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.J 1 . I A - n The Sioux County Journal. I published every Thursday. j o j .Subscription Price, $2.00 I W. E. I'attPisoa Editor and irp. Entered at the pAstoftiitf at Harrison a sccid class mutter. WriMiir is Sot Kitrut,' Editor JchksaL: In last week's issue of the HeralJ Clias. F. Slingerland, tlie editor of that sheet, takes it ujon lcim self to excuse and defend the work of our county officers in presenting and swear ing to false and illegal claims, and as a defence of his case says that tlie ''nioutb piece of tlie mud ring seems to forget I low he lamented last July, because the arrant lie ffot for the cash he paid out for a road implement did not reimburse iiim. even after waiting several months for the warrant, and yet when another county official asks for an amount ecpiiv- ilant to tlie discount on the warrant he yells robliery." We will now look at what the Herald lias said and see if it amounts to xtry lluiif,' in defence of the illegal robbery of county funds. Now, Charley, in the first place you make a statement tliat is false in saying that I am the mouth piece of the mud ring. That is false. You say that it seems tliat I forgot something about a warrant tliat I got . last July. Tliat is false also. I fullv i-ecollect all about it very clearly. As . ou say I had paid out some money to purchase a plow for road work and in payment therefor received a warrant. . Said warrant I oiferred in part payment of my taxes to the county treasurer who refused to accept the same, ami I was forced to sell the warrant at a discount and pay the cash for taxes. But, Char ley, do you know that I had sworn, had made oath, to the correctness of said account and received the warrant in payment of the same thereby releasing tlie county from any further liability on tliat score. I could not then go a gain Wore the commissioners, render anotl ler account and swear to it, saying the second account to be iust and correct and unpaid by either the county or any individual, for the reason that the county hail already paid said account before. But, Cliarley, to convince voa that the man that you are trying to defend is not limit that way I will call your attention to the following claims pre sented by your client and former part ner, as filed in the county clerk's ollice, and paid by the county. They are No. 265 and claim No 275, both presented by the judge. If you desire to be fair you will tell tlie people that claims 265 and 273 contain one and the same account and that both were sworn to as being just and correct, by J. V. Hunter; and as there never was but one case against the party, your friend swore falsely, and knowingly, and Charley that is the kind of company you keep. You make the very best defence possible under tlie circumstances but you should be in bet ter business. Now for the next one of your clients. You say that there is :i howl being made by Mr. Walker because the county purchased some coal from Mr. Ffost who is also sheriff. You try to excuse it by saying it was a small amount anil purchased the same as one man would purcliase of another. This is the poorest of all pleas you have made in defence of a violation of a statutory law governing this very point. You virtually plead guilty to the offen.se but offer the pitiful excuse tliat it was "on ly a small amount." I say that the county paid $8.95 per ton for coat !, can be bought right here in Harrison for 4.f)0, a difference of $1.45. Will you kindly inform the tax payers what you would consider of some account? You say the Mud Ring ha to occasionally assail someone to keep up their reputa tion. I am convinced that those whom you term the Mud Ring are in v. way and any one that will undertake to uncover the record made by some of the 'wuiuj ouicers nas some very nastv work on hand. Yours Respectfully, George Walker. i Cra ford, N-b , Mar, 23 j Editou JoTVKAL: I Much aguinsl my Mil 1 feel calleJ up-j on la make a ivrt contribution to your j uanei in answer to a called aitidavit of James T. Mason wb b apjieared in j the Herald of recent stie. in which he ...vow it. onln'htel! the lBCI'lf of Sioux count v as to the linancial stand- ini of one of our miaeus. Mr. Thomas j Devenpoit. A ins sou and agent 1 trust tliat you wUl not consider my appearance at this stage out of order. In the first place al low me to suggest that .my party de siring to do o can. iu a very short time, by making an examination of the official records of Dawes and Sioux c ounties, coiivim themselves that there never was at any one time I'M) acres of land recorded in the name of Thos. Deven poit. I osr JjIbieHAXj terms, J mm m sS Jones & Verity, Harrison, fj The Attorney General' Opinion. There ought to lie no more foolishness on the part of the Herald in repeating tlie assertion that the h Til I'ira tir;it , . "til (JUL be in force ,n Sioux county hereafter, the following letter was received in answer to one written to the Attorney General by Mr. Conley and will explain itself; 1 State of Nebraska, i Attorney General's Office. xr it Uiia, March 27, 1889. Mr. H. T. Conley, Harrison, Nebraska. LKAR Snc.