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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1892)
Tta Sioux County Journal.
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L. J. Simiuou. Editor.
ICuU-mmI at tUe Harrison po-it offlco as ec
oml ata matter.
Thursday, Jan'. 21, 1392.
The thermometers at Welluian, Iowa
regi.stereil 40 decrees below zro on the
liiirtit of the Kth inst.
Peonsylvauia republicans have already
elected delegates to the next national
convention and they are elected and in-
Ktructed for Blaine. It looks as if the
Maine mau would be in it and to win
The rank and lile of the party in Penn
sylvania are said to be for Blaine.
Tlie republican state central com
mittee met in Omaha on last Thursday
and named February 10th for the holding
of meetings of the various conjp essional
committees and parts thereof for the
purpose of oriraoization. The meeting
of the sixth district will be held at Kear
ney on tliat date.
The Duke of Clarence, heir presump
tive to the British throne, and Cardinals
Manning and Simeotii, died within
twenty-four hours of each other on the
night of l!e l:Jth and morning of the 14th
inst. It is seldom that so many men of
note pass away at so nearly the same
The records of the county commis
sioners show that by the transfer of the
money accumulated in the different
fnnds of 18JKJ to the general fund of that
year almost all of the claims (iled
against the county for 1X90 were xiid.
und there will likely be enough to settle
wliat is left in the near future. In that
yeitr the county had the expense of a
npecial election anil also obtained the
filed notes of the county which together
aggregated oter fCOO. The levy of 1S01
has nearly paid the current expenses of
the county, a small amount still being
filed, but funds will accrue to meet that
within a few months, and that includes
the heavy expense of a murder trial, and
had not that been forced upon the county
hll would have been cleared up at the
last meeting;. Besides meeting the cur
rent expenses of 1891 the board has also
paid about 45,500 of all allowed indebt
edness which was incurred by the form
er administration, and also employed and
Ove the official records. A word here
in i?WlI to the retired member of the
board. Charles U. Grove was nominated
for member of tlie lioai-d without any
effort on his part find he served for two
jrearsv The board has liad a great deal
to contend with in that time and some
errors have occurred, but no one will for
a moment deny that Mr. Grove lias acted
honestly and fairly- and worked for the
best iotetests of the county, and he re
tttriis to private life enjoying the good
veifl and confidence of the people of tlie
tounty. Tlie indications are that with
fcareful management, and no unforseen
complications arising, tlie levy of 1892
will meet the necessary' expenses of the
tounty and witff the advent of new set
tlers and increased values it will not be
fong until the old floating debt will be
Rsposcd ol and the rates of taxes in
&oux cMtn.ty wilL be materially de
fck RaHroad Qnestion.
As this is the time for the people to
study the railroad question in order tliat
tbef may act intelligently in all matters
hearing any relation thereto, we take the
fvrfoiVitig from the Seward Reporter,- be-
Kevingtfia? it will be interesting and in
structive to our readers:
. ''Our esteemed friend H. A. Brisbin,
6ne of the substantiaf farmers of Seward
County ,, in lest week's issue of the
ftofie RigM takes The Reporter to
twsk as follows:
In- tl Iwst iwtue of The Reporter it
appeal tna H.4 e&tbr agrees with tlie
loaruof secretaries iiT their report of the
(educing or freight rated ra Nebraska.
Mr. Simmons would like to know the
reason why others, after reading the re
fkort, do not arrive at the same conclus
ions that he, himself, lias. Let me brief;
Hr give my reasons for not becoming a
convert. Picked at random among the
nnmerous examples that the board has
gfftft us is tins ope:
Arf (tie vear endintr June 80. 1891.
AieFf4nySattElklKra and Missouri Val
ley taHroad ha a total length of 1,012.14
, a au,WU per mile.. . . . .130,904,300
emrnings . z,wo,4l0
Uttar exnenses. taxes 1.084.88A
Ift earnings 1,885,58
r cent per annum .0410 ,
What liirht does such a. afaiement.
(Brow on the subject? Why mix oper
ating expenses am taxes? . rvnai are op
rating expanses? What the public
aYajtt to kiiow it who get this money
tod for hat it is, given. As long as
I'gb ialurieiiv a corporation fund and
jUiapaaata ace iflfcluiWd as operating ex
i4fiita aeoDli...wiii not be satiafed.
I f0siiuj Cbi" fault was found with the
t forVpnarging too much tofttiW
T Pfbuc,: and following the.ex
,1 of die board in the following ilia's
. H?mt that John Jones' farm of one
iiw (Niun acre.
