The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 8, 1899 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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THJE UPPEK DES MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBBUARY 8, 1899. THIJlTf-THIRiJ YEAR. fiY 1NOHAM A WAfiREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year II.SO One copy, Six months ~5 One copy, three months ; 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express order at oar risk. . . Rates of advertising sent on application. TEN PAGES. War Again at Manila. ' Saturday Agulnaldo made an attack on the American troops at Manila and was repulsed. Some 120 Americans were killed or wounded. The attack is believed to have been inspired by AgOncillo, who has been kept in Washington by American money as a spy. He thought the treaty with Spain could be defeated in the.senate by a showing of resistance. The attack, the legitimate outcome of the unpatriotic course of a little knot of senators and " aunties" at Washington, has had exactly the opposite effect from that intended. The treaty is ratified and the United States is in legal possession of the islands. Public sentiment is aroused and no further dill-dallying will be permitted. THE UPPER DES MOINES owes Bro. Bernard Murphy its apologies for referring to the Vinton institution for the blind as an asylum instead of as a college. We have looked up the dictionaries and incline' to thebelief that there is room for argument on the point, if the words be used strictly, but the official title is college for the blind and the institution is in fact a school. Its year opens in September and closes in June when all the pupils go to their homes. It is not a charitable institution where the helpless or indigent blind are kept. THE Vinton Eagle, which has failed to republish the facts already furnished by THE UPPER DES MOINES, says: " If THE UPPER DES MOINES will publish a tabulated statement of the total income of the state university for the past 10 years it will discover that it has squandered a good deal of money in that time with but very little results as compared with like institutions." The Healey committee examined the records for these 10 years the Eagle refers to very carefully and found just the contrary of what the Eagle states. Moreover, while it is easy to give the total income for the Iowa institution for 10 years, it would require some time to gel like statistics from the institutions of neighboring states. If the Eagle will agree to republish the figures, however, THE UPPER DES MOINES will give a tabulated statement, as it suggests. And it promises now that the statement will show that the Iowa institution has had not only less money than other like universities but that it has had less per capita for its students, while doing work that has been accepted as standard by the leading institutions of learning. In other words Iowa tax payers have paid less to educate the same number of students at the university than any other neighboring state during the past 10 years. ters. The crowd for the most part was made up of men who reside outside of Emmetsburg and came in to see the fight. Charles Sumner, formerly a noted senator from Massachusetts, at one time owned the land upon which the new town of Moorhead is to be built in Monona county. To complete the title to the property his will was filed atOn- awa last week. The Livermore Gazette pays Mrs. Phil. Hanna the following enconium: Mrs. Hanna especially has the knack of adapting herself to any position in life, and it makes no difference to her whether she is leading the grand march at a consular ball, or is "pailing" the cows on her father's farm. She is right at home in either occupation, and invariably lends wherever she is placed. NEWS NOTES. The board of directors of Spirit Lake have decided 1899 Chautauqua dates to be July 6-19. The work of program building has actively begun, and will result In a strong combination of lectures and entertainments. The Onawa Democrat recalls the time when the Rev. Newell D wight Hillis, now occupying the late Dr. Swing's pulpit In Chicago, and soon to be transferred to Plymouth church in Brooklyn, lived in Onawa. Mr. Hillis was elected a teacher in the schools of Onawa on April 7, 1876. At the time of the election, says the Democrat, he was a pale, thin, undersized youth of little experience. He was employed at a salary of $27.50 per month, and held his position through April nnd May of 1876. He applied for the position for the ensuing year, but was not considered a man of sufficient experience and was not re-elected. Mr. Hillis did not commence his studies for the ministry until after he left Onawa. AN EAELY-DAY LAW SUIT. One of II. S. Vnuulm's Criminal Cases—Old Names Recalled. Peter Burt tells a story of interest to the old timers in his historical sketches as follows: In the summer of 1873 John Homer caused quite a ripple of excitement in tbe township by going over to