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THE UPPEK DES MOINES: AL60NA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 efficient ftfid of IBmpBranclS and One of the most important new laws enacted by the legislature is that changing tha method of selecting jurors. It is the law of several other states including New York, and its aim is tO secure ft better class of jurymen. It exempts no man on account of his pressing business, crops, or farm work. Bankers and merchants must serve if drawn. The provisions of the law in a general way are: 1. The assessor of each township shall everv three years return a list to tne auditor of all qualified '^j^JfS?* 21 and 00 years of age. A time and place will then be published at which those ex- win imc . i , . . appeal . an a file emp pt from jury duty may appear an affidavit showing cause of exemption. 8. The names of those subject to jury duty will then be put in a box which is sealed aiid kept by the clerk. .The names must be on paper of uniform size so folded ns to conceal the writing, and the box shall have onlv aperture sufficient to admit a man s hancli The box shall be thoroughly shaken in the presence of the recorder, auditor, and clerk and the seal broken. One of the three will then draw without looking the requisite jurors both grand and petit. The b °8 X ^rre^rorsTe'ee-ded during court the drawing is conducted as before toy tne clerk in the presence of the court out of a second box in which the names of half of those in the township where court is be ing held are put, and those drawn are When the f>lank was reported ( „ Stftible, speaking fat the inhibition (Sentiment-, moved to strike out the con* clause; and A. B. dummies, who was in favoi* of local option, wftS mainly instrumental in securing ft second to the motion from the Scott County delegation, and it appeared for a few moments'that both sides saw something of ft "torn saw" nature in a phrase which a Browning society might well enshrine among its treasures. But Spencer Smith was ready for the occasion from the previous discussion, and S. M. Clark likewise, and probably the history of conventions may be searched in vain for so sudden and complete a change of sentiment as they produced by their speeches. The plank was adopted as it was read and has led to one Of the most curious debates, most intricate and curious laws, and most apparently satisfactory compromises between thoroughly antagonistic elements that American politics can produce. Whether it marks a turning point in republican policy no one can tell, and whether anyone has secured what he wanted no one knows. It promised "a change" and a change has been the result, and for the time at least the party is breathln • easier, with better prospects than for some years of ultimately reaching an agreement which will be accepted by all. His Splendid Services in the house fof six year* Semofistfate the* \vlsdoffi 01 retaining him where he is. We heartily indorse MP. Ddlitver^s candidacy. Humboldt Republican: lowft tafty well feel proud of he'f delegation, but of that bright body of Ban, none stands out so tif-ominent and conspicuous as the member fronl the Tenth Iowa dls< trlct. We feel proud that We are represented by so able a man .in congress as J, F. DolUver. SOME ODDS Aft» THE UPPER DES has ft proves useful the lot to the the sifting corn- are put in another box. II at any time the names in the nrst box are not sufficient this box is drawn from. The judge may order before or during the term the drawing of additional 5 01 The jury must be drawn at least 20 d TT&Wiuditor is to furnish instructions to assessors. This law puts an end to the professional juryman and it will bring a great many into service who have before been •let out. ' One Amos O'Donnell from near Mason City has been in Pennsylvania to get a wife. He was to marry Miss McGuiley, but she took another and invited O'Donnell to the wedding. While there he fell in love with Miss Roarity and the wedding day was set. But she also jilted him. He says he shall stop at Chicago on his way back and see what he can do there. THE THIRTKENTII I'LANK. Now that the legislature has adjourned and the law has gone into operation which officially interprets one of the most hotly debated and disputed planks ever put into a political platform, a little history oE how it came into being may be of interest. Because Hon. S. M. Clark, as chairman of the platform committee, reported it to the convention he has been at various times credited with its authorship. But he has always ^ disclaimed having had more to do with it than making a few changes in the original draft. This original draft was the work of Geo. E. Clarke of Algona and T. D. Healey of Fort Dodge. Mr. Clarke, who was a member of the Kossuth delegation, was