The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 30, 1891 · Page 7
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THE KEltTBLICAtf, ALGONA, IOWA, 'WKfMsi)AY, DECEMBER 30, 1891. We have most - • ing you want in Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, lotions, Etc, , ^iF ^ur •Special Bargains in All Lines of O-oods. PRICES WAY DOWN. GEO. L. GALBRAITH & GO. FURNITURE TOUSfl I have just received i 'I* D. B. AVEY, HARNESS -:- MAKER And dealer in HORSE SUPPLIES. Neatly done on short notice. At Lacy's old stand, opposite Ten nant House, Algona, Iowa. The Normal Evening School In Bookkeeping, Penmanship, Typewriting, and German (beginning and advanced) will open of Furniture of all Descriptions, Evening, January Classes will meet three evenings a week. Tuition for single study .». $5 00 Two studies.... ...;-.;•; $8 00 Parties wishing any of the aibove named work will meet at the Reading Room at 8 o'clock on the evening named. . irs, Bed Room Sets, Etc. Full Line of Carpet Sweepers. LOUIS LESSING. We are not in theJPooL 8| 22 years! experience right NYE IN MISSISSIPPI. frere in Kossuth county. , guarantee onr work. "books are not for sale. .are here to stay. Prices reasonable. Our We are JOftBES &S8^ISTH. The North Street STEAM LAUNDRY CURSORY REMARKS ON THE BOOMS, COTTON, AND THE BIG LOTTERY. I have lately put in a new polishing machine and am now prepared to do •Work that will compare with that of any STEAM LAUNDRY. Washing will be •collected and delivered at uny part of the city. Give The North Street Steam Laundry a trial. Mns. M. E. NOBWOOD. Leave orders at P. O., Box 79. F. L PARISH. A Southern "Close Connection" Australian Ballot Better Than the Shotgun— The Lula Railroad—The Cotton Expert—A Great Moral Question. [Copyright, 1891, by Edgar W. Nye-1 IN THE COTTON BELT, December. We have been riding all the afternoon in the cotton growing country of Mississippi. At Helena, Ark., I saw the largest quantity of baled cotton, 1 think, that I have ever seen. At Greenwood, Miss., we stopped for three or four hours in order to make what is called a southern close connection. Greenwood is a boom town: it was shown us by a man who had charge of the boom and whose business it is, occasionally, to stir it up with a long pole to make it squeal. \ S PECIAL ATTENTION will lie, given to all kinds of repiiirini;. Including Tinware. Gasoline Stoves, Guns, Pumqs mul Clothes Wringers. Am also prepared 10 put in Kimiaces and do plumbing and <Jas Pipe llUiiin. Iron and Tin roofing. I'rompt attention will bo uiveu to all kinds ot work in my Irne. Smith of court F. L. PARISH. We would call .attention co tne fact that we are located here permanently, for the manufacture and sale of ceme.tery work in Marble, Granite and Stone. We now have and intend to keep in stock a fair lino of finished Monuments, Headstones, etc., and will guarantee all work to be equal to the best. We are the •only manufacturers of cemetery work In Kos- .•sutn Co. Therefore,please give us a call before placing your order and be convinced that by iair and honorable dealing, we are worthy your patronage, ALGONA MARBLE WORKS, SHELLEY & HALL, Proprietors, Bast State St., Algona, Towa. fiefuapION \ CtEVELAND- -OHIO- f ENTERED THE NEWSPAPER OFFICE. He is connected with several enterprises, which he showed us—among others, a cotton compress. This machine cost $35,000, and cost for repairs last year $1.50. For compressing .the cotton the company receives sixty-five cents per bale, and seventy bales are compressed in a minute, therefore the profits in the business are worth considering. In fact, it beats grand larceny, and does not involve so much night work. It stands next to the Louisiana State lottery in the matter of dividends and freedom from intellectual strain. Perhaps 1 should add, however, that this machine is not in operation. [We next visited a large-ice machine and bottling works. The ice machine is also a very profitable enterprise, but it also was not in operation. Artificial ice is constructed by lowering the temperature artificially to such an extent that ordinary water becomes hardened, Before 1 visited this machine J was in utter igno-' ranee regarding the process. We visited' several other enterprises at Greenwood, but it did not seem to be their busy day. 1 visited the office of the local paper and had a long, interesting talk with the editor, who is also a member of the state legislature. Recently tho railroad from Helena to Lula has been abandoned. This news will fall with a sickening plunk on the ear of tho tourist The road ran largely through a dank swamp—a snaggy wallow in the wilderness. When the off side of the track sagged, which it in- This space is" reserved for Dr I*. K. Gavfield, who will sell U j|ny bicycle not represented by v 4«te.T' " variably did, unless the nigh side was engaged in sagging, the weight of the train shoved the decayed ties into the wet, mushy bosom of the earth and squirted the mud forty feet high. : This kept the windows of the cars looking very untidy, which is a rare thing in that vicinity; Jt is said to be the wora,t ratt?oa4 ever bora in captivity. 