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•aabKtJg^.'gfc—.K-L. *-.. . rtfdM&tt & WARREN. *f SfrriS to Subscribe**: 11.66 75 .. aress at above fates. ---- , money of de*, express order, 8O«»t«a6tefttolifria*. SM68 otftatefttsihgsefit on application. ttisTonlr. With this issue of the IJPFER DBS MOitffcs begins a series of sketches of incidents ib Kossuth county history with which the Indians were associated. The sketches will appear from time to time during- the winter as occasion offers, and when completed will give an outline of our "Indian history." The aiin will be to preserve the personal recollections of our pioneer settlers, and Gov. Carpenter of Fort Dodge, Ambrose A, Calj, Lewis H. Smith, W. H. Ingham and-others have consented to contribute. Three Indian nations are more or less intimately associated with pioneer days in the Des Moines valley—the Sioux, Winnebagoes, and Sacs and Foxes. The Sioux and Sacs and Foxes, by their perpetual warfafe on each other, compelled the government in 1825 to establish the "neutral line," an imaginary line running from the northeast corner of Iowa southwest. ' In 1830 a new convention of the Indians was called and the "neutral ground" was laid out, the Sioux ceding a strip 20 miles wide on the north side of the " neutral line" from the Mississippi to the Des Moines, and the Sacs and Foxes a like strip on the south side. The exact point at which this ground lay on the Des Moines is variously given, but Major Williams states that Fort Dodge was located within three miles of the northwest corner of it. The neutral ground was to be a reserve for hunting and fishing and not to be occupied by either nation. In 1832 the Winnebago Indians were moved from Wisconsin and it was given to them for a reservation. Thus the three tribes came together. The incidents entering into Kossuth ^history are the robbing of Marsh, the f r 8uryeyor, in 1848, the establishment of , Port Dodge in 1850, the battle north of Algona. between the Sioux and Sacs .and Foxes, the raid of the Sioux on the Winnebagoes at Clear Lake, the murder of Sidominadotah by Lott, the numerous depredations of 1855, the "grindstone war" at Clear Lake, the Spirit Lake massacre, the scares of the succeeding years, and the culminating New Ulm massacre of 1862. The Winnebagoes figure in but the one affair at Clear Lake, and the Sacs and Foxes only in the battle north of Algona. The Sioux alone have to do with the remainder of pioneer Indian adventures, and our series opens with a sketch of this—the greatest Indian nation of the west. the taxable property for Maisy years, and during those years the assessment has fallen from a valuation of 60 per cent to a valuation of less than 83 per cent; so thai in fact, as Treasurer Herriott showed at the last session, Iowa has no more to spend now than it bad ten or fifteen years ago, while the needs of the state have doubled or trebled. It is absurd that Iowa should be crippled for finances by the want of a half mill or mill tax, when many mills are fooled away in township, town, and even county taxes in"the most careless manner. The extra session will have the revision of our revenue laws to deal with. It can well afford to leave all the rest of the code alone, and put in a month on this one subject. If it can evolve a fairly satisfactory method of collecting and distributing the public moneys it will pay for itself. THE EXTKA SESSION PROBABLE. The dispatches indicate that President McKinley and his close advisors favor an extra session of congress. They are not in favor of passing a-temporary bill to secure revenue at this present session. They favor a thorough tariff revision at the~ outset and prefer to let the revenue question rest until an extra session can attend to it. This being so it is accepted on all sides that an extra session is probable. The situation is one which has occasioned difference of opinion among republicans. The government is running behind at the .rate $8,000,000 a month. In case an extra session of congress should not agree upon a new tariff quickly, this growing deficiency may again precipitate a panic and force sales of bonds. Everybody must recognize tbe uncertainty as to what a new congress will do, with the senate doubtful, and as to how long it will be about it. Should the new congress be delayed in revising tbe tariff, President McKinley might easily find himself compelled to issue bonds—a result that will be little short of calamatous. ( Senator Allison in an authorized in- i tepview states forcibly the duty of the present congress and of all congresses to provide sufficient revenue to run the ( government. The UPPKR Des MOWES cordially endorses bis view, The re* cannot afford to fail to aV at least, at this session to make Vsome provision for revenue. They •;, way Jails and an extra session will then 1%? be. necessary, But if they attempt and WHAT IS SUCCESS? The papers all speak of the