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-THE NEWS OF THE WEEK, i i ., : j. • A Big IHi?e Occurs Saturday at Livermore—The Crop Report. totf to Bead the Weather Signals— LuVerne Opinion of O. P. Houses. FIUK AT J-IVERMOIIK. Saturday night a disastrous lire F'-gwept through our neighboring town of "'Livermore, taking nearly one-half of the business part. Soon after midnight the fire could be seen from Algona, the southern sky being very brightly lit up. The loss will be heavy. This is the second flre that has visited Liver- imore. A special to the Sioux City Journal gives the following account of le fire: Fire broke out in .the coal house'of 36 St. Jamea hotel, owned by Mrs. fcntz, at midnight last night. A fear- wind was blowing, filling the eyes B h dust and scattering lumber and igles through the' air. Nothing was fed, the boarders and help having even insufficient clothing. The loss on the hotel and barn was upwards of $5,000; insurance $2,800. The personal loss to Landlord Lincoln was $2,000; insurance $1,000. O. E. Sanboru, hardware dealer under the •same roof, was burned out. Loss, $2,•600; insurance, $1,600. The meat market, under the same roof, P. L. Kathan proprietor, was burned. Loss, $300; no insurance. The fire communicated across the street to Turner's livery. Loss, $1,000; no insurance. Eel's livery, in the hotel barn, was mostly saved. Reeve's blacksmith shop, in the same row, valued at •$3,000, was a total loss; no insurance. The fire then communicated, to Allman's machine,and blacksmith shop on the next street north, burning it to the ground. Loss, $5,000; no insurance. The ice house, still farther north, belonging to Mrs. Zentx, was burned. Loss, $200. It. was a miraculous escape from burning the entire town, everything depending on keeping the fire from communicating from the hotel to the postoffice, a vacant lot being between i.them. On the postoflice building the citizens worked hard in the terrible orrn, extinguishing the fire time after ime as it caught from the terrible heat. Yith this building the entire business Mrtion would have gone. Landlord ncoln had a large tent pitched by 8 an., and proposes that the boarders Xhe'St. James shall be fed. The m is without any protection from i fendthe inhabitants can count themselves lucky that a business house remains. The weather "indications" are telegraphed from the central station at Washington all over the country at. 10 a. m. atid io p. m. and the flags are then displayed accordingly. Ko reports are furnished on holidays or Sundays. The signals are to be read from the center of the street toward the the weather, or snow, building, the center representing head or top. No. 1, alone, indicates fail- stationary temperature. No. 2, alone indicates rain stationary temperature. No. 1, with No. 3 below it, indicates fair weather, colder. No. 2, with No. 3 above it, indicates warmer weather, rain or snow. No. 1, with No. 4 below it, indicates fair weather, cold wave. . No. 8, with Nos. 1 and 2 below it, indicates warmer, fair weather, followed by rain or snow. TO HAVK A 1,'ACKAOK JOINT. After worrying along' for several months without availing herself of the benefits of an original package joint, Algona is now going to have such an institution. We have not. been able to learn exactly where, but it is understood that the joint is to locate on Thorington street. Algona owes, or is to owe this new adjunct of civilization to one Mart Coonan, a great man from Emmetsburg, who it appears has outgrown his native village and is holding overflow meetings in neighboring towns. Coonan has been given every assurance that he will be prosecuted if he sells other than original packages as defined by Judges Thomas and Carr. He professes to be the agent of an Illinois liquor house. It is understood that he will begin to extend their inter-state commerce in a day or two. The Original Package at LuVcrne. THE COUNfY HEWS BUDGET the: THE CROI" KKl'OltT. The weather and crop bulletin for the week ending Friday lastreports the temperature for the first half, of the week 19 degrees above normal and the > second half 8 below. But little rain has fallen in the state. In the central and eastern counties of the southern half of the state a drouth of some severity prevails, but little or no rain having fallen during the past week, and the amount for the season being defic- .ient. In about three-fourths of the |tate, however, there is no suffering rom lack of moisture. Except within i limited area of drouth, all crops are i in a promising condition. Corn is doing I