The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 14, 1891 · Page 1
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'r-r**y £ *v#*^ '••'A 4 EBTABLISHEB 1866, ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14,1891. VOL. . 42. The Grange Store. just received from Sift Qtiong Co, a consignment of Also fine China and Glassware, Handkerchiefs, Mufflers, etc., etc., etc. Ik' LAIRD'S FURNITURE STORE. J. R. LAIRD, Proprietor. Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention. Prices are reasonable. v if» Successor to J. J. Wilson. & 0#w?e awd/ Iford 07* Dodge street, south of State, .ALGONA, - IOWA ALEX. WHITE, Agent. Randies the best of all descriptions of Which includes everything that is possibly needed for Hie 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, j 1 /^, and 8 per cent., on five to ten years' time, with privilege of partial payments before due. Interest can be paid at my office. Save money by calling on me before you apply for a loan. T. Dealers In Milk Cans, Churns, Riverside Stoves, Stoves and Ranges " Quick Meal" Gasoline Stoves. Agents for tho NEVER RUST TINWARE, warranted not to rust, Call and get prices! we ean do you good, Yours, etc., WINKIE BROS. Election is Over! So is High Prices for Stoves ! Jhave a full line of CooJes and Heaters, among which is The Celebrated Round Oak! Standing at the head of the soft coal burners, I shall meet ail competition, selling at bottom prices. MJUMI OH Fan Prow. At lowest rates and optipnal payments. Interest payable at our optee, If you want a loan, eall on us, We san save you money, JONES & SMITH* PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY, **^^*~^^ir**s*^i+^s+^**S*~'*^*^~'*^^**^**'^+^*^*^^***^*~* t ^**S GEO. £. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW* Office over First National bank, Algona, la. W. B. QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over ifossuth County bank, Algona, Iowa. E. M. CLARKE, ATTORNS f AT LAW. Collection agent. Over Kossuth Co. bank. DANSON BROS., ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Frank Bros. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Ohrischilles' store. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State at., one door east of Cordlngley. Residence, McGregor st., east of the public school building. H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. MORSE & PRIDE, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. Office east of Rutherford 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. T. J. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation In English and German. Office and residence over H. Gootsch's store, Whlttemore, Iowa. ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - $BO,OOO. Incorporated under general laws ol Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly and a-general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. W. H. INGHAM, President, J. B. JONES, Vice President, LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier. Directors—W. H. Ingham, Jno. Ci. Smith, J. Bi Jones, T. Chrischllles, Lewis B. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Baruet Devlne. First national OF ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - - $5O,OOO Special Attention Paid to Collections. DIRECTORS. Ambrose A. Call, D. H. Hutchlns, J. C. Black lord, Philip Dorweller, Wm. K. Ferguson. Geo. C. Call, C.B. Hutohlns, OFFICERS. AUBROBK A. CALL, D. H. HDTOBINS, President. Vice President. J, C. BIACKFORD, Cashier. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties who can furnish first class security. BANCROFT, IOWA. R. M. Richmond, Pres. R. R. Richmond, V, P, A, B. Richmond, Cashier. Transacts a general banking business. Collections a specialty. Money transferred to all ports of the United States and Europe at low rates. Tickets to and from the old country for sale. Taxes paid for both residents and non-residents. Abstract of title furnished on the same day applied for. ——-— R, M. RICHMOND, REAL ESTATE DEALER Loan and Insurance Ag't and, Notary Puttie, 60,000 acres of prairie lands and Improved farms for sale or rent. Village property for sale or rent. Now la the time to secure you u home before the three prospective railroads are built, which will advance the price of laud beyond the reach of the average home-seeker, COMMERCIAL HOUSE, Bancroft, Iowa, R. U, Richmond, proprietor, first class house. Satisfaction guaranteed. Special attention given the traveling public. Real Estate Agent, Algona, Iowa. Lands bought and sold on corn* mission. Special attention given to care and sale of rsal estate In Koasuth and adjoining counties for non-residents. Agent for the German Insurance company, of Freeport, 111, Passage tickets to and front the old countries sold at lowest rates. M. BRONSOW, Dealer Sliver Plated Ware, elo. Bepalrlognetttlrdoue. Algona, Iowa. The New Meat