success of the Cherry sisters. They cannot sing, cannot act, cannot dance, cannot recite. In the world of art they are neither fish, fiesh, fowl, nor even good red herring. As foot-light beauties they would scare crows. And yet out of their very deficiencies they are coining money. Because of all soubrettes they are the yery worst, the Olpmpia theatre is crowded in gay Gotham in their honor and very much to their profit. The Illustrated American, New York's high art publication, gives the portraits of three of them. Their faces would sour milk in a dairy. And yet the latest-fad in New York is the cherry button. At the top are the words, "Such a Bunch," then comes the picture of a limb to which are five ripe cherries, underneath which are the words, "Cherry Sisters." This rare device calls for an associated press dispatch to all the daily, papers, in which is the news: "They sell like hot cakes." After all what is success? Everybody realizes how often he has succeeded along unexpected lines and failed in his more carefully planned undertakings. But has it come to pass that we can deliberately plan to succeed by failure? CLEVELAND'S LAST MESSAGE. President Cleveland's farewell suggestions to congress were presented Monday. In the main they will be acceptable to the whole country. He says the present tariff is sufficient, which very few will agree to, and he urges the extinction of our greenback currency by the issue of bonds, which nobody ought to agree to. The message is free from many faults of style that have marred his previous state papers. rttftde fcrraagemetote whereby the senior class of the high schbol will take the examination given by the state university at Iowa City, and be given credit for the markings they receive. This fits them for entrance to any college. When will Algona get to this point? Commenting on the number of ballots cast in the various towns about, Spencer having 628 to Algona's 655, the Reporter says: "The vote of Spencer and townships in which it is located was 769. This is tbe manner in which the above votes were counted for' the other towns." This is not correct. Algona has no township. It has but the four wards of the incorporated city. k Burt Monitor: TheTemplequartette, given under the auspices of the Algona Lecture course, at the Call opera house Tuesday evening, was one of the best entertainments witnessed in Algona. The following attended from here, returning on the 11:17 train: Geo. E. Marble and wife, Dr. A. A. Beane and wife, H. B. Hallock and wife, E. J. Murtagh and lady, Mrs. H. McDonald, S. N. Harris and lady, Geo. Richards Peters, S. C. and lady, Dr. W. T. Trimble. Britt Tribune: Ike Finnell, editor of the Courier at Algona, accompanied by his wife, Sundayed in Britt, the guests of T. A. Potter and family. Mr. Finnell runs the best democratic paper in northern Iowa, and although he pinned his political faith to an ignis fatuus as evanescent as a morning dream, the result don't shake his faith in the American government, and he has not been charged with displaving much ante-election cholic through" his paper. The Courier is a paper that democracy should be proud of and Hinchon & Finnell; the editors, are good men for Algona and Kossuth to have at the head of it. TENTH DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS Congressman Dolliver has practically decided all the postoffice appointments to be made in the Tenth district. He will not wait for petitions nor allow contests to arise. No satisfactory method has yet been devised for filling these federal offices. But from the general expression of opinion the plan now adopted seems to be more acceptable than any yet tried. Congressman Clark of the First has also made all his appointments. responsibility fop the future rest with them. M they 'do to do anything > they must responsibility for all the flO.S8ib.ljj gangers of & rapidly iBPreag. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The Ledyard Leader says this is leap year and seems to have the facts on its side. One new building is up on the town- site of Galbraith,. down between Irvington and Lu Verne. Frank Hedriok tells them at Sexton that the Temple Quartette was the best thing ever in the Call opera house, A number of Wesley capitalists are building an elevator at Hanna, They will boom the town by putting in several other needful industries, Messrs. Carpenter & Lillge, the new editors of the Estberville Democrat, get up a newsy paper. It .is altogether too good for the subscription price they sell it at, The Mason City postoffice burned last week, The building belonged to Mrs, Emsley, who was visiting in Algona, It cost $10,000 when erected. The insurance was light. Wesley Reporter; Miss Anna Longbottom was at Algona yesterday to interview the primary .work of the schools there. Her sister, Mies Jane, bad charge of her school absence. room in her B, M, Richmond tells them at Swea City that he would rather