The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 1, 1896 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1896
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^^^^^»«?f?S|»K' ??1 ^ & '«' r *.} -' -' ""-•* BIS MOINES: WlfflKlSSDAY, APRIL 1, 18M. SOME EAltLf 4>A¥ WOMAM & ,..*..*. .... ... tojr address at «w*e tales. StStit1rfAnfl,ratm«t otdw, express order, »t0MUl note at on* risk. ItoetofadtftrasittgWfBton application. 1.EV1T* The tax levy in Algona ibis spring is & ifiitts. Of this 2i mills goes to the £tat& Ifl spite of the insignificant JjrOpottion of the state to local taxes, however, nine out of teii men will in- Vafiably begin a declamation against high taxes by denouncing the legislature for extravagant appropriations. 1 Those who have followed the reports of the present session have discovered already that state institutions are to be trat on short rations again for two years because of lack of funds to support them. Between providing as a state like Iowa ought to provide and passing the fatal 21 mill limit, this legislature follows its predecessors. A state normal school system is killed again after being approached in a pinch-penny fashion. The state university, already very far behind like institutions in Minnesota, Missouri, and'even Nebraska, is cut eo close as to be actually crippled in the work it already has. Other benevolent and educational institutions fare no better. The 2J mill limit, although State Treasurer Herriott has shown in his ample report that it is bringing in no more revenue now than it did years ago, owing to the manipulation of our assessed valuation, stands, however. New institutions bare come on with wants, old ones have grown with the growing wealth and population of the state, but Iowa, levying for all state purposes half or less than half the township road tax alone—a tax thai in tangible results bas less to show for itself than any other the people subject themselves to—is still struggling to make the two ends meet with the same total revenue it bad ten years ago. THE UPPER DES MOINES is not in fa- - vor of increasing taxation. But it is in -favor of making a different distribution of the money that is now collected. The place for economy and culling down is not in the maintenance of Ihe state in- atilulions which speak for the intelligence and character of the state. It is in the 1, 2, and 3-mill driblets which go in every townghip for nothing or next to nothing. It is not necessary to analyze the 53 mills thai Ihe people of Algona pay in order lo asserl posilivley that five mills could go to the enlargement of our stale institutions with more "beneficial results to every tax payer than their present expenditure brings. The people have generally gotten the cart before the horse in this mailer of taxalion. A 1-mill local tax more or less is not even noticed. Eight or len mills is voled for town schools every . year by a half dozen citizens. Last year Algona paid one mill county road tax, which Atlorney General Remley decides il did nol need lo pay, and the publication of his ruling did not make even a good local item, il had so little .interest. But let the legislature levy &n extra mill to pul the great educational and benevolent institutions of Jowa on a plane of equality with those .of our neighboring states and the columns of THE UPPER DES MOINES would not be adequate to express public indignation at the outrageous imposition. We hope that some day the legisla-. ture will take the bits in its teelh, and *fler making a schedule of whal Ihe jstate needs, levy a tax accordingly. "Jfothing could be more ridiculous than the present plan of taking a tolal revenue no grealer than the stale had ivhen its needs were half as greal, and then of wasllng Ihe lime of an enlire ^session in figuring how lo chop off an arm here and a leg Ihere in order lo ., get everylning in wilh life enough to * survive another biennial period. AN IOWA MEMOUIAL BUILDING. Everybody who feels an interest in the pioneer times in Iowa, and who wishes lo see the memorials of those times preserved, will hope that whatever else the legislature is compelled to leave out it will not fail to provide for », memorial hall in honor pf the stale's pemi-centonnlal. Curator Aldrich has '4on<? 