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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 14, 1891
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TOT M01N1SJ AWONA, IOWA, W1DK1BDAY, JAJTOAKY 14,1891. He Upper Des Moines, fl¥ INGHAM & WARREN, SEtf ATOK CtttJBfc'S fiOOM, It now seems likely that Senator Chubb, by taking' up the gauntlet in the discussion of the cost of corn raising, fas* accomplished more than was intended and become a factor in the gu- tefnatorial contest next fall. Elsewhere we clip several from among the tArious notices of the letter written by the Hufnboldt democrat urging his nomination, nil of which tend to show that, should the republican nomination insolvent debtors should be located in 1-owe-a," If Iowa wants reforms let her fight for thetn and quit whining for them. This "pauper^ 1 * "losing inon* ey," "poverty" racket has been Worked already too long, The people are sick of it. to a farmer candidate, our fellow citizen would bo a very acceptable rep- liesentative. As Mr. Chubb has been UOrth for some days looking after his stock wo have been unable to interview htm on this now situation, and have no Idea how ho will regard It. It is unlikely ho will bo an active candidate. But should the republicans accept the issue offered by Gov, Boies' speech in Kew York, they can find no man in Iowa better able to meet it limn ho is. AB Senator Funk soys, ho IB a farmer and has been nothing else. H« Is, •moreover, a well posted man on public affairs, and a man whoso ability to fill any position creditably no ono acquainted with him will question. THE first number of the fchoxville Express under J. O. Reaver's management gives evidence of his skill. The Express is an ably edited and vigorous paper, and with the new firm becomes aggressively democratic. We welcome the Express as an exchange in spite of its politics. Bad politics can't spoil a good newspaper. FOR THE EXHIBIT OF 189L The Animal Meeting 1 of the Kossnth County Agricultural Society- Its Fine Condition. the Officers' Financial Statements—The Mew Officers Elected—A Farmers' Institute to be Held. TERRIBLE storms are reported along the New England coast. Snow is deep in the east, and in Europe the cold has been more intense than for fifty years. Deaths from exposure have occurred in northern Africa, and in Italy and France. THE Indian war is about ended, liostiles are giving up their arms. Tho IN THIS HEIGHBOBHOOD. MOIU3 MONEY WANTED. J. Fred, Myers writes a letter from Washington on the silver controversy now pending in congress, and as usual does some very plain talking. In ono place he says: The most discouraging feature'OT tho situation is tho rapidly growing divergence between tho eastern ana western wings of tho republican party, 1'ho western members and senators are being daily exhorted to stand by "honest money," which interpreted .moans tho single gold standard with silver us a subsidiary coin, While the Wall street banks issued twelve aud a half millions of clearing house certificates, -which means notes signed by tho banks collectively, which they treated aa cash assets, they anise their thieving hands in assumed holy horror against tho issue of oitlier govern- •mont greenbacks or silver notes. , Proceeding in his invective against eastern selfishness ho makes .-a very significant statement for a high tariff advocate, " and yet tho wealth of the "east, after getting tho chief (benefit of 'the tariff," etc., etc. Mr. Myers closes a long article by advising Iowa congressmen, and says: Wo do'nat hesitate to advise Mr. Dolliver and tho Iowa delegation to look out for themselves and t« stand by tho wishes of their Iowa eonstituencins. These desire u .more abundant volume oi currency, not by 'loans to ilihe banks, not by an increase of the bonded.debt, but by the coinage 'of silver dollars and the issue of silver notes. Can any western member who expeets'to have a political future give a good reason why the Ijovernment should issue u two per cent, interest 'bearing bond, when the people are Esthervillo's well- Snlem, Oregon, with Washing- He will be .AMVW&WUW Ks^ulAIJg UU11U, VV11U11 LUU J1UU1J1U U1C3 anxious to.accept its legal tender 'currency bearing no interest whatoverl Since when 3ias its bond become better than .its note? "Why should the taxpayer be mulcted in •damage twenty millions of dollars-annually so that the bonds may bo held by the bank's and become tho basis of a government loan of currency to them instead of directly to =tho people. Frank Davey, known, editor, is in tho Capital-Journal. Senator Funk has gone to ton to investigate its resources, absent several weeks. Rev. I. I. Thompson will hold a series of meetings in the M. E. church at Corwith commencing