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1S66, AL&ONA, IOWA, 1890, *&,<»« ^ S iversalls, Pants, Coats, etc. At 8 the best fdfr wear in the market 1?0i? sale at • The Grange Store. lAIRD'S FURNITURE STORE. , , ( R. LAIBD, Proprietor, e/a i ' jyiidertaking and embalming will always receive careful and ' personal attention.. Prices are reasonable. FARM LOANS. At 6, 7, 7^, and 8 per cent., on five to ten years' time, with «', % privilege of partial payments before due. Interest can be *',', 'paid at my office, Save money by calling on me before. you , apply for a loan. T. -DEALEB IN- Stoves, Tinware, and Cutlery, SJielfware, Belting, Paints, Glass, Machine Oils, Iron and Wooden Pumps. Repairing of Pumps a Specialty. JLLGONA, IOWA. Dealers In Heavy Harflf are Milk Cans, Churns, Riverside Stoves, Stoves and Ranges, " Quick Meal" Gusoline Stoves. Agents for the NEVER RUST TINWARE, warranted notto rust. Call and get prices! wo can do you good. Yours, etc., WINKIE BROS. ONEY TO LOAN on Farm At lowest rates and optional payments. Interest payable at our office. If you want a loan, call on us. We can save you money. JONES & SMITH* M. Z. Crove. John Grove. Livery, Feed and Sale Stable. West of Thorlngton House. M. Z. GROVE, Manager. \ ( Cloths and Trimmings, J. K. PILL & SON, Merchant Tailors i fuiutoc^of clotlu and trimmings always on band, as cheap as eon be bought anywhere. All work done promptly and Satisfaction Guaranteed. ~_ *» - Call street, Algona, Iowa, PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. You are Invited To see and buy our .Ladies' Shoes. Mens' Shoes, Boys' Shoes, Misses' Shoes, Ki^a' 8>oes, Plow S-ioes, . Plow Eoots, KipBoots, Calf Boots, Fur He.ts. Wool Hats, Stiff Hats Crush Hats, Men's Hats, Boys' Hats, Klas' Hats, Misses' Hats. Cheap, Medium, AND High Grade, The larf/est stock in town, and at the lowest prices. The Sest Rubber Goods made, Jlent wearing Hosiery, lleau- ttful Dresa Qoodi, Custom-made Over' • \ ' ttlU. Coats Thread at in. We otter you no snide baits, we charge no fancy prices, We can gave you money. One price for town »u,d country. JOHN BEEP, F, M. BRON80N, W. B, QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over If maul h County bank, Algona, Iowa. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Ovor Kossuth Co, bank. DANSON BROS., ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Prank Bros. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Cbrlachllleu' store. B. F. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Onice over the poutomco, Algona, Iowa. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State St., ono door east of Cordfngley. Residence, McGregor St., east of the public school building. F. E. V. SHORE, M. D., ALOONA, IOWA. Stato street, otvut of Rutherford house. H. C. McCOY, M. D., •PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. O. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Next door to J. a. Smith's store, Algona, la. J. E. HILL, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND 8UUQEON. Weuloy, Iowa. Day and night calls attended to with nromtucss. LOUIS LESSINC, Manufacturer aud dealer In all kinds ot Dealer Silver I'latedWure.elc. Reputing Qeatlfdone. AUjona. Igwa. Thi Neweat Market, FURNITURE, Picture Frames, tookli«j}lwiM.Ohromp», and all kinds «e«ilj" made CylUuB. Ueurse fgr public we. Uoutluuur- ter»7orl,hebe»t T EMORY i.... .. —i _ * The Upper Bes Mote & Tnfc state republican centrist commit tests completed by the addition frank Bicknell os assistant secretary He leaves his work on the Sioufc Cit; Journal to accept the position. S held the place two years ago, an proved a vei>y efficient worker and i good organizer, and with him and Eel Chasseli the committee will have a strong team. _ Senator Mack could no have made better selections, and thi state couJd not he better officered for a fighting campaign. It will be a young man's fight, „ _: _>^ MJ .., Atoft MOKitfUaV was fenominated last week in his Ohio district. Thi last democratic legislature fixed his counties so they look like a Chinese alphabet, and he has 2,053 majority to run against, . The gerrymander of hi: district is so ridiculous that a picture of its shape is worn as a campaign badge, Maj, McKinley is u strong, ag jressive, and determined man, and ex cept for a narrow and sectional view oi the tariff, is a 1 representative of real value to the county, He Is infinitely to be preferred to men of tho Payne type, 'or which Ohio has boon noted since .ho Standard oil conspiracy, fins state university is In tho way ol a fine present, according to Hon. Chas, Aldrich, who was a visitor in Algoua Saturday. Ho says ho is lately from Washington, and while there visited an lowndtyan, Col. Wm. Penn Clark, vho lias a unique and valuable historical collection he intends to give to tho university, The collection consists ol standard works interleaved with illustrations taken from current periodicals, anecdotes, etc.; explaining tho text, Groeley'B " Rebellion,»in his binding, s swelled to four largo volumes, and others proportionately. Mr. Aldrich attempted to secure tho collection for .he state library, but. Col. Clark said le should remember his Iowa home, owa City. SENATOR FUNK writes of the democratic congressional nomination in this listrict, and gives a little political his- ,ory. Mr. Russell is comparatively un- tnown in this part of the district, hav- ng been but lately connected with it. He was a candidate before the congress- onal convention at Algona four years igo, and although ho showed but little itrength, made a very • favorable im iression. Mr, Funk has been in his lolitlcal neighborhood for years, and ays: " J, J. Russell of Greene county s tho democratic nominee for congress n tho Tenth district. The Beacon did ts very best in 1882 to help this man to he republican nomination to congress, mt the people decided It otherwise and lussell was left. Recent disclosures easily prove that tho people were right and the Beacon was wrong. Russell vas soured by defeat. Ho mugwumped on prohibition and tho tariff, played also with tho republican candidates, and finally went tho way,of the republican sorehead, into tho open arms of the lemocracy." ' OUR neighbor on tho north, Fari- iault county, Minn., is in a countyseat fight. This season, when of all others