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1866. , IOWA, WSIDHMBAT, JULY 9, 1890, VOL. 15. The' Granse Store. The Upper Des Moities, BY INGHAM & A gddd general assdftmeiit kept at all times, ftlRD'S FURNITURE STORE. J, B, LAIRD, Proprietor. Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention.. Prices are reasonable. FARM LOANS. '.-•At 6, 7, 7J^, and 8 per cent., on five to ten years' time, with privilege of partial .payments before due. Interest can be tttfi So long as intrinsic value is demand' edfor our circulating medium, the money question will bo a Source of disturbance. No commodity is so stable itt value as to furnish a safe basis on which at all times to measure the value oi other commodities. Gold and Silver are as equable perhaps as any, but. the history of their fluctuations is not'.unlike that of the rise and fall of wheat and corn, and the silver question as We have it testifies in a marked manner to the uncertainty of the market value of both the "precious metals," From long observation France In 1785 decided that Is grains of silver equalled one of gold, Eventually the ratio was changed and 15.6 grains of silver were substituted, England adopted a ratio of 15.2 to one, and Portugal of 16 to one. In America on the agreement of both Hamilton and Jefferson the ratio was adopted of 15 to one, silver being valued higher than in any other country. The result was that silver became the leading money metal, and the secretary of the treasury In 1828 in a long report urged that silver should be maintained tho "chief material for metallic currency." England however after trying to maintain both metals on an equal basis adopted gold as the standard, and in!834Thos. H. Benton, "Old Bullion," began a crusade for gold in this country which ho based on the insecurity of tho bank currency of the day. The result was a change in the ratio to 10 to one, and silver left the market and gold came in. Tho discovery of the . paid at my office, apply for a loan. Save money by calling on me before you T. -DEALEB IN- Stoves, Tinware, and Cutlery, Sli,elfware, Belling, Paints, Glass, Machine Oils, Iron and Wooden Pumps'. Repairing of Pumps a Specialty. ALGONA, IOWA. Dealers In Milk Cans, Churns, Riverside Stoves, Stoves and Ranges, " Quick Meal" Qasolluo Stoves. Agents for tho NEVER RUST TINWARE, warranted not to rust. Call and get prices! we can do you good. Yours, etc., WINKIE BROS. M ONEY TO LOAN on Farm Prow. At lowest rates and optional payments. Interest payable at our office, can save you money. optional payments, If you want a loan, call on us. We JONES & SMITH. M. Z. Crovo. GJOROVIE John Crovo. Livery, Feed and Sale Stable, • West ol Thorlngton Bouse. M. Z. GROVE, Manager. Cloths and Trimmings, J. K. PILL & SON, Merchant Tailors A full stock ot cloths and trimmings always on liitud, u cheap ai. can be bought anywhere, ill work done promptly and Sntli \ctlon Cuarnntood. You are Invited To see and buy our street, Algona, lown. LOUIS LESSIMC, Manufacturer and dealer In all kinds ol Ladies' Shoos. Hens' Shoes, Boys' Shoes, i Misses' Shoes, I Kids' Shoos, Plow Shoes, Plow Boots, Kip Boots, Calf BootH, Pur Huts, Wool Hats, Stiff Hats Crush Hats, Men's Hats, Boys' Hats, Kids' Hats, Misses' Hats. FURNITURE, Picture Frames. Lookli:K Glasses. Chromon, and all kinds Readr- roitde Coniaa. lluurse lor public use. lleaduuai- turn for the bent Stwing Machines and Organs, F. M. BRONSON, Dealer ailvt-rj'iated Ware, etc. Hoimlrlnnneutlfdone. Algona, Iowa. Tiie New Meat LOWE & LAMBEIISON, Proprietors of the new market on Thortugton street, keep everything In fruyu aud salt muat. Fresh Huh every Vriduy. Cume uud see uu. WSE, "THE IT is EASIEST TO Trip CHSAPS3T, Cheap, Medium, AND High Grade. The lui-yc.it tttovfi in town, and at the /ninesI prliten. The Seal liubler Goods mucle. Jtestt wearing Hosiery, lieau- tjfttl Ares* Goodi. Custom-made Ooer- alts. Coats Thread at in. We oner you no anlcle baits, we charge no fancy prices. We can save you money. One price for town aud country. JOHN REED, Stewart's Healing:Powder lOyeari In we for all open soroa, on men and twMt, b«rbod wlro cat^gtlls.burui,chafing,etc. H cannot Uo equaled. OnfvI6op,Di. Stewart's Stock .Remedy Oo.j. EMORY potato (run M ]y[ONEY TO fcQAN- 0« MIUjOU* 14NP* to! gold mines still further separated tho two metals, until at the time of the war when tho government debt was contracted, tho silver dollar was so far ubovo par as to be entirely out of circulation. France on a basis of 15.0 to one haU maintained a bi-metalllc