- VJ aiMidd tax...
Now who would believe tliat state
ment though made by an expert before
a notarv. The bard stated tliat tliey
liad computed liie cost of coustr.ictM'ii
but not one word did vhey say aUait es-.
tMiiatinf Kxnensea. Itemize tlie earning ;
and expenses, do it honestly w there
will be no cavil about it, and tliere i not !
one man in Nebraska but who woiuu
fight in order tliat the railroad nngut
liave a fair per cent, on their investment.
The neoDle are not hostile to railroads.
but thev want their corrupting lingers
taken out of xlitics and allow three de
partment to be elected by the peo!.
IL A. Brisbin.
The Reporter does not pretend to be a
compendium of infornntiou on railroad
questions, and will not assume to answer
ail the questions tliat may be asked. A
state should be honest toward non-resi
dent investors, and should liave a con
science, and deal fairly with all property
in the state whether the owner lives in
New England or Nebraska. Tlie Repor
ter believes tliat the sworn statement of
railroad officials when made to the board
of trausjiortution as provided by law, are
just as reliable as would be the sworn
statement of any other class of men.
Tliat is, if a railroad ollicial makes a
sworn statement showing that the net
earuinsrs of his road for a certain year is
a certain sum, then the same credence
should be given tliat statement tliat
would be given to a statement made by
Mr. Brisbin, the farmer, or any iiier
man. And it conies with a poor grace
for the indeeudeiit party to charge cor
ruption or dishonesty of railroad officials
or any other officials, in view of the rec
ord of those whom thev have put in
public iiositiods hi the state. They ride
the railroad hobby into office and then
ride the railroad pass after they get into
oflice, and a greedier lot of iss grahliers
and boodle junipers' never before got to
gether iu this slate than was the crowd
of indeendetitr; who were herded to
gether at the last session of the legisla
ture. ,And no Kilitical party ever
shoxved so much suspicion and distrust
of its own offi'.ials, and no body of men
were ever so hounded with detectives.
ind dogged with spies, and watched and
followed night and day by their own
leople. H is no wonder these independ
ents distrust the honesty of railroad offi
cials. Thev never will lw able by any
utterance they may nfake, or any argu
ments thev inuv bfl'ei-j to degrade n i id
tigmalise the honesty of railroad offi
cials as much rts they have degraded
their own officials by a pec li liar suspi
cion and distrust that would lie Inost
humiliating to any man caable of humili
ation. And until thev can show that
they themselves have some small degree
of confidence in the honesty of each
other the world at large will have but
little respect for the criticisms they
make on the honesty of other eople.
But our friend Brisbin wants to know
where the money went in the item of
$1,61,886, which was accounted for by
the Elkhorn road in its annual statement
to the board of the business of 1891. He
wants an itemized statemant of the oper
ating expenses and taxes. At consider
able inconvenience to itself 7'he Reporter
has secured from the Secretary's office in
Lincoln the itemized statement which
Mr. Brisbin wants to see. Under the
head of operating expenses and taxes the
Elkhorn road speut the money as fol low s:
Repairs of roadway $25:1,221 3."
Renewal of rails 8,502 57
" ties 48,008 29
Repair of bridges and culverts 64,802 16
" " fences, crossings &c 9,095 99
" " buildings 36,911 78
" " telegraph 3,894 45
" and renw'l of locomotives 104,799 18
" " passenger cars.. 24,19 03
" " freight cars 85;929 90
Shops, machinery and tools.. I,:i89 99
Wages of engine men lire mid
round house men 244,720 06
fuel lor locomotive 361,792 94
Water supply fcT locomotives 10,226 26
Other supplies for locomotives 13,711 28
Wages ot other trainmen... 176.671 8'
All other train supplies 20,048 19
wages oi switchmen, flagmen
and watchmen; 22,909 21
Expense of telegraph, includ
ing train dispatcher, operators 35,729 7 1
Wages of station agents,
clerks and laborers 173,357 22
Station supplies.. 13,352 91
Switching charges 2,977 64
Car mileage 27,349 72
Loss in damage 35,175 38
Injuries to persons 34,939 51
Satafies of officers including
Pres. , 1st Vice-Pres. , Sec'y. ,
Treas. , Com trailer, Auditor,
Gen'l Manager, Chief Engi-
Gen'l Supt., Gen'l Freight
Agt, Gen'l Baggage Agt.,
Supt of Telegraph, Gen'l
Passenger Agent, making in
all 13 men : 27,901 95
Saleries of clerks 36,509 38
Gen'l office expenses and sup
plies 13,241 08
Agencies- including saleries
and rent 23,t27 52
Advertising 327 8?
