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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1888)
HIAJRIRISOIISr, tTBB., STOV. 1. 1888.
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THE SIOUX COUNTY
JOURNAL PUBL'SHINO COMPANY.
Tea, Walker Again.
John W. Hunter says that I liave been
going for his bondsmen. He states what
is untrue when lie says so for I do not
know who his bondsmen are nor do I
care. Kor do I wish to assail Mr. Hatter
lee's private character as he has attem
pted to do mine.
The people do not want to know about
that, but they do want to know wliere
their money goes and wliat is done with
their hard earned dollars that are paid by
them for taxes.
Facts! facts!! facts!!! are what the peo
ple want and here are a few:
About a year ago the people of Bowen
precinct voted bonds to the amount of
$10,000 to build a court house, which
said bonds bear interest at the rate of 7
5er cent interest per annum and provided
for a sinking fund of $500 per annum un
til the bonds mature.
The court house is not yet built and il
will not be finished for occupancy until
August, 1S89; nearly two years after the
bonds were voted.
Now all this time the people of Bowen
precinct are paying each year,
Interest, ... 700.
Sinking Fund, - 500.
TotaJ, - - J1J00.
Besides paying their share of the $600
rent the county pays for the rooms the
officers now occupy.
I would say who is benefited by this
delay but libel suits are too expensive to
Now this is for one year and it will
take another twelve months before t'lii
flO.OOO court house will be ready for use
and it will take another $1,800 from thi
people for rent( interest and sinking fund.
The man who draws $000 as rent for
two rooms is happy. The man who
can loan out $10,000 on interest is hap
py. The bond-holder gets his interest
and he i happy. The county commiss
ioners can come together every two
weeks and allow a small amount on tin
estimate and draw $3. and mileage for
about fifteen minutes work, so they are
happy, but we, the people and tax pay
ers of Sioux county who have to foot
the bills are riot happy. We are taxed
so heavy that we are unable to pay and
we therefore ask for a change in the
The county money has been spent with
a reckless hand by our county ollicers
and it must be stopped. For instance;
road No. 27 on east Hat creek comes in
Isaac Kendall for labor - $112.
' " lumber - 76.
Leopold UeBock labor - - 50.
Saying nothing about surveying, com
missioner, chain men, flag men etc.,
and all this without a contract. But
the eopIe will have a change and this
ring will be busted oh the 6th of Novem
ber. Watch the neft- precincts and all
will be well.
In regard to the case of Qotleib
Schultz against rrie: that will be fully
brought before a court, not Hunter's.
Mr. Schultz said that a certain county
official had written to him saying;"Come
up and swear out a warrant against
Oeo. Walker and I will fix him." The
same party wrote to F. S. Lusk, of Lusk
Wyoming,' asking him to bring charges
against me, which he refused to do be
cause 1 have letters in my possession in
which he tells me to sell the property
and pay up the mortgage, besides the
whole balance due on the mortgage was
legally tendered to the officer to whom
Mr.' Satterlee had given it for fore
closure, but be refused it saying that he
could not accept it unless instructed so
to do by Mr. Satterlee who had the mat
ter in cliarge. No instructions have as
yet been given, because you see it would
not be such good election material if it
were paid. That is the way those
suits have been worked up against m'e
and the county has to jy the costs.
To the people of Sioux county I will
say that if elected coiinty attorney I will
do all in my power to stop the swindle
and help to burst the ring.
the herd law is to be voted on at the
coming election and tile form of ballot
prescribed by law (o be used is "For sus
pension of herd Iaw' and "Against sus
pension of herd law.',, The herd law ,js
now suspended, so all wishing it to con
tinue so niast vote "For suspension of
herd law" while all who wish it revived
or cease to be suspended must vote
Against suspension of herd law." Votr
rs should look at their tickets closely
and make no mistake.
The Journal may be a little late next
week for we intend to wait until Uie elec
tion retiirBi are ati in or nearly so.
ASTELOPE VALLEY ITEXH.
Vote the peoples ticket
A people's convention was held at
Mr. Markings, Oct 23. A ticket was
nominated for the people by the people.
Twenty-one prominent men of Sioux
county passed a resolution to have tlie
Journal print the proceedings of their
convention, and for fear the editor
might lie arrested to prevent their being
printed, a copy was ordered drawn and
sent to the Crawford Crescent Those
men who are opposing the people must
be devoid of shame and unaquainted
Representative Gilchrist will run well
'n this part of his district. The people
do not want the chief counsel of the
eastern cattle companies for their repre
sentative. We've heard from the dance at Sir.
