The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1890 · Page 4
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\* t i a 1 l Mofittor hoine SKattititOftiltft |ot Atg6M Nurttfy fin's drieri Houses tttstrtt votafel* Mtntion. ttm • alls. Wn fam;/, 1 needn't be particular about th6 Water melofl j»tch" waa ton Kennedy's parting injunction tte the reporter was leaving his market garden after ft brief inspection one day last week. This we promised religiously not to do, buttaeh promises ol edatee are never expeoted'to be kept, and so We open & little account of one of* Algo- ha's thriving industries by mentioning that the largest melons we ever saw raised in northern Iowa are in his field. Me says the boys were In them lately, .but they were green and so no great damage Me done, though they spoiled ttlotof good melons. The melons are of the "Kentucky Wonder" variety, and how that they are transplanted they are A sort of Iowa " wonder." But Water melons nro not the only big things In his gardens, and many curious and interesting sights may bo seen by anyone who will spend an hour In inspecting how land is used to got big returns from small space. "You see those bushy beans," he remarked at one place, pointing to ft patch of very green bean stalks. *'Those are 'Henderson's Bush Lima.' . They are a big Lima bean on a stalk, and the seeds were sold in packages a year ago at 25 cents lor 25 beans. They are late growers add are hardly ready yet foi? "the table. We raise four kinds of strlfig beans, to be always ready for the season. In all we have seven kinds of beans. "We raise sweet corn the same way. This year we had seven varieties, and they are so arranged that, when all planted together, they follow each oth- •er through an entire season. We have not missed a day this year in getting tender corn." "This has been a remarkable year for cauliflowers, too," he remarked, pointing to a blf? patch. "Thero are tho biggest heads there I have ever raised. That plant over there is 'sola- ife,' or oyster plant. They say when it is sliced and cooked it tastes like oysters, and is used the same way. This plant here is the egg plant," pointing to the things Mr. Pettibone assured the lady at the state fair were used to grow eggs. "Wo get the largest of these here, by all odds, that I ever saw. When sliced thin, put in pickle over night, and fried brown in the morning they are well llkod on the table. This"—but we refrain from a verbatim report of all tho new things we heard about vegetables. He took us over the various beds in his 12-ocre patch, and showed us more varieties and new wrinkles than might reasonably be looked for on 160 acres. There were hig beds of asparagus, ground cherries, musk melons, and beets. Raspberries and strawberries have a goodly place. Hubbard squash, light and dark, and a new squash which has the stem on tho big end, the "Sibley," wero in abundance. A few monster onions woro in the ground where 50 bushels of four varieties have already been taken out. Five kinds of cabbage were in one bed. It never pays to rely on one variety, he said, and you can't raise cabbage twice in succession on the same ground. A curious thing was the parsley for garnishing meats. Four kinds of poppers filled one spot, and, curiosously enough, it takes very rich ground to grow pep pers, A big bed of pieplant was in flourishing condition. The market for this is good the year round. Of cucumbers and ordinary vegetables thero was no end, and a beautiful bed of flowers of all varieties has its place. Ono of the most valuable of all the productions is the celery. He has four varieties, the "White Plume" the best. This almost blenches itself, but all of it will soon be taken up and packed in boxes in the cellar in sand or dirt, and bleached. The finest bleached celery ever put on tho market in Algona bos come from this garden. Another curiosity also was the egg gourds, a little gourd like an egg used to betray tho confidence of the trusting hen. The production of this, however, should undoubtedly be discouraged, as it competes injuriously with the china egg industry of the east, and our present theory is that we should quit using anything we can got cheap, providing New England can manufacture it at high prices for us. That all this should be had on twelve acres, three of which are given to potatoes, only shows how much the ground can be made to produce. A little is saved by putting squash with tho peas, the latter being out of the way in time for the first. Cucumbers are also raised where tho pea crop has been gathered. But in the main the results are all from enriching tho soil and getting everything out of it. This market garden is a veritable curiosity, as are so many of its products, and our readers cannot spend a pleusanter hour nor meet pleasanter men than by visiting the Kennedys and seeing what they ore doing and how they do it. Tho AJarona Xurucry. It is impossible to leave the Kennedy gardens without noticing that you are immediately in front of J. E. Stacy's nursery, and having seen tho vegetable curiosities it is most natural to walk up along his rows of fruit trees, shrubs, and shade trees, and inspect another important institution of the town, and one that has grown to goodly proportions in spite of " gypsy" peddiars and the talk of kickers that " we can't raise fruit," Fortunately this year the kickers have let up on their moans and sighs over fruit prospects in view of the fact that nearly every tree man in the county has sold enough apples to repay all the expense he has over been to, and has his trees besides. The reporter was lucky in finding Mr. Stacy contemplating a loaded plum tree of the Do Soto variety—a variety that bears after tho second yoar and keeps on indefinitely, and whloh has big and juicy fruit. The conversation was conducted throughout in the immediate vicinity of this tree. " I am going to set all tho ground I have to orchard next year, he said when asked if he had confidence in our prospects, "Ishall put my trees In rows wide enough apart to drive through. Thou in the rows I shall put the trcos not further apart than eight foot. That Is the way to set apple trees in this country. There is no sense in scattering them over so much ground." " How many varieties of apples can bo grown horo successfully?" was uskcd. '"Probably six," ho replied. "All kinds of apples cun be raised horo with ' care. It the borers are attended to and {he trees are woll cared for tho ' Golden RusBOtt' and dozens of varieties aro ii!l right. But for the average cure given them only five or six varieties can be recommended, Of these tho Wealthy is tho chief. Out of 100 trees trees get 50 Wealthlos, if not more." In talking further of his nursery Mr. Stacy said he has 40 acres in nursery stock and over 76,000 trees. Ho shipped BJaade trees to Denver last spring, and has sold all kinds of stock in neighboring towns. He looks for a big Increase in fruit growing after this year, and hopes to see every farmer raising his (JWB fruit. >l£htS, ffiftSy' of tnStti lift mHfiJ&fi ittifl i-ni j^ftrl P&fttfi there tt & feewild&fnf ""vMetjh and d beauty often displayed In tfie handsome bouquets And cut flowed sent 6ttt. Mr. Pohllfi'S rfejftltfttlon &!» Spread ftbro'ad, and during the season he hfifi hftdj5rderB IrOm SpeDce*, Ma- tfdft