HISTORICAL DEW. iw KOSWHB ALHONA* IOWA, TUESDAY, .OCTOBER 27, 1936 -Twelve Pages. VOL. 34—NO. 43 fienry Wallace Presents Algona Fanner A $60 Priae Check fiXWAtBINOSTBD CELEBRATION, 22D This township can justly tot proud ,of the fact that one of it.i ditlzeha, joe Metllle, carried Honors at the Northwest husking contest .held last • morning at Ringsted. wan awarded a $60 prize, _____ wtul presented to him per- MMfaHy by Secretary of Agriculture fittiry Wallace. HetUIe has entered several pre- vtttii con team, always coming closa to the top ot the list, and this Umd ha Maoh*d the top. His many ftftftda, not only in Union but throughout this section, compliment po his victory. I or the first- four to place wero .a ahbrt distance of each Kniest Heidecker of Lakota,- who hast won contests in past years; Vtomd third, just a stone's throw Mhlnd Daniel Nsaa of KsthervtUe. A draettuiger man was fourth. Metilte Is now eligible to enter UM state meet, and we hope he'll •e able to. The field In which the •ken worked ran about 40 bushel* to the Acre, and all of the men in tb« contest were experienced* pick- on* : There were eight counties represented among the eontestanU. Approximately 4,000 people followed tho 16 pickers, after Secre* ttry Wallace fired the opening gun. UBQlSS SUPPORT jp 1 A *OTT OACSBT' before a crowd of at 6,000 penons In Ringsted, oa **^f afternoon. Secretary of Agh&Oturt Henry A. Wallace hi n .jitM «t4,|hou«htful manner; told tSi the question of reelec- ot'OMiuUional administration on* th«t would determhie for •MM a»«,t« come, whether the na- MlehoMt|D advance in »oclal eco- Mttle and »g»lcttltural planning, or ««tMra to th«, old order of letting llitnga talc* UMdrown oourse. -vVe a n^Wtui In dead •erlousness. thought before he spoke, and could not kelp but Impress hia listeners, ir- wpecUve of political affiliation, of •M .fact that he believed honestly and sincerely In the administration's agricultural program, and thast It baa and will bring benefits to tka great farming areas. He pointed out that anyone elating that government measures would result in increased taxes could only base their claim on one thing, income taxes. He stated that UM taxes which the public pays twice a year at the county treasurer's office, do not contain a single dime that goes to the federal government Those taxes are township, county and state. The federal government's only tax income Is tram Income taxes, and excise or tariff. The national debt at the present time, he declared, meant an Increase of only M centa per person per capita hi interest, where as the national wealth has increased f 1,000 Mr capita, sMd the national Income $i&000 Dividend, St. Benedict Arrives A final dividend of $18,000 on the People's Savings Bank of St. Benedict, will be ready for distribution b«re on Friday and Saturday, this week, Harry Hull, examiner fat charge stated Monday. HuU asiu that those who will rt- c*ive the dividend checks call for them as soon a» possible, as he hopes to clean up the matter in •hart order. uoos B«*t light butch., 140-160 B«*t light butch., 160-180 . B*rt Ught butch., 180-200 BMt light butch., 200-260 Ifed. heavy, 280-326 Iba. BuUhars. 380-400 lb» packing aowa, 300-360 Packing aowa, 360-400 »ow«, «»-*» CATTLE cattle Cann*rs and cutters Fat *t«er* Pat ywrliags Bulto ...Fat cow* UBA1N No. t yellow corn No. 4 mixed com ..., 4 whit* corn VfUta corn #f ycDow com p* *Md oaro ¥f $•.00-6.30 , 7.00-7.60 . 7.80-8.30 8.60 . 8.30 .. . 8.00 7.80 7.60 7.25 6.00-8.00 2.60-3.00 7.00-8.00 7.00-7.60 3.60-4.60 3.10-4.2& Wins North Iowa Corn Title; Can Try State Meet ' L , • • ; i .' ; ' .. , , \ ^-^^-- — •- '••*' t 1 ^_..'-...._,.....-^ ±\ -' .„.•-'._.... .. ---., - ' ^-_---.--•' - -- -- -.,.^ J ».-_ J - J »- ,_ . ._ _, _... L ....