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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1889)
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CHEAP. I hve just relayed ft (JAB
Jm. Yours fur Ixikiness,
ti 11 H. GBBiWOLQ, ,
2NESS AT THE
V and the Management return Thanks to
)age liestowed, and, by Square Dealing
Jt of Everything in tlie line of Gener
tnorit a continuance of the same.
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Large Stock of Oats, corn, chop Feed Sua.
J IX PRICES DEFIED.
F. C. SkENKES, Secretary.
1 LUMBER CO.,
il, Grain, Lath
J THE SIOU. COUNTY
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W. E. Patter, Prariotor.
j We wonder why the Herald iirew out
tne rf'puimn coiojrs so suauen.yr
The chances for a 140,000 soldiers'
home at Hot Springs, Dak., aetufi' to be
very good at present.
Isn't it strange that a ttepirblicao pa
per would so unmercifully pitch into the
republican representative from their owo
district just because rhat? For dor
tog to rise above fUe selfish, narrow
minded ideas of (lie Slingerland,, Bab
cock, Cavis, et al ense(?) propounders
for the demo-republican Herald. . ,
Tlie Fremont Tribune wishes up a bowl
full of tjie right kind of material when
it says: "The Tekamah Burtonian sec
onds the Tribune's motion to compel
county supervisors t.o require bids for
everything furnished tlie county. In
this way the burden of competition with
the whole world imposed upon local
newspapers and publishers will be ex
tended to all classes of business, and the
taxes jxiid by newspapers will not go for
goods furnislied the county a the sell
ers own price. What is sauce for the fe
male goose ought to be dessert for tte
male bird of the same brand." Sioux
county lias suffered losses to the amount
of several hundred dollars tlutt would
have lieen saved had tlie board of super
visors followed the only true business
rule in such cases, that of letting work
by contract to the lowest responsible
bidder. Js our present Board doin any
better? No, apjiarenUy not.
Oelrichs Advocate: Tlie bill abolishing
the herd law by local option was killed
in the council last Friday. Many farm
ers in this part of tlie territory were
fondly in hopes this bill would become a
law. Had such a law been enacted it is
safe to say Fall River county would
have done away with free range. The
Black Hills counties are the only coun
ties, we believe, in the territory, where
free range prevails, the law being a
special act covering the counties of
Butte, Lawrence, Penington, Custer and
Fall River. Tlie Advocate has heard
doubt expressed as to the constitutional
ity of the law, but whether it is consti
tutional or not, certain it is a menace to
the settlement of this county. We
would much rather see Fall River coun
ty peopled wholly witli farmers than to
see its fine prairies occupied by cattle be
longing to a corporation that has to be
sued before it pays its taxes. That is
where the Advocate stands on the ques
tion of free range.
Ruxhville Standard: The Standard no
tices that a crowd of fellows up at Har
rison have met and resolved to make
war on Representative Gilchrist, alleg
ing that he is misrepresenting his con
stituents by working for an amendment
to our herd law, which will prevent any
and all counties from suspending the
heiil law and adopting the fence law.
This opposition to Mr. Gilchrist's actions
comes from what is known as the Satter
lee crowd, and it is generally believed
that this crowd would prefer not to have
any law at all. Mr. Gilchrist's head is
level on this matter, and he is making
friends by the course he is taking. Ev
ery sensible roan in Sioux county knows
that the fence law now in force in that
county is retarding the prosperity of the
county. The few ranchmen up there
are far better able to take care of their
stock than tlie farmers are to fence
- We understand that Mr. Satterlee for
merly resided in Sheridan county.
The correspondent to the Crawford
Clipper from Glen says: "No law suit
before Judge Mason for over two weeks,
but when we get in a small crop and
have about forty head of cattle get in
and eat it all up and the owners of them
see them do it and tell us it is free range,
that they have a perfect right to eat up
our crop, what are we to do? Our hope
is that the legislature will defend us.
We have men in the county that
claiming to do a great deal to get
county settled and these very men
doing more to discourage settlement
fighting the herd law, and now are
trying to kill the night herd law.
wants to settle in such a county? I am
anxious for the settlement of the county
but cannot advise my friends to settle
in Sioux county with no law to protect
them. In behalf of the poor people in
Sioux county we auk our representative
the honorable Mr. Gilchrist, to help us
if possible. We cannot live in Sioux
county if it continues to be run by a
free range ring. My neighbor had a
thousand nice cabbages and the rest of
his garden truck eaten up by hi neigh
bor's stock, in fact it was his main de
pendence for a living for his family.
What satisfaction did he get? tlie own-
i-aTJjsn hiock laugneaju jun tana imuu
Wilfnl or Wanton Ignorance.
