Pocahontas Democrat, October 23, 1913

Pocahontas Democrat

October 23, 1913

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Pocahontas Democrat (Newspaper) - October 23, 1913, Pocahontas, Iowa 'volume XIIl , POCAHONTAS, low•\,THÚRÍbAY, OCTOBER 28, im NUMBER 8f)SOMETHINi We have something new in ihe line of SV/EATERS, COATS, AUTO HOODS, CAPS, CHILDRENS SWEATERS. We have something new in ihe line of Sweater xoats, auto hoods, caps and childrens sweaters. Something that appeals to everyone because they have the fit, they have the quahiy and they give satisfaction'. It would be a pleasure for us to show you this line of - goods. Yours Very Truly.DOYLE ^ RUSSELLUse a Wizard iop to Oust your Floors ani! Woodwork:... Wizard iop $1.00 Quart of Ma!.....$2.00 Special Price this Week for Mop and Polish=$L50=S. 1. MgINTIREJOHN H. LAMPE SOME LOCAL SUBJECTS Two or three weeks ago Mr. Tishenbanner of Gilmore City, again broke into the newspapers and gave the county road betweeji Pocahontas and Gilmore City an awful bump. It is an awful bumjly road in places, and Mr. Tishe^-banner told some truth about if; Rut he didn't go far enough. K is no worse than some other miles; of road known as the Des Moines-Spirit Lake high line.. We kindly are; They have reason to be, any-, call an extra session way,-those who visit neighboring pectation of having with the ex-the new law repealed, we hope the legislature will show backbone enough to stand pat on the new,, law. Their judgment was good when this lav/ was enacted, but if they see some weak points, they sl)ould make the law more effective instead of repealing. ■ . ___ 1 Considerable time was taken up last week in the district court on that damage case, wherein A. M. Erie sued the county for damages, claimed by reason of a: drainage ditch passing through his farm in section 12, Colfax township. The board of supervisors had offered $565 in way of settlement but plamtiff had asked for 51500, so in order to agree on a settlement the mater was brought into court. The jury returned a verdict allowing Mr. Erie $700. The next jury case was one wherein A. E. Wine-garden and the trustees of Center township were made defendants, by C. R. Lewis suing tor damages, on account of the removal of a fence which had been placed in the middle of the highway south along the section line from the cemetery corner. Mr. Winegarden had been employed by the trustees to remove the fence jis it interferred with travel. The attenion of the court and jury was taken up with this case from last Friday, till Tuesday afternoon, wlien a verdict was"returned for defendants, Mr. Winegarden and the trustees of Center ptownship. The jury was then discharged for the term. Fees paid to the grand jury were S73.50; to the petit jurors $459.00, a total of $532.¡^0. John Smith of Laurens, indicted by the grand jury for lewdness, was given a hearing in court Wednesday morning. He plead guilty to the charge and was fined $100 and costs. Mrs. Cora Edgington wa; granted a divorce from her husband, Hugh B. Edgington, In the case above referred to, Lewis vs. A. E. Winegarden et al, C. D. Atkinson ap-pered for Lewis and A- J. Shaw and J. M. Berry for the defense.' towns have, as the matter is often referred to by nur people when they return home. Our crossings Sre kept in better condition and the system of dragging, not only the business streets, but the resident districts as well, is ahead of anything carried on in neighboring towns. It don't make any idifference in what part of town one ijoes, the cross street is looked oon T- u'^'. . ... - after as well as the main traveled ^ Also every road leading n ^ fn ifll into town is keot in first-class con" Fort Dodge and Humboldt four or, dition, so far as is possible to make five miles north of Fort Dodge, ^^en, by the use of the drag. Df a cordu^roy ^ li f " anythmg else Tlusfthj^k of the satisfaction and the piece of road never has been m civic pride. There is some virtueHUSKING TIME Is drawin»' iieav and we wish to tell the people that we have in. .stof.k anything-needed inCorn Husking Supplies flnskei's Tlmuib Stalls made (jf wire mesh will save the niitts. A Big Stock of Clear Ouill Flour and Ground Feed. Man.y new .sets of nobby Ii:i.nio.s.s just i-eeeived. Come in and look them over. first-class condition as the soil"-is not of the right kind for a good road bed unless dragged and' it don't appear to have been troubled with a drag. But perhaps Fort Dodge