Harrity's who lived on what is now the Lewis place on the northwest of Armstrong and retaking some colts which Harrity and Conlin had taken up and stabled. The men folks being gone, the women, Mrs. Harrity and Mrs. Conlin, forbade the Homer boys taking the animals. The Homers insisted on having them and physical opposition was offered by the women folks in which Mrs. Harrity gotone of her arms hurt, which probably would not have occurred but for John becoming enraged at the manner in which his best hat was abused. The boys made away with their colts which would not have been taken up but for the negligen way that they were allowed to ru where they pleased. When Peter an "Pat" returned there was a council n war. An information was filed wil 'Squire Campbell, who issued a warran for the arrest of John Horner an handed it to our worthy constable Samuel Thoburn for service. I believ there was bond given and an adjourn ment of the court to give defendan KOSSUTH'S LAST BUFFALO. Was Killed Near the Site of the New Town of Titonka. The Story of the Chase Told by the Only Survivor of That Memorable Hunting Trip. time to procure counsel. Estherville appeared in H. G. Day o behalf of th THE Webster City papers say the report that John T. Drug has refused to again accept a position on the republican state central committee is unfounded. On the contrary he will be a candidate before the Tenth district caucus. Mr. Drug is a man of force'on the committee and would be in much better position for effective work during a second term. CONGRESSMAN DOLLIVER has written a letter to a Burlington business men's committee in which he says that he thinks it would be a mistake to have an extra session of congress to attempt currency legislation. He also says that in his opinion the only currency legislation that is warranted Is that suggested by President McKinley. Mr, Dolliver represents the unanimous sentiment of his district. If there is anything republicans do not want it is an extra session of congress this summer to. wrangle over the Philippines and a bank currency scheme, IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The Milwaukee depot at Garner is burned down. Mason City is organizing to try the sugar beet business. Humboldt has voted again for electric lights. A private company is organized to put in the plant. Judge Carr has been attorney in five oases in the supreme court appealed from him while he was judge, and has won all five. West Bend Advance: Dr. Boodyand J. P, Becker were in Algona Monday Convincing the Kossuth board they would better pay a claim placed before them by the doctor. The Chicago & Northwestern railway has 85,000 tons of new steel rails at Jewell Junction with which it is proposed to construct the track of the extension from Algona to Wall Lake. Lewis Eokholin and his intended had a runaway while driving to Seneca froo? Bancroft, and their wedding invitations were scattered over tbe prairie. The wedding occurred just the same. Emrnetsburg bad a prize fight last state. Homer had H. S. Vaughn o Algona. The little school bouse wa comfortably filled and the usual amoun of legal ability displayed and som pugilistic ability was actual!}' promise' the audience by H. G. Day, who o Vaughn's rising to make some explana tion to the court, commanded him t sit down "or I will knock you down, but what was surprising when on the witness stand or elsewhere John nove mentioned the gross abuse of his hat The court gave the defendant 30 day in the county jail, and Emmet county having no stronghold for criminals, he was turned over to Jack Pinkerton o Algona, who tried to have him vvor out his fine on the foundation of the Kossuth county court house which wa under construction at that time, bu John feigned sick and they could no make adything out of him in that way D. A. WALLACE HEARD FROM. Has Kontctl n Sheep liaiich In Colo raclo—Some Interesting Items. The following letter from D. A. Wai lace will be read with interest by his many friends in Kossuth county: FOHT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 2.—Editors Upper Des Moines—Dear Sir: Please senc U, D. M. to Fort Collins, Colo. Have rent eel a ranch a few miles from town and wil move out March 1. They claim this is one of the finest agricultural districts in the state and is known as the Cache la Poudro valley. Fort Collins is a town of about 3,000, five miles from the mountains and the center of a great sheep feeding district There are 325,000 lambs being fed around here this winter. The most of them are still here; a few have been sent to market I was at the yards Monday and saw 6,000 loaded for Omaha and Chicago, They are fed on Alfalfa, of which three crops are raised in a season, and about 100 pounds oi Nebraska or Kansas corn per lamb to finish them off. There has been an unusual snow fall on the mountains, which makes the farmers happy us it assures them plenty ol water for irrigation. The air is very dry and the people very sociable. They