The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 21, 1891 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 21, 1891
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HRfflL and DEPARTM of MHS, CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE AND ST. PAUL, OOINO WEST. No. l passenger 6:02am No. 3 passenger 4 :8T p m No.. o freight 7:15 a in No. 13 wav freight ll -.45 a m No. 5 freight.... 8:17 p m OOINO BAST. No. 2 passenger 10;29am No. 4 passenger » :30 p in No, 10 way freight 12:15 » in No. 14 freight '2:00 pm No. 8frel(,'ht 10:55 pin Chicago & Northwestern K'y* UOTWO NOKT!I AND WF.8T. Freight accommodation n :55 a m Chicago Mull and Express 4 ;05 p m GOING SOUTH AND KAST. Freight accommodation 7 :35 p m Chicago Mail and Express 12 :20 p m Chicago passenger reaches Des Moines at 7 p.m., Chicago fi :30 a. m., and Kansas City 0:30 a.m. Tickets for sale to all points in the •Jnlted States and Canada, PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS DIRECTORY, W. C. DANSON. U, ,J. DANSON. DANSON BROS., A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. Oflice Over Oomstock's. ALGONA, IOWA, Jan. 21,1891. KOSSUTH CO. MARKETS. Mnrket reports from every town in the county published regularly each week. Reports from Wesley and I.uVernft lire made Tuesday evening. Reports from Wlilttemore, Bancroft, Hurt and Algona made Wednesday morning. ALGONA. .85 Corn Oats Eggs ........... 17 Cattle ........ 2.00 Wheat ........ 75 Flax 1.05 $ .85 Butter 16 Hogs 3.15 Barley .45 Timothy 1.00 Oats Eggs Cattle 3.00 Flax 1.00 Hay 4,00 BUKT. .34 Corn .18 $ ,84 Butter 18 Hogs 3.10 Biirley 48 GEO. E. CLARKE, A TTORNEY. Office over the First National IBank, Algotiii, Iowa. B. F. REED, A TTOKNKY AT-LAW, Algnua, Iowa. Office In the (Salnriiith block, JAS. BARR, M. D., P HYSICIAN and SURGEON, AL«ONA, IOWA. L. K. GAKFIELD, M. D., P HYSICIAN and STTKGEOX. OIllcR next door to Ford's Warehouse, Algona, Iowa. \v. K. H. MOHSE. . I'KIDE. MORSE & PRIDE. ALGONA, IOWA. DR. L A. SHEETZ, Druggist & Stationer. Prescriptions filled. Deals in paints, oils, books, perfumeries, etc. Corner of Stare and Tlicrington streets Alsona. Iowa. Oats Eggs 15 Cattle 3.50 Wheat 70 Flax 95 BANCROFT. ,$ .33 Corn ... .$ .84 Butter 17 Hogs 3.10 Barley 48 Hay., Oats... Eggs " .10 Cattle .fl.50(a>300 Wheat 65 @ .75 Flax AVHITTEMORK. 33 @ .34 Corn.. Butter Hogs.. Barley. Hav. 1.00 3.00 . .34 @ .35 . .16 @ .00 $3 @ 3.20 , .40 @ .50 $3.00 @ 3.50 •\VKSLKY. Oats $ .35 Corn $ .35 Eggs 20 Butter 18 Cattle $3 @ 4.00 Hogs 3ilO Wheat 72 Barley 50 Flax 1.00 Timothy 1.00 Hay, baled, choice 5.50 I.U VKUNK. Not corrected since last week. Oats $ .40 Corn $ .40 Eergs 18 Butter 18 Cattle. .$1.25 rft 3.50 Hogs 3.50 Wheat ". .73 Barley 45 Hay on track 5.50 LOCAL NEWS AND NOTES. S. E. Sayers.D.V. M., Veterinary Physician i Surgeon ^^-OHice west of the Thorington House, Algona,Iowa. HOSPITAL Accommodations. For information in regard to lands in Northwestern Iowa, xvriic to tlu> Real Estate and Abstract Office C. CALL, of GEO. ALWGISA. IOWA. A. D. CLARKE & CO. ABSTRACTS. HOUSE and SI&1T PAINTEE- Country work a speciality. ••A-LG-ONA, IOWA. t37-0oni for sale.. Charles Rooswali, PAINTER. Orders by postal card promptly attended to. 'Residence south of Sponberg's tailor shop. Algona Iowa. F. E. FOSTER, IK IB IE IE3! Opposite Court House. Algona, Iowa, ork lirst claws in every particular. Kossuth County Bank, ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - $50,000, Incorporated tinder general laws of Iowa. M. L. Mayhew, of Burt was in town yesterday. Geo. E. Clarke spent Sunday in Sioux City. Rev. J. R. Fans of Burt, was in this city last Saturday. Banker Richmond of Bancroft wa: in Algona yesterday. Dr. Morse was called to Bancroft last Friday to see a patient. The Home Journal will be found the reading room for 1891. Bancroft is considering the question of putting in a flouring mill. Dave Douglass is learning the tin- ners' trade with W. W. Scott. The Scientific American will soon be placed in the reading room. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Willey last Thursday. Pearl Ptigh fairly won his spurs at the Castle Hall last Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Henderson are expected home from Minneapolis today. A bicycle craze has struck Algona Everybody will ride, a safety next year The Rui'VHLicAN will get you redtic ed rates on any newspaper or magazine published. Keep your eye open for bogus silvei dollars. 