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THE UPPEE DES MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MBBtTAEY 11, 189L The Upper Des Moines • BY INGHAM & WABREN. IOWA'S democratic governor Is get ting n good deal of free advertising Whatever else his administration is no complishing. Ho has got into troubl ttgain, and, it reports ate true, Sover eign'e figures won't let him out thi lime. It will tao remembered that h made a speech not long ago in Nev York; in fact, it is not likely to bo foi gotten right away. Well, on his retur from the east ho found on his desk among other things a letter addressei to him, The letter was anonymous, ftm contained a severe attack upon him The governor's first Impression wastha the letter was from an attorney at Wa terloo, presumably a known enemy, so h promptly mailed the abusive effusion t G, W. Miller, the man supposed to hav< sent it. It was sent in art envelope will the official stamp, and this is how Mr Miller know it to bo from the governor Later on, however, it transpired tlm Mr. Millor was not the author of th offensive letter. Ho denies all knowl edge of or connection with tho affair and is justly indignant at having i charged upon him. Ho at onco wrote tho governor to that effect, at tho same time demanding an apology from the state's chief executive, intimating thiv ho had bettor " como off," do Uio wood chuck act and pull tho hole in aftoi him; that is to say, unless ho made the amende honorable there would bo fur thor trouble in camp. Whether or no this is to bo construed as a proposition to resort to the code for tho protection of wounded honor, it does not appear, though it is suggested in certain quar tors that a duel is imminent. At las' accounts tho governor had not fount time " outside of his political engage' monts" in which to toll his Waterloo friend how his heart was filled with sorrow, or anything of that sort, so wo may look for tho bloodless conflict most any day. Tho governor did a foolish thing when ho paid any attention to tho scribbling of a crack-brained idiot; and il may bo said that tho Waterloo gentleman was equally silly when ho soughl fame in a controversy over a matter o: eo small importance. •THE paragraph which follows is from tho Britt Tribune, and wo reproduce it because of its novelty as a literary effort: v " Tho Algona Kopublican, a straight republican newspaper, and TUB Uwnn Dies MOINEH, u mugwump shoot, huvo bad quite a fracas over tho county printing, it being finally awarded to tho Republican, It pays to bo straight—oven in politics." So far as tho county printing is concerned it was settled some time ago, and thoro Is little need of saying more about it. It is evident, however, that the gentleman who thinks ho is editing the Britt Tribune is not posted as to facts, but jumps at tho conclusion thai our padded contemporary was mado an official paper because it was politically "straight" according to the Tribune's _ standard of measurement. Wo can \readily agree with our Hancock county Irisnd that it pays to be straight, and no doubt he will concur in tho statement that it pays bettor to havo an honest list of subscribers who pay for their papers at a uniform rate, than to resort to a method of padding which moans a charge to ono man of $1.50, to another of $1.25, and another 75 cents, not to ^ . say anything of tho numerous copies hat are actually given away; and all ;, this for tho purpose of securing tho paltry sum of $100 worth of county print- Those are facts admitted by tho publishers themselves, honoo no ono •will attempt their denial. The silly talk about mugwumpory goes for little when it is remembered that everyone is a mugwump at ono time or another. Wo BOO it at tho close of overy convention, and likewise after an 'election has demonstrated that the choice of tho people is not in accord with tho wishes of some individuals. Thoro is nothing in it more than that some fellow or sot of men didn't havo their own way. THE UPPER DES MoiNES is responsible for what it says but not for the construction put \ipon its utterances by those who would havo •it do otherwise. It has no apologies to oiler for its course in the past, nor enmity toward those people who soo fit to indulge in misrepresenting it. Ono thing may be set down as a certainty, and that is that it is not a camp-follower. It will criticise men and measures according to its own estimate of them. This is