circulation, but America missed the possibility by valuing silver first too high and then too low. From tho time of the contraction of the national debt, the gold basis was insisted on by the creditor classes. Especially as tho discovery of the Colorado mines and general de- monetization 'had brought silver down at the very time that tho increased demand for gold had inflated its value. An international monetary conference In 1867 reported in favor of a single gold standard. In 1873 silver was demonetized by congress by a trick. In 1878 the present law for the issuance of §2,000,000 a month was passed, but silver has never regained its place, and no secretary of tho treasury has yot been chosen who was not sufficiently in league with tho bond holders to declare that "maintaining the public faith" meant the payment of tho public debt In gold. With England and Germany we have today tho single gold standard. With all the fluctuations and difficulties of a double standard to face in the ro- establishment of silver, is it wise to attempt it or, is gold a just and expedient basis of value? The question of honesty is always raised when the people desiro to pay their debts in cheap money. Although the bond holders would gladly have contracted to take their pay in standard silver dollars of 412} grains each whon tho bonds were issued to them, they now talk of the " disgrace to the public credit," when it is proposed to pay them in these coins. The silver dollar is worth but 72 cents in gold. But it has been shown time and again that the difference is not due to the depreciation of silver, but to the rapid and constant rise in the value of gold owing to scant production, and tho exclusive use of it as money. The silver dollar is worth as much today in tho products of labor as it ever was. Its depreciation measured by gold is no greater than the depreciation of all other commodities measured by the same standard. The mun who pays a silver dollar to day for the debt of twenty years ago pays all that ho borrowed, and the creditor who receives it receives all that he loaned, It may seem remarkable that the wonderful output of tho mines, and tho disuse of silver as money should not have reduced its relative value as a commod' ity, but there can bo no doubt that it stands today on u level with tho average of other articles of commerce. The question of honesty cannot be raised by tho creditor class. If it is raised at all It should bo by the debtor cclass, because there can be no doubt that tho single gold standard was adopted and is maintained to subserve selfish interests, to increase the value of bonds and other evidences of indebtedness, to swell the profits of tho money holders, So good an authority as Francis A. Walker recently stated that tho production of gold from the mines is not now equal to tho waste and the demand for ornaments, and that the supply in use as money in tho world is steadily decreasing. The gradual "strangulation" of business IB the term he used to depict the results ol an exclusive gold standard. The demand for gold hnu so far outrun iho supply since tho war that its value has increased all of tho 28 conts)differonce between it and silver. Every debtor who pays on a gold basis pays a third more than he borrowed. The produce that would have paid the national debt at tho close of the war will now scarcely pay tho balance still due. The bond holders understand tho tho siltet into u6e in Such ft manner as to swell thSijSoliime of currency without creating Any unnecessnfy disturbance in foreign exchanges. The first plan is that of storing silver bullion and Issuing paper money on a basis of gold vat* ueS. It is true that a big increase of motley on this basis might stop the gradual rise in the price of gold. But Why Should the government store Silver bullion instead of any Other commodity? Why should congress make a market for the Silver product when copper or iron of precious Stones would an swer every purpose? Why In fact Would .hot paper certificates based oil real estate or even oh national credit serve every purpose of these paper representations of silver bullion? If sliver Is not to be a money metal but simply a commodity Why should It be treated with such Special consideration? There is no reason whatever for the bullion certificate plan. There is ho reason why the silver of the country should be Stored at Washington to warrant the issue of paper money on gold values, If that i|,,fttl the country wants greenbacks are good enough. But if some material substance la