The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 4, 1897 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 4, 1897
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jgflffi tJPt*DK DEB MOlNEiS; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4,1897. if if* *tlftt*-f 1*8* fSAS. BY INOHAM A VVARREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year tl.61 One copy, six months 7. One copy, three months 4' Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express or •der at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. NOT A SPEAKING CAMPAIGN. With such a master of the stump a Major McKlnley as its candidate las year the republican party did less in the way of presidential campaigning than it did with either Elaine or Har rison. Bryan was given an open field and it is yet a question whether hi speeches gained or lost him votes. I is certain, as Gov. Boies says, that the cause he advocated steadily declined Whoever is nominated for governo the republicans of Iowa will undoubted ly pursue the same policy in the state this fall. Fred. White has been nomi nated by the allied opposition sole!; because he can talk. He is a voluble and experienced platform speaker. He dresses up his ideas in attractive garb and is second only to Gen. Weaver in his ability to make his scheue of in dustrial revolution look plausible. Hi friends would like nothing better than to have the republicans fall into th snare of "a stumping campaign," am put up a candidate to rival him in hi own peculiar field. They will be dis appointed. The republican party must win thi year, as it always has had to win, on its record of sound and conservative business management. The characte and experience of the man it nominate is of first importance, his ability t talk, beyond the ability to clearly am forcibly voice his views on matters o public policy, is entirely secondary The republican candidate will be abl to say all that is necessary to say t convince the voters of the state of hi attitude towards all leading public is sues, and republican orators will se that everybody is fully informed o what the party has done and intends t do. But if anyone expects to see th republicans accept Mr. White's chal lenge to "a talking match" he will b disappointed. The republican nomine for governor will be primarily a sound level headed, and vigorous man, ample experience in political manage ment, and thoroughly acquainted wit the state, its government and its needs GIB PRAY AGAIN. One of the last things congress di was to provide for a surveyor genera of Alaska and within a week Gib Pra had gobbled the job. It may not b generally known but Gib has been from a boy a devoted follower of surveying in fact he may fairly be said to hav become addicted to the habit. He car ries a surveyor's chain with him con etantly and has been seen at all hour of the day and night gratifying his pas sion for measuring odd angles, and ev ening irregular lines. Gib has alway worn a surveyor's pin hung about hi neck under his shirt as an amulet o mascot. There are a great man things about Gib that are not known that as they come out mark him a a very versatile character, in fact he i Shakespeare's man of an "infinite varl ety." For instance when it was an nounced that President McKinle, would not consider any but residents o New Mexico for the governorship, th news was flashed out from Washingto: that Gib had been for years a residen of that tropical sand pile. For all w know Gib has been all these years sitting on an AlasKan ice berg Gib's detractors say that he can no really be in two different places at th same time, but is only an expert light ning change artist. But while Gib can •change faster than any political admin istration he can not change fast enough to be a resident of Iowa, New Mexico and Alaska all at once. In one respec Gib is steadfast, and knows no shadow of turning, in respect, we mean, to hli hold on Senator Allison's leg. Bu even in the matter of holding on Gib is & hundred handed Briareus. For while he has devoted the strength of four or dinary men's hands to pulling the gen ial senator's underpinning, he has been able to put a grip of steel on all sorts and conditions of delegates to conven tions, and a grip very much like stee on the treasury department of the cam' paign committee. In some respects we are glad Gib is going to Alaska. It is a better thing than the state campaign fund, and the resolution cutting Gib off from handling that was a cruel Wow. We hope he will be able to run a line around all the gold in Alaska. If he don't it will be because his surveyor's chain ain't long enough. A GRACEFUL COMPLIMENT. The Webster county delegation by unanimous vote and entirely to the surprise of Geo. E. Roberts, adopted resolutions introduced by Gov. Carpenter, commending him as a suitable candidate for governor. At Mr, Roberts' urgent personal request the resolutions were withdrawn, The introduction of these resolutions evidences the esteem in which all who know Mr. Roberts h.p}d him, ang tbeir withdrawal evidences bie modesty, Mr. Roberts if 'iM?t y«l 4Qyears pi fife, nod hag already '>[* ' -'.vi'L'jfe-t ' t, " '/"I ' , ^W^Oi'J^.s-^-.