he opportunities to secure immigra- lon and build up a boom are most plen- y, is chosen for an internal row over he barren and'profitless location of a ourt house. Half the energy and money Winnobngo City will spend to lurt Blue Earth, would treble its popu- ntion without a court house. And a enth of tho energy and money tho ounty wtll spend in tho fight would ad- ortiso a fertile section in every quar- er of the globe. Marion has the court ouse in Linn county; and Cedar Rap- ds, by vigorous and united action, is ne of the best cities in Iowa, while itai'ion is a dead village. Tho story is lie same everywhere. Neither court ouses, nor railroad crossings, nor nat- rul advantages make cities. It is in- elligent and vigorous co-operation for hose things which got everybody head that always has and always will ring prosperity and growth. Until we ealize that in this northern country, ve are like a victorious army which alls to quarreling over the first spoils nd in the end is routed. ELAINE'S opening speech in the Inine campaign marks a new .epoch in tie development of tho republican par- Dropping once for all the Chinese leory that what the farmer and manu- octuror want 4s to be shut within our wn four walls, ho boldly proclaims a ew doctrine, and fortifies with facts nd figures tho statement that what otli want is more extended trade rela- .ons with tho world. If his speech moans free trade then the American eoplo aro free traders, If his central dea is not tho thought of tho ropubli- an party thon tho republican party is ooraed. Tho next president will stand or what Blaino stands for, whatever ame he bears. Elaine's specific reel- rocity ideas may not bo endorsed, but is thought is tho thought of the grow- ng intelligence of the people. We rant no C'hinosi finance. Wo want no aby act pleaded for American ingenuity nd enterprise. We aro still in the igor of American manhood, and what e want is room according to our trength, Blalne is tho one man in tho epublican party who roads tho future, nd whoso bold words ace finding en- lUblusllc response in tho intelligent nd honest thought of tho republican musses. ___^_______ JIUSSELT., NOMINATED. The democrats at Webster City last Wednesday, after considerable consult- tion, decided to support J. J, Russell f Greene county if he would run on the aril! issue. Their platform is slu'owd- y drawn as follows: Whereas, Tariff reform is tho groat ques- ou in which the people of ttio west aro ipoolally interested; and Whereas, Tho republican party has shown lat reduced taxes can never bo eeeurcd root that party, as has boon demonstrated y tho McKinioy bill recently passed by the ouso of representatives, whloh proposes to acreage tajteg and give larger bounties, loreby adding to the grievous burdens of •10 people ot fowa, and particularly unon 10 fennei 1 * of the state; uud Whereas, J. p. pplllver, the present -loinber of congress from this district, to how» blwself hostile to the interests of is constituents by voting tor the obnox- ow robber tariff bill now pending before io United States senate; and Whereas, Wo believe that tuts tariff issue s ol vastly wore iaipprtoooe to tlio people ban any ether; aua Whereas, Hon. }. f. Ruisell of Greene ounty i« known to wsroo wltb the domo- r $PJ& f ffl.M«»?%% L «Sl. tta aemtferats el this district to defeat th present obnoxious incumbent), wn6 ha made himself a traitor ttf the interests o* the people On thS great issued natoed tnefefofe,. „ *., Resolved, That he be declared the uu » u towiS nominee of this convention M it* can didsto for congress, and that a commute of five be appointed to notify him of fide nomination, and ask his acceptance thereof We hereby pledge him our support, an call Upon ftll liberal republicans to Join u in aiding to elect a representative of th people who will carry out the wishes of majority of the voters of this district Oh th great tariff issue. TALKS, The Chicago Tribune of Friday las has a long report about Iowa's senio senator, and, among other things, a fei expressions from him on the tariff de bate. The Tribune correspondent cred Us our senator with ft genefat opposl tioh to the increase of any duties, and says many things that will be of Inter est to Senator Allison's constituents Since the senator's speeches last fall al classes have looked to him to urge measures that will give agriculture a fair show, ft will be gratifying to them to learn that he is doing what he can to preserve our interests. Th< Tribune says, generally, that as chair man of the appropriations committee ho has been particularly busy the las' two months, when the two houses, in regard to the expenses of the government, had to bo adjusted through the medium of conference committees. II is partly because so much of his time bos been occupied in this way that the senator has taken little part in the lending debate on tho tariff bill, Bui jhls Is not the only reason. It is one o: the open secrets of the finance committee that when the McKinley bill came over, Senator Allison advocated a pretty general scaling down of its high schedules. In a good many instances 10 was successful, but on the leading impositions the tendency of the major- .ty towards prohibitory duties was too strong to be'overcome. The bill as inally agreed upon by tho finance committee was not of such a character as Senator Allison, with his largo western constituency favoring lower- duties, cared to assume too much responsibility for. Senator Blaino hod not then uttered his opinion that It was a bad year for increasing duties, but Senator Allison's course had been shaped by ,hat conviction. Since tho bill has wen up in tho senate a good many changes in the line of reduced duties mve been made by tho motion of tho inanco committee, and these have boon made at tho suggestion of tho senator from Iowa, Tho Tribune says that 10 still favors lower wool and sugar duties and is dissatisfied. That ho opposes reciprocity is denied. In speak- ng of this ho says: "In tho limited time I have for glancing ,hrough tho newspapers I occasionally soo something about my views on tho tariff or reciprocity or somo matter of ponding logis- ation which surprises mo. Somo of tho comment on those supposed views is quite as novel as tho opinions which are attributed to me. Now I don't know who so kindly