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' THE SIOUX COUNTY
W. E. Patterson, Proprietor.
HOUSE ROLL 95 PASSED THE LOHf.
ER HOUSE YESTERDAY.
Only 19 rotes oppwied oat of 1001
A special telegram from Lincoln yeo
terday announced that the bill to mak
the herd law obtain all over the stat
had pased the house, only nine-teen
members out of a probable hundred vot
ing against it. The bill has good sup.
port in the fsanate and it Is an almotti
forgone conclusion tliat it will become
A prohibitory liquor law amendment.
has been introduced in the Territorial
Council of Dakota.
The Legislature of Pennsylvania lias
passed a bill submitting to a vote of tlo
people a prohibitory liquor amendment
to the constitution.
If President-elect Harrison's Cabinet
nppointments are to be made public by
tlie 15th of this month as has been indi
cated by knowing parties, we will soon
Some of the Chadron papers are in
dulging in a considerable amount of hu
morous jest at each others' expense, that
exhibits a considerable amount of edi
The Sioux County Republican, an off
shoot of the democratic IIi;rald at Harri
son, has ceased to exist. It was mainly
started to give vent to the moulliings of
one "Judge" Hunter, and as it did not
take him long to run out of wind the
life of the paper was necessarily short.
The live Journal will well occupy the
Held. Oelrichs Advocate
The newspapers have appointed a part
of the cabinet oflicers for the incoming
administration and this is how it is ar
ranged. Blaine will be secretary of
state, Allison secretary" of the tmisuvy,
Alger secretary of war and Wanamaker
postmaster general. Of course Mr. Har
rison may refuse to make the appoint
ments as presented but it will be no
fault of the the generous and free heart
ed editors who have so unselfishly under
taken the task.
Winter will be compelled to get a
move on itself very soon if it intends
putting in an appearance in this section
of the northwest before another year.
Thus far we haven't had enough cold
weather to cause the semblance of a
smile to flit across the features of our
coal dealers, and our enterprising mer
chants, who laid in large stocks of win
ter goods are now of the opinion that
Nebraska rivals Florida in the matter of
weather during the so-called winter
months' Chadron Democrat.
The republican league of Nebraska
and each republican club in the state is
entitled to send four delegates, besides
the president of each organization, who
shall be ex-ofllcio a delegate, to the re
publican league convention to be held at
Baltimore beginning February 28. The
many active clubs in Nebraska should
give their state a strong representation
in that convention, and delegates should
be chosen now and reported soon, in or
der that the executive committee of
the convention may make the necessary
Ample accommodations can be secured
for all delegates and others who wish ti)
attend the inaugural ceremonies, if no
tice is given in time.
Hotel rates for the four leading hotels,
American plan, from $2.00 to 4.00 per
Railroad rates are one fare for the
round trip, and on tickets to Washington
a stop over at Baltimore will be allowed.
East and west of the Ohio river tickets
good from February 26 to March 7.
The names of delegates should be for
warded as early as possible to Mr. D. L.
Brinton, Secretary, 23 west Saratoga
street, Baltimore, Md. Mr. Brinton
will also engage hotel accommodations
for such as signify their wish that be
should do no.
It should be remembered that Balti
more is a much better place at which to
stop, when Washington is as crowded as
it will be during the inaugural, tliau at
the Capital city.
Any further information can bo liad
either of Mr. Brinton at the above ad
dross, or of the undersigned at Omaha
R. W, liRECKENIUWiK.
Member for Nebraska Central (.lomuiit
tee R. L. U. 8,
&Uute Mieire please copy. . ,
Created Great Excitement.
Harrison, Neb., Jam. 30 Special
Telegram to The Bee. The news about
the bill in the house of Representatives,
providing that stock shall be restrained
from running at large in all counties of
the state was received here yesterday
and created great excitement. The bet
ter class of citizens and settlers hope the
bill will pass, but parties known to be in
sympathy with the stockmen have beet
in secret caucus and are very abusive of
those members who are supporting the
bill. Sioux county is a free range coun
ty, but it is openly charged tliat the
vote making it so was a fraud, and a
great deal of bitterness has been enyn
dered. Things had been fairly quiet for
a while, but now the fight has broken
out afresh and with renewed bitterness.
