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he Sioux County Journal.
I'uMished every Thursday. Subscription Price, 2.00 W. E. i'atterstm - Editor aud trt. liiirti-d at tlie postoiiice at Hai-rion f.s second class matter. Xot Mare Sest," but RoblwiV Root. Kuitor jochxal: Me. C. F. Sliufwrlaud lias for the last two weeks tossed tips at rae through tlie i.-olumiis of the Herald. I do not wish to enter into a newspaer controver sy with Mr. Sliiuerland, and, as lie truthfully says, "George is out of pol itics." He further says tiiat I am fool ish and only amuse the editor of the Herald, and still further he says tliat 'Ueorge Walker is journeying in tlie if iJms of phantasmagoria in search of a Glare's nest and thinks he lias found it." t holey, I could forgive you everything mu have said about me but when you to Webster's dictionary to find a big word with which to annihilate me I must object. As to the mare's nest you refer to and say that I think I liave found it, I will tell you Cliarlie now tins is in strict confidence) what I found in it. In lookinsr over tlie last batch of allowed accounts in the County Clerk's office I found this: Claim No. 407, pre sented by your former partner in the Bodarc Record and allowed by tlie Coun ty Cotiimisionars. FEES AND OFFICE EXPENSES. Oct. 3, fees in the case of tlie State vs: the stone cutters Oct. 4, State vs: Patterson " " " " Walker Stamps, -Oct. 8, State vs: Walker u . . Patterson 192 feet lumber for coal box CLAIM SO. 424 presented by his Honor and allowed the County Board reads as follows; To eight days work as commiss t ioner, laying out road, at $3 per day ..... 24.00 To eight days work with team 16.00 Xov. 19, case of State vs: Walker, bound over to District Court 16.95 Nov. 8, State vs: Gotleib Schultz, dismissed; charge, contempt, Judge's fees - - - - 3.35 State vs: Eohwer, for contempt, fined $5 and costs, but upon ex planation was remitted; Jud. fees 3.00 CLAIM NO. 522 presented by J. W. H. (his Honor) reads like this: Case James Farnam vs: Dunn Bros. 10.85 State vs: Massey - - - -2.45 School district No. 1 vs. Lockwood 19. 15 State vs: Phillips - - - 2.75 State vs: Mahoney, District Court 26.95 $3.40 8.25 8.90 1.00 7.40 - 7.40 3.84 f,.r l!ft-n dollars and tln bring hiH agUa Moms for tle ten dollars i 1 to discount Slie note. Do you think Morris would pay the discount? Not ruucii, and why di lie alluw tlie county to do wliat good business princi ples would restrain him from doing with his ow n money? But then this w a good liberal Board with other people' money. A.irain. if the accouuts above cited were all right and it were pror for tlje county to pay tliem, we are batislieu that there i "not a dollar in tlie county treasury, nor there never lias been a dol lar in the county treasury of the proier funds to pay such claims with. We nresume the County Cummission- u: are pnirv aordinsr to tlie advu-e of the brilliant County Attorney iu allow ing tliese illegul claims. And now Mr. Herald the above items are the allow ance of tlie claims of one of tlie county hirelings only at one meeting of the Board. If tlie same be true of the claims of all the other county officials and their hirelings and political strikers at all the meetings of the Board throughout the year, wlutt an immense sum the robbery must amount to? If you call the allowing of the above claims honesty on tlie pail of the Coun ty Board, in the name of almighty God wliat would dishonesty lx.? You know t'liiirley that I dare not say much aUmt my find as I might again 1 deprived of my litierty or iwsiby lined for contempt of court. Promising call again 1 sign, Re sjctfully, Ueiirue Walker. TO?1FiT TLdU OIN J-l-d-- Harrison Jones & Verity, to About Proving Up. The T. Trimbur vs: S. L. R. Maine - 4.90 5.35 172.40 Total CLAIM NO. 527 also presented by your former partner and helper in downing the Bowen Ring reads as follows; State of Neb. vs: Wassenburger $5.35 State of Nebraska vs: Hettich 5.65 State of Nebraska vs: J. Marking 4,60 One lamp for County Judges office 2.00 Discount on warrant - - - .40 Paid for arm rest to Belden and discounts - - - - - .60 Now Charley I may be mistaken in thinking that I have found a mare's nest, hut one thing I am certain of and that is tliat I have found a robber's roost, and a careful perusal of the above allowed ac counts will convince any one, prejudiced or unprejudiced, of the fact that the County Commissioners are wilfully rob bing the county to pay one of their hire' lings or else they are so woefully ig norant of their duties as to be entirely incapacitated to fill the office which they hold down. Claim No. 424 is pay for work which His Honor, in his great generosity, hag lieen claiming to have done for nothing. The case of State vs: Rohwer was sim ply the issuing of a bench warrant and the asking of a few questions when the prisoner appeared before the most right- eousW Judge, and a three dollar charge for such sen-ice is a little novel in the legal parlance of this state, Tlie four cases; Farnam vs: Dunn Bros.; School district No. 1 vs: Lockood; and T. Trimbur vs: S. L. R. Maine, two cases, are civil cases and there is no law of God or man or partisan friendship tliat will legally allow the County Com "dssioners to pay the costs of civil cases where the county is not a party, Tlie other cases cited are misdemean ors, but the Board had no greater right to pay the