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   Waterloo Courier (Newspaper) - February 5, 1896, Waterloo, Iowa                             i PART FIRST i utmi M ii PAGES i 1 TO 8 i VOL 37NO43 Weekly IMS Daily BttablUhcd WATERLOO IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5 1890 Single Copies Five CeaU WHOLE 1910 LEGISLATIVE GOSSIP NEWSY LETTER FROM JULIEN RICH ARDS OUR CORRESPONDENT Badical Change In School Laws Probable Democratic Local Option Bill Interests Newspaper on the Code Revision DES MOINES Feb 4 Among the most important pieces of legislation which the Twentysixth gen eral assembly will probably enact is one to make quite a radical change in the ex isting school laws Tdday Senator Tre win chairman of the senate committee on schools and text books introduced two bills which are of great importance to everyone interested in the schools of the state These bills are in line with the action of the State Teachers asso ciation and approved by the committee of progress appointed by that association One bill provides for township organiza tion It applies to all townships out side of cities and towns of 200 popula tion arid over and abolishes all subdis tricts and rural independent districts ex cept such as are in towns Each town j ship is to be organized into one school district having five directors for the Whole township instead of from 28 to 36 school officers in a single township as is sometimes the case under the present enbdistrict organization Each of these directors is to be elected at large from the township and each one has jurisdic tion over the township much as mem bers of boards of supervisors have over the county In addition to this board of five directors there will be a secre tary and treasurer making only seven officers for the entire township These directors have complete supervision of the schools of the township hiring teachers contracting for supplies fuel etc The directors are to be elected for a term of three years each Now it is argued in behalf of this bill that the simplicity of organization which will be brought about by it is very desirable The present system is too cumbersome The school taxes are about onehalf of all the taxes paid by the people and it is believed not only by the State Teachers associationbut by the superintendent of public instruction that the establish ment of township organization or in other words miking the civil township as near as may be the school township would obviate many of the difficulties now met with in the conduct of the rural schools In the eastern and south eastern portions of the state there are livery many rural independent district organized under jhe old lawwhile in the northwestern portion there are fewer of them In the whole state there ore 600 of these independent districts and the effect of the bill will be to wipe them out except in cities and towns as stated Better Education of Teacliers The other bill introduced by Senator Trewin which also represents the judgment of the State Teachers asso ciation and Superintendent Sabin is to provide for the better education of teachers It specifies that five schools for the instruction and training of teachers common schools of the state shair be established These schools shall be under the management of the board of directors provided for by the Sixteenth general assembly with five additional directors appointed by the executive council These schools are to be located at various points in the state and the bill provides that they shall be conducted in buildings now oc cupied by schools or buildings to be hereafter provided without expense to the state by the localities in which such schools are situated Any town or city in the state may ask for the location of one of these schools but it is required to deposit with the state auditor a deed conveying to the state of Iowa sufficient land for a campus together with the school building sufficient for 800 or more students tlje building and grounds to be worth hot less than In lieu of this a deed to the grounds and a bond of for the erection of the building will be accepted The bill provides forthe appropriation of per annum for each of these schools The locations of the schools are to be chosen before the adjournment of this general assembly These bills will be earnestly supported and it is the belief of the school men that they will be enacted into law There lire a number of other school bills before the legislature providing for free and uniform text books but the educa tors seem to be more especially inter ested in the two bills cited above A Moat Drastic Measure One of the most drastic measures that has ever been adopted by the legislature is Senator Phelps anticigarette bill which passed the senate by a vote of 81 f to 11 and is now ready for consideration by the house The provisions of the bill are as follows No one by himself clerk servant employes or agent shall for himself or any person else directly or indirectly fiSnpon any pretense or by any device manufacture for sale or sell exchange barter dispensebr give in consideration of the purchase of any property