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tlPPlK BD8 MOIKES! ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NQTEMBEJR ftfttfctf t*Afc. fHottAM A On* farms to Subscribers. , one year ................ .......»1.5 y, six months ..... .... ............. 7 One copy, three months... ................ 4 Sent to tttar address M abov« fates. ^ Remit by draft, money otde*, or express o det at our risk, Rates of advertising sent on application. Spain Must Yield. The American commissioners a Paris have told the Spaniards tha they must give up the Philippines, an tnust give answer by Nov. 28. This i prompt, decisive, and inevietable. makes little difference what Spain' answer is. If she breaks off negotia lions we will simply occupy the Philip pines by force instead of by treaty which really amounts to the same thin in the end. Paeserving the Traditions. The Cedar Rapids Republican says: •"There is a new town in Kossuth count and they have decided to call it Titonka That is a pretty Indian name and India names cannot be multiplied too rapidly." It is strange to what an extent north western Iowa, which was occupied by the Sioux, has neglected the musica names they had. The southern anc southeastern parts of the state hav not been so careless, and the tradition of the Sacs and Foxes and of the Iowa will linger forever about the geograph ical nomenclature of their old hunting grounds, One of the most interestln paragraphs in Robt. G. Cousins' ora tion at the Omaha exposition was th one in which he referred to such mu sical reminders of the red man as Keo kuk, Mahasba, Appanoose, Ottumwa Poweshiek, Wapello, etc. In this par of Iowa scarcely an Indian name re mains. Okoboji is the only one of any note we can now recall. Minnesoti has not been so neglectful, and Wa tonwon, Mankato, Minnetonka, Minne haha, and like names commemorate the Sioux. This failure to save the Indian names has been in most instances a serious reflection on the artistic tasti of the pioneers. What can be said o the taste; of the man who changed Minnewaukon into Spirit Lake, o or Minnewashta into Gar Lake. Like changes were Okamampedah into Tuttle's Lake, and Gumpacaca into Skunk river. The failure to choos Indian names, where new names were to be selected has suggested an equal!; painful disregard for the traditions that give to so many localities an air o romance. What possible interest attaches to the name of Clear Lake Either Patchoka or Toshenaga woule have been more musical and attractive as a name, and would have preservec the traditions of the Winnebagoes anc recalled the story of one of the mos exciting wars of the early days. Wha does Burt signify, as the name of a thriving town in Kossuth county Within a few miles occurred one of the most memorable battles ever fought west of the Mississippi—the lost meet ing between the Sioux and the Sacs and Foxes. Either Petakape or Kear kurk would have preserved this story of the past and made it of ever renewed interest to the curious traveler attracted by the name. The Sioux had many musical names. The tribal appellation of those occupying this part of Iowa is not unattractive —Wahpecoute. Eahkonka, the name of the Iowa river, is pleasant. But especially appropriate to this section are the names of the Sioux chieftains, who visited the upper Des Moines valley, and who frequently were met by the pioneers—Wakonsa, Cbsomenah, Titonka, Umpasbotah, Ishtababah, Ink- padutah. Every one of these is as musical as are the names in southern Iowa we have become accustomed to like o Oskaloosa. The example that has been set by the builders of the new town Titonka .ought to be followed all over this part •of the state until the chief Sioux names have been rescued, and the traditions of early days made a part of our per manent history. Titonka has behind it a charming story. It will be told as long as people come and go on the bluffy banks of the Buffalo, EVEBYTHING that comes to the surface in connection with the race riots in the Carolinas confirms the impression that they owe their origin to bourbon white intolerance, and to a determination to prevent the election of republican congressmen, Tijlman of South Carolina, a good specimen of the brainiest of the southern poor whites, .flatly announces that hereafter the darky cannot vote. This announcement is merely a rehash of those Toombs used to make before the war. The average darkey is a eater American eltizeu at the polls or away from them TUlman, i? BO reason why the actual about the "gplddempGratle" vote ld, not b@ kept well in mind, The "gpld, dewperats" are entitled, to all Credit