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anb Stock IJarb. JAMfiS WILSON* [Ideas ore solicited from our fanner reader*. Queries will be aniwcrtd. Addrew to the Editor, Jamei Wilton, Traer, low*.] If you over hitch a horso to a living tree lot it be to a branch abovo his head that he cannot bite. It is heathenish to tie a horso whore ho can cat the bark off a tree. The spring is late. The recent snows have found thoir way into the ground to a groat extent and spring drouths are not to bo feared. We only need heat to have grass. Tame grasses, if not sown already, should bi! put in promptly. No time should be lost in getting in cereals as the parly sowing averages best. We sco lots of spayed heifers sell well In market, some weighing 1,080 bringing $4.25 two or three weeks ago. This was xi p to steer price for that weight. If our farmers who have heifers they do not need for cows will spay and feed us thoroughly as st.'ers are fed the cheap heifer beef problem will be solved. We paid Germany $1(5,000,000 in 1889 for beet sugar. Germany refuses our pork. We are going to make beet sugar now, and gradually the necessity for foreign pork markets will cease. We raise too much corn to make pork with, as a people. If we can save our foreign sugar bill much work will be given to home laborers, and much money saved. The sooner we are independent of foreign markets the better. New Hampshire experiment station director tells us that quantity of milk is the result of food, and quality results from the make-up of the amimal. This is only true to a certain extent, or, why feed valuable foods to the cows? On a given ration to a lot of cows the individuality Avill certainly appear in the difference in solids, but change the rations materially, and the quality as well as the quantity will change. Feed will also change the quality without increasing the j quantity. There is a New England word that we will have to learn—"corn stover." It is the corn stalk after the ear is off. The word as applied to fodder, is quite old, but confuses western people when reading about corn fodder named that way. "Corn fodder" in the East has the ears on. We need pay little attention to this were it not for the meaning this word has as used in bulletins from eastern States, issued by investigators. They are wortli reading, and are the only eastern farm matter that is, to a western man. "Corn stover," remember. Bounties are being asked by farmers in some localities for killing olf gophers and gray squirrels. We have, noticed (hern digging up cut worms, und since that time have concluded that it is not wise to kill them. They dig up corn, but soaked corn, scattered, would be preferred by them. No living creat"-•• will dig for food if it can have it without that labor. These animals are not objectionable, at any season of the year except at corn planting time. Their services then are valuable, and throughout the year, no doubt, they live on grubs and worms, and rid the land of many of them. We. do not know of any use of pocket gophers. welcome,, An most, States have sent for him. Continued additions of new lands to the settled domain made room for all comers. The immigrant has changed. TJioro is no more free land worth having. He is not the same immigrant. He comes from different peoples and for different purposes, in most cases. He settles in the great, cities, in colonies. He does not lose his tongue, nor intermarry, nor Americanize. He presents a new problem. Cheap transportation is perpetually finding more markets for products that would either not sell at all or sell lower where they are produced. The meats and grains of the. Northwest would sell lower if it were not for the great reductions in transportation. Lower rates to the seaboard and lower ocean rates have done much to encourage our trade with foreign countries. Our cheap pork and beef could not have been handled at all, perhaps, during the craxe to sell last fall and winter, but for the steadily lowering rates to (he East and foreign countries. The rates current twenty-five years ago would greatly reduce prices in the West. As better appliances, cheaper capital and more skill are brought to bear upon transportation, farm products are worth more where they are. made, and their markets extend farther around the world. This is one of the cheerful sides of the farmers' outlook that may be depended upon to look still brighter. Growing population does not deserve all the credit. of beets will bo taken between grazing seasons, and we think it will be the first or second year after breaking the tame grass sod. There are more reasons for a rotation of crops than restoring fertility through growing grass. When we grow any one crop too long certain weods multiply unless great care is taken and extra expense incurred to keep them down. Insects multiply where one crop grows too long. We see in certain parts of Iowa the timothy destroyed so that it will not make pasture or hay, by cut worms, while the blue grass is let alone. The clover midge has made its appearance, in some of our counties, and can only be met successfully by plowing down the clover and sowing something else. The corn root worm gives annoyance where corn is grown too long—often after the second crop. The continued sowing of barley invites the chintz bug, and so on. It is an open question whether long continued growing of one plant does not exhaust the food it requires so that, it is not healthy, and then invites insects. One of the most interesting discoveries of the age with regard to tin 1 bacteria that attack the blood in an abnormal condition is that healthy blood