90 much already, and his depart. is BO inconveniently located in the , basement, and the probabilities pf the immediate future are so great, $feat it will be a public misfortune if a , hpme is not provided which will be ad* equate and which will encourage donors to deposit their valuable relics. Offers 4)1 books, of works of art, and of rare £oljecl}pns DQ w await only Ibis action ^y the elate. With, a memorial hall w}ij aopn be olpse upon the heels Wisconsin, in the matter of possess" rare stool* of Jjistoricsl Rpt to In? bad else where. Even historical rooms, crowded, inCfinveajently Jo- In the «tu4e«l aadT to be made ifl tttiat years, fbfe legfsla- tOre cannot do ab act Which fill in the More f%i(mttd mote to its credit than to make a beginning, at least, upon a home for Iowa's historical department AltP OOMltMT. The Sheldon Mail presents Judge t>add for the vacancy on the supreme bench to be filled in November. This is a definite announcement of a candidacy that has been much talked about in the northwestern part of the state, where the judge is so well and favorably known. Judge Ladd is 40 years of 8ge, in robust health,' and greatly indebted to bis forbears for a magnificent constitution. He is serving his third term on the district bench, where be has taken rank with the ablest of Iowa's jurists, and if be is chosen to succeed Justice Rothrock he will begin a term of service which will be as creditable to the state as it will be to him. THE UPPER DES MOINES hopes that in the shuffle at Des Moines he may be accorded the nomination. The normal school bill was beaten in the house last Thursday by a vote of 49 to 45. Not much regret will be felt, for it was not much of a bill. The argument against considering only such localities as could furnish a £10,000 bond was unanswerable. If a normal school system is desirable the state should go about getting one man fashion. If it is not there is no occasion to waste any more time about it. The best normal school bill ever voted on in Des Moines was Algona's first bill. Bob Kneebs has finally been released in Germany. The higher court quashed the prosecution after he had been in jail some months. It is said be will return to Sioux City. Bob still owes the Algona racing association $25 entrance money. The Emmetsburg Democrat asks THE UPPER DES MOINES if it believes a compromise on the money question desirable. Why not? It was a compromise thai added Ihe greenbacks, the national bank notes, and $600,000,000 of silver to our present circulation. The Courier, in trying to account for the McKinley boom, says it is due to the use of money, the A. P. A., etc. It is in fact due largely to the Courier and the democratic press. They have so persistently pounded McKinley thai Ihe people have come lo believe Ibal he is idenlical wilh republicanism. It is a righteous judgment on the democrats if McKinley wins. The Odd Fellows are al war over the location of their orphans' home. Jefferson was to have it, but the committee made new conditions Jefferson would not accept, and Ihe commiltee decided on Indianola. Jefferson has secured a temporary injunction and Judge Ellwood will decide the controversy on writlen argumenl. Reed is Ihe brainiesl man in American politics, McKinley is the most popular man with the masses, Allison has the mosl experience and is safest for president. Major Prime and Col. Guest are rival candidates for military honors in the southern brigade of the stale mili- lia. The firsl eleclion was so close that neither was chosen. In the second election the companies at Des Moines, Oskaloosa, and Red Oak mustered in a lot of new recruits in time to vote and Major Prime wins. Col. Guest wants the captains of these companies court marshaled, and Gen. Wright is very indignant. The legislature has refused to pull oul the Bonaparte dam at an expense of $25,000, At firsl sigbl Ibis may nol seem to have much local significance. But Geo. E, Roberts shows thai we are deeply concerned. The Bonaparte dam is on the Des Moines, and it has no fish gate, and scarcity of fish at Algona is the consequence. "If Ihe general assembly had realized,"saysMr. Roberts, "bow much valuable lime is losl every year along Ibis river, waiting forabite, while a fish for every watcher is bulling Us brains oul in a vain allempl lo gel over the Bonaparte dam, we are sure it would not have refused this relief, The fact is thai Ibis lown is being held back by Ihe amounl of lime its leading cilizens are compelled to lake from business every year lo gel a decent siring of fish. Furthermore, it requires an expensive revival of re* ligion every year to repair the waste occasioned tp our spiritual system by the poor fishing. If these considers- easy of reference, the attorneys trere used to the old system, aftd to speak for the Joite* eowoty bar we c*n say that the attorneys do not like the reporter's innovation a linle bit. We note what Mr. Salinger says on the subject in the preface to the 90th low*, bat it does not affect the opinion we bave expressed concerning his system of Indexing.