Sunday, January 11. Rev. Phil. C. Hanna took Presiding Elder black's place at Webster City Sunday and conducted tho quarterly meeting. Tho heaviest load of baled hay weighed this scaoon at Corwith was hauled by Fred Sillman, Jr. It contained forty- eight bales and weighed 5,870 pounds. A. N. Boeye, our one time court reporter, is county attorney in Hamilton county. Ho and Senator Kamrar have dissolved partnership, and Senator Kamrar and a son of Judgo Miracle have formed a new firm. Tho Heath oat meal mill at Ft. Dodge on account of tho pleasant weather has pro greased finely, and if tho weather continues a week or two longer the fifth and last story will bo completed and work on thereof will bo commenced. The father-in-law of Thos. Stevens of Kossuth county, Iowa, has been looking Hancock county over with a view of buying. Ho has lately sold his farm in O'Brien county, and expects to locate there, according to the Crescent. The Humboldt Independent says Charlie Winkle's wagon worked all right, and says: " The wagon worked so well we willtry you again. Send us down your town well for the use of our water works a few days, if you can spare it." How would it bo for Humboldt to send its reservoir up hero ? A large crowd of farmers was in town Saturday, and a fair sprinkling of them gathered at the court house to assist in setting the agricultural society ina- chittery in motion for the coming year. Capt. Dodge presided, and the meeting was an eminently smooth and satisfactory one from a business standpoint. The first business was receiving the reports of the secretary and treasurer, which were as follows: RECEIPTS. Cash on hand, last report $ no to Received on premium list 07 50 Onto receipts 04160 Exhlbitorf 1 tickets 2150 Entrance fees 00 00 Rent of stalls 1500 Sale of booths and privileges 03 00 State wai-rant 20000 Total receipts J1.200 30 DISBURSEMENTS. Expenses of all kinds t 10987 Improvements on grounds 80 13 Intereston debt 0750 Paldon debt 10000 Paid premiums and purses 722 00 Cash on hand 0320 ^ TIIK MACHINE TUUST T Friday iho great binding machine •,, trust went to smash, and after two £"-"-s,_:inonth8'.existence is a thing of tho past. 4 f "Two stories of the failure are given. |t Ono is that tho eastern men insisted on '? ' an immediate adyanco in prices, which ^ McCormick and Deoring would not *•. agree to, being out near tho farmers' alliance movement and knowing some-what how such a programme would be received. The other is that officially stated by Mr. McCormick: The American .harvester company states that after securing tho opinion of eminent counsel from different states, it has boon brought face to faco»with grave legal obstacles to the consummation of the enterprise Jdr which it was formed. These were of such a character as that after the most serious and careful consideration the conclusion ilias been reached that tho whole undortak- ^Mifi'ioust bo abandoned. In doing so it is ;tmt adopting tho course such counsel have «nitod in advising, ,, y\ | Mr, McCormick say a they had ijtfS,- 000,000 stock and wanted to /loat §15,- 1 fJOO.OOO debt to got money to do business, J»ut no ono would loan them money as their organization was illegal. It is «ud that bad .blood exists and that a reaper war will result noxt season. In »ny oyont tho .conspiracy in at an ond, and tho people will all rojoico. Competition has its defects, but competition will give machines as cheap us any other system yet tried. THE railway commission hasi chosen Frank T. Campbell chairman. Capt. Xiuke sits with the hoard, while Peter A Dey him retired. Speaking of the change tho Register says: "Col. Dey retires frani tho board of railroad rjom- anissionoi's after twelve years continuous service, having been appointed by Gov. Gear when tho board wa« organized in 187!). During all that time' ho lias been one of tho most prominent men in public lifo In Iowa because of his Jiigh character and his acknowledged ability, for he was always a modest THE, amount of money in the United States is as follows, tiio tmms being Stated in millions: Gold coin, .'iSG.D; certificates, 158.1; silver dollars, silver certificates, 309,8; legal , a-18; bank notes, 177.3; silver 9mall coin, 50.3. The total is $1,498,000,000, of which 5^00,000,000 is hold by the banks and $1,198,000,000 by the peo- |ile. The amount to each inhabitant is about $8 Tho Hancock Signal says: Ex-Senator Chubb of Algona, a practical fanner .of Kossuth county, disagrees with Gov. Boies' free trade speech and gives his experience in cost of raising corn in darkest Iowa. Perhaps some of tho farmers of Hancock county who have fully puid for their farms including the improvements from the proceeds thereof in flvo years from the .sod will also