tJltfo BmrnetsWfrgj B&ndfoftj El- taore, Battle Gr&Ve and other towns. Next year he says he shall enlarge his building and inoreftso hlsffoekj making his place as complete in every my as the city hot houses, arid giving to Al»' gofta an institttloft to brag W. . Th6 reporter was pt-esehted with & beautiful botiqvtet ol roses h* Mr. Pofe' lln, and returned with an abiding cobfl- dence is the resource^ of the 1 country and the enterprise of the people. Any- ono who wfthts to see what can be done and is being done can well afford to visit these three places and find out tot himself that there is not a vegetable, tree, or plant that does not flourish in oursoil. A soil that is good enough for that will make everybody rich if he Will put spurs to his intellect and find out how to use it. l teftfd held ft fteetlnf «,ftdr«|4ed MSB OIMJWilkififioli to take t»6 place of Mi» fieBMe Fisher, resigned. OHM. Parlcer cofitlfltfes its a the gf&rjol BdSfa, &avttgtte6n fd* that & tottae* The tTptrer ties Molnel Baptist asf cr- oifltlon Mil Meet fit Htimboiat f ow eVefclfigi Several Mil tfb ffom Al gOiA W attend the itasetftg, .ThWS will be the usual setvlcus at the Bftptlet church n6*t Sunday, Blroh Matsbii has ; about completed the school census of the town, Mid the result ' shows fio increase ote* Mr. Cleafy's figures. Let it gd abroad that Algeria is one of the towns whose census I'd llOt 1IOUHC1. Having progressed from vegetables to fruiti it Is the most natural thing ia the world for the visitor to finish his f.e«t with flowers, and thereby round ipu,t tv tour of inspection of three iuatilu- ' which much lurgpr towns than might fool proud,? aud which ag to the Bimie category. A hot nothing of an exotic in west- They *re scarce enough in j to give a creditable distinction to ;:ujaci> which supports them, and 'f>i-&i it flipulci bo a www ol MD ABflfrffffiB A meeting was held at the court house-hall Monday evening, attended Very generally by tho business men of the town, which appeared to have for its objeot the betterment of Algona in a general way. D. D. Townsend presided, and remarks were made by Various members of tho meeting, and at the close a committee of five was appointed to look into some matters which, by common consent, seem to need Investigation, That committee is to report at a future meeting. The lumber, coal, grain, and stock problems were discussed at considerable length, and much light thrown upo*h them, A meeting of this kind can mean but ono thing, and that is that Algona business men are alive to their interests. They propose to see that Algona takes first rank in all respects, and nothing can be more fruitful than these mutuaHnterohanges of views. • Let us havo moro business men's meetings. The water works question took a new turn Monday. The parties who got the contract sent word that they wanted an 80 per cent, advance on tho work semimonthly, instead of 60, as at first talked, and also to give Minnesota bondsmen instead of Iowa. Tho council met Monday evening and refused to accept this arrangement, insisting on a 60 per cent, advance and Iowa bondsmen, or else a $1,000 bond for indemnity. The substance of this was telegraphed to the St. Paul parties, and the council is now awaiting results. In case tho contractors refuse this, the council will doubtless let the contract to some of tho other bidders who aro willing to comply with the proper requirements. As the Register says cider is a temperance drink wo feel free to publish its item about tho way our director rejoiced over tho state fair success. It says: "President Hayes maintained in spite of It tho equal tenor of his ways, but young enthusiastic spirits, like Superintendent Sessions, celebrated by filling up on sweet cider in power half. Sweet older is a temperance drink, it is all right." "Sesh.' f evidently had a right to feol good, for'every exhibitor in the sheep department joined in a written statement to the board complimenting him and Mr. Wadsworth on their management. Exhibitors from Illinois said they had .never seen that department better handled anywhere. Another case from Prairie was up bo- fore 'Squire Clarke Saturday. The facts are stated in a clipping elsewhere from the Corwith Crescent. E. V. Patterson was arrested for assaulting August Zumach over in Hancock, but was found to live in Kossuth, and was brought here accordingly, and after due hearing was fined $25 and costs, which was promptly paid. 'Squire Clarke said ho should mako the fine $50, but if $25 should be paid iu before he got judgment entered ho might accept it, and thereby he secured prompt action. Justice is speedy and suro over in this section. C. M. Doxseo's new Jersey bull arrived last week, It Is a handsome dark grey yearling named "Elkwood,".has 02 per cent, of the blood of " Combination," who sired 14 cows which beat tho 14 pound a week record. He has also sold a full blood yearling heifer to Gilbert of Charles City who ships her to California. He and W. W. Wheeler expect something fine next season in Jersey stock. They shipped their cows last spring to Rookford for service at $25 a head, and if good calves do not result it will bo because blood will not tell. The Jersey is on tho gain as town stock. Mrs. B. Gnrthwnit of West Bond writes this paper concerning a recent occurrence at Wesley, in which a girl gave birth to a child. She says tho girl mentioned in the article was In her employ and at her house on tho day and hour at which the occurrence is alleged to have taken place, and she Is prepared to prove it. She also demands tho name of our informant, which is cheerfully given. She is respectfully referred to Samuel Mayno, Kossuth's county attorney, address, Bancroft, Iowa. Mr, Bacon, our now merchant, has an announcement in this Issue which gives all needed information about his business. His stock of groceries, etc., is new and fresh and just unpacked, Mr, Bacon sees what is to his Interest by lettini' tho people know through tho columns of tho papers what he intends to do. That is not only business but it is what makes business, and ho appears to havo a realizing sense of tho fact. This paper welcomes all livo business mon to Algona. Miss Clara S. Snyder of Davenport spoke In tho Congregational church on Sunday evening. Miss Snyder is district superintendent of tho American Educational Aid association, which has for its object tho finding of homes for homeless children, and seeing that they aro placed In good families. After Miss Snyder's address a collection was taken and a little moro than $5 was con trlbuted to aid in this cause. Doubtless the time will never be when people do not forget when thoir taxes fall due. At the suggestion of Treasur or Lantry wo once moro remark that the last half of taxes in Iowa aro duo and delinquent Oct. 1, Paid before that date, no penalty -is added. After that time the penalty increases at a rate that would make tho average loan broker blush for shamo. A farmers' alliance of 10 members was organized at Swea last Friday night. The officers are; President, C. Bravonder; vico president, C. A. Mo- Under; secretary, C. O. Ekholmj treasurer, J. Hedln. Mr. Ploughman has stopped organizing now for a while, as the alliance your closes in October, and the new alliances will bo started with tho now year, A splendid group photograph, which