and expects to be able to return
home in a couple of weeks.
Passenger train No. 42 was 'way late last
Wednesday, arriving here at 3.30 in the
afternoon. The trouble for the delay rest
ed with the Northern Pacific.
Mrs. Konkright of Forsyth, Mont., is
visiting her brother A. D. Uodgers. She
arrived last Monday and will make an ox
tended visit of several weeks.
Cheney Newberry, the man who manu
factures watering tanks for the country
near and far, left Monday nrght for York
and Omaha in the interests of the busi
ness. County Superintendent T. S. Smith of
Dawes county is in the city today in the
1 interest of the county normal in which
there will be a number to attend from that
Mrs. O. 12. Frlewine, who went to Peters
burg, this state, some time ago on account
of her health, is reported in a serious con
dition. Mr. Erlwine left for that place
Agnes Lackey left Tuesday for Alliance
where she will attend the Junior Normal
for a short time, after which she will visit
the fair at St. Louis before returning.
Clayton Reed returned from Iowa last
Saturday having recovered "from the injnry
sustained by the fall of his horse while rid
ing. Clayton has assumed a clerical posi
tion at the land office.
George Fendrich and John Kinsella of
Hemingford drove to the county hub to
attend to business matters before the land
office. They have both added materially
to their land holdings.
Jos. Launsbury of Aurora, was in the
city Tuesday on his way home from a visit
at Bridgeport. Mr. L. is the father of Joe
Launsbury, who recently lived here aud
later moved to Cheyenne.
Dr. Bowman's brother and sister, Will
and Miss Fannie, of Hay Springs, arrived
here last Suuday for a few (lays' visit.
Miss Hazel Bowman accompanied them on
their return home Monday.
A little son of Chas. Porter came near
ending his life Tuesday while handling a
loaded rifle. The firepiece was discharged
and the ball grazed the top of his head,
making a flesh wound. It was a close call.
Rev. Father Harry made another visit to
the Hot Springs this week and the outing
was to his liking. He is a great admirer
of scenery and the gateway to the Black
Hills afforded ample opportunity to satisfy
Tho normal institute will open next Mon
day morning in this city. The indications
point to a large attendance from the sur
rounding country. The morning sessions
will be given to class work and the after
noons to examinations.
It is expected that an entertainment and
sociable will be held next Monday for the
pleasure of those attending the Junior
Normal and a pleasant time is in store for
all who have had their minds on book
and figures the past six weeks or more.
Miss Minnie Boyle of Denver, an old
friend and classmate of Miss Mary
O'Keefe, arrived in the city from Gordon,
where she had been visiting a sister for
the past ten days. After a day's pleasant
visit here she returned to her home on
yesterday morning. Miss Boyle is a
member of the clerical force of the consol
idated mining works in Denver, a position
she has held for several years.
Stanley Ray of the Pioneer Grip has
had the pleasure ol a visit with his mother
and sister, Mrs. Ray of Chadron, and Mrs.
Spink of Neleigh. They arrived last
Thursday and returned to their homes
Monday of this week.
The ladies of the Catholic church are
arranging to give a sociable on the church
grounds the night of the 18th inst. This
will, no doubt, be a pleasant affair and thu
beautiful grounds will be attractively
arranged for this social occasion.
The Lotus club entertainment at the
opera house last Saturday evening under
the auspices of the Junior normal was an
interesting affair and the elocutionary
numbers by Miss Minnie Marshall Smith
received many complimentary expressions.
Several intimate frieudr of the newly
married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Cogs
well, were at the depot 1 uesday to greet
the young folks on their return from
their wedding trip. They will reside in a
pleasant little cottage in the northwestern
part of tho city
A letter received by the Newberry fami
ly from Father Galvin recently states that
he had arrived at the eternal city and had
read mass at the memorable shrine of St.
Peter and would have the honor of an
audience with his holiness, Pope Pious,
before he left Rome.
