The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 17, 1891 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 17, 1891
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THE UPPER DE8 MOIKES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1801. I. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF TRAINS. > CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL. West—P"ass — East—Pass.— SToT l^ . .6:02 a m No. 2 10:2ft a m No 3 4:37 pm No. 4 ....... 9:30pm Freleht— Freight- No 0 ... 7:15 a m No. 8 11:55 p m No; 14 2:30pm No! 5 .' 8:17pmNo. 10 12:15 am CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN. North— Elinore pass. .4:0o p m St. Paul frt.. .0:55 a in South— Elinore pass 12:20 p m DesMoiuesft 7:35 p m THE CITY. The republican comes Friday. county convention .Supper at Congregational church tomorrow evening. Every body invited. Bev. Black spoke to a large audience at the Methodist church last Sunday evening. Democratic caucuses were held Monday and the unterrified are holding then- convention today. Prof. Gilchrist's family leave Laurens soon and .will make their home* in Sioux City with him. TheKossuth county teachers' institute will open July 20, and continue two weeks of six days each. An excusion train to Lodysml goes tomorrow at.9:57 o'clock. An auction sale of lots is the occasion. McDeruiott.& Dalton are selling their new fence machines very readily. Every man makes his own fence. Bradley & Nicoulin's tenting outfit have sold SljOOO worth of buggies and wagons a week in Effiinet county. A base ball nine was organized _ in town last evening, and some games with neighboring towns are being arranged. The children's day exercises at the Methodist church occur next Sunday evening, a fine programme is prepared. Wesley takes a second seat for no one. Our correspondent says Sam Grove has a pair of Shetland, ponies that can't be beat. The grange store has a new message for our readers this week. The grange store isn't beat on reliable goods and low prices. John Goeders has his new fronts in and a new awning up. P. L. Slagle will occupy his room as soon .as he can get time to move. _ A big subscription has been raised for a new church in Fenton, and a Swedish church is being arranged for in Hebron. Our Bancroft correspondent promises us the Fourth programme in full next week. Bancroft is going to celebrate in good style. Jones & Smith are building a land office at Ledyard, and J. B. Jones intends to spend part of his time there this summer. The wigwam is beginning to turn out the old standard McCormick binder already. Somebody evidently believes in a harvest before long. It was a question Saturday which dr-ew the largest crowds, the circus or Taylor's and Goeders' stores. The latter were jammed all day. The general tone of markets is toward lower prices. The local markets are, wheat, 80@85c; oats, 30@32c; corn, 40 § 43c; flax, 90c; hurley, 40@45c; hogs, .75@$4. On Sunday morning at the Episcopal church, Rev. Bowen will preach on "Worship Under the old Dispensation, in the Historic Church, and in Heaven, Bitualistic." ___ The sale of pews in the Congregational church is already more than $200 more than ever before—a very flattering •condition and highly complimentary to Rev. Davidson. Jas. Taylor always has something for the season, and just now his skeleton coats lit the weather like paper on the wall. Read what he says about clothes, straw hats, etc. W. F. Carter is off in Nebraska on a business deal, and C. Barton has been quite seriously sick for a week, and Henry Rist and John Walker are working in the store. J. A. Hamilton has leased the Lantry property on state street and will build sheds there for his hard wood lumber. He is discussing putting in a full stock of pine lumber. Algona Grange holds a social at August Zahlten's next Friday evening. Supper at 4:30 o'clock, ice cream and strawberries in the evening, and a good time all the time. Dr. Burr's thermometer showed 87 degrees Monday at noon. The Kossuth County bank thermometer went to 97 in ithe afternoon. The moisture made the heat wonderfully oppressive. The circus last Saturday concluded to drop its price to 25 cents, and was well attended. As a 25 cent show it was very good, but the really boniflde •25 cent show comes next Saturday. Children's day exercises at the Congregational church last Sunday morning were attended by a very large audience. Commencement decorations were left for it, and a fine programme was rendered. Miss Parr, who has taught in the public schools two years, resigned her position for next term last Friday evening. She expects to attend college . next year. The board will elect a new teacher at the July meeting. Among the lucky ones in the pension department the past week was E. Tellier, who gets eight dollars a month from last July. His trouble arose from malarial poisoning, which at various times entirely unfits him for work. As Talmage is to speak at Spirit Lake .July 24, Superintendent Carey thought she might be able to secure him for an institute lecture. The reply to her in- luiry was that he could he had for from 5750 to $1,000 for one lecture. Old friends of our old time Milwaukee agent, McMaster, will be interested in learning that he is on a farm near Charles City. Going to California did ndt improve his health as he hoped, and he has quit railroading. vocate in J. O. Paxon. He brought in 20 fleeces yesterday which averaged over ten pounds each, and sold them at 18 cents a pound. He says he is going to try the business on a larger scale. Prof. Maria L. Sanford, of the Minnesota State university, will lecture in Algona early in July. She is a fine speaker. The Congregational ladies are making the arrangements. The date and full wotice will be given later. The normal school board held a meeting Saturday and appointed J. W. Robinson and A. A. Brunson a, committee to consult the business men. Their report will bo made at a meeting^ this week at which final action will be taken. Celebrations are advertised at Bancroft, Wesley, Grover's grove in Portland, O'Rourke's grove in Riverdale, John G. Smith returned from Chicago Saturday. The Aurora well company had no digging machine at liberty then, but expected to have in six days, •when they will telegraph. Until then 'the'well matter \rill stand as it is. Sheep raising in !