The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 6, 1892 · Page 5
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TifK nU'1/ltUrA.V, A UiON A," JOVVA, W AIT"' '3 FbR We have most anything yon want in Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Notions, Etc, Special Bargains in All Lines of Goods. PRICES WAY DOWN. GEO. L. GALBRAITH & CO. D. B. AVEY, -:- MAKER And dealer in HORSE SUPPLIES, Neatly clone on sliort notice. At Lacy's old stand, opposite Ten nant House, Algona, Iowa. THE EVENING NORMAL SCHOOL 1 W. C. T. U. Reading Rooms, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. SOETEDTJLE OB C. E. CARLETON. i MISS ADAMS. 6:45. 7:30. 8:3O. Penmanship. Book-Keeping. Arithmetic. Advance German. MISS CHAFFEE. Beginning German. FOMOTDBE- I h*we just , .1., , > a '. , '. J Xt of Furniture of all Descriptions, Bed Room Sets, Etc. Full Line of Carpet Sweepers. LOUIS LESS1NG. We are not in the;Pool. 22 years experience right here in Kossuth county. We guarantee our work. Our books are not for sale. We are here to stay. Prices are reasonable. JONES &SBflBTH, PARISH. S PKGIAf kit ATTENTION will be given to all ,da o£ re'pulrliiy:, iiuMmlins Tinware. Giis- jtoveo (iuns; I'umqs ami Clothes Wnng- Aii) also prepared, to put hi Furnaces and ,^,,v,i,,,r ifmiCus I'lvm liltiiiL'. Iron and oline Stoves, ------era. Am also prep Iron and given to of court house ' south F. L. PARISH. Letter from Willis Hallock. EIVURSIDE, Calif., Dec. 23, 01. EDITOH HKPUHWCAN: Somehow today I.feel like putting myself in communication with our Algona friends, and'will make.'^use of the columns of the REPUHLICAN as a means to that end. While we are enjoying such lovely weather here,'HI wonder what^you are having there. Perhaps you revel in snow a foot or more deep an el we- well there is no snow here, and when you attempt to tell a native of southern California about snow and blizzards and .cold, he can't comprehend it. It seems impossible^ and it probably seems to him' as large|;a yarn as any California stories dogtoj&an easterner But, laying aside the weather, and leaving everything about California for some future time, I wish to describe some of the scenes on the way to the Pacific slope: • In the first place we determined to see as much of Uncle Sam's domain as "We would call attention to tHe fact that we are located here pernuinently, for the manufacture ami'.sale of ce.nifl.ury work in Marble, Granite and Stone.. We now linve and intend to keep in stock u tali- line, of Mulshed Monuments. Headstones, etc , and will guarantee 'all work to be e<\\\;\\ to rhe he.-l. We are the only manufacturers of cemetery work in Kossuth Co, Therefore.pli-ase give us a call before placing vour order iiml be convinced that by Fair and'honorable dealing, we. are worthy your patronage. ALGONA MARBLE WORKS, SHELLEY & HALL, Proprietors, East State St., Algona, Iowa. possible 011 this trip and so purchased tickets from Omaha via Union Pacific, and the Denver & llio Grande routes, the latter holding the undisputed title of "The Scenic Line of the World." The rolling prairies of Nebraska need no description. They resemble rthose of Iowa, with the exception of being more level and -sand}'. Our first point of interest is Denver, where we land on an early morning train and step out into the union depot, a handsome structure .of native stone. As the train approaches the city oifr eyes are attracted by the great, tall chimneys of the smelters, from which are rolling great volumes of gas and snroke. We spent a whole day|herein this beautiful city one of the many which the, travel- ler falls in love with at first sight. 5,185 feet above the sea level. But early the following morning we start on our journey and in the next few hundred miles our eyes/have seen some of the grandest, wildest and most interesting scenery imaginable. We are travelling southward, and at a distance of about SO miles we pass the renowned wondering which way we did come— seven miles of this scenery, and who but views it can help wondering at his own littleness and think with awe .of the mighty power that formed and fashioned the works of nature. Through the gorge at' lastj, we go rolling on through varied mountain scenery, and just as darkness has well settled down over the face of the earth we enter Leadville, 10,200 feet above the sea level. In 1859|;this city, then known as California Gulch, was one of the richest placer mines in Colorado. During the next five .years $5,000,000 in gold dust