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Official Paper of Box Dutte County TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of Alliance VOLUME XXIX (Eight Pages ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBIiASICA, FiClDAY, JUNE GO, 1922 No. 62 EVERYTHING IS !nADINESS FOhV FOURTH ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS ARE PLACED N PROGRAM. Tug-of-War and Half a Dozen Other New Events for to Fair Grounds. The stage stt, the prog-ram is practically completed, and Alliance will blossom forth on Tuesday morn ing, July 4, as hostess to the thou sands of visitors who will be her .guests on that day. A general meet ing of all committees is called to meet tins evening at the cnainber of com merce offices, starting at 7:30 p. m., to take up the complete program and -to decide several matters wluch are up .for its consideration. New events which have been added to the program published on Tuesday of this week include the following: A tug-of-war between the Pleasant Hill farmers' union team and the IFairview farmers' union team, at 6 .o'clock on Box Butte avenue. The challenge has gone forth from the torawny men of one team to the other and a huge manilla cable will be .-stretched along Box Butte avenue rt hile sweat will burst from straining men as they tug back and forth on the pavement. The farmers of Box Butte county .have taken hold of the proposition with a will and are doing great things in helping prepare a program that will be a hum-dinger. They have -added the following events to ihe pro jrram. at.tW, fair grounds as published on Tuesday i J Horse tail 'relay race. Rescue rql ry lace best two oat it three. ' 1 Chariot race,,! Bundle rake. Calf buckihjj contest. , Barrel ridiaj race. The committee "--wants six or fight yearling or Itwo-year-old calves, for use in Uie cal( bucking contest. They will be riddeil by boys (or boys will try to ride thm) and they should be Jaard-headed, Wild little brutes. If someone who 1 lives; close to Alliance will bring- thep in and will phone the chamber of commerce, it will be ap preciated by this committee. . SonM) reservations of boxes in the yrand stand "arV, being made. The boxes are $2 eadh. (Those who want a. box for the program should phone their reeervationlst once phone 74. Dr. A. C. Schoth, sub-chairman of (Continued ott page 4) KRAGELAND TO BE ALLOWED TO STAY 1 U. S. i i IMMIGRATION OFFICERS FAIL TO RECOMMEND DEPORTATION Word Received by Local Officers to the Effect That Evidence Not Sufficient to Convict. lk i Chrl3 Kragelund, tha;Dae who was arrested about two weeks', ago, when he bought a meal at Jack Berry's cafe and refused to pay for it, Jnforaiing the owner of the cafe 't-at he could jro to blazes, will not be, deported ac cording to a letter received py Sheriff Miller from W. R. Mansfield, immigra tion inspector from Denvtr. Krage lund was thought to be , t dangerous character when he threatened Judge Berry, who sentenced hint 'or his res taurant escapade, under tha law pro viding for defrauding restaurant keep ers. Kragelund later toldjt'ie officers of his contempt for the hvvs of this country and is said to havfi expressed decidedly anarchistic ideas '. j Kragelund was examined,her about a week ago by Mr. Mansfield, who recommended that the Dane & deport -ed. The department decided: that the evidence against him was insufficient and refused to issue a warrant for his deportation. Kragelund, when ex amined admitted that he thought little for the laws of this country,' but showed not the slightest desire to re turn to Denmark. He asked, the of ficer if he could not be sent to Canada rather than return to his former home. Kragelund, when he obtained' the meal at the restaurant, cursed ' the owner when payment was demanded. When Ihe police took him in charge he Eaid that he had thought he had $15 when he entered the cafe, but that he had either lost it or been robbed. He admitted having "bummed4s his way into Alliance. The Dane was sent out of tovri Wednesday when his sentence fo tak ing the meal expired. The officer ac companied him to the train and -saw to it he was safely on his wa to other fields. It is not thought likely that the Dane will turn up again to make good his threats against JUuge, Berry an dthe town in general, trie had told the officers that he intended to blow up or burn down the town. The officers ieel no great fear, hdw , eveit .y irttn , , , . , . i. illt, nLAlUbU . " I T 11.. Forecast for Alliance and vicinity: Generally fair toniht ai d Saturday. t-omewnat Cooler tonight. Keen Competition Among Salesman of Chautauqua Tickets The children who hnve been compet ing for the prize in selling cliautauima ticket have made a splendid showing, letter than any one anticipated for the early date. Most people who pur chase tickets will not do so until just a few days before the opening, yet n number of the little salesmen ami women have turned in nice sums of money. James Hunter, at this writing, heads the list, and Drusilla Adams is second. This does not mean, of course, that these will necessarily be ahead at the windup, for some of the children have a long list of promises, so it cannot be safely predicted who will win till the final count is made. Those who have not been solicited should call, up whoever they wish to favor anil secure a ticket, for these season tickets will not be on sale after the opening of the chauteuqua, and it will be much more expensive to buy single admissions than to buy season tickets. Boh Ache?on of Bingham will ar rive Saturday for a week'3 visit with Howard Cogswell. Mrs. H. E. Gantz, who has been ill for the past few days, is now able to be about. marsWman draws fine for a weeping jag WOMAN CHARGED JOHNSON ANNOYED HER WHILE DRUNK. Judge Tash Soaks Offender (he Limit and He Faces Stay in Jail Unless He Can Raise the Cash. Earl Johnson, farmer near Mars land, was arrested Tuesday night by Sheriff Miller, and brought, to Alliance to answer a charge in count court of being- drunk and "disorderly. He was fined $50 and costs bv Judire Tash Wednesday afternoon. The costs in the case were over $25. due to the fact that Sheriff Miller had to make two trips to Marsland to arrest him. The first trip was made last Monday, but Johnson, who had apparently got word or the visit, made a trip to Dawe3 county. The sheriff returned Wednesday and had no difficulty in locating kis man on this occasion. Johnson was arrested on complaint of Mrs. Eunice Fox, who lives alone on a farm near Marsland. Mrs. Fox asserted that Johnson and four other men came to her farm last Sunday, ! I . 1 1 , . I , . . insuueu ner, ana mat jonnson nan taken hold of her. She said that the other men tried to keep Johnson under control, but as they also were drunk they had poor success. According to the story of the officers, this was the second visit made by the auto load of men to her place. On the first occasion, they did nothing more than annoy her and the occupants of the place, and did not stay long. On their second visit, how ever, Johnson was said to have been suffering from a "crying jag" and he wandered all over the place, she said, making himself pretty numerous be fore he was persuaded to leave. Johnson was brought to Alliance from Marsland Wednesday morning by Sheriff Miller. Johnson had re marked that no d n sheriff could ar rest him out of the said sheriff's county. When politely requested to come along, however, he came with the greatest speed. Mrs. Fox said that she did not wish to file any other charge against John son except that of being drunk and disorderly. The charge of assault through the use of bad language was not mentioned. Johnson is known to the locj.l sheriff's office, having been held once before on a harness-stealing rh-di-ge. He was returned to Mart-land from Alliance about six weeks ago to an swer this -complaint. FARMER-LABOR PARTY SELECTS CANDIDATES The "Farmer-Labor" party of Box Butte county has made the following selections of candidates from the pri mary li.-t of filings for the various county and state offices: State senator F. W. Johnson of Rushville. State representative Allen Gordon of Hemingl'ord. County treasurer A. H, Robbins of Alliance. County clerk 0. M. Krumtum of Alliance. Sheriff Lloyd Gwinn of Alliance. County superintendent M y r 1 1 fe Reeves of Alliance. Countv commissioner, third district K. A. Bennett. County commissioner, second district J. P. Knapp. Attorney Eugene Burton spent Tues day in Bridgeport. i i f which rniriui'iica ny i i Two Alliance News papers to Consolidate July 1 With this issue, the Alliance Herald passes out of existence. Under the term;; of an agreement signed Wednes day, this newspaper will be consoli dated with the Alliance Semi-Weekly Times, under the managment of Ben J. Sallows. George L. and Edwin M. Burr will, for the present, remain