The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1894 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 31, 1894
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fflf jFQvi ;: '*J>' "< • A r^T • f ? - ''T^ < l™/:C;"r "-, ESTABLISHED 1865. IF YOU WANT THE ^ BREAD, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUABY 31, 1894 VOL, XXYIII-NO. 45* . . . and . . . Sweetest *-• BUTTER, and . . • Finest_Mapl_e or anything else good to eat, you will find them all at the Our Fall stock is now in, and we have a complete line oi all kinds of Dry Goods, Carpets, Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks and Jackets and in Dress Goods we have an elegant line. In Clothing for men and boys we still have a small stock on hand which we are closing out cheap. We have a larger stock of Shoes than ever before, nearly all new, all of which we will sell at the lowest possible prices. . L. ULBHAITH & CO. Blankets, Robes, and LIQUOR QUESTION LEADS, hls reason9 that « ercial » aper That Is the Thing Most Talked About In the Iowa Legislature Jttst at Present. Many Bills on the Subject Ate Introduced, but Nothing Definite is Yet Outlined. New Goods Are In. DBS MOINES, Jan. 80.—Both branches of the general assembly reconvened at 4. p. m., Jan. 24; John H. Gear was again elected senator, and a number of bills were introduced. The third week of the session has ended. No laws have been made. Senate bills have reached 100 in number, and the house bills have gone above 160. There has been no great discussion in either bouse. In the aonato Senator Perry (democrat) delivered a lengthy speech in favor of the Wilson tariff bill, a resolution condemning the Wilson bill being pending. In the house the pension question was discussed one day, the occasion being a resolution offered by Representative Blanchard reciting that no pensioner should be suspended from the roll without a hearing. The democratic defense of the Cleveland administration was very mild and Blanchard's resolution was adopted. No sessions are held in the afternoon. At that time the committees hold their meetings. The proposed change in the prohibitory law is the leading question before the general assembly. The common talk is and the common belief is that nothing very radical will be done, and that whatever is done will be agreed upon in the republican caucus, and that when it comes to the floor of either house there will be no particular discussion. Republican senators have had an informal caucus already, attended by about 25 members. They did not attempt to agree upon anything, but talked the matter over. The caucus was worked up by Senator Rowen. Tlie Funk-Sessions Hill. The following bill has been introduced by Senator Funk and Representative Sessions to change the rule of taxing costs in cases brought to quiet titles to real estate: That section 3275 of the code bo, and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following: "Provided, however, that in all oases whore the plaintiff, before commencing his action to quiet title, shall have requested from the defendant the execution of a quit claim deed removing the clouds from his said title, and shall have tendered to the defendant the sum of 50 cents as the expense for the execution and delivery to him of such quit claim deed, then and in such case the filing of a disclaimer shall not avail such defendant to avoid the costs of such suit, and in all such cases iu which throughout the state would be generally injured. A majority of the business men of the state doubtless agreed with the governor, but the masses of the people would have been pleased with the bill; they wanted it to become a law. It is a matter that some time or another will have to be tried. Important Hills Pending. Senator Funk's bill (S. F. No. 34) is to require portable and semi-portable steam boilers to be inspected. The purpose of the bill is the protection of human life. Senator Kilburn has filed a free school book bill. Senator Jamieson wants to change the law as to peremptory challenges of jurors in criminal cases. The lawyers all disagree as to that matter and the changes are sought at every session. Bills have been introduced in both senate and house providing for woman suffrage at municipal and school elections. This is but a stepping stone to the complete suffrage that is desired. Representative Chassell has introduced a bill providing for an examiner of the accounts of all county officers charged with the receipt and disbursement of public money. Representative Harriman has a bill appropriating nearly $25,000 to pay the liabilities of the state agricultural society. Senator Carpenter wants to increase the salaries of the district judges ^from $2,500 to $3,000 a year and he has introduced a bill to that effect. State Dairy Commissioner Tupper is in favor of a bill that will increase the penalty for selling milk that does not meet the required test. It is especially asked by the creamery men of the state. He also wants the penalty for violating the butterine law increased, but he does not ask that the article be colored pink, as is provided for in bills now before congress. Bills are pending in both houses requiring insurance companies to pay the face of the policy in case of loss by fire. This is known as the New Hampshire law. It has been introduced hero in Iowa at every legislative session for 20 years. Sometimes it has come near passing, other times it has received but little attention. Eventually it will become a law, but probably not at this session. Senator Palmer's bill requires the United States flag to float on every school house in the state. Representative