engaged in conversation in the Savery lobby with Spencer Smith of Council Bluffs and others, and was offering some criticisms on,..yarious planks which had been proposed. His ideas coincided with those of the party and they requested him to " reduce to writing," which he at once did in the Savery writing room. The draft made by him is in possession of THE UPPER DES MOINES and is as 'follows: "Resolved, That prohibition is no test of republicanism; the republican party has {riven to the state a prohibitory law as strong as any that has ever been enacted by any country, and for ten years has aided in its enforcement; like any other criminal statute, having given it to the people its retention, modification, or repeal must bo determined by the general assembly elected by and in sympathy with the peoplo, and to tnern is relegated the subject, to take such action as they may deem best and Just in the matter." During the discussion Mr. Clarke had suggested some further pledge than relegation to the legislative districts, hut in drafting the plank had concluded to stop with that, But Spencer Smith thought more should be added, and Mr, Heuley went with Mr, Clarke to the writing room and tho following addition is.in Mr, Healey's hand writing: "pledging to the people of Iowa that the republican party will use its best efforts to maintain the present law in those portions of lUe state where it is now or can be made effective, and will give to other localities such methods of controlling and regulating the liquor traffic as will best serve the cause pf temperance and morality." This was considered acceptable and, copies were type-written at once and put in circulation, and Mr, Healey was chosen on the platform committee to represent the Tenth district and pre- seiited it to that body. It was accepted by all as meeting the situation better than any other suggested, but the same question arose there as did later in the convention about the concluding clause, Senator Funk, .who represented the Eleventh district, very strongly favored stopping with the first part and leaving the whole matter with the people, But S. M, Clark, taking the view of it that Spencer Smith had and that both did when the matter came up later, insisted, upon some pledge to the anti-prohibition districts, and the plank as a whole was adopted. By reading it p reported to the convention the slight frow the original may be Senator Morgan has introduced a bill to put all the United States Consular service and in fact the whole state department on a basis of fitness determined by examinations, and of promotions for merit. It is creating a great deal of discussion. Senator Allison opened the senate debate against the Wison bill in a strong speech. ^ A list of the laws of importance is contained in Lafe Young's closing legislative letter in this issue. Ho has given our readers a clear and concise statement of what has been done at Dos Moines, brief and to the point, and one which they have enjoyed. t The Sioux City Journal discusses Gov. Tillman's course in South Carolina as though he were introducing some novel method of suppressing local government. He has done nothing that any governor has not a legal right to do and has had from the beginning. There is no such thing as the right of a community to nullify state law, and failure of local officials to do their duty does not improve the situation. Gov. Tillman has shown commendable nerve in suppressing this outbreak of the old secession aristocracy in South Carolina, and teaching the ex-rebels a lesson of bending their necks to the constituted authorities. It Is the most hopeful thing that has occurred in the south since the war. capacious waste basket which secures most of the unused material of each week and turns it over in due time to the office heater, But occasionally an item is clipped Which gives promise of being some time useful and finds its way to the editorial hook, where it generally remains Impaled until the size of the accumulation makes ft sifting committee necessary, and this, like all sifting committees, generally in consigning basket. Last Thursday mittee felt called into activity by the extremely yellow appearance of some of the paper nt the bottom of the pile, and was about to allow the accumulations of several years to follow in tho footsteps of predecessors when the thought occurred that it would be a matter of interest to know what curious juxtapositions between odds and ends of news occur on an editorial hook. Here near the bottom was part of Gov. Hoard's speech in favor of public schoolt in Wisconsin. " The crying need of the American state today," exclaimed the best story teller of tho west, " is a more distinctive and complete type of the American citizen—ono who does not add any prefixes of race or religion to the description or measure of his duty and loyalty." And right by thii was an item relating that Judge Roger A. Pryor of Now York had laid down the ruto "that a man who would kiss a girl and then tell about ic should not be believed under oath."