^ „„._ .„„ LATEIOUM'S LBItEB. TheTwenty-sixth general assembly closed its eleventh week Satarday night. While the session has been a bard working one, members are now found going to their committee rooms with a listless feeling such as boys hare when they wish school were out, Twenty bills of a general natnre, some of them of but little more than local importance, have gone through all the routine necessary and are laws. A vast number of bills have passed one house or the other, but have not passed both. The anti cigarette bill which passed both houses a week ago has not yet reached the governor, being yet in the h'.ads of one of the enrolling committees. The same may be said of the building and loan bill which passed both houses. The senate committee on appropriations has agreed to recommend Senator Mitchell's traveling library bill. It provides for the purchase of $4,000 worth of reference books, which are to be loaned out to literary so cieties in different parts of the state upon their depositing the value of the books and paying transportation charges. T*his plan has been adopted and put into extensive practice in the state of New York and it has resulted in a great deal of good. Mr. Grote of Crawford has a bill to prevent horse doctors from calling themselves veterinary surgeons unless they are graduates of some college. It permits non-graduates to assume the title of farrier. The Davis bill to prohibit pharmacists from selling beer has now passed both houses and when duly enrolled and signed will be a law. Senator Young's bill appropriating something like §21,000 to refund money subscribed by citizens of the state in 1306 to make a display at the New Orleans exposition passed the senate by a vote of 37 to 5, thus securing the necessary two-thirds majority. Senator Erickson's bill requiring the bodies of all hogs dying of contagious diseases to be burned passed the senate. It is made ah offense punishable by fine from $5 to $50 to sell such bodies or haul them along any public highway. The Carney primary election bill was amended all to pieces in the house and then killed. This probably ends the hope of any such measure passing. In regard to the disposition of pensions received by inmates of the Soldiers' homo the senate military committee has recommended a bill giving the home all of the pension above $« per month unless there are relatives as near as grandchildren in needy circumstances. The bill will undoubtedly pass the senate. While no formal reports have been agreed upon by the committees on appropriations, it has been given out that the final agreement will not be much different from the following: Weather and crop service, $5,400. Library, $4,000. Agricultural college, $,M,500. Hospital for insane at Cherokee, f 112,140. Soldiers' home, §43,600. Hospital for insane at Independence, ?18,900. Soldiers' Orphans' home, Davenport, $18,950. State university, ?53,000. Penitentiary at Anamosa, $64,fi4S. Industrial school for boys at £ldora, §18,980. State Normal school, $18,500. Hospital for insane at Mt. Pleasant, $48,100. School for blind at Vinton, 89,500. Benedict home, Des Moines, 810,000. Industrial school for girls at Mitchellville, $16,400. Hospital for insane at Clarinda, 180,000 dollars; appropriation for water works not included, for which 21,300 dollars may be appropriated. Penitentiary at Fort Madison, 13,200 dol Jars. Penitentiary at Fort Madison, repairs and improvements, 51,000 dollars. School for deaf, Council Bluffs, 15,000 dollars. Semi-centennial, 10,000 dollars. Shiloh battlefield commission, 870 dollars. Paving around state house, 10,000 dollars. Okoboji lake dam, 1,000 dollars. Industrial home for blind at Knoxville 20,000 dollars. Fish commission, 6,000 dollars. Institution for feeble mindad, Glenwood, not passed upon, asked 101,500 dollars. Total of appropriations as shown above, 833,078 do.lars. Tins does not include silver service, bat- be freM at St Lotrfs. It b «-O«JT. Boies will be nominated for the presidency. MeKiirfey's smjrporters frave 425 votes oa the fitst .. Whole number will be 919, requiring 460 to nominate. If he has 400 to begia with he will win. Congressman Sam. Clark has writtenL • letter annotracing that he will* a candidate for a second term. lions had been given their proper weight the legislature would have jerked