republicanism as wo view it, and in our estimation tho kind that will do the party moro good than merely following blindly in tho wake of alleged party leaders. Here is a paragraph from tho Rod Oak Sun which puts muoh truth in small compass regarding tho mission of u country newspaper. Tho Suu suys: "An iimtuuoo of the jostles of journalism is afforded by the Farmer Statesman, a pupor established at Vandaliu, 111., last summer us tho organ of the Fayotto County Farmers' Mutual Benefit association, un organization similar to tho Farmers' alliance. Four men wore backing it who hoped to got ofllco. Thoy were all candidates of the order for county offices, and all wero beaten tit tho election. The editor of the Statesman struggled manfully and bravely to keep tho paper going and make it pay, but last week the four ex- eandidates took possession of tho printing material PU u chattel mortgage and suspended publication of tho paper. It is but one of very many instances going to sh thnt a county paper cannot be mode to pay ns an organ alone, or n» tho more personal advocate and organ of men seeking office. A county paper to bo successful must bo a newspaper as well as a political paper, and moro of the first than of tho last. It must havo enterprise and must not bo tie- dependent on tho whim or pique of any man or sot of men, whether thoy arc holders of a mortgage oh it or not." 31 CITY UNLIKE OTHERS Thus saith tho Storm Lake Tribune: " Tho Algona Urrmt DBS MOINBS Is a model of typographical excellence." Tho Humboldt Independent says: ."Charlie Chubb has gotten our Iowa farm- em Into a dickens of a fix. Hero comes a man from Los Angeles, California, and actually proves that one acre thoro produces moro In a year than flftoon acres will produce In northern Iowa. Our friend Chubb figures out a net Income of $187 per year for fifty acres. In California tho same number of acres of land will not $100 an aero. Satno work. Samo expense in both cases." Possibly thoro Is land in California that produces $100 worth por aero. Possibly, too, that land Is used for raising products not grown In Iowa, and is hold at from $100 to 8200 an aero. But tho experience of tho thousands of people who havo gone to California In search of a bettor plnco than Iowa doesn't Indicate that tho Iowa farmers are In a dlck- ons of a fix, by a Jug full. The National Capital not Easily De scribed—Scenes at the Fnneral of Secretary Windom. A Visit to the President—A Meeting wit Secretary Blaine—Discussng the Silver Question. Don't waste your time writing to your eastern fHonda about Iowa as a winter ro- sort. They will hoar enough about it, and In umplo time. Tho postoffico contest at Humboldt was last week settled by tho appointment of O. ICroskup, an old soldier. And thoroat tho doughty Swlnburno of tho Kostnos Is mad to tho extent of a column or moro in ils valuable paper, In which ho lays for 3oi](jro8sman DolHvor and Intimates that all sorts of things will happen in "08. It Is noroly coincidental that Swlnburno wanted ;ho postofllco himself. Wo havo no knowledge of tho qualifications of Mr. Kroskup, but tho butchery of tho queen's English th which Swlnburno assails our congressman Is evidence quite sufficient that DolH- vor know what ho was about when ho didn't recommend that gentleman. Onco moro tho useful "side-stick," in article with which printers havo a bettor tcquaiutaneo than most other people, lias Docn turned to a bettor use than that for which it was originally intended. This time t was in tho Republican office at Esthor- vlllo. One Barnhart entered that print shop with a horso whip and proceeded to jolubor Milholland, ono of tho proprietors, for something that had appeared in tho paper supposed to bo a reflection on Barnhart's character. Tho man with tho horso whip proved no match for tho disciple of Faust, who, with a single side-stick, wound up tho sanguinary conllict in less time than it takes ,o toll it. If ono side-stick is not enough, two should bo used. Tho dignity of tho modern print shop should bo maintained at ill hazards. Tho Vindicator at Esthorvillo has put n a now cylinder press. This indicates a n-osporlty which it is a pleasure to note, i'ho Vindicator is a good paper. Ol. Smith, editor of tho Iowa Falls Citizen, was a candidate "for tho postofllco n his town. But ho got loft. Now hear lim: " As for him, tho writer, if all tho noble army of politicians ho 'has helped into 'at positions