included tho entire family of Ambrose A. Cull, \vas secured last week. It was taken in view of tho doparturo this weok of Mr. and Mrs, Dr. Shore for tho east. It is not. likely that tho entire family will sooii bo nil together again, hence tho propriety of "securing the shadow," etc, Tho officers chosen at tho annual W, C. T, U. mooting wero: Mrs. C. M. Balloy, president; Mrs. Dr. Barr, vico president; Mrs. Vincent, secretary; Mrs. J. R. Jonos, treasurer. Executive committee, Mrs. Gardner Cowles, Mrs. S. D. Hamilton, Mrs. Dr. Sheete, Mrs. C. A. laghgin. Word comes that Hugh Smith is to bo married on Friday aud gets out the first number of his Goldfleld paper on Saturday of this weplc. Hugh will find out that these aro two pretty good-sized undertakings to havo come so close together. However, we wish him success in both. Tbe ladies of tho Unity circle will moot with Mrs. F. M. Taylor next Saturday afternoon, Sept. 18, at 8 o'clock. All those who belong in tho society uro urgently requested to lie present. Tho hard >viud of lust Saturday night blow down the wuoke stuck at Jo«e# & Stacy's mill, breaking it iu two lu the middle. F. H. Plowwttu of -Worth, county, the sent hereby the state wlH- ivpinyraifliiBiHf4i(«a|fc Vff^jm^^s^^s/s^g^Mii •"I; -. ^Ja^iS^L'j"^.' L-i* '-it ; tfi ~&£^.'''4»s8tf. A Sfftt '6f jfaHB ffisihs Wftith » Sites &3«g M and Afd&Aa Big JOS. f hoftipSbn is fall of enthusiasm 6vefhiSrif>ple8 and intends tt«t Sensoii to put otit & Jotof f)'6wt*6eS. Me nhd J. ft Stte^ iJAffe totfht & cldef mill, ema will sot* H9>e Srjfffe tweet , and faief on Lottie pure elder lei d for grain, seeds, eifiaftalo'w* bl&ik «8al, flour, feed, salt, -eta., at figures. fifidseiS'tfB. J J< J. Moteaoa, ... They have f&ti aft idea 6! US' ..sir apples hereafter for vinegar; arid it is entirely" itkSly that a factory Ot some' sliie may grbW from this beglfi- nihg, People . with . Surplus apples Should look Sut for tfiSif milk • The Apples Corwith Orescent reports: the Milwaukee road has a new time card. The passenger east goes at 10:8$ a. m., afid 0:50 p. ta. t and west at 6:02 n. to., and 4:filp. m. Slight changes are made In the schedules of the freight trains. Algona grange held a meeting last Saturday, and decided on holding their annual picnic a Week from next Satttr* day, we believe. M this is wrong We Wilt correct the statement. It Bro. Starr in his Republican would half aB Industriously advertise Kossuth county and its advantages as he does Spokane Falls, people would think he was doing a good service. The people oflrvlngton are preparing to erect a Presbyterian church at their place soon. The edifice will be a good one and an ornament to that thriving community, Bay & Philps call attention to their business this week in an appropriate advertisement. They are hustling young men, and they ought to succeed. The reading room will be open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at* tornoons of this week. gentleman twee to orgtwto ftUtow»9 ty, will te trt tip the eoun- Miss E. REEVE is in Dos Moines selecting her stock of autumn millinery, TOWNSEND & -LANODON sell Mason fruit jars as follows: Two-qt. jars, $1.25 per dozen. One-qt. jars, $1 per dozen. . Pint jars, 90c per dozen. Jolly lumbers with tin covers, COo per dozen. THE Woman's Relief corps will serve refreshments on tho fair grounds" during the fair. A NEW invoice of those celebrated pound goods just received at G. R. Woodworth's. They sell like hot cakes. While passing through the oouniry recently, we stopped at the farm of J. ix Bailey in Hancock county, fie has had a fine crop of summer apples and has Others ripening ot fine quality, One farm.dt that kind with bearing orchards is worth more as an advertise' tneht of the possibilities of thrs country than any amount of wind spent in making unproven assertions or wild estimates, This country is all right for apples after we learn tho varieties adapted to this locality. I'ho biggest corn Story. Peter Walker says the TJPffiit DBS MOINES' story about a Cornstalk with an ear where the tassel should be is not much of a storyj fie had one with an ear in Its proper place, an oar where the center of the tassel should bo, six little ears surrounding this one, and an ear growing on the stay root next to tho ground. He vouches for this story, •which is pretty good even for this big season. • County Varm Items, D. H. Sotchell has had potatoes on five town lots in tho west part of town. That Is less than an acre and ho has 100 bushel of fine early rose potatoes, at present prices from $80 to $100 on an acre. ,, Jos. Thompson, tho corn premium „ . ray, httfrtts faM I new fillet tey entire herd 6f ehdr t-btifh dattle 1 at private Bale, ia lots to suit pwehos- 6rSi 6S the ifie&t liberal tt&aB. AW & oKikc1&1fJtbiB6t^6tW«aiBvi«rc' some fine ybimg brorM mft?69. Poland Chiha, b?oOd-sOws and • " ' - *'.?• Ottlj' Fifty Cent»> jFfcrmer, For a good lantern. Don't, go groping In tho darkness, Townsohd & Lafigdon, 1d%&'lJrWSt State fftlf last Week. JAB. A. CMm, paiatef, decorater, paper hanger, etc., solicits the patronage of those who have work in this line, and guarantees satisfaction. -2m6 MIBOELLANfiOtia MEMORANDA, PEBSONAL MOVEMENTS. Algona's college students who wore home for short vacations have returned to their school work. NollioDurnntwont to drin- noll on Monday, and Cornie Ingham and Jassamlno Jonas to Iowa City. Mary Smith and Joslo McCoy wont back to Minneapolis, and were met at Garner by Lou- Iso McCoy, who was visiting thero. Miss Rona Laoy goes to college at Rockford, 111. Molzar Haggard goes soon to Milwaukee to take a business course. Burnham Lumbar and Mr. Sands have gone to Iowa City, Archie Hutchison and Frank Slaglo to Cornell, and Thos. McDeraot to Iowa City. Miss Jessie Smith has returned to tako her position in tho Faribault school, whore she has been engaged for some years with marked success as a teacher. Miss Ada Smith has boon engaged to teach at Stillwater, Minn., where she commands a salary of $75 a month. Thus Algona teachers are making their mark in tho world. Albert Bush and wife, old residents of Cresco township, start tomorrow for Alta, Montana, whore they intend to spend the winter with a son who has lived thero for a number of years. All their friends will wish them a pleasant journey and a winter of enjoyment. O. R. \Voodworth started yesterday for Chicago to lay In a big stock of goods for that Bancroft store which ho will occupy about the first of October. He will soon become a full-fledged Bancroftlte, and that town Is getting a good merchant. Dr. Shore loaves tomorrow for New York City. His plans for tho future have been heretofore noted in these columns. His many friends here will hope tho best of success may attend his efforts, and will always bo glad to welcome him back to Algona, The dissolution of the firm ol 3. P. Lacy & Co. lost week took from Algona one of our active young business men in the per son of Will. Corrougb, who wont to Malcom, this state, to engage in business. We arc sorry to lose him. Roy Wilbur, who has been at Clinton, Wls., during tho post year and a half, is spending a few weeks under tho parental roof. Ho goes, after his visit hero, to California, where he expects to locate in business for himself. J, M. Farley was over from Whittemore Monday, bringing with