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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 30, 1889)
The Sioux County Journal.
Published every Thursday.
Subscription Price, $2.00
W. E. Pattrrson . Editor and Prop.
Entered at the postoffioe at Harrwoa
as second class niatUer.
Cook Coaaty Corruption.
An investigation of affairs at the Cook
county, Illinois, insane asylum reveals
the fact that Chicago and Cook county
are still blessed with a few(?) unsavory
rascals. It will be remembered tiiat on
!y a few years ago several of the County
Commissioners, together with the keep
er of the county poor house and other
interested parties, were sentenced to the
penitentiary for a misapplication of
county funds. One preferred Canada
and was allowed to go there by a bribed
sheriff. A story more sickening or hor
rible than the one which comes from the
Cook county insane assylum could hard
ly be outdone by Andersonville itself.
Dr. Clevsnger, a former attendant at the
asylum, was recently on the witness
stand and told the following plausible
"In 1886," said the doctor, "the physi
cians who secured bodies at the asylum
for dissection at the Rush medical col
lege toid me that the bodies were so
covered with vermin that they had to be
scorched before being placed on the dis
secting table. Once in 1885 I heard
screams of pain, and running from my
office found two attendants standing
over a patient who was bleeding pro
fusely. I knew there was no use making
any complaint, as these attendants were
supported by the influence of the county
board. Soon after they refused to obey
my orders. They secreted bodies on
which I desired to hold a post mortem
examination and I could not get them
for two or three days after they were
buried. I publislied a statement and
the following night one of the attendants
abused me. A few minutes later a shot
was fired down stairs. The bullet crash'
ed tlirough the door and lodged in my
book case.1 Soon after the doctor
"What is the matter with the institu
tion now?" asked the attorney.
' "It is under the influence of boodlerism.
It is in a bad place, on unsalubrious
ground. Thers should be two new
buildings, one for male and one for fe
jnale patients. Then the county board
should be kicked out and the asylum
put into the hands of a state commiss
Dr. Cleveoger told how boodlerism
had prevented an investigation. Even
ministers of the .gospel wen afraid of
the boodiers who occupied seats in their
churches. He said there has been re
peated testimony that vermin abounded
in the wards and Dr. Kohier, an assist
ant physician, found maggots in the
wounds of neglected patients in 1884.
Bedbugs would torture the patients un
der their straight jackets and rats would
mutilate the bodies of those who had
died unattended through the night, and
male attendants were usually appointed
by the county commissioners for their
lighting abilities at the polls at election
tune. The brawls, drunkenness, oaths.
incessant alarms, pistol shootings, im
morality, stealing, etc., exerted a very
depressing influence upon decant offi
cials and caused them to waste much of
their energy in keeping out of the rows.
The county board's financial reports
were falsified and confused in a variety
of ways, and often the expression, "Gen
eral expenses,' would cover $1,000 or
more of unaccounted for bills. Every
thing was done to make an apparent
showing of external cleanliness, but the
whitewashing and the flowers and well
kept lawn constitute the place but a
Interest in Flax.
WASBQTOTOir, May 23. Since the re
cent publication in these dispatches of a
letter by the assistant secretary of agri
culture respecting the existence of a ma
chine that will take flax fibre from the
stock without wetting, the mail of the
agricultural department has been bur
dened with letters on the subject, show
ing national interest One of the letters
received was from a manufacturer in
the northwest, woo has invested nearly
$100,000 in the business of flax manu
facturing. The writer says he has made
two trips to Ireland and Belgium and
has seen the operations of the machine
inferred to and confirms all that is
claimed. He further agrees with the
original writer that the country is on
the verge of a great revolution in the
production and manufacture of flax.
Considerable interest is shown in corres
pondence in the success of the experi
ment of growing flax more abundantly
as a solution of the difficulties and bur
dsns which it m said are forced upon the
farmers of the northwest by the twine
trust The department is considering,
ia connection with the lax question,
ths whole subject of the growth of fi
brous plants, especially ramie, hemp and
j ate. Stats Journal
Ths editor k now building a bouse on
the claim he recently purchased of Wm. j
Christsnssn and will be ready in a abort
jatee to negotiate with good looking
young ladlea who an matrimonially in
clined. No applications will be enter-
lataed until further notice.
Fur 1"1, and Home, Md Kath lead.
Contributions by the Woman's Chris
tian Temper Tnion.
Tlre w ill be a meeting of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union at
the school house on Wednesday, June
5th, at 4 o'c lock P. M.
The report of the Lwa State Temper
ance Alliance sliowg that eighty-three
counties reported the prohibitory law a
success and benefit Seventy-three re
ported decrease in crime varying from
twenty to sixty per cent, a decrease of
twenty-five per cent in number of con
victs in state prison, and that over one
half of the jails have been empty the
The State Treasurer of Iowa has re
deemed $415,000 of outstanding war
rants within the past six weeks, thus
reducing the floating indebtedness of the
state to less than ?T3,000, all of which
will be wiped out by Junuary 1st 1890.
