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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 16, 1897
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M01NB& AtOOKA, IOWA, WEPNS8PAY, JOKE 16 HIT * WAfcftfef*. f«ftsift to Subscriber*. « "stall/ Bemlt by draft, money order, or express or. Bates af adreriisixtg fcent on fcppUcatton. Cafds. thereby announce myself * candidate tor ttenoailiiationfortieofflceof county raper- !ntendeBtsnbJ«tto«heacOon of the republican cotifkty couve&tion. FBAKK SLACLK. t hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the ' action of the republican conrention. FBAKK 1. THE State Register uses an editorial paragraph that appeared in THE UPPER DBS MOIKES last week, to make it appear that this paper is trying to cover over something in W. M. McFarland's interest This is hardly fair inasmuch as at the time of the investigation we published not only the report of our legislative correspondent but also the findings of the examining committee to the effect that he bad assessed clerks part of their wages, and had expended some $32,000 for $12,000 worth of work. Mr. McFarland attended the district Odd Fellows meeting at Wesley June 3, and the paragraph which appeared in our last issue was the substance of his statement about the matter. THE UPPER DES MOINES has no excuses to offer for him or for anybody else in public office. If he can clear his skirts of the charges against him we shall be glad of it, but the duty is on him. As to his not having a fair hearing before the committee, we are reliably informed that there is no foundation for the statement. He was permitted to meet every witness that he desired to. THE appointment of M. D. O'Connell of Fort Dodge as solicitor of the United States treasury removes the most likely gubernatorial possibility from the field. He could have been nominated. _ THE Sioux City Journal says Senator Funk declines to be discussed in connection with the governorship this falL ^ THE democratic state con vention as •well as the populist and silver convention will be held in Des Moines next Wednesday. Gov. Boies will be nominated if he will accept. If he cannot be persuaded Fred White is the man. White was in congress at one time, is an out-and-out free-trader and free coinage man, which is a peculiar combination. Free trade is the theory of those who rely wholly on commerce with the rest of the world. Free coinage is the theory of those who want the rest of the world to go to thunder. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, Emmetsburg has organized a bicycle club with 15 members. Spencer's electric light plant has been sold at sheriff's sale to satisfy a mortgage of $11,000, Prof. Dorcas resigned as principal of the Emmetsburg school, but reconsidered and will retain bis position for another year; The foundation of the new M. E. church at Greattinger, in Palo Alto county, was commenced Tuesday, and will be rapidly pushed to completion, Emmetsburg Tribune: Attorneys. E. Kelley was at Algona Friday engaged in preparing some cases he had in tbe courts there for the supreme court, At LuVerne while Jake Luchsinger was attending church Sunday night eorne low sneak thief stole eleven of his .ducks, Jake had an even dozen and he says the thief can have the other if he'll just call for it. Emmetsburg Democrat: THE UPPER DES MoiNESsays that Judge Quarton has bad sixteen cases passed on by the supreme court, with only four reversals. This is certainly not a bad showing for a young judge, J, S. Robinson has been appointed postmaster at .West Bend, vlce-MoFar- Jand, who was removed. It is understood that McFarland has only about another month to serve, before his time expired, He will just about serve it out, This from Wbittemore is about an Algona firm! The Champion's engine hag been, repaired by Mullica & Ohn, etedt pf Algona and works like acbarm. It was never supposed to be more than one, horse power and now it will furnish power lor the whole town. - We go from home to learn the news: The Wbittemore Champion tells us that an alderman of Algona states that a large electric plant will be put in to furnish that city with light in the near future. That's good; now if they will put in street cars at the same time so -ijp bring tbe depot within a flays 1 of the olty we will all sing balle- i? Milferd Mail: Judge Thomas issued , ,« joermiajeni JnJBjjgtion, against the :&.ij&rJfe.Ljj$eijatoga fop violating the —i the last of the na* ;*QC,lOB§, Wbjle weeks ago represent#tlvfl9 O f the Presbyterian eh«rcb »t Nevada. flame tfl Algowa to wrgeRev, Innesto aecepl