The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 12, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 12, 1894
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; A*- ttBHJBLtOAJf, Al&ONA* ALGONAjlEPtJBLlCAN BY MILTON STARR. Terms of SubseHptloh. '>n<» copy, one year. In aetvatiee $1.50 OMP copy, six months, in advance 76 'inf copv. three months, tn advance........ 40 Snii«'erlpti'>n« oonUnne till OTdered Stopped rttid all ;irre»r;vKes are paid. A liErtWLICAN LANDSLIDE. The result ot tin- elections in Vt-r mont and Maine is u- landslide nf' mi- ueard of proportions to the republican party. Vermont gave tin; greatest republican plurality since 1872, upwards of 28,000, \vhih> Maine on Monday rolled up tin.! largest republican inajoriu ever re'ConU'd in the history of that state. The'latest, estimated in;ijorit> is 37.000. Every county went republi can and every republican candidate for coliKi-CHs \vns elected, Torn Heed's majority leading at about 10,000. The leg isiaturo republican by an estimated majority ol' 125. rnu'i-.iible directly to the president's cab- uii't. i)tit it is well known that Clevc- iiiiil was in frequent cemstiltatlon with In- rti'iiatis eoiumkU'i 1 , ami thai ho was >.\ commitliii! understood to consent to thu nruendrnents proposed. ;-,\<-n when lio wrote his sensational letter to Wilson, at H time when the •imntn \\nsvooal with denunciation il tli 1 .'. proposed >j>il't lo the sugar trust and of tho senators implicated in sugar •ipee-iilationa. Cleveland not only did tinl.condemn tho senate amendment, tint, explicitly approved it. lie said: '• Whih> no tcndornnss should bo eutrr^ for trusts mid while I am deuiiUnUy :l to granting thorn ululor tho truise: ariff tiixiiUon any opportunity to fii!'- THEY ARE ALL GUILTY. The anxiety of hitherto willing candidates to keep off the democratic state ticket and to give all the chances for congress to populists wherever they can be persuaded to take (hem are local phenomena easily explained. There is a prevailing democratic desire this fall to be inconspicuous, to bo as much as possible engrossed in private business and to be as little as possible indenti- lied with politics. It'is believed by democrats and conceded by republicans that there is going to be a suttle- inent with the, democratic party this fall such as has not been had lately. and that prudence dictates a strict avoidance of the scene of the wreck. .Looking at the national political field, •we find democratic politicians actuated by the one motive of getting away as far as possible from the taint of responsibility for the work done by then- party in congress. Nobody wants to be unnecessarily indeutified with it any more than they want to be caught in states prison clothes. If protestations of virtue counted for anythhiffwe should feel compelled to believe that it was by somu wicked republican conspiracy that the democratic party finds itself in its present forlorn condition, for about every democrat has protested that he was not responsible for the tariff bill which they all unite in condemning. -But when the history of the bill is written finally and with impartiality the blame will be quite evenly distributed between the house, the senate and the president. Even if all the blame could be saddled upon the senate, the condition, of the democratic party would not be bettered. It is absurd to suppose that the democratic party can ever get along without the conservative senators and what they represent in democratic votes, and it is absurd to suppose that they will cease to lead and to dictate in the senate. The fact is that in so far as they insisted on retaining protection for the interests of their states they were conserving the interests of the democratic party of their states as well, which would be ruined by an actual administration of democratic medicine. There is every reason to believe tTKat so long as Ohio, New Jersey, and Maryland are represented by democratic senators they will be represented by men who will demand ample protection and get it. The democratic party can not do business in the future without them anymore than it has done in the past, and any man who votes for democratic supremacy must vote for it, if he is intelligent, with the knowledge that the party is going to be dominated bylGorman, Brice