^T^r'-.'i.v .... s.'M*r a national reputation as a defender 01 republican financial doctrines. Iowa will dome day be proud to honor him. HEWS AND COMMENT. The Denison Review lists Hon. Les He M. Shaw among the aspirants for the governorship. He is an able lawyer and a fighting republican. Last fall he was cred ited everywhere with making one of the best speeches of the campaign. Mr. Shaw comes into the field after the lines have been partially drawn and will not probably figure largely in the convention unless the nomination of Senator Funk or Lieut. Gov Parrott becomes impossible. In such an event he will rally a strong support. The following editorial in the Mason City Republican is significant, coming from the Fourth district: Hon. A. B. Funk, ed itorof the Spirit Lake Beacon, who has been a state senator in his district for three terms, is one of the prominent candidates for the republican nomination for governor On numerous occasions his name has been mentioned in connection with being mem her of congress from his district, but he has held back for reasons best known to him self. He Is thus recognized as a leading man in his section of the state. Senator Funk will probably come before the con vention with the northwestern portion o the state nearly solid for him. His wide acquaintanceship with the members of the legislature during the time in which he hat boon a member of that body will greatly aid his canvass. He is a gentleman whom we have known personally for many years and it would give us much satisfaction to see him nominated for governor. The Carroll Herald says all there Is to bo said about the miserable little attack on Senator Funk up at Spirit Lake Charges against Senator Funk published in Wednesday's Register have been shown to emanate from u rival newspaper office and are the result of a conspiracy hatchei up by a gang of free silverites. It will tak more than screeds from such despicabl- sneaks to injure such a man as A. B. Funk THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The fiction number of Scribner magazine has had a wonderful record for decade. It has made the reputations c many new writers and increased the os teem in which the old ones are held. Thi issue sustains the well-earned reputation It contains six complete short stories bi Rudyard Kipling, Kenneth Grahame Frank E. Stockton, Blanche Willis How ard, Molly Elliot Seawell, and Jesse Lyncl Williams, and it appeals to many kinds o taste, for they are, respectively, a railroa story, a story of childhood, a farcial talo, pathetic story, a fighting story, and a new journalism story. -f- -f- The midsummer holiday (August Century is a " travel number," and it open with a panorama of the Hudson river Iron the the Bartholdi statue to Albany, presenl ed in a series of large illustrations by An dre Castaigne, accompanying a paper o " The Lordly Hudson" by Clarence Cook Other illustrated travel articles include "A Journey in Thessaly," by Prof. Thoma Dwight Goodell of Yale. "The Alask Trip" by John Mulr, an account of thewon ders which one may expect to sue in th thirteen days'trip fromTacoma; "Dow to Java," by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore two articles on Norway by Horace E. Scud der and the late Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen •»- •*• •*• There is wide variety in the content of the August number of St. Nicholas Charles Thaxter Hill, the artist who ha written a number of artcles about the Nev York fire department for this magazine contributes a sketch of •'Peter Spots"— fireman. Peter is a dog belonging to one o the engine companies in New York, and h is as enthusiastic a " fireman" as any on in the department, A. Hyatt Verrill tell of " Some Common Beos and How The Live." IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Whittemore will have water works. Palo Alto will vote on a two-mill jai tax. Ruthven Free Press: Carl Setchel of Algona was visiting In this city the first of the week. Emmetsburg Tribune: Attorney E V. Swotting of Algona was in town Tuesday on legal business. Harvey Sweigard, mayor of Goodell is married to Glttle May White. He is Ike Sweigard's son, and grew up a Wesley. Spencer Reporter: The veteran, Dr Sheets of Algona,lso well known here is suffering from a stroke of paralysis the last week. Bailey: Kossuth county has had to rebuild 25 bridges, and two have fallen down this season. Luckily they cannot fall on the Algona jail. Blue Earth City Post: Last week Auditor