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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 14, 1894
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BIS AttSONA,-10WA, WEDNESDAY, HOVUMBKK 14, 1S&4, T«rmft to on* JC6ftr..« ; .11.60 J61lth8 4 ?£ . ttionths... 40 . address at above rates. tbydi?aft,mOfley order, express order, l note at onf risk. , „ of advertising sent on application. A SOLID * The success of Curtis in the Second district over Judge Hayes gives Iowa 11 itepublicatt congressmen. Two years ' ago Hayes had about 8,000 majority. .'Thifc'yew Curtis wins by 600. The re- butt in due in the main to the general repudiation of the past congress, and in fjftrt to Hayes* illtreatment of Col. , • Eiboeck in the Des Moines postofflce Contest. Mr. Curtis is a successful lumber manufacturer of Clinton, and is already talked of in connection with the governorship. The success of S. M. Clark in the First district is by an old war time majority of 8,795. There were some rumors that he was to be defeated, but he has proved that an independent editor is not a bad candidate, and he has made one of the most successful speaking campaigns of the contest. Col. Henderson was another who was thought to be in danger, and he comes Out with 5,900 majority In the Third. The colonel now goes to the front in congress as the oldest in service of the Iowa members. There was not much question about Cousins in the Fifth, who has 5,000, TJpdegraff in the Fourth, who has4,000, Lacy in the Sixth, who has 6,000, Hepburn in the Eighth, who has 4,000, nor Hull in the Seventh, who has 8,000. In the Ninth it was confidently predicted that Gen. Weaver would beat Hager, but the latter is 4,000 ahead. The Tenth and Eleventh are the banner republican districts, however. Dolliver and Perkins lead the whole list and it is a question which has the largest vote. WHAT IT MEANS. A table has' been compiled showing the vote of the northern states last week. They contain 36,000,000 people, nearly 65 per cent, of the total population. They represent a much larger proportion of the commercial enterprise and business intelligence of. the nation. They elected to congress 217 'republicans, 10 democrats, and 2 populists. The total vote of the congressional districts will show since the election of 1892 a republican gain of nearly 2,000,000 votes. No one can mistake the meaning of such an overwhelming turn in public sentiment in the section of the country where business is put before theories and hobbies. The people want prosperity and they want a safe, conservative, and reliable administration of public affairs. They have wiped out radicals on the money question, radicals on the tariff questions, boodlers in city government, and incompetents in high places, and they have voted to return to a conduct of the government which for thirty years has assured a steady and peaceable progress to all classes. The republicans have not stood in this election for radical things. They have not advocated high tariff nor undue extension of the money supply. They do not come back to the control of congress pledged to anything but the maintenance of everything American, including American wages, American industries, and American regard for the heroes of 1860, They will remain in power as long as they meet reasonable expectation. The present generation will not soon repeat an experiment with untried theories and a party having no unity of purpose and no capacity to administer public affairs. any economy be practiced in committee work, etc.? tfhebofcfii of supervisors may fee bound by this vote as an expression public sentiment atid create five dis tficts. We believe, however, tha such a change should await a muc greater show of public interest tha has yet been manifested, and that th apathy up to date Should be considere as negativing & change. Until mor than half the voters of the county con slder such a ehatige worth marking ballot for it had better be left in th field for further discussion. THE COST Of CLOTHES^ The Etnmetsburj* Democrat said las week: " From $6 to $10 on every suit of clothe they have bought for the last 80 years what the farmers have lost by Voting fo protection." THE UPPER DBS MOINES has beei interested in this matter and has mad inquiries of travellers