costs in them than they did in the civil cases referred to, for the reason that a majority are pending on appeal to be tried in the District Court, and a good and sufficient bond has been given and accepted by tlie proper officer for the payment of all c osts in said cases. It I lias not been judicially decided who siiall have the costs to pay in either of tliese classes of cases, civil or crimin al, and there is surely no occasion for the county to step in and say 'I will get, tie these cases and pay the costs.'' But the climax of diihoowty p reached in the small discount on warrant ' item of c. I RuppoM lM win wu hi, 4 WM. rant at a discount and bring in a bill against the county for that deficit V n adinflmtum. A parallel cu. u ,u orrw owes McGioly fSdanddoen'than. . I It .... T v w nve we money but Mc. accept fee montns note in payment thenar- i me note to toe oanfc and eelU it way in which Sioux county s great constitutional lawyer, i'lias. F. Slingerland, dishes out legal opinions is a little bit amusing. Having disposed of the herd law question in such an able mannert?) he turns tlie ponderosity of his legal acumen to the disjiosition ol the land laws. He advises the settlers to commute their homesteads, i e, pay the government two hundred dollars for a quarter sectioned land tliat they could obtain as good or belter title to uy j the required time thereon for the reas on that Congress may at any time pass a law tliat mav have a non-commuta tion clause. We presume that Mr Slingerland is not aware of the fact that the passage of such a law would not af fect any filings of public lands made pn or to the time such law might go into effect. Airain he savs that a final re ceipt for a tract of iand adds one-half to the value of said land for the reason that it is not subject to contest etc.. after the issuinsr of a final receipt therefor. We will simply call tlie gentleman's atten lion to the decisions of tlie General Land Office where he will find a number of cases ofcancellation after tlie final re ceipt had been issued, the land mortga ged and sold to a tlu'rd party. We will call his attention to one more fact, and tliat is, that a snort residence, sucti as six or seven months, before proof and a sale to a third party shortly after proof, is considered as presumptive evidence of fraud on the part of the entryman. Our advice to tlie homesteader Is to live his time out and instead of giving the $200 to the government invest that amount of money in young stock and we believe it will give more satisfactory returns. I -3t 9 8 r4 a? "The Wrong Pew. if The Rest When Our enemies mav tell vol that this i "tl wrong Y I E A K K S V. H K A 1) ( O (i K I K s 1 but the linn "f GONLEY, REIDY & POLLARD Or a Square M Are Here to Stay and do J. (1. ARMSTRONG, 1're-od-nt. TI A STRAIGHT FORWARD HONORABLE BUSINESS. The Temperance Advocate, of Chad ron, says: "Representative Gilchrist made a good fight against tlie bill relat ing to county division last week. This bill provides that no county can be di viuea unless three-hftlis of all the votes are cast in favor of the proiiosed divis ion, and if tlie proposition to divide is de feated no other can be submitted for three years. A bare statement of tli bill ought to be enough to condemn it and yet a majority of the house favored it. Take large counties like Holt Cher ry and Custer. They ought to be divid ed. Suppose the nronositinn to divit is submitted in an objectionable form. Its defeat precludes another vote for three years. Tlie Advocate has not beea given to flattery of Mr. Gilchrist but his course on this measure was sen sible and his argument convincing." Mr, Cleveland, who is now "in the soup" will probably go down in history as the greatest vetoer the world has ev er produced. 308 is the number of bills vetoed by him in four years. Immedi ately after the canvass of the electoral vote a presidential courrier appeared on the scene with a pencil veto, when Sam, RandaH was herod to remark, "The rul ing passion strong in death." The following astounding fact are gleaned from an editorial in a western newspaper, o French politics, to-wlt: That Boulanger was a Paris baker, was afterwards elected to the house of Rei resenatives and has recently been chosen President of tlie French nation." Noth ing like being WeH posted on European politics and history.- V During a large portion of the March days it has been so warm that artificial nt was unnecessary and tlte doors of offices, and business houses are left open during tlie warmer hour r.f tt day to admit the spring aephyrs dnd sun- snine. Teree, decinve and bright are the ctor- ""mucs of President Harriwo'i inauc 1 . e WW We would resiiectfully callthe attention of the public to lhe fact that we are jirejmieil to make farm losins in rs SIOUX, DAWES and BOX BUTTE COUNTIES .23 The dost Liberal Terms. OF HA Harrison, Transact a ew. Loans Money on Final proof money advanced Without Extra Charge. Land Office business will receive SPECIAL ATTENTION Contests Initiated, PROSECUTED or DEFENDED. Land filings made and a general few usinew transacted. We offer you the advantage of several years successful practice before tlie United States Land Office, Will also do A Locating Business. Collection made on all accessible points. Abstracts carefully coin' piled. Dcryour huwnevn Where Business is Done! 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