^ J Rice, DuChamne Wedding Party Leaving Church ALGONA MAN IS ASKING DAMAGES FOR AUTO CRASH .1,505 Claim Made For Injuries Received Oct. 16th _^ _ i* fchje-Charfe* ding, "party la pictetwa Above 'mr'llt after tha Oot.Jk. Springs, B tba. and and over th* Algorta crimorjles, Sat- Qutml, Algonn ,„. „__ U». tight. i<u»«'t< if I ii gin I Hflll 'GfrwreJ; H«I*n Strand, Birmingham, ,,'"Mich;;-Ann Osborn, Sault St. Marie, Mich.; Cara' «» powman. Grand Rapid*, Mloh.: Josephine Mur ^ C. Rlc« and Mrt. Rice, parents of th« - lfl»'l*«ter»dn Studio, Algona. SWEA CITY MAN BOUND OVER ON TRACTOR CHARGE A c-uhu involving Kale of parts and Uitii tlio remainder of a tractor and engine left on a farm north of Swea City, reuulUd in a court hearing before P. A. Dunson, justice, laat Thursday, awl Fred Carlson, Hweu City, was bound over to tin? grand Jury of the next court term on n charge of larceny. ('urUou moved onto the place where he now lives, and found there an old tractor and engine. He tonHlderud the machinery abandoned properly, and in the course of time sold It. The machinery belonged to I. E. Link, who hod the cona*nt of a former tenant on the place to leave it there. The machinery had been on the plur.c ihruc years, and the new tenant. Carlson, claimu he had no knowledge of thfc ownership of the machinery, and as a result Hold it. tits bond was fixed at (500 and was turniuhed. Greenberg Plans Open House 3 Days A houacwurraUig party for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Ihia week U announced by Jut Urcenberg, who hus arranged for special lavois Lu be distributed to all who visit hia new building thin week. Although the building was corn- pitted uome week* ago, the new uuto supply noire had not been suftifiently stocked until this week for Mr. Greenbeijj to feel like i«- fcuing a general invitation to inspect hi.s quarters, but now he is Joint <>o. Vanity mirrors for aulouiubileg, home towu booster reflectors, and London ur Koostvelt refiectorn are a few of the assorted gifts he will liuve for everyone who vUiU and lii.sparta one of the finest new business buildings in the city. 5 License* To Wed Past Week Licennea to wed were iasued to the following in the past week: Oelmar A. McFudden and Olive Alice Jones, Algona, Oct. 24; Chua. B. UuCharme, Grotwe fouU. Mich, and Mary Janlc* Rkw, Algona. October 24: H. J. Hanson, Truman, Minn., and Mabel Gunder, Armstrong, October 24; fobn Richtar, Jr., Wesley, and Retha Ball, Garner, Oct. 31; Norman Oberhebnan and Lucille Anderson, Corwith, October 21. Kriethes Market 1200 Turkeys East Hurt: Mr. and Mr*. V. V. Kriettw who have rated turkeys on a large seal* the past few y«ar», la*t weak marketed their flock of 1200 turkeys, which were ahlppod to Mew York. TIM tow avwajed taw to as pttwto. wWto *• *•« axed about IS pounds each. You Can Vote 3 Ways Only Thin newspaper hm had several inquiries about inethodH and nu-un» of ratting a ballot In the comlliK election *o that It may not be hpollrd. E. J. Batter, county auditor, outlluen three way* in which a pcrKou may cast hi» or her ballot without any danger of spoiling It Here they are: 1. Vota circle at top, and vote kquare on any other ticket not under the circle. If you vota rlr?l« at lop, 2. Start ut the :op square, (for- Kctllnic the. circle at top) and vote UK you come, down the Hut. S. Vote the circin only, at top, and voU> a straight ticke.t Old Man Winter Heading This Way Jack Frost and Qld Man Winter paid a preliminary visit to Kos- i>uth county, and their arrival drop- in d the tvniperulurtfc to the lowest Una full, u minus 16 on Friday being recorded by Leim Merritt at luj weather station. Day High Low October IS B3 SI October 20 56 38 October 22 40 20 October 23 47 October 24 «1 October 25 61 Lust week we ventured the prediction that the weather would cool off. We merely repeat the same forecast for this weak, only mure so. 16 28 31 Balgeman Car In Close Call Whitlemore: Frank Balgeman, llrut district supervisor, had a narrow escape from serious injury, last Wednesday morning, when hU machine and one driven by Ted Fisher collided, southeast of Algona. Fisher was going went, and Bal- gemv.ii was going south, a half mile south of Whittemore. Fiaher's car, according to the report, hit Balgeman's machine broadside, and both cars were quite badly wrecked. Osteopaths Elect The osteopaths of the Fourth DUtrict held their quarterly meeting it Corwith Monday, October 11 At three p. m. business meeting and election of officer* was held. Officers for the coming year elected were: Or. Harold Jennings, Maaon City, president; Dr. 8. W. Meyer, Algona, vice president; Dr. P. B. Walley, Corwith. secretary and treasurer; Dr. H, D. Wright, Hampton, state trustee. Trades Farm for Hotel Swea City: Elmsr Hoeck has traded bl« farm la Swea township for a hotel, known an the Grand gNWU-ai at UMaw. anj Mr «*4 UwTHowsk will mfrfe* IMC* h> December. 