Market. BENNETT & ANDERSON, Proprietors of the new market on Thoringtou street, keep everything in fre»h and salt i»eat. Fresh flsh-every Friday. Cojne smd see us. THE NEWS OF THE WEEK, The possibilities of intelligent culture of corn in Iowa, are evidenced in the competition lot prizes offered by the Homestead, a farm journal, for the largest and best yield of corn per acre on a farm iti 1890. The season was unfavorable, but eight competitors gave results as follows in bushels, TO pounds dry corn per bushel: J. D. Belknap, Jones county, Iowa, 125 0-35 bushels. W. B. Scandrett, Pottawattamie county, Iowa, 83 6-7 bushels. John Beck, Jackson county, Minn., 65 19-35 bushels. Loren Carlson, Shelby county, Iowa, 07 11-35 bushels. A. Lane, Boone county, Iowa, 05 15-17 bushels. W. E. Tisdale, Monona county, Iowa, 00 bushels. Jasper Groat, Shelby county, Iowa, 52 bushels. Surprised at Mr. Belknap's report, the Homestead sent a special agent to investigate, who made a thorough examination, and found that this amount of corn was actually grown, not as an acre by itself, but as an acre of the cornfield, with no commercial fertilizers, on a clover sod, and what is better still, by a boy about 21 years of age, and as yet going to school in the winter months. The Sioux City Bellarnoy club, which has been operating a boarding house, is in hot water. Poor board and some big debts have caused a disruption, and Bellaraey is in bad odor. Thursday afternoon of last week the trustees of the agricultural college began an open session in their rooms at the Savei-y in Des Moines. Invitations had been sent to the representatives of the farmers' alliance, the Butter, Egg and Cheese association, and the Stock Breeders' association, to meet and confer with the trustees about the proposed changes in the courses of study in the college. The farmers' alliance appeared and through Mr. Post presented a long report. After reviewing the condition of the college and its courses of study, comparing minutely the courses in agriculture with others; such as Mechanics, etc., the report went on to demand of the trustees: 1. A thorough re-organization of the course of study, excluding all classical and scientific studies that do not have direct bearing upon agriculture and the mechanic arts. 2. The establishment of a dairy school. 3. The election of W. M. Beardshear for president. 4. The election of James Wilson for professor of agriculture, with at least one assistant. 6. The retention of the experimental station as it is. Prof. Beardshear and James Wilson were elected. This year Iowa will have some high- priced harness stallions. Nutwood and Allerton will stand at $1,000. The fee for Adrian Wilkes has been fixed at $250; of Barnhart at $350; of Aegon at $300, and Manager at $250. Des Moines is Iowa's metropolis as well as her capital. The jobbing trade of 1890 increased nearly $5^000,000 over that of 1889, reaching $29,000,000 for the year just closed. Manufacturing business amounted to $13,152,156, and real estate transfers to $11,000,000, 'She city is in a better state of substantial growth than ever before. The annual meeting of the Iowa Millers' association occurs in Des Moines Jan. 21, 1891, beginning at 10 o'clock. The session will be held in room one, Masonic temple, and a good attendance is expected. E. A, Consigney of Avoca is president, and J, T, Sharp secretary, with headquarters in Des Moines. The announcement says of the objects of the meeting: " The sole object of our coming together is for self improvement and to protect ourselves against monopolies in itoillimachinery. Certain influences have been exercised against us with the farmers and members of the farmers' alliance, when in fact and in truth the associations are as near alike as can be. Let the members of the farmers' alliance understand this, and to be sure that it is so they are hereby invited to attend this meeting and be> come satisfied. Our interests are mutual, let us pull together." The public library of Council Bluffs has 8,888 volumes. Maj. A. It. Anderson sent a notice to Washington that he would contest Congressman Flick's seat on account of frauds committed by parties at present unknown. It happened that* the man who was to serve the notice did not get around till Jan. 6, and the time of notice expired Jan. 4, so Mag- Anderson will hardly get an opportunity to make his fight. A Washington correspondent that $3,000 is allowed every contestant for expenses incurred in suit, the cause which induced Maj. Anderson to attempt a contest for Mr. Flick's seat may be surmised with soino degree of accu racy.'' The Independence track now holds the fastest team record, Belle Hamlln and Justina, 2:13; the two-year-old record, Manager, 2:lOi; the fastest four- year-old stallion record, Allerton, 2:14^, and the fastest harness stallion record, Roy Wilkes, 2:08j. L. S. Coffin