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-*• TV TO! IT'S AN OPft SECRET NOW Dhe Story Concerning Oiif Worth Shei-ltf and State Pair Director's trips to JJes Jfoines. Thftfr " State Faff Business*' Reads Life Romance—A Female ffckpocket at the Bottom of it All. The secret of Sheriff Stephens' and 3 Si Sessions' various visits to Des Moittes on a "state fair business" is out, ant '•the.atory adds another creditable incident to the former's 1'ecord for vigorous and efficient police service. Many visitors to thin state fair as well as readers of the daily reports rotnomber the sensation caused when the doors of the agricultural hall were closed and a .search made for pickpockets. So many complaints had been mado that ShuriiT Stephens decided on an ofl'ecUial raid. The woman who tried to get out, but who was searched, was able to puss on any money she had taken to her friends before he reuchod the building but as picking pockets stopped a.fter her ex- aminiitionn. there wns never any doubt that she w;i» UK- leader. The officers complimented the chief of police on hit' vigorous work, but the woman attempt* jod blackmail with about the success which might be Imagined. Marsh isaid "Lay on, MoDuJT," mid the rest is <told by the Stale Register of last '"WedneBdny: "Marshal Stephens, sheriff of Kos- •suth county and chief of police of the last state fair, was defendant in a •case yesterday in Justice Slahl's court, >wheroln 'the,, complaining witness was •.'Mra'.VA'litfle A'Horn. who claims to be J lrbttJ;Mlhvaukoe. The recollection of flOttie persons will be clear about what occurred ono iiflornpon in tho agricultural hall, about 4 o'clock. The doors were closed and sonic women were arrested for picking pockets. This Mrs. Ai'Heru was one of them, and her little girl and Miss Kit tic Jordan, her sister, were the others. The facts us broutrht out on the trial yesterday were about like this: " Several ladles had complained to A. H. ' Grisell, superintendent of the hall, that they had been robbed. So ho ordered the doors to be closed, and he and the officer of the hall, A. ,T. Simpson of Maquoketa, sturted to find out, if possible,- who the thief was. They hud barely got the doors closed when the A'Hern woman oumo tearing up to the door and demanded to be let out and threatened to shoot Grisell and Sitnp- Bon unless they got out of the way. This satisfied them that they had the light woman, so Simpson arrested her .upon Mr. Grisoll's order. Then Mr. Stephens was sent for. He told fiie woman that it would bo necessary for him to procure a search warrant to search her unless she consented without. She said she would consent, she didn't want any fuss made about it. She said she wanted a woman to search her; Stephens agreed to that, but said that he should have to be present. She then said she didn't want n woman to search her if he was present. So she was taken into Mr. Grissoll's private oftiee and there he searched her, the two other women being present and no others. The only article of her cloth- Jug- removed was her hat. The search was very delicately conducted, only the waist of he dress being opened in front. But on the stand she at first swore that they took off every stitch of her Clothing. She ' afterwards . modified this statement materially, yet she testified as hard as she could. She had •Stephens arrested for exceeding his authority aud put under bonds several weeks ago. The examination was set for yesterday. The defense made a nuowing substantially as above and the justice believed the statements of Mr. Stephens to those of tho woman and BO discharged the defendant. The woman had mado numerous threats against ; Gi i issoll and Stephens. She claims to have a husband, John A'Horn, in Milwaukee, but he did not show up yesterday. Secretary Shaffer, Treasurer Worthingtpn, Directors Sessions, Grissell, Chase, and other friends were in the court room giving their support to Mr. Stephens in his defense." Sheriff Stephens was represented by Henry S. Wilcox, who completely tore up the woman's testimony on cross examination, and made her contradictions so apparent that the justice dismissed the case without much waste of time. The state fair directors congratulated Marsh on the outcome because his success makes the way of evil doers at the state fair a thorny one, and because his vigorous raid will tend to discourage the whole confidence, pickpocket gang. He has shown them that they can't escape or blackmail him, while he is on duty. The pleasant feeling of tho Des Koines people towards Sheriff Stephens was shown by the Register which said in another column: " Marsh Stephens, sheriff of Kossuth county, was in the city yesterday. Ho has had a series of victories lately. Yesterday he knocked out one who mado an attack upon him In- the discharge of his duty as an offl- "oer. Last week he was triumphantly renominated for a fourth term as sheriff. Two years ago he was elected In tv year when there was a general upheaval of Kossuth county politics and all the republican candidates except Mr Stephens were defeated. He said yes torday: "Are wo all right in Kossuth? Well, dou't you think anything else. I have been over the county some and I know the farmers are all alive to the situation and they will not fail us. 1-iooally we are in good shape. Wo will take care of Kossuth, never fear." FROM THE COUNTY TOWNS. WESLEY. WJSSMSY. Oct. 13.