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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 11, 1896
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BIS MOlNfiS: ALQONA, TnW 1 tf, MAHOH 11 8V A WAftftfiSf, t» Some weeks ago the members of the .AJgona bar signed a statement find for- it to Hoth S. 1 Salinger, re- the supreme court, The pur- 4>ort Of it was that they preferred the -Method t»f indexing the supreme court • •decisions in use by former reporters to the one he has introduced. The Carroll Serald makes this statement the subject of & lengthy editorial in which itsays! rfhe new index system adopted by B. 1, Salinger meets the approval of the supreme justices and members of the bar who have become acquainted with .it. Heretofore the index consisted of a reprint of the syllabi of tho various cases printed In alphabetical order. On page 850 of volume 89, for example, may be found •under note 1, a paragraph which is printed in the index verbatim on page 75s of the same volume. This book has about 100 pages of so- called index, to about 700 pages of subject matter. The index is almost wholly a reprint of the reporter's head notes or syllabi of tho cases. In volume 00. the first Issued by Reporter Salinger, may be found an index with 29 OttllU|£d, IUUJ UC 1UUUU ttU 1UUCA tvlbU **P pages. The index is scientifically arranged 'with a topical analysis, sub-heads and numerous cross references. The very essence of the contents of the book ia so plainly presented in the minimum of space and matter that any subject or division of a subject ia readily found in the book; Anyone who •has investigated this can see that It takes •six tunes more work to prepare such an Index as Mr. Salinger has published than that of his predecessors. • .It should farther be known to the Algona rbar that all of Mr. Salinger's work is lassed upon by the justices of the supreme «nch. 'He cannot draw his salary without a certificate from them that his work has been satisfactorily performed. The subject of the index was discussed when all the justices except one were present. One thought the index might be fuller to good advantage, though he reserved a positive opinion till he used it. However, he did not favor a return to the old style. The other "four justices approved it, though one pa bei brief digest of decisions should to ft pfttsftheiftdex, fthd it further fa* lleves that such a digest will be quite 'geflef&tly dem&fidect after the lawyers of the state have used the new index A few mon <-h9. _ _._____. Ltife^oung says that he don't claim that retaining the 65 per cent, clause in the mulct law is reasonable'. "We jUSt simply maintain that it is a thing that prevents saloon* in 30 counties of Iowa, and on that ground it ought to be maintained." The Carroll Herald says: The difference between Go and 35 represents the odds between the ability of the enemies and friends of the liquor traffic when it comes to procuring names to petitions, The tero- perance element ore too often indifferent, unorganized and without funds. Liquor interests are always compact, readily organized and funds are nevei wanting. Liquor men are in politics, and by reason of their influence in elec lions have peculiar and potent advantage. The 05' per cent, provision in the Martin law should stand. It is wise and just and gives temperance people no more advantage than they are entitled to. S. A. Burrell has been visiting the soldiers' home and tells about it in three columns. Here is his description of the piece of ground the home is lo cated on: The Irulh is, the 128 acre is a sand heap donated by the city. I waa an unwise selection. Our Col Palmer voted against it. It is th poorest land around Marshalltown They tried to make. a lake but the soi was a sieve. AH the prohibitionists ir Ihe universe couldn't make it hold wa ter. The land won't raiee white beans or borse sorrel, or 6ven a disturbance or melons and sweet potatoes, witbou dumping on black soil and tons of for tilizer and manure. Might raise sane hill cranes' and fleas, but nothing else Had Ihe cily chosen land anywber suggested that cross references be printed in smaller type. Justice Kinno has given it his voluntary and unqualified approval. The Algona bar must have signed the petition for a return to the old way without looking into the subject. We doubt not that by this time they are ready to give.