The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 10, 1891 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 10, 1891
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FROM COMSTOCK, Editor.tttpybUcan: Tis said;— flint distance lends enchantment to the view Poetically speaking that m ay be tuue. ^ But wllen grand, majestic nature we behold Short range, adds chann to the unfolding swoll. Since the advent of rail-roads a marked peculiarity of Pacific slope life is the ever frequent excursion. And distance cuts no figure. A run of 160 or 200 miles and back the same day is not unusual. May 21st your old townsman, B. J. liansoa and myself, joined an excursion party of about 400 Spokane ladies and gentlemen for a days observation through the Cour D'Alene mining towns. The run was over the U. P. B. B" to Burke in Idaho, about 160 miles. The day was perfect, cool, still, and cloudless. At 7:30 a. m. a train of eight crowded coaches, with •one engine steamed out of the city. The course for fifty miles to Tekoa, is a little east of south. For thirty miles toHockford, it is through a sparsely "timbered country, of fairly good soil, and is rapidly being filled with settlers. Alter leaving the village of Rockford, we enter the northern portion of the great Palouse wheat belt. The land is rolling, and one continuous field of grain as far as the eye can reach in either direction.This portion of country has been settled for many years, as the better Class of farm buildings, and the the large and thrifty looking orchards .abundantly testify. We next stop at Tekoa a town of 1,000 inhabitants or over, having three rail-roads, a division -on the U. P. which shows by its rapid growth, to be a town of spirit and en- •terprise. Lfpon leaving town we run to the north east and soon enter upon -Coeur D'Alene reservation which was .recently opened for settlement. We see much good land here, but on every hand we observe the tent, .shack, log hut or dug-out of the settler who is holding down his claitm, as it is termed. But the outlook to one who has always enjoyed the comforts of civilization, is far from enticing. We then ,ekirt around the southern point, and • eastern shore of Coeur D'Alene lake, for many miles, and a prettier lake, or more beautiful scenery is seldom view- •edbyman. The lake is dotted with boats near the shore and we see many -a trout landed, with waving of hats, handkerchiefs and shouts of the •tourists as we speed along. Presently we leave the lake and follow up the windings of the Coeur D Alene river, as it rushes through the narrow canyon for the next fifty miles. We pass the old indian Catholic mission built in 1841, which is now almost an uninhabitable ruin. . But,it is still.the home of the vener-. able father. We do not stop here, so only catch a glimpse of it through the pine forest. 'The river from here on becomes a •rushing torrent, and the canyon gradually diminishes in width, and is cov- •ed with an ever accumulating debris of logs, brush, old lumber, uprooted trees, barrels, kegs, tin cans, bottles, old clothes, oncl all this partly covered With the. sand or debris which is washed from the hundreds of concentrators and sluices which pour their refuse into this stream the entire distance. We reach Wardner about 1 o'clock -and here for the first time see some of the evidences of the immense mining interests of this region. The flumes conveying the water to the large concentrators are seen winding around the mountain side from fifty to five hundred feet from its base. Some of •the most valuable mines of Idaho are located near here. We stop only u few moments and •consequently have no opportunity for •close inspection. We reach Wallace ••at 1:30 p. m. and stop one hour for dinner. This is a town of 1,000 inhabitants or more, and is really the headquarters for this entire mining region.. Standing in the center of the city, I cast my eyes in every direction and the mountains not over fifteen hundred feet from where I stand rise from two to three thousand feet above me. 1 ask'where did we get in here, and where are we going out? A gentleman standing near says, there are canyons to the right of us and canyons the left of us, but I interrupted, say- ig, there are no canyons in front of us, which way we will. But at 2:30 we took the train for a distance of seven miles, with of 1800 feet, or nearly 200 feet ( the mile. Two engines could, only ];/aw four coaches, and they conse- 1 ently had to. make two trips to get ,e patty of excursionists to Burke, 'This canyon is, if possible, more narrow and crooked than, the one below. We pass Black bear, Grem, San Francis and some other wUijes on our Avay up. Burke is a town of 30Q qr 400, inhabitants consisting of miners, and, well we will not be particular fthput the Balance. The canyon is from fifty to one hundred feet wide and the mountains on either side, rise three to four thousand feet high. The houses are set into the base of the mountain on either side, and you could probably step out of the upper windows onto the mount^u, f!he one street is twenty to thirty fe on eaffb side o* the right, and the N. P. natrbW gage next to the side walk on the left* The ties'touch in the center of the street, or nearly, and without ballast, so teams do not perambulate that Street at least. Just before we reached the town a novel sight met our eyes. A mule hitched to a truck platform hand car on the narrow gage road, which was heavily loaded with ties was walking up the track. The track was hot ballasted and