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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1889)
The Sioux County Journal.1,;,";
Published every Thursday.
gutwcription Price, $2.00
W. K. I'attToa Editor and Prep.
Entered at tlie poV'tlice at llarnsuq.
as second class waiter-
Oh uo Indeedl
Tlie editor of the Jutrsal secured
long time payments" on a f air of new
pants last Thursday and Warded the af
ternoon train with the intention of vis
iting the metropolis, Chadmn, having a
limited railroad ticket and trusting to
die Under mercies of the Chadron eating
houses for a supply of appetite destroy
er. The next day the following ap
leared in the Herald:
'W. E. Patterson is on a visit to his
relatives in Greenfield, Iowa, and Mr. L.
l. Hull officiates in his place."
The Herald was in error (which is yery
frequently the case,) as ye editor re
turned Friday, after a day spent very
pleasantly among old and new acquaint
ances at the former place. We can
only surmise that the scrilw for the Her
ald must have gathered his" information
from the same source as when he "wrote
up" the memorable herd law demonstra
tions. They are both of that peculiar
type of truthfulness that has charact
erized the Herald's columns for "many
Before we would go on a journey so
far, far away Charlie, you might have
known we could not leave without first
bidding you an affectionate good-bye.
No indeed. 1 o you think we could lie
so ungrateful for the many kind words
you have spoken of us and the gentle
manly assistance you have so frequent
ly shown? Lo you think we have for
gotten the encouragement you. with
that brotherly a fleet ion so natural to
you, have ever and anon strewn upon
the many thorny places in our crooked
jMithway? Oh no indeed!
Perhaps the editor of the Herald was
musingly wishing' that Patterson and
the JoUKNAL were both in Iowa, or in
some other far away place, and in a fit
of semi-conscious exuberance wrote the
above, thinking what a pleasure it
would be were it only true, aud in the
same semi-conscious state published it.
Hat Creek democracy writes from
Clare in last week's Herald. This is a
new kind of bernocracy to the average
American as the following, which he
says is taken from an American stand
point and not from a political one, will
"As there seems to be a great squab
ble over small offices, we would think
the old and maimed veterans, such as U.
P. Lavis, J. W. Hunter and others too
numerous to mention, who hud the
nerve at the call of their country, to
shoulder their musket and march to the
field of battle and offer their breasts as
targets for reliel bullets, should be pre
ferred for the offices before men whose
only deed of patriotism that they seem
capable of would be to wave their hats
after federal victories, shed brinv tears
and strew faded flowers over dead heroe's
Now if Hat Creek Democracy had on
ly presented and stood upon his "Ameri
can stand-point" at any time four years
prior to the 4th day of last March his
sincerity would not be so questionable.
It might be well to call his attention to
the sublime manner in which the plan
he advises was carried out by the demo
cratic administration. Harrison for in
stance. What a gallant "old soldier"
was here rewarded by democratic ap
pointment. The Railway Age claims that there
are a very large number of new rail
roads projected, the entire amount foot
ing up over fifty-three thousand miles.
If the talked of roads are built there will
be expended in their construction over
$1,600,000,000.00, a sum so large that it
appears quite improbable that any large
portion of the projected roads can le
built soon. Still the indications are
that there will be a large amount of
railroad building in this country the
The reporters have informed the
i country that James G. Blaine, the son
of the plumed knight, has lamed his
back working at his chosen trade of
machineist. We are glad to know that
the boy is "humping himself." It is
honorable to get a lame back that way,
but there are thousands of just as de
serving young men working themselves
lame every day and the great dailies say
nothing about it.
Says the benver Republican: That
Buffalo judge did right who, a short
time ago, refused to naturalize a man
who was a common drunkard and a wife
beater. The courts ought to stand as
sentinels at the gates through which
foreigners pass to American citizenship.
Citizenship in this republic should lie
lifted to the plane of a high privilege.
A recently arrived Englishman in
New York City the other day attempted
to post a letter in a fire alarm box. In
a little over a minute engines, hose
carts, ladder trucks and fire companies
were bearing down on him from all di
rection. He forgot to curse "the blars
ted county," and did not recover his
senses in time to escape being made the
subject of Yankee merriment.
The Lincoln Journal iiTauthority for
.ne smiement that there is salt enough
in the salt mines of Kansas to supply
A n divorce case on trial iu i
ie Carter case, is drawing lull
houses. It is singular utiat resj iae.e
pee; le find attractive alout such a --.
The tvductioo uf the puil c debt dtir-
total dctt now, less .ash in the
1,101G'.42.00, less than
lialf uf what it was at the do- the
, l,:.uiii ev M. iiktw was the orator on
the occasion of the Washington ceuUn-
r-Llminn in New lork . uy. -t is
hardly necessary to sy tluit he did full
justice to the occasion. He is recognized
e !... anions' the closest thinkers and
" ' . - ..-r, -
finest orators in the country.
Another victim of the -didn't know it
was loaded" shooting atfray was sent to
lit. ttint-nmvn beyond" in less tlian five
minutes at Hill City, Kansas, recently.
fired bv a friend, lust in
fun, who thought the pistol unloaded
So long as persons persist in poiuting fire
arms at each other the office of fool
kill r is practically vacant or so over
burdened with work that additional help
is sorely needed.
