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ALLIANCE. BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA I THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1913
PLANS FOR A PRIMARY
Herald's Proposition for Postoffice Prim
ary Receives Approval of
rule of the people
Hume time show to the people that
democratic candidates and pnJtUcleUt.
(meant what they said In the Inst
campaign In advocating the. rule of
the people. V need not be 'old
that the office of postmaster Is not
elective; .we are well aware of that
fact. Bnt We have confidence -nough
In the democracy. In ita tru
est sense, ot Wood row Wilon iiml
those who are neareat him, indmlirwj
'Senator Hitchcock and. the personal'
friends of Mr. Bryan, to believe that
popular choice of federal appoint cep
will be just hh cordially endorsed b
them as the popular choice of United
(States senators. Btul that they lll
igladly accept some practical plan for
ascertaining the wish of the people.
WILL LEAVE ALLIANCE
"SsTm'e am, ALLIANCE CELEBRATES
Commissioners Advertise for Bids
for Bonds to Build New $65,
ADVISORY BOARD ELECTED
Te democratic slogan, "Let the
people rule," sounds good to The
Herald. And It sounds just as good
when applied to the selection of
federal office holders under a dem
ocratic administration as at any oth
er time. It sounds good to other
people, too. Thde does not mean
that the rights of democrats under
the new administration are not to
be protected, but it does mean re
form. On Saturday, Feb. 1 5th, from I
to 6 o'clock in the afternoon, a post
office election was held at Merna,
Nebr. More than a merely local In
terest was manifesto! in this elec
tion because that Merna is the
home town of W. 3, Taylor, demo
cratic candidate for emigres at the
last election, and also because he
had given this plan his endorsement.
The claim that is sometimes made
that only a small nuinler of voters
will avail themselves of the oppor
tunity to express their choice of can
didates at a preferential election,
did not bold good in this case. More
than 91 per cent, of those entitled
to vote did so. A much smaller ier
centage of the total vote of Nebraska
was cast at the presidential election
laert fall. At the special election
held in Box Butte county on the
18th of this month to vote on the
court house bonding proposition, in
which the people of Alliance were
supposed to be greatly interested,
only about 75 per cent, of the total
vote of this city was polled.
The Custer County Herald gives
the following Informatics about the
The people of Merna, it is believ
ed by those who bawe watched the
election, are as a rule highly satis
fied with this method of choosing
'the (Hjstmaster. There may be a
few sore spots, but that is the case
in any election.
There have been six candidates In
ithe race for the appointment for
the poetmastershlp in Merna. The
race, under the old method showed
up some complications. v. J. Tay
lor, being the democratic candidate
for congress and a resident of M r
na, would naturally he consult a as
to the appointment of a postmaster
In his local town.
All the candidates are neighbors
and friend's of Mr. Taylor. Not wish
ing to offend or show any partiality
among his personal friends. Mr. Tay
lor took the steps to call an elec
tion for the purpose of weeding out
the candidates and assisting the com
munity In gtting settled on some
All but one of the candidates In
the race entered the primary held
at Merna on Saturday last, with the
following reextlt :
There were 281 votes cas out of
a possible :!0f' legal voters who are
patrons of the Merna post office.
The vote wa.s as follows:
Joe Fen n I more 8
W S. Wells til
Us! Avis il
Mrs. Hiiney 41
Kdward Foley :15
Five votes were thrown out be
cause of mistakes in the casting of
After the election was over and
the vote counted and the judges and
clerks of the election made an affi
davit to the effect that such an elec
tion had been held, giving the num
ber of votes cast for each candidate,
telling of the call of the election,
that it was advertised for two weeks
in t.he local paper, and other neces
sary data regarding the election.
These affidavits will be forwarded
to the proper authorities, and It is
believed will prove instrumental In
landing the appointment for the win
ning candidate at the primary.
Mr. Taylor, who was responsible
for the election, was in the city
Tuesday and expressed great pleas
lire at the seeming satisfaction of
the entire patronage of the Merna
post office. He thinks that there
are but very few discontented ones
since the election has been held and
the people have expressed a choice
in the matter.
