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Official Taper of Koi Butte County
itte County
Apparently a Continuation of the
Two-year-old Struggle for Con
necting Road With Alliance.
The Gulf-Plain3-Canadian highway,
which was recently organized result
ing: in reoDening the struggle In Mor
Till county between Bridgeport and
.Broadwater both of which have been
for two years working on the Morrill
county commissioners to approve a
state aid road through the county
which will connect with a road out
from Alliance and will furnish this
city an outlet to the Lincoln highway.
When the new north and south high
way, which will reach from the Gulf
of Mexico to Canada, was first planned
a meeting was held at Julesburg, Col.,
-at which officers were elected for the
Colorado state organization. The
Julesburg meeting favored a route via
Oshkosh, Lisco, Broadwater to Alii
A week or two ago, a meeting was
Jheld at Sedgwick, Col., where a second
Colorado state organization was per
fected, and the highway, renamed the
North Star highway, was slated to go
through Chappell, Lodgepole, Sidney,
Uridgeport to Alliance.
A meeting was held at Broadwater
lhursday evening, at which the inten
tion was to perfect a Nebraska organ
ization. A week ago a preliminary
meeting was held at Sidney and today
another meeting has been called for
the purposes of organization.
Alliance will be represented at both
the Broadwater and Sidney meetings.
A deegation of fourteen Box Dutte
county good roads boosters left Thurs
day aftemon at 2 o'clock on a two
lay jaunt, during which time they will
attend good roads meetings at Broad
water and Sidney. The men met with
the Broadwater community cub Thurs
day evening, at which time consider
able attention was to be paid to a
route through Morrill county which
will connect Alliance with the Lincoln
This road has been hanging fire for
months, due to the fact that the Mor
rill county commissioners cannot get
together to approve a road. The diffi
culty is that the east and west por
tions of the county are pulling for
different route. Eastern Morrill coun
ty wants a road to Alliance to go
through Broadwater; the other part
of the county favors a road through
Bridgeport following the railroad
One Morrill county commissioner
lives in Bridgeport; another resides in
Broadwater. The third commissioner
is a good friend of each and hasn't
broken the deadlock. Both factions
have been boosting strong for their
route. The west road has been graded
and put in shape by voluntary labor
donated by farmers and ranchers
along the route; but this is equally
tru of the Broadwater route. For
weeks adherents have been getting
their road in shape. One day the
Broadwater men are in high spirits,
due to receiving a promise, and the
next the sun goes behind a cloud.
Alliance is Neutral.
Alliance is friendly to both factions.
Indped. this city would like to have a
Toad to connect with both of them.
The Box Butte county commissioners
iiave agreed to meet any and all roads
tnat me Morrill commissioners will
build to the county line. The expense
falls largely on the neighboring coun
ty, there being but six miles of road
for Box Butte to build.
So far as this city is concerned,
there is little choice in the routes. The
road Up the railroad track is probably
the shorter by a few miles, but it will
be no better going, the Bioadwater
men say, than the other route. Be
sides, as many travelers will be head
ing east as any other way, and in any
event the distance factor is of little
consequence. The main thing is to get
the road through, so the Alliance
boosters believe.
A further factor has entered into
the road situation the past few weeks.
Scottsbluff, through its chamber of
commerce has suggested a road be
taween the two cities, which will offer
still, another outlet to the Lincoln
highway. While nothing has been
done on this, the Alliance men are in
terested, and as soon as the good roads
business becomes more settled, gome
thing will undoubtedly be done in that
direction. The road between Alliance
and Scottsbluff is admitted to be one
of the worst in western Nebraska.
The Sidney Meeting.
The Alliance delegation, following
the Broadwater meeting, will proceed
to Sidney, where this afternoon will
be held the organization meeting for
Nebraska of the North Star highway,
the proposed transcontinental Gulf-Plains-C'anadian
route. A preliminary
meeting was held at Sidney over a
week ago, at which miny representa
tives from western Nebra.-ka were
Ireent. '
The North Star highway, or the
Gulf-Plains-Canadian route, bids fair
to start another row in Monii! county.