'They are said to be circulat ing in Algona. When will the Courier learn to tel the truth, when it professes to quote the llEi'iniwcAN. The price of tin plate is going down Has the tariff on tin plate been re duced, Mr. Courier? Fine job printing at the llKi'imucA> office, an elegant line of cards and wed diug goods always on hand. Captain Head of Jefferson, was elect ed president of the State Agricultura Society for the ensuing year. Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Hallock are in town this week packing their goods preparatory to moving to Burt. J. 13, Jones is in Des Moines attending a meeting of the Millers' Insurance Co. lie is one of the directors. Deposits i'pi!nivod, inoiK.-y loaned, foreign and domestic, exchange bouirht and sold. Collections made promptly and ;i Keiifj 1 ;;! banking transacted. Passage tickets to ur from the old countries sold at lowest rates. W. H. INC.HAM, President. ,1. B. JONKS, Vice President. LKWIS II. SMITH, Cashier, Dhvcliors—\V. H. Innham, Jno. (i. Smith, J. B. .[ones, T. Clirischille.s. Lewis II. Smith, J. W. "WadswurtU. Barnet Devine. Farm for Sale, 120 acres near the village of Burt. Partly improved. For sale at a bargain. Inquire at Republican office. REMEDY. LHmc's Periodical Pills, from Established — Kuropu 1830 nada I.STS ; United State GKEAT LAIJIKS try J)r Paris, I'nnu'c. England l*~<<i ; Canada I.STS ; United States 1887. .$2 or three boxes tor *5. Positively remove all iKBKfiUi.AKtTiKs or money refunded. THE AMERICAN PILL CO., royalty proprietors, Spencer, la. The trade supplied by wholesale agents. 11. Hoswith & Sun, Milwaukee ; Kobt. Stevenson & Co. Chicago. Retailed by Ur. L. A, Sheet/., Algona. rj-io-yr Kotice to Redeem from Tax Sate To James Hardy and I'likiunvn Owners : You are hereby notified that on the r>th day Of .December, 1*7. tlitt Treasurer of Kossuth county, Iowa, at a tax sale hoiden at tlie, court house in Algona, in .said comity, sold the following described real estate for the delinquent taxes tliereon, viz : The north one-half ot the northeast quarter of section No. twenty, in township No. ninety-live, north of raiijie No. twenty-nine, west of the oth P.M.; and that the certilicate of sule thereof has been duly assigned '.o ;'.,e u ;;>.',:• ^ij.:ued, the owner and holder tiiereoi, and uuu the ri^tiv <ii redemption will expire and a deed be made, by the treasurei of said county, conveying said premises to ihe undersigned pursuant to the statute in such eases made and provided, unless redemption frum such sale he made within ninety days Irom completed service oi this notice. Dated Jan. T, igyi. V. H. STOUGH. li-io Holder of Certificate. N. E. Palmer, of Woodbnry county, writes the Des Moines Capital that he makes a profit of $10 per acre on corn. Remember the piano recital at the court house hall next Tuesday evening. Secure your reserved seats at the post office. The V. Ws of the Baptist church will give a dime sociable Friday evening at Mr. G. M. Howard's, all are invited. There will be a meeting of the Ladies' Missionary Society of the Congregational church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Congregational church will give a supper tomorrow evening at (5 o'clock, to which all are invited. Mrs.Ueecher will give in the columns of the Home Journal the life of Mr. Needier ulider the title—"Mr. Needier as I knew him." The line weather continues in Kossuth County. The people who left this country to spend the winter in Florida have missed it. A. L. Goddard is heard again this week and gives the readers of the RK- PUISLICAN some reminiscences of the good old times "befo 3 de wall." S. S. Session has been elected superintendent of the department of horses and mules, by the board of directors ot the State Agricultural Society. Wonder if the farmers of Kossuth will plant any corn next season, no\\ that the Courier has shown them that they will lose money by doing so. Miss Jennie Taylor, one of the teachers in the Bancroft schools, died Suu- day evening of diphtheria. The funeral was held Monday morning. The Algoua Marble Works is pre pared to show samples of what it can produce. If you intend purchasing monument give Mr. Shelly a call. Mrs. Marlon Hedrlck came Up from Des Moines last week on a •Visit to her iarents. We are told that Isaac Finnel con- emplates branching out in journalism in his own hook. The advertising space that lias been eserved for Frank Parish is filled up his week. Read