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The Sioux County
ZEC-AJRIRISOlSr, IvO 15, 1890.
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TIIE SIOUX COUNTY
Him man k Patterson,
F. F. M. V R. R. Tim tM.
Goln West, Coin Eftjrt.
Ho. , rwiwiKPr, o. rwuHfipr,
No. IS, freight, 1) :S5 j So. $4, freight, 3:05
Corn per hundred 1h ,
Oau per hundred
Pbort-per hundred f ,
Brn per hundred ft
Feed chopped per hundred
Potatoes per hundred s .
Butter per 9
Fisgi per dos
I'inltry -nr don
Be fm per th
fv:tl per ton...,,
Wood per pord, .
I.nmtier native per m. ft
"Corri-tcd every Tliurnday.
I 75(9 S M
Fresh pies at the restaurant.
Paints and oils at the drug store.
All kinds of grain are looking fine.
Harness made to order out of No. 1,
oak leather, at Cunningham's.
All indebted to James Slntfer.v are
requested to call and settle by May 20th.
We liave a few clocks for sale cheap.
Call soon at the drug store and pet one.
Call and ee the complete line of har
ness, saddles, whips, lap-duster, etc. at
the harness shop.
There was no school on Tuesday, the
schoolhouse being used as a polling placp
for Bo wen precinct.
If you want the very best terms on
farm loans, go to the Bank of Harrison
before making application elsewhere.
J. W. Robinson and Co. Supt. South
worth, each had the misfortune to lose a
valuable horse during the past week.
Our sportsmen have procured a re
volving glass bull trap and a supply of
balls and are having great times shoot
ing at them. 1
An addition is being built on the rear
of the Harrison House, the increasing
business in the hotel line makes more
room necessary, We are glad to notice
these indictions of proserity.
In another column, appears a call
for a meeting of the board of county
commissioners to convene at the office of
the county clerk, on Thursday, May 22,
I860, at 10 o'clock a. m, for the transact
ion of county'Xnsiness.
It is stated that parties holding
claims against the county are already
preparing to begin suit to recover judg
ment so that there will be a way pro
vided for them to be paid and also that
they will draw interest. If all claim
holders do this a large nurntier of judg
ments will be rendered against the coun
ty and the eommiasioners thus be com
pelled to make a levy in excess of the
regular amount to meet the judgments.
We are informed tliat R. W, Wind
sor stated in the office of the county
clerk on Wednesday, that bonds were
the bust thing for the county. When a
man knows that bonds are the best
thing for the county, it is singular that
he should make as bard a fight against
the bonds as Mr. Windsor did, and after
pursuing such a course and making such
a statement it will be difficult for him
to make people believe that lie has much
interest in the welfare of the county.
J. W, Robinson has a well completed
on his place southwest of town and a
pump put in and a windmill put up. It
will not be long until windmills will be
quite numerousin this section of country,
When a farmer lias secured a good well
with a pump and windmill, he has set'
tied the question of a water supply and
made a valuable improvement on his
There was a great deal of moisture
poured out on the earth in this locality
during the past week. The ground is
wet thoroughly and will retain tlia qvjis
ture long enough so that a fair crop of
small gram is assured, should it remain
dry during the entire season. In this,
Sioux county is better olf than other
parts of the state. All over the eastern
portion of the state, rain has been badly
needed and in the southeastern portion
of the state, severe hail storms have oc
curred. Here, the ground lias been soak
ed with moisture, the crops are growing
finely, and everything Is in condition to
attract people and induce them to come
and live among us.
Complaints are being made by some
of our farmers on account of stock being j
Allowed to run at large and trample over
plowed licldg and growing crops. It is;
contrary to the law of the tat to al- j
lo v stock to run at large. The statute 1
is plain on that point and the permitting j
of stock to damage the crops of tlw farm -!
an Is simply paving the way to a suit tn
the court which can only result iu favor ;
of the farmer. The free range in Nehru.-1
ka is a tiling of the past and it is hoped:
thai those owning stock will see that it
in to their personal la terse ts and the best j
interest of the general public to take !
cafe of their stock and not allow them tu
tiwepam on the property of outers. j
Read our new clubbing offer.
For farm loans go to S. H. Jones.
Meais at all hours at the restaurant
Any kind of cake desired made at
For mixed paints, oils and varnishes
go to the drug store.
We want a large number of people
to take advantage cf our new clubbing
By taking advantage of our new
clubbing offer you can get a large
amount of good reading for a small
amount of cash.
Strayed From my place on April
6th, five head of horses, one sorrel mare
and two sorrel geldings branded inverted
D and R connected, on left shoulder; one
gray Alley branded i.i on left shoulder
and one sorrel sucking colt
The new village Irani has made a
good Rtart W, B. Wright and E. O.