- Above this was a picture of a Sunday in Switzerland by Horace Greeley. "I wish you might stand," he said, "an hour with me on Sunday morning in the labor market in The Carroll Herald gives men some good advice: the saloon "Persistent violation of the new liquor law will result in the most rigid prohibitory law ever enacted. If prohibition comes again, as a result of continued insubordination of the liquor men, it will not come alone, but with a state constabulary armed with all the power the law can give. Tho liquor interests must not longer fool with the people of Iowa. Safety lies in rigid enforcement and faithful obedience." Geneva, and see the troops of dull, tired, saddened-looklng laborers, in ragged blouses, unwashed from the grime and sweat of ono week's work of seven days, trudging off sluggishly and wearily, like dumb, driven cattle, to the work of the next week of seven days." And then ho concluded: "Thinkof it, think of it twice, think of it again, then say if you will barter away your birthright, the American Sabbath, the universal privilege of rich and poor, for this miserable French delusion, this continental holiday, through-which half of the people have to toil that the other half may frolic." And by this was an item headed "How Booze is Adulterated," giving the results of a congressional investigation which showed that half of the liquor sold in the United States is impure. _^_ These combinations were curious enough, but no more so than those which followed. Here was a selection from Dollivor's best speech about the dollar left over, and by it was the story Lincoln told the office seekers who came late and kicked because they did not get what they wanted. When I first went to Springfield to live," he said, "I was invited to a dance, and I was very proud of the invitation. I remember that I bought a now hat, and a very good ono, for it cost me more than any other hat I had ever bought, and -I was very proud to wear it to the dance. Well, I enjoyed myself so much at this hop that I stayed very late, was about the last ono to leave if I remember, and as I was ready to go I said to the colored man who had charge of the coats and hats, ' Now, Jim, I wish you would bring me my hat.' He brought me a hat that had been worn for a church I Bid the dise8mnted champloBS e! freedom fail w'ho have left those names In history that neve* diet Did the three hundred Spartans fail when in the narrow pass they did not fear to brave the Innumerable Persian hosts, Whose very arrows darkened the sun 1 Overborne by numbers, crushed to earth, they left an example greater far than victory. And this IB the least that we can do. Our example will b\\ the mainspring of triumph hereafter." -4-t- Last to be noticed was Monger's description of the baby show at the Anamosa fair, one of the finest word pictures ever done in Iowa: "The floral hall was crowded with people at 2 in the afternoon, the ladies were in large majority. At that hour embroideries and laces, and flowers, and paintings, and frosted cakes, and sugar crystaled fruits were put aside for the greatest work of art the world has ever seen or ever will see; a baby of the genus homo; with shining eyes—with hair that is brighter than any gossamer the spider' has woven—with snowy skin warmed ott cheek and lip and finger tip with colors from gardens of the dewy daybreak—With features that mako a face which masks the hope of heaven and immortality and is forever proof of that glorious geometry of nature which evolves the perfect yet artless lines of beauty in tho flower and the leaf—with that symmetry, that roundness, that fleecy softness, that latent strength of body, that silently unfolding charm of mind-that shall make a Hercules or a Caesar, nn Anacreon or a Newton, There is no successsion of units of beauty in tho finest and most laboriously wrought embroidery that you shall not find on the butterfly's wing,. wrought by the mysterious hand of nature. There is no voice, or touch, or color, or form artificial, borrowed from the workshop of the destiny that impels a sun to swing in its orbit or a spear of grass to lift itself from the mould, that equals in loveliness and purpose the helpless child, the purest and most inexplicable product of a destiny that passes the understanding of man." -n- THE UPPER DES MOINES has now unloaded its hook again for a new accumulation, which at present bids fair to begin with the story of a skunk farm at Sioux MADE A GOOD BMM1M f ha County Boftfd Starts In with the Proper Amount of Vigor for the Spring