toll us if wo stay in this climate three years we will never want to go oast to live, but that remains to be decided latei-. Yours truly, D. A. WALLACE. DolUver's Defense of MeKlnley. The Cedar Rapids Republican devotes an editorial to Dolliver's speech. It says: Congressman Dolliver's remarks on expansion, in his debate with Congressman Johnson of Indiana, were strikingly sensible and they were as strikingly well put, The epigraraatic methods of the congressman from the Tenth district reappeared conspicuously in the course of that debate. Mr. Dolliver represents the men who are merely in favor of meeting the Philippine issues as they arise, but shirking none of those duties. Second to None, Ledyard Leader: Algona is likely to have a $20,000 hotel. Our county seat don't prosose to take any backward steps or stand still, but to go right on making improvements and keeping ' . ' mm** fV A T i 1 ** --T-T.1. ""B ™»-r-|--.—-.— — V-- T^ •***•» *t \rfW I/* **K week, The Reporter says Algoaa gent abreast of the times, With its water- a big delegation, and, adds: The, ' a gamy lot of sports, and demons },hat our neighbor on tbe east tak- JUausujl interest in suoU Bclentiflo costly buildings, prospective lights aod additional railway ~ this town will be second to of progress, Only twice in the history of Kossuth county were there any special efforts made to capture a buffalo by any of its settlers. These were made in 1855, after which year but few buffalo were seen in the county, and none after 1856. In the second chase one buffalo was killed and several badly wounded, in and near the stream, a short distance from Titonka; owing to this the stream has since been known as Buffalo or Buffalo PorK, and the town of 97, range 27, as Buffalo township. Now with a new railroad town springing upon the banks of the stream and within the township as if touched by a magician's wand, it seems quite appropriate that its name should also be "Buffalo," or rather "Titonka," the Sioux name for buffalo. Being the only survivor of the hunting party that captured the first and only buffalo ever caught in Kossuth county by any of its settlers, it seems to fall to my lot to tell the following story of the many little incidents leading up to the capture, if it shall ever be told. In the summer of 1855 I was holding a timber claim on section 24, township 96, range 27, near the mouth of Black Cat creek. • Staying with me were Andrew L. Seeley, Thomas C. Covel and Charles E. Pulman, who were either holding: or expecting to take claims not far away, At that time, deer, elk and other small game were very plenty all over this part of the state, with several small bands of buffalo ranging across the head waters of the Des Moines, Boone and Iowa rivers during the summer months. As we had plenty of spare time and were fond of the field and its sports, our table was kept well supplied with a great variety of game; beyond this we now and then went out with our dogs on a chase for the sport alone and to help pass away the time, but so far had made no attempt to capture a buffalo. This was set apart for a special effort, when we should be fully prepared, anel the prairie in good condition for out- horses to run over. Our buffalo was to be taken fairly at the end of a chase on horseback, as still hunting in the tall grass at that time required no more skill than the shooting of cattle in a pasture lot. We only had two small Oregon horses, brought by Col. Landers' party from Van Cou'ver in 1854, that Covel and I had bought when at Council Bluffs the year before. We still needed ono more so that Seeley might go with us on the bunt. A sharp kept up to find the lookout was now right horse. None was seen however until one morning when I was in Cedar Rapids a fine spirited mare just in from Ohio was led out on the street for sale that seemed to meet my wants. Another party wanting her more than I did bought her. hitched her up with another horse, had a runaway for four blocks and then a smashup. He seemed well pleased to have me lead her away from the wreck at $50 less than he had paid within one hour before, saying at the time, "He had had all the fun he wanted with her, and hoped I would be more fortunate." It took a couple (if days' work before I could safely ride her, and then she was tried under fire until I was satisfied she would be all right in this respect. I rode her back to the cabin about the middle of August, when we felt like having a chase as soon as we could get off. It only took a day to get ready for a one-day trip out on the range, so that the next morning at break of day we were all fitted for the start but putting on our spurs. On doing this we found ourselves short one pair. This was quickly arranged by letting Seeley take one of mine, being the spurs brought with the pony "Plinlui" from Van Couver. This is mentioned here as the spurs play quite n part further on in the story. We were soon off taking a course across the prairie towards Buffalo