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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 3, 1889)
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THE 8 OUX COUNTY
W. E. Pattroa, Propria tor.
With tlie dose of the old year we have
perfected nrrangemtnts whereby we as
sume, wiith this number, entire !ontrol
and ownership of the Journal and in ac
cordance with our convictions on Na
tional topics, will present our readers
lerenfter witli an Independent Republ
We shall contnue to show up oflicial
rottenness as in the past, without fear or
favor, whether tlie crucial he Rcpubli- ioofitis, it was imj.osMhle not to notice
, i , (,,....,, the change that recently came over him.
can, I tmocrat, or Mugwump. n - J
From the light hearted and sometimes
Our object in running a newspaper is, ! . ,)e
ed to have deveJoed, without a single
THE MYSTERIOUS "AGESCT."
Everyone who lives or has ever been in
the little village of .Yatesville knows
liarley Hrown; not tliat lie has any
striking peculiarities of miud or of body,
but his warm genial nature makes him a
favorite with all.
t liarley is studying medicine and not
long since left his village home to attend
a course of lectures in tlie city of C.
t is here I became acquainted with
him and here that the strange circum
stances I am about to relate, or ratlier
'barley's body's portion of Idem, (if this
tale be true) took pl.v-e.
Being thrown considerably into his
company, and often visiting him at his
first ti rjsuparvtJ our srniw'iit shat
tered Mock of ready cash, cecond; to
work to the good of the Republican par
tv; nnd third and l:t-t but by no means
least, the improvenient and setti ng up
of our county and upbuilding of
town, in whose successful future
have unliounded confidence.
To our many emoe rat and Union
)or friends who have so generously as-
i sisted us in the past we return thanks
and hope that the change now made may
le no bar to our future friendship and
trust that we may work togt-tlu r in the
future for the furtherance of justice as
in the past. Ri lieving that our course
in the past has I ee n mu h as to merit
your confidence nnd pi rnl nticn, nnd
hoping that our future a t orn will tnti
tille us to a continuance of the fame, I
am Yours Most Respec tl'ully,
W. E. Pattepk)N.
gradation, into a staid, dignified investi
gator into the mysteries of Materia Meeli
ca; in fact ever3'thing ejse was forgot
ten: the learned lei tyres on anatomy
were neglected, and even the mysteries
of the dissecting room itself ceaiicd to
have any charms.
men wnv is it not possilile to temporan-
Iv separate tlie two, and for tlie reason
for the time teing to soar above earthly
things, or rattier to direct its self
to any place upon this earth, in a mo
ment, as from its immaterial nature it
is surely able to ilo it once freed from
this incumlering liody."
" n thinking over this matter the
thought took possession of me, that if
some agent could lie found that would
accomplish this separation and still leave
the body capable of being filled with
some other intelligence, how great the
value of the secret would lie in this age
ijof rushing business transactions. For
.instance: I have a business acuuain-
Itance in New Orleans who has some par
ticularly private busines in this" city to
transact and I am desirous of going y
there for a short time. By taking a dosarl
of this discovery of mine (for I was su-1
eessful in my researches,) carefully prta-l
jiared with reference to the length of
.'time he jircposes to (-penel in this city, lie
is at once released from the trammels .of
distance, and arriving here he takes pos
session of my body and gees about his
business, his reason identifying itself by'
.certain signs Unit have been agreed on.
IIIIM ICIM I IVJ Villi, IIII.-I.T nnuii 1 ,. ., , ...... , , ,
,, , - , ,, ,. , ;AII the possibilities of the discovery can
was caled a way from the cit v. and con-1 1 J
seciiently harlie and his affairs, on a
business trip south, whirl), through com
plications, elongated int) about six
weeks duration. On my return late- one
evening, I had hardly got settled down
to a comfortable supper Ik. lore i was as-tonii-lied
by a inessiine from . liarley, de
livered by a polieeman, requesting that
I come at once to the central police sta
tion and le ins surety for iif pen ranee I e-
fore the police judge in the inorningon a I
charge of drunkenneKs and disonleily
o il i't. ,rn a n nj.n int for :harley's
halnts had always be-en, to my know I
edge, strictly temier.ile, I Imrrinl on
my overcoat and ae-coinpanied the "1 lue
coated guardian" to the station.
Stating my business to the sergeant in
eharge.the formalities were quickly gone
through with and i accompanied him to
the reception room or cell where those
clmrged with minor offences were con
fined, to release my friend from durance.
