The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, January 29, 1891, Image 1

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ioux County Journal,
HASBISOIiT. 2sTE3B.. CTAJST. 29, 1891.
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Offlren :
iK, President.
ITLACH, Vice ('resident.
0E, Secretary.
X. Vebitt, Treasurer.
t, H. T. Coklst, Attorney,
on our lists over thirty
jPARMS in this county
we can sell on LONG
4 jtrm
IUX...1 to.
' Vishing to buy or sell should
ht and sold on
;I the county
j had
yxT wi'Y co.
narnson, nouruii.
A kitchen girl, at once, at
I House.
M if having a kitchen added
Bee. G. W. Hester is doing
patches from Washington
ted that a pension had been
jH Marking, of Montrose.
)nker was in Harrison on Sat
yeported the arrival of a
.bis home a few days ago.
utell has secured. the quarter
Sd adjoining that of Robert
Ibe east and wili begin to
1 at one.
aant Hour Club did not
tesday evening on account of
fTbe program for tiiat even
vf4 next, Tuesday evening.
y 8hafer sold at auction on
"jf t)te goods which were the
fine Swede who died at the
se at Glen a few weeks ago.
JerstAod that C. C. Jameson
nroercial Bank contemplates
i of a new bouse in the
ported that B. Q. Hough will
bouse on his lot north of the
f O. Guthrie.
al services were held on last
ning by Rev. J. M. Bates.
Ids were baptized, after which
)ms preached on the subject of
2 is almost, past, and yet it
cold enough here to cause
to on the windows. WhatH
V beat Sioux county for hne
irroers should bear in mind
VporUntto put the crop in
aps if.goodrfsulU are sx-
wlH not pay to biff do the,
I bae been demonstrated that
Vetlbn fa neoeesary. '.' Plow the
Waad birrbw art roll
Loob: We Hyf.mi
maonsil lumber oonataowy on
ttiaOO, Handle ftfiTflipf
mi; W JVst-clnse native
W.Mbaad. FlreWkeslI;
We should like to have some hay on
Wanted A good, .bright boy to"
learn the printing business, at once at
this office.
A family by the name of Spencer ar
rived from Greeley county last week and
occupy the building formerly occupied
as a harness shop.
On Monday evening snow began to
fall and it continued to fall until
Wednesday evening. There was but lit
tle wind at any time and the snow is
nearly a foot deep, and the indications
are that it will boon melt and soak the
ground with moisture.
The second quarterly meeting of the
M. E. church will occur on Febuary 6th
and 7th. On Saturday at 730 p. m.,
there will be preaching at the Bodarc
school house and quarterly conference at
the close of the service. Preaching at
the same place Sunday morning, and
Sunday evening at the church in Har
rison. The Journal is informed that a
plant to extract the sugar from beets
and put the product in shape for refining
can be put up for $10,000 or less. If
that can be done there is no need for the
people waiting and working for a factory
which would cost a qnarter of a million
of dollars. We hope to be able in the
near future to give the readers of The
Journal a description of such an estab
An alarm of fire was raised on last
Thursday afternoon. The cause was that
tlie children of G. E. Lunsford, who lives
on the east side of Main street, dropped
a lighted match into a box of shavings.
A crowd soon gathered with buckets of
water and those who got there first
threw the box into the street. The room
was ceiled and it would have taken but
little time for the flames to have gotten
beyond control, as a high wind was blow
ing at the time, and once started a seri
ous loss would have been sustained bv
the occupauts of that row of buildings.
The desire of having the records of
the county examined by an expert is ex
pressed by a great many people, and The
Journal is of the opinion that it is the
wish of a majority of the taxpayers
of Sioux county that such on examina
tion be had. If there is anyone who has
any reason for objecting thereto the col
umns of The Journal are open for an ex
pression of their views. A cloud now
rests on the records and the people have
a right to have it lifted so that they may
Know 1 be trutn or the matter, JJeiay
will not improve the matters in the least
and the sooner it is done the better.
The question of irrigation is discuss
ed a great deal by the people. Some of
the farmers contemplate darning up
the ravines on their farms, thus creating
Lreservoirs in which to reUin the water
that would otherwise run off the surface.
That would be an excellent plan for it
could be done without any expense ex
cept the labor of' the farmer, and the
creation of bodies of water would have a
tendency to increase the rainfall. Some
advocate the erection of windmills and
the sinking of wells for the purpose of
filling reservoirs for irrigating purposes.
It would astonish many to see the
amount of water that would be accumu
lated by an ordinary pump and windmill
if kept at work throughout the year.
