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THE UPPEM DM MOIK-B& IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH -8, 1893, Twenty-Seventh Yean BY INGHAM & WARREN. Tarms to Subscribers: Oae«epy, one year jl.50 Oils copy, six month* 75 One'dopy, three months 40 Sftflt to ai ~ ~ ' " B«mlt by any address at above rates, draft, money order, express order, ^postal note at"ourrtsk. ' Rates of advertising sent on application. THE inauguration of President Cleveland Saturday was, In spite of a heavy snow storm, attended by more elaborate display than any previous one in the country's history. More people were present, and more money was spent. Eleven governors with their retinues and hundreds of political clubs filled . Pennsylvania avenue as never before as they escorted the president from the capitol to the white .house, and the elegance of the inaugural ball in the evening compares with anything in foreign capitols. In delivering his inaugural address Mr. Cleveland spoke from memory., standing on the central portico of the capitol. The address is a plain, business-like document, noticeable rather for definite statements of policy than brilliancy either of thought or style. Tariff reform occupies the greatest share of attention, but the president goes beyond demanding that "protection for protection's sake" be abolished to express his conviction that silver coinage threatens the stability of our currency, that our present pension expenditures are extravagant and reasonable, and that civil service form is as urgently needed as On this latter question ho says: "One mode of the misnppropriation of public funds IB avoided when appointments to office, instead of being the rewards of partisan activity, are awarded to those whose efficiency promises a fair return of work for the compensation paid to them. To secure the fitness and competency of appointees to office, and to remove from political action the demoralizing madness for spoils, civil service reform has found .a place in our policy and laws. The benefits already gained through this instrumentality and the further usefulness it promises, entitle it to the hearty support and encouragement of all who desire to see our public service well performed or who hope for the elevation of political sentiment and the purification of political methods." Vice President Stephenson was with proper ceremonies inaugurated into his position as presiding officer of the senate, and the newly elected senators also took the oath of office. The new administration is duly installed throughout. frage and annual elections. England allowed Ersklffle to deliver unhindered his memorable defense, while a Russian Ersktne would be consigned to the Siberian mines today as quickly as the craziest dywamitor.. There »re Russian <exiles today whose offense has been reading John .Stuart MiU^s political ess^s, and it is enough to secure the -conviction of any one >of them for the czar's life iil it can be treasury scheme, whfcfe to me is visionary *nd impracticable, there is no difference between us, unless it be ihat many entertain a stronger hopefflian I do that we are to escape a bloody tevolutlon before this plutocracy of wealth surrenders." And now Judge Gresham is lord high executioner in an adwinistration which represents the monlod aristocracy of the tfnited States. showfi that he ever dreamed of political liberty.. The United States is wroog itt making any extradition treaty with Russia which includes any political offenses whatever. So long as the czar continues to pose as the worst despot known to civilized Europe he is entitled to neither aid nor sympathy from •this free asylum of the oppressed of all 'lands. PRESIDENT HARRISON became a private citizen Saturday after performing all the offices civility to the incoming president could suggest, gracefully and fittingly. He leaves behind him the record of four years of admirable service, which history will not do injustice to. He^hiiB been one of our great presidents, and is today our 'most distinguished citizen in private life. Ex-Congressman for governor by the Conger is named Nevada Representa- un- re- evor. Gov. BOIES allowed himself to be interviewed by the Register last week on the silver question. He said he favored the use of both gold and silver, but whether at the present ratio between them he was not sufficiently informed to express an opinion. This has called out two very vigorous attacks from the democratic Dubuque Telegraph, in which such expressions as the following occur: •" His-stutcmonts to the Register reporter present him in the character