The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 17, 1891 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 17, 1891
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%? WO THE LAKESN BICYCLES. Take-tile' Rtcti lag lands of Swen— tliotiMUld* of Cat- tte o» the Pralrle»-HoW lto»BHth County Is Developing. A party of four Algona men, consisting of Dr. Morse, Forest Stough, W. •O.Banson, and the editor of this paper, undertook the trip from Bancroft *• . . .* * * . ..,.i_ u. *^. A>l4 **4 w V»t - but it 18 more generous to assume that he had tto purpose to inflict any suggestions so grateful to the saloon power in a strictly anti-saloon convention. Happily* nothing was done or said by anyone who could be supposed to in any way represent the sentiment of the convention to prejudice it in the eyes • (Oil 4 iAJLIVt-WJ. ww*«- «••• — — *. ^ to Silver Lake, Minnesota, on their bicycles last Thursday. All succeeded in reaching the lakes that evening, •with the exception of Mr. Danson, who was so unfortunate as to break •down on the road. He was very kindly entertained at Captain Jean son's, .and. after repairing his wheel, made the home trip Friday, with the rest of the party. It is an easy and pleasant run to make on a bicycle, and all who have never seen that part of Kossuth County lying between Bancroft and the lake, would ilnd particular enjoyment in taking the trip. When dry, the roads are almost uniformly excellent, and the wheeling is fine. Some of the best land in Kossuth County, lies in Swea township, and the nearly all under cultivation, in strong contrast with the surrounding unbroken prairie. Swea township presents much of the appearance of the older settled portions of Iowa. There are well cultivated und well improved farms on every hand. Numerous school houses and several very neat churches stand out to speak for the intelligence and moral sentiment of the community. One of the surprises to the traveler through Swea, is the Country place of Captain Jeanson. It is one of the country homes that you read about, but very seldom see. A mansion and grounds that would do credit to any city, located sixteen from the nearest town, in the center of a thrifty little community, surrounded by miles of almost unbroken prairie: that is Captain Jeanson's country home. The prairie around Swea is rapidly being carved up into farms. There are still thousands of cattle upon the prairies but the grazing grounds are rapidly becoming minimized and the herds are fast disappearing. There ate numerous lakes along the state line, but no prettier body of water ever invited the tourist or the camping party, than Silver Lake just over the line in Minnesota. The banks are high and wooded; the lake is deep with a rock and pebble bottom, and the water is clear as crystal. Water fowl of every kind are numerous, and the lake is said to abound in fish. The party that made the trip, are unaminous in recommending a similar excursion to any other wheelman who may wish to take a day's pleasurable outing. >-4 9h~-< . A STRANGE FACT. of the great body of temperance men and women who believe fcbat the advent of an independent prohibition party of any following would sound the death knell of prohibition in this state. There is no reason why everybody who is opposed to the saloon may not join the alliance and help to make it a success, and there is no reason why anybody so inclined should pay any attention whatever to anything that may be said by any person so very anxious to have it understood that he was in the convention merely as a "spectator." " • 1-4 • >•< DEATH OP A. A. SMITH. - THE COUNTY NEWS. To OOBRRSPON DHftTs :—AH eofites&ondence for the JtKPuiiMCAN should reach, tnia offlce not later than Tuesday evening. Please bear this In mind. All communications to the Itai'UJU/tOAX— Including news letters—must be signed by tbe author to Insure publication. WESLEY. Special Correspondence. WKSI,EY, June 16.—The Wesley repub- linan caucus was held at Wesley Saturday 15th inst., for the purpose of electing five delegates to the couolyconvention on the 10th. After electing W. M. Colby chairman and C. E. Olson secretary, the following were chosen delegates: J. 8. Gallagher, 0. E. Olson, E. F. Bacon, W. M. Colby and Arthur Ward. E F. Bacon was recommended as chairman of the townshig central committee for the ensuing year. There was a large attendance and great enthusiasm for the G. O. P. We had the heaviest rain fall at Wesley last night in many years, and hot to-day is making the corn boom. Great encouragement for all kinds of grain to be a big crop. Mr. A. A. Smith, of Irvington, one of the oldest settlers of Kossuth county, died at his home last Friday evening after an illness of about one week, at the age of 58 years and some months. The cause of his death was heart disease. He leaves a wife acd three children, all of whom are grown up. The funeral services were held at the house last Sunday and were conducted by Rev. Davidson. Mr. Smith was born in New York but had been a resident of Kossuth county for twenty-two years. Mr. Smith was one of tl» feest men in Kossuth county. He could be depended on to take the right sltte of every question and to adhere to his convictions against any opposition or influence. He was modest in the extreme and never sought prominence. He enjoyed the highest respect of his neighbors, who knew him to be in every respect an honest man. CAKD OF THANKS. IUVINGTON, Iowa, June 17,1891. ED. REPUBLICAN: We desire to express our thanks to the many friends who tendered their sympathy and aid in our recent bereavement. We desire especially to thank those who furnished the flowers at the funeral Sunday. COHNKLIA B. SMITH and children. Special Correspondence. FENTON June 15.