needed to represent them let the wheat and produce of the west stand with the silver, and let tho treasury base its currency on all commodities alike, and not give the monopoly of a national market to the silver mines alone. The other plan is the free co'nago of the standard silver dollar. In favor of it aro the arguments already urged, and the world's recognition of silver as a money metal. Silver is in every respect as desirable as gold for money, and from remote antiquity has so been recognized. So long as money must Someday. The doctor located it but found the obstruction too far down to be cut out. Some of Chubb Bros.' cattle got aWay last week and destroyed Was., Sedge's crops to an extent of $35, which Mr. Chubb paid, acknowledging his fault in detaining the herder from getting them the night before. Miss Katie Byrne departed for her home in Burlington on Snturday last, intending to go from there to St.- Louis to be examined for a position in the city schools. MisS Edith Jordan returned homo from Cornell college, at Mt. Vernon last night, to spend vocation. Her many mends are glad to have her here again. John Wallace and Co. have got their cream separator at Work out itt Dett- inark township and ate at work on the one in German township. The cream from both of these Will be delivered to this place, which, with What they get out of the daily receipt of 800 Ibs, of milk, will make a good deal of butter. This firm has always done u large business in their creamery here and we are glad to see them extending their bust* ness into German and Denmark. Geo. Holloway was out repairing the Greenwood bridges and while Under the one at Greenwood Center he ran almost on to a large rattle snake. He says he had nothing to kill it with so called to this, and the creditor classes and creditor nations are as a unit for gold standard. In 1878 President Hayes sent commissioners to Paris to a conference for the purpose of securing an agreement as to tho use of silver. No fair reader can go through the (lobules at that mooting und not see clearly whatopoHcy dictated silver demono- tlzutlou. A British commission In 1880 stated it with brutal frankness, "It must bo remembered that this country is largely a creditor country of debts payublo injgold. Any change which entailed u rieo in tho price of commodities generally, that is to gay, iv diminution of tho purchasing power of gold would bo to our disadvantage," England demonetized silver because nho was iv creditor nation. It has boen disgraced olaowhcro because tho mooted classes have dictated tho financial poll- by of tho world, und have by manipulating tho currency taken tho profits of labor. An hOAPSt money should in- cruuso in volume to moot tho increase in tho volume of trade. An expedient currency in o«o drawn from au luex- huvistlblo supply. Gold alone is neither uu hpuost «or uu expedient money. Th,e question thwefepp tsefei'e CPU- gross JB «o,t OUQ involving ~~ ~' — have a value of its own silver and gold will stand apart as peculiarly money metals. Silver offers by free coinage a sufficient money supply to adequately protect labor and stimulate business. The objections to free coinage aro that silver and gold are so far apart that both connot circulate. In the first place if silver wore used as monoy the gap would not be so wide. As Mr. Gosohen, the able English economist, said at the monetary conforenco of 1878, the present situation involves "a vicious circle, states being afraid of employing silver on account of tho depreciation, and the depreciation continuing because states refused to employ it". With silver as money, the inflated value of gold would be reduced and tho two metals would meet near enough to prevent either being retired to tho in jury of business. It was confidently predicted when tho present law was passed that it would drive gold out of the country, and instead tho gold supply has increased. The other objection to silver is that our foreign commerce is based on gold values, and that free coinage Jwould embarrass foreign exchange. This objection is unpatriotic and silly. The American market is moro important to Europe than their market is to us, and if wo should have only silver, they would have to accommodate their values to moot it more than we would to meet their gold. Summing the matter up, tho silver " dollar of our dads" stands to gold in a relation which puts silver cheaper than has been agreed upon by any country having a double standard, it is an honest dollar to pay our debts with, it will give a