Hough have been Appointed to fill the
vacancies on tlie board. Noithrr of these
gentlemen are real estate owners in the
village, and the lat ter is not a legal resi
dent of the village as he made final
proof on his cluim on March 12, 100, and
in order to have done that he must have
been residing thereon at that time. As
to the law defining a legally qualified
person for a village trustee the Statutes
of 1HH9, page 230, chapter 14, reads as
sec. 42. Quiilincfltkm of trute.-Any
person niny be a trustee who nhall huve at
titned the nge of twenty one years, and
hnHbe a undo citizen of the I'nllcd Stute,
or declured hi intention to become such,
vhosh-iU h ive been an Inhabitant and tax
payer of the vll!ii(re at the time of his elec
tion, und resided therein for three months
next preceding; and every trustee no elected
hall hold his office for the term of one year,
nd until ft successor Is elected mid quull
Then in the matter of salaries they
decided to pay the clerk, treasurer und
marshal, each one dollar per month.
That is not much, to be sure, but it
would seem that that could have been
saved. If a jierson has interest enough
in the town to do the work of such of
ficers for that salary they would do the
work for no salary at all. The question
of how legal acts can be performed by a
board of trustees whose' members are not
all legally qualified, will still hang over
the work of the dew board and ittis pret
ty apt to go to the courts for settlement.
Of County Finance.
In view of what has be said ta regard
to how the public money is handled by
the county treasurer a few figures from
the books of that officer may be of in
terest to our readers.
The following is a statement of the
monies received by M. Gay hart since bis
i incumbency of the ofliee of county treas
Money received from his predecessor
Gen. fund, 17 92 20
" 1HHH 1947 S3
" 1W9 r9 80
Bridge 1S 325 97
" 19 139 23
Road 189 141 1:
Total, consolidated 12708 14
School fund apportionment $ 26 77
Mowen precinct sinking and int. - 721
School (list. No. 7 " " 11 11
Village Harrison " " 12 0(1
Motiev on hand as partial pay
ment of taxes 105 34
School district funds 1333 H'i
Hon. W. W. Wood, of Rushville, was
in Harrison last Friday on business.
C. IL Rigdon passed through Harrison
yesterday on his way to Idaho where he
will make his home.
Alvin Nicholson, of Lower Running
Water precinct, was in Harrison on Wed
nesday and ordered THE Journal sent to
M. J. Nicholson, Blue Grass, Iowa.
Rev. J. A. Scamahorn was in Harrison
yesterday and called at our office.
J. H. Cook is expected home on Satur
day, accompanied by Mrs. Cook, who has
been quite sick for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Salisbury, of Craw
ford, has been visiting in this county for
some days and returned home last even
ing. While here, Mr.' Salisbury gave us
some cash on subscription,
Hans iJenker called at The Journal
ollice last evening.
Landlord Rohwer, of the Harrison
House, has been suffering with rheuma
tism for the past week.
Rev. Lusk made a trip to Chadron the
first of the week.
Ex-Sheriff Pfost was up from Craw
ford on Wednesday,
br. E. B. Graham writes us to scud
The Journal to him at Ogden, Utah.
N. C. Hutching of Soldier Creek, orders
his name added to the list of readers of
L. Gerlach, of Weir & Go's, store,
went to his home in Antelope precinct
the llrst of the week to see how the
farming operations were progressing.
T, O. Williams and family visited
their farm in the valley the tlrst of the
County Attorney Walker went to
i.hadroii Saturday evening, reluming
James W, Scott had an attack of some
thing of the nature of paralysis of tliej
rigiJl. eyts, a few days ago, but is recover-:
Total ,52fl 95
County funds received and warrants
redeemed since January 9, 1890:
General fund, 1HK7 $ 33
Received from ex-treasurer as per
statement above.. 92 20
Total 92 5n
Warrants paid 70 75
Balance on hand 15 81
Warrant, register No. 43, next in or
der for redemption, amounts to $102.90,
with interest since July 7, 1887, held by
C. E. Yost, Omaha.
General fund, 188 $ 151 31
Received from Lock wood 1017 82
Total 2099 13
Warrants redeemed 2056 90
Balance on hand 42 17
Warrant, register No. 63, next in or
der of redemption, IllO.OO with interest
since July 13, 1888, held by Win. Clark
Sc. Co., Lincoln, Neb.
General fund, 1889 $735 40
Received from Lockwood 59 80
Total $795 20
Warants paid 681 81
Balance on hand $110 89
Next warrant in order of registration,
No. 35, amounts to $288, with interest
since July 20, 1889, held by W. W. Sey
Bridge fund, 1888.. $ 11-81
Received from Lockwood 325 fff
Total $337 15
Warrants paid 203 54
Balance on hand $ 73 61
Next warrant in order of registration,
No. 4, amounts to $123 81, with interest
since April 15, 1889.