indortakcs to represent mo before tho pubic. My custom has always been to mnko mown my opinions on public questions Trom my place in tho senate. Wimt I say here may be taken us roprescnting my convictions. As to tho matter of reciprocity, I cannot say that I have given tho special ilans debated and to be proposed looking to hat end as much careful study as somo of ny colleagues on the committee have. But ho assumption that I oppose any policy which would enlarge tbo market for our agricultural produow would be wrong. I hlnk, however, that in any plans wo hould make sure that tho market is a real mo and not bo led astray by purely sentimental suggestions, nor should wo suggest n our statutes plans that in the end will irovo visionary and nnreal." This is tho first open statement made ly or for Senator Allison, and it is sig- ilficant. It will give tho key note to ho Iowa congressional campaign and mt republicans where they can win. GEN. WEAVER declines to run for xmgress. That moans that in his opinion ''apt. Hull cannot bo beaten. ONE of Elaine's intimate friends says n a late interview: " Ho is very strongly pposod to tho election bill, and ho is almost as hostile to the McKinloy bill as it ow stands. His efforts to bring his own lows before tho people have boon so badly ccclved by many of his former friends in ongress that ho is disposed to await tho utcomo of events rather than to put him- olf at tho head of tho party in its present no of policy." Ho says Blaino does not vont to bo a candidate for tho presidency becauso ho is not in sympathy with tho lans of tho other republican leaders," THE republicans have ronominated J. '. Fliok in the Eighth. Ho and Ma). An- crson will fight it out. Tho republicans re not unanimous for Flick and tho demo- rats do not like Anderson, and that loaves pretty wido field for pollt'cs and spocula- ion. THOS. BOWMAN of Council Bluffs Is 10 democratic nominee against Judgo ;ecd. Tho Nonpareil says he is a shrewd olitlcaiwire puller, and that is all. It ays Reed ought to have 1,500 majority. THE following counties In the First ansus district have loss population than loydldln 1880: Poweshiok, VanBuren, aspar, Washington, Iowa, Davis, Louisa, ohnson, Jefferson, Henry, Cedar, Jones, nd Jackson, Only eight out of twenty-one avo gained any. Tho whole district shows gain of a little over 1,000, These counties re in the oldest and best part of the state. Ex-Gov. AMES of Massachusetts is omo from Europe, and says Bluine is tho most available republican candidate for '93. io adds: "Ho is the only man in this .ountry whose nomination would mean his lection," LAFE Young cannot believe that J. J, iussell will run against Dolllvor. Ho says : It will bo a strange circumstance if John . Russell of Greene accepts the democrat- o nomination for congress in the Tenth istrict. Mr. Russell has been a ropubli- an all his life, was for eight years or more state senator, has been honored every mo he has asked anything at tho hands of 10 party, etc, Tho Capital does not bo- ovo ho will accept, and wo shall not bo- ovo it until ho says BO." MURAT HALSTKAD is as vigorous a ghtor as the nation has on tho southern uestion, and yet ho opposes the passage of 10 bill for national control of elections. JOHNSON BRJOHAM of tho Codar Rapids Republican says Blaluo remarked u his hearing last March that there ave two kind of protectionists In the ropubll- w party, protectionists with soino sense ndd. f. protectionists." Bro. Brlgham ollovcu Bluno is leading those with souse." Til*: State Register hud uu able idltorial on the Now York Ceutira.1 strike, t says tbe public must take steps to pro- wt Itself by providing some method for ottlljijf differences between the employe^ n,d the employed. It Is absurd (bat tbe wbole business of the country topped by private bo e hw a. expeeAce a« u lor wauy years a; cstrulflf 5f ancient feet, MdftiatpalaS is our owfl. Neither picket, nor guard', n< Servant, nor slave stands at the gate to kee common people sway, but in it evfery tfta Is a monarch, sharing in the glory of th government he helps to maintain, and bea lag his just portion of responsibility aught in that government goes You, and those like* you, lire the only kings that live that can Justly claim they live b divine right." THE democrats have nominated Judg Allison to run against Geo. D. Perkins I the Eleventh. Four men are in the fleli the other two being Westfall and Pnrnhan There will bo three in the field -after olec tlon. Mr. Perkins will drop out and pac his grip for Washington, D. 0. _ JUDGE ROBINSON, of tho supfem court, has moved from Storm Lake to low City to educate his children at the university WE welcome the Brooklyn Chronlcl is an exchange. There is not a more gen ial editor tn Iowa than E 1 . R. Conaway, an neither is there a cleaner or healthier tone paper than he edits, JOHN T. HAMILTON of Cedar Rapid will run against Judge Struble in the Fifth He was Speaker ot the last house and is ffonlal and able man. It will bea elos contest. THE September St. Nicholas devotes th opening paper to Oliver Wendell Holmes, visit to tho poet being appreciatively do scribed by Annie Isabel Willis. The illus .ration showing Dr. Holmes in his library s especially pood. W. J. Henderson of th tfow York Times shows that " Groat Ocoai Waves," whatever they may bo, are no properly called "tidal waves." A verj strong drawing by Taber skillfully depicts tho appearance of an enormous head wav as soon from tho dock of an ocean steamer CAI.IFOIINMA topics occupy consldornbl space in the September Century. Tho pa )er by John Mulr on "Tho Treasures o he Yosomito Valley," in tho August num icr, is followed by another on "Feature of tho Proposed Yosomito National Park,' which Is illustrated by Wm. Keith and 31mB, D. Robinson, tho California artists and by Frasor, Moran, and Duvlos, the sketches being made in several' instance from sketches by Mr. Muir himself. Tho writer describes tho wonderful scenery in ho neighborhood of Yosemlte—the Lyol glacier, tho Cathedral peak rogiou,»Tuol imne meadows and canon, and tho Hotch rlotcky valley, all of which aro Included in ho limits of tho proposed park as dofinec >y Gen. Vandover's bill in the present con IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Tho town of Algona voted five to ono ,o put in