lor voting fpr republican cpur gresemen, but the " gold, democrats" are eot repubUeaae and are pot j n the repubjicanf. They ing far 16 to 1 to be formally discarded In 1900 when this issue will be droppe and the Issues arising out of our ne national policy taken up they will al be voting the democratic ticket. The have voted the republican ticket time or two because they wanted t punish Bryan and because there has been no other ticket they could vote But they will not be voting the repub Hcan ticket in 1000, and shaping re publican policies with any such end i view is a mere waste of good politica capital. J. ^ Gov. TANNER'S course In refusing t use Illinois troops to assist the Virde mine owners in boycotting the miner seems already to have vindicated itseli The mine owners have taken dowi their barricades, come to a peacabl agreement as to wages, and the mine are being worked at their full capacity On the other hand at Pana, where a we understand it, outside labor wa successfully landed, local insurrectlo still prevails and men are being shot When the law of Illinois and of all th states does what, in effect, Gov, Tan ner did—forces a peaceable adjustmen between organized labor and organize capital—the modern forms of mob ylo lence known as strikes and lockout will cease. THE Courier seems to feel aggrieve at THE UPPER DBS MOINES for criti cislng its personal campaign on Judgi Quarton. We commend the Courier tc L. H. Mayne's comment in. the Em metsburg Reporter. Mr. Mayne wa In Algona In "blue sky" times, know Judge Quarton, and has read the Courier's articles. Mr. Mayne, more over, is not Inclined to say what he does not believe for political white wash. THE Times-Herald of Chicago ha juggled the returns of F. W, Bick nell's canvass of Iowa republicans as t> "currency reform." Mr. Bicknell' own summing up shows that from Sen ator Allison down the republicans o Iowa, who do the active political work advise congress to go slow. E. H. WARREN was elected to thi legislature in the Black Hills distric in South Dakota by a good majority on the republican ticket. THE UPPER DES MOINES feels a special pride in hit honors, and many old-time friends In and about Algona will join in congratu lations. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Rev. Dorward hns been called from Corwith to Eldora as pastor. J. J. Ryan has decided to move his Eureka gate factory from Waterloo to Chicago. Editor McMullen of Wesley had a brother elected to the Michigan state senate last week. Mrs. A. L. Peterson's father, G. H Norton, has sold out at Liverraore am the Gazette says will go to California. O. H. Caulkins is well established in his hardware store at Corwith and has had a baking contest already with 1! contestants. Armstrong Pilot: The people ovei in Lotts CreeK township, Kossuth county, are figuring on buying a $1,000 organ for their church. Spencer News: Mrs. Dr. Garfield 0- Algona, who had been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mattson for a'few days, returned home this morning. The Webster City Journal says, "but Algona always is a slowtowr when compared with Webster City.'" Watch Algona this coming year. Emmetsburg Democrat: Five drug stores are about to open at the new ,own of Crystal Lake, Kossuth county. Sossuth went republican this year by *1 plurality. Nels Kessel, one of the old settlers and respected citizens of Seneca town- hip, died Monday and his remains were laid to rest in the Seneca cemetery Wednesday. Ruthven Free Press: Rev. F. E. Day, D. D., of Algona, spent Monday with Dr. Ives at the M. E. parsonage n Ruthven. Dr. Ives is to dedicate .he new M. E. church in Algona early n January. The Germania Gleaner takes the )lace of the old Germania Standard, Beach & Myers editors. It starts out altogether too big for the patronage it an expect. A six column folio would be ample for the territory. It is all lonsense to try to run such large papers n so limited fields, and editors and would-be editors might better recognize he fact before they " bust" than afterwards. _^ Currency Reform Not Involved. Dubuque Times, (Rep.): Gov, Shaw quoted as follows: "So far as the election in Iowa is concerned, it is a indication of the advanced position aken by the party in its Dubuque plat orm. The result should steady the hand of every republican, and encourage the party throughout the nation to ake such an advanced and progressive ition in favor of sound money as will eave no occasion to doubt republican incerity, and thus keep with us those leroie democrats who have preferred opd government and national prosper? ty rather than party