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TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of AUbac VOLUME XXVIII. u es) X ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 1921. No. 92 A. 1 ft I(U KLUX (LAN : CHIEF TOPIC OF CONVERSATION MYSTERIOUS ORGANIZATION HOLDS MEETINGS IN CITY. (Local Klan Said to Have Elected Offi cers Wednesday Evening Some Resentment Is Apparent. The new! v orsranizpd Ku Klux Klnn' , , . 7 . m . lias been the chief topic of conversa-: tion in Alliance since last Tuesdav evening, when the principal session of members, nresent and nisneotivA.wnY- " Aeld at Reddish hall. T here have been ' . - . . . . jpcai and outside workers in the City ior ine past ten days or more, and strenuous efforts had been made to get vci win men iu aiifiiu me meciing, "Vine Alliance business man was solicit d six times in one day and received a Connie of tplpnhnnA ml la hofnt-A Viia I "No" was accepted as final. Others did not need so much persuasion. The meeting was not open to the public generally, although is was gen erally understood that those interested could gain admittance, provided they passed the rigid tests that the clan organizers prescribed. The men who liad been asked to attend were in most ases told they might bring others for whom they could vouch. Over fifty men were on hand at the hall at 8 p. HI. The mystery and secrecy, commonly believed to be connected with the klan, were preserved. There were sentinels "inside and outside the door, and before eny man was admitted he was ques tioned. It is said that all adherents of a certain religion were denied admit "tance. The organizer, the Rev. Basil Kewton, at present or at one time pastor of a Christian church in St Louis, Mo., was the principal speaker t the meeting, according to reports from some of those who attended. Mr. Newton is said to be possessed of considerable oratorical powers, and to know how and when to use them. Ac cording to the reports, the speaker explained the aims of the klan, denied that it was responsible for outrages in the south and elsewhere with which it has been charged by its enemies; defended it against attacks of various newspapers. over the country, some of which are publishing so-called ex posures ana then launched into some exposures of his own, in which a num ber of things were attacked. At the close of the address, an ap peal was made for members. Pre liminary application blanks, which called for information concerning the candidate for membership, were pass ed around, and the opportunity to sign them given. Those who did not sign were requested to leave and placed upon their honor by the speaker not to reveal the names of any person pres ent at the meeting. Many Stay for the Finish. It was estimated by one of those present that over half of the men pres ent remained in the room for the secret session which followed. Another meeting was held the fol lowing evening, at which it is reported that the formal organization was com pleted. The head of the local organ ization, or king kleagle, is reported to le in the employ of the Burlington. The attendance at the second meeting vas ever larger than at the first. It is not known how many members have been secured for the klan to date, 'but strenuous effort is being made to fret at least 150, which is said to be the minimum requirement for a separ ate klan. Where the membership falls below that figure, it is stated that the organization is ranked as a branch. Considerable ill feeling and resent ment has been engendered on the part of many who are opposed to the for mation of a Klan, and who feel they have been discriminated against. On Tuesday evening, a closed automobile was packed near the entrance to the 'hall, and the names of all men who at tended the meeting were taken down. 'The names of those who left early were carefully noted, it is said. On Wednesday evening, when word of the name recording had been passed .about, it is said that several men en tered and left the hall by a rear en trance to the building. The names of : these men were secured and carefully filed for future reference. A number of Alliance citizens were Already members of the Klan, before -the organizers appeared on the scene, it is declared. Thess men affiliated -with the Klan in Denver and several Nebraska points. It i i estimated that -there have been fifteen or twenty Klan members in the city for several months. . Those who profess to be acquainted ed with the Klan's activities say there is absolutely no need for alarm; that -the organization does not sponsor vio lence of any kind and 13 in effect .simply a secret lodge. On the other hand, there are a number who have rheen receiving reports from various . nioooo via the newspapers and TftllVUfl llw-0 ' - " . , other routes, and these say the klan is a trouble-breeder. The mere fact that it. n.n,wv.in U secret and that it Aba .... i does not make public what it intends leaves the way open tU Wf w-.j t ' ' " i for imagining all sorts of terrors and outrages, and this, it is charged, is exactly what the Klan desires. There is no question that a number of peop'e LEATHER Forecast for Alliance and vicinity: Fair tonight and probably Saturday; moderate temperatures . ance today, and it may be that an anu-Klan organization will result. Congress Considering. Col. William J. Simmons of Atlan ta, Ga.. imperial wizard, is now testi- fying before the rules committee of the United States house of reoresen tatives concerning1 the organization. Resolutions are before congress asking for an investigation of the order, and according to press dispatches, Mr. Simmons spoke favorably of them. TllA Irion V. n tnlA 1 .J ,..aiAmo k. . 1 . "-"" ttyi luimy tu present tt thousand witnesses. The Km mv vi, . n.'t,.- hv rEini s7: ''T ism, brotherhood amng men, charity, iou. wivviivi nwv M I liliac II llla benevolence, and other virtues. It is not, he declared most emphati- !" far nrirh. cally, a "gigantic swindle cany, a "gigantic swindle" for enrich- ment of its organizers, nor is it Catholic, anti-Jewish or anti-negro. It does not countenance lawlessness, nor does it terrorize citizens, he averred. bimmons took the stand before tho'at tht henrincr if a. nr;n;noiN. th. others scribed and den made before the committee and in public print. He offered documents in support of his contentions. Simmons denied the klan counte- . m . take law into their'own hands. "We teach respect for the law. love or country, and a closer fellow-1 ship of service," he declared, offering I copies of the ritual, constitution an3 , !., ( . . . other documents as proof. A number of Alliance men who were " , rr,r? ".wl 7, ri.niMC . ... i. , - . I do wun it until after congress dennite- Iv takes action in retrard to an inve3- tigation. STUDENTS ARE ENTERTAINED BY THE ROTARIANS i'T rc iim i." v vn cnnoAMrtDro GUESTS OF BUSINESS A.EN. 1 i Rev. Walter S. Rundin of Mitchell Addresses the Lower Classmen Wednesday Evening. v uticim uic man, UKl . IfirV nf mnnv thnt Irani Clan. Inn 4V...V. -" -"-J " f lull t" 5"""1T:"!U "1, "?."r I'v.g the country with the car. The ..l.r'i. -.:7v.. a"T ?r. 11.3 JurillUUUn HIKl KrOWlIl. la. m,miT Ihnf ni.iiHi, . k.U;..!.!-''1"1""" wui mix liic no, umici Hie hnl. 1PU cnarges mat nave Deen fnr ,iatr -r,nr oo .,.. uirernon 01 o. i. maun, ine uiinii 1 i ' " ".o'ivim v..uv vnui itni Hi I1WIUIIIK 1IJIII .j! e , ,1 , , 1 J The members of the Alliance Rotary down from $10, which was asked at car m the city Harvest restivul jay,have been under our yearly estimate, M. l. Parks, A. L. Dominy, D. P. club entertained the boys of the fresh- first. He had put up one dollar of,wi11 l'iaw "own a Pair. ,of Rhoes- e according to a statement issued by Hosman, Clinton Wildy, M. C. Jones men and sophomore classes of the Al- the purchase price and Ellis the oth- car with the most mileage on the City Manager N. A. Kemmislu (and Charles Schafer. liance high school at a dinner held at er. Later in the evening the youth j speedometer entitles the driver to ai jn the public safety department, the' "One of the first duties of this com the Palm Room of the Alliance hotel had driven the car to the Ellis home,lnc' fal1 nat. The worst looking car pojce department has run close to the'mittee will be the mapping out of & at 6:30 Wednesday evening. The club First and Niobrara, and delivered the Pet9 a new inner tube. The judges estimate. The fire division has run be-1 road due east from this city to intar entertained the boys of the junior and tire and received the money. He then for a" ,o the contests have been jow the estimate so far and for the sect a road running north from Bay senior classes at its meeting last confessed .that he had stolen the car. ! selected from among the members or remainder of the year should be con- ard to Alliance. Conferences will ba week. The entertainments were a He said at first that he had stolen it I the T p A- Post this city, and Rev. siderably below. In what is called the had with the commercial organisa feature for the month of October, at Lincoln and later that he had taken Stephen J. Epler, Jack Hawea i and Joe general fund, which includes the main, tions of Bayard in order that cooper which is set apart in Rotary