Pocahontas Democrat (Newspaper) - February 22, 1906, Pocahontas, Iowa i ' 1 5 22, 1906, 51 RAILWAY A. ot are great They through which circulate the products of in the process ot those infinite and Innumerable exchanges which modern wagon road of a years ago was to society of that day railroads are to the social and industrial Of Exchange is the vital of present day are the channels these must the transcendent importance of rail iway I exercise a upon tt portion ot power of eminent is the right private for PUBLIC use right this is an sovereignty i No man or set of men fully take another's for PRIVATE the richt lo do so for public use is inherent only in society and is to men not to enrich but as the most practical method of promoting the and upon or that exercise of such power will not converted an instrument of nor the public weal made subversive to private these we may say that a railway is a commercial highway administered for private This principle has been recognized by all our state and federal supreme U. Reports page 544 Practically all American railroads have been constructed within the past Thero are - at including yards ' and ible Last year they passengers and 1,300,000,000 tons of about of our host authorities book on the agree speaking gen our railroads have all been built on borrowed capi tal has never been returned to the but exists as a permanent mortgage by In a rough way it said that the present bonded indebtedness of the roads represents the entire cost of the stocks representing a mere since such do not represent actual they constitute or fictitious It is evident if bonds the cost of total tiie stocks should never have been and any dividends paid on such stock is in the nature of an overcharge oh any value such stocks toay now have arises from the fact that railroads are permitted to charge the public enough to pay all penses and interest on the investment and in addition dividends on capitai the ' stock becoming valuable because op THE - The following chart will show the proportion of the stocks and bonds of American railroads as taken irom statistics furnished by their own ' It will be seen that their bonded debt exceeds their capital This is as if one owned a farm which according to bis own estimate was worth upon he had a mortgage of is to the public as what constitutes a ahd just return upon the capital and through the pay r moat ot value into No other object can be unless it be to a jobbing scheme oa ' between the and actual value of some of our Iowa roads may be seen In actual value being from statistics found 104,132 43,000 Milwaukee 40,000 52,125 total ot all the in to these as listed tor taxation in the year 1904j as Central Milwaukee authorities agree speaking the bonded indebtedness of the railroads represents the actual The following table will show the bonded indebtedness of the above mentioned will be observed that in they are bonded for their visible property is As they ave all western roads it Iowa is of their entire ' preferred mile Milwaukee study of bhe last two foregoing tables will make it plain that statement that the railroads are bonded for ail jt cost to and that bonds are being carried as a permanent is by no means last three tables have been prepared since delivering the address in Certain questions asked at that time have lead to investigation as to the of the operating in will be noticed that the Northwestern has not issued much than per In this connection it is worthy of note th at the th is company is now silling that a share sells tor 95i78. The rate of dividends on the stock be very The Great Western carries no but has issued preferred stock upon which a certain rate of dividends will be paid before hold ers of common stock get to exceed per Its common stock is while the various issues of its from 24 cents to 90 cents on the according to their order of The stock of tha Wabash varies from cents on the dollar for stock to and 32 for first and second preferred while the stock of the II linois a much better equipped sells from 125 to 150 an This week S. Martin sold his farm located one mile east of the corporation line to B. a brother of Gyrus The farm sold in eluded eighty acres and the line im tiie consideration being per Mr. and Mrs rMartin and family have resided this farm for the past spared no cost in making the Improvements average with the best in the The new owner will take possession on March when and Mrs. Martin expect to come to Fonda to We are not personally acquainted with the pew owner of this valuable but his relation to Cyrus convinces us that he is a pretty good man to have in the W.D. Cottreil ot SiraB Lake will endeavor to you I raise As Judge Quarton told us last was a little slow to change you may easily see why I changed Several years I was building a large barn and bad a nice herd of Now these hogs and were very help paint that new lumber with - some ot this county's black so I shulf them away from the painting job and before the barn was finished the hogs were over a hundred ot Now this would start a man to thought perhaps sheep not be so liable to such ways of and along spring I found a band of about five owned by a renter who had trouble with They would wander away from home and visit all because of lack I bought these 1 remember a We took them their ways and to We raised something like 100 per cent of we had a nine pound average clip of wool which sold so we felt pretty learned considerable of their habits and needs we concluded to stick as we have done ever since our brooding flock numbers 400 very besides feeding considerable numbers of lambs