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liaw Became Effective Yesterday,
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has been rife as to Hay Springs
business of the new I Kxpress .
haw, which went into
nlay, January 1st Opln-
fered. Sotue have toot
be so popular as to
snail order depart -than
of local merchants;
'seem to think it wlB
a By great difference on
t -tp. We are inclined to
and railroad officiila
londerlng whether they
to handle the increased
with present ftwilltia.
le of the parcels pt
9)rWeB to oe ns rewt
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Parcels post . .
Parcels post. .
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i Parcels post . .
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.19 .26 .10
.06 .22 .42
.19 M 0
.08 .32 M
.19 .49 .60
.09 .84 .62
.25 .90 .7
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.30 .76 1.10
.09 .37 .73
.30 .89 1.25
.11 .91 1.01
Largest circulation of
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ITTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA I THURSDAY. JANUARY 2, 1913
very unit crossed by
In the .one represented
i cle. To illustrate: The
circle around Alliance,
first one, does not in
chide Crv,ord; but It crosses and
ANOTHER BIG BLAZE
Cement Block Plant of Beat Bros.
Burns with Loss of $4,300
Plsnt Totsl Loss
part of the unrlrt 1n which
u locate i, hence i;rawiorci
N IncludKI in tile first .one from Al
liance afcf tha .parcels post rate Is
e fifty mile zone, although
1 e Is more than fifty
pa ofttce is supplied with
maps shawinjr thc units for the en
tire UnAd States and circles show
ing the tilts la. hided In each zone
front ;hJl. post office; also, a llt
of all plat offices wiih the number
of the uBU in which each is located.
Meter to Be Mailed
All inkllible ni.it ter heretofore
classified ; s Usen handise may be
nun led sy, the pareele post rales.
Matter aetoioforc classified as first.
second flni third class will retain
the forfbi rates. Envelopes and
parcels fertaJatng writing or that
are aeaAd are classed as first class.
Periodical publications that have
been admitted o the mails us such
are claawlf ed at? second class. Other
such as books, cir
culars. Bt , at classified as third
I insuring Parcels
Parcel tnallel under parcels post
poKtagcbrtay But be registered but
Hie. my- foe tpsiind to the aiuoiin
of theircvjilue, up " fifty dollars, by
Parcels Post Zones
' ' For the purpose of fixing rates for
the present fen III ties of different dtoumees, certain distances
es to handle and of the i from any post office are called
Jtarry it will be entirely Uones, there being eight sones. The
The difficulty will not ,,, rtt(e applies to all places in
in the volume of ntvatf, aay given "xone". except the first
of mail .is such iss to The firt zone includes nil points'
required to take care within a radius of fitly miles. ana
Hies in very large quail- uM two rates, the local rate for the
ncrease in tbe sis and 'office where mailed and the Other
liable packages, afl well f,,r all point with la tbe xene.
Hon tn postage rates. The rate for four oiKK.es' or Ims.s.
serious problem. The anv distant, is one cent per ounce
havt no: Hie necessary , fraction thereof. Only on par
d working forons, and v,. weighing four ounces or less are
ably not a railroad- in .,. considered juvd onlv on srach
States that has the nee- (fta reels Is the rate the same in nil
Milicar capacity and raciu- ZOnes. All parcel weighing more
tbe ft raffle. And as the vol- than four ounces are weighed as bo
th ' parcels post business can ' ,,.,ny pounds, a f taction of a .pound
coalite tun l. no one knows i twin called a wound, and the rate
It IBs been tried nut Just ,,, postage differs in all the .ones.
lUlpqlent and working forces Xb mated above, only the first
n i sLsary. tone has more thorn fne rate for dlf
le or uecmottr tin, i ne
the initiative In giving
roncernnc the parrel,!
trti.le tha was very
hated by our readers
to give Ibelow addl-
latioii, including a com-
i reels post and exjiri-ss
the pajn lit, ol a fee of HI eemts.