as to the relativ cost of clothing in this and foreign countries. The testimony is clearlj that all clothing of ordinary grades sold as cheaply in the United States a it is anywhere. Farmers who are no paying over $20 for their suits are buy ing better made goods of better qualitj than are sold at the same prices in England. People who buy tailor made goods pay higher prices. But the average citizen in this country is no only not taxed $5 or $10 on a suit—a statement which is absurd when on considers that $10 buys a pretty gooc suit—but he is not paying one cent fo protection. The Democrat can satisfy itself as to that very easily, and now that the whole country seems to hav< found it out, the Democrat should lose no further time in joining the proces sion. SUFJJRVISOB DISTRICT RESULT,, The small vote on the propositions, affecting the organization of the board of supervisors deprives the result of any significance. Only 1,727 voted either for or against districting the county, while 3,123 votes were cast on county officers, and this number does pot at all represent the full voting population of the county, Probably less than half the voters have expressed Any opinion, and of these the sentiment is so nearly divided that no guess can be made as to the real wishes of the people. The small vote, indicating a Jack of interest, would seem to show a reasonably satisfactory feeling with things aj they are, just as the vote on • the jail tax shows it, and just as the Ypte against increasing the number of ^embers sbpws it, • A great many people who have i matter have pot been trieting is desirable, bave have generally ( , tot tbe prpppsitloB to d{s* |4j|$ tndJteJftPmse tt» e number pf wem- tPgetbep. lojia five $«$£ fijw the toritopy ftly W§4 A VINDICATION OF LABOR. The commissioners appointed b; President Cleveland to investigate into the causes of the great labor troubl arising out of the strike at Pullman have reported. Thev are Carroll i; Wright, federal labor commissioner John D, Kernan of New York, and Nicholas E. Worthington of Illinois In so far as the gist of their report can be gleaned from the papers it is a con d em nation of the conduct of the officer of the railway corporations and of thi Pullman company. They declare th< board of railway managers to be illegal and say that it has attempted to do th very things which it has denied th right of its employes to do. One para graph is: " The association is an illustration of persistent and shrewdly devised plan o the corporations to over-reach their llmtta tions and usurp Indirectly powers and rights not contemplated In their charter, and not obtainable from the people or'their legislatures. The extension of this associa tion as above suggested, and the proposed legalization of "pooling," would result In an aggregation of power and capital dan gerous to the people and their liberties as well as to the employes and their rights." The managers association controls 2'. railways capitalized at $2,108,652,617 and employing 221,097 men. In speaking of Pullman and his car monopoly the commissioners say : "This Is a corporation organized in 1807 with a capital of $1,000,000. It has growi until its present paid up capital is $36,000, 000. Its property has enabled the company for over twenty years to pay 3 per cen quarterly dividends and in addition to lay up a surplus of nearly $35,000,000 of undl vided profits." They then review the complaints o: the workmen, and the purport of their findings is contained in this paragraph "As the result of the Pullman system and its growth, when the depression of 189J came, morally calling for mutual conces sious as to wages, rents, etc., we find on one side a very wealthy and unyielding corporation, and upon the other a multitude of employes of comparatively excellent character and skill, but without local attachment or any interested responsibility in the town, its business, tenements or surroundings. The conditions • created at Pullman enable the management at all times to assert with great vigor its assumed right to fix wages and rents, absolutely, and repress that sort of independence which leads to labor organizations and their attempts at mediation, arbitration, strikes, etc. The men at Pullman claim the company during 1898 and 1894 set the price