sufficient circulating medium. A single gold standard on the other hand means oppression to labor, gradual destruction of prices, gradual enslavement to the creditor classes. How to secure an enlargement of the currency without disturbance may be a difficult question. But any attempt to destroy tho standard silver dollar should meet with united and determined opposition. Gold alone as a basis of value moans continued plunder of tho west. •^H IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Bode Gazette: T. O. Hanson wont to Algona Wednesday to meet and bring home his wife and her siator, who have boon visiting in Seneca. JJvermore Gazette: Miss Mary Eureil, professional dress maker of Algona, is visiting friends in town this week. Mrs. M. O'Kourko of Irvington has returned from the Block Hills, whore she has boen on a visit to her husband, who is railroading there. Emmotsburg Reporter: Will B. ng .. Chris Boettoher to bring him a club. While waiting for it her counted the rattles on the snake and found them to number eighteen, but as it started off he went for a cedar post and before he could get back it had secreted itself in the grass. ; Irvington. IHVINQTON, July 8.—Who said anything about its being hot? Ninety- eight degrees in tho shade is what it registered yesterday. What a vast improvement in the outlook for corn the last few days of hot weather has model This week will put it beyond cultivation. Wheat and oats promise a good yield, and grass of all kinds is very heavy. A good, refreshing shower last night ia what we needed, although it was not as heavy as the continued flash of lightning ana peal of thunder would Indicate. J. B. Armstrong returned from Minneapolis last Thursday evening, where he nod boen visiting for ten days. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds and daughter of New York came with him. Mrs. Reynolds is a sister of the doctor. E. H. Boardsley and wife mode a two days' visit at Eagle Grove last week with L. J. Clarke and family. L, J. Clarke spent Tuesday night under the homo roof at H.- C. Parsons', returning to Eagle Grove Wednesday noon. Mrs. Will. Heath of Sioux City is making a visit with the family of D. Heath. With a few exceptions, everyone spent tho Fourth at Algona. We were an eye witness of the fireworks, but the display last night was, in our mind, a great deal more extensive. W. E. Starks and wife spent the Fourth at Liscomb. W. E. met his brother there, and reports him fat and the sun come down the shortest way and across lots. The animal life consists of horned toads, tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, rattle-Snakes, jack rabbits, and Indians. The Indians live ah jack rabbits and rattle-snakes, the snakes on tarantulas, the tarantulas on Scorpions, the scorpions on 'centipedes, the centipedes on horned toads, and the toads on climate. If you will put this picture in your mind and repeat it over and over for 24 hours in succession with the thermometer at 110 degrees and Still rising, you may get a side glance of a small corner of the Great American Desert. To the practical, inquisitive yatakee mind, the first thought is why Was so much level country made absolutely Worthless by lack of rain, and the next inquiry is to what use can this country be"put. To one who has always lived In the states and is unaccustomed to the practical results of irrigation, there Seems to be no answer to the inquiry, but When vast tracts of just as barren land have had water turned on them, the re* suit has been abundant harvests of fruit. ,", corn, and vegetables, the building of towns and cities, the close cultivation of the land, and plenty and prosperity itt the places that were before desert and desolation, even the situation here seems to improve by the comparison, and there seem to arise possibilities even for the desert. Whatever may be the future destiny of this desert, there can be no question but that the ancient inhabitants, be they Cliff Dwellers, Aztec, or Tunl, tilled a large portion of the plains, as is fully attested by the remains of old water ditches, towns in tho valleys, and dwellings cut into the rocks in the mountains. < The antiquarians and relic hunters have been and are accustomed to go to the old world to study the arts and conditions of the ancients, whon there are within our own country as full and complete and satisfactory evidence of not only a very ancient but also a well developed civilization. • The dryness of the atmosphere, the rock-sealed homes together with their inaccessibility, have