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ALLIANCE. BOX BUTTE COUNTY. NEBRASKA I THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1912
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Why Build a Court House
The Grand Jury Investigated Fully and Said a New
Court House is Badly Needed
A Fire, of Which There is Always Grave Danger, Would be a Calamity. Look at Hamilton and
Custer Counties. The Old Court Houses, Which Were Fire Traps Like Ours,
Burned and Valuable Records Were Lost, Causing Loss to Property
Owners and Endless Amount of Litigation
Your Titles are in Jeopardy as Long as the County Records are
Stored in the Old Court House
About nine months ngo the Grand Jury of Hox Butte County in making their
tinal report to the court, in substance made the following report concerning the
need for a new court house in Hox Butte County:
First. Tlio vaults in which are stored the records of all real estate litlcs are
not tire proof.
Second. All oftice rooms are small, inconvenient, inadequate, congested and
not properly equipped for caring for the business of the county. The vaults are
tilled to their capacity and a great deal of labor and delay is occasioned in furnishing
information to tax payers.
Third. Incase the records should be lost the re-establishment of titles in the
county would cost the tax payers a great deal more than the erection of a new build
ing for the county.
Fourth. In conclusion the grand jury recommended that it was high time
some action should be taken in the voting of bonds for the construction of a new
court house, the present building being in a dilapidated condition, and a disgrace to
What a New Court House Would Cost
In view of the amounts appropriated for the construction of court houses in
adjacent counties, as shown below, it is not thought the amount of $75,000 for a
suitable building, properly equipped and furnished, is more than the people of Box
Butte county should appropriate. ' Following is the assessed valuation and cost of
court houses in adjacent counties:
Cheyenne county, assessed valuation, $2, ),:.) Cost of
Dawes county, " " 2,150,078 Cost of
Sheridan county, 2,5 16,658 Cost of
Box Butte county, " " 2,016,271 Cost of
court house. . .
court house . . .
court house. . .
court bouse .
. C)0, 000
In the above figures in one or two instances the cost of furnishing the court
house is not included, but in the appropriation Cor Box Butte county, the complete
equipping and furnishing is contemplated for the amount state, I.
Cost of Court House to Tax Payers
As taken from the county records the following is the assessed valuation of all
property In the county for the past seven years:
1910, 1 ,777,:i7" .
1912, ' 2,016,271
An annual levy of two mills on the present basis of valuation will bring re
turns more than sufficient to pay the interest on the bonds, it will be seen from the
above that in the past seven years the assessed valuation of Box Butte county lias
doubled and it is but fair to assume t hat in the next twenty years or the time at
which these bonds would mature the assessed valuation will be three times what it
is at present. This will result from vacant lands being patented, raw land being
improved, and increase in population. With this condition existing a two mill levy
would make sufficient to pay all interest and create a sinking fund to retire the bonds
in order that the property owners may know the approximate annual cost to
them in cents for each quarter section of land owned we give below the average real
value per quarter as shown by the county records for 1912 assessment, the tax to be
paid on each quarter on a basis of thirty-rive mills, which is the average figure for
the total tax and the additional tax per quarter on account of a two-mill levy to pay
interest on and create a sinking fund for the bonds:
Atrarafa real vain per auartar Tai basis of 35 Mills Additional tai eat artor
ai Z mill levy far I
Mlsa Carrie . lunkre. county su
perintendent of Dawes county, ami
Miss Man IV iks. superintendent
of Sioux county, both representing
the Northwest Nebraska Teachers'
Association, and Prof. Marrs. superin
teiident of the Hiidgeport school-,
r. presenting the North Ptatt Valley
Teachers' As sot in t ion, met in Alli
ance the first of last week to perfect
arrangements for the March conven
tions. Notice of these conventions
will be given thru
the proper time.
The Herald at
SHIPS FOUR CARLOADS SHEEP
M. O. Wambuugh returned Tues
day from South Omaha, where he
shipped four carloads of sheep to
the ma)rket at that point. He was
acompanied on the trip by his son,
K. ('. Watnbaugh, who returned on
LAST CHANCE TO HELP
Final Appeal for Financial Help in
Money to Pay Local Expenses
Make a Number of Big Hauls
The city officers are now hot on
the trail of the clothesline thieves
who, in the last lew weeks, have
been robbing nearly a dozen different
clotheslines. The robberies usually
OOCttr just alter dusk and so far no
important clue has been obtained as
to the offenders.
A number of the prominent citi-
us of Alliance ate now guarding?
their clothes lines with sawed off
shot guns and other artillery on wash
day. The perpetrators. If caught,
will receive severe punishment tit
the hands of the law
The cause of progressive democ
racy Is the cause of the common ieo
ple, and to them the leaflets in their
hat tie look for the means to pay the
legitimate expenses to carry through
a successful campaign. It Is an open
secret that the two wings of the
republican party, the Taft or "stand
pat" wing and the Hoosevelt or "pro
gressive" wing, are financed by inul
tl millionaires and have no lack of
the sinews of war; while the demo
cratic party, with a statesman for
standard bearer who is PROGRESS
tVM iu fact as well tm in name,
must depend upon the oomparatlvetj
mall contributions of the common
people to raise money enough to pay
the expenses necessary to wage their
battle against the representatives of
the favored Interests.