circles it from Hemingford. Ellis had then j O'Connor will be judges in the above part 0f tne c;ty government expendi- ation may be had. Secretary Mack for educational and boys work. Mar- returned the tire, the witness said. I events. The judges s stand will be tures, there has been expended less of the chamber reported that he had cus Frankle is chairman of the club'a The next morning Glandon tried to located at the corner of Third and Box than two-thirds of the estimate ex-j the promise of the Box Butte county entertainment group for the month, 'sell him the car for $50. He had left,Butle' and ca" wh!ch it is desired t)lpens8 for this period. This has been 'commissioners that they will nvtat which planned the meetings. jt in the Ftrect across from the Ellis enter in any of these competitions will i ,one notwithstanding the street grad- the good roads advocates half-way Some sixty or seventy-five boys home and Stewart, notifed both Chief j report directly to the stand, where : ing program that has been carried on and see that the improved highway were present at the meeting. Follow-1 jefrers flnrt Sheriff Miller that if they i the judges can give it the once-over during this time. Unless something, is continued from the county line to ing the dinner and the usual song lest, Rotarian Earl Mallery explained the aims of the club and what it hoped to accomplish in working among and with the boys. Mr. Mallery introduced the m At . n lir.ti. speaKer lor ine occasion, ev. waiter Kundin of Mitchcl , Neb., pastor of the community cnurcn ai, wwneu, e"..he had no use for the tire and had and well known to many Alliance men. fld b jt on, he fig- Mr. Rundin appealed to the boys to ured ,t ,oan instead of a He continue their studies and not only tuKf r.ian,inn wna mnn,-i nn graduate from the high school, but . f- .L v 1 :" j ' : boon nn until thev nan attained urn-1 versity degrees. He quoted statistics showing that only one man out of 150,- 000 ever attained school education 000 were all achieve distinct education. A creased the chances number, while a university career in creases the opportunity ten times, as records show that there will be 800 who could expect to m 17.jV: It.. . :.Tl""7.r" ZZ gallons of gasoline and a box or cigars. : -V.1 , i'v ... ....... " - . a tn t ha.. h 11 tT I OKU, dim llic high school training in- '3 IT -i i.. ;rj k V;" The greased pig chase by imuan I iu of uut ui viia i i WTrtilw3uSL, win wished by Stewart. an that he and me" "n "y"". Chief Jeffers arrested Glandon Wed- out where only 87 men with high school training succeed. The speaker quoted a number of other figures, covering the various professions and occupations, the result of which was to show to the boys that by remaining in school they had a vastly better cnance io get in on me world. He said that he realized that about the time a boy nits the hign school, he is tempted by offers of big wages in the business field, but the boy who leaves school to take a job on a wheelbarrow will be still running the wheelbarrow twenty-five or thirty years from now, or have a joo no better, while the boy who stuck it out and improved his opportunities in school will be bossing me jod. County Judge Delamatter of Ger Ing was in Alliance today. With his wife the judge has been taking a five weeks' vacation, among other places visiting Mis.oula, Mont Mrs. Dela matter is a sister of Mrs. Ralls of this city. M. E. Wyland of west of town went to Antioch Thursday to visit a brother. Dr. E. C. Drake left Thursday for YOUTH IS HELD TO FACE TRIAL IN DISTRICT COURT CHARGED WITH THEFT OF FORD i tv ' CAR IN II EM I NG FORD Sale of Extra Tire and Rim for $2 and Offer to Sell Auto for $50 Leads to Arrest James Glandon, eighteen years of age, was ordered held for trial at the age, was ordered held for trial at the ri'jy.J VTL1,!? i.. . ,J?",??" "'"'n,n 'complai a Dreliminarv hfnrinr nn a - - 0 -! jof a Ford automobile, the property of luuiwKinr airawmiineiMit L. S. Wright, near Hemingford. The nfTtfnuo uraa nllocr&rl tn V. - oirense was alleged to have been com- anti-;mitted on the evening of October 11, in Hemingford. some time hetu-Mn 16:30 and 7:30 o'clock. According to the testimony adduced thA hour nn if uras It U to whom he had attempted to dispose of a snare casino- tube nn.l V-im imS arraigned, pleaded not guilty. He was mi uignv fVUl.U IIVV jUMl EflTE.? A?Tn..l. t j.u-.ni If IT a k .o'fi r.v.ii.iii, ... . . ,Mr; VfK w5"vthfu f,rst wnttn-eS8 ?Jh "? starea "".on tne night or oc- . V " r.a ,,c "" niir""! ed services at the Lutheran church in Hemingford coming from his home iiv miloa