through experts, so that with their forced loss of time the average man could earn little more than the rent of his borne owned by the company. alleges it simply readjusted piece work prices to suit the necessities of the times. During all this reduction and its attendant suffering none of the salaries of the officers, managers or superintendents were reduced. The reductions In these would not have been so severely felt, would nave shown good faith, would have relieved the harshness of the situation, and would have evinced a genuine sympathy with labor in the disasters of the times. In its statements to the public, which are in evidence, the company represented that its object in all it did was to continue the operations for the benefit of its workmen and trades people }n Pullman and save the public from the annoyance of interrupted travel. The commission thinks the evidence shows that it sought to keep running mainly for its own benefit as a manufacturer, that its plant might not rust, that its competitors njigbt not invade its territoryi that it might keep its cars in repair, that it might be ready for resumption when business revived, with a live plant and competent help, and th^t its revenue from its tenements might continue." Tbis report is a powerful arraignment of corporate monopoly and pp* pressjon, and a powerful defence of labor in its fight to maintain itself in a position to protect its rights, It will do much more than tbe Debs rebellion difl tP array pwblip sentiment solidly behind tbe laboring masses. Harrison gays; "Mr, Plevna described the situation perfectly wJmhsuWiftbi* letter to Mr, Wilson, ey (fee 4em.9cra.tjj) aje dowooftBt under .A 3re&Wfvw.- t WfRp6i ! '" getting foreign markstft, they believe In & progressive and American foreign policy. The wofklhgmefc voted their prejudices in 1892; this yeaf they showed thelf patriotism and their love of home. The enormous fall oft In the democratic vote everywhere is not less emphatic in Its meaning than the majorities." _ 'Ret Ciarkson was out west and saw the women vote. He writes a letter to the Register endorsing woman suffrage. Me says the better classes are most active and that good results follow. Henry Watterson explains it thus: " Never in the history of the country have the people been so disappointed In work of their own doing, and never before did they make such haste to undo it. With some the object of distrust has been the administration—with others the congress—with all the party organization wherever It showed Itself, The industrial panic was succeeded by a political panic, and panics of all sorts are unreasoning. They can only be met and turned by quick, resolute action, and this quick, resolute action Was wholly lack- Ing at Washington and everywhere else. The president set the pace of disaffection. It was eagerly taken up by the rank and file. Faction once In the saddle, rode booted and spurred down the democratic column, toppling over in its mad career the just and the unjust, the meritorious and the recalcitrant. The slaughter has been Indiscriminate. The 'grave Is hardly wide enough to hold the slain." Geo. E. Roberts is building a new home for his Fort Dodge Messenger. He Is going to put up a model newspaper office to hold his model newspaper. Webster City is blooming with daily newspapers. The Freeman is out. as a dally, and the Tribune will be this week. We hope both get rich. D. B. Henderson of Dubuque is slated for the chairmanship of the house committee on appropriations, and Senator Allison for the same position in the senate. It is said that this is the first time that the two chairmanships have gone to the same state. It Is more remarkable that both go to the same city. ^ Palo Alto county went republican by 349 majority. Even Baker and Cohoon were beaten by small majorities. The entire republican county ticket was successful. Among the victims who were democratic leaders are Wilson of West Virginia, Springer of Illinois, "Tom" Johnson of Ohio, Jere Simpson of Kansas, Pence of Colorado, Cummings of New York, and Bland of Missouri. Hill was defeated in " New York by 158,846. The democrats got only four congressmen out of 84. Michigan has only one democrat in the entire legislature. Richard P. Bland, the free silvar champion of Missouri, is