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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1889)
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TOE S'OUX COUNTY
W. E. Pittenton, Proprietor.
For Uie next Uiree months we expect
to publish a great numlier of letters
written by parties here relative to the
country and its many advantages for
successful farming and stock raising,
and if you are interested in liaving your
friends lack east know just how good
a country this is, subscribe for the Jour
nal and have it sent to them. For this
purpose we propose to donate half and
will send the paper at half price to non
residents for the next three months.
Remember; only one dollar will send the
Joubnal to your friend for a year; fifty
cents for six months and twenty-five
cents for three months. I o this and
assist in giving Sioux county a genuine
M ill You do it!
We want a hundred letters, testimo
nials, from parties living in this county,
telling how well they are pleased with
the country arid why. All can say a lit
tle if they only try. Write a letter for
the Journal and at the same time send
us the names of friends in the east and
south whom you think might he persua
ded to migrate to this country of free
homes and healthy climate: and we will
send them a copy of the paper free. Now
isn't this fair? We want to send out sev
eral quires earh week of these wimple
copies, so send ns names anyone who
wish and we will send them a copy of
the paper. Be careful to write the
names and address plainly.
Write and tell your reasons for think
ing that this is a lctt;r country than
where you came from and why you ad
vise friends to come here. Till of tl"
crops you have raised or seen raised,
the c limate, the people, how healthy it
is, how rhen p you can live, the cheap
ness of lumber, wood, h(iy, vegetables,
and all aliotit it. if you don't write
send us a few names and if we have the
papers to spare will send them copies
containing letters of ypur friends and
ASTELOPK VALLEY ITE3M.
1 ivide the county tv rth of Harrison.
T3. It. Story is building a "condition''
to his house that he may entertain his
guests more hospitably.
. E. II. Saulslmry is lathing and plaster
ing his house.
We are informed that the old mud
fort has gone down, jon'tsee how the
Sioux county judge will survive as
judge much longer. Hope the sheet
will come out with a tatter face than
its predecessor gave it, and stand by the
people as dots the Journal, and not a
few individuals. A good county ollicial
does not need a paper of his own to keep
The Herald says of Clod Hopper,
whom he charges as Oerlath, 'St is not
very encouraging to settlement to talk
THE MYSTERIOUS "AGESCT."
"As I said in the preceding part of
my narrative, Fred was just disposing of
a whiskey straight, however, by a strong
exertion of will, in a manner probably as
you see it sometimes exercised in mes
merism, I succeeded in getting him t
his room and to take the "agency" pre
pared for him."
"His body at once became at my dis
posal, and entering it I found that at last
the experiment was complete. I w'as
hardly satisfied with my quarters as thd
whiskey straight I had seen had probably
been proceeded by several others and
while of course my sober mind controll
ed the body, the odor accompanying my
breath, or his, was almost overpowering.
I was however at liberty to enjoy the
full fruits of my discovery, and stepping
out in the hall, was going down to take
a look at the city, when I was stopped
by a very nice looking gentleman. 'Mr.
Jones' he said, 'Should ' I hurriedly
interrupted him and explained, or tried
to, that I was not Mr. Jones, but through
the medium of the greatest discovery of
the age, I was Mr. Brown walking
around on Mr. Jones's legs.
"He looked at me a moment I wish it
were in my power to describe that look,
but no language could possibly express
half of what it implied."
" 'Well Mr. Brown' said he, 'I have to
inform you that your friend Mr. Jones,'
who has so kindly lent you himself,
owes me for one week's board to-day,
and unless the amount is forthcoming
to-night' 1 waited to hear no more. I
have duns enough of my own to take
care of and put oir, without shouldering
Fred's, besides, by night I would lie at
home and wouldn't need to trouble
alnnit any body else's business.