remarkably well everywhere, even in the dryest sections. In portions of the southern counties it is in tassel and silk, and in nearly all parts it is about up to its seasonable height. The harvest of winter wheat, rye and barley is about completed, and haying is pro- S 'essing under the most favorable con- tions for securing the crop. A GISNKKOUS DONATION. The fifty dollars paid to Mr. Hudson for his 4th of July speech were donated by him to the Normal School as a tribute to that enterprise and as a fitting second of the efforts of his partner, A. P. Call, in establishing and building it up. Mr. Hudson's generous act elicits many words of praise. It has been the good fortune of the Northern Iowa Normal School from the first to enlist the enthusiastic support of the strong men of the state. In this connection it is pleasing to note that Mr. Call and Mr. Hudson have, as we have frequent testimony, attained a very high standing tor legal acumen and success in the larger field they have entered at Sioux City. They are now partners in that pushing city, and with Win. L. Joy, an old and honored citizen, are recognized a leading law firm of Northwestern jwa. THIS WSATHEB SIGNALS. feather signal flags have arrived last Thursday a wire was stretched I across the street in front of the post f office on whicji to display the same, 9 Signals comprise four flags and as follows: t ; Number I, white flag, six feet square, 'Micates clear «? fair weather Num' 2, blue flag, six feet square, indi- Fgates ram or snow. Number 3, black, 1 ^angular flag four feet at the base and six feet in length, always refers to temperature; when placed above num- jbprs 1 or 2 it indicates warm weather; When placed below numbers 1 or 2 it t Indicated cold weather; when not dis- LPJayed, the indications are that the [temperature will remain stationary, or j'f&altne change in temperature will i vary four degrees from the temper' ~e or the same hour the preceding Number 4, white flag, six feet with black square in center, m the approach of a sudden and . fall in temperature* This sig- i not to be displayed unless it Is jted that the temperature will f»tprty-ftve degrees, or lower, aad f ordered at least twenty-l^uy advance of the cold wave. 4 is displayed, number ia lin The Lu Verne News of July 4 has a very interesting and instructive report of a large number of interviews wjth citizens of that place on the original package question, which Avegive in full as follows: The rumor, started here some days since to the effect that an original package house was to be opened in this town, has caused no little comment of late, and in order to lind out just how our citizens were feeling about the matter a News man went around among them one afternoon this week and felt of the public pulse. To his question, What have you to say for or against the opening of an original package house in LuVerne'i"' he received the following answers: I am against it. C. II. Lichty. I have no use for it at all. BJ F. Guthrie. I am opposed to it. D. Park. I have no use for a package house. I. P. Harrison. It would be a nuisance to our town. W. II. Godfrey. I am radically opposed to an original package house. G. C. Burtis. I would rather not see it come. Fred Legler. We caii get along a great deal better without it than \ve could witli it. L. D. Lovell. I don't think that we need it and I am sure I don't want it. LeEoy Barton. I think that it would be a great nuisance and don't wish to see it come here. John Grubb. I don't wan't to see it come. Fire it out. Leander Barton. I protest against the measure. A. A. Godfrey. We will not have one here. J. C. Biiymond. I am not in favor of it. E. W. Turner. I aui decidedly opposed to it. J. S. Swank. I want at least two in town. Gustave Swefeeld. 1 am against it for ever pound I weigh. W. L. Niver. • I like a little to drink once in a while but I am afraid I could not get very good stuff at a package house. Henry Miller. . I think we had better build a jail first. We will need it if the package house conies. D. liamin. If we would maintain a decent town we must keep it out. O. B. Kline. The way to keep out a package house is not to patronize it. I am opposed to it. \V. A. Patterson. An original package house belongs to the bottomless pit and Lu Verne wants no connection with it, Bev. P. H. Eighiny. If I could have my way there would be no original package house in Lu Verne. F. H; Patton. No worse calamity could befall us. I do not see wherein it would benefit myself, my family or my neighbor- R. W. Hanna. I think we would be better off without