The Hernld has already published
appeals for money to help pay toe
expenses of the national committee;
r.it there are expenses Incurred lo-
rallv that must be met. Nox mute
ccunty may be but a drop In the
bucket, but that drop may be n es
ODO FELLOWS TO BAYARD
A large number of the .'.e.iib.rs
of the local I. O. ). F. I i Iga. No.
1GK w ill no via auto and I rain to
Ca.vaid on Monday, Novtmbrr 11th.
to assist in the initiation of a large
nurnbtr of new members at that
The Mitchell kiSS wi" tbw ue
there and assist in the ceremonies
Tin Itayard lodge promises good en
tertainment and a grand time nhllt
there, it it arobnMe that big
number of the 'Alliance members
sarv to complete the success of de
mocracy. Ouite an expense ha ben
incurred already in sending out let
ters and literature to voters, meet
iti the expenses of public meeting-,
etc.; and it will be necessary to In
enr a good deal of expense yet, If
lb. campaign Is to be flni.dic-1 as it
should lie. No heavy ccntrihution
are necessary, if every one who
ought to give from a dollar to live
dollars will do so.
Let there he an IMMEDIATE! RE
SPONSE to this appeal and the com
mittee will be able to wind up the
campaign In a way that will help 0
bring success to the progressive prin
ciples of democracy and will be a
credit to old Hox Rutte county. Mon
ey may be paid to W. S. Kldgeil.
Chairman, ' .loe Westover, secre
tary of the county central committee,
or at The Herald office. All dona
tions In response to this appeal will
be acknowledged thru thlB paper.
We are pleaBed to stBrt the list as
HKKAl.U Pl'KUSllINU CO. $.M
ELKS WILL PRESENT EN
Best and Highest Priced Ever Pre
sented in Alliance. Every
Attraction High Class
To the property owner who owns his borne, valued from sif . h h to 12,500 and
which is assessed at from $1,200 to l,&00, the -ost per annum would i.. from Wc t
80e. Do you not think that a good court house would lacrtraae the value of your
property mueh more than this amount? In other words, on basis of 81,000 actual
value of taxable property the ,-st per annum will i 0e.
We have carefully canvassed the tax payers of the county. We And, on ears
ful and painstaking Investigation, that it is the unanimous dead re and wish of every
tax payer in the county who desires to work for Ids own Interest and who fulljf un
derstands present condition and the proposition of building the new court house,
that tbene bonds be voted. We invite the fullest Investigation f the proposition.
Tins committee has carefully gone Into the matter and the Sgnreai given and atate-
Stents made are accurate and given after due deliberation
Every tax payer and resilient of the county will Bad it to his interest to attend
the meeting at the city hall In Alliance on Saturday afternoon November 2nd.
Very respectfully yours,
COURT BOU6K PUBLICITY 0OM14ITTKK.
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VISITS BOWMAN FAMILY
Mrs. W. ti. elaiSS of Dead wood, a
friend of the II. A. H:nnan family,
arrives Wednesday morning to be
witli them for a short time while
Hairy Mowinau' condition is seri
ous, since being neddem ally shot on
R. Kirkjatrick, Author of "War,
What For?", Will Deliver
Address at Empress
NATIONAL SOCIALIST SPEAKER
The ao-lalists or Alliance are to
have h big rally next Sunday after
noon, w hen (leo. K. Kirkpat i ick, au
thor of "War! W 'hat Kor .' ' and so
cialist cameeisa asesker and debater
of national reputation, will speak at
the Kmpress theatre, at three o'
I clock. Admission is free and ever?'
body cordially invited to attend
In regard U Mr Klrkpat lick's
book, the Chicago Kvening lol has
I this to say: "It is exquisitely design
I ed to capture the interest and wilt
: t In belief: it is as
i impress its readi t i-
of Man "
The following uoi.it ions from the
I !!tioklyn Kagle and the New York
; Sun give an idea of his ability u. a
public speak it:
"OvSf tin cc thousand pcipl heard
Henry t'lewh, a prominent New York
banker, cros-. swords with Mr. tie.i
It. Kirkpatrlck iu Columbia theatre,
i llriMiklyn, ycMenlay The VSUBS etaS
poke fluently, without aatee. iu a
lear-ctit and concise manner. Mr.
j Kirkpat rick's addr -s i.;is it tlDOg
I ref utation of Mr. (Aeer's arguments"
I I'-rooklyn Kagle i Clew Kirkpatrii k
"Thus for an hour Ku kpairn k ru
I clflcd the banker from Wall Street
with logic." -The N M York Sun
(The Clews Kirkpatri k debate)
Arrangements were completed tin
last of the week with Mr. Itrttt of
the Hritt Lyceum Bureau of Lincoln.