First reports said the load would
come to Alliance ia Juie-lurg, 0h-
(Ten Pages)
I 1 !,.. mi .-. . ,
kosii ami i,isco. i nen m nev trot n
jthe game, as did Sedgwick, Col.? and
me latter city announces that the
route will start from Sedgwick, Col.,
north to Chappell. west along the
Lincoln highway through Lodgspole to
Money, men north from Sidney to
Bridgeport, Alliance and Chadron.
It was the intention at the Broad
water meeting last evening to go
ahead and perfect a state organization
for the Gulf-Plains-Canadian highway.
At Sidney tonight the same thing will
be done, unless the newspaper reports
are in error. The Broadwater people,
following the Julesburg meeting on
August 4, have been selling member
ship cards in the Gulf-Flains-Canadian
association and a lot of them have
been sold. I
Alliance will probably be just as
neutral in the Gulf-Plains-Canadiao
scrap as she is in the Broadwatrr
Bridgeport struggle to get a road to
Alliance. If there are to be two state
associations, Alliance business men
may join both of them. At any rate,
the Alliance delegation will attend
both the Broadwater and Sidney meet
ings. The "delegation consisted of County
Commissioners- George Duncan and
Cal Hashman, and Ed Henry, Calvin
D. Walker, R. E. Knight, Glen Miller,
D. Foley, J. C. McCorkle, J. S. Khein,
Lee Sturgeon, C. Schafer, J. W. Guth
rie, W. R. Harper. H. P. Coursey will
attend the Sidney meeting this even
ing, and it is possible that an addi
tional delegation may be present.
J. W. Wilson of Antioch was in the
city Wednesday.
Two Big Games for Wednesday and
Thursday of Next Week, When
; Sidney Comes a Second Time.
The Alliance baseball team took a
fal out of the all-salaried team from
Valentine at the fair grounds park
Thursday afternoon, winning by a
score of 7 to 5,
The game was close
for the first three innings. Both
teams managed to slide a score over
the home plate in the first, the second
brought neither side a tally, and in the
third the Vaentine players made three
run3 to but two for the locals. The
game was sewed up for Alliance in
the fourth, when three more runs were
added to the total, and Valentine put
over her last counter. Alliance scored
again in the fifth, and the rest of the
exhibition was airtight baseball.
Sidney will be here Wednesday and
Thursday of next week for a return
engagement. The Sidney team played
two games here two or three weeks
ago, losing one and winning the
other. They were pretty proud of
their record, and will come next week
hoping to cop both of the games. The
fans are particularly interested in
these games and a heavy attendance is
Thursday's results.
Alliance ab
Butler, cf 5
Griffis, lb 3
Fenning, ss 3
Black, lb 3
Nation, if 4 0
Davidson, 3b 3 1
Edwards, 2b 4 0
McNuity, c 4 1
McKinney, p 4 1
Total - - S3
7 8 27 10 3
Valentine ab r h po a e
H. Smith, rf 4 0 1 0 0 2
Besswick, lb-p 4 10 3 11
Carroll, cf 5 1110 0
Denney, p-rf 5 0 0 0 1, 1
White, ss 3 112 11
C. Smith, 2b 4 1 0 4 C 0
Provo, lf-p-lb 5 1 3 6 0 0
Porter, Cb 4 0 10 12
Curtiss, a 3 0 0 8 1 0
Total - - 37 5
24 11 7
r h e
Score by innings: r
Valentine 103 100 0005
Alliance 102 310 OOx 9
7 7
8 3
Summary: Three base hits, Carroll,
Black, Butler. Home run, Black. Sac
rifice hits, White, Fenning, Davidson.
Hit by pitched ball, McKinney, 1;
Provo, 1. Stoen bases, White, Nation.
Base on balls by McKinney 3. Struck
out by Besswick 4, Denny 4, Provo 1,
McKinney, 7. Time of game 2:00.
Umpire, Hailing. Attendance, 200.
Business isn't so good in county
court this month. Not only have there
been fewer wedding licenses issued,
but the county judge hasn't performed
so many of the ceremonies. Twelve
licenses were issued in July and Judge
Tash performed eleven of the cere
monies. So far this month eight cou
ples have applied for permission to
marry, and the Alliance preachers
have got all the fees.