The prosperous condition of Iowa's ex
chequer is in marked contract to the fi
nancial embarrassment of several neigh
boring high license states.
The second annual report of the Com
mivsioner of Labor shows that in 1889
there were 64,349 convicts in the United
States, or one to every 300 persons em
ployed in mechanical, agriculture or
mining pursuits. Of these Illinois and
Massachusetts, under license fur
nished respectively 3,306 and 4,591;
while Iowa and Maine under prohibition
furnished respectively 1,110 and 279..
Philips Brooks says: "If we could
sweep intemperance out of the country
there would be hardly poverty enough
left to give healthy exercise to the cliar
Mr. Brumbo has returned from Dawes
county to his claim near War Bonnet
and brought quite a bunch of cattle with
him composed chiefly of cows and
Still they come. Mr. Cassel and Son
and families arrived in the valley the
first of the week from Buffalo county,
Mrs. Conley has returned to her claim
in the valley. She arrived the 26th.
Miss Eliza Armstrong had a birthday
party recently. Several of the young
ladies called on her and passed the day
with music by violin and organ with vo
cal accompaniment, and finished up by a
Mr. Kendall intends to shut down his
mill for a week or two. Look outl We
will hear of him in the hills next
Mr. Storey has broke some twenty
acres of land for corn. When his best
girl comes they will have some roasting
Taken up by me at my residence on
sec 32, Tp. 33, R. 55, on May 1st, 1889;
two dark bay geldings. One branded
with diamond on left hip, and the other
with L O, Q L, and H, on left hip, and
S with a horizontal P over it on left
shoulder. Each supposed to be about 10
35 L. RlCKASO.
U. S. Land Office, Chadron.Neb. )
April 6, 1889. f
Complaint No. 1471 having been entered
at this office by Charles L. Tubbs against
Henry G. F. Junker for failure to comply
with law as to Timber-Culture entry
No. 5334 dated March 8th, 1886, upon the
northwest quarter of section 27, town
ship 31, range 56, in Sioux county, Neb
raska, with a view to the cancellation of
said entry; contestant alleging that the
said claimant has failed to cultivate any
part of said tract during the third year
after entry, and that he has failed to
plant either trees, seeds or cuttings upon
said tract during the third year after
entry, and has failed to cure the defects
up to the date of initiating this contest,
the said parties are hereby summoned
to appear at this office on the 10th day
of June, 1889, at 10 o'clock A. M. to re
spond and furnish testimony concerning
said alleged failure.
Testimony of witnesses will be taken
before C C. Jameson, Clerk of the Out
Court, at his office in Harrison, Nebras
ka, on the 3rd day of June, 1889, at le
o clock A. II.
Albert W. Cutis, Receiver.
L. O. HULL,
HARBISON, - "ZK
Will practice before all ooi'r- -A the
United States land office.
Business entrusted to my care will re
ceive prompt attention.
boot & shoe maker.
FIRST CLASS GOODS
Firat doer north of Bank of Harrison.
Th3 C2it8r Shop.
First door south of the court bouse.
E. L. GALPIN, Proprietor.
Bert you can gat a clean share, a
first class hair cut or a
WAU e CtLD BATH
Jones Hi Verity,
'The Wrong Pew'
Our enemies may tell you
tell you that this is "the wrong pew" but the linn of
Conley, Reidy & Pollard
Are Here to Stay and do
A STRAIGHT FORWARD
We would respectfully call the attention of the public to the fact
that we are prepared to make farm loans in
OT SIOUX, DAWES and BOX BUTTE COUNTIES Jti
The Most Liberal Terms.
STOVES. TINWARE, BARBED-WIRE
- And a Big -
Stock and Lowest Pri
Griswold & Marstelle:
Thi it (he time to buy barbed wire CHEAP . We have justrereJ
LOAD and it will pay you to buy it now. Yours for business.
When you want
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Final proof money advanced
Without Extra Charge.
Land Office business will receive SPECIAL ATTENTION
PROSECUTED or DEFENDED.
Land filings made and a general law business transacted. We oiTr
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. Do your business
Where Business is Done!
OFFICE ON MAIN STREET
C. H. Andrews & Co.,
Fine Toilet Goods,
IN THE CITY.
CHAR G JAMESON, Cashitr.
' - Ms,.
J. 0. ARMSTRONG, President 3. BARKIR.
TrantctcU a general (sinking business,
Loans Money on Chattel Security
The Harrison House.
EOGERT ROHWER, Proprietor,
Special Attention to Comme
FEED STABLE IN CONNECTION. "
Best Accommodations in the Northwest
"The Northwestern line" getween Harrison
Omaha, Sioux City;
Chicago, St. Pa1
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East, North, South
THIOUOH TICKETS TO ALL POINT J
Full leformatioaon ArJi, . n vr.oniiM.P. At' ""H
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