2 ACCIDENTS AT SEXTON, SAT'RDAY NIGHT, 1 INJURED A pair of accidents, Saturday within a few miles of each oliin on the pavement hear Sex- to.i, on highway 18, were reported here over the week end. /Walter 8. Hunt of LuVerne wag (jiiite Hcrlously injured when hia car ran Into the back end of a truck driven and owner by W. E Bllstead of Britt, about 10:45 p. m. Hunt claimed the truck had no roar light, mid was either stopped or almost stopped on the pavement. When Hunt's car hit the truck, the machine caught fire, and Hunt suffered a badly burned hand In putting out the .flames, and also other cu;s about the fate in the crash. The truck won ditched, but Bilstead was not injured. The truck was loaded with coal and potatoes. In the second mishap, a mile east of Sexton, n car owned by Albert Nfuroth, but driven by Lawrence Neuroth of Wesley, and a machine driven by Henry Wolk of Corwith collided. No damage was done to the occupants of the cars, but the machines were banged up some. While Neuroth won waiting for a wrecker, another machine drove Into the damaged car, giving it u few more cracks. • Fire In Basement of Graham Store A tire in the back end basement of the Graham store, Saturday morning, created quite a bit oi furore for a short lime, until it was discovered that the chief trouble was the smoke coming from some excelsior in an abandoned coal bin. tuner than smoking the basement up, and giving everyone a good scare, no particular damage was done, Chet Holt, manager, mated. High Line Short Circuit Snuffs Life Of Ex-Algona Man At Livermore, Sat. Wallace Speaking At Ringsted Elmer Emery of Algonn filed a infringe action yesterday in district ourt at Estherville, Thursday, ag- ilnst Brie Davidson, Esthervtlle, or $1505 for alleged injuries re- eived in an automobile accident n which the two men figured the norning of Oct. 16 on Highway 169 wo miles north of Burt. Iowa, The suit was /lied by Harrington Lowe. Altfomt law firm. Emery, who snid he received in- uries and damage to his automo- )ile when his own car and the Da- Idson machine collided about two a. m., cites eight counts in his pet- tion on which he claims Davidson VHH guilty of negligence. • Both Injured Both Emery and Davidson were njured In the crash. The Algona man sets forth in his petition that he was , driving his own machine in a carelfil and pru- lent manner on his own side of the lavement when he came upon two :ars coming toward him from the •pposite direction. He said the first of the approach- ng cars was driven by L/armen Hattle and the second by Mr. Davidson. Emery maintains- that Davidson turned from his side of the •oad in an atempt to pass the Hatle automobile and before he could regain the right side of the highway, collided with the Emery •nachine. Claims He Turned Off Pavement Emery stated In his petition that :ie saw the oncoming car and turn- id his own partly off the pavement •houlder but before he could turn jack to the pavement the collision occurred. The petition states that Emery received a cut arm, a cut lip, a liead wound and lost a tooth. He lists the damage to his car at $400 and asks $36 for dental bills, $20 for doctor's bills and $1,000 for injuries to his person. FORMER ALGONA GIRL MEETS A TRAGIC DEATH tc iWnth «t Mbratialftown twit wWk when Mrs. Vem Lucille Clark Southwick plunged to her death Sunday afternoon at her home In Marshalltown. Mrs. Southwick was born on the Clark farm a few miles east of Algona and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Clark, 'or many years among the best known and respected people In this section. The Clark family were pioneers of southern Kossuth county and many of the family still reside here. The dead woman who was 32 years of age, moved with the family to Britt some 25 years ago, where the family still reside. The young girl graduated from the Brltt high school in 1923 and was employed by the Singer Sewing Machine Company In Mar- thalltown and Mason City until her marriage to Dr. Southwick in 1933. The tragedy happened at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon when Mrs. Southwlck's heel caught on an upper step of the basement stairway and she was thrown to the basement floor. Her neck and skull were fractured and she died five hours later in the Deaconness hospital. Dr. Southwick was in the front of the house at the time and heard his wife fall and ruahed to her assistance, taking her at once to the hospital. Pictured above is Henry VVnllnrc, secretary of nprieiilture, speaking at Ringsted, Iowa, last Thursday afternoon, to n crowd of about 5,000. Algona Upper Des Moines