Dr. Claude Palmer of Bridgeport
has been seriously ill this week. He
had been sick for the past two weeks
Lut it was not thought serious until
lat Wednesday when Drs. Bennett
and V.'eyrens of this city were called
to see him. The late reports are
that he is slightly improved.
Committee of Fire Appointed to Work
With Kemmish in Reorganizing
the Fire Department.
City Manager N. A. Kemmish met
with the members of the Alliance vol
unteer fire department Wednesday
evening, and presented his plans for a
complete reorganization of the depart
ment. It was a case of give and take
for a time, some of the members hav
ing some things on their chests which
they desired to get rid of. After this
part ol the program was completed.
the fireboys and the city manager got
logetner ana inside of half an hour
harmony prevailed and the spirit of
cw-uperauon appeared on The scene.
A committee of five firemen, con
sisting of President Chester Moore,
Secretary Ross Sampson, Treasurer
Fred Hayes. P. E. Romiir and O. R
Hand, was appointed to work with the
city manager in devising ways and
means to reorganize the department.
The rules probably will be altered in
such a way as to provide for purely
social members in the department, as
distinguished from active members,
ami 10 make it a more efficient fire
fighting organization.
The firemen will be given club
rooms on the first floor of the city
hall, their quarters in the upper story
having been turned over to the A1H
ance school board for use as school
rooms to relieve the congestion this
year. It is probably that the member
ship of the department will be de
creased somewhat, and the new quar
ters will not only be large enough for
the purpose, but will be more con
venient than the old. The plan of the
city manager for converting the arm
ory into a municipal swimming pool
will be held in abeyance for the time
City Manager Kemmish discusses
the meeting in the following state
ment, issued this morning:
Wednesday evening we met with
"J . t"e 11'
""""'K iu me ncuuic vi me tiepari-
ment were freely discussed. It result
ed in a clearer understanding of the
problems before us. It was admitted
that in the past some rules had not
been lived up to as well as they should
have been. It was also admitted that
no doubt there were a few men who
received benefits and were not strictly
entitled to them.
"We should not however hold
against the firemen now the short
comings of the past. We cannot go
back and correct these. The men pre
sent expressed their willingness to co
operate with us in every way possible
to reorganize the department on a
sound, business and efficient basis.
They appointed a committee of five to
work with us on ways and means of
bringing this about. Every man will
be expected to live up to the rules and
regulations of the department or be
dropped from the list. This shows a
fine spirit of cooperation. What more
could we ask them to do?
"Let us forget the past and put our
shoulder to the wheel and help the
boys along. No doubt they will make
mistakes and do things which will not
please everyone. They are only human.
We have never doubted for one mo
ment but that the good, sound sensible
members of this organization will be
able to place this department on a
higher plane and make it a real useful
organization for Alliance and of which
we will all be proud."
Alliance May Send
Representatives to
Tennis Tournament
Tllll3 Anlllll cl'i tD in A Mi'nnAA n A
ov...,; :
lAi'vwiit rvn a, ucttaiiuii vi lull"
tenders to the western Nebraska ten-
nis tournament which will be held at
Kimball. Auomst 2Q SO. n,l 31 n,!'
September 1. E. L. Meyer, former
, w- -
state champion, and F. C. Prince are
among those who have been urged to
represent this city.
The tournament will be quite a pre
tentious affair. The prize that will be
awarded the winner in the single con
tests is a silver loving cup, to be re
tained by the winner for one year; to
be contested for annually and to re
main the permanent property of the
one who wins it three times. A silver
loving cup will be awarded the runner
up. Two Spalding Gold Medal rac
quets will be awarded the champions
in the double contests.
On August 29, a banquet will be
held at Kimball, at which time the
election of officers will be held and
decision made as to the location of the
1922 tournament Rooms will be fur
nished free by the Kimball club. Re
presentatives are expected from
Scott-bluff, Gering, Alliance, Bayard,
Chadron. M'natare, Mitchell, Oerallala,
Sidney, Bushnell, Potter, Lodgepole,
Chappell, Juleburg, Cheyenne Mc
Grew and Bridgeport.