preserved even down to our own time, not only every article of common household uso, but also the flesh and bones of a people so ancient that tho memory of man run- neth not back to their day, and hero in this same desert is a field for investigation for the antiquarian that will word his efforts. At some futuro time I will describe tho trip to and scenes among ono of the burled cities of tho Cliff Dwellers. C. P. DOBLAND. A Veritable Traveling City of Splendor. Museum and Menagerie, Roman Hippodrome, and Universal World's Exposition. healthy, and expects of this week, po hi im home tho last Miss Maud Laird spent tho Fourth at Conrad. Mrs. Price and daughter wore at Eagle Grove tho Fourth. O. J. Olson went to Story City on tho Fourth. A. A. Smith fills his place behind the counter (and perhaps a llttlo moro so in size) during O. J.'s absence. All thoso in atten'danco at tho picnic at Mrs. Mann's report a good, sociable time, with lots to eat and drink (of water and lemonade), and free from dust and runaways. Geo. Carter and Stove Dunn returned from tho Black Hills on Wednesday. They report a fine country and plenty of sights. August Baker is building a house in north Irvington. Who soys Irvington hns lost her grip? They have commenced taking gravel out of the pit, but not very extensively as yet, as there is no regular work train. JJJmore. Spencer, tho court reporter, has bought the Algona foundry and is in personal charge thereof. FROM THE COUNTY TOWNS. AVoslov. WESLEY, lowu, July 7.— Tho Fourth paused off nicely at Wesley. The day was all that could bo desired for such occasion. There was not so largo a crowd of people present as there was two years ago, but owing to the fact that there were celebrations at Algona und Britt, the crowd here was large, and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves well. Tho programme was carried out In full. Buffalo Bill's wild west was acted out well, and bids fair to rival tho noted frontiersmen in the near future. Tho racing was good, which goes to show that the boys are the owners of some horses that have considerable "get there" to them, The egg race and sack race produced considerable fun for the spectators. The most arousing event of the day was tho fat men's race. Messrs. Kunz, Ash, Mammoshor, and Noise Overbad; were the ones who competed for the purse. Mammosher came out ahead, and Ash second, The fireworks wore tho nicest that over wore in Wesley. B. F, Rood's oration was, first-class, and Is highly spoken of by all who heard it. The Wesley band took advantage of tho occasion by putting up ice cream stands during tho day and giving u dance at night, Tho not proceeds of everything was $80, wh^ch puts the boys on their foot, with over $00 in tho treasury. Z. A. Barrett of Britt arrived hero with his wife a few days ago, and they are nicely located. Ho intends to opon up the now bank in a few days. We wish tho boys success. A little girl of J. S. Gallagher fell out of a wagon one day lost wool: und broke her arm. Dr. Hill was called and sot it. She is doing nicely. A. H. Young has returned from COT diir Itupids. Ho intends to build a warehouse at this place, learned just how largo Wo have not to be. He has leased tho ground of tho nillroad company, and intends to havo tho building up in time to take grain in this season. J. Hubor and Geo. Nelson spent Saturday and Sunday in Mason City. Prof. Gilohriut preached hore last Sunday morning and evening. Ho will preach bore again in two weeks. Ho took tho train Monday morning for St. Paul to attend tho touchers' convention. Register: J. L. Blunt of Fonton township was u pleasant culler at this oJHco last week. Ho wus looking up his chances in those purtu for county recorder. Tho committee on Booming iv lot for tho Catholic ohurob . have decided on the pluco where pavls Bros, had their bttrfl, swtl h»ve nur^Wied «, Wouk.. This is un excellent locution- An infant eUild of D *vvo JCirkof sweti lTO.PjrP*J< 9» e? ftn,.n,. Blue Earth Post: Mr. J. E. Stacy of Algona was up to Elmoro Tuesday. Ho went out in range 29 to look after some of his land in that section. Horace Mann, surveyor of Kossuth county, Iowa, and a son of Senator Chubb were in Elmoz-e Monday night and Tuesday, during which time they did some surveying west of us. Wo acknowledge a genial call frum them Tuesday evening. A post , addressed to Mrs. W. B. Losslie, Ledyard, Iowa, a station on tho Northwestern railroad some six miles south of Elmoro, was returned to this office Tuesday from Council Bluffs, Iowa, with tho