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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1921.
THINKS MONSTER AT HAY SPRINGS MAY BE A WHALE KYK.WITNKSS SAYS I ' SPOUTED WATER TWENTY FEET. Mysterious Inhabitant in Alkali Lake: .Vinon KesidcnlcrH. ThiM miicf 1 a unmalVtincr in 1bee talcs of a locp ;ea monster inhabiting ne of the alka'i lakes near Hay Spring". Reports of some mysterious denizen of the deep have. been coming! in thick and fast during the past three or four weeks, and finally the Hem-! ingford Ledger has struck an eye-wit-1 ticks who has not onlv described the fenrsome P'frht, but has permitted ' himself to be (quoted. The trouble with most of the re port. heretofore has been that they have been too indefinite. The ledger's rye-witness gives amazing facts, not only as the dimensions of the monster, but as to his activities. The mystery has been the cause of some outrageous speculations as to the nature of the brute, and up until this last descrip tion, The Herald has rather favored the hypothesis that it might be a mer maid. At any rate, read the latest dope on this absorbing mystery. It is but fair to say that the Hemingford Ledger's editor believes the animal is n gray whale, such n are found ofr the l'acific coast. The Iedger says: "A more definite description of the large water animal discovered in the Alkali lake is given this week by Ar thur Johansen who was in town Fri day. Arthur has a quarter section of land lying near the lake and to the west and while at the west end of the lake about 2 p. m. Thursday saw a monster animal lying on the surface of the water and about 300 feet from where he was located. He was first attracted by a warning snort from the horses, and casting about to ascertain if possible the reason, discovered the animal as above stated, lmost im mediately after, it emitted a pout of water straight up some 15 or 20 feet which came down in a spray, and then as if having sighted the intruder with a long angling stride it disap peared. "I could see for more than twenty feet the angling waves on the water where it was going," he said. "When asked to describe the size and apjicarance of the animal, said that he did not have time to study the matter but judged that it must be about 10 feet lonir and 2 or 3 feet broad. It was of a dark grayish color and apparently very active. "From the tlescript on one must con clude that it must be a gray whale which is said to be oir the Pacific coast. It is of a fierce active disposi tion and difficult to capture. Much of the whale bone that is used is taken from the gray whale. It is one of the few sea animals that spout water and its carcas is valuable from the amount of whale bone it produces. "Following Mr. Johanson's report there wereeleven auto loads of sight seers who went out to the lake to in vestigate, but as a gray whale can only be persuaded to show up with tempting bait and quiet surroundings no one in the party got a glimpse of this much-discussed object." See the School Dresses shown for $1.29, at Highkind-IIoltaway Co. F.x-Emperor Charles' chef is in the United States looking for a job. This is the cook whose king left. Grasshoppers a Serious Problem in Scotts Bluff and Morrill Counties Wholesale extermination of grass-' hoppers to save alfalfa and other crops from destruction is being under taken in Scotts Bluff and Morrill coun ties, under the provisions of a new Ne braska law which authorizes the state agriculture department to form "pest eradication districts." Poison is to be spread around the sides of every field of alfalfa, along the fences and small areas of waste land adjoining cultivated fields, on the banks of irrigation and drainage canals, laterals, and ditches', and any where else that furnishes a natural harbor for the insects to breed and lay their eggs. An eight-foot strip of ground sur rounding each alfalfa acreage will be covered with a poison mixture made up as follows: White arsenic, 1V2 pounds, and sal soda, 2 pounds, boiled in two gallons of water, then mixed with one gallon 01 cattle molasses for sweetening and V pound anise oil for flavoring, the whole compound being stirred into forty pounds of bran, making a damp mash to be sown broadcast by hand. The fine flakes, it is claimed, do not adhere to vegetation but fall to the ground, so that it could be spread in pastures without endangering the live stock. Grasshoppers are attracted to it by the sweetening and the anise seed fragrance. After some have eaten and died, others come and feed on their carcasses, succumbing in turn. Thus the poison gets in its work completely. Agriculture Secretary Stuhr has just returned from western Nebraska, where he conferred with farmers and organized Scotts Bluff and Morrill counties as separate pest eradication districts. Land owners and tenants instructed to put the poison mixture' out not later than August 20. As this is the start of the egg-laying season for next year's hatch of grasshoppers, it is hoped to get rtd of the insects to a large extent for the coming season as well as this one. If any especially bad spots show up next spring, vigorous measures will be taken there to get rid of the pest. Penalties are provided by law on any persons who neglect to carry out in structions. Ihe land owner in all cases pays for the poison, while the occupant of the land is required to spread it. The mixture costs about $2.20 per 100 pounds. Grasshopper devastat;on is being experienced on both irrigated and dry lands, but especially on the former, since the same kind of crops are grown one year after another under irrigation. The insects which work on irrigated acreage are different from dry and varieties, being chiefly the yellow differential, the two-striped and the Rocky Mountain genuses. All three of these are large