disagree with the governor. The Estherville Republican saye:' Geo. C. Call of Algona intends malting u trip through Texas, Mexico, and other southern regions tho coming winter, and may possibly extend his vacation several years and make Ins trip take in foreign countries. He has secured the services of E. V. Swotting to take charge of his A'Jgona business during his absence. Mr. S. -will move to Algona soon as his health -will permit. Tho Engle Grove Gazette refers to Phil. C, Hanna'B church and says: Wo are safe in saying that no minister in this part of Iowa has better regular congregations to preach to than our Methodist pastor. There has been a steady growth from tho beginning, and now tho Sunday night congregations have become so large that they crowd both tho audlcnco aud lecture rooms of the church. If this increase continues, tho Methodists will have to enlarge their church by spring. Tho Humboldt old settlors have got tho roof on their log cubiu. A Livereuore writer says; Each log in tho cabin has or will have inscribed on it the name of the donor, and wouldn't it make it still more interesting to put thereon tho name of the pluco of .his nativity with tho date of his urrivail in Humboldt county, the number of his family, ; tho public offices ho has filled, and eventually when time closes with him hero bslow, .the date of his departure to tho unknown hind, and if it could bo known to a certainty, tho numo of tho place to which lie has gone 1 Wo enjoy republishing water works news. Hero is tho latest from tho Humboldt Independent: Tho system of water works was supposed to bo about completed and everything appeared to bo successful on tho last day of tho old year. Tho tank had been nearly filled when it was noticed that the water was lowering in tho reservoir, notwithstanding the pump was still working, thus showing there must bo a leak. Tho water wus immediately let out to seo what tho trouble wjts. When empty the reservoir showed cracks through the co- mont which allowed ttio water to escape through tho wall. Just what the damage will bo cannot bo determined at this writing. Total, Including cash on hand tl,20Q 30 At oirr fair In 1800 there were a total number of entries made of 408, and there were awarded 327 premiums. There are premiums awarded and uncalled for on the book to the amount of 814.20. There are no orders outstanding and unpaid at the present time. J. W. WADSWORTH. Treasurer. S. S. SESSIONS, Secretary. A committee was appointed to audit the accounts and report. The society then, after discussing at length who were members, proceeded to the election of officers, allowing ail to take part. The first ballot for president resulted in the unanimous choice of Capt. Dodge, who accepted in a few remarks. Chester Rickard was chosen vice president after a few ballots in which various members were voted for. S. S. Sessions and and J. W. Wadswoi'th were again elected secretary and treasurer by acclamation. This is the sixth year of service they enter upon, and the high compliment of such unanimous election speaks for their services. E. P. Keith was unanimously chosen marshal. He declined at first, but the society jokingly insisted that having acted at the state fair he should act here at home. In the election of directors those present were allowed to name men from their own townships. The result was as follows: Algona, Harvey Ingham; Burt, Levi Hodgson; Buffalo, Robt. Lane; Cresco, O. A. Potter; Fenton, T. M. Clark; Greenwood, J. A. Winkel; Garfield, G. S. Wright; German, J. Shafer; Hebron, Wm. Goodrich; Irvington, C. E. Xewis; Lotts Creek, S. H. Pettibone; XuVerne, A. R. Dan-; Portland, E. B. Eddy; Plum Creeek, P. Kain; Prairie, August Stu'der; Ramsay, B. E. Smith- Riverdale, A. Fisher; Seneca, W W Alcorn; Sherman, R. P. Wrigh-t; Swea, Capt. Jeanson; Union, Thos. Me Arthur; Whittemore, A. Hotelling; Wesley, Frank Kernan; Harrison, A. J. 'Dunlap. After some discussion of business matters the meeting ^adjourned, leaving everything to the directors' meeting which will be announced. Before the meeting broke up -the .president appointed a committee to attend to get ting up tho farmers' institute as follows: J. B. Jones, Joseph Thompson, J. R. Jones, and Edwin Black-ford. They will act with the officers, and tho institute will be announced in due season. allowed* all hills for goods for f ___ house not signed J>y steward not allowed, petition of w, B. Carey for release of taxes hot allowed, rent of court room raised to $7 for shows atid dances, for charitable purposes, grand army and militia, half price, physicians were allowed one-third regular rates and agreements sent for their signature, O'fiourke is comiriittee on bridge on 29-95-30, auditor is authorised