was.washed from the ground of this gulch. TI'IC camp was soon afterwards abandoned but in 1876 carbonate beds of silver were rediscovered which caused a rush of upwards of 23,000 people to the place. We ^pass through magnificent scenery during the night, one of which I should liked very much to have seen—thejmount of the Holy Cross. On one side, of a mountain peak which towers upwards over 14,000 feet, is a long chasm running downwards. A little distance from the top of this chasmjis one running crossways, the two being in the form of a cross. When these],'chasms are filled with snow, as they are most of the year an immense white cross is seen on the mountain side, a The next important place we come to is Salt Lake City which I'nwill describe in another letter. WILLIS HALLOCK Willing to Satisfy His Curiosity. Every one.has seen him. He works in some capacity in fully half the stores in the.country, and is known either us the Inquisitive Clerk or the Clerk-Wh.o- Knows-It-All. He was behind the counter in one of the many drug stores where he is employed a few days ago when a man came in and said he wanted to get half a do?.en six ounce bottles. "Bottles?" he asked. "Yes, bottles," responded the man. "With or without corks?" he asked. "With corks," was the response. "Want 'em empty?" he inquired. "Certainly." ".and new?" Pike's Peak, 14,147 feet high. This is ColorauVs^great"landmark.' " "itigvvas the beacon star that guided the adventurous gold hunters, with their prairie schooners, on their way iu the mad rush of '49. historic mountain. westward It is an top is .-a I/ "This space reserved for Dr L. K. Garfield, who will sellU any bicycle not represented by Agts.iu Algona government station and three members of the U. S. SignallService make their home there the yearDround. They are high livers, you! see.gj'These men are in telegraphic communication with Washington, A rail road also runs from the base to the summit and is about 8 miles long. Still travelirig south 40 miles further we come to Pueblo and here turn our course to the west and soonjjenter the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas. To the northwest about 175 miles irises the Arkansas river and at this place it breaks its way through the Front Bange of the llocky Cmountains and then pursues its way to the Mississippi. It is impossible to describe this Gorge and convey anything ilike the impression one receives as he passes "Do you suppose I want bottles you've been keeping strychnine in?" The clerk said such an idea had never entered his head, and then asked: "What do you want them for?" "To break," responded the impatient customer promptly. • "What?" The customer beckoned to him to lean over the counter, and then caught hold of the lapel of his coat and whispered: "I wouldn't want the neighbors to get on to it, but I rather like to hear them crack. Just a whim of mine. It's better than breaking windows, and givea me just ria much pleasure; but my supply has given out and I want a f e\v to hold me over until another carload arrives." The clerk looked at the customer doubtfully. "Oh, well, of course it's nothing to me," he said. "Then what made you ask about it?" demanded the customer. The clerk made no reply, but got the bottles. As l*e was making the change, however, the spirit moved him to ask; '«What do yoil do with the corks?" "Chew 'em," was the reply. "It's good for the digestion. Try it some time." ! The Use of u Llghtuhlp. One day we had what was perhaps a fracjtical illustration of the lightship's usefulness. It was a hazy morning, and the inate was scanning the horizon with his glass. Bringing it to bear to tte southward, he held it long in that direction, while a look of anxiety came over his face. Several of the crew joined him, and, linally one of them said, "If she keeps that course five minutes longer she'll be on the shoal." Through the haze a large three masted schooner was discernible, heading directly for a reef to the southwest of us. She was evidently looking for the lightship, but the haze had prevented her from sighting us, although our sharp lookout had had his glass on her for some time. Then, too, as the mate remarked, with a slightly critical smile, "These captains feel so sure of their course that they always expect to raise us straight ahead." Suddenly there was evidence that she had sighted us. She swung around as swiftly as if she were turning upon a pivot. She had been lunging along in an uncertain way, but the sight of us seemed to fill her with new life and buoyancy. Her sails filled, sh'e dashed through the waves with streaks of white streaming along each quarter lik'- '.'num. on the flanks of a race horse, ariu .1 *he came, fairly quivering with joy from keel to pennant. Such instances are of almost daily occurrence, and if we add to them the occasions—and they must run far up into the hundreds, if not into the thousands —when the warning voice of the fog bell and the guiding gleam of the lamps have saved vessels from shipwreck, it seems as though the sailor must look upon the South Shoal lightship as one of the guardian angels of the deep.