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Keep warm in cold weather. To aid you in doing so the GRANGE STORE Offers you a large assortment of Underwear—mens,' wom- ens,' and children's—all sizes, styles and prices. STABLIBHED 1866, ALGOHA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOT, 12,1890, VOL. XXV-NO. 83, A full stock of Saxony, Spanish, and German Knitting Yarn; and a complete line of Hosiery. We bdught before the advance in prices, and will give you the benefit of it while present stock lasts. Don't delay. Prices will not be lower this season. LAIRD'S FURNITURE STORE, J. K. LAIRD, Proprietor. Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention.. Prices are reasonable. Successor to J, J. Wilson. Office and Yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALGONA, - IOWA. N A. WHITE, Agent. Handles the best of all descriptions of Which includes every tiling that can possible needed for the construction of anything from a picket fence to the very finest residence. f f WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to figure your bills, and we will prove that this is not merely idle talJc. 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. V^t'l Dealers in Milk Cans, Churns, Riverside Stoves, Stoves and Ranges " Quick Meal" Gasoline Stoves. Agents for the NEVER RUST TINWARE, warranted not to rust. Call and get prices! we c an d you good. Yours, etc., WINKIE B HO S. lion is Over! So is High Prices for Stoves! I have a full line of Copies and Heaters, among which is e Celebrated Round Oak! ing at the head of the soft coal burners. I shall meet all competition, selling atbottojnjwices, one! Of WAOT ATO PiOW WORK, GENERAL REPAIRING. 3 prepared to put their plows In first class shape, t tvnd all classes of Wftcksmlthing. Haye a fllrst cl intee satisfaction In everything we turn out. NiR'8 010 STAND, WEST OF COURT HOUSE, • AIGONA, IOWA, PAST MAIL LINE with electric lighted and steam heated vestibuled trains between Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Minneapolis. TRANS.CONIWENTAL ROUTE with electric lighted and steam heated vestibuled trains between Chicago and Council Bluffs, Omaha, or St. Paul and the Pacific coast. GBEAT NATIONAL ROUTE between Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Joseph, Mo. 5700 MILES 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. II. CARPENTER, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. ROSAVKLL MILLER, General Manager. information In reference to lands and towns owned by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company, write to H. G. Haugen, land commissioner, Chicago, 111, THE CHICAGO AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY* Affords unrivaled 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 carofully adjusted to meet the requirements of through and local travel, and includes FAST VESTIBULED TEAINS of dining cars, sleeping cars, and day coaches, running solid between Chicago and ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, COUNCIL BLUMS, OMAHA, AND DENVER. Pullman and AVngner Sleepers Chicago to San Francisco, Chicago to Portland, Oregon, without change. COLONIST SLEEPERS Chicago to Portland, Ore., and San Francisco. Free Reclining Chair Cars from Chicago to Denver, via Council B. and Omaha. For time of trains, tickets, and all information, apply to station agents of the Chicago & Northwestern railway, or to the general passenger agent at Chicago. W. A. THRALL, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. W. P. NEWMAN, J. M. WHITMAN, Third Vlce-pres. Gen'l Manager. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. I'^^^^^-'^^^rf^rf-Xrf'^W^X^'V^^^^Mi^.^N.^^^-Srf^N^^^^X^-^N^^rff^^-^^^X GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. W. B. QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossuth County bank, Algona, Iowa. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Over Kossuth Co. bank. DANSON BROS., ATTORj': YS AT LAW. Loans and cog"."^tions. Over Frank Bros. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chrlschilles' store. B, F. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over the postofflce, Algona, Iowa. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State St., one door east of Cordingley. Residence, McGregor st,, east of the public school building, H. C. MeCOV, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice, W, E. H. MORSE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office east of Rttherford house, Algona, Iowa. G. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Next door to J. G. Smith's store, Algona, la. J. E. HILL, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Wesley, Iowa. Day and night calls attended to with promtness. DR. L. A, SHEETZ, Dealer in DRUGS MDICTOS, Full assortment always on hand, of Drugs, Medl olnes, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. Books and stationery. Real Estate Agent, Algona, Iowa. Lands bought and sold on com* mission. Special attention given to care and sale of real estate In Kossutn and adjotalug counties (or non-residents. Agent for the German Insurance company, of Preeport, 111. Passage tickets to and from (he old countries sold at lowest rates- ORM MORTGAGES- The best lor chattel work. Always In stock at the Upper pea llolnespflw. THE FLORENCE OF TODAY, Eugehe Schaffter of Eagle Grove In Italy—He Writes of the People and Their Customs. Narrow and Crooked Streets—Venders of Wares of All Kinds—Ubiquitous Street Gamins. FLORENCE, Italy, Oct. 16.