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Every two years K. .Jorgen son has a spoil of running for office ami accusing pretty nearly everybody of general crooked ness and grafting, lie is having another one ol these spells at the present tune- Ho has made such accusations against such men as M. Ij. Mickloson, l'eter Moe.John S. Lwanson. Hurry Granbois, .1. J. Hatte rton, John L. Minder, S. L. Rem und. M. L. Sateren John H. Lewis. Ivor .1 oilnson, Thomas Mani, .J. A. liny, D. F. Stevens, Jolin Swenumson, IT. M. Knight, James McGee, Miss Bonnie An drews, Ivor Stadstad, John Me lau d, Öle JO. Lien, N. J. Pry or, whom lie has designated as the "Court House Bunch," and a lot more reputable citizens whom we do not happen to recall now. When one man accuses so many men of general crookedness, it is a pretty good sign that there is something wrong with him. Especially when that man wants an office, it is well to look him up and see whether he is worthy ol the office. We made a little in vestigation as to the record of this man Jorgenson who is so anxious to be states attorney of Roberts county and below give you the facts. After reading! them, determine for yourself whether or not he is a fit man for the office. The First Time He Was in Jail.' In order to properly appreciate the character and bent of this man! Jorgenson, it is necessary to go back several years in his history. In the year 1895 we find him a young man living at Wilmot by referring to Justice Docket then kept by Jno. A. Munro, Justice of the Peace at Wilmot, we find that on the 22nd day of May, C. R. Jorgenson was ai rested, tried and convicted on the charge of break ing the windows of J. P. Croat's printing office, for which he was adjudged to pay a fine of $13.20, or be imprisoned. The fine was paid. Dan Babb acted as marshal and made the arrest. On a subsequent page of tliFs same docket we find that this same C. R. Jorrenson was charg ed with the offense of appearing on the streets of Wilmot in a state of open and notorious drunk enness, 011 which charge he was tried and convicted, and was by Justice Munro sentenced to pay a fine and costs of $9.00, or be imprisoned in jail for nine days. J. L. Minder, now sheriff ot the county, was the marshal who made the arrest. By studying this same justice docket of Jno. A. Munro at Wil mot, we gain still more light on the character of this ambitious man from a subsequent page iwhere it appears that C. R. Jor genson was arrested and brought before the Court chärged with the Offense of using abusive and ob scene language and disorderly conduct, on which charge he was tried and found guilty, and by Justice Munro sentenced to pay fine of $6.80, or be imprisoned in jail. The record shows that a (commitment was duly issued and Mr. Jorgenson was committed to |a3 on this conviction. We are informed by old residents of Wil mot that this is the first'time Mt Jorgenson was ever committed to jail. J. L. Minder, now sheriff of the county, was the marshal who made the arrest, fey wfcg The Roberts Casief! In the fall of 1910, one J. E. f'Jtoberts Of Minneapolis, Minn., jtad 1^0 formerly resided at 01 *esu" Britbon, in this- state, nude iJni|e »gäinst Mr. Jorgenson of More Jorgenson Cases The Widow's Claim, the Roberts Case and the Case When He was in Jail. Jorgenson is Strong in His alk About "Cases" and "Records," So Some of His Cases and His Record arc Given: S S a having omitted make return remittance a collecti'm which lie had intrusted V. Mr. Jorgen »11 in the year \i '. while r gensi was practicing law at Summit, and liefere his removal to \hcrdcen. Mr. Roberts states matter is substantially That in the month her I'joCi. he sent. a promissory note given X. A. 1 licks to Roberts that thin is follows: if Xovcm Jorgenson om it was stated in the letter to Jorgenson that it was sent for collection and 1 cinittancc. ami requested Jorgen to acknowledge receipt and get as large a payment as lie could, and that Roberts might advise taking renewal for the balance for a year. A feu days^ afterwards Jorgenson wrote Rob-1 crts acknowledging receipt of the' note and stating that he would see 1 licks as soon a* he came to! town. According to Mr. llicks' state ment, in October 1907. Mr. or genson saw him and asked him! to pay the note. Mr. llicks stat ed that lie was then threshing fori F. G. Eastman and that there was' one job between that and bis own job, and then they would thresh his crop and he would pay the Roberts note. When the machine was 011 the next job (the one just, before Hicks') Hicks was in Sum-1 mit one day to get provisions fori his own threshing, when a circuit court summons and complaint, issued by Mr. Jorgenson. were served on him by Richard Ohm in an action of Roberts against llicks to recover the amount due on the Roberts note. Then Hicks says he saw Jorgenson and asked him what was the matter, if he did not believe what lie told him, that he would pay the note, and Jorgenson replied that he did be-j lieve him and did not want Hicks to get mad about the matter, and that on account of suing him there was $15.00 more in it for, him (Jorgenson). The records of the office of Clerk of Courts show that judg-. ment was rendered in this suit in favor of Roberts by default on November 30, 7907, for the total sum of $91.77. Mr. Roberts states that, not, having heard from Jorgenson with any report on the note, he wrote him in October 1907. in regard to. it and that he received a letter from Jorgenson 01, October 21. 