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Pocahontas Democrat (Newspaper) - June 20, 1901, Pocahontas, Iowa SAMPLE COPY VOLUME I. POCAHONTAS, IOWA, JUNE 20, 1901. NUMBEK 15. t i 4« N« oGationias 190 WILL CELEBRATE THE 4TH 0Î JULY In a Manner Becoming all Progressive Towns. in Northwest Iowa a Celebration Î We There is not a town better situated to hold have all the necessary articles and fixtures, including Wide - Awake and Progressive People, a Fine Shady Park, excellent water and hospitality without stint. Read the Program, tell your neighbors and come. u U» h H» I u U h U h h H» 9:30 a. m. Parade of towhship deleg-ations, the largest delegation to receive a $25 flag, (incorporated towns barred), followed by ragrnufflus. 10:30 a. m. Reading of Declaration of Independence. Noon, dinner in the park, hotels and restaurants. Sports commence at 1:15 p. m. sharp. There is $150 appropriated for street races and sports. Condition of Races: Four to Enter and Compete. Everything Free. • Foot races, for boys under 12; 100 yard race for men; 3 legged race 75 yards; fat men's race, 200 pounds and over, 50 yards; running broad jump; 220; yard foot race; 150 yard hurdle race; 220 yard pony' race; slow mule race; bicycle race; procession of riders, tlie best turnout of horse and man; the best groomed team of horses ; base ball game between the two best amateur nines in the county, game to be called at 3:30 sharp. Two bands will furnish music during the day. ^ t t t TAtt WAG(4EI) 1)0« A Warni Time and Cour tHo\ise Well Pumped Dry. Display The Finest Fireworlcs ever Seen in the County. H h h ir h l'I» 4 î t î i «s- î 4« Plenty of Shade, Plenty of Seats, Plenty of Everything, Plenty of public watering places for man and beast. | Joe Allen, the Strongest Candidate Turned Down—Sanborn Won On 117th Ballot. Tli-i Republican county convention bold to select delegates to attend the state, senatorial and representative conventions and elect a new county central committee, last Friday was well attended and proved an intevest-inji attraction. It is understood that whoever Pocahontas decided on as a senatorial candidate would be endorsed by the Buena Vista and Humboldt delegations to the senatorial convention, as Buena Vista has the district judge, and Humboldt is to have the naming of the representative candidate. The convention was called to order by County Chairman Demaray of Havelock. and after reading the convention call, announced that the centra! committee bad chosen Joseph Mallison of Fonda to preside as chairman, and B. B. Foster as secretary. Mr. Mallison accepted the chair graciously, kindly thanking the central committee for the unexpected honor. It was moved and carried that chairman from each precinct appoint a member to act on each committee, that of credentials, permanent organization and resolutions. The only contesting delegations were from Dover township, for Allen and Sanborn, but in the show down, the Sanborn fellows were acknowledged the victors. The committee on permanent organization reported that temporary organ«-ization be made permanent. After deliberating a half hour the committee on resolutions reported with the following, the same old song: Resolved tliat we heartily commend ilie wise administrative policy of our nation's cliief executive. President McKinley. Kesolved that our worthy governor, Hon. Leslie M. Sbaw, is entitled to our commendation for Ills masterly and wise leadorslnp in state affairs and espe(;ially in the appointment of Hon. J. P. nolllver to the United States Senate, and we bespeak for Mr. Dolliver and our stinlor senator. Hon. W, B. Allison, a continuation in tlie ofilces tbey so Rrandly fill. Resolved. That we recognize in Hon. A. H. Cummins a rnan of esalted character and splendid ability, and a.ost heartily endorse bis candidacy fòr tlie important aiid honorable office of chief executive of the beloved tate, and that the delegates from this convention to the state convention be instruct-■d to use every le;;itlmate and lionorable means to secure his nomination. Report of the committee on credentials was adopted as read. It was moved and carried that convention proceed to vote by roll call of townships. An attempt was made by Mr. Ferguson of Rolfe to have that part of the resolution instructing for Cummins, struck out, but the movement was so completely squelched that the promotor nearly fell through a crack in the floor. J. A. Crummer of Grant and L. A. Rothe of Fonda, were appointed tellers, and the convention proceeded to vote on senatorial aspirants. The three candidatesi J. H. Allen, J. B. Kent and Geo. Sanborn