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.-£ !' AffifeNA, MWA. WEflNESPAY, DIOBMB^R 30, MM. . * ...... f. ...... - • —"--••*JBM^ii:n:m-«aMifoi^*T'fiiminiffiimMflr^ r*&;. .flAft. i¥ WAftflfiN. .fjt&it to af., .••,.„»... ...... <. ...... 11.66 fttiS.., ...... . ........ .... 76 iiil5ntti& ............. , ..... 40 , , &j3plt64tiofi. ar, Mf« M, Staff, who is chairman of the e&fflffliitee of arrahgetoehtsfor thecom- Iftg edltdfiai meeting at Algona, has prepared & Very interesting program, wfaieh will he participated in by sotne of the best-known editors in the state. Ifi addition to the addresses of Dr. Gun* ^saulus attd Pries.'Gates, and in conned tion With the banquet and all the Wit and wisdom thereto appertaining, it gives promise of a splendid editorial session, The topics and those who will discuss them are as follows: The Business Conduct of the Paper—S. M. Stouffer, Sac Sun. Pointers on Advertising—F 1 . T. Piper, Sheldon Mail. The Store That Don't Advertise—J, A. Reagan, Armstrong Journal. The Local Page-^L. B. Raymond, Hampton Recorder. What Should the Editorial Be?—J. Fred, Meyers, Denison Review. Commonest Editorial Blunders—W. O. Payne, Nevada Representative. The Local Paper in Local Politics—L. H. Wayne,Einmetsburg Reporter. The Country Town Daily—S. A. Marine, Mason City Globe-Gazette. County Correspondence—C. H. Robbins, Spencer Reporter. THE Capital announced Saturday with authority that Senator Allison would not accept a cabinet position. The facts seem to he that President McKinley has wanted him to become secretary of state. The offer has not been made, but has been waiting only for Mr. Allison to signify that he would accept. After mature deliberation he decides to remain in the senate. This undoubtedly makes : Senator Sherman secretary of state. No one can criticize Senator Allison. He is virtual leader in the senate, age is creeping on him, and ill health has lately warned him against overtaxing his strength. Still if he had. decided the other way, we believe he would have done more for his own fame. THE Capital sprung a sensation at Des Moines last week by announcing that State Chairman McMillen was out of the race for United States attorney of the north Iowa district. Mr. McMillen is in print denying the report, but the internal evidences point to its accuracy. The report was that Congressman Perkins had notified Mr. McMillen that there was no such sentiment in his favor in the Eleventh district as would warrant a fight for him, even if there were any chance of winning. The office he is after is tke one held by M. D. O'Connell of Fort Dodge. Mr. O'Connell, besides the active support of a big majority of the Iowa congressional delegation, has the backing of a very wide-spread public sentiment all over Iowa. He belongs to a class of men in the public service who ought not to be spared. He is clean in his personal life, the soul of honor in his professional life, a republican from principle, and an office holder who honors the office, rather than lets the office honor him. Mr. O'Connell has made a host of friends in Kossuth county in the past few years, who will say amen to a unanimous recommendation for his reappoint- jnent. • A PLAN for submitting international bimetallism has been agreed upon by the committee appointed by the senate. «It will be reported at the close of the holiday recess and will undoubtedly be acted upon at once. Senator Hoar assures the committee, after travelling id Europe, that France is more than ready, that the only obstacle in Germany is the emperor, and that English sentiment is not so hostile as is popularly supposed. The injpression -,' Js steadily gaining that this effort is going to produce some tangible re* '< s«lts. Every nation has a big interest |n getting a stable relation between ' 'gjpja and silver, The only difficulty is •\ | n *agrgejjpg upon details, while in Pes week expressed the opinion ||^tba| tbe Cuban resolutions would be & J *L*u** nm *A foy more than two-tbirdsof leadetin th& senate atrd drlftks nothing Onggf than OkotrtM wfttfefs; one b! them IS afl editor and w&ighs 200 founds, the dther is ft mediutn sized fat me? with deckle burs ifi his whiskers. Aftd now if any editorial bfothet heteafM persists in mistaking the one statesman for the othet the mnl6i tax should be at