in Alliance and in all probability will be connected with the consolidated news paper, to long as they elect to continue in that capacity. The consolidation is made in the best interests of the parties concerned and the public, including the readers and advertisers of both newspapers. It may be said, without casting any bouquets in our own direction, that no other city of this size in the state has two such newspapers as have been built up in Alliance. The public does not realize, perhaps, the enormous amount of ex pense connected with publishing two such newspapers. In the flush days im mediately following the war the two firms could not take care of the busi ness that came to them unsolicited. In the process of getting back to nor malcy, the income of every business house in the city has suffered a slump. Every firm that has survived has had to rut its sails to fit its cloth. Neither Alliance newspaper has been suffering particularly trom the gen eral slump in business. But the facts are that the returns have not been commensurate with the efforts put forth. Other business firms can trim their sails in slack times, but the news paper dares not. Once a newspaper allows itself to slip downhill, rot only its own business, but the city it self suffers. The newspapers recently arrived at the place where they d d not feel jus tified by the ensh returns in publishing newspapers of such high tiuality. It was necessary either to curtail service and news, or to find some other solu tion of the problem. The slomp in bus iness, while it was realized that it was only temporary, was nevertheless suf ficient to warrant reduction in forces. The two sets of publishers believed that the best way out or the aurricuity was to arrange a consolidation. This step has been taken in hundreds of places, with . jewpaper large, and small, fiH over .the country in the past few years, ever since newspaper costs began to go sky-high. , After consulting and advising with practically every merchant in the city, and receiving their encouragement, the consolidation was arranged. Under the new plan, advertising rates will be materially lowered; news service will not only be kept up to the former high standard, but materially increased; and subscribers will be able to get a semi-weekly newspaper, undoubtedly the best of its kind in the state, at very little more money than is charged by the poorer weekly newspapers. The two. subscription ' lists will be combined. Subscribers who have paid ahead for The Herald will receive full credit on the books of the consolidated publication which will bear the names of both newspapers The Alliance Semi-Weekly Times and The Alliance Herald. Herald subscribers will receive the Tuesday issue of the consolidated newspaper. Plans are, of course, incomplete. There is no saying what the future will bring forth. With but one news-i paper in the field, with the solid sup port of readers ami advertisers, it may le safely assumed that every oppor- Attorney W. U. Metz Talks to Kotarians on Law and Courls Attorney W. R. Metz gave the r.d dress of the evening at the Wednes day dinner of the Alliance JU,u.,v club, Mr. Metz diseased, in a broad wa, the development of the various codes, ami contrasted court procedure in the United States with that of England. He listed briefly the various kinds of law such as the law of nature, or the will of the Maker; revealed law, or interpretations of the law of nature; the law of nations, governing mutual intercourse between them; and munici pal law, for which he gave iilack stone's famous definition, "A rule o! civil conduct prescribed by a supreme power in a state commanding what ii right and prohibiting what is a ron. He confined his remarks largely to thl latter branch of law. It is well known Mr. Metz said, that the l.aws of the United States had their origin lar rely in England. There are two kind, the unwritten, or com mon law, and the written or statutory law. The unwritten law is so named, not because it is today unwritten, lor it is to be found in early court lec ords and the works of ancient wrileis, but because it is not set down in writing as acts of parliament are, but receives its bindinv nnwer from Innr usage and universal reception. Among me compilations oi the common l.;w he enumerated the Dome Book, com piled by Alfred the Great who died in the year f01; and the writings of Ed ward the Confessor, who died in lOfiii. The unwritten law comprises thiee kinds general customs, particular ttnity will bo grnsed. If the time eer comes when business will justify a tri-weekly publication, or a daily, .