Silasbury's. It was fairly attended ex
cept by the fair sex. A little as we ex
pected: the boys all went up Jim creek
and found the lady engaged. We are in
hopes the boys will form the acquaint'
ance of more ladies by the time there is
Shall It be Herd Law!
The Republican asks the question. He
says he came from a country where herd
law was the rule and his experience un
der that rule was anything but pleasant,
the cattle used to get away from the
herd Ac. Now we were from the same
county and will say it was unpleasant
for the Judge for he was a herd boy and
used to go to sleep on the prairie and let
the cattle get away. It was a little bet
ter tlian fence law after all. I will here
vty; the Judge and I have not yet got at
just what we were created for. I had
"0 acres in cultivation there, but what
could I do with it here with hundreds
of cattle running at large day and night?
Oh! no Judge we will vote "against sus
pension of herd law." The Judge well
knows that if we had herd law we could
hreak up and put in large crops, where,
;is it is, if we can protect a potato patch
and a small garden we do well. If the
so-called cattle men would observe the
present law and corral their cattle at
night, it would not be so bad; we could
i?uard our crops until we could fence.
But the Judge is working for the inter
ests of eastern stock men, not for Sioux
county. Never mind judge, the poople
will speak for themselves.
Just one thing more in regard to herd
law, to men that feel disinterested; If
you vote for herd law, you vote for the
advancement of the county; because all
farmers who are not able to fence can
go ahead and farm all they wish. On
the other hand, we will have to work
around and do the best we can until we
arc able to fence.
"By Their Fruits ye Shall Know
When a person fails to answer argu
ment with argument but instead resorts
to calling names and trying to cast re
flections upon the private character of a
political opponent and his friends, it is
conclusive evidence to the minds of fair
thinking people that the person has been
driven to the wall by argument that is
conclusive and unanswerable.
The kind of campaign argument used
by the Herald shows plainly the moral
stratum occupied by its author. Using
abusive language and vulgarity is only
the fruits of former associations: the
outcroppings of a mind debased by con
tinued contact with evil thoughts and
To say "you lie" is a fools argument
and does not in itself mean anything un
less' hacked by proof. Anyone can as
sert the former but it takes facts to
make trio proof. How often have the
Herald's and Republican's statements
been shown to be false by the testimony
of otliers wlio proved the facts or whose
word and statement was unquestionable.
That the people will be slow to believe
any new statements they may make in
reference to Mr. Walker and his friends,
is only natural., After a person has been
shown to be Untruthful in one or more
cases, it is fight to look with considera
ble suspicion upon other statements
coining from the same source; so if there
is a grand outburst at the last of some
thing new and entirely different tiie peo
ple will not be surprised. '
Will the people vote for a man who
manufactures charges against his polit
ical opponent just to keep him under ar
rest until after election? You liave seen
how his charges vanish upon bejng
brought into the light of a court of jus
tice. Will you vote for a man who, by
the aid of the county money and under
the cloak of a county ollicial venU his
personal spite? ,
One of the finest stoves ever brought
to Sioux county, went out to Cook's
ranch last Friday. It was i the Imperial
Acorn, purchased if Wni". Cn'ristensen
That Conrt Docket.
The Herald of last week, with great
flourish, publishes a letter from Mr.
Slingertand, late foreman of that office
in explanation of a certain item of $10
which the county paid for 100 court
dockets for the last term of the District
Mr. Walker stated in the Jockhal that
lie understood Mr. Slingerland to say
that only 50 copies of the docket were
printed, while Mr. Slingerland, as a cor
rection, states that fully 100 copies were
printed but that only 50 copies w
furnished with covers that is, finished
ready for delivery.
it seems like a distinction without a
difference, which ever way it was, for
how much better off is the county be
cause 100 copies were printed and onlv
50 furnished, tlian it would be had only
50 copies been printed and furnished?
The county paid for 100 copies and re
ceived but 50 in either case. The tax
payers can easily see where the leak is. .