and Smith, or men of their kind. But when it comes to the question whether . these senators were- alone guilty, 'nobody can look at the facts and believe that they were, So far as the sugar schedule is concerned, the ^Louisiana senators and the sugar trust were given assurance what it would be before Cleveland was elected, and with Cleveland's knowledge and consent. All that was disclosed by Gorman's speech, the statements of which have not been denied. In his letter to Catchings Cleveland poses as an implacable enemy of the sugar trust, while Chairman Wilson js after the same trust with his pop gun sugar bill, 4wt the fact is that both did all they could to help the trust to what it got, Before congress met a tariff bill was prepared by Wilson and Carlisle, as an administration measure, in which the sugar trust wag given substantialJy what it finally secured, including a djf* ferentiai duty of a quarter of a cent on wfined sugar- Wilson championed this measure in the committee, but his sugar schedule was voted down, But $be protection of the svjgar trust BPt eeas,e to bj an object of \o the Cleveland administration, for when the witeon bill went to the sen< ; »te it wsj pvowptJy amended and the was wfiU eared for. It jte that Cleveland's <s4aua which Je a part of the law today, , $U»«8hfedn)9 wag »at ft go oniiwed to granting thorn ululor tho guise: of tariff taxation any opportunity to further peculiar methods. I suggest that wo ought not, to he, driven away from the. democratic principle and policy which lead to the. taxation of sugar by the fear, quitr, likely exaggerated, that in carrying out this principle and policy we may indirectly and inordinately encourage n, combination of sngar-rofining interest.*." The burden of Cleveland's complahit in that letter was the refusal of the senate to carry out the free raw materials pledge of the national platform, but ho had himself in his letter of acceptance changed the party watchword from free to "freer" raw materials, at at the same time assuring the protected industries of the country that their interests would not be overlooked when it came to the work of tariff reform. He evidently lacked the courage to trust his own chances for the presidency on the party platform, and so made another for himself. When that had served his purpose he considered it "perfidy and dishonor" in the senate not to redeem the platform promise which lie had himself repudiated. lie wanted coal and iron placed on the free list, but that itself seems only to have been a pretence, for Senator Vest declares ttiat it was the fault of the house conferees, with whom Cleveland consulted daily, that they were not put there. The action of the house, in hastily withdrawing the bill from the conference committee and passing it. placed a weight of responsibility upon the house and tho president which' they are not honest enough to admit. The final and conclusive test of Cleveland's sincerity came when the bill went to him for approval or rejection. It was not dreamed when he wrote the Wilson letter that he would permit a measure so iniquitous as he characterized the senate bill, and one so tainted with party "perfidy and dishonor." to become a law, but when Gorman turned the light of truth upon his crooked course the country was prepared to sue him stultify himself again, and there was not tho leastsurprise when he gave the bill an ungracious assent. , The great game that has been played from the start by every democrat who fias had any responsibility in saddling the tariff bill upon the country seems to have been to make it appear that some other fellow did the bad work, at the same time looking very carefully to see that it was done. The Vermont election resulted in a majority of upwards of 28,000 for the republicans, tho largest majority known in that state since tho landslide to Grant in 1873. It is said that with a like republican vote in Iowa according to population wo would have a majority of 140,000. There is no use to talk about this being anything hut a republican year. It is the expressed opinion of Senator Mills that not a thousand people in the whole country are satisfied with new tar- riff law. That is a sweeping indictment of the democratic party. The Christian Scientists of Burlington have petitioned the school board to