The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 20, 1895 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 20, 1895
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iti his 'ffiessup of Dee, 2, 18S3 S ttbiaouficed "that the Affierieati todfttiHeflts % the ffee atid Ifcdgfufodefct eottditida Which they have assumed attd maintain, are henceforth Motto he dod^idefed as subjects for • future colonization by any European powers," and " that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend ; their system to any , portion of 'this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety," This is the Monroe doctrine and its application to the Vene- ,2Uelan controversy is this: Venezuela joins colonies held under British- dominion and the boundary lines are in dispute. The English instead of being willing to submit to arbitration have seized the disputed territory and hold it regardless of Venezuela and regardless of the United States, thereby extending their dominion in' South America, a slight offense, and treating our Monroe doctrine as a nullity, a much graver offense. If England wins her point, and she undoubtedly will Under our present administration, any further insistence on the rule laid down by President Monroe will be out of the question and there will be nothing to prevent her and other European 'monarchies from gradually subduing and absorbing the South American republics. Tbe Monroe doctrine has been repeatedly reasserted by this country, notably when the French attempted to seat Maximilian in Mexico, and it is a doctrine the value of which and justice of which are equally apparent. But these are small items to England when she sets forth to gain a point of , commercial advantage, and while we are talking about them she is preparing to effectually defend her claims in the manner she has made so familiar in the last few centuries. HAMLET. As some of the readers of THE UP- JPER DBS MOINES may not have time or opportunity to read Hamlet before next Tuesday, we give herewith a brief synopsis of the play, which will aid~ materially in appreciating it. Hamlet is prince of Denmark. His father, the king, has died suddenly, and his mother with indecent haste has married his father's brother, who has been made king. Hamlet is in love with Ophelia, daughter of Polonius and sister of Laertes. Horatio is his bosom friend. Hamlet is a young man inclined to thought and speculation rather than to action. The play opens with the apparition of the ghost of Hamlet's father before the guards of the castle. Horatio tells Hamlet and he sits with the guards the following night, and his father's ghost appears to him and tells him that be was murdered by his brother, the pres- , ent king, and he lays an injunction on Hamlet to avenge his death . This with other preliminary matters constitutes the first act. Act second opens with Hamlet simulating madness. In the •Vfho\9 history of literary criticism there - is not a matter so much in dispute as Hamlet's conduct. How far he was insane, how far he played mad, why he treated Ophelia as be did, are matters there is no agreement on. In any event he acts insane and first affrights Ophe- Ija, then the queen, bis mot-ber, thinking meanwhile on some plan to fully , satisfy himself that his father was really murdered., A band of strolling actors ,<jomes along and he hits upon the $ch,eine' of having them act before his - 'uncle §n,d parry out a murder scene rf »eb as.fcis father bad been made away '.