" ' was sfion on the street enjoying the
sights and the sounds of the Huh, with
out a thought of Jones or anyone else,
when a hand was laid on Jones's shoul
der, fur from gently, and a gruff voice
remarked: 'Say young fellow is your
" again explained that I was not
Jones, but that I was Brown inhabiting
J mes' carcass temporarily, by means of
" 'Well Mr. Brown' he said, ' am go
ing to wipe the street up with Jones'
tMvnsK, but of course as you 'aint Jones
it doesn't mutter to you.'
"from the lieginning of the speech J
found myself considering what Jones
would do under the circumstances and
think I decided right, because Jones's
legs made a tatter run of it that time
than 1 thought they were capable of.
This thing of being taken for Jones was
getting embarrassing and as I had some
relatives in Boston whom I had never
I seen, I concluded to make them a call
and then hurry back to my Jones' lodg
ings' in time to get back home according
to agreement, so finding a policeman 1
in puired the way and walked around.
I was very kindly received, and as they
had never seen hie, did not have to make
any embarrassing explanations. Time
pleasantly spent asses rapidly, and be-
lore J was thinking of leaving a queer
feeling of taing lost began to come over
of bloodhounds," arid the Herald js ur. arm i lea rnyseu grauuany .eav.r.g
;,t. f ik... i.,.n.i,.. I Jones. In a moment I was concious of
made the threat that " f an v man votd 1 8fe'"B Jones apparently in a dead faint
herd law and i uul lne "SemT ivs noi strong enougu
for that contemptible
came to his place he would set the
hounds on them." Now the Herald
wants to shame the correspondent for
mentioning it. It is a wonder lie did not
put an editorial just below, about the
bulldozing in the south. Tlie fact is
that truth hurts the Herald when the af
fairs of this county are mentioned.
A Farmer's Alliance nreeting was held
at Mr. John Hunt's recently.
Jfrl Steve Serres, living on Hat creek,
is very fortunate in settling wliere he
will get a railroad. A road built
through his homestead in Lukota, the
B. & M. is building through his tree
claim and another road is surveying
across his pre-emption, it will probably
build and should give him a depot.
"-We are glad to welcome Mr. Pratt as
one of our nearest neighbors and another
quarter of Uncle Sam's best land is ta
ken as a homestead.
A school1 district is at last organized
and the building of a school house will
soon be in progress.
Jones's stioes when he comes to in that
parlor, drunk. So old man that is how
it all came about"
I arose and took my leave sorrowfully:
I lud in the past attained some reputa
tion as a prevaricator myself and natur
ally felt out done.
Whether or not Charley told t!e judge
his story I don't know, but tlie next
day's papers contained the following
terse item under the head of Police
. "Charles Brown, drunk and disorderly.
Ten dollars or thirty days."
Both of the saw mills are running
A. C. Cove's new house is nearing
6. W. Carey lias bought Andrew Pro
curer's claim and with his family has
taken up his abode there.
School in district No. 4 is progressing
nicely under the leadership of Charles
The dance at Greenwoods last Friday
night was well attended and a jolly time
Messrs Aaron and Robert Telly were
subpoenaed as witnesses in the case of
State vs: Wain and Osborne, and have
departed for Omaha to attend said trial. '
The lyceum in district No. 3 is a suc
cess in every sense of the word. Al
ways well attended and exercises good.
Indian Creek Items.
'The holidays are past and the work for
the new year commences with cheering
The B. & M. graders are at work near
Several lialls and shooting matches
were the amusements during Christmas
Some time Rince there appeared a card
of thank's in the Herald and Republican,
to Judge Hunter and others, for estab
lishing two roads through the valley.
The county records show that the Hon.
Judffe and his men were well paid, and
therefore not entitled to any additional
pay of thanks. Furthermore it now
appears that they didn't establish but
ouepoad, and now we are inclined to be
lieve it was only one of the Judge's dirty
st Ivjnes to use the county funds to pay
(.(fin obligation 1m u.ay have owed his
understrappers for work.
We pray that the Ring may either re
form and be honest men, or go and hang
themselves as Judas did. In either case
we would be happy.
