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ioux County Journal
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This subject is up aguin for diwus
sion in Sioux county; nd it is worth the
while of every laboring man, every man
vfho tills the ground, every poor man to
furiously consider the question.
The Kreatest good to the greatest num
ber with injiiKtioe to none is a motto
worthy of even' honest man, and to live
!rd kt live is Vut humanity the innate
rV'ht of every one.
To receive the benefit of your own
toil is but simple justice; to toil and be
despoiled by others is robbery.
Our government is generous, and pro
poses to every person without a home to
give him 1''0 acres at least if he will but
comply with the governmental laws con
corning said land.
Ma ny persons) ha ve come to this county
to a vail themselves of the government's
ierositv aud to build their future
hemes. They have fled from th aristoc-
rcv and monopolies of the east that
they might in the free west exercise
Whatever the United States guaran
tees to a man is his, and he has the ex
clusive right to it, to use and improve'it
as he may see fit, so long as he does not
infrin-'e on the rights of others. What
ever a man can raise on his 100 acres is
therefore his, whether lie lives within a
rail, a. stone, a four-wire fence or no
fence at all, as he may choose. Ho is
monarch of that much and his right none
can honestly or successfully dispute.
I oes some one say it will be mor pjf
ita.'Mo to raise stock than to rttt gr in,
vegetables, etc.? Now Ut u see: Men
long in tlie west say it requires ten acres
of nataral grass to keep a cow. Then it
will require 1G0 ncres to keep Sixteen
The last two years1 experience here
demonstrates the fact that we can beat
that three or four times over by cultiva
tion. Say, would it not be better to
raise cows, grain, etc., all? 8ome can
do otiwrwise Z they prefer.
Furthermore, the most of us are una
1 le to own sixteen cows, just now, but a
few years' protection in our labors would
uiutile us to own them and more too,
and to sustain them on one ICO acres.
Every acre put in cultivation adds two
dollars to its assessed valuation, which
if we were allowed to do instead of us
ing our time and means to fence would
soon amount to more than all the stock
in the county; and would have all our
other property besides.
Nor is it the large herds we have to
contend against, for whea the country is
taken up these herds, after the old style,
must be abandoned. The country in
some parts of the county is now prac
tically all taken aud the days of great
tiuvU are at an end.
But it is the small herds and small
men lliat we want protection against;
men ow mng three or lour or a dozen old
cows or bronchos, men who think they
own all their own land and lifteen-six
Wentlis of their neighbor's lands.
Many persons have been kept from im
proving hundreds and thousands of acres
in this county, because they had not the
means to fence, nor the protection with
out fencing, against greedy and unprin
cipled person with a few head of stock,
so they could live and earn the means to
fence, it always pays to fence when
you can, as soon as you can. Many oth
ers have stayed away lrom the county
for the same reasons. Others have had
enough destroyed in the last two yoars
lor want of protection, to have fenced
their farms well could they have retain
ed their crops.
More still, the small herds must be
founded in and corralled every night or
be subjected to be taken up or lost by
straying or Leaig stolen or of being
swallowed up in the large herds, it will
cost less to herd than to sustain the loss
es by the above causes.
Htill another good reason for herding;
viz: Any one having fcood stock does
not want it ruined by a lot of scrubs, or
mongrels. There is not a legal fence in
Sioux county, and so far as damages go,
you could no more recover damages
wan the present style of lencing, than
though you liad no fence at ail.
lout but not least. litis county is for
the luany aud not for the few only, and
the many are here and many more are
coming and coming to stay, and to have
and control what is theirs. Right and
majority will make might.
Tho truth cannot be burned, beheaded
or crucified. , A lie on the throne ! ke
sill, and truth in a dungeon is truth still,
arid a lio on the throne m on tlte way to
dcl.;it, nnd truth ia the 3uliJwod on
tit- .y to victory
Oct. 2. im
Board met in regular session: present.
commissioners lUein ana weir sou
J. W. Ernest appears before the Board
and complains that the assessor for Run
ning Water precinct, for the year 1$7,
assessed him for cattle belonging to Rob
ert Strouse in the, valuation of fPOO.
Therefore it is ordered tliat the tax on
said valuation of f800 be by the county
treasurer, deducted from J. W. Earnest's
tax for the year 1887 and entered, to
Robert Strouse in the sum of $12 for
county tax and $7.40 state tax.
Resignation of James M. Paniels, road
overseer Hat Creek road district, was ac-
A petition having been duly filed with
the Clerk, asking for a road to be estab
lished, to commence at a point on roai
No. 1, near the south-west corner of sec
tion No. 26, township 32, range 56 and
thence running in a northerly direction
and a northeasterly direction, to inter
sect said road No. 1 near George Walk
ers old mill dam; the line of the propos
ed road having been surveyed and staked
out by 8. Barker and found to be a prac
ticable road; and Mr. S. Barker agreeing
to plat and file the field notes free of
charge to the county, it was on motion
dei hired to be a public road. The land
owners over whose land the road wiJ(
run to be communicated with flfj jj
they will not give the right of -ay, the
lerk it instructed to adv tnd a
day for filing damajr lt was further
ordered that upo, opemllg 0f ; the
proposed rc-d ,o to be passable, the
road nw opeB through Sow Belly ean
yrj& known as road No. 1 from the points
intersected by the new road at or near
the S. W. quarter of section 26, town
ship 82, range 56, and the point near the
old mill dam on George Walkers land be
closed and abandoned. The road to be
known as New Rood No. 1.