II. W. Axtell of Lincoln arrived in the
city this week to call on old acquaintances
aud also on his way on a business trip
down the Guernsey. Mr. Axtell will be
remembered as a pioneer Allianceitc and
it was with great pleasure that his many
friends shocks with him.
Mrs T. M. Lawler, who has been at a
hospital at Omaha for some time uodergo
ing treatment, returned home last Sunday
somewhat benefited but yet far from be
ing restored to good health. It is thought
a season of quiet and rest will bo of con
siderable benefit to her condition.
Charles Tash was injured on the Wag
ner ranch south of tho city one day last
week by having a horse fall with him
while riding. He was brought home, and
a surgeon dressed the injured limb.
Fortunately no bones were broken and he
will recover the use of the member in a
Mrs1. John O'Keefe and children, ac
companied by Grandpa O'Keefe, drove
o.it to Point of Rocks ranch last Monday
to keep company with John who puts in a
great deal of his time looking after the af-
fairs ou the ranch. The family will remain
there for some time and the little ones
will have a good outing before school com
mences for the fall term.
An order for ?2,ooo was delivered to
Mrs. Alice Freeland, wife of the late
Engineer Freeland, last evening by Louis
Bnechsenstein and T. Lunn, master and
recorder of the A. O. U. W., of which de
ceased was a member. The promptness
with which the order acted in this matter
is conclusive evidence that it is conducted
on good business priuciples.
The Misses Fay Young and Laura Mil
iken gave a lawn and house party to their
young friends at the residence of the lat
ter Wednesday evening and the large
crowd in attendance had a splendid time.
Flinch was played and the delightful
evening atmosphere made the out door
gathering on the beautiful lawn all that
could lis desired. The refreshments
served were dainty and delicious.
Mrs. Minnie Williams of Norfolk has
been visiting her mother, Mrs. Baumgard
ner of Box Butte for some time and at
present is the guest of her sister. Mrs.
W. E. Spencer of this city. Mrs. Wil
liams is also a sister of J. W. Baumgard
ner who is at present in the Philippine
islands and who has an interesting com
munication in this issue of life and
events in that far off slice of Uncls Sam's
Wagon loads of as fine cabbage as ever
grew on stem are brought to this market
almost daily from the sand hill district and
potatoes likewise. The latter are large
and mealy. It is said while the spud crop
in this district will not be as large as that
of last year the quality will make up for
the shortage and the demand for Box
Butters will be greater than heretofore, if
that is possible. Hence the price will no
doubt overcome nature's neglect in pro
viding a full crop.
A letter received by Mrs. Fernald from
her husband who is in the state of Wash
ington says that he is in the employ of
the Mt. Baker and Shuksan mining com
pany in the Mt. Baker district, which is
located in the northern part of the state.
This mine.accordingto Mr. Fernald's state
ment, is a valuable piece of gold mining
property which bids fair to equal the fam
ous Homestake mine. The machinery is
now being put iq aud the work of crushing
the ore will soon begin.
FROM THE PHILIPPINES
A Letter Received by The Herald
from J. W. Httumtjnrdner.
Ex-County Superintendent Baumgardner
of this county, who with his bride loft
here some six months ago to carry on
education in the Philippine islands, favors
the publisher of this paper with art inter
esting communication and which we take
the lilierty to publish, knowing full well
that John's many friuuds in Box Butte
will be pleased to read the same The
letter was written June 25, and was re
ceived August H, being dafd at 0tor,
Mactan island. Prov. Cebu, and rends as
Friend Tom I have often thought of
writing to you but as t quickly contracted
the Filipino habit, of putting off until to
morrow, 1 have been slow to s.rite.
I am much pleased to receive The Her
ald for each week, though I may get three
at one tune and theu none lor two or throe
weeks, howcer it contains home news and
so is welcome even if it is old news in
Alliance when I read it here.