- yrith in, Act three opens with the fa* ''jmpuj soliloquy, "To be or npttobe," 'a»d then 'Hamlet instructs h}s players th,eip parts and the play is, given be> the kjng and qi^een. At the mur- $$p jscene the Hipg starts and orders the play stopped, ' Hanaiet ' has watched ' Jiim ajjfl npw kn,oye that he murdered Ji|8 lather- The king at pnce depjdes , v elm A?epgw?o$s to send jjjpj $p Eogr and jampg ifl ales ahd Uertes al 6nc^ assaults him. They ftfe separated and the king devises a plait lot getting Hd dtMtelet by.Mtlfff S swdfd play f 1&» iftglSf fefffl tftil l&tftest fhe &fcert L&eftesuscsls jwisoned, afi<3 1ft addi- tfefi ft ewp of poisoned wiee 'is arranged fdP MsifiM WfaeH fa& gr-atfe thirsty in the epmbal. it) the excitement 6! ,lhe flghtthe queefl drinks the poisoned wine by mistake. Laertes stabs Sam- let, but in the struggle Hamlet gets the poisoned sw6fd and wounds Laertes, who then tells hin) thai the WeftpoH is poisoned. At that Hamlet kills the king. There are many other char' acters and many side matters, but this is the thread of the plot. The great interest of the play Centers in Samlet's indecision, Se thinks great things and at times plans great things, but he never executes. Laertes on the contrary is all fire and action, with no forethought. Horatio between the two has a balanced mind, and the others have their parts and places in this great picture of human character. But Hamlet is the central figure, and in magnificent outlines is portrayed in him the common weakness of that great part of the human family with which "the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er by the pale cast of thought and purposes of great pith and moment are turned awry and lose the name of action." teiittifS eve? elected ifl loWtt CfefkS Iti «sS- little traffatfieled, " erallfr n*¥6 beef. dlSpMed 18 leH jt td legislative Be adds after snrvejrtog the fa6w met elected • "The Tweaty-sixth feH eftit assefflbly will be above the average ia ability attd character," • LINCOLN AT GETTYSBURG. The State Register revives from Lamon's reminiscences the story that Lincoln's Gettysburg speech was not well received. It says:' "There was no sign of approval during the delivery of the now immortal words. The audience had received the president coldly." THE UPPER DBS MOINES has access to a scrap book in which is preserved a contemporaneous newspaper report of the speech. The reporter begins by saying: "The marshal then introduced President Lincoln, who after immense applause spoke as follows." The little speech is then punctuated by "applause," "great applause," and "immense applause," the latter after the sentence where the president says that the vyorld will long remember what the heroes of Gettysburg have done. The reporter concludes: "The conclusion of the president's remarks Was followed by immense applause and three cheers were given for him and also three cheers for the governors of the states." While it is probably true as Lamon reports that Lincoln and his friends were disappointed in the speech, it is absolutely incredible that such sentences as Lincoln uttered on such an occasion and with popular feeling at a fever heat as it then was, should have been received without demonstration. Every perfunctory string of platitudes uttered by a man high in office or otherwise renowned is applauded by a generous and not over critical public, and Lincoln could not have spoken the tritest sentiment of patriotism at that memorial meeting without an enthusiastic reception. . NEWS AND OOMMEFT. The normal school question is bound to come up again at this legislative session. Tbe Sioux City Journal says editorially: Something must be done by the Iowa legislature for the Iowa normal school or lor other Iowa normal schools. The report of President Seerley predicts that the attendance at Cedar Falls nejct year will reach 1,200 and as the school has a capacity for only 800 scholars it is evident that something must be done to effect a change, It is not expedient to try to induce young people to become teachers without proper preparation, , * # # Arm/trong seems to have gotten ahead of the state insurance trust. The business men insured themselves until the trust came down 2J£ per cent, on buildings and 3 pep cent, on stock, and promised other reductions when the waterworks aro completed. The legislature will fail of