among the defeated. When asked his opinion about the causes of the disaster he said he was not prepared to account for it. SOME ODDS AND ENDS. Bob Ingersoll has recently said a good thing about newspaper sensationalism : I am aware that many find objection to the modern newspaper, In the fact that It is sensational in character, that it prints the news of frauds, robberies, murders, forgeries, assaults, and happenings of crime and vice. I do not share In this view. On tho contrary, I believe the sensationalism cf the modern newspaper is a most significant sign of the time and an evidence of substantial progress in the right direction. Would it not be a deplorable thing if the day should ever come in this country when a good action would be news) It takes the unusual to make news. Vice and crime figure In the newspapers not because of the frequency of crime and the prevalence ,of vice, but because they are becoming so rare that they are unusual and therefore news. Sensational news is of the highest value because it is educational and monitory, No one can care to read in a newspaper that John Smith pays his debts—there is nothing unusual in that; all of us should do that. But If John Smith refuses to pay his debts, if he swindles his creditors and defrauds those with whom he deals, then we want to know it or our own protection and the protection of the public. And so I say the sensationalism of the press is commendable. It serves a good purpose. It is reformatory. Long may it continue to scourge the swindlers, to expose the frauds, to turn the sun- ight upon crookekness, to uncover crime, •*•++-* , Burrell not long ago fell into verse, Here is a farm rhyme; Oh I ever thus from childhoo4's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes 4eeay, I never had a calf, or cow, or Hen that laid an egg a day, But it was marked and " f ook" away. I never had a suckling pig To glad me with its sunny eye, But when it was grown fat and Wg, And fit to roast, or boil, or try" I couldn't find it In the sty. a¥6 forgetful of the oldest statute' on record: " In the sweat o! thy face Shalt thou eat bread." They seem to think they can secure What In all the past has been the wages of Industry, by the legerdemain ol Speculation. This growing sentiment oi dislike for steady, honest Work, with its attendant economy, to my rntnd is the mosl threatening danger Which the young men of this generation have to face. Let a boy imbibe the thought that there is a roac leading to success along which there are no obstructions, her thorns, no flinty hillsides over which he tmist climb bafefoot.od, und he Is In a fair Way to become a hapl hanger-on, to live tho aimless life, mid die an Unregretted death. But let him feel that he must dig out If he rises above the ordinary level, and for him half the battle Is Won, | Let me beg the young men who honor me With their attention never to re- ftard themselves as exempt from the good, old-fashioned Industry and economy. Professor Nipher, an erstwhile at* .ache, of tbe state university, has been mak- ng a study of the evolution in the trotting horse. He thinks the running horse ba.s evoluted to a standstill »nd that his speed a therefore constant, but the trotter is in >rocess of evolution. He computes the mathematical minimum at a mile in 1:40 ind believes that this will be approximate tt 250 or 800 years. He predicted ten years »KO tost the two-iglsute gait would be truck earjy in the twentieth oeatury, but admit* from the, present putlook tbe result ejay come a little earlier. At a Spencer pld settlers' meeting w --«««—— Dppentej* talked about $»& usuopesj that J? *fl pppulur: iWetiMfwuf 4$mf fc top • • Ilm J rt-.i IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The school house at Milford burned last week. Rev. Bagnell lectured at Whittemore last Saturday evening. The Armstrong Journal says thai hanging would be little enough'for the rascals run out of Swea City last week, if all is true that is charged to them. C. H. Merkle, the Lu Verne bicyclist, who rode at tho fair, has returned to Ohio. He came to Lu Verne on his bicycle, but the News says he went back by train. Emmetsburg Tribune: B. W. Patterson of Algona came over to attend the Bachelor's club hop this evening. ......KatieWernert spentSunday