dominate tho study of physiology from their course, on the ground that it is wrong to iustill into tho youthful mind the idea that there is an organic body, The board refused tho petition. They seemed to have no doubt of all tho people down there hayiijg bodies. Their oonly doubt was whether they were all properly litted up with minds. There has been much talk about the high prices paid to authors for their con<- tributions, and Eudyard Kipling seems credited with getting about the biggest money per word over paid for literary work, but the democratic senators contribT uted a few lines to the tariff bill that cost tho United States more than all the authors in the country have earned since the adoption of the constitution. . • ' ./ .., ..,.,. ' - ,. .". ... ,' .u,;.i;taX . * The populists of Cpjorada Uave disgraced themselves by the renoinj nation of Waito for governor, There was a great fight in the convention over the admission of delegates, and whe« the Waite faction got a favorable report from the committee on credentials the majority were hdwjecj down when they tried to speak. The antUWftite faction withdrew from the convention, The fourth district republicans honored themselves by the ' renomination of Co igressman Updergraff by acclaina* tion, In his populist state convention speech Gen, We,ayer, dwelling OR the necessity ,ef getting yptes from the 4ej»oer$Uc an4 re* publican parties, reajjB4efi the con,ve»liojj that M you, eap't have all honest men in party, 1 ' So. far &s he is }s wiping jhat dishonest ao4 dishonest republicans 8hj«14 or him,, jt'g a poor pio.$pjB£i, Weaver ba? i» f wwMi the boaesty, n.-ii! and ptirtht fMhiritecoTice an president a fat old frftnd." Tt is i that ten yojtrs ago Tillttian had soon n, railroad, a bank or a hotnl. ] is a bright, scholar whon it comas nitions. T!4S€<X : ^^^ ''"'••" '' ~"":^ •"'"•-••; ^-^A-cVf-' BMtii«,-i»fe -"V •••'•: • • * * - ^ -••'"*' The DPS Moincs Register say distinguished Totvan who has away: ITi* was a unique caree tics. lie tv'a<i a man who w.13 tift«timos dnctnd governor of the state, States senator and served ^ presidents cabinet, and still amati'*jPo never sought a political offico. tie A* the man for tho times, tho man for th' *«at places that hcocMipicd. Ho filloi^Ji of them well and yot without, effort,^JRiout pretense. Wo can, in a mcus&gVrealize the greatness and the strengt^l?the man by considering how easily li/vypid all these groat offices. Ho was a »/o» of moderate education, but of strong/Jpiral qualities. He, was a rugged man,/$Jifint in his day and in his way. The Sioux City .loir' ,f\ says that "the overwhelming nt/jiffity of tho voters of the* 1 ' /United States lid tea, which is another circumstance;/that will make it hard for the democratic party to faco tho people." It is to bfc/emombored, whlluon the subject, that if tho democrats over got down to business again they will tax tea and eolTco, too. That is their idoa. The populist s I/a to platform calls for free coinage at 10,'to 1, opposes tho issuo of United States bonds under any cirenm- staneos. opposes higher freight rates, favors pensions' without discrimination as to rank, and favors tho submission of all legislative acts to popular vote. The last mamod proposition is tho latest fad. , J,t is called tho "referendum." It is probably as impracticable as any of tho impracticable things over prososod by that impracticable party. Here! is tho way the. Cedar Rapids Republican sixes up tho Iowa democratic campaign: What a jabber it will bo when tho democratic congressional candidates got on tho stump this fall. Bashor in the third will ho against Cleveland, and Daniels, just oy or tho lino, will be sounding his praises. Hays will bo administration to tho backbone on tho eastern border. Weaver will preach anti-Clovclandism on the extreme west, Bancroft will dish up free silver in the corner, and Stuart freo everything in tho southwest. Down around Burlington it will ho about half and half. In the sixth it will, be mixed and in the fourth about two-thirds Cleveland and jno-third populist. All will curse Gorman while praising his bill. Oh, it will be great, this canvass will. s It will he as confusing as the operations around ancient Babel, and about, as successful. It is u singular declaration by tho Dos Moincs Loader that the