Campaign. St. ta be Made on the Pbetf -^-A New Township Made— Matteta. Louis has f.80 miles and Iff ftt $27,340. The total ftSsels* jtoent of railways tef the «««£.» $306,146.16. This is about one-ninth of the total assessment of the county. ROUTINE REPORT. Personal property tax of It. M, Rifth' tnobd abated ott report of erroneous assessment. ' «...,_ «j^^ Buffalo township given all the bridge- piling used in 1893. Road asked by August Dau in Union, township laid if all claims for damage* * - r - . »i »...._ _^ mt_ -. U^.A ,1 u*iMa City. Our readers have in a heap what we have sorted out for them from many sources at many times. The grave and gay, the humorous and profound come together on the editor's hook not unlike they do in life itself. The Ferris wheel goes to New York to he sot up there. The axle weighs 70 tons and other single pieces SO tons. A returned Chicagoan says that there is a veal estate boom in Jerusalem. Kus- siuns are pouring in and corner lots are on the rise. Oh, Jerusalem I The Brooklyn Chronicle says of the mulotlaw. "THE UPPER DBS MOINES is right in giving the credit to ' Mr. Given. He introduced the plan, carefully nursed its hoom and when it was defeated on the first vote, laid the remains tenderly away, noted: M Resolved, That prohibition is no test of republicanism. The general assembly has to the state a prohibitory lay/ as strong as has ever been enacted by any given -*•—-"*• •"« &lttQ eyw*- .— --.- - WM»V^. Wkeany other criminal statute ite retention, modification, or repeal must v,« A^erminea for the general assembly I to sympathy with the peo- peyanclfeit i* relegfttS the subject, to Its death however was simply new life and those who had been its bitterest enemies became its friends. Mr. Given is a Moses. He now announces that the 'bar 1 clause shall be stricken out, TUe supi'Qroe court might Just as well surrender now and strike at once. Given will hypnotize them in the same manner that be chloroformed the legislature." The Cedar Rapids Republican is already advocating a change from the mulct law. It is one of the papers which promised that a "change" would take liquor legislation out of politics. - * The Sioux City Journal says there is no analogy between enforcing game and buttering laws by state officials and enforcing the new liquor law in the same manner, But the Journal admits that in enforcing these laws by state officials both democrats and republicans hare recognized the advisability of state enforcement under certain circumstances. As to the right of it that does not depend on any analogy. It Is a matter of law as ancient as government Itself. Civil order in every age pf the world's history has depended upon the right and the duty of the state to compel respect for Its constitutional enactments. long time and was very dusty and shabby, and I said to him, ' This isn't my hat. I wore a new one,' and then he replied, ' Mr, Lincoln, the new ones were all gone two hours ago,' " _^_ Adjoining this came a conglomeration. Here was an item from tho Boone Messenger: "J. J. Ryan, tho democratic nominee for congress, can appropriately be called tho Stephen A. Douglas of Iowa. He is short of stature, etc." We believe it was decided later that he was shorter than Douglas, for ho proved "a little too short for a Job of that sort," while Douglas got in, Another familiar one from an English paper was; "There can be no doubt that the McKinley tariff is telling very heavily upon several branches of British manufacture, and to its operation a good deal of the present depression in trade is directly due." And that this was gospel all are now ready to admit. Next to this was a story about the democratic ex-postmaster at Ivanhoe, Ind., who thought that when Cleveland was re-elected that he was also replaced iu the postofflce, and who went and took possession at once. And by this was the copy of a contract made in M, E. LUMBAR HONORED. One of tlio Debaters in the Iowa- Minnesota University Debate to Be Held May 18-Wesley News. WESrJf¥7" A ~prTT9.—M. E. Lumbar'Of Iowa City writes some of his friends here that he expects to graduate at the state university in June, and that he is one of the three selected from that institution to take part in the Minnesota and Iowa joint debate to be held at Iowa City, May 18. Mr. Lumbar is one of Kossuth county's boys and one of her most successful teachers. He taught two years hero in Wesley and gave universal satisfaction. His friends here will be pleased to learn that he is getting right to the front. Miss Anna Longbottorn started batur- day morning to the north part of the county to take charge of a school. Miss Longbottom has been attending the Algona normal this winter for the purpose of fitting herself for teaching and the patrons of her schoool will find her fully up to