will forgive him for this onco laving tried to secure for himself tho tri- ling emolument of a third-class postoffloo, 10 will hero and now agree to ask no fur thor favors of thorn, and will humbly bog •heir pardon for this little innovation on his iart." Speaking of Harvey Ingham's musical accomplishments, the Palo Alto Reporter remarks: "This paper heartily concurs n what tho Algona Courier says about iarvoy Ingham's musical talent. If Hur- r oy was not so modest he could make a formic 011 the operatic stage." Some scrub who is trying to run a nipor down in tho central part of tho state las mado up his miiul' that tho Knoxvillo Sxpross is not improved under its now namigeuiont. That follow had bettor go soinowhoro and complete his upprontico- ihip. Tho Express, since J. O. Koavor bo- iiuno ono of its publishers, has become ono if Iho model weekly journals of the state, ts politics is the only thing wo can rind o criticize. Tho thanks of this ofilco are duo Sco- otnry of State McFarland for a copy of tho ffioial register for 1801. A portrait of Talleyrand in youth is thoap- ropriato frontispiece of the February Con- ury, in which is given a very full and inter- sting instalment of extracts from tho Tnl- oynuul Memoirs (begun in tho January umber). Napoleon is almost tho solo sublet of tho extracts in this number. Tho in- taluiont opens with Talleyrand's apology or taking office under the Directory. A lost striking description is noxt given of iomvpnrto in tho first Hush of his victories, 'hoso extracts are full of plots. Tho first escribed is that between Bonaparte and 'nlloyraml himself, just before Napoleon vorthrow the Directory and miido himself ulor of Franco. Then comes Talleyrand's [)ology for supporting Boimpurto, and in- luding an account of his mooting with uotho and Wieland. of llov. Marsh. Webster City Graphic: Hov. Marsh •as about two years ago pastor of tho I. E. church of this city. Ho it Avas ho declared in tho pulpit that when o wont into a bank and saw tho money ilcd up thoro ho folt about tho same overouce as when he went into tho ouse of God. This was undoubtedly ruo, and his reverence for tho dollar •us so intense that when ho got one ho as very loath to part with it, as many f our citizens who had trusted him jund to their cost. It was under his anagemont that people were charged a admission fee to the carapmeeting. i i WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 3.—An attempt, to give in brief space a repor of all ono sees in Washington woul amount to simply a catalogue of unintor esting items. Everybody goes up Wash ington monument, to Mt. Vernon, Arlington, through the countless an almost limitless public buildings, park and avenues. And those who do so en joy seeing tho only city in tho world ex clusively devoted to tho purposes of capital city, But to those who do no visit Washington no idea will ever b given by verbal descriptions. It is un like anything in the west, for it is southern city in all essential respects And it is unlike any city anywhere, be cause Its streets and its overy featur boar some relation to the purposes of it founding. You are reminded at ever turn that it is the city of tho nationa government, and nothing besides. T enjoy it one must see it, and while i: each week some incidents will arise c general Interest, no visitor will over do liberate!y attempt to describe tho cit to anyone who has not seen it. Tina DEAD SECRETARY. During tho week past the death o Secretary Windom at Now York an tho return of his remains to Washing ton on Saturday has been tho. subjec uppermost, and has afforded the visito a rare opportunity of seeing Washing ton official life. The train which bor tho coflln arrived at 4:80 o'clock in th afternoon, and the streets near the do pot were filled with tho carriages of al tho high dignitaries of the government As tho train pulled in, those who me tho remains passed through tho long depot building, and in sad processlo returned with the cofflnj which wa borne by a squad of uniformed member of the army. Standing in front of the depot hall, tho looker on saw approach ing with uncovered head Presiden Harrison assisting Mrs. Blaine. Fol lowing them Mr. Blaino and Vico-Pres ident Morton, and then in order Secre tarios Wanamaker, Tracy and Noble Rusk, Miller and Proctor, and behinc them a lino of senators and prornlnen Now York men who had attended th< remains. Tho procession when formec was