populist platfppn adopted at DCS Moincs "embodies;political heresies to which the people of Iowa. ; caii' novor subscribe." The- ^heresy"' ospoci-* tally referred to is .the 10 to 1: fr.oo coiriages plank, which tho leader' 'truthfully say£ " amounts to a demand for fiat money." But that is the plank which the populist candidates for congress arc standing on, and tho democrats in half the districts 'of Iowa are expected to vote for them. The Leader says the money plank is the essential feature of the platform, and it should bo rejected by every intelligent voter. But the Loader itself favors tho plan by which half of the democratic votes of this state are to be cast for congressmen, who represent that principle more than any other. Hosv much honesty is there in Iowa democracy anyway? '/^he' state convention itself adopted a stiff hard money platform, but to-day tho men who wrote it and voted for it are hard'at for fiat congressman. IT IS THE THING. '" • Buffalo Center Tribune: The ,A1- gona EBPUBLICAN is in favor of the adoption by the republicans in its county of the primary syetem of nominating county candidates. The fact that there area few changes from this .to the convention plan where the primary system has been-given a thorough trial is strong argument for its claim to absolute fairness and justice to all, 'nit is more expensive to the party than the convention system, and also to the candidates. But these are really no drawbacks, because the ticket nominated is nearly always the strongest o'ije possible under the circumstances, There is less chance for trickery and consequently less soreness among de' - feated candidates because of a feeling that they were not fairly treated. DOES THE INSTITUTE PAY? The Iqwa Normal Monthly answers the question, It sayss Does it pay teachers and advanced pupils to attend the county institute, is often asked. We have no hesitancy in sav» ing that a good, weli*condwctei inst'i* tute is a most profltaWe training school. The tuition for a three'Week'g session is only 91, The whole expense need not exceed $10 or $J8 for a single year, Those who attend regularly way secure an excellent review, get acquainted with the teachers of the county, and come in tpuch with the best school men ana methods of the state, The year of J894 has popula.iv jjsed the institute beyond all prceedt ense, Everywhere have the enroll meats increufifea, yud. the attendance bwow« t ft»t»j»B«»l. The only pity is tha.t tee §eho Q j s cannot; regain in season flve or fix w.eefcj m^egd, of two or toe, Such a, pja. reach, c^ntry" teachers, aqfl the aolutiQn ef the rural s.QbaQl Jem. notice J wffl MM at way aow»priw» ^ tblsjs thJ.tiwe of y$av I mj&e ray FOR THE BIGGEST AW) the Prospect Now Is for tfafe Lafgets iDisplajr in tHfe History of the Society. GREAT BICYCtB CUAMPMS TO MCE, fiurt Edmonds ane Byrd Mfldre to be ifi the Five Mile feicycte K:ac6—Ekfiy Ss ares Asked for. Secretary Ijutiftr reports that the prospects for the JFair this year are better than evejr before in tho history of the .Agrictiltural society. Many entries have already been received in the horse, ctittlo and hog department. The secretary requests' that entries, especi" ally in the^e departments, be made this week, if possible, in order that the executive committee may provide! suitable accotnmodatiein for all. It is iioped that all who can come will bring in Siitnples of grain, vegetables and fruit, as this year, whon failure from drouth is so cftmmon in many localities, is a very opportune time to make a notable exhibit in these department. .Expert judges in the horso, cattle, sheep and hog departments havo been recovered, utiel additional stalls for cattle, and pens for slieep and swine will bo provided. New accommodations forpoul- try are in process of construction, and the liberal premiums offered insure an exhibit of poultry that alone will be worth going to see. All who come will be well entertained as in aeldition to the usual program of horse races, a full program of bicycle races lias been arranged for each day. The prizes offered are sufficient to attract the best riders in this section of the country. A five mile open race has been arranged for. and the society has assurance that Bert Edmunds, state champion, and Byrd Moore, his strongest competitor in the first raco in Des Moines, will both be present and participate in the race. Races are also arranged open only to wheelmen of Kossuth county. Below is the program: FIRST DAY, THURSDAY,'SEPT. 20. Open to all Amateur Wheelmen. HALF MILE. First Prize-Gold Mortal, value '.