The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 21, 1891 · Page 1
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QESTABLISHED 1866. ALGOlsTA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21,1891. For the next Six Weeks we want all the PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office over First National bank, Algona, ia. W. B. QtTARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossuth County bank, Algona, Iowa. In exchange for Dry Goods and Groceries. The Grange Store. E. H. CLAhKE, ATTORNEY 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 Chrischilles'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 SUR&EONS. Office east of Rutherford house, Algona, Iowa. THE NEWS OF THE WEEK, The Keokuk Gate City notes the marriage at Creston, la., a few days ago, of Mr. Corn and Miss Wheat. The Chicago Tribune adds: These confiding young persons have entered upon the grind of married life. Let no ribald jester chaff them. LeMars wants to divide with Fort Dodge some of the Cardiff giant glory. Silas Forbs, a wealthy farmer, and one of the oldest settlers of that county, living just out of LeMars, claims to be the man who was excavating dirt in the well where the Cardiff giant was discovered. George W. Argo, who is a personal friend of Mr. Forbs, made the statement that Mr. Forbs was employed on the farm whore the giant was exhumed. As his share of the profit which the hoax realized to the owners, Mr. Forbs received enough money to purchase a largo farm just outside of LeMars, where he settled more than twenty years ago and is now living. C. W. Williams is receiving responses from all parts of the country to his offer to give a bonus of $2,600 to horsemen to locate at Independence in the business of breeding trotters. Independnece people expect to see not less than half a dozen new breeding farms opened there the coining season. 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, ALG-ONA, - 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. ALEX. WHITE, Agent. Handles the best of all descriptions of T. 3. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation In English and German. Office and residence over H. Goetsch's store, Whittemore, Iowa. BANKING INSTITUTIONS. Kossuth County Bank, Which includes everything that is possibly needed for ihe construction of anything from a piclcet fence to the very finest residence. WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to figure your Ulls, 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. CAPITAL «°.° 00 Incorporated under general laws of 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. WJI. H. INGHAM President J B. JONES Vice President LEWIS H. SMITH Cashier Dlrectors-Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J B. Jones, T. Chrischiiles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devlne. The First National Bank CAPITAL 850,000 Special attention given to collections. AMBROSE A. CALL President D. H. HUTCH1NS Vice President J. 0. BLACKFORD Cashier Directors-Ambrose A. Call, D. H. Hutchins, J. C. Blackford, Philip Donveller, Win. K. Ferguson, Geo. C. Call, 0. B. Hutchins. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. The trustees in charge of the historical department at the state capitol at Des Moines have provided for the placing of portraits of the officers in command of the Spirit Lake expedition in 1857. Major Williams' portrait has already heen placed there, and the portraits of J. F. Duncombe and C. B. Richards, who were captains of companies A and B, will soon be among the number added to the list. The portraits of those in command of the expedition that have not already been procured have boon promised, with the one exception of Captain Johnson of company C, who was lost on the expedition. A new Iowa author, Rev. A. W. Archibald of Davenport, has met with fine success. A handy little volume of his, "The Bible Verified," has gone to a second edition in six weeks after its first publication. The Waterloo Courier states that Farmer Coffin will refuse to be a candidate for governor next fall. C. W. Williams of Independence says $105,000 will not buy Allerton as it did Axtell.. Susan B. Anthony has presented the city library of Des Moines the third volume of the "History of .Woman Suf- frag." It contains her autograph and has a characteristic note in her handwriting which reads: " To be presented to the Des Moines city library with the hope that perfect equality of rights fox- women, civil and political, will ere long be established by the state and national constitutions, so that the other forty- three states may be worthy a place in the same constellation with Wyoming, the one and only republic in the United States of America." be 88 years old on their next birthday. They were married May 10, 1821, and will have been married 70 years on the next anniversary of their wedding. The Storm Lake Pilot notes the arrest of Hall at Wesley and says: " From the name nnd description of the game we have no doubt that this is the same Hall who swindled Geo. Johnson of Elk, who is at this time defending against a suit for the collection of the notes given. In the latest case, as in the one in this county, the amount was $1,000." A table has been prepared by the state mine inspectors showing the amount of the coul output in the state for two years post. The grand total is 7,040,820 tons. The increase of the output of 1890 over 1889 was 320,984 tons. C. W. Williams at Indepcndedco has received the following from Samuel Gamble, manager of the Hobart stock farm, San Mateo, Cal.: " Set your track in first-class order for next season, for when Stamboul starts on it in 1891, I think you will see a very fast mile. In my opinion your track will please him; and if he is as good as ho was when our welcome rain came and stopped him this fall, I now make the mark for him over your track, 2:09i." It now makes it certain that Stamboul, 2:11, will come east and that he will try to dethrone Nelson over the " fastest track on earth." VOL. XXV--NO. 43, THE CORN CONTROVERSY. It Goes Merrily On, and is Bringing Out Estimates from Other Parts of the State. Senator Chubb Gives the Cedar Rapids Republican an Article on the Subject—His Figures. Marshal Bice of Dubuque says there is a decided improvement in the tramp specimens on the road now. Ho says that almost all of them are professional thieves. Nearly all are well dressed, and carry razors and revolvers. FARMERS' AND TRADERS' BANK, K. M. Richmond B. R. Richmond ................. A. B. Richmond ........................ Cashier Transacts a general banking business. Collections a specialty. Money transferred to all parts of the United States and Europe at low rates. Tickets to and from the old country for sale. Taxes paid for residents and non-residents, Abstract of title furnished on the same day applied for. 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 can do you good. Yours, etc., WINKIE BROS. DEALER IN REAL ESTATE. Loan and Insurance Ag't and Notary Public, 00,000 acres of prairie lands and Improved farms for sale or rent. Village property for sale or rent. Now is the time to secure you a home before three prospective railroads are built, which will advance the price of land beyond the reach of the average home-seeker, COMMERCIAL HOUSE, Bancroft, Iowa, R. M. Richmond, proprietor. First-class house. Satisfaction guaranteed. Special attention to the traveling public. Election is Over! So is High Prices for Stoves ! I have a full line of Cooks and Heaters, among which is The Famous Round Oak, Standing ,t the he.d of the •^ft^ Take one! <»• DEALER IN REAL ESTATE, Ax^o-oasr-a., XO-W-.A.. Lauds bought and sold on commission. Particular attention given to care and sale of real estate in Kossuth and adjoining counties, Agt. for German Ins. Co., Freeport, 111. Passage tickets to old countries at lowest rates. F. M, BBONSON, Watches and Jewelry, CLOCKS, SILVERWARE, Silver-plated ware, and all kinds of goods in his line. Repairing promptly done. At Prank Bros.'store. TO LOAH on Farm Property. . » p At lowest rates and optional payments, Interest payable at our office, If you want a loan, call on ws, We £gn save you meney, JQNfES & SMITH* The New Meat Market, PENNETT & ANPERSON, Proprietors of the new market on Thorjngton street keep everything in fresh ana salt meat. Freshflsh every FHflay. gonje a,»9 see US. The fourth annual meeting of the Iowa fair secretaries was held at the Savory last Tuesday night. The following papers were read: " The Mission of the Couty Fair," A. M. Head of Jefferson. Address, Col. H. J. Budd of Knoxville. " Salaries of Fair Secreoaries," W. B. Clements of Agency. "The Speed Department," Gid. B. McFall of Oskaloosa. Pot Pourri," John Stubenrauch of Pella. "How to Conduct a Fair," C. F. Curtis of Nevada. Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows; President, W. S. Richards of Osceola; vice-president, D. H. Anderson, Jackson county; secretary, John Studenrauch, Pella. Hon. John N. Irwin left Keokuk Friday of last week for his field of duty as governor of Arizona. His family accompanied him. His official residence will be at Phoenix. The soldiers' home at Marshalltown has an average attendance of 416 soldiers. According to the December report, $5,200 was allowed for their support and salaries of officers. By a somewhat peculiar coincidence, the penitentiary at Fort Madison shows 412 inmates; $2,556.67 was allowed for the officers' salaries. ___^_ The Register's inquiry for the oldest married couple in Iowa is still bringing in responses. The latest ref t comes from the old home of the Cu * ,son family in Melrose township, G; ty, Iowa, which is one of '' townships of land in all is settled by an indi and happy people. Tl that Jacob, StviflWe;, ,, _. was borp M»y % p$, g|g Mfl/e noru De 9 . f J. m* JWfc4 *W The nine stakes of $5,000 each offered by the Independence driving park association that closed Jan. 1, have the following number of entries: Yearling, stake, 166; 2-year-old, 115; 3-year-old, 49; 4-year-old, 10; 5-year-old, 11; 2:30 class for trotterr, 16; 2:30 class for pacers, 27; 2:20 class for pacers, 23. The material in each stake is the best in the United States and Canada. In the 5-year- old stakes four are entered who as 4-year-olds obtained records of 2:15 and better, as follows: Nancy Hanks, 2:14i; Allerton, 2:13i; Alabaster, 2:15; Margaret S., 2:12i. Should these four be in condition to start, the greatest trotting race ever witnessed would be the result. Judge Nourse, prominent prohibitionist of Des Moines, is reported by the Dubuque Telegraph as saying that he did not think prohibition would again carry by vote of the people of Iowa if submitted to them. The Dubuque marshal shut up a tramp, and to be sure of him put him in the inner cell. When he came back to look for him, ho was gone. On the door of the cell was pinned a paper. It read: Dear Mr. Rice: Love laughs at locksmiths. Yours, Cupid. The feasibility of raising sugar beets in the vicinity of Fort Dodge is now a much discussed topic. The Business Men's association at its annual meeting decided to offer a premium of $10 in gold for the best specimen of sugar beet raised in Webster county this year. The Webster County Agricultural society will also offer liberal premiums at the next county fair. It is probable that a good many acres of sugar beets will be raised this season. Senator Chubb is in the midst of an animated discussion over the state on corn raising. The Cedar Rapids Gazette, which attempts to defend Gov. Boies' figures, took. his estimates and submitted them to a Linn county farmer who changed them. The Cedar Rapids Republican then addressed Mr. Chubb oa the matter, and he answered the Linn county man. The Gazette editorial is as follows: Wo like to see one's figures when tho cost of anything is in controversy. The kickers against tho Boies speech concerning tho cost of raising corn are very backward about coming forward with figures. But Senator Chubb of Kossuth county is on hand. Ho is said to bo an actual corn raiser. Ho estimates the cost of raising corn as follows: Plowing 50 acres at 11.85 S 02.5& Seven bushels seed, at SI 7.ou Planting ig-"" Harrowing • . {>>"" Cultl vatlt'gthroo tines 50.00 Husking and cribbing nu.uu Total ttB7.00 Ho figures the problem in another way, doing the work with a man and team at $2.50 a day: Plowing, 25 days » 02.50 Planting, four daya I"-"" Seed Z'XX Harrowing, two days. B.JJO First cultivation, eight days SO.Op Second and third cultivation, 10 days.. ^5.00 Husking at 8 cents per bushel OO.OQ Total for 50 acres $170.00 Those figures were shown to Mr. John Garrison, one of tho oldest and best farmers in Linn county, owning and working a four hundred acre farm neai' Cedar Rapids, and when asked for his opinion gave figures as follows: Plowing at 91.35 per acre * 03.50 Seed, 7 bushels, at 81.3o B.7T> Planiing Harrowing Cultivating..... Husking, cribbing, etc nnn Rent aUU per acre 150.00 A correspondent to the Carroll Herald is traveling in Kansas and Nebraska, and writes: While Iowa has been enjoying good crops and