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THE TJPP&K BBS MOINE8: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1899^ WOtf StJCCESa Story o* One ot BtU Early Victories at thfe Bar in A stiit was brought In the United States court in Spring-field, against, a eit/ize-n, for aii infringement of a patent riglit, says Thomas Lfewis' Recollections of Lincoln in Leslie's Weekly. Mr. Lincoln was employed to defend its Mr. Lincoln went to the most sldllful architect in the city, inquired how he. spent bis winter evenings, and received the reply: "If timea are brisk I sometimes work; other times I have no special business." Mr. Lincoln said: "I have a patenit-right case in court; I want you as a partner, and will divide feee. I know nothing about mecham« Ics — never made it a study. Iwantyou to make a list odE the besit works on mechanism, as I don't suppose they can be purchased here. I will furnish the money, and you can send to Chicago or New York for them. I want you io come to my house on* nigit each, week and give me instruction." In a short time he had witnesses to meet ham, and they were thoroughly drilled. Wihen 1 the trial commenced Mr. Lincoln put his- questions at the cross-examina/- tions »o scientifically that many witnesses were bothered to reply. Wlieoi his witnesses were put on. the stand, BO skillful were his questions that the court, the jury and the bar all wondered how "Abe" Lincoln knew so much) about mechanism. His witnesses could reply promptly. He gained the suit and a reputation such that Mr.. Lincoln was retained in every patent^riglt cose brought into the court up to the time he was sent to Washington. He went to Chicago, St. Louis, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan to try patent- right cases, end i3ua last year of hi» practice did little else. HATE T#E GERMANS. HOW BALLOONS ARE MADE. The Fabric of Which They Are Oom- pOBed IB Pat Together with Great Care. The balloons are manufactured of goldbeater's skin, which, though small toy ones had been made of it, could not be produced in sufficient quantities for the large balloons until Col, Templer invented and perfected the process, which is briefly as follows, says the Pall Mall Magazine: The goldbeater's ekin is made up of quantities of a certain thin animal membrane (30,000 of these are required for a balloon of 10,000 cubic feet capacity), which is first freed from all fatty substances and then soaked in. a solution of glycerin and water. They are then applied to boards cut in the form and to the size of the gore of the balloon required; others are then superposed, until a thickness of four layers has been reached, great care being token that no air bubbles remain between the skins. After this fourth layer a method of strengthening is resorted to, in the shape of a net manufactured of skin. After this net two or three more layers of membranes are applied. The whole is then allowed to dry, and a solution of boiled linseed oil is used as a varnish. The fabric is then quite indissoluble, and the membranes cannot by any possible means be separated from one another, but sometimes, to render this- homogenity the more perfect, a solution of bichromate of .potash is sponged over the fabric. FIRST HORSELESS CARRIAGE. Vanoanaon Invented a, Marvelon* Motor One Hundred and Fifty Year* Ago. If further proof were needed of the dictum thaf'there is.no new thing under the sun," it has been supplied by an article in tie Bevue Scientiflque, which traces tie invention of the autocar to the ingenious mechanician, Vaucanson, just 150 years ago. In a memorandum recently brought to light, it is recorded that Vaucanson was 1 honored in 1748 ,by a visit from Louis XV. for the purpose of inspecting a marvelous carriage that ran without the aid of a horse or any visible means of propulsion. Two persons took their seats in the vehicle, which seems to have been as gorgeous as a sheriff's carriage, and were driven round the courtyard to the satisfaction of his-majesty and of Due de Mortemart, M. de Lauzun, M. d'Avezac, and other members of his suite. But, though a promise was secured of royal patronage, the Academy of Sciences declared that such a conveyance could not be tolerated in the streets, and the schema, was nipped in the bud. The motive power was supplied by a huge clock spring-, so that only a short journey was possible, but the gear seems to have closely resembled that of tie horseless carriages of to-day. Not Absolutely New. A missionary' returning to Basle from Patagonia brought with him a collection of Patagonlan skulls. The customhouse officers at Les Verrieres opened the chest, inspected the contents and informed th« owner that the consignment must be