what that first class inner has to say. , Mrs. Galloway preached in the Meth- idist church last Sunday afternoon and Rev. Galloway in the evening. The pecial services are being continued his week. There has been a slight change of .imeintheNorthwestern. The mail and Express from the North is now due at 2:30 and the train from the south is lue at 4:05. The PEOKIA Herald says that Gov. ioies is no longer a political possibil- ty for anything under the shining sun ,hat depends upon the suffrage of the )eople of Iowa. C. M. Wasson, one of Kosstith count's stand by pedagogues, has finished lis school in Swea and expects to leave shortly on a visit to his brother, Homer I. at Knoxville. C. E. Walker left yesterday evening 'or Peoria and other points in Illinois. . Walker has been visiting in New York state, and he expects to meet her on her return home. James Hofius is in town for a week or so and from him our reporter learned that he is going to put in a stock of groceries in connection with Mr. Woodworth's store at Bancroft. It is reported from Emrnetsburg that 'a large number of Algona sports headed by Harvey Ingham" were in attendance at the big five mile footrace which took place there last week. The railing around the steps leading ;o the old basement sample room is the Thorington is now graced by a huge sign bearing the inscription: "Thorington House Billiard Parlors." The Courier is booming Senator Chubb for governor. We all want i man for chief executive who won't slander Iowa. Senator Chubb believes that there is money in raising corn. The City of flax palaces is to have a poultry show January, 27, 28. and 29. $400 in cashpremums will be distributed. Excursion rates will be given on all railroads centering at Forest City. The farmers' co-operative creamery at Burt is doing something of a business, taking in about 12,000 pounds of milk per day. Milk is now worth $1.05 per hundred up there. The dairy business pays if corn does not. A good Democrat has asked for u list of our rankest Republican subscribers. He has a thousand copies of Gov. Boies' famous speech which he wishes to distribute. Our entire list of subscribers is at his disposal. It is the aim of the RKPIJIVUCAN to publish full market reports from every town in Kossuth county eacli week'. An occasional failure to get all the reports will be inevalable, but such failures will be as infrequent as possible. List of letters remaining uncalled for in the post office at Algona for the week ending Jan. 1!), 1891. Mrs. Ida Miller. Mrs. J. Craigs, Man so Gorterd. Miss Mary Bracket, Mr. E. V. Burdick. Mr. Lewis liable, Mr. J. C. Hall and Mrs. Kate Scott. The Bancroft Register reports the freight earnings at that station during the past year to have been over $(>7,000 and the total earnings of the station to have been in the neighborhood of $70,000. Bancroft is not a big town but it does a big business, Liverinore Gazette: Fourteen births were reported to the county clerk during the month of December. Six of them ware at Livermore. We don't want to be hoggish and claim everything up this way, but we have to go according to the returns. All members of the Grand Army, Woman's Relief Corps and Sons of Veterans in the county, are invited to be present at the Lincoln memorial program, which will be given in the court house hall the evening of Feb. 12th, by Gluts. Gray Camp, S. V. Mr. T. II. Conner has finished his vork at Rolfe and is back to Algona again. He took the contract for put- ing np the new school house at Rolfe' and has been engaged for three months n the erection of the building. It is a brick structure and cost $10,000. According to the Weather Crop Buletin for December the mean' tempra- ture of the State during the month .vas 29.10; about 0.50 above Normal. The mean precipitation for the State was .45!of an ineh. It was the dryest December in Iowa in twenty years. John S. Baxter, of Grundy Center, who has been in Algona visiting with liis cousin, C. W. Sarchett, the past three weeks, returned home the last of the week. Mr. Baxter thinks of returning in the spring and investing in a quarter section of Kossuth county soil. The Upper Des Moines Editorial Association meets at Emmetsburg Friday and Saturday of this week. Brother [ngham is booked for a talk on "The Young Man in Journalism," and Hin- lion will discuss "tbe Practicability of Forming a Union for the Purpose of Furnishing Ready Prints." The music loving people of Algona