The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 17, 1897 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 17, 1897
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ALQONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MABOH 17, 1897. is the Season WILL SAYE TO STUDY UP, People Will Not Know What Laws They Live Under ih the New Code. ctciblcs, We have a good assortment of both, M: Z. Grove & Son. Insurance and Taxation Claimed the At* tention of the Legislature Dating the Past Week. 102 E. State St. 19. CARRY A FULL LINE OF Boots and Shoes, Dry Goods, Wall Paper, Window Shades, Hats, Caps, Gloves, Mittens, Under,wear, Gents' Furnishings, and in fact everything to be had in a first- class store. Our prices are the lowest. WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD. . G. L. Galbraith & Co. DKS MOINES, March 16.—The legislature has been in session eight weeks, and there is no talk of any fixed date for adjournment. The past week has been the busiest and most exciting of all. The house has put in several days discussing the laws governing insurance companies and has adopted nearly every drastic feature that has been proposed for many years, including tho " valued policy" requirement. In case of fire the time for suit is extended to two years and may be commenced within 40 days. If the suit is successful the company will have to pay double the amount of tho policy. Any agent can bind the company by anything he may do. The policy cannot be vitiated by violating any of the small type provisions unless'the company can show the violation contributed to the loss. The insurance bill was still pending in the house on Saturday and numerous motions to reconsider certain amendments had been filed. It is believed it will bo considerably modified before the final roll call is made. -f- -5- •*Both houses have passed a bill increasing the fees of notaries .public from $1.25 to $5. The publication clause was added to put the law into immediate effect. Nine thousand commissions expire this year and this new law will bring $20,000 into the state treasury. The senate for several days discussed the new revenue law, which was_ especially framed to secure the taxation of prop'erty which has heretofore escaped. Friday was consumed in discussing section 25, which causes every building and loan association to furnish the assessor with a list of its stockholders together with a list of their stock. A vigorous fight was made against this section, but Senators Funk, Berry and others of the ways and means committee defended it to the last. They said the whole policy of the bill in its plan and scope would be interfered with if this section were changed. Building and loan men from all parts of the state were present and are making a vigorous fight to have the section altered. The senate, by a vote of 28 to 17, decided to stand by the committee on ways and means and section 25 will remain unchanged. This test vote would indicate that the senate would stand by its ways and means committee and that the revenue bill will pass the senate. If this is done it will be a big feather in the cap of the committee presided over by the senator from Dickinson. H- -i- -7- The "manufacturing bill" was not mentioned during the past week. -T- -T- -f- The railroad commissioners will have to stand it; their salaries have been cut from $3,000 to $2,500. but they assured him it was a reaiity< and to prove it they took him into the jail yard and showed him fcotorlly their whipping post but a pillory as well, where they are in the habit of chastising violators of the law according to the statute as tttade and provided. They told him that nowadays the chief use of the whipping post was in the cultivating of tramps to a teVerehce for law and order, but it was sometimes brought into play in the case of wife beating and for some petty offenses. In the case of tramps it proves decided* ly more efficient than breaking rock on a stone pile. They also showed him the cat-o'-nine-tails, with which he said they could cut a man to the bone at every stroke. The whole outflt.pre- sented to him only the horrors of the Inquisition, and ho hopes never to be compelled to administer such punishment to even the worst criminal, Only the day before ho arrived there a judge rendered a sentence of " twenty lashes, one hour in the pillory, and ten years in jail." There each county takes care of its own criminals, and they are not sent to the penitentiary, as they are with us. In that particular county the jail is at New Castle and the jounty seat is Wilmington. ; An effort is being made to abolish tho whipping post law except in cases of offenses against women, and Mr. Samson says a terrible howl is going up about it, enough opposition being brought to bear on the legislature to possibly retain the law as it now stands. Verily the spirit of Christian forbearance seems not to have a very fim footing in that state. The Latest Thin Out IN STEVENS AGAIN IN LIMBO, Sheriff Samson Pound His Man in Now Castle, Delaware—Ilo Uo- turued Saturday Special IMIarclx Sale Chamber Suits, Sideboards, and CoucJies. Don't fail to see the new Acme Hygienic Couch. BUY HARDWARE AT HOBART Of THORN & JONES. _ _ __UP-TO-DATE MERCHANTS You can buy more for one dollar with us than any other place. HEADQUARTERS FOR COAL. -A. 1 ! 