kills them. With regard to many of our plants wr know that insect attacks only follow unhealthy conditions. Rotation is the certain way to get rid of our insect pests. They vanish when their food is absent. The establishment in all the States of experiment stations for investigating relative to the farm, brings out many local peculiarities, Eastern stations when feeding for beef estimate that 80 percent, of the feed is recovered in tho manure. The same is the case when feeding for milk, mutton or pork. The cost of the product is estimated on this basis. A bushel of corn costs half a dollar, 40 cents are found in the manure pile and urine tank. They could not buy our grains and feed at all if they did not apply the manure. We take investigators' figures for the. fact that only one-fifth is assimilated by tho animal and four-fifths go to the manure heap. To what tho 40 cent com could be applied to get the money back has not been determined that AVO have heard of. Be that as it may, the subject is well worth our consideration. If only one-fifth of the whole cornfield goes to make beef, or milk, or pork, or mutton, what becomes of the four-fifths? Eastern people apply the manure to the land, we let it go to waste —most of us. If our manure heaps contain four-fifths of our last year's corn and oat crop it would seem to be. wisdom to study the best way to get part of the value out of it. Wo have sent too much of it down the creeks and sloughs, let it escape into the atmosphere and permitted it to sink into the soil in barn-yards. Farmers who desire better crops can not only do well by putting it back upon the laud, but do better by studying how to take proper care of this so large,a proportion of last year's crop, how best to apply it, on what lands, at what season and all about it. The subject is entirely fallow in Iowa, lying loose. The news comes from farmers who sell their grains that sterility lias come. No wonder. See the fearful difference between selling all of a crop and putting back the four-fifths of it on the land again. Ordinance No. 1. An Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 72 ot the Incorporated Town of Algofia. being an Ordinance relating to and defining the boundaries of wards within the limits ot the city of Algoiia, Iowa, and enacting a substitute in lieu thereof. Be it ordained by the City Council of Algona, Try a patch of green crop of some kind on some convenient spot of rich land for summer feeding. Save oats and peas and barley for the first cutting, and early sweet corn for the next, and see if it will not pay you well. There is always some animal tied up to feed such crops to, even if pastures are abundant for the milch cows. Small farms that must yield all possible feed are the ones that will resort to soiling soonest. We think there is a good deal missed for want of this early green crop. This spring sees empty hay and stock yards. It is an opportune time to try soiling—as such feeding is termed. A little rich land yields a great deal of feed, and such feed is grateful to all animals, particularly those that are confined. Iowa fanners have not tried soiling lo any considerable extent beyond sowing corn for fodder. Hut this comes too late. Observation is leading us to the conclusion that the corning dairy cow of Iowa \vill not be precisely what some, breeders of special cattle think. We believe she will descend from the strong, hearty, good milkers of to-day, by selection. The coming dairy cow is not confined to a few breeds, nor does breed control milk giving as nine-tenths of the owners of special herds assure us. Cows give milk by individuality instead of breed. Good milkers are not confined to anv breed, arid from good milkers good milkers can be bred. Many of our scientists talk arrant nonsense about form, shape and contour, and all that, of the ideal dairy cow. The coming Iowa cow will not descend from the delicate, weak- lunged cows of to-day. They will die out, and their present early breeding, long milking and improper mating is hastening the finality. The immigration question is agitating the country. Like all others it has its phases. The. old-time immigrant was a home-seeker, u land-seeker. He has settled the country on our latitude from sea to sea. He came from the nations of northern Europe-, mostly, and Americanized fairly well in the first generation, and completely in the second. He learned town and township government from the native born, his children lost his tongue, and intermarried wit*i those to the SOMK IMIACTrCAI, KXl'KKIKXCK. To (lie Airricultuiit! Editor. M.\iisii.u.i/rowx, Iowa, Mcli. 18.—One year ago I gave 1 you minute figures, the result of slock farming by all hired help and on stock shares. I desire l.o add the past season's round-up. The former figures gave the following showing: In 1888, the home farm of 475 acres conducted by hired help entirely gave^SA- per cent, interest on valuation of land and all money invested in stock and running expenses. In 188!), the same made 8 and 8-10 per cent., and last season, 8J- per cent. An adjoining farm of 2-10 acres conducted on stock shares by a tenant, made 8 and 7-10 per cent, interest in 1888; 7 and (i-10 in 188!): and 8 in 18!)0. It will be observed that the profits are nearly uniform each year. The wail that is going up at tho present time from many stock farmers over the loss of feeding high priced feed to low priced stock is not heard on Maple [-Jill farm, which the writer cla'ms own- rship. The business of stock-farming changes but little from one year to another, and the hipping of high and low Drices between seasons helped to equalize