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Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel (Newspaper) - December 28, 1915, Lemars, Iowa Semi Vol XLV„ No. 104. ^ ttbMied Tawcla ,? 8 an* Tiidaya. COVERS SIX COUNTIES " TAX COMMISSIONER COMPILES STXTf8TIC8 FOR ttmJROAD ^ E N E R A p PROPERTY TAXES In the Report " For We Towns, Akron, : Hinton, M en- Hi, Kingsley, Remsen and LeMars Ane Included— Ettl- . mate* Are fined *> n Transfers. T. A. Polleys, ' tax commissioner ol v the C. M. St. P. & O railroad, each year conSplles for that mad tax statistics for the northwest Iowa counties the Omaha line traverses. This year his reports cover six counties and fifty- six cities and villages of northwestern Iowa. In the report for the towns Akron, Hiriton, Kingsley, Merrill, Remsen and LeMars are included. The figures j submitted by'Mr. Polleys for theBe towns will interest bur readers: The following is the total and per capita ' 1916 - estimated true value of real estate- and the ration of assessed actual ' value' to estimated true value January 1,1916: Tot a 1 Per Cap. Ratio Akron 874,200 741 66.45 Hinton . . . . . . . . 179,260 - 646 68.00 Kingsley 866,430 777 60.08 LeMars . . . . . . 4,171,780 987 58.03 Merrill 452,980 765 51.89 Remsen 14) 67,100 889 29.44 These estimates are based on 74 transfers in Akron's cast, 26 in Hlnton," 71 in Kingsley, 296 in LeMars, 51 in Merrill and 57 in Remsen, both improved and unimproved property being Included in all cases. In only seven of the forty- one places named did the estimated true value -. of'real estate in 1915 exceed $ 800 per - capita and LeMars and Remsen are two of these. LeMars with $ 987 leads t h e list. Hartley Is second, Paulllna is third and Remsen fourth. Hinton leads t h e county in percentage of assessed valuation to actual estimated valuation and is according to Mr. Polleys assessed more than twice as high ratio as- is Remsen, the only town in the county that runs under 60 per cent. LeMars' figure is just about double Remsen'*. Mr. Polleys also compiles figures a* to- tbg sale Price per square loot and DEATH OF MRS EDGINGTON Was Formerly, a Resident of Akron For Many Years Mrs. A. W. " Edglngton, a former well known resident of Akron, died at her home in Spokane last, week. She was Urt*' mofher of Bar] " Edglngton, who was deputy county clerk here for some years." '\ The following from a Spokane paper, telling of the death' of Mrs. A. W. Edglngton on Friday, December 17, 1915, will be of interest to the many friends of the family whose acquaintance was formed during a residence of about eighteen years In Akron previous to moving to Spokane, Wash., all of whom extend their sympathy to the sorrowing family. Mrs. Bdgington was a woman of charming personality and her kindly deeds and helpfulness endeared her to all - with whom she came in contact. Her illness covered a period of about three years and she gradually failed until the end, but with little pain'and sucerlng. Mrs. A. W. Edglngton, 908 Knox avenue, for more than ten years a resident of this city, died of apoplexy Friday night at 11: 30 o'clock at her home. Mrs. Edglngton was a member of St. Paul's Methodist church and was an active worker in the ladles auxiliary. She was 60 years old. She leaves her husband; one son, Earl " Edglngton, cashier of the Security State bank; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde H. Belknap, of Spokane; three brothers, A. B. Williams, of Lansford, N. D.; and N. Williams and E. A. Williams of Eatonvllle," and a half brother, C. L. Chamberlin, of Eatonville. The funeral will be held Monday at two p. m. from the Hazen- Jaeger undertaking. room. Interment will be at Falrmount. Rev. Mr. Moore, of Leavenworth, Wash., an old friend of the family, will officiate.' ..•••..-'•>•'," • sVj. Ft. 1 ; Trans , jfcron . . . . . . ! ' 8 : 6 7 r 2069 , Hinton '.