the times. Her sister, Jane, will teach their home school this summer one mile south of Wesley. Charley Stagg has sold his property here in town to Father Eckert and will move his family to German Valley this week, where he expects to farm this summer. , . Ben, Hopkins and Al. Johnson have each treated themselves to a new safety wheel. The boys are going to keep up with the times. . A. K. Kennedy has been appointed justice of the peace for Wesley township. Mr. Kennedy has held that office for a good many years until the past three or four years he has refused to serve. When elected but recently he consented to take the office ngain and has filed his bonds. He will make a good officer. . Rev. Eastman was at Clarion last week attending the district conference. W P. Giddings is still confined to his bed, but is thought a little better at present. . A . , j Jim Mulkins run the point of a lead pencil into his hand a few days ago and has been nursing a very painful hand ever since. The county fathers met Monday of last week and began the spring campaign in pretty good shape. Ben. Smith was Hot able to be present on account of sickness, but the rest were all in, The routine business occupied a good deal of time, but the members look part of a dny to inspect the poor farm and also to look at the bridges near town. They decided to tile the low places in the farm and put it in good shape. A number of consent highways were laid, but no damages will be paid by the county. Lots of bridges and grades were provided for or Will be reported in June, and a lot of special matters of interest were up. Among these was providing for the family of W. H. Heth, which lately came into Union township from Palo Alto county destitute. They were given $8 a month and the auditor instructed to notify Palo Alto to take them back at once and care for them. The auditor was also ordered to have Company F clear out the jury room for use at each term of court. A petition for this was presented to the board by the last jury. . The sheriff was requested to look after the jail and keep it clean. The grand jury reported to the hoard in fayor of cleaning 'it. out and Sheriff Samson is delegated to do the job—by proxy of course. County Surveyor Tellier and Chairman Chubb were authorized to buy a new leveling instrument, rod, and chain for use, all badly heeded. A license of $50 was laid on all traveling shows exhibiting outside of incorporated towns. Last year the Ringling Bros, circus went out of town and got out of paying any license at .all. The auditor will watch for them 'hereafter. A petition was presented to have all bridge work let by contract. The board have lately been letting each committeeman let his own work and believe that bridge work has cost less than ever before. They laid the matter over till June, No doctor has been secured for the north half of the county and the regulation bills of those attending the poor have been cut down or not allowed. It is reported that Dr. Cutler of Bancroft will sue the county. In the south end Dr. J. W. Kenney, the new doctor at Wesley, was accepted at $200 for the year. The petition to cut Harrison township in two was granted and the new township is named Grant. All the townships are now six miles square and The toad runs Prink school ate paid by petitioners. three miles from the house east. . Adolf Heyer allowed $6 for hog- killed by mad dog. Tax of McGovern and Farley refunded on erroneous assessment. - . A. K. Kennedy as justice and R. J, Bray ton as constable, bonds approved, Also of G. B. Ludwig as clerk. Consent highway on lifts between Humboldt and Kossuth counties laid 33 feet wide on Kossuth side. . Consent highway laid between 32. and 33-05, 27, one mile. Taxes on lots 66, block 53, Algona, refunded, the Congregational parsonage lots. „»,•»» Tax against Farmer's & Trader's bank of Bancroft refunded for erroneous assessment on $267. Dog tax of 50 cents refunded «>• Martin Duffy of Whittemore. Erroneous assessment. Tax of W. T. Hall of Bancroft on $133 valuation refunded. Erroneous assessment. Clerk's fees for first quarter of 1894, $255.80. Auditor's fees for some time of Anderson in if damages $109. Auditor ordered to make a record road 289 in Riverdale township. All taxes uncollected for 1890 and previous years declared unavailable. Road asked by C. T. A i-* •"•=«" Ledyard township laid are paid. Road asked by Michael Sandt in , Ramsey laid if all damages are paid. _ Road asked by Michael Even in Ramsey laid if damages are paid. Tax of Sheridan Bros, of Bancroft on $1,000 moneys and credits refunded. Erroneous assessment. Hollenback appointed to half-plank bridge on Sec. 3-96-28, and to build a bridge 64 feet on river flat north of D. Rice's. Auditor's loans since Jan. 1 approved. Harrison township's,request for $200 road money not granted. Ledyard township allowed $50 for ditching done on roads. Tax of 1891 on ne. 12-98, 27, refunded. College land. Tax of $3.18 on ne. 3-96, 29, refunded. Erroneous assessment. Chubb and Hollenback a cdtamittee to repair the bridge at water mill and make a grade on Dan Long road. Rawson a committee to build a bridge on north line of 21-Q6, 30, and south line of 32-97, 30. Burton appointed to build a bridge on south line of 35-100, 28, also to buiid bridge on south line of 27, and across Mud creek on south line of 23 and 24-99, 30. Poor list continued as it is. no more can he made. Thus one 1860 between 4. Catcn problem, A young man asked an old man for his daughter in r * Carroll Herald: Hpn. Jonathan P, PoUJyev is a candidate fpr re-nomination fop congress f rpm this district ft»4 tf b§ John Culbertson and Wm. Edgar of Cedar county by which the former agreed to furnish the latter calico for wheat at the rate of two yards of calico for one bushel of wheat. And by this wvs the following masculine view of the hoopskirt: "Men are doing a good deal of kicking against the return of the hoopskirt, Why kick! Man's supreme privileges will not be curtailed. He still can squirt his dirty tobacco over the floor of public resorts, in railway coaches, and besmear and bespatter everything he can reach. He can still puff his loathsome, filth-laden smoke in the face of fastidious laymen and be, after all, considerable of a lord of erection. The hoopskirt, brethren, isn't going to rob life of all its charms-" A. selection from, Charles Sumner was in the pile: "Fail, sir I No honest, earnest effort in a good cause can faU. may not he crowned with applause of m it may not seem to touch tne goal of immediate worldly success, wblcb, is the end and aim of so much in life. But it is not lost. It helps to strengthen tUe weak with new virtue—to arm the irresolute with proper energy—to animate all withde- yotion to duty, which in the end coRo.«ers _. _ ftji. Fail i pid the wrtyr% faij when with f^it, $ow were P repjouj|bjpp§thfiy89we4tfte seed, Q f fljfl» ia " Madam JnnauslieK Heart! From. Mme, Janaushek .told the people of Baltimore the other day that the key to success on the stage at present was notoriety, no matter how infamously gained, "Coarseness and sensuality,' she said, "seem to be the views of our nineteenth century life. The prize ring supplies the stage with its male stars and the divorce court supplies it with its female stars," While she was talking the reporter says "her black eyes flashed" and her voice roiled out as though she were speaking about the management of her trunks in the Algona opera house, Madam Janaushek is vigorous in her vocal exhibitions on or off the stage. period of pioneer history is brought to a close. Grant, Lincoln, Harrison, and Garfield will go resounding down the ages with four of the counties best townships. The understanding that the county would put as much monjy into the new road under the Milwaukee track from the mill as the town did was carried out and $150 was appropriated. Geo. W. Hanna and others in LuVerne petitioned for grades, ditches, and bridges from the Prairie church to Lu Verne, in all about 10 miles. The board laid it over till 1895. VERY CHEAP GRADING. For grading this year the county was divided into two districts. The bids were separate for each, but J. O. Hatch was lowest in both and gets both contracts on the following terms: In district No. 1, side work and all dirt work within 100 feet, eight cents a a yard, and one cent a yard additional for each 100 feet up to 1,000 feet, and H cents additional for each 100 feet over 1,000 feet. In district No. 2 he gets nine cents a yard on all within 100 feet, and otherwise as in district No, 1, The county attorney will draw the contract and Mr. Hatch will give a $1,000 bond to do the work. TO BE REPORTED ON IN JUNE, Rawson is to report in June on Albert Wolfgram's petition for a grade along the west line of 33-97, 30; H. Reinhart's petition for grade and bridges between 15 and 22-94, 30; Clark Peck's petition for grade along the south side of Hollenbach is to report on M. Wingert's petition for grade between 14 and 15-95, 27; Adolf Clarke's petition for grade and bridge between 10 and 11-96, 27: Onno Bruhn's petition for grade between 21 and 28-98, 27; Geo, Lister's petition for a grade on west side of nw, 31-96, 27; E. A, S, Laage's petition for grade between 29 and 32-96, 27; W. H. Conner's petition for bridge on diagonal road through 20-96, 28. Chubb is to report on O. Ingslebee's petition for grade on road through 3-94, 29; W. W. Jones' petition for bridge across Four Mile creek between IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. D. W. Burlir.game was re-elected city recorder at Emmetsburg. The Legler family