classed as animal bones and taxed at so much the pound. The missionary was indignant, and eventually the officers reconsidered the question. When the way bill had been revised it appeared in the following form; "Chest of native skull*. Personal effects, already worn," German Slnfftag Contest*. German emperor has devised a scheme for the encouragement of vocal music in the German empire. It will be put into operation in 1899, and it consists of & singing competition to be held in a different town every year, Cassel hw been selected for the first pompetiti«»,'tbe ch}e# pondittoo o| which is that each choir taking part W,ill retire an unpublished m«$}e»i composition about an, hour before the talcei place. There will be n0 tajffr'f JW*«> Jl of Dane* from North SchleAttlg A*-omie» Bitter Feel* ing- In Scandinavia. Prof. George Brandes some time ag-o agreed to visit Berlin and deliver an address before the Press association of that city, but later on declined to keep his engagement on account of the expulsion of Danes from North Schleswig. In an explanatory letter he says that the Germans do not seem to realize the bitter feeling which the expulsions have excited through Scandinavia generally. He then writes: "It is precisely because our government preserves silence that the wounds caused to the national feeling by these measures burn the deeper into the hearts 1 of the people. The theory that an agitation is being conducted from Copenhagen to restore, by force if necessary, North Schleswig to Denmark is too absurd to require serious notice. In all Denmark not a single man thinks of such a thing. But to-day one cann6t denationalize a people by force." The Danish inhabitants of Schleswig, he goes on to say, do not intend to give up their mother- tongue even should their children receive no instructions in it, nor do they intend to renounce their right of freely conversing in Danish with their brothers and sisters across the frontier. Germans- must also learn to understand that just as they invoke the sympathy of Europe in view of the hard measures enforced against the German tongue in Bohemia and elsewhere, so. too the Danes, under similar conditions, plead for the right of preserving the Danish language, even though those who speak it may be living in a strange land. HISTORIC WINE CELLAR. Important DlHoov.crlc» Made l»y : Two German Explorers In Asia. Minor. The explorer, Dr. Belck, who was attacked in September last while prosecuting his studies in Asia Minor, haa made some interesting discoveries near Lake' Wan. He and Dr. Lehmann are searching for Chaldean inscriptions, and the cost of tlieir expedition is being defrayed from a fund to which the principal contributors are the kaiser and the "Virchlow institute, saya a Berlin, Dispatch in London Mail. According to letters dated Tiflis, November 20, the two explorers, in excavating among the ruins of a palace of the old Chaldean king Argasrt.es II., came across this monarch's wine cellar. It was filled with colossal earthenware vessels', a few of which have been secured for the Berlin museum. Of far greater importance, however, is their discovery of inscriptions on the drains of the pa]ace', whlchifuradsh a complete chronology to the time of the Assyrian king Tiglat Phalasar (about the eighth century before Christ). The Armen.ia.nipatriarchs!have been very gracious to the* two German explorers, and' have even allowed them the unwonted privilege of taking away an extremely interesting inscription from the wall of u'.ui old monastery. Dr. Belck and his colleague intend now to visit the upper Tigris, Mossul and Nineveh, and to continue theJr investigations in what is probably the home of the earliest civilization, the district between Mount Ararat and'the upper reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates. A FEAT IN GLASS BLOWING. OLD TRAPPERS DYING otri. An Unpretentious ItiuelJui Peuxunt SttowH Experts a Trlelc in Their Own Trade. Emperor Nicholas wislued to illuminate the Alexander column, in a grand style. The style of the round) lamps to be used for the purpose wasj indicated, and the glasses, ordered at the manufactory , wihere the workmen exerted! them>selves ini vain, and) almost blew the breath, out of their bodies, im the. endeavor to obtain the desiredi size. The commission, must be executed— that was self-,evid*nit; but how? A great premium was. offered to the one who could solve the problem. Again the human, bellows toiledi and- puffed. Their object seemed unattainable; when, at las* a long-bearded Russian stepped forward and declared that he could do it — he had strong lungs, he would only rinse his mouth first with a little water to refresh them. He applied his mouth to the