Bridge fund, 1889 $300 57
Received from Lockwood 139 23
They do not Like Bonds.
THE PROPOSITION DEFEATED BY A
' SMALL MAJORITY.
A Very Light Vote Cast.
i The bond election which occurred on
last Tuesday passed off very quietly.
The vote was very light in all the pre
cincts, none casting a full vote.
; The question of bonds is one on which
a great difference of opinion exists and
the result was that the bonds were de
feated: The following is the cote cast for and
against the bonds:
t'reclnct. Af?aln-it. Kor.
Antelope 1 12
Andrews 11 4
Bodarc 20 6
Bowen 27 44
Cottonwood 42.. 13
Five Points 13 6
Lower Running Water 15.... 2
Montrose 12 24
Running Water 5 11
White River ..44 12
Warbonnet 28 20
Total 218 .142
No returns have as yet been received
from Snake Creek or Sheep Creek pre
cincts and it is presumed that no elec
tion was held at either place. The
result shows a very light vote. It
would have been better had all the vot
ers turned out and expressed their wish
by their ballot
As it is the only' thing to follow will
lie for the commissioners to levy the full
limit of the law, which is fifteen mills
on the dollar of assessed valuation, and
then if any judgments are secured
agiiinst the county to provide to meet
Total 448 80
Warrants redeemed.... 200 93
Balance on hand 181 87
Next warrant in order of redemption,
No. 4, amounts to $083.35 with interest
since Aug. 16, 1889, and held by Wm.
Clark & Co., Lincoln, Neb.
Road fund, 1889 $ 59 20
Received from Lockwood 111 12
Balance 011 hand 200 32
There are two warrants drawn on this
fund of $150.00 each but have not been
redeemed as one-half of the above
amount has been divided among 17 road
districts. The above is up to the close
of business of May 14, 1890.
From the above it will be been seen
that no money is allowed to remain in
the treasury ,biit as soon as enough ac
cumulates to pay a warrant it is used
for that purpose and the interest stopped.
The books also show that the former
county treasurer had on hand on July 1,
1889, $1,004.87 belonging to the county
general fund and $251.70 belonging to
the county bridge fund, and that sum
was allowed to remain in the bank until
January 8, 1890, when Mr. Lockwood
turned it over to his successor, and all
that time the county was paying inter
est on the warrants, and the bank was
getting the benefit by loaning it back to
In view of the fact that he promised
about two years ago not to lie a candi
date again if the republicans would send
him to congress for the third term, the
great activity of Mr. Uorsey appears sig
nificant. Had there been a united de
mand by the people of his district for a
continuation of his services in the na
tional legislature, there would have been
some excuse for Mr. L'orsey to permit
his name to go before the people, but
with a great deal of dissatisfaction all
over his district and a strong probability
that the delegation from his own county
will be opposed to him in the convention,
and with his promises made two years
ago, it would be better for Mr. torse y to
rutirts without a light It will be an ad
vance in lu right directum when men
arrive at a poiut w I it re tliey regard their
word in politics as sacred as Uwy do in
llotwEMEN - my Hue etallion "Nor
man'' can always tM flMiill at my I.Lr.11 1
mile southwest of IWnwwi.
The recent decision of the supreme
court of the United States on the origin
al package question, is calling out a
great deal of comment on all sides. The
riNhibittoiibi terin.it.. the ."L'rcd Scot t
decision of the day," and claim that it
precipitates the fight for national legisla
tion on the liquor question. In the
stt;S where prohibitory laws exist, the
sale of liquor can ho conducted on the
original package plan, and none dare in
terfere. In the high license states and
also in what has been known as the local
option states, there is no protection to
the liquor dealer by virtue of his paying
a high license, except in the dealing out
of liquor by the drink, for some one can
open an original package establishment
right beside him and pay no license ex
cept the internal revenue tax. What the
result of the decision will be hard to sur
mise, but it effects the liquor in every
branch, It certainly make? the prohib
itary laws of the various states almost
total failures and thus cripples their
work and at the same time is a blow to
high license. Further decisions of the
courts will be eagerly watched for by
Not ice of Commissioner's Meeting.
The bourd ot commissioner of Sioux
county, Ni'bniskii, ure hereby notified to
convene In session st the clerk soilice of suid
county, in lltirrison, Nebr;e-ka, oil ThurH
duy, Muy 22l, Into, Hi 10 o'clock it. 111., lor
th transaction of ordinary county business.
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