The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 16, 1890 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 16, 1890
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Ambrose A. Call, PNtid«fitt 19* A. Call, I>, M« flitfcehlfls, ft, 0. Bind Pfwident. iv 'Vi«<s*Pfe8iaent, > , FIRST NATIONAL BANK J> * ****** *• The Grange Store! DRY ntr HALljOOIt, One co One e<t One 6f, , one year months, in KritvuwMjftiiviia vuiivtliun and all nttaarages Are, paid m advance........ 40 w In advance. 2,00 i ordwed stopped CROCKERY, STONEWARE. A Good General Assortment kept at all times. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. The «qttii»ittentof the RtPtYBttcAjr Office for Book and .lob Prlntl«« is unsurpassed Itt this county. Steam power. BB""Adiftwtl8lng rato*j«ftde known «ou application. Tills paper Is PRINTED BY STEAM POWER, ALGONA, IOWA, JULY 16, 1890. 1 dwwaed year. no ne Whit fen* thAfccbtfed aatUeiod «i ea ,,t Dreams arena treacherous ua our Joys, And, d«*mta|f,il rfematabettd not • <ti Has silent beetvnml datetea white HaveWdyour-tweet eyes from my sight AT THE GRANGE STORE. •* IN *WOMAN'S AND CHILDREN'S SHOES. Tne Largest and Most Complete line of BOOTS and SHOES in Algona. P. S. STOUGH. •* G. M. Howard""*- DEALEKIN STOVES, TINWARE, CUTLERY, Shelf ware, Belting, Paints, Glass, Machine oils, Iron and Wood Pumps. Repairing Pumps a Specialty. Algona, Iowa. IT WILL PAY YOU Winkle Bro's, -TO CALL ATIF YOU ARE IN NEED OF Stoves or Hardware, We .can how make loans on Improved Lands from one to ten ivilege of paying the whole , ., ny time when interest falls ___. _.,, ? ,., ,. v ..<v <u.ouey, and no second mortgage or coupons are taken. This plan ol making a loan will enable the borrower to reduce his mortgage at any time and save the interest on the amount paid. Money nmilsheil at once on perfect title. Call oti or address. & BEAVER, Algoua, Iowa. Farm Loans, Abstracts, . P ! «Ss CO. At Lowest JRates and op* tional payments. - Interest payable at our office. If you want a loan call on us. We can save you money. JONBS & SMITH. IT.'-CUIS LOUIS LE88INQ, ALQONA. SoHbyLTZTSHEBTZ. Note Heads and Envelopes. GET THEM AT REPUBLICAN OFFICE. DOES FARMING PAY? Orange Jurtd Favlner. In a recent issue of llradstreet's Beporl» Edward Atkinson hag e paper in which he maintained with facts and flguree»that, measured by the cost ofjproduction, alow and in years -gone by, aad by the present as well as the past purchasing power of what the farmer produces from the soil, that farming is just as profitable as it enter was. Mr. Atkison laid particular stress upon the important factor which laborsaving machinery has become in farming, as in every thicgelse, cheapening production and lightening the load.of the farmer. The Fort Bodge Messenger takes up another phase of <the subject, and shows by comparative figures that the farmer can purchase quite oe much for what he gets for his crop as wben he received a dollar or more for wheat, fifty cente for corn and good round prices for cattleiend hogs. The first figures give cost of farm ma- chiaery in 1890 and 1880. The declension ia prices of nearly all farm machinery sinee 1880 is from 80 to 60 per cent., and dur&ng this interval the improvement in the manufacture of all implements has been so great that tke reduced prices of to-day buy far more serviceable and effective machinery thamthe high prices ten years ago. The price of barb wire, the next in importance on a prairie farm, has declined from 10 cents to 4 cents a pound. Iron nails were then $6 per keg. and steel nails can now be bought for $2.80. Plow steel has fallen from 18% cents to 8% cents per pound, and a cooking stove costing $33 then is now worth $24. Milk pans have fallen from $2.25 to $1 per dozen, and proportionate reductions, ranging as low as 70 per cent., have extended to all articles of household hardware. Groceries have also declined in a corresponding ratio: Sugar, from 12J£ to 7 cents, granulated; kerosene, from 25 to 13 cents a gallon; flour, from $4.50 to $2.50 per cwt.; salt, from $2.25 to $1.25 per barrel; tea 30 per cent, lower; crockery is about 25 per cent, lower than in 1880. Though dry goods were already quite low in 1880, there has been a continuous decrease in them. Calico is reduced from 6 to 5 cents; unbleached muslin from 8 to 6; gingham from 12J£ to 10 cents; and worsted dress goods about 25 per cent, all around. Beady made clothing is down from 30 to 50 per cent, and boots and shoes have fallen 88% per cent. Lumber, drugs furniture and all remaining incidentals that the farmer must purchase have undergone the same reductions. Absolutely no exceptions are found to this rule. Everything is very much lower than in 