of Fort Dodge has gone to Washington, where he will put in the winter in the interests of his bill for the compulsory uso of safety appliances by railroads. Mr. Coffin is confident that his crusade in this direction will be crowned with success, and that the bill will bo passed at this session of congress. Gov. Boies has appointed Hon. L. S. Coffin of Fort Dodge a delegate to the National Dairy and Food Commissioners' association, to be held in Washington, Jan. 14-15. In a contest for the largest ear of corn at Mitchelvillo 181 ounces won the prize. There were 14 each weighing over 14 ounces. One of the largest corn raisers in Palo Alto county assorted in the presence of the Reporter on Saturday last that he had raised corn at a profit in that county at 10 cents a bushel, and he had no hesitancy in saying that ho could make money one year with another raising corn at 20 cents a bushel. This farm is probably conducted on the most systematic plan of any farm in the county. An exact account is kept of the cost of putting in the crop, tending and harvesting it, and the yield per acre. _i___ D. C. Tipp of Vernon township, Palo Alto county, marketed three hogs in Emmetsburg on Tuesday that weighed over 300 pounds each. These hogs were just eight months old, and Mr. Tipp figured that the corn he had fed them had brought him at least 50 cents a bushel. He says that with proper arrangements for taking care of hogs he can make lots of money raising them at $3 a hundred. ' The state university points with pride to the number of its alumni who are gaining prominence in official life. The fifty-second congress will contain four graduates of the state university of Iowa, three of whom spent their college days together, viz: J. A. Pickler, '70; South Dakota; M. N. Johnson, '73, North Dakota; J. J. Seerley, '75, First district of Iowa; C. D. Clark, '74, Wyoming. W. M. McFarland, secretary of state, was a graduate of the law department in '80. Judge Carr of the district court granted temporary injunctions at Rolfe restraining from the sale of intoxicating liquors Patrick Malia, a druggist of Livermore, Humboldt county, and Nicholas Winkel, a saloon keeper of the same place, ______ C. W. Williams, in answer to an inquiry by,Mr. Robert Bonner, says the Independence track is about one second faster than a first-class track of the regulation shape, and invites Mr. Bonner to send Sunol out there next season and see her go a mile in 2:08. Secretary Shaffer has secure a half- fare rate on all Iowa railway lines for the fair of 1891. The estimates of the product of corn, wheat, and oats in the United States for 1890, completed by the statistician of the department of agriculture, make the corn aggregate 1,487,970,000 bushels; wheat, 399,260,000 bushels; oats, 523,621,000 bushels, The average yield of corn was 20,7 bushels; of oats, 19,3 bushels; and of wheat, 11.1 bushels to the acre. The corn crop failed on 6,000,000 acres. The rate of yield was lower than in 1887 or 1881. Oats give the smallest average ever reported, and wheat with two exceptions gives a smaller yield than in the past ten years. There are 12,997 school houses in Iowa valued at $12,715,766, containing ap 1 paratus valued at $381,106. The school libraries contain 84,957 volumes. On tho school grounds are 170,806 trees, The effects of narcotics and stimulants are taught in 15,097. The Iowa school finances are in good shape, There was on hand in the school house fund at the last report a year ago, $276,410.77. Since that time there has been received from direct tax, $612,220.66; from other sources, $427,258,21, There now remains in this fund, $384,699.94. Notice. As I have leased a large herd range with permanent water, I am prepared to herd cattle the coming season at $1 per head. Satisfaction guaranteed. J will see you personally soon. J, M. STOWABT. THE Ladies Aid society will give a chioken'pie supper in the Baptist ehuvob on Tbursfoy of tbia week. , HoysE and four lots for Biftle, ww "When the public \B infwjjpd'Milwaukee4epot. M. ~ ' " A THBEE-OOBNEBED AJETAIB, A lilvcly Contest for Honors at thft Tfnp-Btldd the AVltthcr-.ToliJi G. Smith's Gift to tho Highland Club —Other iiocal Mention. C. W. Budd arrived last Tuesday night as expected and Wednesday morning at !) o'clock he and Chas. Grimm and John G. Smith had their match, each shooting 75 birds. The early hour was necessary in order that Budd might get away at noon, and many who would have witnessed the match did not get in. But a good crowd was present, and the shooting 1 more entertaining than usual, because more difficult. A light snow was on the ground, and the early morning sun shining in tho shooters' faces, mode clear sight almost impossible. Besides tho birds were very lively and got away with groat speed. Mr. Budd said they wore tho best lot of birds ho had shot at during tho past