-the new index their approval. We have submitted the Herald's criticism to our 'attorney's and after considering it carefully they still adhere lo the opinion before expressed. The Herald stales in a general way the differences in the two methods of indexing. .A concrete illuslration will serve besl for purposes of comparison. Here is a sample of Mr. Salinger's new index, Ihe lille being mechanics' liens, which does nol allogelher occupy over two inches of space. Mechanics' Liens— ,1, Commencement of building defined. 2. Pacts considered — Conlraclors equals lhal of lienor. 3. Incorrect slalemenl—Mislake of law—Though which statement includes items not furnished within 90 days. 4. Priority—On betterments — Between lienor and mortgagee—Etc., etc. Now it is apparent thai however complete this index is, no layman nor lawyer can tell without hunting up every reference what has been decided. ••There is no intimation given as to what the decisions on mechanics' liens actually are in this volume. Now take a prior volume of the reports and open to mechanics' liens, and ••there are two pages devoled to the in- 4ex, Under sub-tille No. 1 are nine lines, stating briefly exactly what the decision of Ihe court is. Under subtitle No. 2 there is nearly a third of a page devoted to such statement, and so on. through the two pages. The lawyer from these syllabi can form a very accurate opinion of what is in the body of the book and is saved the labor of j-eferring to and reading eyery case to flpd out whether it touches on the question he is interested in. The comparative merits of the two methods of .indexing .are'.tested' very fully by the sale of digests, There are Digests of the decisions in many states gotten up on the plan Mr, Salinger has Adopted, but thdy hold no place relatively in any lawyer's library with digests as Chancellor McLain has Jowa, which, briefly states the of every decision, The same com- may b, a * n *he methods • p,f nflnqtating Jhe code, Various plans bpen, tried to use numbers and references, but they have all been 41fPiJ'fJed. fop the full annotations of the * $oXjain' co£e, wWpb, also gives » eyllft- ''J»us Qf e ( ¥gpy d^etsipn bw'}pg upon the consWeratfiop; from ( without lopjtijng in the reports, ' «»y, j»»y farm ft vepy accurate ppin' ieajef wiw$ the courts have, kejd- '••"^hjj Jawyw wfoe.a he goes to the j» else, the home migiht have raised lot of supplies, impossible now. It is pooi er.even than our poor farm, which rightly named, and the laltercould no be .made self-supporting in a millen nium. fettdif knowing Whether they are going jfetft*Wtti%ftU& it «t not Some of fi«n *»y It «mld b* done by prolonging the session lot three weeks ae & little more, h«yd6»otf«nike bethg away from their business such additional time without additional competisation. They expected to e away from borne about three months for the salary fixed by law. They cannot be lamed mnoh and It tvould be economy if >ome additional compensation could be voted in order to prolong the session and avoid an extra session. Mr. Temple of Clark Is willing to go on record expressing the belief that the code ott) be completed. Mr. Martin of Adair ^presses the hope that it can be done, but IBS some fears. Senator Palmer sajre that ie never knew a senate to be working in better shape, and he believes that the code and everything else will be attended to. iteut. tiov. £>arrott, who is an old legislator, says he never knew a senate to get down to business better than the present one. Cer tain it Is that both branches have gotten through with many of the preliminaries, At the beginning of the session three sub ects were uppermost in the public mind, :o-wit: Bills for the control of loan am building associations, insurance companies and the examination of private banks The loan and building question Is virtually settled and out of the way, The insurance legislation Is virtually arranged and It Is evident that there will be no law requiring the examination of private banks. The re submission question is out of the way woman's suffrage has been defeated in both branches; the age of consent has been fixed; the dispute as to the soldiers monument is growing less and less import ant, and it can be seen by this statemen Ibat the vexatious questions are all oul o the way, or nearly so, leaving all hands free to work upon the code. There is noth ing that can interfere with the progress o this work except warm sunshine, whlcl always drives the legislature