Insurance.... gr, C7
Expenses, traffic associations .8,899 21
Rente for tracks, yards and
terminals 26,495 28
Rents not otlierwise provided
for 6,745 94
Legal expenses 15.4H9 w,
stationery and printing 18,290 Iff
Total operating expenses.tl,427,276 45
Now add to this tlie operating expen
ses of the Sioux branch which is included
in toe' Elkhorn statement 171,804.
Tax of Sioux citv branch l oao
Tax of Elkhorn branch..'. 180,777
add you hava the total $1,684,886 which
is Um item criticized by Mr. Brisbin.
Could any statement be more complete
or more explicit in (t details? The fitw
requires that ffme statements be made
in detail and tile Hems are taken from
tlia took of the company just as the en
t ries are mad fcv the bobk-kaamn nni
of business. What would Mr. Brisbin do
with tlie statement if he a railroad
...,. n.iimWr Would Ik ii.:v'W '1 10
tine waste ba.-ket and say it was a fab
statement': He miht i;o b 1I l f
tlx; Elkhorn road, ami tliere lie would
find a still more complete itemized ac
count, with tl name of every employe
and a vourlier from every bml.ler anu
contractor and a history of every trans
action and every dollar. But Mr. Bris
bin says tliere is a corruption fund. If
there is, it is certainly no irt of the
amount accounted for in this statement
and cuts no figure to change the result
of tlie secretaries' statement."
Tiie last issue of the Ci-awford Clipper
contained some of the personal history
ofS. I. Meseraull, elitor of the B
eraug ot tliat da!, which shows him up
in a most uueviable light. When a man
starts in to abuse everyone and set him
self up as a reformer it is well for him
to be sure tliat he bus a pretty clean
record. In such i-ases the old saw that
"people who live in glass holies nliould
not throw stones" is very applicable.
The Clijijfi- further states tliat it with
holds a jiortion of Meseraull's history, so
taken altogether it must lie pretty bad.
Perhaps he will now take a tumble.
Commenting on the itjiorts from
Washington of tests of siitfMi- lieots, II.
H. Nicholson cites facts and figures to
prove tliat the Nebraska er cent, given
by the department is not Jiisl, anil claims
that the tests could not have len pro-
erly made. The fault is more likely
with the grower than with the chemist.
We know of samples having len sent to
Washington from this county which
were not matured ami consequently
could not I expected to make as good
a showing as prierly matured lieets
would have done. The question of the
(iiiaiitv of beets grown in this state
seems to he pretty well settled by ll.e
Joliw M. 'I liuyci- (.tiviMimr, l.inr'iiu, Null.
T.J. Miijurs ....-l.ii-uteimiit l.iivi'inor
J. ('. Allni Secretin- if Slate
T. II. Hen ion.; - lltor
Jolni K. Hill Treasurer
U. H.llMKlings Uturncy (ifiierul
A. li. Humphrey Laiul Coniini-siiiner
A. K. iiuin!y..- supt. Public InstnirUon
fll.MiltKsMUNAI. iiKI.Ki; ATIDS:
A. s. l'mlilock I', s. seiuttor, lleutriw
C. K. MiiuilerDu.... V: Seimtor. Ilmalm
W. J. I'ryan; t-ou(fi-i'niiiii 1st Hint:, Liiu-oln
W. A. McKicKlinui " i't " lleil Clouil
O. M. Weill, " 1 " r.rnkeu liow
s. Maxwell ( liief Justice, Krctmml
T. 1.. Nurval s?K:iill Jllillfe, st: mil
A. .M. Po-t Associate Jllllire, ( lllllllllius
l. A. ('aiiiplM-ll..rici k mid l!i'lorl'n I.lneuhi
KIKIKKXTII Jt'DICI Al. IMsTliKT!