year. The missing was general at first Budd losing eight out of 50, Smith 12, and Grimm 17. They hold this ratio to tho end, Budd closing with 63, Smith 59, and Grimm 54. Dr. West acted as umpire and S. S. Sessions scorer. Many present thought Mr. Smith made some of the finest shots, and the score shows that on an average he shot at tho hardest birds. Grimm was unlucky in having a number of his birds drop dead out of tho boundary, though all suffered the same.. This match is a memorable event in northwestern sports. Mr. Budd held tho United States champion modal two years and won it. A new medal is now held by Elliott of Kansas and Budd is soon to meet him. Ho has never been beaten but in one match. He is a genial, sociable man living in Des Moines, and made many friends in Algona, to all of whom he expressed his gratification at tho reception ho had mot. John G. Smith is Honored. Our readers will remember the notice of John G. Smith's gift of preserved birds to tho Highland Gun club of Des • Moines. The following correspondence explains itself: HIGHLAND GUN CLUD. DBS MOINES, Jan. 10,1801.—John G. Smith—Dear Sir: At a meeting of tho directors of the Highland Gun club the resolutions of which I inclose a copy were unanimously adopted. The en- tiro collection arrived in good condition and are now stored in suitable cases in the house at the grounds. Tho resolutions of tho directors fully express the sentiments of all our members in thankina: you for the donation, which is an elegant and fitting decoration to our club house. In extending to you honorary membership in the Highland Gun club we desire to express our sentiments of regard and good fellowship,, which we feel are reciprocal. Very respectfully, Wiu. BUKNETT, Secretary. The resolutions are as follows: Whereas, John G. Smith of Algona has presented to the Highland Gun club his large collection of mounted birds, representing 1 many years of labor, care, and perseverance, and great expense: and Whereas. Tho members of this club from long acquaintance hold Mr. Smith in high esteem as a true sportsman and naturalist; therefore, be it Resolved, That tho directors of the High • laud Gun club desire to express hereby their thanks for said gift and their fraternal regard for the donor. ' Resolved, That John G, Smith is,Hereby elected en honorary member' of this club from this date, Jan. 10,1891. v Attest: WILL BUUJWTT, Secretary, W. C. T. tr. tfotea, To tho Editor: Aa Feb, 22, Washington's birthday, will come on Sunday the suggestion has been made that this be made a temperance Sunday in connection with the thought of patriotism. About 75 clergymen in the east have expressed their willingness to adopt this plan. A few say that they prefer to hold to the strict lesson of the day, namely, patriotism. It is difficult to see what better thought can be : found as an illustration of practical every day patriotism in this nineteenth century, than the duty of temperance, with 'ite kindred thoughts of self control, purity, and self sacrifice, Surely our great moral battle today is with the giant evils easily grouped under the head of intemperance. And we fight not oply for God and home, but for native land. Arch Bishop Ireland said recently, "Intemperance today is doing the holy church beyond the power of pen to describe, and unless we crush it out, Catholicity can make but slow advance in America. I would say, intemperance is our one great misfortune." In one of tho last letters dictated by tho luf.e Gen. Spinner, who served so efficiently as United States treasurer, he gaS'e this advice to the youpg; "Boys, do not use any liquor, eschew tobacco, avoid contention, especially law suits, and store your mind with, good reading." It is said of Gen, Spin* ner, that when a boy he was employed as clerk in Amsterdam, N, Y., and tnai he then read every book in the village library. KOSSFTH'S BE80TOQES. AVJmt Tl»o County is Worth and How It IB Taxed, Auditor Hofius has made his annual report to the state auditor giving the values of property in the county, ajjd also the amount of taxes in 1890, The total value of lands is given at $2,g9J.T 874; town property, $281,004; personal property, $371,773. The total valuatjQR is $3,392,931, which with $183,613 tree exemptions, leaves $3,209,318 for pur* poses of taxation. - • F The totals for the various taxes show that the state gets $8,203.80. "Jbe coun. ty tax is divided into the county revenue tax, $9,627.95; poll, $1,454.0; pqqy,, $3,209.81; road, $8,533.1(1; bridge, f8,* 627.95; and dog tax, $894.50. -' The county school tax Js and the school district tax is The insane hospital tax is corporation tax, $3,083,75; health, tax, $J27; library' tax, and cemetery tux, $400.59, The total regulfty taxatiQ county is $100,447,06, 4*4 W soldiers'relief tax, tex, »nd the f Mil •>:

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