once levied upon his print shop and he shoald be preceded against accwdini? to th6 law therein provided." The Etnmetsburg Democrat says: "Lafe Young has promised to attend the editorial association at Algona. He is one of the most popular newspaper men in Iowa and the members* of the association will be glad to meet him." The Carroll Herald queries whether fiolliVet could afford to enter the senatorial race if Allison should enter the cabinet! "With the certain prospect of leadership ih the house it mfly be questioned whether Mr. Dolliver Would be Wise to interfere with the substantial reputation he is building as a first class statesman for a seat in the senate." The Fort Dodge Chronicle in its Christmas edition publishes, together with some fine views of haudsome homes, etc., a hitherto Unpublished chapter of Major Wm. Williams' reminiscences of early times in Fort Dodge. The brother of Thos. Sherman of Bancroft is on the Chronicle staff, and, we believe, prepared this feature of the paper. Major Williams left several hundred pages of manuscript history of the Fort, a mine of information as valuable in its Way, as the journals of Pike or of Lewis and Clarke. It deserves well edited publication In some permanent form. The Lodge bill excluding all foreigners, except from Cuba, who cannot read and write in some language, may be the thing, but we know of two of the wealthiest, shrewdest, and on the whole, best citizens in northern Iowa' who have never mastered either accomplishment. In a general way reading and writing are undoubtedly a test of fitness for citizenship, but too much stress may easily be put upon them. In fact too much stress may be put upon the alleged dangers of foreign immigration. It don't take many generations to make us all foreigners, and a man don't have to travel far in Kossuth county to learn that the late comers will average up very well in thrift, industry, and economy with the old settlers. Occasionally the danger from the foreign vote is enlarged upon. In this connection it is well to keep in mind that McKinley owes his election to the foreign vote. The Sheldon mail says: The Upper Des Moines association is the leading editorial organization of the state, aside from the state organization. Its meetings are always well attended and are never in any sense unprofitable or deficient in intesest. This year's meet is expected to be fully up to the high standard attained in the past." B. F. Gue is at work on a two volume history of Iowa. Mi'. Gue used to edit Fort Dodge's pioneer newspaper, and very many years ago was an Algona Fourth of July orator. He has spent a great deal of time in preparation for his history and it will be a valuable -work when it is pub lished. mm MB QOJPOTF, says THE JANUABY MAQAZINES. Scribner's opens the new year with the first of a series of articles on how great businesses are conducted. The first business described is the big department store. Big banks, hotels, etc., will come in turn. The articles are very fully illustrated. -*--!--*Gen. Horace Porter in the January Century, in his recollections of Grant, besides giving a graphic picture of events in the battle of the. Wilderness, records a number of anecdotes of that engagement, including the following: "A drum corps in passing caught sight of the general, and at once struck up a then popular negro camp-meeting air. Everyone began to laugh, and Rawlins pried, ' Good for the drummers!' ' What's the fun?' inquired the general. 'Why,'was the reply, 'they are playing Aint I Glad to (?et Out ob de Wilderness.' The general smiled at the ready wit of the musicians, and said, ' Well, with me a musical joke always'requires explanation. I know only two tunes; One is Yankee Doodle and the other isn't.' " ' •*•' -*• -5- In the January Atlantic the historian J. B, McMaster tells how the conveniences of life have been increased in the past century. It is amazing to see how completely people have changed their whole habits in that time. ^^^^^^^^^^^ IN THIS NEIflHBOBHOQD. Frank Paine is a grandpa at Burt. It is a little girl at Chas. Sbanor's, V. S. Ellis goes to Blue Earth City to start a new paper, the Globe, Good luck to the venture, The Emmetsburg Reporter thinks competition makes the life of a 'bus man interesting in Algona. Tbe north Kossuth fair association