a cafl. He ta>l)R«4 t0 opngifler tbe matter, but finally consented to go Sftbfeatb, They emaB^e ana be B«t nereJ6ten,o,e won ft be ana flu the then, renewed 'MrtJr.ftfi.tert iiwMia mgnj te fctl,ohu«* hare Id connect the well frith the standpipe, more the pomp and engine and erect framp boose. It is estimated that when this Is done there will be money enough left to put in about thirty blocks of ad- tional mains. Little can be accomplished before Joly i. Wind} Samuels gets a trap as he goes along down, Bro. Bfanigan of Em- metsbtJrg has perhaps had dealings With him, for he says: B. H. Samuels 1 business college at Spencer has been sold by tbe sheriff. We are not surprised! We never had any knowledge of his ability or inclination to pay bis bills. It is just as well that he is relieved of the responsibility of teaching others bow to do business. Estherville Republican: A couple of Winnebago Indians on their way home to Wisconsin from Nebraska were in town Saturday. They entertained a large crowd in the afternoon shooting at pennies with bows and arrows.. So far it seems that Algona is about the only town in this part of the state that is going to have a Fourth of July celebration* What an opportunity Es- terville missed by deciding not to celebrate! Armstrong Journal: Dr. Finlayson, assisted by Dr. Saunders, of Swea City performed a difficult surgical operation on E. B. Campbell Thursday evening of last week. The subtnaxillary gland on the right side was swelled to about ten or twelve times its natural size. The whole gland was removed. The condition of Mr. Campbell's health made tbe operation dangerous, but he is doing nicely and will soon be able to be around again. The Emmetsburg Democrat says that "a meeting was held at the city hall Thursday morning to arrange for a Fourth of July celebration, but only three or four were present. The great majority of the business men do not seem to be in favor of a celebration this year." Nevermind. You can come to Algona and get exerything for your money that could be hoped for in any other town of its size. Algona is boring with a big auger this Fourth of July. S. D. Drake gave a talk to the Whittemore people last Saturday evening. The Champion says: He was strongly opposed to the pooling and the anti- scalping bills which are now being considered by congress, as being wholly in the interest of railroads, and the inter state commerce law was placed by him in the same category. He advises that all representatives, both state and national, should be pledged to fight these and similar bills in their respective houses. Editor Jenkins of Estherville has secured a government appointment, of which he writes home from Washington: I presume readers of the Republican will have noticed before this that the writer has been appointed special Indian agent. This is quite an important office, being under immediate direction of the secretary of the Interior. The duties are to inspect the Indian schools and agencies and will require considerable traveling. The salary is $2,000 per year and expenses. Humboldt Independent: Some of us were faked by a tramp last Monday morning, who came in from the country and reported the killing of one Henry Smith by a runaway team. The unfortunate was said to have had his throat cut and his neck broken in a barbed wire fence on Sunday afternoon. The man engaged a coffin and hearse, and got the undertaker, the coroner and deputy sheriff to go out hunting for the corpse. No corpse was found and the boys returned without sitting on anybody and the undertaker is saying nothing regarding the sale of a hundred dollar coffin. Meanwhile Mr- Kruger, the reporter of the catastrophe, made himself scarce. JUST 30 YEAES AGO. May 23,' 1867, THE UPPER DES MOINES reported that the Algona baseball club had organized with Ambrose A. Call, president; J. H. Warren, sec retary; Lewis. H, Smith, treasurer, -f- •*- -t- Judge Ford was to hold court soon Following were the petit jurors: H. A. Smith, Jas. W. Taylor, Francis Long, Robt. Henderson, Samuel Sands- David Pollard, M. Folwey, J. E. Black' ford, G. S. Jones, S. V. R, Mann, John Davidson, Jas, G. Green, Leroy Mack C. H. Paige, C.S. Coffen. J, R, Armstrong sent a basket inscribed "to the mouth of THE UPPER DES MOINES." It contained two rolls of butter, THE UPPER DES MOINES still has a mouth. -*- -f- -i"We have just been shown a new style of rag carpet by Mrs. Taylor, wife of the worthy pastor of the Con 1 gregational church. The carpet is knit from rags out and sewed together in the ordinary way. At first sight it has the appearance of velvet, and it is only by close observation that one can determine the manner in which it is made. It is knit in strips about seven inches wide and sewed together, Mrs. T., though somewhat advanced in years, has attended to her household duties and manufactured 14 yards of carpeting during the past winter, with which she has covered the floor of her husband's reading room, imparting to it an air of neatness and comfort." H- + -t- A new mail route had been established from Algona to Estherville. Mr. Ambrose A. Call had the contract "and will run a line of stages regularly between tbe two places." 