orof services or in evasion of the statutes or keep for sale any cigarettes or cigarette paper or cigarretto wrappers or any paper made or prepared the purpose of making cigarettes or for the purpose of being filled with to bacco ior smoking or own or keep or bo in any way concerned engaged or em ployed in owning or keeping any such cigarettes or cigarette paper or wrap perrwith intent to violate any provision of thin chapter or authorize or permit the Mime to be done The punishment for violation of this it a flue of IMS thnti 910 or more than for thi first ffansn with a jail sentence until fine and costs are j paid and for a second offense a fine of not less than nor more than and costs or imprisonment in the county jail for six mouths Senator Bell Jefferson has intro duced a valued policy insurance bill which provides that in case of fire with out criminal fault on the part of tho in eured the amount of insurance named in the policy shall be considered the true oftlie property and the Ipss or damage is tOj be estimated upon this basis Among the other bills of interest that were introduced last Saturday was the Democratic caucus local option bill It is a bill providing for township option in the sale of liquors The question of such sale shall be submitted to the voters on petition of Onethird of those who voted at the last general election held in such township or city In case the proposition to license such saloons is defeateid another election on the subject may not be held inside of two years ex cept upon a majority petition The an nual license fee is onehalf to go I to the county the other half to the city or township in which the saloon is io cated In addition the city or township may impose as much larger a fee as they see fit The city councils and boards of supervisors are given the au thority to regulate the saloons and to prescribe the hours and days during which the saloons may be operated There is no possible show of this bill passing either house It will be re ported by the committees for indefinite postponement and will receive the votes Of none but the Democratic members This will however allow them to go On record on this question which is ap I parently the object of the bill I Senator Hipwell also introduced a Democratic manufacturing bill which is brief and to the point It permits the j manufacture of intoxicating liquors of all sorts in any portion of the state and allows their sale upon the premises in quantities of not less than four gallons though such liquors are not to be drank on the premises This bill will un doubtedly keep company with the local option bill quoted above in the legisla tive waste basket Ifo Hope Kor Manufacturing Bill In spite of the hopes of the friends of manufacturing the prospects for the passage of any bin to reopen the brew eriesand distilleries in this state seem to be growing less and less A promi nent Republican senator who was one of the strong supporters of the mulct law two years since gave the writer his ideas of the subject as follows It doesnt seeni to me that the friends of manufacturing should push us fellows who stood between the lines two years ago too closely The mulct law seems to be giving quite general satisfaction It is working all right and so far as I am concerned I am willing to let this session pass without any additional leg islation on the temperance question I favored manufacturing twoyears ago and I admit there is logic in the ivrn inent that what is sold in I wa should be permitted manufac ured here but you must remember that tins state is now in the changing conditions from prohibition to mulct and perhaps it is better to let matters remain as they are for a few years Interests Neivspapcr Men Senator Rowan Wright has intro duced a bill that is of interest to all newspaper publishers It has to do with the selection of newspapers to publish official county proceedings The pro visions of his bill which is an amend ment to the present Jaw is that the printing shall be awarded to the two papers having the largest number of bona fide yearly subscribers living with in the county who have subscribed for and ordered the paper paying or prom ising to pay their own money there fore at regular advertised rates The publishers are given the right of appeal from the decision of the board of super visors to the district court This bill he thinks will prevent the padding of subscription lists Both houses have adopted Senator Funks bill prohibiting fishing in houses on the ice in winter time and fishing with more than two lines and hooks for each person Revision I The senate committee on ways and means who have been considering that part of the code revision which requires that all property shall be assessed at its actual cash value and compels the as sessor to swear to such assessment have been having considerable trouble over the constitutional question which it brought up The constitutional limita tion of indebtedness of cities is 5 per cent on the assessed valuation On a cash valuation this would be largely in creased and permit greatly increased expenditures on the part of cities The