Now for Alliance
The Herald has three plans to
siiKgest for a post office primary for
Alliance, either of which if adopted
will eonsej-ve the rights of demo
cratic candidates for postmaster and
will be at least a step in the direc
tion of popular election:
1, Permit all legal voters who
are patrons of the post office to
vote, as in the caje of the Merna
election, only democrats to be can
didates for the position. If the de
mocracy of any candidate shall bi
called in question, let it. be decided
&' such method as the .democratic
candidate for congress at the last
lection shall direct.
2. Primary to be open only to
democratic voters who are patrons
or the Alliance post office. In the
event of any voter's democracy be
ing challenged, it shall be passed
upon by the Judges of election. If
they unanimously approve, he shall
be permitted to vote without show
ing for whom he votes. If one or
more of Ihe judges of election de
cline to pass him as a democrat, he
may be permitted to vote by show
ing his ballot, a record being made
of nil such votes cast and the name
of the candidate for whom each
votes. If it shall be found that
votes .so cast might change the re
sult of the election from what It
WOUld otherwise be, subsequent in
vestigation shall be approved by the
candidate for congress
!. Primary to be confined to d in
ixrats who voted at the last state
wide primary, as shown by the reg
istration books. This would have
the advantage of sifting out all but
simon pure democrats, but would be
open to the objection of leaving
out many who did not vote at the
general primary last spring.
We have suggested the above
three plans for a post office pri
mary with the hepe that from them
some plan may be evolved that will
be fair and practicable, and at the
The table shown herewith, the
same as published in the last issue
of The Herald, gives the official
count on the recent bond election.
The count shows 558 for bonds ami
564 against, with 5 ballots spoiled an
Over 200 Alliance Citizens Attend the
Banquet at Opera House
OLD TIME "BLOW OUT''
Popular Alliance People Will Move
to Salt Lake City. Herald
Loses Valuable Correspondent
LEAVE MANY FRIENDS HERE
ff. N. lloskins, who recently re
signed his position with the Burling
ton at Alliance, after having worked
as freight conductor for seven years,
htts accepted a lucrative position as
fr ight conductor for the Western
Pacific, running out of Salt Lake
City. UtAb, where he is at the pies
ont time. Mr. lloskins had been in
Salt Lake City only a week when he
received and accepted 'the position
I above mentioned.
Mrs. lloskins. who lias delighted
Herald readers with her railroad de
partment notes for a number of
years, will leave Alliance on the 23nd
of March, to join Mr. lloskins. The
Herald joins the many friends Of
thiB estimable couple in expressing
doefi refHM at their departure from
: Alliance. They leave a host of
friends who wisb them well in their
A. J. Welch, director of the Moth
I odist church choir, is organizing a
t chorus of fifty voices for the pur
pose of rendering the cantata, "Con
Iquering King." Easter night. This
' la something never seen in Alliance
j before and will be worth planning
; to attend. A great deal of work
and practice is being put into t
entertainment ami Alliance peoi
I will be rewarded in hearing them,
j Mr. Welch Is very competent and
thorough in his work and always
' achieves good results.
Following is the tabulated vm.-
Feb. 18, Nov. 5
Yes No Yea No
First Ward 273 42 326 72
8eond Ward 160 23 197 46
Hox Butte pres. 12 72 7 82
Boyd 27 9 26 21
Deraey 6 167 6 tit
Lake 59 27 60 40
Lawn 0 63 2 59
Liberty 1 41 o 42
Nonpariel 2 63 5 56
Running Water (t 21 tl H
Snake Creek ... 1 19 8 32
Wright 18 27 21 .t.t
Totals 568 654 6!in tit I
First Ward 242 II
Second Ward 181 I
Lake fN H
Two hundred and ten Alliance . it
I izens responded to the call of the
Commercial Club and The Herald,
' and met together around the banquet
table Tuesday evening, in the Phoi
an Opera House, to celebrate 1 1 a -twenty-fifth
birthday of Alliance. It
l was the largest gathering of Its
kind In Alliance since the big Nor
mal banquet, about three years ago.
We are not going to give n full an
complete account of the banquet In
4. Vocal Solo- "The Swift Swallow"
Miss Kunice. Burnett
Accompanied by W. L. Phil
lips. 5. "Alliance, Twenty-rive Years
Ago and Today"
F. M. Broome
Short Speeches by Various Old
Settlers and Other Prominent
On the hack of the program was
prtnled a history of the beginning
mis issue, tor we are saving tnat un- I or Alliance, written by John W
ill the btg industrial issue of Tits Outhrle. who took great liberties
Herald one week from today. We ) with the names of the old and
want to give a condensed report younger settlers m making it up, as
Jiere, however. will be noted.