- AND A BIG - .
Stock and Lowest Prices
D. H. 6RISV70LD S.
This it the time to buy barbed wire CHEAP. I have just received a CArt
LOAD and it will pay you to buy it now. Yours for business,
D. H. GRI8W0L0.
You Cannot do Better
Than to patronize tlie
RANCH SUPPLY HOUSE
When in need of
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, Flour, Feed &c.
LARGEST and MOST
Complete stock to select from.
Tire tliairs for the church have arrived
and been placed therein.
A freight team consisting of seven
I A yoke of oxen passed through Harrison
Mr. Sliugerltuid is now employed with
the Herald in place of JuJ Woods who
lelt for home lust Thursday.
Aim you interest wl iu the rapid settle
liiciit of the countr y Read our oiler
cIm; where und svliU. iu your letters awl
list of Uunies.
If" There is u shoemaker at Montrose who
uses uei liter pegs nor Uimui in manu
facturing sh-s. j His customers say
Uwit shoe iiiady jf him ait) tlie warmest
ja the market' am) waterproof.
to keen me there longer, and I found
myself feeling very badly crowded in a
dive on C street In this city, with
my head on a beer keg, just opening my
eyes out of what must, have been a
drunken sleep. Now here the trouble
began. The doses of the "agency" were
timed exactly alike, and while I had ta
ken (nine at the time agreed o.., Jones
had lieeh some time longer. I had found
it impossible to take possession of Jones
before Jones was out but on coming
back, when the power of the "agency"
had expired, 1 took possession of myself
without regard to Jones's occupancy.
Here was a pretty state of allairs, two
minds in one body! and moreover Jones's
mind was drunk and mine was sober.
My mind wanted to go home; Jones's
wanted another drink, and I that is my
body went this way and that according
to which mind happened to gain the as
cendancy for the time being. I succeed
ed in getting out of the place onto the
street, talking to and trying to reason
with Jones all the time: but Jones was
drunk and would talk too and an unin
telligible murmur was the result. Jones
soon liegan to get mad, and although I
tried my best to control him, he would
at times get possession of one of tlie
hands and scratch tlie face. Sometimes
1 would have control of one hand and
one leg arid Jones the other ,and there
would lie a contest as to which was the
stronger. All this time Jones was get
ting more and more crazy. I suddenly
seemed io loose all control for a mo
ment. I was concious of Jones catching
hold of a lamp post and falling and then
I came to in ;the police station. The
"agency" had evidently ceased to act on
Jones while he was unconcious and lie
tat tatfilrnnfl hnmn i-
til ... 1M n,l il t i.lifr f arirtwiwi-
'Mil J1 ,f"ev I-' - J-VfWW-in
edire. but I would rather be here than in
Walter Windsor has lieen appointed to
the position of deputy county clerk.
Attorney Fanning, one of Crawford's
enternrisinsr professional men, was in
Harrison last Saturday.
There was a case of iarceny brought
up from White river last week but was
discharged for want of jurisdiction. It
was for posts supposed to be taken from
Mr. Alliert M. Taylor, the new propria
etor of tlie restaurant, has taken pos
session and manages things in a manner
that shows ability. He respectfully in
vites all of the old patrons to call again
and as many new ones as are in need of
a square meal.
The ladies of Harrison and vicinity
will give a Basket Lunch social in the
M. E. Church, on Saturday evening Jan
uary 12th. All are invited. Hot tea
and colTee will be served, which, togeth
er with a basket of lunch for yourself
and "best girl," will cost you but 50c.
Tlie American Art Gallery will also
be open, for this evening only.
The proceeds of the entertainment are
to be applied toward buying an organ
for the church.
And satisfaction guaranteed in every particular.
First Class quality of Goods.
J. B. Ftmorr, President. General office F. C. SmwSW, &NK .
BUFFALO GAP, DAKOTA.
BUFFALO GAP LUMBER CO.,
Lumber, Coal, Grain, Lath
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