with friends dn Algona, Frank Russell, a Fort Dodge boy, has spent three years among the Indians north of Hudson's bay, collecting specimens for the State University. He has just returned. The Bancroft Register says: C. W. Sarchett of tbe grocery firm of Patterson & Sarchett of Algona,, was in -our city last Tuesday and contemplates engaging in the grocery business here with F. A. Patterson. Webster City Journal: The Algona UPPER DES MOINES tells how cows sold at from $33 to $38 each at a public sale In Kossuth last week. The paper says the cow is king In that county and is worth more than a good horse. C. E. Cohoon, who met Judge Quarton part way in the judicial race, had two pictures hung up over at Emmetsburg, entitled "Before and After Election." They say that the pictures showed him to be in good condition "after taking." The Livermore Gazette is Rtill trying to get Rev. Brooks reinstated in the Baptist church, but the brethren refuse to have him back. Although he was cleared of the charge of prevaricating he is not allowed to become a church member. Mart Ferris and* Miss Pluma Calkins are married and keeping house at Burt. Mart is one of the early settlers and his bride is a daughter of a well known all-around business man who has made his home at various places in the past 20 years. May they enjoy the best is the wish of THE UPPER DES MOINES. It is unlawful to take fish from Iowa waters in any manner until May 15 next. This will be rather hard on those who have been enjoying the splendid fishing this fall, but the requirements of the law should be lived up to by those who enjoy good fishing, and the fish commissioner and his deputies will take care of those who persist in violating the law. The Emmetsburg Reporter has the following items of Algona news : Gillie Rutherford, the busman, of Algona was an Emmetsburg caller between trains, Saturday. He was called here by important business Miss Cora Hibbard arrived home from Ames Saturday evening. She has been attending school ftbere A. L.Hyde, one of Algona's jewelers, was an Emmetsburg visitor on last Thursday. . Bernet Devine did a clever thing by his children before leaving for California. Tho Bancroft Register gets it from Mat Freilinger of Seneca, a son-in- law. Mr. Devine deeded him 200 acres in Seneca. The Register says "Mat was not alone in his good fortune either, as Mr. Devine deeded to his children 1600 acres of Kossuth's fine soil at the same time, The old gentleman has begun to take life easy and wished to have as little on his mind as possible, so made the above generous disposal of some of his property." Speaking of Harry Wilson's success in his shooting contest, the Emmetsburg Tribune says: The score thus made is exceptionally good considering the weather and the rules of the match. Harry must win the medal five times in succession to become its absolute owner; he has also the right to designate the time and place to all challengers. The aggregate score is 43 to 40 in favor of Wilson, Harry, by his excellent shooting record, is now $100 richer, the champion wing shot of the state and the proud possessor of tbe beautiful gold badge valued at $75. Congratulations, Harry. Will Smith tells this story in the Journal: While passing the home of Mr, C, C. Dakin last Sunday morning, we saw several qalves grazing in bis pasture, and upon tbe back of one of them, in tbe most contented manner possible, sat a cat. Tbe calf seemed to take it for granted that tbe cat bad a perfect right upon its back, and went on with its grazing without paying the least attention to the sharp-clawed in* oumbrance, Tbe cat seemed to enjoy the ri4e }t was baving won the back of the oalf, and looked around as we passed and seemed to say, "I'm having & bully time." The Eagle Grove Gazette tells about 1 Ida Baker pf tbat place, wbpse sertainipg stpry of Washington •" tbe laat Midland Mpntbly bas ,, ,cte4 attention; Miss BaKer ie handles an.d enough,romance bas'been woven Jntp tfee details to bold tbe ig* tere,st gt tbe readers from its, begin* . She spent pj wi^tjpg* oowrage fe .IQH8I THE MGtJBES IN KOSSUTfl, The Official Count of the Votes Shows Little Chatige from the Results Given Last Week, Oollivet's Majority in the Disttidt is Ovefr 9,000—f he Change In Two Years ^-Election Motes. 