Mr. end Mrs
J. C. Moore, who hfve
with their son. Lee
I l.ern vi-itinar
j Moore, for the past ten days, returned
toJay to tli'jir home at Butler, Mo.
erse Writer Protests Against the
Wearing of Khaki Trousers
by the Maidens.
The Alliance Campfire Girls have
got Hot Springs going. The youths of
that city are dotling their caps bash
fully; the matrons are beamintr fami
ly; father and big brother are running
me umuy auio up tne steep incline
to the city camping grounds when
ever a bunch of those slim girls head
in that direction. Worse and more
of it the Hot Springs poets ar
' R1,nning to Enaw the ends of their pen
uunger ciaric, a ceietinty of more
tnan local fame, came out one evon
ing during the first week, and spouted
poeiry ior an hour or so, and several
of the girls, and a guardian or two,
have purchased volumes of his verse
and are reading them. This started
a poetical orgy. The lads who have
gazed upon starry-eyed maidens and
felt their hearts rise into their throats
can be excused for thinking up son
nets, nut me worst is yet to come.
W. A. Richardson, who signs him
self as from the Battle Mountain san
itarium, has been working his muse
overtime. The last issue of the Hot
Springs Times-Herald contains two
poems from his pen, and both of them
undoubtedly inspired by the Alliance
Campfire Girls. One of them is a
veritib'e fairy tale in version con
cerning so:ne wicked cave , man on
Battle Mountain who planned to cap
ture the Campfire Girls and their
guardians and start a harem, but was
chained up before he had r.n oppor
tunity to carry out his fearsome de
sign. The other poetical effort is a
pained protest from a sufferinc soul
who dislikes to see "some fairy sprite
trigged out in khaki pants." The
poems follow:
The Lotus Land.
When those dashing Campfire maidens
Trekked from sand hills' torrid heat.
To the cooling Black Hills region
iinung joys or me complete
Where true pleasure safely nestles
Backing at dame Nature's feet.
Scorning trails, well, forgotten,
In the Hot Springs sane retreat;
There was glee on Battle Mountain
W hen the cave man issued forth
And viewed their charms in toto
With their vast historic worth;
From recess of his cavern
He received a violent hunch
To promulgate Wind Cave wisdom
He must kidnap the whole bunch.
From his Battle Mountain lookout
All their charms he conned to self
As they gathered round the campfire
Tn fire play of evening's elf;
And he muttered, eyes a gleaming,
Heart stop beating ouite so plain
One huge loss to old Nebraska
But it's all to Hot Springs gain.
Chaperones and campfires too,
Have a Battle Mountain harem:
By the time that I get through
i wm issue cave men rations
Water free and love for grub;
Then he looked his weapons over,
From them chose his choicest club.
All his plans were bold and wary,
Most presumptious, lined with gall;
If successful, poor Nebraska
Beauty, no per cent at all;
Were his schemes by fortune favored;
By the time that he were through
Cupid down in old Nebraska
Wouldn't have so much to do.
But a bird from Battle Mountain .
List the bold audacious plan,
Ami he flew to tell the secret
To the Hot Springs safety clan;
And the cave man, in full fury.
He was chained and chained to stay,
T ill those gems of old Nebraska
r-ll 1 a l c
j Stilled their campfires and away,
. ... , . ,
ampnre gins nomewaru ire
I I if
ere often thinking.
Health to them in luck's escape
in mineral waters drinking.
To them may time cast tender lines,
And many good years spare 'em
Nor fate reveal a chance escape.
From Battle Mountain harem.
(Continued on Page 5)
Judge W. H. Westover of Rushville
stopped over in Alliance Thursday on
his way to Rushville, and having a
few hours at his disposal, consented
to hear a number of divorce suits.
A decree of absolute divorce was
granted Elsie Van Granven from Paul
P. Van Graven;Marie W. Wingate was
given a decree of absolute divorce
from Henry W. Wingate, and Mary
J. Austin was given a decree of abso
lute divorce from Henry E. Austin.
The decree permits Mrs. Austin to re
sume her maiden name.
Whether the phonograph is un
konwn in sunny Mexico, or whether
Pedro Arroyo preferred to make the
relection may never be known. The
Mexican purchased a machine of the
Thiele establishment yesterday and
r :thin ten minutes the express office
were looking up the rate,
a Burlington employe.
