The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 19, 1898 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 19, 1898
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AMJON4 IOWA DRAKE'S MESSAGE. In the first paragraph of the retiring executive's bienniaF inessage he touches upott thfe question of finances which is to be of paramount importance during the present session of the Iowa legislature, and addresses its members thereon [as follows: I "To the Senate and House of Representatives: I esteem it a high privilege to •congratulate you as the chosen represen- Itatlves of the people of this great com- Itnonwealth. I "Great interests of the state—educa- Itlonal, agricultural, financial, commercial land Otherwise—hnve been intrusted to our care and consideration, In the be,..61 that they will be well guarded and [judiciously provided for; that while you [will closely adhere In practice to the tttrlnclple of economy, and aim to be dll- Ifgent in lightening the burdens of taxa- itTon, you will not fall to make suitable and liberal provision for the state Insti- t tutions and the advancement of their I Interests, to the end that Iowa may never [toe fbiiftd •lagging^behind In the forward movement..of Christian civilization and the onward march of progress." Continuing, the chief executive congratulates the people of Iowa upon thw improved condition of tho state and the country at large, and the evldehces'of f lowing prosperity for the future, for the estbWal of which blessings they are asked hot to neglect an expression of : gratitude to the Great Ruler. The tnem- ' bers of the Twenty-sixth general assembly are commended for their ability and loyalty to the Interests of the state, anc for tha publication of the magnificent volume of laws which constitutes the new code. With this brief introduction the governor enters upon a statement of the financial condition of the state, In view of the fact that the events of the past two years clothe the subject with unusual interest at this time. Briefly, he Bays: "The receipts Into the general revenue of the state amounted during the term to $4,101376.8-1, and the expenditures as represented by warrants drawn to $4,731, 764.33.The expenses were therefore $630, 387.49 in excess o£ the receipts. There were warrants outstanding at the begin nlng of the term amounting to $73,950.25 I. making the total amount of expenditures I to be met $4,805,714.1)8. The cash on hand at the beginning of the term was $312,857.41, which added to the amount of receipts above stated, made the resources of the treasury $4,414.234.25. Out of this sum warrants were redeemed to the extent of $4,358,213.85, and Interest was paid on warrants to the extent o£ $19,347.44, making- the aggregate disbursement $4,377,661.29. The cash In the treasury at the close of tho term, therefore, amounted to $36,672.96, and the aggregate of the outstanding warrants to .$447,500.73, making the net floating debt $410,827.77. "This amount of Indebtedness Is largely the effect of excessive appropriations made by the Twenty-sixth general assembly, yet not altogether so. This fact is well brought out In the report of tha auditor of state. But for the destruc- Mon of tlie main building at the Institution for Feeble Minded Children, an expenditure amounting to $60.200 during tho term, and more subsequently, would huve been avoided. The extra session of the general assembly, the labors of which, Jn my opinion, nundantly justify the cost, entailed an expense, Including tho publication of the new code, ot $170,497.53. The advance of one quarter's support for the hospitals for the Insane, a measure in the Interest of saving expense, took $107.821 more. These three Items make the floating debt greater* by $338,- B18.53 than It would have been had no such expenditures been Incurred. Without these expenditures the debt would have been only $72,309.24. "The Twenty-sixth general assembly made provision for meeting much of the extraordinary expenses Incurred by additional levies and levying certain Indirect taxes not heretofore known in this state. One of these was that on capital stock of corporations; another was that on collateral Inheritances. Provision was also made for taxing express companies. Moreover, the fees for notarial commissions and those to be paid by commissioners of deeds In other states were made much larger. An Increase in the amount of taxes to be collected from insurance companies is also made by the new code. Mainly because of the tax on corporations and the Increase of the fee to be paid by notaries public, the moneys turned Into the treasury by the secretary of state during the fiscal term amounted to $28,216.70. an increase over the preceding term oi more than $10.000. The auditor estimates that the receipts from that source during the current term •will amount to $55,000, a gain o£ nearly 100 per cent. Other additional taxes brought in nearly J5.000. As most of these additional receipts came in during the latter part of the fiscal term