donate his park to the town, build a sidewalk to it and furnish a fountain therein freely flowing Adam's ale, than to see saloons in Swea Oity, Emmetsburg Tribune: Harvey Ing' ham hfte figured out that the election cost six cents to the inhabitant, or thirty cents for .every vote oast, This, of course, m.e»ne the legitimate ex- fifaryey bas not wealed with SOBIMEB'S FOB 1897. The entire novelty of some of the plans of Scribner's Magazine for 1897 is noticeable. For instance, the series devoted to " London as Seen by Charles Dana Gibson." He visited London last summer for Scribner's Magazine, for the purpose of depicting with pen and pencil those scenes and types which the huge metropolis of the world presents in endless variety. For the reader it will be a ramble over London town in company with a rarely shrewd and sympathetic observer. The abundant illustrations present portraits of the most striking figures in London life. An altogether original plan in the lines which it will follow and in its point of view, is a series of well-illustrated articles to be begun in the January number, devoted to the conduct of great businesses. The articles already completed are: " The- Great Department Store," by Samuel H. Adams; "The Management of a Great Hotel," by Jesse L. Williams; "The Work- ins of a Bank." by Charles D. Lanier; .The Great Manufactory," by P. G. Hubert, Jr. There will be a group of "Stories of Labor" by Octave Thanet, the noted writer of Davenport, Iowa. Miss Alice French has alredy shown her familiarity- with the artisan's view of life, and her five stories will serve to make clear to both employer and workman the difficulties each has to contend with, and will draw them closer together. Geo. W. Cable will contribute four short stories. Richard Harding Davis' first novel will begin in the January number. It has a South American mining camp for its scene of operations. Undergraduate life in the big colleges will be described and illustrated. A special representative of Scribner's has visited Japan and China to write up the growing commercial importance of these two countries. Everything for the year will be beautifully and bountifully illustrated. Besides special articles on art and artists with reproductions of great works of art will be frequent. Each month the frontispiece will present a leading scene in some one of the world's great novels. Scribner's Magazine costs S3 • a year. It and THE UPPER DES MOINBS can be had for 1897 for $4.15. Charles Scribner & Sons, 153 Fifth Avenue, N. Y. COMPANY FS BIG- RECORD. This Year's Shooting Record \V111 Bring.the Boys Close to the Front Among Iowa Companies. Last year, among Iowa's 48 companies, Company F stood seventh in shooting. This year it will have a still better rank, possibly first place. Company F is noted for good looks and good aim. The record for the present season is complete and shows two sharpshooters and three marksmen under United States regulations, ten sharpshooters and four marksmen under state regulations, The United States sharpshooters are Serg't, Walsh, score 558; Lieut. Ward 540, United States markesmen, Private McMurray, 386; Capt. Foster, 879; Private Hackman, 378. • • : ; ' Under state rules it requires a score of 170 out of 225 to qualify as sharpshooters. Following is the score: S,erg't Walsh, 187; Lieut, Ward, 186; Private MoMurray, 176; Private Burbank, 176; Serg't Witham, 176; Capt, Foster, 175; Private Riley, 175; Private Haokroan, 173; Corp. Stephenson, 173; Private Dally, J70. For marksmen under' state rules a score of 135 out of 225 is required: Serg't. MoMurray, 159; Private Dutcher, 157; Corp. Boals, 148; Private Carpenter, 141. This is considered a very excellent showing for the company. That Jlnncoclc County Bull of Years A«O Belonged to BnlJey's Graqdfother, Bailey acknowledges that'bull Qhas, Aldrioh told about }» the Webster City Freeman in 1857, that was blown up with blasting powder, He adds some interesting details; yes, that bull to our grandfather, The up 60 feet in the air by th& tail and let him drop head first on the pile. This was piles of fun at first, but the animals were so cunning that they soon put their four web feet together, making a parachute, and then they'd have to break in a new bull. One peculiarity of these cattle was that anyone who ate the beef could never speak the truth afterwards. Grandfather sold this particular carcass to the Algona butchers, where it was cut into tenderloin for the F. F. A's. Their descend^ ants show the effect of eating this beef to this day. u ____ — _ OAL. M'OAlfl'S DEATH. Algona's Old-time Baseball Player Accidentally Shot. Several reports of the details of the shooting of Cal. McCain, Well known in Algona a few years ago as the Cresco ball player and foot racer, are made by neighboring papers. He was at Rodman in Palo Alto county, The Whittemore Champion gives the main facts: " While out hunting Saturday in Fern