Franklin and sister, Mrs. Ida Kennard, went to Algona to visit an aged uncle and aunt. After a pleasan! time with the jolly old couple they re turned Saturday evening. The Tribune says Algona has more nerve than Emmetsburg. A petition is being circulated over there to the fish commissioner to have «him stock the Des Moines river at Algona with fish, after cleaning it out last spring. Emmetsburg Reporter: Mrs. H. J. Wilson has been quite sick for the past week, but is nowconvalesclng, * * * Miss Kate Wernert is taking a vaca< tion of a couple of weeks, which she will spend with her parents in Algona. Buffalo Center Tribune: Carrie Elloe and Norraa Gardner of Algona, Edith and John Krosh of Elmore, and [na Clemmenson of Forest City were all Sunday visitors at the G. W. Pangburn lome, * * * A. A. Sifert rode into town Saturday afternoon on his wheel and has again taken up his residence among us. PQLITIOAI. NOTES. It looks likes Maynei in Kossuth, Senator Funk carried every precinct n his county by over two to one and many of them by unanimous vote. The politicians put Parrott first and 'ynk second in the list in point trength, Byers and Harlan follow, R. M. Richmond endorsee what the 3ee Mplnes Capital gays of RepreeentaIveMayne: We heartily agree with he ahoye article, and wjfl ajjd thftt we of know the same to be solid facts, from our own personal observation, while attending the legislature several times, during both sessions. The Estherville Republican asks ' who will be Senator Funk's successor in the senate if he is elected governor?' It adds " the district might just as well be looking out for a candidate." S. D. Drake has been visiting in Led yard. The Leader says: While Mr Drake does not claim to be much of a politician, he is wide awake to the best interests of Kossuth county, which fac some of the representative candidates will probably find out before they are nominated and elected. Armstrong Journal: The politica ball In Kossuth county has been rollec around for some time and ithas already become vast In Its proportions. It wil continue to gather all that will adhere to it until August 13, when it will be blown to pieces and some one will pe hit. A new one will then be started but only experts will be allowed to handle that In order to prevent acci dents. Armstrong Journal: An Algona office seeker who was up at Ledyard looking up his prospects and making friends with the people in the north end o Kossuth, got lost in the weeds while walking in the street. But what does a man seeking office, especially so If ho is from Algona, care If ho gets lost for a few hours. That is a small matter compared to many others encountered by those who are willing to serve th "dear people." SENATOR FUNK AT HOME. Bancroft Register: Senator Funl would make a winning fight as n candl date and a model official as governor. Wesley Reporter: A more worthy man with excellent ability and ripe ex perlenco is not to be found in the state Odebolt Chronicle: No better man than Senator A. B. Funk of Dickinson county can be nominated for governo by the republicans of Iowa. Carroll Herald: He Is splendidlj equipped In every particular for the of fice of governor. His presence in the field of candidates is a factor that can not be ignored. Ida Grove Era: He is one of the ablest men in the Iowa senate and i man of high honor and strict integrity Mr. Funk is a successful business man and has a clear record, and that's th< kind of a man we want for governor o this ^reat state. Ruthven Free Press: Bro. Funk 1 one of Iowa's most able senators, plain, blunt, unassuming, overy-day man of good sound judgment and wh is always found earnestly at work 01. the right side of any question affecting the public welfare. Correctionville News: A. B. Funl of Spirit Lake Is being prominentl. mentioned for the republican nomlna tion for governor. Mr. Funk Is one o the ablest and cleanest men in north west Iowa and would be an exceptional ly strong candidate. Emmetsburg Reporter: For te years he has been a prominent membe of the state senate, and is thorough! acquainted with the needs of the state He is a strong man, a safe man, and th republicans of north west Iowa wil generally stand by him and give hir thelr enthusiastic support. Estherville Republican: There isn' a stronger candidate in the field and h would prove a most excellent man as i standard-bearer to lead the party t victory. He. will undoubtedly ente the convention with a following seconu to none. Emmet county's delegation will be for him first, last and all th time. Rockwell City Advocate: If som. one other than the present incumbent is to be chosen by the party, of those men tioned none is more able and not one so popular all over the state as Senate A. B. Funk of Spirit Lake. He is f clean man, of and for the people, an_ could be elected by