—Mrs. Joseph Peck, of Sun Prairie; Wisconsin, is visiting her son and daughter here, Wm. Peck and Mrs. F. L. llanney. Silas Wilcox had a colt lamed in a wire fence yesterday. H. C. Christensen is building a barn 44x82 feet. The creamery was stopped last Friday and Saturday while they put in the new engine. H. P. Hanson had the misfortune to lose a horse last week. Four yonng men from Irvington passed passed through town last eight. They had good lungs, we should think, from the noise they made. Paul Moore, the young man who got his leg broke, says he is about ready for another tussle with that calf. 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 N - 1843. A. A. COOPER, Iowa's Pioneer Wagon MaKer, 1840 P. P. MAST & CO., Cultivators, Seeders, etc. 1843. JAMES SELLY & CO., Corn Planters, etc. D. S. MORGAN & CO., Clipper Mowers HEARST; DUNN & CO., Planters, etc. DALY MANF'G CO., Disc Pulverizers, JOHN DEER & CO., Plows, etc. J. R. JONES, - 1850. 1834. 1860. 1865. 1854. 1870. After looking over the foregoing list of Manufacturers and Dealers, all of whom are represented by the man who pays the freight, you cannot fail to appreciate the advantages you can reap by buying your implements of the Oldest Implement House in northern Iowa. I represent the best goods made in each department. GOING TO HAVE A BAND. Ed. RcpuUican: A. curious incident occurred a few evenings since near Burt. A young son of Mr. Toothman on going into his chamber to go to bed, heard a cricket chirping. He, disliking "the noise thought he . would kill the little insect, lie tried to step on it for that purpose, hut only succeeded in crushing the back part of it, thus wounding it, upon which there appeared about two inches of what aferward proved to be a hair snake projecting from the cricket's mouth. The thing slowly wound itself out of the insect's mouth till a hair snake about a foot long lay coiling and writhing on the floor. It would coil itself up like a large snake and if touched raise what seemed to be the head up about two inches and strike in true snake fashion. At theother end was attached what appeared to be a fine light hair about six inches long. Query: Do crickets eat snakes or do they swallow hairs and by some mysterious process turn them into hair snakes? A TEACIIEH. That Iii, \Ve Arc, if the Citizens of Algona Will GIvo the lioys the Necessary Financial Encouragement. A meeting of the boys interested in reorganizing the band was held Monday evening, with the encouraging result that a band of full twenty pieces is guaranteed the town, if the citizens have sufficient interest in the matter to raise the necessary money for the purchase of the necessary instruments. The citizens of Algona were very liberal in their subscriptions for the benefit of Company F, and the IlBrun- LICAN takes it for granted that they will be equally liberal in eubscribing to a fund to place the old band on its feet again. No one will dispute the proposition that Algona ought to have a good band. We have no music on Decoration day. no music on the Fourth of July—when we have a celebration,—no music on any public occasion without importing it, and paying for it. The REPUBLICAN asks the people of Algona to give the bauH project, cordial and substantial support. Kossuth County Mutual Insurance Company. IT IS TOO THIN. After sending a special to the State Begister intended to notify the people of Iowa that the Kossuth County Temperance Convention was a prohibition- third party affair, the editor of the U. D. M. in hispaper last week essays something for the same effect here at home. There was but one thing connected with the convention to suggest in the remotest way a tendency toward the third party idiocy, and thaj; was the presence and speech of Mr. Taft, of Humboldt, and this accordingly our contemporary proceeds to make out the great significant and overshadowing feature oj the convention. It takes a vivid imagination to get to that conclusion. Mr. Taft's presence was wholly unexpected, as he came without invitation froia anybody here, and his speech not tlie remotest reference to thejthird party. Judge Harvey and Mrs. Foster were invited, and both of themare strongly against the third party foolishness. As against the fact that there is no third party following in this county, which has not thrown away a vote in the name ofr third party in two years the U, Dt. M. $ets. up the alleged lunacy of Mr, Taft, The editor way have been deeply impressed with Mr. Taft's cordial reception, but he was probably influenced mom by « desire to misrepresent th,e co^venjtion,. Jt is JPT -_?