We wish to give the patriotic At-; Owing to the heavy snows and
llance men the credit due them for business which interfered. It was liu
thelr energetic and untiring eftoris possible Tor the speakers who were
in making this hanquet a rut-cess, to come from out of town to be at
Rodgers, Lockwood, Highland. Mai the banquet. In addition to the
tin, Rumer, Johnston. Broome. I l speakers given on the. program above
and the many others who took ;.u short speeches were made by Judge
actho part in arranging for the ban- W. W. Wood, John W. Guthrie, w.
Uttet, selling the tickets, handling : O. Rumer, C o. Asnenwall of Chl-
WILL GO TO OMAHA
A. I). Rodgers, president of the
Commercial Club, will leave for Om
aha next Monday, accompanied by
Mrs. Rodgers. to attend the annual
convention of the Federation of .
braska Retailers, March 11 to 14, and
the "Made In Nebraska Show", Mar.
5th to Kith.
Convention headquarters will be
at the HOta Rome; 1 6th and Jackson
streets, and the Made In Nebraska
Show will be at. the Auditorium,
15th and Howard streets.
LADIES' AID POSTPONED
Owing to sickness and death, the
Ladirs' Aid cf the First Presbyter
ian church was postponed for one
week and will meet next Wednesday
at the home of Mrs. Nellie 'Heath;
the week following with Mrs. Bowen,
and after that with Mrs. Coleman.
The funeral of Mr. Win. Kennedy
wiib postponed until this morning at
nine-thirty o'clock, as the relatives
were not all able to be here in time
Get an ad in the Induatrial Edition.
Following is the advisory board
elected on the unofficial ballots, for
the purpose of working with the
county commissioners in letting eon
tracts, approving work, etc.:
First ward. Alliance, Henry Swan
Second ward, Karl J. Stem.
Running Water. John Jelinek.
Wright, Frank McCoy.
Lawn, G. L. Taylor.
Dorsey. A. M. Miller.
Boyd, Virgil Putman.
Nonpariel, K. K villi
Lake. 1). W. Hugbes.
Box Butte, John O'Mara.
DATE SET FOR TOURNAMENT AND
The Nebraska Storlt Growers -Booiatlon
has selected Thursday, Kri
day and Saturday. June 12, 1.1 and
it. as the dat?s for the convention
in Alliance this year. This means
ttoat the Tournament of the Nebras
ka State Volunteer Firemen's Asso
ciation will be held on the same
The committee in charge of ar
rangements for the tournament eon
slats of Councilman George Mollring,
chairman; Chief P. K. Rom kg. Vice
chairman; president Oarl W Spacht,
secretary; E. O. Lalng, treasurer;
A. D. Rodgers, Bruce Mattery. John
W. Guthrie and F. O. McCormick.
The concessions will be handled by
F. D. McCormick.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wlktr enter
tained a number of their friends at
their home Sunday evening" at a
Victrola concert. Their guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Chase Feagtns, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Westover. Miss Vir
ginia Broome, Mr. F. M llroome, Mr
t Snead, Mr and Mrs. Harry (lantz.
and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Nelson.
the funds and arranging the program
all deserve great credit lor their
Following Is the menu, served by
Caterer Coyle. and his able corps of
assistants, who were worked to the
limit in serving the immense crowd
capo, F. VV Harris, K. H. Hemlng
way wi Kansas City, General Suoer-
in tender, t fc. K, Young. Bruce Wil
The inuswal program was excel
lent, the young ladies' quartet re
; reived a great deal of applause and
iwere brought back for hu encore.
oiUosjMBaa Hurnett sang beautifully and
Pickles lor an encore sang Aulo Lang Syne.
icon a i rorn i tie ore nest rn. consisting of Paul W.
Chicken Thomas, violinist and leader. Prof.
Hard Boiled KggsjL K. Clements, cornetlst, J. Carl
Potato Chips Thomas, cellist, and Miss Ha'.Ue
rufhJ Rcnswolcl, pianist, rendered music ol
I. oaf Cak.- over variety, several ot the patri
Mrs. w. r. Harper will entertain
twenty of her young lady friend at
the McCorkle residence on Fridaj
evening. Lunch will be served, and
the entertainment will be in the na
ture of a post card party.