newsphoto. Thumbnaw Sketches of Candidates For Kossuth Offices, Nov. 3rd FRED E. DUTTON—Farmer-Ia- or candidate for representative. Born on a farm south of Algona, ved in Algona 12 years. Attend- d school in Algona, and Ames one erm. Family moved to Springfield ownshlp. Served on township War ioan board, was first president of he township Farm Bureau, and onnected with farmers shipping ssoclatlon, holding an official pos- tlon In the latter. Was a cand- date for same post two years ago, and served on state central committee of the Farmer-Labor party >f Iowa. ISSUE WARNINGS IN CIVIL SERVICE 'SHORT COURSE' Miss Norton Is Rotary Speaker Miss tternice Norton, Algona young lady who has been teaching for the past six yeara at Ketch- ikun, Alaska, spoke to Kotariaiu Monday noon, ou Iff* in the territory. Al Peterson, past president, was given a rousing cheer and a song, and special honors, as tribute waa paid to one of the club's earliest Past Presidents. LuVerne Women Take Straw Vote LuVerne: That women take an interest in politics, waa proven by fact here last week at a meeting of th« J. J. Club Friday afternoon, in the home of Mrs. Harry LIcbty. A straw vote wag conducted by the committee in charge, headed by Mrs. H, D. Meyer and Mrs. Carl Qoetacb and Roosevelt received eight votes and Landon four. A warning has been issued by Postmaster W. W. Sullivan, to the effect that subscribing for a "civil service correspondence course" is no guarantee that the person taking the course will be able to get into government service. His warning was issued because several complaints and reports have been made to the local post- office about men selling such courses in this vicinity. None of them have any government authorization or approval, and in fact the government has warnings posted in the local office against such courses. Solicitors give no promise of a job in writing, but in some cases have given verbal promises. When the subscriber to the course receives their contract, a line at the bottom says "not responsible for verbal representations of salesmen" which eliminates liability on the part of the company. Postmaster Sullivan urges anyone visited by the solicitors to bring them to the poatoffice, if possible. ERNEST PETERSON—Repub- ican candidate for supervisor, third district. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus 'eterson, Titonka, born in Buffalo township, June 12, 1891. Lived in Kossuth all his life. Chairman Buffalo township corn-hog commit-tee for two years. Married, and has six children. Began farming for himself in 1010, lives on home place two and a half miles south of Titonka. cuufl Born and ratted In Kossuth coun ty, formerly Mayme Relbsamen Graduated from high school and taught school before her marriage to a Titonka barber. Active in community and school affairs, ant served 18 years as postmistress of Titonka. Also was president of tho library board nt Titonka. Is only woman on the republican ticket. IltA KOHL—Republican candidate for clerk of court. Born Sept 25, 1906, In Whittemore township, and lifelong resident of the county. Lived in Union township, five miles northwest of Algona for 18 years. Employed ut Algona by Standard Oil Co. for five years, and is at present on the farm. Is graduate of Munkuto Commercial College. Making first political campaign. (.II.UKKT IIARUREAVKH— republican candidate for sheriff. Has lived in Kossuth county 26 years; attended Alg(#iu schools. Worked on father's farm near Al- (,'o'iu, anil linn farmed for himself. Also worked at the Hobarton Elevator fur three years. Has not lil public office. In his third cninpuign for sheriff. TICK BRACK—republican cund idate for state representative. Born and raised in Iowa, and lived in Kossuth county 12 years. Farmed four years, balance of time spent in general merchandise business. In business for himself 20 years, now conducting store at Ledyurd. Also owns farm near Ledyard. BANCROFT FIRE EXTRA! A Ore which began trow aa overheated stove In the produce building, Juat west of the Kennedy aiare la Bancroft, OB the •outfa tide of the street, threatened for » time a block in the villaee, but wa« fortunately conboUed with the only loan bete* fee produce bujUding. Algoata'B fir* truck and aev- *r*l men made » quick trip to BajMMffc Hd frfffrffl th* Bancroft tow to bring tike flam*. HIRAM B. WH1TK—Republican i undidate for county attorney. Born in Oklahoma, 1006, son