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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 10, 1894
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THB UPPEtt MS MOINES! ALGOKA $ IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANtTARY 10,1894, •fry- WIGWAM A WAttftfeW, to Subscribers: Ofleeony, on* year ......................... M.eo OHSeopy,8lx months ...................... -.. 76; ' , ...................... -.. ; OH* Govy, three months .................. ,. . *0 Bent to any nadress at above rates. Remit by di'ft'lt, money order, express order, fcB<*tfti note-at our risk. Rates of advertising; sent on application. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, ISO*. TttEItt MEMBERS* The republicans in congress 'hove been .gfcvdng the democrats an -object lessen-in rule making. Speaker Crisp and 'bis 'followers set aside Speaker Reed's rule by which ho could >count all present to make a quorum. And so for several days at the opening df -this session-the republicans have refused to v6te'»nd the democrats have been unable to get enough of their own men together to do business. Part of those democrats present refused to vote, as they are willing to do anything they can 4o defeat the Wilson bill. Satur- da^Speaker Crisp ordered thesergeant- at-arms to arrest absent democrats and bring them in to get a quorum. After the quorum begins business the republicans will again put the democratic members who oppose the Wilson bill to a test. If they will vote to defeat the whole bill the republicans will vote. But if'they want only to vote against the special reductions in it on the products they are interested in the republicans will not vote at all, and will let the bill pass as it is. They will not play cat's paw to help a 'few democrats save up special interests. The vote on the bill is set for 'the last week of this month. In spite t>f the tremendous'effort of the administration the bill may be beaten in the house. But probably it will pass and 'have a harder fight in the senate. Falls school accommodates. With all these yearly contributions it only succeeds in furnishing the select few with 'better facilities, the number of students •not being fmitefially increased. This policy of building up one school only serves to make a sort of second university of it, which is not needed in the ^state, while the real purpose of normal training for the bulk of the teachers Is as far from being realized as ever. This policy Is not only wrong but it is worse in the end than it would be to establish departments in the high schools and drop the normal school altogether. It should not be encouraged by this legislature. The Cedar Palls school was liberally treated two years ago, and not one dollar more should be spent there except for actual running expenses, until at least two new schools are under way. jority of 50 nre unable to muster a quorum, and hftVo ordered the Sergeant alarms to arrest absent democrats and bring them here by the scruff of their necks aftd place them In their seats, I do not believe that the democratic party •will be given a leas* of power again in a generation. . Ithe helplessness and imbecility of the majority- party would be ludicrous but for Its pitiable- ness." The caucus of republicans at Des Moines to select a candidate for United States senator will be held Friday of this week. If a deadlock docs not ensue a successor to Senator Wilson will be named before our next issue. THE STATE UNIVEUSITT. One of the meritorious measures that will come before this legislature is giving the ^staite university a permanent endowment. As it is now the university has no funds except as a special appropriation is made by each succeeding legislature. At one time it meets a generous reception, and plans accordingly. At the next session economy prevails, and for two years the school is crippled :for want of funds. It is apparent to everybody that there is no reason in such a method of doing business. The appropriations, whether large or small, for maintaining the actual running expenses of the school should be fixed. The school should be enabled to rely on a permanent income. For special appropriations for new buildings, etc., special measures can be introduced; but the money for the.act- ual running expenses should be forthcoming each year without any quibbling, or lobbying, or uncertainty. The university IHIB prepared a statement showing how other states manage their schools. Minnesota levies three- twentieths of a mill state tax, which yields $97,000 a year; Wisconsin levies one-eighth of a mill, Michigan one- sixth of a mill, Ohio one-twentieth of a mill, California one-tenth of a mill, and Nebraska three-eighths of a mill. The least