profits. J. G. IJuowx. KXHAl'STION JSV SUGAIt BK1CTS. In reading the reports of the investigators at the different experiment stations credit belongs to each man in his line, but when one gets outside of that and speculates about what lie lias not demonstrated, his production must be taken with grains of allowance. This suggestion conies from reading the advice given about rotation of crops by a noted chemist, in an adjoining Stale, lie lells us that ";{,5()0 acres are required to grow (lie beets necessary to a great factory or twice that number of acres for a rotation, because beets cannot be raised on the same land every year." Now this is an impossible rotation in the Northwest. No rotation is of the foremost value thai does not allow clover two years to grow, and alternating beets one year, and something else the next, will not do that. Proper manuring will enable! us to grow beets every year, but we cannot manure with commercial i'erlili/ers and manuring from the barnyard will be limited. The correct theory of rotation for the Northwest is to have recuperative agencies like grass crops at work long enough to balance! the depleting agencies, like grain or root crops. One year of grass will not recuperate sufficiently after a year of beet growing. We can lake a crop of any kind that exhausts if we follow it with years enough of recuperation, otherwise the land is reduced to sterility. Rotations in five years'shifts, in thu East und in Europe, always have one of the live when fertilizers are used. The western farmer rotates corn and oats, partially to avoid insects like the root worm and chintz bug, and partially to exhaust more slowly by the change, but he surely exhausts. We predict that if beet growing for sugar BEAK THINGS. A notable feature of marketing is seen in the importation of potatoes from Great Britain to this country. Potatoes are scarce over there. The Irish crop was a failure. Thousands of people cannot eat potatoes at all, in the British Isles. Still they come here. Why? Because our people can afford to eat them ".t high prices, and will have them no matter what they cost. We have many people who live well, more perhaps than any nation—we might say absolutely more than any nation of equal population. This is evidenced by our consumption of high selling goods. Population is only one factor in consumption. The prosperity of a nation has far more, to do with consumption of high-priced goods of all kinds than any other factor. The consumption of wheat by different peoples proves this. We need something like five bushels per capita. The East India people cannot afford to consume the one bushel per capita that they produce. We send fine beef and a little fine mutton abroad because people over there will pay high for it. People who consume dear tilings live, in all lands, but we, have more high selling goods consumed by our working classes than any nation. Gen- oral prosperity insures a good market for farmers because the common people can buy freely. Our people will soon consume all our field products, not only because population is increasing fast, but because general incomes enable the masses to buy. The proverbial prosperi- ity of many frugal families is due to moderation in this regard. Young farmers beginning to make livings for themselves make or break as they live under or over their incomes. If they begin as frugal parents begin prosperity is likely to follow. If they begin where the old folks left otf they never accumulate capital, and never make, headway. It requires uncommon courage to let alone nice; things and dear things for a while, but if this courage is wanting prosperity never comes. Some people can buy the birds' nests and potatoes of other hinds at any price, but the young beginners cannot and thrive. OUKSTIONS AND ANSAVKKS. Sec.'i. That Ordinance No. 72, relating to and denning the boundaries of wards thereof which rends AS follows : . Sec, 2. Be it ordained by the Town Council of the Incorporated Town of Algona, Iowa, That all of that part of said town lying south of State street, west of Moore street andl west of the line being an extension of Moore street and parallel therewith south to the limits of the town shall be known and designated as Sec. 3. 'That all that part of said town lying south of Call street and south ot a line being an extension of Call street and parallel therewith to the limits of said town, and east of Moero street and east of a line being an extension of Moore street and parallel therewith and south to the limits of said town shall be designated as Ward No. 2. Sec. 4. That all that part of said town lying north of Call street and north of a line being an extension of Call street and parallel therewith to the limits of said town and east of Jones street and east of a line being an extension of Jones street and parallel therewith and north to the limits of said town shall be designated as Ward No. 3. Sec. 6. That all that part of said town lying north of State street and west of Moore street to Call street and north of Call street and west of Jones street and west of a Hue being an extension of Jones street and parallel therewith and north to the limits of said town shall be designated as Ward No. 4. The same be and Is hereby repealed and tho following enacted in lieu thereof ; Sec. o. That the city of Algona be divided Into four (4) wards to bo called the First. Second, Third and Fourth Wards, the boundaries to be as follows : Sec. 7. The First Ward shall include all that part of the city lying south of a line commencing at a point where the center line of State street Intersects the center Hue of Moore