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ESTABLISHED 1866. DOWN! :-: DOWN! ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1891. VOL. XXVI-NO. 4. Tlie biggest tumble in Oil and Gasoline ever known in Algona or west of the oil fields, at GAIN STO WE ARE MAKING- PRICES AS FOLLOWS: Headlight Oil, per gallon, now 9 l-2c; Perfection Oil, per gallon, now 9 l-2c; "Water "White Oil, per gal, now 9 l-2c; Prime White OIL per gal, now 7 l-2c; Gasoline, per gallon, * now 9 l-2c; old price 18c old price 18c old price 15c old price 12 l-2c old price 15c Come early and come late, for we will be as anxious to sell you as you will be to buy at the above very low prices. You remember the McKinley bill knocked down the price on sugar, April 1,1891. Today Patterson Bros, have put Oil and Gasoline on tt :•." free list," and sell them at cost. PATTERSON BROS., State Street, Algona, Iowa. '( f. t . Successor to J, J, Wilson, Office and Yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALG-ONA, - IOWA. ALEX. WHITE, Agent. Mandles the best of all descriptions of includes everything that is possibly needed for the construction of anything from a picket fence to the very finest residencWif vV WE 8VBEET ALL COMPETITION. \ Come and give us ci chance to figure your bills, and we wUlprQve 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, ' [ . //' X.Z.UBOVE. JOHN GROVE. livery, Feed, and Boarding Stable. West of Thorlngton House. ». 55. GROVE, Malinger. NORTHERN IOWA Normal : - : School, This Institutton offers superior advantages in the following parttculars: IT HAS three full, rounded courses of study- Business, Academic, and Normal. ITS AIM is thorough, practical work in all branches taken up—nothing slighted, nothing done for show. IT MAKES a specialty of fitting teachers for thetr work, and has succeeded so well that ft has more calls for efficient teachers than ft can fill. Its academfc students are accepted without examfnatfon by the leadfng institutions of the state. ITS WORK IB endorsed by County Superintendent Carey, and superintendents of other counties send to us for teachers. IT OFFERS cheap board, low rates of tuition, personal acquaintance and influence of faculty. 85^°Spring term opens March 31. Further information furnished on application to H. B, McCOLLUM, A. B., Prin., 50 Algona, Iowa. O. Xj. ZjTJ"3ST3D, DEALER IN REAL ESTATE, Lands 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, DO YOU WANT AN AUCTIONEER? AUCTIONEER, Will cry city and farm property, make collections, etc. All business of a private nature strictly confidential. Office tfith F. M. Taylor, over Howard's. The New Meat Market. BENNETT & ANDERSON, Proprietors of the new market on Thorington street, keep everything in fresh and salt meat. Fresh fish every Friday. Come and see us. Drug; PR. L. A. SHEETZ, s and Medicines, Full assortment always on hand of drugs, med- clues, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. Soots «md Stationery-. t\, BANKING INSTITUTIONS. *rf-^^^rf« w f-^X-Vrf«y^^«-> - ^^rf'V - ^XX>^N - ^N - ^^^V*-^*-««^^^'%^>w«'^^>^~ Kossuth County Bank CAPITAt. 850,00 Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Depostts received, money loaned, foreign an domestic exchange bought and sold. Uolloc tlons made promptly, and a general bankin business transacted. Passage tickets to o from tho old countries sold at lowest rates. WSt. H. INUIIAM rrcsldcn J. It. JONKS Vice I'resluen LEWIS H. SMITH Cnshlo Directors—Win. H. ingham, John 0. Smltl J. B. Jones, T. Chrlschlllfis, Lewis II. Smith, J W. Wadsworth, Harnet Devinc. The First National Bank , XO-W.A.. CAPITAL 850,001 Special attention given to collections. AMBHOSK A. CAUj Pi-psldcn D. 11. UUTCHINS Vice Prcsldcn J. C. IH/ACKFOKD CushU-1 Directors—Ambrose A. Call, D. II. Hutchiua J. C. Blackford, Philip Dorweilor, Win. K. For gusou, A. D. Clarke, C. B. Ilutchlns. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing tlrst-cluHs security FARMERS' AND TRADERS' BANK K. M. Richmond President R. R. Richmond Vice President A. B. Richmond Cnshloi Transacts a general banking business. Col lections a specialty. Money transferred to al parts of tho United States and Europe at lav, rates. Tickets to and from tho old country foi sale. Taxes paid for residents and nou-rosl dents. Abstract of title furnished on tho same day applied for. 33,. 