victories." On this point the governor is not eus- ained by the records, Everybody nows that the advanced position tak- n by the party in its Dubupe plat- ana was not made prominent in the anvajs. On, the cpntwv pnly the most casual reference to this position wade by the campaigners general- y, They preferred, to attapfc the rshalHown platform and to urge the ejej,t o| |he denjporftoy on tfce ground bat Jtg yjetery woula »ea)8 § or 16 to 1. The democrat® you don't want Algooa flour we would prevent the passage of a free coinage bill, but that the McCleary bit Was the issue because the republicans should they secure a majority in both branches of congress, would adopt thlf or a measure substantially similar The representative republican papers of every congressional district in Iowa the Fifth excepted, rejoined that thi party and congressional candidate were pledged neither to any particular measure nor to any particular lines o currency reform, but that every mem her from Iowa would be free to de termine for himself what legislation would be needed to secure the perma nency of the gold standard. Capt. Hull Col. Henderson, Major Lacey, Col. Hep burn, Mr. Clark and Mr. Perkins of the Iowa delegation all assured the people that the party was in no degree com ml tied to the support of the McClean bill, but that the whole question of cur rency reform, the extent to which t should go, aud the lines upon which it should be undertaken, remained open Mr. Lane in the Second, the strong hold of the gold democrats, expressly pledged himself to favor no measure substituting bank notes for the issues of the government. As the campaign approached a close there ceased to be an exception to this policy on the par* of the party press of Iowa, even In the Fifth district. All proclaimed silver the chief issue and called on all oppoaec to 16 to 1 to oppose democracy. Elec tion day found arrayed ngninsteach other not the friends and opponents o currency reform but the friends and opponents of free silver. How, then can the verdict fairly be called a ver diet in favor of currency reform? It was nothing of the sort, but simply an expression of confidence in the ability and purpose of the republican party to treat Intelligently all questions now pending, including the question of how and by what degrees our monetary system should be reformed. POLITIOAL NOTES. The proposal to build a new cour house in Spencer was beaten. Spencer has the worst looking old barn of a court house in Iowa. Ames Times: Ed. Anderson's name will not go down in history and fame as the man who beat Dolllver for congress in the Tenth Iowa district. Edward's hend was caused to swell by his having been accidentally elected to the legis lature once. Emmetsburg Reporter: The Algona Courier pretends to feel good over the result of the judicial election in this district, but we venture the assertion that it feels about as sneaking as a dog does after it has been caught killing sheep. The Courier's fight on Quarter and Helsell was an unmanly one to say the least, and in the end will injure the Courier more than it injured Quarton's chances for election. A paper can nol afford, even in the heat of party strife, to stoop to do anything to lower it it the estimation of its constituency. The Courier did this, and we venture thai fully two-thirds of its readers did not endorse its course towards Judge Helsell and Judge Quarton in the late campaign. THE TEACHERS WILL DISOUSS. Supt. Van ErdewycU Haa the Program Out for the Ledyard Meet- Following is the program of the north Kossuth teachers' meeting to be held at the high school building in Ledyard, Saturday, Dec. 3: Opening session at 9:30 a, m. Arithmetic in the Rural Schools, George Parker of Grant township. The Teachers' Responsibility, Delia Deyoe of Germania. Friday Afternoon Exercises, Helen Wai lace of Swea City. Physiology in the Lower Grades, Floy Hinshaw of Ledyard. Afternoon session at 1:15 p. m. A Practical Education, E, G. Bailey of Bancroft. Numbers in the Primary Grades, Grace Woodward of Hebron township. The Teacher that Helped Me Most, Lu R, Smith of Ledyard township. Subject to Be Announced Later, Nellie Paton of Lincoln township. The Correlation of History and Geography, County Superintendent. General discussion will follow all the subjects. Your presence at this meeting is sincerely requested. A good program has been prepared, one that no energetic teacher can afford to miss. Borne WoodwortH's Marriage. Port Arthur, Texas, News: Friends of Mr. R. H. Woodworth in this city received cards yesterday announcing his marriage to Miss Mary Woodworth