of W. A. White, Algona grocer. Came to Algona in 1922. Graduated from Algona high school, attended Drake University two years, graduated from University of Oklahoma law school in 1930. Practicing in Algona since then. Served as justice of peace last four years. First campaign for county office. Married Helen Jasperson, of Al- gonu in 1929. P. J. HEIKKN—Republican candidate for supervisor, fifth district. Born in 1877 in Audubon county, Iowa. Come to Kossuth. settling at Swea City in 1900. where he went into business. Was tirst automobile dealer in north end of the county. Served as Qflh district supervisor for six years, also on Swea City council, and recently elected mayor ot Swea City. Is married, and htti one son now living in Los Angeiu MAURICE J. DUFFY—Democratic candidate for county treasurer. Born at Whittemore, 1895, lived there all h>s life before moving to Algona. Employed In Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, for 8 years, afttr graduation from Whittemore Academy and course at business college. Elected county treasurer hi 1932, reelected in 1934. Is married and the father of three girls, aged five, seven and eight. Eric Anderson Dies By Electrocution Before Son's Eyes JOHN FRA8ER —democratic nndldntr for supervisor, first dis- ict. Lives in Riverdale township, here he wns born, and attended ural school. Has held township dices, and Is township trustee at resent. Formerly member of the ounty corn-hog committee, fair 'oard and Hobnrton elevator ioard. Wife Is the former Mary German of St. Benedict. Have one on and one daughter. .1. ,1. DOOLEY—Democratic can- lidate for county recorder. A resident of Kossuth county for 26 yearn. Was born In Pocahontna county. Has lived in Algona the ]nst 26 years, during which time le sold road machinery, corrugated nlvert pipe and later Insurance, for 22 'years in all. Was elected county recorder in ,l8i?. the first public office t.c iiau •'"M. rinrt was rce!*ctetJ iu 1934. Is mamed has two daughters and one son; | I. A. WINKBL—Democratic candidate for county attorney. BODY SMOKING BEFORE RESCUED I'.iir AnUoison, HO, son of Mr. and Mrs. f'. Amlerson nf Algona, was elfcliocuicd ut Livermore, Saturday when ii short circuit caught hii.i ,\vhile ho was working on a power line two blocks from Llver- m ore's main street. His son was working with htm at the time. Tho elder Ander^-m fastened hU safety belt, ad,' 'd his rubhnr gloves and started >/k. A ftw minutes Inter his soi ''1 lied to him, sot no response, aK ^saw. his father's, hend drop down X t his chest. Kody Smoking CalSinf- for help, the youth obtained aid from Bert Brown.i a former city electrician at Livermore, who helped to remove the body of Anderson, which had begun to smoke from the heavy current. It took 25 minutes to remove the body. It Is believed that the victim touched one 110 volt wire with one hand, and then another 2300 volt wire ut the same time. Mrs. Anderson, wife of the dead man, WHS In Lake Mills at the time and hurried home at once. Funcrnl Rlten Today Mr. Anderson was a cousin of Mrs. Douglas Rlley of Irvlngton. Funeral services were to be held today (Tuesday) at Livermore, ' with the American Legion assisting In tho service. Dr. J. M, Wiggins of the Presbyterian church was to preach the funeral sermon, and Interment was in the Union cemetery, at SeXton. 400 HEAR DEMO TALKS FRIDAY, Ballots Beady Ballot* for the general election, November 3, were ready to mail at the court house this week, after the county auditor's staff had given them the necessary preliminary work and sorting. and nfgh school in Algxma. Six years at State University of Iowa, graduating from law school in 1928. Han been practicing In Algona since that time. Married to former Ida M. Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Peterson of Tl- tnnko. They have six children. Held term as justice of peace. First ime running for county office. EARL (UUKE) KINBEY—dem- ocratic candidate for county aud- tor. Born in Nevada, Iowa, 1885, fin- shed high school there, took up residence ut Bancroft. Attended Highland Park college, Des Molnes, two years, played baseball with Jes Moines team one season. En- isled in navy In 1917, made 11 •ound trips as gunner on a transport. After leaving service, lived fear ut Buffalo Center, then beanie Ruwlelgh dealer In north Kossuth, living at Bancroft. In 1931 moved to North Carolina on ob us clerk In a bonded warehouse. Promoted