him a brother, who lives in tho famous blue grass region of Kentucky. Ho said Kossuth looked like a good country to him. L. H. Smith departed Sunday night for Minneapolis to see the exposition and visit friends. Ho contemplates a trip to tho Pacific coast before his return. Mrs, R. S. Pinkorton of Adair arrived In Algona lost week, and is visiting with relatives and her many friends. She is a sister of Mrs, Will, Naudaiu. Murray Russell was in town Monday. Ho was just from Mississippi, where he and his father are handling a largo tract of land. Mrs. A, F. Call came over from Sioux City last week, and in company with Mrs. D. H. Hutching went to Minneapolis from hero. Mrs. E. Blockford is homo from an extended visit at Cleveland, Ohio, and other points. She bad a pleasant time. Uncle Jus, Henderson and wife wont to Minneapolis on Monday, to take in tho groat show and do so; MO visiting. H, W. Butler was up from North McGregor and spent a couplo ot days with relatives horo last week. Wm. K. Ferguson is home aguiu after an extended visit in tho east and at tho old New York homestead. Mrs. Skiff, formerly Miss Josle Carlon, has been visiting at her old homo for some weeks past. Mlas Edith Wneelock has gone to Wisconsin to engage in teaching. She started Monday. Mrs. F. V. Reaver of Knoxvllio la a visitor for a few days with tho family of J. O. Reaver. Mr. and Mrs. Jus. Patterson are taking in Minneapolis aud the exposition thin week. Miss Minnie Morse la tho guest of Mlus Nettie Wilson, on her way to Iowa City. Henry Duraut went to Minneapolis Mou- day for tho big shooting tournament. A sister of Mrs. David Mittiitell has been visiting her. She departed Monday. MUs Gertie Clarke has returned to her school work ut Notre Panic, lad. '„ Spracuo of Hampton was at Luon Friday looking for a farm to ly. Ho was very favorably impressed ,th this section of the country, and John Crabtreo shippi hogs from Humboldt u THEHE is still an opportunity to get some of those pound goods at G. R. Wood worth's. A now and fresh lot has just been received. LANTKUNS! Lanterns! Lanterns I Townsend & Lo.ngdon's. Only 60c. At taker, says tho corn crop of tho county will average 40 bushels to tho aero if ft is all as good as he saw up north lost week. W. F, Hoflus Is satisfied with his crops. He thinks his corn will go 40 bushels to tho acre, oats 40 bushels. He also raised 100 bushels of apples. Mr. Hofius Is one of tho old Bottlers and solid farmers of Union township. C. D. Ward of Plum Creek township reports a yiold of 816 bushel of oats on six acres of land. Ho estimates his corn at 35 bushels per aero. M. L. Goddoh says ho would not tako loss than 40 bushels per aero for his corn. His oats, ho thinks, will go 60 bushel per acre. His corn Is out of way of frost, Joe Engoesor, ono of Seneca's most successful young farmers, says his flax will go six to eight bushels per acre, his corn 40 bushels, his potatoes fair, and his barloy 80 bushels per ucro. Mr. Splcer of Irvlngton was in Lu- Vorne this week selling grapes. The old gentleman is quite a fruit farmer. John Callahan of Dubuquo county, was at Whittemoro last Saturday looking for a farm. John thinks Kossuth tho best county in Iowa. W. H. Godfrey of LuVorno returned from South Dakata Monday, where ho had been to look after "bis. crops. Ho says that some of tho "crops up thero are looking fine, but others aro all burnt up. Iowa is still ahead. J. H, Verno on £ will no doubt mako a purchase and locate horo permanently. In Tills Neighborhood. L. Brooks, near Humboldt, reports the largest crop of oats of tho season, Ho harvested 19 acres that weighed out 1,100 bushels. ied 25 car loads of ....„ Curing tho month of August, for which ho distributed among tho formers $14,000. O. Gates, near Esthervllle, sold 500 bushels of flax at $1.50 per bushel for seed. It will bo sown on land in Mr. Gates' neighborhood next season and will cover at least 1,000 acres. A. C. Rutan returned from Kansas last wook and tho account he givos of that country is anything but flattering. Ho wont there three years ago and bought wild land, paying $8 per acre, and soon learned that anything llko a fair crop there was a rare exception. He seems highly pleased to got back to Emraot county whore a good crop is almost a suro thing every year. There were 84 cars of hay shipped from Corwith last week, and about 250 during tho month of August. J. R. Place, utRuthvon, throshodono field of oats that went 63 bushels to tho acre, ono Hold that went 48 bushels to tho aero; ono field of flax that went 12 bushels to tho aoro, and ono field of barley that went SH bushels to tho acre. Men for tho hay fields at Corwith aro extremely scarce. In many cases tho woman and children that aro able to drive u mower or rake are working in the fields. Two Boono county farmers experimented this year on a small scale by salting several acres of wheat fields. Tho yield ou the salted land just doubled tho other, tho groin also being much heavier. Half a barrel of salt to the acre was used. H. Walker of Meadow has 42 acres of potatoes this year and is flrraly convinced that they are a "good thing to have." Ho has already boon offered $1,000 for the crop just as it is, and will probably bo able to get considerable more, as the " Irish apples" are very scarce. And yot wo hour tho cry every once in a while- that farming don't pay in Iowa. Supervisor Muthows of Emmot county has as good a farm as thore is in tho county, and naturally wanted to add more to it of tho same kind. There is an "80" along side of it for -which was asked $3 to $7 par acre until within the lust year. Now the price askod is $12 spot cash. Mr. M. thinks hereafter when he is offered a good thing ho will tako hold of it with both hands, A, B, Smith of Livovmoro is contemplating a trip to Kent, Neb., where his son-in-law, E. 0. Taft, resides, and who used to live horo some years ago. Tho crops in Nebraska aro a total failure this year, leaving Mr. Taft in rather destitute circumstances, and Mr. Smith's object in going there is to bring him and his finally buck to a land of pouco and plenty, Crop ItoportB. Tho state report, Sept, 0, roads; The weather was favorable for tho growth of pasturage, potatoes, root crops, cabbage, oto,, and tho soil was put in fine condition for full plowing, which ia being vigorously done iu all parts of the state. Corn is making fair progress, and tho early planted and woll cultivated fields are now tar enough advanced to put iu shook- Eight days of good weather will place the bulk ol the crop boyoud danger of injury by frost. The Washington bulletin of same date s^ys: Tho weather during the past week in the upper Mississippi, low er Missouri, and Ohio valleys was gen- The Itufheil A business men's banquet* as it was called, was hold at the Rutherford house last Wednesday evening. One of the interesting 1 features Was tho spread set out by Landlord Rutherford, which did credit to his already popular hostelry. Following this was ft sort of experience meeting, at which Various business toea were called upon to ox press themselves. Then Mr. Burnell explained the workings of his agency for the collection of bad debts, and Was followed by Mr. T, O. Walker, who is now connected with the Burnell agency. The meeting resulted in the ro-orean- izatlon of tho local -board