is proud of that piece of road and wish to maintain it in its present condition, so that the hundreds of thirsty patrons hiking' toward the metropolis of Webster county every day may be shaken well before taking, and patronize more liberally. There is not a piece of road anywhere in Pocahontas county on any of the cross country roads in any more of an abominable condition that) is the road near Badger, known as the Des Moines-Fort Dodge-Spirit Lake road. "Also, the condition of the road leading into- Gilmore City, from the east, is about as full of bumps as it is possible to be, and no piece of road along thé township line road west of Gilmore City is any rougher, and while we have no apologies to offer jor the. dilapidated condition of the road west of Gilmore City, we beg of Mr. Tishenanner, not to be so serious in his condemnation of this road, while other roads neli'©-his home are no better. That crushed rock road west of the M. & St. , L. railroad leadiri^ west between séctions twenty-five and thirty-six and twenty-si.K and thirty-five in Garfield; tàwriship is another piece* of bumpy, road. "i he condition of the ,road is not oh account of the crushed rock, but because the rock was dumped before the grade was put in propei condition. The grade was too narrow for safe traveling before the rock was put on, and now with the rock dumped, it is impossible for loaded wagons or autos to pass, one or the other having to take to the ditch and the ditch-has been tra-j veled abôut as much during the jlast summer as was the grade. I The only proper grade for the use I of the crushed rock is the grade 'being constructed on the county i roads. They are wide, vvith wide I culverts, so that teams and autos have plenty of room to pass. And unless some of these auto speeders are put in jail, the grades should j be made still wider, as it is not I safe for cars to pass either a team nor another car at the rate of thirty to fifty miles an hour and an : occasional one does. in these and this^ matter of pride can be traced away back about 300 yijars to the time of our primival ancestor who v/as proud even of her English husband. Our sidewalks don't look bad either, and the increasing number of attractive homes makes an old timer fee! as if he had located in a pretty good iMace after alL__ Fred Mann of Kankakee, Illinois, arrived in Pocahontas, Monday, to look after his farm in sec-cion 14, Grant township. Mr. Mann owns all of this section except the west half of the northwest quarter. He left for his home Tuesday, and would have remained longer if the town afforded desirable hotel accommodations, but as we do not, he hurried through with his business and left for home. Mr. Mann says Kankakee was the first county in the state to employ ap agricultural adviser, vvho is' paid a salary of $2000 a year and is furnished an automobile, also an (iflice and laboratory in the court house, a stenographer and soil expert. The force is kept busy and farmers are taking a great interest in the work. Having the soils tested, shows what the different soils are adapted to, also what is needed to make it productive. The matter of seeds is also looked after carefully and it is the duty of tho adviser to conduct the farmers institutes." He is ä graduate of the Illinios .State Uniyersity. The government pays into .the, county treasurer Sl.OO every month which goes towards the expense of maintaining this new department. This work was taken up about two years ago by Kankakee county, it then being the first county in the United States to take up,the work which iiad been outlined by the government. . DeKalb county has also now adopted the plan and more will be following in the good work when they become better acquainted with it. ! The best highways we have in i northwestern Iowa, are the well (graded road covered with gravel land they are good at all seasons of ! the year. There is two or three I miles up there near Sioux Rapids, ! and another piece of well graveled i road east of Spencer. And down i in Green county is a sample of J what can be done with gravel on ; the country roads.' Green county I has been improving its highways for years in this way and when a traveler gets into Green county, a map and a guide is not- necessary to tell him where he is. Gteen county has been spending its money on permanent improvements while neighboring counties have been spending the road money in repair-I ing and reconstruction. Supervis-i or