sum realized by this university tax is in Nebraska, whore it is §70,000 a year. No university in the west receives so little support as in Iowa, and none is so poorly equipped. While Minnesota lias spent $G09,'0GO in buildings, Illinois §320,000, Michigan $857,000, Missouri $780,000, California $561,000, and even Nebraska $290,000, Iowa has only §200,000 in buildings for her school. Iowa can uiTord as good a university as there is in the west. But even if the legislature should decide to keep below the average of other schools, it should at least make the income of the school permanent, and at this session levy a larger or smaller university tax. AHEAD Ul* TO DATE. Gov. Mitchell of Florida is knocking out both Corbett and his namesake in the rounds thus far fought. The Jacksonville club have given up the idea of being able to hold the fight as they have talked, and the now articles signed by thn pugs stipulate that the place for the mooting may be selected at the last minute. It is now expected to load up special trains and make a quick run to somo out-of-the-way place, as was done in the Sullivan-Kilrain fight, and thus avoid the governor's mandates. The fight is sot for the 25th inst. Gov. Mitchell lust week telegraphed an eyening paper as follows: "TAM.AHASSISH, Fla.. .Tan. 3.—The Cor- bett-Mitcholl fight will not take place in Florida unless the supreme court of the state decides thoro is no law prohibiting such light. It will not be necessary to proclaim martial law to prevent such fight, but were it necessary I should not hesitate to proclaim It, as I am determined to pro- vent the fight by any and nil means within the reach of the executive. There can be no doubt as to my position, and people who come hore with the expectation of seeing the laws of the state violated by two thugs and their aiders and abettors will bo disappointed. H. L,. Mn'QUEUj, Governor." Gov. Mitchell is still firm in the opinion that the dignity of the state of Florida is not wholly in the keeping of the constables. One time back in ISSORobt. G. Cousins represented Cornell college at a state oratorical contest in Oskaloosn and came out third. He has improved since then and Feb. 12 ho is to speak in Boston at the Lincoln birthday exercises, and Feb. 23 at Detroit in honor of Washington. Ho is now one of the recognized leading orators of the country. The Farm and Dairy, tha agricultural college paper, is received, and at tlio subscription price of 50 cents a year is an exceptionally valuable paper for dairymen. It is edited by the most experienced men in that line and is doing much good in Iowa. Bro. Hungerford is evidently no disciple, of Isaac Walton, for he says; "We should like to know what benelit this fish business is doing the state. Iowa needs a fish commissioner and hatchery about as much as it does a navy yard." Iff THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, Capital: Miss Durant is visiting her aunt, Mrs. L. F. Robinson, on Nineteenth street. Grant Heckart, who is a cigar maker in Minneapolis, has been visiting at home in Eagle Grove. The Spencer Reporter syas: Miss Nellie Green is spending this week with friends in Algona. Esthervillo Vindicator: Misses Josie and Jennie Pettiboqe of Algona have been visiting in the Metzgar family during the past week. The Northwestern road made its big record a week ago on the Eagle Grove, division, loading cars. There were 380 cars loaded in one day. Joseph Dorvveiler will join with Alex. Younie and others and West Bend will have a four-front brick block. Excavating the diet has begun. Armstrong Republican: Bert Robinson and John Richmond returned to Algona last Tuesday to resume their studies in the normal school, after a vacation of a week. The Whlttemore oil dealers have no reason to complain. The state oil inspector was called there a few days ago to make a test. It tested -five degrees better than the law requires. Esthorville Vindicator: About as cheeky a thing as wo ever >saw was a letter in Tuesday's State Register written by Fish Commissioner Griggs booming himself for reappointment. West Bend Journal: Frank Dor- weller and wife, accompanied toy the former's nephew, Henry Dorweiler, went to Clayton county Saturday for a two weeks' visit with old friends and relatives. Des Moines News: The portly form, not to say the handsome face, of Judd Griggs, state fish commissioner, may bo seen at the Savory, and is kept busy telling candidates he is not a member of either house. A crowd of nine toughs went uninvited to a dance at Dayton, a little town near Fort Dodge, and got up a row in which John Larson, the city marshal, was shot. They were all captured and ought all to be hung. Esthervillo Republican: Judge Can- talks