to pay Schenck judgment, road is opened to Whittemore from the west, and W. H. Ingham gets $50 costs, OHourke is committee to build a bridge between 2t and 34-95-29, A. W. Creed is deputy record* er, The Algona Courier and Republican are tho official papers, the supervisors get fees as follows: Peters, §13.92; Holtz, 513.92; O'Rourke, $12.96; Lovell, Sia.68. L. D. Lovell is committee to report on bridge petitioned by J. S. Gallagher. THE OABDttF GIANT, The Story of n Great Swindle Ilo- vived — How tho Fatuous Gioiit AVns Made. Some twenty years ago W. H. lug- ham was in Pt. Dodge on business and met a very largo man, named Hull, who was getting out an immense block of gypsum, and breaking down all the bridges hauling it to Boone. Ho then said it was to go into the Washington monument. As was afterward discovered, it became the Cardiff giant, the most successful swindle ever worked in this country. The reported death of Hull has brought out the story again as he told it to a reporter in West Superior, where he has lately lived. After recounting how he got the idea of the swindle he says: After a search I found a suitable stone COMAIMG A SWINDLER, One Hail, So Called, Wanted ttt Oreston, is Mbed in This County by Sheriff Stephens. Mif Game Was a tJ6at One, and He was * Already Working it Mere—The Arrest Important. near Fort Dodge on the river bank. It THE COUNTY BOAED. A Condensed but Full Report of the January Meeting. Tho county board met last week Monday, Mr. Buell being absent. The bonds of the new officials were accepted and Recorder Smith, Clerk Brunson, Attorney Joslyn and Supervisors Peters audLovell werelinstalled. Tho auditor reported the fees <jf his office from September 1st, 18DO, at;§96.05; transfer fees, $20.25; tax sale certificates, §30.90, and court house hall pent, $08. Tho clerk reported his foes from April 1st. 1890, us follows: New court costs, $188.45; old 1S39; mechanic's liens, $20- probate costs, §58; marriage licenses ¥75; naturalisation papers, $38. Lotts Creek township got $42.40 -for bridge timber, Dr. Barr got §71 in full for his fees and S. Benjamin was appointed trustee for Algona. The salaries of the county officials wore fixed as follows: Treasurer, $1,300 with $200 clerk hire and fees; auditor §1,200 with $200 clerk hire; c eric, $400 was gray colored, resembling gypsum. There were also discolored bluish streaks running through it which afterward passed for veins of a human body. I bought an acre of ground having rock of this description upon it I then went to work with a force of men and in a few weeks had a block ready to take away. The block was eleven feet four inches in length, three feet six inches in width, and three feet thick. I transported this by land to the nearest station, Boone, forty-five miles distant. This job occupied three weeks and cost more than §200. It was no small task transporting this great rock across the country over prairie roads, fords and weak bridges. Two men in succession threw up their contracts, and if I had not been supervising the job, aided by jack screws, windlasses, levers, etc., the ponderous mass would have remained on the road. "At Boone I shipped my big rock to Chicago, where I rented a one-story building on North Clark street, close to the lake._ Then I hired a stone cutter and cautioned him to secrecy. When the Port Dodge people had asked me what I was going to do with the stone, I had told them that I was going to take it to Washington as a sample of the best building stone in the country. In •Chicago I anticipated even greater trouble from the inquisitive. My stone cutter was a German and all he wanted was his wages. I never told him what I was going to do, and he, to the best of my knowledge, never told anyone what he was doing. I first made the model of a man in clay. It lay on its back, and was just the shape the Cardiff giant assumed, as the work of cutting it out progressed. On the under side of the body I cut away some places, as I did not 'wish to have the giant too perfect, because there should bo some parts of the supposed giant that did not r«trify. I then made a tool of bundles of darning needles, the handles cast in lead, and with this tool went over every inch of the body, making millions of minute holes in the surface of the stone. Scientific men afterward viewed them with magnifying glasses and swore they were the pores of the giant's skin. In order to give the giant the appearance 'of age I Last week Sheriff Hixon of Marshalltown came to Algona and told Sheriff Stephens that he had tracked n, swindler named Hall to Wesley, but could not wait to take him. Hin story was that he had received orders to stop a trunk and arrest its owner, but no one had called for it at Mafshalltown, and