a system of water works, says ho Storm Lako Pilot, This is ono o he improvements Storm Lako ought ,o put in next year. A second is a ho:el on tho lake shore. Those are o rreat importance, and with tho proper .mount of push we can socui-o both be ore this time next year. Wo are much more favorably locaU than in Algona for water supply. The following from tbe Ruthvcn Free •ress is referred to the city fathers Algona has an ordinance prohibiting ,he use of baby carriages on tho sidewalks, and the mayor has ordered tho marshall to see to it that tho ordinance s enforced. Wo believe that this move on tho part of Algonn's law mak- srs will have n tendency to discourage lor "infant industries." Humboldt Independent: Mr. anc Mrs. W. W. Scott of Algona visited heir friends P. Tuttle and family the ast of tho week; and Johnnie Lumet ol .he same town was hero Monday; also G. C. MoCauley of Humboldt made his peokly visit on Monday. Miss May Jevine has just returned from a visit a1 Whittemoro. Tho biggest stroke of enterprise yet known in Iowa was tho races at Independence last week. Tho purses .mounted to $38,000, and tho best torsos in America competed. Tho admission foe was $1 for a single ticket, nd $4 for a ticket for all tho races. Estherville Democrat: Tho Algona iOrmal school shows a very largo at- endnnco. It is nndor splendid man- gomont, apd those seeking greater ad- antages than can be had in the district chool cannot do better than to attend his institution of learning. Corwith Crescent: Mr, Rood of Irv- ngton was In Monday with somo ap- les, and left us a lino sample of his L U11U 11311* UD oss variety. B. F. Woods has sold tho Esthorvllle Republican to Mr, Milholland. Ho has un a bright paper, and ought not to otlre. Eagle Grove's fair comes Sept. 0-12. 'urses to the amount of $880 aro of- red for races. The Esthorvllle club has challenged lie Forest City club to play for a purse f $1,000. Spencer has a population of 1,805, uc irding to tho recent count of noses. The Knight Templars aro to build on hoir park at Spirit Lako, Tho Hotel Orleans is closed, after its nost successful season. Palo Alto had 108 teachers at tho In- .Itutc. Emuiotsburg has 1,575 people. PEOM THE (JOUNTY TOWNS, •\Vlilttemore. WHITTEMORE, Sept, 2,—Our visitors o tho stato fair aro numbered by the core, those who wish they were aro oo numerous to count. John Smith is tiere and on the special police force, Mrs, Henry Cose is visiting ut her Id homo near Janesvllle, Wis, J, DeGraw was pleasantly surprised ast Friday evening by a number of his •lends, and presented with a fine watch, t was his 45th birthday, Farley's tinner was at West Bond last •eok putting tho finishing touches on 10 tin roof of the now brick block. Wm. Kortio and family took in the Ircus, A, Yule and a fow of his Mends cole' rated tho arrival of a new grain buy- r at his homo a fow days ago. Delia WUitehorn is attending tho tute Normal school at Cedar Falls, There was to bo a dunce this evening t S. L, Scott's new barn, but it looks s though tho rain would cause a post- onemont. ^ Mr, Scott now has ono of 10 finest burns in this vicinity, C. C. Sampson is in Dakota attending 3 collections and settling tho Paul annbor company's business at tho town 'here ho was situated last year. Ho is xpected back next week. Mrs. Ed. Dailey of Cedar Rapids is isiting H. S. and family. There is a newly arrived foreigner ut 10 hay press who needs to be in- i-ucted in tho ways of tho country-of is adoption. Twice he has threatened ellow workmen with knifo and pitch- ork. When a wan gets after u boy ith a knlfo, it is time for someone to nform him that this is not a free coun- •y in all respects, if tho Informant has o use a club us n pursuador. News, Aug. 20.— Mrs. Geo. Williams nd little daughter of Algona were the uests of Mre. H. S. Benedict over Sun- Stafford Godfrey took iioaaoealon of he Commercial house the first of tho •eek. It is iio new business for Mr. odJroy, he having kept the same house owe yours ago, S. I. Pliimley tuid O. W. MoMurray ! Algona were in towji on Wednesday. 'hey hud been ivt Livormoro and were n their way to Corwith, This week several transfers of real state have been made in this vicinity, rooug which wo? the gale ol tho north oet quui'tor of seottyn 85 made by Goo. V. Htupjua to Chfts. G. H«,vi'isou, tto Mr. brother of Post- pi this Ptaee. ilace io invest sotoe of his surplus. Jarrieon expects to return nere am become a permanent resident of Kossuth in abdut a yeaf ( Bftnfcfoft. Register: G. V. feavis has caught the improvement inspiration and has his building OH Main street all torn up, ready to make extensive changes and additions thereto, He wilt raisl the celling a foot or more and build on a 88-foot addition to the rear. When completed it will be occupied fly Campbell & Reynolds with their hardware, and will make a nice location. Jacob Bruer re,turhed from Germany on Fridry evening last with the chil- dfen of tho late C. W. Bruer, Their friends are glad to see them safely here again. ' A. I*. Steinberg took his gun and went to Story City oh Monday to attend a shooting tournament. We" hope he will have good luck and get lots of prizes, • ABOUT HANDKERCHIEFS. A Collection Illnntratln* the Development of Matinttl In Society. There was recently exhibited in Pat la- preparatory to sale by auction, a collection oi pocket-handkerchiefs which bad occupied its owner mitny years in tho getting together. Handkerchiefs appear at the first glance to be singular and Unprofitable objects for a collector's fancy, but the collection exhibited at Paris seemed to prove that they could bo made to tell an interesting story, illustrating the development of manners in modern society. 