pipe, and puffed to saich purpose that the vitreous ball swelled -and puffed nearly to the required dimensions 1 , up to them, beyond them. "Hold ! Hold ! " cried the lookers on. "You are dloing too much; and how did you do it all?" "The matter is simple enough," answered. thelong beard^ "butfirst, where' is my premium?" And when, he had clutched the promised bounty, he explained. He had retained some of the water in his mouth, which had passed thence into the glowing ball, andi then becoming steam had rendered him this good service. I'atbo» in Poland. What is sadder, says tire New York Times, than the way in which the Poles of Polish Russia were forced to greet- the coming centenary of their great poet, Mickiewicz, They were permitted to give mon-ey for ihe erection of a monument which Was to keep alive the memory of Mickiewicz, but were not allowed io print or mention in any way his naone. Tihe day ttye- monument was unveiled speeches were prohibited,, and no applause was heard. What the crowd did when the moaumeirt was seen was to keep a dead silence, but every head was uncovered. They Ticket Jauaiie»« VVorfcmen. Every workman in Japan is ticketed, labels, attached to hie cap and back, bearing his name, Ills business and Wf The*e Is JVo Ixmirer Any Money Itt Tramping tiie Bonlern Wood*. Trapping as a business has about ended in the eastern states. A few boys and improvident men still set traps along the various woods streams of Pennsylvania, New York and Maine, but the oildf-time trapper is going. The time was when, men hadi lines of traps up streams, over ridges and through swamps for scores of miles, through densest forest, a steel trap or dead fall, large enough' to hold a mink or marten, every quarter of a mile or BO, and a double-spring trap at "likely" places along the line, large enough to hold a fox, wolf, fisher or other bait thief. A couple or three bear traps were commonly on the line. Every 10 or 12 miles was a little shanty, with its pile of dry hickory, frying pan, a bag of salt and stretchers for the skins, all of which had been prepared lathe fall before the fur was prime. The longest lines took a week or 10 days to cover. Progress was slow. Snow had to be cleared away from the traps after a storm, the victims had to be skinned, the traps, re-set and re-baited. Deer were shot to supply the bait. All alone, the trapper, with an ax or rifle and a light pack conitadniug food, followed his line by the blaze marks he hod cut on the trees. It was a life, of toil and hardship. Sometimes the men, were lost, and in the spring, or years a-fter, their bones would; be found with the rusted' nx or rifle. The rerrumeration was not great, but large enough to be tempting in the days when sv prime mink brought $10' to $12 each. The old trappers are mostly dead. The new ones arc guides, and trapping for $100. to $300 a winter is not over- tempting to the men who get $3 to $5 per day guiding. MARRIAGE OF «'PERKINS." An Object Leni»on in the Economic* of Matrimony in the City of Chicago. They called- him "Perk" for short, because they were too bvisy to- get the "ins" to make the full name, says the Chicago Inter Ocean. Perk never <lid much in the way of support ing himself, but he let his married' sister do the providing. She hadi clone this for so many years that, lie began to think that it was, her duty. In the summer time he played a cornet at the "chutes" and, flirted' with) the girls. iLast summer he met a young girl at the 1 "chutes" and fell in. love with her. "When- winter came his occupation was gone, nnd he was too lazy to get nni- other. He spent hisi time calling on has summer girl, who was obliged, to work in a restaiarant at seven dollars, pei week to swpport herself. One Sunday recently Perk thought that life would be unbearable without has charmer, and, borrowing 20 cents from. hi» Bister, which was all the money she had, he came in from Bowmanville, found' his inamorata, and, to do the tMiig up in, romantic style, they eloped to "Wisconsin. It took the girl's week's wages to pay the railroad' fare across -Hue state line. They might have had» thiei knot tied here at less> expense, brat that would have taken out all the 3-oma,nce, Nobody would have prevented -their marryinig, as no one cared* After Perk had been married, he wrote to his sister, saying: "Will be home Monday night. I hope everything will be all right," It was all wrong. For when Perk and his bride returned to Bowmanville the door was 1 shut and they were told that t'kere was no room for them there. IN PARLOUS TIMES. of tine Oldcra Duy» HUd to Be Built Trflth Many Seei-et The onward march of building progress has unearthed many secrets connected with the old-time mansions