a letter had come from Wesley ordering it sent there. Sheriff Stephens went to Wesley and stayed Tuesday night. As the train came in from tho east a stranger got off, but entirely unlike the description given, and Sheriff Stephens watched him closely some hours before being certain that he was tho man. He followed him to *.ho postofllco, however, and the man was afraid to call for a letter there for him, and was immediately arrested. At first ho pleaded innocence, gave his name as Algor Howard, etc., but before they reached Marshalltown he confessed tho whole swindle, and that he had one man in Kossuth and ono in Hancock where in a short time he would have taken $1,000 apiece. His scheme was to get an agent for a patent gas evaporator or some equally undesirable machine, the unsuspecting comes of parading misfortunes preaching calamity is shown by references as tho Buffalo, N. Y., to Io\va, " an asylum for Winter Excursions to Warmer Climes. Excursion tickets to Mexico, California, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, the gulf coast, Texas, Hot Springs of Arkansas, and Excelsior Springs of Missouri now on sale by agents of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail- A\ay. Apply for rates and other infor- nmt.on to tho nearest agent, ov address with fees; sheriff, $400 and foes; record- on, fees of office. The county attorney was allowed to aKo the county 'court reports, a petition to give Dr. Hill of Wesley full puy n s health officer was laid on the table the county will buy tiling for a culvert on 14-S6-28, Dr Peters is committee to build bridge on Heggarty creek, John Nienng gets $10 extra road damages, P. .]. Byrne gets $3.fi4 taxes refunded, Jamos and Phoebe James got interest remitted, Carl Miller gets $2 a month extra aid, Barnet Devine gets 10-99-27 for $40 rent, the auditor has authority to rent school lands for grass, G H. Peters and W. H, Nycurn will settle with the treasurer and auditor. Tho board resolved that in case of contagious diseases the township boards should appoint one member to take all needed action, and that trustees should certify all claims before they are presented to the county. To guide assessors, the scale of values is as follows: Stallions, 1st class procured two gallons of sulphuric acid and bathed the figure in tho fluid. The steam from the acid and stone rose in clouds. The acid gave tho stone a dingy brown color and an appearance of great antiquity. Then I put the giant in an iron-bound box and shipped it to Union, N. Y., nine miles from Binghampton. It weighed with the casket 4,000 pounds. The figure without tho casket weighed 2,990 pounds. Onondaga hollow is near Trail}', a station thirteen miles from Syracuse, It is a marked depression in the ground and .geologists say it was one time a lake, and many petrified fish and reptiles have been found there. In the hollow is located a cross-roads hamlet named Card iff. It was just tho place to bury my giant. At Cardiff lived a relation of mine named Stub Newell whom I took into my confidence, first swearing him to secrecy. We arrived at Newell's farm at midnight in a pouring rain. We put the box back of the barn and covered it up carefully. Two weeks later wo buried it at dead of night in a grave five feet deep. It was no small job getting satisfactorily rid of this stone man and removing all traces of our work. I returned to Binghampton and waited one year less two weeks. I had previously given Newell directions how to discover the giant, and it all came out right I did not go near the spot for two or three days after it was dug up, and was first told of tho great find by people on the street. I professed to believe that the story was a sell. When I did go crowds were flocking to the grave from UUUCOALtlUlU lUtll'lllllUi ngent in reality signing notes for $1,~000, and also ordering banks to take them, as he had received full value. A full report of tho arrest was sent from Marshalltown to the State Register, being incorrect in some particulars, but giving an idea of the swindle. It says: One day last week Sheriff Hixon received a dispatch from an officer at Creston. Iowa, to watch for a trunk, and to arrest T. E. Hall, the owner of it, when he called for it Hall did not call for the trunk, which came over the Diagonal, and the sheriff having no description of Hall until later, could not arrest him. The trunk remained here several days, and a letter came from Wesley, a station on the Milwaukee. & St. Paul road in Kossuth county, ordering the trunk to be forwarded there. Sheriff Hixon was notified of the fact, and followed the trunk there, remaining from Saturday night till Wednesday afternoon, but the trunk was not called for, and he having pressing