statement that there Is no such office In tho state. There is evidently work for Postmaster General Clurkson nt Council Bluffs, AMONG SAND AND CACTII. Urothor Borland Visits tho Great Desert, and Tolls Va What He Thinks of It. ON THE DESERT IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA, Juno 28. — Special Correspondence: To ono who has never seen the vast wastes of this great desert country, it presents a spectacle of desolation, of vast distances, of rugged and sharp- peakod mountains, of sand and gravel, of sage brush and cactus, of barrenness, and of torrid heat that must be seen and experienced to bo fully understood and realized. I will attempt a description of a real live desert. In the low lying plecos of ground are u few scattered patches of bunch grass, on tho higher ground is sage brush, and a low, fine branched species of wild buckwheat, and cactus. Along somo dry bod of n winter river aro desert willows covered with tho moss of tho lost rainy season's growth. No less than 10 varieties of cactil are seen on the stime sand hill. Somo aro merely a round ball on top of the sand, some u single flat leaf, some a tree four to six foot high with numerous branches, and some are toller and at u short distance look like a hitching post with round turned top, others are still taller and branchless, and at a short distance look liko huge telegraph poles. Those have prominent parallel ridges in a straight line from top to bottom. Then there are all sizes and varieties from these prominent typee^and their living green against the dry and barren book ground makes them objects of especial attraction on' the scene, and no cultured rose of the hot house can excel the beauty of their flowers. The desert does Indeed bloom like tho rose. The mountains aro beyond description in their weird phantoms of shape andoutline. Here isa sharp, bold point reaching throe or four hundred foot abovo the top of tho mountain on which it stands, like some church spire, yonder a point that in any other placo would bo taken for an old feudal costlo. Then, farther on, a high ridge terminates abruptly, and u perpendicular wall a thousand feet high gives the mountain the appearance of having been cut off by soino huge giant's knifo, again out of tho plain nrlses u ridgo of sharp-pointed hills whose profile against tho blue sky looks llko giant saw tooth. Yondor hills that Boom but an hour's walk away are moro than 20 miles, and a man on horseback at that distance can be plainly soon against the clear sky. While on tho plain there is some show of living grow, the mountains are absolutely barren of vegetation, no epour of grass, no tree, nor sago, not oven u cactus to relieve tho monotony of the bttrronnegs. When you find u place so devoid of vegetable sustenance that oven a cactus will not grow, you nay conclude that In that place barrenness has well nigh reached perfection. While mountains »re on «vory baud yot there aro vast stretches of immense plains containing thousands upon tbous- muU gf aorou of limit us level und unbroken u* Keseuth county. During tho rajny season there Is a flno growth of gross, but which outtlo .can live i tho upon DRINK BROUGHT HIM TO IT. The Violent Death of Young; Cumback at Iowa City. Many readers posted in politics will know something of Ex-Gov. Wm. Cumback of Indianna, a brilliant orator and prominent politician. His son suicided at Iowa City last week, and tho daily Republican tolls his story at length: One week ago Thursday, a young man of probably thirty years of ago, applied for board and lodgings at tho St. James. This was tho unfortunate. Ho was S. L. Cumback, a traveling man, representing D. Lothrop & Co., the big publishing firm of Boston, Mass. Tho young man was evidently a victim of tho drink habit, and wo say it with no intention to speak harshly of tho dead. Fully aware of tho justice of'the ancients' rule, " nihil nisi bonum do mortuis," tho truth must be spoken, for tho truth can harm tho living little, and affects naught but tho memory of the dead. It soon became apparent that Cumback, who is a son of an ex-lieutenant governor of Indiana, was a confirmed aud habitual drunkard. His life for many years has been spent as a commercial traveller, and for years he has been a slave to tho accursed drink which as an enemy ho put into his mouth to steal away his brains. Matters havo gone so far that the deceased had succumbed to tho dire influence of tho fiery intoxicants and for somo time past has been subject to dollrum tromons. During the ten days spent at tho