committee did not think it wise to open this door and so decided that if possible a statutory limitation of iiidebtedness below that provided by the constitution should be adopted A subcommittee to which this question was referred re ported yesterday afternoon to the full committee that such a statutory limita tion could be legally enacted but this would leave the opportunity for the legislature to be besieged at each aes sion by lobbies from the cities asking that the limit be raised so that they COuld spend more money The upshot may be that the present system of as sessment will be continued Nearly everybody has of late been taking a shot at the soldier monument The old soldier members of both houses have presented a resolution that no me dallions containing the features of any soldier living or dead bo placed upon the monument for the reason they say that it would have a tendencyto exalt certain pelsous at the of others whose record may be as good or better In the hona Saturday Kepreseutative Crow YViipello offered a resolution that tho statue of victory which crowns themcminicyit be replaced by the statue of a soldier with his gun at shoulder arms In his speech in support of the resolution lie characterized Carl Rohl Smiths stntno Of victory as an over grown fomahi with a bunch of tobacco in each hand There was considera blediscussion over the resolution and the temper of tho house WM clearly nhowiiwhen a motion WM made to table tho resolution The vote stood 47 On objection of Repre sentative However tne lurtner consideration Of the resolution wont Over under the rules Not a few of the members are begin ning to feel that the work of revising the code will require more attention than can be given to it this session and the talk f an extra session is being re vived J Bills have been introduced in the house fixing the schedule of rates for tel egraph companies in Iowa at 15 cents for the first 10 words and 4f cent for each additional word under penalty of a fine or imprisonment for 30 days foi each violation of this law JTJLIEN RICHARDS Sugar Tax Will 14 Adopted BERLIN Feb federal council has adopted the sugar tax bill amended LOUD LEIGUTONS FUNERAL Enpland Does Honor to the Famous Artlit Loxjoosr Feb largecrowd of people watched the departure of the funeral procession conveying the re mains of the late Lord Leighton presi dent of the Royal Academy from the Royal Academy The processron was formed shortly before 11 oclock and was headed by a detachment of the artists corps of volun teers of which regiment the de ceased was hon orary colonel Then came the hearse the pall bearers being the duke of Aber sm FREDERICK Sir Joseph TON Leisler Sir John Millais the Hon Edward Maunde Thompson Professor Alexander Mac kenzie principal of the Royal Academy of Music and General Arthur Ellis who represented the Prince and Prin cess of Wales The German and Bel gian ambassadors followed the hearse and then canie the officials of the Royal Academy and the Academicians Large crowds of people lined the route from the Royal Academy to St Pauls and all uncovered their heads as the hearse passed by The earl of Caringtou representing the queen met the coffin at the en trance of St Pauls cathedral The building was filed with ambassadors ministers members of the diplomatic corps thecorpbrations of London and leading scientific literary and artistic men and largeliumbers of the aristo cracy including the duke of Devon shire Sir William Vernon Harcourt the marquis of Granby Lord Couts ford the marquis of Ripou the earl of Wemyss and March the earl and countess of Lytton and others The queens wreath of laurel was tied with immortelles and entwined with a broad ribbon Attached to it was a card in her majestys own handwriting incribed A mark of respect Vic toria ANOTHER COMBINE FORMED Cast Iron Regulations For the Coast s Lumber Trade POKT TOWNSESD Wash Feb The biggest trust ever formed on the Pacific coast and representing a capital of over has been consum mated It is the Central Lumber com pany of California and its membership includes every lumber mill all ship owners wholesale and retail dealers of the Western coast of the United States and British Columbia All charters of vessels and sales of lumber must be effected through the Central Lumber company which regulates freights and puts the buying and selling price on all lumber regulating also the product of each mill and the proportionate amount of lumber each vessel shall carry dur ing the year Wliat the Claim Members Of the trust claim that they have manufactured lumber for several years at actual cost and that dealers in foreign and coastwise markets were reaping all the profits Under the new prices they say the employe wll be paid better wages and the timber men receive higher profits for their logs Although capitalized at no cor poration on the Pacific coast controls such vast interests More than 150 ocean sailing vessels come under their control JURY NOT ABLE TO AGREE Trial of Hanker Dickerion of Atlantic la at an Knit COUNCIL BLUFFS la Feb jury that for four weeks has been try ing Isaac Dickerson the Atlantic bank