-ln answer to yours of -.tli inst. 1 would Atate that under pro visions of House R 93 there i, no law uSnd,t,gtl.ehe,dlaw and when this la goes into effect, the remainder of Article 3. bears upon tne state, lld pub, the herd law into V For one county to have the herd law Niperided, it must have some vahd ex- i y law to support it and as that law .been r. pealed, the herd law attaches Nl"lklr 10 very county , the, K This is tlie cond.tion of your at present, with the herd law Youro Very Truly; . ' "A . WM. Ldcse AtUirowy UeiK,ruL As to Mr. Mason's statement to the ef fect tliat be made out the juipers on the (ieo. James farm, I hojie the Sipiire will not lie offended when J hint that he is in error, as the deed was placed in his liamls merely for acknowl edgment by virtue ol Ins exalted onmai canacitv. iustic e of theicae; but i wish to congi-atulate the Hon. gentle man ujion the excellent manner in whic h he executed his jail of the work, as be seemed, niion this occasion, to lie a very fpn liable child. To this article I will attac h a couple of affidavits which will. to some extent at least, show the eople of Sioux county Mr. Masons false and unprincipled attitude. As to the contemptible and uncall for insinuations which have apieared from time to time in the Herald under the "non de plume" of One Who Knows accusing Thos. Devenport of forec losm mortgages on poor men and otherwise taking advantage of their limited cir cumstances, I have only this to say: have a record of every chattel loan that he has ever made in Nebraska, and I offer a reward of $50 for each and ev erv instance of foreclosure in bis name or for every dollar's worth of property which has leen forcibly taken by virtue of an v security or mortgage which he has held. Kor the lionefft of those who have not seen the affidavit of Mr. Mason it is here given. Crawford, Neb., March 9, 'f-9 I, James T. Mason, being duly sworn on my oath state that alxnit the time tliat Thomas Devenport bought George James land, in conversation with me. while making out the papers for said transfer, said that "this piece of land makes me the owner of sixteen hundred acres of land in Dawes and Sioux count ies. James T. Mason. Sworn to before me, a notary public in and for Lawes count y, Nebraska. Leroy Haix, Notary Public. STATE of NEBRASKA, ) DAWES COCNTY. f I, O. P. Devenport. of Crawford. L;awes county, Nebraska, liemg duly sworn according to law, herein state that I was present at the residence of Thomas Devenport, in Sioux county, Nebraska, on the date and at the time refered to by James T. Mason, when the transfer of real estate was made from Geo. James to Thos. Devenport, and positively assert that the said Thos. uevenjwrt did neither say or intimate that he was the owner of 1600 acres ueeoeu lands in iJawes and Sioux cout les, and 1 further declare under oath that tlie statement of the afore- James T. Mason, justice of the peace, of Ulen, hiou.x county, Nebraska, which appeared in the Herald of March Ifith is a willful and absolute fuU-hood. G. P. 1 KVEXPOKT. Subscritied and sworn to U SEAL fore me this 25th day of March A. D. 1,-j.u. W. II. Faxxku, Notary Public. oiAifcOF .M-HRASKA, 1 DAWES COCNTY. ) SS: I, Thomas tevennort. of Kion Neb., being duly sworn it,:cor,Ung to Lew (lennsp ind li.c t j- i . ' -i 1 uiu never, at any time or place say to James T. Mason that I was the owner of 1000 acres of deeded land in Dawes and Sioux count ies, Nebraska, and I berebv ,,..,..,. J ..Vnt,. c the (above) affidavit of James T. Mason which apjieared in the Herald of March JMh, as maliciously false. Thomas i evexiiikt. SubscriU-d and sworn to k-fore me a notary public in and for the SEAL county of Lawes, and state of - Nebraska on this the 2a rd day of March, A. a iHbi). F. M. Damei,s, Notary Public. In a recent Herald the Glen KiiW says: "Wonder why i,eveiiiB,H ,1,.,,-c deny by aflidavit the c harge of being the owner of 1,(500 acres of land " i answer I simply call his attention to me awive affidavits. Very Respectfully, O. P. KVKNPOKT. 1 S 3 "The Wrong Pew. bill tin- lilili of Our enemies may tell you tltat thl. i. "tin- wnmg '' but CONLEY, REIDY & POLLARD Are Here to Stay and do A STRAIGHT FORWARD HONORABLE BUSINESS. We would respectfully call the attention of the public to 1 1 - I'.i. I that we are prepared to make farm loans in t- SIOUX, DAWES arid BOX BUTTE COUNTIES on The Most Liberal Terms. Final proof money advanced Without Extra Charge. H I- The Res! When yot 5 v. V C H c I A R o K K E o H K A K S i' I K a IF; thet Or a Square Mk: Sl I)' J. G. AftMSTUUNti, Pr-ul-.i,!. thi; Estray Kotice. Taken on bv no t. i . , . f v wiari;n 21st. 1.Hfl at my place on nation 31, town j in Posed to be 2 vur. ,.i,i urwt. up. Oscar A. aartou. X my ranch Rmti, i . n - -"" i Jiamson. itu-ec yearn old-lken or unbrofcei,. iL cook. Land Office business will receive SPECIAL ATTENTION Contests Initiated, PROSECUTED or DEFENDED. Land filings made and a general law business transacted. We offer you the advantage of several years suecwful practice before the United States Land Oflic e. Will also do A Locating Business. ' Collections made on all accessible iomts Abstracts carefully com piled. Io your business Where Business is Done! OFFICE ON MAIN STREET Harrison, - - . NohmcVo r - of hare; Harrison, Trannacts a penwal Ike Loans Money on ffi The Harris: lyoi EGGERT ROHWER. Propnet..,-. Special .'.IK. Pre -o ! ' - C. H. Andrews & CoM -Dealers in- Drugs, Paints, Brushes, Oils, -AND- Fine Toilet Goods, STATIONERY PERFUMES. BEST CIGARS W THIi Ciiy B. E. Jinmmm, C. F. Vxirm. rresident. Vu,e, pre CHAS. C. JAMESON, CSuWer. Commercial Bank. fKOORPrmATKD.J -A. General Banking Business -TKANHACTEa- Attention t Trade , . ' FLED ST A FU.E FX , ' t Best Accommodations T Fremont, Elkhorf -AN- 1 1,', Railrov 'The Northwestern Line" Wfi Omaha, Sioux Ci p -ChicaV THROUGH TkKEW11 I'uJ Infontmtion on Aliction to I H. O. Bunt, Oeneral it;inWr lUnwuM, NebtMka. J. R. BrcBAjiiji, (hrovnl IW""1 --' " 1 - - ... vi ' , i, i,.'