_*. At the annual meeting held at the Qpurt house in Algona on June 9th 1891 there was a fair attendance of the members and a general discussion of the affairs of the company. The officers were all reelected and a board of directors chosen. The proposed changes in the articles of association were then taken up and all defeated. The claims of Thos. Hanna and N, A. Pine for stock killed ir> herd were ordered paid, and the following resolution adopted: Hereafter all stock killed in herd or out on range must be reported to Director of the township or Secretary within 10 days or claims for such loss will not be paid. Tbe report of the Secretary gave the following items of interest to members. Total insurance in force 8393,097 a gain for the year of $160,478, cost for the year 1890 $1,75 for each thousand dollars insured; this includes membership fees and all expense and is 5 cents a thousand less than the average for the state, and a saving of $1.26 on a thousand as compared with the cost in stock conipanys. We have paid 6 losses and one in process of settlement. The Secretary was insfraeted to report the company at the state meet' ing next fall and to furnish these items for the city papers. E. BLACKFORD. Secretary. Half Bates to Milwaukee. For the North-Western Saongertest, which will be held at Milwaukee, Wis., July 8th to 18th, the Chicago ^North- Western railway Co. will sell excursion tickets Milwaukee and return at half rates—one fare for the round trip. For rates, dates of sale, limits of tickets, etc.. apply to agents 0, & N, W. Jt'y. 87-40 Purifies the blood, increases the circulation, expels poisonous humors and builds up the system. What mow do you wa»t a medicine to perform? peWitt's Sarsftr parUia is reliable. Sold by Sheetz. Fortfee A.O.Y. P. 8."'" willbe sold at £we one, $**• UNION. Special Correspondence. UNION Twr., June 15.—Myron Schenck is preparing to build a barn. Jos. Thompson has rented out all but four of his cows to Mr. Roberts near Bancroft. Mrs. W. F. Hofius spent Sunday in Bancroft, with her son James. J. N. Wheeler is busy building a barn for Jas, Andrews. Miss Carrie Anderson is in the neighborhood sewing. She has all she can do. A. Wheeler is painting his new granary. People were generally surprised on receiving word from Tom Mclnroe to come and get their cattle, as the herd ground was sold. He had 4,000 head in his herd. It is a sad mistake to send cattle on uncertain ground, and everyone is puzzled to know what to do with them. Frank Harvey passed through Union Sunday, after his cattle. Pink Ward visited his brother, C. D., Sunday. John Fox went to Bancroft Sunday. C. J. Godden went up to break and left Jim to do the work at home, thereby giving each one a chance. i Mrs. Pollard visited friends in Union last week. There will be an ice cream sociable at the Frink school house next Friday evening, June 19th, at which time a library belonging to Union township will be sold. This is a matter in which the whole township is interested and a large attendance is desired. It will be a rare chance to get some good books. WHITTEMOKE. Special Correspondence. .'WniTTEiioiiE June, 15.—Hot weather! Fans are in great demand. Mercury was up to 90 Sunday afternoon. We have been blessed with several showers since last week. Friday evening the rain fell in torrents for about two hours. Our stretts were converted into rivers for awhile, and water ran in the ditches all next day. Everyone is happy from the farmer to the small boy bliss fully wading in the puddles; happy is the housewife who possesses a cistern. Several of our young people Sundayed at Emmetsburg. Miss Delia Whitehorn's school, two miles south of town, closed a week ago. She has taught several successive terms of school in the district. We understand Miss Whitehorn has secured a position as clerk in one of the Emmetsburg stores, where she has been the past week visiting friends. Mrs. H. S. Dailey is on the sick list. Dr. Pride was called Monday. We hope she will soon be better. Our town is well supplied with strawberries of home production. Mr. Hawson, living four miles north of town, brings them in three or four times a week. He was in with 40 quarts Saturday, and " und a ready market for them at 12%c. The bottom has dropped out of the hay market. dience, after which all partook of some excellent ice cream, served by Claire Hotelling and Frank Thompson. These young men deserve a vote of thonks for the interest they manifest in a good cause. Receipts of the evening nearly $6. The concert will be repeated, with additions and variations, next Friday evening at a reduced price, 15c for adults and lOc for children. Mr. Ridgway and wife moved into their handsome new residence in theupper part of town last Friday. Guess that's what brcught the rain. Thomas McGovern was in town Thursday. A Mrs. Worden, of Illinois, has purchased the house recently occupied by Mr. Ridgway, and moved into it last Monday. Several of our people attended the circus at Emmetsburg Monday afternoon and evening. There was a wedding Sunday at the Lutheran Church. We were unable to learn the names of the contracting parties. Followed by the usual festivities in the evening. The life insurance fiend is abroad in the land, Whittemore will not celebrate the "glorious Fourth" this year, we will have to seek for pleasant places to spend the day elsewhere; several of our people are talking of spending a little time camping out at the Okoboji lakes soon. It is a beautiful place to go, to