of tlus city. The latest to yield up its se- •crets. to the world is the old Hamilton mansion, which has buffeted, the storms of a century and a half in Woodlands cemetery, says the Philadelphia Record. In tearing down, some of the side walls the destroyers discovered several ingeniously concealed stairways, These led from secret panels on the ground :floor to rooms in the second and third stories. Another secret stairway lead's 'to blind rooms, which also has. a secret existence. Why these rooms were built, there is much doubt. It is pretty well settled that William Hamilton, who bought the grounds and mansion in 1747, had these secret passages arranged so that he could escape If it became necessary. He was at one time resting under the charge of high treason, arid the times about the beginning of the revolution were anything but quiet. The Hamilton mansion is by no means the only house with these od'd retreats. The old Penn house in the Zoological gardens is- full of secret passages and stairways. There are passageways in that old house that no one living to-day can tell the one time utility of. If people passed through them It must have been done by lying down and crawling along, for it would admit of progress in no other way. vrith Sulphur. A Portland (Me.) man, who put sul- ;phur in his shoesi to prevent grippe found that he exhales sulphurous fumee, and that the silvea- change in his pocket turned quite black. He says that the silver watch of the mate of a 'vessel which brought a cargo of sul- •phur to Portland last week was thoroughly blackened, from the same cause. Mount Gannon on Sie-d*. The Canadian government, in order ta have the movements of its artillery :mad.e quick and eft ectdye, has mounted many cannon on slatte so that they may "be syrtftty drawn orey the snowy wa»te* •of AN OLD TREASURY NOTE. in 1S15 to Pay Arrenr* o* Wa* Debt of 1812 Tnrnn Up la New York. A certain $10 treasury note of the series of 1815. which was lately forwarded to the treasury department by the Fourth national bank some tame ago, is to be paid. The- note was received at the bank about a month ago from the First National Bank of Westfield, Mass. How it came into the possession of that- institution is not known here, says the New York Sun. The note was taken to the sub- treasury and returned, as the officials there had no way of proving its genuineness, nor any available funds to cash it. On. December 12 the note was.sent to Washington, where after various inspections, references and conferences it haa been identified with.others of the same issue. The issue was authorized on February 24, 1815, to pay arrearages in the expenses of the war of 1810. It- was for $2'5,000,000 originally, and the act allowed the reissuance of notes or their conversion into bonds. Of this amount $8,362,3*94- was actually 1 issued, and $7,183,740 reissued. The notes were redeemable in nine years or convertible into government bonds. When the notes themselves, were for amounts greater than $100 they bore interest, Init for less amounts were payable to bea-rer and did not draw interest unf 11 converted. Nearly all the issue was soon retired,'and the last note received at the treasury prior to the one now in hand was presented 1111842. The redemption of the note will be chargeable to the public debt, matured prior to 1801. The- note is held to be good for its face 1 value, because no date of maturity is mentioned on it. Some of the notes of the same issfce have been declared worthless, it is said, because they were not properly stamped and signed. SHOES FOR THE BOY. It !s Possible Tlmt Alaronn Will Throusli Trains from Minneapolis to Dos Molut* .snmlny. Two weeks ngo a time card bad been arranged for fast, trains from Minneapolis I o Des Moines, hut at the Inst mi mi to tho Minneapolis & Omalni of- lieiiil.s spoiled it by objecting to the ,-itii from )5l>m>rc north. It is now reported on sw.min.rly ti'oocl authority i,hat Iho new tniin will KCI on Sunday. The report is do Unite enough to put tin- train south through here at 2 o'clock in thn afternoon and the train north at 2:40. passing at I.uWrn.'