being masters of the three ringed aggregation, business proceeded. On the first ballot Allen received 78 votes, Kent 48 and Sanborn 37. Everything sailed along smoothly for some time. The vote would be taken, announced then a few yips would be heard about the room, but the short order enthusiasm failed to make a break in any of the opposing ranks. It was a very warm afternoon, and after about thirty votes were taken. Chairman Mallisoh commenced to sweat and the delegates kept him warm company. When in the vicinity of the sixtieth ballot, some one had the audacity to move that the convention rest on voting for senator and proceed to elect delegates to the state convention, but as the contest was producing mòre sweat than anything else and Sheriff Mitchell was kept busy carrying water to keep down the rising temperature, it was thought advisable to keep the furnace biling. It was growing monotonous. The chairman was over worked by continuously calling the townships, and was relieved by L. W, Chandler for a time but he too finally had to seek relief at the town pump. At 5:30 some one made a motion to adjourn for supper. Tlie movement was freely endorsed, when adjournment was taken till 7 o'clock. The ballots taken up to this time were 116 and not a single change. Those Fonda fellows had some pretty large appetites, juilging from later developments and what they eat, is not yet known. Anyway, when the convention was called , to order they all looked pleased, the Allen forces presented a doubtful ap])earr.nco and the Kent delegates resembled the hoy that had eaten an over dose of sour grapes. During the supper hour the deal was ii.ved. Kent wanted the pud-din' but Sanborn would not give up, and could not if he wanted to, turn his whole delegation over to Kent, as enough would go to Allen to give him the nomination, as he only lacked four votes of having enough. The Kent forces were after Allen's scalp and the only way to get it was to throw their whole strength to Sanborn. Eiut one townshi]). Lizard, was a little difficult to handle, it requiring gloves .stutTed with the necessary material to get the proper swing, so it was freely announced, and even then—well they voted for Sanborn and a great shout ivent up among the Sanborn and Kent delegations, but the Lizard fellows shouted not. The battle was won and Mr. Sanborn was declared the nominee. He was called on for a few remarks and was introduced py Chairman Mallison as "Ournext Senator." Mr. Sanborn said: "Friends, you know I am no speech maker, so I won't detain you in making a speech but I thank you for this nomination." As it was moved and carried that the successful senatorial candidate should be permitted to select one set of delegates to attend the senatorial and representative conventions, Mr. Sanborn chose the following: Wilder Small, J. M. Bush, P. H. Bond, A. S. Wood, Frank Renkin, C. S. Sohry-ver, Geo. Secord, A, McEwen, A. Peterson, L. C. Thornton, Ward Ferguson and A. R. Thornton. Delegates to the state convention are G. A Heald, W. P. Wheeler, W. W. Beam, A. W. Davis, J. P. Mullen, Wm. Hazlett, O. P. Malcolm, Alex Peterson, Wilder Small, T. G. Demaray, F. C. Gilchrist and L.i Brodsky. , , The new county central committee is as follows; Bellville, Martin Hauser; Cedar, P. E. Leece; Centsr, G. A. Heald; Ollnton. F. C. Thomas; Colfax, Alex Peterson; Ties Moines, W. Small; Dover, L. A. Robins; Grant. O. E. Ohristenson; Lake No. 1. Ed. Forey; Lake No. e, ,Tohn McBride; Lincoln, Lee Trenary; Lizard, blck Hoefing; Marshiill, N. Moore; Powhatan, C. D. Hobbs; Pherman, Mark Stover; Swan Lake, M. E. DeWolf; Marsiiall, H. E. Buck. CONVENTION MOTES. Poor Ferguson of Rolfe! His attempt to ilam the current which flowed toward Cummins was unanimously smothered, although those Rolfe fellows were ready to stand by him if public sentiment was shown to be in favor of naming state delegates without Instructions. Mr. B^erguson is entitled to our sympathy and advise to keep still when public opinion hovers about the best remnant left in an antiquated party, or he may get set on harder than last Friday. BOAlli) PROCEEDINGS Supervisors Finish Their Work and Acljoin-ji. The Kent forces should now wear sack-cloth and ashes. The display of drowning principle in order to accomplish the defeat of the most popular man in the convention places them in a position to occupy the mourner's bench for some time to come. Following the adjournment of the convention last Friday evening large number of delegates e.xpecting soda water, ¡lop or cigars, were doomed to disappointment. As this is a strictly prohibition county nothing else was e.xpeoted. On account of the coiu't house well going dry, the rumor is going that the ne.xt Republican county convention will be held in Plover, and an early adjournment taken in ofder that the delegates may return home by way of Mallard. It is said the influence necessary to swing that Lizard delegation into line was awful hard on cents. If Mr. Sanborn don't run any better tor senator than he did for school director on the Democratic ticket, there is some hopes for Democracy yet. Geo. Fairborn of Fonda, was in at tendance as a visitor, just to see how-it was done, but there was oilly one chance to run in a dark horse, and the one man v.