of tho Burnell agency, with a membership which, as later made up, included a large number of our business men. To the reporter the foremost part of the meeting was highly enjoyable, and might have been more so but for tho fact that he was placed at the table next to Bro. Hin- ohon, which made necessary some lively work in getting a fair share of tho excellent spread. Otherwise we had no complaint to offer at anything that occurred. The new Burnell rating books will be out in the course of a month or so, and then a fellow will have an opportunity to see about what his neighbors think his credit is worth. In Justice Court. Tho case of Tho State of Iowa ttgalnst Mrs. Peter Johnson, in which Mrs. Res- segulo was tho complaining witness, was before Justice Clarke yesterday, tho charge being assault and battery. This last trouble was on or about Aug. 10 lust, and us a matter of fact was but a continuation of a family quarrel bo- gun some months ago. Tho evidence, as usual, was not without much conflict. Tho justice hoard It patiently, but failed to discover any reason for holding the defendant, and Mrs, Johnson was accordingly discharged. Mr. Ressegulo was much put out nt the" result of tho examination, and tackled tho reporter for this paper for tho merits of tho Ko&sutfi Jaunty Bid iitoftlf Proud in More Way* tt»n tfne—I6w<s's Splftncitd Stoefc. Th« bifiprf hie Sver field In iowt 1* thS verdict rendered oft the exhibit ol last week. The crowds were Immense, the weather clear nfld cool, except for light Showers FVldfiy a!tef«oan, the displays largo and up to all former Standards of excellence, and the entertainment by the city generous. Wednesday there Were 50,000 oh the gf bunds, Thflisdfty over 45,600 attend fed, while on all other days there Were enough to cheer the directors and swell the receipts. Wednesday saw the largest cr'owd in the history of the society, the receipts being over $10,000. The total receipts are $53,000. la some re spects the fair was not better than in former years, but the exhibits of stock Were larger, and now attractions enter tallied the people. But Des Moines dti herself proud in her decorations am her parades. Tuesday evening the Sen! Om Sed parade, including the civ le societies, was a. magnificent spectacle; Wednesday evening the fire dls play was elaborate and expensive, am Thursday evening the parade again went through the thronged streets. I Is claimed that public and private deco rations cost the city $25,000. The float In the parade wore beautiful, and th bands of music, tho Illuminations, the crowds, and tho noise all combined tc make a spectacle well worth a visit tc tbe capital city. Tho visitors took i nil in—thronged the capital building wound round tho dizzy stairs to tho to of the tower, scrambled for places t sleep, viewed the bright prospects o Des Moines for the futuro, kept sober and had a good time. ALQONA AT THE PAIR. About the most noticeable feature s far as Algona visitors wore concerne was the presence of Algonians in con spiQUoils places on tho grounds, and th Algona exhibits. Everywhere on turned ho found a fellow citizen. If h inquired what office that was, it be longed to Director Sessions; and if h gazed long enough at a martial flgur with a big whlto hat, riding up an down the race track and bossing th grounds, ho discovered that it was non other than Marsh Stephens. At on Important corner ho ran onto E. P Keith with silver star to speak for hi authority. He found J. W. Wadswort bossing the sheep and, poultry depart ment—and -It might bo said that th premiums wero awarded thoro noaro on time than in any on tho grounds A. F. Dalloy caught the first pickpook et arrested on tho grounds, and all hat work which they did with credit Frank Paine of Portland and Job Smith of Wbittomoro wero the other officially engaged. The Reglste singled out two of our a mon for specia praise oa follows: fct." Of f he 1 *grlenlttH*t exhibits, the dls- IMS in 6xpWtioS Ml, the fnSchifiery, ind the thousand and one things Of in- erest to all who saw theai. fio report can be given. It is Sufficient to say M they W6re all woVthf of all the attention they ts&tMArtittA of a Writ "by *%r> farmer in lawft, Th'&y *ere fart f the biggest fair no* tfelng held any- e, amlwert worthy of their place. financial Success of the association § now so well assured that in the- future ts meetings Will be stilt more worthy f the state and more Worthy of sup- tort. The time has co'md when Iowa :an challenge an* comparison, and when every Wati should be , att Iowa taan. an opinion concerning case, which opinion, however, could by no combination of circumstances out any figure. He thought tho cage was prejudged, and that justice as meted out by .his honor, Mr. Clarke, was far from being of tho proper sort. Ho also thought the " town was prejudiced against him," which is a mistake, of course, and wound up by saying that the "d— d town ought to be fenced in and painted." _ Tllo DnlHlos. "The Rebellion of tho Daisies" called out on overflowing house last Friday evening. It Is an entertaining little operetta In which some forty or fifty boys and girls took part and. acquitted themselves in splendid shape. It would bo hard to imagine that all of thoso beautifully-costumed Hitle folks were real, gonulno rebels, but that was in a measure necossury in order to gather a correct conception of tho performance. Miss Nettie Wilson was director, and the marching and counter-marching evidenced that she had labored faithfully with her students in order to bring out the perfection displayed. As a friend at our elbow remarked, " Not all people aro actors, but If they were this would bo a poor world to 11 vo In." Nevertheless th,o work throughout was handsomely done, and reflected credit on all who took part. The entertainment was repeated Saturday evening to u good-sized house. Married at SwSli Tho UPPER DES MOINES finds much pleasure in tho announcement of tho marriage of Henry Mason and Miss Mary Gilbertson, which occurred at the homo of the bride's parents at Swan Lake, Emmet county, on Thursday last, Rev. Engh officiating. Tho bride has mado her homo in Algona moro or loss during tho past two years, and is woll and favorably known. Henry is tho ever popular proprietor of tho Rutherford 'bus lino, and everybody knows and likes him, because ho Is one of our first- class, active young men. Wo join tho many friends of the young couplo in extending hearty congratulations. They have already moved into tho Wnsson house and begun housekaeplng. Normal O The normal school opened Tuesday with students from several counties in attendance. Besides tho classes in tho common branches there aro classes in English literature, physical geography, United States history, book-keeping, algobra, geometry, and latin. Miss Jennie Falmestook, who is to teach music in the normal and public schools, came Tuesday morning and Is arranging to begin her work. Those wishing to take piano lessons should make arrangements soon. Urcurxlon Itatcu. For tno Minnesota State fair, to no hold at Hntulina, September 8 to 18, special excursion tlokota will be Bold by tho Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul Hallway company to cither St. Paul or Minneapolis at ono faro ono way for tho round trlu, with DO cents added for admission coupon. For the