Our city mar-hal, Carpenter, went to
Chadron Wednesday with a prisoner ar
rested for personating a United States
di-tei five aud swindling one of our far
mers to the tune of 1100. These men
nui:ht to be dealt with to the extent of
1 lie law. but when a man forty years
old, and who has lived twenty year in
the west, can be swindled bv such men
it is time for him to have his. eye teeth
eut, 'Whitney Champion.
The Boomerang says Fort Laramie is
to 1 abandoned as a military post, and
a portion of the troops will lie ordered lo
Omaha and the remainder to Fort JI
Kinney and other frontier posts. It
also reported that Camp Carlin is to tie
broken up and the supply depot removed
from 1 heyenne to Omaha. Captain
Humphrey it is said will be placed on
the stall' of the department quarter
master general at Omaha. Lusk Herald.
A Georgia physician writes to the
Constitution, of Atlanta, that the solu
tion used in the hand grenades now of
fered so extensively for wile is easily
and cheaply made by taking twenty
pounds of salt, ten pounds of sal ammo
niac (muriate of ammonia, to lie had of
any druggist), and dissolving in seven
gallons of water. When dissolved
it can lie Wittled and kept in
each room in tlie house. In case of
fire one or two liottles should be thrown
with force into the burning place hard
enough to break them, and the fire will
certainly be extinguished.
After ever- election no matter if it
be national, slate, county or city, tlie
cry of illegal voting goes up from one
or both sides of the question at issue. It
is more than probable that there is some
truth in the claim in many instances so
that it is to the interest of all good cit
izens to do all they can to prevent such
crimes. It was hoped that the legis
lature would pass the election bill known
as the Australian system, but it failed to
get through, but even with the laws we
now have there is no use of illegal votes
controlling an election, provided the
judges and clerks of election do their du
ty, and the leaders of the respective par
ties use due dilligence. It is the right of
any and every voter to challenge the
voie oi any person whom they may
think does not possess the necessary
qualifications to make him a legal voter.
if the challenged party is a legal voter it
is no disgrace and if on his examination
by the judges of election it is not desired
to withdraw the challenge, the vjite can
be sworn in and even then it does not in
the least degrade the voter if he lie hon
es l miu eimueu w voie. tsut nere is
where the mistake is made by many
election boards in not making the projier
record of the vote. If a man is chal
lenged and lie is questioned under oath
as to his qualifications let the record
show that fact. If he then swears in his
vole that also should be-noted and then
if any question arises in regard to illegal
voting the poll lists can be referred to
and matter taken to the courts in proper
shafie. We have seen men get mad and
want to fight because their vote was
challenged, and it always looked as if
that was pretty good evidence that they
were not acting in good faith in the mat
ter, for it is but a moments work to
tike the oath and that is all that is nec
essary. The carrying of such a practice
into effect is not a party matter, for it
is to the interest of all parties whose
members are loyal citizens, to see tiiat
the purity of the ballot is protected.
The working in of a few illegal votes
m;iy bring success to a party in some
cases but a party boosted into power by
such means cannot long hojie to remain
in the ascendency, for society will not
countenance such criminal nets. If a
man swears in his vote when he has no
right to participate in an election, he
should be punished severely and if it
was made almost certain that an illegal
voter would suffer the most severe pen
ally pescribed by law, those offering to
vote would be pretty certain to ke. p
away from the polls unless they had a
right to deposit their lial lot, and the re
sult would be that the free ballot would
be a pure and honest means of electing
men to administer the affairs of the gov
ernment Nebraska Reporter.
Allowed account against Sioux
county bought by Jones & Verity.
innoc a Verity,
q a i H i
"The Wrong Pew."
Our enemies may tell you tliat this
Are Here to Stay
A STRAIGHT FORWARD
We would respectfully i all the attention of tlie public to tlie fact
that we are prepared to make farm bans in
E3T SIOUX, DAWES and BOX LUTTE COUNTIES .24
The Most Liberal Terms.
Final proof money
Without Extra Charge.
Land Office business will receive SPECIAL ATTENTION
PROSECUTED or DEFENDED.
Land filings made and a general law business transacted. We offer
you the advantage of several years successful practice before
the United States Land Office. Will also do
A Locating Business.
Collections made on all accessible points. Abstracts carefully com
piled. 3)o your business
Where Business is Done!
OFFICE ON MAIN
C. H. Andrews & Co.,
Fine Toilet Goods,
STATIONERY & PERFUMES,
IN THE CITY,
"the wrong but the Arm of
B. E. Urewrteb, c f C omK
President. Vice. Pres.
CHA8. C. JAMESON, Cashier.
General Banking Business
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This it the time tj buy lrbnl wjre'TJ '
LOAD and it will jy you to buv it no r Sack WtttBtt
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J. O. ARMSTRONG, Priwd-ut.
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Loans Money on fe.
EOGERT R01IWER, Proprietor,
Special Attention :
"The Northwestern Line"
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