business at home left the matter in the hands of Sheriff Stephens of Kossuth county. On the morning of the 8th when the passenger train pulled into the station a man answering Hall's description got off and went to the post- office, but did not call for any mail. Sheriff Stephens watched him pretty closely and determined to arrest him, and did so, arriving 1 here with him yesterday evening. The charges of obtaining money under false pretenses, and being a fugitive from justice, were preferred against him. The charge on which Hall was arrested was for having appointed William Denny of Marysville, Mo., as an agent, requiring him to sign a contract, which later turned out to be a note for §1,000. Constable Worley of Hopkins, Mo., arrived in the city this morning with a warrant for Hall, and will take him back as soon as requisition papers can be obtained from the governor of Missouri. In yesterday's Register is the following report: There is an interesting legal squabble here over T. E. Hall, the man especially wanted at Mary ville, Mo., for swindling Denny, by converting patent right contracts into promissory notes. Hall is in jail here, while Denny, his victim and the sherff of Nodaway county, Mo., with requsitiori papers from the governor, and Constable Worley of Missouri with a warrant for Hall's arrest, are in the city to get possession of the prisoner, ihelatter's attorney today secured a writ of habeas corpus from Judge Hindman, which was served the moment the requisition was read, and the case is now badly mixed up. The chief of police of Kansas City also wants Hall, while the sheriff of this county tonight received a warrant for his arrest 'from btorm Lake, Iowa; and about 50 letters from parties other localities aretnaking inquiries regarding the prisoner. Some expected in the ago he got possession, of soMe and at once purchased a brace of navy revolvers, several huhdfed i -——„ of ammunition afid a big sheath knife. Friday he hoarded a Chicago & North'- 'western train and started for Pine; Ridge agehcy, but he was headed off at Missouri Valley atid sent home by the peace offlcerB f who Were tinder; telegraphic instructions from his father 1 * He says that he wanted to scalp a few Indians and become a Buffalo Bill, but parental love prevented. A Cedar Rapids special says! A boy ten years old, named Drew Davldsoii* was today intercepted in tbis-clty while on his way from his home at Muscatlne to Pine Ridge, Neb., to shoot Indians. The lad had a small amount of ffiotiey and had run away from home. EE& father is a traveling man, and his mother was almost crazed with griefs The boy was sent home on the afternoon train. He had started out with the idea that to shoot Indians would he the most delightful experience in. the world. THE OOUNTY PRINTING. A JJrlcf statement of the Matter as Submitted to the Board. THE UPPER DES MOINES has neither space nor inclination to review tho county printing contest. The Republican confessed that it had taken subscribers at 75 cents, $1 and $1.26 a year, while evidence was offered to show that it was sending to men who had paid nothing and had not ordered it. With the board tho whole matter turned on the question whether subscribers secured at irregular rates to pad a list were "bona fide yearly subscribers" as provided by law. Mr. Clarke clearly stated his position that every clement of good faith was lacking in such a transaction so far ag the publisher is concerned, and that it was the good faith of the publisher the board had to deal with.- He showed that to admit such a rule was to make the law encourage fraud, that it put a E remium on padded lists. While a year- j subscriber might be any man taking the paper a year, a "bona fide" yearly subscriber was more, and was intended to be only such as paid the full advertised price. What position the board would have taken is not known, as the county attorney then advised them that it made no difference whether the subscribers to the Republican paid full price or any price at all so long as they got the paper, and the board of course accepted this opinion as their guide. As to the character of the Republican's list it is needless to say anything. It is well known in every part of the county. We publish simply its own list of favored subscribers as it gave them, the paper from that office being filed with the auditor. A more dishonorable confession of duplicity and fraud on its old subscribers was never made by an Iowa paper: A. Meyer, Buffalo Fork ji 25 A. Scheder, Burt 105 H. W. Veenhuis, Ramsay, £'05 J. B. Rippentrop, Bancroft,. .. " i - 25 M. Jordan, Algona 100 J. Elvldge, Bancroft '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 1.00 ' R. O. Frise, Algona, -loa-i J. J. Kline, Elmore 