industrial exposition, to bo hold in Minneapolis, August 87 to October 4, special excursion tickets will bo sold at one fare ona way for the round trip, with 86 cents added for admission coupons. ROOK salt goes three or four times as far as common. Buy It at tho Cush Store, 75 cents per hundred, X'or it out. A good house, eight rooms, cellar, cistern, etc. BELLE MIKKELSON. A« Opportunity Will bo Afforded your eastern frlwids to visit you by the series of excursion now being arranged by the Chicago & Northwestern railway, for which tickets will bo told at half rates (ouo faro for tho round trip). If you will forward to W. A. Tin-all, general assenger aud ticket agent Chicago & pa N agen , Chic ..'orUtwwtarn railway, CMetigo, 111., the nuiuos and addresses of ypur eastern friends to whom too iuformtttion would prove interesting, a oirpulttr giving full details of those excursion will be iutiirod,-33W The bett ml' llucklcu'u ArwUa Sulve. eral rowing crop^ OB- from soreo, ulwrt, «alt rhewn, Iww jorei, win olwppeUhuuds.chllblulnB,corns, and nilnkiu era Opening Aug. 87, and closing Got. 4, hw a flue attraction in Strums' Vieaua Orchestic who w(il give J9 concerto playing Strauss' ownwoltzci. They will be howd nowhere eleo iu the uortuwost. Roevc»' buud fvow Providwuift R. IM fiw _,,,,.,— -.„„,_-.». Tbwe pntaUftUotts ure the stawgosv muMP* al ttttwflww WOT oftwwl ut an opposition.- OHW»ifW»tte(»tmr«»J»e the EdUou eleot- ' w - elblWi, ft.towejrpiglwyfU top*. W«h, "The judges worked rapidly yostoi day, but wero for various reasons un ablo to got over as much ground as was expected. Supt. Sessions showed bin self to bo n hustler. Ho worked hare and in sheep nil except tlvo sweopstak prizes woro awarded. His osslstan Mr. J. W. Wads worth, is a man of th same kind of material. He has charg of the poultry, and tho awards in th:' department wero all mado." Tho Algona exhibits wero not numoi ous, but received their share of alter tion. One was E. Laage's fine wooc carving which was exhibited in Algon some time ago, and which took firs premium. It was woll hung in tho bos display of the art department, and a traotod'universal attention. Tho hief feature of tho dairy depar mont was Wallace & Reed's butter e> tractor, which they had in successfu operation and which, was tho center c interest to all dairymen. They ehurne butter morning and afternoon each day while Mr. Roea explained the machir to the crowd. A largo sign with " A gona" in conspicuous lei'.ers pointe out their corner, and tho -State Regi tor, in making their report, said of th exhibit: " Perhaps tho most interesting sigh to many visitors was tho butter oxtrac or, owned and exhibited by Wallace Rood of tho Algona creamery, M Reed being present to show the worl ings of the machine. It is somothin now and quite convenient to manufac urers from the fact that while ono 111 ing of milk is being converted into bu tor moro milk can bo added, and buttc can bo produced at tho rate of sixt pounds per hour. A steam engine ha boon set up and tho extractor was i work, attended by several of tho fact ry's men. The first paten*, was Issue about a year ago, and it is tho only ma ohino of the kind ever exhibited. I takes tho milk fresh from tho cow an produces tho butter in a very few mil utes, getting every particle of cream It is for tho uso of creameries, and certainly perfect in its work." The only thing really not right wa the absence of a county exhibit. Ko suth could have had tho honors th year, and it was a mistake that n failed to tako advantage of tho oppo: tunity. THE STOCK EXHIBITS. The glory of an Iowa fair is her stool And the particular glory of tho fair o 1800 was the increase in number of ex hlblts in all departments. By far th largest display of sheep was present ov or made in the state. The same is tru of hogs, while in cattle and horses low has always outranked the worU Speaking of sheep, Richard Waugh Winnepeg said: "Tho exhibits o sheep in tho various classes I coi sider very fine. Tbe Shropshire Hoc I consider tho finest over brought t< gether in the west. I have seen thoui ands of sheep, but never saw any bette specimens than these. In Leicester the showing is good, but not so exoe lent as tho Shropshires. Tho other ox hiblts are also good." The fact dawning upon people that lowU ca bring together a really fine showing sheep. In hogs two monsters weighing 95 and 1,000 pounds wero the ouriositie while the pens were tilled with magnil cent displays of all tho standard breed The cattle parade was the feature i Wednesday noon, tho roco track belli lined with a half-mile parado of prlz winners of every variety. The fines display of Herefords ever made in th west was thore, the Short-horns, Jci soys, Holsteins, Polled Angus, Re Polled, Swiss, and other varieties boln fully represented. The parade of horses was made Thurs day noon, Of it the Register roportoc "Tho feature of tho day was tho exh bitiou on tho race truck of all the priz winning horses shortly after noon Tho crowd began to rush for seats i tho amphitheater as early as 11 o'olool and by tho time tho Oskuloosu bane leading tho procession of horse flesh appeared, nearly every seat was taken The horses that passed in review befor tho crowd were not only numerous, bu very line animals, all of them. Follow ing ono another closely they more Dm filled the circuit of tho half mile truck The blue and tho red and the whit ribbons tied in tho horses' manes or sweeping tails added bright ness to the procession.- At the head o this grand display of horse flesh rod Supt. Evans of tho department an Chief Marshal Wells. No emperor ii the days of boasted Roman greutnes ever lea so fine a conquering army u the snored hill to the oapltol. At th he»d wove forty-nine griioofill tinlumls standard-bred trotters and .••thorough breds, Following those carae roadster in harness, making a pretty showing A eontlrieent of twenty-two fine eta" lions was followed by a team of uwguiU cent stallions from tho Buenu Vist stock farm, hitched to <t Moline wagon Twenty-five nice stivlUoqa preceded u, floe coach team uud vehicle. Among the distinguished men wh,o rode bad ' this splendid spun wus HOD. H. O heeler of Qdebolt, This wua follovved ' ' ' ' wsee, nearly all of them itaiu " " tie , 3V6ry f Attner shduld plan to visit the Air next year, and Kossoth should Wan t« be fully represented in the displays. Otlr horses, cAttle, ftnd fftrta produce would b6 a fcreait to tofi nt Des Moin6s.. l)o *"ori tVant to Tf-ndeJ 1 hate a number ot customers this 'all for improved ftnAutilfflprWed lands ii Kossuth c'ounty. Also tevernl applications for trade of farms or Wild lands !of valuaBle town property In Algfont and other towns. Call and see me i you want to sell of trade. C. ti. LtND, Algona. I wish to get 160 acres of last year'i breaking plowed on the east half Sec 81, 08, 80, and 70 acres of the northwes juarter of Sec. 80, 08, 80, making in al 220 acres. Will improve the buildings on th< east half of Sec. 81, 98, 80, to the exten of $800 or more, and rent together will the northwest quarter of Sec. 80, 98, 80 or separately, as parties moy desire, fo the terni of three years.» For plowlnj or rental terms, address T. H, CONNER, Kolfe, Iowa 1 . PEOM TBE OOTOTt TOWNS, A Notable AVoddlng Nenr Wesley- News from oilier Points. WESLEY, Sept. 0.