an important duty if it does not effectually squelch the insurance trust this winter. * # # The Bancroft Register believes that ossutU county should adopt the primary election system of nominating. Our neighboring counties baye very generally come to it, and Palo Alto is the pply one which retains the caucus and convention, B, A. the Washington, Iowa, Press discusses the matter and says the primary election b'a? worked well in Pennsylvania bpth parties, m $ j ft and Jfe8hjpMC«ujQtjie8 |R Jpwa. fyv §0 As tajaerjte he ndjjs;' "Ife gives every VQtW a. d.q)ega|e^ cha^pe tfi Sflv h^f gay. out tb'e v|c|9«f 'abort if fffiB NElGflBOfiHOOD. B. F. Stevens has put a $2.500 tori' vate creamery on hia farm near spirit Lake. fhe Duaiaps report that 4,000 acres of their hay land will he broken nefct spring near Ledyard, , The Corwith Hustler says of Ram* say township's big man.' He'll be quite a man when he " fills out." Spencer and EatherVille want to be the school towns of northern Iowa. Algona bus pre-empted that place. J. Q. Hannahas been up from Texas visiting his brothers at 1mVerne. He is in the land business at Fort Worth. It is reported that Presiding Elder Black is going to take his family to Florida to winter on account of their health. Henry Straw, Mrs. Geo. E. Clarke's brother at Garner, is rejoicing over the arrival of a 10 pound boy at his home, his first. L. J. Clarke, Irvington's one-time station agent, is sick at Hot Springs, S. D. Late reports are that he is slightly better. Livermore Gazette: Miss Myrtle Ford is visiting in Algona with her sister, Mrs. Jas, Taylor. ..Miss Anna Hunt of Burt is here on a visit. Whittemore Champion: If Theo. Chrischilles fails to find that man Schuerle, he might divide it (the' $10,000) up amongst the poor newspaper men. ; Emmetsburg Tribune: Algona is to build a cheap city hall, a frame structure. She should have waited and taken her cue from the beauty Emmetsburg is erecting. P. H. Donlan, late county superintendent at Emmetsburg, went into farming on a big scale this year, and has had to make an assignment. It is said he can pay all claims. Ledyard Leader:; Jas. Taylor, who was in Ledyard a. day or two last week from Algona, has sold upwards of $10,000 worth of cloaks by special sales already this fall. Mr. Taylor is a pusher. Emmetsburg Tribune: If Algona is going to have that big shoe factory arrangements might be made to sell them the old packing house, which they might use as a tannery. Emmetsburg will sell it cheap. The Esthervijle Republican says the report that Miss Maud Cowan is to teach .there is incorrect: "That lady never applied for a position in our schools, and probably, so far as we know, has no intention of doing so." W. L. Rossing of Bode will go into the races next year with five or six fast ones. .His colt, Midnight'L., was a remarkably swift one this season, the Republican'says, and there were not more than two two-year-olds in the UnitedjStates that could out-pace him. Humboldt Republican: Geo. Foster, county surveyor, has bought a half interest in a land, loan, and abstract firm in Algona. George says he will not move there nor do anything else serious, but he acts uneasy and looks just like we felt about two wesks before we got married. Humboldt Independent: Mr. Harry Lantry, formerly of Algona, now chief train dispatcher of the Santa Fee road at Los Vegas, New Mexico, was a visitor at the Hack home the first of last week. Harry and Leon Hack were kids together in by-gone days at Algona and being both loyal to friends the meeting was much enjoyed. ANOTHEB PRIZE CLAIMANT. An Emmetsburg Boy Tosses Qff Our Problem In fifteen Seconds—35m- metsbure Boys Scorn Sucli Primary Problems. The Emmetsburg Tribune claims to have submitted that problem about the band boy's raffle and got a solution in Jess time than Richard Beardsley took to it. Hope is its story: THE UPPER DBS MOINES has been having much ado about a very