In he dWritt 0 the loss of the par
cel. thdtij -ntftnf will be paid the a
mount Bi iHBh it was insured. In
suring 1 '. pant! Mid registering a
practically the same
nt the metliiMls of
handling liffer When a pine ot
giSatied a record i- kept
ce 01 regis: i at tun. and as
lirtt' Hi.' h iiu! - in difi'i re:
piece '!. lil 8fi
to the Wider.
mail is: r
at the W i
Klre, discovered at 9:30 o'clock
last night, completely consumed the
cement block factory ot Heal Broth
era, located in the southwest part .f
town. The firemen saved $r.,oto
worth of lumber, stored in an ad
joining building, owned by Newberry
Matl Heal Brothers. They were un
able to check the flames, fanned by
the extremely high wind, until the
plant was burned entirely.
Two cans of gasoline, used for the
gasoline engines, exploded with ter
rific force, hurling debris and blaz
ing cinders quite a distance. A car
of gasoline, standing on the railroad
tracks nearby, was completely hid
by flying sparks and cinders and it
looked for a time as though it might
explode and cause a general confla
gration. A switch engine hurriedly
attached onto this car with a dozen
others standing on the side track
and pulled them out of reach of the
The value of the plant, Including
supplies of different kinds stored in
the building, with n couple of gaso-
iline engines and some expensive ma
chinery, is estimated nt $4,500, with
insurance amounting to $2,500. No
work hud been done in ihe plant for
a couple of weeks and the origin of
the fire is a mystery. It Is th. night
that tramps may have been m
sponsible for the blaze.
AT THE CHURCHES
1 the Methodist church sermons
appropriate for New Year's Ihiy
will foe preached next Sunday mom
lug and evening.
At the First Presbyterian h ireh
COMES TO CLOSE
New Quarters Provided for Pupils of
NEW BOOKS ON HAND
The Alliance city schools are for- i be desired. The fire coming th
tuiuite in having a board of educu- week before the Holiday vacation be
tion composed of men who can meet gan, the pupils of Central school
emergencies without unnecessary loss lost but four days of school. The
of time or money. The Central .Herald wishes to commend the
school foullding was destroyed b fire school board and the superlntemleni .
en the morning of December Hi. and congratulate the patrons of the
That forenoon a meeting or the schools, for the quick and thorough
board of education was held ami preparations that have been made
preliminary steps taken to provide for resuming the work which wws in-
new quarters for the pupils, about
five hundred, of that school. Supt.
ma led ii
..I I p..
ferent points. Tbe local rat is
tive cents for one pound and one
cent for each additional pound up
to eleven pounds, the maximum
cisbt of any parcel that msA be
mailed. The zone rate for the first
one. i bat is all pinta within the
one except tbe offi.'.e tU arhicli
llianci to saane other nmiled. Is five cents for ane pound
he preparation of this all(j nir.e ct.ntB addlloiiHl for each
re Indented to postmas additional pound uu to eleven.
h and Kxprea. Agent TLe second zone Includes points
w'lliin a radius of 50 to 150 miles.
The rate is six ceal for one jsaund
Had four cents for each additional
The third zone, -ill points wiobm a
radius of 150 to 30 miles. One
s i cap as are used on letters (lund. seven cents: each additional
a, it, matter wil! go do. ! nonnd five cents.
r efcs iniisi be mailed at thai Kourth cone. :i0t) e t00 miles. One
Ke. ( arners are not re-jpvund, eight cents; uacJi addltioil
to (idled such parrels 1 be . ooiiral. ix cents.
ti j.r clerks will Inform ptr Klfth zone. 00 to J.00 miles. ie
I iig to mail parcels what uoiind. nine cents: - aeh additional
be required, upon pn Ipudud, seven cents.
vvell aal to the office i the Sacrament of the lord's Bttppef
will be sdmlntatered at ine morn nf
service next Sunday. Kv ry member.
'a.r a poi-s.ible. is urg' ' i foe
preaeat. In the evening the pastor
will preach the annual sermon on
tbe, yesr text. The yenr text for
1918 is. I lave Pa 1th In (iod." Mark
11 : 22.