Tlie usual habit followed by the Her
ald iij tlie past.iy hae. warped and cal
loused -their senses to such an extent tliat
it is i mere force of liabit which compels
tbeni to uphold stuffed caucuses, secret
nie.uigs, official thieving, illegal vot
ing, ibogus resolutions etc., now jjt the
sonui as in tlie past. Tlie Heralji surely
did uot believe the statements ;K made
.(we would iiavifto acknowlede.siich ig
norance eveuon the part to tlie "Herald's
.editors), and ,we know of no qneelse who
4jes; regarding the '"meeting ,of ulig
ouit citijjfmsf:1) and meatingfi') of 4ke ex
scjitive committee of ibtieiboard gf trade.
Dqu'i you know jar, Jf(?ald that there
-were only about forty jen witiiiu the
corporate limits of -the 'town that ev
ening a;nd can you not think of at least
tiajf that number who were not tliere?
Don't you know tlutt in order to hold
a special meeting of iie board of trade or
H executive commrt,ttie a. call must be
uade by the president and all members
within reasonable distance iust be noti
fied, unless the nieeting jbe called at
ome regular meetiag?
Don't you kuow that .ait -the last regu
lar meeting of the board of trade the re
cording secretary, in answer to the
query by the president as to whether or
not any busings ha4 been transacted or
special meetings held since the last reg
ular meeting, aasWeied pot any, and the
records of tlie board show no such meet
ing? Don't yo know that the president of
the board of trade was here in town all
the time and knew wotbing of any so
calied meeting until the proceedings
were published in the Omaha Bee?
Dont you know that several parties
were in the room af different times when
and w here the meeting of citizens was
supposed to have been held and did not
know that any such resolutions had been
passed until seeing them in the newspa
pers? If you don't then your ignorance
is-only exceeded by your wanton stupid-
The Herd Law.
Dawes County Journal: A bill is be
fore the legislature making the herd law
operative throughout the state, and
amending tlie present act by striking
out the provisions for its suspension in
any county. Itepresentative Gilchrist
haTtieen ardently tot work in favor of
the bill. Last week live or six cattle
men of Harrison met in conclave and
calling themselves a great public meet
ing of the indignant citizens of Sioux
county, and also the Harrison "Board of
Trade" they drafted a double set of res
olutions condemning Mr. Gilchrist's act-
a, lauding the cattle interests, and
claiming that the cowmen and grangers
lived in the closest friendship and that
the farmers were not only able to fence
their lands but anxious to do so if tlie
legislature would only compel them to.
These double barreled resolutions were
sent to the Omaha and Lincoln papers,
where from their high sounding charac
ter they were given publication. Out
side of the range cattle minority of Sioux
county Mr. Gilchrist lias the support of
tlie farmers of Sioux county who are in
the majority, if fair election prevailed,
who havn't a show of justice in election
or courts, and are compelled to put up
with whatever damage or indignity the
cowmen may choose to put upon them,
are thoroughly aroused, and the fight
between the two factions up there has
broken out in renewed vigor. The" fol
lowing dispatch from Lincoln in the Om
aha Republican of Wednesday morning,
shows in what light the matter is view
ed at the state capital; :
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. It will be re
membered that Representative Gilchrist,
of Box Butte, fought hard for the pas
sage of House Roll 95. This bill repeals
the provision of tlie present law which
permits counties to suspend the herd
law. The object of Roll 05 is to stop
the short horn cattle barens from hav-
ng a free swing to the western counties,
where they have allowed their big herds
to trample down tlie crops of small far
mers at will. It is proposed that they
cannot let their stock run at large, but
must herd the animals. When this bill
had gone through the house, the barons
got together in the northwest and had
messages sent to the daily papers, de
nouncing Mr. Gilchrist's course in the
name of the people. Rut Mr. Gilchrist
is now receiving a flood of letters from
the people of his district, approving his
course, and saying he did just wliat the
masses of the northwest desire, without
regard to party. : House Roll 95 will
probably pass tlie senate all right.
So It tteems.
Under the head of "A Favor returned"
the Dawes County Journal says:
"The Harrison Herald lias been trans
feredby Mr. Satterlee to Mr. V. P.
Davis, Judge Hunter has Jiiergud his
Republican with It, and tlie Her.Ud is
now .announced to he straight fepubli-
Jit. 1mm m Jihoimuui uf tuat the uk.af Mf'"""
County central committee, and president
of the-town club. "Thus does time bring
itn recompenses. Last fall 'Mr. Davis
was-tbe nominee of the republican con
vention of Sioux county for county at
torney, slid he withdrew afew dacs be
fore ti.e election in favor of Mr. Satter
lee, -Mm Democratic nominee. In an
nouncing his withdrawal Mr. Davis said
it would "be or tlie best interests of the
Republican party to support tlie demo
cratic nominee.1' Mr Satterlee lias now
withdrawn from newspajjer campaign,
no.doubt believing it to be for the best
interests of the democratic pary fs
.ha,ve a republican organ.