er for fraudulent banking in connec tion with the looting of tho Bank of Cass County has reported eleven for acquittal one for conviction It has been out 40 hours There is little prob ability that Dickerson will be tried again since it has developed that he was only remotely if at all connected with the failure When the case went to the jury it was the general opinion that a verdict woul be returned within a few hours Xo Legal in Fifty Yearn PROVIDENCE E L Feb au thorities have discovered that tho new law requiring all persons performing the marriage ceremony to register yearly is identical with one enacted 70 years ago which has long been a dead letter The authorities state there has not been a legal marriage in Rhode Island for 60 years and will ap ply to the legislature to h ave the acts of all unlicensed clergymen mode valid A girl who Is truthful about everything will Ho about tho number of Atchison Globe EUSSIAS REQUEST Washington Correspondent Says the HussoTurkish Entente Is There And That it Was Responsible for Postponement of the Naval Demonstration Which Herbert Had Planned Be fore Kcquestcdlt LONDON Feb dispatch to the St James Gazstte from Washington that the correspondent of that paper has the highest authority for an nouncing that the entente between Kussia and Turkey is known at the state department and that it has had a most important effect in modifying the plan the administration had preparad to compel Turkey to pay an indemnity for the damages done to the American property in Armenia Continuing the correspondent says that in ipite of de nials ho is able to assure the readers of his paper that a naval demonstration upon the part of the warships of the United States was prepared and that a cabinet meeting approved tlie policy of bringing pressure to bear upon Turkey He also says that Secretary joiney en tered into communication with Russia and Great Britain asking them if they would onpose action of the United States against Turkey Promised Indemnity Ho Paid Great Britains reply was favorable but he adds Bussia informed HrOluey that she preferred there should be no naval demonstration at that time as Kussia was negotiating to feng about a restoration of order in Turkey which country Mr L De Kotzebue Eussian minister to the United States is said to have informed Mr Olney would pay any indemnity required Therefore still according to the cor respondent of the St the projected demonstration of United States war vessels in Turkish waters was abandoned PROGRESS OF NICAEAtrUA Minister Xetvls Baker the State Department About WASHINGTON Feb Baker minister to Nicaragua has supplied to the state department extracts from the annual message to congress of Presi dent Zelaya to indicate the excellent financial standing of Nicaragua aud the material progress made during the year The president who found a large deficit in the treasury when he assumed office now reports that he has paid off of the foreign debt which amounts to but at 4 per cent having 20 years to run and has also paid for the domestic debt and retains in the treasury At this rate the re public would be free of debt inside of three years Itis not proposed however to keep on extinguishing the debt but instead to apply the surplus receipts to the building of a railroad to connect Lake Nicaragua with the At lantic at Rama and there to connect with steamers to the United States and Europe which is expected to do much to develop the commerce of the country The president also takes credit to himself for having had opened and bet tered the public schools closed by his predecessor Had RoundWith a Leopard CINCINNATI Feb John Robinson son of Showman John Rob inson whose menagerie is wintering at Terrace Park near here was seriously wounded by a large leopard which es caped from the menagerie and which he with others was attempting to cap ture The animal clawed and bit the young mans head It would have killed him had not the attendants stunned it with clubs and rescued him It was impossible to capture the animal and BO it was killed Tincl Her Horse and Disappeared TACOMA Wash Feb police are engaged in the search for Mrs W B Cody wife of a prominent Chicago lawyer who mysteriously disappeared Friday night Not a clue has been ob tained sofar She drove in Friday from the residence of her father in South Tacorna tied her horse in the center of the business part of the city and a few minutes afterwards disappeared Turtle Lake Mill IJurncd TURTLE LAKE Wis Feb mill owned by the Turtle Lake Manu facturing company and about to begin operations by Rice Lake Wis parties was entirely destroyed by fire caused by incendiaries There is no clue to the persons setting the fire Tho mill has been idle two years Stork Was Identified IOWA FALLS la Feb man Stork who was arrested in St Paul has been brought backto Iowa and has been identified by Miss Brant the young woman whom Stork assaulted It is conceded that Stork will receive a long sentence Arlxona nnri Now Mexico Feb house committee on territories willvote next Xonday on tho bills providing enabling rels for the admission ot the torritoriea of aud New Mexico