1 could .hardly help ^paring it with the rp*4 in MicWgw out from Manistee, which haa list of the different articles which we ate there, but 1 never knew what they were. aud I hate to describe anything unless 1 am fully posted regarding it. What we bad in'our coffee '.nips 1 inferred was coffee, but it might have been, for all i could see to the contrary, the abandoned right of way of the Lula and Helena railroad. During, the afternoon we rode through one enormous and almost continuous cotton field. The negroes (pronounced niggroes).were just closing up the third and last picking. The first picking, 1 believe, occxirs in October, but as the bolls are not open very much the yield is small. A few weeks later the principal picking takes place; the third follows the first heavy frost, when the pods are fully opened. The cotton we have been riding through today is spoken of sarcastically by a man who sits with me, and who lives on higher ground, as bumblebee cotton, which is short in staple and inferior in quality. The cotton buyer has a way of pulling out a wisp of cotton from the bale, and with a dexterity resulting from long continued practice he. squares the lock at either end, so that He is able to know the exact length of the fiber, or' staple, measuring it with his eye and telling you accurately what its market value would be. It reminds me of the wonderful sagac-, ity of the. wheat buyer of the northwest, who runs his hand into a bin of wheat. blows out the chaff, weighs it in h'is* hand, estimates the shrinkage per cockle, pigeon grass seed, wild buckwheat. r ctc.. also grading it and telling you acc/u- rately the market value of tne entire lot. He has the same profound air of seek-no- further knowledge of the old projector of the gold mines, who takes a lump of ordinary looking rock from the dump, blows hard on it, wipes it on a shiny side of his trousers leg, pnts a pocket glass on it, looks far away, seeming to place himself back at the beginning of the world, when the geological formation of the earth was being arranged, and gives an opinion which may cost some gentle pilgrim from Wall street a million of dollars. New Orleans is doubtless more agitated at the present time over the state lottery than she has ever before been. It is 5 national question, however, for the state and city are almost hopelessly in its power. 1 wonder that some great New'York paper—a feature paper looking .for a large job of reformation—instead of fighting windmills with a squirt gun, does not take off its coat and free the state of Louisiana from her pitiful slavery. Within the last six mouths a member of the legislature died. What became of his soul 1 haven't the slightest idea, but on his body was found a shirt in which had been sewed seventeen $1,000 bills, which represented his savings during the short session of the legislature. 1 presume he saved this amount by going without cigars. The amount of the standing bribe offered to the public schools by the lottery, and accepted, to say nothing of innumerable bribes from $30,000 down to a vermouth cocktail, does not prevent a profit which, 1 am assured by a gentleman of New Orleans who is thoroughly familiar with the affairs of the lottery, averages 480 per cent, per annum on the investment. My friend, Mr. Jay Gould, who is perhaps the highest authority on quick sales and small profits of any one in the United States, said the other day in relation to the- state lottery of Louisiana that it seemed to him like receiving ton was in New Orleans, and feeling certain that a man right there on the grottnd cbukl ubnost go and put his hand on the capital prize, had sent him in tho aggregate largo sums of money, on which, of course, he received a commission of 20 per cent, from the lottery. 1 publish this as H pointer to other business-'men of New Orleans who may be supplying desk room and salary to the agents of the Louisiana State lottery. 