out that dam as though it had been a bad tooth. As it is the restless energy of this community will continue to exhaust itself upon the river bank, with its eye on firet one cork and then another, and. dam ever on its lips." J. W. Poxsge, the lawyer editor, of MoflticellQ E«prejp8, eu^ovges the bar }u the fflSttep ol repprtiog; We quite agree. PJ» HOW®* Of Al£pn.ft tleship Iowa, 5,000 dollars; memorial, historical and art building, 105,000 dollars; state house improvements, 8a,000 dollars; New Orleans claims,31,000dollars; Auditor Brown's claim, 4,000 dollars; and others, some of which may be allowed. It will be seen by the above that the appropriations will reach nearly $1,000,000, the highest sum ever approprjoted by any geu- erpl assembly, but the money is needed, every dollar of it. His expected that the code will not be completed and'that Ihe adjournment will be had about April 10. YOU,XG. JTOS. Pr. St»lkep is talking aome of entering the congressional r&ce in the Seventh. There U gprnelhlpg }p a panne. The man JSM>. E, BJytbe te' put for aate ior a serouu . m u*. He is one of the best men on the Iowa delegation and should be sent back. Ed. Cbassell is atcused by the Charts City Intelligencer with wanting to buy toe Osage News to help boom himself for secretary of state. Ed. can get newspaper support without doing that. The Carroll Herald says: In the sarec- tioti of H. W. Macomber of this city and Geo C. Call of Algona as delegates to St. Louis the big Tenth republicans snowed their usual good judgmant. Oar delegates are men of marked individuality, firet-^lass ability, and stalwart republicanism. They will represent their district with credit in the St. Loais convention. The Odebolt Chronicle says that the Iowa delegates to the national convention have been assessed $500 each and the alternates $250 for campaign expenses. It adds: "This assessment busitess is common property; we betray no political secret in alluding to it." We have investigated this statement and find that it has no foundation in fact. No such assessments have been made. A charge of plagiarism was made against Congressman Cousins. Someone thought he borrowed part, of his scathing of Mr, Bayard from an oration given in Chicago a year ago by Rev. Haney. Investigation showed that there was no particular similarity in the two speeches, to begin with, and that Cousins had delivered practically the same thing back in 1S93, so that if anyone had stolen it was the other man. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The Midland Monthly comes out for April with a beautiful Easter cover, better paper, and finer illustrating. It has 1" portraits of statesmen's wivf s at Washington, and finely illustrated articles entitled A Trip Across New Zealand, The Home of the Duel, and buried Mountains of the Prairie. The principle story is by Mrs. Schaeffer, wife of President Sehaeffer of the state university. Congressman Lacy discusses Our National Resources. * * * The Atlantic Monthly is of interest to lowans for April because of a discussion of Senator Allison and the presidency. A new four part story by Henry James begins in this number, Lafeadio Hearn sets forth some of the consequences of the China-Japan war, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter tells about his life in Italy. * # * The April Sertbners tells about the late Lord Leighton and his art work with abundant illustrations, and has very complete descriptions of the Olympic games at Athens which are soon • to be revived by athletes from all over the world. John Crum of Iowa was to have participated but has quit athletics. Barrie's great story, Sentimental Tommy, progresses in interest. It is the great novel of the year. * # * In the April St. Nicholas the opening article is about flying machines, in which all that has thus far been done to navigate the air is discribed. G. T. Ferris tells about the Olympian games for the boys, and stories, poems, and exciting adventures make up an unusually excellent number. * * * The April Century makes a poinl of illustrating the coming Olympic games to be held in Athens this month. Castaigne, the great artist, has made a study of the ancient Olympic games, and his- drawings will give an accurate idea of what they were like. In this number V. L. Mason tells about four conspiracies to kill President Lincoln, the first time they have been discribed. IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD. The Burt Monitor is going to have a new press. Burt opened the base ball season last week with a game. The Kossuth County Medical society meet April 7 at Algona. Horace Parsons is back on his Sherman township farm this spring, assisting a little. The Swea City Herald says of the mulct petition: We hope the requisite number will not be found. Prof. Hazlewood of Humboldt, who was an applicant for the Algona school, has been chosen at Iowa Falls. The Estherville Republican is sarcastic: "And Germania is one of Ihe anti-saloon ('(} towns of our virtuous neighbor, Kossuth," The oldest son of Rev. Southwell of Eagle Grove has gone to San Jose Cal., to avoid consumption. He is a nephew of Rev. Southwell of Algona. Wm. Peck has bought the Hardy Buell residence in Burt for $3,000. 