1907, in which he states that a few days before he had served papers on Hicks in suit brought on the claim, that he did not know whether a judgment could be collected, and also stated if the claim were "shaved" somewhat that he might be able to get it, and inquired what sort of a settle ment Roberts would be willing to make. A few days later Mr. Roberts' wrote Jorgenson ac knowledging receipt of the letter and stating that he was surprised that he had brought suit on the claim as he had not ordered suit, and that if Jorgenson could get the money soon he could make Hicks a 12 per cent discount 011 the total principal and interest, and that if Hicks could not pay it all and wanted a portion of the claim carried over until the next year at 8 per cent interest, he could settle with him on that basis. Roberts states that he heard nothing further from Jor genson until in February 1908, when Jorgenson informed him that he had put the claim in judg ment and had been unable to col lect it, but that the sheriff had written to him that he thought Hicks would pay $25.00 and costs if Roberts would accept that in full settlement, and that if such a settlement was nol sat isfactory, for Roberts to remit to JoVgenson $4,25 clerk's fees, to gether with $25.00 attorney's ,x and that he would then send Roh- crts a transcript of the judgment. Mr. Roberts states that he heard nothing further from Jorgenson until the following month, v, iiv:i he received a letter stating u,' lie had been unable to make a -cr llement with llicks upon the terms authorized by Roberts' let ter and that he would like to ii .\. Roberts remit tue amount of ca.-' that he had been compelled to i\ out S4.25. together with hi at torney's fees ot $25.00. 11 stcii.s that Mr. Roberts felt somehut indignant at the treatment ac corded him by his attornev Jorgenson, and 111 March 1 00.x ie wrote Mr. Jorgenson with refer uici. to this claim for $4.25 cah paid out, and 025.00 atturm fees, and informed Jorgenson as the claim was sent for collec tion and remittance and that v.- genson never had any instructio to place the claim in judgmen. lie would hold him responsible for the amount of the claim, and that he would look into the deal with Hicks as soon as he had an opportunity to see liini, and that he had never cared to crowd Hicks in the way of getting a judgment against him. The records of the office of the Clerk of Courts show that the judgment in this case was satL fied by C. R. Jorgenson in iirowr county. South Dakota, on June r. 1908, and the acknowledgmcr. was made before his law partnci McNaghten. But in the mean time some things had been hap pening. It seems that 011 April 16. 190S. acocrding to the state ment of Mr. Hicks, he gave a mortgage for $100.00 to sails!) this judgment to Richard Oh who was at that time and for many years past had been one of Jorgenson's particular friends and associates, and which chattel mortgage covered seven head of cattle owned by Hicks in Grant county, and which notes and mortgage were afterwards paid by Mr. Hicks in full. Mr. Hicks states that at the time of settling the judgment, Richard Ohm, who was then deputy sheriff, told him that he had the judgment for col lection and that Jorgenson order ed him to levy an execution un less it was settled, and that he was authorized to settle the judg ment for an even $100.00 Ohm offered to take secured notes and said that the judgment belonged to Roberts but that Jorgenson was the attorney and the notes could run to Jorgenson. Hicks objected to the notes running to Jorgenson but offered to give the note and mortgage direct to the deputy sheriff Ohm, and it was so made out and was transferred to the bank at Summit by Mr. Ohm at the time, and Mr. Ohm. deputy sheriff, received the full $100.00 in cash from the bank on the day the notes and mortgage were given. It is well to remem ber then that so far as Roberts, Jorgenson and Ohm were con cerned, the deal was closed and money paid over on April 16, 1908. The record now appears to be a blank until the fall of 1910. As Ohm, the deputy sheriff and agent of Jorgenson, now had pos session of the money to square the matter up, it would be reason able to presume that a settlement would be made at once with Rob erts, but Mr. Roberts states that he heard nothing whatever in re gard to this matter from Mr. Jor genson, or any one else until*the fall of 1910, when he wrote Mr. Jorgenson, stating that he was informed that he had collected the Hicks claim in full sometime be fore. and the he was surprised that he was still holding the mon ey. Roberts states that on No vember 9, 1910, which was a few days after Mr. Jorgenson had ceased to be a candidate for state's attorney for that year, he 1 ccciv ed a letter from Jorgenson in which he stated that suit was brought on the claim in October 1907. and that after bringing suit lie wrote him to send the amount ot costs and fees, which he never did, and that