Your "Special" was received two weeks
ago and 1 am delighted with it; for it
brings many familiar scenes and faces to
mind. You have "hustled" during the
eleven years of the Herai.u'.s life and this
edition shows that you nre still with the
front ranks in enterpris-e. It will certainly
prove a great "ad" for you and to Alliance
and all western Nebraska. I cannot say
that it will induce immigration from the
Philippines but sorne who are now here
Aill surely return to Alliance, wo never
intended this as our permanent nbode.
It is six months since wo left Alliance;
time is fleeting and before we arc aware
our two years' service will be ended and
we will be returning home. While we are
enjoying good health and have plenty of
work theio is little danger from homesick
ness. We have settled to the routine of
work and while it is somewhat exciting at
times, we do not feel that there is any
danger connected with it as we did on first
coming here. Half of each day is spent in
instructing native teachers and advanced
classes, the other half is given to supervis
ing the work ot natio teachers in the vil
lages. I visit one each day until I make
rounds of seven or eight, thus getting to
each one about three times a month. Re
side tiiis, I must see to employing teachers
and renting buildings lor school houses;
also "work" the council to appropriate
funds for school purposes. This last is thu
hardest task of all, especially as in my
town, where moit of the "officials" wish
advantages of English for themselves but
not in favor of .schools for all the children.'
f We are the only white people in this
municipality or more than 20,000 people
but are only a short distance from Cebu,
where we go each s eel; for our mail and
Cebu is a city of 60,000, the provincial
capital, (no street cars or electric lights,
bur some wealthy citizenshave automobiles)
including some 600. soldiers.
In tho barrios I can see tho Filipino as
he is, in dire povetty, though not wild as
they are in the mountain districts, but so
extremely poor that they can scarcely se
cure food to keep them from starving
Drought, locust, cattle disease and cholera
during two years previous to our arrival
did much to make their condition worse
We do not like being so far from home
and friends but enjoy the work quite as
well as wo expected and am glad to study
ths people and know their couditious, as I
could not learn them from reading.
I hope to write to a large number of my
Box Buttu county friends while here but
cannot write to many at one time as 1 am
kept busy. I hope to hear from you and
receive a weekly reminder of home in Tub
Hr.KALU. As ever your friend,
J. W. Baumoardner.
"The blind leading the blind" has been
no unusual sight in Alliance the past few
months, and the old saying, that both will
fall into the ditch, did not prove true.
They were wandering minstrels and street
music was their means fur gathering in the
stray coppers and nickels that floated their
way through the charitable channels of
human kindness. Another pilgrim, who is
making his journey through life in dark
ness, was disposing of highly colored paper
fans, the work of his own hands.
The question ot a new location for the
postollice was again revived yesterday,
when the inspectors arrived in town aud
went over the held with the view of mak
ing a decision. It is generally understood
that the Miller block on Box Buttu avenue,
within close reach of the depot and
business interests, was looked upon as the
most favorable location. The room is by all
odds the finest in the town and is larger
than any other now vacant. Yet, it is for
the representatives of the postal depart
ment to decide and we have no doubt they
will do the best in their judgment for the
city at large.
Eugene Ehingor and daughter Prue of J
St. Louis arrived iu the city Wednesday
for a visit with C. R. Clapp and children
and will perhaps decide on making the
west his home. Mr. Ehingor is a tele
grapher operator for the "()" in the World's
fair city and has bfeen in the company's
employ for a number of years. No doubt
Mr. Ehingor will find life altogether dif
ferent to that of the old town down in
Missouri and it will take some time to get
used to western ways and the free and
easy mode of living, but when this is ac
complished, the fascination for the old
home disappears and one is loath to go
back to the mud aed suffocating heat ot
Alliance is certainly getting its share of
shows this season. The next to exhibit
J will be Walter L. Main's circus on Mon-
day, August 22. The advauce agent of
this concern, is a smooth article and knows
his part of the circus business to a fine
point. He is an unusually intelligent man
and his wide acquaintance and eprience
affords him nn opportunity to speak most
interestingly on ninny subjects. However,
we must differ from Mr Carey in regard
to newspaper advertising and the benefits
to he derived thurefrom and hold that tins
newspapers will always lie considered a
source of profitable investment by show
people for time to coma. It U niuiorwl
that Ringling 3ros. will also show in Al
liance some time in the first of September,
perhaps the 15th.