The Indian matters have about set
tled down in all respect. The war is
over and many of the troops have been
sent home, but quite a force will be kept
within reach of the agency for some
time. The problem now to be solved is
what is best to do with the Indians. A
council of over 8,000 was held about ten
days ago at which it was decided to ask
that James H. Cook of Sioux county be
appointed agent at .Pine Ridge, A re
port of the councij was brought here and
a number of letters were, written to tlie
Nebraska delegation at Washington, tes
tifying as to the qualifications possessed
by Mr. Cook. Both of the senators and
some, of Uw repnUtives replied that
they would urge the appointment, but
stated that under the rule of appoint
ments which obtains among tlie mem
bers, the appointment properly belongs
to South Dakota. If it' was, simply a
political appointment it would, be. all
right to let South Dakoto have it, and if
tne Indians asked for a man from that or
any other state it would be for the good
of northwest Nebraska for our people to
urge such an appointment, but if Mr.
Cook is the man who will satify the In
diana and prevent trouble in the future,
the department and the president, should
certainly listen to the request of the
chiefs who have gone to Washington to
talk with' the great father. Were it un
der ordinary circumstances the rule of
patronage should not bp. broken, but
When it is a question of the saving of
great expanse to the government and the
safety of the settlers for miles in all di
rections from the reservation, an excep
tion certainly ought to be. made. It it
the wish of all that oo more Indian trou
ble arias! The hotfaders on the fron
tier have enough to contend with with
out Indian pbaree and if the appointment
of Mr. Cook will prevent that, be U the
maa who should bo named and South
Dakota to fiveo mom other appointment
to max thing! tm.,.
Editor Journal: The following ap
peared in The Jocbnal of Jan. 1, copied
from the Inter Ocean:
At the time the National bank system
was adopted two fundamental ideas pre
vailed, first, to provide a market for
United States bonds, and second, to pro
vide a bank notecurrencv for the neoole.
The banks in their very organic life rest
ed upon tlie bonds. They could not or
ganize or live afterwards without them.
It is necessary to a correct understand
ing of the present financial situation to
recoguize these two bottom facta and the
change which has occurred as regards
This opens up the most important ques
tion in American politics, aud with your
permission, I would call further atten
tion to this matter. It were impossible in
a brief history to give a history of the
most gigantic conspiracy to wreck a na
tion, that the world's history will ever
hronicle. But the dullest brain should
be able to comprehend that a rate of in
terest greater than the increase of wealth
in a country will in time consume the
whole wealth. The first great stroke of
this plot was to have the same act which
ssued the treasury notes to prosecute
the war, provide for a like amount of in
terest bearing bonds. The people were
not then watching conspirators in
congress, but their whole at
tention was in the field of war. This
was the money pirates opportunity, and
they found in the U. S. senate a willing
tool and ready accomplice. To the man
who thinks the bonds were sold to carry
on the war, let me say the law itself
shows such waa not the case. The bonds
were to be created to sink the money in
after the war waa over. In order to
have a debt for the people to have to pay
interest on and to make, a basis for a
basis for a banking system. And for
what? Tlie Inter Ocean says, "To pro
vide a bank note for the people." - Now
divert yourselves of partisan prejudice
and look at the-case as it is. It is ac
knowledged that the business of the peo
ple demand a paper currency, then why
should the people's money (the National
Treasury Note) be sunk in bonds and
then to supply the deficiency in money,
have the same people borrow a bank note
currency, which embodies none of the
national, currency, and all the bad fea
tures of a double load of debt and usury.
One debt on interest on the bonda and an
other to get money to use. What was
the use of this aatanic financial system?
It is this. It is tne English system of fi
nance, that the money of a nation must
bo founded on debt And why? Simply
for the rich to hold and the poor to pay
interest on. You see its result in Eng
land. An aristocracy of land and money
on one hand and poverty, degradation
and misery on the other. Under this
system in its fruitage the station a man
shall occupy in life is fixed by birth. If
he is born poor he must live poor and
die poor. I would be pleased to give
through your columns a detailed history
of this money despot, but for, the, present
let me give a few figures showing to the
thoughtful of all trades and professions
that through the control, of the money
volume the. banks have, lashed this na
tion over the road to the graveyard of na
tions, and to-day we stand utterly at the
mercy of a few great capitaists who have
no mercy.
The average of the national bank circu
lation for twenty five years has been
about $300,000,000 and not as the Inter-
Ocean states. The interest on this sum
for that .time at straight 10 per cent
would have been two and one half times
the principal, but at the current rates
and short loans it would have exceeded
this sum many times. After twenty-five
years of the operation of, this bond-bank
fraud, their accounts with, the people
stands thus: The comptroller, of the
currency in his report of Sept. 80, 1889,
states that the banks have loaned and
discounted to the people $1,817,900,000,
but "whither are we drifting I" One
year later, he states that we owe. the
banks $1,070,200,0001 (Annual interest
at 10 per cent, $197,020,000.) Now
where is your, money to. pay, with?