. e*.; trains will briny Sunday timl. The lloy'B FUtlier Now Spur<Ml the Trouble, of HeiiUMiibcrliiw What Size He Wenw*. "The boy," said the yoimgster's father, according to the New York Sun, "goes throug'h n pnJr of shoes in two weeks; they will stand resoling once; so I have occasion.to'comiminicate with the store where I buy liis shoes twice a month; 12 times a year to buy new shoes, and 12 times to carry a pair to be repaired. "My memory is not the best ever was, and I couldn't always remember what size shoos the boy wore; so I'd have to ask his mother when I went to order a pair, bxit now I don't have any more trouble of that sort. I've had my name put down on the list that is kept by the salesman in charge of the department of boy's shoes where I go. "Ithas the narnes'ofhundreds>of boys on his list, with the name and address of the parents, and nobody ever has to bother to remember the size shoes worn by any of those boys—they're all down on the list. The boy's foot is fitted right to start with, nnd the, size is put down with his nam«, and 1 there's nothing more to do about that until hisfoothas grown so that it needs to be refitted. Ail that's necessary to, do in ordinary shoes for any of them is to sny send a pair of shoes for William, or John, or James, or Charles, a» the case may be, not even specifying the kind 1 unless shoes different from those ordinarily worn are wanted; and the same guide serves also in the purchase of overshoes and other footwear." NOTES ABOUT MANKIND. Where Men.- Are Taller or Heavier Thuu, Others—'JVnvelH of the Hloort. The average weight of a mam In the latitude of New York is 140 pounds, of a woman 125. The average height of Americans has been about live feet seven indues for men, five feet four for women-. The average has unquestionably been lowered by immigration of small races, like the Italian. In, Kentucky and, Veirmomt andl in, Minaiesota, where most immigrants are Scandinavians, the average height of man-is an inch or so greater. Lunatics are smaller than sane people, and are seldom fat. Oil the other hand,, centenarians are also generally small-boned and lean. The blood completes its circuit through! the body in. 22 seconds,, and in three minutes every drop passes- through the heart and, lungs and: is revitalized. Figure this out. A drop of bloodi will travel 61,330 miles a year. In 84 years a blood corpuscle w-ould travel 5,150,808 miles. For that matter, a reasonably active man walks about 297,000 males 1 —more than ten. times the earth's circiun. ference—in 84 years, just trotting about his, house and, office. The average weight of a man's brain is three pounds eight ounces; of a woman's slightly less, but, of course— A I/eao-uea Working- linker. A working baker has just convinced the savants of Paris that there is no royal road 1 to learning. He has -been awarded' a diploma of the Ecole du Louvre for a successful thesis on the book of Daniel. It fell to M. Ledraan, professor of the Ecole d-u Louvre, and M. Oppert, member of the institute, to examine the thesis, a.ud they and others had, to cond'e^Si that the baker's knowledge of Hebrew was. profound and accurate. So brilliant, indeed,. is thie thesis that, an, eflSort will be made to interest the state in its publication. M. Qalle, the name of this scholar in humble life, has ceasedi to unake rolls. He has become a corrector f.« the 'Jm- primel'ie Nationale, and it is expected that he will save even the mf>&t learned f rowmaklng blunders in ttejjr books. NEW FAST TRAINS RUMORED. LEGAL NOTICES. ration shall be transferred by the assignment i ot the stock cert) (Icates and snch transfer entered on the books of the corporation, or by presenting the said stock certificates, duly assigned, to the secretary for transfer. Stockholders shall have the option of purchasine any stock offered for sale at the price ana terms offered to others, and no stock shall he sold until stockholders have had ten days' notice of the price and terms of sale. F. D. CALKINS. A. O. CljABKE. GARDNER CO\VT,ES GEO. C. CAM,. K. V. SWETTINO. AI/BEUT REED. H. INOHAM. U. A. PALMER. 1U4 J. VV. HINCHOJT. Sonic Tcntli DIstrU-1 utic A Des Moines correspondent in the St. Loui? Globe Democrat Ifilkw of the chances of Dolliver and Shaw in the senutoi-ship contest in this stale. He says: Mr. Dolliver represents the Tenth district in congress. Gov. L. :••!. Shaw is also ii Tenth district man. Gov. Shaw has made a .good record in the executive cha.ii' and has been much talked of as a senatorial possibility. [J.'u is known to havti aiuhilions_iti that direction, but just now is devoting himself to his candidacy for :i second republican iKKriiniitioi) iiv governor, which h" will ivtieiv wil bout opposition. But tin; governor lias Mrrious aspiration- inward tlif si'iial.orsliip. and till calculations rank him as a factor. As between Gear and (.'uinniins, ( '11111- inins lias l he T'-ni.li district support for senator. Hut if. Shaw l>ivai;« in he, lining a Teni b diMricl man. would tnUi- a large, purl of the diMiict IUMIV from Cummins, fie would gel support in l,l«> lOli'Vi-nlli )i»il vonii' in other purls of the siate. Mr. Dolliver wants to protect hir- own political future. He hopes .