meets at Bancroft Jan, 9 to elect officers and plan for the coming season. s, Mi B§wi,8, wh,o came to in, J($9, is dead, He was one of wealthiest p,it}<sene, ie back at Ledyarfi, §tay a,ttb§ Hot Spripgs did! act seem ta be benefltting him nod be got, fcroft next month. The Heglstef says it will hatd f fom SO to 100 member^ The Esthei-vilte Republican SftyS: Hftrfy Wilson Will Wager frtfftt $50 to $100 that he will get the first turkey in the first shooting contest he takes part in at Gteattinger Jan. 1. He wilt also shoot against anyone in Palo Alto or Emmet county. Emmetsburg Reporter: Charles E. Gohenour of Algona was an Emmetsburg visitor between trains Monday evening. He was oh his way to Clarion to look after some legal matters Algona will have its annual charity ball Wednesday evening, Dec. 30. Last year they raised a snug little sum which went to aid the needy. Bailey has it in for the Algona 'bus men: If through the inscrutibility of divine providence a dozen, more or less, of those Algona 'busmen should murder each other, we should feel quite willing to contribute liberally towards the funeral expen'ses. We feel confident that our friend Stitz Way of Wesley would chip in to the extent of seeing that appropriate black plumes were placed'on the hearse and that the procession was properly lined up. If it is funeral expenses that deters these 'busmen, We say go on with the killing, a contribution will be cheerfully made to cover all expenses and give a beautiful funeral. The Whittemore Champion don't like. Charley Winkle's method of making the Standard oil burn: Rockefeller, the Standard oil king, has found, after a vast amount of research in the science of chemistry, that Standard oil can be made to burn by first boiling the wick and burner in a solution of lye and water. It doesn't seem reasonable to expect that this would help it any, for calliner it oil is "lie" enough, and the idea of giving it a water bath is still more ludicrous, for it is mainly water now.. But admitting, for the sake of argument, that his recipe will work all right, just think of a man getting up in the night, with the thermometer 30 below zero, to get the paregoric bottle, and in order to light the lamp is obliged to kindle the fire, go and wake up a merchant to get a can of lye, boil the wick a half hour, dry it in the oven, and then—light the lamp. Perhaps the child has died in the meantime with a fit, but that cute no figure, we must go to all this trouble because Mr. Rockefeller says it's the proper thing. Great Jehosaphatl What will he ask us to do next? GEIMM BEATS OAEVEE. The Clear Lake Man IB Now Chnm- plon Wing Shot of the United States. The shooting match between Chas. W. Grimm of Clear Lake and Dr. Carver came off in Chicago last Wednesday, and Grimm besides taking in $200 won the championship. -Grimm killed 98 of his 100 birds to Dr. Carver's 96. Tbe Chicago papers give full reports of the match, with vai'ious wood cuts of Grimm. They all agree that the weather was bad for good shooting as the birds were very slow and inactive, which accounts for the big score. The birds were slow to get away, and in a great many instances hovered about the traps. The majority of them were straight drivers and not difficult to kill. The birds, with a few exceptions, fell within a few feet of the traps, and when liberated, instead of making for the field, kept to one side or the other and within easy shooting distance. During the first half of the match the wind was in the face of the contestants It, however, tended to drive the birds in instead of out. Later the wind almost entirely subsided, and this, with the snow and cold, seemed to give the pigeons no incentive to get out of reach when the traps were sprung. Taken in all it was a poor day for a good exhibition of shooting, and it. was this fact that caused both contestants to score so high. " Grimm won the toss and shot first. He felled the first 51 birds, but the 52d, unlike its predecessors, got away quickly and took a twisted course, Grimm discharged both barrels at the flying bird to no effect, and his clean score was broken. He was, however, still one ahead of his opponent, for Carver had missed both his 24th and 80th birds. Carver's first 23 were gracefully killed, some of them requiring quite difficult shots. The first 