Tea Coffee otic pieces bringing the ualherlnB tn
Cigars Iheir feet at tinifs.
Here Is the program: The program ended at eleven thlr-
I. Ladies Quartet "Water Lilies" tj ami the hnppy gathering of Alli-
Missfs Kmity Skilea. Virginia anew men and women and their vis-
Broonie, Josephine, Ware, An ltors wnt to their homes feeling
gela Ware Accompanied b) that the birthday ol our little city
Mrs. W. I). Zediker had been celebrated In a lilting man
(2, Address of Welcome ner and llmt the bonds of fellow
i: M lUtnptcm.'uiiiKt itshiti bind tighter than Uiauv
3. Response Hon I E. Tasii people think.
HISTORY OF ALLIANCE
Once upon a time, some twenty-five years ago,
a Rumer reached the west of a Strong, Young, but
Gray Knight of Ak-Sar-Bc-n, called Buechaens'tein,
with his squire O'Keefe, in Reddish-Brown Armour,
accompanied b a Bowman, a Smith .airvlng a
Broome in his Hand, all on good Mounts, leading
a Drake and a Bullock (to Cook for the King)
each with Marks of Moist Waters on Ita Pate, and
eating a Newberry which was not Rice nor any
Berry a Miller could make Into Graham, met a
Harper singing his Darling Soules Swan song of
Joy accompanied by Hampton who Was playing on
a Reed and passing through the Woods and Hills
beheld a Ray of Moon lighting the Churchill and
saw a Reck of a Hall and Haines where the But
ler told them he had No-he, Nor ton of feed and
that the rule of the Klmore Clan was "tbut he
who Hughes the so-called Bell wood and Lockwood
Burns it." And they went to Hewitt. Reaching
Highland Reard-on the Banks of Grand Lake they
saw Andrews s hlupp on the Beach surrounded by
Klks with Kagles fluttering near, for which that
country was Famous. The luke was too deep to
Ford, and Rowan Westover acrois, all except Taah.
who waded, against the fears of the doubting.
Thomas, and catching some flah Gut-tbrlo, they
met a Carl fr who built the Keel-er some oth
er part of the boat leaving an Asp-in-vall. assist
td by Spry Itenswold from plans made by Brenn-
an .superintended by Pilkington. and all Phelan
gay they entered into Alliance with o'her old set
tiers and lived happily ever after.
Perpetra'ed by John W. Guthrie.
THE biggest step ever taken for the advance
ment and development of Western Ne
braska has been taken by D. Clem Deaver,
General Immigration Agent for the Burling-
ton. In this rapidly growing country otours,
money for development is scarce. He is going to help our homesteaders and landow ners to get $$ for development
of their land. Read this letter to The Herald:
Hurrah for D. Clem Deaver 1
Omaha, Nehr.. Feb. 19, 191 S.
To the Editor of The Herald:
There are main million of dollars on deposit
in Nebraska banks. Some ot the owners are looking
tor investment in good securities. There are thous
ands of Kinkaid homesteaders that have now made
proof and want to borrow some money to buy milk
cows with. Will you help me to get them together?
1 am going to have a meeting March 14th in
Omaha with a number of financiers who have monev
to loail on good security and would like to know how
many in your locality have proved up on their 640
ac re homesteads and w ant to borrov money to buy
milk cows with. After talking with some of the
men who have mone to loan and w ith a large num
ber who want to borrow, this plan has suggested
itself to me that the owners of the proved-up 640
acre claims write out an application for rive year
$1500.00 loans, giving the legal numbers of their
land, full description of improvements, state that
they are willing to inv est $1000.00 of the money in
milk cows and give a mortgage on the cows and
their 640 acres, and, state w hat they propose to do
w ith the other $500.00 and w hat rate of interest they
are w illing to pay.
If you w ill get the applications together for
vour locality and get them to me bv . ay March
13th, 1 w ill present them to the people who have
money to loan and it may result in the organization
of a company for the purpose of loaning money to
K inkaid homesteaders.
I). CLEM DKAVKk.
Write today to the editor of The Herald at Alliance, giving the numbers of your land and the other information
asked for in the above letter. We will see that your application reaches Mr. Deaver without delay. If you have not
proved up, but will inside of the next year, write just the same. We will watch out for you.
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