Byers of Shelby is to champion a bill to abolish hanging for murder. It will be remembered that a number of years ago capital punishment was abolished in this state. Then it was re-enacted, leaving the matter in the hands of the jury to say whether A Big -AND- NOTHING CAUGHT IS the report from the wolf hunters. Scalps are scarce, but nevertheless at the « Reliable Grocery,' •i Langdon & Hudson. The Grange Store. ANNUAL •or January Sale. the plaintiff shall be successful the court the punishment was to bo life impris- At Cost, F. S. Stough's. Garland. When looking- For a cook stove or range, remember I handle the..._._ Also HeatJi & Milligan Faints, Iron and Wood Pumps. call an4 get prices and Jook ray stock over, shall tax oa part of the costs to bo paid by the defendant an attorney foo of $25 for the first forty acres or tract or lot, and an additional sum. of $15 for each additional forty-aero tract or lot embraced in suid action." State Revenue. The bill proposed by the tax commission, which has already appeared in nearly every newspaper in the state, has been introduced in both houses. It changes the mode of assessment considerably, and if adopted and enforced would be of general benefit to the state. But such bills heretofore have been considered too great a revolution for the first attempt, and have therefore been defeated. Senator Larrabee put in one entire session trying to reform the revenue laws; Senator Hutch inson did the same thing at another time, backed by the influence of Lurrabee, but both failed. The result of the present will be watched with interest. The Railroad Question. There is to be no particular excitement on the railroad question, apparently, unless it shall come up in connection with the bill prepared by the tax commission somewhat changing the manner of assessment of property for taxation. The only important semi- railroad bill is Senator Lewis' bill to place the rates charged by express companies unde.r the control of the railway commission. Senator Lewis' bill requires all express companies to file schedules of rates within ninety days. Senator Lewis intends to push this bill and says he can see no good reason why the express charges should not be controlled as well as railway charges. Such bills have been introduced before, but have never drawn any considerable support. Express rates are hard to control for the reason that most of the shipments are inter-state. Innocent Purchasers. It remains to be seen bow much of a fight will be made for the innocent purchaser bill. In some form or other it is pending in both houses. Your readers will remember that t&9 feneral assembly of two years ago pfl88e4 an act requiring aU pptes ip stale w^it were given for and leaving tuojty IP prove tW the , fe,a4pw^j» b£ w^'tlilatt* vs& Itol onment or death. When the present law was adopted the bill was under discussion in both branches for nearly two weeks and the debate was able on both sides. L. YOUNG. THE WILSON MILL BUKNED, Commencing January 1st, is now in progress.——^ To Clear Surplus Stock- Very low prices are made on all Woolens, Flannels, Hosiery, Yarns and Knit Goods. Fire Has Its Own Way Wltli the Big Flouring Mill at the Milwaukee Depot. Wednesday evening about 8 o'clock the sky northeast of town suddenly reddened and in a few minutes word was brought that the Wilson flouring mill was in a blaze. At first someone got the idea that it was the opera house and ran and called lire to the small number then assembled for the play, and a hurried exit was made, fortunately no one being injured. A crowd soon gathered at the depot and watched the fire. No effort was made to fight it although the engine room might easily have been saved had there been any appliances at hand. Agent Hed- riok let water out of the railway tank in barrels and this was used in a desultory way on the sheds near by. The mill was built of very heavy hard wood timbers below, and the second story was of two-by-sixes nailed together flat, and in bins to hold stored grain. The lower timbers held to the last and the flames going up through these bins as through chimneys made an intense boat and burned brightly for over two hours. Then the top gradually fell in but the fire lingered many hours. The fire started in the second story on the south side near the chimney. When first seen it was already under full headway. Lou Kuhn was the first one to get into the mill and he says the fire had evidently caught from the heating stove or pipe used on the first floor It was here or from the chirauey that the trouble began. The wheat was all in the second story, and it was estimated that 4,000 bushels were then on hand. Fortunately most of the flour had that afternoon been taken to the warehouse, and what was left was nearly all saved. The probable value of the mill was $12,000. It had a complete outfit of fine machinery, and the best engine ever brought to Algona, an 80 horse power Corliss, with a 100 horse power boiler, together worth from $2,000 to $2,500. These were in a solid brick engine room separated from the mill and if they could bave beeu saved the loes would have been row* lightened. Come ATTENTION! One! Come All! And get a sack of That 70 Cent Flour. ^ -i And be convinced of its good quality. Remember, at the new store in Cowles' block. I-AMES PATTERSON. the worl<J for bruises, HAVE you seen those Fine, New, Ever-soft o o SKINS, SteeKColored, at Studley's NEW Drug Store? If not, why not? THE ALCONA SUPPLY HOUSE Will furnish you 9«?tW^g to «w U^e o| CREAMERY : SUPPLIES DO YOU WANT AN AUCTIONEER? 3D, . colise-

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