St. James ho was taken by these spells moro than once, and fully conscious at other times of his fault and trouble, he culled upon Dr. Clapp for medical assist- once. The doctor did everything possible to break off the bod habit. He succeeded in improving Cumback's condition considerably and hopes of a permanent cure were entertained. The doctor gave warning to tho hotel employes to keep Cumback in his room. Precautions, however carefully taken, were eluded by tho young man who managed to escape surveillance and make his way unseen from the hotel at different times. Then comes the saddest part of tho story, and that which rouses righteous indignation in every breast. Cumback NOTE—Owing to an agreement of the American Showmen's Pooled League Association, this will be the only Big Show to visit Algona this year. The mighty blood-sweating Behemoth of holy writ. The largest living Hippopotamus in captivity. Mighty herd of Performing Elephants. $10,000 troupe of Performing Stallions. "Spider," the Leaping Horse. " Captain," the Equine Lightning Calculator. " Sultan," the Dancing Stallion. School of acting Shetland Ponies, Trained Dogs, Goats, Donkies, Monkeys, Pigs, etc. Performing Lions, Hyenas, Leopards, Panthers, and Tigers. 250 head of Horses! 200 Star Performers! 80 Startling Mete- oeic Acts! 75 Musicians! 5 great Bands of Music! Ten ordinary Menageries in One! 3 Grand Complete Circus Companies! had been taking a vacation for time since ho started with the somo book firm and had become penniless, Yot in his mad craving for liquor ho stopped for nothing and, we regret to say, those who possessed the drink also stopped at nothing. Tho young man, stripped of all his money, took his jewelry and his clothing:, yes, absolutely nis clothing, 'and pawned it for the damnable demon which was destined to take his life in tho end, According to tho customs of the confirmed inebriate he ato but little, and during his stay hore very few meals passed his lips. Drlnkl drink! dtinld No sustenance, hell's fire within him! Tho end was Inevitable. Saturday he took no breakfast or dinner — retired to his room about 11 o'clock, and was seen but onco more alive. About noon Clerk Kolley, always particularly kind to tho afflicted man, took up a pitcher of ice wator, which the patient gladly received. The man no supper and Mr, Kelly did his room again until about 7 o'clock. Cumback hod had a This last wished not go to 'clock. visitor in the meantime. grim visitant had set his seal upon the unfortunate's brow, The visitor was Death! Drink had done its work and Drink, poverty, The tale is a the man was dead. despondency, death. short one, and may be thus summed up: The story of the young life thus blighted is a particularly sad one. Of high family, and a grand opening in life before ly, him, pe he took the downward , ath, rushing himself and breaking the hearts of his loving father and mother. Letters from his mother were found on his person, and they show plainly that his great vice was known to the suffering parents. In pitifully olo. quent appeals, the doting mother bogs of hor wayward boy, in the name of God, to give up nis fatal habit, and with words that melt the sternest heart, and causo tho eyo most unused to sentiment to gr6w suddenly dim with an outpouring of tears, she begs of Heaven to Intercede in her boy's behalf. Tho tale is a sad one, indeed. but why need wo dwell upon It longer? Evidently tho deceased had been given warning of his approaching ond, for whon Mr. Kelly made his 11 o'clock call, Cutuback reminded him of his [Kelly's] many kindnesses, saying "I'll novel- have a ohanco to repay you — I'll be dead when you next see mo," Tho kind-hoartod olork turned tho mutter off jestingly and departed. His feelings when confronted by tho lifeless form In tho evening may be bettor imagined than described, Telegrams wore sent to Mi', and Mrs, Win. Cuinbuck, tho parents of tho deceased, and tho father arrived at 1:10 Monday morulng. The terrible tale almost broke his heart, and whon his head, crowned with grey-streaked looks \v«s bout In sorrow, his aged form shaken with tremulous sobs, und agony written in every feature, tho spectacle was could boar unflinch- moro than ingly. From tho father prime cuuso of tho was learned the young man's fall. Tbroo yours ago tho deceased lost u loving and beloved wife. Six months livtor luis little daughter dlod. Then to cap tho olimux of his wo.es, his Uttlo eon was called homo, alter un illness of ^welvo short hours. "To dvown hie gorrow," that lullocy wfeloh