1 have only had one lottery experience myself und it has worried me all my life. If I could find the proprietor, or whatever he was, 1 would go to him now and make some sort of restitution. It was many years ago, when 1 was a tall stripling with embossed warts on my feet and bamboo legs. 1 wore a suit of clothes made on the place—most every one noticed them, wherever 1 went. Even quiet, old grassfed horses shied at them. 1 was of a shrinking nature and the plothes had the same peculiw rity. Thus 1 attended the circus. Connected therewith was a lottery. It cost a dollar to come in, and by giving fifty centsv together with the prize previously drawn, one could keep on throwing as long as his securities held out. But the boys had run out of funds or lost faith in the institution, so the lottery was deserted. rs iiistiiutty Cor Catarrh Is tho lliislest to Use, und Cheapust. Bold by drugtfsts or sent) by mail, K. T. Hozelttne, Warren, Fa. -THE- SIOUX CITY WEEKLY JOURNAL What They Played. There lives in Boston a lady whose faith is firmly placed in the mind cure, and who is endeavoring to get her children safely through the illnesses and aches of childhood by its means. If little Margaret tumbles on her face or if she has the stomach ache she is told that there is nothing the matter with her and that the pain is imaginary. She is flatly disputed whenever she says that she is ill and assured that there is.no such thing as illness save in'the fancy, and it is not.to -be wondered at that the child finds this rather cold comfort when she is not feeling well. Margaret's favorite playmate is little Elsie, but one day Elsie remarked to her mother with a sigh: "I don't have much fun playing with Margaret, mamma." "Indeed. Elsie," her mother responded, "Why not?" "Because, mamma, she never wants to play at anything but being sick. She says her mother will never let her be sick at home, and so she wants to play it all the time when she is here."—Youth's Companion. The brightest, the newsiest, the best. Twelve large pages of seven columns each, containing thu cream of the news of the world up to the hour of going to press. Full telegraphic associated press reports Complete news of the northwest by its own special correspondents. Reliable market reports from the leading trade centers of the world. In fact'it gives all the news. Buy it! Try it! One dollar per year, fifty cents for six months. Sample copies free. Address the publishers, co., tjioux City, Iowa. fellMii i I d t; : V.fff- -"'~--'r,.s. i ''I' -.' I 1 -- . U'J .' Just In Time. "Am I to understand," said the young man bitterly, as he.aro.se to go, "that all is over between us?"- ' • .-• - • "1 am afraid that is the case," she said calmly, a slight tone of Jersey City hauteur observable in her voice. "Then," he answered briskly, reaching for his hat. "you have told me at just the right moment. I have recently ordered a new winter, overcoat, and I will just have time to countermand those pockets under the arms."—Clothier and Furnisher.' flftt nevw h*d a dollar of debt, I ttiink. The stock tea never been for sale; tfe* logs hauled over it are euflioient to pay all running eipensee, The only passenger conductor on the road ]0 also general pannorger agent, assistant general, passenger agent, auditor, gwueraj freight agent, asmstaa* ge««rajl agent aj»4 w-officio prenidMJi At Lula we got wont w««*&4 U VIA «w& a weal a» -dollars from the ticket holder and putting five of it in the drawer and then chairing dice to see who should have the other five. Of course the underground machin- ejy necessary to the successful operation of the lottery in defiance, of the postal law* is naturally very eartejosive and hard to break up. But with the law and Sentiment of the country against it, extermination is only a matter,of tfea$,and the statesman or the journal tooting for a job will do well to consider thte ejoelleut opening. Hie lottery, however, has friends where yon would least look f or them. A business man of New Orleans fan* portejl a clerk from.one of tke northern ftat*i» not long ago, With&afewweeks to noticed that the oierk was receiving a UHTM quantity of ma&' # kept on in- QiniMiAg till finally he fa^rairdd of tUv? AT THE LOTTERY. It was at this time that a very handsomely dressed man, with a rich looking velvet coat and purple plush hat, struck, no doubt, by my own taste in dress, approached me with a. deferential air. He inquired jf 1 would mind throwing for him. 1 asked him why he did not throw for himself. He replied in a beautifully modulated voice that he had thrown several times and had been so fortunate that the proprietor had barred him out. He told me to throw for him, bring Mm -the prize and he would give me a ticket into the circus. As this would give me the use of iny own dollar for ref reshments.and save me the annoyance of carrying eight or nine barrels of water to a parched and arid elephant, 1 took his dollar and put it in my inside pocket along with my own dollar, which .resembled it.very much. . , I went to the lottery, which was near by and in sight Need I add that at the very first throw 1 drew the capital prize of fifty dollarsf Great applause greeted me from the skun victims,, who stood around in a large, open mouthed multitude. Once more enthusiasm in the game manifested itself. "Throw again!" "Bust the lotteryr "Do 'em upr shouted the sore and busted yahoos, who