—Special Correspondence! The streets of Florence preserve in great part the characteristics which seem to have marked them during 1 centuries past. The reader of Italian history finds tho appearance of the city much in harmony with his preconceived notion; hero and there he meets with severe disappointment, as for instance in tho Mercato Vecchio, or old market square, tho picturesque houses of which are being torn down and replaced by the most prosaic of wooden business structures. But, in general, tho Florence of to-day bears its history still written upon its face. In the center of the city the streets are narrow and as crooked as in any of the mediaeval cities. In many of them there is no pretense of a sidewalk, and one takes to the stone-paved street by necessity. In tho widest streets of this part of the city the sidewalks are extremely narrow, so that almost everywhere the street is the best thoroughfare. The people crowd through them, carts and carriages come rattling along and compel one to be continually on the lookout for fear of being run over. The typical driver here is as indifferent as possible in regard to the comfort or safety of foot passengers; his only warning is the loud cracking of his whip as he drives rapidly through the narrow ways. One is often compelled to reflect that if the use of carriages could bo prohibited anywhere it ought to be in the modern Florence. It is interesting to wander through the crowded streets and see the old window arches, the iron-barred windows, the overarching passage ways between houses; hero and there are angles of the great mediaeval palaces built of large blocks of stone, and having grotesque iron lanterns projecting from their corners, or great iron rings and torch holders fastened along the courses of stone, the work of Caparra, or some other of the old workers in iron. Along the streets beneath are small shops, where one sees masses of tempting fruit exposed for sale, or the shoemaker busy with awl and hammer'. One street contains nothing but shoemakers' shops. The small carts are quite a feature of the street life. For the most part they are drawn by donkeys, sometimes no larger than well-grown New Foundland dogs. The carts are laden with fruits or vegetables, or with the wine flasks, narrow-necked, and covered with woven wickerwork, with a bunch of vine leaves thrust into the neck for a stopper. On corners are the flower dealers, offering pinks, roses, tuberoses, geraniums, and other flowers much like our own at home, in great profusion. They are very cheap also. Everyone cries his wares here, and the din in busy places is sometimes tremendous. A man with tomatoes and other vegetables utters a succession of rapid syllables ending in a long cry with an upward tendency, and this class of dealers all seem to use the same cry. The little chimney sweeps, for the most part boys of 10 or 12 years, also have a peculiar cry, a sort of song beginning on a high key, running down four notes and then two upward; a strange, weird sound, and somewhat sad in tone. One hears it continually, as the boys traverse the streets with their ropes and brooms. The venders of matches stand upon the corners and solicit purchasers by awful sounds. And so with all classes of these street dealers. In the morning the carts come in from the country in a string, The donkeys pulling them are ornamented with various bits of brass upon the harness, and with ribbons and tassels upon tho head, making them very picturesque indeed. I think they are generally well treated by their masters, as I frequently saw the latter giving them bits of bread or fruit, or more substantial grain, as the little animals wait patiently upon the streets. Another industry here is the selling of birds, both in shops and upon the thoroughfares. A man carries in his hands and attached to his shoulders a number of wicker cages with all sorts of songsters in them, which keep up a great chittering all the while, I do not know some of the birds, but have seen finches and canaries. The dealer also has his peculiar song for announcing his wares. The street leading to tho Ponte Vecchio, the old bridge, is pretty well lined with jewelry stores, and upon the bridge itself a string of jewelry shops runs along the east side, except for a short open space in the middle of the bridge. The roadway is quite narrow. The goldsmiths have held exclusive possession of these shops for centuries, and there is no indication of interference with their monopoly, The Florentines are famous for their gold and silver work, which accounts perhaps for the unusual numb_er of such places of business. The visitor, after a few days here, is inclined to conclude that at least half tho stores of the city are devoted to the sale of jewelry or tuilor gooda. The street boys are ubiquitous, and are more impudent than those of any city I have visited. In former times they iudulged in the pleasing sport of throwing stones at each other in the streets, to the more or less inconvenience of passers by. They don't throw stones nowadays, but they scream and shout, get in your way, steal from the fruit stands, make reckless remarks as one passes them, which happily are toy the most part unintelligible, and render themselves a general nuisance. A street boy will come walking straight at you, with the evident intention of making you get out of his way; if you do so he is delighted, but if you also walk straight on he very cleverly gets out of your way at the right moment. As soon as one