of a convic- tionless trimmer. * * * The confession is an impeachment either of his intelligence or his sincerity, and ns his intelligence is unquestioned, what it is that his admission accuses is obvious. * * * As a straddler ungraceful, and his position can excite .nothing but derision and contempt. * * * His admission to the Register reporter contrasted with what ho did in 1891, proves -that In .ranking him above the ordinary politicians of :his party the public has hon""" " ' " * * It is setting up tivo. Ho is a good man, and in introducing him the Representative says a timely word: "The republicans of Iowa have been taught by experience the need in a great campaign of aggressive and capable leadership. They know they need .as their candidate for governor this year a man who thoroughly understands the merits of the mooted quostons of politics, who has the ability to clearly state them in public addresses, and whoso evident sincerity will enable him to convince his hearers of the Justness of a Just cause." Gov. Russell, the brilliant young democrat of the Bay state, said Friday of Gov. McKlnloy of Ohio, "a manly man in misfortune, stronger than politics in friendship, and stronger than political principles in human sympathy." McKinley has refused to accept contributions from friends to help him out of his .financial embarrassments. Mrs. McKinley has turned over her private property and the governor will give his notes to bo paid as fast as .he can earn the money. The Des Moines News indulges in a prediction " that the United States senate will confirm the nomination of Benton Hanchott either before or after the 4th of March. We believe that President Cleveland will renew the nomination if it fails of confirmation. .Since the nomination of Judge Jackson by President Harrison, the standard-of .judicial nominations and their non-partisan character has decidedly risen and President Cleveland will not show more of .the partisan than his predeces- Mrs. Lease of Kansas has been in Washington sizing up the new .administration and says we " are about to suffer the advent -of an administration which has for a cabinet the representatives of plutocracy colled from both political parties." MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Perhaps the most notable special article In the current number of St. Nicholas is that of Mr. Talcott Williams upon " Phlla delphia." This paper is one of a series TT 8 .f«; r !J >I £? * he m ,°r re ini P or t;ant cities of the United States. Mr. Williams gives as a subttlV'A City of Homes," and I makes £ nl' * J 6 ? for ^Declaration that Phlla delphia is in certain respects the most successful of American cities. He claims that En™" C 'P hal tie ? t . exlst Primarily to give .homes to their citizens, and as Philadelphia gives homes to the largest proportionf of the city th °refore it is en- in that fw the Western but a short time when the gentleman began to make inquiries as to the poslbilJty of a wedding Ceremony being performed. He was Informed that th order to conform to the laws of the state he had to be granted a license by the county clerk, who resided at the county seat 11 miles away, consequently the happy event had to be postponed. They took the early train Monday morning for Blue • Earth City, where they received the license and were married by Rev. Brown. The gentleman was from Pennsylvania and the lady from Algona, The Century for March contains a unique feature in an account from the manuscript of Captain Thomas Ussher, R. N., of "Napoleon's Deportation to Elba," in which is given a familiar account of all the circumstances of the trip, and a careful report of Napoleon's frank comment on men and events. The article is proceeded by a portrait and a short sketch of Captain Ussher who was the officer in clZge and the frontsplece of the magazine is Expropriate ™^ base-re P l?ef of Na- L» e "8raving from the base-relief of Napoleon by Boizot, which was the property ± J °l e J?l S 0 ^^- °»d * .