under review and some of the laws providing -for such Increased payments Into the treasury did not become operative until after that term had expired, the additions to the revenue from these sources may be expected to be much larger in the future." Speaks of Appropriations. Governor Drake does not look upon the appropriations of the Twenty-sixth general assembly as unwarranted, for the needs were such as must have been met soone ror later. He further justifies the action by saying that the time was a favorable one for public improvement, and he Is persuaded that the difference between prices at which contracts were let during the past two years and those likely to prevail for some years to come, is nearly sufficient, taking all of the contracts which have been let, to more than reimburse the state for all the interest it will pay on the warrants Issued since the last regular session. Ho adheres to an opinion expressed In a former message that the manner of evidencing ' Interest-bearing Indebtedness through the endorsement of warrants with the date of presentation, from Which rate they draw Interest is open to serious objection, particularly when the amount of the debt of that character becomes large. In his judgment debt should be fujly contemplated when it is incurred and ample provision made for meeting the same. To trust to receipts to meet expenditures when it Is know they will be Inadequate, is not good business policy. .... "I concur with the spirit of the suggestion of the treasurer of state, that he be empowered to dispose of the indorsed warrants, although I would recommend as preferable action that the treasurer be authorized, when It becomes apparent that the moneys In the treasury are about to be exhausted, to sell the state s obligations, whether In the shape of'in- terest bearing warrants, such as were . Issued when the war debt was extinguished in 1881, or of short time revenue bonds, for the purpose of temporarily replenishing the treasury. Such a system would have un advantage over the present plan of contracting Indebtedness, because the amount of it and the interest to be paid, with the time of payment, would be fixed and known, and because also that the obligations would draw a lower rate of interest either directly or through the premium received from tne sale of the obligations. "Failing the adoption of this suggestion, I would recommend, as suggested by the treasurer, that the warrants as to payment be classified. This could be done by providing the funds in the treasury shall be first used for meeting the regular expenses of the state government as provided by law, especially giving them precedence over warrants for public improvements." , . ,„„ Better provision should be made for tho collection of the collateral nheiit- nnce tax. It might be well to give the counties and interest in it and make 11 the duty of some county officer to attend • .to the same locally as the state treasuier dpes at large. It is recommended that Bteps be taken to bring about the system ordrawlng Interest on public funds as another source of revenue, with the ar- flscal twm - °r Tntich dcmbt the e P ro P°sea ooard of con- J^'a"? less" With US l l? e 8al arles that men o A I 7 " 0 arfe competent to fill l£ c «? and . w ho would be expected 6 *P er;foTm , altfce °* their cUities acve busl ess for the time. «, *«£ e ,JJl conilt3 ot lvrslt the ! *«, AO-H lv u rslt ? a S a the penitentiaries. tura L college an(J th e hospitals n /' th « e normal school and the *t or fee ? Ie1 winded children, he control of one and the of n in/i . see why institutions £0*1 k l ? re(J character may not be su- the n,,?M y £ 8!nBl ? board - For instance, U t»^ h^.? e , ne y° Ie R. t Institutions, that nnt ,,r,i spltals for the •nsane. might b e . e °, ne niamtgement with advan- So also might those which com"VS 110 " £' th Phonal support, M t.nL 11 ). 6 orphans- home and the \n- st tutlons for the blind, deaf, and feeble , , «. T t!l e ni * he , r educational institu- mlg ui renia'n under separate «i al \. nou , gh - 1 . do no t see why the normal School might not be enefictally Un 5.t r the control of the board ot regents. The soldiers 'home, unique as „. lst m character, must remain under sep- — , , Franklin; Eawarda, Johnson; Brighton, Jefferson; Lavender, Caihoun; Baton, Mitchell; Blak*. Webster; Gibson, Plymouth; Clark, ' Adams; Dickens, Wapello; Power, tee; Porter, Appa- noo$e; Penlck, Luc**- Potter, Bremer; Kinkson, Guthr4ej JrfeQlnn, Clinton; Alberaon, Washington. Appropriations— Merrtam, Delaware; Smith, Greene; Bowen, Alaraakee; Neitert, Linn; Ray t Powshiek; Whalen, Emmet; Van HoUten, Taylor; Hughes, Iowa; Gibson, Plymouth; Bird, Cerro Oordo; Eaton, Mitchell; GeJsler, MtiSca- ttne; Letts, Louisa; Stewart, Polk; Miller, Buena Vista; Cook, Montgomery; Bailey, SloUx; Daws, Linn; Farley, Kossuth; Lambert, Jackson; Porter, Appanoose; Jay, Carroll. Railroads and Commerce — Johnston, Franklin; Neitert, Linn; Brighton, Jefferson; Whalen, Emmet; Perrott, Dallas; Gibson, Unlion; Potter, Pottawat- tamle; McCurdy, Buchanan; Premiss, Ringgold; Gelsler, Musca'tlne; Ladd, Butler; Parker, Mills; Edwards, Johnson; Klemttie, Winneshlek; Miller, Warren; -Jay, Carroll; Jackson, Tama; Lambert, Jackson; Emmet, Grundy; McCulley, Marion; Fen'lck, Lucas. Munidlpal Corporations— Brighton, arate control. nno i™ lndustH 2 1 scnools are now under one board, and very satisfactorily so. iiciL° r * similar boa rd had also supervision of the penitentiaries, as I have above Intimated, I.fully believe a great advance would be made in prison management. While I think such reduction in the number of boards would be of advantage on other grounds, I am persuaded that It would effect a noticeable saving In the expenses of the Institutions. Last term the hospital board drew from t"? state treasury per diem and expenses S7.503.9,), and the boards of the orphans' home and the Institutions of the defective classes $8,243.77: while that of the Industrial school, which has what are really two separate Institutions under Its control drew only $945.37. With only three boards for these Institution Tne saving here ought to amount to nearly one-half, even If the penitentiaries were to be brought under their supervision." Special Appropriations. The amount asked for the several Institutions of the state, whether as additional permanent allowances or special appropriations, are as follows: University- Annual and Specific Total Apnr'tion Term Permanent annual ....$ 15,000 Improvements, etc.. .. 41,100 101100 For live years 15,000 College of Agriculture.. 44,475 44,475 Normal school- Permanent annual .. Repairs For three years.. .. Orphans' Home Soldiers' Home Home for the Blind.. College for the Blind.. School for Deaf Feeble Minded Children Hospital at Ml.Pleasant Annual Hospital, Independence. Hospital at Clarlnda .. Hospltnl at Cherokee... Industrial school, boys.. Induhtrlal school, girls. Ft.Madison penitentiary 45,174 45,174 Anamosa penitentiary .. 45,174 45174 Benedict Home 12,000 12,000 Fish and game warden. 13,000 13,000 Omaha exposition 47,400 42.400 Historic hall, additional 30,000 Jefferson; Edwards, Johnson; Mitchell; Lavender, CalhoUn; Eaton, Potter, 1,000 25,000 50,030 41,500 34,300 2T.COO 8.000 49,055 20,750 8,000 71,625 151,740 279.000 39,350 19,100 45,174 45,174 41,500 34,300 27, COO 8.000 49,C55 "SB, 750 71,625 151,740 279,003 30,000 ll Reeded., - . .. . st state Board of Control of the departments of state to- with tW state Institutions are .ea briefly and 'an reported in t» prosperous Condition. The governor en- teriTat length into a discussion of institution" boards and announces himaeU ot to the. single board Wea ot has been so much discussion 91 late. He discusses the plan as foUows. "I cannot 'bring myself to bel'eve that such a consolidation of the ex sting Totals ................. $1,130,219 $1,232.819 In considering: the resources of the treasury the governor assumes that the net indebtedness at the close of the year 1898 will approximate $370,000. "This being true," he says, "every proposed additional expenditure of public moneys should be scrutinized with the utmost care and as little as possible be allowed to bo drawn before the spring of 1899. The resources and expenditures during the latter year will depend on the action of the present general assembly. While extravagance is ever to be avoided, the state on the other hand should never be panic stricken." Few Defects in Code. A few defects, very few in view o£ tho magnitude of the work, the executive says, have been met with in the new code and require action by the general assembly. To these the attention of the legislators Is called in a brief synopsis of the errors. He recommends the restoration of that part of the old election law which permits the voter to mark his ballot in both the square and the circle. An expense connected with the registration law referring to the requirement that registers of election shall be in attendance on the day of election to register those entitled to vote is thought might be obviated by having this attended to by the judges of the election. Attention is called to a widespread desire, especially in the cities, that there bo enacted a law on the subject cited, which provides that each elector may, when registering the name ns such, also enter his "party affiliation," having dona which and not otherwise he ' is entitled to participate in the primary elections of his party. A recommendation is made In regard to druggists selling Intoxicants. It is proposed that a tax of the character of the mulct levy be laid upon all drug stores where liquor is sold in other than pharmaceutical preparations. Tho amount of the tax it Is recommended be fixed at about half that exacted of the place where drinking is allowed on the premises. Crime. The number of convictions for the year that ended October 81, 1897, was 1,225, and for the eleven months terminating with September last about l.ZOO.The court costs for the year first mentioned amounted to $421,816,15, and