to the Union SHOT THE WOMEN Spaniards Said to Have Done Some More Promiscuous Butchery ffhey Killed Wojycn aid Chil dren Because They Cheered the Insurgents Who Had Compelled Merchants to Give Food to the Starving Populace EV WEST Fla Feb time ago when the insurgents entered Sa baiiilla the Spanish official reports state that they were driven out by the garrison and that unfortunately three women wore killed by stray bullets The truth of what happened there has just been learned and it shows the Spaniards are acting as barbarously in Cuba as the Kurds in Armenia Saba nilla which is an important town in Matauzas province was entered by 400 insurgents under Garcia The Spanisli 1egnlHIM Iletreatod to the barracks and made no resistance The Spanish volunteers however re treated to the church and fired on the insurgents The insurgents returned the fire killing five volunteers The volunteers then ceased firing The inhabitants received the insur gents joyfully and many poor people who had eaten nothing but cane wore fed by Garcia who made the merchants open their stores and told the people to take food Thirty stores wore looted of provisions and one storekeeper was shot for resisting The insurgents then retired As soon as they were gouo the Spanish volunteers came out of the church and Opcuoil Fire Upon tlm People in the streets were killed 30 of whom were women and children Their only offense was cheering tho insurgents and taking food to save themselves from starvation After shooting these people the volunteers took 10 Cubans who surrendered on promise of amnesty and shot them in cold blood Two thousand men women and children have reached Mantauxas from Sabanilla They fled fearing further massacres by tho Spanish vol unteerSi These are facts vouched for by Mayor Juan Golvez of Sabauilla who is in Havana to ask General Marin to punish the volunteers Funeral of Dr Mlitroim The funeral of Dr Mngoun was held at Grinnoll Sunday afternoon and was very largely attended many prominent educators from different parts of the state being present An address was made by President Gates of the Grin uell college and the funeral sermon was preached by Dr Bobbins of Mns catine of the famous Iowa Band The ceremonies were impressively sad and a multitude of heavyhearted friends followed the body to its lost rcstin place Dr Magoim was born ju Bath Maine March 201821 He graduated at Bow doin college in 1841 studied diviuicy two years at Yale and one year at An dover and came west with Eev B Kipley afterwards the first professor in Jowa college in the fall of 1844 He was a teacher in Galena Illinois of a private school and afterwards princi pal of Platteville academy in Wiscon sin He began preaching at Shulls burg Wisconsin in 1847 and the next year was invited to the Second Pres byterian church new school in Galena of which he was pastor four years In 1851 he removed to Burlington and pursued legal studies was admitted to the bar and became a partner with the late William II Starr Esq In 1854 he was in at the birth of the Republican party of Iowa doing a vigorous part in bringing over the Free Soilers of that day to vote for James W Grimes who had been nominated on the 22nd of February of that year for governor of the last Whig state convention ever held in Iowa His action and influence at that critical time were formative of the new political era that dawned upon Iowa with the election of Governor Grimes The following year Dr Magoun re sumed the work of the ministry and was pastor at Davenport 185560 and at Lyons until 1864 when he was chos en president of Iowa college and re moved to Grinnell where for a gener ation he has made a distinguished name for himself and for the college A drowningman would have little use for a method of rescue which would require days A dyspeptic doesnt want to bother with a remedy that is going to take weeks to show its beneficial ef fects The MountLebanon Shakers are of fering a product under the name of Shaker Digestive Cordial which gives immediate relief The very first dose proves beneficial in most cases and it is owing to their unbounded confidence in it that they have put 10 cent sam ple bottles on tho market Those can bo had through any druggist and it will repay the afflicted to invest the trifling sum necessary to make a trial The Shaker Digestive Cordial relieves by resting tho stomach and aiding the digestion of food Tivxol is the best medicine for chil dren Doctors recommend it in place of Castor Oil COMMENCING AT 8 OCLOCK 7flUffS04 Y MOWING fEB 6 WE SHALL PLACE ON SALE In GRAY CASSIMERES BLACK CHEVIOTS TRICO LONGS GO AT and No such bargains were ever before offered in Waterloo CARPENTER SONS THE PALACE 123 and 125 EAST FOURTH STREET WATERLOO IOWA Barclay Items Mr aud Mrs E E Gaffln of Can field mourn the death of their baby The little boy died lask Saturday and was buried last Monday Wo extend our sincere sympathy to the parents and may God help them to bear the loss to them The child has only gone home to its heavenly Father Paul Neubol has gone to Carroll Co where he has businees as an agent for a newspaper A dance was held