such a thing. Wm. Brummund. I think that it would prove a great nuisance. I want none of it. Stanord Godfrey. I say shoot it. E. F. Quick. * We must dp all we can against it. M. B. Luchsinger. I think we better not have such a thing in our midst. B. M, Ellis. I am diametrically opposed to any such scheme. Henry Ford. I don't think that it would be best for us. R. V.Scott. The highest tribunal in the laud has said that it is lawful to sell imported liquors in the original package, in this state. I am content and shall not attempt to interfere with any legitimate business. I am in favor of the repeal of that part of the prohibitory law which interferes with the manufacture of the liquor that we use in this state, and I think tne sale of both foreign and domestic liquors should be confined to the original package without state license. I am glad that the republican party has said tbft what ye eat and what ye drink shall never (more be a test of one's political faith in the afo. P. Gteo. W. Hanna. ers from Our Corps of Busy Correspondents- Tile Field at Large. Items from Whittemore, Seneca, Bancroft, Burt, Ledyard and Hebron. WHI.TTI5MOH.Jfe! ITK3MES. 1'i'om One Correspondent. WHITTKMOHK, July 8.— A heavy shower accompanied by considerable wind and lightning visited this section last night. Miss Maud Thompson who lias been spending several days at Wesley, returned home last evening, Miss Anna Chriscliilles, who was so badly injured Decoration day, is steadily improving under the skillful treatment of Dr. Pride. Mrs. Bourett and children of West Bend, are visiting at Mr. Newman's. I he young people who attended the lawn party at Mr. Chriscliilles' Saturday evening report a very enjoyable There were five more candidates baptizedby Elder Thrasher in Lotts Creek last Wednesday afternoon. The Baptist society now consists of about 25 members. Mr. Ingham lias kindlv donated them a lot, and thev hope soon to build a church. Mr. Fritz Engler, of Emmetsburg, has been visiting friends here for the past lew days. Whittemore has a new cheese factory run by J. Bennett. Anyone wishing nrst class cheese can be accomodated at reasonable prices by calling on Mr. Bennett. Our people were considerably scattered the Fourth but think the majority who went abroad visited Algona. beveral picnics were held in the vicinity and were much enjoyed by those who participated. Willard Koupe spent a few days with hia parents last week. A. number of Whittemore gentlemen attended the races at Algona Saturday afternoon. A large delegation is expected from surrounding churches to attend the recognition meeting and Sabbath school convention to be held here next Thursday and Friday. . Miss May Cooke, who has been visiting at Mr. Cotton's, returned to hex- home in Burt Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Oliver rejoice over the arrival of a little daughter. Mrs. Hatch who is visiting her brother-in-law is on the sick list , The schools in and about Whittemore are nearly all closed and teachers and pupils are enjoying their summer vacation. ,_. her. friends since her- -return lomefor vacation. Mrs. Miller, a lady of the Methodist persuasion, preached in the-Branson school House last Sabbath. Tttis motherly Woman is full O f good thoughts and allvrlio know her 1'eel her Rood influence and call her blessed We £ll< « FOtid to have such in our'midst. Whatever lias been the past we trust the officers and leading oittfcens of Kossuth now and in the future may be worthy the tribute given them by the orator Of. the day of Independence. Also may his words in regard' to keeping the law echo again anil again through ''north Kossuth. 1JUIIT HAIM'KNINGS. From, our Kogiilar Correspondent. T rv-Sfyi? uly 8 -r The household of 8. J. O'Neill was gladdened by tiie arrival ot n fine* daughter. 8ain, set, up the cigars. Business opened up in lino-shape this week. O'Neill & Kerr sold ;•! wagons yesterday, and other goods were in good demand!.. The other dealeia. are all doing a good business. Our people spent tiie fourth at different places. Some.were at A]gona,some at private picnics and some at Wesley. I he base ball nine played at Wesley and were easy winners. We noticed quite a number of Aleo- nians in Burt within a few. days.among them attorney Danson, Dt A. Buell and others. The Nasby of Wesley was a pleasant caller yesterday, being accompanied by another gentleman whose name we can not remember. There was a line rain last night and things a LKDV barley a in north —certai age of y plaint o anythiii; grain in hereabo prospect Mr. the hay SENECA NEWS. Spechil Reporter. SENKCA, July 7.