™w « S2XS" " y A/* "? e Pennsylvania Historica h Napoleon ' 8 comments on Blucher h nfl h cer and on the proposed invasion of England are particularly interesting. The paper bears evidences oi being a clreful contemporary record, and has accordingly historical value as well as popular interest IN THIS NEIGHBoiJOOD. _ 9edar Rapids Republican: Algona is in the toils of duplicate whist. Thirty carloads of emigrants from Pontiac and Decatur, 111., were expected at Corwith last week. Mason City Republican: Frank Nicoulm was down from Algona Fridav visiting with his daughter, Mrs. Fred Randall. Storm Lake Pilot: H. D. Sasre has met with bad luck at Algona. Some time ago his son fell sick there so that he could not be brought home, and at a great expense he has been compelled to remain there most all winter without work. Bro. Jenkins, who attended the editorial meeting at Algona a year aso, says in the Estherville Republican A SWAMP LAND DECISION. One Which May Prove of 'Great ini* portnticc to Kossuth County Land Owners—The Supremo Court Holds Adversely to the Court Below. A decision which' promises to be of great importance to Kossuth county has lately been rendered by the supreme court. It is in the case brought by the Milwaukee railroad against Callanan & Savery to determine whether a piece of land which is conceded to have been swamp when the swamp land grant was made, but which was not selected as swamp by the county, and has never been claimed by the county or by its grantees as swamp, can now be claimed by Callanan & Savery. The case was tried,here in Algona before Judge Carr and he hold that land which was not iin the original swamp land selection could not now be claimed, and that even if it could the fact that other parties had paid taxes on it since 1871 would estop Callanan & Savery claiming title. The supreme BOYD IS A QUEER JOKER, Tried to Convince a Jury that Northwest Iowa Land is Worth Less than a Year Ago. Mrs. Oleson Settles with the City—The Hog Case Out of Court—Other District Court Matters. from court reverses grounds, and in the decision effect holds on both that all , _.. w<i.vrf WW HWiWO UlJtLlJ till land which was swamp in fact, in 1858 belongs to Callanan & Savery whether it was selected or not. The court savs in part: J " The land in question is an odd-numbered section within the indemnity limits of the grant to the state for the benefit of the McGregor & Missouri River Railway company, but it is actually swamp, within the meaning of the act of congress specified, and is now, and always has been, wild and unimproved. It has never been selected as swamp, however, by any officers of the county, state, or general government, although, in the year 1858, Kossuth county selected about 84,000 acres of land as swamp, ine plaintiff and his grantors have paid the taxes on the land since 1871, and the plaintiff claims that by reason of the fact and the failure of the proper officers to select and claim the land as swamp the defendants are estopped to assert title to it. The chief ground of the demurrer is that the facts stated do not entitle the plaintiff to the relief demanded. "1. It has been settled by repeated adjudications that the swamp land grant is a grant in prtesenti, and that no formal conveyance was required to vest the title to the lands contemplated by the act in the grantees, and the act of the general assembly of 1858 operated in the same man ner to vest the title to such lands in the respective counties in which they were situ- says sor.' >ty ibred him.beyond his deserts, •evident that when it conies to pins,,pulling strings, and inducing the electorate to believe that tlio candidate holds rast'to.whatho.has no opinions on or rejects, .there isn't a slippery politician in the business ,who can give the governor points." 'The Telegraph says flatly that when lie.aaeqpted the nomination for governor in J891 .he .either favored the free- silver .plank of the platform, which demanded free-coinage at the present ratio, or he.deliberately deceived the people. And iteonoludes that in the coming senatorial .contest " unless he shall take a decided stand for the unrestricted coinage of both metals at the ratio of 1 to 10, the state could gain nothing by electing Boies." Col. E. ,S. Ormsby is brought out for governor by the Eagle Grove Gazette. Renwiek had a $15,000 fire Saturday. WelkeiMGiven, .the well-known editorial writer and son of Judge Given of Des Moines, has bought the Marshalltown Times-Republican. The state temperance alliance appointed a committee at its meeting in Des Moines last week to investigate the charge made by the State Register that 83,500 was paid by the democrats last fall and used by the alliance in the third party campaign in the state. It Will cite various witnesses and unless they appear ;and testify action for criminal libel will be brought. The Register announces .that it will not furnish its proofs except In .court. From this it seems that a lively legal set to is in store if the alliance means business. The Algona UPPER DES MOINES oa , vo Miss Maud Cowan vvon,.the gold medal declamatory prize at Eagle Grove last week. Miss Maud is a prize in herself. The Spencer Reporter insists that it was not joking