M. I. KlukaM luilK", O'Neill
Alfred P.urtow ., " Chailrou
t'cmrafl l-iinlenitiUi... :-i-l'lerk, Harrison
COUNTY OKKll kl!S:
8. Ilarker ..County Judge
(k)iinnl Undeniun Clerk
M. J. Cuyliart -: Treasurer
A. Sontliwnrtli supt. Public Instruction
Thos. Keidy .;Sierifl
fceo. J. Sliaf er Coroner
A. K. Den Surveyor
Conrad l.indtiiimi) Clerk or District Court
II. T. Conley County Attorney
KHAKI) OF COMMISSIONER.:
John A. CniMi, (chairman) .Id Dlsiiict
V. W.Kliott 11 "
M. J. Wetj'cr.:. ji "
W. Wilson SennUir, Diat .No. 14, ( hailron
Kl. L. Heath. .-..Hep., Dist. No. as, lliislivlllc
VILLAGE OFFICE KS :
Thomas Kcidy (chairnuui).. Trin.li t
C K. Verity "
C. II. Weller
W- IL Davis ""..Clerk
ii. Guthrie ..Treasurer
J. W. Scott .street CoiuiiiiH.iiiner
school off if mm
Mrs. k. c. iiou-fj!i-..; him-tor
. ii. vriKHt MiHlcn.ior
G. W. Hester.. Treasurer
Iiistiict Court, At Mnrrison,' commence
April will anil Xovembcr 21. t. HW2.
County Court, At llnrrlsou, commences
lirst Moudnv of each month,
M. E. ( hurci I'fenciiing each ultcrunlrf
tdndaj; at 10::i0a. m.; (Ind every 8undayven
lu(( ut Mkv. W. o. Gi.KASNKK, Pastor.
Kniseonal KerrieVw nn Hi .....n.i u-..
day of each nionlb.nt 7 o'clock ji. 111. Com-
imiiiium hi, ;1 p. in. ( MAS. K. Ssacki.T.
Mctliodht SuiidiiT S-lioil lueds Pi-i'n- sit,..
day mornhiKtit ll::io.
Mhs.V.O.Gi.ahx);ii, W.H. Davih,
Ku pc ri n ten i le li I , S ( re ta ry .
Bllilo School minta nt ln church i aei, .nn.
Uny nl Icruoon at I oYlork.
C. D. 1UMETT, Supt.
QIIXI VAN' A UlXtKT, Un-fr.
WILL J BACTICe IS A 1.1. THE MK.AI., BTATB
mid fedriul eourli Tind V. H. Jjintl oflice,
teOAL PAPERS OABtFOLLr DRAWN.
(IT Olllce in Court House,
-m : : : :
cim.Y fminrv Lumber Co.
Lumber, Lath and
A OckkI Supply of Native Lunilr
Always on Ha'l
LVJIIiKB DUIVKUCT AT THE Will. "B
IV II Alt BISON-
MILL ON SQUAW CHKKK.
H illBracticels-forealleoiirtsand I
s. Land Offi. e. nu-inesi entru-t.d to my
C8I-P Kill rcif ive prompt Ulienimn.
HAHKISOS. - NEBKASKA.
L. V. IJELl'KN & SN,
Waoon and Carriage Makers.
Kepairinj; done on short noticf.
Good work and reasonable ilnlrg.-..
shop soutli of lhry b.iru.
nAIiltlSON, - SKB'
C. E. HuLMi;s.
All lmsinc-seiitrusted to bis care will re
ceive prompt and careful attention.
HAKMSn.N, - " NEMRAhKA.
R L. SMIVK.
Fashionable I3:u ucr and llnir I'ressei
Everything in Ins line done in :i iv-al
and artistic lutinncr.
Itizors anil Scissors shiii-iK-iied ami put
in order ut reasonable nites.
(live him a call.
First door east of Ranch Supply lhuis.-.
Uakiiiso.n - NkIHUnK .
Limits his practice to diseases of tl
(.Such as Iss of Memory, Feeling. Mo
tion and Will-potter. Cramps. Fits, (in
eral Nervousness, and nil forms of
(As shown by .' ".urtnevi of Ureal h.
Pain, Palpitation, Fluttering; and Niimli
ness in region of tin- llearl.l
- (Such as Skin l-isease s Ulcers, Exs
sive Paleness or Redness of the Face,
Faintness, Dizziness, etc.)
ADDRESS WITH STAMP
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fulWP ."i Bmilbook writ, to
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i-HAKLESK. VfRITY, i-awiuh.
THE DANK OF
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AUTIIOKIKD CAPITAL fOOO f
Transacts a General Banking B u-mu
Huys Sf-hc-d Onlrs t'ouufy an.: Viil;j; Warrmn;
tif'ItilereHl Paul on Time leKit.
Loans Money on Improved Favm.s
WE HAVE OPENED BUSINESS FOR THE Yi
Determined to make
sible to add to the
customers, and if good goods,
low prices and fair treat
ment will secure them
we are bound to
Come and see What we
Dry Boods, Broceries, Bootf "
and Shoes, etc.,
AND GET OUR PRICES.
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