led by mounted police, and passec the entire length of Pennsylvania avo nue from the capital to the treasury building, turning there to Mr, Win dom's home. Tho funeral services were hold yesterday—a short service at his beautiful homo and a longer one at tho Presbyterian church of which ho was a member. The cabinet officers were pall bearers, and again tho official life of Washington was out. Tho streets were thronged with spectators, but tho exercises were witnessed by few, as room was at a premium, and only offi eials and friends wore admitted. Mr Windom's death is universally spoker of with regret, and everywhere he is acknowledged nsone of the most efficient of tho several conspicuous secretaries o: the treasury the country has had. It is believed that a financial panic was averted largely by his management, am that tho strain ho has undergone during tho past few months is largely responsible for his death. VISITING THE PRESIDENT. The views of President Harrison obtained by these appearances in public materially modify the impression thai he Is a small or insignificant looking man, and tho impression is still furthei removed by meeting him. Wo were fortunate in finding tho caller's room rather empty, and for several minutes tho president discussed tho farmers movement, especially in Iowa. While ho is not a tall man, ho is but few inches shorter than Blaine, and in every othei respect is a very fine looking man. His manner is genial, and his head and face betoken ability, firmness and sagacity. It was Justice Miller's opinion that he was the best president ho had evei known in Washington, and while many republican politicians have been disappointed, there is a growing sentiment that tho estimate was not wholly undeserved. But whatever may bo thought of his leadership, it is wholly wrong to imagine that ho is not a strong man, and not a man to command respect. Ho is ono of tho men who would be noticed at once in aijy body, and whoso present elevation is in no sense accidental. SECRETARY BLAINE. If wo wore fortunate in finding tho president in a talkative mood, wo were doubly fortunate in mooting Secretary Blaino, who devoted somo ten minutes to discussing a variety of subjects in that vivacious and genial manner which, as much as anything, has contributed to his groat popularity. Ho has developed a remarkable memory of names, which ho still retains, and his first in- torost is to spoil out tho name pronounced to him so that ho fully gets it, and then recall the places where ho has heard It boforo, or tho people ho has met bearing it. From that ho passed to names in general, and asked how "Algona" originated, and then wont on to say that ho had hoard that out in Iowa thoy took tho names of tho women, Mary, Catharine, etc., and putting a syllable of each into a word, got names for their towns, Ho then told that Virginia, Maryland and Tennessee tried to make a now state on that plan to bo called Virmaton. From that ho talked of general politics, and, asking Mr. Dollivor if ho wore going to lot the free coinage bill through, wont on to discuss silver in the same froo and easy stylo. Ho thought tho BANGER OF FREE COINAGE lay in big shipments of silver from abroad for which gold would bo shipped back, thereby taking out too much gold. But he said ho favored a liberal policy, and thought that free coinage of American silver would answer every purpose. That lod him to consider tho danger of smuggling, and ho figured out faster than wo could follow how many pounds a man could carry, and decided that silver could no moro bo smuggled in than iron. Ho changed from one subject to another without pause, talked brilliantly and with an ease of manner j most attractive. His face and hair are both very white, his eyes a reddish' brown and very bright. He is an iin personation of genial and polished man ners, and it is said he can bow office seekers out with so much grace tha they think they are already appointed THE COINAGE COMMITTEE. One of the most interesting meeting I have attended was a session of th coinage committee of the house; I contains such well-known silver men a Bland, Bartine, etc. f while Edward Al kinson of Boston, the great writer 01 economic questions, was before it. Gen Warner of Ohio was also in, and th hour and a half was not unlike an oh fashioned Algona caucus. Atkinson wa brilliant, pugnacious, impudent an conceited, and while Bartine cross questioned him, Bland