'it is one of the finest houses in the county. The Monitor does not say what Mr. Buell will do. O, P, Hale has challenged the gold advocates at West Bend to a discussion. He affirms thai we ought to go to a bimetallic standard at once regardless of other nations, The Emmetsburg Reporter, speaking from close observation, says "the illegal sale of liquors is great enough but the open saloon always increases thai sale." It hopes Kossuth will not sign a mulcl pelition. Sam. Scott of Lotts Creek has a cow. record. He has sixteen cows which In the Algona Bee, dated Feb. 2&, 1858, is the following announcement: "St. Nicholas hotel— this new arid commodious house, lately kept by the Hon. W. MeCue, who has now returned to a country life, barf bveU retaken, refitted. and rewhitewashed by the proprietor, H. A. Henderson, who*e rxten- sive acquaintance, courteous and gentlemanly deportment, we tire sure, will secure him a liberal patronage. Passengers who come vp the river by aleam boat will always find a cab which will take them toand from this house to any part of the city, free of charge." This was the old log hotel which stood so many years neaf where the town building has just been erected, and this notice was published at the opening of the famous " wet summer of 18o8.'* Dr. Franklin McCoy kept a record of that summer, which was published in the Bee, which gives to a later generation of drouth sufferers, who in this spring of 1896 can hardly find the river, a verification of the tales the pioneers brought him $100.13 for the month of February, They averaged $6 per head per month for the three monlhs of December, January, and February. He has one cow from which he got 590 pounds of milk in eleven consecutive days. The Whittemore Champion asks 11 who can heal il?" The Slale Register has a note about the firm Frank Nicoulin is a member of: Lamble, Baxter &Co., shoe manufacturers, of Boston, Mass., have had two representalivee in Ihe city for ten days with extensive lines pf samples making arrangements with western salesmen, Jowa men are interested }n this eotnpany. Dea Mpines ought IP have just such a finn- Tor Ocean steamship Tickets .the Beaver Hoe from Montreal- Wuepeo tp Liverpool, or via any steam* ship line erpesing the Atlantic, at IPW- eat rales f or ftret second cabin, n, steerage, both outward ana pre- applj 'to R F, , gO. Milwaukee & St. Paul si Alma, .PJ address Q, p, , is Still tell. Without exaggeration it_is claimed that the river was not in its banks once from spring to fall. The doctor records that it rained 78 days and snowed 29 days in the twelve months, a storm on every third day, and all good, healthy, old-fashioned storms. The Bee suspended in March and did not reawaken until November, but its very opening sentence then was, "Perhaps some may have thought the late uncommon wet spring and summer had drowned the Bee." The weather affected the imagination and furnished the figures of speech, for the Bee, wanting to make a forcible comparison, says: "The fame and prosperity of Algona like the rushing of mighty waters on 'twill go." But the Bee is not so jubilant on for it says under the heading "River Up Again:" "High wind, fire and flood have been the order of the day for some time past. At present the river is up so as to almost stop business on it. Boats have been lost, the ferries are useless, and yet the waters rise. And fire also is sweeping through the prairies in all quarters, while the traveler is in danger of having the scalp blown loose all over his head by the wind every time he opens his mouth." And again it says: "Although the river is receding a little yet on account of the little business done this week, we are unable to give the freight markets." The terrible memories of the season lasted till the next spring, nnd Feb. 22, 1859, the Bee in discussing gardens— it was an early spring—says: " All can