the sum paid county attorneys was $83,428.17 besides. The fines imposed were $82,889.05 and those collected $37,629.73. The number of convictions is happily less than was reported for several years prior. Governor Gives Thanks. In closing the governor expresses his thanks to the members of the executive council and to his other associates in public office, concluding: "Fellow Citizens: It is with confidence that the legislative body will not be wanting in devising liberal things In the Interest of all the , people, in avoiding anything like extravaganve In expenditure, while also avoiding that semblance of economy that is only parsimony, and remembering the truth of the scripture Which says, "There is that scattereth yet increaseth and there is that with- holdeth more than Is meet yet it tendetn to poverty," that I close this paper. Confident I am that all the interests of our state are safe in your keeping; that you will labor for the greatest good, not of the greatest number' but of all. Those interests are all very dear to me. Here has been my only home from early childhood, since before the time that there was an 'Iowa' on the map. I have seen all its growth and participated in it; its handful of people grow into millions; its vast stretch of bleak and forb'dding prairie made the most pio- ductive fields on earth, anfl the embryo commonwealth become the tenth state in the union in point of population, foremost in agricultural productions, and in the van of educational effort. Here, too when I lay aside the burden of earth- life, I intend my mortal remains shal rest In the record of Iowa as the hom« of one of the most enlightened bodies of people on earth; as the land whence went forth at the country's call myriads of men to save that country to themselves and their posterity, of whom I am thaSSful I ww permitted to be one and in all her luminous past, I rejoice In her future of glowing promise I have an abiding trust£ _ HOUSE COMMITTEES We give below a list of the prom inent committees of the house, first two members of the mmq committees. Wavs and Means— Po'tter, Pottaw attanile; Brighton. Jefferson; Neitert Li-nnT Johnson, FranKMn; Frink, Page ClapaVn, Marshall, Eaton, Miltphell Hughes Iowa; Bowen, AUaroakee; Me Curdy, Buchanan ; Whalen, Bmmet Dickens, Wapello; Hanson, Winneba goV Veneman, Story; Madison; Beal, Cherokee; dar; Stallcap, Sac; Jackson, j|y; Carroll; Penick, l<ucas; Dess Mc-Ines. Pottawattamie; Barrett, Woodbury; Nabsaadt, Scott; Blake, Webster; Carr, Polk; Dows, Linn; Klemme, Winne- sriek; Gibson, Plymouth; Power, Lee; Jaeger, Des Molnes; McGinn, Clinton; Sheehan; Jones; Sauers, Dubuque; Smith, Harrison; Potter, Bremner; Hathway, Manona; McCully, Marion. Banks and Banking—Neitert, Linn; Miller, Buena Vista; Potter, Pottawattamie; Good, Boone; Harbert, Benton; McCurdy, Buchanan; Hansen, Winnebago; Blake, Webster; Gelsler. Musca- tlne; De Wolfe, Pochantas; Hughes, Iowa; Stewart, Polk; Nabstadt, Scott; Hauger, Black Hawk; Santee, Woodbury; Jaskson, Tama; Hunt, Des Moines; Conley, Clayton; Alverson, Washington; Anderson, Clay. Printing—Smith, Greene; Ray, Pow- sMek; Van Houten, Taylor; Merriman, Delaware; Bowen, Allamakee; Harbert, Benton; Klenime, Winneshlek; Carr, Polk; Gibson, Union; Nabstad't, Scott; Lambert, Jackson; Jaskson, Tama; Smith, Harrison; Reynolds, Mahaska; Nowers, Clark. Private Corporations—Ray, Paw- shleK; Eaton, Mitchell; Johnston, Franklin; Lavender, Calhoun; Barrett, Woodbury; Brighton, Jefferson; Clark, Hamilton; Dows, Linn; Edwards, Johnson; Gibson, Union; Ladd, Butler; Letts, Lou'lsa; Jackson, Tama; Power, Lee; Penick, Lucas; Hinkson; Anderson, Lyon-O'Brlen; Shuan, Jones. Suppression of Intemperance—Van Houten, Taylor; Classen, Marshall; Nabstadt, Scott; Neitert, Linn; Putnam, Pottawattamie; Hauger, Black Hawk; Prentiss, Rlnggold; Towner, Plody; Shambaugh, Madison; Hughes, Iowa; Hanson, Wlnnebago; Hlhkle, Wayne; Chrlste, Hancock; Porter, Appanoose; Potter, Bremer; Sheehan, Jones; Kruger, Chlckasaw. Election—Eaton, Mitchell; Klemme, Winneshiek; Johnston, Franklin; Smith, Greene; Edwards, Johnson; Carr, Polk; Neitert, Ldnn; Barret, Woodbury; Dempster, Scott; Power, .jee; Nolan, Dubuque; Madden, Adair; Body, She^y; Conley, Clayton; Davis, 'remont. Constitutional Amendments.—Whalen; Gibson, Union; Wemple, Decatur; Lavender, Calhoun; DeWorfe, Pocahontas; Clarke, Hamilton; Anderson, iyon-O'Brlen; Anderson, Clay-Palo- A.lto; Christie, Hancock-Wright; Emmet, Grundy; Powers, Jasper. Insurance—Ladd, Butler; Bird, Cerro Gordo; Neitert, Linn; Brighton, Tefferson; Good, Boone; Putnam, Pot- tawattamiie; Bailey, Sioux; Carr, Polk; Nabstadt; Baker, Cass; Harbert, Benton; Santee, Woodbury; Clark, Hamil- .on; Gibson, Union; Gelsler, Muscatlne; Power, Lee; Alberson, Washington; 3oyd, Shelby; Penlck, Lucas; Davis, Fremonlt; Downing, Davis; Hinkson, uthrie. STATE rds, Johnson; Ray, Veneman, gtory; Stewart, Polk; Bator*, Mitchell; Wilson, Keokuk; DOW?i, Linn; Blake, Webster; Lambert, Jacksoti; McGinn, Clinton; Downing, Davis: Madden, Adair; McCulU', Marion. SENATORIAL- DISTRICTS. Blake, Webster; Whalen, Emmet; Klemme, Winneshlek; Bird, Cerro Gordo; Good, Boone; Johnston, Franklin; Hauson, WinnebaRo; Beal, Cherokee; Towner, Floyd; Ladd, Butler; Fattey, Kossuth; De Wolfe, Sac; Anderson, Alto; Emmett, Grundy. TELEGRAPH, TELEPHONE AND EXPRESS. Bird, Cerro Rordo; Ray, Poweshlek; Potter, Pottawattamie; Prentiss, Ringgold; Merriman, Delaware; Clarke, Adams; Gibson, Union; Neitert, Linn; Perrott, Dallas; Bailey, Sioux; Letts, Louisa; Lambert, Jackson; Penick, Lucas; Jay, Carroll; Hazen, Lee; Jackson, Tama; Anderson, Lyott-O'Brlen. ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. Cook, Montgomery; Bailey, Sioux; Miller, Fayette; Miller, Cedar; Van Houten, Taylor; Shambaugh, Madison; Dempster,. Scott; Classen, Marshall; Santee, Woodbury; Putnam, Pottawattamie; Nolan, Dubuque; Downing, Davis; Emmett, Grundy; Kelly, Audubon; Kre-lger, Chlckasaw; MdCUlly, Marlon; Bull, Van Buren; Conley, Clayton. PHARMACY. Prentiss, Rlnggold; Bowen, Allamakee; Frlnk, Page; Overfleld, Howard; Santee, Woodbury; Carr, Polk; Wemple, Decatur; Miller, Cedar; Hlhkle, Wayne; Bull, Van Buren; Jay, Carroll; Blume, Crawford; Arnold, Monroe; .McGinn, Clinton; Anderson, Clay; Boyd, Shelby. ' NORMAL SCHOOLS. Haug'er, Black Hawk; Ray, Powe- shlek; Veneman, Story; Klemme, Winneshiek; Stewart, Polk; Gelsler, Musoa- tlne; Dows, Linn; De Wolfe, Sac; Boyd, Shelby; Christie, Hancock-Wright; Hinkson, Guthrle; Emmett, Grundy; Madden, Adair; Penick, Lucas; Nowers, Clark . Ce T«ma Public Health—Bowen, Allamakee; Prentiss, Ringgold; Brighton, Jefferson; Overfield, Howard; Hanson Wln- nebago; Miller, Buena Vista; Frink, Page; Wemple, Decatur; Letts, Louisa; ainkle, Wayne; DeWolfe, Pocahontas; Santee, Woodbury; Jay, Carroll; Coney, Clayton; Farley, Kossuth, Davis, Fremont; Anderson, Clay. Compensation of Public Officers— Klemme, Winneshlek; Frink, Page; Bowen, Allamakee; Whalen, Emmebt; Merriam, Delaware; Clark, Adams; M'iller, Warren; Letts, Louisa; Lavender, Calhoun; Hazen, Lee; Hathway, Monona; Hinkson, Guthrle; Hunt, Des Molnes; Miller Fayette; Madden, Adair; McCully, Marion. Buill'in gand Loan—Frink, Page; G'ibson, Union; lavender, Calhoun; Johnston, Franklin; Smith, Greene; Brighton, Jefferson; Good, Boone; eMr- rlam, Delaware; Carr, Polk; Veneman, Story; Clark, Adams; Dows, Linn; Emmet, Grundy; Dav'is, Fremont; Hunt, Des Molnes; Alberson, Washington; Porter, Appanoose; Jay, Carroll; Jackson, Tama. AGRICULTURE, Stewart, Polk; Bird, Cerro Gordo; Jones, Henry; Shambaugh, JUadison; Van Houten, Taylor; Beal, Cherokee; Bailey, Sioux; Parker, Mills; Classen, Marshall; Veneman, Story; .Dickens, Wapello; Wilson, Keokuk; Miller, Fayette; Miller, Cedar; Putnam, Piitlawat- tamie; Nolan, Dubuque; .Arnoli, Monroe; Blume, Crawford; Conley, Clayton; Hazen, Lee; Harriman, Clinton. SCHOOLS AND TEXT BOOKS. Lavender, Calhoun; Ray, Poweshlek; Putnam, P,otta,wattamie; .Hughes, Iowa; Gibson, Plymouth; Eaton, Mitchell; Perrott, Dallas; Classen, Marshall; Brighton, Jefferson; Towner, Floyd; Stallcop, Sac; Jackson, Tama; Farley, Kossuth; Christie, Hancock-Wright; Hansmann, Clinton: Davis,- Fremont. COUNTY AND TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. Classen, Marshall; Frlnk, Page; Cook, Montgomery; Shambaugh, Madison; Wilson, Keokuk; Dickens, Wapello; Towner, Floyrt; Dempster, Scot'.; Letts, Louisa; Boyd, Shelby; Hazfin, Lee; Hinkson, Guthrie; Reynolds, Ma.'mska. MINES AND MINING. Good, Boone; Baker, Cass; Sti'lcop. Sac; Wemple, Decatur; Merriman, Delaware; Santee, Woodbury; Hinkle, Wayne; Prentiss, Ringgold; MUler, Warren; Blake, Webster; Ovrerfleld, Howard;' Nolan, Dubuque; Nowers, Clark; Porter, Appanoose; Powers, Jasper; Sheehan, Jones; Alberson, Washington. ANIMAL INDUSTRY. Shambaugh, Madison; Miller, Warren; Parker, Mills; Miller, Fayette; Beal, Cherokee; Bird, Cerro Qordo; Clark, Hamilton; Dsmpster, Scott; 'baker, Cass; Nolan, Dubuque; Boyd, Shelby; Arnold, Monroe; Bull, Van Buren; Davis, Fremont; Hazen, Lee, DOMESTIC MANUFACTURES. Putnam Pottawattamie; Overfleld, Howard; Stalicop, Sac; Stewart, Polk; Veneman, Story; Wi.alen, Emmet; Nowers, Clark; Sheehan, Jones; Smith, Harrison; McCully, Marlon; Downing, Davis. SOLDIERS' AND ORPHANS' HOMES. Miller, Warren; Smith, Greene; Van Houten, Taylor; Nabstadt, Scott; McCurdy, Buchanan; Hughes, Iowa; Shambaugh, Madison; Wemple, Decatur; Christie, 3$*iicock'; Nowers, Clark; Smith, Harrison; Kreiger, Cblckasaw; Hathaway, Monona. PENITENTIARIES. McCurdy, Mafcaska; Nabstadt, Scott; Hauger, Black Hawk; Ray, Poweshiek; Miller, Warren; Clark, Hamilton; Beal, Jones; Hunt, Des jiiojnes; McGinn, Clinton: Hansmann, Clinton; Aladdin, Adailr; Power- *-s». Summary of Minor Committees. LABOR— Gelsler, Muscatlne; Barrett, Woodbury, MILITARY-Dows, Linn',; Smith, Greene. R13TRRNCHMENT AND REFORM- Bailey, Sioux; Perrott, Dallas. PARDONS— Parker, Mills; Bird, Cerro Gordo. WOMAN SUFFRAGE— Miller, Buena Vista; Santle, Woodbury. HORTICULTURE— Letts, Louisa; Towner. Floyd. CLAIMS— Jones, Henry; Bowen, Allamakee. INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS— Lambert, Jackson, Good, Boone. PUBLIC LANDS AND BUILDINGS- G'.bson, Plymouth; Frink, Page. FEDERAL RELATIONS— Jackson, Tama; Barrett, Woodbury. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS- Clnrk, Hamilton Baker. Cnss. COLLEGE FOR THE BLIND— Hubert, Benton; Hauger, Blackhawk. HOSPITAL FOR INSANE— Beal, Cherokee; McCurdy, Buchanan. AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE— Dempster, Scott; Perrott, Dallas. POLICE REGULATIONS— Clark, Adams; Potter, Pottawnttamle. INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB— Parrott, Dallas; Parker, Mills. INSTITUTE FOR FEEBLE MINDED —Overfleld, Howard; Stallcop, Sa.c. BOARD OF PUBLIC CHARITIES- Wilson, Keokuk; Wernple, Decatur. PUBLIC LIBRARIES— Hunkle, Wayne; Veneman, Stors'. ENROLLED BILLS— Santlc, Woodbury; Hauger, Blackhawk. ENGROSSED BILLS— Hanson, Winnebago; Gibson, Plymouth. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS- HuRhes, Iowa: f->ok, Montgomery. JUDICIAL DISTRICTS— Dickens, Wo- pello; Baker, Cass. RULES— Porter, Appanoose; Miller, Buena Vista. THE FASHIONABLE PARLOR. A Ulstre«Blnc Room with Its Dellcatl Tints and Curlonu Set IJipressIon. The delicate tints of the average expensively furnished parlor are apt to be colorless unless there is some relie) to them, says the New York Post. One sees so many rooms with soft pearl- gray Wilton carpets, walls of very much the same shade, hangings of silvery plush, furniture largely in white and gold, even the soft cushions of the palest hues in costly fabrics. The curious set expression of such a room, as if it were arranged for an exhibition parlor of upholstery^ is enhanced, usually, by the lack of any sort of center. Every room to be successful needs some sort of focus — an open fireplace, a reading table, anything that suggests a drawing together of the room's occupants. It is this lack of suggestion of life which makes one stroll through one of these perfectly SfeNATE. Washington, Jan. iO.— Aftet 1 ft short session, the senate went intd exetfuMfe ««*• slot to cofisidef tne fiawftiian treaty. A number of nomination! were confirmed before consideration of the tieaty wash*gun. After a long debate it was decided not to debate the treaty m open session. BOtfSfi. The opponents of the civil service law had the best of the debate in the house today as fat as the views of those engaging In it were concerned. Nine of the eleven speakers were of the opposition. SENATE. Washington, Jan. 11.— After an address by Fairbanks, of Indiana, on immigration, the senate took up the Hawaiian treaty in executive session. BOUSE. Debate on the civil Service law wds concluded to-d&y. closure being dfthfrsti- by a vote in which the speaker cast the deciding vote. The legislative, executive ftttd judicial appropriation bill, in consideration of Which the debate had occurred, was then reported to the house and .passed without amendment. SENATB. Washington, Jon. 12.— The senate spent nearly the whole day in consideration ot the Hawaiian treaty. T.avis finished his address ' in favor of the treaty, and was followed by Allen In opposition. noi'su. The house to-day passed the urgent deficiency bill, carrying $1,741,848. A provision incorporated in the bill requires the owners of bullion to pay the. cost of transporting bullion from assay offices to th« mints BRNATE. Washington, Jan. 18.— In the senate the pension appropriation bill was reported and placed on the calendar. Then the immigration bill came up ns unfinished business, and Caffery, of Louisiana, made n set speech iu opposition. Cannon, of Utah, presented the following, which was adopted : "Resolved, That tho president be requested, if not incompatible with publio interest, to transmit to the senate at his earliest convenience n statement showing what measures ore in force by this govern inent in the island of Cuba and waters contiguous thereto to protect the lives, lib- was the beginning of the breakin *SWn mjr health. I was also S slattjto teft tt edffi* drinking, I took the gold cart But it did Sot help nil." . ' , This is ft portion of ftft Inters # froMthe vang //m»M, ef Clfhtd It might well be taken for th6 subject b!i teffipsranfre lector e bnt that Is ftot an* ttn» ject in publishing it. It is la *Mw h»W It system, run down by drink and disease, may be restored. We eaftnot do totter than quote t urthet f f om th6 Same "For years 1 was -~- nrable to do my Work. 1 could not Bleep nights of rest days on account of continuous pains in f my • stomach and back. I was unable to digest my food. Headaches and painful urination were frequent, and my heart's action became increased. I left my farm and retired to city life, for 1 was & confirmed invalid, and the doctor said I would * never be well again. "Soon after I happened to use four boxes of Dr. Wil- liams'Pink Pills for Pale Peopla and 1 Retired to City Uft. since then have been free from all pain, headache and dyspepsia. I eat heartily and have no appetite for strong drink