-otue da.v to go to I he senate. He could lake I IK- Tenth district away from Gear. Cummins or Shaw. He is one of the most popular men in the state., lie has friends in every district and in every county. But. if Shaw could Vie elected 1,0 th(! senate it would be the end of Dollivur. The Tenth distric.t ooillrl not expect two senators in the same genera I ion. The situation simply is that if Oov. Shaw manifests a serious disposition to enter tin- senatorial race, Mr. Ditlliver will be forced into it in order to protect Ills own political future. There would be, no doubt of the Tenth district as between Shaw and Dolliver. The district would In.' for Dolliver. And with Dolliver actively a candidate, supported by the Tenth and much of the Eleventh, lie would ho it. serious factor. Miulc Xo Estherville Democrat: TirK UPPER DKS M DIN US says it is praclHially settled Unit i '"I. Humphrey will make the Algoua. band I lie regiment))! hand foi the Mud Town. Thi! colonel makes no mistake in this selection, as the boys lire musicians. J'JMAJ, NOTICES. NOTICE OF INCOSPO«ATION OF TIIK F, D. Calkins Notice is lu'i-c-by given that the undersigned have formed a corporation to carry on the bus luoss of owning and conducting a wholesale grocery store in complianco with the laws ol the sta'te of Iowa. The name of the corpora tion is The F. D. Calkins Company. The principal place of business is Algona, Kossuth county, Iowa. The general nature of the business of said corporation is owning and conducting a wholesale grocery store, and own ing, buying and selling, at wholesale, groceries, canned goods, meats, bottled goods, oils, vinegars, ciders, pickles, cigars, tobacco, grocery furniture and fixtures, stationery, flour, bags, china ware, earthen ware, glass ware, wooden ware, and all kinds of merchandise necessary to completely stock and equip a wholesale grocery, and all kinds of merchandise connected with and incidental to such business, including the buying and selling of real property. The authorized capital of this corporation shall be Fifty Thousand Dollars ($f)0,000.00), divided Into shares on One Hundred Dollars (8100.00) each, which shares are non-assessable and are to be issued or acquired only upon full payment of the sum represented by thorn; and said stock is to be issued and sold as ordered and directed by the board of directors of said corporation. The corporation will commence business on the lath day of June, 181)9, and shall continue twenty years unless sooner dissolved by a vote of the stockholders representing two-thirds o] the capital stock. The affairs of the corporation shall be conducted and mauaged by a board of flve directors, selected from and elect ed annually by the stockholders of said corporation ; each director shall hold his ottlce foi one year and until his successor is elected and qualified; and a majority of said directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Said board of directors shall have full power to make and adopt the neces sary by-laws, rules and regulations for the government of and to carry out the objects of the corporation, and shall have power to fil] all vacancies occurring in its membership between annual elections, by the appointment of suitable and eligible person or persons to hold office for the unexpired term, and may author ize the manager to contract indebtedness In amounts not to exceed, in the aggregate, two- thirds of the capital stock actually paid in. The officers of the corporation shall be a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, ami business manager, who shall be elected by th« stockholders at the annual meeting. Each officer shall hold his olllce for one yea* and until his successor is elected and qualified. The annual meeting of the stockholders shall be keld on the second Monday in May, 1000, and on the second Monday of May during each succeeding year, at Algona, Kossuth county, Iowa. Until the first annual meeting in Mav 1000, and until their successors are elected and qualified, the following persons shall be directors of the corporation: F. U. Calkins A. D. Clarke, Gardner Cowles, and Geo C Call of Algona, Iowa, and C. W. Spaulding'ot'llor- ton, Iowa; and until the first annual meeting in May, 1000, and until their successors are elected and qualified the following nersons shall be officers of the corporation; F D Calkins of Algona, Iowa, president; A D' Clarke of Algona, Iowa, vice president- C w' Spauldiugof Horkm, Iowa, secretary C w' Spaulding of Horton, Iowa, treasurer;' and F' D. Calkins of Algona, Iowa, business manager' The aggregate indebtedness of the corporation shall at no time exceed two-thirds of the can- itul stock actually paid in; and the private property of the stockholders of this corporation shall in no event be liable tor corporate debts