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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, EEBKUAKY 14, 1894, YOL. Do You Eat . 47. ARE ABOUT HALF DONE, SYRUP? That Was the Condition of the Iowa Legislators at the Close of the Fifth Week. Important Bills Are Yet in the Committee Rooms—Still Arguing the Liquor Question. Here's a deal for you:. Two Gallons of good syrup and a three-hooped pail for 75 cents, at the S •New Goods Are In. Our Fall stock is now in, and we have a complete line oi all kinds of Dry G-oods, Carpets, Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks and Jackets and in Dress G-oods 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. nave Sold Out And for the next 60 or 90 days will reduce my stock of Boots and Shoes .... At Cost For Cash ~~ F, S. Stough, When looking For a cook stove or range, remember I handle the Garland, Also Heath & Milligan Paints, Wood Pumps, Please call and get prices ancj look my stock over. DBS MOINES, Feb. 13.—The legislative session may be considered about half gone. The fifth week has ended. There have been no stirring scenes. No debates worthy of mention have been heard. Since the end of the senatorial contest the session has been positively dull. Even the lobbyists are not here. Railway, telegraph, insurance and school book interests are about the same as unrepresented. Four hundred house bills are in the hands of committees, and 260 senate bills have been presented. A majority of the bills show hasty work in their preparation. No bill has yet become a law. The liquor problem is yet the most important question and the republicans have not as yet formulated their measure. The mulct plan continues to lead in republican legislative favor. Senator Finn said to your correspondent a few days ago that no local option license measure could pass the senate. So it is safe to conclude that the modification promised by the republican platform will be some form of mulct for the reason that the mulct goes into operation without a vote of any community or locality. However, Senator Brower, Representative Chassol and other republicans continue to advocate county or municipal option and the river cities are sending republican delegations hero to protest against any form of mulct. Republican legislators, however, are conservative and nothing radical will be done in regard to the prohibitory law. The really important bills arc yet in the committee rooms. The now tax or revenue bill has not reached the calendar from the committee room in either house and it is not likely to become a law. Jfcw stylo of Ueal Estate Transfers. Representative Snoko of Cedar county has introduced a bill embodying the Torrence or Australian system of real estate transfers. It was introduced in the Illinois legislature last year and passed in the senate. In the house it encountered the opposition of the title guarantee companies of Chicago and failed of passage by only one or two votes. It provides that the county recorder shall be the official registrar of deeds, under proper bonds. Upon request of the owner of any property he shall make out a certificate stating who is the rightful owner of the land and also what obligations are standing against it. For this ho is to receive the sum of $1.50. Appended to this statement must bo a complete abstract of title properly certified. When it comes to transfer of property, all a man has to do is to sign over his certificate, and this instrument is recorded and a new one given out. For this a small fee is charged. The recorder is required to post in his office all such transfers and also to publish the same in at least one newspaper in the county in which the transfer has taken place. These certificates nre made piinm facie proof of ownership. It is provided that after live years from the taking effect of the act, all claims not previously made shall be outlawed. The effect of this will be to prevent the filing of a claim to some vast tract of valuable land by virtue of a transfer made half a century ago and neglected until discovered by some shark, who, by a species of blackmail, will then attempt either to gain possession of the land or exact a large sum of money from those in po- session. Another effect will be to simplify and cheapen the process of transfer of property by cutting off the lawyer's fees for examination of title and making out abstracts. The Illinois title guarantee companies fought the bill because it destroyed their business. This branch in Iowa is handled entirely by lawyers and many of them would be glad to get rid of the bother. Abstracting firms and lawyers who rely on looking up titles to help them out will object to the measure, but people who have extensive real estate dealings will be glad to see such a measure become a law. It will help borrowers also, because instead of a costly examination before a delivery of a loan he can simply show his certificate and the lender will see at a glance whether the title to the property is good or not. Tbe Late Senator McCaU. On the 6th the senate paid proper respect to the memory of the late Hon. T. C. McCaU of Story. Senators Boardman, Groneweg, Funk, Perry, Chantry and Reynolds and President Dungan spoke. A memorial page is inserted in the senate journal. Legislative Notes. A special joint committee has appointed to decide on a particular location for the soldiers' monument in Des Moines. Senator Jamison believes that service in the office of county clerk is as good training for a law student as attendance at law schools. He has introduced a bill which provides that service for two years in the office of county clerk shall be equivalent to two years' study on the rules governing the admission