Valley township, near his home, Cal. McCain met his death instantly by the accidental discharge of his shot gun. He came to a wire fence and evidently got through first, pulling the gun through after him, when the trigger was partially raised by catchidg on the wire, and the gun discharged. The shot entered just under the heart and came out through his back. Deceased leaves a wife and one child in quite poor circumstances on account of sickness and other bad luck. He was quite prominent as a ball player and foot racer a few years ago and is top well known to need further description. The funeral was held at the home of his parents and the remains laid to rest in the Whittemore cemetary on Monday." The Emmetsburg Reporter adds an item: "McCain was engaged by M. L. Fritz to help press some hay, and was on his way to the press when the accident occurred. McCain started put in advance of the others, and thinking he might run across some game while going out, he took his gun along. The balance of the crowd coming to where they were to work found McCain missing, and suspecting something wrong, Mr. David Sloan went in search of him." The West Bend Journal adds still further particulars: "On their way to the hay field, about sixty rods from the river bridge, they found his body lying beside a wire fence and his gun about fifteen feet farther on, on the opposite side of the fence, with both barrels discharged. It is supposed that he had fired one barrel at a rabbit or some other small game and that in attempting to get over the fence the other barrel was discharged, the load of shot entering the left side about an inch below the nipple, going upward through the lung, and lodging under the shoulder blade. After the accident he had apparently started for home, as the body was about five paces from where the gun was found, but becoming weak from loss of blood he lay down beside a post and drew his last breath alone on the prairie." WHAT IS A OONOEALED WEAPON? Nathan Band Arrested For Stabbing Col. Sessions' Dog—His Jackknife Not Within the Meaning of the Iiaw. Saturday evening Mable Sessions came up on State street leading her big Mastiff dog, "Don," by a cord. She had a whip with which she usually restrains his desire to shake up some of his neighbors. But in front of Galbraith's store Nathan Rand's big Chespeake dog came up and began nosing about and in a second "Don" was at him giving him a good shaking up. Mr. Rand seeing the situation drew a big bladed knife and without further notice gave "Don" a vicious gash under the belly. Afterwards as "Don" was leaving he followed him and gave him a square jab in the breast. Dr. Sayers was called at once and said the dog would live or not according to the amount of damage done to his insides, Monday morning Rand was arrested for carrying concealed weapons. He was brought before 'Squire Clarke and the law of Iowa was ransacked for a definition of a concealed weapon, but none was found. The knife the stabbing was done with was a long dirk bladed jack-knife. 'Squire Clarke adjourned court an hour and looKed up the decisions of other states. He then decided that a jackknife, large or small, was not a concealed weapon, and dismissed Rand. If there is any other way to reach him it wiH be tried, but the Jaw is not very friendly to dogs, • ALGOITA HAS A TREAT Ilf KEENE. The TrJbutae Says Emmetsburn Ought To Get Him, The Emmetsburg Tribune commends the Algona opera house management. It says of, one of the coming attractions: CHAPTERS OF With thfe Ameridan Indian Mo*8 or LftsS in It is not particularly local pride to learn that flattering the tribe The Keene-Hanford company is booked for Algona some time during the month of February next. This speaks well for the enterprise of its playhouse managers and the backing given them by the people of Algona and neighborhood. Keene is the sole survivor of the galaxy of actors that at one time embraced suoh men as Sooth and Barrett, and now enjoys the reputation of being the greatest Shakespearean exponent extant;. While time is still ample for them todo«go, why do not our local managers get to work and see what they pan do towards getting a •guarantee f>w8Ment to warrant them in ..... ., management of Sioux Indians which inhabited the Des Moines valley was the meanest and most worthless of all the Dakotas. They were known as the Wahpecoute tribe, or "shooters at leaves." Eveh the name seems to have been a mark of their inferiority, for it was variously interpreted as " people of the leaves detached," "people that shoot at leaves," "shooters at leaves, which they mistake for deer," Zebuloh Pike made his memorable trip Up the Mississippi in 1805-6-7. He tells about the Sioux, or Dakotas as they called themselves. Sioux is a shortening of various French names dating back to Nadowe-ssi-wag, which means "snake like ones ( " attd which was given to the Dakotas by their enemies. They never called themselves