- - e s
A. C. THOMAS DIES
A. t". Thomas, who sutlered a
stroke of paralysis some time ago,
: died yestenkH.v at his home in this
'city, age 'M years. He had an ex-
tended aoquamtana In Alliance. The
; funeral will he le Id nt the First
I'.resb.Merian churh at twi o'clock
win n parcel Is
rniiril is kept ol
i proper memoi
diim isiirade In :ripli-ate af the of
fiie at lioflhnaileil.. One t-opy H
given tbejfte rxh r. one is filed it
h ..t -frain ,w u n i.
l .1 .1 I l,X 1 i . I t ' II .- f . I I . . I
ssd OBe is pastefl ot Ihe pair
iving the injured pair-
a."ttra9see will sign . n ceiut
PARCELS POST BUSI
pSS BEGINS EARLY
J'aie was absent, being in Mnicohi at .
the lline. He htistenel Iwane upon
re"elt of a telegram, but before i
leaving the capital city made Inves
tigation to ascertain whether desks '
COitld be sec u i vd there.
The next night another meeting of
the board was held, Mr. I'ate being
present. It was decided to call an
election to virte on the proposition
to bond tha dlwtrlct for money to re
build, and arrangements were made
to provide temporary quarters for
use until the new building can be
c( ,nstructed. Five hundred seats and
about :!,oMl lasiks were wired for.
These all arrived within a short time.
The books have be n labeletl and the
seats which came "knocked down"
h ive been set up. The work may
not be completed at this writing bin
will have I n finished In tore nei
Momhiy, when school opens in all de
Comfortable quarters have been
provided, as will be sien by the n .
ImvLng notice from Supt. rate, al
though not as convenient as might
terrupted by the fire.
Notice from Supt. Pate
7o School Patron:
Arrangements have been made by
the Hoard of Kducatlon for the p
enlng of all departments of tlu
schools on Monday, Jan. 9tti.
By partitioning four of the large
rooms nt the Kmerson school and
itwo at the High school, and using
the large manual training room si
Kmerson fpr school rooms, it will be
possible to house the entire school
in these two buildings
All but three or the Central teach
ers with their pupils will be tratis
ferred to the Kmerson school. The
three teachers whose depart met
will not be transferred to Kmerson
but to the High school are Miss
Jackson, Mlsa Nledermeyer and Miss
Jones, who have charge, respective
ly, of the Beginning First, the First,
and the Second grade. The pupils
of these three teachers will repo' t
to the High sc hool. All ofncTT "."' "
pils wlio attended 1 1 , - ( 'cji , v.i I M liool
sill report to the Kmerson scKool
W. R. I'ATK, Hlpt.
FAILS TO ADJUST CLAIMS
The Insurance adjuster, represent
lug all hut two of the companies that
arried insurance on the Central
sc hool hiiihliing. was in Alliance Mini-
Daniel Morn n, better known us
"Babe", was born in Alliance Aug
ust I, 1991, at ll'.'l Missouri Avenue,
opposite Ills home where he died.
Mr. and Mrs. I'm Murphy and daugh
ter, Kuth. from Falls City, Nebr.,
day to adjust the Ions caused by the ' r, ,'',' to attend the funeral.
for courtesy In fur
l-ma tion deslied.
Atth. the peaaafte on par
iiaiied at parcels v
be fully grepaid by-
is ittsl tcjr that purpose only
the panels at the gen-
window or same other
1 1 earned for that pure
of gals or .tbe express com
H?Bnaklng new schedules to
Mb me parcels post rains.
all I not be reaaty for a
As will be seen by the
imparisoii of parcels post
an rates from Alliance to
resmery Mails F.ir6t Ksr
eW Holsten ana A. C.
USrm .first to receive
MISTA If s Will be numerous
I 'an - Is post business began a i 'he
Allianc loeSofflce immediately up
on thtj !tyirpw becoming eflc Ive
Manag r VyA. Speucer or the Alii
ance r ssierMhas the honor of mail
ing thi i i-st )ai cel here under i b.
new sis! -in. It c ontained creamer)
-upplieii :iid Weighed three-fourths of1 Sunny Jim.
a (MMliB Tir general deliver) win- called hnu
dow w not open yesierda) ton- Tbe -uuse
noon o . coutii r tha i Wm- a legal
holiday i'Ut lr. Spencer se-ured a
scoop fa all O'her purceU post pa
irons bb dhHBig Into the post office
by thej r'W J
s.r early .New
CAM OF THANKS
We wisb to thank tbe many neigh
bors aud friends who an kindly as
sisted us in our foerearenient.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Moran.