he "disposed oi the claim to Mr. Ohm for the amount he had in it and costs," and that he'does not know what settlement Ohm made with llicks. Mr. llicks states that in No vember or December 1910, at the 1 eqtiest of Mr. Roberts, he ac companied him to Sisseton where they went to Mr. Jorgenson of fice and Mr. Roberts asked for his money on that claim, and that Jorgenson said to Roberts, "to hell with your claim," and rclnsed to pay him anything: and that he understands that he never has paid him any part of the Si00.00. The Widow's Home. I will now tell you about the Johnson home, ami what became of it. The facts are these: ()n July 13, 1S9S, 1 ngcvold Johnson Myron, usually called Johnson, made homestead entry on the S. W. 1 4 of N. 1 i, section 11. and the S. "f X. 1'-. '4 and \. W .4 of S. K. 4. section to, township 123. range 52. 111 Rob erts county. South Dakota: he and his wife and children lived there until about the year 1903. when he died. The family were poor and lived in poverty tin oldest son, Xels Johnson, was about 21 years old when his fatli er died the other members 01 the family requested the Land Of fice to allow this son, Xels John son, to file his homestead entrv 011 this land, which was the fam ily home this application was granted and notice was issued, giving Nels Johnson the right to 'file on the lf.id, his father's entry being cancel, \. This notice was misdirected *r miscarried so that the family nc fcr received it. The widow and family worried about their home, and she, with some of her family, went to C. R. Jor genson, who was then practicing law at Summit, in regard to the matter. I The neighbors down there will tell you that when they came back the widow told them that she had 1 employed Jorgenson to look after the matter and placed the whole matter in his hands to get their land straightened out and that he was going to attend to the mat ter for her. They will also tell you that a short time afterward this same widow, with her fam ily, went down to see this Mr. Jorgenson again in regard to her land that she came home grief stricken and in tears, and told them while her frail form was convuls ed with sobs, that Jorgenson said someone else had filed on the land, that he did not know who it was that had filed, ,but that nothing could be done about it, and they had lost their home. These same neighbors will tell you that time and time again this poor widow told them about her tiouble, about losing her home, weeping as she told them the story that a little later she told them of getting a letter from Jor genson telling her that she must get off the land that still later she told them again of getting another letter from Jorgenson, giving her a certain number of days to move off from the land. These same neighbors will tell you that her oldest boy, when they lost their home, went away to find work, and how that poor widow remained there in her cheerless shanty on that claim and mourned and cried and faded away and sickened and died, died of grief and disappointment and discouragement. They will tell you too, how one of the neigh bors went to town for a coffin in which to bury the remains of that poor widow, and that before he returned another team drove up, with another coffin, which con tained the remains of the widow's son Nels Johnson, who went away to find work "when the Johnsons lost their home." They will tell you how they buried the victims of this tragedy side by side in the little ceme tery up there, the grieving widow and her unfortunate son. The records of the Land Office show that on December 8, 1904. this land was filed on by Caroline Jorgenson, and the neighbors will tell you, that, after the widow and her son were laid at rest in the cemetery, the sister of this C. Jorgenson came out and settled 1 011 this land and proved it up. Today in the court house the title of this land stands in the name of Caroline Jorgenson, and is worth about $4,000.00. And that is what became of the widow's farm. When C. R. Jorgenson became an attorney at law he held up his hand before Almighty God and the Court and took the fol lowing oath "I, C. R. Jorgenson, do solemnly swear that 1 will support the constitution of the I'nited States and the con stitution of the State of South Dakota, and that will do 110 falsehood or con sent that any be done in court, and if 1 know of any that I will give knowledge thereof to the Judge of the Court, or some one of them, that it may be reformed: I will not willingly, wilfully or knowingly promote, sue or procure to be sued any false or unlawful suit, or give aid or consent to same will delay no man for lucre or malice, but will act in the of fice of attorney and counselor at law according to riy bo learning and discretion, with all good fidelity, as well to the court as to my client, so help me God." From the facts above, you can judge with what fidelity C. R. Jorgenson has observed his oath and protected the rights of his confiding clients. S. W. BUK DIN 10. Still Another Case The following, taken from 1 court records, will show you how the '"only honest man" in Rob jerts county treated poor Fried richs after he had published all of those defamatory articles against the above named