Sioux. Pike enumerates the various tribes and'says: "The sixth, last, and smallest band of Sioux are the Warhpecoute, (Waqpekirte or Wahkpakotoan), who reside generally on the lands west of the Mississippi, between that river and the Missouri. They hunt generally on the head of the De Moyen. They appeared to me to be the most stupid and inactive of the Sioux." Elliot Coues, who has edited a magnificent edition of Pike's journal, adds a foot note In which he says or the Wahpecoute: "This is merely a band of vagabonds formed by refugees from all other bands,- which tbey.left for some bad deed." Major Long visited the Sioux later than Pike, and he agrees in giving this tribe a bad name. He says they have no fixed abode, rove near the head of the Blue Earth river, which would be in and north of Kossuth county, and are a lawless set. Lewis and Clarke, however, in their journal of their trip up the Missouri, made in 1804-5-6, say of the Teton Sioux, " these are the vilest miscreants of the savage race," which gives the Wahpecoute a show for. themselves, although it is not likely that Lewis and Clarke met any of their number and therefore, perhaps could not have made a fair comparison. Inkpadutah and the Sioux Indians who were known to the pioneer settlers of northwestern Iowa belonged to this Wahpecoute band of outlaws. It is possible that members of other tribes came occasionally ^to these parts. Lewis and Clarke say of the Yanktons: "These are the best disposed Sioux who rove on the banks of the Missouri," and add, "They sometimes visit the river Demoin." Gen. Sibley in a memoir of Jean Baptiste Fairibault, a pioneer fur trader, says that in 1808 he "concluded that it would be more profitable to pass the winter among his old friends, the Yankton Sioux, on the Des Moines river." But it was the Wahpecoute Sioux who caused all the turmoil and committed all the outrages of pioneer days. It was the Wahpecoute band which was in perpetual warfare with the Sacs and Foxes to the south, and it was part of its members who were effectually wiped out by the remnants of tbe latter tribe on the battle ground six miles up the river from Algona. They were so lawless that they could not even hold together. Pefore Ink- padutah's time' the tribe had two chiefs, Wam-di-sapa, or Black Eagle, and Tasagi. Black Eagle's band was so much' worse than the other Wah- pecoute that in the end it became separated and moved to the west. The separation became so complete that in 1851, when the Sioux ceded all of their Iowa possessions and most of southern Minnesota, it was not considered part of the Wahpecoute at all, and took no part in the treaty. Charles E. Flandrau, who was Indian agent in 1856, says: "In 1857 all that remained of Wam-di-sapa's straggling, band was about 10 or 15 lodges under the chieftainship of Inkpadutah, or the Scarlet Point, sometimes called Red End. They had planted in the neighborhood of Spirit Lake prior to 1857 and ranged the country from there to the Missouri and were considered a bad lot of vagabonds." Inkpadutah, however, still had an eye to the advantage of being part-of the Wahpecoute tribe, and in 1854 and 1856 he and his outfit appeared at the agency in Minnesota to demand a share of the money of the Wahpecoute paid by the government. They made a good deal of trouble, but 'Agent Flandrau was firm and they were forced to return to their haunts on the Big Sioux without accomplishing their purpose, This was one of the aggravating circumstances which brought on the Spirit Lake massacre. There is one bright spot in the record of this Wahpecoute band. It is suggested by one editor of Pike's journal that Wabashaw, at one time chief of all the Sioux and tbe greatest of them all, was a Wahpeooute, Wabashaw was known as The Leaf, sometimes as the Falling Leaf, This writer says in discussing his name; "It is more likely that the name originated from the chieftainship of assumed the guilt of the aufdefer * delivered himself as an atonemetf his suffering tribe. The En*!? favorably impressed by his and learning that the Dakotas seven bands, they hung a i his neck and gave him six delivered to the bravest men other bands. Wabashaw 'the father of his country,' »* The other nations of tribes Sioux, as classified by Pike, t Minowa Kantongs, "people lakes;" Wahpetongs, "peopl leaves;" Sissitongsj Yanctones, to be the of the Warpekutes, one of the principal bands of L the Dakotas, meaning leaf shooters— but why so palled has never bean known. There \vere three Wabashas known to white men since the northwest began to be settled by the latter. The first was well known during the revolutionary period, The one referred to by Pike was a son of his. The present Wabashaw is a grandson," The story of the first and greatest Wabashaw's ascendancy is curious. E, v. Neill, who wrote in 1853 entertainingly of S,ioux life and customs, ft iH* Af ! t to the British , of Canada by the French there