On motion all territory now in Bowen
precinct, being north of the south line of
section 16, 17 and 18, in township No. 32,
range 56, being the northwest one fourth
of the township, and the north half of
township 32, range 57, was annexed tQ
and made a part of War Bonnet precinct
and War Bonnet road district.
Petition having been filed 8ept. 25,
1888, asking that an election be called
for the purpose of reviving the herd law
Upon consideration it was resolved that
the proposition be submitted to the
voters at the next general election.
The following accounts were allowed
on the County General Fund.
1 iebold Safe & Lock Co. Safe, 265.00
Wesley J. Rigdon labor and team
on road No. 29. 20.00
Robert C. Tally services as jndge
of election and road work, 6.00
C. C. Jamison salary to Oct I, 100.00
John W. Hunter office expenses
and fees 80.00
J. W. Hunter coronors jury 1.00
A petition having been filed with the
Clerk asking that a road be laid out and
established to commence at or rear the
northwest corner of Section 4, 'iownship
Range 56, and thence running south
through Prairiedog canyon andconnecting
with road No. 2, the right of way being
given, the same was granted and Clerk
instructed to appoint a commissioner to
view and report on the expediency of
the road and if favorable to have the
same surveyed.and platted.
Adjourned to meet Saturday Oct. 6th,
The Sioux County Journal of last week,
edited and published by W. E. Patterson,
late foreman of the Reporter; was quite
sensational. The Journal has taken oc
casion to animadvert upon the public
conduct il one Satterlee who is con
nected with the Sioux County Herald,
a rival paper, and who has also held var
ious official positions in which, according
to the Journal, he has bled the county
quite severely. The Journal has ap
peared to be able to prove it assertions.
n order to save his character, Satterlee
has resorted to a criminal prosecution
against both Elmer and also one Walker,
who r'ppears to be a partner in the paper.
They were both arraigned, plead not
guilty, and gave bonds without trouble
for their appearance, and this will end
probably the farce of the libel suit Or
if it goes farther, like other iuen who
have tried like experiments; he will And
his character not worth as much as he
thought it was, by the time he gets
through Um trial
But IB addition ia the libel suit, Walk
er was attacked by night and struckwilh
a bludgeon. The Journal Mems to take
it all quite philosophically and sfiowsi
no signs of crawfishing.
Adair Co., 0a.) Baporter.
b. W. Hester la erecting a bottse on
Le claim. . ,
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TO MEET THE LEMAND OF HIS
:- INCREASING Y
S. W: Carey had a valuable young
Clydesdale stallion bit by a rattlesnake
this week; his recovery is yet doubtful.
There is occasionally some oiu claim'
ing to have found valuable mineral in
this vicinity; the lost that came to our
notice was some very beautiful speci
mens of pyrites of iron which a number
of inexperienced people called Gold
these specimens are undoubtedly foreign
substance; and have in all probability
been thrown in the creek where they
were found, to create nn excitement.
Mr. Davenport of White River is
favorably mentioned as independent can
didate for County Commissioner.
A cloud of sorrow settled upon the
house of John Boesel caused by the death
of their infant son Willie. The parents
have the heart felt sympathy of all their
acquaintances. Willie was. the only child
of Mr. and Mrs. Boesel: He was interred
in the Unionville Cemetery on the 4th
instant Mr. Boesel, who is better
known as Zither Dick, is in an almost
crazed condition, and the mother, as the
casket was about to lie low ered into the
vault, swooned and lay in an uncon-
cious condition for same time.
The sawyer at the upper sawmill met
With a serious accident a few days ago.
He was tightening a bolt when the
wrench slipped olf and threw his land
into tne saw. He lost a part of his hand
but managed to escape without further
loss of limb.
We never saw so many new buildings
going up in any .settlement at one time,
as there is now being built in this valley.
Some of the farmers contemplate com
mencing corn husking the coming week.
Mr. Fred. lYocunier willstart a shingle
machine to work here in a few days.
We think the political death knell of
Mr. Satrcrlce bus licen sounded and;
while you are at it, ring it for some more
of them, for it has to lie done soon any
W. H. P.
The Sioux County Journal, published
at Harrison, is only four weeks old yet
its editor was this week arrested on the
charge of criminal libel. The Journal
has lieen 'making the climate rather sul
try arouiid the county seat of Sioux for
a gang who have evidently been running
the all'airs or that county wUl a high
hand, and one of the gang, smarting
over tlm Wiing administered, calls OB
the state to help wash the stain off his
Aet''kiiv.l 'cTifirfi. Vr --T iAdVticate.
Bi. C H R I S T fj E CI
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-Also a fine lot of-
CUTLERY, GRANITE IRON WARE AND TIN WARE
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ALWAYS ON HAND.
It is a well known fact tliat as a rule the honest customers have I foot
the bills of the dishonest ones, where books are kept and lawyers
employed to collect bud debts. As we are doing busi
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Give us a call and see for yourselves
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G. GUTHRIE, Manager.
Blacksmith, Wagon, Carriage and
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