—Qustav Kobbe in Century. Peculiar Expectations About Death. A curious study'in which a newspaper friend of mine is indulging is that of determining the character of the opinions that many men of many minds entertain in regard to the time and manner of their own deaths. The result of his study is certainly interesting, to say the least. One of the foremost men in politics in- this state firmly believes that he will die by a bullet. He has no reason for that belief except the unexplainable presentiment that he has carried about with him all his life. Even when he was a boy he was fascinated with the idea, and he always believed that when his time came he would die by a bullet, and rather viewed the matter complacently. Nevertheless, he went to the wars, and, besides, he has fought two duels and been an officer of the government in the detection and arrest of moonshiners, and although his life has been in imminent peril many times, he has % never been touched by a bullet. Another man, one of the brightest newspaper men in Boston, believes that he will die of pneumonia. Still another gentleman, a physician of great skill and a scholar of much reputation, believes that he will be suffocated. He has an idea that he will be banged in some accidental way, and if you should talk to him about this you would find that he is painfully in earnest, and really permits his strange presentiment to seriously disturb him.—Interview in St. Louis Globe- Democrat. JOHN SHARP, Shoemaker, Boots and shoes made to order. Repairing a specialty. A large stock of 1 ail IPS and men's slippers and warm shoes just received. .Agent for Sharp's Eureka Leather Preservative—the best shoe dressing in the market. (Shop next to Reading lloom) Scientific American Agency for RJL£Y & YOUNG'S Combination SLAT and 1IRE FENCE; It. is a fence-for open countries, for it cannot be blown dawn. It is the fence for low lands, for it cannot be washed away. It destroys no ground whatever, and if Beauty be considered an advantage, n !s the'neatest and handsomest farm fence jii ttjp..\vorld. Tn short, it combines the pood qualities of all fences in an eminent degree, and as soon as introduced will become the popular fonod oM1i« coiintry. It is beautiful and durable . U is .strong and will increase the prlce-e£ yo.nr farm far more than any otljer fence.. It will last much longer, than any otlier fence. It is 'i» 'great addition, occupies less ground, excludes .Jess sunshine, has no superior as a fence, it is stronfior titan any.other fence, and will turn any stock no matter how bre.achy. It is plainly visible aiul is not dangerous to stock like barn wire. The best horse fence in the world.. \r, will protect, all crops from a half grown chicken to a wild ox. It is the most uniform, and by comparison of cost much the cheapest. Kept for sain iu all parts of Kossuth coniiiy. .Made by Hiley & "Xoung,, Algona, Iowa. CAVEATS, TRADE MARKS, DESIGN PATENTS COPYRIGHTS, etc. For Information and free Handbook write tc MUNN & CO., 361 BROADWAY, NEW YOKE. Oldest bureau for securing patents In America. Every patent taken out by us is brought before the public by a notice given free ot charge ic the Largest circulation of any scientific paper in tho world. Splendidly illustrated. No intelligent man should'be without It. "" year; $1.50 six mouths. Ad( s. 381 Broadway, New y/ork. . ... "Weekly, S3.0O a Address MUNN & CO. D. L. Dowp's HEALTH EXERCISER Tor Brain-Workers & Sedentary People: Gentlemen, Ladies, Youths; the Athlete or Invalid. A complete gymnasium. Takes up but 6 In. square floor-room; new,scientific, durable, comprehensive, cheap. Indorsed by sn.ooophysicians. law- yera, clergymen, editors & others ^.^.^.^. m ,^ now using it. Send for lll'd circus: S^S«SSfl lar, 40 ene'si no chaw. frpf. D, '1?#ua?MAK*fr L. bowrt.^olentlflo PuysierJ. and JL^I Gi-iri..