sat with eye aflame. The committee all talked a once at times, while Atkinson lecturet the silver men on their ignorance abou money. Warner wanted to get a hear Ing for silver, but no time was left, am ho had a discussion after the committe adjourned as to how matters were bein, conducted that was very vigorous. Mt Leech, director of the mint, and one o the best posted men in the United State on money, also testified and was ver* u frank, but Atkinson was wholly unret sonablo, and his idea about money, lik all his other economic ideas, good onl for tho upper 10,000. His position wai that it made no difference whether ther was little or much money, that th world had agreed on gold, and no legis lation could change the fact that gol< alone is money. HOSTILES AT THE CAPITAL. Great curiosity has attended the go ings about of tho Indian delegation hero There are an ovon dozen of warrin^ chiefs come to seo their father. Las night they attended the theater and oc cupied boxes, whore 'they attracto great attention, and enjoyed a rnagnif contly costumed comic opera. Thej watched tho stage transformations wit great interest, and testified their ap preciation of the play with occasiona war whoops which brought down th house and secured any number of recall for tho company. Tho chief comedian also gave a whoop at times, and thi tickled the Indians. THE COLORED POPULATION. It is said that one-third of the popu lation of Washington is colored. A least that proportion was kept up in th crowd at the Windom funeral, and i was remarkable to notice how many c. tho-darkios were well and even stylishlj dressed. While there is plenty of com plaint of the lazine'ss and free and oas unthrift and dishonesty of them as t class, it is certainly true that many, am a constantly increasing number, are a neat, industrious and ambitious as ani whites. A.mong the younger classe' especially, it is impossible to distinguish in manners or brightness bet ween them HARVEY INGHAM. LIEUT. SOBTWATKA'S FALL. A True Version, of Ills Uecout Accl dent at Mason City. Mason City Republican: Last weel quite a severe accident happened to Lieut.' Schwatka in this city. The lieutenant has been lecturing in the larger cities of Iowa and Minnesota, and about a month ago delivered one of his lectures in tho M. E. church of this city On Monday ho arrived hero and spent tho day, being on his way to Osage. On Thursday he arrived here again, and it was noticed by his friends that he did not possess that same calm and quie' frame of mind that marked his previous appearances. He spent the day at the Park hotel, and in the afternoon was ;aken out to ride by one of our citizens out as ho seemed to bo in considerable danger of tumbling out of the cutter, 10 was brought back to the hotel. Dur- .ng the evening he seemed to entertain i great horror of being alone, and want- id some of his gentleman friends constantly with him. Ho placed a §10 bill n tho hands of ono of our citizens with tho request that he sit up with him during the night. The offer, however, ,vas declined and the money put back .n his pocket, as the boys were afraid .hat considering his extremely unsettled frame of mind ho might got vio- ont. However, some of the men stayed with him until a late hour, when it was thought safe to leave him. During the night he arose several times to go down n his nightly attire, much to the con- sternatioivof some of the guests. Late ,he noxt afternoon, after a sleigh rido, 10 attempted to go up stairs. When ;ho top of tho stairs was reached, he ost his balance and fell down, to the irst landing, bounded over the balustrade and landed on tho floor about eight feet below. During the fall his lose struck a trunk and was broken in wo pi ices. Ho also received several severe bruises, and for a time it was "eared that internal injuries were in- surred, but those symptoms have since mssed away, and it is now believed that 10 will como out all right and be able ;o bo about in a few days. Since his ac- jident hero tho lieutenant has not vished to see any of his friends, but ^refers to bo alone. On Sunday his vifo arrived and will remain at the ho;el until his recovery. Of course, as isual, many false reports were sent to .ho daily papers from this city by their correspondents, which at times an- louncod that ho was "fatally injured," 'could not recover," and finally on Saturday night last it was sent out that 10 was dead. Lieut. Sohwatka