nnvth onI ht.AA mil., urof j X-l 2.ile,nlnf?r, They. arrived about 7:30, parked the car in front of the church and went inside. When they opportunity offered to make purchases, came out, about 9 o clock, the car was and practically every one of the mer pone. The city and county police of- chants of the citv is making special ficers at Alliance were notified. Mr. inducements on his lines of merchan Wright stated that he had never seen There'll be on opportunity not the defendant before. The car had only to have a good time, but to make been found by police officers and taken to the Sturgeon garage, where he i identif ied it. i Jack Stewart, a recent arrival in Al liance, gave the most damaging tes ; timony. About 9:30 on the night of ' ' A program has been arranged that 11, he said, shortly after he'i K' practically every out-of-town e out of the auction sale of visitor n opportunity to compete for October hati mm jKhad cUe upok defend? ant whn nnnta,i t Mm un.i companion, Merle Ellis, that he want-1 to the family coming from the great ed to sell a tire. He said he wanted est distance to attend the celebrution. to get money to buy gasoline. After some discussion Ellis aoreed to buv fc-s the tire for S2. to which price he came had a call for a stolen car, they would f jnd it there. I Merle Ellis, brakeman. testified to practically the same facts, with the pci.y i u w, w.in we Mentify the defendant as the man who ha(, him the tire He thgt riTf?m ion tiiui lie truuiii iioi. uuMwvriy 1 .u- .,1 ...u'.tion tO lit :: ":-""r. :. 1 Vk" irancn ana neeiea ine money to ouy .. . . v .... , 1 is.ii-- , t car Xd bn stolen he XL.f n eyes were full of cinders. ' Sheriff Miller testified that he had found the car upon information fur- rjesday aernoon upon a description wm,.. u, neys, following which Judge Tash held . Alio t(MC woo &iucri vy (.110 .ivtui" there was evidence to show that a crime had been committed and that there was probable cause to believe the defendant guilty. Bond was placed at $500. Witnesses Stewart and Fdis gave tneir recognizances in tne sum oi VXJ&X ZT" at dlStnCt CUrt . , . . m and give testimony. I According to young Glandon's story, he is but eighteen years of age and has neither parents nor home. He had been in Box Butte county only a few months, and had worked at the Baldwin and Charles Murphy ranches, among others. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wells and daugh ter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Johnson, arrived Thursday f or a few days visit with their son and KskfViAB Vffowv h UTaHis Tk.ai 1hviia uww,ci "cirn. u s luuu iiviu aAsi iuii, c u. f oiiu will take in the Harvest Home festival while here. Miss Nellie Kent was on the sick list rhursday, but i reported better today. . 1 14a hori a en tnli, t ha vnnfh ti taVtk thn ... ... . ...aa kAi.a ti'h SATURDAY IS FESTIVAL DAY IN ALLIANCE FREE ENTERTAINMENT PROVID ED FOR ALL WHO COME. Ford Automobile to He Given Away By Merchants of City on After noon of the Big Day. Ior county, tvery man. fni all Kiv Ruff a Atinfv h vaiu man from L "V 'Vi.; i i,! VV V"V" viicu vu up me truesi ui iony or more i . - i i v - - - tertainment with no admission fees,ldilT" have conVnted to tV n.rt n? concessions such aa come with car- niVals: DO D-amhlinCT Or RKin frames ' mva s; no gamrmng or sum games--' nothing but good, wholesome fun and a whole day of it. The fun will start at 10 a. m. and will be officially at an f.nd "l fi. P- m- hen the drawing for vim auvwiiiuunc vv w J?" ,r,e1 livken UP lM, rac.e!', a i the iudBes have rendered decisions in ' K1 a"nu VSJSZ ui vki cbi ii win rim r v v f 1.1 w fv mvii drawing for the For.l, but for those who desire theve will be a dance at the roor sroen, tne movies and snopping at the stores, which will be kept open as late as desired for the accommoda-, m ... ... tions of the visitors A numner or the mercnaniii wno are .h. X Zl h spciaV baVgain 'sales To make . : ., t -i. - . a woiin me wnue oi patrons io visu Alliance. Aside from the free-enter- tninmonf nrnviilor I thorn -ill ho nn mighty good wages if the visitors txike advantage of the sales that are now going on. Big Program Arranged , the 'ul r.thlkC a 1prize of a ack of flour will be given A sugar curea nam goes io vne largest . . , , . . . . i family that makas the trip to Alliance in one car. The driver of the oldest, amI Kei ine recora siraiguu u 'n these contests will be announced at iumu a. m. The program for the day will begin u flt 10 m with a compt.ti letermine which car can make the greatest distance on a pint of gas oline. This will be followed by a