8EV, WES RESIGNS, t«r Goes to Nevuda-B Deserved AS ffi C, & 1TOAM OF EAfiLt DAYS, He W«s a Ploaeef-, and Be tells His Stofry of Eftrly Kossttth lit an Way. Some weeks ago THE UPPER DES MomES asked Chas. E. Putnam, cashier of tbe Merchants National bank of Cedar Rapids, for his recollections of tbe Indians in Kossuth in the summer of 1855, especially of the encampment on Plum creek. In response he wrote a letter BO full of interesting reminiscences that we take the liberty of giving it in full. The old timer will have many amusing and curious experiences recalled by its pages, and tbe later arrival can form from it some correct impressions of pioneering. Mr, Putnam writes: Since receiving your letter of recent date, asking about the movement of Indians in your county in the summer of 1855,1 have endeavored to recall some of the incidents of my life as a pioneer of Kossuth county. While I have an indistinct recollection of a party of Indians camping on, or near, Plum creek during the fall of 1855, the event is not clear enough In my mind to give any particulars, for which you asked. I think it was that fall that a band of Sioux came down from Minnesota, and deploying to cover as much territory as possible, made a wide detour through Kossuth county, driving all the large game ahead of them, expecting to round it up in southern Minnesota that they might have game oil winter. They went around Algona, and about three or four miles southeast ol town killed a buffalo. That night they built a large bonfire, and called in all the braves; feasting, dancing and powwowing being indulged in the greater part of the night. I think that they remained the next day to give the squaws time to "jerk" the meat. II Mr. King (David King) is still with you he can tell who the parties were that visited the Indians and ordered them to leave the county, and let the game remain; and he can also tell how near he came to being a charge upon the county, when, the next day, he came upon two Indians carrying off all the provisions in his cabin. It will be forty-two years on May 8 since I landed at the little old cabin built by your father and Mr. Seeley (A. Li. Seeley) on the Black Cat. Anc while my life has seen many variec years since, I think those three on the frontier were the happiest, because o youth, and the absence of all care and responsibility. When I recall the years so long ago, the memory of the incidents of that life so fills tny mine that it would, with elaboration, fill book. But it is the memory of the home-life in that little cabin which re mains most distinctly In my mind And while, of course, I remember in general the movements of the Indians und the events,which transpired ,1 was too young to appreciate the fact thai we were making history. • The winter of '55 Covell came to Ced ar Rapids for provisions, and when he returned with the supply of winter stores there was a banquet at the Ingh am cabin. Covers were laid for four Ingham, Seeley, Coyell, and myself Delmonico never spread such a feast oysters and crackers, sardines and cheese, corn bread with butter, and af ter all cigars. Could mortal man wan more, especially after having tastec nothing for. three weeks but parchec corn, ground in a coffee mill, and made into something wo called bread? A bout midnight, while the meal was stil in progress, being the kid, I was re quested to go for a pail of water. As I approached the well—a hole in th ground a few rods from the cabin— my hair bristled at the sounds of dis tress which came from the well, rushed back to the cabin with the news that somebody was drowning. An ad journment was quickly declared, four would-be heroes going forth to the res cue. After an hour of very damp anc slippery labor, strong arms had raised Nellie, the pet elk—andthebaby of our household—from what might have been a watery grave. She was taken to tbe cabin fire, and, by vigorous rubbing her life was saved, only to end in a vio lent death the next fall. Although Seeley was