an overwhelming majority, JUST 30 YEARS AGO. Algona was in a state of excitemen over the proposed survey of the Des Moines Valley railroad. It was a sur thing. -i- -i- -T- The senatorial convention was called for Aug. 27 at Dakota. We were in the 46th district then which comprised 15 counties. Kossuth had 3 delegates Buena Vista 1, Humboldt 3, etc. Th district took in Worth on the east and Webster and Sac on the south. The representative convention was called at Forest City for Aug. 17. Cer ro Gordo, Kossuth, Worth and Winne bago made the district, Wm. H Ing-ham was chairman of the county committee and called the county con yention for Aug. 14. -s- -*- -i- THE UPPER DES MOINES notes 'wheat and oats are heavy." -i- -f- 4- On Aug. 1 a horse thief attempted to steal a valuable stallion owned by W F. Hofius on his farm in Union. Mr Hofius' younger brother was with him, and had had warning that the attempt was to be made. He hid with a gun and at the right minute shot. The fel ow got away but left the print of a >loody hand on the barn door, and pools of blood on his trail. -r- -i- -SO, F. Hale resigned as county surveyor because he couldn't make wages. He wrote a column article proposing to ontlnue if the county would guarantee wo thirds of his pay, -i- •*• •*• Smith Bros, advertised "good sugar pounds to the dollar, good coffee 3 iQunds to the dollar, the best carbon oil 0 cents a gallon—and all other goods t proportionate rates." To Inaiauapollg and. Return, ijalf rates via the Nprthwestsrn line. ExoursipiJ tickets will be sold Aug. 17 nd 18, with extended limit to Sept. 12, t one fare for the round trip, on ao* ount of Y. P. 0, H. Apply to agents Chicago & NprMjweeteyn --• A RELIO Or MOBMONDOM, Mrs. R. H. Spencer has a rare curiosity in a copy of the of ignal edition of the Book of Mormon. It belonged to her father, and on the title page are several entries, the first being " the property of Elijah Rowley of Marcellus, Onandagua county, New York." The first date with these entries is 1882, another is 1841, and a third is dated Sun Prairie, Wis., 1863. In dim lead pen cil on the fly leaf is "brass Bible," being a concise and pointed estimate of the merits of the book, probably Mr. Rowley's. Mrs. Spencer has paid but little attention to this rare volume as it has lain about among others of her father's library, until recently a newspaper item called attention to its unusual value. Copies of this first edition are very rare, and Lord Beaconsfield Is credited with having paid $200 for one. It is reported that two have been sold in Ertg land for $700 each and Wm. E. Gladstone is quoted as willing to pay a liberal price for one. Miss C. T. Dodd Jhas written to Mr. Gladstone about this Algona copy. -<--*--*The Mormon bible was printed in Palmyra, N. Y., where the golden plates were found, in 1880. Daniel Hendrix, one of the few now living who were in at the birth of the new religion, has recently told something of the trials Joe Smith had in getting it into type. The best contract he could get was 5,000 copies for $5,000. He says "Smith told me himself that the world was so wicked and perverse that it was hard to win converts, that he had a vision to print the Bible and that as soon as that was done the work would beprospered wonderfully.' 1 An Auburn, N. Y., farmer was finally con verted and by mortgaging his farm ho raised $3,000 to start the printing. The copy was prepared in a cave near where Smith found the golden plates. No one was allowed to enter the cave but believers and they were not allowed in the innei sanctuary, where Smith translated the plates. He read aloud and a teacher, named Cowdrey, wrote down on the other side of the partition. Smith claimed to have found with the plates a pair of spectacles through which the strange hierogly. phics appeared translated into excellent English. -f- -j- -i- The Book of Mormon purports to be an account written by the hand of Mormon up on plates taken from the plates of Nephi, written and sealed up and hid, sealed by the hand of his son, Moroni—dug up and and translated by Joseph Smith. In the appendix of this old volume is the test! mony of the witnesses that they actually saw these golden plates. Here is one o: their curious testimonials: " And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon these plates, and they have been shown unto us by the power of Got and not of man. And we declare with words of soberness that an angel of Goc came down from heaven, and he brough and laid before our eyes, that we behelc and saw the plates and the engravings thereon." The Joseph Smith version was filed foi copy-right June 11,1829, and was printed in 1830. Mr. Hendrix says that when the printing was finished, not a volume was given out, but all were packed in an upper room, like cord wood, and ho, Hendrix, ai the time called