to supervisor in a colon mill. When mill shut down he returned to Bancroft und the Raw- eigh job. He is married to a Bancroft girl, former Lenora Wilhelmi, and has seven children. C,'. \\. PKARSON— Republican candidate for county treasurer Born in Sweden; came to Koa- ulh in ISal, settling at Swea City. <Vorked as clerk in general store, hen assistant cashier in a bank or ten years. Served as director and treasurer of school districl, md was mayor of Swea Cily. Also icld township offices. Came to Al- gonu in 1927 as deputy treasurer, erving for seven years. He is narried and has two children, 'resent home is Algona. PHILIP ,1. KOHLHAAS— Demo- riatir candidate for representative. Horn in Kossuth county, 1887. Spent 30 years on farm, and 23 years in local business. At present is in the real estate business. Served two years on city council, two years director of the Iowa Automobile Merchants Ass'n, three years vice president of Ihe Algona j Community Club. Is married and lias family. First campaign for public office, on county basis. About 40ff men and women attended a democratic rally, Friday evening, in the local high school auditorium, and heard brief two- minute talks by candidates for county office, and Lester Gillette, candidate for state senator from this district, and Guy M. Gillette. Cherokee, candidate for the United State senate. Lester Gillette declared that the present state administration had succeeded, after many years of Inactivity, In enacting legislation which gave immediate and necessary aid to the farm population of the state of Iowa, and cited facts and figures to prove his point. Guy Gillette (the men are not related), in a lengthier talk, vigorously defended the Roosevelt administration, admitting that some of the recent legislation would have to be improved and altered, but that fundamentally the New Deal laws have been enacted to correct the admitted abuses of the past. H« pointed out that Candidate Landon has promised a return to tint gold utandard. This move, he said, would merely give control of the financial affairs of the nation buck into the hands of the few that have previously controlled them. Federal Jurors H. M. Hauberg, P. L. McMahon, and C. R. LaBarre, have been not- ifled that th«y are to serve on the petit jury In the U a District court which openu November 10 in Fort Dodge. Pall Festival Today The annual Fall Festival will be held at St. Cecelia's Academy Tuesday and Wednesday (tonight ana tomorrow). A chicken dinner wil! be served each evening beginning at 5:30, and there will be games and dancing. Everyone is invited. CASEY LOSS—Democratic candidate fur county sheriff. Born in Kiverdale townuhip in 1902, and moved with family when a year old to Cresco township, where he grew to manhood. Attended the Algona schools, and one year at Coe College, Cedar Rapids. Farmed with hia father until 1933, when be became deputy sheriff, which position he held for three years and three monf.hu, resigning last spring to enter the primary race. Mrs. Loss is the former Ethel English of Algona. CARL OAHI.HAUSEB — Independent candidate for county sheriff. Born in Illinois, 18&3. Came to Kossuth with parents when 17 years old, settling at Whittemore la 1903. Attended school in Illinois and Whittemore. Married at Whlt- U-iuore and alter farming for Self 1C years, moved to Bancroft, where be Jived for 13 years. Served aa marshal and constable at Bancroft for *«ven year*. Elected sheriff in 1982, reflected son*. in 1934. Has four Jake's Pipe Is Near Cause of Blazing Ballots Jake t'recli is nut only an ardent republican of long .^landing, but lie also believes that "the man who smokes a pipe haa an added charm." As u result, he smuke.s :i fine, old, well cured pipe. Monday morning Jake was up in tlie court room, looking over tlie various sacks in which ballots had been pitched, and no duubt speculating on how many would be marked for the republican side. lie absent-mindedly tapped las pipe on the court loom railing, und walked out E. J. Butler, coumy auditor. visited the court room a few minutes later and began to smell an odor of smoke. Between Butier and Alma Pour- sun, deputy clerk, it was discovered that the boltom of the pouch fur first ward, Algona. had been burned out on the bottom and the ballots were beginning to acorcb. as well. Jake had dumped his pipe into the pouch.
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