1 Anojo i
12, 1921.
S. O. s.
The Elks committee, which has
taken charge of the work of getting
the Campfire Girls to their Hot
Springs camp and bringing them
home again, is sending out an S. O.
S. More cars are needed for the
return trip. Sixteen cars took the
girls to the Springs, and most of
them got caught In a rain . This
streak of bad luck made some of
the car drivers have cold feet.
Others who had promised to make
the trip ale out of the city or find
themselves unable to go.
The Hot Springs road is in the
best condition it has been for years.
This is straight goods, for the
writer just got bark from a flivvcr
Ing excursion there. Outside of
throe or four miles, where the state
road gang is grading, there isn't a
prettier drive in western Nebraska.
You can go up Saturday and return
Sunday if the trip seems too stren
uous, ami will have a good time
yourself while helping the girls aril
the Elks out. Ten gallons of gas
will do it. Take some of the
family along if you think you'll be
If you can possibly do so, be a
good fellow and arrange your af
fairs to help bring the girls back.
Call S. W. Thompson, A Gavin or
Edwin M. Burr at the Herald office
if you can go. At least eight
more cara are needed.
The Corn Prospects are Considerably
Above the Average Winter
Wheat is Looking Up.
An average yield of winter wheat, a
corn condition 14 points above the ten
year average for -this date, lowered
condition of oats and potatoes and a
barley crop second on the state's re
cord in spite of the supposed disuse of
that cereal are the facts released in
theiAug. 11 report o A. E. Anderson
of the Bureau of Markets and Crop
Estimates and Leo Stuhr, secretary of
the Nebraska Department of Agricul
ture. Although corn lost four points dur
ing July from drouth in parts of the
southwest quarter of the state, the
main corn belt shows an improvement.
and an increased estimate for the
state as a whole. The main corn belt
with its good stands, luxurious growth
and large drooping ears has seldom, if
ever been more promising. Despite
the lowered condition and partial fail
ure of some of the corn within the
southwestern quarter of the state, the
ndicated production is 21i,!)'j4.000
bushels last month and 225,528,000
bushels last year. The par value of
lOOvr condition increases 3.5 bushels
during August and if the present con
dition is maintained, the crop will rank
favorably with last year.
The potato crop lost eight points In
condition during July. It appears
that the high temperatures during the
latter part of June are largely respon
sible for the lowered condition and
yields. The condition of 77 'r compar
ed to fi7rr a month ago forecasts 7,
(100,000 bushels as compared to last
year's crop of 8,415,000 bushels. The
commercial crop is good, although rot
up to expectations. Part of the Ne
braska crop has been selling on :h'
Chicago market at prices ranging
from fifty cents to one dollar higher
per hundred pounds than the Missouri
and Kansas crops. The heavy drop in
the production of the total United
States potato crop last month from
370,997,000 bushels to the present esti
mate of 315,797,000 bushels has been
reflected by the advancing prices.
Winter Wheat Outlook.
The outcome of winter wheat upon
which there ha3 been such varied opin
ion now approximates the ten year
average. The preliminary estimate cf
yield is 1G.3 bushels compared to 17.1
bushels last year and the ten year
average of 16.35 bushels. There is an
extremely wide range in yield-;. Kan
red wheat seem3 to be leading in high
yields according to many comments
from crop correspondents. The prelim
inary production estimate i 52, ,3 1.000
bushels compared to 58,029,000 bu.-hels
last year. While the quality if the
greater part of the wheat is excellent,
some of the later threshed shock
wheat was injured by rains and the
average quality is 92 c.
The condition of spring wheat shows
further deterioration due chiefly to
drouth in the more important spring
wheat countries of western Nebraska
The condition of 78 indicates a pro
duction of 3,107,000 bushels as com
pared to 2,451,000 bushels last jcar.
The total production of all vheat is
55,S9s,00 bushels as compared to J0,
4S0.O0O bushels a year ago.
(Continued on Page 5)
The Alliance chapter of De Molay,
or rather the baseball team repreent-
jin git, went down to inglorious defeat
Wednesday at Broken Bow, the score
'Leing 13 to 7.
.. . . i.