^ JM* 1714 * 3& nWvr ? 8. » 4 tm • XieMara > « . 48 2607 Merrill 5.22 2545 * iRIenm osennly. . eigfct of . the. t . f• o> r ty7-. 4o1n, e: t, o 3w2n15s Jnjefl did- tbe^ average sale . price ot : ^ ^ » ( t e d - ground, the past four years Y Htgs$ eeib'. a| x< cents- a square « foot and ^ A: s$ Le^ en l * purposes': set forth: LB- MARS, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1915. SHINING TARGETS $ 2.00 Per Year; $ 1.50 if Paid in Advance. WINTERING HOR8ES " A GIRL WITH A MILLION" Play Will Be Presented by Members of Latona Dramatic Club TThe members of the Latona Dramat-' ic Club are hard at work rehearsing for the play " A Girl With a Million," which they will present at the Royal theatre next Tuesday evening, January 4. Soma months ago the Latona Clftb presented " Hearts ran^ Diamonds,"' and the play met wlt'b approbation and scored a distinct success. " A, Girl depicting iNew York • social' life The cast. of characters 1B as follows: Ted Small, a gay young man about town, Joe Kass. * Frances Hanley, a poor music teacher who later becomes " the girl with a million," Eleanor- Fiedler. > Lord Merton,- a British . aristocrat very much on his uppers, looking for an: American heiress. Jack' Faitell. ; Warren Dale, A poor artist, 1 Walter Farrell. - Mrs. Dorothy GJeason, a charming widow, Edna Farrell. • Burton Crosby, a shyster lawyer, Cecil- Mahoney." ; .' Mrs. Dale, Warren's .• mother, - Mrs. Henry Hodapp. - vVi; ': Mrs. Weatherby,- - Crosby's mother, Otlllle" Beraer. •>..- > • The first scene Is laid in Dale's studio. The second scene in Crosby's law office and the third scene in- Crosby's home.' •-. -', -\' - •: 1 - foot. andland scored a distinct s u c c e s s . . ' ^ Qlrl » m,. n .' LSTATIOH MAjMjfeR^ P. P^ iNXED PIONEER OF IOWA DIE8 AT AGE OF EIGHTY- THREE YEAR8 Akron .. Hinton . Kingsley Levari Merrill Rerasen Stale*" Co; 0.72 • 1.39 0.70 J. 32 , , 0 86, * 1,64 0,68 1. 8ohi3Ql Cl v* ilK r Tata TELEPHONE COMANV'S BU8Y DAY ' 4.09 ' 5.40 12.07 ' 4.07 8.97 ' 6.64 5,70 S, 46" 3.2^ 4.86 11.04 12.71 14.25 10.95 0 47 0.89 i& fc- jfi*' 7B ^ ateiasen's low - ratio: o( esUmoted asto actual valuation U'reflected jn^^ ftUoW figures, on all- item*, 1 In" o^ i hofli ^ l ^ f a j i d . ' g h e l d p n are ' much? ' h^ tSp- taX^- WgJh^ r thatt $ B ; per f ca! p| * i ~, Mf^' awl^ iymPtttfe-' co^ jityjfJiTBUibf m **:' H^ 1 awl Tau^ in^^ reHbA^ bhly't^ o . ujcwni crp0ltea , Viiti * l^ « $.> e > r, l » p- ^ S « i , y t y - WtfttR ' JUeMare. •; l% ' f " 1 ,. \ Calls Handled ' By . , Local Exchange ^. Thursday Last ' Thursday waB '.' busy day" at the Plymouth County Telephone company's . ojBco. The busy buslneas man or housewife who tbought theteiephone ran* a goodmany time that dayiShould have . visited; central almost' any hour between, Si. o'plook Jn the'morning'arid e^ cep . tiJSa . nlght oalje ( w^ re taken jp'afe bt* » tt twelve. hQurs'.^ be, average Wa* jSTi'CJjaja- eabh hour or. wore tha^. ; l l a 01 » ^ a> B87 T and iojjal cal|* iAp. The » % « afejWif , t » < l o « M » ; ban • Mr. Blake was eighty- three years of age and up to the time of his death, which was sudden, enjoyed' splendid health and was remarkably active, spry and vigorous for a man of bis years. He leaves besidev his two daughters mentioned above, two sons, W. E. Blake, of Eau Claire, Wis., and R. E, Blake,' of Hastings, Neb, Mr; Blake was well known- to many of ; gthe older resldentB of t, he county. When the town of. Remaeti was built in the ear,) y, eighties . he ' conducted the Ars't hotel- e^ oted'tbere afid the Blake House, ^^ yttfqwii'i to'. nliiny, patrons After leaving; Hansen. Mr. . Bteke lived inj^ LeWarrand Bubseque^ U^^ pperated a farm'we^ tiof Me, rriU.' J^ e(;' ftl8C; ^ lVed at'. Carson, 8- D v for a ; ^ p \ t ( e r , of yeara. Hia' dearth creates, fa- the ranks p f , t b e ' v a r y early p^ haers of' ipwa. l * f >>>. ""' r^|*^> tq « ome up. inr^ latrlQt ffurt'io January- which, ^ e i f n » t- for Wa^ laflt term three are ^ Vwle, oa ^ ejPjM' pWjrran Iwa iwtltpied^ dlv 'ar ^ ia - p m m " urj Shelter and Warmth Are All Right But Not Too Much Grain At this time of the year practically all the heavy work on most farms has been finished and with the approach of winter horses are more or less idle. Since idle horseB gipe no return in labor performed, the feeding should be as economical as possible ' and proper care should be taken of the animals in order that they may be in the best possible condition for work In the early spring. Horses should not be confined to the barn during the winter on a liberal supply of grain. It is far better to " rough" them through the cold months. They should be given the run of the yard or lot during the day. This should be provided with a protected shed, one that is- thoroughly dry and well provided with bedding. While' nature does her part and protects the horse with a heavy coat of hair during the cold months, the shed is necessary in order to acord the necessary shelter and protection against rains, snow and cold winds. Winter winds come mostly from the north and northwest, and the shed should be so situaed and constructed as to give the proper protection fromthis quarter. In the feeding of idle horses the high priced feed should be avoided in order to keep them in proper con dition at the lowest cost. It has been found that idle horses do well on a winter feed consisting of all the hay oat straw, cornBtalks or sorghum they will consume so that little grain Is necessary. Idleness also permits of a more thorough mastication of the feed, thus insuring proper indigestion. From six to eight weeks before the spring work is started the horses should bg put at light for and started a small grain ration in order that they may be in proper condition for the work required of them. The grain ration may then be gradually increased until the regular allowance has been reached for the working season. Growing colts require considerable protein. They should be so fed as to secure proper development and at a minimum cost. Rough feed such as clean mixed hay, alfalfa or clover may be fed along with a mixture of bran, oats and. corn. FIRE AT AKRON HOTEL GUE8T8 E8CAPE FROM UP8TAIR8 R00M8 BY ROPE LADDER8 TWO ARE OVERCOME BY SMOKE New oMeial-' at Union Depot- to Take Up Duties* January 1> With the incoming of the, new-- year a station- master and train, caller will be added. to- the force- of employees at the unioiT- depot. The station master will also act in ' the capacity of police., ^ nd^ cuBfodlanV; With jthe' appointment of this pftTolal, the; depot" wlM be kept up In Defter- shape than has been possible heretofore. ^. ' v Owing: t6 the fact > tbab a comparatively large 1 number : " of- grains , pass through LeMars daily.' on both the Illinois Central and Northwestern roads and more, so because-. of the fact that several times a day gaaafenger trains on each road are due in at practically the same time, there h ^ t e e n a large number of cases , where passengers have boarded the wrong trains. Mistakes of this nature; we,; seldom discovered until the train la; wejl under way. a) id the conductor^ ftndf, when taking tickets,' that hVbas, a passenger whose destination la\ in the opposite direction. ^•- T -; Errors such as' the pi^ » , described,- are disagreeable' for • both'jthe passenger and tra( nmen,' and itfj&^ to eliminate this trouble that statipn^ master S. W. Little has Been securejlVMr. Little' held a similar ' position w| tii\ the D. B, G. railroad at Grand J ^ c t i o n , Colo., fpr three years and ia^ tho| Qughly capablelto handle, this work^ l^ e, , Dl « 4 9n Qhrlttma, I 8 « 8 IN CHEROKE6 The New Proprietor Has. Worked For '- Local Concerns and Is Experienced