of locating at Des Moines in law practice. The judge is too able a lawyer to bo spending his time on county courts, and he probably is beginning to realize the fact himself. years. Then, too, a sweet girlish wolf, in whose tender heart some gallant youthful wolf has caused the flowers of love to bloom, may have her heart rent In twain to see the body of her lover cold and stiff in death and made bald- headed by the scalping knife. She would think of the time when flrst they met, atid of the moonlight nights that they had wandered side by side far from the reach of the parental voice find sat down on a log to rest. How his right arm stole gently around her slender waist as he whispered sweet words of love, and her pretty head rested lovingly, trustingly and contentedly on his bosom. It will be a sad day for the wolves in the vicinHy of the Rice school house. The*Council Bluffs Nonpareil is one of Iowa's best and most readable dailies. On account of the death of Gov. Boies' daughter Gov. Jackson requested that thoro bo no inaugural parade or display and it has been BO ordered. The inauguration will bo a very simple ceremony, as it should bo. The State Register says: "Hon. J. P. Dolliver, one of Iowa's brightest young men in state and national councils, will do liver the annual address at University Hall, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the 32d of next month." Henry Stone of Marshulltown, the now speaker of the lower house at Dos Moines, was born in 1853 in Ohio. He gradxiated from Oberlin colloeo in 1875 and came to Marshalltown in 1878 to practice law. He was elected to the last legislature and was presidential elector last year. Wm. Charilton of Spencer came home drunk and upset the lamp on his wife, and in his endeavors to extinguish the flames that had been communicated to her night clothes, picked her up and threw her down stairs. The poor woman was frightfully burned and it is feared c A LIVELY FOOT BAOE. Flwh Commissioner Orlops was the Cause of It, and Me Watclidd the Fun from the Hotel. Fish Commissioner Griggs had a lively chase for a violator of the fish law up at Okoboji last week. He had secured his evidence and had the sheriff with him and came to where the man, whose name was Inman, lived. Inman Was down by the ice and saw them coming, and when they got near him he was out 300 yards on the lake. The sheriff took after him, and the Milford Mail describes the chase: "The sheriff jumped out of the buggy and yelled to him to halt. Inman was on a dog trot and kept on trotting. The sheriff started to run and yelled again for him to halt. Inman kept on (lying; the sheriff then fired a shot at Inman, who increased his speed. The sheriff yelled halt again and fired another shot over his head. By this time Inman was at the west end of the boat house. He left the sled and got the boat house between him and the sheriff and skinned up through the brush under cover. The sheriff ran on up to the boat house and fooled around a few minutes. All this time .Griggs was standing on Wilson's porch taking in the fun. Griggs then skipped over to the boat house and told the sheriff where Inman had gone and he pulled off his overcoat and got Inman's track and away he went. Some places the snow was not very deep and Inman was hard to track. The sheriff tracked for about half a mile down the lake and when he came up to the bank Inman was two-thirds the way across West Okoboji lake, going for all he was worth. That afternoon a fellow told Griggs at Spirit Lake that he saw Inman going for Minnesota. Griggs was told in the morning that Inman arrived at Jackson at 4 o'clock that day." Inman was captured afterwards and fined $50 and costs. ftOAD REFORM CONTINUED The Supervisors Take No Backward Step lit the Matter of Laying Out flew Highways. Damages Will Not Be Paid by the County—Bridging and Grading by Contract—Routine Matters. BI(J BLAZE AT OOEWITH. bruised and cannot survive. XOBMAIj SCHOOL EXTENSION. The Des Moines News asks that more normal schools be established by all means, but not until the one already established is provided for. This is the familiar argument against normal school extension that has been made at every session of the legislature since .' the movement for more schools began in earnest, and it is essentially wrong. The principal thing in a state normal school system is not the equipment of one school, but the distribution of enough schools to accommodate all the teachers. Therefore the further development of the Cedar Falls school is secondary, so long as it is the only one in the state. It is by far more important that new schools be started at the present than that any possible change be made at Cedar Falls, for any possible endowment