understands this little trick he has no more trouble, but at first it is a little disconcerting to the untutored foreigner who feels that he is only allowed on sufference, and upon the payment of sundry excessive sums, to walk the streets once hallowed by Dante, Petrarch, and Savonarola. The street singing is atrocious. One reads ifi the books of the last century about the Italian, always gifted by nature with a fine voice, singing carelessly upon the streets the favorite ballads of the Italian opera. Tho Italians who did this are all dead, and one sometimes wishes their successors were also; they do not sing the opera airs or much of anything else, but when they do sing it is some ghostly imitation of French music, which seems to be the Italian idea of opera in this day. n A curious sign which one sees here and there indicates the place of business of a dog-barber, who advertises himself to wash, comb, and trim tho hair of dogs. This is a modern industry,' evidently, and is supported by tho foolish custom, so general in Europe, of leading small dogs around by a chain or string. Ladies do this a great deal, and men are also seen with such canine companions. One beautiful thing about Florence is tho entire absence of smoke. One really never sees or smells smoke. Of course this comes from the absence of coal, and the general consumption of wood, and also from the absence of largo manufactories. As one stands upon the hill of San Miniato at sunset and looks down upon the city, every roof and spire and chimney is perfectly distinct, and over all those acres of roofs tho chances are that you will not see more than a single wisp of smoke slowly winding upward. The view is never obscured by it. I suppose there are fogs and mists in, tho winter time, but smoke is conspicuously absent. It is quite likely though that within a decade the necessities of trade and commerce will find some means of blackening this fine Etrurian atmosphere. The bells of Florence are many and sonorous. They ring out from the cathedrals and churches at G o'clock in tho morning, and at almost every horn- after that until 9, and then again at noon. Although they make a great noise, it is not unpleasant. My lodging is next door to the church of Santa Trinity, so that the ringing of its bells is close at hand. First, one begins in a high key; after a little another joins in a lower key, and then one in a deep, sonorous tone, and all three blend together quite harmoniously. In Giotto's tower is a bell of most lovely tone- quality, which sends out long, low pulsations of sound. I have heard it but once, on the foarth day of this month, the feast of Saint Francis. In the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, or Old Palace, hangs the great bell called the " Vacca" or "Cow." It derives its name from its tone, which is supposed to resemble to lowing of a cow. It is seldom rung, being used only for summoning the people together on great and important occasions. In the middle ages it gave the alarm when armed enemies approached the city, or when one party or the other was in power and wished to call together its partisans in order to drive the others into exile; it gave the note of warning on many an occasion when street broils and fights vexed the city, or when some exiled Medici was battering loudly at the gates to regain his lost authority. But I began only with the intention of telling you something of the street life of this city, not the least interesting of the many things which still make Florence the longed for and the ever- remembered goal of the traveler. EUGENE SCHAFFTER. Great Sale of Short Horns At AV11- lowedge. The largest from one herd ever hold in northwestern Iowa. So much of my time being employed in matters outside of my farm life, making it impossible to give the necessary attention to my largo herd—now over 200 head—I have concluded to offer at public sale a large part of it, at least 150 head of good practical cattle; 85 to 50 bulls, low built, stocky fellows; 100 or more females. All old enough, will either have a calf at side or be in calf. There has never been a time since the " Short Horn" came to Iowa when farmers could get good serviceable animals to start a herd as cheaply as now, and there never was a time when it was so imperitavely necessaryjjto raise nothing but good stock. My herd is all now on grass, and will remain so until day of sale, except a few bulls. They are fed no grain, and will be sold right from grass. No pampering or stuffing for sale. Sale to commence promptly at 13 o'clock noon, Tuesday, Nov. 25 and continue, if found necessary, two days. Coffee, roast pig, etc., etc., each day before sale. Terms of sale: On good paper one year without interest if paid when due; 8 per cent, from date if not so paid; 6 per cent, discount for cash. 88tS L. S. COFFIN, Fort Dodge, Iowa. TlmnksKivlng Banco. There will be a Thanksgiving dance at the rink in Algona on Thursday evening, Nov. 27. Good music will bo furnished, and a good time is to be expected. Tickets, $1. 33t2 Com. I am paying the highest market price r corn, on my farm a mile east of Algo- C. L. LUND. for na,-33 OLD school books wanted. Must bo complete and in good condition. Durant Bros.-82t8 .Steers Taken Vy. Two S-yeiW^old steers came into our herd the pasfc summer. Prove property, pay charges, and take them away. 82t3 KAIN & HUNT. ON arrival of new invoice of crackers we will sell by the box at 5o per pound. Townsend & Lung-don. NEW com meal, " Maple Sugar Brand," for pale at Patterson Bros.' on and after J^y, J.