simple problem in arithmetic, It offered a week ago a prize to anybody who would solve it in a minute. The b&ad boys over there arq raffling a cornet and 150 numbers were sold, the first one costing one cent, the second two gents an4 so on up to 150 cents for the Wghesfc nmn, T her. The question asked was how nmoh did the hoys get fpr the cornet? W<? banded the problem to one of our school children a few d&ys agp and in 15 seconds lie had the answev^$lJ3.25, The problem, he says, CQmes under the head of arithmetical progression, the rule being to add together the first and terms of the series, multiplying the half the ntjmbep p| terms for BdARfitfPilfWffi The So f h« itefctt&fcf BtflikffTfiia Will Bi ttepfac*d with flfHi* i&«f1 tiftttjfe£t>. x CIB jTuii ixcpon* S, fihd Last weeli TflM tJi^SS Bel Mblilfig gave the official told dl tb« eduflty as reported by, the eotinty fathefs, S|ol-' lowing it completes the official proceed* ings. Th6 board met in 'the 'newly at^, ranged auditor's offlee and had a con< tefiieflt plftcei • Nothiiig the board htts done, unless it be its final farewell to pine bridges/on the river, reflects more credit than the new Vault it has built and the offices it has made for the protection of the county records and the Convenience of the public. WHAT AN'ELEOTION COSTS. The bills allowed out of the county fund for judges and clerks of election are $652.95, and are not included in the schedule of claims given below. There are 32 polling places, and it averages over $20 to a place for these items. The cost of ballots, returning poll books, rooms for voting, etc., are in the schedule. , A NEW IKON BRIDGE. The board visited the new iron bridge at St. Joe, Tuesday, and found it entirely satisfactory. It has cost $1,590, is 100 feet long, and sits on iron piers. The board will in the spring replace the Blackford bridge with one of the same kind. They visited that bridge and found it so unsafe that they may close the road west of Algona until spring. The timbers of the bridge have rotted out, so repair cannot be made except at considerable expense, in the opinion 'of those who have looked at it, and the board do not want to put much money into it. If they can temporarily repair small cost it will be done, otherwise the road will be closed. STEAM HEAT FOR THE COURT HOUSE. Fully a dozen heater apparatus men were before the board Thursday morning to talk steam heat. The old furnace in the court house never worked and has not been used lately at all. And heating by stoves is both too expensive and too unhandy. The board decided to put in steam, which is the best for larger buildings, and it got fully posted on the various desirable features of all the steam heaters that are made. POOR FARM IMPROVEMENT. The county is going to have a model farm if Mr. Barton carries out his plans. By the tiling it has had it will soon be as tillable as any quarter in the county, and it now has the best shorthorn bull ever brought to Kossuth. Mr. Barton bought him at Humboldt for §102, at an auction of N. R.Jones' stock. He is a beauty. Mr. Barton wants to get some full-blood cows now and make the farm a headquarters for improved stock breeding. It will make the farm self sustaining and will be a good thing for farmers generally. KOSSUTH'S INSANE. The county was called upon at this session of the board to put up $498.87 for the Iowa hospital for the insane at Independence for the past quarter. The county has had 14 at the 'asylum, S. Z. Shaw, G. W. Sifert, Geo. A. Gardner, Abbie Bailey, Edward Tobin, Sofa Schultz, Anna S. Ward, ,Frances Kelley, Martha A, Turner, Mary M. Minkler, Aug. Biging, Sarah E. McKinstry, John Jugem. These have cost $42 each except for Mrs. Minkler, who came back some time ago. Her bill was but $14. The tax for the insane is quite an item of expense. SCHOOL LAND FOR SALE. The auditor is instructed to advertise and sell the school land in Eagle township. This