-Miance will liuve u. 1 lie consolida tion is a big thing for the city as well s for the men who made it Hssible. Ihcre is little miestion but that the principle is applicable to other busi nesses, and nothing save false piide or sentiment stands in the way. Newspapers occupy a peculiar re lation in resject to the city where they are published. They are operated by private individuals, for private profit, and yet their whole effort is devoted toward building up the community in which they exist. They are, irrespect ive of whether the city recognizes the fact, the representatives of their city cutside. A city may be judged by its newspapers more easily than in any other way. And both Alliance news papers have given a splendid account of Alliance. They have never lost faith, never grumbled, never doubted for an instant that prosperity was just out side the gate, looking for the hitching post. Under the consolidation plan, Alli unce will be ably represented abroad. Whenever any man sees a copy of the Alliance newspaper, it will be brought home to him that this is one commun ity where prosperity abides and where every citizen is forward looking. The consolidated paper will have the strength of both with an added strength in the knowledge that it has the public completely behind it. The Herald owners have faith in the ability of Mr. Sallows to sutisfy the var i( us elements of the community. We believe that he will publish a better paper, with the field to himself, than could have licen published with divided support. It would seem almost impos sible for any fiy-by-n'ght concern to de scend upon u. with a poorly writ ten, pooriy printed newspaper that w ill misrepresent Alliance to any man who happens to see it. It will be a difficult task, of course, to harmonize all the discordant ele ments In this community, but it can be done. It has been, and is being done elsewhere. Grand Island, a much larger city in Nebraska, has for nearly fifteen years thrown its support to ona newspaper, and although; from time to time, efforts have been made to break into this field, the readers and mer chants realize that they benefit by withholding encouragement from any newspaper that is not worthy of their city. Half a dozen cities in Nebraska, and hundreds of them over the coun try, are trying out the one-newspaper plan, and are expressing them selves as well satisfied with it as they are with one telephone system or other public utility. Th success of the Dlan naturally de volves uDon the man who will pub lish the newspaper. Mr. Sallows has sufficient resources and ability to make it a success, and there is little question that the subscribers and the aavertisers, once they understand the . Ml - It. possibilities in tne pian, win give u their enthusiastic support. Both news imrvpf have eone uuon the theory that there is nothing too good for their readers; and from this time on, the con solidated newspaper win nave me sat isfaction of knowing that it can make imnravements and additions to its fa cilities that will enable it to keep up with progress in its field, and at the same time secure a reasonable return for its enterprise. customs affecting a certain locality, and civil and canon law. The civil law of the United States is the civil law of England, as modi fied by Engli.-h statutes previous to the colonization op America, so jar rs it has leen found adapted to tur changed conditions and customs. Mr. Metz closed with a comparison of the English and American, court systems. The comparison of the ethics of the legal profession in the two countries was especially interesting. ADDITIONAL SERVICE AT ALLIANCE POSTOFFICE Effective Saturday July 1, the money-order and registry window will lie open continually from S a. m. until 6 p. m. This will allow the pub lic to transact their business at this window one hour earlier in the morn ing and during the noon hour as this window was closed during these ho:rs. Effective the same date the general delivery window will close at ( p. m. Tr.it is made necessary on account ci the few patrons that avail themselves of the privilege of calling sit the gen eral delivery window betivoen f und C:0 p. m. and the necessity of io uru'i.ging the schedule of