,3ohn'$hu.y is putting -io a setting .of
logs atUis place.
Government teams -are hauling 'logs
from the upper part of the river.
SliuJT and Reeder are cutting logs on
tlie south side of the .river.
S. W. Kemp has .finished hauling wood
for .M. H. Green.
The frame of Mr. Kreeman's barn is
still in sight and that is all.
C- H. Rigdon has up the frame for a
They must be getting bad over on
Deadman when they carry off the win
dows from the school houses.
A setting of logs is lieing put in at S. '
W. Kemp's place.
We wonder who needs a deputy tfce
worst, the County Clerk, bank cashier
or County Treasurer. 'We believe it
would.be proper to make the necessary
allowance for a deputy for the County
treasurer as he lives so far away and is
able to be at Harrison only once a week.
There is some talk of getting a shingle
miAl on the river. We would be glad to
see it (tome tor we are tired of a dirt
W. J. Milor has put a homestead fil
ing on the Ed Sandy claim.
Daniel Klein is tlie proud and happy
father of a bran pew boy.
Miss Jennie Hunt is visiting at A, E.
Harrison, Neb., Feb. 1. '89.
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
Present Commissioners Wier and Mc
Ginley and clerk. ,
Leonard Dout appeared before the
board and made the following state
ment upon his oath, that the firm of
Dout Bros, and Ricedorff are assessed
in the sum of $1,218 valuation of per
sonal property for the year 1888, and
that said property is on the tax list as
in school district No. 15 mid taxed at
the rate of seventeen mills on the dol
lar valuation, amounting to $20.73, and
that the property is owned by himself
and John Dout and J. W. Iticedorff,
he (Leonard Dout) owning a one-quarter
interest and residing within the
limits of said school distrbt, but tb-it
the property is not in the limits of said
school district, nor does John Dout or
J. AV. Ricedorff reside In said -school
distrrct; therefore he, for himself and
his partners, states that the amount of
tax assessed to the firm for school tax
is not correct and just. . Upon consid
eration the board is of the opinion that
.the above facts as stated, are correct;
therefore it is ordered that the county
treasurer strike from tlie tax list of
1888 three-fourths of the aYnount as
sessed against Dout Bros. & Ricedorff
for school district tax for1 the year
On motion George II. O'Kune was
appointed road overseer of Hat 1 creek
On motion George Engelbrecht was
appointed, assessor of Rtiniijwater,
Sheep Creek, Lower liuiiiiingwater and
Snake Creek precincts.
The following statement was ordered
Statement of public school funds ap
poitioned during the year ending Dec.
31. 1888: ...
State funds as certified to by state
superintendent: , ;
June apportionment, - - -. 1375 07
December apportionment, - 379 52
Received from Cheyenne county, 12 00
Total apportionment, - - $ 766 59
Amount arising from certifi
cates issued for institute fuut', 26 00
Amount expended, - - - .Nothing
S. W. Cox,
Official bond of Gerhard Uei riders,
road overseer Montrose road district,
hied and approved.
The following claims were audited
E. A. Lawler, witness fees, - $6 00
YVni. Christensen, hardware, - It 75
John W. Hunter, county judge's
fees, - 72 40
J. 11. l'equette, road overseer
and road work, - - - 85 00
Omaha Republican Company,
nine numerical indices, - 170 15
Thos. iiolly, road work, - 7 75
T. J. Edwards, wood, - la 00
John W. Hunter, county judge's
tees. - - - - - 18 60
Ed. C. Lockwood, office expenses, 11 80
S. W. Cox, county , superintend
ent, - . . . . 88 50
Adjourned to meet February 18,
C1IA8. C. jAMgSOH,
ly&ioiu iuity school wajnunto taught
HARRISON, - NEB.
AVill practice before all courts and 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 State Land office.
Preemption and timber.oulture filings
Contests initiated, proseuuted or de
fended. Office on Main sti'eet,
- B. F. THOMAS, -
GENERAL LAND AGENT
FIFTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE.
Is well acquainted with the U. S. land
laws and rulings of this -department.
Keeps plats of Sioux county and eastern
Wyoming, and has done work from
Ohadron to the Laramie plains, and from
North Platte to the Dakota line. He fur
nishes good entei-tainment 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 oeing added.
Solicit Your Patronage.
. , C. L. TI BBS, Prop.
H. H. Warneke,
Is always ready, assisted by his gt-nlal
clerk, Mr Thomas Reidy, 'to wait upon
their many customers with a
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Groceries,
Queensware, Flour, Feed Sue. Ac, at
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Bed Bock Prices.
arm them a call and
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