will be treated to a rare entertainment at the court house hall Tuesday evening, January 27th. A piano recital by Miss Jennie Scott and Mrs. Mollie Scott Remsburg is arranged for that date. The proceeds are for the benefit of the Episcopal church. At the meeting held in the reading room on Friday last Mrs. Vincent gave an excellent paper on "Woman in the Home." Her thoughtwas that no matter how large the sphere of woman's activities may become, her chief work •will always be in the home and here •will center her best influence. The Courier poses as the friend of the Kossuth county farmer, and its advice would probably be of some weight. Shall the farmers of this county raise any corn this year or not? This question is respectfully propounded to the agricultural editor of the Courier in the interests of an impoverished class. Subscribe for the Home Market Bulletin. It will cost you 25 cents if you subscribe through the RKPUHM- CAN, and will keep you well informed on the tariff question. No Republican can be without it or some other protection Journal. We can furnish the American Economist for $1.00. The Burlington Ilawkeye recently offered a prize for the best poem on spring. The prize, a neatly bound volume entitled, "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury" was awarded an effusion possessing no great poetic excellencies other than that it contained not the slightest reference to spring time. Every one was pleased last night with the performance at the Court House hall given by the McMillan comic Opera company. The Company is exceptionally well made up and they give an entertainment first class in every particular. There are so many fourth grade troupes on the road that a first class company is always appreciated. A Nebraska farmer raised 183 bushels of corn on one acre of ground and captured the $500 prize offered by the Omaha World Herald for the largest yield of corn produced from a single acre of land. The World Herald concludes that it is better to farm a few acres and farm well, than attempt to farm too many acres and raise inferior crops. Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Slagle returned to Algona from Minneapolis Saturday evening. Mr. Slagle is now waiting orders to report for duty in the railway mail service. Mrs. Slagle expects to visit her parents in Ohio, in a few weeks, and will probably remain there till Mr. Slagle obtains a permanent route, when they will resume housekeeping. Since last reported by the REPUKLI- AX marriage licenses have been issued to the following parties: John J. Len-. erty and Anna Redding, August Mogler and Mary Banwert, Andrew Garman and Lena Krause, Herman ilin/, and Barbara Ilanselman. Win. Kinne and Mary Connely. Clayton Truinble and Jennie Lloyd, O. Nelson and Alice Fullerton. A very pleasant surprise was given Mr. and Mrs. \V. II. Bailey at their home on last Friday evening by a company numbering 85. The following gentlemen with their families being present: Andrew Barr. E. Blannhard, M. Schenck, G. L. Carroll, F. Ilolius, C. D. Ward, Jos. Thompson and D. Kenyon. All went home feeling that it was well to have been there. Mr. A. A. Hall started with his family last Thursday night for Williamsburg Iowa where he is going into the livery business, Mr. Hall ownes 80 acres of good Kossuth soil which he doesen't care to part with although he leaves the county to be gone permanently. The, Courier thinks that the REPUH- LICAN ought to consolidate with the Upper Des Moines. This would be contrary to scripture: "Be ye not unequally yoked"together with unbelievers." If Harvey believes in the principles of the Republican party his editorials belie him. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank, held last week, the old officers were all re.elected, except Geo. C. Call, whose place on the board of directors will be filled by A. D. Clarke. Wilfred Jones will probably remain in the bank during the year as an assistant. Sioux City is revolting against the private detective evil. Every city of any si/e is infested with these pseudo officers of the law, clothed with no legal authority of any kind, Last Sat- urday^iight a man by the name oi Louis Long was shot down by one Chas. Walters a member of the merchant's Police force. The coroner's jury brought in a verdict of Frank Thompson, ono of the Thompson Bros, near Bancroft, was in Algona yesterday morning on his way home from a visit to his old home near