the festive swine have been waxing fat—Kansas and Nebraska have had crop failures and reverses—some counties in the western part of these two states have lost at least 50 per cent, of their population. And this year I have heard of several instances where farmers have driven stock hogs to town and finding no market have turned them loose, having no feed or money to buy it with. At other points buyers are paying one cent per pound for hogs. This will strike the Iowa farmer as hard lines indeed. Loud appeals for help have come from many counties in Kansas and hundreds of well authenticated cases of suffering are reported which have excited the sympathies of the people, and aid has been rendered to many, But with all the aid that can be given there will be much suffering. The outlook for thousands of families for the next eight months is gloomy indeed. coun- best , and prosperous stages The railroad commission has received from Chancellor Emlin McClain, of the state university, a compilation of all the railroad laws, decisions of the higher and. lower courts, and provisions of state statutes on railroad questions, It is a complete resume ol railroad legislation, compiled wi$wu,t post to , aM wi& $fce Total W18.75 This makes the average i$8.37i pel- acre. And there is nothing excessive about any estimate. If the Republican will submit Mr. Garrison's figures to the Hon. James Wilson, who is not only one of the most practical farmers in the state, but a statesman as well, and one who digs deep for the facts in all matters, we will buy the Republican editor a new wlug hat if Mr. Wilson doe,s not say that Mr. Garrison's figures in total are TOO LOW. ; But taking Republican Senator Chubb's own figures of $3.74 per acre, and Republican Labor Commissioner Hutchins' average cost rental of farms ^ in Linn county at $3.20 per acre, and \ vou still have a cost of J&94 per acre. ' Nobody would have thiPSeek to try to get below Chubb's specialty figures surely. And nobody that we have heard, of has even claimed that during the past five years corn has averaged over 334 bushels per acre, or that the price has averaged over 22 cents. Then take the $6.94 from the $7.33, and it leaves the neat " litte plum" of 39 cents profit per acre. Chubb would have made on his 50 acres about $20. The Republican announced Senator Chubb's article to the Gazette as follows: You'll get facts and figures enough- figures and facts till you can't rest- before you complete your contract to vindicate democracy's calamity governor. Ex-Senator Chubb, the represent! " ative Kossuth county farmer, will giv* the Gazette a few figures in tomorrow/ Republican. Others will follow him./ It then under the heading, " Chul Writes; a Farmer Who Knows WH He is Talking about Corrects g the G v zette—Sovereign Oracle," gives Mr> Chubb's letter: ' Editor Republican: I notice in the Gazette of the 8th of January they give my figures on the cost of raising 50 acres of corn, also in connection, the figures of Mr. Garrison of Linn county. Permit me to say that I have no inclination to do Gov. Boies any injustice in this matter, nor do I question but what Mr. Garrison may expend the amount given in growing fifty acres of corn. But if he does expend that amount judiciously, he will harvest more than Sat bushels to the acre. ^ Mr. Boies says that corn is the mostr profitable of all crops raised in Iowa 1 , that the cost of raising and harvesting a crop of corn is. $8 per acre, saying nothing whatever of income from the capital invested in the land required to produce it. It is to this estimate I take exceptions. . Under this Mr. Garrison has no right to $3, or any amount for use of land, If Mr. Garrison pays $100 for cribbing 1,666 bushels of corn, he pays just double what it would cost here, or what it would cost to crib a crop of 66 bushels per acre. Taking out this $200, and the differ^ ence would not be so great. N[ot bvt what that amount of labor might pe . profitably expended on the crop, put W. « it was, as I said before, the yield oughUA to be more than 33 bushels to the acre,,* 5 ?! I believe my figures are correct as ^g the average amount expended on ing corn in Iowa, I know it will < here. Very truly yours, Algona, Jan. 14, 1801, BUCK-WHEAT flour ao per pound; a| Stacy's office or at mill. Jptt.es & St.aoy.-86

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