to practice of law. The following is the minority report of the house judiciary committee in favor of the abolition of capital punishment: "Believing as we do, that capital punishment is a relic of barbarism, that its enforcement is a disgrace to any civilized state, we earnestly hope this house will not adopt the report to indefinitely postpone and that the bill be put upon its passage, and we so Our recommend. H. W. BYERS, S. S. SESSIONS, P. FINCH, J. H. TREWIN, C. C. DOWELL, W. W. CORNWALL." ANOTHER BIG- SHOWING. Kossuth's Big Creameries are What are Making Her Ulch-Lott's Creek Has One of the Best. F. L. Ranney, secretary of Lott's Creek creamery, sends in the figures for the year at his institution which can bo considered in connection with those already published. Here is the third which during the past jear has paid out over $20,000 in cash to the farmers. It is little wonder that money scarcity is more of a name than a reality in this section. Mr. Ranney's figures are as follows: Pounds of milk received 8,010,^3-4 Pounds of butter made lOS.iiOfl Pound of butter to 100 Ibs. of milk 4.04 The money side of this showing is as follows: Total received $!J2,(iO.T 50 Total paid for milk ^0,808 (iO Total running expenses 1,854 00 Average prico for 100 Ibs. milk 80 Mr. Ranney adds: "Wo have added lo our plant §075 improvements, for which a levy was made on share holders. The improvements were a house for the butter maker and and a new separator." Mr. Rannoy also adds a note as follows: "Lot''s hear from Whittemore, as she has been rather loading the creameries as to prices paid." We second this request. . Let Whittemore and till the creameries report. . THE BUEOLAE, A Fine Comedy Urania at the Opera House Next Tuesday Evening. No play writer in America has won more renown than Augustus Thomas. His "Alabama" is one of the greatest original American plays. Tuesday evening "The Burglar" by him will be given in Algona by the Scammon company. The Syracuse New York Star says of play and players: " ' The Burglar" was well presented before a good sized audience last evening. In the play there is a touch of nature so irresistible that no audience can fail to recognize. The moment little Editha declares her fearlesimess the burglar is in her power. Her innocent appeal in behalf of her stepfather, her willingness to have the intruder take everything belonging to herself providing no one else is victimized, and other evidences of uncommon solicitude, all appeal to the finer sentiment of theatre patrons. The company is an excellent one." Tickets will will bo on sale Saturday. KIIOWH About ILocal Option. Lafe Young in the Capital: The Nonpareil says tho "Capital does not know what a local option law is." O, yes, we do. Iowa had a local option law on ale, wine, and beer for about thirty years, and under it tho Iowa saloon became so bold and bad that tho people arose in their might and smote it hip and thigh. Local option demonstrated the intolerance and lawlessness of the saloon gang. When the people of a town voted tho saloon out, it established itself outside the town limits and prepared to make a hell on earth on the prairies; and the men in town who voted for license stood in with the saloon after it had been rooted out and did all they could to make prohibition odious in that locality, They did not respect the will of the majority. Under local option Council Bluifs had more saloons and lower, meaner dives than she has had under prohibition. Under local option Des Moines was ruled by the saloon absolutely and corruption appeared in all branches of our city government. Yes, we know what local option is. It means that the saloon will take possession of the politics of every city and town and also of the state. A tiuuruutced Cure. We authorize our advertised druggist to sell Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs, and colds upou this conditiou: If you are afflicted with a cough, cold, or auy lung, throat, or chest trouble, and will use this remedy as directed, giving it a fair trial, arid experieuue no benefit you may return the bottle and have your money refunded. We could not make this offer did we not know that Dr. King's New Discovery could be relied on. It never disappoints. Trial bottles free at L. A. Sbeetz.' Large sizes 50o and oue dollar. 3 Is to furnish you the best goods for the least money. Call and be convinced, at the Reliable Grocery of Langdon & Hudson. The Wilson Bill Says FREE TRADE ; However, we wouldn't advise anyone to kill his sheep; let the wolves attend to that. We have a line of Wool Hose, Men's, Wornens' and Kids,' that we want to sell to you at Free Trade Prices. Come and see the assortment for 25c; if you want better ones ask for them ; the prices will be as low in proportion. The Grange Store. ATTENTION! Come One! Come All! And get a sack of 70 Cent Flour.. And be convinced of its good quality. Remember, at the new store in Cowles' block. JAMES PATTERSON. A Leader. Since its first introduction Electric Bitters has gained rapidly in public favor, until now it is clearly in the lead among pure medicinal tonics and alteratives—contain- ing nothing which permits its use as a beverage or intoxicant, it is recognized as the best and purest medicine for all ailments of stomach, liver, or kidneys. It will cure sick headache, indigestion, constipation and drive malaria from the system. Satlsfac- Uo» guaranteed with each bottle w moae, refunded. Price only 80o a bpttte. ™ " by k, HAVE you seen those Fine, New, Ever^soft O O SKINS, Steel Colored, at Studley's NEW Drug Store? If not, why not? TNI ALCONA SUPPLY HOUSE Will furnish you anything in the line oi CREAMERY ; SUPPLIES, ^jraaniw^isiw 00 YOU WANT AN AUCTIONS?