$20 00 Second Prl/.o-Gold Modal, value 9 00 Third Prize—Samson Lug'g'afjo Carrier value 1 00 ONE MILE. First Prize—Gold Modal, value $20 00 Second Prize-Gold Modal, value. 10 UO Third Prize-Bicycle Bolt, value 1 00 FIVE MILE. First Prize-Gold Medal, value ....$25 00 Second Prize-Gold Medal, value . ..... 9 00 Third PrlKo-Bllllnff's Bicycle Wrench, value •• 100 SECOND DAY, FRIDAY, SEPT..21. Open to Amateur -Wheelmen who are residents of Kossuth County only. First Prize-Gold Modal, value.... 815 00 Second Prize—Gold Medal, value 0 00 Third Prize-Gold Modal, value. ..... 4 00 Fourth Prize—One Pair Bicycle Shoes. value 1 00 J3f~Entries close 12 M. each day. ADDITION AND DIVISION. Tlaat Is to Be the Lesson for the Voters •!f .; .-.ten- ... ...- . ',••.-•;-.,••.! •..',< ; ..;-.. 1 '..of Kossuth to Study this Fall--Shall ', the County be Divided into Supervisor Dfstricts and Shall the ' Number be Seven ? The supervisors have decided to give the voters the opportunity, at the coining election, to decide whether they want a division of the county into supervisor districts and an increase ot the number of supervisors to seven. The demand for an increase appears to derive its main strength from the large territorial extent of the county. In case the voters of the county shall decide for a division of the county into supervisor districts, the division will be made by the board, who will be guided by the statute requiring the division to be so made, that the. districts shall be of approximately equal population, that the territory of a district shall all be contiguous, and that no township shall be divided. Then at next year's election any district so set off which shall b6 without a hold over supervisor shall elect one, and this process shall go on, as terms expire, until each district has a supervisor by its own election, The question of division into districts and that as to the increase-in the number of supervisors, are to be voted on 'separately. It has been suggested to the REPUBLICAN that an agreement might be very easily arrived at under the present*system for a division into districts, to be recognized by both parties, and that the county conventions might adopt arule relegating the nomination of candidates for supervisors to the delegates of the several districts, The election, ot course, would have to be, under the law, by vote of nil the ejectors of the county, but the territorial appprtionment and the choice of supervisors. by districts would be substantially the same as under an actual division* It is recognised that the pulling and baling of sections in the nominating conventions and. the haphazard, handing that ensues, is nn- satisfactory as well as unpleasant, and that there must be a correction of the method employed by common eonstmt in case a Jegal division is not made, We regard the matter ef the number pj supervisors as one of minor importance, The palpable, evil and injustice is in the custom of selection* . FERSOi^fi NO?BS, Miss Tillie Cramer attendea the fun* eral gt Prof, Qep, Beej at Spencer day. . Jmf, j, a , with wham geveral yearsi as ormal SciiQQl, ' td atteM the State 'tjhivfefsifcy n( j sota. W. Mi«- . Quafton arid wife are enjoying a visit frotn Tho's. Quattoh and wife, of Tfftcy, Minnesota. Mr. Qoar- ton is a brother of our 'townsman and a lawyer. Mrs. frank S'ieaiiliM ahd " 3rahd- nia" watefhotise' left Monday for Mih- tieapolis to Visit friends, goiilg by the North Western. ' Will, llaggatd, fejretila!