of the one school will not answer the demand for normal school training. The Cedar Falls school at best can accommodate but 600 or 800 of the ?6,000 teachers in Iowa. |t is remote from all but a small portion of the state. Two years ago it came to the legislature for big appropriations on this same plea of lack of equipment, and got enough to have fitted* sew school for at least 400 fltudaots,, This year it asks for enough 4? J?wl l» three new tchosls, each one of a£yft8|agee to u {ho Cedar One guess on the senatorial situation at Dos Moiues gives John H. Gear, !i5 to 43; W. P. Hepburn, 28 to 37: Geo. D, Perkins, 18; A. 13. Cummins, 15; John Y. Stone, 10 to 15. • ». John S. Johnson skated two miles at Minneapolis last Saturday in six minutes. His first mile was made in 3:50. The Sioux City Journal Washington report of Monday is that Postmaster Bissoll will fix up a lot of Iowa postoffioes at once. It says; " He is determined to get rid of these exasperating fights, and is likely to summarily end several of the Iowa controversies before Wilson gets a quorum of democrats to take his tariff bill up. It is expected that a large batch of presidential postmasters will be nominated early in the week. Iowa will be fairly represented. The Estherville appointment will likely be among them." » Gov. Gear says the senatorial fight lies between him and Hepburn and Perkins. Saturday's Capitol said: " The governor was at his office again today. His face was rather wan, and the marks of bis recent illness are rendered the more noticeable by the great sorrow that be has so lately been made to know." The Nevada Representative has adopted the popular six column form. The Capital's roster of legislators contains the following: "Sessions, S. S., postofflce address, Algona—County in district, Kossutb, lawyer, nativity Wisconsin, In Iowa 18, age 87." . '' * . . Congressman Dolliver recalls how the republicans wit^ a small majority al- ft Quorum, ia confrrosfl and ~ Tj^Brrv vnfir fv ^l™**fB?P*^S*K wSR'* The Bancroft Register said of yesterday's hunt: Step ladders will be furnished the hunters with which to climb over the winrows of wolf carcases and roach now victims. In the heretofore, wolf hunts have generally turned out a fizzle; don't lot the statement go abroad that among Kossuth's failures for this year is the failure to find game after such extensive preparation. Eilfi-lo Grove Gazette: While Jas. Webster, wife and sister, were driving across the C. &. N. W. railroad track two miles south of Lake View, Saturday evening, their carriage was struck by a special train, throwing them out and fatally injuring them all. A strange and curious feature of the accident was that the team they wore driving was not hurt in any way. State Register; Representative S. S. Sessions of Kossuth county was one of the prominent early arrivals. Mr. Sessions hus as largo an acquaintance, probably, us any man in this crowd. He has, in fact, been engaged in making friends all his life in Iowa, which has extended over a period of ]8 years. He is best known as a director of the State Agricultural society, whore, he has served four years. The Emmotsburg Democrat has a note about our one-time Wesley ball player: From a letter received from Prof. J. C. Sanders, now of Traer, formerly of this city, we learn that he has been very sick for some time, A short time ago he and his wife wore called upon to mourn the loss of their little child, which was four months old. Prof. Sanders is at present receiving a salary of $100 a month, and was lately offered $135 a month to take charge of another school during the coming year. The Spencer Reporter says: "Spencer, Emtnetsburg, and Algona, all towns of about the same size, have each three newspapers, and in each town the newspaper men seem to be crowding each other somewhat. The result is the editors have more uncomplimentary things to say of each other than is consistent with the proper fraternal spirit. Sorry to see it, gentlemen, and yet we have done our share of this sort of business." Please drop Algona out of your list, Bro. Reporter. Algona newspaper men are. setting a pattern of professional courtesy almost ideal. There has not been an uncomplimentary personality in the Algona papers since Bro. Hays was extinguished. The Elmore Eye philosophized on the wolf hunt as follows: The wolves in the vicinity of Algona and Burt had better suspend operations on that day and devote the time to prayer and fasting with the doors barred, otherwise there may he many a widowed and orphaned wolf to mourn the untimely death of a husband and father, who died without insurance; or there may be an aged pair of wolves who are fast nearing that place where all good wolves go, to