IN STORK FOR THU CMILDRBN.
Iii the dinlectof James Whitcomb Riley,
"who is he who does not enjoy seeing lit
tle children made happy?"
What could more delight the heart of
any child than a visit to tha circus?
Walter L. Main, believing this truth is
insolvable has expended considerable of a
fortune in his big show's organization wit'i
a view of being able to ploa&e and enter
tain his youthful patrons as no tuntud
ammsement has ever befora delighted
them. So it cannot be wondered why thu
Main exhibition is so popular with Young
America. This circus is the first of the
larger shows to inaugurate a juvenile me
nagerie in connection with its immense
zoological display. In this department
are to be found the cutest midget ponies
imaginable, baby camels, infant elephants,
tiny monkeys and numbers of ditnmunitive
beasts confined in yearn if til miniature
cages, sure to delight the child. One of
a herd of extra irwiH Shetland ponies
actually rides upon the bucks of two large
gray horses, while another mite member
of the Shetland family prettily waltzes to
music with the easy grace ot a lerpsicho
rean miss. There are so many enlivening
numbers in this big circus program pre
sented distinctly for youthful enjoy meat
as to insure the jounger generation the
hnppiest time any tented entertnin-
meat ever afforded them. All of the
Main canvas coverings nre both water
and sun-proof, thprefor there is nn dan
ger of the little folks getting over heated
should the sun shine hot or wet if the
weathor man gives us bad weather circus
day. Ushers see to the welfare of all
children visiting the show and everything
pobsible is done to add to juvuuile happi
ness. Parents, remember your first visit
to tho circus of the long ago, and the joy
it brought to your hearts, and dont deny
your little ones a pleasure the recollection
of which will remain with them through
The Main show will lie here Monday,
Ba.t.'f read only tho Bible imd bent
enjoyed thu prophesies of Isaiah utul
Wordswoitli was fond of the poetry
of Burns, nut naltl the luttur ww too
rough mul uncouth. lioolslovor.
Kfiou 1m!k' (iiillinl.
Friend-linn your won learned much
during his college vourscV Tho OIu
Man-I'm nfntld not. but I've learned
n whole lot. Puck.
Unit .Mint ltcruxeil film.
"He looks awfully blue. What's the
inntter with I1I111V"
"Heart trouble." replied the girl, some
what vouKoiously.CIiieago Post.
Jtipane.se believe lh more mythical
creatures than nny other people on thu
globe, virilized or suvuge. Atiionjr these
nre serpents SOO feet long mid law
enough to swallow nn el-phant, foxes
with eight legs, monkeys with four
earn and Italics with ten heads attached
to one body. They also belloro In tho
existence of u crano which, after It haa
lired for uu-j years, has no need of any
sustenance except water.
Tnllo'riiiid'a Sharp Tongue.
When Mine, do Stael published her
celebrated novel, "Dclphlnc," Bho wis
supposed to have painted herself In the
person of tho heroine, nnd M. Talley
rand In that of an elderly lady, who n
one of the principal characters. "They
toll me," said he. tho first time hu met
hor, "that we are both of us In your
novel In the disguise of women.'
Little Rodney- Pupa, what Is the
difference between vlliniUe and weath
er? Mr. Wuyout (of LMsmulhurst-on-thc-IllluL)
Climate, my sou, Is what
a locality has when you are buying a
home there, and weather Is what it has
ufter ward. Puck.
Debt ot Honor.
Johnny Pa. what Is a debt of honor?