There, surrounded by the miscellaneous
assortment of plain nnd ornamental
drunks, disorderlies and etc, that the pe-lie-e
had gathered in the day sat l barley,
ar.d in w hat a ccml.t.on! Hie usually
pleasant countenance showed unmistak-
piot .lie mentioned now, hut you can read-
nblc hins of both Urunker.tss and elj
Tlie Judge seems Jo have released his
grip on the Ri pul Jicnn before downing
the Mud R.ng, as he bns frequently
christened the Jut'RNAl. and a few of its
friends. We ore surprised, for (he
truthfu1(?) Judge has frequently prom
ised to "down the Jon.NAL if the ex
pense reached to a thousnnd dollars
even. Have you forgotten . your oi li
gations to that promise Judge, or has
your arduous dutie-s, scarcity of funds,
or somtthing else compelled you to
abandon Hint rx t sehenie of vour.sV "Of
course you, w,th that massive u.telle. t j derly the eyes kith blackened
nndunlHiundeelinnueme with the )e. J anu lace atmuiitu in every conceivai le
pie of Sioux county must have surely I do!"ff" wnannted here nnd there
succeeded had you only persevered -in with a P"'1 of strtfct ,,,ud' ffstnted a
vour mind K''Jt 'hat; would have lieen laughable
" ' f the "downing" process v. as jurt wil- j ll!ul re!' concern for my friend inter
fully given up, then you are ent tled to ! urr witl' m-V sense of the ridiculous
and have our sincere thanks, for we are! rose anu came lorwaru 10 us, u,s-
aware tliat possil ly, nt sometime heme, playing ns he did so the lusually neat
in the dim and mistv future, you might I Kv sun worn ny nun, torn auu nai.g
Inve surcecl.-d in d.jiriving us or one ; ng in rags in numerous place and l.btr
subsirib. r or possil Iv of a two inch "ad" j trilly Hread with the mud and filth of
or a pay local, nnd it is the thought of the gutter where the police had found
the poss.biltv'of these overwhelming ! h,rn- He w,s evidently much cxliaus
eircui.istances tliat causes us to i;t U l1 in ll0(1-v- ns 1,e M 'a"
thatfhareof our thanks to which we !1S llu im,e r,,ss tll,! r(,""' ,n,t 8"'K"-
onsider .,. e nt tled. I ''"' 0,K,U-11 h,s h:"u h d (1 not stem to
na ve impaired Mis s)ir.ts
red his spirits much as his
"Hullo Old Man strange situation isn't
it?-' was as light nnd any as ever. We
stepped iuto the street and getting into a
cab, gave the driver the number and
street of barley's lodgings, and then 1
settled back on the seat, expecting of
cour.M!, some ex) la tint ion of such an un
usual event, hut although hurley rat
tled on about this thing mid that in quite
his usual old time fiuh on, not a word
did he say about tint day's occurences.
But alter gett.ng home and washing
himself up nnd changing his clothes and
1 was about to leave h.iu, he stopped me
with the sudden question, " id you read
about Jokyle& Hyde?'' "Yes" I ans
wered quite as abruptly. "Well" ho
said and then stopped, and I settled back
in my chair again, feeling that the de
ferred explanation was coming. For
some time he sat there evidently consid
ering and then burst out in a loud hearty
laugh. I don't think his mirth was con
tagious, but the sight of a man with two
badly damaged eyes, and a face looking
as if it had lieen run through a threshing
machine, with the teeth hooked for
threshing flax, laughing lirst on this
side of his f ace and then on that as either
one or the other happened to smart the
wnri, wan too mu.ili for my dignity to
withstand and i joined heartily.
I "Well" ho liegan again when (he lit
The following committees have lieen w vr " re'"l tliat story ami the sug
ppointed to arrange for the literary to Ktion of man's dual existence, contam
he held Jan. fith: General committee, t. et my mind to work in a pecu
MeHsrs Balieoe, Weir and Trimbur. j lar channel. We often read and hear of
Music, Miss Hester end Mrs. Outline. person reason or intelligence leaving
Intrudes and entertainment, Misses ''" under the influence of
Thus. Holly is still picking corn.
"Bill orcorun has gone to hold down
his ( laim and finish Ins mansion.
Mr. Haniu n got a notice t ) vacate his
claim in thirty days.