has a mtional reputation, and those dispatch- as naturally aroused the outside press ind caused them to send many telegrams of inquiry here. The statements n the outside press caused many of our itizens to believe tnat the lieutenant's Condition was worse than it really was. -just evening a representative of the jXpross-Republican called on him and vas pleased to learn that although he vas confined to his bed, he was doing licoly, and would probably bo able to be bout early next week. This IB Good Doctrine. Esthorville Republican: This paper s not obliged to cut below its rates to ccommodato the purse of a. wandering lorchant. Stores that come one month nd go the noxt have to pay us a little otter prices than old merchants. It •ould bo for tho interest of other papers o do tho same thing. Corn. I am paying the highest market price r corn, on my farm a mile east of Algo- 1.-38 C._L. LUND. BUCK-WHEAT flour 80 per pound at tacy's office or at mill. Jones & tacy.-36 MMA VERSUS fllNCHON, Onr in Verne Friend Writes Vigorously in Answer to Criticism's by Brother Hinchon. He Says tie Is Still Firm in the Faith, and Has No Notion of Deserting the Party. Bro. Hinchon recently saw fit to offer some suggestions to Geo. W. Hanna of LuVerne. The latter writes vigorously in the last Lu Verne News in reply. We quote some extracts: To the Editor of the News: Please allow me a little room in your valuable sheet to express my thanks to friend Hinchon of the Courier for so promptly stamping the underground telegraphic report, which he says again puts me on deck as a conniving politician, laying plans to throttle a republican convention to secure the nomination for representative; it is a mistake, told, perhaps, in good faith, but wanting the elements of truth on account of the operator of said lino not being conversant with all tho facts. Bro. Hinchon gives as his reason for putting this report as among the flying ideas of the ignorant, or tho maliciousness of the wicked " because Geo. Hanna is not in truth a republican." And one reason that he gives that makes him +•* ink I. am not a republican, is because I am not a prohibitionist. Now, friend Hinchon, I have always given you credit for being very wise and being at" a to divo into the hidden mysteries as far as any man of your political faith that I know of, yet your reason given for my not being now engaged in setting up representative pins is a mistake, and your usual cunning has failed you, for I assure you most emphatically that I am a republican. I am a republican because I have too much respect for the county and state that I live in to be a democrat. I am n<->t a democrat because I desire the prosperity of the state of Iowa. No man desires the prosperity of the town, county, state and nation that he lives in who is continually finding fault with its institutions and growling about his neighbors.. I say damned be the man who finds fault with the well from which he draws his own water. The democratic politicians and the demo- ocratic press of the state, are just now engaged in trying to stop the land boom that Iowa has been having for the last six months by blowing that the farmers of Iowa are little better than paupers, and that they arc growing poorer and poorer every year. Boies' mission to New York must have been in the interest of some syndicate to raise the rate of interest of farm loans on Iowa real estate. ****** * What if some republican should go to Chicago and notify the wholesale houses there that every merchant in Algona was losing money, would it help their credit? You would SET. he lied, and that is what I think of democrat Boies, I know that 75 per cent, of the farmers in this vicinity have doubled their capital in the last five years. I know too that for every real estate loan that has been made this year near here two have been paid. I do not intend to infer that the whole rank and file of the democratic party are kickers and cussers, for I know they are not. I hold very many democrats in the highest esteem. In place of being kickers, as if they were soured through and through, they are, on the contrary, loyal citizens, in favor of free schools, like to see the country prosper, speak well of their neighbors, crops and climate, and try to encourage settlement, and many of them I am told believe in a future state of existence. ****** * No, friend Hinchon, I again say you are mistaken in your reckoning. I am still