Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel (Newspaper) - July 28, 1916, Lemars, Iowa Vol. No. 60. Published Tuesdays and LE JULY 28, 1916. $ 2.00 Per $ 1.50 if Paid in Advance INCREASE IS MADE 8TATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MAKES VALUES IN LIVE STOCK ADJUSTED Tax on Hogs Is Raised In Every County in Iowa Except State Levy Is Fixed at Same Figures aa Last Year The state executive council revised everyone of the assessments on live stock returned by the assessors and In every case but ono It was a revision The Increases were in nearly all cases the largest being 100 per cent and tbe smallest raise ten per cent. Cattle were increased 10 to 33 1- 3 per cent and hogs two We give below a detailed comparison of the assessment as first made and as raised by the First 1 year 40 2 years 04 Horses 78 Stallions 200 Mules 70 Cattle in feeding 84 1 year 20 2 years 24 Cows 27 1 year 24 2 years i 31 3 years 36 Bulls 42 Swino 6 Sheep 4 doats ' 4 In adjusting the values ou livestock for taxation purposes for 1916, the state executive council has ordered a general Hogs are advanced from $ 8.50 to $ 10 a Mules will bo taxed at $ 100 instead of $ 90 as In tho Sheep will bo valued at $ 4.50 each for a raise of dollar a head over the 1915 The order of the council raises the value of hogs in every county in Iowa ( That county reported swine at $ 10 a Some of the other counties reported hogs as low $ 4.50 average for he state was $ 7.53. Plymouth assessed at $ 6.00. The report of W. H. revenue of the auditor of state's office shows 4,243,707 head of hogs re- ported for taxation in 1916. The value of the swine Is given as $ 31,956,372. The raise ordered by tho state council will bring the value of the swine to $ 42,243,767. f Although there were counties which reported values of real estate lower than the adjustments ordered in 1915, it has been discovered that the adjustments were made and the auditors in question did not send the correct figures the state Tho council has sent notice to County Auditor Hayes fixing the state tax levy at 4.5 the same as last Revised ' 50 75 96 400 100 40 22 28 36 28 40 48 48 10 4.50 2.75 FORMER LE MARS GIRL WEDS DEATH OF PERCY ILIFF Was Well Known Resident of Kingsley for Many Years Klngsley Word was received here Tuesday of this week of death of Percy Iliff at the homo of his sister at 20 Folkstone July 6, 1916, after an illness of several years Mr. and Mrs. F. W. and Miss returned i day from a 1,600 mile automobile lour in Wisconsin and They were 1 ' gone thirty days - d relatives at St. and other points env Mr. Rothschild says Minnesota and Wisconsin 1 both have Iowa bested the matter of their hard surface highways making it to travel as as a- rain stops Klngsley Quite a - ber of oases of fever have been - ed In Klngsley the past week or ten The ailment resembling to a considerable We understand most of the cases are s Schneider and family made automobile to Iroquois and South this week to ' sit ' on to & Mrs. ari e ' - T i * x sodas make Ice cream at Drug s t a r e 4iOayfor la Hp 0row W - * aweet corn at M u k e t ' Watermelons ana ' nil t Ceremony Took Place In Minneapolis Last Week The home of Mr. ami Mrs. E. B. 3232 Park was the scone of a pretty home wedding on Wednesday at 8: 00 p. in. The contracting parties were Miss Minnie W. Weagel and Mr. Albert E. both of South Rev. E. 13. of an old time friends of the family and the ring ceremony was The wedding colors were yellow and white and tho effect out with Shasta Preceding the Perfect was sung by Miss Dorothy and to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding played by Miss the bride and groom entered Tho bride wore a dainty dress of fluffy net and carried bride's After the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Anderson left on a short wedding They will bo at home after August 1st, at 3G38, Third South The bride is a cousin of E. B. Schmidt and has visited In their home frequently during the past The groom Is e Junior partner and manager of Anderson & 136 East fifth street The out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. S. Anderson and daughter parents and sister of the all of South Ralph and Harry brothers of the tho latter a member of Co. of Miss of and Miss Leah of The bride formerly lived in LeMars and is a of the LeMars High KINGSLEY MAN HURT 8plashee Lye Into Both of His Eyes While working in his hoghouse Dr. C. H. of veterinary overturned a can of lye from above the a portion of the contents of which entered both and from which he is suffering Tho outcome Is still SETTLE DIFFERENCE GAS COMPANY AND CITY COUNCIL AVOID LITIGATION WILL PASS NEW ORDINANCE Cash Price Under Ruling Now Agreed Upon is Only Two Cents Higher