'The most ancient handkerchief in this collection was merely a bit of silk tissue, used many centuries ago by priests at the altar. For centuries, indeed, priests wore tbo only persons in tho European world who used handkerchiefs at all, and they used them only at tho altar, and thero only for tho sako of propriety. This handkerchief of tho altar was nailed a facial. It was carried by the priest in his girdle, and loft with tho vestments of worship when tho service fi-as dono. Presently tho grand ladles of the court began to provide themselves with similar squares of silk. Tho noxt stop was to embroider tho odgos of those squares. And soon their convenience recommended them so highly that gentlemen oonneotod with the various European courts in somo measure adopted their uso. As handkerchiefs were still carried only by the rich and noblo, it became the fashion to decorate them with armorial bearings and crests. Throughout tho most elegant periods of tho "ago of chivalry," handkerchiefs, or any substitute for them other than such as nature provided, wore utterly unknown. Elaborate books of etiquette and treatises upon manners wore writ-ton long before either handkerchiefs or table-forks wore thought of. '-M An early bonk on manners,written for lords and ladies of tho court, advises tho employment of the loft band in tho service which tho handkerchief now performs, bocauso tbo right hand is most frequently employed in taking food from tho dish. Only "vulgar persons," wo aro told by this treatise, uso tho right hand in this service! Embroidered handkerchiefs had eomo into uso in Shakespeare's time, as is proved by tho important part which Dos- domona's handkerchief—or "napkin," as it is called—plays in tho tragedy of ''Othello." But as yet tho possessors of mndkerohlofs wore lords and ladles. Even In tho seventeenth century tho common people know no such luxury. One of the most curious notes about tbo oarly uso of the handkerchief in polite society is the evidence wo have In literature that tho article was froquont- y lent, and passad from band to hand lor uso. a But this was In the days when soap was unknown, and when oven high- jorn ladles of tho court bathed so seldom that tho practice was hardly cnown? \Vo road much of tlio elegances ind refinement of tho old courtly days, jut those elegances did not include many of tho common refinements that ,ho poorest people of the present day practice.—Youth's Companion. SAVED FROM ROBBERS. A. Contractor',! ForKetfulnomi Froves of Groat Value to Ulin. Somo years ago a prominent railroad juildor of Warsaw, Poland, experienced ono of tlio most remarkable "narrow osoapos" on record. Ho waa employing several thousand laborers along tho Ino of a railway thon under construction, and as thero wore fow banks in the provincial towns of Poland in those lays, ho was compelled to carry with ilm largo sums of money frdm headquarters on his regular trips, to pay oiT ils hands. Ho usually drew tho amount 10 needed from tho Bank of Poland on ,uo day before his departure, keep- ng tho money over night in his own safe, whloh ho considered a perfectly secure depository for those funds, as ;ho art of safe cracking 1 was not yet very extensively known at that time, Ono afternoon, as ho was engaged in counting and arranging the money bo lad just drawn from tho bank, some one called him into tho outer office on some urgent business. Mr, throw t newspaper on the bank notes whloh 10 had spread out on bis safe and stopped out, oxpootlng to bo back directly. On bis return a few minutes ator ho very carefully looked his safe and wont home. When ho entered his office about six o'clock tho noxt morning to get the money from tho ante, he was terror- y ' " ou etot read 'tJttole torn 1 OSbin?' " The perplexed fellow sloWl unbent himself. He Was loath to woun the kindly heart, and he wished to say the most io* himself. And so he fef himself Retting very red as he stam mered, "Well, not exactly, ma'am. So as you might say tead It,' but I've trift to, ma'am."— & Y. Sun. < THE doN&TELL'Atl&NS. ttotr the Foiltlon of the Snh ind id PMnot» t* iMfiirtd. The ancient astronomers gave ._ num* of Zodiac to an imaginary bel extending around the heavens, bavin,; for its middle line the ecliptic, whloh i the line of the earth's orbit, or the ap parent path of the sun through th .heavens. Tho ecliptic forms the oen ter of this belt, whloh is about eighteen .degrees in width, which in ancient time included the orbits of all the known planets—but five in number—as well as the Suit. The 18-degree belt of the old time astronomer will not now contain the orbits of all the recently discovered planets and asteroids,' which ate now technically known as ultra-zodlaoa planets. Tho stars in the zodi acal bell were grouped into twelve con stellations, to each ot which was as signed one-twelfth of the circumference of the circle, or thirty degrees. This arrangement made it possible to readily define at any time the position of thi sun and tho planets, Tho constellations that gave rise to the zodiacal divisions were as follows: Aries, the ram; Tau rus, tho bull; Gemini, tbo twins; Can oer, tho orabj Leo, tho lion; Virgo, the Virgin; Libra, tho balance; Scorpio, the scorpion; Sagittarius, tho archer; Capri oornus, the goat; Aquarius, tbe water bearer, and Pisces, tho fishes. As one half of tho ecliptic is north ani tho other half south of the colostla equator, that is, tho line whore tho plane of the earth's equator if extended would divide tho heavens, tho points of intersection of their pianos are known as tho equinoctial points. Tho old- time star-gazers regarded these points as fixed and immovable, and therefore, the ono at which tbo sun crosses the equinoctial lino from south to north was fixed upon as tho first point in the first division of tho Zodiac, the sign Aries. After tho sun bad traveled 30 degrees eastward in this division he entered tbe second sign, Taurus, and thus continued his course through all the signs, crossing the lino from north to south, when bo passed from tho sign Virgo into that of Libra. Tho equinoctial points are not stationary, but move slowly in tho heavens, thus tho first division of the Zodiac has been almost entirely separated from tho constellation of Ariea, and now corresponds moro exactly with that of Pisces. Anciently the signs of the Zodiac wore supposed to have an abnormal effect upon all animal and vegetable lifo, but this is now looked upon as rankest superstition. The constellations of the Zodiac wore arranged by tho astronomer Hipparchus in the £ oar 200 A. D., or thereabouts.