at Chicago on Wednesday, the 9th nst. The bride is the daughter of Mr, S. N, Woodworth, who is well known ;o many people here. He has visited Port Arthur several times, and on one or two trips was accompanied by Mrs. Woodworth and their daughter. " Rome," as the groom is familiarly tnown here, is a Port Arthur pioneer, and everyone here is his friend, who oin the News in extending congratula- jons to him and his estimable bride. Mr. and Mrs, Woodworth will arrive ihis morning and a reception will be .endered them this evening at the Sarine hotel by the Port Arthur Real Estate Exchange, of which Mr, Woodworth is a valued member. Accompanying the announcements vere cards stating that Mr, and Mrs. Woodworth would be "at home after Deo. 1st, Nashville Ave. and Fifth street, Port Arthur." Tlie October Record. The month of October was cooler than usual, with more than the normal amount of precipitation. The first half of the month was generally fair and easonable, and the last half wet and cold, with storms of unusual severity. The average temperature for the state was 47.5 degrees, which is about hree degrees below the October normal, The average for the northern section was 45.8 degrees; central sec- ion, 47.S degrees; southern section, 19.5 degrees. The average precipitation fpr the tate was 3,53 inches, which is about .33 inches above the October average. Snow fell at various localities on the 7th, 18th and ?5th, There were seven tear days, nine partly cloudy, and 16 Ipudy, The average pep pentage pf unehine was unusually low, "SLIPPERY ELM" IS NO GO, TAX DEFEATED IN AlfSTEEDAM, Elections Take Place Next for a Tax for the Belmond Extension- General Railway News. The Belmond line to Algona beat the "Slippery Elm" down in Amsterdam township by a vote of 64 to 58, with 23 ballots rejected on account of illegal marking. Of these 23 the Belmond had a majority. It was a hot fight. Now the election comes on the Belmond tax, which it is hoped will carry. The day eet is next Tuesday, Nov. 29, and if the Britt workers turn out another great canvass will be made of the township. The voting on the "Slippery Elm" tax was done Saturday. All day Friday teams from Britt on one side and Corwith on the other canvassed the township. Friday night things culminated In a public meeting. E. S. Ellsworth, L. E. Jones, Judge Porter and other prominent "Slippery Elm" men were present, and also Thos. A. Way with a big Britt contingent. For the Belmond Geo. C. Call was on hand and Corwith turned out an enthusiastic body. Mr. Call opened the debate with a statement about the two roads and then called out the opposition. It was n, running fight for over two hours to a packed and jammed audience. The impression was that the Belmond side had the best of it, as they were able to show that the "Slippery Elm" people had no authority for their claim that the Northwestern company was behind their line. Amsterdam township is located just east of Corwith and both lines would run through it In the middle, the Belmond east and west and the "Slippery Elm" north and south. But the people have confidence in the Belmond line and not much in the other. It is altogether probable that they will vote the Belmond a, tax next Tuesday. They certainly will unless.the fight over the "Slippery Elm" tax made too many bitter feelings. CORWITH VOTES TODAY. Today Corwith will vote the Belmond extension a tax by a rousing majority. Corwith is awake to the situation and is doing heroic work to make this, line a sure thing. It understands, as all the workers do, that if the tax is beaten in Amsterdam and Prairie the road will not in all probability be built, or will go further south. PRAIRIE VOTES DEO. 10. The canvass of Prairie last week brought back the signers to the petition for an election, and the date fixed by the trustees is Dec. 10. The depot has been' definitely located within a half mile of Prairie church, and the people have been convinced that now is ,the time to get a railroad station. The great argument against the tax is that the road will come anyway. If that were so Algona would help the Prairie people beat the tax. It is exactly because the road may not come at all that everybody is anxious that the best fpot be put forward. THE FIGHT NEAR DES MOINES. The thing that is discouraging the Iowa Central people is the fight on its extension into Des Moines. The Rock Island is threatening to parallel its main line to Marshalltown and other troubles are arising. Col. Martin has only persuaded the eastern stock holders to agree to the extensions to Des Moines and Algona by showing how eager