Madison, Wisconsin. He was gone about a week. lie reports line winter weather there as well as here. The people of that community are engaging in tobacco culture very extensively. The plant yields about 1,700 pounds to the ere and linds ready sale at 7 to !) cents •>er pound,—a profit of about $140 to he acre. We are in receipt of a copy of "Illus- rated Oklahoma, the Land of the Fair God." It is a neatly bound little yol- tine of about 500 pages and containing ibout 100 illustrations. It is possible hat the entire Indian country will be ipened to settlement in the near fu- .itre. The book, accompanied by a map of the entire Indian territory, will ~>e sent post paid for $1. Address, II- tistrated Oklahoma Publishing Company, Guthrie, O. T. The water works were tested Friday ifternpon and everybody seems satis- led with the test. The business part if the city now has ample protection against fire. The stand pipe leaked juite badly in several places and the vater was drawn off Saturday to have ;he leakage repaired. The pipe was ;ightened Sunday and pumping recommenced Sunday evening about 11 o'clock. It requires about four days to fill the stand pipe with the supply of water at present furnished by the well. Fred Waterhonse has received $100 and a pass to Chicago and return from the Northwestern Railway Company, in exchange for some teeth the company knocked out for him recently. It all happened in a caboose down near Eagle Grove. There were several air brake cars on the train next to the engine, and the engineer happened to set the brakes too hard. The^caboose of course got the benefit of the slack in the entire train and kicked up behind and Fred took a header into the coal box. Fred thinks that a railroad company ought to be satisfied after it has taken a tariff of 3 cents a mile out of a man without knocking his teeth out. Col. Boutin of the Cth Regiment has intimated to Captain Cooke that the armory here should be furnished with lockers for the use of the company. If this is done it will involve an expense of about $175. So far the company has never received any aid from the citizens and has never asked for any. The boys have not only given their time but have paid for their uniforms and have borne all the expenses incident to a militia company. Algona was very forunate in getting Co. F located here and ought to be sufficiently interested in the company to give the boys a little substantial encouragement. We are informed that Algona stands in some danger of losing the location as several other towns are anxious to get the company. If Algona is asked for $175 the citizens ought not to be slow to respond. The Courier suggests that if the U. D. M. and REPUBLICAN were consolidated into a good horse paper it would be well for the community. The REPUBLICAN suggested some time ago that a consolidation of the. U. D. M. and Courier would be about the thing. It will Ifencforth be asquabble between our two contemporaries for the posi- tionof the leading democratic paper of Kossuth County. If the two papers were only united Harvey could manage the politics of the combination and Hinclion could figure as the head of an agricultural department. The people need a little further light upon the disposition of hens to quit laying in the winter time. The preliminary meeting at the Congregational church last Saturday evening. resulted in the organization of two reading circles, — one to pursue the study of the life of Christ and the other to take up the study of United States history. The first already has a membership of 18 and the second a membership ot about 30. Each circle will meet regularly every two weeks, but the meetings will alternate, in order that those desiring to do so, may attend both circles. The circle taking up the study of the Life of Christ will hold its first meeting next Tuesday evening. The other circle will hold its first meeting the Tuesday following. All who wish to join either or both of these circles will be welcomed. It was reported on the streets last Thursday afternoon that Sheriff Stephens had been arrested at Corwith and was in jail at Mason City. The arrest actually occurred but Mr. Stephens had no difficulty whatever in giving bail and was not taken to Mason City as reported. It seems that two Corwith parties, John E. Martz and Geo. Guyer, had purchased a traction engine, separator find hay press, of a Mr. Whitehill of this county, giving a mortgage upon the entire outfit. In default of payment the mortgage was foreclosed and the property bought up by W. C. Danson at sheriff's sale.