185 21 The official count of the election returns was made-. Monday. No great changes are made from tho unofficial report of last week, except that a majority has been given for supervisor districts instead of against thorn as intimated then, The figures as found by the county board are as follows: . Fat secretary of state— McFarland.......... , i 930 cSine:::;::::::;:"::;:;--""- 1 ' 086 Mitchell McFarland's majority. For congressman— Dolliver ..... i, Baker,.., Dolllver's majority, i.. For judge— Quarton .............,,.....,....,.,, i 355 Oohoon i'o7i Quarton's majority..... ' 'esr For auditor— Oalklns i 791 Hoaua 1 1317 Calkins' majority '475 For recorder- Randall 2 095 Johnston . i 02f Randall's majority i 007 For clerk— ' Crose 2.094 Butts 1 03C Grose's majority i 084 For attorney- Raymond 1840 Thompson 1 277 Raymond's majority .' 509 For supervisors— Hollenbeck i 879 Barton '..2038 Roupe i 074 Jacobsou 1,201; Hollenbeck's majority 805 Barton's majority 83C In the special questions submitted the vote was very small. On all three it stood as follows: For jail tax 422 Against jail tax 1,37;; Majority against 951 For supervisor districts 077 Against 750 Majority for "237 For Increase of supervisors 005 Against 935 Majority against 240 'DolMvor's Majority Two years ago our congressman had 4,911 over the democratic candidate and only 3,265 over the democratic and populist vote combined. This year his vote over both goes above 9,000. In the Eleventh district it seems that Perkins has a still larger majority, al though the Tenth may yet be the banner district. In any event Dol- llver's vote is big enough to satisfy anybody. The returns by counties as figured by the Fort Dodge Messengei are as follows: ' Dolliver. Baker. Boone i 408 Emmet 54.1 Palo Alto 51 Greene ggs Hancock 779 Winnebaco 757 Carroll Hamilton.. .< I'jjgg Crawford , Webster 634 Humboldt 900 Pocahontas 399 Calhoun §68 Kossuth 728 9,826 386 886 Net majority. Tho Change in Two Tears. .The following table shows the vote of a few northern states in 1892 and in 1894. The wonderful change is well illustrated by these returns: State. Colorado Connecticut Delaware Plurality. . Illinois ............ Indiana Iowa Kansas Maine. Massachusetts Michigan Missouri Montana Minnesota ..... ... New Hampshire... New York New Jersey North Dakota Ohio. Oregon Pennsylvania ...... Rhode Island Vermont Wisconsin Wyoming West Virginia. .. . . 1892. 1894. 14.964 P. 20,000 R. 5,867 D. 15,605 R. . 604 D, 1,200 R. , 1,021 P. 3,000 R. 20,993 D, 100,000 R. 6,482 D. 50,000 R. 22.965 R. 70,000 R. 5,870 P. 80,000 R. 14,887 R. 88,000 R. 26,001 R. 64,000 R. 20,412 R. 90,000 R. 41,480 D. 15,000 R. , 1,270 R. 2,000 R. 22,157 R. 56,000 R. 8,547 R. 11,000 R. 54,618 D. 155 792 R. 14,974 D. 50 000 R. 181 P. 12,000 R. 1,072 R. 185,000 R. 7,787 R. 9674R. 68,747 R. 285,000 R. 2,687 R. 8,860 R. 21,667 R. 37,810 R. 6,470 D, 58,000 R. 183 P, 1,500 R. 4,174 D, 3,000 R. Total plurality...174,898D, ^340,844R. How Kossuth Voted, Following Is the vote by townships in the county, comparing the republic ans with the combined opposition: Republican Opposition Maj. Maj. First ward 69 .. Second ward ,. 69 Third ward,..., jg Fourth ward .'62 Burt,, 59 Buffalo n Cresoo , 88 Eagle..., 10 Fenton... 8 Greenwood ,..,, 27 German-. j Garfield ,. 17 Sermania.............. 34 Grant..,,,,.,,, 2 Hebron,...,,..,., sf Eiarrispn.,.,, '.,,,. 22 Irvington.,..,. ,, 31 Ledyard 26 17 Portland............... 61 Plum Creek 38 Prairie Ramsay. Seneca,. 46 8 42 Sherman,,, pringfieia, njon, 40 81 18 ers the populists made up their 18& Votes from the following precincts: Thtrdwftrel, Algonft Burt :. Buffalo - A Cresco 7 Greenwood t , 4.27 Germanla * .11 Harrison ,. 9 Ramsay i.... i 7 Seneca .14 Swea 9 Union , ...,.,......<!<> Wealey .-,. .„.„.... 