23 had been right and left outgoers, in' comers, and hoverers, but the 24th, a straight out'driver, escaped the doctor's eagle eye and landed safely on the father side of the fence. Carver also missed the 30th bird, an out-going left driver. He then dropped the next 48, thereby nearly equaling the record of his opponent, With the match three-quarters completed the two men were even, each having missed two birds, but Carver again missed on his 78th. The one point advantage which this miss gave to Grimm seemed to give him a greater determination to win, and after that very few^ of bis birds got more than 20 feet from the traps, Carver also missed on the 95th, thus finishing with. 99 b)rds to his credit, while bis opponent bad two the best of him, GILBERT ANP WINSTON. The day following Fred, Gilbert of Spirit kake shot sgajnst John &, Wins' ton, but be did not have Grimm's good fortune, He was clearly off and made a very poor record. The match was fpr $100 and the birds, JOO live birds and JOQ inanimate targets. Of the live birds Gilbert killed 68 to Winston's 8J, M tbe inanimate targets Gilbert seprej 83 to Winstpn's 77, Tbe tota,!* were Gilbert 1§1, Winston, m Tbe Mm? flew. pye,r Hvejy but it wap a bad hpnje with bim tariff will S wea City Sr@ra.la Bays eight cent seareg a team there ' rsBtwa/., fiifbt °4 Port Dodge was established as the frontier outpost of northern Iowa in 1850, just four years after Fort Des Moines was abandoned, Pott Des Moines was located in 1843 and occupied by troops until 1846, the years during which the Sacs and Poxes were removed from the state. Between the occupancy of the two forts the Sioux came conspicuously into notice, driving out every white man who attempted to push into their territory, and trying to stem the tide of immigration to the northwest. The event which more than any other had to with the establishment of a new fort was old Sidominadotah's attack upon Marsh, the surveyor, in 1848. Sidominadotah is one of the conspicuous figures in our pioneer history. He was a brother of Inkpadutah, and leader of a band of the Wahpecoute outlaws. He was com* inonly called Chief Two Fingers, having lost the remainder of his right hand in battle. Major Williams knew him well and has left an accurate description of him: "Sidominadotah was a man about five feet ten in height, stout and well formed, very active, had a piercing eye, broad face and high cheek bones." The major adds an item to the description which certainly entitles Sidominadotah to be called the man with the iron jaw, "both rows of teeth were double all around in both jaws, and united, forming solid rows in both upper and lower jaws." A dentist could have paid off all of the old scores of the white race in one sitting. When killed he was 45 or 50 years of age. He evidently was the leader of all the bands of the northern Iowa Sioux at that time, or at least held a prominent place among the leaders, for nearly all the attacks upon the whites who began to invade the territory north and west of Des Moines were led by him. Marsh was engaged in running the United States survey and had come from Dubuque. He was working north of the Raccoon forks of the Des Moines, within a few miles of Port Dodge, on the west side, when Sidominadotah told him to "puckacbee," which in Shakesperian 'English meant to go, and stand not on the order of his. going. But Marsh was not alarmed and pro- ceded with the survey. At that Sidominadotah broke all his instruments, robbed him and his party, and smashed the wagons. Marsh was then glad to retire, although it is recorded that Mrs. Marsh favored a fight—the only one of the entire party with any nerve. Marsh made a report to the government, which taken with reports of other outrages caused the order to bring troops into the northwest. It was in the same year of 1848 that Sidominadotah drove Lott out of Webster county, and also made a raid on the Merrick families at the Boone forks. , Brig. Gen. Mason 'was ordered in 1849 to locate the new fort as nearly as possible at the northwest corner of the neutral ground. He chose the site where the city of Port Dodge now stands, and named the new. post Port Clarke. In 1851 Gen. Winfield Scott changed the name to Port Dodge in honor of Gen. Henry Dodge. Company E of the Sixth infantry, U. S. A., came from