-A big time reported by everybody from the picnic at Mr. Richmond's. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Campbell, of Gold- held were up to spend the fourth, Mrs. Campbell staying over until to-day to visit with her old neighbors. Mr. Alcorn went to Algona the 5th to attend the races. The Shaw brothers are building an addition to their house. . Mrs. Littlefield is making arrangements to move to Bancroft this fall. on the Moore's yard, an same fo: east sidi July on the 7 e looking fresh, this morning. T.KDVAKO. From our Correspondent. KD. July 7—Com, wheat, oats, d flax are truly immense crops rn Kossuth at the present time ly as a, whole' above the aver- We have heard no corn- rust, weevil, chint/, bugs or else to htirm the growing his vicinity... The new gettlers ts are looking happy over the rey, of Elmore, Minn., opened ampaign oil Saturday, July 5, cut grass, harvesters The People's Favorite 84}e only by L, BANCROFT. Register, July 3: Albert Iloseuau, of Ramsay, was at Algona on Monday. He iiitormed us that a new elevator is going to be built at Ledyard. Irof. G.F. Barslou and wife came over from Bntt on Monday to visit their parents for a few days. J. L. Blunt, of Fenton township, was a pleasant caller at this office last week. He was looking up his chances in these parts tor county recorder. A team ran away last week just as one ot the dray teams was coming from the creamery with a load of eggs. It ran into the dray wagon from behind and knocked the egg cases in every direction. Several cases were completely demolished with their contents, and a couple of broken wagons added to the damage. ,. °- H. Wunn, of Fenton township, de- liyered the first load of new tame hay into Bancroft this season. He is a new comer who came from Wisconsin last spring, and we wish the county could secure a couple hundred of such farmers this year. John Wallace & Co. have got their cream separator at work out in Denmark township and are at work on the one in German township. The cream from both of these will be delivered to this place, which, with what they get out of the daily receipt of 6,000 Ibs. of milk, will make a good deal of butter, lias firm has always done a large business in their creamery here and we are glad to see them extending their business into German and Denmark. Special Coi-respoinleiice. BANCROFT, July 8—News is scarce so also are blacksmiths, Mr. Stinson being the only one now on deck. As Mi-. Russell was standing before his polishing wheel last week, with plow in hand, the leather facing of the wheel became detached at one end catching and jerking the plow, cutting the entire widtji of his hand, severing muscles and cords. He is looking for a hand to run his shop for a few weeks. .Prof. Babcox is here tonight; will give a free concert and organize a class m vocal music. The Professor is one of the Leslie corps. Prof. Barslou, of Britt, will spend his vacation in this vicinity as will also his wife, both of whose parents live here. The directors of our schools are canvassing the matter of the prof es- orship of our schools; it would not be a bad idea to think of this worthy young man. A young man from Franklin county who owns the quarter section adjoining Judge Cook on the east, was here doing business with Mr. John Edwards who did his breaking, He returned last Saturday to his home and will be here in the spring to permanently locate we are told. Girls, he is a gjngle Miss Florence Jordan, whp for months has been under the care of the family physician, is again seen upon our streets but looks pretty tbto in flesh. Flp is a sterling young woman and all Will toft glad to see uer f«% recover. In this connection let us say that , . • »• CT - -•--'•---»'»•"*.%**,« Jj I/ *A4. JT '_!• with a ic rce ot about 15 men with teams, "" *'- ast side of the railway at >idiug, three miles above Led- Andy Dunlap with about the 3 ol men and teams on the begins haying- on Monday, J uly *. Barney Dunlap will also begin on the 7 ,h with a force of about 50 men and teai s at Ledyard. Several good-sixed farms have been opened f jxmi the wild prairies in tins vicinity this spring. Messrs. Holston and Burton, from the Wisconsin pine- ries, bought -440 acres of prairie lying about 80 rods west of Moore's Siding early last spring, and with a sufficient force ot men and teams they broke the ground and put in a crop of 300 acres of flax. Joining this land on the north Mr. Grannis, of Elmore, broke the ground and put in a crop of 160 acres of flax. -Here is (500 acres in one body on which