home. Yo' can't keep the farmer members at the capl tol when the frost begins to go out of th ground and they will adjourn and go bom under the inspiration of the spring sun shine, code or no code. The (Port Madison penitentiary will ge $51,000 for its enlargement, which wil make room for 150 more prisoners. A bill ihas passed both (houses authorlzin boards of directors to establish free kindei gartcns. The state university bill, sotting apart tax of one-tenth of a mill per annum fo five years for the use of tho university fo building purposes, passed the house and i The Marshalltown Times-Republica discusses the pronuncialion of "Iowa in connection with the item publishe in'THE'UPPER DBS MOINES'two week ago. It adds another to the list authorized melhods: We remember of hearing' a lol of high school boys using Ihe name "Iowa" lasl summer as a conspicuous component part and final ending of a suggeslive and unctious college yell. It rhymed splendidly with a whole lot of other words of less meaning, and was accented with tremendous emphasis on all three syllables, thus—"I-o-a," each letter being accorded the first sound, the final "a" pronounced the same as in day. That gets all out of it there is in it, even abbreviates the spelling, and by no means impairs the beauly and euphony of the name. Whynot call il u I-o-a?" The democratic Graphic-Herald at Websler Cily has announced its plalform: The Graphic-Herald is opposed lo the establishing of Ihe mulct saloon in Websler Cily. This paper does nol believe in Ihe saloon in any community. Representative Mayne voted against the law prohibiting the sale of cigarettes in Iowa. In doing so he said: " Believing the law unconstitutional, and that it will utterly fail of achieving the purpose intended, I vote a no." The bill was passed, however, and will be lesled, There seems lo be a'n impression, that it violates the laws governing inter-stale commerce. . If il does nol it is a good piece of legislation, although it will not do one-tenth Iho good that many think it will. Prohibitory laws are broken reeds when it conies to relying on them for the morals of the rising generation. The age of consent has been finally left al 15 years. All Iho objeclions lo 18 years are mere quibbles and tho 18 year limit should have betn adopted without much waste of time. The Daily Capital published Dolliver's silver speech in full and it has been sent out as a supplement by several of the stale papers. It is everywhere spoken of as onu of Ihe best speeches of the session, LETTER. On Saturday the eighth week of the sot- sion of the Twenty-sixth general assembly ended and were it not for the code adjournment could be made in two .vcc-k». It eun be truly said that no general assembly ever wasted less time than the present one. The reader can easily recall debater in former general aB$embl!o8 lusting two or three weeks. The t>euute of the Twenty- second general assembly dlwnwwd the pi the word* reasonable" jn a proposed railroad Jtivv for two wegk«i tt«4 it ba» net tfl favorably reported in the senate. It vvi raise $45,000 per year. The past week witnessed the settlemen of the anti-cigarelte measure. The hous took up the Phelps bill as a sort of a subst tute for the Morrison bill and amended so that wholesalers and jobbers in the stat could sell to citizens of another state and that shape the bill is past. In all othe respects it is a total prohibition of the man ufacture and sale of cigarettes or cigarett paper, with heavy fines and penalties fo the violation of the law. Thus one mor vexed question is settled and the calenda is cleared to that extent. The house has passed a bill prohibitin opium joints. This bill was suggested b the discovery of such institutions in thi city. The senate bill regulating building an loan associations passed tho senate by unanimous vote and it will pass the house for the house has already passed a bill ver. much like it. The bill requires the mos careful examination of all these institution by the state auditor; imposes a fee of for filing articles of incorporation of out side associations, and requires association from other states, if they desire to do busi ness in Iowa, to deposit approved seeuritie to the amount of $100,000 with the audito of state. Tho bill was championed in thi last feature in the senate by Senator Jun kin of Montgomery, and tho wisdom of th entire statute will be demonstrated when i is put into