the acknowl edged chef of the Ingham hostelry, by a flash of culinary inspiration I made gooseberry pie that spring which was the beginning of Seeley's downfall After that triumph my wits turnec kitohenward and I was forever seeking new dishes in that land of wild mea 1 and cornbread, One day I went down to the settlement and discovered Smith (Lewis H, Lmith) making doughnuts Could it be another Richard had come onto the field! I saw my new laurels tremble—I must make doughnuts, started home formulating a recipe in my mind; it was certain that flour was the basis; then the fat in which they were fried would make them short then something to make them light: molasses would furnish the sweetening; and a little cream of tartar coming in contact with the molasses would create an effervescence, and surely the deed was done. Luckily, no one was in the cabin when I got home, and I set at once to work on my doughy problem, It was the work of a few minutes to have the twisted beauties to the skillet of hot lard, but they never grew light nor brown, They were still pure and white and tough when in despair I buried them in tbe ravine behind the hill. I found out the next day that saleratus or yeast was. the missing quantity that would have made them light, and all that could be desirod, The remains of that first batch, I have no doubt, may still be found in the deep ravine back of the old cabin, And wbe,» the future scientist explores the hills and valleys of old Black Cat be will undoubtedly discover fragmentary ore that will trouble hi® to olpsify, or to tell whetb" ithetongs, to tbe PateQzojp pr Tertiaj-y period, ' rd and J4nJe,r«a.n, y^u,, ...... ft cabin jjyej- on the. 'lajt F 6 ; w , awali two ,nji}ei from the Isefyw Plato, tB&fle y.8,a.oa}l, \yh,efl W(=j W|ljiteMPteb IMP icanjy l ft r. M imjaxte- in Jw — went down to the lord a few f-ods above ,he mouth of the creek, The <*atef*t the ford was shallow, and it Was difficult for the larger fish to pass oveHt. rawfordand Linderman were told to take oft their boots, roll their pants, and wade to the middle of the creek at the ford, while Seeley and myself went below to drive the fish up stream. Armed with sticks we went where the water was deep, and started toward the expectant fisherman, striking the water with our sticks, driving everything before us. When the school of fish, many of them so large that they were half out of the water, came to the ford Crawford and Lihderman began the slaughter. Grabbing them with their bands they excitedly threw them to the banks, Ingham. who laughed from a safe shelter, afterwards declaring that they threw the fish eighty feet in the air. We continued to thrash the water until we had nearly drowned the poor fellows. Then with their fish strung on withes and hanging from a pole, the happy fishermen, drenched to the skin, started home. And I was afterwards told that they had fresh fish, and fish not so fresh, all summer. Poor Crawford, I wonder in whal vineyard he is working now. He was of a Very religious turn of mind, guile less and innocent of the world as f child. Once when ho complained of the unreliability of the weather prognostications of Ayer's almanac, and was told that he must not expect correct predictions of the weather in a country that had not been surveyed, he accepted the explanation as^ooc logic, and was never heard to criticise the weather man again. Accept my thanks for papers con taining the early history of Kossuth county, I have enjoyed every line o the articles. CHAS. E. PUTNAM. A GOLD WEATHER YAEN. The Sun has Exploded Will I" Smith's Kossuth Crop Ueport-Th Crop Prospect. Will F. Smith on his return from vis iting his parents in Algona last week told the Webster City Tribune that the frost had done much more damage her than in Hamilton county. The Trib une says: Corn and potatoes were froz en to the roots and will have to be en tlrely replanted in many places. Wil had promised to bring home a few fisl to, his friends, but declares the wate was so cold it froze his bait and he did n't get a bite." The heat of the pas week has spoiled this prediction. Corn is coming up like sky rockets. Ale? Younie said Monday that corn neve had a better chance than it has now Corn and potatoes were not hurt by th frost. THE STATE REPORT. The first half of the week was coo and the last half warm, giving an ayei age of about normal temperature There was also a seasonable amount o sunshine. The rainfall, in the form o light and scattering showers, was gen orally below the seasonable amount an much short of the requirements of a! crops. Corn has