-. , 0 JXut l.itU st., Kow York. W. L S3 SHOE CEN!__ THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE MONEY? It Is a seamless shoe, with no tacks or wax thread to hurt the feet; made of the best fine calf, stylish and easy, and because we make mare shoes of this grade than any other manufacturer, It equals liana- sewed shoes costing from $4.00 to $5.00. (UK. 00 Genuine Hand-sewed, the finest calf 9v> shoe ever offered for.$5.00; equals French Imported shoes which cost from $8.00 to $12-00. «j»A -OO Hand-Sewed Welt Shoe, fine calf, «?*!•• stylish, comfortable and durable. stylish, comfortable and dura shoe ever offered at this price; same torn-made shoes costing from $6.00 to * trade as cus- Have the Republican print your letter heads and statements. 50 Police Hhoe; Farmers, Railroad Men * and LetterCarriersall,wear them; Hue calf, seamless, smooth Inside, heavy three soles, extension edge. One pair will wear a year., ffiO 50 fine calf; no better shoe ever offered at atfim this price; one trial will convince thosa who want a suoe for comfort and service. C£0 25 and $2.00 Worklneman'a shoes 9<C> are very strong and durable. .Those who have given them a trial will wear no other make. RrtVG' 858.00'and 81.75 school shoes are DUj 8> worn by the boys everywhere; they sell on their merits, as the Increasing sales show, S3.00 Hand-sewed shoe, best Dongola. very stylish; equals from |4.00 to $6.00. todies' «.5"6. S5.00 liud" 81.75 shoe four Hisses are the best fine Dongola. Stylish and durable. Caution.—See that W. L. Douglas' name a&4 price are stamped on the bottom of each shoe. > BTTAKE NO SUBSTITUTE. JBt iTO D aSSSS, 18 ^" F. S. Stough, Algooa. Iowa. LEGAL BLANKS. Deed, Quit 01»to, Deed, Estate of Mort- for Motto* te order. through it. It is narrow and tortuous. The mountain walls rise on each, side to a dizzy height, the tallest beak being 2,600 feet above you. At the narrowest point of the gorge •.there is just room enough for the river alone. The solid rock walls rise nearly perpendicular on each side, aud right here comes in play ajfine piece of engineering skill. Two arches are swung over the stream, the ends resting in the rock on each side, and from \ these is suspended a bridge ou which is -laid the iron rails. At your feet dashes 4he river on its downward course, Tb§ train rolls along jits serpentine way» first on one side of the stream and then on the other, all the time climbing upwards. The,s_pejafi i? constantly changing, tfow yp». are looking at a solid vaji of ro«k, then oft into % narrow sjde canon, at got aiouftd the * ,£^ J C.«*" ( *i > . >l^.. Then the customer walked out, and the clerk shook his head and tapped hia forehead. But he has asked no questions einpe.—Chicago Tribune. The population Is about 3,500 and;we should say at least one-half are troubled with some affection on the Throat and Lungs, as those complaints are. according to statistics, more nup>^pus than others. gWe would advise al} our readers not to neglect the opportunity to call on their druggist and get. a bottle of Kemp's Balsam for the Tferc&fiv ft" d IrtWgs. Trial size free. Large BotUe 50c. and |1, Sold by all druggists, _ PISO'S CURF FOR Only a Few of Them toft. Here is a story for cynics. A few evenings since a colored man called at the office of the Missouri Railway company at Leonard avenue and Olive street. Many of the griprnen and conductors were a"bout waiting for their trains. The darkey held io hjs hand a five dollar gold piece, and was looking for an owner for it. He said that he had given a conductor a dime early in the afternoon and received in change a coin which he supposed was a nickel, but which he discovered later in the day was a five dollar gold piece. Not wishing that a poor man should sustain such a loss he called to find the owner, No report of such a loss had been made at the office. It is probable that some passenger gave it to a conductor for a five cent piece, and it was paid out without notice for such a coin. , For the information of possible claimants it may be well to say that by common consent the honest darkey was permitted to be the beneficiary, and that he departed rewajtfe4 f or bis honesty witb bis gold piece and many a kind word from the car»e«,»r§fc Louis Post-Dispatch, u....... ' .. Unlucky No Hibbon. Permanent Mgwaeifc, '*•* „ - i . , ' » , Durability. Speed, DESCRIPTIVE GAT4LQQVB. CEO. H. SMITH & CO,, . Cedar Rapids, Iowa. MILT HOU.ABAgCH, WOCAU ACiNT, *-i-

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