than Formerly and Price of Is Hog Disease Prevalent Kingsley Considerable hog disease is reported in this Monday morning August was exhibiting ft small pig he had examined and found the Intestines filled with worms and the lungs were As a result of this fact it behooves every hog raiser in this vicinity to look well to their hogs and take every precaution to prevent the spread of the The Grimes sand pit Is becoming a popular resort for bathers this Parties from Remsen and other nearby towns drive over frequently for a. plunge In its Mr. Grimes is building a new bath house for ladies Rev. B. E. Gilbert took his family by auto to Sprit Lake Thursday whore they will spend some Mr. Gilbert will return and be here for Sunday Read this I I want that used furniture that you want to dispose of and will pay cash for it. Call Loft's second hand phone 328, 1208 Sixth Mrs. Jos. of and Mrs. John of Scales are guests of their Mrs. A. C. For modern 8- room house on South Main street Choice p - Ice right and liberal terms J. MV - A big shipment of apricots for canning at the first of next Get your orders In IS WEDS MAN WINS BRIDE AT 8UMMER RESORT Tho differences between tho Gas company and the city of LeMars as to rates have been adjusted and an reached which will be enacted into an to be passed at a meeting of the council this The rate charged In LeMars for gas for several years has been $ 1.40 with 5 per cent discount for payment by the 10th of the Last winter representatives of the Gas Company appeared before the council and asked authority to make tho maximum rate $ 1.60. Tho declined to cede to the request and passed an ordinance providing for a net rate of $ 1.30. The Gas Company secured an injunction against the enforcement of the ordinance and these injunction were to come up for disposal at the next term of Tho ordinance which will come up for passage tonight provides a maximum charge of $ 1.00 but stipulates there shall bo a discount of 25 cents a thousand for payment by the 10th of tho This gives the compa ny authority to a rate of $ 1.35 instead of $ 1.33 they have been charging and gives them the rate of $ 1.60 a thousand on other than cash accounts and to all users of less than 800 cubic Heretofore on all accounts loss than $ 1.00 the $ 1.40 rate has been In future the rate on such accounts may bo $ 1.60, but it is stated by officers of the company that they will for the present at least charge a maximum of $ 1.50 to all users and give a 10 per cash dis count to bring the rate to $ 1.35. The council has been willing all the timo to settle on about this basis but not until recently was tho company willing accept We believe tho action of the council will meet with general The Gas company giving good service and at a timo when all kinds of materials are advancing it IF not reasonable to expect them to reduce The cash price IB only two cents higher under the new ordinance and the margin allowed tor customers who do not pay cash is none too large to cover cost of collection and bad accounts Litigation Is unprofitable and the city is to be congratulated upon having reached a settlement of the ON THEIR WAY SOUTH Co. K Boys Write from All Are Well If their train got through on time the boys of Co. K are now encamped at Friends in LeMars are receiving l e t ' i t s or cards from the boys every day and the last communications to which were posted at stated they expected to reach Brownsville some time The hospital company in which Lieut. J. M. Dulles Is an reached Brownsville the of the The Third Regiment preceded the Second to the border and the First took its departure from Camp Dodge last The boys write that their trip south has been a slow one and that in most of the large towns they stopped three or four hours and were allowed to get out and seo the All were well and enjoying the trip Brownsville comes near being the point of the United States being in the extreme southern tip of and about live miles from the Gulf At Dallas the temperature runs 100 and above every day at this season but Brownsville is cooled by the Gulf WARD WILL BE THE UMPS Save the Lodged Grain With our Grain Saving Guards practically all of the crop Is picked no matter how badly it is We have a limited upply on B. Pew ' A. of a well known grain and commission was in LeMars on m was in LeMars on Wednesday visiting He was accompanied by his Mr. Gerstenberg is making a tour in the northwest looking at the crop situation in Dakota and Ne the eight year ' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank who was badly cut about the head In a fall from a horse and who was brought to a local hospital tor Is recovering nicely and was taken to his home at Struble the beginning of the A dispatch from Council