or tea or coffee, and feel twenty years younger. ".Ml/ weight licit increased 48 pound*. I cannot say too much for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and claim that they have cured me. JOHN B. COOK." Subscribed and sworn to before me thif sixteenth day of February, 1897. A. P. BAHKEH, Nntaru Pubtte. To people run down in healtb from whatever cause—drink or disease—the above interview will be of interest. Tho truth of it is undoubted as tho statement is sworn to, and we reproduce the oath here. For any further facts concerning this medicine write to Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Bchenectady, N. Y. The name and address of the subject of above interview is John B. Cook, of 208 Bouth 5th Street, Lyon, Iowa. Took Bloncr With llltn. Easterner—"I am looking for a man named Smarth, who came here from our section some years ago." Westerner—"Look along among those palaces on New street. He has f.-.l nuuij iJiioiivuBt ert.y nud rroperty of the American citizens now dwelling iu Cuba." HOUSE. The house complete;! the conrideration of the agricultural appropriation bill in committee of the whole and then adjourned upon the motion of thore opposed to the printing of another edition of the famous "Horse Book." SENATE. Washington, Jan. 14.—Hotir presented a joint resolution preparing uu amendment tn the constitution making terms of presidents, vice-president, senators and representations begins on the 80th day of April instead of tho 4th of March. Quay offered a resolution for tin investigation of tho burning of two Seminolo Indians at tho stake in Oklahoma recently. A resolution calling on the secretary of agriculture for information on sugar was agreed to.. Adjourned till Monday. HOUSE. An amendment to the agricultural appropriation bill, authorizing tho publication of 75 copies of tho horse book, was adopted. A resolution accepting tho invitation of Norway to participate in an international fisheries exposition at Berlin from May to September next was adopted. A resolution by Perkins, of Iowa, ordering 40,000 maps of Alaska, showing tho most feasible routes to tho gold fields, was adopted. House spent tho remainder of tho day in considering the senate bill to refer to the court of claims tho claim of tho book concern of the Methodist church (south.) HOUSE. Washington, Jan. 15.—The devoted two hours to general debate on the army appropriation bill and the remainder of tho day to eulogizing tho life and public services of tho late Representative Soth W. Mi liken, of Maine, who served for fourteen years in the lower branch of congress. At !!.ii5 p. in., as a further mark of respect, the house adjourned. EXCITEMENT IN RIO JANER1O. probably made a fortune by this time." Easterner—"tie had money when he came here." Westerner—"Oh! Look in the poorhouse." appointed rooms and'come with a of relief into the next apartment, which the family really use. Occasionally a house is entered whose mistress boldly banishes the so-called parlor, letting it be simply an extension of the library. Books line its walls. A long table with chairs drawn around it is piled with fresh magazines, the latest books, and a writing service. All. these may be as elegant as one's purse admits, but their very presence confers a charm and effect by their suggestion of use, that is not found in the handsomest stretches oi upholstery aad. woodwork. Uwoiity I'orsona Indicted for Conspiracy Mew Inventions, The United States patent office last week, issued 488 patents. Amongst the curious of these were included a cycle embodying but * single wheel a?ia known as a unlcyclo, the patent being issued to an Iowa inventor. While another Iowa inventor received a patent for a centrifugal cream separator. It remained for a Utlca, N. Y., inventor to provide a running gear for a baby carriage, by which the forward -wheels can be dropped downward so that the carriage body may be held horizontal while the baby carriage is being wheeled up and down stairs. Most people have realized the dangers attending conveying a child in a baby buggy up or, down flights of stairs, which is en-; 1 tirely overcome by the new invention--. Above we show a simple movement by menns of which the wheel A ro-f volves the larger wheel D in opposite directions. Inventors • desiring free information may obtain the same in addressing Sues & Co., registered pat-, ent agents, Omaha. Neb. • \ . —_—————^— 1 Horace G. Burt, the new president ot the Union Pacific Railway company, began his railroad career in 1867 as a rodman on the Vandalia lines. Monies. llio UK JANEIRO, Jan. 14, — A great sensation hus been caused here by the publication of the police report on the conspiracy to assassinate President Monies on . November 5. Tho report concludes with indicting- twenty persons, including Vice President Victorino Peroira, Captain Lopez Cruse of the Brazilian navy, seven majors and colonels, Senator Cordciro, eight deputies, and the soldier, Marielliuo, who was executed for the crime. Deputy Glicerio and the