responded quickly to the in fluence of warm weather, showing better color and more vigor. Where ever a good stand has been secured th condition of the crop is fairly gooc though the plant is small for the mic die of June. Vigorous attempts hav been made to improve the stand by re planting, and in numerous cases it ba been necessary to go over the fields th third time. At the best the conditio of the of the crop in this re spect will be 10 to 20 per cent below th average. Fair progress has been mad in cleaning out the crop. In four-fifths of the state the surfac is too dry for tbe best advancement o small grain and hay, though no grea injury has yet resulted from the lack o rain. The pastures and meadows ar showing some effects of dry weather and rain is needed, especailly to sprou the seed in replanted corn fields. Clover cutting will be commence within the coming week. ODDS AED ENDS. West Bend will build a $150 cala boose. The Clear Lake shooting tournamen begins July 20, Jas. Corey at Wesley has set ou 10,000 cabbage plants. Senator Pfeffer of Kansas is Fourt! of July orator at Carroll. E. E. Oliver, editor of the Germani Standard, is married to a lady from Sidney. Mrs. Robt. Struthers, one of the pio neers of Pocahontas county, is dead a 71 years, B. F. Smith's Gildersleeve won a the Austin races and is at Blue Earti this week. His Flossie D also won, Mrs, Brewster, a well-known Wesley lady, celebrated her 70th birthday las week, Her children remembered he with some handsome presents, THEY fiWffi OUR A Sketch of Prof, Slagle, Prof, F, H, Slagle, whose announce ment as candidate for nomination a county superintendent appears in thi issue, is practically a Kossuth county product. He has been a resident of th county for 27 years. After finishing the studies of the Algona schools, he began teaching during the winter o 1883, After teaching three years he entered the York college of Nebraska, Weslyan university. He remained student in the college two years, anc then taught several terms before entering Cornell college at Mt, Vernon, Iowa. Here, in 1891 he received diplomas in both the philosophical and the collegi ate normal courses, Several times b~is studies were put aside while he resorted to teaching to supply needed funds, Since graduation he has held the posi» tton of principal of schools at Wesley and Wbittemore, Cedar Rapids, Neb,, ana for one year principal oj the Mason City bigb school: Fofthe last three years'Be has been very successful as superintendentoffsbQQlsat Strawberry Poiat, Iowa,, While engaged | B Jj{s l work he com ne Qegree Corn.?: was appoint «.j Tr_2_?._ii_ tttAf WE fcOff'f SEED If. A Letter ffoitt president IVG* oil the Question of & JOepot at the Crossing. The state board of railway commis* loners have at length answered the petitons sent in for a connection be- ,ween the Northwestern and Burlington roads south of Ledyard. tt comes n the form of a letter from C. J, Ives, (resident of the Burlington. The mere act that the commissioners accept the showing his letter contains is conclus- re that they have not investigated the matter at all. If this is final the query is what the commissioners draw their pay for. An appeal to them, is supposed to lead to a full investigation, and to a decision on the merits of the ;ase. The correspondence in full is as folows: DBS MOIXES, June 11, 1S9T.—Mr. S. D. Drake, Algona, Iowa—Dear Sir; There is enclosed herewith for yourself and other petitioners copy of the answer of the B. C. R. & N. Ry. Co. to your recent petition for Y" in northern part of Kossuth county, where the line of that company crosses that of the C. & N. W. Very respectfully yours, W. \V. AIXSWORTH, Secretary. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 3, 1897.—Mr. W. W. Ainsworth, Secretary Board of Railway Commissioners, Des Moines, la.— Dear Sir: Referring to yours of May 5, and my reply thereto, in regard to "requiring the C. and N. W. Ry. and B. C. R. & N. Ry. to furnish proper conveniences and stop their trains for transfer of passengers at their crossing in Kossuth Co.," would say: I have investigated the matter carefully and find, first, that trains carrying passengers on both roads are very wide of connection at that point, and passengers would be compelled to a wait much longer than would take them to drive to either of the adjacent cities. My impression is that the petitions you mention were gotten up under stress of the bad roads in the early spring, and that at the present time no such pressure would be brought to bear. The crossing in question Is a difficult one to improve in such