is section 16, and a good one. It is stated that section 16 in the township east will also be sold. These are school sections and are the only two now held by the county. ROUTINE MATTERS, Tax of Mrs. Wilson for 1894 on ni'se, el sw se, and se se 24-97, 29, making 137 acres, abated on a valuation . of $686, leaving the assessed valuation $959. All but tax of $2,42'abated pn lot 3, block 8, German ia. Mrs, Lemke allowed $5 a month till April 1, 1896. Petition of Northwestern railway for rebate of taxes not allowed, Personal tax of J, R, Palmer, deceased, abated for 1893 and 1894, Minutes of June meeting corrected to include abatement of P, Gurren's taxes on w£ ne and ne se 4<$6, 27, A. Fraser allowed $40 for taking care of Bosburg, H, Fraser allowed $45 for caring for Bosburg, . Mrs. Hpckman, pear Swea Pity, al- lpwed$6 a month to May 1,1896, Mark Boyle's appointment as deputy sheriff approved. Mrs. Cplby allowed $20. Road asked by Geo. Faber laid, Treasurer' instructed to redeem from tax sale of 1890 wi nw ne. 25.97, 29, Error, ' , Taxes on si nw 24-97,27 abated for 1894, Treasurer instructed to transfer $J,* 000 from rpad tp tjeropprary sohpol fund. PQOB Wm, atpolweU,Mffln.."v'i.'. M ,•'••'„'•• 18 00 Ij,Barton,ppmnMteeworfe,,,,,, moi Barton $ Sprf §rse for P.OOF farm. ••••• 0 QQ 4 ojlo ~~a it?. .*:.«.){ vi«i. . i . ..? «i .' ri i'f Mtit ....-iirv»t i • V • f _„ , jsfawttrs. s.ijj.s.. Halght & Bailed tf-ofk.....i.u... H. C. Holletat/eclfi dbriitoltt«e Wdfk...t B. MfcWiKftter, «ro*kn.i*. .1.1.. .•.«... ter* 06. , C0tt»*t M. Wel8tt*6dj returning . , bffoks. ... .. tti. Shafidl', Sitaeuj;. ; S&O 580 800 ft^tSwartT 8ata*r.»i.i...!.,.i...;.n.... 3 00 F.M. fwlotj justice fees.,,............ 4810 Matttarrott, stationery..u ..:.... 48 26 Qeo, Stewart,trustee...... 600 Ma* Miller, same,,. <...,........... 400 Hi B. Hallock, publlshlfig notice...... u 8 00 Jdhn Speicher, retuiming poll book,... 6 60 WbiiDoege. trustee 400 3. B. Bengston, returning poll book.... 10 SO W, A. Scott, trustee... ....;...... 400 2.0,Andruss, same,.... . 800 J< T. Flojrd, same » ,... 800 M. L. Godden, same..!....,...., 4 00 "W. 0. Pettit, same 400 G. M. Parsons, same 8 00 B. F. Reed, salary. 101 76 Nick Motisel, hall for election 300 Paul Dorweller, twp clerk 0 00 J. P. Mdlisel, twp cfel'k, claim $22 ..... 18 00 MarkBoyle, bailiff ,. 80 00 Wm. Smith, cleaning vault. 6 00 0. B. Sample, trustee 6 00 Iowa Institute for Feeble Minded,..... 1 80 H. C. Hollenbeck, twp clerk. 8 20 E. J. MUrtagh, col delinquent taxes.... 33 40 P. Christenson, livery .......,..". 400 0. C. Sainson, taking man to Anamosa 72 68 0. C. Sarbaon, boarding prisoners...... 292 00 Nils Mouson, trustee. 6 00 B. McWhorter, Same 2 00 B. F. Grose, state board of health...;'.. 127 20 W. F. Jenhinson, road list, trustee... i. 0 00 M. Starr, stationery- • 238 26 Courier, publishing..................... 47 00 E. H. Clarke, justice fees. 14 00 C. Rlebsamen, trustee.... 2 00 P, A. Salisbury, stamp...........,.;.... 4 10 1. P. Harrison, returning poll book.... .340 M. Rahin, same • 3 30 W. J. Crammond, bailiff.... 24,00 S. S. Sessions, attorney for Pomeroy.. 10 00 Wm. Doege, returning poll book........ 280 H. L. Kimball, same. 3 00 Frank Devine, same ..'••' 7 00 L. H. Mlllen, same...;... 430 C. Holberg, trustee. 500 C. A. Molinder, same......; '.". ; 500 Albion Burgeson, making tax list. ..... 7 00 R. M. Carpenter, pub notice. 560 S. Wavburton, returning poll books.... 500 A. J. Lilly, room for election 200 J. M. Gray, trustee, claim S3..,......... 2 00 Wm. Shanor, same.... '200 Ole G. Frandle, surveying $10.00 not allowed. . Mrs. Schichtl, cleaning .........<.. 50 Fred Stumer, trustee—.................. 600 A. H. Naudaln, coal..... .... 4934 H. L. Kimball, trustee... —.... ...... 800 A. H. Nafus,trustee... .700 Jas. A. Orr, painting...- 2145 W. H. Rider, destroying Ruusian thistle.. 000 J. Finnegau, trustee.. 1200 G.B. Ludwig, trustee.... 