- When Sheriff Stephens came to take possession of the property he found that it had been stolen. Marsh promptly hunted it up and attempted to take possession but was arrested upon the charge that he was attempting to forcibly remove property from the peaceful possession of John E. Martz and Geo. Guyer, without due process of law. Mr. Stephens made it interesting for the parties who arrested him but was finally overpowered and had to submit. It seems that the law is all on the side of the Sheriff, and the Han cock parties are promised a practical example of its workings. One of Johnny Edwards' livery teams was killed on the railroad track near Irvington Monday evening about eight o'clock. One Jim Parker, said to hail from Texas and a stranger in this county, hired the team and in company with two Algona boys, whoes names we have not learned, started for a dance which took place Monday evening down below Irvington. Tlie boys left the team tied up in front of the blacksmith shop at Irvington while they went off to take in the town. It seems that the team was not properly ly tied, and broke, loos*, running north and taking to the railroad track. The runaway team was noticed by an Irvington party who followed, and found the horses caught in the first culvert north of Irvington. He cut the buggy loose from the horses and hurried back to Irvington for help. While he was gone tlie team was struck by a special train from the north, and killed. The horses were dragged about 40 feet and the front trucks of the engine were, thrown from the track. Including tlie damage to the harness and buggy Mr. Edwards' loss will be in the neighborhood of $200. It is very doubtful if he can recover any damages from the railroad company. Ladies, clean your Kid Gloves with Mather's Glove Cleaner. For sale only by Setchcll & Setchell. Fancy* goods and notions for the holidays. Ivorine, China and India silks, cords, ornaments. Kid, silk and wool gloves and mittens. Ice wool fascinators, furnishings of all kinds. 30-7-yr SETCHELL & SETCHELL. Winter Kxrui-hioits to Wariuuv Climes. Excursion tickets to Mexico, California, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, the Gulf' Coast, Texas, Hot Springs of Arkansas, and Excelsior Springs of Mis spuri, now on sale by agents of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Apply for rates and other information to the nearest agent, or address Geo. II, Heat' ford. General Passenger Agent, Chicago, Illinois. 1317 Sheet/ issues regular Go's guarantee to cure all ailments with Kitid's Germ Erad. GODDARD TALKS AttAIN. Editor Republican: Again I would like to present to the readers of the REPUBLICAN, and the people generally, a few cold facts in regard to the resources of Iowa from an agricultural stand point. The free traders tell us we are growing poor by growing corn; and what is true of corn is equally true of all staple farm products. The staple farm products of Iowa are corn, pork, beef, oats, hay, butter, eggs, and horses. We produce annually nearly three hundred million bushels of corn; six million fat hogs; half a million beef cattle, mostly export steers; over a hundred million pounds of butter, of the first quality; many million dollars worth of horses, hay and other farm prodacts, truly a good showing, all of which is produced at a loss we are told. Thirty years ago the farmers of Iowa, the writer among the number, were growing wheat for export to England and other boasted markets of the world. We hauled it from 60 to 100 miles with ox teams and sold it at 40 to GO cents per bushel. We camped under the wagon and ate cold Johnny cake, and pork when we could get it, and a pocket filled with the money received from the sale of our wheat would not buy a dinner out of the town where the wheat was sold. Those good old days, well remembered by the pioneers of Iowa, existed just before the war of the rebellion. It was a period of so-called prosperity which resulted at that time. It was the result of nearly forty years' administration of the good old free trade party. It took the proceeds from the sale of a bushel of potatoes, or several pounds of butter, or many dozens of eggs to buy a yard of calico and a postage stamp. Dressed pork commanded from one to two cents a pound. I cannot believe that the farmers of Iowa have any desire to return to those good