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Pocahontas Democrat (Newspaper) - September 17, 1903, Pocahontas, Iowa ' 5 SEPTEMBER 17, 2'8 4 we are in hi of will Our lease expires this we have decided to retire from the Mercantile business and will close out our entire stock regardless of 12, 1903 Remember we have thousand up-to-date mostly fall and winter goods which sold as soon as worth of and in from to iio ENTIRE STOCK OF FALL AND GOODS IS Grocery Stock which is the largest in the county will be kept full and complete to the in your and We want same as cash at the highest market in endless varieties at prices less than LADIES and FURNISHINGS and In fact everything kept in a General mean Come and see for We will save 20 to 50 per cent in our 6c The Cash 10. Board meit as per all in auditing bills and uklog tax On motion John was as one of the of election in township for the year 1003. petition of R. P. Kaiser and for repair of highway on the line of section 28, was on motion referred to ami The work for constructing in drainage district No. Has 2 o'clock 0, to 3 o'clock Sept. 10, was and there no bidders same postponed to 3 p. 11, 1903 V petition of Gust et for a drainage district and e construct ion of a drain ditch in commencing in the n w iof 3-90-32 and running through and terminating at creek in s w 1 15-90-32, also a iDCh in the n sec 9-90:32, the having filled the required wand satisfied U majority of the resident era who owned land abutting upon had signed the ho appointed F. A. civil as to make a plat and 1 same to the The and profile petition were to the of supervisors It was found for damages and objections we location of same were on file in agreeable to of code further postponed until 2 to give auditor to appoint a said a. 11. 1003. SEPT. 11.' met as per all ' u application of W. E. for fund loan on the 1 oi indi quarter Qf sec. 11-93-33,% motion ot a ditch through the commencing in the n e i of and running through the north halt of sec. 33 and across se i of sec 28 s i of sec 27 n e } of sec 34. n w i of sec 33 and across s e of sec 2(5, all in 7.5 i 9.5 2-7 4 5.4 1.8 4 1.9 school 3.7 north of ranee 32 Pocahontas 3 The auditor on being I (i for to of that a majority of the resident abutting land owners had signed the appointed O. a competent civil as commissioner to locate said and return a plat and profile of the same to the auditor after which the auditor set the 11 day of 1903, at 2 o'clock p. m. for hearing before the board of Claims for damage been the same was postponed to 2 p. in. Nov. 1,^, 1903, to give the auditor opportunity to appoint appraisers to assess the damage according to sec. 1941 of the 1897 code of contract for constructing a tile drain and an overflow ditch in district No. 9, which postponed from Sept. 10th, was to the lowest bidder by sections as by sec. 1944 of the 1897 code and no bids were It was then offered as a whole and no bids were The work of digging and placing the tile in the ground was then and the following bids was received from Charles 40 cents per rod for 3-foot cents per inch below 3 foot to the depth of 5 and over feet 2 cents per inch below 3 ditch to be completed according to profile of engineer in said tile drain to be completed by 1,1904. The contract for furnishing 4780 8-ineh 400 7-inch tile and 300 0-inch tile was then offered and C. A. Grant Son bid to furnish same free on board cars at Pocahontas The same was accepted by unanimous vote of the board of motion the following tax levies ordered on all taxable property for 1903. state as by the 3 state agricultural milli state I 1 3 county 1 mill county 1 50 9-2.00. W centa oi each male resident oyer 2t tioient, 4.1 4 4 j f 1 60 8<ihool f 8 3 4 3.5 board ot 7 2.8 4 3 2.6 school 2mills; 3 7.3 3..i 3 2 1,8 school 7 4 5.1 1.3 4 3.8 1 4 3,0 1.0 4 0.8 1.4 4 8.4 1.7 school 5.1 4 5.7 2.5 4 4.7 2 school 1.3 4 13.2 5.3 school 10 13,2 5.3 school 10 0 10 acres and 4 5 14.4 7,5 school 0 14.4 7.Smills; school 0 10 10 acres and 5 board of 3 3 3 park 2 is in receipt of a letter from Prank of and here is what he says about Will Some facts about that ought to satisfy the most He arrived here from Pocahontas county late last spring and with only fifty acres plowed on a managed the rest plowed in good shape and also put in sixty-five acres of flax on a piece of rented He did not employ a single day's labor until the harvest season came on and now that the rush is all sit down and figure up the He threshed 1000,bushels of Wheat from fifty 3,081 bushels of oats from ve 135 bushels of speltz from five havlns to There is nb but that the crop of flax will more than pay the 63:peqse9 