— The wet weather of late has stopped threshing to some extent in this section. J. S. Gallagher went to Algona Tuesday on business. Rev. II. G. McBrjdo went to Thornton on Monday. 0. E. Olesou is in Bancroft this week attending to some local business Dou't forget to come out and hear the oulna ' evon - theiot ' T. o. Walton has been visltinsr old «a «$ Onawa the past Jeek g Robiusou took in the sights at the Siou* City Corn Pal46e last Week. A little child ,6f Thos. Tobin is very sick, and fears are entertained for its ^recovery. E. J. Gillespie intends having a public sale Oct. 17. He expects to move to Chicago. A. M. f little was seen oh our streets one day last week. * Quito a number of Wosleyans went to Algona last Saturday evening to hear Col. Henderson. They were'soinewhat disappointed: but such things will happen once in a while. Geo. A. Frink finds business so rush* ing that he was obliged to take to himself a helpmeet to help him along. He has rented rooms over the alliance store, where he will be pleased to see his many friends at any time. The Ladies' Aid society of Wesley have concluded to see that tho church building here gets a couple conts of paint on It. The painters are now at work and before this week is over, with rood weather, the meeting house will nave received two coats of lead and oil. All praise to our Ladies' Aid so- sioty for their enterprise. They will ive a pink tea entertainment, Wednesday evening of this week, and also from Amu to time there will be different en- ;er tain men ts for the purpose of raising 'unds to defray the expenses. We hope •hat the gdod people of our town and vicinity will help till they can In this food work, as there is nothing looks >etter than to see our churches and ill other public buildings nicely painted iip and looking neat. Wesley gram market: Wheat, 73(3) ~7c; oats, 2Uc; barley, 82@40c'; flax, 76c";' baled, hay, $6.50;' loose, $4.60;"' hogs, $4.10;' cattle, l}c/ F. M. Butts returned to Chicago Sun- lay evening. LU VERNE. LuVEHNE, Oct. 12.—The lumber is n the grounds for -our new lumber ard, so it looks as though wo were gong to have another yard sure this time. Geo. Lockwood of Renwick was in own Saturday. John Calleson of Renwick Sundayed it D. Ramm's. • W. H. Godfrey's mother, who has >een sick abed for the past nine months, Mssed away Sunday evening a.t 7 o'clock, iged 67 years. The deceased bus been . resident of this part for a number of ears, and her husband died several •ears ngp. She now follows him to the ast resting place here below, and leaves i goodly number of relatives and friends ,o mourn her loss. A law suit in town Monday between he Ford Bros, and A. Sorrenson over ome hay that the Ford Bros, bought. S. C. Platt is getting his building eady for the. plaster. Our town is full of land buyers every a.V. Frank Hill of Ronwick has gone to Bancroft to work awhile for Mr. Crose n his shop, as Mr. Grose is sick. Chas. Chexmas has moved into the Iggorth house near tho track and will 'ccupy the house together with Karl ililler and family. Albert Wanderby is on the sick list it present. I. P. Harrison took the train last veek for Fort Dodge. Byron Stewart of Dysart wns in town ast week on business. E. and A. Simmons have sold out heir restaurant to n'man by the name f Murray from Rockford, 111. Nelson Swaggart is moving into town o live again as his health won't permit of his living on the farm. Our printer took the train for his ome last week at Forest City to spend Sunday. Consumption Cured. An o'tl ijhytilulsiu, retired from practice, hsiv- <v had -lilucocl.'.« hi" hands by im East India missionary the :o;-/miln. oi' it fehuple vegetable emody fo.'.tae speedy and iiormiiueut UVL-B of onHumptlon. i>i-ouchitlH," ~cut;u r rh, asthma, mil all tlivoat and lung nfTectlons, also a post- U'euudracllci'l euro for nervous debility and 11 nervous complaints, nftei 1 having tested Its vondurful crvutive po\vt>-s In thousands of iisos, hiiH felt it his duty to make it known to ils surrevl.ig follow*. Actuated by this motive ind a desu-i) to relieve human suffering, I will end tree of uhavge, to all who desire it, this onipe, In Connau, Pi-enclj, or English, with nil lilvobblons foi- preparing an.it using. Sent >y mall by uddreH.iiug with stamp, naming uls papov, W. A. Noyos, 8:JO Powers' Block, ?ochoNtur, N, Y. Knglish Spavin Liniment Removes all hard, soft, or cuDousod lumps or blemishes fi-om horses, bloort spavin, curbs, plluts, swoeuey, ring bone, stifles, sprains, all iwollen throats, etc. Save *50 by use of one jottlo; wan-anted. Tho most wonderful blein- 3h cure over known, Sold by Dr. Sheetz. Itch cured In !10 minutes by Wolford's Sanitary Lotion. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. A GREAT UfiOST SOME EXCITEMENT CREATED ENGLAND 6V SPIRITS. Trifling Things in Court. Very trifling things sometimes go very far in the courts. Tho supreme court of ;he United States has ended a costly and long controversy by ruling upon the question, "Is the tomato a fruit or u vegetable?" About $30,000 has been expended in the celebrated "Jones county calf case," in Iowa, in which the ownership of a calf valued at fifteen dollars is involved.' A Medina county (0.) farmer a few years ago refused to pay taxes on four moolleys on tho ground that the law provided for tho taxation of "all horned cattle of whatsoever kind," whereas the four cows had no horns. This case was ended in the circuit court after the costs had eaten up the value of the defendant's farm, A suit for taxes in which the Standard Oil company is involved to the extent of several hundred thousand dollars in Pennsylvania and Ohio hangs upon the insertion of a comma in an Ohio statute.—Chicago Mail. A Machine That Makes ana Cooks Sausages One of the novelties at the St. Pancras exhibition in London, England, was a sausage machine, driven by electric motor. In conjunction with this machine it has been proposed to employ an electra heating attachment, whereby the savory dish can be delivered cooked and smoking hot to the purchaser. It begins to look as if the shrewd individual who conceived the idea of a universal pig utilizing machine, into which the animal could be put at one end, to emerge at the other as cured hams and blacking brushes, was no visionary, but only a prophet a little in advance of his times.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Tho Jdtwher Mashed. "I want some nice little thing for my wife—something that'll please her," said Masharn. "Perhaps you could suggest something," "Yes," said the saleslady. "I think A telegram saying a house has fallen on you ought to please her,"—New York Herald. A N**i*t>»p«*- Coi-reupcindetlt Wltn***.- .-. Funeral Train ttucefved by tlio Sph , of th» Dead lit » Suburban Cem*t.-i H« Wt>* Wl«l« A «rak«. 1 waa proceeding leisurely on foot n Broadgreen, when on passing the chin </, at Knotty Ash my attention was sin I denly arrested by the'Strange and nn canny appearance of ltd graveyard. l'h. time was shortly after midnight. Ti whole burying ground seemed alive Mini glistening with a thousand small bluish lights, which appeared to creep in and out of the different graves, as If the departed spirits were taking a midnight ramble. J stood petrified, not knowing what to make of it, at the same time experiencing a feeling of horror which siitl denly took complete possession of me. J»u8t at this moment the moon, which had hitherto been more or less obscured by a moving panorama of passing clouds, came,; as it would seem, to my assistance, giving me for a very, short time the benefit of her companionship. And now appeared the most startling phenomenon of all—a phenomenon which causod my hair to stand on end with fright, a cold numbness of horror paralyzing me in every limb, for, advancing up the road directly opposite to me. came a funeral train, the coffin borne along with a measured tread, covered with an immense black pall which flnf' tered up in the midnight wind. , At first I thought I must surely tw dreaming, and thereupon pinched myself In the arm to ascertain if this were real !y the 1 case. But, no; 1 certainly wui* not, for I distinctly felt the nip, and wan thereupon satisfied as to tny wakeful ness. "What could it all mean?" 1 askeil myself, as the cortege gradually ap preached me and I began to distinguish the general outlines of the bearers These'appeared to be elderly men arid to lave lived in a bygone age. All were dressed in the costume of the latter part,of the Eighteenth century They wore tie wigs, and some had swords, as well as walking sticks mounted with deathheads. 1 observed only one really young man among the crowd of followers, walking just-behind thf coffin. A GHOSTLY CORTEGE. His youth in comparison with the others, perhaps, made me take especial notice of him. He was dressed in what appeared to be black velv«t, the whiteness of his ruffles standing out in marked contrast to the somber nature of his general attire. He carried a sword, h»d diamond buckles on his shoes, and wore his powdered hair in a cue. The face of this young man was deathly pale, as were also the faces of all the others accompanying him. Instead of the pro cession advancing to the gate at which I stood, it turned suddenly and entered the burial ground by the one situated at a few yards' distance. As the coffin was borne through this gate all the blue spirit lights seemed to rise from the graves as if to meet the cortege for the> purpose of escorting the body to its last resting place. These awful lights added considerably to the ghast'iiness of the scene as they floated over the coffin and heads of the mourners. Slowly the procession glided up the pathway, passing the main entrance of the church, and, continuing its way in a straight line, finally 'disappeared at the back of the edifice. Whero this most extraordinary funeral went to or what became of it 1 cannot tell; but this much 1 distinctly aver that coffin, mourners and lights—even the pale, flickering moonlight—all'dis- appeared as mysteriously as they came, leaving me standing in the darkness transfixed with astonishment and fright. Upon gathering together my