Following the arrival of the above
item of news in the Bee on last Friday
the following obtuse notice was posted
in front of the postoflice by someone
probably endowed with more leisure
A Secret Caucus of the Best Element of
Harrison will be held at the Town well
this Friday Evening, Feb., 1st.
Per order of the Managers of the Va
riety Show of Rotten Row.
House Roll 95.
In the Omaha Bee of Saturday,
2, the following appeared:
Harrison, Neb., Jan. 30. To the Ed
itor of the Bee: As members of the ex
ecutive committee of the Harrison board
of trade we desire and do enter our ear
nest protest against the language used
by L. W. Gilchrist, representative to the
Nebraska legislature from the Fifty
third district, in reference to house roll
No, 95, inasmuch as its statements of
the poverty of the settlers of Sioux
utity are not true. Nor is it true that
they are unable to fence their crops, as
a large majority have their cultivated
lands under fence, and many of them
their entire farms. We deny that there
is any ill-feeling between the stock men
and faimers of Sioux county. We fur
ther assert that Mr.' Cihhrist has been
misinformed in regard to Wyoming catr
ti-j destroying the crops in Sioux county.
1 Filially, we protest against the lan-
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cause it is false and malicious, but be
cause it is calculated to injure Sioux
county abroad by advertising a state of
affairs in Sioux county that never had
any cxistance, and does not exist today.
C. IL Weixku,
Vice President Harrison Board of Trade.
J. C. NoRTimop, Treasurer,
A. J. Babcock, Recording Sec.
Wc ask permission through your col
ums to publish the proceedings of a por
tion of the citizens of tho town of Har
rison in reference to Mr. Gilchrist:
At a meeting of the citizens of Harri
son and Sioux county, held at Harrison
Tuesday evening, January 29, regardless
of political opinions, to consider the act
ion of L. W. Gilchrist, representative
from the Fifty-third district to tho Ne
braska legislature, in relation to the
herd law, the following resolutions were
Resolved, That we condemn the act-
tion of L. W. Gilchrist in advocating
the repeal of sections 9 and 10, article 3,
chapter 2, of the compiled statutes as be
ing a violation of pledges made to his
constituents here, and further that the
passage of said bill would be destructive
of the best interests of Sioux couuty,
and in direct opposition to their wishes
twice expressed at the polls.
Resolved, that the representations
made by L. W. Gilchrist in the legisla
ture in reference to the relations exist
ing between the cattle men (so called)
and farmers of Sioux county is false, and
without any foundation in fact.
Resolved, That copies of these pro
ceedings be forwarded to the Omaha
Herald, Bee, Republican and Nebraska
State Journal, with request to publish
R. W. Windsor,
A. J. Babcock, Chairman,
P. S. The term cattlemen, as gener
ally understood, is a misnomer in Sioux
county, as great herds of cattle are no
longer to be found. Those engaging in
the cattle business .are simply stock
The plain facts regarding the above
are these. Some of the disgruntled poli
ticians who opposed Mr. Gilchrist's elec
tion held a secret caucus and assisted by
a few others who favor the free range
law, passed and adopted the above reso
lutions. No public, meeting of the citi
zens of Harrison was held and no meet-
ing of the board of trade or its execu
Mr Gilchrist did not pledge himself to
either vide of the question of fence or
herd law during the campaign and is
now only following where his good
judgment leads and a majority of the
settlers of Sioux county heartily endorse
Mr. Gilchrist's action id the matter, the
above to the contrary notwithstanding.
Among the believers in free range are
few who will uphold such underhanded
action even in support of their own
The Herd Law.