073333 OAXjXj -A-1 1 373333 ^^ I • I" A , L UUHUR Don't Forget AND LUNCH COUNTER, Corner opposite Kossutli County bank, for fii'St-class meals or lunches. Regralar Meals, 35 C?en.ts. Weals and lunches served at all hours, OYSTERS 'W in any style desired. Confectionery! cigars, etc. Bide entrance for ladies. A. H. ALLEN, Propp, [Your Horses fflpped? that we always have on hand all kinds of grain and ground feed, bran, shorts, and oil meal at reasonable prices; also all kinds and grades. Goods to any part of the city. The physicians of the insane hospitals brought an immense lobby to Des Moines to prevent a cut on their salaries. The matter has not been determined yet. H- -5- •+• The joint committee to investigate the state institutions consists of'Senator Healy and Representatives Merriam and Porter. It is understood that the committee will not do anything until after adjournment. The committee is allowed $15 per day each, and $5 per day for an export, also $2 per day for a stenographer. They will also have their expenses paid. -H -T- -t- The people of the state will hardly know what laws they are living under when the new code is issued, Changes have been made in nearly every line and paragraph. The code will be a new book, -T- -r- -t- The senate committee on printing has reported the new scale of prices for the printer and binder, making enormous cuts in some lines of work, the principal change being in the expense of printing the bills, bar docket, and the general job work. Loan and building stockholders claim that the assessor will have a dead cinch on them if the new senate revenue bill passes. There will be no' escape, r •*•-**-*• A squad of Taraa county Indians visited the general assembly and governor on Friday. They had new blankets and new paint, but the same old smell. They declare they do not want to be civilized; they prefer tepees to brick houses. They sat comfortably upon the sofas in the house and senate and attracted more attention than the handsomest white men, la walking to the state bouse they followed the traditional "Indian file," PQ8T, Sheriff Samson returned Saturday morning from New Castle, Delaware, with Lester Stevens, wanted at Bancroft on a charge of seduction. Young Stevens is the man whom Sheriff Samson had under arrest at St. Louis some weeks ago, but who was released by the St. Louis officers pending the trouble our sheriff had with them, all of which is fresh in the public mind. Stevens was located in Delaware, whither he went from St. Louis, through letters and the statement by him at St. Louis that he intended going there. Stevens had his mail come to New Castle, Delaware, though he was stopping over the line in Maryland. Other parties took his mail over _to him, and it was necessary to send him a registered letter, which could be receipted for only by himself, and when he went after it the officers took him in and placed him in jail awaiting the arrival of Mr. Samson. Stevens seemed mighty glad to see Samson, as his con- 'finement in a dingy dungeon in the Delaware town was much less inviting than a trip back to Iowa. Stevens says that the St. Louis officers gave him no particulars regarding his release at St. Louis, but just let him go. He further says he went back to the St. Louis race track and stayed there three weeks after his release, riding in several races during tho time. This may or may not be true. He is a jockey who rode in the Bancroft races last fall. He was indicted by tho last grand jury on the charge named. He tells Mr. Samson that he wanted to marry the girl last fall before he left here, but the parents objected, and so the match had to be declared off. He is understood as still being willing to carry out the agreement, but even if he does so he can only be released on a sufficient bond. If the nuptials are celebrated the case will, presumably, be dismissed at the coming term of the district court. Since the above was written bheriir Samson took Stevens to Bancroft, where the marriage of Stevens and Miss Stack was performed by G. O. Austin. r i ' ' t f -~ r t ^ ' ^ <* H r^C,^pH* Haviland are always found at our store, We make a specialty of white ware for decorating. Langdon & Hudson. TELEPHONE NO. IS. C. J. DUTTON, Sells all package coffees per pound G. J. DUTTON, IRVINGTON, IOWA. ,'| 'I -At?: IF YOU IRE WHY NOT MAKE A 0 ' CAREFUL SELECTION? Why don't you- stop Paying Rent? The Yearly Payment on Land bought from the Land Department of the Northern Pacific Railway Company would be less than your present RENT, and in ten years the farm WOULD BE YOUR OWN. Why don't you move where You can get low-priced Land for Your Children? MAN'S MEASUEEMBNT, , WHY IW? * .( U G, & N. W, m^aiiTW DW-AWABB'B A. ReUo Still pf gmu?awent The tvip 9* Shei'W SawiQR to' Bete 1 wave last week Sisojpged % f tafc Pf , fajvp there wWph Mf>W fgVtlUlg ,tjp tt»9 Dr. Hedley Told Us AU About It Last Wednesday NlgUt. Dr. Hedley lectured last Wednesday evening at the opera house. It was the last of the lecture course, and will be the last of Dr. Hedley in Algona, not hecouse his lecture was wholly lacking in merit, but because it needed naore merit to become popular in the Athens of Iowa, It is not altogether necessary that an audience should agree with a speaker in order to be entertained, any more than the subscription to a newspaper depends upon the subscriber being always in accord with its utterances, But that does not give license to the speaker to the extent that Dr, Hedley's remarks went, in our judgment. The more people study the Christian religion the more apparent are the human weaknesses, yet they are not infatuated with the man who comes to point out their imperfections, That was the doctor's chief mission, notwithstanding the title of his lecture said spmetbing about the true measure- mttatofman. The doctor's pessimist- io views could perhaps be modified largely by contact with such, plain, blunt roen as our now venerable friend Addisoo Fisher, who always sees spme good in everything and everybody, and is. always eatMed , with existing 8W*Bg beside, a Jafia) phy the llW* he You may own your own tarm, but you cannot afford to settle your boys and girls near you at the price you would have to pay in your present locality. For maps, prices, and terms of sale, write to WM.H. PHIPPS, Land Commissioner, Northern Pacific By. Co, Eastern Land Agent, N. P, Ry,, ST. PAUL, MINN. Photographer, Medical and Surgical INSTITUTE AND CITY HOSPITAL 3DQZDCKS

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