Klein has been having some effective work dgne with gravel on a IN THE DEMOCRAT ALWAYS PAYS GOOD RETURNS ■The DEMOCRAT covers the fisld mp'rc! llioroughly. than any olKer paper iiv the Gounty. Down in Fremont county, in Shelby county, petitions have been circulated, directed to Governor Clarke, asking that he call a special session of the legislature to repeal the; road and bridgé law enacted at the last session. It is alleged that the law is burdensome, also takes.much of the responsibility out of the hands of the supervisors and trustees. The old law was very unsatisfactory and proved inadequate to meet the demand for better and more effective road improvement. The new law is now on trial. It has not yet been given a chance to prove what can be clone and it is most unfair at this early date for some dissatisfied supervisor or trustee to clamor for a change. The old method of road work has been proven most expensive, merely repair work year after year, enough money having been spent on the roads in every county in the state the last thirty years to have graveled nearly every'mile of highway in the state. One complaint advanced is there has . been delay in construction work apd another is the increased cost of bridges and culverts. A permanent concrete bridge is far cheaper than wooden bridge, the life of which • John Barnharilt died'rtt the "hös-pital in Rochester, Minnesota, Monday morning at 4:50 o'clock, where he had gone to about two weeks ago to consult with the Mayo's regarding his failing health. Deceased was a native of Germany and came to America in 1881, settling on a farm near Pom-eroy, where'he continued to reside until 1892. when he moved to Grant township, where the family home has been since. There are left to mourn with the bereaved wife seven children now living, Mrs. Will Nieinan and Mrs. Ed Christensen of Grant township, also Mrs. Harry Troupe of Wilmot, South Dakota, Henry of Grant, Fred of Ware, and Miss Elma and .lohn at home. The body arrived in Pocahontas, Tuesday afternoon from Rochester, accompanied by R. A. Huff, who had also accompanied Mr. Barnhardt to Rochester. The funeral will be held Friday forenoon at 10:30, a short service being held at the house and the body will be taken to Pom-eroy for burial. line ot road north of Rolfe, and ¡s only temporary, even though thé there is nota nii.er piece of road to ^.oncrete bridge would cost double drive over anywhere in the coun- the other bridges. We do not be-ty. and he expects to have the i jig^g Qo^ernor Clarke will find it good work continue. Supervisor;j,gj,ggg3j.y ^^ ^all a special' session ' of the legislature to repeal the new Dooley has several miles of grad irtg on the- county road between rOad law. "The.new law should be Fonda aild Varina.n'early ready for g^ven ^ faij, trial. If the work is gravelitig, which will be completed this fall or winter. And with cdñ'ied out in other countrièa like it is being done in Pocahontas Rolfe Arrow: Frank Tishenban-ner of Gilmore City has broken out in print about a razor back road west of Gilmore and just as all of us had begun to think that Gilmore City was about 'the only town on earth that had any real roads, .^rank doubtless had an object in view, but here he's done gone and spoiled the impressioni. The road he speaks about is the road straight west of Gilmore. If we mistake hot, this is the county road in dispute, and is now up to the state highway commission for settlement. As such a road it will get little consideration until the state commission determines its status. But Gilmore City, thanks toTish's persistency, hasn't fared so badly. It has recieved $500 of auto tax from each county on the county line road south of town; it has received $500 road fund and $350 auto tax on the road leai^ing west from the quarry, making $850 from the county on this road. There is $1850 in all in a short time for the immediate vicinity, , We don't blame Gilmore City for getting it, and admit she deserved it. nor should she be satisfied, but we be- the aid of the-new grading outfit,!^.„^„fy^ j-i^g law-will Drove it is. expected tp. have two or: supervisors have three miles put in condition for j out a system of countv roads j lieve a careful perusal of the rec-gravel in, Supervisors Nolan, I-iel^! ^„jjvenient to eveiry' town' in the ords wil! show that Gilmore City and Hopkins' districts yet .this fall, ij-ounty and some excellent work! has had as much as any other town This good, start will - mean much j gij-e^dy been done-in the linelns yet. We must have a little more done along tins bne next j^j.g^ii^g jj^e expense is., not' patience. We can't all get all we ,vear. - , iproving a burden,, as the benefits] want just when we want it. Per- Pocahontasought to be proud of derived will be almost valuable i haps the fellow that goes after it its streets."