when it said Spencer was a better business and show town than Algona. The Reporter has a gift of dr ir "« i »^» rt " 4-1,..4. i*. -i _ *. p in its' and Al. Adams are'not in it with the Reporter. Livermore Gazette: Consul Phil C Hanna and wife left this week for Venezuela, it being important that he should be at his post in a very short time. There are threatening indications of another war there in the near future, and it is possible that Phil desires to be on the ground and take a ... " '•ffJ^IM UVH1*'UC Bill Nye, The Texas Siftings .HMTTIS n.t*o nnf. in if t.ritV. 4.1 ated. had, The title to the tract in' therefore, been vested in Kossuth controversy John H. Boyd of Nevada left town Friday with a better idea of northern Iowa land values than he had when he came. He brought the most remarkable suit, in view of the circumstances, lately heard in court. It seems that he had sold a quarter in Dickinson county last year to Loring E. White. White somehow failed to complete the purchase. He contracted at $15.50 per acre, and Boyd tried to convince the jury that last fall the land went down in value to $11 an acre, BO that he was damaged $4 an acre by White's not paying up. The evidence showed that it was a very fine quarter of land, and the jury found that it was worth $17.50 at the time of the contract, and that Boyd had made money by White's not taking it. Bcyd will not come up again soon to get a Jury in this section to go back on their native heath. W. B. Quarton represented White. Mrs, Olesou Settles, The case of Mrs. Oleson against Algona for in juries received in a carriage upset, due to her horse becomingfright- ened at a hay press which was left in the street near the depot, was to have come off at this term, but a settlement was arranged and the city paid her $100. She was willing to take what her sickness had actually cost, and as she was confined to the house some four weeks that sum was very reasonable. Geo. E. Clarke represented Mrs. Oleson, J. W. Sullivan the city, and W. B. Quarton was attorney for J. A. Hamilton, who owned the press. The Hog Case Disposed Of. The famous Lacy-Fouhy hog case was brought up on an appeal from Justice Taylor, and tried to the court on an agreed statement of facts. Messrs. Quarton and Sullivan argued to a full bench as Judge Carr invited ex-Judge Cook and ex-Judge Birdsall to sit with him, and the three sustained 'Squire Taylors ruling, giving Lacy J;he hogs It State Veterinary Sur- THE senate has recently ratified an extradition treaty with Russia which allows that country to reclaim all citizens an the United States charged with attempts ,to murdsr the czar or members of the royal .family. Even if this phrase were construed in Russia as it is here the treaty should not be signed because freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are all denied by the czar and the royal family, and "attempt to murder" is simply another term for legitimate revolution, There is not a political right enjoyed today by American citizens which has not been gained by just such attempts. Every tory in England called it murder when the head of Charles the First rolled in the basket, just as Goorgo the Third called it trea son when Washington led his troops to Boston. But there would be no such thing as free American citizenship today without the murder and the treason, just as there will be no end to the barbarity of the Russian government until tyranny has boon made as dangerous as it is odious. But "attempt to murder the czar" does not mean in Russia what it does in America. Russia is today 600 years behind the Eng- The state temperance alliance is planning for a big temperance gathering in Dos Moinos in May. In the next senate there will be 44 democrats, 88 republicans, three independents, and three yet to be.cjhosen. President Hnrrison is said to saved $100,000 out of his salary. have hand in it. Laurens Sun: uu4 _ geon Sayers of Algona wiis" here last week examining the cattle belonging to J. Ohm of Swan Lake township. He stated that it was a brain disease for which no remedy is known to the profession; that it is not contagious in any manner but is always fatal. Thus fat- Mr. Ohm has lost six head from the disease this winter. "««, unv^^Auio, uuuii vea&tju in ivossutn county, and had been by it conveyed to the American Emigrant company in 1863, or about two years before the grant under which plaintiff claims was made to the state. It is said, however, that, although the grant was in przesenti, a selection of the lands as swamp by the proper officers was necessary, in order to pass title to the grantees. That