last year the mowers and on which this year the will cut flax. Two law-suits have grown out of the differences between hay-makers and cattle herders on the east side of the railway. One suit has been decided in favor of the hay-maker, and the other is now pending in the courts. Mr. Horace Mann, county surveyor, and Mr. Chubb, son of Senator Chubb! were in this vicinity last week surveying land. Mr. Grannis, of Elmorc has just completed a good substantial warehouse at Ledyard; size :24x52. We understand that Mr. Grannis also intends opening a coal yard here in the fall. All the herds of cattle of northern Ivossuth are reported as looking fine and doing well, much better than last year at this time. _ Mr. Ilolstou, near Moore's Siding.has just got a tubular well dug between his house and barn which throws a two- inch column of water about six feet above the surface of the ground. This makes three flowing wells within a mile of each other. Townsend & Langdon SEair'Nate a Few nf'nti* finT.rtii.ia. a Few of our Bargains: 28 lbs.,«hoieeIM led Oats 17 Ibs. butter crackers «« }}*'2*' ttorolina peaches 20 Ib fine rice Lewis-Lye per can. Clothes Pins per doz. Axle OJrease per box $ 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .10 .01 00 Climax Tobacco per Ib. bpeavhead, per Ib. Choice fine cut per Ib. 1 good wash-board for Dix0H;s stove polish Gloss Starch per Ib Saleratus per pkg. All Kinds of 5c Yeast for Flour ' Per Wh ® at FI ° r Full 32 Bars of Good Laundry Soap take . P r °duce in exchange for Groceries. our prices before you buy-elsewhere. .40 .85 .1.5 05 , .05 .05 , $ .03 1.00 1.25 i .40 .90 Come ia. Townseud & Langdon, i HEADQtJARTER'S Can supply you wit h everything you want; m building material and fuel, )J. TT _ Tl . D , et it V 11 All ye Wesleyites Call at ors And leave your ord ers with' Hume.. AT G, 7, 7 and a half, ami S percent, on live to ten years time with privi- Jlege of partial payments before,--duef Interest can be paid at my office. Save money by calling 011 rae before you apply for Loan J. W. BARTLETT. M. Z. GROVE. HEBRON HEARINGS. From Our Correspondent. HEBRON, July 8.—Mr. Whithulm is having a cellar dug on his farm. Mr. John McGlaplin's house is almost completed. The bride is waiting. Mr. G. A. McArthur has almost got a flowing well; it only lacks 2 ft., 6 in. Mr. Sandfield Collinsonoffers his farm for sale at $25 per acre. It is a good farm and reasonable at that price. LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Best of Horses and Carriages West of Thorington House. M 7 r. BO \/c- ** -_ ———— IVI> *-• GROVE, MANAGER. J. Dealer In HARDWARE TINWARE ! I have opened up a new stock of Hardware in the Reed building, and will carry a full line of heavy and shelf hardware, cut* lery, etc. "VT. Ella June Mead Coming-. Ella June Mead, vocalist andperson- ater, and Lu B. Cake, the poet-wit, in original songs and characters, will visit Algona the 22d of this month. Ella June Meade is an Eastern star with the grandest voice in her field. She is the best entertainer in her line. Magnificent stage presence; a matchless mimic; wonderful gifts under complete control; a grand character the triumphs of national fame only crown "Queen of the Entertainers." LuB. Cake ma4e the most widely copied humorous speech of modern times, His poems will fill scrap books while he refuses to publish in volume. His prose, humor and pathos enrich standard works and won two medals this 1890. His songs and hymns are in the people's hearts, A brilliant lawyer and captivating orator. An entertainer whose superb singing voice and character protraiture me&e* him a popular favorite from the flrst night. Pay. Every important holiday event is known by some popular name. The Fouptb of July ts no more a genera! holiday than the one on which the great Singling Bros. Moaster Railroad Shows appear; and so universally has this become established that the advent of the enormous institution is known far and near as Bing'ing $ay. The daily expenses of these monster shows are so great that, rf their reputation was not so good that alHeel they w««Jd be great losers if they missed could not live a schools, factories even legislatures when they conj^ companies can row cheap » , the Big Show aptontb. This is why business places, and courts are closed all trawportatioa |o give to pat- rates. BmgUng Saturday SOOT Will attend to the TIN WORK and will be pleased to meet all his old customers. GIVE US A CALL. J. F. GILMORE. Big Bargains in Remnants of Summer Dress Goods. Also Job Lot Ladies' Fine Shoes, $ 1,50 per pair at Galbraith's.