the mule never missed stepping upon the ties. A little ahead was a trestle with not a plank upon it and we thought when the car reached that they Would surely take Mr. mule off, but wonderful to relate he Walked right across and never missed a single step the entire distance. I afterwards interviewed the driver and he informed me that they had three mules that would walk any trestle as well as a man. On the left of this canyon is the Tiger mine, and about fifty feet away on the right is the Poorman mine. They have been offered immense suras for these mines but refuse to sell. The entire party had the right of way through the concentrators and buildings of the mines, and were invited to take a trip into the bowels of the earth of the earth to see from whence the ore came. But the damp and slimy appearance of the entrance caused all to turn back after a few steps. The grand rush and struggle for samples of ore as the iron carts brought up the rock was comical in the extreme, men and women crowding and packing together like Sardines in a box. The concentrator of the Poorman mine is an immense structure about three stories high. The ore is thrown into a crusher upon the upper floor and ground into a fine powder It is then by repeated washings seperated from the sand or worthless part, sacked and shipped to the smelters. I cannot explain the many processes if I would. The magnitude of the operation must be seen to be appreciated. The product of these mines is almost exclusively, silver and lead. The mountains about Burke are still heavily covered with snow. One bald peak which rises above the timber line we thought to ascend but when they told us it was about five miles to the summit we concluded to defer our visit to a more convienent season. We started from Wallace on the home HONESTY AND MEMOKY, it LOOKED AS THOUGH THE MAN WAS GUILTY OF A CRIME. run abaut 6 p. m. and reached Spokane at 11:30 p. m. well paid for the days outing and counted it so far the best coursion of the season. J' M. COMSTOCK. ex- Of Interest To Alg-omt Grange. Algona CJrange will hold a .lawn social at Mr. Zhalten's, June 19th. Supper serxed at 4:80 p. m. ice crean and strawberries in the evening. LIZZIE BAMSEY. Corresponding Secretary. Lodg-c Notes. To all members of Prudence Lodge, No. 205, and all sojourning brethren: The time is drawing near for our annual meeting on St. John's day, to be held at Clear Lake, June 24. A communication from A. A. Kice, resident secretary at Clear Lake, sw» that one fare for the round trip will oe charged on the C. M. & St. P. and one and a third on other roads. The ten o'clock train in the morning will take all wishing to go, and a special train has been arranged for leaving Clear Lake about nine in the evening, going west, so that all can return the same day. This is a rare opportunity to visit the Lake and have a day out. The next regular meeting will be June 17, when every member is urged to be present, that suitable arrangements may be made for the celebration. By order of W. M. F. M. TAYLOK, Sec. Eegular meeting of Algona Chapter O. E. S. Tuesday evening, June 16. It is earnestly requested that every resident member of the order be present at eight o'clock sharp, as business of importance will come before the Chapter. By ovder of Worthy Matron. M. F. RANDAI/L, Sec. i~ta»~t Kays The Southern Medical World: "Mother's Friend" is growing in favor throughout the south and is highly ree> omnimended by physicians. We consider it indispensable to those who know they must pass through the ordeal of childbirth. Write Baadfield Beg. Co.. Atlanta, Ga. for particulars. Sold by Dr. Sheetz and F. W. Dingley. Shoes, we still lead in the shoe line. Our $3.25 shoe for Ladies wear cannot be equaled anywhere, we have it in four widths. GEO. L. GALBBArrn & Go. Purifies the blood, increases the circulation, expels poisonous humora and builds up the system. What more do you want a inediciae to perform? PeWitt's Sarsaparilla is reliable. Sold by Sheetz. Our $3.00 men's floe shoes, in soft Dongola, are the best in the city. Stylish and durable, P. S. STOUGK, Catarrh, neuralgia rheumatism and most diseases originate from impure blood. Cleanse it, improve it, purify it with De Witt's Sarsaparilla, and health is restored, strength regained. Sold by Sheetz. MONEY to loan on chattel security. 34tf B. V, SWETTIHQ, If food sours on the stomach digestion is defective. DeWHt's Little ^wlyttisers will remedy this. The famous little pills that never gripe and never disappoint. For sale by Dr. Saeetz. Sheetz issues regular Co's guarantee to cure all ailments with Kidd's Germ Ir*^ A Case Which Show* That Circumstantial Evidence Is Not Always Conclusive Proof of Guilt—A Woman Makes Up la Forbearance Her lx>sg of Memory. Two weeks ago a family of two per- eons—husband and wife—rented a small apartment tip town and proceeded to furnish it The carpets were supplied and laid by a reputable house. Something about one of them was unsatisfactory, and a man was sent to investigate. The wife—Mrs. L.