—St ouls Republic. STORIES OF BISMARCK. The Ex-Chancelor'ii Thorough Knowledge •f J2nfclUh Literature. Wbon young Otto von Bismarck was six years old ho was sent to school at Berlin. After passing his Ablturlonton Eramon ho wont to tho university and threw himself heartily Into student life. Ho did not, liowovor, nogloct tho cultivation of his mind. From his boyhood he was devoted to the study of geography, and often tolls his friends of the strange impression which tho map of Germany used to make on him; as ho looked at tho thirty-nine States into which his country waa divide d, ho could not help thinking what a groat work it would bo to bind them together without destroying their several characteristic traditions. tory was pursued Tho study of his with eagerness, itrickon on had boon finding broken that open tho safe and its valuable contents wore missing. De eotlyos wore called at once, but when .bey arrived and started to make a care- ul survey of tho promises, they found all tho money lying intact on the safe, still covered with tho newspaper which -ho contractor had thrown over it the lay before! Ho had forgotten to put :ho money into the safo before looking ho latter, and the burglars never -bought of looking anywhere else for valuables, but took the few hundred roubles they found in the safe and de- larted, Ills forgetfulnes saved tho con- tactor 80,000 roubles. —Detroit Free ?ress. I'roo Dinner* for Sohool-CUIlclrou, Free dinners, which tho Vienna schoolchildren have been so fortunate to have irovidod for them during the winter, were stopped at tho end of last month, nuoh to the regret of the little ones, )ur correspondent says that they will ln again in November. Four bun- rod thousand portions were served in hlrty-taroe days to 8,000 children. ny of the school-children brought heir little brothers and sisters to share he dinner with them, and the portions f such children were always extra large. t groat number of ' children from tho troots also applied for food and were never refused. Tho school masters and istrossos testify that the obUdrou's Oftltb in tbe winter ba.3 been very muoh Cotter since tbo introduction ol the free inner*. A good moral effect has »lso icon produced upon the children, who eel themselves cored for and tbo objects I attention. Tbo Swiss Government has a^kod for details of tbo manage? went, as ^ la intended, to establish ehopl-kltohcna in Swltsorland on the el pi thow fa Vienna-— Dajly Newt. IHt Ml»«*|t, A Hartford man tolU tUe following tory ot geojt Mrs,, Stowe, who i» th.ese ; «ie(i years <?t (few life Is again 9 ?WW. Walking i« « fclegd/i There was not a country in Europe with whoso rise, development and peculiar institutions he did not make himself thoroughly acquainted when still a very young man. Ho insists continually on his groat obligations to Banko for his intellectual development, loses no opportunity of praising the political sagacity of that historian, and gives as an instance of tho famous memorandum of the Eastern question which Ranko wrote Frederick William IV. His knowledge of English literature is very groat, and although ho speaks it with a slight accent and a somewhat old pronunciation, his mastery of our language is complete. Not only is he porfeotly acquainted with the chief works of our great poets, but he is almost equally at homo in obsoure and forgotten works of second-rate writers. Ho has boon known to quote in English on the spur of tho moment some twenty lines of "Lalla Rookh," and an English 'statesman is fond of tolling that when ho was in Berlin some few years ago tho great Chancelor expressed his regret that tho pressure of official business had made it impos aible for him to make himself as well acquainted as ho should like to bo with the works of living English poets.— Nineteenth Century. _ TIN-BACKED GEMS. oucK That Shine on Many an Ai- IloKom. Cheap jewelry is widely worn. Brooklyn contains a dozen or more stores in which a largo trade is dono in all classes of plated ware— from tho fifty- cent diamond pin to tho elegantly-engraved triple-plated bracelet. Some years ago bogus jewelry was affected only by the lower classes of colored people, but now nine-tenths of the jewelry worn is not solid. A vast difference exists between plated and "snide" Jowolry. "Snide" jewelry is sometimes called electro-plated ware, and is what is generally supposed- to have been dipped lu gold. The dipping process is no longer in use, Rhinestones, backed with tinfoil, are much worn by young girls In their hair and by members of the theatrical profession. Rhinestones are made of glass and, contain a small percentage of red lend, Formerly the manufacture of rhinestones was exclusively a French industry, but of late years many have been made in Brooklyn. A good quality of rhlnostono, nicely mounted in a •stud, sells tor 89 'cents. Bracelets of rolled gold, warranted to wear ten years, bring 81 to $3 each. Watoh- ohalns are worth from 60 cents to $9. A large trade is done in gold-plated nickel and silver ore watches. It is said that silver ore will wear longer and not scratch ao easily as watch-oases toade of coin silver. They are one-fifth cheaper. A watch with a silver-ore caso can be bought for $4. It la amusing to see the manner in which many respectable people buy cheap jewelry. They make the plerk understand that tlio jewelry is not for them, b«t for servants and children.— V. Y. Morning Journal. — It~j,s quite possible that one ot these days the European railway passenger f y hear tho ery: "Change here for pvia, China and J«panl" It may be t In time one win J>e able to step Into the train at Pftria pr Berlin o,nd travel fry tbe overland route right Juto the part ol Japan. Tbe Transsiberlw Bail- way from Europe ts being out to the Jluwten town ol Viadivosteok, directly opposite a portion of the Japanese ooa,st. The Japs are projecting A line to Malzuru, the tarbor on their side of the water, » ipeoial }ine eX Japanese steamers convey passengers from one tor- B,UB to the other. Jlpau is to Ue the pjeasure grouatUoj' tourists. po tttot t liteuspo; elk tHE COMM6NPLACE, *t6tj ftodt tftke«It TO M fcntnrftii* fcl Milh, ana VihHtel on It. is the power of the cotnmon- "My friends," says the preaehM, In an impressive manner, "Alexander filed; Napoleon died; you will all die!" This profound r&marfc, so trnfi, So thoughtful, creates a deep sensation. It is deepened by the statement that "wan is a moral being." The profundity of such startling assertions cows the spirit; they appeal to the universal consciousness, and we how to the genius that delivers them, "flow true!" we exclaim, and go away with an enlarged sense of