cb.' -k to give the added service to the money order and registry window, . BIRTHS June 28 To Mr. and Mrs. P.oy C. Strong, a girl, weighing 11 pounds. June 25 To Mr. and Mrs. 11. C. Fisher, a girl. June 25 To Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, a girl. Mrs. E. Shanki, ion and daughter of Bridgeport are visiting relatives in Alliance. - Women Frightened by Peculiar Behavior of An Alleged Hobo F. F. Giersdorf, to all appearances a nooo, wa.i arrested Juesduy afternoon, and lodged in the citv nil. on the charge of vnngrancy. Giersdorf i l ightened a number of women thruout he residence section of the town by entering houes looking through the house and leaving, lit did not usk for hand-outs or leg in any way al though he had only four cent3 on him when arrested. Giersdorf is a man tdout fifty years of age, apparently well educated, and carried a card containing his name and the words "Musical Instructor." lie claimed to be a talented musician. The man claimed to be In Alliance to lay brick on the new school-house, nlthought this stage of construction has by no means been reached. He said that he was known to the contrac tor, and had been employed by him. Chief of Police Charles W. Jeffers says the ma has all the indications of being a dope-fiend, and appears to lie in very poor health. Mr. Jeffers says that he does not believe it pos sible that Giersdorf would be physi cally able to lay brick. His education, and his evident knowledge of music make it seem very unlikely that he would be a bricklayer. The contractor at the high school said that Giersdorf had struck him for a job, but that he had turned him down, as he was evidently unable to work. Giersdorf gave his home as Central Citv, ami was evidently acquainted with the contractor. He was released this morning ami was warned that he must either go to work or leave town. saysboTbutte has the world backedmoff map VAL Kl'SKA IS ENTHUSIASTIC OVER CONDITIONS HERE. Burlington Immigration Agent Puts In a Day Investigating Agri. cultural Situation. Val Kuska, immigration agent for the Burlington railroad, system, with headquarters at Omatar spent Thurs day in Alliance, Hemlngford and .Box Butte county, as the guest of the Alli ance chamber of commerce. Mr. Kuska came to Box Butte county to personally investigate the agricultural conditions and possibilities. To say that he was astounded with the pos sibilities shown him during his trip seems putting it mild, and to use his expression Thursday evening, "You have the world backed off the map on conditions as a whole. If anyone had told me that you have clralfa growing here like you do, 1 would have suid nothing, but I would not have believed it. Your agricultural opportunities are wonderful and your farmers are accomplishing great things." Mr. Kuska was taken for an auto trip during the day over the larger portion of Box Butte county by a delegation representing the chamber or commerce, which included J. C. McCorkle, E. C. Barker, F. A. Bald W. S. Acheson, C. it. Wiese. G. II Burns, S. H. Cole, Burlington agent and Lloyd Thoma., secretary. The party left Alliance at 8 a. m. The party arrived at Hemingford about 10:30, where they were joined by K. L. Pierce, G. M. Jenkins and P. J. Michael, who piloted them through territory in the vicinity of Hemingford and returned with them to Alliance. During the afternoon short trips were made to Antioch tnd the Alliance Country club. Mr. Kuska was much impressed with the appear ance of the Country club bu'ldinjrs ami grounds, stating that they were among the finest he had Keen. In the evening Mr. Kuska nr.d the real state men were guesM of the i Lions club, at which he was the prin cipal speaker, hollowing ne inner, a meeting was held at .the oil ices (i the chamber of commerce for the pur pose of discussing matters pertaining to immigration into Uox llutte county. This meeting was attended by real estate men and officials of lhi ch'im ber of commerce. Matters discusted were advertising, printed literature, homeseekers excurion rates, cr. op erative work among the real estate men through the chamber of com merce, establishing a brand or trade mark for potatoes, inc;i..in potato production, and other topics or nme.y importance andjnterest. Ms. Kuska assured the Alliance men that the Burlington will lake an urtivp nart in momotin immigration into its territory in western Nebraska, in order that the untilled agncu'turai lands may be farmed. Us and the agricultural lands may ba farmed. He np-ricultural agent of .he ruilroaj will be present and take part fn th-i an nual potato tour wmcn starts jiom Kimball on Augu.