-8§t2 Fora farmer, o groping THE !T£MPEBAKOE TEMPLE, The linying of tho Cornet Stone—To Cost Over n Million—Chicago's Great Assemblage liast Week. Saturday, Nov. 1, was a day long to be remembered by all lovers of temperance in Chicago. At 2 o'clock, the hour appointed, throngs could be seen wending their way to the armory building on Michigan avenue. At 8 o'clock the vast building was filled to its utmost. The gallery which ran around three sides was radiant with the banners and flags of 2,000 children; on tho platform were Miss Willard, Mrs. Matilda B. Corse, Eev. Herrick Johnson, Bishop Fallows, Rev. Florence Kallock, and many others. The band played and the vast audience sang "America," Tho crusade psalm was then, road by Rev. Florence Kallock, and prayer was offered by Bishop Fallows. An eloquent address was given by Rev. Delana of the Baptist church, This was followed by an address by Miss Willard. Tho restlessness of the children made it impossible to hetu' much that tho speakers said. Mrs. Matilda B. Corse, a wealthy lady living in a beautiful homo on Ashland avenue, tho one who is called the originator of this temperance temple—then stepped forward and explained that tho history of tho temple which she had prepared would bo given for publication. Then tho children sang with a will, " The Saloons Must Go:" "List to tho tread of many feot, From homo and playground, farm and street, They talk like tongues, tholr words wo know, Saloons, saloons, saloons must go." Tho vast audience filed out and formed in line, the children accompanied by many policemen and many women passed through tho center and marched to tho strains of music to the spot where tho temple is to bo erected, corner of LaSalle and Monroe streets. This, tho first temple ever dedicated to temperance, the first temple ever built by women. Tho ground upon which the temple stands is tho property of Marshall Field, and is leased for 200 years to the national W. C. T. U. and to tho building association for a, rental of §40,000 a year. Mr. Field is donating this sum for one year and a half. A largo platform had been erected and to this the speakers were conducted by two little girls dressed in white, who bore aloft a silk banner with the temple painted upon it. Miss Willard had presented a silver trowel adorned with white, ribbon. Mrs. Corse was tho first to take tho trowel and place the mortar, Miss Willard followed, saying as she pressed her trowel upon the- stone, "this is prohibition granite from old New Hampshire, where tho hills and the pine woods sing of temperance;" Then the large stone was lowered, a beautifully polished stone weighing ten tons, the largest ever laid in Chicago, upon its faco is yet to be inscribed tho motto, " For God and Homo and Native Land, 1800." When the stone reached its place the children sang in chorus tho temple song: Upward thro 1 the sunny air, Rise, Temple, rise! Drick, and stone, arid timber fair, Rise, Temple, rise I "Walls so grand and doors so wide, Rise, Temple, rise I We are coming side by side, Rise, Temple, rise! Little eves will watch yon grow, ' Rise, Temple, rise I You'll be built for us, you know, Rise, Temple, rise I You will grow for temp'rance, too, Rise, Temple, rise I Grow for all things pure and true, Rise, Temple, rise! CHOHUS. Rise, Temple rise; Temple rise, rise, rise, Rise, Temple, rise; Temple rise, rise! The flags and banners were waving and cheer upon cheer went up from the multitude. Someone remarked that the policemen, who wore very numerous, did not join in the cheering, but said another, "these children are to bo the policemen and law makers and governors of the future, and this lesson they will never forget". At the close of the singing tho benediction, was pronounced by Rev. Mr. Bristol of Trinity Methodist church, and tho vast audience, joined in singing the doxology. « This temple is to cost 81,100,000, it is to be 18 stories high, its principal hall capable of seating700 will be called Willard hall,;in,, honor of Mjss Frances E. Willard, It is to be a memorial hall, and its walls will bo lined with marble tablets with the names of those individuals and societies which have contributed $100 inscribed thereon. Busts and statues of prominent temperance workT era are to be placed in it. Here eloquent speakers are to give forth their best thought and it is to bo open to the public at all timfls, and in this grand temple which ha8«b§eu termed tho Westminster Abbey of A.rnepic9, all who choose can withdraw from the busy hum of trade and traffic and find peace and inspiration in communing with the spirit; of peace and goodness which shall reign here. Well may Chicago rejoice in this grand enterprise, and well may the women of pur nation rejoice that this inspiration has been given to a few noble leaders which shall givo glory and dignity to womanhood in every land and nation. c. A. i. Purchasers, Ueware! Purchasers are hereby warned not to buy a note and mortgage given by me to the Collins Plow company, as the same will not bo paid. 3312 JAS. MARICLB, NEW Buckwheat Flour and Mapje Syrup at the Cash Store. yarin for Hem. I want to rent my farm for the cow* ing season. It consists of 720 acres, 800 ,. FRESH oysters at Ladendorf's in bulk. Pita) full line of confectionery, fln,e oi* jij||||^tiObaccos, etc.-30ml Booit salt goes three or (our times as far as common. Buy it at the Oajh Store, 75 cents per hundred. \

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