a way as to make it safe and convenient for the public. The Northwestern track is on a very steep grade, and it would be very hard for their trains that carry passengers to make this stop. The long wait there would necessitate some sort of protection in the way of buildings, and which would in the meantime be the abode of tramps, and the very great probability of their being destroyed by fire or otherwise. No one would, I think, for a moment consider the question of keeping an agent at that place, for the care and protection of the property, as the passengers transferring there and the income derived by the railways from such source would be infinitesimal as compared to the expense. Trusting this explanation may be sufficient to satisfy the commissioners that these petitions should not be granted, I am yours truly, C. J. IVES, President. Mr. Ives' claim that bad roads had anything to do with the petition is unfounded. So also is the claim that a connection cannot be made. As to having a vacant waiting room, the Northwestern does it down atOralabor, near Des Moines, and many other roads do it, doubtless the Burlington. The time card of the trains is not a finality on either road, and even now fairly close connections can be made in some directions. It is absurd that two railways should cross in Iowa and no provision be made by which passengers can get from one to another. We believe that if the commissioners investigate this case they will order such connections to be made. AN IMPOBTAHT OASE ENDED. J. R. Joiies Wins a 30-year-old Suit —Judge Thomas Sustains .His Bights. Mention has been made of a suit pending against J. R. Jones. It was brought by Soper & Morling of Emmetsburg and E. V, Swotting, It grew out of a deal for Etna reapers made when Mr. Jones was a boy back in 1866. The reapers were worthless, but the notes were stayers. They have hung on and on until now they were put in suit and the Wigwam property, the Gilmore corner, and Mr. Jones' home were all in jeopardy, Clarke & Cohenour and Sullivan & McMahon represented Mr, Jones and the attorneys have met at Spencer several times to argue the very close legal questions involved. Judge Thomas took the whole matter under advisement, and Monday filed an exhaustive opinion sustaining Mr. Jones, The final decision will doubtless be made in the supreme court but Judge Thomas' opinion is a fair indication of the outcome, THE STATE UNIVERSITY. Tha annual commencement of the state university occurred at Iowa City last week. During the past year the total enrollment of students has been 1,33], A year ago the total was 1,807. Even a small gain during such a year as the past is significent, but it is especially BO when the nature of it is considered, Extending the course in the dental department to three years of nine months each naturally reduced the dental classes. The gain has therefore covered that loss, and has been largely in the collegiate courses, A year ago the collegiate department enrolled 572; this year the enrollment has been 644. Last year the graduating class numbered 62; this year 83. A gain or loss in the professional de> HenfyWade Kddgefrs, the Northern university addressed the only Greek ty in existence that is not a nuisance. This society i s uu of college graduates who haVe standing of over 85 per cent. ft7 else is eligible, and in no case h, than one fourth of any graduating S. Pres. Rogers talked in favor of r» tration. ttl -J- -5- 4i. Octave Thanet, or Miss Alice Ffe< of Davenport, was present for the talker Iowa t>eo' a guest of President and Mrs. Schaeffa. Miss French belongs to one of the nW and wealthy families of Davenport hU has mapped out her owh course an,? has pursued it with such success that she is now one of the best known nt western writers. Her short stories nf western life are in all the magazine* and command the best prices. She genial in conversation, a ready and very much interested in pie and Iowa affairs. -4- -f- -5- One of the incidents that great changes was the presentation to Prof. A. N, Currier of a solid silver service in honor of his completion of 30 years with the university. Thirty years ago the college was about like old Algona college. Prof. Currier came to it from Pella as instructor in Latin, and for thirty years he has continued to instruct in a manner peculiarly his own. The silver service was presented by the old students as a slight mark of their affection and esteem, •s- -4- -4- Of the older professors in the school only Prof. Currier and Prof. Calvin are left. Prof. Calvin is state geologist, and expects before long to make Kossuth a special visit for the purpose of inspecting that curious waterway Union slough. 