operation, This is one of thi most important bills that has been befor the present general assembly and is one o the things which tho people expect to be done. On. March 3 tho house passed tho Gris wold resolutions expressing sympathy will the cause of tho Cuban rebels. Mr, Crow's bill requiring assessors i< visit banks and other institutions and stamp with a rubber stump all notes, thu enrolling them for taxation and providing thai paper that is not so stamped shell no bo good, was tefeuted in the house. One of the warmest little fights of the session is over tlie bill to establish terms o court at Correctlpnville in Woodbury coun ty, mulling that town un assistant county seat. Both sides urc represented by strong lobbies, Bloux City Is fighting the bill or the ground of lack of necessity and alleging that increased expense would he Incurred Th'e Correctlonvillc! people scorn to bo ahead for thu bill ha» passed tlie houso ant lm» been favorably reported in tho senate. A bill by Mr, Ladd for Uiu better prolec lion of members and bc-nctlubiricH of beric- flulury organizations has been recommend cd to POSH. It provides that no policy of Insurance or bcntiit cctlflcatc of any benefit;!. ary organization doing business in tin; state shall be forfeited fw Bon-f/ayinetit of dues or a»»mw<wt« until after 'M duya' no- llw by registered letter \o the member of the time ami ph«#, when and whom the foreclosure will tele- 'Kbo hcnw vmtti u bill plume ecu0pitn?e» from the tern- ttumfenr of evtaion on the liquor question with Very ,» u y republican members -of both ,y that there will be no legislation n the liquor question at all. they et- ress the belief that the present situation 8 satisfactory and the enacting of a manu- acturing law would be unwise politically, tc Of course these opinions are ex- iressed by gentlemen who are opposed to he manufacture of liquors and the wish may be father to the thought, yet your correspondent rather feels that it Is in the ait- hat wothlngistobedone^LArc Yorxo. M TfilS KEIQHfiOBHOOU. Swea City has a brass band, A farmer between Burt and Bancroft sowed wheat Jan, 31. t). W. Burlingame was elected city slerk at Emmelsburg. Kemenyi is in Ihese parls. He played al Iowa Palls Saturday. Lu Verne had 74 teams tied on the streel Saturday al one lime. Judge Cnrr's father died al Emmetsburg lasl Thursday, aged 74 years. A. E. Dougherly is running Ihe Good- MILASI INDIAN BAtTIE IN IOWA, \ l**,,?**^^^^ Three weeks «K<> THE tTPPER DES MOINES published a sketch of the last battle known lo have been fought between Ihe Sioux and Sac and Fox Indians. It occurred near Algona in April, 1852. In Ihe Rolfe Revielle W. C. Ralston tells of the lasl buttle between the Sioux and Winncbago Indians, two years later, the hist Indian battle known to have bwn fought ^ in lowfl. this was the year thtil the Call brothers came to Kossulh and that so many northern counties received their first settlement. The Winnebrigoes •had been brought frotn Wisconsin in 1841 and given the " neutral ground 1 for a reservation. Their territory and thai of Ihe Sacs and Foxes on Ihe soulh and of Ihe Sioux on Ihe north and wes cornered near Fort Dodge, and it was on this account that the Fort was local . . win drug store at Lu Verne for a week. John Cronholm is elected school director at Swea City. He will be a good one. B. P. Smith owns what ho claims is the best Holsteia bull in Iowa, at German ia. The Ledyard election was evidently a hummer. The Leader has an editorial on the evils of slander in commenting upon it. Geo. Minkler is an applicant for the position of buttermaker at Emmetsburg. Since leaving Algona ho has been at Rodman and Cylinder. What is fame? Here is what the Emmelsburg Democrat sa.ys: Geo. Doyle will head the Kossulh. county delegation to shout for Allison. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Hanna leave Ledyard to locate at Promise City. Mr. Hanna is a son of Thos. Hanna of Burt and his departure is a loss to the county. Emmetsburg Democrat: The Kossuth people will carry the Dr. Lacy case to the supreme court. They should be more generous than this to Judge Quarton. The Hancock Signal celebrates its 25th birthday by coming out a fresh, spick span new six column quarto. The Signal has been one of the best known of northern Iowa papers and is greatly improved in its now form. Britt Tribune: Algona papers are trying to explain the explosion of a kerosene lamp loaded with Rockefeller oil. Our theory is that it was steam, '• the water" being greased, sealed up its porosity and it had to "bust." In commentingon the appeal Kossuth county will take in the Dr. Lacy case the Emmetsburg Tribune says: The« case is of public interest since a question of jurisdiction as between the county board and township trustees is involved. Marshalltown Times - Republican: Williams, the evangelist, is engaged to conduct a revival the coming summer at Algona, Since one of his converts at Cedar Palls confessed to having killed a man, Williams is in greater demand than ever. .We may be losing Robt. Cordingley if the Armstrong Journal is correct in this item: Mrs. Robt. Cordingley of Iowa Lake, now visiting with her parents in California, is so delighted with the country that she writes to her family if they will join her there she will not return, The marriage of a former Algonian, C. W. Thompson, at Corwith . has bi-ought about a curious state of affairs. All of the teachers in the Corwith schools are now Thompsons. C. W. Thompson, principal; Mrs. S. L. Thompson, wife of the superintendent of schools; Mrs. C. W. Thompson, nee Carrie Maben, and Miss Nora Thompson. None of them are related except Prof. C. W. and wife. ed where it was. Mr. Ralston prefaces Emmetsburg Reporter: David Starr and wife and D. G, Baker and wife went to Algona Saturday and spent Sundny with Editor Starr and family of that city ...... Miss Lou Richardson of Algona was an Emmetsburg visitor Saturday. She returned home by the evening train ...... Mr. and Mrs. Simon Lynch cnme over from Algona Friday evening and made a short visit with relatives in this city. POLITICAL NOTES. Many of the Kossulh delegates wont to Des Moinos Monday to be in on the ground lloor, The Chicago Times-Herald's predic* lions for the Tenth district are Geo. C, Call and H, W, McConibor for dole- gates. Senator Punk is listed as a delegate to St. Louis from the Eleventh district. It will bo an expensive luxury for a lewspaper man. Polliver's speech today is expected to bo the official announcement of Iowa ia to Senator Allison, it will bo cool, deliberate, and able, There are ten candidates for the su- premo judgeship Ibis fall, Scott M, ^add of Sheldon ia our nearest neighbor, Judge Weaver of Hardln county next. The DCS Molnett Capital celebrates Allhton day with a full page ill ustmtlon mid with 260 cuts of other Jowa repub- icano. It will bo u plotui'0 galWy worth pruBorving. U ia Issued today. Frank Bloknell aaya in tbo Capital: i'be normal »ehool bill to atari ilvo now up be to put of! the time of roqulr* nil the building to bq orooted and Tpos- my in «OI»B other renpocts to doorcase he i «xpwiM>. There is a voi' gehools in expected to eomo n the house very $00". jt may wiM>. ere s a voi'v Hirontr not couttflod to e4uea,tto»Ml poo- Je, but uijanlttioiw with thorn, Unit tho his story by relating how the Winne- bagoes often came along the west branch of the Des Moines to hunt and trap in the spring, and how there they met Ihe Sioux. The Winnebagoes were friendly with Ihe whiles, and were the most peaceable of the Iowa Indians, but the Sioux were friends to nobody, at war with the world. The story of this lasl meeling, which occurred near where Rolfe now stands, is told by Mr. Ralston and forms an im- porlanl chapter of the pioneer history of Ihisseclion: It was in the spring of 1854 thai some Wtnnebagoes numbering 'about 75 all lold including warriors, squaws, and pappoosesj had found the trapping, fishing, and hunling. along the river quite profitable, and consequently were well laden witb all thai all good Indians liked lo possess, when a roving band of Sioux, who numbared perhaps 40 all told, under the command of Big Tree, hearing that the Winnebagoes were along Ihe river, started from where they were trapping at the time, in Ihe yicinily of Ihe several lakes it Palo Alto county, post hasle to intercept the Winnebagoes ere they reached Fort Dodge. Wilh Ibis end in view their movements were swift, and in a short time the whereabouts of the Winnebagoes was learned, place of buttle located, and all preparations made by the attacking party for a last and final contesl with Iheir ancient enemies. As this was one of Ihe last if nol the very last battle that ever took place between Ihe Indians on Iowa soil, the render will perhaps pardon us if we go somewhat into the delails and minutice of Ihe contest, as Ihe same has