} of the life" rtmbiuAlSf offlce, left for Milwaukee Friday for a visit of a cottple of wetsks. it is a Well deserved Vacation. Lewis II. Smith attd wife ate off foi' a two-mohths tfip to tire Pacific crtast, the chief points to be Visited beitig Tacotna and Evet-ett, ' Mi-Si Smith visiwd friends at Mitiheapolis eii route fliid Mr. Sniith jointed hef there. Judge 0ai-y aiul wife, of Chicago, vvbo have beett the guests of Mi', atid Mrs. E. V. Swetting for a couple of weeks, returned to the city Monday. Miss Elder, of Garner, is visiting with Mrs. A, J» Lilly this Week* Miss Florence Straw, a daughter of Dr. Straw* of Wells, Minn., has been visiting the famiiy,of 6eo. E. Clarke; Miss Cora Setchell is in Chicago this Week. Mr, John Bossingham, of Joiiet, 111., is visiting his brother, Wm. B. Bossingham. Mr. BossiHghatn Was one of the keepers of the Joiiet penitetitary for twenty-five years, but was ousted by the Altgeld administration because of his republican politics. Mrs. Janet Mclntyro has been quite ill for the past week. Thos. McEnroe is back from Ireland, where he went to look up his uncle's estate. He reports it as something worth haviug but not at once available. F. D. Csilkins, of Germania, whs 'registered at the Tennant house yesterday. S. S. Sessions land wife visited at Des Moines last week. Frank E. Tellier has gone to Grinnell. He starts in at Iowa College as a freshman. Justice E. II. Clarke left last evening for Lincoln, Neb., to visit his brother Will. Wm. Watts and Elizabeth Welfare are lincensed to wed. Mr. II. Haggard and family, of Minnesota, are visiting his brother, D. A. Haggard and family. Joseph Haberger and Louise Long, of West Bend, were married in the Clerk's office, Monday, by Justice Clarke. S. B. liaw, of Hutchins, visited with Prof. Lilly last Monday; He accompanied his daughter to the normal school here. A NEW BRICK. Building on the Wigwam Cqrner— E. J. Gilmore Will Put Up a One -Hundred foot Store.— Other Building Talk. V. . E.J. Gilmore has bought the corner lot >vest of , the Wigwam, von' which Dihgley '& -MofEatt's real 'estate has stood and will >at once put up H . a' solid brick store one hundred feet deep \and two stories high. The ground has been cleared already and the excavation of the basement is now going on. Jim Cowan has the contract for the erection of the building and* the inside plastering, the work to be completed by JDec- :ember first. . Mr. Gilmore builds this .for his own use. He will stock it with groceries, of course. There is a good prospect for other real estate transactions in that neighborhood, which if consummated will mean another front, but no definite results are yet to be chronicled. Mr. Gilmore's front is to be of pressed brick. H A BOOMING NORMAL. . The last fall term at the normal schbpl enrolled 27 at the close of the first week. The close of the first week of this term, shows aii attendance of 52, Miss Celia Johnson, a sister of -Prof. D. E. Johnson, arrived last Saturday, Miss Johnson takes charge of the shorthand and typewriting department at the normal school. SWEA^CITy WEDDINGS. There seems 'to be a very decided tendency ih the -direction of matri mony at Swea City; 'and before it is' at an end we know pot how many prominent and promising young men may be sacrificed to make good matches, THE REPUBLICAN had been getting ready to celebrate in fitting manner the coming nuptials of Dr, Heflin, little dreaming that a younger man would come m ahead of him, but such was the case, for Mr, Ed, M, Byan ancl Miss Minnie D, Bergren, of that town, came down last;. Wed,nes4ay, Qbjaiped their license an£;wer,e married' on the spot by Justice^,, Hf Clarke,, jn the consummation 'of *bls 'own bappijoi.ess, the grppej dj4- not forgef bfc. frftnil, thetotpr, but carried fayme with Jrite a liftbBtf permjtting r. , F. .',0. Olson , te in fhe andMjss 'Jennie, .wbipb they will 4 many invited gjje ate? camera his ^ortHn^g /wjth |WM City. h§ 18 aJreajtyreMgBteed. aa-'OBe of leading ,< phywciaps pf the north Hii briae who is- to be, is the ej?vjspr Olaon, a»d nd pretty giili oj AFTER THE WUN THISTLE Discoveries of ftuSSiftti thistles in Vari~ •• cms P&tib 6f the County—They Will . be tJealt With Vigorously and Kept Out. JNPKTBD, - Palo Aitd and tiickinsdn in Spots—The . Law tef the feiterttiiflatidn of the Jim ftiveif Supervisor ChUbb paid some attention to the Kussian thistle business last of weeki The question of dealing with the pest was discussed at length by the board, and it was decided to take Vigorous measures, to suppress the weed at its first appearance. The Agricultural College was applied to for, cuts and bulletins for distribtt* throughout the county, to put farmers and others on their guard and to uniform them of the appearance of the plant and the proper means of extermination. When these aie received doubtless a general war will be declared. After giving the matter