1880. Railroad charges have proportionately lessened, The reduction is the most marked in everything that is made by machinery. This is notably true of furniture, clocks, watches, sewing-machines, organs, pianos, &c. The Messenger supplements its statement with figures taken from its own marfeet reports for April, 1880. These show that at that time wheat was worth but 70 to 90 in Fort Dodge, in April, 1880. Corn then was 18 to 20, as against 18 and 20 now, flax seed was then $1.25, now it is $1.25; hogs are now $3.65 to $3.80, as against $3.56 and $2.75; oats have fallen from 21 to 17; cattle from $5 and $4 to $2 and $3; eggs have risen from 7 cents to 8 and 9, and butter has fallen from 1C and 18 to 14 and 15 cents. It might toe remarked in passing, however, that the greatest reduction has been in the price at which farm machinery is sold. This, too, in eplte of the fact that the machinery men have been looked upcn" as the Worst enemy of the farmer. Next to his investment in land, machinery is the most expensive accessory of the farming industry. The very great reduction, therefore which has been made in this department alone should be an important offset for the low prices which prevail. But it AH frtlffi M^ijttt "T" /**'*"•''•*** »**w VAU znon tumor* a moment,for lh Ohtetlfo puifc fotd to hafitf a tax fifledwttfc faoflk ii0wi,blif »nd litttyaad a jumble-of gold and Bftvweoini, WILL All Ching Eo was hig name, as anyone might have read on the door- of his laundry—if any one happened to know Chinese. Of course he was called John. The American duba «^ery Chinaman John— • just as the stout old gentleman calls every pretty girt "any dear." If you chanced *o walk aouth on Mott street four years ago I have no doubt you saw John'g laundry. It was in the basement of a big tenement hoiose. Through the open windows one might have seen John at work, sprinkling the clothes through his teeth— a la mode Chinoise— or, perhaps, polishing a refractory shirt front. At all events, there he stood for ten good hours every day, with that smile of bland idiocy that, among strangers, the Chinaman wears dike a mask. Above stairs in the tenement dwelt all warts and conditions of people. There were broken down gamblers, Irish laborers, Jew peddlers and a few "swell" nesr oes given to flaring scarfs and much cheap hair oil. It was in two dingy rooms nt the back and up three pairs of stairs that old Otto von Haeckel and his pretty daughter Lischen lived. Herr von Haeckel earned a few dollars every week by playing the violin in a Bowery "theatre of varieties." Now, be it understood that a Bowery "theatre of varieties" is a very unsavory place, and the lesa said about it the better. Lischen, like a good little housewife of fifteen, stayed at home and scrubbed the bare floor till it shone and darned stockings till they were good as new- better in fact — and was desperately unhappy. For Lischen, like Ccesar and a great many worse folk} was ambitious. "You have a voice like a bird, dearest child," her father would say;, "it is gold, liebes kind, but it needs refining and minting," So Lischen, knowing what need there was for minted gold, practiced the exercises her father set her, and hoped. And the poor old man saved every penny- few enough they were— and tried to make himself fancy that some day he would take his nightingale to Milano, For Herr von Haeckel believes that one cannot learn singing outside of Italy, But in spite of Lischen's hopes and thg old man's hoarded pennies, Milano was very far away indeed; it seemed as though it moved a few leagues farther away each day. John, in the basament among the shirte and collars, had a sharp ear for the staircase. Whenever he heard Lischen's little feet tripping down he was sure to be at the window to see her pass. Lischen fell into the habit of glancing 'down at him; soon the glance grew into a smile,the smile grew into a nod. One day as she was coming home John Chinaman met her in the hall Aftei much mysterious fumbling he produced a large packet from some hidden cave in his blouse. He thrust it into Lischen'g hands and vanished. Chinamen hav« the art of vanishing— Chu Fong did, Lischen carried the packet to her room Bowery theatre of "SI 1 ""ft yo^tat he was a gentleman •Mflrftttd *?£»!»«• It fattfc "No/ he said, "IfoiJ lm?{> a gdod heart, but you do not tifiderBtatid wt ways, No, ndl" ." •'. >':-V ; ••"•' ' '•.'