Bluffs to tho Sioux City Journal yesterday Council July 28. J. R. 1 of ( 1 ' aged 55, was arrested last night at a summer resort here and charged - with He was induced to pay a stiff fine by his woman Victoria A. aged 68, of and later In the evening the couple hunted up the marriage license clerk 6. minister and A. 0,, Clarke and daughter leave today tor ah outing at Lake where they will go with ' on a V i 11' H ' I ' I I W I ' clc i s p d red o n r r a nu j i o m a ' o Mrs. Greg of Union was brought to a local on Wednesday suffering from a severe case of pus She underwent an operation for Her condition Js regarded ns very C. of arrived Thursday morning t o spend some time visiting The Merchants baseball team will go to Hawarden on Sunday to play a business pen's team 8prn,. to and Mrs. George of Grant on June 24thi a fine * H Lightning last Sunday Wiled three horses owned by near P. P. v Texas B l b e r t a peaches in bushel J J a & e t 1 ' a n d ' I rai W at ' British Born to Celebrate at Riverside on Saturday Sioux City George superintendent of public Saturday afternoon will take charge of a cricket field and umpire a challenge gamo Sioux City and Omaha cricket The game is to be played at 2: 30 as one of the events at the English midsummer Mr. Ward himself is a cricket and was asked to umpire the He notified members of the team last night that ho would Mayor R. J. Andrews has accepted an invitation to make an address at the The other members of the council will bo invited to Members of the Sioux City cricket team will meet tomorrow night at their grounds at Eleventh ( and Howard streets for a final practice before tho New uniforms have been obtained and will be worn tor the timo - The Sioux City team has been practicing for two t year the Omaha team was If there is timo a two- inning match will be The picnic Is to be held at NOTES FROM CAMP DR. FETTES WRITES INTERESTING LETTER OF EXPERIENCES CAPT. KOENIG IS VERY POPULAR Company K Composed of LeMars Young Men Makes Splendid Showing in Both Physique and Description of Field Hospital Work Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hayes left on Wednesday for a visit with relatives at Gilmore MEET IN SPECIAL SESSION PROPERTY OWNERS ORDERED TO CLEAN UP PREMISES The city council met in special ses slon on Monday evening with all bers The special meeting was called to confer with the LeMars Gas company in regard to a proposed settlement of the litigation pending in the district court between the company and the to accept the paving recently completed on South Main to hear a report from the city health officer and to arrange for a sewer on the John Becker and adjoining property on Madison O. H. Hinds and Attorney Miller appeared on behalf of the LeMars Gas company and after a lengthy discussion terms of agreement between the company and the city were arrived at and the case now pending In the district Instituted the will be It wlH be remem bered that the acting within its established a rate for gas consumers and tho took exception to the ruling and took the matter before the district The engineer presented the certificates of paving finished on south Main but tho took no action at this A resolution was passed and adopted providing for tho extension of water mains in the Dalton addition which has lately been platted for building Tho city Dir. Hi made a report to city council on the sanitary condition of the He reported that the premises pied by Kryn on Bagle Andrew Poison and on North Court are In an tary condition and recommended a clean up of these places The city was to notify fae owners in question tb aj 'the premises must be cleaned up 1 ' legal steps would enforce the ' - John - Becker the in regard on hl r and asked ba before paving on t o t h e s e w e r committee with power to nnt ' f ' The following is a part of a letter written by Dr. J. M. of this who is now at with the Third Iowa The doctor gives a sketch of some of the work the medical staff is doing and also tells of the good showing made by tho members of company K while in The letter was written while on the train enroute for the Well we have finished the first lap of our trip and commenced on the second as we left camp last about 9 p. m. and are now leaving near Kansas 11: 30 a. having had a delay of four hours here due to car Our trip to Camp Dodge was quite uneventful and we made good time till we took the interurban or rather the interurban took The service on that road was An ordinary man could have followed us on getting us into camp about 8: 30 when we had to pitch tents and get some However tho ambulance corps with which I was at that had fairly good training in that work and they made good in getting quarters for the men and officers