the people were for the road. The cold water that is now being dumped on both projects may easily chill his enthusiasm and scare the managers, It will not do for Algona or anybody else to assume that there is anything sure about this new road being built. WESLEY TAKING NO HAND. Reporter: THE UPPER DES MOINES arrives at a wrong conclusion regarding Wesley. As a town we are not bothering ourselves about the new road in Prairie township, and outside of two families who own property in the township we know of nobody else that is either talking or working against the proposed tax. Wesley is not built on such narrow principles. WESLEY'S DISINTERESTED MOTIVES. Wesley News: The impressions that the Algona papers tried to create this week, that Wesley is doing the fighting against the tax in Prairie township is entirely wrong. The road will be built regardless of tax, and the Algona people know it, and have made statements to that effect. The town site has been chosen and bargained for. The fact that a large number of substantial farmers in Prairie do not care to pay a tax for a sure thing only shows their sound judgment. Just what difference it makes to Wesley whether the Prairie people get the road with a tax or without a tax we fail tosee. We only want to see our neighbors treated fairly and not imposed on by Algona, where the big benefits will go. BRITT ALSO DISINTERESTED, Bailey: The Amsterdam township situation is a peculiar one. The C. I. & D, road from Belmond to Algona wants a railroad tax and the Northwestern road from Alden offers to build a north and south road if a five per cent, tax is voted them.' Amsterdam, Erin, Britt, Norway, Clarion and all townships on this line have a call for an election. The Algona people think the Amsterdam voters require a guardian and mentors to tell them how to vote, but unless the people have changed greatly in the past ten years they win do their own thinking and their own voting. There is an election called to vote aid to the Northwestern extension to Alden; the Algona people will endeavor to have their voters vote this down and then vote for their line, [f the Amsterdam voters pan see this to be to their advantage they will take Algoua's advice, but will they see it to their advantage? The Northwestern railroad is one of the beet lines in the west- When ypu ship over this line you can get one rate to almost any joint. If the Northwestern people >ome tq Amsterdam township showing the voters that they mean business ana will build, If the voters of Amsterdam «faat a north and south road, and are to pay a tax to get one, they will never hesitate a moment between the tWo proposed lines. The Northwestern states right in its petitions just where they will build a depot and just when the line will run, While the Algona road talks one place for a depot to one man and another to the other one. They tell Mr. Gorton they will build a station in his front yard, while they tell the fellows over at West Lake that the depot will be there. This equivocation will avail them nothing tn votes. If Mr. Ellsworth and Mr. Porter can show Amsterdam township that they will build that road that will be all there is to it. A north and south road through .Amsterdam township would be of greatest benefit to their farmers, far more so than an east and west line. This will be admitted by every fair minded Amsterdam farmer, and it is something Algona parties cannot controvert. AL. ADAMS ON OAMP THOMAS. He Says the Civilian Does Not Make a Good Army Officers Under Two Tears. Al. Adams, a veteran of the civil war, quotes the following from THE UPPER DES MOINES: "Col. Humphrey of the 52nd was in town Friday stocking Studley up with an elegant line of wall papers. He talks freely of his experiences at Camp Thomas, and says that anyone who wants his job another time is welcome'to It. He says that the soldiers were kept too long In one place, and that therein all the troubles arose." Al's comment is as follows: Being that the war Is over ao far as our volunteer troops are concerned, we think we may, without smelling of treason, now and then venture a personal opinion. We cannot agree with Col. Humphrey as to "therein, all the trouble arose." The writer feels that his own experience gives him justifica' tion In saying that much of the trouble would have been avoided had the 62n<3 and all other organizations of state troops been officered by men who had seen service at the front and in prolonged camps, who knew what their rights were and what their men deserved and what was good and whal was bad for them. We have an idea that had Col. Humphrey