• Then he weat slowly upatairB, Ah Ohlng FO sat dowfl iit Me laundry, and for the second time that day his face clottded, and he puffed out att opiated sigh. John Chinaman had been saving this money in order to go back to China and be a great man—a magnate in his native village. Somehow of other that old ambition-eeemed flat, stale and unprofitable now. It had lost its old time flavor, So Ah Ching Fo sighed and looked disconsolate enough. All of a sudden he broke out Into a Gargantuan laugh, such aa Chinaman has never laughed before or since. Then he locked up his shop and went but. In a few moments he returned with two mends, slanting as to the eyes and yellow as to the skin. The'three sat and smoked opium and chatted hieroglyphics together for half the night. The first thing in the morning they set off to a lawyer's and Ah Ching Fo made his will—abso- lately made his will—and the two friends witnessed it. _ Now, as a matter of fact, you may believe in old superstitions or you may not. But how are you going to get over this fact? The very day that Ah Ching Fo signed his will he was taken desperately ill. He was in terrible pain. He rolled on the floor and groaned. John grew worse and worse. One of his friends went but for a physician and came back with a pimply young man- assistant in the drug shop in Mulberry street This wise youth looked at the squirming Chinaman very sagely, hemmed, pocketed a dollar, and went away, promising to send some medicine. But before the medicine came John Chinaman was past mending. All Ching Fo was dead. Dead beyond doubt, you understand, absolutely dead. One of his countrymen went out and bought a coflln, and Ah Ching Fo was laid out forthwith. Prayers were burnt over him; three pota of evil smelling incense darkened the air; in the corner a prayer machine clicked dolorously away. Ah Chihg Fo was dead. The next day the coffin was taken away. Followed by many of Ah Ching Fo's sorrowing, almond' eyed friends, it was borne to its last resting place. Little Lischen looked down over the staircase as the colBn was borne away. She half wondered at the sudden tears h e"$*{ VIBRATOR NEW VIBRATOR THE NEW VIBRATOR THE NEW VIBRATOR • * THE NEW VIBRATOR THE NEW VIBRATOR. THE NEW VIBRATOR. THE NEW VIBRATOR, ized the Machine trade by inventing a new Threshing Machine, —so much bette* than any machine be-' foreknown, that all thebuilderaoftheold style Threshing Machines stopped mal * ing them and copi the new ^ closely as they dared, -havenotrmadean*' other advance, and. in their New Vibrator present a Thresh- ingMachine containing entirely new features in separation and cleaning, which placeitas far ahead, of any other as the* old Vibrator was ahead of the "Endless Apron" ma- shines. Every Farmer and Thresherman should at oaoo get full information regarding the HEW VIBRATOR, which will be sent Free on application to .NICHOLS & SHEPARD 'BATT.j-E. GREEK, MICHIGAN. does not stop there. These figures are something new in the voluminous literature now extant on the supject of agricultural depression. The farmer lias gained more by the reduction in his favor than he has lost from tUe decreased values of his products. Although the conditions by which the American farmer is sorround- ed are no't so favorable aa they might be, it is apparent that a good many extravagant estimates have been made upon his misfortunes. A few more such, critical analyses as these will doubtless fully convince the public that the agricultural industry ia really in much better shape than has come to be believed.' mSTJiESSING CASE AND HAPPY CURE. For over a year I have had a breaking out on my leg, which troubled me so baa I could not walk, leg badly swelled, of a — " •—-•—• ^r.-*-m I- ^r^^rg "C7 ^B^**«1^ « *f VA^D^IJ %^# mi E urple color, with eruptions eo ba4 that lood would ooze out if I bore my weight on it. I was recommended to try Clarke's Extract of Flax (Papillion) Skin Cure, which I have dcme. Sly leg is now well and Jean walk two miles on it without any trouble." Signed, "A. D. Hay ward." Clarke'i Flax Soap »*ku8 the skli soft and wwre»H cbapl*?*. Skin Cure $1. 8oap85ceni|. ?or file by L. A. and opened it. It contained a large papier mache dragon and this was filled with salty Chinese bonbons of wonderful taste. When the old violinist came home that afternoon from the Bowery theatre of varieties she showed him the dragon, and laughingly told him how she had been presented with it. "H'm, gut— jaf said her father, and wrapped it up and took it down to the Chinaman. . "My daughter cannot take this," he explained, "she is much obliged to you, Do you understand?" "Go'long way," returned John placidly, "n'lot mine— go'long way," Herr von Haeckel tried again with no better success than before. At last he was fain to go back, dragon and all, as be oame. After that mysterious parcels would come sailing through the transom; long silk scarfs and gay colored handkerchiefs twisted under the door like snakes— and apparently of their own volition, One afternoon Lischen