or undertakings, and the articles of incorporation shall never be amended to the contrary. In all other particulars the articles of incorporation may be amended or modified at any annual meeting of the stockholders 01 at any special meeting of the stockholders called for that purpose, upon the stockholders representing two thirds of the capital stock voting for such amendment, a copy of said proposed amendment having been filed with the secretary at least thirty days previous to such meeting, and the secretary shall mall to each stockholder a copy of said proposed amendment within five days from the date said proposed amendment Is tiled with him Title to veal estate shall be taken in the corno rate name, and the president and secret?™ shall execute conveyances of the same in tii« name of the corporation. All checks receipts and drafts of the corporation shall be Bigned by the president and business manager iwd all other written contracts and eertiHcatBs stock shall be signed by the president and s. retary. At all meetings of the stockiioid«,-» each stockholder shalf be entitled toTone vote for each share of stock heiu by him and stand ing in bis name on the books of the O ow»auv which vote he may cast In person or bv w?i?' ten or printed proxy. Th/stocU of the corpo AMENDMENTS TO TIIK AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE Algona Deposit and Loan Association Know all Men by These Presents: That on the 18th day of April, A. D. 1899. at Algona, Iowa, at a regular meeting of the stockholders of the Algona Deposit nnd Loan Association called for that purpose, the following amendments to the articles of Incorporation of the sntd association were adopted, as follows, towit: ARTICLE III. Amend by striking out the last sentence and Insert, the following In lieu thereof: "Subscribers for stock shall pay such membership fee as the bylaws may prescribe." ARTICLE IV—LOANS. Sue. "i. Strike out the words "No loans will be made until three mniuhs' stock dues have been paid, and." Sec. (!. Amend by striking out the whole section, and In Its place insert the following: " Sec. 0. Borrowers shall pay such Interest monthly in advance at not to exceed eight per cent, per annum, and such premium not to ex owd four per cent, per annum, as the bylaws may proscribe." Sec. !). strike out the entire section and amend l>\- Inserting the following in its place: " Her. si. If any borrower fails to pay on his loan tin' minimum monthly payment named in his note, fut three months or more, or if the withdrawal value of his stock at anytime should bo luss than the sum of any fines, taxes, assessments, insurance or other .stipulated or legal charges on the stock or security and so continue for three months or more, then the whole principal sum shall at once become due and payable at the option of the directors, without notice to the mortgagor, and foreclosure proceedings may at once be commenced to recover the amount due. Provided, that if a member has at any time paid more than the minimum required payments, he shall not be in default until the said surplus payments have been used up." Sec. 10. Amend by Inserting the words " Insurance, assessments, taxes, abstract fees or other stipulated or legal charges on the stock or Hecnrlty." after the word "premium" and before the words " and lines." Sec. 1.1. Strike out entirely and amend by inserting the following in Its place: " Sec. 11. Except by consent of the executive committee no loans may be paid off prior to maturity other than upon the annual anniversary of their date upon payment of thirty days' interest and premium In advance of the date of payment and after thirty days' notice of the intention so to do. Payments of jflOO or any multiple thereof may be made upon the same conditions, or the borrower may pay up one or more of his shares and apply the same upon the loan, thus reducing the interest and premium and number of his shares." Insert the following new section: " Sec. 13. The directors may, at any time within the limits set In these articles, increase or decrease the rates of interest and premium upon loans previously made to correspond with the rates then offered to borrowers, provider! that no borrower shall pay higher rates than those specitled in his note given for the loan. In case of reduction and at the borrower's option tin' monthly payments may be correspondingly less <ir continue at the old rate, in the latter cuse the amount of the monthly reduction being credited as an additional pay ment upon the stock, but tlw minimum stock payment shall in no case be less than the sum agreed upon when the loan was made, unless specially authorized by the directors." AHT1C1,B VI—WITHDRAWAI.S. Sec. ]. Strike out the entire section and insert the following: •' Sec. 1. Total withdrawals of installment stock, Class 'A,' not cancelled or harrowed upon, may be made on request at any time after six months from issue as follows, to-wit: After .six months and prior to twelve mouths from issue, all of the dues paid In; after twelve mouths fro n issue, all the dues paid in and ninety per cent, of the dividends apportioned, less the expense." Sec.:.'