Fort Snelling to occupy it. With the company Major Wm. Williams came as sutler. When the pioneer history of northwestern Iowa is written Major Williams will be the central figure. Every early settler recalls him. He was part of all that happened in the early years. The first store in Algona was established by him and his son James B. Williams, H. F, Watson coming later from Port Dodge to take charge of it. When after three years and a half Fort Dodge was abandoned and the troops were ordered north to build Fort Ridgely, he remained, and buying the ground and buildings of the dismantled fortification, founded the city which perpetuates its name. Port Dodge was then and afterwards the central point in the Upper Des Moines region, Major Williams was associated intimately with all the stirring events along the entire frontier, and the only accurate record that remains of many of them is to be found in the pages of his beautifully written manuscript and in the columns of the pioneer newspapers, for which be liberally contributed, He died in 1874, During the years of occ.upancy of the fort Major Williams became acquainted with the various Sioux bands and their leaders, He has left very interesting descriptions of the latter, His estimate of the character of the outfit tallies with that before given of the Wabpecoute; "The Sioux Indians," he says, "who inhabited this district of country were tbe most desperate characters, made up of renegades from all the bands, They were generally very active, stout Indians, great horsemen. The majority of them were well armed with guns. They always had in their possession horses and mules with white men's brands. They generally encamped on high ground where they couldn't be easily surprised, and when any number of them were together they encamped in a circle, They were very expert hunters. Their famous leaders, Sidominadotah and Ink- padutab were very stout active men, also Titonka, and Umpasbotah, indeed all of them." Of Inkpadutab, who led in the Spirit Lake massacre, and who was present in person at the raid on Mr. Call and the settlers south of Algona in 1855, be says: "Inkpadutab is about 55 years old, about five feet eleven in height, stoutly built, broad, pboujders, large bead and broad face, high cheek bones, sunken very bla,ok sparkling eyes, big jnoutb* UgRt copper, color, and pock sparked, Jn the face," Umpashotah is of scarcely less ipfea* esfeasbeis tbe Jqciia.!} who-'•visited with W, H, Ingbajn threeJUiye, PR tbe pper Wes Mo4a§i, wheji'eaob 040 wag —'-TonwhQ W iy'Qbarg« of tbe jon, aj$-'h,is jRajse. ajieo is " Spirit about 46 td 50, and vefy fond of ing." Another chief of the Sioux oullftfs was Titonka. Of him he 1 says* "Titonka, Big Buffalo* is Over six feet high, very well made and very active. His walk is very eredt'and elastic, long face, aquiline nose, very dark cofff- plection, eye sparkling when aroused, looks very demure When hot exdited, wears his hair long, cheek bones painted. When excited he is a hard looking customer." These chiefs belonged to the outlaw Sioux. Ish-ta-ha-bah, of Young Sleepy Eyes, was connected by marriage ohly, but had brought a band from the Little Rock Sioux and was living along the Des Moines with them, Ish-ta-ha-bah was 50 years old, with pleasant face, boasting 500 warriors, and called him' self "Tonka Capitain," or the great captain. Besides these there Were Cos-o-me- nah, dark, silent, stealthy; Wa-kon-sa, Umpashotah's son ( a dude, painting his cheeks, forehead and chin with stars', Mo-koc-a-que-mon, Inkpadutah'a oldest son, who was shot for his part in the Spirit Lake massacre, with low fore* head, scowling face and thick lips; Mo-cO-po-co, Inkpadutah's second son, sullen and ill favored. The company at the fort had supervision of the entire territory from the head of the Cedar River to the Missouri. The first call upon them was in the fall of 1851, on the occasion of the robbing of a trapper named Green, who was caught in Sac county and stripped of everything. In 1852 five families living on the Boyer river, 60 miles southwest of the fort, were raided. A young matt and young woman, and all the horses and property were taken by the Indians, who fled to the north. The troops caught Inkpadutah and Umpashotah at Granger?s Point near the Minnesota line, and brought them to