135 Peter Hans, Ledyard " l'«5 H. P. Larson, Bancroft i'g5. John Helmers, Bancroft, 1)35 The Republican also admitted the McChane and Lanning subscriptions at 75 cents a year. Its admissions covered only a few townships where we had evidence. Had tho whole county been covered it is impossible to say how large a list would have been unearthed. This ends the contest so far as THE UPPER DES MOINES is concerned. The printing last year amounted to $118 and the contest cost us over §40. It is not necessary to give a further reason for^ not expending a greater sum this year- to get a chance to do. that aroounl of kind of a decision is case tomorrow. Hall is said to be worth a hundred thousand dollars and 18 ma !'. 1 "? °: des Perato fight for liberty, telegram comes in last •' News: T. E. Hall, A still later . , night's Des Moines the alleged patent right swindler, over such a legal whom there has been scramble here, left for Missouri this morning, but not >of his own volition He was handcuffed and in charge of bneriir Moran of Nodaway county, with r? i^ 01 ' 1 ,^ ° f H °PW <wd Wm, , Hall's alleged victim of Marv- keeping him close company. ville Goo. H. Healford, gono'ral agent, Chicago, Ill.-89t8 passenger Corn. I am paying the highest market price for corn, on my farm tt mile east of Algona,~33 \ c. L. LUMP? .............. ... Steers, 2 and a yruoia ....... '.'. ..... 4 to Steers, J pr ola. ............. , ..... 3*0 COWS .................... '" oJ): Heifers, Syrold ............ V.'.'.V.V: 4to .. Hogs, over 6 mouths ........ '.". ..... i to Buggies ............... '" in to Threshing Machines ........ '.'.'.'.' " " so to '" no o 4 7 5 a a 50 100 30 100 _„, Wesley's costs of special election not 1| Q "« v»*v f,4mvv? AtWiJJ all parts of the country, and Newell was making a small fortune -charging fifty cents a head to see the wonder. He must have realized $7,QOO before tho giant was removed from the grave. The state geologist came up in company with other scientific gentlemen, and they pronounced it, after careful examination, a petrified human being, and then came the speculators. The hoax was discovered by Newell telling a few friends in confidence, when of course it gradually leaked out. Hull cleared $21,000 from the sell. Notice to Settle Up. All who have accounts with us will please call and settle as soon as convenient, as we wish to close up our business as soon as we can settle our book accounts. We will keep a stock of staple goods at our usually low rates until accounts are settled. Hall's-attorneys waived habeas corpus proceedings last night after the prisoner had given them a mortgage on property here to secure their fees and ho was accordingly turned over to the Missouri sherift on a requisition upon Gov. Boies. Indications are that Hall has a hard row to hoe ahead of him. V7ANTS TO FIGHT INDIANS. A Britt Man Who Is Anxious to Enlist—Some Amusing Incidents. Out of tho rumors that the Iowa militia would be called on to assist in putting down the Indian outbreak, some amusing incidents have come. The most so is the following card sent to Capt. Cooke last week by a Britt man. We give it verbatim: BRITT, Jan. 8.—Dear Sir: I here they want men out thare as supstitutes and if so pleas let me now and there is too here to go w. let me now the par- 'WhSher thif^SeTe/our'anxfous members in Company P is not repoHed but ri showed a warlike spirit over in Two amusing cases of boy bravervare reported in the State RegisterT One is from Nevada and the boy a son of Ren- I'OOantntl'.rn H/r«/-l....il_".«' S.. ."• Oi -tVep- A HANDSOME TESTIMONIAL Miss Mary LegRett Presented Wltlt a Beautiful Gold Watch. The Topeka Daily Capital, gives the following account of an incident in the life of a well known Algona lady: Mtes Mary Leggett, who lived in Topeka until a year ago, but who has been pastor of tho Unitarian church at Beatrice, Neb., until recently, has been presented a fine gold watch by her friends. Pr ?^ lt J'f ice E *P ress sn -y s : Miss Mary 77 ^ egff K ett ' " nt , 11 rece ntly pastor of th"e Unity church of this city, was last evening mado the happy recipient of some gold watch and chain as monml of the friendship of a fe Beatrice friends whose names a with appended. The presentatio entirely informal and was all the er a surprise to Miss LeggettTn tho case was engraved this inscription* L. LEGOETT from Beatrice Friends December, 1800." Such happy events as these convev their own description, in the resentative McCarthy: This town owner of tie first ; reported put r who has He'is til ft I t0tft *S #° Jfthe 15 year pld «m Carthy, of this to n G. ' her studies while proacCg* ffiSSg GIRL wanted for o- Inquire of Mrs O C. jfi

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