tug-of-war between Fords, a race for one block with a change of tire and pump ing up to twenty-five pounds pressure; and a novelty or obstacle race. These events will be judged by W. G. Nei mi,nn' C" M- M)0ne,y Bnd, E' RVH"ri The races wl take place between ' u rnnidered the feature event ............. w n. v. a um. t rrn ii'n ii'n iiv .? m ,in t k ctirwi An nurav ti'ill tnbA nlaM 1 n,Lv Rnh Jnhntone. U. M.ithe Thomas county officers could get " and j Chaomar a judges Uown here to take them back. There P.f.ft &h5pm"n' fIfl ft tV are no law enforcement official in uh the fun but hunu of others ... . th K fiowa ks. several - I .. ....! . .ontiiM tha ""w fHt STthe co norker. but the favorite for the com petition is Mary Whitebelly, whose prowess is such that her backers are certain that the pig will be gracing .ner UWe within few hours 1 '5 , a Ie n , - M j t t fcut has a long aid ancient lineag'e. being no less HI If I LlltS I ULr ClltlSa a personage than the granddaughter of Charles White Horse. It is re grettable that one of her optics is damaged, but even with this handicap she expects to win. The Indian pony race, squaw pony race, the fat men's race, and climbing the greased pole will all take place at this location between 11 a. m. and noon. The prizes include the pig, five pounds of ..ITaa Aa tmwla A ithoAAA 011 fit VlOl , ,,8 and luxuries. Ten pound , f butter to the winning fat man, . . . 1 i 1 1 II anu at present prices ims bnouia can forth a lot of entries and considerable perspiration. Afternoon Program. The afternoon program begins promptly at 1 p. m. on West Third street Si Thompson, James P. Bur lington, Jr., and John Fine are slated for Judges, and they will decide the dinners in the Ford race, one block, si ant nng sian; open race, same con ditions; truck ice, and open novelty race. At 1:30, between Third and Fourth streets, Roy Strong, W. W. Marks and Tom Gee will decide the winners in the Indian foot race, the squaw foot race, me races ior Indian boys and girls and school boys and girls, potato races, pitching horses, exhibition run by fire department, Indian wrestling and other entertainment. The Pine Ridge Indian, who are planning to be in Alliance several hundred strong and hope to cop off a good share of the prizes, will stage a big Indian pow-wow in the late after- nnn rf aifAnln- Tk.ip V ... ,L.!H . . . .... 0Ufcht to one of the bj 'attractions L.1"? in a?uaw .ave " Rrununjr away at tnose Indian solos ki.u ,. r w .i , t iiivii nt c c ami w v. liic lltt til ill even the most rheumauc of the In Xne bi featvire of the day. the riv- 1 . P jn(C away of a Ford car wni take place fi0me tjme between 5 and 6 J m TiUot. th ,.,. t,o v- t " awuy free with purchases of mer- chan(j.,e during the oast week or ten days, and tickets will be given away day during the festival. The rule the drawing provides that the ler of the lucky ticket must be present at the drawing. The mer chants will reserve none of the tickets themselves, and the car will go to some resident of the city or county who has purchased merchandise at one of the stores staging the festival. Coursey & Miller, local Ford agents, V 1IU1IK U J nave nung up iwo special prizes a 0v3 casimr for th larrrAKt famiiv coming to celebration In .Ford 30x3 tub to th Ford car S and a 30x3 tube to the Ford car com ing from the greatest distance. "" oe one large day, an. --dance .8 expected to break a.. itvvmni CITY MANAGER REPORTS UPON EXPENDITURES made for the working out of a def- COST OF CITY GOVERNMENT lS,,ni,t,e Proram for thia activity in tha LESS THAN ESTIMATE. Record for the First Wr Months of the Year Shows That Considerable Money Has Been Saved. For the five months period ending ..-. mivii iv a iiai utilise October 1st. the expenses of runnino- the city a-ovemment for this neriod unusual should arise the record during balance of the year should be even better. Thomas County Sheriff Takes Four Prisoners Away From Jail Here Nick Shriner, sheriff of Thomas county, arrived in Alliance Wednesday: and took back with him in the eve- four prisoners. Two cf these had confessed to rob- Seneca store a week or so two other prisoners were colored men who attacked n SnMi!i'i A cront. Khnrt. thprA v.. . . - - - - - - - - the first of the week and were being held here on a vagrancy charge until Seneca, it is said. St. Agnes Academy to Stage a Bazaar at the Roof Garden Soon A bazaar will be staged at the Roof Garden for three days, October 25, 26 and 27, for the benefit of St Agnes academy, the proceeds to go to tne building fund of the academy. There will be a number of features for the three