-t 15 an. which will be at Alliance on August 1.'. Beverly Bovd of Detroit, Mich., is in Alliance visiting his uncle, E. H. Boyd . Mr. Boyd and his nephew left for his ranch. Beverly iBoyd will remain in Alliance for a few weeks. A TENTATIVE ,. PROGRAM FOR ' THE SPUD TOUR WILL COVER FOUR DAYS AND FOUR COUNTIES. Thursday, August 17, Will Be Spent in Inspecting Potatoes in Box Butte County. The tentative program for the an nual western Nebraska potato tour, under the direction of H. O. Wernr, secretary of the Nebraska Potato Improvement association, has beem forwarded to the Allinnr rhanL,. A - - ... v;c vj commerce. The tour will cover four uays August la, 1C, 17 and 18. cov enng the counties of Kimball, Scott Blutf, Box Butte and Dawes. As will be noted by the tentative program, given below, Thursday, Aug ust 17. Will Ka itwinl in Ra. t..77. a meal and enter tainment for the visitors that evening-. i rum o;ou to :ju p. m., to be served by the chamber of commerce. Mr. Werner staten that nt tVi hmo- ent time he is unable to state definitely wmcn neius win n visited. In BOX Butte county, preferring to make th fii-Bt field inspection for certified seed) before designating the fields that ar to be visited. The clans for the eveninir mutimf at Alliance would include an informal meeting, following the dinner, to which all the potato growers of Box Butte Countv. as well a th vUitnr from other localities, would be invited. Tentative Program for Tour. The tentative urogram for fh t as outlined by Mr. Werner, is as fol o ' in. kJUUa from CountV AtrriMtltnrul nr,'- oflice ut Kimball. Visit certified seed; potato neius or tius Forsling, August Cadekin, H. J. Holick and other field cf merit or interest in thn vininif., Bushncll and between Kimball and uusnnen. Also possible several irri gated fields near Kimball. Vi o clock liinner at Kimball. 12:45 to 1:45 n m Mooting .t Kimball. r 1:45 Iave for Srntf Ttl II AT Pniiaia via the state highway. -4 p. m Arrfa in the vicinity of vcuur vuuey Boutnwvst oi uenng. in.- spect dryland fields of potatoes i that vicinity and inspect the irrigated neius nrounu oering, arriving as Scottsbluff at 6:30 p. m., headquarter ut Lincoln hotel. (Continued on Page 8.) , SAY PEEBLES TO ! FACE CHARGE OF WH ITESL A VERY POLICE NAB A COUPLE FROM LUSK, WYO TUESDAY. Letters Show Elopement Planned, But Funds Ran Out at Alliance and Cops Stepped In. Chief of Police C. W. Jeffers ar rested a J. F. Peebles, and a Mrs. Bernice Peebles, not married but cousins by marriage. The couple wer arrested Tuesday evening wl.u.i they were attempting to bum their vay out of Alliance tor North Platte. The Peebles' came to Alliance from Lusk, Peebles paying the way for th lady, and abo paying her hotel bill at Lu.-k. They were evidently trying to elope, and had reached Alliance when they ran out of money and wer stranded. They had evidently been, contemplating the elopement for soma time, as shown by a letter found ou Peebles, received from Mrs. Peebles, telling of the proposed elopement, and of arrangement for taking care of Mrs. Peebles' children, both by former marriage. Peebles and Mrs. Peebles maintained that there was nothing out of the way in their actions, but the officers be lieved differently. A federal charga was filed against Peebles for violating the Mann white slave act. To maka this charge stick it will be neccesary to show that the woman in the casa was transported from Wyoming int& Nebraska for immoral purposes. The coupe are now held in the coun ty jail, Peebles to answer the charga against him, and Mrs. Peebles as a witness. They will have a preliminary hearing before United States Court Commissioner L. A. Berry sometima in the near future, although the data for this has im set. Mrs. PeetA to be the daugh ter of Chieff F, E. Knapp of North Platte s that she and Peebles were heading for that city when they were apprehended here. Should they be held, they will ba tried at the federal court at Chadron about the' first of September. Thev will be held 'in the government jail there until that time unless, bond U furnished, which the officers do not deem to be particularly likely, when, the conditions under w hich the reached Alliance are considered.