Grove in Hancock county. This led us over the driest part of the range, where our horses would be likely to get good footing. Several buffalo trails were seen on the way but none fresh enough to warrant us in following them up. We reached the grove about noon and stopped on the east side a short distance from the timber, where we turned our horses out to feed. After lunching, and while wo were taking it easy on the grass and talking about our prospects of finding buffalo, our surprise can hardly be imagined on looking around to the north and seeing a big bull buffalo walking slowly down towards us with the wind. He soon went down out of sight when another came following over the ridge and then another until seven had passed. Wo were thoroughly awake by this time and quickly picked up our short range guns and waited for them to come over the ridge nearer by. They did not come as we expected right into our camp, so we carefully slipped up a few rods and 'ound they had turned and were on .heir way down a ravine to a small lake vhioh lies just west of the grove. Our lorses were now hurried up and saddled and everything put in order for a chase as soon as the buffalo should •each suitable ground. Keeping back )ut of sight, we watched them until hey reached the water, where they md a fine play spell after drinking, and hen wandered along the north shore if the lake and so around to the west ide, where they clambered out and opk a very slow gait in a westerly ourse leading up to higher grounds in he distance. On their way they made rcany short stops to feed. During this ime we went around the north end of he lake and kept on after them far nough away so as not to get their ttention until they should get some istance from the lake and the low unds about it. After getting some three miles out hey stopped and were soon busy play- ng and rolling in the dirt about a large ophev mound, so common In the raJrle at that time. This gave us a ne chance, by leaning down close on horses and fallowing each other up a swale of tall grass. get quite near them, not over 15 rod away. We now stopped a moment, con sidering whether we had better shoo them while standing so near by or star them on the run and then take one o more fairly in the chase. To us the had so far appeared tobeslow motione and stupid animals, FO that no doubt had entered our minds about our horse being able to easily overtake them a any time we might choose to do so. A we were out for all the sport that migt be gotten out of our first buffalo hun it only took a moment to decide wha we would do. Rushing out of the gras we crowded our horses under the spur to their full speed, while three of th buffalo were lying down on their back rolling and twisting their bodies in th dirt, expecting to get very "near them before they could get started. It wa only a moment before the standingone were off, and when we saw the othei roll over and gain their feet so quickl and then with heads down all bunc together for a stampede, our forme faith in being able to catch them easil gave way to many doubts. Unfortu nately for us they led off over low we land and gained on us almost from th start. When about a quarter of a mil in the lead they went splashing acros a peat marsh with but little hindranc owing to their low briskets, where w could not follow with our horses. Ou once great expectations wero almos gone. As the ponies ran best when to gether, Seeley and Covell now bore o to the right to pass the marsh, while took to the left. From now on ou courses were some distance apart. Dur ing the time lost in passing the marsh tbe buffalo had gained on us nearly mile and still kept on their way to th northwest over low, marshy lands Seeley and Covell were soon out of th chase owing to sloughs they could no cross, which left me alone from now on About this time the buffalo turned i their course, swinging around to tli south and west, and soon passed out sight not very far from Titonka. now rode as fast us I could in a soutl erly course for three or four miles with out getting sight of them again, Pre suming they had started for the north ern part of the range and, being out our reach, I started back in a north easterly course where I expected meet the other boys. I had not gon over a couple of miles when I discoy ered the buffalo again as they passe over the higher rolls of the prairie o their way back towards the grove. A near as I could see they would be like ly to pass not more than a mile away a the south. This would give me on more chance, and no time was now los in crowding the horse forward to th passing point in time to meet them As I got near them and in plain sijjbt was much pleased with the nerve show by my new horse. I had not notice that she bad been giving her who! attention to the ground in order to ge good footings and had not seen the bu falo. At this time they seemed to b ono immense animal well fitted to tea the courage of the best horse, as tbe were rapidly nearing