Mrs. Smith and mother, Mrs! Bixby,
are at hadron attending the bedside of
Mrs Bixby 's sister who is quite siek.
More men are going to work on the
We advise the Republicans of Sioux
county to wake up, reorganize and re
new your pledges to stand by the prin
ciples of the party.
J see in the Herald and Republican a
statement that the t'.'offee Bros, spend
fttOO or $400 each week in Harrison.
They niust be very rich, as in a year
that would amount to U-V-OO or20,S00.
Wonder if the Herald and Republican be
lieve tliat lie themselves?
The masquerade ball given by the
Harrison ornet hand on New Year's eve
was a grand success. The proceeds net
ted a little over M for the band. The
costumes were many and some quite
One. Jt was the unanimous verdict that
splendid good time was had.
Weir, oan and Kroening.
The JotHNAL is indebted to Miss Lillie
Thomas for tlw compliment she so kind
ly paid us in wearing a costume at the
masquerade hall coiiioseel chiefly of
Frederick Boetacher has contested a
tree daim in mm:. Bo, adjoining his pr
I some strong desire, and annihilating dis-
i tauce, put itself in communication, in a
moment, with persons a long way oil'.
"These occu ranees of course have here
tofore lieen considered dreams, and the
liullucinutious of minds abnormally n t d
UKn by some grpit exciting cause, I ot
tliey always seemed to me to lie p .,-:-ble,
fur considering the body and the r.
son to he entirely distinct, anil uiiiUl on
ly for tin sheirt space of this blu v iy
fily imagine many of them."
I ''You remember the time and trouble
if took to discover this f'epabling agen
cy" as 1 shall call it. Howl threw my
entire sedf into the research; neglecting
a I) other duties. I was at last suce.ess
cessful beyond all my expectations, and
rutin net a week ago I perfected the "agen
cy'' to such a state that 1
was satisfied I was not only safe in mak-
;',ing an experiment ., but that I could also,
by means of using the ingredients in
certain vnrialle proportions, regulate
the exact length of time that the ab
scence might extend."
"At that time Fred Jones was just
starting to Boston, and although I knew
of his wild ways, ; thought his ree kless
nature would be just the one to help me
with my experiment, so took him into
imy confidence, and he heartily agreed
tliat to-day we would both take a dose of
the "agency" nt the same moment nnd
d'rect ourselves ' ti each other's bodies.
We were to change for just five hours.
At the time agreed on 1 got all in
readiness arid swallowed the portion of
the "agency" : had set opart for this pur
vnose. 1 will not try to descri'ie Id you
.the sensation I experienced on leaving
bchir.d me, myself as it appears to you,
because T hope you will soon try the
"agency" yourself. Jt is sufficient to
state that this portion of the experiment
was a complete success.. After linding
myself freed, hy a simple ell'ort of the
will, l was with Fral in Boston. Here
however was a hiti h in the proceeding's.
Fred had evidently forgotten nil about
our contract, "agency" or anything else
excepting the shortest way to dispose of
a whiskey straight that w-as in hand at
the momfint of my coming.
concluded next week
The Norwegian club gave a dinner on
New Year's day.
1 id you see the partial eclipse on Jan
uary 1st, ot about two o'clock? .
Mr. Slingerland has been spending the
past week on his claim near Bodnrc.
The next club dunce will be given on
Saturday evening, Jan. lUh. All are
invited, i on't forget the date.
Jud Woods expects to leave in n few
days for his home at Ainsworth, nnd ex
pects to attend college this eoriiing year.
Jud has many friends here who are sor
ry to see him depart.
Notice the advertisement of the Ranch
Supply House) in another column. They
keep constantly on hand a large and well
selected stock of General Merchandise,
and at prices that are reasonable.
D A fl D
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AND A BIG -
and Lowest Prices
This it the time to buy barbed wire CHEAP. I have just received a CAR
LOAD and it will pay you to buy it now. Yours for business,
I H. GR 8WOLa
You Cannot do Better
Tlian to patronize the
. vv nen in neeq o
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, Flour, Feed &c.
LARGEST and MOST
. Complete stock to select from.
And satisfaction guaranteed in every particular.
First Class quality of Goods.
J. B. FnontY, President.
General olfice F. C.
BUFFALO GAP, uAKOTA.
BUFFALO GAP LUMBER CO.,
Lumber, Goal, Grain, Lath
ALWAYS ON HAND
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