—was on her way out of the building to post a letter when she encountered him. Recognizing him, she said: "Here is the key; I will be back in five minutes. Go up and see what can be done." No sooner had she got on the street when she thought suddenly of a roll of bills, nearly $100, which she had carelessly left in a glove box on her dressing table. There was nobody in the apartment, as no servant had yet been engaged, and she was tempted to return at once to look after the money. "But surely," ehe thought, "that man is honest; I need have tio fear," and she hurried on. In lesa than ten minutes she was back, and met tho carpet man just outside her door. He stopped and spoke with her concerning the troublesome carpet, and promised a speedy remedy. They separated and she entered her apartment. Almost mechanically she went to her dressing table and raised the lid of the glove box. The money was not there. DAMAGING EVIDENCE. Without delaying an instant she hurried into the hall and down the stairs, overtaking the carpet man as he had reached the street. ""Will you come back a moment, please?" she said. He did so at once. When they were again in the apartment she faced him. W A curious thing has happened. When I went out this morning I left a roll of bills—$90—in that box over there. It is gone now." The man did not seem to xmderstand for a moment. "Well," lie said unmean- ingly. "Well," repeated Mrs. L., "there was nobody in tho apartment but" The man interrupted her. "God, madam," be said earnestly as the significance of her words dawned upon him, "you don't think I took your money?" "I don't know what to think," replied Mrs. L.; "the money was there and now it isn't." "But I'm an honest man," be went on. "I've got a little girl. Do you think I'd steal? Why, I've been eight years with | So-and-so. They know my character. Look around for your money. Perhaps your husband took it." "That is possible," said. Mrs. L. "Will you come with me to his office and find oat?" He acquiesced and the journey down town was made. Mr. L. had not taken the money. The man was greatly disturbed. You can search me," he said. "There's my own money," producing a small wad, left from my last week's wages. I haven't another cent about me." And he turned his pockets inside out. Mr. L. was impressed with the man's appearance and earnestness. Mrs. L. was puzzled and her money was gone. A CASE OF POOR MEMOKY. However, nothing further was done at the time, and the man went back to his work asking only that he and riot they report the occurrence at the carpet dealer's shop. Mrs. L. went home and ransacked drawers and boxes, moved furniture, and opened, trunks in a vain search for the money. Several days passed, when, on going to an upper shelf in a wardrobe, Mrs. L.'s attention was attracted to a towel pinned in a roll. What was that? she wondered. She took it down and opened it; Inside was a discarded wallet, and ki the wallet the missing bills. And they had been put there by Mrs. L. herself. She recalled, on seeing them, that the night before the man. came she had thought, just before going to bed, that it was careless, with so many persons coming and going in the coitrse of the settling process, to leave money loose in a box on the table, and she had elaborately thought out tlu's hiding place. Then she had slept, and by morning had. lost all recollection of what she had done. It was late Saturday afternoon when she found the money, and storming, but it must be related to Mrs. L.'s credit that she did what she could. She sent a dispatch to the man in care of his firm stating that the money was found. On Monday she went to the shop and explained the matter to the superintendent, asking that the man be asked to come to see her. He did so and received an apology for the imputation on his honesty. Then Mrs. L. tried to reimburse him for his "loss of time;" this he would not permit. The money was found—that was all he wanted. So it all ended happily, But the story may be taken as forcibly illustrating the uncertain value of two things—a woman's memory and circumstantial evidence.--He* Point o| View in New York Times. Something that Will Pay To look at. Just read what follows and then, reflect: McCORMIOK Harvesting Mach. Co., Establ'd 1831. J. I. CASE Threshing Machine Co. - 1842. 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The book contains 600 pages, is finely illustrated, substantially bound in cloth, and will be given to subscribers of the REPUBLICAN for $1, or a year's subscription to the REPUBLICAN and the Life of Sherman for $2.50. Sample copy of the book may be seen at REPUBLICAN office. Orders taken for future delivery. The regular price of this book is $2. This offer is for new as well as old subscribers. We can suit you because we carry the goods and sell reasonable. Harness, trunks and valises. F. S. Stough. ImELLOfSTOHE PART LINE, The Northern Paolttc Wonderland embraces. a list of atractlous simply unequalled. 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BOO @ l oo Teacher's Contra^ blank* .................. l 00 Beportbliwks..,. ................ 1 00 iDort Osrels .............. } oo l 00 1 00 W I HAVE MOVED From my old stand opposite Court House To First Door East of Post Office, Where old and new customers may find me. Fresh Candies, fresh Ice Cream, fresh Cigars, fresh Cookies, fresh everything in the restaurant line always on hand. Buy your Peanuts fresh from the roaster. W. A. LADENDORF. Ambrose A. Call, D. B. HutcWns, President. Vice-Presideut. C. Blackford, Cashier, FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Of Algon^, Iowa. ^"CAFITAl. $50,000.00. Money alwaya on band fa? tout at reasonable rates to parties who can furnish first-clas» i DIreotorg-Ambrose A. Call, P. H. HutcWn», J. 0. BlacWowJ, W», K, Vvrguaou, 0. B. Hutching, Philip »Q*weil«r, A. D. Clarke. w•«*-•» s Te d contract ract for BuiU ..,. Osrels ...... School House blanks FARM LOANS. We can now make loans on. 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