at L Beeners last Tuesday night Will Neubel has gone to St Louis H Koester says ho knows how to pre vent disease among hogs The remedy is a simple one but wo wont tell what it is Last Sunday Father Horsfield held services at Barclay It was the feast of purification Oil this day wax candles are blessed by every priest In former years this was a feast to be kept holy the same as Sunday but has been abol ished in tho United States On the 12th of this mouth Mr Matt Webber and Miss Mary Buhner will be united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Catholic church in Barclay Rev Father Horsfield will perform the cere mony Grant Brown is working for George Robinson John Emort purchased twelve head of Jerseys at the Jersey sale in Water loo last Saturday Ernest Blake of Littleton was here on Monday Casper Schmit sr bought 300 bush els of corn of Will Schmit Nick Welluor sold nine cows last week Brooks Sou have put in a largo sup ply of boots and shoes The stockholders of the Canfield creamery sold the plant to a man from Littleton for John Risse received the sad news of the death of his aunt near Clare Iowa She was here on a weeks visit only three weeks ago and was then stout and hearty She was sick only four days with inflammation of stomach and bowels Fred Robinson resigned the office as road boss for Dist No 2 Barclay town ship Will Schmit grinds every Tuesday and Saturday at 7 cents per sack U tulson JteniH There was a big crowd1 in town Satur day to attend the Cain and Wassam com bination sale Things sold fairly well an average There was not so large a crowd in town Tuesday at the Cornelius livery stock sale Irvin N Rowley and Wm H Bicldey were initiated into the M W A last Friday night The Teachers meeting Saturday was well attendedand was quite a success Co Supt Brittain was out and gave several good talks Jno Asquith and Marshal Klingaman were greeting friends at Hudson Satur day Mr Beck Knudson of Iowa City fav ored Hudson with his presence over Sunday Dr F C Sage was called up dn Ben nington township Sunday on profes sional business Miss Irene Starr is visiting this week in Waterloo Our telephone exchange is working well now and our business men are be ginning to see the benefits of it Wa terloo has become a suburb of Hudson All wo need to make us a little more metropolitan is a little of Waterloos high priced gas Wm E Hicks made a business trip to Oolwoin last Friday Will Eckel was out from Waterloo over There are the roughest roads around Hudson now we have had for a long time I feel dull fiud depressed I I 11 I dont you Xot quite up to the I U mark BROWNS CURE Will make you yourself again It cores DYSPEPSIA Constipation Indiges tion any Loss of Appetite and by its favorable action upon the Stomach Liver and Kidneys builds up the Neiv ous System doing away with Debility Insomnia and Nervousness Bottles 75p sent prepaid by express Remit by postofflce order or registered letter S B THOMAS Proprietor Crowns Cure Chicago ID VICTORIA Tills namo applies to a new Dinner Set now until sold 100 Piece Set Jor Dewar Items On January 25th the Dewar Creamery association held their annual meeting John Emert J J Rice and D Hewitt wore chosen for directors The direc tors elected Joseph Fuchs for president and W F Garrett for secretary Graham was hired again for theensu ing year as butter maker at S70 per month This a raise of 810 per month1 over the past year The creamery has now closed the fifth year of its existence The cost of manufacturing has been reduced from 13 cents per cwt the first year to 7 cents for the year just closed The fact is established the greater vol ume of milk received the less the cost of manufacture Mr W F Garrett has been the secretary since the association organized He is the right man in the right place The following is his year ly report Total number pounds milk received 4827835 total number pounds butter made 205576 total number pounds butter called for by test 193001 aver age test 400 average by churn 425 gross receipts 84241024 paid for freight 8232804 paid for commission 8174854 paid for current expenses 8340970 paid for milk average price per cwt Sam Brooks visited his sister Mrs H Jacobsen at Morrison Grandy Co for a few days Theodore Myer and wife were called to Baxter on account of the death of a relative Our creamery association received four car loads of ice from your city F E Reed cut it for our people Johnnie Adams was sick a few days with severe cramps in his stomach Hank Myers buys calves every Tues day He butchers them and ships to Chicago Senator Sargent favored uswith a batch of reports of the various insti tutions of our state Hank Myers has the grip One of the Souvignier boys is here visiting Hank Myers bought tho wheat at the wreck that was dirty and wet for four dollars Joe Holdennan visited a few with his grandpa and grandma W F Garrett was laid up with grip for a few days J J Rice had the grip for he tells us Once in a while wolves are in this locality F StMtoll hM to children in Minnwou kota 1 Some got ehlokon fetd railroad wreck vfctt   

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