question was considered in Hays vs. McCormick, (Iowa,) 49 N. W Rep. 70, where it was held that the transfer of the title did not depend upon a selection. In Railway Co. vs. Brown, 40 Iowa 38b, it is said, in effect, that the act of the secretary of the interior in listing the swamp lands does not bring them within the grant, but only identifies them as being a part of it, and that a mistake of that officer, or those charged with the duty of imparting to him information in regard to the land, would not defeat the grant. "2. It is saidthatdefendants are estopped to assert title for the reason that the land was never selected as swamp land by anv officer charged with that duty, and for the further reason that plaintiff and his grantors have paid the taxes on the land since largest public reception The jtvifjuau jjuuuc reception ever given in Indianapolis was arranged for President Harrison as he returned from Washington. The city was decorated and the state house was arranged especially In his honor. Over 15,000 people gathered there, and thousands were turned awu.y. President Harrison made one of his most felicitous speeches in response to the address of welcome, and received the state legislature in a body. Mrs. Judge Rothrock was stricken witli paralysis in California lost week. She was over on a visit. land which tried Thos. Hardy, the London shoemaker, for conspiracy "to bring and put the lord our king to death" because he belonged to a society which had for its objects universal suf- California is prohibiting prize-fighting with or without gloves. Four men have been killed there in fistic encounters. JohnJ. Hamilton told in the Des Moiues News some weeks ago about the various schemes by which county officials get all sorts of things for private use, in connection with their orders of stationery) for thn "ETn »»,,„ j j.». _ Emmetsburg Democrat: Saturday a young man named Kelley and another young fellow were arrested at Algona for jumping a board bill at Whittemore. They had been boarding at the Union house in this city and quietlv stole away without .paying a cent. They went to Whittemore and attempted the same trick there. Board bill jumpers are not a help to any town. The Eagle Grove Gazette reports the wreck at Jewell that W. L. Joslyn was in, and says: "As the engine lay on her side, puffing and blowing, someone gave the alarm that she was about to explode. The sleeping-car porter, a colored gentleman, did not await developments, but immediately took down the track as fast as he could go, and it is said that more than one of the passengers followed him. It was only after long persuasion that the porter could be induced to return to the train." Humboldt Independent: The editor of the Independent is under great obligations to Col. Thos. F. Cooke for his services us guide and usher through the new bank building that is about being completed at Algona. We mav call it elegant, because it is and is a credit to the enterprising men who will soon bo domiciled in the finest for the county. He named the counties and has been putting in the past week i n trumping about on the call of various grand juries to testify. The bill to prohibit gambling grain, known as the anti-option bill, was defeated last Wednesday in congress.. Every congressman from Iowa voted for it except Judge Hays and Tom Bowman, both democrats. The bill was beaten by the democrats. Here is a sample of Judge Greeham's statesmanship Yrom a letter he wrote when he was flirting *ith the populists last summer: " With tb\ exception of youv sub suite of banking rooms in the whole northwest. The whole building is .equal to any in Des Moines or any other .city in the state. J Someone has been crediting our Al- £ona hog case to Spencer. The News 1*^ 8 L We ( l uote thls from »" exchange- A Clay county farmer sold his hogs •to a Spencer dealer for a certain price, and the dealer bound the bargain bv paying the farmer 50 cents in cash '1 he farmer then sold them to another buyer at an advance of 25c a hundredweight. A law suit follows, which will probably cost the farmer the price of his hogs before he gets through." 1 hat's news to Spencer people. The fact is, however, the story was first told with reference to an Algona buyer and by some hook or crook it has been changed to Spencer and Clay county. Elniore Eye: "The course of true lovo never run did smooth.'