street, running In a westerly direction along tho center line of State street to the end thereof, and all that part of said city lying west of a line commencing at the center line above mentioned and running alone in a southerly direction on Moore street to the end thereof and thence on a direct line to the limits of said city. Bee, 8. The Second Ward shall include all that part of the city lying south of a line commencing at a potut where the center of Call street intersects the center line of Moore street and running in an easterly direction along the center line of Call street to the end thereof, thence on a direct line to the city limits, and all that part lying east of a line commencing at the center line above mentioned and running south along the center line of Moore street to the end thereof, thence on a direct line to the limits of said city. Sec. ». The Third Ward shall include all tliat part of the city lying north of a line commencing at a point where the center of Call street Intersects the center line of Jones street running in an easterly direction along on the center line of Call street to the end thereof and thence on a direct line to the city limits, and all that portion lying east of a line commencing at the center line above mentioned running north alone; the center line of Jones street to the end thereof, thence on a direct line to the limits of said city. Sec. 10. The Fourth Ward shall include all that part of the city lying north of a line commencing at a point where the center of State stieet intersects the center line of Moore street running in a westerly direction along the center line of State street to the end thereof. and thence on a direct line to the city limits, and all that part Iving west of a line commencing at the center line above mentioned running northerly along the center line of Moore street to the intersection of the center line of Moore street with the center line of Call street, and all that part lyine north of a line extending easterly from the point last above mentioned running easterly along the center line of Call street to a point where the center Hue of Call street intersects the center line of Jones street, and all that part lying west of a center line running north from the point last above mentioned running nertherly along the center line of Jones street to the end thereof, thence on a direct line to the limits of said city. Attest : L. A, SHEET/,, Mayor, S. S. SESSIONS, Clerk. ot law therefor, or whoever shall hinder, delay or obstruct any authorised person In taking or driving any animal to the Pound, shall bo deemed guilty ot a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not less than one nor more than twenty-five dollars. In the discretion of the Mayor. See. 4. stock Impounded may be sold by the Marshal to the highest bidder for cash, after giving notice of such sale, as follows t Of Ihe sale ot swine or sheen he shall give three days' notice ot the time and place ot sale, describing such swine, or sheep therein, by posting, one notice on the door at the entrance to the Found, one at the post office, and one at the front door of tUe court house. Of the sale of any other animal, he shall give a like notice, posted In like manner for ten davs, and In addition shall publish such notice at least once In some newspaper printed In this city, and such publication shall bo at least ten days before said sale. The purchaser at such sale shall take thereby a title to the .property purchased, as against all persons, and to such extent as the power and ymauiia, itiiu uu ouvu oAbouir iia iijo (juwei tuni Authority of the City Council extends. Out of the proceeds of the sale, the Marshal shall retain his costs and expenses In advertising as aforesaid, and fifty cents for each animal sold, and the balance of the money shall be paid to the City Treasurer, who shall retain the money for the owner of the animal sold, but If not claimed within one year he shall report the same as part of the general fund of tlio city, and such claimant shall be barred from a recovery thereof. The City Marshal shall have no charge against tho city for impounding, advertising or selling any stock. Sec. 5. The City shall construct and keep the Pound at such a place as may be consistent with the ordinances of the city. Sec.O. If the owner or person having charge of any animal shall knowingly permit tlie same to run at largo contrary to the provisions of this ordinance, such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one nor more than twenty^ five dollars, together with costs of prosecution, in the discretion of the Mayor, and shall be liable to any person whoso property shall be injured thereby, for the damages sustained by such person. Such person shall be liable to the city, in a civil action for all damages done to shade or ornamental trees standing within the streets and public grounds of the city ; also all damages to other public property. Attest: S. S. SESSIONS, Clerk. L. A. SHDSKTK, Mayor. Ordinance No. 4. An Ordinance in relation to side-walks and shade-trees. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of Algona. Iowa: Sec. 1. That twelve feet In width shall be set apart from the sides of all streets for side-walk purposes. Sec. '2. That all side-walks shall be built two feet from tho outside line of the street unless otherwise ordered by the Council, and of such material and construction as shall be ordered by the Council. Sec. 3. That any shn.de or ornamental tree or trees hereafter planted in the street shall be set ton feetfroin the line of the adjacent premises. Attest: L. A. SHEET?., Mayor. S. S. SESSIONS, Cleik. country native. He has ai ays beeu • succeeds in the Northwest, only one crop IOWA AliAl.NST T1IK WOIII.D. CLINTON, Iowa, March 10.