it "a cord of Mormon bi bles." Very soon Smith and his converts packed up and moved to Kirtland, Ohio Many were well-to-do and sold out at grea loss, giving what they realized to Smith's care, and moving cheerfully. This migra tion was not compulsory, -t- -j- H- Smith's general reputation in Palmyra makes it very wonderful that he shoulc have secured converts. He was a lazy boy so wholly untruthful that all lies were measured by his phenominal yarns. Pom eroy Tucker says "the Smith family were popularly regarded as an illiterate, whiskey drinking, shiftless, irreligious race ol people" and, he adds, " Joseph was unanimously voted the laziest and most worthless of the generation." He was six feel tall, long limbed with large feet, hair auburn, eyes large and blue gray, nose prominent, face pale. In mature years he was a powerful man. In Nauvoo in 1843 he defeated the champion wrestler of the state, and easily pulled up the strongest man ol the region at pulling sticks, using but one hand. He began his career as a diyinei of wells and hidden treasure with a witch hazel. He claimed once as a boy to have found a golden bible. The sensation emboldened him to his final effort. He was only 25 years of age when his bible was published. He was at the height of his power in Nauvoo, in 1844, But in that year a newspaper charged him with having 16 wives that were known, and others that were not. The paper was suppressed, the editors kicked out, and the presses destroyed. The editors got a warrant for Smith's arrest, he refused to submit, the militia were called out, Smith was taken to Carthage to jail. Here 100 masked men assaulted the jail and shot him and his brother. He was then but 89 years of age. -i- + -t- A fair sample of the Book of Mormon is the closing exhortation of Moroni. It is iertainly remarkable in view of Smith's youth and illiteracy. The 588 pages do not fall below it. Moroni, in his farewell, says: And I would exhort you brethren that ye remember that every good gift cometh of Christ. And I would exhort you my be- .oved brethern, that ye remember that He s the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that all gifts of which I have spoken, which are spiritual, never will be done away, even so long as the world shall stand, only according to the unbelief of the children of men. Wherefore, there must be faith; and tif there must be faith there must also be hope; and if there must be hope there must also be charity; and except ye have charity ye can in no wise be iaved In the kingdom of God; neither can 'e be saved in the kingdom of God if fe have not faith; neither can ye if ye have LOhope; and if ye have no hope, ye must teeds be in despair; and despair cometh leoause of Iniquity, And Christ truly said into your fathers: If ye have faith ye can .0 all things which is expedient unto me. And now I speak unto all the ends of the arth that if the day cometh that the power ad gifts of God snail be done away among you, itebaUhe because of unbelief. * * * And I exhort ye to remember these things, for the time speedily cometh that ye know that 1 He not, for ye shall see me at the bar of God, and the Lord God will say unto you: Did I not declare unto you which was written by this man, like as one crying from the dead? Yea, as one speaking out of the dust I declare these things until the fulfilling of the prophecies. Yea come unto Christ and be perfected in him and deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness and love God with all your might and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you." -t- -f- •*Smith's widow refused to recognize the leadership of Brigham Young, remained in Nauvoo after the faithful had begun their pilgrimage across Iowa to Council Bluffs, and by keeping boarders reared her son Joseph. He worked on a farm, clerked, was sub-contractor on a railway, and studied law. At 24 years he became leader of the non-polygamous Mormons, settled finally at Lamoni, Iowa, and at last accounts was liv ing there. PHIL. 0. HANNA DIDN'T KICK. THo stories About His Objecting to Trinidad are all Moonshine. The daily papers have been telling a lot of yarns about Phil. C. Hanna's ob jectlon to his appointment at Trinidad The Livermore Gazette gives the ful and authentic version of the whole affair: The facts are that Mr. Hanna hasnotbeen near Washington, has made no kick, and has publicly expressed himself much pleased with his appoint ment. The climate suited him and the salary was $1000 better than his olc post at LaGuayra. What Mr. Hanna did do, however was to write to Mr. Dolllver at Wash Ington, thanking him for his efforts in helping him to secure the appointment and incidentally remarking that a. some future time, when promotion was in order, he would like to go as consul general to Porto Rico. Mr. Dolllver evidently thought tha