Taper of the City of Alliane
No. 71
Three Colored Men Held for Federal
Court on Charge of Breaking Into
Interstate Shipment.
Chris Vullas, proprietor of the AlIN
ance Billiard parlor, was fined $25 and
costs of $13.r0 by Judge Tash ia
county court Thursday morning on a
charge of receiving stolen property to
the value of $17.40. In imposing th
fine, Judge Tash admitted that thf
testimony was not of the highest class,
but declared that it was sufficientlv
The witnesses whose testimony r
suited in the conviction were, with
the exception of Chief Jeffers, mem
hers of a colored trancr who wer
Thursday afternoon bound over fo
trial in the federal courts on a charg
of stealing from freight in interstate
shipment, by United States Court
Commissioner L. A. Berry.
Ed Linn, colored, testified that h
arrived in Alliance ten days ago frora
Chicago; that he had gone to the Alli
ance billiard parlor and got acquainted
with Vallas, the proprietor. He want
ed to purchase some Camel cigarette9.
he said. He declared that Vallas told
him they were out of stock, but that
if he should happen to get hold of
some Camels, Vallas would buy then
and ask no questions as to where thev
came from. Linn said that Vallas told
him he would take other standard
merchandise off his hands.
In company with another colored
man, Dewey Brown. Linn said, he hn. '
broken into a freight car. A sack of
sugar was tak?n, and B'own u-ed hi
parlor razor to open another sack,
which was emptied on the floor and
the sack filled with coffee, rice, tea
and other groceries. He had taken th
stuff to the pool hall.
Lester Smith, white, emploved at
the pool hall, testified that Vallas had
told him that if the colored man came-
with some stuff, to Rive him the key
to the back door. Vallas came to th
pool hall, Smith said, after Linn had
delivered the stuff and told him to get
some blankets and cover it. Later th
toot was placed in an excavation under
the rear part of the building, which
was at one time used as a bakery.
Chief Jefferr told of searching th
place. The first time nothing was
found, but later the chief recalled that
the cement floor did not go clear back
to the end cf the building, and a sec
ond visit revealed the fact that thert
was a trap door in the wooden floor
and a basement underneath. Tha
stuff was found ocnccaled under boxes
ind other rubbi.-h.
It is understoo.1 tnat vanas win ap
peal the case, the officers lelievinijf
that the object of the appeal is to pre
vent the city council from revoking
Vallas license to run a pool hall.
Complaints have been made of th
place fiom time to time and it is
known that the council is considering
taking up Vallas' permit.
Joe Myers, alias Dewey liryant, ana
Ed Linn pleaded guilty Thursday aft
ernoon ietore i.niieci states court
Commissioner L. A. Berry to having
broken into a freight car in inter, tata
shipment, and were held for trial in
the federal court under bonds of $1,
000, which they were unable to fur
nish. James Johnson, also colored,
whose home was raided by the police
and sheriff's force, and a quantity of
loot discovered, pleaded guilty to re
ceiving stolen property and was also
bound over. The charge against
Anron Collier, colored, of receiving
stolen property was dismissed.
United States Marshal A. W.
Wright of Chadron was in the city
yesterday, and will take the prisoners
with him, it is understood. A war
rant for Vallas' arrest on a federal
charge was served by Mr. Wright this
Campfire Girls Will
Break Camp at Springs
and Return Sunday
The Alliance Campfire Girls, who
have been camping at Hot Springs
for two weeks, will break camp Sun
day morning of this week and b
brought home by a bunch of Alliance,
residents, who will drive up Saturday
for the purpose. The girU have put
in two of the most pleasant weeks ia
the history of the organization, but
two weeks i3 a long time and some of
the younger ones will be anxious to
make the return trip.
The Elks committee is short half a
dozen cars for the return trip, and
those who can arrange to drive up
Saturday or Sunday and bring some of
the girls back with them are asked to
call up S. W. Thompson, A. V. Gavin,
or Ed Burrr.
Thiele's has a novel guessing eon
test on this week. One of their dis
play windows is filled with wheat
from the farm of Alex Lee, and the
person who makes the best gues as
to the number of heads in the shock
will be awarded an Ansco camera as
a prize. .

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