days, including a beautiful col lection of needlework made by the women of the parish, alumnae and pu pils of St. Agnes. Dinner will be served eac hevening, there will be dancing and each admission ticket en titles the holder to one chance on a ton of coal donated by F. W. Har garten. Ted Fielding .poprietor of the Model Cleaners, this week makes some extensive additions and improvements to his plant, which will permit of ex tensive improvements to his service. A new boiler and a steam drying room are among the new faculties tnstaueu. SCOTTSBLUFF WANTS A ROAD TO ALLIANCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY TH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Secretary Mack Reports That lie Ha. Promise of Co-operation of tha Box Butte Commissioners The ScottsblufT chamber of com merce has taken definite steps toward) securing a road between that city aadJ Alliance. Secretary J. II. Mack of the ScottsblufT organization is said to be one of the livest wires that ha ever been connected with that city's eonv. mercial organization, and has amour s other things, been making considerable effort to iron out out differences that have existed between his city and) neighboring cities. He had been pay ing especial attention to Gerinss. and has not overlooked Alliance. Several weeks ago, in a letter to tha Alliance chamber of commerce, Mr. Mack offered to work with this city's organization to secure a road between the two cities, but at the time his let ter arrived, Alliance was engaged in keeping peace between the North Star and G-P-C highways, and nothing was definitely decided upon concerning a road to connect with the metropolis f the sugar beet country. The present road Is believed to be one of the worst in the entire world, and it is probabla that Alliance will co-operate with tha neighboring city to improve the thor oughfare. Committee Is Appointed. The ScottsblufT Star-Herald Drives the following account of the meeting:: "The first meeting of the interest group meetings as planned under tha program of the American City bureau for the chamber of commerce work in Scottsbluff, was held at the chamber headquarters on last Friday evening. The gathering was in the nature of good roads meeting and there were between twenty-five and thirty per sons in attendance, the start being F. F. Everett was selected as chair man, and, following organization, tha first topic to bo taken ,up was tjha matter of a good road between thi city and Alliance. After citing the need of such a highway and the bena fit which result to both cities in con- sequenc, a committee was appointed to take ine preliminary worn . in charge, this committee consisting of Alliance.1 Grading the G-P-C Route. From the Broadwater News is taken the following account of grading oper ations on the G-P-C highway in Mor rill countv. Thin is the Broadwater route. When the North Star-G-P-C struggle finally ended, the North Star route was approved as the first road to receive state aid, with a promiso that the Broadwater road would bo tha next completed. The Broadwater boosters with the assistance of ranch ers living along the road, have not been idle meanwhile. The News says: "The big county grading outfit is up. near the Hickman ranch, what form- erly was called the Wagoner meadow and is grading the road north anq south from there. The G-P-C high way was marked out a different route. but after considering the amount of work which had been done on the old highway, it was considered advisable to complete that road grade as near as possible. 1 he business men ana tna farmers in and around Broadwater are donating the oil and gas for tha big machine and it is hoped that soma good work will be accomplished, If tha weather permits, within tho next month. Commissioner Draper and Mr. Conover were up looking over tha sit uation the first of the week and order ed the big outfit to ge busy. Many places between here and Hickman's the sandy spots could be helped a big lot if hay were hauled and thrown on the sand. There are not many long stretches of sand and it seems that it would be a great benefit if the farm ers in that territory would do that," County Judge Tash reports a com plete dearth of applicants for marri age licences. The last couple who ap plied came on September 28, and hero it is October 14 and not a single cou ple has appeared to be made happy. There have been dull periods before, but this is the worst record since th judge assumed office. Joe Bates, engineer at the Allianca creamery, who recently had a piece of steel removed from his eye by a mag net, is getting: along: nicely.