.' The above was very forcibly impressed upon the minds of a couple who arrived in town Saturday evening and registered at the Western us Geo. Kniveton and Mrs'L Jackson. They had been domiciled at the year 1871. As the vesting of title did not depend upon an official selection of the land as swamp, it follows that the failure to make such a selection furnishes no ground for an estoppal. The petition does not show that plaintiff or his grantors, in attempting to acquire title to the land, and in paying taxes thereon, relied upon anv actor omission for which defendants or the American Emigrant company were re sponsiblo. Nor does it show that the true character of the land and the claim thereto made by the grantees of the county were at any time unknown to the plaintiff and his grantor. The true character of the land would have been readily ascertained bv inspection, and the records, of the county showed that the county had sold all its swamp lands to the American Emigrant company. The facts pleaded do not show an estoppal." This decision is contrary to one rendered by Judge Shiras in the United Stated district court, and Geo. E Clarke says he will take a writ of error to the United States supremo court and test the whole question. If the ruling- of pur court holds, however, it may bring considerable land into controversy. Where owners of swamp land have had open adverse possession ten years their title cannot be affected. But when they have merely paid taxes on the land they connot hold itif it was actually swamp. and putting the costs on'Fouhy. will be remembered that Lacy paid Fouhy 50 cents to bind the bargain for the hogs, and Fouhy afterwards sold them to A. Hougb, and Lacy took them out of Hough's yard on a writ. 'Squire Taylor felt highly pleased at the final decision, and a box of cigars was passed to the bench and bar in consequence. tedyard's Slick Horse Trader. Grant Finch and Timothy Brick are two shrewd Ledyard citizens who work at haying for Wm. Leslie. Finch had a team of horses he didn't want, and Mrs. Sarah E. Clark had a team of mules he did want. But Mrs. Clark's husband had orders to sell the mules for money only for §250. So Finch sees Clark and gives him ?25 between the horses and the mules, providing he can sell the horses to Brick for $225. Clark sees Brick and Brick jumps at the offer and pays $5 down for the horses. Then ?£™ n £ igh feathe »' goes and trades with Finch for the horses. The days Ioon y ' b f « B '1? k don)t P ut U P the °ther ?220, and finally says he can't get it and wi 1 have to let the trade go. Then Mrs. Clark sees a new light and declares that that scheme don't work gets a writ of replevin for the mules and comes to court. W. L. Joslyn and W. B. Quarton told the jury about the trade but it didn't take them long to fhn? th 1 ' 8 ' iMf her mules ' Thev Held that the old rule about not kicking on " 6 did in had he* story to tell, ftnd she told it so nicelyj so grandly* so perfectly, that the judges could not do otherwise than to give her the preference. The judges were all from abroad. Mrs. M. J. O. Whiting of Belmond marked inemory; Mr. Hyatt, principal of Webster City schools, Angus McDonald ». principal of Belmond schools, and Rev. Follett, pastor of the Christian church at Clarion, were the judges. The decision was rendered fair and impartially, Maud Cowan being first and only a few points ahead of Miss Mason, and when the gold medal was given to the winner by Mr. Hyatt all felt that although Algona carried off the prize, she justly merited it in the 'grand effort put forth by their Miss Maud Cowan. The Times says: But Miss Maud Cowan of Algona impressed the judges so favorably by her pretty eloquence as she told the story of "Two Fires," that they scored her 93.8, and declared her the winner of the gold medal; SENATOE ALLISON SWOKE, David B. Hill Met the Wrong Man With Ills Tammany Bluster; The Sioux City Journal correspondent confirms the report that Senator Allison called Senator Hill of New York " a damned liar:" There was a very quiet but very earnest bit of side business here during the last night session of the senate. The conference reports on the appropriation bills were being taken up as they came in. Senator Hill was trying to get up his bridge bill when Senator Allison called up a conference report. Hill went over to Allison's seat and said to the chairman ?