have good gardens if they will see to it that the ground selected is high and dry. This is the first consideration. There be no standing water on it. If you can get n hill-side that slopes to the south all the better." And in this same February number it notes that Dr. McCoy was nearly drowned in Purcell's creek, a name which still attaches, as so many creek names do, to a swale down by A. L. Bellon's that has to have bridges because it has banks rather than because it has water.. It was on account of this raging torrent in the now peaceable bed of the Des Moines that the hotel advertised a cab at the wharves. In fact the Bee makes no mention of any other mode of conveyance except by boat until in November. Then in enumerating Algona's enterprises it says: "Amid the hurry of internal improvements the good citizens of Algona have had an eye also to her future prosperity in the way of having established a number of post routes so that now the traveler may come in or go out of Algona at almost any point of the compass and that, too, by comfortable and easy modes of conveyance." It was the same number of the Bee that contained the announcement of the St. Nicholas in February, that under the caption, "Will Clear Soon," appeared the following: "Gilbert & Smith's line for Irvington, touching at Moore's Bluff, Heckartville, and Cresco, the beautiful first-class vessel, 'Dug Out.' This vessel was built at Algona by our famous architects, Call Bros., and is believed to have no superior on the line. Her officers are experienced navigators. For freight or passage apply on board to Howard Roe, Capt." In this number is also the following entitled " Shipping Matters:" "Notl withstanding the recent very high waters and terrible dangers by ice on the river, the line of ferry boats belonging to our enterprising'citizens, Taylor, Collins, De Mille & Co., on the lower ferry continue to run. If the same nerve and energy were exhibited at the smaller villages of Creseo, Irvington, and Fort Dodge we would undoubtedly receive our mails regularly," Two amusing descriptions of the perils of navigation follow, which will doubtless recall to the pioneers many laughable incidents, and which give an interesting picture of the early days. The first is entitled, "The Perils of Navi rating the Des Moines." It was as follows: " Stove in last week by the ice—providential escape of the crew on board the beautiful and strong vessel Dug Out, which left this port last week—Capt, Howard Roe, commander. This terrible accident happened soon after leaving the wharf. She cleared in a terrible gale. Soon after she struck an immense field of ice; the craft soon after became unmanageable. The captain was cool and deliberate, His whole care was to save those on board. The waves were dashing madly over the sides of the vessel; accordingly the captain too.k the command and holloed loudly for assistance. Soon some of the hearty yeomanry of the vicinity came tp the great joy'of all on board. The cargo was saved but it is thought the vessel must be launched again before she will be fit for sea, There was-no blame attache^ to the captain, who was immediately shipped on board the Samuel Nixon, which is also from Algona," " • The second report is more at length Moines, as also of the wreefe of noble vessel, caused by ice fields, thiifc. ibg it may he of interest to your era. My great experience as a gator, having been II times Cape Horn, will be too available reason why I could possibly have sated <HJ? beautiful craft under the circumstances. 1 simply hope the community will gi ?e me the credit of having done toy duty. The wind was blowing a strong nof. west gale as we hoisted anchor and dropped down into the current. The boatswain piped all hands aft to splice the main brace, and With three cheers for Port Algona we threw our empty canteens at the cook and every man was at bis post in a twinkling. Our destination was to Port Ambrose with rum, tobacco, and pennyroyal tea fof Stripling Hall. Nothing unusual transpired during our first 36 hburs out. On the second day at 9 o'clock p. UK 1 took an observation, found we were in lati* tude 42, longitude04, west. Threw the log and found the speed 12 knots, sounded in 56 fathoms water, the lead brought up reed and sand. I knew we were near coast, but felt no uneasiness, the wind still blowing cold and strong. At 10 o'clock I went below to take a nap. Left my first mate, Mr. Roe, iu charge—as good a sailor as ever trod a weather deck, and gentleman as well,a great favorite among the ladies. Among the