been related to us by several old sel- llers, who are now living in Ihe county in Ihe vicinity of Ihe exacl place where il took place, and who received Iheir information from an old trapper named Lott, who was an interested observer of the contest, and at that time had his shanty located on the bank of the creek that now bears his name and runs through the southwestern part of .Kossuth county, thence into the east branch of the Des Moines. As before staled il was in the spring of 1854, just at the close of one of the best and most successful winler's work lhat Ihe Winnebagoes had enjoyed for a number of seasons past, when Iheir old neighbors, actuated, no doubt, largely by motives of gain as well as thoughts of gaining fresh laurels in their chosen profession, conceived the idea of giving them bailie, giving as an excus_e, of course, lhal Ihey were trespassing on neutral ground. The Sioux, after gaining all the information they desired, hastily' gathered their effects together, and, keeping a safe dislance, hurried lo the soulh to the battle ground. The place selected was well chosen, comprising as it did all the necessary natural advantages lhal a bold, bad Indian could wish for, Tho exact spol can be seen by anyone who is anyways curious, lo Ihis day, It is located on Ihe north half of Sec, ], Clinton township, Ihiscounly, and Ihe land is owned by A. H. Malcolm, who has resided near by many years. Not a great distance from the place where the Pilot creek empties into the Des Moines is a large valley about a mile and a half long and probably a half mile wide, a grove covering the eastern half of the hills thai surround Ihe valley, the western end rising high and bare and forming two pinnacles close together. Those two pinnacles rising so abruptly and standing almost alone, it is hard to bolieve them natural, but un examination reveals their make-up to consist of a stony and gravelly composition, which proves their ago. It. was from one of these mounds lhat the signal was given announcing Ihe approach of the Win- nebagoes, and u part of the conflict took place in the grove easl of these mounds. The battle ground was in close proximity to where Pilot creek empties into the Des Moinos, and the land in this vicinity was in the days we write about thickly covered with large, heavy timber, and the usual underbrush thut one can see now. It was in this rotnan.tio spot, with no other witness present save the old trapper, Loll, Ihe birds, which were more plentiful , Hum nowadays, a. few stray animals, and those grand old monarchy of the' forest which we all love so well, that the first residents of Iowa engaged in mortal conflict for the last time. We can imagine the hideous yells, the brandishing and display of their implements of warfare, the proud and doflunt boasts muttered by either side upon tho gain of some little advantage, and tho final and utter route of the attacking party, as, in the dead, hour pf night, they sueolced away, boning, among other trophies, tho body of IhoU- louder, Big Tree. * iion, but not before several of thfeit more daHbg comrades had been sent to ,heir long home. The other sifo. though only numbering perhaps 45, were at first masters of the situation, as from their hiding places behind lop. trees, and any thing that offered shelter, they picked the Wlbnebagoes off with ease, It soon became apparent that a crisis had come. The Winnebagoes retreated for a short distance. After determining upon a course to pursue, a final rally was made and the conflict was begun in earnest. It was aow getting dark, and with one more desperate yell the Winnebagoes advanced, firing as they went, and .this time with mOro effect, as the hiding place of the enemy had been discovered at last. Just after I darkness had set in, the Sioux, seeing I the odds were too much, gathered uj> their fallen warriors and under cover of darkness stole quietly^ ft way, folio*, ing up the Pilot creek with their dead. The Winnebagoes in the meantime, expecting another attack, moved further ip the river and spent the rest of the nigh I, Next morning they returned o Ihe battle field, and taking the most of Ihe dead wllh them, returned to Minnesota. It has been estimated that ,he Sioux, including their chief, Big Tree, buried len of Iheir warriors, and ;he Winnebagoes 25. Several years afler, when making excavations for Ihe old court house at old Rolfe Ihe skeletons and remains of several of the