Dan and Harry Crilley.
c .orge Darling is wearing the
Mirle that, is alas nssjclated with
In fact his friend hae
"Sunny George" lately.
Is a iiealyth laughing
baby boy at his home
9jaces a. lined, the eix press
large uickages to iu-arby
Iready lower tbau the
rates; hut on atitall par
t rates are muck lower,
where tbe transports
a state, line. Tbe ex
for Nebraska are lower
e same ili.-lance lor ill
i mere e
fluiii l!,aii - to other
navd. on one rive aud leu
reVls, by express ami par
1 lb. 3 lbs. 10 lbs.
( ' i a '
I 4 p. is'
Sixth zone, l,00t to ! 4tn miles.
One .pound, ten cent I ali addUJoa
al pound, nine cents.
i Seventh none. 1,400 to I.Huu miles
tine pound, eleven cents; each syd
iditioual pound, leu cents,
j Klgbth zone, all over l00 miles
(ne pouud, twelve cents; each ad
diiloual pound, twelve cent.
How Distances Are Computed
Nominally or theoretically tbe max !
I iiuiim dialance for tbe various
' lone are as stated above, but u
j ing to the system of determining j yes
zones, some post offices la a given i
i zone may be at a greats distance j pus
than the maximum dlstaiic-e named c-en
To explain: As a basis for ccMiiputs- a I
tion, the t'nitcd States is divided 1 c.'
'by u-trfli and south and east aud
wt : .lies into tra is aprox imittely
fort.v miles square. These tracts j
jure called units, and are all number j
i ed mi reference. To determine I
a hat zone every other post office Is 1
iu (Ton any given post office, -cir j
I tie are drawn around the given post
offiie. each circle having a radius
M Hie uutxiuiuui number of miles in
'In coue represented. Thus the
i first circle is fifty miles from the
; pea office around which it la drawn:
he sccoud circle, 160 miles: the'
'"hud '.no miles etc. All points
i uKK in t h le are In Uie zone
. prer -iited b) that i livlc, also, nil lu4
w ith afjig S buttermilk. The post
reel would have been
ad it been mailed pre-
rf 1st. six cents more
e present postage. it nus
ngly iiuluiaic-d u. The U.i
held a week by Mr.
1c r to save ihe six
J and A. C. Storm
to ree Ive Kii' els
lie Atllau i uosi orfice
J. B. Iluusaker has returned from
Chadrou, where he and his wire
scut a few days ago. to vaslt with
her relatives. She stopped al Heui
iagrord on the return trip.
burning or that building on the morn
ing or the I Ttli ultimo, but failed to
make :i settlement. The insurance
amounted to I77F. The adjuster
rirst proposed a settlement that
would cut this amount down nearly
HVQ09, on the ground that the
brick and foundation could he used
ill r building, claiming tin Ir value M
sal vug e But the members of the
board of education happened to know
a thing or two about salvage them
selves, and did not prove to foe the
easy marks, and of course rejected
the proposition. The adju- r hen
the board rejected
doubt that the fall !
in mi ran e cam be col
Mrs. Murphy is a alster of Mr. Mor
an Mrs. Will laindrigan. or Fulls
City, another aunt ol "Babe", was
at the funeral also. Others who at
tended wen Mr and Mrs. J. .1. Ry
an, of (Ireeley ( inter, Nebr,; Mr
old unci Mrs. L. X McFall and son.
t.eorge, of Denver; Mrs. A. p. tlor
don of Crawfoixl: Floral . remem
ii.iii.es were- sent by different Alii
.me orxa iu sat ions as we 'I as many
Tri.iu ti tends and relatives for the
1 Here Is
iacejer of the orion store
it tcslay on account of 119
At the regular meeting of the I.