us. She ha shown no signs of fear so far and th wind being favorable I ventured u within easy range just as they wer about to pass. I had stopped to shoot when my surprise can hardly be imag ined on hearing a loud shrill whistl from the mare such as usually is mad by a horse when frightened, and tbei she turned quickly nearly throwinj me to the ground. From now on m; ride was quite as perilous as the on' made by her owner in Cedar Rapids as she went plunging across the slough and over whatever she found in he way. This lasted for some two mile when I managed to quiet her down The course taken fortunately lee towards the boys, who were soon foun waiting for me. When a report wa made the air was almost blue with strong words for a few minutes as ti our folly in letting the buffalo escapi when we had them safely within ou reach, and then to so manage as to ge beaten out by them entirely. Just a this time we were in good mood to liav slaughtered the whole herd if it was t have been done over again. From thi we dropped into a similar condition o mind with the fabled fox, and thei found many reasons for being better ol with our ill success. From the chase we had learned tha the buffalo were long, strong runner when stampeded; we also learned tha catching them with horses on thegrea dry plains of the west was something quite unlike doing it on the low, we lands of northern Iowa, as they were a that time. Finally, we decided we had been hav ing a good time for the first day out as we had found buffalo and had lots o sport chasing them without doing mucl harm, as not a shot had been fired. The sun was low in the west when we started back on a rather tedious tramp with our tired out horses. It was late at night when we first saw the light through our one sash cabin window, and soon after were made to feel pretty well on finding Putman cheerfully waiting for us at the door with a roya" good supper already for the table, if I remember rightly, there was some talk about buffalo in the cabin that night and before going to sleep we all promised to go out and try them once more A Great I'Jnco To Learn. Webster City Tribune: Apropos of the great interest which exists in Webster City since the championship cup was captured by Grace Newman, it might be appropriate to call the attention of our sportsmen to the fact that the state tournament will be held at Algona, commencing May 23, for three consecutive days, and it will be a great place to take a few lessons in shooting. Gilbert, Budd, Grimm and all the western and southern champions will be there, besides a number of the northern and eastern shooters. A Good Showing. 9 Emmetsburg Reporter: The tenth semi-annual statement of the Algona Deposit and Loan association has just been made public. It shows that the association has prospered very well during the last half of 1898, and declared a dividend from its earnings of 12.91 per cent. This is certainly a good showing, for money is plentiful and interest rates are being gradually scaled down. Gooa for tup county Sent. SweaCity Herald: They are planning for a new 120,0,00 hotel in Algona. Good for the county seat, THE VIEWS OF FARMERS. Three Days of Exceptionally Valuable Institute Work. Conductor Trigg and Prof. Curtiss Good Entertainers—Other interesting Features. The farmers' institute was held during the coldest- week this county has seen in years. The thermometer scared everybody every morning and the temperature fully verified all its predictions during the day. But cold weather did not spoil the institute and the court room was well filled for all the day sessions. The evening sessions did not prove as successful as was hoped, although the town people made it a point to attend. The program throughout was good. In many respects it was the best ever given in the county. Prof. Curtiss' talk Thursday evening on cattle was an eye-opener to many, and J. E. Downing's talks on the products of corn and of corn stalks were equally so Friday. Joe Trigg, the witty Rockford editor, enlivened the sessions throughout with wise and otherwise suggestions, and gave a very valuable lecture on the geology of the earth we live on Wednesday evening. The recitations and songs by the youngsters of the farm, and the papers and discussions by our local farmers were entertaining and valuable. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Friday afternoon the officers for the new year were chosen. C. B. Hutchins was elected president by acclamation; M. De L. Parson, vice-president; T. J. Julian, secretary; C. C. Chubb, treasurer. The program committee is J. W. Wadsworth, C. Byson, M. Schenck, J. B. Hofius, Mrs. E. P. Keith, Mrs. R. M. Gardner and Mrs. J. R. Bright. Better officers and a better committee could not well be numed. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED. At the opening of the session the following committee on resolutions was appointed: J. W. Wadsworth, R. D. Angus and C. C. Chubb. The following resolutions were adopted: Resolved, That it is the request of the farmers here assembled that our county supervisors, township trustees, and road supervisors use care and judgment in digging holes on our roadsides so as not to interfere with same being mowed with a mower, and when work is done on the roads necessitating plowing or ditching or waste piling that same be smoothed off and left in condition to be driven over. Resolved, That the thanks of the members of this institute be tendered to the press for their generosity in contributing space in their respective papers for the publication of our programs and also for the other free advertising which they have given us. A resolution for wide tired wagons was also adopted, and one calling on congress to keep polygamous Robert! out of Washington. A resolution was offered opposing cutting the court room up for cour purposes. This was laid on the table. THE PROGRAM IN FTJLJL. The Exorcises Befjan Wednesday Afternoon and Closed Frldaj Night. An organ solo by Miss Amanda Dau opened the formal program of the in stitute Wednesday, and was followec by the annual address by Presiden Hutchins. This was given again Fri pay evening at the request of those who heard it, being a very able anc careful review of the industrial progress of this country during 1898. Mr Hulchins is a student and a clear anc vigorous writer and speaker. A discussion of tile draining by C. Byson and of farm milk separators by G. S. McPherson occupied the afternoon. JOE TRIGG'S LECTURE. Wednesday evening D. T. Smith, Miss Cora Setchell, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Grove sang, and Joe Trigg talked on "The Earth We Live On." Mr. Trigg is a farmer, and editor, a fruit raiser, and a man of native wit and has all the institute work he can do. He told about the geology of this region. THE THURSDAY MEETINGS. J. B. Hofius gave a very valuable talk on co-operation. This and E. Bacon on the labor problem, occupied the session. Harold Hutchins gave a recitalion and also Edna Jenkinson. In the afternoon Mrs. Keith read about Sunday on the farm, a most interesting paper. W. F. Jenkinson in a paper both legal and witty told about uhe farm wife's financial standing. Mrs, Lizzie Angus's talk aboul social life and opporlunities on the farm was one of the best of the institute, so also was B. F. Reed's on making the farm attractive. All of these papers were discussed in a lively manner. An interesting feature of the afternoon was a song by the four little Noah children, and also a song by C. B. Hutchins and a recitation by Helen Carroll. Thos. Cooke stirred up a lively discussion jy a paper on'the value of the wide tired wagon. It was a very able presentation of the wide-tire side of the question, road making being under consideration. PROF. CURTISS ON CATTLE. The train from the south was so late .hat Prof. C. F. Curtiss did not get up n time for the afternoon session. He spoke in the evening, howevor,on some experiments in feeding cattle at Ames Prof. Curtiss is easily the leading au- horily now in the west, and one of a ew in the United States, He is a young man but has a national reputa- 1011. His talk was illustrated bv charts. J Before Prof, Curtiss spoke Mayor ./tmsenilles gaye an address of wel- ome, which was a most fitting feature 'f the program. Like everything he oes it was finished and scholarly much appreciated by all who were resent. Friday morning Prof. Curtiss talked gain on cattle, leaving on the noon rain south. DOWNING ON CORN. Friday morning J. E. Downing of ort Dodge told about what can be manufactured from corn. He had sam- ples present of 16 products from the flourine they adulterate wheal flour with to a new rubber that is torJ place the India rubber. In the aft e ,. noon he told about what is made h<m- corn stalks and showed wrapping papet? card board, the lining of the big Wa f'^ vessels, etc. These two discussion were as interesting as they could w e | be, and with Prof. Curtiss' talks oncai tie alone were worth a whole THE CLOSING INSTITUTE. Recitations by Mrs. Rose Matherit Nina Brace, Roy McWhorter, Helei Carroll and Frank Jenkinson's boy, and a song by Ethel Ward i ened the Friday afternoon session. F. Hale gave his reasons for ' u that improved farm machinery has 'DK greatly benefitted the farmer ; ui . ly. M. B. Dalton talked interesting]^ about hogs and how to raise them. j«i R. Jones disussed some features of lanj'i lordism, which he opposes. Miss! bury pointed out some of the patrons can do to improve the coTintr^flk schools. C. B. Hutching reviewe41 some of the mistakes farmers make Harvey Ingham discussed luxuries anu., necessaries to prove that the new Melt?