2t£, DEALER IN REAL ESTATE. Loan and Insurance Ar/'t ami Notary 1'ublic. 00,000 acres of prairie lands and improved farms for sulo or rent. Village property foi sale or rent. Now is tho time to secure you a home before throo prospective railroad's are built, which will advance tho price of land be yond the roach of tho average homo-seeker. COMMERCIAL HOUSE, Bancroft, Iowa, R. M. Richmond, proprietor, First-class houso, Satisfaction guaranteed, Special attention to tho traveling public. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. '^•^^-^^^^*^™*^^^^-^^^^-^^^>.^^^^-*^*--%.*^.X^ - ^Vrf-^-^ - ^^<^.^^^^^-V GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Omce over First National bank, Algona, la. W. B, QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over KoHsnth County bank, Algona, Iowa. E. H. CLARKE, 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. 'rompt collections. Money to foan on chattel security. Over ClirlHcliUles' store. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State St., ono door east of Cordlngley. Residence, McGregor Bt., east of the public school building. H. C. McCOY, M, D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. MORSE & PRIDE, J HYS1CIANS AND SURGEONS. ifflco east of Rutherford house, Algona, Iowa. G. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Sext 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. lonsultation in English and Gorman. Office and residence over H. Goetsch's store, Whlttemore, Iowa. DR, GEO. J. HOLTFOERSTER, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. iVest Bond, Iowa. Special attention to 'diseases of the skin. Pits, epilepsy, etc., cured. XuOTJIS Dealer in all kinds of : urniture, Picture Frames, Booking glasses, chromes, and all kinds of ready-made coffins. Hearse for public use. Headquarters for the best SEWINC MACHINES AND ORGANS. M ONEY FURNISHED— AT SEVEN PER GENT. INTEREST. At Kos,suth County Bask, Apply at, owe. THE NEWS OF THE WEEK Hon. A. 13. Hildreth of Charles City hn In press and soon to bo published, a book o his recollections of public men, cspccinll of lown, ns seen through his long nnd aetiv newspaper experience. After the dcnth o the older Clarkson, Mr. Hlldrcth becnm tho oldest newspaper representative i Iowa. _______ Iowa's old war governor, Samuel if. Kirk wood, wrote last week to tho Iowa City vot erans, and in his letter said: God spcci tho happy day when nil our people, union ists and confederates, whites nnd blacks shall justly appreciate, and fully enjoy th rights and privileges that should and wil result from tho great struggle in which yoi and your comrades boro so grout and honor able, a part. ________ Tho "open" or legal season for fishing it Iowa is: Hrook trout, April 1 to Nov. I salmon trout, May 15 to Nov. 1; black bass May 15 to Nov. 1; pilce, perch, May 15 t( Nov. 1. llov. Win. Sailer of Burlington has ro signed his pastorate. Ho gave as his roa son, advanced ago and a wish to spend remainder of his days in quiet. Dr. Saltei is a pioneer minister in Iowa, ho being among tho llrst to take up tho work of tho gospel in this state. Ho camo hero In 1*1H, and has filled tho pulpit continuously since, Tho resignation will take effect tho llrst of January next. Ho is 71 years of ago. Tho grout singer Mmo. Van Arnhom was born in Council 131ufCs, and was Miss Kato L, James. Sho has recently appeared it Paris and attracted groat attention. A leading musical critic wrote: " Very riirolj luvvo wo had tho privilege of hearing i< voice of such sympathetic quality and man aged with such perfect art. Mmo. Van Aruhem possesses charm, emotion, bravou ru. Wo predict for her great success." W. M. Thompson of the Peek Manufacturing company at Storm Lake says: Bo tweon a location in Iowa and ono in any other state I havo preferred Iowa because it is 11 prohibition state. I have managed mei in considerable numbers in Illinois, in Arkansas and in Iowa, and I have found tho best class of workmen in Iowa. They aro steady, Industrious and sober. On Mondaj .iftor pay day they aro at work just as on my