O. O. F. of Alliance they sere sur
prised by the Rebekahs, who arrived
during (lie evening loaded with bask
els of delicacies. Hot coffee w is
prtpareu after the adjournment or1
lodge and a aissl. soeiuble time eg
Joyed by nil
p- oil his parcel.
Miss Ansite Kennedy, isier of
brought eac h of them i rr Ki tinedy, who was visiting him
parcels were mailed ow.r Vn istmas, has returnod to her
in.g a' Bayard. and m. i , ,., i. w..ii - . .....situ
less than a isiuiici The .
ed on each was fivel The Herald baa the pleasure of
sender cf one wa d welcoming another Seward Qfjglity
ing six cents hi par taiuily to Alllau.e Mr and Mi-
Fata chiistiiis.ii r utu-a aria? a4
last week and havt taken up Ilieii
bt!BlCE BREAKS AltM i shleiice al tint Mississippi avenue
t Mr. Chrlstensen will enter the rail j
Weal, residing about j roa(J aervice ut this place,
in ri iieitst of Alliance. .
ere iujury by falling on j Dr J M Willis. Marsiaipl s popu :
A ska'ing pai'v had lar physician, came down to lliauce
the afiermioii on a on 14 Moiida), re tu rii ing home on 4::
Hear V. I l.oraiice's the next o.iv
VVesM bad unit
lira, Chaa. Itrakebili. of Maltlaud
Mo., arrived in Alliance yesterday
for an extended visit with her moth
er. Mrs. Haves Mrs Hiak.biil us
formerly Miss HazH Hayes, tof AJH
alice Her husband will arrivaieie
Hater i when ihe wtJI make-.rTl.. .il-
iere about ready U go
ihe ..,.,p,d ,,n Hie- ice ..i,
Be of the fofi forearm
ear Hie wrlsi and the
ll.(M'i'ed a? ihe wrist.
ru home and Dr. Cop
for, who drove out
I ... Al
Il w.c - M
died i mill
I II . ill Us J
liesi s the
i nee. ei
I iiialti an J
ba 1 1
ill Draws Big Crowd
of Town People
for Big Event
Klka gave their an
heir ball last evening
lied by over one faun
. many of them consiug
m Nebraska poluts
s or-Hestra rumisnefl
fhii-b was apprsirlaie
tetl. Vs souvenirs of
Bowers were given to
(bi a count of lllntas Miss Mary
Rs-taa was unable to be at the store
nrter Christmas until Tuesday after
it in of i his week.
Mr aud Mrs Hairy Thlele left
last Saturday for Nebraska t'h,
where bin parents reside They will
visit there until ihe first of the
Seven Kooni House for at
c Rodgera. Alliance
1 766-44 f
W W Norton sold his Hu
; du'e to W. F Kb li'op tt,
ion. a- I.. for
a few tlaye
! Mi tud Mrs. K C Drake of Iowa
f isissc d through aud slopped in Alli-
ts were served on la ' ... . , .
rtini. mi r I iiinj iii.uuir ... iT-ni.pfc-
a very tasxtit aii.i
enjoy mat and happi- !
4'Sla departed for their
K I - - - - .
isahlg themselves as be- '
with tbe happy tlaae. I He v. and Mrs. James B Mrowh
turned Sin u rtla) morning rroui H
1 . . . ., k ...... !.... iu.il t I'l.r.ul
is. j i'. corwtu mi . j . .rr .
ived in Alllataa Sianday Vtry ol "
a vb.it with -oa ac-,!' nv a uu",lM ' 1
I nt .. . . .
TI ....... UilM,lu I 1 1 '
1IIT-J ' ' l '"
Mr. aud Mrs
fluuday usgbt at Mr. and
I'm inioii -. north of town
Cor win left Monday
Fiaue. going un 3B3 via
lJloivt. IS kick
A. B Stunsjeoa and wiN- o-i
from their trip to Mlaaeaota,
they have been visiting for th
two woeks. Ralph W&mbaugh
tietai running the oil business
Mi Sturgeon while he was
will leave soon
i i or
to tCend hud