Every dollar in the U. S. will not equal
this sum and thus the banks own every
dollar in the U. S, and a neat debt
against the people of over $900,000,000
besides. Who are the masters of the sit
uation, the banks or the people? Should
the money power see fit to quit loaning
and demand a settlement, this people
would be a, homeless and property Jess
people. Then what of our boasted Re
public? To place the people still, more
at the mercy of this despotic money
power, the U. St treasurer informs us
that he has safely locked in the national.
vaults, on Dec. 1, 1890, cash $741,890,504
about one-half of the whole volume of
We stand, to-day on too brink of the
abyss into which all, the liberty loving
nations of the past bay sunken. They
sav tbat -'ratedeeert a sinking ship" but
this we canaotdo. We must either sink
with itpr.ariea, In ) might, of betrayed
wiw itpr.aipeeia WnuorwPWy foda5e. r
dsjodIo and reolaifls oux.fxjirwnmanL, audi Toon- reaulred to
homes fnm the red-rooutoed dssoot-ta. en or before the Uvfa dW of F.brwy, itwl.
boa fiom th red-mouthed (kspot-tae
money power, iors ior iiosrty
The First
Murder Trial
in Slonx
There was a little excitement at Fort
Robinson one morning in 1881 when the
report came in tliat a man was shot tlie
night before at the stage station and that
the man that did the killing was then un
der arrest and would be given a prelim
inary trial before justice of the peace
1 in the afternoon. Tlie time of
which I am writing was before Dawes or
Sioux county was orgaoized and a rail
road was not thought of. The place
where the shooting occurred was at the
Red Cloud stafe station of the Black
Hills Stage Co., which was about half
way between the Fort and Crawford. At
1 o'clock the court was called to order,
the judge in the chair. Thycourt room
was a carpenter shop (since burned down).
A place was cleared for the spetators
and seats were made by laying boards on
sawhorses. The prisoner took a seat on
the work bench among the planes, hand
saws, chisels, etc., with his pocket knife
whittling a piece of wood, and who was
defended by .a private soldier who acted
as his attorney. The first witness testi
fied that he was in the office of the stage
company at the time of the killing and
the first he knew he heard the men quar
relling and then the prisoner pulled his
gun and he heard a shot and saw the
man fall and then he, (the witness) ran
out. There were several other witnesses
whose testimony was that these two
men had been drinking and had had some
words, when they heard a shot and saw
the man fall dead. The prisoner testified
that they had been drinking some and
that tlie man who was killed was picking
on him and that he shot him in self-defence.
Then after an earnest plea by the
attorney for the defeneant ( private sol
dier) the court took the case under advise
ment until 5 o clock p. m. when the
prisoner was acquitted, but was after
wards arrested for some other of
fence and the judge of the district court
sent him up for twenty years in the pen
itentiary, part of it for the killing at
the Red Cloud stage station. W. J. M.
Craze Tee,
Tlie ladies will give a "Craze Tee" at
the church on Friday evening, Jan. 30th,
for tne beneltt of James Hcott. All are
invited. The following is the
Bill of Fare.
Appetite Sharpeners.
All Things to all Men.
The Historical Stone.
The Faithful Detective.
One of Noah's Sons.
The Captives in Oil
A Man's Wife. Unruly Member.
The Lay of The Last Minstrel.
Boston's Pride.
Red Sea and Plain. Beyond.
A Lean Wife. Women of Grit.
A Tax on Tea. A Cold Vowel.
The Skippers Home.
Mineral Cake.
Tree Cake No. 1 and No. 2.
Tabby's Tea Party. The Duchess.
Boston's Overthrow. Quavelo.
Spring's Offering. Fruit of the Vine.
Pain. Goat
What a Boy Calls His Sweetheart
Notice of Conteit.
17. 8. lahd Office, (
Dec. 12, 1800.
Complaint No. W9 having been entered at
Ihw as to timber culture entry No. 5'Jmi, dated
tliia onlce bv lluirh W
John A. Hen vner Tor failure to com pi
MacLachlHii ftKBlnut
January 11, lHSB,upon tlieenw H,w X nwH
anu nw hw 14, ancuon 13, lownMiup ,
range 86, In Bloux county, Nebraska, with a
view to the cancellation of Haid entry; con
usant alleging that said claimant has
wholly abandoned gald tract in that he has
failed to break or otherwise cultivate any
portion of sulci tract since making said en
try, and that ho has failed to cure such (in
fwt up to date of this afflUavit, to wit:
Deo. , lrtli.