400 tr. H. Lamson, bailiff..................... 8000 Wm. Dau, trustee.. 200 Geo. N. Peterson, trustee, claimed $7.... 4 00 A. L. Bowen, trustee........ 1200 L. T. Clement, Justice fees 1810 T. 11. JSly.court reporter .8400 Dr. Morse, coroner... '1955 E.H, Clarke, justice fees........ 625 F. H. Ford, col,delinquent tax............ -• 428 Dr. Morse, coroner SO85 J. P. Smith, bailiff..:'..- .....;...... 8200 C. M. Doxsee, hardware............ :.. 8 25 C. A. Olson, trustee.... ............ 200 Jas. Carroll, trustee 400 H. P.Hatch, posting notices.........;— H 00 Jas . Cowan, work on vault; 294 47 H. P..Hatch, twpclerk.................... 800 A. K. Olapsaddle, trustee....... 800 Peter Recaue, destroying thistle—. —.. 1200 M. T. Smith, same 88 25 Nels Monson, same.............. 600 C. H. Hurae, same...; 1675 F.E.Foster, cutting prisoner's hair... 200 B. F. Grose, fees. 354 90 J. S. Gallagher, room for election. ...... 800 PeterG.KeUter, trustee:.... 200 E. N. Weaver, desk for auditor.... 8800 Whittemore Champion, pub notice. 5 00 K. W. Barge, justice fees..... .4985 John Goeclers, good 8 70 F. H.Ford, constable... ,2225 J. C. Raymond,'expenses............. 11 79 C. A. Molinder, return poll book.,........ 5 00 Upper Des Moines, stationery, 818 00 A. Meirs, putting up booth..... —.....; 600 J. Altwegg, trustee..... .................. 10 00 LuVerheNews, printing............ 015 J. W. Robinson, hardware 200 0. A. Potter, trustee 12 00 Jas. A. Orr, painting and papering........ 53 25 JohnBernham, trustee 606 R. A. Richardson, twp clerk, 11 00 C. Rlckurd, trustee. v 10 00 R. A. Richardson, posting notices........ 7 60. G. 0, Austin, justice peace... —... —., 10 75 John Hertz, trustee 4 00 Algona, water rent. ;.............. 8 75 M. Z, Grove & Son, goods .......,., 005 A. Adolphson, trustee, room,$15 17..... 1092 S. H. Pettlbone, room , .. 4 00 BooneBlank Book Co...., —.,.,.....,.. 7050 R. W. Basset, trustee ',. 600 D, W.Hohn. putting In Algona booths.., 200 John Paul, lumber 40 69 8. Roupe, trustee, , 050 Thos. Henderson,return poll book....... 2 00 Theo. Anderson, trustee..,.. 750 A. Jacobson, same , ,..., , 1050 W, F, Bonus,same,., ,. 880 W, S. Wlckhom. return poll book 5 00 KobmTjaden, trustee 780 P. W.Jensen, sanie ,. 600 P. H. Jennett, return poll book 8 20 0. B. Durdall & Co,, goods '.... 185 A. J. Dunlap, return poll book 4 70 C, R. Lewis, trustee. .,,, , ,. 660 L. Horan, fixing booths ,,, .:., 100 J, Wallbllllg, trustee ,, 600 W.A.Chlpman, same 900 JohnBenke, same 1200 J. P,Burrlson,same ,,..,. 1200 0.H.Llohty, same , ,, 2000 H, 0. Hollenbeck, return poll book 8 20 F, B, Calkins, clerk hire;. , ... 5000 B. F. Grose, qosts in Rahm VH, LuVerne.,. 22 50 C. A, Telller, room rent, clmd $48 not allowed. W. F. Laldley, claimed $7.50, not allowed, Same, printing 7 00 w, J, Burton, com, work.. 7 00 C. A. Qrdway, bridge wock , 25 00 A, M. & Q-M, Johnson 1845 Sending pauper to Davenport , 9 00 Great Reduction Jn Time. Qncj<? more the North we3tern line has reduced the time 9f its trans-cpntinen^ a} trains, and the jpurney from, Qhipa?p' to California via this pppwlar route is now made in the marvellously, short time of three days, .Palace drawing* room sleeping cars leave Chiopgp daily and run through, to $an Pranpisco and 1(08 Angeles without; change, and all roea}s en route ars 'served pr» tfae' dining pars, ' Daily tpup Jst sleeping oar ew vicp ip maintained by tfiie u^e he,twee.# Chi* oagq aijd/ San Francisco ajid'jkos les, CQmRteteiy Ba,\4pe,d, ^ayti being ga0_b frow A Jj^^^rr*-'- If....--. if ahyon^ should t>f Kossuth coufjty*a venicies had 11i~" tiff itt a ye&f from «,**> to |8 »•IS that the stocks of fflerchandig?!* ^ cduhty had dropped from $122,673", ftfid that corpora had tufflbled from ,-$69,678 arid that live stddk had $409,409 to $390,917, he be accused of trying to Dlouuer t , ministration. But these thfd« some compensating gabs In ou ^ sable valuation appear and white In Auditor M report for 1894 and 1895, au, trate how wonderfully and our assessments of property value., «. made from year to year. Thet e L fe number of interesting and &£?