the fort to be held as hostages until everything was returned. In ten days the young people and property were back, the "good Indians," who were caught, telling about the chase they had had after the " bad Indians" who had committed the depredation. The soldiers were ordered to leave the fort in September, 1853. Major Williams, his son James and John Keffley remained. It was after the abandonment of the fort that the outrages most intimately associated with our early history were perpetrated. Of these by far the most important in its after effects was the murder of. Sidominadotah by Henry Lott at Bloody Run in Humboldt county in January; 1854. Major Williams records one fact in connection with the Sioux which is very singular. In all the raids made by them a very large negro was a prominent participant. The soldiers tried often to capture him, but failed. He was one of the boldest and most reckless of the savages in every outrage which was perpetrated during these years. A DUBIOUS OONTBOYEBSY. The Plumley Homestead Near Cor- wlth Opens TJp a New Field of Litigation. A curious law question has arisen in connection with the much talked about and much fought over Plumley homestead. The question is whether the heirs at law of Mr. Plumley or the legatees under his will get the property. Mr. Rowe, who contested the tree claim the homestead consisted of, has banked $1,000 on the heirs at law. The case has arisen in this way. Mr. Rowe attempted to defeat the tree claim to begin with. He won at Des Moines but lost at Washington. By that time he had cultivated a taste for THE DAM CASt . •"• i -i te a* tots thg frhto Cam Business is at Stitit Ufcg aft tntttMHn* Othe* eeutt Mattes. re* the land and wanted it anyway. So he came over to Algona and paid C. W. Plumley $1,000 for his and his sister's interest "as heirs at law of S. I. Plumley." Now it happens that Mr. Plumley willed this homestead to C. W. Plumley, Beulah Dickinson, and two of his own sisters in equal thirds. As administrator for these legatees J. W. Sullivan interposed to keep Mr. Rowe from getting title on the strength of this new deed from the heirs at law, and here the matter stands. Mr. Rowe is advised by a Des Moines attorney that Mr. Plumley could not will the homestead away from his children, Mr. Sullivan takes the position that while Mr. Plumley could not will the homestead away from minor children to.defeat their interest, he could will it away from adult children. If Mr. Sullivan is correct then Mr. Row'e's deed from the heirs at law is worth exactly the paper it is on, as it would not even convey the interest of C. W. Plumley as a legatee under the will, to say nothing of the interests of the other legatees. The courts will doubtless get a chance to settle this controversy, BELSHAZZAB NEXT WEEK, Miss May Cass, the Soprano, Arrived In Algona Monday—.Everything In Readiness for a Pine Production, The cantata Belshazzar will be given at the opera house next week Thursday and Friday evenings. The cantata is given for the benefit of the local Y, M. C. A, An expense of $200 has been incurred in its production and no pains have been spared to give the public fine evenings of music, Miss May Cass of Hartley, who takes a leading part, arrived Monday f and full dress rehearsals are now in progress. Tbe pdoe of admission has been fixed at 50 cents to all parts of the house, and seats will be on sale at the drug store at 9 o'clock Monday morning for either night. At these prices every seat ought to be taken, The story of the cantata is that given in the bible, • Belsbaazar is in charge of Babylon, which is beseiged by the Persians, He gives a great feast, After he is drunk he has tbe yessejis captured f row Jerusalem bought out. Qyer against the seven branched ean» dlestiok a ban<J appears aucj writes on tbe wall. Belshamv is. struck &u,gib. He rails, on all bis beatben wine wen to read tbe worde, Finally Pwiel trap> Jatej Jb4W fer hta. Cyr tt s aM bin £JfJW,i weauwbile have eajtej-eit " ajtbtejinjasslay ~ " " The Okoboji dam case was heard Judge Quarton Monday. Col. 01 was up from Cedaf Rapids for it Sheriff Narey, Fish Cotamissio^Vi Delevafi and other's Were in from SfiifH' Lake. A motion Was made by 061 Clarke to dismiss a temporary injund' tion that had been granted against proceeding with the