/mu. , comtni «ee on appropriations: " This is a trick to defeat my bridge WH-" f Mr. Allison paid no attention to the interuption, but kept on with his speech. When he concluded his marks, however, he walked Hill's seat and said: "I don't think I fully understood the senator from Now York." "I mid," responded Hill, "and Ire- peat it, that the calling up of the conference report was a trick to beat mv bridge bill." * Allison gazed at the New York statesman for a moment and simply said with a great .deal of emphasis, u vou are a damned liar." Ho waited for re- over to Hill to knock this chip off his shoulder but as the gentleman from " " had nothing more to say back to his own seat. New York' he walked FOE A BIG OQUNTY FAIK. More Money to bo Expended Than Ever-Export Judges on All Kinds of Stock-New Attractions. - The meeting .of the directors of the county fair, yesterday was one of the best ever held in the history of the society. The sound financial basis of the association makes the fair a popular thing, and the one this fall promises better than any yet planned for. Among the special features the following are worthy of note: There will bo two expert stock judges, one for horses, one for cattle, sheep and hogs, both to 'be outsiders and dis- For races and eer before • ' 8 appro P 1>iated > more than The fair will be held Sept. 27, 28 and 29. All premiums will be paid in cash. full in " l? remiu ms will be offered, on The directors Heathershaw, F present were J. Kernan, Wm. B. F. departments Horses, A. J. Kernan; . •-— --nd sheep, A. ; poultry, Wm. Heathershaw; wei 'e appointed as follows: Webster; cattle, F. swine In General. The grand jury completed its labors yesterday noon, returning several indictments. The only one made public is that of A. F. Dailey on the chaVge of assisting the prisoners Kenna and Daily to escape when they broke jail Mr. Dailey gave bonds of $800 for his appearance, and the case will now be £±^>°- P/course nothing in de? fense was ' brought before the V h6 6V ? ?lence for they evidently considered sufficient uncontradicted to warrant an indictment. It is only fair to Dailey to state that he courted gation and is willing to abide outcome. Mr. investi- by the A. Jacobson. ANOTHEB UNOLE_TOM BUMOB, The Only Way to Find Out Will Bo to Attend the Opening. The Glenford's Uncle Tom's Cabin company is getting plenty of free advertising these days and will have pectant audiencos awaiting i A MUCH DISCUSSED SUIT, The Noted Attorney Foe Case of Col. Clarke Against E. S. Ellsworth Hoi ing Heard In Court. The much talked about attorney fee case in which a judgment is asked of $5,000 for Col. Chas. A. Clarke's services to Mrs. Ellsworth in the suit to set aside the decree of divorce secured >y her husband, began Monday. Geo. E. Clarke and W. B. Quarton are conducting the plaintiff's case and Judg-e Cook and Nagle & Birdsall are for Ellsworth. The pleadings in the original case were read Monday and the first legal battle was fought out over the admission of the records and evidence. Yesterday morning Col Clarke took the stand. John F. Duncombe came from Fort Dodge to testify for the plaintiff and the other evidence is in the form of depositions. Mr. Ellsworth and Mr. Williams are here from Eldora and Wesley Martin from Webster City for the defense, besides the depositions of others. In the /I °- fense it is claimed that a wrongful Kenna, who pleaded guilty to breaking m and stealing over at Hobart, was ^^ ^ three years at AnamZ Sheriff Graham took him Thursday and got him safely In prison. There is a '' . s a l '?P°''t that he attempted to break out of the Butherford 'bus on th« wnVT.! starts. Its donkey, dogs, etc., are all here and" ' actors are engaged exit ready, and the bus on but it lacks the way to uueuepoD, out it lacks confirmation Kenna is much over-rated as a vil ain' Hf is nothing but a tramp thief, and "afanUi ^^ dU »» '^ ^^e^TaS oTV" 1 "V™ tion in court this morning for trial on his indictment at this terra, and the judge sustained it. The time will set this afternoon ' "• be sometime Bro. Inghara of MOINES It work new part T has DPPEB DES Up an be next will undoubtedly week, Mr ^ " ' and ve somewhere statement that Algona was ', ", owing to the fact that J. tachmont claim for was levied and damages is set a counter up. F. E. Allen and Mart Whelan are here from Estherville to testify as to matters affected in Emmet county. . The case is being contested on both sides with vigor, and will be a much discussed event all over the state. ' 4" ^I 1 'lYl* '" THE GOLD MEDAL CONTEST, Miss Maud Cowan Very HlKhly 0 " In Its report of last week's gold medal contest the Eagle Grove Gazette says- The last speaker was Maud Cowan of Algona. So pleasing in manner, and so perfectly self-possessed that her pearance did much to win her medal. In voice, articulation, Wl _ ,...„ WJU , >e .. 1n T gesture, she was almost perfect^; M?&$ 2 *° a ^ SS° of J- Ryan w post- at once of years. Yes, tinueto be the postmasters." f for would-be

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