and having had enough foresight had taken enough rations for several In addition to that a lot of fruit and sandwiches had been put on the train at Sioux City for all the including the companies II and had been stored in the ambulance company car and consequently confiscated by The ambulance company got a very good site for their I believe the best on the The officer's tents were in a line just east of a number of big trees which made a beautiful shade In tho The main tents were out in the open but had good The only criticism that could be made for or against the ambulance company's grounds was that they were Isolated from the rest of the On arriving at Camp Dodge it was found ambulance company had one man too why I am not prepared to I met Major who Is the chief and expressed my willingness to be transferred to the field where there was an The next day I received my transfer which I appreciated and was glad of the Tbe ambulance company is a good their work consisting of transporting the sick and wounded from the field to the field Consequently there could be very lit tle work to be done along the line of surgery or medicine except first aid and not much of that as each regiment has with it a regimental surgeon whose work it is to give first aid and get the sick and wounded ready for the ambulance company to be carried back to the field Heretofore this work has all been done by mules but we understand they are to have motor 1 We were kept at Camp Dodge considerably longer than we had antici for several reasons that was a good thing as all the men had to be equipped and tbe equpment was in such a condition that It took all the time to get it to the as are not supposed to nor are we supposed to ox press our as It would reflect on the men higher Aside from getting owing to the fact that wo wore to be mustered into the regular army service that meant that every man and officer had to bo given a physical given the which meant a great deal of However with system the examinations were made In about four conducted by the medical The applicant or recruit was stripped and first measured and chest expansion heart ex bones and The last were my share of the A major of the militia passed a final If ny were defective or did not nil tbe army were up to a major of the regular who * ad power pass a man It thought would make a good in spite of some mostly and After being transferred to field I was In charge of the wards and hod a good opportunity to observe the - 4 It juen fairly h a r d a n d a W of slok from the typhoid a r m s from the n x e f i q Uw from t h e msm severe muscular pain and general Temperature from 102 to 105. It is impossible to say hut I think we had a complication the acute as we had six Three of Capt. or Council Bluffs operated upon and the other three I did Two of my cases were pus s and were In a serious However when we consider that we had a camp of 5,000 all at the age when appendicitis is most it maybe the vaccine had nothing to do with it. From my short experience at Camp Dodge I could plainly see that the medical department is of vital first to have the men in ' the army physically and then maintain a healthy condition of the Camp Dodge is in a sanitary The water supply is quite sufficient and seems I did not see a case of bowel trouble except iri men who had been overeating of food stuff their friends had sent The kitchens were so much that many women could take lessons from them as to cleanliness and protection of the foods from flics and The which naturally are always a source of were in excellent Infectious aside from smallpox and against which every soldies is could easily make serious trouble among the At the field hospital I picked up three cases of one of measles and one of These were all immediately isolated in separate tents and the same precautions taken as the general The field hospital corps consists of C7 enlisted men and six medical Our work while at Camp Dodge consisted of earing for the We always had a good as 72 one mostly from vaccine instructing the men in first aid personal etc. In time of war our time would be entirely taken up with the care of the sick and We have capacity for 200 Company K has been making a very fine From a physical there is no better company in any of the They are doing good drill C course there are companies that are much older that maybe do better but not for the time of Company K took a very high standing in rifle shooting and they have two men who are quite expert in wireless the two men In the whole brigade that know anything about It Captain Koenig is upon as a very competent man and is quite a favorite among the men and I believe the people of Iowa are just awakening to the necessity of their A good many