vice-president are still at large. Diocleisno and Mariellino have made full confessions. All About Alaska. Persons desiring- .latest and most complete information about tha Alaskan gold fields can get maps and other matter by sending 1 four cents in stamps to W. M. Lowrie, General Agent Great Northern Railway, 230 South Clark St., Chicago, 111,, or free by calling at his ofllce. The Great Northern is the short line to Seattle and Portland; vestibuled trains; tourist sleepers; meals in dining cars a la carte; connects with all Alaska steamers. Steel pens came into use abput seventy years ago. A gross which is now sold for 10 cents was worth over $35 then. WOMEN'S pLUBS. One Hundred Thpaiapd ot the Gentle Sex In America Are Meznberi. The last decade of this wonderful nineteenth century has witnessed a remarkable and far-reaching movement, the gathering into one. great organization of a rapidly increasing number of women, without regard to class or creed, for the social, intellectual and moral advancement of humanity, says Lippincott's. The General Federation of Women's Clubs was formed at a meeting called by Sorosis in New York city in May, 1889. Its phenomenal growth is perhaps bast realized by the consideration of a few cold statistics gathered from the report of the corresponding secretary at the third biennial of the federation, held in Louisville last May. From this, report it appears that the 355 clubs and four state federations represented two years ago have increased to 495 cluba and twenty-one state federations, the latter including over 800 clubs. There are, therefore, in round numbers, exclusive of many smaller organizations with a similar purpose, which, for economic or other reasons, have ftot yet joined the general fed'* eratlon, 1,300 clubs, embracing a membership of 100,000 women, la this might host are many of our best and brightest women from toe shores of MsUne to the Goldeij from tfee mpuntajns of tdatlQ to Florida Saw Amlreo's Uulloon, STOCKHOLM, .Tan, 15.—Prof. Nordensk- jold, the arctic explorer, has informed the Swedish academy of science that the foreign office has received intelligence from persons worthy of credence that they saw Prof. Andree'a balloon early in August, in British Columbia, seven miles north of Ques- nello lake, in the district of Cariboo. The professor regards the news of sufficient importance to call for a closer investigation. Iteauty Is Hlnnd Depp. Clean blood makes a clean skin. No beauty -without it. Cascarets C<*ndy Cathartic cleans your blood and keeps it clean, by- stirring up the lazy liver and driving all impurities from the body, Begin to-day to banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads, and that sickly bilious complexion by taking Casparets,—beauty for ten cents. All druggists, Eatisfactum guaranteed, 10, 25, 50o. About the worst piece of luck that can happen to a busy man is to make a favorable impression upon a bore, It Keeps the Feet Warm and Pry, And is the only cure for Chilblains,. Frostbites, Damp, Corns and Bunions. Sweating Feet, Ask for Allen's Cargo of Cotton. SAVANNAH, Gu... Jan, 15,—The British steamer Ranze cleared for Bremen with 18,200 bales of cotton weighing 8,903,855 pounds and valued at $534,953, This is the largest cargo of cotton ever shipped from an Atlantiaport, and is over 7,000 bales more tuan was ever shipped from this port on auy other vessel. __ , The swiftest river in the world is the Sxitley, in India. At one part of it there is a descent of 12,000 feet in 108 miles, Purses made of the skin of frogs are in great favor with Parisian ladies. This kind of leather is very thin, yet very durable. < A liquor dealer in Birmingham, Ala., mixed wood alcohol with cheap whisky and sold it to his patrons. Ten of them died within three days. A Texas judge encouraged the band of a flirting wife with opinion: "Flirting is no pwtext for divorce, but it is tt good escuse fpr •funeral." * - f 1 .* Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, ?5c. Sample sent FREE- Address, Allen S. OUnstea, LeRoy, N. Y. Lots of men can date their first success from the time some girl jnade tb,a mistake of refusing to marry them. Coo's Cough Balsam IB the oldest and best. It will l>real( up a, cold quicker than lUiyUiiiitf else. It Is always reliable. Tiy It. A French agriculturist has grafted tomatoes upon potatoes, with the result that his plant produces potatoes underground and tomatoes above. I never uted so quick a cure as Plso'i Cure for Consumption,— J, B. Palmer, Bo* 1171, Seattle, Wash., Nov. 8J 1895. The secret of making oae's self tiresome is uot to know wb,en to stop.— Voltaire. ..... _ No-To-W»c for Fifty Cent*. Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes jre»kni«a pyiKi. SQy, H. Al» Qcvpufr ' Vice either bides or draws i'ta sword, as soon as virtue shows her face, Star Tobacco la the leading brand o| the world) because it is the best. The Lord isn't «ear go d, as ministers aeem to think, Hooters are

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