yearned to see deserved retribution overtake the enterprise. "No," said I thoughtfully, with a wisdom belying my appearance, "I care not to throw again for myself, for I have been gifted with an acumen far beyond my years. Bu1i I will throw for a gentleman who has just asked me to do so for him." In less time than it takes to ten it, 1 had drawn a beautiful bone collar button and joyfutiy conveyed it to the well dressed and refined looking gentleman. From what he said and the way he kicked large holfts to the ground and refused to give me my circus ticket, I judge that he felt hurt about soiDftft»ug» Ho Pocketed the Ten. The wedding was over, the vows were said. The couple were filled with bliss. When the minister shook the hand of the bride And gave her a smacking kiss, the groom didn't like it, and said right away— "Her kisses are not cheap, see? A.nil the one you've taken will do as well As a ten dollar tveddiug fee. 1 ' —New York Herald. RI LEY & YOUNG'S Combination SLAT and WIRE FEKCE. It Is a fence tor open pouiitiii-s, for It cannot be blown down. It. Is the fence for low lauds, for it cannot be was UPC! away. It destroys no ' ground whatever, and if beauty be .consideifed an,advantage, it is the neatest and handsomest farm fence in the world. In snort,'' it combines the good qualities of ail fences in an eminent decree, and as soon as !ntronnml;wili become the popular fence of th« country. It is beautiful and durable It is strong nnil will Increase tlie prior* of your farm far inureMi.-iii-miy other fence. It will last much lonjitir than.any. other fence. It is a (.'rent addition, occupies less ground, excludes less sunshine, has no superior as a fence. It is stronger than ai/y other fence, and will turn, any HI nek no manor how breachy. It is plainly visible am! Is i>ot dangerous to stock like barb wire. The. ;^at horse fence in the world. It,will prolm all crops from a half grown chicken t» d wt 1 .''r<x. It is the most uniform, nwi by (icimiiuil-tm of cost much the che.!'.|iesl. Kept fur Mill 1 i;i ,:U1 pa its of Kpssnth county. Made by Ullc j & Young, Algoua, lowa. Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do is ten fold to the good you can possibly deriye from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co..Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and is taken internally, and acts directly upon the blood and muoou surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio. F, J. Cheney & Co. JSF'Spld by Druggists, price 75c, per bottle. tfft Of coune it hurts, but you murt gnu and bear it/' if ^g old time coniolatton, 8 iventoper»o»i troubled wltbrhem»«- sm. "ffyo»w»lt»Jw tbe tnmto to « P«oftQ* flannel with Ancient ligypt. Some of the most startling, interesting discoveries of the life and customs of buried Egypt are now being made through extensive excavations. These discoveries are exciting a great interest. Many discoveries are, however, being made in our country that are not less strange and remarkable, among which we may mention that of Bailor's Pain Paralyzer which effects entire relief, and in many cases a complete cure of that terrible disease rheumatism, and which also relieves pain of all kinds. For sale by E*. L. A. Sheetz. Wonderful. B. W. Sawyer, of Rochester, Wis., a prominent dealer in general merchandise, and who runs several peddling wagons, had one of bis horses badly cut and burned with a lariat. The wound refused to heal. The horse became lame and stiff notwithstanding careful attention and the application of remedies. A friend banded Sawyer somiMf Halter's Barb Wire Liniment, the mosF wonderful thing he ev«r saw to heal such wounds. Be applied it only three times and tta sore va* completely healed. Equally good for ill aorei, cut*, wound*. For tale by Dr. k, A. WHY IS THE W. L. DOUGLAS S3 SHOE CENTER THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE MONEY It is a seamless shoe, with no tacks or wax " to hurt the feet; made ot the best nne calf, anfl easy, and beoaiue we make more shoes erode than any other manufacturer, it equals 1 sewed shoes costing from $4,00 to $5.00. • «fif£ 00 Genuine Hand-»ewed, the finest catf 99* shoe ever ottered for $^00; equals jv-— 1 imported shoes which cost from $8.00 to »m». ^ r - -iQ Maud-Sewed,Welt She" —' , stylish, comfortable and dur»t , ever offered at this price: same Jijade M «u* torn-made shoes costing from 86.00 to C 30 Police Shoe i Farmers, —'* etterOarrlewau weartl seamless, smooth i nside, heavy three spies, ^ •tonedste. One pair will wear a, yew, ' ffiO SO fine calf i no better shoe ever offered at) 3946» this price; one trial wlU convince the** , a tit MMIlt *,'.': ...,••-.-••• .•--•• n .- •W*?~ . ^ . . <^ rt '^"'. :': : . 'rt')3" ; S4t't''. 3J Vi ^' "| riirnvwi/Liror» EVtKYWHtkti

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