old days of so- called prosperity. Let us stand by the Iowa farm and the Iowa farm will land us on the rock of prosperity. Let us not endeavor to rob mother earth by growing wheat to compete for the so- called markets of the world, but let us endeavor to still better our condition by educating our sons in the science of agriculture. It is a mistaken idea that if a man is good for nothing else he will do for a farmer. Farming, as well as other lines of business, must be conducted on business principles. How many fanners keep a record of farm transactions? Not one in twenty. No record of cost and profit, no record of rotation of crops. Costly machinery is allowed to stand out in the weather. Many of them take no agricultural paper. They are laboring under the mistaken notion that they cannot afford to pay two cents a week for a good agricultural paper and get the benefit of the ideas of their more successful neighbors. Brother Hinchon, of the Courier, tells us the agricultural experiment stations and all their belongings are a nuisance and a humbug and ought to be abated. You don't believe it; he don't believe it. There arc not half enough of them. Every farm in Iowa ought to be an agricultural experiment station, on a small settle, with the owner of the farm as its director. Better cultivation, better care of stock and implements, a better knowledge of cost; and profit, a better knowledge of the markets, all within easy reach, and the future of the Iowa farmer cannot be otherwise than prosperous. With a soil fertile beyond comparison; with a climate unsurpassed, with the divine profusion of moisture, heat and sunshine, and a rapidly growing home market for all you can produce, the outlook for the Iowa farmer is good. A. L. GODDAUD. PICTURES OF UII'OYtilllSliJIKNT. A (iUANI) 15AM.. There will be a grand public ball at tlie Court, House Hall, Friday evening, January 23rd, and a h'rnt class oyster supper at Peter Wimkel'H the same evening. Everyone is invited to attend; it is to be the big ball of the winter. The music will be furnished by Britk&ifit l^amoun Italian Quadrille" Band. Remember the date and that everybody is invited. Worked Jjlku a (.'harm. Bradfield's Female Regulator worked like a charm; improvement been wonderful; cannot express tny gratitude. Wish every lady afflicted would try it. I kuow it would cure them. MRS. LUI,A A. LONG, Spring Grove, Fla. Write Tbe Bradfleld Regulator Co., Atlanta, Ga., for further particulars. Sold by Dr. L. A. SLeetz and F. W. Dingley. 16-19 Simon Spear is said to be coming back in the spring. Tlioy most all come back.—Courier. What, leave the manufacturing east, made rich by protection at the expense of the western fanners, and come back to the impoverished agricultural state of Iowa where everybody raises corn and loses money! The Courier has our sympathy in the difficult role it is trying to play—bolstering up Gov. Boies and at the same time trying to boom Iowa and Kossuth county. school books wanted. Must be complete and in good condition. 12 tf DUEANT BROS. Constipation poisons the blood; DeWitt's Little Early Risers cure constipation. The cause removed, the disease is gone—Sheetz Soft Coul lor $3.5O yei- Ton. Naudain Bros. & Winkie at tbe N.-W. depot are selling a good quality of soft coal for $3.50 per ton. Three other grades of soft coal, also hard coal. 12-15 Go to the remnant sale at GalbraitU's. Paul Dorweiler let his steers slip the other day for $500. That is not a bad starter for the new year.—Courier. Wonder if Mr. Dorweiler fattened those steers on corn of the Boies-IIin- chon variety, John Zeller, of St. Joe, sold his neighbor Hilbert 80 acres a few days ago at $25 an acre.—-Courier. An outrageous price for land that won't raise enough corn to pay for the labor expended on the crop. Mr. Zeller is probably tired of being impoverished. Hudson & Shadle. Fine cabinets, family groups, pictures. Woris alw&y first baby Mr. Schimerhorn, of Nevada, has bought a quarter section in Buffalo township. That part of the county is picking up a good deal.—-Courier. We would advise Mr. Schimerliorn to subscribe for the Algona Courier and find out what a poor investment he has made. Mike Mainoser has bought the quarter section of land lying west of Mr. Faber and will improve it next spring. Kossuth ia good enough, for Mike.—Courier, Frame correspondence. Mike fcettej: su&warifoe for the Courier

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