Winnebagoes were found. They were placed in a box and reburied and the southwest corner room of the court house at old Rolfe was built ovei 1 Ihe lasl resling place of these relics, andnodoubtby this time they have crumbled and returned to mother earth, About Ihis lime, at a place on the creek bank near the present site of Rolfe, was found the skeleton of old Big Tree, and a big one he was, too. Those who were present when the skeleton was found estimated thai he must have been a man over seven feel in heighl, and just as large in propor- lion. Part of his dress, a number oi trinkets, and his gun and powder horn were also found. It was perhaps the next fall when some trappers, who bad established their shanty on the shores of Swan Lake in Swan Lake township; Ihis counly, found in the branches o/ Ihe Irees the skeletons of other Siouj, where Ihey had been left, and they also found evidence lhal some of them " had been slain in this contest. i After this event the Indians who were engaged returned to their own reseryi- lions, Ihe Sioux going to Dakota ani: the Winnebagoes to Minnesota. For several years after, small bands of the Winnebagoes followed the river, and as each returning winter came they were seen by the first seltlers. After they had sold their-reservatfon in Minnesota, they went to Nebraska, where the most of them are yet. It was" in the fall of ]876, we believe, that onV of the chiefs of the Winnebagoes, in company wilh several olher warriors and squaws, returned and spent mosl of Ihe winter trapping at a place near McKnight's poinl, and while here Ihe identical spot was poinled oul by him to some of the citizens. The object of his visit, he said, was to take a last look at'-the place where his father and one brother were killed, ere he himself joined the silent majority, and also that those who came after him might know where Ihe lasl trial of slrenglh took place be- Iweeri his people and their ancient enemies, Ihe Sioux. TWO SIDES TO THE STOEY. Young McCormack, "Who was Arrested at Webster City tor Jump- Ing a Board Bill, IB Released. Geo. McCormack, who was fined §7a al Websler Cily and sentenced to.22i days in jail, secured a hearing before Judge Birdsall and washy him released on a.writ of habeas corpus. It seems that there were two sides to the controversy, and the judge decided that George was not altogelher the guilty party. In a, letter to his father, Dr. McCormack, George tells about the matler, and it is bul justice to him and his family lo give his version. He writes: Perhaps you read or heard of the trouble I got into here. I simply got the best of Hicks on an advertising scheme which did not amount to any- Ihing. He was mad, I went down to Iowa Falls and was arrested there by him on Ihe charge of beating a board bill. Had a preliminary hearing be-fore a justice and was sentenced to 22 days in jail. I was denied an attorney thai I told them I wanted. Served three days in jail. While I was there I wrote a letter with all the facts to Attorney Wesley Martin telling him how I was denied the privilege of his counsel, and lie obtained a" writ of habeas corpus and had another trial before Judge Birdsall and I was discharged, found not guilty. Hicks was simply mad at me because I collected, all the money for my map advertisement and used it for myself. J did »U the solioiling and all the work on it and should have all the money, J paid all Ihe expenses for printing what I aid not do myself. And so he was mpd because I didn't give him ?6 for telliPg me the scheme, and had no way of getting revenge. He printed cards »nd sent them around to marshals in different towns around here which de f ribed me, telling them to arrest and hold me. Perhaps the marshal at Algontt may p «ve go t one. I » bring suit against him for damages maUpious prosecution. J will Martin about it ' . Ola Sol wtte poi-https two hours high whoa tho Wlnqobttgooi, little OP who wou,ia contest them pn that fatal evening for a were fl«>a on. ty the e>t a judgment, three days. in }»H,' tWiV0d, lino bo/oro U»o re« the •UMuti tft ikfiTM "fflrfltnSl iflthvittoMiu MiwbrToo WK0W #M9 twm wa& about ., , .~ • .- fc»vrs«m Down ia Wrlgbt CQwety § on between two fermei-s that es|;, QoeoJ them, SO j| {a „„_ hogs that are afecfeajj v)(b9boie: one of bis porkers § fesr clays, ago dered to the nej, • • • „ hoi Ntftllue tyf ,. WjjVMWta? '"-$&$' 'C>« ^Tt 5

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