strong in the faith that the republican party is the safest party to manage the business interests of the nation. I havo been told that you in palmier days were .a republican; that you rejoiced with those that did rejoice, and that if a friend had met you in' your morning walk on a bright spring morning when the sun was shining, the birds singing, and all nature was bright and fair, he would have saluted you by saying, "A nice morning, Mr. Hinchon." Instead of replying as the average democratic politician of today would, "It's a damned weather breeder I" you would then have smilingly replied, "It is a beautiful morning, indeod." You say I am in accord with your party on some of the issues. On the principal issue of your party, and that is to be a chronic .ticker at all times and under all circumstances, I am not in accord. It is true as you say that wo agree on the prohibition issue. I think the republi- ;ans did a bad thing for the state when ;hoy wiped out the saloon for this reason, that the democratic politicians wore usually found behind some saloon stove sucking a glass of hot toddy in the winter time, over which they snored and said very little; but without their toddy hey are like she bears that have lost ihoir whelps, they continue to howl and ;ry to rend everything within their •each, and refuse to bo comforted. I say give thorn back tho saloon, and see ,hat they congregate there instead of n the printing office and they will do ar less damage to Iowa. Yet, friend linchon, although I am. not in sympa- hy with the fundamental principle of 'our party, you did mo a kindness by so iromptly interposing in my behalf and nforming the public that it was not rue that I am laying tho wires for a epresentative nomination. Now .for his spirit of promptness I will tell you hy I am not, and that is because I am HOG. Ambitious as I might be to ittain fame as a great statesman, and to ramortalize myself by making a grand rolitical record by still further reducing he rates of interest, taxing mortgages romthe records, knocking the stuffing ut of negotiable instruments and de- larmg bankers only fit associates for ut-throats and robbers, yet I am wiling to forego all this glory rather than o feel that I had made a hog of myself y taking the nomination twice in suc- ession. No, friend Hinchon, I won't o it; generosity is a noble principle, ime is a delusion, and I prefer to see Andrew Clarke or some other inations myself. Thanking you for your friendship, I remain sincerely your political opponent until you undergo a change of heart, for which I shall continue to pray. Respectfully, GEO. W. HANNA. TO BOOTOB COUNTY POOB. The Hoard's Division of the Cotinty Into I)i8trlcts—Other 'Matters Be* fore the Last Meeting. The supervisors at their meeting last week divided the county into districts for the purpose of giving medical attendance to the poor. This was the result of the action taken at the January meeting, at which contracts were ordered to be sent to the various physicians for their signatures, in which they were to attend the poor at two- thirds tho regular rates. The physicians did not respond. There was a second proposition, however, and that was the district plan. To this there Were several responses, and the division was made as follows: District No. 1—Tne incorporated town of Algona—and district No. 2— the townships of Whittemore, Garfield, Riverdale, Cresco, and south half of Union and Lotts Creek townships, to T. J. Felling, M. D. of Whittemore $116. District No. 3—consisting of Prairie, LuVerne, Sherman, Irvington, and south half of Plum Creek and Wesley townships—to J. E. Hill, M. D. of Wesley at $120. District No. 4—consisting of Fenton, Burt, Portland, Buffalo, north half of Lotts Creek, Union, Plum Creek, and Wesley townships to Chas. McCormack, M. D. of Burt at $60. No appointment was made for district No. 5. It was then moved and carried that the county physicians be paid one-half of the amount stipulated at tho June adjourned session and the balance at the January session, 1802. • Wm. Kerr presented a bill for compensation for domestic animals killed, by dogs, but it was not allowed for want of proper evidence. The tax against Myron Cory for 1800, on the east half of the southeast quarter of 22-96, 29, was. abated on account of patent not having been issued. The auditor was authorized to advertise for bids for lumber for the county for 18911 Ho was also directed to purchase an ice bar with which to cut the ice around the piling to bridges, and procure someone to look after the river bridges during the coming spring. The following bills were audited: COUNTY ITUND. W H Nycum, committee to settle with the auditor and treasurer $ 40 00 G H Peters, committee to settle with the auditor and treasurer 3000 •BerthaCarey, county superintendent.. 