rest, and one can enjoy so much for a small outlay of money. The cut worms are committing many depredations on corn and gardens in this vicinity. Our people are filled with just indignation over the discovery that another operation must be performed on Charley Thompson's broken, leg. Charley has lain in bed since the last of March and everyone expected to see him out again in a few days. Now to learn that the broken bone has slipped past and has not knit together at all, is truly discouraging, Doctors Pride, Davies andPhelps have been called and are now (Tuesday morning) working on the case. Mr. Thompson has the sympathy of the entire community. New Goods AND ml ew Prices We can suit you because we carry the goods and sell reasonable. Harness, trunks and valises. F. S. Stough. Born, to Mrs. Gus Standberg, Thursday morning, a son of regulation weight. All doing well. The school picnic Friday was a success, notwithstanding tbe uupropitious weather. All report a pleasant time. Several ladies from town attended. Mrs. A. H, Hotelling enjoyed a short visit from her brother, Dr. Tuttle, of Wesley, Wednesday evening. Sunday morning the same lady was very much surprised by the arrival of a sister from Mason City. A Republican caucus will be held in the school house Thursday evening, June 18th, for the purpose of electing delegates to attend the county convention. Rev. O. M. Thrasher preached an interesting sermon last Sunday evening from Prov. 3. 5: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." At his next appointment here, in two weeks, he will preach a doctrinal sermon. At the close of school last week the pupils in the principal's department presented their teacher, C. B. Paul, with a handsome gold pen. Mr. Paul has given good satisfaction here and we are sorry to lose him and his estimable wife from our midst. They moved to Algona Saturday, where they will spend vacation. The ladies of the aid society and the trustees of tbe Baptist church interviewed a traveling salesman. Thursday afternoon, inspecting his models of church pews, with a view to purchasing. It was deemed best not to order at present. The aid society will meet with JJrs. C. C. Samson Thursday afternoon at the sal hour, ?he «*-! .- „. urge4 to be «$ always welcome. Special Correspondence. June 16.—Who says we don't grow? Crops are looking good in this region. We need rain, and we are getting it even while we write. We saw John Wolf taking out a new Deering mower and rake the other day. That looks like business for John. The steam plow is still at work. It is capable of breaking 30 acres a day if all runs well. Our school is now in good running order, under its most efficient teacher, Miss Hattie Ckesley. A Sabbath school was organized last Sunday. Mr. Bankiu preached an interesting sermon, morning and evening, to an attentive audience. Ledyard lots are to be on sale this week we understand. Come, everybody and buy and sell and get gain. Mr, Wood has his new building well under way and will soon be ready for business in dead earnest. Messfs, Grannis and Palmer of Mankato, have commenced preparations for taking care of the new crop, by way of building. C. M. Bendall and wife visited with their relatives here, Saturday and Sunday. Ledyard babies thrive. Wm. Base sold a team and harness to Albert Weldon, the other day. Consideration, $195, You will never see a better time than now, to buy you a nice little farm in this opening county. Bev. Ward, of Bancroft, is announced to preach in the school house next Sunday, at three o'clock. Every body come. Miss. Effie Sowers, of Vernon Centre, is visiting Mends in town. T]| _ ><J|> 4~i mnumtHfK a 8'<ay« The Southern MeUical World: "Mother's Friend" is growing in favor throughout the south and is highly rec- ommjuended by physicians. We consider it indispensable to those who know they must PASS through the ordeal of childbirth. Write Baadfleld Reg. Co., Atlanta, •' ' flow V V* %*M* THE GRANGE STORE. ial Sale of Embroideries In Swiss, Viennese, White and Colored Ham- burgs, Flouncmgs, Allovers, Etc. Laces, Gloves, Mitts,, Ribbons, Umbrellas. r* 1,000 Remnants of Lace and Embroideries for one-half their value. I HAVE MOVED From my old stand opposite Court House To First Door East of Post Oice, Where old and new customers may find me. Fresh Candies, fresh Ice Cream, fresh Cigars, fresh Cookie?, fresh everything in the restaurant line always on hand. Buy your Peanuts fresh from the roaster. W. A. LADENDORF. Ambrose A. Call, President. P. H. Hutchtus, Vice*President. G. Blacktord, Cashier- FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Of Algona, Iowa. ^"CAPITAL $00,000.00. Honey always PS feancl to loan reasonable rates to parties who can furnish first-class security> """7 Directors—Ambrose A. Call, D. B. Hutching, J, 0. Bloc&Jbrd, 0. B.Butchins, Philip JJorweiler. A. J>. Clarke. -*w»ww FARM LOANS. We can now make loans on Improved year's time and give the borrower tfie prl loan or any part thereof in even §100 at due. Xnis is Iowa Money, and no sec taken. This plan of making a loan w _ „ duee bis mortgage at any tune aud save tbe leyfi— '-*•-* -"--' -•--*--• Money turn! at once on perfect title."' Call x H. HOXIE, AlgOttft, 1 M. Z. GROVE. LIVERY

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