was startled by a sharp knock. She opened the doo* and there stood John Chinaman. He wore a long blue silk blouse, flowered gorgeously. Yellow silk smalls were wrapped about his thin legs, and whit« silk shoes adorned his feet. His pigtail hung to the floor and his face was wreathed in a smile blander than new butter. In one hand he carried a lighted wax caudle, This he deposited on the table. Then he drew up a chair and eat down. "Plitty day," he said. "Will you rnally me?" "What?" exclaimed Lischen, "Mally me, please," Ah Ching Fo repeated, and pointing to the candle he gava her to understand that while it Ijunied she could ponder over her decision. Half laughing and half frightened, she jumped up and blew out toe candle. Ah Clang Fo sighed, shook his head sadly, will \veut away. Of course the Chinaman knew— how could he help knowing? Eye/y owe ia the tenement had heard of Wsehen's ambit ion and the old violinist's savings. that flooded her eyes. The laundry was sold out, and Mott street knew Ah Ching Fo no more forever. Lischen went back to her dingy littl room. She sat by the window brooding. The old man, her father, drew mournful sounds from his violin. / "Rat-tat-bang!" '' / Herr von Haeckel opened the door/a fat, red faced man, with a long black mustache, came in smiling. "Ahl" sjLid he, "here we are—all of us. "Mistier Hickle, Miss Hickle, mesilf—I congratulate ye!" 6 T "What do you mean?" asked theujd German shortly, [ "By that same token, Misther Hick^a, ye needn't be after being so quick! I anV a lawyer—barrister, Trin. Col,, Dublin— an' me client's dead; dead, sir! and by that same token, 'though bp was a hathen, he's lift $8,000 to your daughter. Here's the will!" Aye, there was the will! It w^s duly signed, sealed and witnessed, giving to Lischen von Haeckel all the property Farm for Sale. 120 acres near the village Burt. Partly improved. Foi- sale at a bargain. Inquire at Republican office. M THE CHICAGO AND NORTH-WESTERN ransit between W sevlce Nebraska and carefully adjusted the old man came home to tea, that afternoon Milano «»emed very far aw»y indeed. John Chin»p>ft»— known to the visa as Ah CaiogFo— stopped biuj iu the hallway W"i Bpoitf 10 Ww, Veliy plitty gel, y« Ulgei, HUD? 4oh«* W gel » Wt$ v«j; —;—- — •» — -•• <4'« v«-*v f * v jr^ W J f whatsoever of "which Ah Ching Fo might die possessed. And, of course, she went to Milan and became a great singer, and took a high sounding name, and you have applauded and cheered her, and lost your heart to her, and so have I. I heard her the night she made her American debut. She sang Marguerite in Gounod's "Faust"—the German version. The house was crammed. By chance I glanced up .to the gallery. There in a dark corner sat a dry, bland, little Chinaman chuckling to himself. Had I not known that All Ohing Fo was dead—-dead as a coffin nail, absolutely dead—I should have sworn that that Chinaman grinning in the gallery was Ah Ching Fo. But then there are no ghosts in Mott street. And all China- men look alike.—Vance Thompson jUj New York Mail and Express. H« Vfm All ..,„,_. To the people who lived in Fayette forty years ago and earlier Aaron Wina- low was well known. He had a never failing feind of wit and humor, and was an inveterate practical joker. When he was a boy, if there was any drollery or deviltry going on h» was sure to have a hand in it, He was a noted old time singing master and taught many singing schools in this and the neighboring towns. He would get so engrossed in music as to forget everything else. Once he worked for Mr. Moses Walton, of South Chesterfield, in haying time. A shower was coming up. One load of hay was hurriedly put on and started for the barn. Aaron, drove the oxen. Said Mr. Walton? "Jtoa't go to sing, ing, Aaron, for if you do you'll be sure to upset the load." He drove carefully at first, but soon the musical spirit got bold of him and he began to eing. The cattle went any way; one wheel dropped tofco a stone- hole; the load of hay was overturned and drenched by the rain. Wbe» be Jived on the farnj where Mr, N. P. Fellows sow resides be worked away one day in winter with hia Battle and came homo late. He turned the oxen into the barnyard and we»t into the house to warm himself. Ere long he took down the violin aad singing book and commenced to pL>7 aad siag. The poor b^ajts stayed, yoked, in " without food or shelter, all ' toMfwtoterijffW* Fast Vestibtded Trains Of u Dining Oars, Sleeping Oars & Day Coaches, Running solid between Chicago and St. Paul, Minneapolis, Council Biuffs, Omaha And Denver. Pullman and Wagner Sleepers CHICAGO to SAN FRANCISCO CHICAGO to PORTLAND, Ore. WITHOUT CHANGE. 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