made his Ghiokamauga home in his own camp continuously, and been about among his men day in and day out, and had spent his nights among them in bad weather, and in all ways took the same chances as his men and many of his company officers did, he could tell better what the cause of the trouble was than what his words would imply now. He did not by the articles of war ever have to do this. Strictly speaking, he could have kept so far away from the men that he would never have seen them at all except on occasions when called upon to command them in ranks upon the review field or the brigade drill, but had he done so, while military usage would have justified him, the citizens, the fathers and mothers who had entrusted their boys to his care, would not and should not overlook it. We believe we knew enough of the situation to assert that Col. Elliott, Col. Hatch. Col. Coon, and other commanders of the old 2nd Iowa cavalry, would never have permitted that regiment to stay over one week upon the ground and under the conditions that the 52nd occupied either before or after it changed location. We do not claim that Col. Humphrey or any other one regimental commander could have made an ideal camp there, but it is past the understanding of most laymen who know that country why the best camp ground in the United States should have been permitted to get into the condition that it was when the camp finally broke up. We have seen the time when a concert of action among a few regimental commanders turned the entire course of events. Of course a large measure of responsibility rested upon the officers who first planned the camp. Crawfish springs could easily have been made to furnish water—very good water it is too—for 200,000 men in camp at a lower level, and Chicka- tnauga creek might In flood time have made the sewer to carry away the en tire offal of the camp. Let everybody who had to do with the matter go back over it and see if every man, every officer, every surgeon, and every other person who was on the ground or whose place it was to be on the ground did not have some responsibility in what was permitted to be. At the same time remember that we do not say any other equal number of men or of officers, gathered together as they were, would under the circumstances have done any better. Our contention is that militia men and men and boys from homes in the country are not soldiers and cannot become soldiers with less than two years service under the regulations or in actual experience in front of an enemy. Titonka Must Keep Sober, Bancroft Register: The new town in Buflalo is not Ripley, but Titonka. That's a hoodoo of a name. How can a man, after spending the day in that prospective- burg with its wealth of drug stores, satisfactorily explain to bis wife where he's been? He can't say it till the next day. MONET TO LOAN On Improved I^ajids In Kossuth and Adjoining Counties at Low Kates of Interest. Loans are made on 6 to 10 years' time in sums from $500 to $10,000. Annual interest; optional payments, in any amount and at any time after one year, will be received and interest stopped on amount so paid. No GOLD CLAUSE in note. Farmers' mutual insurance taken and interest can be paid at any bank may select. Call on or address H. HOXIE, Algona, la. To California, Attention is called to the excellent service of the Northwestern line to California and the favorably rates which have been made for single and round trip tickets for this season's travel. Best accommodations in first- class or tourist sleeping oars, which run through every day in the year. Personally conducted touristc&rparties every week to California and Oregon. Ohpioe of a large number of different routes without extra charge. Particulars cheerfully given upon application to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway or connecting Iines.-84t8 NO BRIDGE doNTBAotos HAS mm Material Will Be Stored Here tTatli the Weather is Hlgh of the Cotthtjr Board. The county board had several matters of interest before it last Week be^ sides counting the ballots. 