ot the and the Without 15Some time I wrote an article which appeared in the on the advantages of since that time we have had in this section of the country so to speak of of ia agitating the farmers more and more and it is only natural that it should do so on account of tlie experience that they have had for the last two ' Where drainage has been pretty very good crops have been realized in the past two years although it lias been so While where proper drainage does not exist farming in the nast two years has been almost a total Renters seeing they were unable to meet their rents have left the farms they have rented as they could not make enough out of it to meet the It is very true that such wot years as wo have been having do not happen very and we may not have such a wet summer again for some And then again next year may bo wetter than the past two have We know what the past has but we can tell nothing about the and open ditches are not injurious even during a dry season or as the old saying Time of Peace Prepare for So when wet weather comes they will be there ready to carry riff the surplus are in places where tiling and open drainage can not be done by individual farmers as they are to expensive and we sincerely hope that the government will soon see its responsibility in this direction and construct proper ditches where they are too expensive to be made by individual This Great of ours is based on a government of the by the and for the This being the foundation it rests it is no more than just and right that some of its resources should be used in the drainage of low etc. At is spending vast sums of money in improving deep waterways and up new channels for its commercial which is good as far as it but we will venture to say that this country would get greater from money spent by draining poor water low than it la possible to get in any other the same time It will be of inestimable value tb those 11 v ing In near neighborhood of Our be Instructed to enforce such a law Is drafted and so the Lizard it and It to rua In Hi of niy farm of tapi are I must pay as much as my neighbor who can till his whole 1 want to say this is Taxes should bo adjusted as a person is able to produce on his If one-half of my place is a loss to me that one-half ought to be exempt from or if this government is going to tax me as much as my neighbor who has a good I want the government to put my farm in such a shape as ray neighbor's by proper drainage so my returns will be equal to then I will be willing to pay as much as without Representation is At present there are several small ditches surveyed into the Now these smaller ditches are all if the Lizard had proper but as it has do not think it right to drain into it until the main channel or can carry it off. Our see to .it that the drained first before they allow more water to run into the Or where drain ditches to see that it injures no one below and only to stop where natural drainage will carry it off. OLE be content with the highways remain in a condition similar to that of the of petit jurors drawn for the October T. J. Albert P. S. J. W. R. W. W. B. Will Mike M. C. B. F. M. T. ' L. D. Ward L. A. P. W. Give Us a contract is let for a of road work can any one explain why said work is not and where con tractor fails to do the work within a reasonable why the board of supervisors or township trustees do not declare the contract void and let the work to some one else? Can any one tell why the roads and Rolfe are kept up in better condition at the Rolfe end than they are near Did it ever occur to any man that good roads leading into a town are the trade arteries of that And that drawing produce to Pocahontas over the roads we have is like the feat ot trying to drink water through a straw with a hole in one There is a lot of sand and gravel thrown up along the grade north of town by the big which prevents the water from draining off the road grade as it This dirt should be up on the grade and properly spread out and the grade could then be in pretty fair If every business house in town will hold of the give not less than the cost of one day's labor and more it they feel disposed to a great deal could soon be toward improving some of the worst places in certain on the roads leading into Let a committee of business men spend a day Investigating and the And if anything Is let BOma one who can be depended the work and do It will will Who la ot Spirit Lake Beacon has com- piled from its tiles the that a j killing frost has come for the It will bo of interest and 1891... 18 1803... 18!U., 211 23 27 Sept. 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