at the Trade^— Mr. Gearke Noj Assured of His Future Plans. •... The deal for. the sale of Nate Gearke's meat market to Carl Timmerman, which has beeen pending for several days, was closed last Friday and Mr. Timmerman took possession of the business yesterday. This is an old market in a good stand and has always done an excellent business. Mr. Gearke has not decided what he will do but will remain in LeMars for a time at least. Mr. Timmerman, the new proprietor, baa worked in local markets and is no stranger to the community. For the past year or two he has been running a market in Springfield, 8. D., which he recently sold and will move with his family to LeMars the first of the year.' Mr. Timmerman is ' a . hustler and understands the meat business and the market should continue to prosper under his direction. : Us. S; : health all When Btie fe'jwas op if malady* iance diB-' virulent; of recov- , ve years; , BA4 one ^ 0 SiOU^ ft ing mun^ whoiDMiko the tuj thiee or" four Jimaa atyi Hill h j a ^ ^ e j l ^ e n ^; .„ TuInsJrJii loubl » > rj » Jl | our. ' The. Big Comedy Event, The . engagement of ',' The Graces of Miislqal Comedy'; 1 In, " A Prince Vor a my," at t & V Royal Th'eatre. in the near future, gives prjpmUe ot toeing one q f ' t h e most important comedy eventa' ot tbf aeaaoos The '' musical comedy, yhlcb jLs in two acta » 1" aq s « m- Btru'cted aa' to give scape | or , tWto trodwtlonpf speolaJUes, and- from the ' reviews, soon of the production these*} features as © said to be ot a'very su ' J h « . R o g h a i f ' ' e s ^ 1 lan^ a were'sold, at auction at Orange City, the i w j act price, being. fSQl per acre. James; Roghatt got tlje l\ omo quarter at » J85,,; Ml » ( C ^ « # . n 9 ep| ty: at. 20O; % Van Felt atfelg^ ty at ^ 69 and. D Van Many Herds in Iowa Are Afflicted by . the ( Disease Cherokee Times: It is reported that tuberculosis has been discovered among' cattle in Cherokee county, at least one, case having developed near Aurelia. In some partB of the state the disease is causing heavy losses, whole herds being condemned. In Benton county three of the finest thoroughbred herds in the county have been found to be badly infected with the - disease and many of the cattle have been slaughtered. The Hanna herd of Herefords In that county recently was tested by the deputy state veterinarian and many of the most valuable animals responded to the test. The condemned stock was taken to Waterloo and slaughtered under the supervision of the government inspector. A little later the herd on the county farm near Vinton was tested and found to be badly infected.- Last week the Aberdeen Angus herd belonging to Lee Clark, of Jackson township, Benton county, was tested and a number of head condemned. The first intimation Mr. Clark had of the prevalence of the disease among his cattle was the heavy breathing of a Jersey heifer that could be heard all over the stable and the fact that . during the year he had lost two of his most valuable cattle. - The Block* did' not show the; disease out ward'y and soroeof the animals, includthe nerd bull would weigh in ' the neighborhood of 1,700 pounds.' Mr. ClarK Baxs . Jt is doubtful* where he could replac'e/ jhe stock for^ tSO a head 1 3SSf' ' , Police Got Wrong Name , The Sentinel ' printed an Item laBt week'Stating tba£ W. H. Lamont, of MerMen.' hadbeen arrested at a local i o t e l on, a charge ot intoxication and that when arraigned he had given hie name as' Finney and; 1iorfeited a cash hpnd, 1 the item ^ ' y e r r o n e p u » i and we, wjsh to correct'and. explain it, Mr; L^ mjoftt^ cainc to LeM » A| to attend an O^ d. TellowB meetlqc and registered at a ' l o i a l • hotel. Thar/- night the po< UCQ were called to . tbV'KweT to anest: a^ drunken man ' H e J^ B^ unable to fciye b| a parae'and. the^ poJieaMopk it ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ La- • fa Col. Mack, a Seven Foot Giant With a Traveling Show Troupe,, Had Great Diffloulty In Making an Exit Through a Window. AkronlReglster- Tribune': The} KendalI Hotel had a narrow escape from destruction by fire between four and five o'clock Wednesday morning. A couple of men from Elk Point who were on the streets waiting to catch an early morning freight, first noticed the blaze and one of them ran to the hose house and rang the bell. This was about 4: 15 a. M. Others soon responded to the alarm and the firemen soon had the hose cart out and a stream of water playing on the blaze. The fire had its origin in the men's lavatory, just back of the office. The interior of this room was blazing fiercely when the firemen arrived and it burned through the celling into a room above which was occupied by a young man, v.- ho was compelled to make a hurried exit. As doors wereopend the first burst into the dining room on the west and into the toilet room and the rear of the sitting room on the east; however, a well directed stream of water soon had the flames under control and the most damage was confined to the lavatory and toilet rooms where the woodwork waB badly charred. The din ing room was also temporarily render ed unfit for use. 5 The hotel was filled with gueBts, every room being occupied. The up- BtalrB rooms were quickly filled with dense smoke and there was a general scramble to escape when the alarm was given in the hotel. Those familiar with the halls and stairways had no difficulty in getting out, but mem bers of a couple of show troupes • top* ping there for the night were not so fortunate* and becoming confused, had to make their escape from the upstairs rooms by means of the rope fire escapes or ladders hastily provided - by onlookers or firemen. Two of the showpeople were nearly^ w e r ^ m e j ^ i h ^ smoke and; wepe quite for a...' time. Col. Mack, a seven- foot giant with one;', of the show troupes, bad considerable difficulty in crawling through a window to descend on an escape, previous to which he had " reached" his wife,' a small woman, out of the window at their arms' length and let her drop safely to the street below. ..' % Several times heretofore . there have been small fireB at the Kendall, due to a defective furnace flue, but It was not the case in this instance. It : may have started from a short' circuited electric wire in the lavatory, but this is entirely problematical.- One things i ^ ' certain— if there had been- a wind blowing the entire hotel building), would have burned and probably oeyif? eral Uvea lost. : ' V';' \, The hotel building is owned by Mr. Abel of Sioux. City, and both he ariaH Landlord. W. M. Chambers carry inr surance. H. Rohrer had a couple of new pianos stored In < the noteV which were considerably damaged' by fire" and water. Repairs can bf- made in a few days sufficient for business , fof be resumed, as usual at the hotel., j Srooe did much damage to the furnishings and bedding, especially $ n the upstairs rooms.- • .'.;'<•/<•; . CHEAPE8T PERMANENT ROAD Value . of Farm Landslip Increased . Nearly Doublet , i . , Farm and Fireside: Concrete roada, built in the United States during AM* " I* - cost on the average $ 11,821 a mile of, ie foot width, One hundred and fortyfour concrete roads bWHSi ^ ng^ tfie \ ) \ twenty years previous ' to* l'W4\ eo^ t \, * c | $ 12,766 « . mile of' 16 foot wld$ b, Moat, f, concrete roads are 46 feet wide. ••„ i Upkeep and repair' oharges'; ha* ff', $ beeh less, than $ fip a year for\' odtt « cr^ te road built in BeUefontaine, pnto, ,. 4 ! more than, twenty, yea^ a' ago.- '' R 1^,-£ WM yearly maintenance pf th^ ^^^^ r of concrete Toad" Wfmg, '$ mjh '* M i o h i g a n . t . ^ i » | i a / S ^ g i^ Cp'hctote^ 1 the weathl tracked uftdn/' mm " Halt
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