Pa It is a debt that Is incurred In a
dishonorable way, Johnny. Boston
Van X. Why are you going Into the
soap business? De Q. To clean up
some money, of course. Detroit Free
The man who is miserable and makes
a bluff at happiness Is a benefactor for
keeping his sorrows to himself. Balti
Notes of Interest from
Rev. Ray led chapel Monday and gave
an interesting talk,
The enrollment has now raclid one
hundred and eighty-seven.
Mr. Snodgrns has promised to talk on
rending circle work institute weak.
Examinations begin Friday morning and
will continue Saturday and the afternoons
of next week.
Judge Berry gave an interesting talk and
explained surveying by a chart ot his own
construction Thursday morning.
Superintendent McBrinn was expected
to be here Wednesday to speak in chapel
but failed to appear but will be here Mon
day. Those enrolled this week are Di May
fiuld and Laura Norman, Dawos county,
Alice Ridge and Maud Loace, Cheyenne
county; Thomas Griffith, Maud Griffith,
William Fitzgerald, of Sioux county,
The Lotus Glee club of New York city,
gave a concert Saturday evening in the
opera house which was greatly enjoyed by
all wlio attended. They also gavo a mati
nee Saturday afternoon in the school build
ing for tho Normal students.
M. C. Church Notes.
Prayer meeting will bo held in tho base
ment of the church Thursday evening.
The ladies aid society will meol with
Mrs. Hanson next Wednesday afternoon
Sunday school teachers' meeting will bo
held at the home of Mrs. Roup next Wed
The Epworth League prayer meeting
will he held at the home of Mrs. O. N
Thostansen nu.xt Friday evening, August
tg, at 8 o'clock in Simouson's addition.
The usual services will be held at tho
church next Sunday. The subject for
morniug service will be "God Works Re
gardless of Number." Subject for even
ing sorvire "Reasons for Your Hope of
Henven." SuiKlay school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at n a, m. and 8 p. m. lip
worth League meeting at 7 p, m. All are
cordially invited to attend.
Teachers ore Elected.
At a meeting of the school board held
recently the following corps of teachers
wore elected for the ensuing year and ar
rangements will now progress for the
opening of the fall term, which begins tho
first of September.
Superintendent W. H. Barts.
Principal - V. W. Hays.
As"t principal high school C. A. Wood,
First primary Susie Fraiur.
Seconed primary Grace Klwood.
Third primary Nan Alexnnder.
Fourth primary Kathcrin Duffield.
Second Grade Lizzie Wadum.
Third Grade Delia Reed.
Fourth Grade Mayme Griffith.
Fifth Grade Mayme Larave.
Sixth Grade Elizabeth Thomas.
Eight Grade H. R. Carson.
The seventh grade at the central school
was left vacant until a later meeting of the
Lower east room Gertruda Warren,
principal 1st and 2d primary.
Lowei west room Inice McCorkle,
principal 3d and 4th primary.
Lpper east room Fay VanBoskirk,
grade 2 and 3.
Upper west room Libbie Cornu, grade 4.
A disastrous railroud accident occur
red last Siitulav night on the Denver
& Rio Grrude road, at Diy Creek, be
tween Pueblo and Denver. The train
consisted of heavily loaded passenger
coaches. A cloud burst had weakened
the wood trestle work over the creek
and when the engine aud three first
cuts were on the budge it cave war
precipitating the locomotive, bnggege
and two chair cars into the roaring tor-
rent which oinntios into tho Arkansaw
tiver a short distance below. The loss
of life is number at 1211. It was the
most disastrous railway wreck that has
ever happunod in the wost. Most of
the victims weie residents of Pueblo
and iu some instances neatly whole
families were wipped out. The wooden
budge should be condemned as it has
been the cause of many similar acci
dents. For Rent A three roomed house, furn
ished or unfurnished. Apply at Barry
Buy at wholesale, "Crex" matting now
35 cents per yard, others sell it at 50 cents
per yard. Geo. Darling.
From my place, sixteen miles north of
Alliance, about the middle of April, one
yearling steer branded C. W. either on
left hip, shoulder or side.