in size. See the School Dresses shown for $1.29, at Highland-Holloway Co. OH, WILLIE, WILLIE. Little Willie had been hearing his father boast to his friends of his new car and its ability to take the steepest hills. At the Sunday supper table he suddenly astonished his parents by de manding: "Pa, docs the Lord Almighty own a Rolls-Fierce too?" "Great Scott, no, son. Whatever put that into your head?" "Well, at Sunday school we had a hymn that went, 'If I love Him, when I die He will take me home on high." Recent court cases prove that the girl you left behind isn't as dangerous as the letters you left behind. Rail Labor Board To Announce New Rules Ihis Week The first of new rules governing working conditions of railways of the country, to replace the national agree ments established during federal con trol, will be laid down bv the United States railroad labor board this week, it was announced Saturday. Just before making this announce ment, the board rendered a decision defeating an effort of union represen tatives to extend the period during which the national agreements are to remain in force. This decision denied all applications for further hearings on separate disputes involving work ing rules. The substitute rules now to be pre-1 scribed by the labor board will apply ! on such roads as have not reached agreements with their employes. Re ports indicate few if any, roads have been able to "get together" with their employes on a complete new working code. Following public hearings extending over many weeks last winter and at which both sides introduced volumin ous testimony, the railroad labor board on April 14, decided that the national agreement against which the railroad executives had protested should term inate July 1, 1922. The same decision directed rail of fiicials and employes' representatives to meet in conference at which substi tute rules might be agreed upon. When, on July 27, few agreements had been reported, and the board had been unable to prescribe new rules, the labor board indefinitely extended op eration of the national agreements. The employes' representatives were heard this week in protest against the proposal to e. tablish the piece work system in railway shops. A decision will be rendered later. ANGORA Miss Leota Henderson, Mrs. R. T. Ely and daughter, Emily autoed to Bridgeport Saturday in the former's car. Mrs. Joe Morrill and little son of Bridgeport are spending a few days with relatives here. J. K. McFarland of .Grand Island was in the vicinity Saturday attending to business for the Grand Island business college. Miss Eunice und Ida Boodry return ed from their trip to California Fri day. They report a very pleasant time. Nelson Eliott and Ralph Sherlock have their threshing machine in run ning order now ancf are threshing in this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. David Boodry of Bridgeport spent Sunday with the farmers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lea Boodrv. Little Ruth King entertained a few friends at a birthday party Thursday evening. A very enjoyable time is re nnrt pel. Mr. and Mrs. George Venell and children autoed out to the Lewellyn home Saturday evening, returning Sunday evening. Miss Helen Dunn of Bridgeport spent Sunday with Miss Leota Hen derson. Owing to the disagreeable weather Sundav, the Melbeta team failed to ar rive for the ball game. The fans wera entertained 'however, with a game be tween the regular team and the scrubs. The score was 17 to 10 in favor of the regulars. Batteries for Angora, Dove and Rodgers, for tho scrubs, F. Sherlock and Lawrence. TOO LATE TO C LASSIFY FOR SALE One registered Red Poll bull, one G-foot vertical Jones mower. Eugene Rosenberger. 74tf v. UJ ... . JiLi Mr. Ree Duction sale will continue three days longer, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Angust 17, 18 and 19 For the Sake of your Pocketbook Attend this Sale You can fill your purse with savings many times if you take full advantage of the astoundingly low prices that we quote during this MR. REE DUCTION SALE. Your money will not pay near as large dividends even at a high rate of interest as it will when invested in these bargains. Without fear of contradiction we can honestly say that you save at least 20 and as much as 50 of every dollar you spend. You know it is not possible to advertise ALL the good things the first few days and so Wednesday and all week you will find many new and astounding bargains offered. So plan to be here and bring a friend! 200 Pairs Women's Fashionable GREY BUCK PUMPS AND OXFORDS That are actually worth $9.98 and $10, sacrificed in the Air. llee Duction Sale at, pair. $4.98 Smart one and two-strap Tumps with ball strap. French heels, genuine Good year welt sewed soles. Hurry for these for they won't last Ions at this almost give away sale price, $4.98. LADIES' SILK GLOVES Black and White 98c Each All Silk regular $1.50 and ?2 values On Sale Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mr. Ree Duction Invites You. We Sell for CASH We Sell for LESS SILKOLINE Fancy colors, best quality 15c Yard Regular 25 and 35c quality. 36 inches wide. Mr. Ree Duction Invites You. Children's GINGHAM DRESSES BLACK SATEEN 30 inches wide. 48c Yard Regular 75c quality. 10 yards to a customer. STICKERI BRAID t Scalloped Edging V g 5c All colors. Regular 15c values. Mr. Ree Duction Invites You. Mr. Ree Duction Invites You. $1.00 These are $3, $4 and $5 values. On Sale Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mr. Ree Duction Invites You. EIFFEL HOSIERY 19c Each These are Black and Brown. 35c values. Fine Cotton hose. COLORED ORGANDIES 75c Yard This is a regular 98c value. 38 inches wide. Mr. Ree Duction Invites You. Mr. Ree Duction Invites You. BIO STORE 1 .TT-Tf ff YiYf im We Sell for CASH We Sell for LESS