* odist church is not too good or too ejvl pensive for Algona. The paper L discussed was Miss Salisbury's, touched on several vital points and ' clearly written and forcibly read. FOR NEXT YEAR. The sentiment of all present at institute was for a bigger meeting L year. Everybody complimented program committee this year. Thej 3 put lots of work on the meeting R&J they deserve the credit everybody gj ve ,ame« to ai them.' The next committee will dAlnejin tl well if it presents a more interesthj'he coinpa program. rounds in CHARGED WITH INGEST. J* An Awful Condition on a Hurt Fnrn^, Cn> . Disclosed at the Coroner's Inqueti TTTS MI —Hound Over to the Grand Jury, _,, Anna Labs and her uncles, AlberKm My! and Rhinehart Labs, were arrestei '.1, W» Saturday. The two^oung men, abom jl 30 and 25 years old, have-been renteti "•'<• of the farm in Burt owned by B, F^ ^^f, Grose, G. F. Peek, and M. P. >- Anna's father, Chas. Labs, has a a mile west, but she had left it and waaf i living with her uncles. The arrest \m o ''" in consequenceof information furnished by the father, that a baby had beeL^-'ii born and was dead. Coroner MoiSt.,X? Ar e O1 summoned a jury consisting of G F a c ' Peek, B. F. Grose, and B. W. Haggarf ward >" and Saturday went to the Labs fanned', "" Rhinehart denied that any baby hajinjf? alon l been born at the pla.ce. Leaving himything 1 t Coroner Morse went to the house anoanlards, asked the girl where the baby wa^i.'aad ra buried. She became greatly Iright u j^| w ] le] ened and pointed out the place, ThL. J5l body was then exhumed. Albert, wheiL' «^ he came home, said the baby had beet J? still born, but also became exciteif V ' e J • when he discovered that the remaiK re t> E *°k a had been secured. Monday thedoctoiMiM 1 1 w< met at Dr. Morse's office and made jdyvshoot thorough investigalion, concludinjneness ri that the baby had lived a week or raotf,nd to his and had died of lack of nutrition andolphe sure a slight cold. Anna testified that thu cauffn t baby was born.Jan. 8, and died Jan. 18, _ f f t and that she had nursed and cared for «"«*• it. It was buried in tbe yard back off 8 was a the straw pile. •***• The girl is apparently a simple toe minded, full grown working woman ^tlie She says her uncle Albert is father dd,~over a the child, and that her Uncle Khineraira.'! sci hart was never intimate with herjWfc delig Rhinehart, however, in his testimonies jj^_j admitted his intimacy, while Albert, -ftzr oJ denies his own. Both the otherssweai r? to Albert's intimac.v. The coroner's jury brought in a ver 1 diet of death from lack of food and ej posure, but did not suggest that tl/ e child had been deliberately dispose of. Yesterday Albert was tried befor; , 'Squire Clarke charged with incest, ', County Attornay Cohenour prosecutin°rh$re is i and J. W. Sullivan defending. They of Chic defense was that tbe girl waa born tirof o | think years before Mr. and Mrs. Labs «ete^ j n y married. Both admitted this fact, but e . both swore positively that she wa< ' their daughter just the same. Tht°^~- — point is that if Chas. Labs cannot b<£f !llan f' proved to be the father, the crime o^| racted ' incest has not been committed. ^S*d untc PAYING T7ttll » l; oi COLDER THAN "BLUE BLAZES," t: as Every Other Day for Two Sees the Mercury Below Zero nljjjS Noon - 0$$ -wa* < The cold snap set in Jan. 27 and ye^f^i eflec terclay was tbe coldest day of all. Ol|||he san the 12 days six have had , the mercur^ll^part, below zero at noon, and all bavfjffrfect t averaged below zero for the 24 houri'lIP- On< The average below for the past' several days has been seven degrees, week in 1897 beat this, from Jan. 22 ._„_„„ 28, the average below being 10 6-7§M*L£", J But no such two weeks as the past ifeJf t; , on record, jjgj the n Mr. Pettibone has kept an accuratfj| as £ la t record of the weather. He says tba^ to saj Jan. 15, 1888, the mercury got down tijMjfg man 38 below. With the exception of tbaiMlo see day the 27 below last week Monday l: * the lowest on record for 25 years, week ago last Saturday the mercurj' was 13 below at noon, Monday 8 beloffl Thursday 4 below, Friday 4 below, Satf urday 3 below, and yesterday 10 belo«| Yesterday averaged 14 below for th? 1 day. Several mornings have been - ... below, one 20.below, and all from on$ as th< degree down. . 'have cog The oldest settlers remember noth-fnot to 1 ing like this. It is a grievous disap-y Same pointment. The weather prophet f: cenfiiusc said the "back of the winter was bro.k^ ^ uwv en," and we had begun to sow wheat inj" our minds. |J* ,— — | Woman Two of a Kind. | Shor Trigg on Bailey: Bro. Bailey of thef Britt Tribune had a bad fire scare lasi week. He saved his bacon by the ski of his teeth, while a part of his sub-! scribers got their papers for that weei and a part did not, Bailey won't bur 'n this world. Bailey on Trigg: Joe Trigg is one .lie squealers over Hobson's kissing Ih-eat Scott, Joe, you can't compete wit' Hobsc-n. If you should try to kiss ., woman it would be like whelting her; n the face with a horse collar with tbe sweat pad loose in it. Ail Easy Way 1:0 Pay Oia JDebtS- i Farm loans on thetunortizement plan See Thos. F. Cooke before making » loan. lerly Mi ^Vater, f c Mrs. Sw rhtw of i, daug t

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