The said parties are hereby summoned to
appear at this offlce on the 12 day of Febru
ary 1HUI, at 10 o'clock a. m., to respond and
furnish testimony concerning said alleged
Testimony of witnesses will be taken be
fore George Walker, a notary public, at his
office In llarrlsou, Nub., on the Sdajlof Feby
1891, at )V. 111. T. If. 1'owkbk, Kecelvor.
H. T. t ON IKYContestHlil's AHy. 1 16-21
Notice to XoB-Resldf nt Defendant.
In the District Court of Sloui county, Ne
braska. L. Alice Watson, plaintiff, vs. Elmer Me
Farltng and K. t. Ormsby, trustee, defend
ants. Kluter McParling. defendant, will take no
tice that on the With day of Septamlier, IftW,
plaintiff herein Hied his petition In the Dis
trict. Court of Sioux county, Nebraska,
against said defendants, the object and
prayer of which are to foreclose a certain
mortgage executeu oy saia miner ncrarnnE
to W. J. Bowden upon lots S aud 4 aud S H of
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W, V Ul UMp '1111 I HI, . Mil .71111 WUU
Nebraska, to. secure, the. payment- of
promissory notes dated Nov. nth, II
the first one of said notes being for the si
4, township
of tiM and due and payable on the 1st day
fan county,
r iu
being for the sum
of July 18HS. The other notes being for the
Of 1
I payab!
default be made in the payment of any one
M.7teach, and one or them railing
ma payable every six months tnoreai-
ter. Raid note aud mortgage provide that if
or If
there he default in tbe payment of any In
terest when the same becomes due, the
whole amount secured by said mortgage
shall become due and collectable, at once.
Kef ore the commenruieut of this salt
Mid W. J. nowden sold, endorsed and deliv
ered said hot mid mortgage to the plain
tiff who Is now the owner and holder there
of. Default has been made In the oavment of
the said notes which became due on tbe 1st
day July, lssf: the 1st day of, January, ISM, and
the 1st dav of Julv. UNO. for mare than ten
days and plalntilT elect and declare that
the whole amount secured by said mortgage
I now due aad nayable. That there is now
due upon said notes and mortgage the sum
of M., for which stun with- interest from
sept. will. ISM, plaintiff prays for a dec re
that the defendant, Klmer McFarllnc, he re
auured to DaV tbe same, or that said ore in
ue may bo soid to. satisfy' the amount
answer said petition
I Dated Jan. lib, 19
1 1 nvi. Bjj
. w. wooB, AUnraeyi
And now is the
Stoves and Furnr
ture. ,
Oats and Bran Always on
Barrel and Rock Salt for Cattle.
Come in and see our new lot of TEAS in FANCY BASKETS, only 60 cents
a pound.
Fresh Cranberries.
A New Stock of HATS for MEN,
just arrived.
Ranch Supply House.
MacLachlan & Cook Props.
L. O. Hull went to Lincoln Monday.
Rev. and Mrs. Rorick spent most of
last wees, in Bodarc neighborhood.
J, H. Barron spent last Friday night
in Harrison.
James Clark, of Montrose, was in Har
rison Saturday,
M. J. Weber and E. W. Downey came
up from White River Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cook spent a couple
of days in Harrison last- week
Jas. Farnam went to the Agate Springs
Stock Fanalaat Saturday.
Judge Barker went to Ruahville last
Thursday to visit his father.
CommisaioDer Knott, called on last
Saturday and contributed on subscrip
tion. Mrs. C. F. Slingerlaad and children re
turned last week frem their visit east..
Frank Conley , brother of County A
torney Conley, arrived from Seward- on
Tuesday and will spend some day . look
ing over the country with a view, to lo
cating. Treasurer. Qayhart left on.. Thursday
for Ljncolfrto make his annual settle
ment with the state treasurer. From
Lincoln Ui Qayhart goes to Wisconsin
in the interest of tbe Nebraska Security
Cfwpayt ot whjgttiM kftdinofcx..
Trmbur Koknio At the Harrison
House, in Harrison, Neb., on Wednes
day, January 28, 1801, by Rev. E. E.
E. Rorick, Mr. Theodore Trimbur and
Miss Millie Koenig, both of Sioux
county,. Neb.
The contracting parties are both well
known to tbe people of this vicinity and
all wish them a long, and happy married
District court convenes two weeks
from next Monday. The jury will be
called on Tuesday, ,
In another col own appears an arti-
cle on . the financial question by H. O. .
Stewart. The columns of Ths Journal ,
are open to any one who desires to give .
views on this or any other subject of in- -trest,
so long as- the arguments are
properly conducted,. but no personal or'
political abuse will be countenanced and e
in all -cases the name of the writer mustC
accompany the article, not neceesarially
for publication, but it is a rule that can '
not be broken.
As a. remedy for coughs and colds,.
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