—1 read with much interest some letters of yours about the Texas Pan Handle country a year or two ago, published in the DCS Moines Register. Would you advise a man of sixty, witli small means, to go there for a farm rather than Washington or Oregon, or in the northwest corner of this State where 1 can buy land from $12.50 to ?:>() per acre witli some improvements? SAMUKI. Mn.LKJt. No, we would not advise any one to seek a farm anywhere. 1 else than in Iowa. Young fellows who will move and seek new homes can find plenty of good land in Texas with conditions entirely different from Iowa, that must be studied out. The rainfall is about one-half of ours and crops must be different. This is what we said when we visited Texas a few years ago. AVe know of no farming country in the Universe that we would prefer to Iowa. Our lands regularly yield, and lower latitudes will when crops are planted suitable to them. The Texas problem is for young, vigorous men who will go somewhere. We called attention to Texas as a land much preferable to the boomed climate of lower California at the time. We think so now. Our friend, Mr. Miller, can do much better as a farmer in northwestern Iowa than in Washington or Oregon, we think. Iowa has a soil for. the farmer, a good climate, good people and good laws, is in the grass and corn belt, with cheap lands. No other State has all these good things. Ordinance No. iJ. An Ordinance prescribing precautions against lire, construction of chimney Hues, use of combustible material, etc. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of Algona, Iowa: Sec. 1. That all persons using a stove in any house, store, shop or other building within .the city, shall have a metal plate or platform of stone, brick, sheet-iron, zinc or earth under said stove, and extending at least six indies beyond that part ol the lower plate that fronts the door of said stove ; and all stove-pipes at their intersection with any noor, partition or ceiling through which they pass, shall be made to pass through an earthen or tin ventilator, or other lire proof material, and shall be at least six inches above and beyond the partition of the building through which it passes. Sec. 2. No stove-pipe or metalic chimney flue shall be permitted to pass through the roof, window or side of a house or building, unless special permission be granted by resolution ofthe City Council. Sec. 3. All chimney flues shall be built of well-burned, whole brick, the walls not less than four inches thick, and tho inside surface well covered with a coat of plaster. And where said iiues shall pass through the ridge of the roof they shall project not less than two feet above the ridge of the roof, and when such lines shall pass through the slope of the roof, they shall project not less than three feet from the roof of the building in whicii the same are built, measuring from the top of the chimney to ihe nearest point of the roof. Sec. 4. No person .shall deposit any ashes in any wooden building, or allow any ashes to stand in any wooden vessels; and if ashes are thrown out, they shall not be put within ten feet of any building, fence, or wood-pile, or any wooden structure. Sec. 5. No person shall, without permission from the Mayor, Marshal or Council, burn any shavings or other material in any street, alley or public ground, on any lot or private ground within forty feet of any building, wood-pile or wooden structure within thu city ; except those whose business necessarily requires out-door lire (not then, if in tlie opinion of the City Marshal the lire endangers any buildings) and shall be immediately extinguished, as soon as the purpose is eltected for wliicli it was built. Nor shall it be lawful for any person to boil oil or varnish within twenty feet of any building. Sec. (i. No person shall put or keep any wheat, rye, oats, barley, hay, straw, or fodder, in sheaf, stack or pile, within 100 feet of any building wherein a lire may be kept (.except it be in a stable, barn or warehouse,) nor keep the same in any dwelling house or building wherein liie is used for any purpose ; nor shall any owner or occupant of any stable within tho limits of the city, or any person in their employ, be allowed to use therein a lighted candle orany other light, except tuo same be secured within a tin or glass lantern. Sec. 7. No person shall set fire to their chimneys for the purpose of cleaning the same, except in the day-time ; nor then, unless it is raining, or there is snow on the roof of the house. Sec. 8, It shall be the duty of the City Marshal to strictly enforce the observance of the provisions of tbis ordinance ; and any person refusing or neglecting to comply with any of tlie provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty oi a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall bo subject to a line of not less than one nor more than fifty dollars, or ten dollars for each day's continuance together with the costs o£ prosecution ; and in default of payment may be imprisoned there/or until discharged in due course of law ; and all buildings or premises erected or used contrary to tlie above requirements are declared to bo nuisances, and as such may be abated. Attest: L. A. SHEETS, Mayor. S. S. SESSIONS, Clerk. Ordinance No. 5. An Ordinance Concerning 1 Misdemeanors: lie It ordained by tlio City Council of tho City of Algona. Iowa: Sec. 1. Any person who shall disturb the public ponce and quiet of any street, alloy avenue, public ground, or