Now will the Herald please explain
how the county came to pay $50 for a
The scurrilous productions of a brain
distorted bv the excessive use of stimu
lants appearing in the Herald of last
week, will probably have the desired ef
fect of arousing the sympathy of the peo
pie for their author, not to the extent of
giveing him an office, but of sending
him to flourish in his proper sphere the
padded room of a mad house.
Shingles! Shingles! Shingles!
The Butialo Gap Lumber Company is
now selling the best eastern shingle at
$4. Circle A shingle, equel to the best
native, at $3.2.". Common shingles,
$2.50. Lon't be deceived by a good look
ing articli! made of inferior wood but
buy the time tested white pine shingle.
Hon. W. II. Westover, Democratic
candidate lor representative iron tins dis
trict, addressed a good sized audience at
thtthnll last Monday evening. He pre
sented the Democratic doctrine in a
pleasant manner and held the strict at
tention of the audience for an hour or
Chas. Verity and E. E. Livermore
went to Chadron Monday. Mr. Liver
more will endeavor to get the numbers
of his homestead filing changed to the
land on which he resides. He supposed
until recently that he liad the right ones
at first. Mr. Reidy is one of the witness-
Andrew Christenscn has filed on a
homestead and tree claim just in the
edge of Wyoming. He intends to reside
at his present home in Adair cotihty, la.,
this winter and return to this country in
the spring with several car loads of cat
tle, principally cows.
Miss Millie Kroenihg, of the North
western hotel, will visit with relatives
and friends in the valley for a couple of
weeks and take a mtich needed rest.
Miss Redd will officiate during her absence.
The country immediately around Har
rison is being rapidly taken up and imp
roved. Nearly a dozen houses have been
built within sight of Harrison and with
in a radius ot three milen, in the last six
'Lid you ever trade where first class
goods are so cheap?" is the usual excla
mation after trading at the hardware
store of Wm. Christenseu. Those who
have not tried him should do so.
Mr. Chas. R. Dye has filed on a claim
one mile and a half north of town and is
mproving it. He called here Monday
and is now one of the Journal's sub
The dance at the hall Friday evening
was not so well attended as soma of the
fofiner ones, but those who did attend
repbrl a very pleasant lime.
Mr. Louie Geriach ,came to Harrison
Sunday. He called Monday On the
Journal and reports the political outr
look verv favorable.
Carpenter Belden is building an addi
tion to, his shop to live in and will warm
himself during the cold weather by a
blazing fire place.
Chas Tubbs spent a couple of days last
week on his farm on Monroe creek, dig
ging potatoes and gathering his other
Mr. Slingerland is teaching the,kyoung
ideas" of Harrison this week while Mr.
Babcbck does Democratic electioneering.
W. H. Zimmerman called at this office
last Saturday and repbrfs every thing O.
K. in his part of the valley.
Henry 'Wert, who went to Wisner some
time ago on a visit, has concluded to re
main there for a while.
H. T. Jenkins returned last week from
New York where he has been on a visit
for a few weeks.
Thoii. Holly and wife, and Mrs. Nolan
were caller at this office Saturday.
J. A. Bridgeman, of Crawford, called
at this office Saturday.
This office won visited bv Hfrs Emma
TO MEET THE DEMAND OF HIS
!' -:- INCREASING PATRONAGE
17 m. CHfilSTEtJSEtJ
-Is now putting in a-
FIRST CLASS ASSORTMENT
Cook stoves and heating stoves,
Also a fine lot of
CUTLERY, GRANITE IRON WARE AND TIN WARE
And a full line of
ALWAYS ON HAND.
It is a well known fact that as a rule the honest customers have to foot
the bills of the dishonest ones, where books are kept and lawyers
employed to collect bad debts. As we are doing busi
ness on a cash basis, those unnecessary expen
ses are done away with, consequently
we can offer to our patrons
SUCH PRICES AS WILL BE BOTH PLEASING AN PROFiTABLE.
Give us a call and see for yourselves
J. B. FrNNFYt President. General office F. C. SrcDtsW, Secretary-
BUFFALO GAP, DAKOTA.
BUFFALO GAP LUMBER CO.,
Lumber, Coal, Grain, Lath
Hair, L i m e
ALWAYS ON SAND,
t GUTHRIE, Manager,
Blackstnith, agbn, Carriage and
. Repair -shop.
, Ooou stock always on hand." All kindsof work executed profit ! nrd
" 1 V SATfSFACti6N 'CfUAftANTEE.
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