4- -s- -s- Among other classes holding reunions was that of Miss Jessamine Jones, and at the alumni banquet she was called upon to.respond to a toast, which she did gracefully and felicitously. •+• -H -T- One of the duties of the regents was to inspect the foundation for the new hospital. It is to cost $43,000 and will be one of the best equipped of any in the west. When it is completed invalids from all over this section, who now go to Chicago, will undoubtedly go to Iowa City, as the service is free and the physicians in charge are men of high standing with the medical fraternity. Dr. Kenefick, who spent some time at Iowa City as well as in New York last winter, says that in some departments the university medical school is as good as there is in this country. -H -T- -T- As soon as the hospital is completed work will begin on a collegiate building. The collegiate work is still done in the old stone capitol and in a hall that was built for a dormitory, at a time when the faculty urged that without a cheap boarding hall a university could not survive. J. W. Hinchon roomed in this old building in his college days. Few people realize how little Iowa has done for the university in the way of buildings compared with neighboring states. Wisconsin has one building at Madison which has cost more than all the Iowa buildings together. With one or two exceptions the state university is educating its students at less cost per head than any college in the United States, at less than half the cost of the wealthy and more pretentious eastern colleges. •*- -f- -=It was in speaking of the university and like state institutions that Judge Hubbard remarked upon the economy, efficiency and honesty with which Iowa's institutions have beeh managed, No state has had fewer scandals, lower taxes nor more satisfactory results. Our asylums, penitentiaries and schools all rank the best. upon many AX. _ _A_ j y»*f partments may depend things. A steady gain in t'he strictly collegiate work indioatei the healtbv growth of tbe university, * For the first time in the memory of man the baccalaureate sermon did not cproe on the hottest Sunday of the ?m p ; v ^, a ? delivered by Rev. N. iillisof Ohicagp, Prof. Swing's u-^ cesior, and a large audiesee listened in •^-olwte comfort. Pr, mills ie a young , not over 40, and possesses great alent. He was born in Iowa, over in 5^ 8 £*»ty .% fa ^r was one J. ,B JONES' LAWSUIT. Alleges that One of the Jurors TJsed Liquor, and Askes tUe Court for a New Trial. The Des Mpines Register of last Thursday had this item: The counsel for J. B. Jones in the case brought against Jones by R. C, Davis, spent all day Wednesday arguing a motion for a new trial before Judge Stevenson. They claim, among other things, that one of the jurors on the last day of the trial was in an intoxicated condition while he was in the jury box. Several affidavits were placed on file by which they tried to show that George Rowen, one of the jurymen, took seven driuks of some intoxicating liquor, the kind not specified, during the last day and that he did hot pay attention to the case but devoted the greater portion of his time to throwing peanuts at the bailiff. The case was an action in which Jones traded Des Moines lots for a Louisiana rice farm to Davis. Davis brought suit for $10,000, claiming Jones had made fraudulent representations regarding the lots. Jones filed a cpum ter claim setting up that Pavis had misrepresented his property to him. The jury returned a verdict for $6,750 in favor of Davis, Now Jones wants the case tried over, and is making a strong effort to bring it about, An affidavit was read to the court during the argument, Wednesday, made out by L, D, Fputz. Font* states that he was a member of the jury that tried the case. That on the last day of the trial he smelt liquor on the breath of George Rowen, and that he was under the influence of intoxicating He swears that Rowen tow came state in sss. and he Iowa affairs, was in response to % & Won of the board to mafc more of the him he had five glasses in the and two glasses in the afternoon; tbftt he saw Rowen, throwing missiles dur« ing the trial, . J. Mcpowell, another member of th? jury makes affidavit that be Iqiwr og Rowen and that be §aw en throwing peanut? at the bailiff. saw him passing then* to, other JUMW ~ , aod notiQea th»t be waj not his station to, the case under Several other affidavits were .reader. en, 8 °» jW tske tbe.

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