any public assembly or any building;, public or private, or any neighborhood, private family or person within the city, by giving 1 false alarms of lire, by loud or unusual noise, by ringing bells, blowing 1 horns, or other instruments, by indecent or obsconc language, conversation or conduct, or by threatening 1 , quarreling-, assaulting-, lighting, or by any other doviso or means whatever, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 2. Any person who shall suffer or permit any noisy quarreling-, lighting, or obscene language or conduct, or an unusual noise, or affray, in any house or upon any promises owned, occupied, or controlled by him, in sucli manner us to disturb the neighborhood or persons passing along the streets or highways, shall bo doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sue. i!. Any person who shall appear in a public place in a state of nullify, or in an indecent or lowed dress, or shall make an indecent exposure of his or lior person, or bo guilty of any lowed or indecent act or behavior, or shall exhibit, sell, or ofl'e» to soil any indecent, or lowed book, picture or other thing, or shall exhibit or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play, or other representation, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 4. Any porsou who shall Inhumanly or cruelly abuse or beat any dumb animal; or Ordinance No. «3. An Ordinance to prohibit stock from running at large. lie it ordained by the City Council of the city of Algona, Iowa. Sec. 1. That no owner of anv cattle, horses, nudes, swine or sheep shall allow the same to run at large at any time in the city of Algoua. Sec. 2. It shall be the right of every person authorized in writing by the City Marshal, and the duty of the Marshal to impound every animal found running at large contrary to the provisions of tuis ordiuauce, in the Public round, and any person claiming any animal impounded, shall pay the Marshal fifty cents for each animal ol any kind, aud a penalty of fifty cents for each swine or sheep, and fifty cents for each head of stock of any other kind so impounded (to be paid into the city treasury by the Marshal) lor the discharge of such stock. The Marshal is entitled to charge the further sum of fifteen cents per head for eacli if the same has been advertised. Sec. 3. The Pound shall be under the care aud control of the City Marshal, and whoever shall toreaH weu the same or discharge, or aid or discharging auy animal therefrom shall try to, or lot any jack, stallion or bull to any marc or cow, or train, exhibitor loavo standing on any street or alloy or public place within the city, unless within an enclosure so arranged as to obstruct tho public view, aud in such place as to prevent tho noise therefrom from disturbing the public, shall be doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 15.. Any person who slial 1 bo found occupying for lodging or other purpose any car, barn, shed, shop, outhouso or other building, or any park, garden, yard, or other promises within tho limits of said city without the consent of tho owner or person entitled to the possession thereof, or any parson who shall bo found nsleup or drunk in or upon any street alloy, park, or other place belonging to said city, or who shall commit any disorderly act, or lie guilty of any disorderly conduct by stag- goring, crowding, swearing, threatening, or in any manner intimidating any person, or who shall be found begging or soliciting food from any private family within said city, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. «. Any person who shall discharge any cannon, gun, fowling-piece, pistol, or firearms of any description, within tho city without permission from tho Mayor shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Soc. 7. Auy person who shall throw any projectile from any sling, catapult, or "nigger- shooter," within tho city, shall bo doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. See. 8. Any person who shall rido or drive any horso or other animal Immoderately, or shall drive any horse or other animal attached to any currlugo or vehicle of auy description, in or upon any street, alloy, or public grounds within tho city, in such a careless manner or at such a rate of speed us to endanger pedestrians on the walk's or crossings, or endanger life, limb, ov property; or shall leave auy horse, mulo or team of horses or mulos alono 011 any street, alloy or public grounds, unless such liorso, mulo or team is securely fastened, so as to prevent escape, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. !i. Any parson who shall fly any kite, or roll any hoop, on auy street, alloy or avenue devoted to business, or cause or aid in causing firecrackers or other combustible explosives to bo fired or thrown ou tho streets, alloys or public grounds, or any private grounds without consent of tho owner or occupant, or shall anywhere in the tiro limits flro such combustible explosives, whether with or without consent of tho owner or occupant, shall bo doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 10. Any person who shall participate in any sport or exorcise likely to scare horses, injure passers-by, or embarrass tho passage of vehicles or pedestrians on the streets, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 11. Any person who shall injure or destroy, or assist in injuring or destroying any public building or property belonging to tho city, or auy bridge, pavement, sidewalk or crossing, drain, sower, or any part thereof, without duo authority, or shall hinder or obstruct the making or repairing of tho same, or any person