102 00" „,.....,...„. V wi.\jji i v/uuftiuj QUjjoj.ii-1 ucUWOJ-il/, • J.U/3 \I\T P M Taylor, J P fees state case 585 Starr & Hallock, printing "" — Valentine Zpelle, trustee LuVerne twp 3100- valentine zoelle, trustee LuVerne twp 8 00- Max Miller, trustee Sherman twp 400 Jacob John, work at court house 0 00- J W Hinchon, printing 3059 POOR FUND. J H Queal & Co, coal for poor farm 435- Naudaln Bros & Winkle, coal lor poor farm 510 John G Smith, goods for poor farm.... 43 43 Same is 00 Ray & Phllps, blacksm;thing 11 70 E G Bowyer, repairing clock 1 50 Lew Millen, quarter beef for poor farm 5 75 Lamberson & Bennett, beef, poor farm. 353 A M & G M Johnson, blacksmlthing 3 30 G M Howard, hardware claimed $11.01 allowed ........^ 1000 J E Hill, doctoring poor ';:;•.' 30 O0'«" BRIDGE FUND. G H Peters, committee work 331 J F Gilmore, hardware for bridges 500 IN THIS NEiqHBOBHOOD. Corwith Crescent: Geo. Fox of Wesley is here intending to open a furniture store. That is ono of the great needs in Corwith, and the man who puts in a good stock of furniture and undertaking goods will surely havo a good business. Bode Gazette: Our jack-rabbit hunters of last week found a large sack, in their travels, and somewhere or other they also found enough feathers to fill it, and in the center of this they planted a huge bottle (which they doubtless also found) and hung this grotesque sign not far from a certain man's house in the country, for mischief. But the countryman was not to be outdone, and he lugged the entire thing to town, and Rueb Buell found it attached to his door last Saturday. LuVerne News: The little town of Irvington is again thrown into excitement, caused this time by an elopement which occurred at that place on Tuesday of last week. James Parker, th© young man who figured so extensively in the runaway at that place some few days ago, in which a team was killed on the Northwestern track, eloped to parts unknown with a young lady of that town whose name we have been unable to learn. The young lady had for some time past been keeping company with a young man named Nolte, and it was generally understood that they were engaged to be married. This is only another case which goes to prove the correctness of the old adage that," There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip." Livermore Gazette: While Lawyer Shellenbergor was engaged in court last week Wednesday he was notified that his frame house, amile out of town was burning. All were gone but the tenant's wife and a boy 14 years of age The woman very promptly fainted on discovery of the fire, but the boy just as promptly went to hustling the things out. Ho got everything out but the cook stove, which he could not move. I he cause was a defective flue in tha, attic. Loss §800, insured for $000 * St. Jo against the world for marriages. Next Monday tho matrimonial knot will bo tied for tho benefit of Philip /eller and Katie Link, and Peter Boreman and Miss Erpelding, all residents of St. Jo. We wish them much joy al. around—if it is not out of order to wisli it so far in advance. ,,1,4: * i""""" w * »"«*«• yuiici {JviiwiHu nor salary were doubled, sr light take a turn than take all thenom- 1 receive less than sheTowns. The Primary Teacher. Lift your hat reverently when you meet the teacher of tho primary school. She is the good angel of the republic. She takes the little bantling forth from the home nest and full of his pouts and passions—an ungovernable little wretch whose mother admits that she sent him to school to get rid of him. This young- lady, who knows her business, takes a carload of these young anarchists, half of whom, single handed and alone, are more than both parents can manage, and at once puts them in the way of being useful and upright citizens. At what expense of patience, toil and soul- wearmess? Here is the most responsible position in the whole school, and if her salary were doubled, she would yet. /witU fVN'g., ai over lul to if/tier, ( ment ubwrs fovicl-, *pital

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