mourn the death of an who W Ifeeir mate A Row of Buildings Taken by 3Tiro Friday Morning— The Town Uarely Saved. Corwith follows Bancroft with a bad scorching. The fire began last Friday at 8:45 in the morning in Buckner's furniture store, and in a short time wiped out the row of buildings adjoining, and was barely checked at the street crossing. Had it jumped to the lumber yard, that and the railway depot and grain elevators would all have been burned. As usual there was no water nor means of fighting the flames. The lumber sheds and office were covered with oil cloth, blankets, etc., and what water could be had was poured on these to keep the flames from catching. The losses are six buildings and most of their contents. A report in the Register gives them as follows: C. R. Wood, law office, torn down, contents nearly all saved, $450 insurance. Mrs. F. P. Heskott, millinery stock, nearly all carried out, but badly damaged, no insurance. Will Back- iler, furniture stock, nearly all burned, no insurance. These three buildings were owned by Mrs. A. , M. Buckner, valued at $1,500, no insurance. Bank of Corwith, owned and operated by E. L. Stileon & Co., fixtures mostly saved but badly damaged, loss, $1,500, insurance $800, on building $200, on stock total loss, the vault is still standing, apparently all right; condition of contents not known, as it cannot yet be opened. The two-story frame building, 20x80, owned by Harvey Parrish of Illinois was totally burned, and there is a question whether the insurance is g-oocl or not. This building was occupied in the first story by Walter Wildman as a general store. The stock was carried out, but was damaged at least two-thirds of its value; loss, $3,500, fully insured. The two-story frame building owned and occupied by John Schrnorbauch as butcher shop and dwelling, contents saved but badly damaged; building totally destroyed; no insurance; loss on building, $800; contents, $300. FABIO ROMANI. AUleii Heiiedtct's PJay and Company are Praised Everywhere, The play "FabioRomani" was written by Mr. Benedict himself from a story by Marie Corelli, and is after the style of Monte Cristo. The Now York World said of its first first production in New York City: Aiden Benedict's Fabio Romani, a dramatization of Marie Corolli's novel, " Vendetta," " The Tale of the Dead," as it is related by Aiden Benedict, is a very interesting story. The interest is much strengthened by the dramatic production of the piece. To witness this play the Grand Opera house was crowded last night. The company is a strong one, and fully capable to give a thoroughly good representation of the play. The double role of Fabio Romani and Conte Caesare Oliva was assumed by Mr. Walter Lawrence. Nina, the weak, faithless woman, was very naturally portrayed by Miss Frances The county board had the whole question of roads vigorously "presented at its first meeting for the new year, and has outlined the policy it will pursue by a unanimous vote. It will continue as during last year to lay roads where damages are not asked for the right-of-way. The matter was brought up by a peculiar case which has developed in Seneca where the east and west road crosses the river. Just west of the bridge there the road was laid and has been worked for the past 12 years, but no record can be found and legally there is no highway. Farmers have bought in and are using the road and want it made legal, but want $5 an acre for the land. P. M. Barslou appeared and delivered a set oration Wednesday, giving the board a severe rounding up when he found that he was not able to budge it. A moment's consideration shows that the board was right in this case if in no other in refusing to pay damages. By their own showing the property owners thought for years that the road was already laid and were satisfied. But finding that it was not they immediately figured on getting money out of the county for it. If they were content to have the road 12 years without being paid, they ought to be content now to get it the same way. Besides if the board is to go back and pay for roads of 12 years' standing, why should it not begin to pay for the roads that have been open free of cost for 30 years? The low price of 15 an acre was undoubtedly asked in order either to get the board to break its rule and so establish a precedent, or else to get a ruling by the board and then appeal from the award to the court. The board's action will commend itself to nine-tenths of the tax payers of the county, and is a good start for 1894. For 20_ years no damages were paid for road right-of-way when most of the important highways were laid, except where actual damage was suffered. There is no good reason why at this late day