The Kadoka Press (Newspaper) - October 14, 1910, Kadoka, South DakotaVOLUME 111
JACKSON AND STERLING COUNTIES
MEANS LOWER TAXES.
Our friends tell us that
we can not have Jackson
County because it will make
our taxes so much higher.
Now let us see what other
counties of the state are pay-
ing in county taxes. We find
that there are at least four-
teen CQunties in the state
running on less than we are
now paying into the county
funds of Stanley County, as
shown by the following
as we stay in old Stanley j
there is no hope for lower
It must also be clear to the
taxpayer in the original Stan-
ley county, north of Lyman,
that division is the only hope
they have for lower taxes.
There can be no doubt but |
that the establishing of Jack-
son and Sterling counties!
will assure lower taxes and
nothing else will solve the
Everyone admits that our |
high taxes are chargeable al-,
most entirely to the great’
size of the present county,
and it must also be clear that
lowa county, which is larger
than Lyman, is still to big
and offers no relief from our
Now our friends say it will
cost us so much to start
Jackson county—for tran-
scribing the records, holding
the election and building a'
court house that we will not
be able to bear the burden.
But as a matter of fact it
cost Tripp county only $l,BOO
to transcribe their records
and about $350 to hold their
special election while they
are doing very nicely without
any court house at all.
As a matter of fact they
are not allowed to build a
court house until a perma-
nent county seat is selected,
which can not be done until
the next general election
which does not come until
two years after division.
If we believe that the
above fourteen counties offer
a fair comparison we have a
right to expect that Jackson
county ought to be able to
save enough out of the first
year’s taxes at the present
rate, after paying the ordi-!
nary expenses, to transcribe
the records, hold the special
election and then build a bet-
ter court house than many
counties in the state now
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Attorney Granger of Kadoka whs .
induced by the citizens to deliver an |
instructive talk on county division at •
the Opera House last evening. A small'
but very appreciative, attentive, and j
interested audience listened to a plain j
and unanswerable argument in favor ¦
of three-county division. The buga-'
boo of “IncreaaedJExpense” was sum-
marily routed and chased into its hole
with no prospecte remaining for it to
make any further impression on the
minds of those who heard Mr. Grang-
er’s remarks upon that subject.—ln-
Excess Paid by
Amount assessed against Jackson county $28,472.29
Average amount paid by the above counties tor running expenses . 21,185.84
Excess Paid by Jackson county above average $ 7,283.45
From this table it is very
clear that Jackson county is
now paying $7,286.45
more every year than the av-
erage of the above named
fourteen counties, and more
than twice what it costs
either Edmunds or Buffalo
county to run their county
It will be a great surprise
to many who came here from
Charles Mix county to learn
that wr e are paying $28,472.-
29, or $10,099.77 more than
the people ofCharles Mixare
• paying for a very efficient
county government of their
own. They will be convinc-
ed that ifCharles Mixcounty
can get along very nicely on
, $18,372.52 Jackson county
ought to be able to run its
own county government on
a like amount, which would
mean a reduction in our tax-
es of about one-third.
He also knows that as long
F. E. REIDINGER
At Kadoka, S. D.
THE KADOKA PR IKS.
KADOKA, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1910
I The Bad River News says: “Letour
¦ friends of the north use good sense
in this Matter.” They are Bro. Dur-
kee and are going to get Sterling
county and lower taxes.
“There is no use talking about four
counties at the present time.”—Bad
Nobody is talking about four coun-
ties. Everyboby is talking and are
going to vote for two new counties—
Jackson and Sterling.
According to the last issue of the
Bad Riyer News, published at Philip,
everyone who does not favor the pet
plan of the Philip division are “blith-
ering idiots.” Bro. Durkee says, if
lowa county is defeated, and it will
be beyond doubt, that it willbe be-
cause of the enyious, narrow-minded
and misguided voters. Say, Mr. voter
how do you like the catagory in
which the News editor has placed
Some newspapers, like a great many
people, have a faculty of not being
able to "open their mouth without
putting their foot in it.” Recently
the Bad River News published an ar-
ticle from the Capa Hustler favoring
division of Lvman county and
setting off Jones county, a territory
of 28 townships or only one more than
Jackson county has and last week
again they say, “There is no reason
in maintaining a one-county seat for
a territory as large as some of the
eastern states.” In order to be con-
sistent with his own editorials the
editor of the Bad River News must
oppose the organization of lowa coun-
ty and support the propositions of
Jackson and Sterling. Only in the
success of setting off Jackson and
Sterling counties is it possible to get
a county seat for a territory smaller
than some of the eastern states. lowa
county is considerable larger than a
number of the eastern states and in
some cases larger than two of them
put together. Will the News be con-
sistent with its own expressed con-
victions and oppose the lowa county
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