employed by the Street Conimis- sincr or City Council in making or repairing any public improvement or work, ordered by the City Council or its committee, shall be doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. Soc. 12. Auy person who shall hitch or fasten any liorso or other animal to auy fence, ornamental or shado troe, or any boxing or protection to the same; or shall injure or destroy any ornamental or shado troe, or boxing or protection to the same, or shrubs, lamp-posts or foueo upon liny street, alloy, avenue or public grounds, or upon any private property within the city, shall bu deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 13. Auy person who shall load, drive or ride, or shall place any horse or other animal or drive or place any wagon or other vehicle on auy paved or plankod sidewalk, or leave tlio same stauding 011 or across auy crossing of any street, alloy or avenue in tlio city, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. But this section shall not be construed so as to prevent any parson from loading, driving or riding across any sidewalk leading to or from auy lot or house owned by him or his employer, provided ho does so on a walk; also as uot to pro- vent tho loading aud unloading of good.s, merchandise and other things, provided that the walk be not obstructed au unreasonable length of time. Sec. U. Auy person who shall paste, nail or affix to any building, erection er other Improvement, or any ft-uce or tree, without firet obtaining couseut ofthe owner, agent or occupant thereof, or iu auy way affix to auy public building or weetioi). without permission ot 'the Mayor or City Council, any poster, show bill, hand-bill or other written or printed notice, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 15. Auy person who shall deface or tear down, lu whole or in part, ftjjy poster, show bill, UauiJ bill, advertisement, permission of tho City Council, Mayor, of owner ot party entitled to tho possession of tho building or erection on which the bill ot notice Is posted, or shall deface, destroy or re* move any sign or number, willfully, shall be deemed guilty of n misdemeanor. Sec. 10. Any person who shall keep orients openftnyoollardoor or BTittlngofany vaul* on any alloy, street, or sidewalk, or suffer* the samo to bo loft open, or shall fall to propefijf grate or protect In somo other manner all openings in any street or alloy or sidewalk adjoining his promises, shall bo doomed guilty o£ a misdemeanor. . Soc. 17. Any person who shall place or do* posit upon any sidewalk or street any box* orato, goods, wares or merchandise except in delivering or receiving such goods—In which case they shall not obsmiot tho whole wttlk,— or allow tho same to remain on any street or obstruct more than one-half of tho sidewalk longer than three hours, oxo3pt as provided in, cases of erection of buildings, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. . Soc. 18. Any person who shall place or allow/ to remain upon any street or alloy or sidewalk for a longer period than three hours, any wood or coal, or fuel of any kind, or cut. saw or split tho same upon any sidewalk, shall bo liable to pay damages resulting therefrom to tho city, or to any person, and shall also bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Soc. 10. Any group or company of persons who shall collect or gather together on any sidewalk, so as to obstruct tho free passage thereon, and who shall refuse to disperse at tho request of tho owner or occupant of tho adjoining promises, or of tho Mayor, or Marshal or any Police officer; or shall obstruct tho entrance to any public building, or place of business, and shall rofuso to disperse when requested to do so by tho Mayor, Marshal or any Police officer, shall each be doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 20. Any person who shall, without permission granted by resolution of the City Council, constructor build any sewer, vault, cistern or well In any street, alloy or public ground, or shall without permission of tho Mayor, move or cause to bo moved any building Into or along or across any street or alley or public grounds, shall bo doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. And any person who shall, cither with or without permission do any of tho acts hereinbefore specified, shall also bo liable'to the city or to any person, in n civil action for any damages dono by, or resulting from the doing of tho said act or acts. Soc. 21. Any person making an excavation in any street, alloy or avenue, or any other public place, or adjoining any sidewalk, street, alloy or avenue, or within ten foot of tho same, who shall not secure tho samo at night-time, or during tho day time when requested to do so by tho Mayor, Marshal, or by their written order served by any Police officer, or by an enclosure thereof at least four foot high, substantially built, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 23. Whoever shall wilfully or carelessly throw anv stono, stick, or other thing whereby any person may bo, or shall be hit or hurt, or any window broken or other property injured shnll-bo guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 2ii. Whoever shall interfere with or hinder tlio City Marshal or any policomau of the city in making auy arrests or in discharge of any of their duties, or shall encourage and counsel resistance to such officer or officers, or shall interfere with any officer of tho city in tho discharge of his duty as such officci', shall be deemed guilty ot a misdemeanor. Sec. 24. Any person who shall willfully violate auy of the rules of tho Board of Health of