men should be paid for their land unless the county,is willing to pay for all the land it is using. Road Grading iu 180<t. The same policy which was pursued last year, of letting the county work by contract to the lowest bidder, will be pursued again on grading, ditching, etc. The bids for grading will be put in a little differently than last year and the contract will be let at the April meeting. The county is divided into two grading districts, as follows: All territory north of township 97 will be district No. 1 and all south of that line district No. 2. All bids are to be filed separately for these districts, as follows: All side work including- dirt within 100 feet of the grade at a given rate a cubic yard, all earth moved over 100 feet so much a cubic yard for each additional 100 feet. All earth to be taken from pits designated by the engineer in charge. Any bidder may bid in both districts. Ditching; by Contract. The auditor is instructed to advertise for bids to do all the county ditching for the season of 1894. One kind of ditch to be six feet across on top, three feet deep and not less than one foot wide at the bottom; and one ditch to be not less than three feet wide on top and two feet deep. Bids are to be opened at the January adjourned meeting. Bids for Oak Piank. _ Bids will be received for oak plank till the January adjourned meeting as follows: Oak plank to be evenly sawed, square ends and edges, free from rotten or loose knots, dozy spots, wagne edges, and to contain no defects to impair its durability as a selectcommon bridge plank. Commit too to Settle. L. J. Rice and W. H. Nycum were appointed to settle with the treasurer, auditor, clerk, and superintendent and report at the adjourned mooting. lilds for Doctoring. The county tvas divided into two districts, all north of the center of township 97 to be district No. 1, and all south district No. 2, and bids for each district to be received till the January adjourned meeting. Salaries of County OHlclnls. The board fixed the pay for the officers of the county as follows: terest is more than a year past due t! county attorney will foreclose. Tax of $20.42 for IS 1 ?! on northwe- 19-90, 29, refunded with six per cehtf interest. School fund loans approved. Wm. Link dog tax $1 refunded. Part of tax on northeast .12-98, 27, n funded it being a college lease. Lot 8 in block 17 of Bancroft r(f deemed from tax of 1891, the same be ingchurch property. Part of tax of 1892 refunded on north east 23, and southeast 14-95, 27, tha being college land, * The se sw 26-95, 27, and e| ne and s ne 32-98, 30, redeemed from tax of 189: being timber claims. Tax on $300 valuation on ne 10, an nw 11-98, 27, refunded on account? 1 tree claim. ji Shadle & Son claim of $3.60 for shee killed, allowed. J. W. Pettit claim of $39 for shee killed by dogs allowed. Geo. V. Davis' tax on propert burned at Bancroft, remitted. Tux on ne se 30-96, 29, refunded fo 1892, being a timber claim. North half se Sec. 6-97, 27, ordere redeemed from tax sale of 1886. Auditor authorized to pny to LuVern independent district an amount equ; to the apportionment for 47 pupils, mistake having been made in the Lu Verne report. Republican and Courier declared of flcial papers. Company P granted use of court rooa to drill in. Auditors report of fees of $109.85 ap proved. Sheriff's fees in 1893 were $796.23. Treasurer's report of fees of $77.3< approved. Auditor authorized to pay holders of' lost certificates money paid to redeem them on oath that certificates are lost, and that he will be liable. J. O. Rawson continued as committee on poor farm. Clerk's report of fees of $319.50 approved. Roads were laid as follows, if all damages are paid by petitioners, on state line commencing at northwest corne % r 10-100, 29, and running west; in Harrison and Ledyard townships asked by Wm. M. Lumbard etal.; in Hebron township asked by Emil Goldtz; in Seneca as asked by J. N. Ludwig. Roads asked by C. F. Anderson in Ledyard and by C. Dau in Union laid over till April. VERY MTTOH LIKE OURS. Emtnetsburg'B Basement Jail Furnishes Amusement for the Prisoners and Public. Sheriff Jacobs of Emmetsburg has been pained and grieved by reports lately that his prisoners, securely locked in jail, were out visiting the saloons nights. To cap the climax one of them promised to come over and play cards •with him, after he had locked him in an iron cell and bolted all the doors. He was as good as his word, and that developed the fact that the prisoners could come out any time they wanted to. The Conservative tells the story as follows: The prisoners at present confined in the jail are Preston, charged with shooting Elmer Johnson, Jack Conlon, and Trotman. Conlon, who is reputed