. Strike out and insert the following: " Sec. 2. Holders of prepaid stock, Classes ' H ' and ' C,' may withdraw after one year upon request, and shall receive the amount paid in on the stock with ninety per cent, of the dividends declared, less expense and any cash dividends paid. The directors may permit an earlier withdrawal." Sec. 4. Amend by adding the words: " Payments made under Sections 1 and a of this article shall be in full settlement of all claims under the stock and are subject to any deductions for indebtedness to, or par.tial withdrawals paid by the association, and, except on Class ' I)' stock, to any assessment made under Article o hereof." Sec. 7. Strike out the entire section and insert the following: " Sec. 7. Partial withdrawals of dues and dividends may be made by the owner of free stock at any time after six months, in any amounts, provided that they do not amount to within ten dollars of the total withdrawal value at the time." Sec. 8. Amend by adding the words: " Provided that stock maturing between dividend dates shall participate in the earnings until the next dividend is apportioned, and no longer." ARTICLE VII. Sec. 2. Amend by striking out the words "or sale" after the word "rental." Sec. ;j. Amend by striking out all the words after the second word "exceed" and insert the following in lieu thereof: "One and one-half per cent, for each six months or fraction thereof upon the average book value of each share I of Class 'A 1 stock, to be deducted from the book value semi-annually." Sec. 4. Amend by adding the words: " The directors may pay the expenses, subject to the same limitations as to amount, from the gross profits, thus declaring net dividends." Sec. B. Amend by inserting the words •' and sales of real estate" after the first word "withdrawals." Strike out the words " of the withdrawal profits or the excess of the expense fund" after the words " so much." Insert the words " in addition to a sum equal to five per cent, of the excess of the assetsover $100,000" after the second word " dollars." ARTICLE VIII—STOCK, Sec. 2. Strike out the entire section and Insert the following In lieu thereof: ' Sec. 2. The minimum monthlypaymenton free running stock (Class 'A') shall be 34 cents per share, and on pledged stock such sum. not less than 34 cents, in addition to the monthly interest and premium, as may be fixed in the note, to be paid at the home office on the first day of every month that the stock is In force, until maturity. Share-holders may pay any sum in excess of the minimum at any time." Sec, 3. Amend by striking out the words "at the rate of" after the word "Issued" and insert in lieu thereof the words " upon payment of not less than." Insert the words " not to exceed" between the words " of " and "six," and strike out the words '• assessed or" In the last sentence. Add the words " All or part of the cash dividends may be left with the association if the holder desires." Sec. 4. Amend by striking out the words " at the rate of" after the word " Issued" and Insert in lieu thereof the words " upon payment of not less than." Strike out the words " assessed or" In the last sentence. . AIITIOLB XI. Amend by striking out, the words "one year" and insert the words " three years" after the word "office." Insert the words "The tenure of office of six of the present board Is hereby extended so that only three shall retire each year. The six Individuals and their respective terms shall be determined by lot" after word "qualified." Strike out the last the sen- ARTICLE XIV, .,,,; j 7, ***«ofmg. OLLIIVO uui. mi m^u* v— w , ord .', represented" and Insert in lieu there- v. ' These amendments shall go Into effect fLllQ nftf*ftTtt& ftria-mi+ttm _„ AT. „ ia_T?.J. Anir f\f Wfl.V. *«! an 8ha11 not , „, V F P r , the Purposes of withdrawal tlie °»n fad dues ouly up to July 1, 1889, of stock now in force shall be understood by t*e words " all dues paid In" and be the basis of ^"Ifinent.. In all other respects these amend- 1 n f H'Wy to «iU stock, present and futwff' AH future issues shall be under the articles as hereby amended and the by-laws and regulations established to govern the same." . THOS. r. COOKE. President, g. K. SAVERS, Vice President-

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