• *• items in this report about Ifi8truhtw takes, etc. Take the VALUE OP LAND, Kossuth stands assessed at <ss»« acre, which no one would p r Sert is more than one third values. But there are seven below -us, Allatnakee $4.86 an Clay $5.38, .Dickinson " $5.24, H Osceola acre. Polk is $12.83, Lino Wo of ' Moines $12.76 and Cedar $1222 w counties are assessed at over $12 acre, fourteen at over $11 an acre «.nA twenty-five at over $10 an acre TV. '"• average for the state is'.$8.71 an'acre : ; : ..';; VKOSSUTH'S TOTAL. There are 395,660. acres of land in tho ' county, and town lots valued at $447 672, and the total for the whole is Si'" 024,080, with tree exemptions amount ing to $240,368. The personal prouertv foots/up $693,497 and' the railS amount to almost as much more, $508' 072, giving the county in round numbers a valuation of $5,000,000. This ' lacks a little of being a one hundredth ' part of the total for the state, which is $559,983,362.: The personal property of , the state is. $106,865,954, and the rail- ' way property $45,063,782, and the tree exemptions are $5,126,673. ' ; DIVISION OF PERSONAL PKOPERTY. '; .The division of what is called per-j^- sonal property as it comes to the eye of.' the 'assessor isjworthy of study. Live stock seems to bear the brunt for over ' half of Kossuth's personal tax falls on that. This year the valuation is $390,917. The other chief items range along merchandise '$J22j623, corporation stocks $54,569, and moneys and credits $52,903. .Vehicles come in for $8,213, capital in manufacturing §4,100, furniture $5,056, farming utensils $2,446, and miscellaneous $28,788. WHERE THE TAXES GO. The schools get the bulk of the taxes, KosButh's total for 1894 was $167,969.81, < but of this the district school tax was $84,368.05, and the county school tax was $4,842.26. County expenses foot up $47,742.44, the state got $12,105.79, the insane came in for $2;903.26. Corporation taxes, that is town taxes, amounted to $10,325. and special taxes added $5> 683. The district school tax of the •. state amounts to nearly $7,000,000 out of a total taxation of $18,500,000. In Polk county this tax alone amounts to $285,000, and eight counties pay over $100,000. Only 17 counties pay more school tax than Kossuth. SOME LIVE ST®CK FIGURES. Kossuth is the 26th county in the state as to number of cattle, having 26,022. It stands 17th in horses with 14,633. It stands 66th in mules with 216. It stands 57th in sheep with 2,175,, It stands 56th inhpgs with 27,345, Fay ette county has the most cattle, 37,940; Pottawattomie the most horses, 21,695, and mules, 1,752; Van Buren the most sheep, 28,835; 'Cedar the roost hpgs, 68,593, STOCK FIGURES FOB 26 YEARS, Auditor McCarthy includes in his report a table showing the number awl f value of all kinds of stock in the state- <J- for a period of 26 years. In 1870 we had, $ only 867,904 cattle, worth then over ^ $11;000,000. ' Now we have 3,273,525 <, : | cattle and they are worth only ft little. over $16,000,000, Horses show a still ^ bigger drop in valuation, JSinlnnnnn* 328 hPrses were WPrtb over $19,OQU,uyu, now 1,205,437 bprses are valued at only $16,372,00, Three horses now average less in value tfcan pne in 1°< 0> have less mules in the state now then; 44,686 in 1870 were worth* 873 and now 35,904 are worth but 071, The mule has tal?en a tumble & along the line, Sheep also have grpwnd. In 1870 we had oann ™ npw, we, have pnly 845,067, show a'flight turn the other way, total valuation then was only S as against $305,818 novy. J n , lB ' u had only 689,382 hogs, We have nearly six tiwee ae wany, ThpYaliiehasp, little doubled,$8,ja?,QOO then as • 7Q6j8J§,n9w, 'JtlBftMrtOi '----• -' 'ijnspite of!* 8 Btateio

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