alittleinves- tigation MivUhubb has come to the Conclusion that there is no use in mincing matters or trying to cover up tbe danger to which the county, and the whole state, is subjected. On a farm near tbe crossing of the North* western and Burlington railroads, in , the northern portion pf the county, he found the thistles growing in large numbers. They were not a bit stunted by the dry weather. In fact, their exuberant appearance tallied well with the statement made in the letter Which the BDPUBLICAN last week reprinted from the Inter Ocean, that dry weather is good for their health. The sneci- mens brought down by Mr. Cfiubb showed but a slight turning to carmine,. the change of color having hardly begun as yet. At the (Milwaukee stock, yards, in Algona, a few other specimens were found. These plants are directly traceable to a couple of cars of hogs shipped in here from Dakota two of years ago by J. J. Wilson. As soon as their presence was discovered the; section men got after them, and ably not a specimen could now be found along the Milwaukee -line in tht county. Mr. Wagner, one of the supervisors! of Palo Alto county, whose farm isf near the Kossuth county line, was overf visiting Mr. Chubb a few days ago. Mr. Wagner says he found lots of Bus- \ sian thistles on his farm but has cleared them off, He states^that they] have appeared in other portions of: thei county, and that the .supervisors are* after them over there. The Spirit Lake Beacon speaks up iiS warning on this question, and say's there probably is not a township in Dickinson county which is wholly free from Russian Thistles. The question came up before the Kossuth county board whether the agitation of the question at ibis timewtis Eolitic in view of the effect it might aye in keeping new settlers out, of the county. It was very properly • concluded that tbe rights of- <tne • settlers now here ought to be Considered of first importance, and Ben Smith, of Ramsay, expressed the sensible opinion that settlers need not be kept out of the county in that s way, but that they would, on the other hand, conclude that Kossuth was settled by a class of farmers who propose to keep such pests at a distance and would be favorably impressed by that fact. The truth appears to be that this whole western country is threatened, and that only vigorous measures at the, start will prevent a general spread of the weed. THE I^AWi Following are principal sections of the law passed by the legislature. An act for the suppression of tbe Russian thistle or saltwort (salsoll Jcall variety tragus). Be It enacted by tho [General Assembly of the State of Iowa: , . , .. . Section 1. That It shall be unlawful for any land owner or occupant of lands or lots, or corporation or aBsp^ejiatlon^of persons, own- or any puhli* , ___ T ,, M _ __ —„ .- . or highway, to allow to grow to maturity thereon the Busslan thistle, or saltwort, salsoli kali variety tragus. Seo.3. That it shall Be the'duty of eyery person or corporation so owning^ occupying. or controlling lands, lots or otper real Rro- pertyor any highway supervisor Of other public offices having onarge of RW street or highway, to out and burn or,otuerwUe eptiw- ly destroy any Russian thistles growing on satd premises, rigbt-ofvway, highway or street, between the &th day of Awg. and'lOtb days of September of eaob,year, ap4 any peiv spn, corporation or public officer negleotlpg- to destroy nil sueb Russian thistle? Between said dates, af tep notice of tj»elr presence,.' in, writing, to #Ud. person OP corporation pr "_*« o» ', ffr; _-..r_ir.^ —jjj pgyggp Q V or to a» agent of any corporation, by any pepsen, sli«,»« ?»v»p'yi«yv. gufity of a misdemeanor and he piinisfee* 9,0- oordlnsrlv. "• i '•• ' SpcM, That it shall toe flje duty of a» pejv sons £no\^ng oj tb> presence of Russian, thistles upon any .prewtses, lapfls, lots, street, highway or elsewhere at guy time to- givejugtjee.tewrittflgtothe,9TOer. qooupant or perlonopcprpopftttonin control, pr fh>u- ^ __ *_7i ™^_ * ?A ;_*•* A fir* •*••** *mn A 1 , Vurf l.+li A ( '<^VrrW A-M j-l»i- .ees,, op if wltWn ft» IgOQFJ i >»en to,tbe jnayor, who r ^ flay of saja month of same tp he put and R' tMiy destroy, $be rei }nif said thistles shall „,... Wl county fund OR #10, <•* I. ,-j, count

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