9 .Election Notes. Wesley has the banner majority. She sends in 105 over all. That will put her way up in representation at the ttejct convention, judge Quarton got 627 majority in Dickinson, where lie held his first term of court. Quarton gats 685 over Cohoon in the county. That is a pretty comfortable majority. It was not all a staying at hpme of democrats in Kossuth. Garfield township cttst 27 republican votes, and republican gains were made all over the county. The prohibition ticket got two Votes in the Third ward, three in the Fourth, one in Burt, one in Cresco, two in Greenwood, one in German, one in Hebron, one in Harrison, three in Ledyard, two in Swea, one in Wesley, three in Whittemore. Dolliver ran 27 votes ahead of the state ticket. His majority was cut to 708 because of the populists and democrats combining on Baker. His majority oyer Baker is greater, however, than McFarland's is over all the other candidates.' So he is still ahead. Randall leads with 1,067 majority. That breaks all records in Kossuth. Crose has 1,064, which makes him smile. Calkins gets 475 and 'Squire Raymond 569, and they are the ones that the boys talked of beating. Any other year but this, their majorities would be " out of sight." The republican majorities are so big that the basis of representation will have to be cut down or there won't bo a room big enough to hold all the delegates ' at the next convention. The state will also have to cut down representation. The conventions have been growing bigger every year, and now they will go out of all bounds if they are not cut down. DEVOTED TO THE DOOTOES. The County Fathers Give Most of the Time to the Bills for Doctor- Ing the. Poor. The county board met Monday, and besides counting the election returns did little else but consider bills, chiefly doctor bills for the poor. Dr. Cutler and S. Mayne of Bancroft came before them on the Wm. Clement case, in which the doctor's bill of $138 was rejected at the last meeting, . He made a lengthy statement of what he had done and of the condition in which he had found the family. In the end he offered to compromise for $75, and the board allowed the bill. The facts in the case are that Mrs. Clement has about $1,000 in property and could pay, the bill. She is in poor health and not forehanded, but the county was not satisfied to have such a bill considered a proper county bill. But rather than have her embarassed by a suit they paid the amount finally asked. Dr.- Cutler told of another family, Peter Reber's, in Harrison township. The father, mother, and three children are all down with typhoid fever, all live in one room with chickens, pigs, slops, and every conceivable kind of dirt, and no one goes near them. The board ordered him to try and get some one to help nurse them, CYCLONE SUFFERER BILLS. Bills were presented to the board by the doctors for caring for the injured in the cyclone. These claims were not in due form, as of course the attendance was not ordered by township trustees, but the board did not stand on technicalities. Drs. Beane and Peters of Burt had a bill for $160 for doctoring Mrs. Swan Peterson. They cut it in two and the $80 was allowed. Dr. Hill of Wesley had bills as follows: W. W. Douglass, $76; F. L. French, $56.25; A. G. Welch, $45.46; O, C. Nelson, $61.75; in all $239.45. The board allowed him $100. DR, PAUL'S BILL REJECTED. Dr. Paul had a claim at the last meeting for $20 for sotting an arm. The board allowed him $5, He refused to take it, and presented the bill at this meeting. It was rejected, DR. FELLING'S BILL REJECTED. Dr. Felling had a bill of $7.60 for re* locating an elbow joint. The-trustees had ordered the county to pay it some time after the operation had been performed, The board rejected the bill, OTHER MATTERS. A large number of bills for supplies to cyclone sufferers and more doctor bills will be considered today, Other business will occupy some time, and the present session may break tbe record and go over another day, DISTBIQT OONFEBENQE, The Methodists Meet in AlRona to Confer on the Worfc in This District, About 80 Methodist ministers are holding their district conference in tb9 Methodist church, The exercises opened last evening at which time Gardner Cowles and Rev, Kennedy :ave addresses of welcome to which Presiding Elder Black and Rev. Southwell ol Eagle Grove, responded, Dp King, president of Cornell college, gave an Interesting address on education; This morning Rev. Bagnell, Rey* A W. Luce .ana Rev. Devitt baft papers. Tbis afternoon a full programme will be given, and tbis eye»ing aW, lb« meeting closes tomorrow afternoon after a full day's session,, It is T yew swcpes.sM meeting of the. QOflferepge. * UPPER J)ES MX>INES 8§ a yeaj.. yjpj U MQJN.ES anfl J pwa . 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