our own capacity for the com' prehension of deep thought. Our con celt is flattered. Do we not like the books that raise US to the great level ot the Commonplace, whereon we move with a sense of power? Did not Mr. Tapper, that Sweet, melodious shepherd of the undisputed, lead about vast flocks Of sheep over the satisfying plain of mediocrity? Was there ever a greater ex' hibition of power while it lasted? flow long did "The Country Parson" feed a hungry world with rhetorical statements of that which it already knew? The thinner this sort of thing is spread out, tbo more surface it covers, of course. • What is so captivating and popular as a book ot essays which gathers together and arranges a lot ot facts out of histories and encyclopedias, set forth in the form of conversations that any one could have taken part in? Is not this book pleasing because it is commonplace? And is this because we do not like to be insulted with originality, or bocauso in our experience it is only tho commonly accepted which is true? The statesman or tho poet who launches out unmindful ot those conditions will be likely to come to grief in his generation. Will not the wise novelist seek to encounter tho least intellectual resistance? Should ono take a cynical view of mankind because ho porcolves this groat powder of the commonplace? Not at all. Ho should recognize and respect this power. Ho may oven say that it is this power that makes the world go on as smoothly and contentedly as It does, on tho whole. Woe to us, is tho thought of Carlyle, when a thinker is lot loose in this world I Ho becomes a cause of uneasiness, and a source of rage very often. But his power is limited. Ho filters through a fow minds, until gradually bis ideas become commonplace enough to be powerful. Wo draw our supply of water from reservoirs, not from torrents. Probably tho man who first said that the lino of rectitude corresponds with tho line of enjoyment was disliked as well as dlsbolived. But bow impressive now is the idea that virtue and happiness aro twins! Perhaps it is true that the commonplace needs no defense, since every body takes it in as naturally as milk, and thrives on it Beloved and read and followed is tho writer or the preacher ot commonplace. But is not tho sunshine common, and the bloom of May? Why struggle with these things in literature and in life? Why not settle down upon tho formula that to be platitudinous is to bo happy?—Charles Dudley Warner, in Harper's Magazine. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF TRAIH8, CHICAGO, JUiAv-AtrKiii: * St. passenger west— No. 1. 8:02 .. Passenger eftgfcr , m&fl. S.......,.10:48am .. . . No. 13 ......... 13:30pinNo. 14 .. . ...,. No. 3 ........... 4:SlpmNo. 4.... ..... 9:Mpm Freight- .Freight fto. 10. CHICAGO & NOAtBWSSTEnN. North— I South— Elraore pass...3;55pm]Elmore pftsS. 18:30 St. Paul ft ..... 9 :G6 a m|Des Molnes ft 1 :36 p Information In reference to lands and towns owned by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company, write to H. O. Haugen, land commissioner, Chicago, 111. Its Safety fieonred. This is the only house that stood, while the tornado blow down all around That was strange. Not at all. Thero is R mortgage on •his heavy enough to hold it down.— ifunsoy's Wookiy. There's No Use Denying the Truth. Eilert's Extract ot Tar and Wild Clierrr lor Coughs and Colds. It cures them. Dr. Jaques 1 German Worm Cakes destroy ana roinove worms from the system. Dr. Wlnchell's Teething Syrup Is the best for . general ailments of children. up Is thi All dru; igglsts. . Homo Blood Purifier and Health Tono puwiles tlia blood and make home happy. Uncle Sam's Condition Powders and Uncle Sam's Nerve and Bone Llnlrnent^-these two great medicines aro sold by all druggists- English Spavin Liniment lemoves all hard, soft, or calloused lumps and lemlBhes from horses, blood spavin, curbs, plluts, sweeney, rlug bone, stifles, sprains, all wollen throats, etc. ,jpavo $50 by use of one ... THE CHICAGO AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAM Affords unrl raled facilities for transit between the most important cities and towns In Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Nebraska, and Wyoming. The train service is carefully adjusted to meet the requirements of through and local travel, and Includes FAST VESTIBULED TRAINS of dining cars, sleeping cars, and day coaches, running solid between Chicago and ST. PAUI, MINNEAPOLIS. COUNCIL BLUFl'S, OMAHA, _ AND DENVER. Pullman and Wagner Sleepers Chicago to San Francisco, Chicago to Portland, Oregon, without Change. COLONIST SLEEPERS hlcago to Portland, Ore., and San Francisco. Free Reclining Chair Cars from Chicago to Denver, via Council D. and Omaha. For time of trains, tickets, and all Information, apply to station agents of tho Chicago & Northwestern railway, or to tho general passenger agent at Chicago. W. A. THRALL, ._ _ General Passenger and Ticket Agent. M ' S' h ffW. MAN ' J - M - WHITMAN, Third Vice-pros. Gen'l Manager. State University , ottlo ; warranted. ah cure ever known, e most wonderful blem Sold by L. A. Sheetz. Itch cured In W minutes by Woolford's Sanl ary Lotion. Sold by L. A. SUeetz. • NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE. N THE DISTRICT COURT OP KOSSUTH County, Iowa.—Thomas Snell vs. Mary S. Shaw et al.—Notice of sale by Geo. E, Clarke, Commissioner. To whom It may concern: Whereas, on the 6th day of May, 1890, an order and decree waa ntered In tho above entitled cause then peud- ng In the district court of Kossuth county, owa, by said court, ordering, dlrectlDK. ana ocreelng a sale of the real estate hereinafter escribed, and appointing and authorizing the >y authority of said decree, I will sell, on the m» day of September, A. D, 1890, at tho east oor of the court houso, In the town of Aleona Kossuth county, Iowa, to the highest and besi Idder therefor for cash, the following de- crlbed real estate, to-wlt: The southwest uarterof section twelve, township ninety- our, north of range twenty-seveu: tho east alf of the southeast quarter of section twenty nd the northeast quarter ot the northoast uarter of section twentynlne, In township luety-ulne north of range twenty-seven, in lossuth county, Iowa s also the east half of he northeast quarter of section twenty-six In ownshlp ninety-four, north