3. H. Killmar, the contractor of the Call steel bridge, was up from Des Mothes. He has been down with typhoid fever and is not yet well. He said that his new bridge to go in would be here soon, but the board did not want It put in in cold weathar, and he agreed to pay all costs of keeping the old bridge in repair, and put the bridge in in the spring. He will store it here in Algona for the winter. The river bridge at the water mill i 8 broken, and at present is closed. The board are contemplating a steel bridge here also. Algona pays over $1,200 a year bridge tax to the county and the board has no hesitation in putting in good bridges on the river as fast as needed. The smashing of the threshing engine through the bridge on the Black Cat was considered. The board offered to pay the repairs on the engine rather than have any trouble. But this was not accepted. The board have investigated and find that the bridge was in good shape, that the supports broken were sound, and that the boards on the bridge show the wheel tracks, which would indicate that the proper planks were not laid by the engineers as required by law. Supervisor Smith says he has evidence of dozens of cases where engines have crossed countv bridges without la,ying planks. The board will stand suit rather than pay more than nominal damages. OARING FOB THE POOR. County auditor authorized to draw a warrant on the county poor fund in favor of Mrs. Goodknectand Mrs. Stewart of Germania for $8 a month to April 1- for Mrs. Hill of Wesley for $6 a month; for H. Blinkmann $5 a month till April 1; for John Pnlk and family $10 a month to April 1; for Mrs. McKinzie and family $10 a month till April 1, to be paid to N. L. Cotton. TAXES ABATED. County treasurer instructed to abate tax on lot 8, blk 91, Call's addition to Algona, and personal tax of Frank Sapital; to abate tax on lots 6, 7, 8 and' 9, blk 1, Call's 3rd addition to Algona, and personal tax of Chas. Hansen; to refund 41 cents taxation to Lars Johnson; to refund to Mrs. O. L. McPherson 50 cents personal tax; to exempt last half of tax on e i ne J 27, Buffalo township, belonging to Jane Bolster; >to refund to Elizabeth Flack tax on lots 1 and 2, blk . 15, Wesley; to refund to Aug. Lick 58 cents tax; to abate tax on lots 20 and 27, Call's addition to Algona; to redeem from all tax sales on lot 1, Fisher estate, H-95-29. NEW ROADS LAID. Petition of Geo. Dleckman for high-' way 16 feet wide from southeast corner of ne i 9, in Buffalo, thence west 100 rods to town line, granted; petition of 5. Hess for road beginning at south- . west corner of e i ne i, 14-100-28,thence east, granted; consent highway from southwest corner, Sec, 6, thence east to- northeast corner Sec. 8, laid; highway along Northwestern railway in 12-95-29 1 allowed and A. H. Paine allowed $25 for the land; consent highway at intersection of highway with Cedar "Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern between 18, 19-99-28, thence west in Ledyard,.. allowed. ROUTINE MATTERS. County auditor authorized to release nw i se i, 18-98-28 from school mortgage when delinquent interest in paid. School fund loans of county auditor approved. Auditor ordered to pay Gardner Cowles $21.95 when he quitclaims e J- BO i, 86-95-28, land erroneously sold for taxes. W. W. Hatght allowed grading bills: $296.46, $178.29, $85.26, $66.29, $85.39, $245.41, $19.18, $285.60. Auditor authorized to present bill against estate of Wm. Carter for his expenses at the asylum. John G. Smith appointed a committee to report on grade asked by A. J. Berryman on line between Sec. 1 and 6, and 12 and 7 in Ramsay. G. L, Lamson ordered to buy necessary clothing for Mrs. Bufflngton, pay freight on household goods, and car fare for herself and family to Albion, Iowa. Kunz appointed to do necessary ditching between Sec. 34 and 35 in Wesley, Taxes for 1887 on ne i and nw i, 34' i-29 abated. Auditor instructed to pay costs in cases 3594 and 3595 in district court. _ Would Stand It for Even Less. Britt News; Editor MoMullen of the Wesley Reporter tears a yard or two off the reputation of the Algona Courier last week, and insists that because the Courier prints the Kossuth county tax list and charges 20 cents a description it is a hog and lacks in principle. The Courier ought to be able to stand a lot of criticizing at that price. Switches Wanted, For switches and hair chains call on Setohell & Setohell, Algona, Iowa, or write to W. J. Wells, Osage, Iowa, whose work here is so well known and prices are so low. All work is guaran^ teed to suit. 32t9 To the, Merchants of The undersigned has taken out a city license for bill posting and is prepared to do all kinds of work in this ine at moderate prices; also will . die- ;ribute advertising matter for merr chants and others. Give me a trial. S4t2 JAS. A, OBR. TAKE Rooky Mountain Tea. See it exterminate poison. Feel it revitalize rour blood and nerves and bring back ihat happy, joyous feeling of boyhood days. Ask your druggist. DON'T fail to attend Galbraith's sale next week. You can get some good, bargains. G. L. GALBRAITH & Co. ««i ::^j

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