for the market each We like to have the lambs come April and the pigs as we get them when mothers will soon a bit of thereby flow of if any come in yards or are not to perish by And by the a iamb win endure much more cold a and then we can have the ings for the hogs and their pigs later as the lambs will endure the cold A railway 10 00 J. 3 00 4 00 a 00 P. 4 00 J. f. 3 00 M. 20 00 S. 11 50 0. B. 75 W. secretary expense I 72 On bills were allowed as On secretary was instructed to purchase such material as is necessary and issue order on treasurer for secretary was authorized to pay the Reveille for printing 500 copies of pamphlets containing Mesdames Potter's and On motion the ot 1907 is to heid on or the first of motion J. was the state institute with F. K. ph motion the was instructed correspond with A- B Gov. Folk of Missouri and J B. with such he might deem in regard oh the program in 1907. i On motion second afternoon of the institute 1907 be set aside for the evening of the sanae day for the young motion the Institute of 1907 shall consist and On secretary was instructed to prepare a resolution thanking the Pocahontas Recordi Rolfe Reveille and Laurens their courtesy in and publishing the On motion all persons to take part id the exhibits of 1907 shall B. Ail persons wishing to take part in the program are invited to correspond the P. K. April when a few days old and carried that C L. about O Be capitalized V i for 1904: tor 195, from Northwestern i. perm Will SpOK In Cummins is now a very busy Besides attending to his official duties as governor he is making many speeches throughout the state and since announced that he will be a candidate for his addresses take on more of a He delivered an ad dress in Storm Lake last in fact had filled several appointments in the eleventh and is now advertised to appear in March 2, at 2 If Perkins has any followers in he could be prevailed on give an at some one of the latest railroad rumors is one to the effect that the Illinois will track Its line west from The late the line had come under Union may be In fact would the east from 6ma'ha. when they will get along for pasture they will eat about the same as pound for pound with this the sheep will make the greatest and besides the will eat nearly all of weeds if green and We pasture the sheen lambs all letting the old sheep wean the lambs as best suits their which in time in the Quarton touched upon the manure question and urged all to save the fertility of He considered the sheep the richest of I not think this to be I consider the corn fed steer fattening hog give us the yet is no con made by man that can equal the sheep in the distribution of We run the sheep along on the pasture and let them clean up the corn fields after husking until about New we separate and grade for These keep rather close with good overhead Starting them on very carefully increasing the feed slowly for about a they will eat all they can digest and Our feed consists mostly of corn and clover not clover corn with oats at We usually feed about a hundred days during which lime each lamb will eat about two bushels of corn and will then weigh from 00 to 110 We clip them by ten to fifteen days before we intend to thus giving time to heal any wounds made by the A car load of lambs prepared this way will ship about as as a car of hogs will be about like 90 to 110 per cent increase in fleece of wool from mother and from the lamb and 90 to 110 pounds of choice meat worth at present 86.50 per hundred in NoW do not think I would raise all I would I would try to raise good crops of all good goof good hogs and a good I thank D. our senators and representa tives have voted on important meas ures favor the farmers interest Same to be read before the institute of 1907, ' motion committee J. C. Pres F. K. ol 15, by C J. Potter court Purpose ot meeting was for auditing accounts ot past year and arranging tot coming year's On motion ot Clitton of- tor labor and stamps was allowed The following were presented W. - P. board 25 railway expense 5 00 of C. Kendall of 17, 1900, at Chero Charles Herbert Kendall age 4Tyears. 2 months and 17 days Deceased was born in II December 1, united marriage December 1890 to Miss Mary To this union four children were For some time it was that his mind was af and hehad consulted a specialist in who gave them no en and only a short time agoi he was taken to the insane asylum at Cherokee where he died He Jived with his family on a farm southwest of and was a great lover of and the of his life were spent at his fire by his wife The sad news ot his death was a great shock to the as well as the The funeral services were conducted by the Grove ot this place the Woodman Lodge of of he was a member and the remains were laid to rest in the The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their Besides a tour his two brothers and three he leaves a host of friends to mourn with the bereaved A. oi Plover her home in February 20, 1906, Mrs. A. after a lingering illness of about fourteen and that dreaded disease consumption claimed another For been gradually failing and the last four or five weeks no hopes were entertained tor her so the end which came Tuesday was not - Sad as It her sorrow and fering are her life work is ended and she has passed to her She was the f companion of one of most successful A. J. who lias been in business here tor about sixteen years a five children and a here in Plover besides a host of are unable at writing io further but it Is that will be held in the time wijl soon be here Jack Conner of Mallard was in town - Mulier