of range twenty- ve, and the southeast quarter of the south•est quarter of section fourteen, and the orthwest quarter of section twenty-three, all u township ninety-seven north of range num- or twenty-five, In Hancock county, Iowa, and o execute a commissioner's deed therefor lu ursuance of said sale, St3 aiSO. E. CLARKE, Commissioner. NOTICE TO BIDDERS. Sealed bids will be received by the city couu- 11 ot Algoua until 1 o'clock p. m. on the 1st ay of October, 1800, for the purchase of JlO.OOO f city bonds, Issued In ton tl.OOO bonds, pay- bio at the rate of il,ooo A year after ten years rom date of Issue, the whole to bo due In wenty years. The bonds bear Interest at the ate of five per cent, per annum from date of ssue, payable seml-annually, «W W. 13. QUAltTON, City Clerk, .EGAL BLANKS— '-' Buy them at the Upper Dos Molnes office nd got the most approved forms. HOET-FOBM MORTGAGES— he best tor chattel wo*. Always In stock ut the Upper Des jfotiies or -OF- ICTSTTVA... The several Departments will begin (hs Year 1830-91, on September io. Each department Is thoroughly equipped for efficient work, and no pains will be spared to afford students the best possible opportunity to pursue their chosen lines of study, For particular Information as to the respective Departments, address as follows: Collegiate— CHARLES A. BonAEFFEH, Presl. dent, Iowa City. c Law— EMLIK MCOLAIN, Daven IC ort" W ' F- Homeopathic Medlcol-wV. C. COWPEBTH- WAITE, M. p.,Doan of Faculty, Iowa City. » P?~£2~Z& °- HDNT ' D - D - s " Dean o- Facul- lyj .towft ijity. Pharmaceutical— E. L. BoEiutEn, Ph. G., Dean of Faci-liy, Iowa C!ty. • Expenses lu all Departments aro repsonable. Cost of ooard Inprtvate families, $3 to 15 per week s In clubs, fl.tio to J2.BO per week. , or to:- gene-al lu'ormatlon Chancellor, Iowa M ' D -' Dennofpacull; S t ' CHARLES A. SCHAEFPER, President. It is the Cheapest Fuel. The undersigned will clear off a largo tract of timber for posture, and If ordered by Nov. 1 will deliver ot your door good straight, 4-foot Soft Wood at - $3,00 per Cord, Hard-wood, hickory, and second-growth Oak Wood at - $4,50 per Cord, and stove wood of ony length proportionately cheap. Dry wood at my house now, at same price. Dody stove wood at 81,60 per cord, AMBROSE A. CALL. Looking for a Painter, Did you Say? Well, if you are you should see WALTER WARD, Painting, Paper Hanging, ETC. Those desiri fully referred to own done by me, Sick Headache [ H :i compluiut from which many suffer 1 ami few aro entirely bee. Its cause la imllguacion ami a sluggish liver, tlie euro fur which is readily found in the USD of Ayor's I'ills, " I lumi found that for sick headache, caused by a disordered condition of the stouwcli, Ayor's 1'llU pro tho most reliable remedy."—Samuel 0. Bradhuru, Worlhint'ton, Mass. "After the use of Ayor'S fills for inaiiy yoftrs, in uiy practice ADO family/ I nut instilled in saying that they MB «n excellent cBthartio »ud liver luoalplne— tjimmiiiliifi nil the claims mudo for thorn." -W. A. •vVestfftll, M. D., V. F-, Austin ft N. W. Railway Cp., Butuet, Te*as. "Ayor'a rills era tho best medicine known to mo for regulating tho bowels, Hid for ftll dispaw 1?«»*<1 $9 a d k' ordered stomach ami Hver, I buttered for over three yqars froro headache, indigestion, and constipation. I had no appetite pnd was weak wid nervous mpst of the time. By using t'u'oo Iwxes of Ayer'i Jills, and et the sawo time atetins wywH, I vas completely cured." .r Philip twfcvvoAa, fppelia, Jtansfts. "I wa,8 trpuWea tor years with Judl- cestlpni constipation, and headache. A few bp«« 9t Ayer's Pills, used in small daily apses, r°» tore 4_ mol t0 They weprom Ayer's Pills, pr, v 1 , C, work lu tlls emselves. I Prices are Always Moderate. Come and Interview me. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS, Sealed bids for the furnishing of all material and constructing a system of water works lu the city of Algona, Iowa, Mil bo received at the office ot the city cleric until 18 o'clock m., September 1, 1890. Plans and sneolnoatlous will bo on flle at the city clerk's office on and after August 16, 1890. Each bid to be ao- compawed with a certified check to the amount of $m as a guarantee that the successful bidder will outer Into a contract with said city, BEAT FBENOll BBMEDY.-Dr. Le Duo's .. periodical pills from Pftris, France, act inly upon the generative organs lu females, tua positively cure suppression of the menses .roubles peculiar to women. A safe, reliable remedy, >yarranted to excite menstruation, or money refunded. Shouldnotbe used during •"""—;Uoy. The large proportion of tue ills to ladles are subject is tbe direct result of , Aered and irregular menstruation. Asls any druggist for'them. American Pill Co,, bponoer, i». L. A. Slieetz, supply agent, Aleo- ua, l». B, BoswortU $ Son, Milwaukee; RoM. Stevenson & Co., outoftgo, wholesale agents. ORIGINAL NOTICE, STATE OF IOWA, KOSSUTH COU^TY.- Distrivt Court, October Term, 16W.—M. L. Clarke against John Hendrlckson. To SiHfl, defenftftut: You aro hereby notjfled int ft petition of ihe ploiuiUI lu tne' above- .jitltlea action is now fi(W in tue office ol the cleric of saw court, claiming o{ you the sumof Sevwty-njne and W-lCO dolfurs, wittf fttwest tUereou atTUe rate of ten per o«nt/p?r ^™ from tbe OTU day of Qece&ber, ISSf, as justly flue on your PXoinlssory naftTi justly d«e on yow px. apjlftrsas attorney's lee hi FAST JIAlfj LINE with electric lighted ftfid • steam heated vestlbuled trains between Chief go, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Minneapolis. TBAira-CONTifcENTAiy ROUTE with elee'-% t-Ic Hinted and steam heated vestibiilod truing between Chicago and Council Blum, Omaha, or St. Paul and the Pacific coast. OIIEAT NATIONAt KOUTE between Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Joseph, Mo. 5700 MIt,ES OF ROAD reaching all principal points In Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, South and North Dakota. For maps, time tables, rates of passage and freight, etc., apply to the nearest station agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, or to any railway agent anywhere In the world. . A. V. H. OAKPENTEU, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. KOSWELL MILLER, General Manager. '/J r?

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