other day, and don't slight tho work jecauso they haven't recovered from a drunk. The Dos Moincs News tolls a curious story on a Dakota farmer. During tho severe storm of February 7 and 8 ho lost ,wo turkey hens. Ho had long sinuo given up looking for them, and thought ho would Ind them dead when tho snow wont away ,his spring, Tho snow had drifted high at ono end of his barn. Last Friday the farmer, when running over tho drift, broke ihrough and foil into a holo, when, boliold, there wore tho turkeys. Tlioy had lived on snow for six weeks. Ono of them was alivo and as frisky as a kitten; tho other ono had evidently boon dead a few hours. Tlio turkeys wore fat when imprisoned, but cry poor when found. Tho livo lion Is on- oyinglifo again, but, on being liberated 'rom its strange prison, was afraid of ivory thing and would run away from any ivo animal. Tho Independence race track has BOO lorsos on in training already. Five now so farms havo started at Independence, ach ono with from 50 to 00 standard bred lorses. Mr. Aldrich has secured through, a most oil able source, a union war ticket, voted by soldier for Mr. Grinnell when a candidate or congress in 1804. Even the creases of lie folds of tho ticket aro plainly discorn- blo. Tho nainos of Lincoln and Johnson .ead the ticket. The Southern lowr circuit will give In ursos and stakes over $33,000. Firemen's tournament at Cedar Uapids, uno 9,10, 11 and 12, promises to bo tho argest and most successful tournament ver hold in tho state. Hon. John A. Kasson, begun a course of ectures last week in tho historical do- artment of tho John Hopkins university, Baltimore, upon tho history of diplomacy. At the stuto medical mooting at Waterloo ast week President Middleton in his ud- ress eulogized the Koch consumption euro. Iowa boasts, says the Now York Conti- ont, that its percentage of illiteracy is tho owcst in tho union. Her claim to rank as ho most intelligent of tho states is serious- y impaired, however, by tho fact that tho diot who hit a railway torpedo with an axe just to hear it crack," was an Iowa man ust previous to tho explosion. Here is a typical story told by an Iowa armor: "I have lost seven years time and 1,000 in Dakota. I camo back to Iowa roke, hud but ij53 left. Now I owe no mun dollar und have forty acres of good lund aid for, a house, stable, cows, pigs, team nd buggy horse, I am up again und back o God's country and will try to stuy up." The Hon. I. L. Woods reports tho feeling t tho Union stock yards unanimous that •e havo entered upon a period of higher rices for cattle which will last for a num- er of years. ^^^^^ A Ft. Dodge youth who is somewhat of a ruit eater himself stowed away 16 large uicy oranges beneath the contour of his est 011 a wager last week at cue eating. Tho Register tells a rather interesting tory showing that corporations t»ave a mall spark of that divine thing called soul, urking in their make-up after a ll. Last all on the train of tlie Chicago, St, Paul & Kansas City railway, a youug paja named Will Genrhart happened to bo walking along tho track and discovered that tho fire which had been left by the section mon nnd supposed not to bo dangerous, had sprntijc up and burnt a section of a culvert. If a train had como along in tho condition it was in there might havo been a repetition of the dreadful Chatsworth disaster. No way appeared to young Goarhnrt to stop the next train but to run back to the next station and give tho alarm. This he did, running all tho distance, three miles, and arriving just in tlmo to hold tho passenger train. The company was so gratified at this unselfish act that it advanced him sufficient funds to enable him to better his education. Young Genrliart, under tho company's tutelage, hns boon doing this and now tho company has given him a permanent place- in si station at Ira and hold out to him prospects of advancement. The grand army meets at Olttimwa next year. Tho grand nrmy encampment roafilrmctl tho position of ono year ago that the legislature appropriate from tho direct war tax, an amount sufllciont to erect monumental or memorial structures. .V syndicate is being formed in Esthor- ville to build n new opera house. Mrs. Clara Nit-holla