work, J U( W Quarton sustained the motion, giving J. W, C6ry five days to take steps foe an appeal, which he announced he should perfect. The dam case is one of interest. The legislature' gave §1,000 to build the dam and to dig a channel between big and little Spirit Lakes. The dam was to hold the water in the lakes if they ' ever fill up again, and the channel was to let the fish up into the marshv recesses of little Spirit Lake to spawn. $500. It is deep enough to let boatB°lii from one lake to the other. But the first furrow had hardly been cut for • •• work on the dam until the mill owners > at,Mtlford ; got into court to restrain ' further proceedings. The amusing ' part of the case is that the new dam is simply a completion of an old dam these same mill owners had once built to protect their mill from washouts, and the parties most anxious to have the new dam in are the ones who before had something to do with a gather- •»., ing of " natural gas" under the old dam ' whereby one night 65 feet of it were ' hoisted skyward. The t fact is no water has run for '' years in the channel where the state •" dam is being put. If the water never comes any higher it makes no difference to anybody whether a dam is in or out. But the hope and fond expectation is that sometime 1 , the lakes will catch a small flood and then the dam is to be ready to hold it for the delight and enjoyment of anglers, ordinary fishers, and lake resorters of coming years. The dam is a good thing looked at from this distance, for the preservation of the lakes in all their full bank beauty is more of an object to Iowa than a dozen such mills as exist at Milford, even if preserving the lakes could be shown to be a damage to the • mills, which has not yet been done. Court Notes. The Keller and Baker cose is continued. Judge Quarton goes to Pocahontas countyJan.il. Frank Byrne, indicted for larcen Bancroft, pleads not quilty. Chris Boettcher, charged with licious trespass was not indicted. The case of Tellier vs. McComb war appealed and Tellier won again. The N. J. Skinner case, which was dismissed, cost the county about $250. G. H. Lamson, W. J. Crammond, and John C. Patterson were the efficient bailiffs this term. Wm. Peck sued Wm. Guttknecht of Burt for aboard bill and garnished M. J. Walsh and held $12 in his hands. A. H. Durant of Algona, Dr. Lowder of Ledyard, and M. T. Burnett of Lu- Verne were granted pharmacists' permits. , G. G. Manley of Burt, charged with misappropriating Bradley & Nicoulin buggies, was not indicted by the grand jury. Court has adjourned until Jan. 22, when it will be called to finish the work of the term. J. W. Sullivan's absence left some work undone. The court ordered $11.50 paid to Pearl Pugh for Invoicing the Axel Simdstrom stock at Bancroft, also $50 paid to S. S. Sessions as attorney's fee. M, Stephens held two mowers for rent due from M, J. Williams. They were, released from his attachment as they could not be shown to belong to Williams, Mrs. M, Loder, who was stenographer for Clarke & Cohenour a year ago, got a divorce from Guy Loder, charging desertion and cruel treatment. She resumes the name of Minnie Hall, John Grove replevined a well drill under a mortgage, whiob bad been levied on by Sheriff Samson, Felly- mounter having turned it in to MrSt KatieMcCall, The sheriff held 'the goods. A new trial was granted in the case of Champs vs. Knight from Spirit Lake.' The judge instructed that the plaintiff was entitled, to $l,90Q QP nothing. The,' jury returned a verdict for $300. It was Geo. E, Clarke's case, The tag end of tbe Wesley school house trouble was settled, Judgment for costs was given against Chas. Brewster, the school director, for tbe mandamus proceedings begun against him before he resigned, Kossuth county bas the best kept court records of a!ny county in tbe state. They are right up even with the term and when court adjourns they' are all in tbe book. Mr, and Mrs. Crose are model officials, Judge Quarton decided the DolUver case for Mr. Joslyn. The « fendant admitted that be got tbe value of the land but plained that RS Plefb ba,d traded in a hops, AstsU tbaj tbey were entitled to wbat tbe de.e4 . for, Tbejud« 0«da«4 { baa paid full value, be wap e i The 1 «}atiQ4l,» feeing ioo, 61 ^ .«

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