somewhat scattered senses i took to my heels and never stopped running till 1 found my self in my own bouse. In fact. I scarcely remember how 1 got home. AFTERTHOUGHTS. After recovering a little from the shock 1 immediately aroused a female relative who had retired for the night and related to her the above particulars. She assured me that 1 must have been suffering from mental hallucination, but seeing the great perturbation of my mind, and at the same time knowing my natural skepticism with regard to all so called supernatural phenomena, she came to the conuhiaion that, after all, 1 might possibly have seen what has been described above, The next day 1 made inquiries in the neighborhood of Knotty Ash, and ascertained from a very old woman that she remeiuh^fed a story in her youth having reference to the mysterious and sudden death of an old occupant of Thingwall Hall, who was hastily and quietly buried, she thought, at midnight, in old Knotty Ash churchyard. If so, was this a ghastly repetition of the event gotten up for my especial benefit, or was it a portent intended to foreshadow the coming of the dread visitor to myself/ Now, as 1 have before stated, I am no believer in ghosts, but certainly this remarkable experience of mine has entirely upset all my previously conceived notions of the subject, leaving me in a quandary of doubt. On the evening npon which I saw the mysterious funeral »t Knotty Ash I was exceedingly wide pwake,- bad met several cyclists on the Prest-oU roaJ with whom | conversed. Btrange (hat a few unndred yards farther down the road I • should encounter so Ifhatltly an experience—an experience 1 ihull never forget to my dying day,— Liverpool Poat. A Now Use for Dlamondi. A uHf for diamonds, as an assistant to (narkauien, has been discovered, The litnuonda are fixed in the front and back lights of rifles, and it is said they enable kue marksman to take a quick and cor- rwt aim even in a bad light The bril- Uante are eo fitted that immediately the piece ia brought to the shoulder the rays In the gems aeatet the alignment, and the •ye t*ke» aim without the leaet hesita- Hon.—Porological Journal. Special Clothin FOR FIFTEEN DAYS I shall offer my entire stock of SttitSj.Overcoats, and Odd Pants at prices which were in this market; and all we ask is for the public to call arid see our large stock of Men's, Boys,' and Children's Clothing and FUR COATS GARRY THE NEWS! The Really Big, Enthusiastic Overwhelming Republican Meeting of the Year. I I Pi m m Will address the multitude at Algona, Thursday, At 7:30 o'clock in the evening. This address, by lowr's favorite senator, will be in answer to Gov. Boies, and will also cover the political issues now prominent before the American people. Being an evening meeting, every tarmer and every other man in Kossuth county should make it a point to COME! Excursion rates on the railroads! Four full cornet bands! A grand torch-light parade! COME! F. L. PARI$H'S Hardware and Tin Shop. Special attention given to all kinds of repairing, including Guns, Pumps, anil Gasoline Stoves, Am also prepared to put in furnaces and do plumbing and gas-pipe fitting; AND IRON AND TIN ROOFING, Prompt attention will be given to all work ia my line. Shop south of court house. H. A, SESSIONS, DEALER IN Granite or Marble, IOWA, SURE TO GO UP. Real es.':?.i.e in Northwestern Iowa is as sure to rise as the sparks are to fly upward. No gunpowder plot is necessary to demonstrate this, but if you will communicate with C. B. M'p..i;son, real estate broker, at Algona, Iowa, he will furnish convincing reasons for the faich that is in him, and give bottom prices on lands in this part of Iowa. over Chrischilles' store. SEEDS, SEEDS! Tin? o Lhy seed, Red clover seed, Mammolh clover seed, While c!over seed, Oil ca?.:e meal, .''.-. Lawn and orchard grass, German rm'.Uet seed, Alsyke seed, Blue grass seed, : Red top seed, , Canada field seed, Stock food, Seed flax, seed wheat, Seed oats, seed corn, AT J, J, WILSON'S. DB, L. A. SHEETS!, Drugs and Medicines, Pull assortment always on hand of drugs, med- clnea, and pr.re liquors for medicinal iW.-poses only. a,x9.eL NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL. STATE OF IOWA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, SS. —In the District Court. To all whom It may concern: Take notice that there was filed in the office of the cleric of the district court of Koasuth county, on the Gth day of October, 1891, an instrument lu writing bearing date the 6th day of January. 1801, and purporting to be the last wJOU, and testament of Rasper Hauselman, late of said county, deceased, was produced and pub.)|cly read by me, and that the 3d day of ifhe next term or said court, to be holden on the 7th pay of December, 1801, at the court hp«Be:lo Al , , na, Aforesaid, has been fixed for proving ga.ld will; and at 2 o'clock p. m. of the day above mentioned all persons interested are: hereby notified and required to appear in said court and afcow cause, if any they have, why said .in- swument should not be probated anil allowed as a,nd tor the last will and testament of said Satisfaction guaranteed 1» all cases. 89t3 0!er(5 of the District Court.