of Corwith was chosen president of tho womens' relief corps of tho state, Northwestern Iowa camo to tho front at Dubuquo. William Kborhart, who Is known to famo as " Tho Fort Dodgo Boy Without Brains," was a guest of honor at tho convention of tho State Medical association at Waterloo. Willlo Is five years old and is remarkable in that ho now possesses ono ounce loss brains than ho had a year ago. Last summer tho llttio fellow had his skull so badly fractured by a fall that a portion of tho brain oo/.od out, About an ounce of tho brain texture was removed by Dr. Kino ol Fort Dodgo, and, strange to say, the boy recovered. Ho Is now as strong as over in mind and body and is considered a rare curiosity by physicians. Since Jan. 1, !M5 farmers' alliances havo boon instituted in Iowa. W. E. Forbes of Wall Lako is organi/or for tills congressional district, C. L. Davidson was elected commander of tho Iowa grand army at Dubuqtio last week. Ho was for several years a resident of Algona, and built what is known as tho Earloy house, now owned by Mrs. Hamilton. Ho enlisted in August, 1802, when, only 10 years of ago, in company A, Twenty-fifth Iowa infantry, and was wounded iu tho first attack on Vicksburg. While off duly on this account ho volunteered to take l>urt in tho battle at Arkansas Post, Ho was all through Iho siego of Vicksburg, battles: of Cherokee Station, Bear Uiver, etc., and was mustered out July 5, 1805, having- served three years as a private. Ho lias Uways been an enthusiastic grand army nan, and served us senior vieo-ooinmundor if tho department during tho year 1883-84. Was a member of tho department council of idminlstration in 18S8-89, and aid on staff of \ "Jommander-in.Chiof Alger in 1889. Ho is also interested in tho national guard of Iowa, uiid is captain of company E, Sixth Ucgimont, lowi National guard. Mrs.,). C. Savory of Dos Moinos died last vcok. Sho was a well known Iowa woman, iv lawyer, and un intellectual loader, n early days she vlaited Algona onco wltU lor husband, who was trading for thocoun- swamp lands. Tho Htato Unitarian conference is in sos- ion at Dos Moinos. Miss Safford is ono of ho leading speakers. Sheriff Adams begun last week serving functions against»() saloons in Webster ounty issued at tho lust term of court. The functions have boon hanging flro for sov- rtil weeks on account of tho sheriff's ro- usal to servo tho papers unless tho service oo wus paid in advance, That official was- jrought to timo by an order from Judge Weaver, demanding that tho sheriff sovyo ho injuntlons at onco or tuko tho penalty >':-, mmodlato suspension from office for failure .1 • o perform tho sworn duties of his office. Pillsbury's Point on West Okoboji lako as boon sold by members of tho Pillsbury uinily to DCS Moinos parties, who will lut tho sumo and placo it in tho market. This is ono of tho choicest pieces of lake- horo property about any of tho lakes. Tho ruot embraces some sixteen acres and tho urchaso price is said to bo $5,000, A peculiar incident occurred at tho union, opot at Cedur Rapids lust week. A stranjf- '' r, who was waiting for u train, was on- ugod in conversation with u friend, a Ce- ur Rapids railroud mun. Noticing a coach ull of Italians emigrating to tho west, who ad tho cor windows open, the stranger remarked, " would you liko to see mo make hoso Italians close those windows?" His riond intimated that ho would. Thereup- u tho gentleman gave u peculiar kind of. whistle, repeating it twice. In an In- tant every Italian closed his window., .sking for u solution of tho mystery the ailroad man was informed that the speak- r was in New Orleans ut tho time of tao rtallu trouble, and that the whistle ho had made was the call used by the members of 10 Mafia to call the attention of each other, t would seom then from this that these tallans knew tho signal, and to show their isgust, closed their windows. Wanted, One thousand rods of wire fence uilt. None but experienced workmen eed apply. Call on R. M. Richmond, Bivncroft, Iowa.-3 JAS. A. ORB, painter; will do paint- ng, paper hanging, kalspmlning, etc.. n the latest and beat style?, and gua,r- ntoe satisfaction. See him and get does before letting your work..