this city, shall bo doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 25. Any person who shall falsely represent, himself to be an officer of the city, or shall, without authority, exercise or attempt to exercise any of the duties, functions or powers of a city officer, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Soc. 26. Any person who shall bo found with In tho city in any street, alley, depot, park or other public place, or in tho premises of any other person, in a state of intoxication, shall be doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 27. Any person who shall remove or • cause to be removed any dirt, sand, rock, tree, shrub, plunk, sidewalk or fence from any street, alloy, public square, lot or ground belonging to said city or to any other person without permission from the City Council 01* such other person, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 28. Any porsou who shall sell orkeop for ; sale any tainted or unwholesome moat, or other article used for food, knowing tlie same to bo tainted or unwholesome, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 21)'. Any person who in any way shall obstruct or cause to bo obstructed' any street, alloy, thoroughfare or sidewalk of this city, so as to render tho travel thereon difficult or dangerous, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 80. Any person who shall place or cause to bo placed on any .street, alloy, sidewalk or other public place, or upon tho promises of nny other person, any filth, eavrlon,. trash, or nuisance of any kind, shall bo doomed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 31. Any person who shall in auy way bo concerned in, or shall join or participate in. any assemblage, meeting, concert, procession, or other exorcise, or display upon any of tho streets, alleys, public grounds, or other outdoor place within tlio city, without a permit issued to one or more of the participants thereof, by the Mayor, or, in case of his absence or disability, by the Marshal, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Provided, that such permit shall not protect or grant Immunity to any such participant for any disorderly act or other violation of any ordinance or law. Tho foe for issuing such permit may, in the Mayor's discretion, be remitted. Sec. 32. An person who shall use or ride any Jcycle or velocipede on any of the sidewalks of tliis city, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 33. Any person who shall throw or cause to be thrown upon any of the streets, alloys or highways of this cltv, or tuto any gutter or drain, or upon any lot, park or ground, auy paper, hay, straw, grass, leaves, shavings, or other iutlainhblo substance, with, out causing tho samo to bo burned, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. See. 84. An)- person who shall deposit or cause to bo deposited upon any of tho streets, alloys, or thoroughfares of this city, any ashes or cinders, or other refuse, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, Soc. 35. Tho owner or driver of any coach, hack, omnibus, wagon or other vehicle, who while waiting for passengers or baggage at any railroad station, hotel or other public place, shall use any indecent or profanco language, or talk in a loud' or boisterous manner, or by pushing, crowding, or any other disorderly conduct, vex or annoy passengers or citizens, or obstruct any sidewalk, crossing or platform, or who shall refuse or neglect to conform to any regulation adopted by tlio railroad company or compauiesowning or occupying tlie station at which said owner or driver may bo waiting, shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Seo. 30. Auy porsou who shall herd or tether any swine, ass, bull, sheep, goat, cow, calf, steer, horse, mulo, colt, or stock of any Kind on tlio streets, alleys, or public groundSjWithm the city, or vacant lots, except tlio owner or agent thereof, shall bo guilty of a misdemeanor. Provided, that nothing in this ordinance shall bo construed to prevent farmers and others from hitching animals temporarily to posts sot for that purpose. Sec. 37. Any person having in charge any wagon or other vehicle ( who shall suffer the same to bo aud remain In auy business street within tlio city, without an animal or team attached thereto, shall be guilty of a misdemean- Soc. 38. Anv person found guilty of a nais- aoinoanor, as denned iu this ordinance, shall Do subject to a flue of not less than one dollar, nor more than one hundred dollars, and the costs of prosecution, and may, by order of the Mayor, be committed to jail one day for each throe and one third dollars of tho flue, unless such fine bo sooner paid. L. A. SHEETZ, Mayor. Attest: S. S. SESSIONS, Clerk. MJ 4W>mb IU Ui3UU^iKU4U ttUY flWMHP* «IMV*V**VM» BUUW UJU, UA4IM V1J.1, tfcWTWJVWiNHAVMv, v^w-w™™--- without tlie authority 01 tUe Marshal or process' or notice lawfully posted, or by order of, <w by ' Ordinance No. 7. An Ordinance authorizing the Mayor to appoint special police and deputy marshals. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city ° See e °i Ua That the Mayor be and he is hereby authorized to appoint such special police ana deputy marshals as lie may find, or deem from time to time, necessary, aud for such time as he may deem best for the public interest, wbo shall have all the power of police and deputy marshals .but shall only receive compensation for services actually performed by them. Attest: L- A. SHKBTZ, Mayor. S. S. SESSIONS, Clerk. Spring Hats, Spring Bonnets, Millinery, Fancy Goods and Jewelry E, Reeve & Co,

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