is quite sick at this Brodsky family are once more residents of T. Grove was in Storm Lake one day last week on Sands of Mallard was a business visitor here L. Conner has work in the lumber went to Saturday for a short visit with McEwen was up from the tore part of the visiting C. Hobbs and are visiting this week with her parents in Hubble left Saturday for a week's visit vvith his parents at A. McEwen was a passenger to Gilmore to visit a Hess and family have moved into town and will occupy rooms in the Thompson Brock was a passenger to Des Monday on business returning home C. sold his bay driving team to Pete of consideration about auction sale In last Saturday by Col. Grove drew an unusual lot of people to and Mrs. Will Heathman are the happy parents of aten pound baby girl born into the on the 15th. who has been attending school at Highland returned home Saturday for the Fuller and wife from near Havelock were Sunday visitors at the home of the FuU ler in and Mrs. Chinn drove up from for a short visit with rin returning home Sunday D. Hobbs left Tuesday for Missouri with a party of who go with the intention of locating if they like the country Brodsky and expected here today to occupy their old home on the after a resi dence in Pocahontas of two Huribert is here from North Dakota visiting Young and other Twenty-five years ago he gave music lessons and M. Young was one of ills Misses Minnie Anderson and Sadie grammar and intermediate teachers were entertained at the country home of Fletcher south of town over Sunday was a fine for sleighing and those who had sleighs were making good use of. A number of sleighing enjoyed themselves Saturday Heathman has moved onto the Garlock farm northwest of he will farm the coming He has farmed for L. Brodsky for about twelve years and will no doubt be greatly meetings here at the M. E. Sunday The meetings at Riverside are still in progress with great Over forty conversions are reported to this The Barth sisters are assisting in the singing and are expected here this Rev. Case has charge of the meetings and is a very to Monday The Barth sisters from Sioux City have been helping the and will be here to begin with the meetings Sunday Owing to the interest at it was thought best to continue the meeting there two weeks and will begin here next Sunday Everybody is invited to attend these is a Sylvester of the auditor tor the DeWolf and Wells Elevator has been here the past looking after the business of the C. D. Hobbs has resigned his position with the company as locaL to work and real Mt. Sylvester informs us that the elevator here will be closed up for owing to the bad condition of the Cady and family attended the funeral of his Mrs. Susan Wednesday at- Mrsi Smith was visiting at the Cady home a few days apparently well the exception of a bad On the 15th she returned to where she is making her home with a Mrs. Adair She was taken down with pneumonia and died February 18t was past 81 years H. L. Case the meeting at Saturday They have had grana revival good has been are W. O'Brien made a business trip to A. Potter ot Ware was in town a abort time G. Lighter of Rolfe was a Grace Bloomer who has been very sick with fever is improving J. A. Scott left Monday for ao extended visit with friends and relatives at Fort Dunn went to Monday evening to attend the ball game between Rolfe and Walters of returned to his home Friday after a short visit here with his J. B. Rankin started Tuesday for to see his mother and brother whom he has not seen for twenty-five Myra Crandall of arrived here Monday attend the funeral of her Charles Donohoe came up from Pocahontas and visited a few Wednesday at the home of her Mrs. 13. A. H. Harvey who has been at Colfax for the past six weeks returned home He does not seem much Improved by the Wednesday a number of Carl Barth's school mates planned a surprise on it being his thirteenth There were about twenty-eight present and all report a Sadie and Bessie from the Firie ' district north cf took ex- lust and Friday for graduation in the country formerly ' of this has a position on the Northwestern road as He his family and household goods to Eagle With the of the supper and program given a time school has n fitted up tor a reading furnished with matting and a reading is found and newspapers ot the ' while Rev. Groesbeck was attempting some the butcher which he was using the blade severing an artery in his on the left It was considerable difficulty that the blood was It is getting along Friday Bert Nye met with quite an a He had just driven a nail into the shoe but before he had it the horse drew back his hoof in such way as to draw the point of tiie nail across his cutting a deep The wound was properly tor and he is now getting along February 12, Charles of was adjudged insane and Cherokee by Sheriff Saturday of the same word was received at his home that he had died that morning at 5 o'clock of The body was shipped from Cherokee the same day but falling to did not reach home till Monday atteri when the funeral services were held and the body ' interred in the Deceased was born in Illinois j and was 47 2 months and 11 days He leaves a wife and W. C. Porath purchased the F. A. Thompson residence now occupied by W. C. the consideration being They will take possession the first of next Busch of was in when he checked in P. R. Riley of as local agent for the Elevator Co. Mr. Phillips will still remain until the agent gets acquainted with the licenses were granted this week to George Miller and Miss Albert Long and Miss Esther Henry Cavanaugh and Miss Mary and Miss G.