people and in aid of his own candidacy as Friedrichs says it was. After reading this article, ask yourself this question, "Wouldn't Jorgen make a peach of a states attor ney?" Complaint State of South Dakota, County of Roberts, ss. In Circuit Court, Fifth udicial Circuit. |E. 0. Friedrich, Plaintiff, vs. IC. K. Jorgenson, Defendant. The Plaintiff complains and al leges: I. That 011 and between the da,ys of January 10th, IUI3. and May 28th, IIII, and prior there I to, be was the owner, publisher and editor of the Kobert-s Coun ty Record, a weekly newspaper, printed and published at Sisse ton, South Dakota, with a gener al circulation in Roberts county and the surrounding country. That during the month of January, 1913, the above named defendant entered into an agree ment with this plaintiff, by the terms of which agreement the said plaintiff agreed to pr'nt in the sitid Roberts County Rec ord, certain data, statements and reading matter of and concern ing certain public officers in said Roberts county, and more particularly concerning John S. Lwanson, ex-sheriff of Roberts county and the county commis sioners of said Roberts county,all of which was to be made for the purpose of assisting the said defendant in his future political campaigns, to be furnished by the said C. R. Jorgenson, for which printing, publishing and circulating the said defendant then and there promised to pay the said plaintiff. 3. That pursuant to the said agreement the above named de fendant furnished to the said plaintiff seven thousand seven hundred forty-four (7744) lines of data, statements and reading matter as aforesaid, which was printed, published and circulat ed by the said plaintiff in the said Roberts County Record. That the said number of lines was printed in different weekly issues of the said Roberts Coun ty Record on and between the days of January 10th, 1913, and May 28th, 1913, and that during all of this said time, the said paper was being circulated generally in Roberts county, South Dakota, and the surround ing territory, containg the said data, statements and reading matter as aforesaid. 4. That the printing, publish ing and circulating as above of the data, statements and read ing matter as aforesaid was reasonably worth the sum of fifteen cents per lino and that the demand for the payment thereof has been made and pay ment refused and that there is I now due and owing to the plain I tilt' from the defendant the sum of one thousand one hundred I sixty-one ($1161.00) which the defendant promised and agreed to pay to the plaintiff. WHEREFORE, plaintiff de mands judgment against the de fendant in the sum of one thous and one hundred and sixty-one I f$l llil) dollars with interest thereon at the rate of 7 per cent from the 28th day of May, 1913. besides the costs and disburs nients of this action. Iv SUTULIFFE, Attorney for Plaintiff. Milbank, S. I). State of South Dakota, County of Roberts', ss. '. hi. SntclilTe being first duly sworn says that lie is the attor ney for the plaintiff in the above entitled action: that he has read the foregoing complaint and knows the contents thereof and that the same is true according to his best knowledge, informa tion and belief That the reason this verifica tion is not ade by the plaintiff is that said plaintiff is not a res ident of the County of Grant, South Dakota, and is not now within said county where this affiant resides and has his law office. C. E. SUTCLIFFE. Subscribed and sworn to be i'_re me this 1st day of Decem ber, 1913. Thad L- Fuller, Notary Public- Grant Co., S. IX State of South Dakota, County of Roberts, ss. In Circuit, Court in and for said County and State. I. the undersigned, Clerk of the above named Court, do here by certify that the hereto an nexed instrument to wit: Copy of Complaint is a full, true and correct copy of the original Com plaint in the case of E. C. Fried rich vs. C. R. Jorgenson as the same appears of Record in the office of the Clerk of said Court. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at Sisse ton, S. D., this 5th day of March. A. D. 1914. D. F. STEVENS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Roberts County, S. D. Taxe» Oppressive The total taxes on farm lands east of Missouri river, in South Dakota in 1900 was $2,242,549.45: in 1912 $4,008,629.29 and in 1913 $4,720,4410.55. Over 200 percent increase in six years. The total state tax, in the state in 1900 was $442,803.78 in 1912 $1,318,015.31 and in 1.913 $1,195, 455.22. An increase of about 300 per cent in six years, whre the population has increased less than 30 per cent and the 1913 state tax will not pay the state expense within $427,000 accord ing to the state auditor's figures. For the present state regime to compare the state tax of 1913 with 1912, when the 1913 tax is short of paying state ex penses, and the 1912 tax is its own high water mirk of expen ditures, is juggling. How about the increase of 362 new state jobs? Don't you want to clean up the spoils system and hold down taxes b.v voting for R. O. Richards for governor at the primary election, March 24th.— Adv. Hand in or phone in—new* items, no matter how email. The Standard wants all of the hap penings of the community and county.