..We believe the people asset. If Governor Clarke sho.uUl the hardest will get the most. HEBE AND THERE. Algona has done some street paving this fall. ! The Sutherland Courier is of-ered for sale. The Odd Fellows state encampment is being held at Fort Dodge this week, opening Monday, and closing today, Thursday. Two men were arrested at Whiting, last week on the charge of horse stealing. They had stolen a ' team and buggy on the streets at Manning. Colonel Roosevelt landed in the city of Rio Janeiro, Tuesday morning at b o'clock. There was some commotion among the animals back in the jungles. Wnj. Buchacker is now owner of the Mallard livery barn, having purchased the business last week of Mi". Duffy, who had operated the barn the last twenty years. The firm of H. S. Mountford and Frank Mann of Algona, have contracted with the Ford company for 1100 cars for next years tielivery. They have Kossuth, Palo Alto and Clay counties. A Lake City man has run an automobile since last March without a number. There are a lot of fellows who would try the same trick. if,the county attorney would only promise to be good. Complaint has been made by Dei Moines women that the street car steps are too high. , They . really are too high for the hobble skirt^ -and some of them seen cn Des Moines streets are most awfully hobbled. Over at Eagle Grove, one day last week, a fellow appropriated two cases of beer from a box car, which was enroute from Austin, Minnesota, to Lehigh, Iowa. The man's name is Mclntire and he is held to the grand jury under a $500 bond. Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: Sor-en Peterson, a tiling contractor, v;as buried in a ditch near Newell the other day and it took vigorous work upon ; the part of his four lielpersi to extricate hiiii. '.WHen he was released It was found that he had a broken collar bone' and that he was seriously bruised. The' Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune says a fine cnr of game fish was put in the lake on Friday of last week by State Fish and Game Warden Hinshaw. The shipment included bass, pickerel and crap-pies and the fish were in good condition. Mr Hinshaw has a fine new car for this purpose, which was built to his order. It is so constructed that air can be forced into the water a'', any time apd in this way the fish can be shipped ill better condition than in the-old car. • Emmetsburg Democrat: R. E. King left the last of-the week for Atlantic. Iowa. He felt well pleased over his sale. He made a profit of $24,000 on the 768 acres of land that he recently sold during the two and one-half years that he owned it, thougli he says the man who bought from him later disposed of the land to some eastern Iowa man at an advance of $15,-000. Mr. King has 400 acres of Palo Alto land left. He has become very wealthy handling-real estate. Humboldt Republican: There was an auto and buggy collision south, of Humboldt, Saturday even--ing last. Sator Stephensen was coming from Fort Dodge ,in his auto, and met a party in a buggy. The lights were not burnine as well as they might, and the auto was on the buggy before he knew it. One wheqj of the buggy was wrecked, and the auto was whirled ' . of the "road so abruptly as to cause it to bump into a -tree, where the wind shield was shattered and the front of the auto badly damaged. Luckily no one was injured. Al Adams, editor of the Humboldt Independent, attended a reunion of the second Iowa cavalry regiment at West Liberty, last week, and on his way from the Rock Island depot in Des Moines, to the Wellington hotel Saturday eveilirtg, a craky auto driver rnn onto him, knocking him down. The car backed- oft' and left the scene of the accident at a high rate of speed". Mr. Adams was severely briiiaed, but was able to get up and make his way to the hotel. Tlie accident' happened about 10 bj'clo^k.at night and the car had no lights." It perhaps carried no lights so the police would not see it. ' ' r- f Ji ■4 ! S i i . M I'M I ^ I 'J /.ft i ^üfi •K: f mm if i J i I t i ' V Í ; Í! ì I •• 'I î'ï i 1 \ ti W 'ífi ]¡ ' lì s f ^ ;