latter while in Port Algona he held undisputed sway. Well, the watch had just struck three bells when the cry of •' ice! sir, ice!' was heard from the cook on the fore yardarm. This brought me to my feet and on deck. Mr. Roe had just ordered the helm hard down, when we discovered a large field of ice two points off our larboard bow, piped all hands ahoy, ordered down the main top sail, • and clewed up the halyards. In three minutes our brig was drifting under bare noles, in two minutes more she struck the ice, carrying away the jib- boom. Our daring first mate immediately jumped on the berg and was made fast. The cable soon parted and that was the last seen of the lamented Mr. Roe. In a few minutes more we struck and drifted high and dry on the beach H miles below Cape Moore. Another of the crew owes his deliverance to Long John, the pilot. The water being only 15 feet deep he waded to him, where a boat could not live in the serf an instant, and brought him out safe. This is not his first adventure of this sort, in consequence of which, by the ladies in this, he is perfectly idolized." This was signed by the captain of the adventurous expedition, and is a sample of the wa.v in which the pioneers made light of the actual hardships of the ever to be remembered " wet summer." NEW CITY AND SOHOOL OFHOEBS. Changes In the City Force—A New Marshal, Xew Clerk, and StreM Commissioner—School Committees Named by President Butler. '' The old question is up, has the city any committees. Mayor Haggard appointed, but Saturday evening the council failed to approve the minutes. Some say this does not affect the validity as a city record. If not, then the committees stand. The council met in regular session, passed the dog ordinance, selected some officials for the new year, listened to financial reports and adjourned. The new officials are Lute Henderson, street commissioner; Lawrence Horan, marshal, and Archie Hutchison, clerk. Chas. Cohenour refused to act longer' as clerk. Collecting water rents was added to the marshal's duties, and the clerk's salary was fixed at §50 a year. A financial report was made showing the expense of 1896compared with 1895. The chief features areas follows: 1890. 1895. Lighting S 23737 $ 29480 Running water works.. 1,306 95 1,740 53 Streets and alleys 96393 1,27538 City government 61050 89281 Marshal and prisoners. 457 55 Fire department 20803 The bonds and warrants now outstanding are $20,139.97. Clerk Cohenour made a report of what he had collected. These are the city's receipts other than by taxation: Water rents, taps, etc 81,07610 Licenses 288 50 Sale of city building 30000 Other sources 32 4!) Mayor's flaes 0150 Total $2,68859 PUBLIC SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Presidenl Buller has appointed school commitlees as follows for Ibe ensuing year: Teachers—Cowles, Blossom, Swelling. Finance—-Gilmore, Swelling. School house grounds and supplies- Haggard, Cowles. Coal—Haggard, Gilmore, Depot school—Blossom, Swelling, Cowles. IT MAY DO AS ilUCH FOS YOU. Fred Miller of Irving, 111,, writes thai he had a severe kidney trouble for many years with severe pains in his back, and also lhat his bladder was affected. He tried many so-called kidney cures, but without any good result. About a year ago he began the use of Electric Bitters and found relief al once. Electric Bitters is especially adapted to the cure of all kidney and liver troubles, and often gives almost instant relief. One trial will prove our statement. Price only oOcfor large bottle at Dr. Sheetz' drug stove. e THE IDEAL PANACEA, James L. Francis, alderman, of Chicago, says: "I regard Dr. King's New Discovery as an ideal discovery for coughs, colds, and lung complainls, having used il in my family fov the last five years lo the exolus ion of physicians' pvescripljons or blber preparalions." Rev. John Burgus, Keokuk, J2 vva i^ v fl te f. : " I bave b( ?en a minister of Ihe Melbodist Episcopal church for fifty years or more, and have never found anything so beneficial, or lhal gave me such speedy relief as Dr. King's Newpisppvery." i*'.y ws ideal cough remedy now, Trial -tiles free al Sh^ef? 1 drug store, 6 and more nautical. Jt is entitled '* Wrecked," and it seems tp disppse of the second of Algona's noble vessels. It has a heading and sub-heads after the most approved modern newspaper N?£on n bi £ OS8 n 0 V be bri e S8 *«* wgon, pitter Parling, comwancier-*- ill fated, aua g§Uant Capt, Roe tP he among the ]os.tV» The BUCRLEN'S ABNJCA 94.1.V|!. 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