The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 10, 1890 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 10, 1890
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Sfl ESTABLISHED 1866, WEDNESDAY, DEC, 10, 1890. Keep warm in cold Weather. To aid you in doing so the GRANGE STORE Offers you a large assortment of Underwear—mens,' worn- ens, ' and children's—all sizes, styles and prices. A full stock of Saxony, Spanish, and German Knitting Yarn, and a complete line of Hosiery. We bought 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. TffiE NEWS OF THE WEEK, LAIRD'S FURNITURE STORE. J. R. LAIRD, Proprietor. Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and • personal attention.. Prices are reasonable. ^ <y ,&** • Successor to J, J, Wilson, Office and Yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALG-ONA, - "IOWA. yvi-^IS A. WHITE, Agent. Handles the best of all descriptions of i» f- Which includes everything that can possible needed for the construction of anything from a picket fence to the very finest residence. WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to figure your bills, and we will prove that this is not merely idle talk. ,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. NEVER RUST TINWARE, warranted not to rust. Call and get prices! we can do you good. Yours, etc., WINKIE BROS. Election is Over! So is High Prices for Stoves! I have a full line of Cooks and Heaters, among which is The Celebrated Round Oak! .Standing at the head of the soft coal burners. I shall meet all competition, selling at bottom prices, Taloeom! 9 THEE China Silks, Fancy Plush, Printed Plushes for Pillows, Silk Cords, Tassles in all colors, also in Gold and Silver. Banner Bods, Towel Rings, Stamped Linen in Splashers, Tray Cloths, Pillow Shams, Dresser Scarfs, etc., etc. Trimmed and Untrimmed Baskets, all shapes and styles, ranging in price from five cents to two dollars and fifty cents. The only real nice line in the city. Also Ribbons for trimmings and fancy work. • We also have a nice line of PLUSH GOODS, Albums, Plush Toilet Sets, Plush Collar and Cuff Boxes, Card Cases, and many other nice things for Christmas. Ladies' Silk Mitts, Scarfs, Neckties, Collars, Fancy Hkfs., etc. JAS. TAYLOR. WINTER GOODS. You will find, the largest assortment of WINTER FOOT WEAR -AT- TO LOAN on At lowest rates and optional payments, Interest payable at ow office, If you want % loan, call on us, We «y e you wpy. JONES & SMITH. F. S. STOUGH'S Boot and SEoe Store. Arotios, Gteman Socks, Felt Boots, Ladies' Fleece-lined Shoes, Gloves and Mittens, etq, A dispute has arisen over who is the oldest living native of Iowa. James Cruikshank claims the honor. He was born May 6, 1835, in what is now Leo county, being the first white, child born in the county, and with the exception of five years, from 1857 to 1862, has been a resident of the state, having grown from childhood to manhood within three miles of his birth place. Chiefs Blackhawk and Keokuk and other noted Indians were frequent callers at his father's house. Another writer disputes Cruikshank's claim, and says: The distinction, from tho best tion I can get, belongs to Samuel A. Ayres, who was deputy auditor of state, 1805-1875. He was born March 12, 1835, in or near the present city of Fort Madison, at that time a part of the township of Flint Hills, county of Deinoino, territory of Michigan. Mr. Ayros, therefore, was born seven weeks before Mr. Cruikshank. He is not now, however, a resident of lowu, having removed some six or seven years ago to the state of California, where he now resides. hatching establishment. Attention will l! ; be given to raising high priced poultry^ ' and especially what are Called broilers i for eastern markets. A 12-horse power ' * engine is to be put in and the grinding | of the feed for the poultry will be done, ' ! In short, it is to be a complete estab* lishmentin itself, everything in the (i way of poultry hatching and raising to *1 be done on the ground. M The report of State Dairy Commis- j sioner Tupper shows that 72,000,000 J pounds of butter' were shipped out of ' ^ Iowa for the year ending Oct. 1, '] Patrick Murray, whose suit against '' tho physician of the Anamosa penitentiary was noted last week, has died from ' the effects of blood poisoning. He suffered great agony for weeks past from ; the frightful sores all over his body. The annual meeting of tho Western Iowa Horticultural society began at Atlantic yesterday. Foster predicts a mild winter. Andrew McElhenney, one of the oldest and largest land owners in Tama county, has been indicted and arrested on the charge of perjury in giving his property to tho assessor. At the September term of court judgment was found against him for a large amount due to the county. The case will doubtless be a closely contested one. John Hanson Craig, the Hoosier giant, who weighs 907 pounds, was born in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1855. Ho now resides at Danville, Indiana, and is said to be the largest man in the world. Mrs. Craig is said to be a beautiful woman, about 30 years of age, small of stature, and her weight is probably 138 pounds. Her monster husband says he fell in love with his wife when first they met, and as she never tries to wear his breeches he still adores her I His breeches are eight feet and seven inches in circumference at the hips. His wife says she has no desire to vote if she has to reach John's stature before she is entitled to a vote. '4 1 Elmer Reeves of Hampton sends a call to a big meeting of horticulturists to be held at Manchester, December 16-18. All fruit raisers in northern Iowa are urged to attend. One of the most remarkable freaks of nature ever known has been brought to light on a farm about three miles from Dubuque. It is that of a male child belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bohn was born without eyes and no place in the head for them. The forehead extends clear down to the nose, perfectly smooth clear down. The boy is bright and lively, and possessed of ordinary intelligence. The parents, who are sensitive about the matter, have carefully kept the child concealed up to the present time. The fifth annual meeting of the State Draft Horse association will be held in Des Moines, January 18, 1890, the day proceeding that of the State Board of agriculture. Within two years 230 children in Iowa have been cared for by the Iowa Educational Aid association. And within the five years since the parent association was first organized, over 1,300 children have been furnished with pleasant and desirable homes, and in Christian families, where the influence and culture inculcate the highest moral character. The postmaster at Sigourney refuser! to allow the Review to go through th< mails because it contained an adver tisement of a piano drawing. The ad vertisement had to be cut out of tho whole mail addition. The editor talks of prosecuting the postmaster for a mis interpretation of the law. Iowa's population is now officially stated at 1,911,896, In 1880 it was 1,624,615, and in 1870 it was about 1,190,000. The returns for counties, etc,, will soon be published. In Iowa one person in about every eighty of the population of the state draws a pension from the national government. In Ohio the rate is about one to every sixty-five, in Indiana one to every forty-seven. Tho Hoosiers seem to lead the pension procession. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway has just completed a negotiation by which it obtains control of Arnold's park, the well known summer resort on West Okohoji. The old hotel there will he torn down arid a large modern summer hotel erected that will compete with the Hotel Orleans pf Spirit Lake, which Ijas enjoyed a monopoly of the summer resort patronage ftt tlie Jpwalakesjnjhe pst. CftWty man is making ©*. l°r A. A somewhat remarkable story comes from Mt. Pleasant. It is related by the News of that city and is as follows: A monster North American eagle lighted down on one of L. J. Carron's sheep day before yesterday and slow it. Mr. Carron frightened the bird away before it had time to appease its appetite, and, thinking it would return to finish its repast, salted and prepared the carcass with strychnine. His eagleship returned, as was expected, and filled himself with tho mutton. He was seen to fly to tho top of a giant oak by Mr. Carron and Lew. Goe, who happened to be there for a load of wood. The old national bird soon began to sway back and forth on his perch, and after a few minutes fell to the ground a dying bird. Lew. brought it to town and presented it to the college, and in due time the proud American bird will be assigned a place in the museum of the institution. It measured seven feet and four inches from tip to tip of wings. A corn husking match, in which a large section of western Iowa was interested, occurred near Avery last week. This practical form of athletics frequently creates local excitement, but this contest was of more than ordinary importance. Al. Johnson is the cham- , pion husker of Pottawattamie county and Web. McConnell has for two years maintained first place in Shelby county. The field of corn chosen for the scene i of the contest averaged a yield of 40 bushels to tho acre. The two champions worked 10 hours each, under the • supervision of the referee, and in the presence o numerous spectators. So well matched were they that when time was called each had husked and cribbed 140 bushel and about even pounds. The contest was for $100 a side and the money was awarded to Johnson because his , corn was cleanest from the husk. The men had numerous backers, and it is said that |5,000 changed hands on the result. A committee appointed at the annual grand lodge meeting of Odd Fellows ,to secure offers from different cities for the location of a grand lodpe building have met at Des Moines the past week. A circular will soon be issued setting out their plans. Boone is happy. After spending $£, ¥12,000 for an artesian well without se-' *' ri *' curing a flow, an experiment was de-' -. cided upon, a large pump set at work j| ; and the happy discovery made that the ^ well is artesian at a depth of 100 f ~ with an abundant supply o f water. Sioux City is in hard luck. The ice last week swept out the bridges-on the Missouri, and the only communication''' with Covington is by telephone, For . the purposes of the average Siou*,C toy- £' en, telephonic connections are verj)' U«M satsfactory. - *" ' In May last, J. A. Spies of Greatting- i er shipped a car-load of Palo Alto wheat •' to Chicago, which graded No, 2 'and 1 ! brought 96 cents a bushel—two cents $ above the average price for regular ? No. 2, as shown by the market quota- > i tions for that day, Mr, Spies has been paying some attention to growing spring wheat for several years past, and the, results have been quite satisfactory. In 1886 his yield was 18 bushels per acre,' and he received 75 cents a bushel, ov' $13.56 per acre for the crop. In 1887; the yield was 16 bushels per acre, an$ the price was 70 cents per bushel, or $}2 an acre; in 1888 tlje yield was only sey r en bushels, and the price $1 per bushel, or $7 per acre, in 1889 the yield ' 23 bushels and tho price 8J cents- handsome profit of $18.68 an acre; year the yield was 15 bushels, ajad jrice 80 cents, pr $12 por acre, T^__ igures, although not indicating ajjf anoy profits in wheat growipg, * hat there is sufficient profit worthy ol the farmers' attWtM planning for a diversity pf orppj •aising should not be left 9«t ( alculation,. Rfigiv^*" am''

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