to have at one time belonged to the chain gang at Joliet, seems to have been the genius in this case whom bolts and bars are unable to retain. Not long ago he promised Sheriff Jacobs to come over and play a game of cinch with him at the hotel, and he kept his word. On several nights the prisoners have been out, caroused around and filled themselves up with beer and gone back to the jail and locked themselves in. Mr. Jacobs for some time tried to have Conlon explain to him by what means he got out, but it was not until he was asked to do so to exonerate Sheriff Jacobs that he was induced to give an exhibition of his skill. One night this week Mr. Jacobs took the members of the board down with him when he locked the prisoners in for the night, and they then went up stairs into the clerk's office to wait for developments. In about fifteen minutes Con- Ion walked into the room. Going to the jail below they found the doors open and no hindrance to prevent the prisoners from escaping if they desired. Just how the heavy iron door was opened was not clear. The only instrument in the room is a short iron poker; but Conlon has since explained that the door was pried back with a strong iron bar, which was taken out of the wall, and which was replaced after being used. SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS WILL OOME, Field. A special feature was the skirt dancing of Szerina, whose only rival is Carmencita. The play scored an immediate success. The stage settings were particularly beautiful and effective. the best flour in town; it has heid fair trial; F, C, WiU&on has been handling; It for gome,'time " ~ Treasurer $1,200 Olerkhlre 200 Auditor 1,200 Clerk hire, laid over Sheriff, laid over Cleric, with fees 400 Personal Property Classified. Assessors in assessing property will go by the following schedule: Stallions, first class $100 00 to $300 00 Stallions, second class 50 00 to 100 00 Mules 5 00 to 3000 Horses, ot all ages 5 00 to 1000 Cows 500to 1000 Heifers, 2 years old 3 00 to 5 00 Heifers, 1 year old 1 00 to 300 Steers, 3 years old 0 00 to 1200 Steers, 3 years old 4 00 to 800 Steers, 1 year old 3 00 to 400 Hogs, 6 months and over.... 3 00 to 5 00 Sheep 50 to 150 Buggies SOOto 4000 Organs 5 00 to 3000 Pianos SoOOto 10000 Threshing machines, and clover hullers 30 00 to 10000 Steam engines 100 00 to 30000 Hay presses 20 00 to 100 00 Bicycles SO 00 to 60 00 Power corn .shellers 35 00 to 10000 Ditching machines 25 00 to 10000 Well augurs and drills 50 00 to 150 00 Watches 6 00 to 10 00 Guns lOQto 1500 Deputies Chosen. Sheriff Samson has selected Will Bruneon as deputy sheriff and the hoard ratified. Surveyor Tellier chose Geo. Foster as his assistant. Both are excellent naen for the places. Routine S. Benjamin elected overseer of poor fop city of Algona. to notify all bor- |f their ia- Marshal Dailoy's Darkey is Coiivlct- ocl as a lleserter—lie Makes Great Promises for the Future, . Marshal Dailey has at last heard from his darkey, who was sent to Omaha. It seems that as soon as he arrived he denied that he was the man wanted,-and it has taken all this' time to prove up on him. But he is convicted at last, if a letter received from him can be relied on. He writes on Jan. 3, and says: 1 was court martialed this morning and plead guilty. The reason I did not wish to be court martialed for a month or so was I wished to establish the fact that it was because I had trouble with my first sergeant I am sorry I had you waiting so long for your reward, and expenses for board and other things, "Doc." I hope you have no hard feelings toward me; you see it was never my intention of denying my identity any longer than was necessary to delay the court for a certain time in order to gain time to bring certain things that interested me before the court. Now I have stood trial, entered a plea of guilty, and when I get through with this outfit I shall be a man. Well, it is now all over with and I am glad of It. I shall not get less than two years and a half, but 1 shall put that time in Hke a man. I shall study hard and learn all I can. When you hear from me after I get out I shall surely conduct myself in the future like a man. Now " Doo," do not think hard of me for delaying the court. I knew I could not get out of Jtifl tried! but I assure you it never was my Intention to plead otherwise than guilty when the proper time came, for they could prove that I was and am Fell* Newsome, a deserter, r»l lti ft I ', 8 i e&8 , ontonavethecour t t° delay the triaL 1said I was not Fell*. I will be sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. P. S. STOUGH is closing out feto blankets at cost. ANGELINA is coming.

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