Representative Gilchrist is champion
ing a measure in the legislature which
will amend the statute so as to abolish
the provisions for suspending the herd
iaw. He made a strong argument to
the Horn last week, Thursday, stating
that the day of big range herds in this
country was forever gone, and that Ne
braska was now emphatically a farm
state, and that invariably the herd law
is a benefit to the fanners, while on the
frontier the cattlemen are fighting for
suspension. The measure has some
.strong opposition, but there is a strong
prospect of its passage. Dawes County
Ye, Why Sot
A rather peculiar petition was pre
sented to the Kansas house Thursday by
Mr. Sherman of Rooks county. It was
from 132 citizens af that county. They
want the legislature to make an appro
priation for the purpose of experiment
ing in tlie matter of securing artificial
rainfall by means of cannonading. The
petition was as follows: "We, your pe
titioners, many of us veterans of the
late war, knowing from experience that
heavy rainfalls followed each battle or
cannonading, and believing tliat this fact
indicates that man may produce rainfall
by artificial perturbation of the atmos
phere when otherwise it would not be
experienced, and believing it would be
wise ror the state or Kansas to make a
reasonable experiment in the matter of
attempting to produce artificial rainfall,
would most respectfully ask you to
make an appropriation out of the treasu
ry for the purpose of such experiments
either by cannonading or otherwise as
may be deemed best." Now that it be-
gins to look like prohibition and the de
mand for water will be increased, some
experiments of the kind might be profit
able in Nebraska. Nothing could be
more cheerful than to go out to the
back yard, on a hot, dry day, and drop a
charge of powder in the slot to get a
nice moist rain. State Journal.
War Bonnet Wftrblings.
Glad to see the familiar phiz of Ned
Andrews among us once more.
All hands report a splendid time at
the party given by Mr. and Mrs. J. No
lan last Friday evening.
Divine service at the school house last
Thursday evening, conducted by Rev.
Wallace of Methodist persuasion assisted
by Elder Watkins and his estimable lady.
Elder Watkins we understrnd intends
settling in our midst.
Mrs. J. J. Zimmerman, with three
children and Miss Lizzie Steers, sister
and aunt of T. O. Williams, arrived on
last Saturday's train, and Mr. Zimmer
man with a car of stock, Implements
and household goods is daily expected.
Some terribly crooked buggy tracks
were seen up the canyon the morning
after Mr. Nolan's dance. Well, some
folks never will learn to drive straight
with one hand.
We are much obliged to you Mr. Ed
itor for tendering the loan of your paste
pot, "devil" etc., but think it would
be of little use as we liave a "devil"
among us who can tear out chinking and
mortar faster than a dozen devils could
put it in.
Elias Fisk, Who left here some ti me
since for his home in Tripp, Dakota,
monkeyed with sharpers on the train and
was relieved of his "wad'' between Har
rison and Chadron, and was obliged to
discontinue his journey for want of
Mr. Zimmerman with his car arrived
Sir: We notice a piece in tlie Herald
to the effect that the boys who attended
the "War Bonnet .Dance," had fun
enough that they ought to be willing
to pay for the damages done the school
house by some "scape grace." We
think Warbler is right in advising; "put
the blame where it belongs" and not sad
dle the expense onto innocent persons.
It would be of no use to send your
"devil," papers and paste pot Mr. Editor,
for the simple reason that it would take
an imp or two to keep the other devils
from tearing thorn off before they were
dry enough to keep out much cold wind.
It is an "ornery" trick for a person or
persons to vent their spleen on an inof
fensive school house just because tliey
were disappointed in a little scheme of
For Sale Cheap, a good grade English
Shire stallion by J. H. BwrtuU. Ilamsou,
L. O. HULL,
HARRISON, - NEB.
Will practice before all courts tad the
United States land office.
Business entrusted to my care will re
ceive prompt attention.
H. T. CONLEY,
Will practice in all State and Federal
courts, and United States Land office.
Pre-emption and timber culture filings
Contests initiated, prosecuted or de
fended. Office on Main street,
- B. F. THOMAS. -
GENERAL LAND AGENT
Is well acquainted with the U. S. land
taws and rulings of this department.
Keeps plats of Sioux county and eastern
Wyoming, and has done work from
'"liadron to the Laramie plains, and from
North Platte to the ; akota 1,'ne. Ht fur
nishes good entertainment to visitors and
immigrants in this the most wonderful
corner of Nebraska. 8 miles north west
of Harrison. Have 640 acres of the best
winter pasture to let.
HARRISON NOVELTY W'KS.
All kinds of
Wood & Iron "Work
New and Improved Machinery is Con
stantly being added.
Solicit Your Patronage.
C. L, TUBUS, Prop.
H. M. Warneke,
Is always ready, assisted by his genial
olerk, Mr Thomas Reidy, to wait upon
their many customers with a
Cry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Groceries,
Queensware, Flour, Feed Ac. Ac., at
Bed Rock Prices.
OIYX THKM A CALL AKI
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