Nebraska, and Iloise, Idaho, for the
presentation in Alliance of the finest
entertainment course ever provided
for Alliance people. Mr. Hritt spent
scleral days in the city assisting thf
Klks in starting the sale of tickets
making final arrangements, etc.
One attraction ill be presented at
the em ra house each month, until
the entire course of five numbers
has been presented. Season tickets
are hi iug sold for L'.rtt, which IS
dudes reserved seats, but seals must
be reserved be:'ore each entertain
meut. Single admission tickets
will be sold for seventy-five cents
and $ 1 .04). These prict s are COM Id'
area tntreseeif i"w for course thai
has OOet t ight around 1700, bill t In
large sale of seasutl tickets at the
present time assures a big sifcess.
The dates and nanus of algferi !
entertainers are as follows:
October It, Si rollers' Male (uar
November id, Palktwa opera siim
January L'o. Mm I lory I'layers.
February is. Ir Herbert TpSofL
March It Kdwin It Weeks Coin
pany. Following Is a description of the
different entertainments given us:
Oct. 0. -The Strollers Male yuar
tet and Hell King. rs. This company
is tlie next to the oldes: quartet now
tngaged iu lyceum work, and during
the past seven years it has appeirtd
w.'ll cal. tllated to ' over one thousand times. List year
lin.'s ghtsit gave fine satisfa tiou at ( raw ford
' and Chadrou. The n: ertainnient con
sists of vocal numbers, violin ami
trnaaanae solos, imaereonailona ami
In II ringing.
Nov. The Fellows' Orand Op
en ajnsrtei stu alsh ia.-s oios ami
selections from the priucipal operas.
'I'll.- rompany of four appears iu cos
tume in the operat.e selections Tile
anSMMtnj ahw carries its own accom
panist and is headed by Harry J. Fel
lows, one of the most popular artists
in America, whose mice is it lyric
tenor of large compass ami telling
brilliancy, and lie singx sMig8 that
touch the heart.
Jau 20 The QWaSS Mallory Co
of nine aereoos in the old Kuglish
coinedy. David (iarrick This is prob
ably the biggest single attraction of
the season and is worth the price of
the whole course. The company car
ries Its own scenery and a big lot of
expensive costumes. David Oarrlca
Is a harming pastoral comedy, with
a tieautifui love utory ami is a strung.
Feb. IX. Dr. Herbert Yeuell of
London, Knglaml,, who gives a splen
did evening In travelogue and pictor
ial dratna. His repertoire Include
Hen Hur ami Quo Yadis, with ex
clusive picture slides taken from the
world's most famous artists. A re
cital also astsoni panics these enter
tainments. His travelogues include
The Passion Ha and I'arls by Day
and Night. These consist of moving
pictures and slides and are pictorial
draBUM In every sense of the word.
Mar. 5. The Kdwin R. Weeks
i ompany in an evening of music and
mirth. Mr. Weeks stands preati.Vi
esi in the lyceum world as an ong
m-il and versatile entertainer, lit In
a ringing comedian hut not a vaude
vilb man. He is a high class iiuii.i-
itupers4iiator and soloist. One
ot his big stunts is the itnitatiou of
.i comic opera In which ha reproduc
es the soprano, baritone, chorus, etc.,
eight parts in all. Miss l.ilu Sln
clalr with this company is a Rifted
violinist, a pupil of the famous teach
er. Atlolph fi'tilll
READ SECTION TWO
Don't overlook the fact that there
are two .-ei lions to this isiue of The
II. raid, making twelve pages in all,
the same as last week. This is Sec
tion One, containing eight page.
Section Two contains frur pages ami
you'll find a lat of interesting read
ing in it, also.
COURT HOUSE MEETING
Plans Made to Sit Facta Relative
Need of New Court House
Before the Voters
PUBLISH STATEMENT OF FACTS
A meeting was held at the court
house Thursday evening to consider
the advisability of voting bonds for
a new court house.
TSC meeting .as called to orl r.
H. M Hampton was elected chairman
and I'er.y Cigswell secretary.
After a discussion of the subject
It was decided to ;sile a Si.tleUfeUlt
to the voters of the county settius
forth the need of a new court house.
Ou motion a committee on public
ity was appointed, as follows: F. W.
Harris, Joe Weatover, E. M. Martin.
M s. Hararavea and D. w Hukhes.
A conusHice on flaaace was ap
pointed I'.rcy Cogswell, Judge W.
S Kldgeil and Sheriff Cal COX.
Committee ou entertainment: May
or VV. O Hames, ex Mayor F. W.
Harris, K. M. Hampton.