was an English trading post in the viQinity of at, Paul. * The trader, wbow the ZnOtwR Qalled Mallard Dm* of the ferns:" and Titongs, garts." The names are spelled, Thus the first generally referred to as the Mdaw kpntonwans, while In common use no* the other tribes are known as the Sisseton, Yancton, etc. TheYanctons or Ihanktonwans, and Tetons, or Ti ton wans, were the Missouri river and western Indians, and called the eastern tribes Isanties. The Wah> petons and Sissitons were the northern Minnesota Indians, and the others ranged south and east along the Mississippi. These are the tribes that recognized themselves as Dakotas although the Wlnnebagoes, lowas! Omahas, and' others were of Sioux lineage. But these six tribes made the greatest of all the Indian nations Pike said: "From my knowledge of the Sioux nation I do not hesitate to pronounce them the most warlike and independent nation of Indians within the boundaries of the United States every passion being subservient to that of war." Pike and Long agreed substantially in numbering all the Sioux at 28,000, of whom -3,835 were warriors. The Teton numbered fullv half of these. They were "the bra/- garts," and as Lewis and Clarke said the vilest miscreants, given to war wholly. The Wahpecoute numbered only 450, according to Pike, with 90 warriors. Gen. Sibley, however, credits 160 warriors to them. The Sioux claimed all of Iowa as belonging to them, although they never occupied the southern or eastern portion of the state, held by the Sacs and Foxes. They ceded all of their Iowa possessions by treaty in 1851. In 1863 they ceded all but a few reservations in Minnesota and were forced west of the Missouri. Father Hennepin, the first white man to enter Sioux Territory, found these Indians celebrated for hospitality and goodness. He held them up as patterns to the civilized part of creation. The Northwest Fur company testified to the uniform friendship of the Missouri river Sioux for the whites. They say it was the boast of the Sioux in every council for 35 years that their hands had not been stained by the blood of the white man. Maj. Forsyth who as agent visited them in 1819, said: "I am sorry to say that at the present day they are much altered." How this alteration has taken place or what has occasioned it can be attributed only to their too great intercourse with those whom we called civilized people; for I can now safely say that whatever the Sioux might have. been they are now actually a poor, indolent, beggarly drunken set of Indians and cowards." Whiskey, dishonest agents, and broken treaties, but whiskey chiefly, tell the story of the demoralization of the Sioux. When the boundary treaty of 1825 was made at Prairie Du Chien by which the " neutral line" was fixed, the commissioners avoided the appearance of a bribe and gave out no whiskey, But to show that they did not withold it because of the expense they took two casks out before the Indians and spilled the contents on the ground "It was a great pity," said old Wakhpakootay, "it was a great pity There was enough to have kept me drunk all the days of my life." In 1834 a Christian mission was established at Lake Calhoun by some plucky Presbyterians for work among the Sioux. The good results showed years'later, for the Indian who assisted in the rescue of the captives taken at Spirit Lake was John Other Day a converted Wahpeton; and the Indian who was mainly instrumental in keeping the northern Sioux from joining in the massacre of 1862 was Paul Maza- kootemane, a converted Sisseton. One of the founders of this mission was Rev Thos. S. Williamson. For 40 years he labored and lived among the Sioux In 1877, after the fall of Ouster, he wrote a review of the dealings of 'the government with the Sioux, in which he denounced in the strongest terms the outrageous bad faith, rascality and dishonesty that they had suffered from, Quoting the famous remark, of Jefferson about the enslavement of the negroes, "I tremble when I remember that God is just," he asked in concluding his truthful arraignment: "Have we no reason to tremble on account of our treatment of the Indians?" ' FOB THE 6BAITC) JUEY, The Kossutu Offlclals Ought to Investigate Into the Following. The Armstrong Journal makes some statements that that 'Squire Raymond ought to bring to the attention of the grand jury. It says: Those who bad in charge tbe mulct petitions in Kossuth county have given up the job of securing saloons in that county, There was a strong fight made by those opposed to open saloons, These same parties should now, to be consistent, attend to the saloons, in the county that are supposed not to be open. There is more whiskey d F ank in each, of at leant three of the towns i« Kossutfa poviRty with no spoons thaft Iw Armstrong with three wide opep, A»a it i§ net even, entitled to thg uawe of wbiefeey, A promioent beMa JB, <e of

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