-ho could have swung the convention was Fred Gilchrist of Laurens. Petitions for County Grades and Bridges—Schedule of Claims as Audited. Auditor's ofiice, .lune 10. Board met lis per adjdurnnient, members all present. Board proceeded to settle with county treasurer. TUESDAY, .lUNE 11. Board met as per adjournment, members all present. Settlement with county officers continued. Adjourned for dinner. AFTERNOON- SESSIO.N. In the matter of the extension of the Dover road, the day and hour for final hearing having arrived, it was on motion ordered that said road be and is hereby established as a highway. The report of the appraisers on said proposed highway and examined and the following part thereof approved: That Samuel Freuk receive $48.00. "Geo. L. Brower and James Mercer having waived all claims for damages. Settlement with county ■ officers continued. Adjourned until 8 a. m. June 12. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12. Board met as per adjournment, members all present. Continued settlement with county officers. In the matter of the vacation and relocation of part of the Swan Lake and Fonda road between sections 21 and 22-!)2-.34. It appearing that no claims for damages were filed and the committee appointed to view the same having reported favorably. It is on motion ordered that the above named highway be established. It Is also ordered that the part of the above named highway now traveled be vacated when the section line has been graded. Auditor's office, June 13. Boarcl met as per adjournment, members all present. Settlement with county officers continued. Adjourned for dinner. AFTERNOON SESSION. In the matter of settlement with the county treasurer, after a careful examination of the books of his bflice and vouchers produced, and checking the same with the auditor's day book and ledger a net balance of $40,50.5.27 was found and the above named amount was produced by G. S. Robinson, treasurer of Pocahontas county and counted by us. And it is on motion ordered that this settlement be and is hereby approved. AFTERNOON SESSION, JUNE 13. In the matter of the establishment of part of the Jackson and Des Moines road between sections 5 and (>-92-34, and 31 and 32-93-,34. It appearing that no claim for damages were filed and the committee appointed to vietv the same hearing reported favorably. It is on motion ordered that the above named road be and is hereby established. In the matter of establishment of a part of the Bell and Hanson road between sections 3 and 10 and 4 and 9-90-33. It appearing that no claims for damage were filed. It was on motion ordered that the above named road be and is hereby established. Adjourned until 8 a. m. June 14.. FRIDAY JUNE 14. Board met as per adjournment^ members all present. On motion the sum of $10.50.07 was ordered transferred from the domestic animal fund to the county fund. The following applications for refund orders are on motion granted: li. Kirley,,erroneous tax, $8.10: M. L. Forey, erroneous dog tax, $2.00: N. W. Williams, erroneous dog tax, .50.. The following api)lications for school fund loans were examined and on motion approved; M. .1. Russell on the no i 3-90-31, for $2000.00: Hans W. Nelson on the sw i. 5 and nw of the nw 8-93-31, for $2000.00: P' Pender-son Kaiser, on the sw of the sw ,32-92-31, for $800.00. Adjourned for dinner. AI-TERNOON SESSION. Board met and attended county convention. J Adjourned until 8 a. m. Juno 15. SATURDAY, JUNE 15. Boai'djllmet as per adjournment, members all present. The forenoon was spent in auditing bills against the county and making up the amount of money expended on bridges'und highways in the year 1900. Adjourned for dinner. AFTERNOON SIOSSION. The petition of Wm. Mclntyre and otliers for a county .grade between sections 19 anil oO was on motion granted. SCORINU THE VOTE. if ' .-'il !%ì •ïi"»»-;.'; 5 cofitlinîttVoîi lusi t'ìi-'o. tÊm'i
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