donations have been given the different organizations but I feel they could do a great deal more than they are When you consider that we are giving up our busi ness and everything for our the ones that stay at home ought to be willing to sacrifice something and that in a way would be of The Field Hospital has been given a lighting The ward's op room and officer's tents are all lit up with electric light that was given by Des Moines Council Bluffs gave us a motorcycle and a Ford car and an ray machine Was also given by Des Moines I have enjoyed tho work very much and meet a lot of very fine We expect to get to Brownsville perhaps Monday What the future Is to be we have nothing more than the newspaper and they have nothing as there has been a censor put on all news coming from Personally I expect to see service before I would liked very much to have made a trip home for a day or two but we had so much work in general and so many patients to that it would have been unreasonable for me to have asked for leave of PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN DEFERRED FOR SOME TIME FOR OVER CHARGES Plymouth and Sioux County Supervisors Meet In Joint Session to Make Changes in Roads Which Will Eliminate Dangerous The board of supervisors held a three session this On Monday they had a session with Hossack and Mr. of tho Western Bridge and Construction the settlement for payment on which have been held up for some Mr. representing the state highway was present at the session and reported the findings of the The result of the conference was an agrement that the Bridge and Construction company refund the county $ 168 for the items being more specifically set out in the board proceedings in this On Tuesday a Joint session of tho Plymouth and Sioux county boards of supervisors was held with a representative of the C. P. M. & O. to consider the improvement of the highway upon the county line between Fredonia Plymouth and Sioux It is proposed to change the road so it will go up tbe west side of the railroad in Plymouth county instead of the thereby eliminating two dangerous railroad crossings and one A proposition was agreed upon and submitted to the C. M. St. P. & O. railroad asking that the road pay 0 5 per of the cost of the exclusive of the SO foot steel truss bridge to be and that the counties share equally the balance and expense of except that the expense of that portion of the proposed road south of the north railroad crossing shall be paid by Plymouth WATER IN EAR HARVEST HAND IN HOLDUP CLAIMS FELLOW TRAVELER AT- ' TEMPTED TO ROB HIM O'Rourke arrested a man giving his name as Albert W. early on Wednesday morning In the railroad yards on a charge pf attempt ed ' The complainant who Harris bad attempted to get his bis assailant succeeded in Ms - The men were traveling in a box car - to ip South Harris was locked up and the next day given ten which to leave t Mrs. Robert Steele leJPt evje ng Oa jv S 1 ' t t e t h of J 4 a M A Causes Ailments According to Some Specialists People who are fond of swimming should wear rubber ear stops and learn to breathe while in tho if they would avoid ear according to the nose and throat doctors of the Every year during a spell of hot weather numerous cases of ear trouble arise among they Entrance of water into the ear Is a frequent cause of Dirt and sand are in with the water and produce The water loosens the wax of the ear and causes it to hit the ear giving a roaring Instead of taking proper methods to get the water and wax people try to relieve the condition by a toothpick or a Many complications arise from this the doctors Recently one doctor was approached by a man who complained of being deaf in his right The doctor looked into it and saw It was full of It required nearly half an hour to remove the soli Upon being questioned the patient informed the doctor that he had been diving at a lake and had struck bottom on the side of his He bad brushed the sand away from the outer part of the but did not realize that the Interior cavity was Improper breathing often allows Band to get into the eustachian and It then gets Into the The fact that the sand has entered the ear from internal passages prevents the swimmer from knowing what is wrong with his Organize Independent School Districts The proposition to organize each sub - in Elgin township into an Independent school district h| oh was voted on last Was carried almost without Of the eighty or ninety votes cast there were tWo against in and one vote in the Buerhler The 8* ure carry in each district to be understand this es tops any effort to organize a consolidated school as has been at several recent Cooper was tyj on charge of Ing the limit hjB au He paid a fine of ono ' s MM.