east pf LuVerne have been having diphtheria. gentle- marriage. The answer was: * Go into the orchard and bring a .parcel of apples. Give me one half of the whole number, and to the mother onerhalf ol the balance and half an apple over, and to the daughter one-half of the remainder and hft" » n apple over, and have one left to vow self without cutting an apple, Then, if she is willing, you have her." He solved the problem and how many aid he bring? _ _ p 20 and 29-95, 29. Burton is to report, on C, Under's petition for grade and bridge on south line of 23 and 24-99, SO and for A. Mo and bridge grade E), SO and f 21, also on south Una of Smith found a ten dollar gold piepe lying in the road; he to settle a meat bill. Jones to settle a Jones gave it in; due on lumber. ,veit~to Brown rown gave it to grocery account; jient of a balance laker returned it.to WUO uu (V»u*wvK «.WX-»F .-.-.»- -"_•• ,,.; Smith in settlement of a note; Sm|tb took H to the banfe to deposit it, when the cashier threw it out W ft c- ibc^e yaripp grade in The following were laid over till the June meeting; For grade on north line of ?0-98, 30; for bridge between 26 and 27-iHi 29; for grade between 7 and 18-99, 30; for grade between 35 and 36-98, ?9; for grade on highway in 15-98, 80; for grade in 19-9$, 28; for grade on south line 17-98, 30. THE RAILWAY ASSESSMENT, * The state assessment of' railway property in Kossuth from last year. The varies a little Milwaukee was then valued at $5,225 a mile and la pow get up to 15,720. The Northwestern then stood at $5,522 a mile, $300 more a mile than the Milwaukee. Now it is put down to $5,205, |500 a mile less, The Burlington, in Garfield was puit at $3,540 and is now *3,550. In the north end of the county it was $3,120 and is now $3,500 a mile. The Minneapolis & St. iWs was $3,500 a mile and is unchanged. The Milwaukee has 24.34 miles ia the county and, is assessed at TheRolfe Reveille says G. S. Garfield's chances are good to succeed Judge Carr. Wright county has 800 republican majority and two democratic papers have the county printing. T. F. McGovorn has let the contract .. for the erection of a large two-story building 20x70 feet, at Whittemore. A tramp stole shoes from Mr. Allred's Emmetsburg store last week, but was caught before he had gone far. J. J. Kann of Elkader, who contemplates locating a real estate and loan business in Algona, is a nephew of the Dorweilev brothers. G. W. Hanna has lately purchased of J. W. McNally of Cedar Falls his. fine half section farm one and one-half miles north of LuVerne. Rev. McCahan has declined a recall, to the Burt and Irvington Presbyterian churches. He returns to Philadelphia, after a year of faithful service. Whittemore has at last got consent from the Milwaukee road for another street crossing. Mayor Boyle, the Champion says, persuaded them. And now the Garner Signal claims that the man who killed 13 brant at one shot captured 108 ducks and nine brant in two days last week. His name is J. T, Brown. The women at Rook Rapids sent a committee to present a petition to the city council asking that the saloons be closed. It was signed, by 819 women, only 10 refusing, It is said that during the late cold snap hundreds of ducks were frozen to the ice on Okoboji lakes by their feathers, making them easy prey for hunters, who captured them in great numbers, Miss Amelia Murdoek, who attended the Algona normal school under Prof, Gilchrist, has left Humboldt, whereshe has been conducting a kindergarten school. She will continue the school at Elkader, Al, Adams says that he and Alex, Younie were partners once in a harvest field campaign in Humboldt county, Now Alex, is a banker and Al, an editor and Mississippi speculator. Al.'s experiences as a harvest band would make fun at an editorial banquet, Four years ago Erametsburg organ» ized a band of little boys. It is now a corporation with $2,500 paid up, is the best band in northern Iowa, and already has engagements to open the season at Clear Lake, Council Bluffs, and Spirit Jjake, It has been the means of giving a good musical education to all the youngsters of the town, has taken them, to all the big fairs in the west, has given them a widespread reputation, and, has cost the people nothing, The JJurt creamery opens the season, with ft new-fangled biitter worker, The Monitor says it is built in the shape of the Ferris wheel, the butter being carried to the top and then passing between two rollers and falling to the bottom only to repeat the same The' Northwestern " ssesi, ," M has 1.35. is process until euffciently worked. It is very bandy, saves 4 great deal of labor, aod is one of those machines that may be properly described, by saying, w you touch, the bu^n, «re 4,9 the res|T H

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