—G. W. Eddy, ou postmaster, returned from Des Moine Friday evening, where he attended th state fair. Thomas Gray also returno tho same day. Thoy all pronounced i a great success and thought it woul pay everyone to attend our state fal every year if it is as good its this ono. S. Sturgeon of Garner was in tow this week on business. C. E. Oleson i in Chicago this week. F. M. Butts an Ed. Kunz have returned, and thel large stocks of goods have arrived. Mr Kunz' will opened up as soon as th paint dries a little moro insldo. F. M. Butts intends to fit up his wes room of his building and occupy that as n store room and use the present one n a ware house. John Atkinson and family arrive horo from Franklin county, New York lost Thursday. Mr. Atkinson says th old homo " ain't what it used to be. Times there are too slow, crops ar poor, and prices low. Ho says ho i satisfied that Iowa is ahead of any oth or place ho has seen yot for the forme and tho mechanic, and ho Is convince that Kossuth county is good enough fo nnyono. Ho Is located in his old pine of residence and Intends working at h:' trade horo. Elder Pratt of Algona held his fourt quarterly mooting at this place las Thursday, assisted by Rov. Whltflelc preaching in tho evening. Those wh woro not present missed a good sermon C. B. Mntson of Algona .was in ou burg Saturday taking In tho.polltlca situation of the tcfwn. Miss Zeiora Hopkins expects to a tend tho Algona normal this fall. M. Taylor and his grand daughto Miss Doola Hume, started last week fo Now York to visit friends, and expec to bo absent several months. Ed. Cronan, foreman on Mr. Lund farm, Is quite ill. Dr. Pride of Whi temoro was hero one day last week i consultation with Dr. Hill on his case and at this time ho is getting along as well as can bo expected. Married, Sept. 3, at the residence tho bride's father in Hancock count; Mr. E. J. Gillospie to Miss Sarah B Voorhies. Tho groom is ono of We ley's prosperous young farmers, and th bride is one of Hancock county's faires and most highly respected daughter She has been a teacher in that count for several years, and has made man friends and acquaintances throughoi the county who all join in wishing th nowly married couple the best sucoes through life's journey. Tho ceremon took place at 12 m , conducted by Rev Davidson of Algona, witnessed by bost of their friends, who showed the: goOd will by bestowing upon them sora beautiful and valuable presents, whic consisted of a set of dishes and glass ware, by J. W. and Mrs. Hayward o Vlnton; five dollars in silver, Motho Gillespio; parlor lamp, Will, and Mrs Glllespie; dozen napkins, Hamlin an Mrs. Thomas, Britt; laco tie, Mrs. I" Hoal; china fruit dish and set of silve knives and forks, Father and Motho Noorhies; parlor lamp, Thos. and Mrs Gray; darning bag and darner, Mrs., P. Lewis, Muscatsne; picture drape, R and Mrs. Scsler, Muscatine; glass cak dish, Fred and Mrs. Anderson; butte ladle, decorated, Miss Rogers, Mai shalltown; linen towel, Miss Ann Heald, La Grand; table spread an wall ornament, Mr. and Mrs. Osgooc Chicago; silver fruit stand, Miss Kitt: Voorhies; pair linen towels, Fred an Mrs. Loomis, Davenport; pair towel J. and Mrs. Walton, Atlantic; lino table cloth, Mrs. C. B. Daggott; set o linen napkins, Mrs. Susie Lawson; BO linen napkins, Miss Minnie Merehan Spencer; pair vases, Miss Ella Lusty Marshalltown; sot silver tea spoon: groom; perfume spray, Ed, Hoffei hand-worked splasher, Miss Belle Ham mond, Marshalltown; engraved silvo sugar spoon, Mrs, Taggott, Chicago chair tidy, Mrs. Jno. Taggett, Chicago E, E. Walte has purchased' a fine blooded colt 15 months old from Jame H. Cartwrlght of Oregon, 111., bette known by horsemen us Judge Car wright. Tho colt is a fine one, frorr thut celebrated trotting stock whio tho judge has mado a specialty in for number of years. We don't want 1 advertise Mr, Waite's horse, but desir to say that thero aro few better horse .of the kind in this part of the state, no with a better pedigree than this one The colt is called warrant Mambrln 11238, sired by Whitney 4773, he b, Mambrino Russell 2008, ho by Wooc ford Mambrino 345, he by Kensett DO ho by Hiuniltomal 10, First dam Ko pie, second dam Golduohes Kelpio b Iron Duke 181, A. W, Moffatt of Algona was in tow today; also Sheriff Stephens passe through town today, Our schools have opened with a goo attendance. The teachers are hard a work and a good school will result. Uuiicrqft. BANCROFT, Sept. 8.—C. E, Mallor. left for Chicago lust Saturday night fo a short vacation. The Lutheran church spire was dam aged by lightning last Friday night t the extent of ubout $125. It was in surpd. D, Spear, who livos two miles east Ramsay, lost six head of cuttle by lighl nlng lust Friday night. Miss Emma Smith left last Saturdu, to attend Ellsworth college nt low Falls. Oscar Piorson is building a house ous of tho Lutheran church. Miss Lillian Johnson was olooted W V, T. of the I. O. of G. T. in tho plao of Miss Emma Smith. J. G. Graluuu sent out a windmill las Saturday. It wot all ready for erec tion. The I. O. of G. T. gave a 10-cent on tertniuwent last Friday night, and i was worth u quarter. The features o the evening; wevo "O'Gr&dy'a Goat,' by Guy Stroator; "Annexation of Cu b»," by Alfred teonavd; "The,. Throe Lovers," by Hurt Streater, a«;d the farce, "Hand You Smash," iu which Alfred Leonard as "Buns" and, Annie Bui'slguuti "Kate" brought dovra th< houeo. Give us unothor. Oi'gunhor Plowman of Worth count; ovgaulviod a ftivmora' aUtf ' ' members iu Stveu township , day wight, with 0. Brar~ dpot. 0f iPi JEliuflvmd viuo 0. )So^h,o}w secretory, rewurer.J'.'M. • A, Mqlladov Tiwv moot EQQS WANT! At 14 oeftts $ef do^eti, at Townsend & Lamrdon' All kinds of Sc Yeast for Axle Grease per box 5loss Starch pen pound 03 Soda per pkg 06 Lewis Lye pet box o§ Clothes Pitts per doz Remember We are Agents for Rook Salt. Up If we can fit you with a pair of Shoes or Boots, We will sell them cheap. Come and see us. . v •> • •. , t TOWNSEND & LANG-DON. We can now.malce Loans 01 Improved Litttdt frotn one lo ten years time, ahd give theboft&itt&r • the privilege of payina the u-hole toon otang part thereof in even $100 at any date iontn inter* - f ' * ••" • mortgage or coupons taken. " , f This trtnn of ranking »loan will liable tbe Borrower to reduce his mortgng* atUljr tt&Bund iav8 the.lnterostoti ihe amount paid. Money furnished at ones on perfect till*. CuHoh.wnditrtls , ., HOXlfe A. RBAVER, Algttflay Iowa.:.;- many more nt the next meeting. Tho questions for debate at the next meeting will bo: Does it pay to teed hogs 40-cent corn at the present price of hogs: and What can we do to bettor our condition? Success to them. There Is a rumor that wo are to have another hotel. The more the merrier. What about that now gymnasium? Let us have it by all moans. Father Nichols Is holding a school of instruction hero for the benefit of the young people of his church. There is a largo attendance. Scnccn. SENECA, Sept. 7.