li«s ruined BO. many w»H, tho yoiwg jnajj dya.nk Ten acres of Exhilerating Sights! One Ticket admits to all! Grand Spectacular Hippodrome Sensation! Babylon, the largest Elephant on earth! Fanny, only Baby Elephant in America! Spot, the Lilliputian Clown Elephant! Jewel, the only umbrella-eared El- p'hant in captivity! Japanese Adult and Juvenile Performers! The Muster of the Nations! SPECIAL NOTE—To give our visitors plenty of time to inspect our Great Double Menagerie this department will always be open fully one hour before the circus and hippodrome performances commence. The afternoon and night performances will always be equal and complete, and under no circumstances cut, abbreviated, nor neglected. Mighty Amphibious Bovalapsus! Only Real African Zebras! Revival of the Ancient Sports of Rome ! Every morning, At 10 o'clock, tie Grand Gold - Glittering Street Parade! The longest and most gorgeous Street Demonstration ever witnessed in any age or country, with its immense chariots, dens, cages, flags, banners, and devices, its hundreds of wild beasts, auxiliaries, kings, queens, knights, ladies, soldiers, and civilians, all in ravishingly magnificent array. ONE FIFTY CENT TICKET admits to all the Combined Shows. Children under 12 years, 2$c. Two complete performances daily, afternoon and night. •• Doors open at i and 7 p. m. Performances commence one hour later. Will exhibit Sa,t\3.Td.su3r, Tvulsr 1©. Standard Stock Food. For horses, cattle, and hogs. It will pay you to use it. Get it at J. J. Wilson's.— 10t8 Thousands of Children Die Annually that might bo saved If properly treated in time. Cholera infantum, diar- rhoea, and discntary are the most fatal diseases. Dr. T. W. Wood's Blackberry Carminative Is a certain cure in such eases. It is sold by L. A. Shoetz.-18t3 English Spavin Liniment Removes all hard, soft, or calloused lumps and blemishes from horses, blood spavin, curbs, splints, sweeney, ring bone, stifles, sprains, all swollen throats, etc. Save (50 by use of one bottle; warranted. The most wonderful bloin Ish euro ever known. Sold by L. A. Sheotz. Itch cured In 30 minutes by Woolford's Saul tary Lotion. Sold by L, A, Sheetz. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. «,^>^^rf^.X^X^^^^^^ul^^N-'^^N - F>rf^ - ^^^i^^ - ^ rf ^ - ,^X^^S^^^ta^ GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. W. B. QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossuth Contaty bank, Algoua, Iowa. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Over Kossuth Co. tmulc. DANSON BROS., ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Frank Bros. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security, Over Chrlschllles' store. B. F. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over the postomce, Algoua, Iowa. L. K. OARFIELD, M, D., PHYSICIAN AND SURQEON. Onlco. State st., one door east of Cordlngley. itosidence, McGregor st., east of the publlo school building. P. E. V. SHORE, M, D., ALGONA, IOWA, State street, east of Rutherford house. H. C. MoCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURQEON. Special attention to city practice. C. T, WEST, M, D., PHYSICIAN AND SURQEON. Next door to J. O. Smith's store, Algona, In. J. E. HILL, M. D,, PHYSICIAN AND SURQEON. Wesley, Iowa. Day aud night culls attended to with prowtuoss. For Sals, JJliri '.Nebraska NOTICE TQ CONTRACTORS. »t uutti July W tor V Crook Uol\vo< wd Section Uolyoeu SeoW ou Buffalo towuBttlp p. Plans 'BlgUt W Countenance will never again grace this corner—cause why, he's dead, too dead for any kind of use. His untimely taking off was the result of an effort to sell groceries at closer figures than did • Patterson Brothers, In Algpna, Iowa. But he won't do so anymore; figuratively speaking, his name is "mud" henceforth and forever. Mud is all right in its place, but cheap goods are what you want, too, Patterson Bros, keep right on furnishing them at the same old prices—way down to the last notch. . ALG-ONA, IOWA. THIS Our Circle'of Friends, Once made, never lost. We are busily engaged enlarging I this circle by giving the biggest bargains in mens 1 , wqmens' and children's shoes to be found in Kossuth county. Come and see. Iowa, F, W« can now make Loam °n fmpronwt <&»$## from one to ten yearn time, and ytoe the borrower the pnvlleye of paying the whole loan or o?w part thereof in even 8100 «( any date wbm <«<«•• est falls dm, 'f Afe & foiga money anj$ no sswntf j imnVTflflfta Qf fjQtlmnma *>-.7*«*i ' " ~ 1 ,lS«ji. i * BIAYiR,

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