Mr. Hanna would appreciate it if the promotion was made at once, and ht immediately set about it, with the re suit that Mr. Hanna received offlcla notification last Wednesday evening that he had been transferred froir Trinidad to Porto Rico, and promoted to consul general, the salary being $1,500 better than at Trinidad. The transfer was a surprise and a pleasure to Mr. Hanna and his friends. This consulate embraces the whole of Porto Rico and several other islands It is the richest part of the West In dies and contains many excellent bar bors and fine cities, and Mr. Hanna wil have about a dozen sub-consuls or con sular agents under him. The climat is delightful, and the healthiest of anj of the West Indies. The business witl the United States is twice as large a that of Jamaica. It is a Spanish island just east of Hayti, is 100 miles in length and 40 in width. The principal crop are sugar, coffee, tobacco and cotton and the cattle and sheep are superio to any raised in the West Indies. Th old name of the capital was Porto Rico but is now named San Juan, meaning St. John. In 1880 the population o San Juan was 754,300 of which 350,00 are whites. SHOULD HAVE HUNG. The County Attorney Who Prose cuted Kolllhan Says He Deserve Death. County Attorney Vorheis of Fair mont was very much opposed to th mitigation of Lew Kellihan's sentence In an interview he said: There is n< reason to believe that he was not ai guilty as his brother. In the eyes o the law he is, and I have grave doubti about his not being concerned in thi death of Thorburn and Oestern. I: ever there was a cold-blooded murder it was that of Oestern. Kellihan, in his confession, admitted that Oestern who was in the bank on business—£ spectator—was killed while on hi knees imploring the men not to shoo him. We have proof of this in the fac that the bullet that crashed into Oestern's brain first passed through one of his hands, showing that he mus have had his hands raised. The only arguments for clemency in Kellihan'f case were his youth and trumpery about his family being degenerate. I he is a degenerate, and if his brothei that was killed was a degenerate, ii was the same degeneracy that leads al criminals to commit murder to further their ends. Lewis Kellihan has shown himself bright enough since his capture. Again, the assertion that he was the tool of his younger brother is not borne out. In his confession young Kellihan states that It was he who planned the robbery at Heron Lake that failed. He proposed starting a fire in the upper end of town to attract attention away from the bank, and did set a fire, only to be outwitted by the carefulness of the cashier, who had looked all the funds in the safe befoue leaving the bank. He admits going into Sherburn and looking over the ground there before the bank was robbed. I tell you the Youngers are saints compared to those two boys. It would have been much more just to have pardoned the Youngers than to have commuted the sentence of Lewis Kellihan. They were guilty of the death of only one man, while the Kellihan brothers in their raid on the Sherburn bank killed two men, and later another man lost his life at their hands. If there is justice in the law it should naye been meted out in young Kelll- han's case, as it has been in others. Either the people in Minnesota should cease to hang men, or else it should hang all that deserve it, irrespective of sentimentality. Hurt at Hurt. Last week James Irving was hurt at Burt. He was boarding a freight go- .ng south and was brushed off the car by a cattle guard. The wheel passed over a portion of the foot, but no bones were broken. He was brought back to Blue Earth City and Dr. Franklin has charge of the ease. The Post says be will come out of the accident all right .t was a narrow escape. This should be a valuable lesson to our boys, but npnViaKlir ,.,!!! *,„!. «_j _».i_ _ '.T! Y**" will try *OTW»V *W9VM fU U141 I will not, and others to be just as reckless. NEW CITY WELL IS DONE. PLENTY OF WATER AT 666 PEET. did Pump is Being Repaired for list in the New Well—Saturday Evening's Council Doings. The hew city well is done. It is down 666 feet and taps substantially the same vein of water the other well does. The water rises to Within 78 feet of the surface. The well has cost $1,182. The other well was drilled 1,046 feet and cost the city $3,000. The old pump is now being refitted by A. F. Dailey, and it is found adequate will be used again. The two pumps will for a long time be sufficient for the city. The city council had a long session Saturday evening. All that they did except to take steps to free the water closets emptying into the sewer from water, is contained in the following OFFICIAL REPORT. The city council met In regular session at city hall, Mayor Chrlschilles in the chair. Members present, Vesper, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapln, and Sayers. Absent, White and Dlngley. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. Moved and seconded that the following approved bills be allowed and warrants drawn for the same: W. E. Naudain, freight on pipe $134 55 W. E. Naudain, freight and hauling, 20 15 J. B. Clow & Sons, supplies ' 4$ 35 J. B. Clow & Sons, iron pipe, etc.. 458 17 N. Gronnall, repairing tools g 70 O. Falkenhainer, hardware '.','. 4*71 J. L. Donahoo, on account " ' 12 50 W. H. Horan, for ditch diggers...,'!' 278 82 Dolomite Quarries, cross-walk stone 85 5& J. A. Hamilton & Co., lumber 66 57 Algona Courier, printing 12 50 O. E. Minkler, judge of election.... 2 75 A. F. Dailey. work on well '. 682 00 L. Horan, salary, etc 43 35 A. Johnson, rent of scrapers 8 00 W. V. Carlon, street work 70 75 A. H. Naudain, coal 108 30 Walker Bvos.,J oil, etc 14 85 D. W. Hohn, draying i Q5 Wm. Miller, lighting lamps, July 20 00 Upper Des Moines, printing 11 95 W. H. Horan, salary, etc 44 80 C., M. & St. P. Ry., freight on stone 14 98 L. Horan, for special police on July 3 and 19 is 00 Peter Winkel, trimming trees 1 25 Lagge & Campbell, blacksmithing.. 1085 Ayes—Vesper, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin, and Sayers. Noes—None. Carried. Moved and seconded that a committee consisting of Vesper, Slaele, and White be appointed to investigate the legality and advisability of issuing and floating water bonds to refund out-standing- warrants and defray all expenses connected with the improving of the water plant. Carried. Be it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, That a certain building standing on lot one in block 43 of the original town of Algona, Iowa, known as the old Grove barn, be declared to be in an unsafe condition and dangerous to the lives of persona passing said lot on the west side of Thorington street, and that the owner of said building be notified by the city marshal to remove said building before the 20th day of August, 1897. Moved and seconded that the resolution as read be adopted. Carried. Moved and seconded that Paine and McMahon be appointed a committee to confer with the adjacent property owners to find what can be realized from the vacation of that part of Diagonal street between State and Philips streets. Carried. Be it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, That a temporary wood sidewalk not less than four feet wide, at a cost of not over 40 cents per llnial foot, be ordered laid on the west side of Roan street along block No. 119, Call's addition to Algona, on or before Aug. 20, 1897. In case the owner or owners of .said lots in block No. 119, Call's addition, abutting or lying along said street, shall fail or neglect to lay said sidewalk on or before the 20th day of August, 1897, the street and alley committee are Instructed to authorize the street commissioner to build said walk and have the costs of such construction assessed to the owner or owners of said lots in the manner provided by law. Moved and seconded that the resolution be adopted. Carried. Moved and seconded that Samuel Reed be notified by the city clerk to remove his buildings now standing in Wooster street back from % and out of said street on or before October 1, 1897. Carried. Be it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, That a wood sidewalk not less than four feet wide, at a cost not to exceed 40 cents per linlal foot be ordered laid on the south side of Call street along lots No. 1, 2, 3, and 4, of block No. 224, original plat of Algona, or or before Aug. 20, 1897. In case the owners of said lots in block 224, original plat of Algona, abutting or lying along said street shall fail or neglect to lay said sidewalk on or before the 20th day of August, 1897, the street and alley committee are instructed to authorize the street commissioner to build said walk and have the' cost of said construction assessed to the owners of said lots in the manner provided by aw. Moved and seconded that the resolu- iions as read be adopted. Carried. Moved and seconded to adjourn. Carried. J. L. DONAHOO, City Clerk. ALGONA, July 31.—The city council met as a board of health at the city lall, Mayor ChriscbJlles in the chair. Members present, Vesper, McMabon, aine, Slagle, Chapin, and Bayers. Absent, White and Dingley. Be It resolved by the board of health 3f the city of Algona, Ipwa, that the nog pen and refuse connected therewith owned by J. W. Tennant, located in eservation No. 2 in the city of Algona, s hereby declared a nuisance and the marshal is hereby instructed to notify he said J. W. Tennant to abate the nuisance on or before Aug. 10,1897. Moved and seconded that resolution s read be adopted, Carried. Moved and seconded to adjourn. J. 14, PQNAHOO, city

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