—Thos. Clark, who works the farm belonging to T. H. Conner in Seneca township, has 100 acres of corn that is as oven and has as large ears as any Illinois can produce, which ho thinks will go from 40 to 45 bushels potwacre; also 100 acres of oats that bid fair to go 45 bushels per acre, besides other good crops. This is one of tho largest and best farms and Mr. Clark one of the best farmers In Kossuth county. Tho hall storm of u woelc ago hist Monday did considerable damage to flax and corn in Seneca and Swea townships. * The farmers state that tho hall stones wore as large as a prairie chicken's egg, and also that tho hail was from six to 20 inches inches deep in spots. Some of tho heaviest losers are John Dundas. A. Lewis, Martin Show, E. W. Van Doisten, Carroll Bros., and Will. Stapleton. ]g Consumption Incurable? Read tlie following: Mr. C. Morris, Newark. Ark., says: "Wus dawn with abscess at luiigs, and (rlenda and physicians pronounced rue an Incurable coiisumptlvn. Begun taking Dr. Klng'i> New Discover]' for Consumption, "in now on mj third bottle, and able to oversee the work on my farm. H Is the finest medicine ever made." Jesse Middleware, Decntur, Ohio, suyst "Bad H not been for Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption I would have died ot lung troubles. Was given up by doctors. Am now In best of health." Try It. Sample bottles free at Dr. L. A. Sheetz drugstore. 5 Electric Hitters. This remedy Is becoming so well known and so popular as to need no special mention. All who have used Electric Bitters sing the same song of praise. A purer medicine does not exist and It Is guaranteed to do all that Is claimed. Electric Bitters will cure all diseases of the liver and kidneys, will remove pimples, bolls, salt rheum and other affections caused by impure blood. Will drive malaria from the system and prevent as well as cure all malarial fevers, for cure of headache, constipation and Indigestion try Electric Bitters—Entire satisfaction guaranteed, or money refunded. Price 50c and 81 per bottle at Sbeetz' drug store. 5 People Are Afraid to Check Diarrhoea to quickly, lest it produce inflammation of tho bowels. This used to bo the way when tho mixture containing tannin, laudanum, and resinous, gummery matter wero used. Dr. T. W. Wood's Blackberry Carminative is free from all those objections, and is a euro cnre even in inflammation of tho bowels. Sold in Algona by Dr. L. A. Sheetz.-23t3 DRIED fruit of all kinds cheap nt tho Cash Store. Alarvclons Endurance. The vasfamount of labor performed by the heart In keeping all portions of the body supplied with blood la not generally known. It beats 100,000 times, and forces the blood at the rate of 168 miles a day, which Is 11,000.000,000 times and 5,160,880 miles In a life time. No wonder there are so many iWiHT FAILURES. The first symptoms are shortness ol breath \vln-ti exercising, pain In the side or stomach, fluttering, choking m the throat, ospresslon, then follow weak, hungry, or smothering spells, swollen ankles, etc. Dr. Franklin Miles' New Heart Cure Is the only reliable remedy. Sold by V. W. Dlngley. *1 A Strange Case. Had Mrs. H. A. Gardner of Vistula, lud., lived two thousand years ago she would have been thought to be possessed by evil spirits. She was subject to nervous prostration, headaches, dizziness, bachache. palpitation, and forty to fifty spasms a day. Though having been treated by eight physicians for years without success, she was permanently cured by one bottle ot Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine. A trlul bottle of this neiv and wonderful medicine and a finely Illustrated treatise free ut 1". W. Dlngley'a, who recommends and guarantees It. *1 Miles' Nerve and Liver Fills. An Important discovery; they act on the liver, stomach, and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles and constipation. Splendid for men, women, and children. Smallest, mildest, surest. Thirty doses tor Ufi cents. Samples free at F. W. Dlugley's, * THE CASE IN A NUTSIIEM,. When Baby was sick we gave her Castorla, When she was a child she cried for Castorla, When she became Miss ehe clung to Castorla, When she bad Children she gave them Castorla, DOU YOU WANT THE Most Mirely you do If you hare need for any at nil. Then remember that yon can find thorn at tho Upper Des Moines Office, WE KEEP ON HAND Chattel Mortgages, (Short Form, best Iu USD,) Farm and Town Leases, Warranty Deeds, Trial Notices, i etc., For Btilo Iu any quantity duslrud. liltinln uot lu stoi* will \>u uuulw to ordor ut un or t notion and. correct prlcou. loaa improved term in Holt oowutr, ulle Iwiu Wwn. Huaattiir water o uips uMlo. « fence around Iwuae «ud 91- Himlelwuitown. »UMj?i[mtfwwifttrm. T ilao oue ol 1«0 uor«8 In Ptilllps oouiity, Kftn- BUB, art miles Jrom railway sutTon. Ai>plo««a re. A {tow "uiug f or tlie NQTIOE TQ §IPDIR§, ALQONA, IOWA. Capital, . . . . $50,060. Incorporated uuder general laws ol Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and do* ,« mesttc exchange bought and gold. Collections ,/ :, made promptly and a general banking btislneu-' JM transacted, Passage ticket* M or from the OM; ' countries sold at lowest rates. W. H. IN01USI. President, J. B. JONES, Viet President, LKWIS H, SMITH, Casbler. Directors—W, II, Inglmm, Jno.'G. Smith, 1. B Jones, T. Chrlscbllles. Lewis H. Sraltb, J. W. Wadawdrtu, Burnet Devlne. First National Bao &..'» OF ALGOtfA, IOWA. S6O.OOO Special Attention Paid to Collections, DIRECTORS. Ambrose A. Call, O. H, HuUsuIni, J. C. Black ford, Philip DorweJler, Wm. K. Fergusou. Oco. 0. Call, 0. D, Jlutchlns. OFFICERS. AKBKOfiK A. Cit.L, D. B. HDTCBIK8, President. , Vice President. J. C. BLACKFOHD. Caalilcr. Money always on band to loini nt rensonnble rates to parties who can furnish llrst class security. BANCROFT, IOWA. B. M. Itlcljniond, Pres. B. n. Rlchmoixl, V. P. A. B. Richmond, Cuslilor. Transacts a general banking business.. Colleo- 1 . tlons a specially. Money transferred to .all portff ot the United suites and Europe at low MtelV Tickets to and from the old country for sale. Tines paid for both residents end non-residents.. Abstract o! title furnished on the same day applied for. R. M. RICHMOND', ; . EEAL ESTATE DEALI&, Loan and Insurant* Ag't anil Kotary Puttie. 00,000 acres of prnlrle lands and Improved farm i for sale or rent. Village property for sale or rent' Now Is the time to secure you n home before the three prospective nil)roads are built, which will advance the price ot land beyond the reach of tne average borne-seeker. COMMERCIAL HOUSE, Bancroft, Iowa, R. M. Richmond, proprietor, first class house. Satisfaction guaranteed. Special attention given the traveling public. South Sitie of Broadway Whittemore, • Iowa. Dry Goods, NOTIONS, rind. Otxpw, Boots and Shoes, Bora' O L, O T EC I TV G , GROCERIES, Crockery & Glassware, CONFECTIONERY, Wood and Willow ware. Produce taken In exchange for foods, HUNBY c. L Real Estate Agent, Alsonn, Iowa. Lands bougtJt end sold on com. mission. Special attention given to care outl pnle o| rwl estate In Kossuth aud adjoining countlej, fornou-rcsldenta. Agentfor the Geruiun Uwurr' anco company, ot Freeport, 111. Passage UckolFio and from the old countries sold at lowest rmt-i. AUCTIONEER. D. A. HAGGARD WlllorroUf«Hdtarm property, make ooi._, eio. All business ot a private nature will be strictly confidential, i Oflloe with If, M. Tftylgr, over Auuls Bro^J DR. L. A. SHEUT r Dealer In DRUGS .A1TB MEDICINES, Ifull assortment always on haud, of Drugs, Mull clues, and pure liquors lot medlduaTimr. poses onljr, Books ' V- '*< 1>^T JWttW. > ,wss*»< %g«j

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