£ossuth has an ad" and one is being arranged for the J. B. Jones grove west of town. Full pro- grammes will be given as soon as they are prepared. The dedication of the Buffalo Fork church will be. held Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. Luce of Clear Lake will deliver the address, and other ministers will assist. A. beautiful little church has been erected, and a large attendance is invited. The Burt bigamy case which was mentioned several weeks ago was postponed Monday, and will be heard July 15. The young man is out under $1,000 bonds. The story that there was an attempt to shoot his brother proves to be without foundation. Father Nichols goes to Bancroft on on St. John's day to preach the sermon at the exorcises to be held in honor of the saint for whom the church is named. High mass will be celebrated at 10:30 o'clock, and all are invited to attend this anniversary meeting. John Goeders is offering big cuts in prices this month in all lines of goods. His advertisement this week speaks for itself. John has gone to the front as a merchant in Algona by having the best goods and 'giving the lowest prices, which his big sales allow him to do. Emmetsburg has a uniformed boy's brass band that is to play at the republican state convention and wants to go to the democratic meeting. Jas. Taylor got a fine photograph of the band Monday, and is consulting the state committee. Judge Carr's son is a leader in the organization. At the last board meeting a consent road was granted running diagonally from the Catholic cemetery corner to the old Stough farm. The work of grading has been begun by A. D. Clarke, who had the road laid, and we understand that when accepted the adjoining land will be fenced. The Masons are making big preparations for their visit to Clear Lake next Wednesday, They expect two carloads from here. The Milwaukee has given a one-fare round trip rate, and a special train brings the visitors home in the evening. A regular meeting is held this evening to make arrangements. A party of bicyclers, F. S. Stough, Dr. Morse, Jos. W. Hays, and W. C. Danson rode on the train to Bancroft Thursday, and then wheeled it to Silver Lake. They had worse than " fisherman's luck." They had to sleep on the floor, and ride homo against a strong wind with not.even a fish bite to brag of. A. M. Johnson was experimenting last week with the black lice which infest his plum trees. Kerosene was recommended, and so was sulphur, but he decided that they crew fat on both, for the more ho used the better the lice seemed to feel. He finally tried Paris green, with what result we have not learned. The county Sunday school convention at Bancroft last Thursday chose Rev's. Whitfield of Algona and Cummings of Bancroft as delegates to the state convention which met at Mason City yesterday and continues today and tomorrow. The delegates went yesterday morning. Last evening Rev. Sanderson delivered the opening address. A happy wedding was celebrated at Clark Colfen's home in Plum Creek last Wednesday evening, his daughter Clara joining fortunes with F. A. Wilcox. The groom is manager of the Burt creamery and a popular young man, and is fortunate in winning so estimable a lady. THE UPPER DBS MOINES joins in extending hearty congratulations. Thos F. Cooke and Gary Garfield started on their wheels last week for Newton to attend the state meeting. But the rain stopped them and they took the train. Dr. Garfield and Bert Edmonds went by train Monday. None of our representatives have planned to enter the races, but they may when they get there. The races began yesterday. Wo are requested to announce that the Courier man had evidently been picnicking on his own account when he got up the notice of the Skandinayi- an picnic. This genial gathering will occur next Saturday at the Byson grove on Plum creek, and not a week later as he got it. This is the annual gathering of Skandinavians, and a regular old country good time is in store. THE UPPER DES MOINES has the pleasure of announcing that it will be favored with a series of letters in which Phil. C. Hunna will give some account of South America, as he sees it. This comparatively unknown country is beginning to attract attention, and the lively style in which he will write his experiences insures our readers in looking for some entertaining letters. Rev. Bowen was called to Emmetsburg Sunday to conduct the funeral exercises over the remains of Mr. Crawford, one of the old and respected citizens of that place, and no ^Episcopal services were held here. Mr. Crawford was well known to many Algona people, and was generally known as a member of the firm of Soper & Crawford. He was in every way an estimable man. Presiding Elder Black goes to Sioux City Saturday, and Sunday evening preaches the annual sermon at the commencement exercises of the University of the Northwest. Rev, Whitfield goes Monday to attend the meeting of the board of managers of which he is a member. He says that the full amount demanded by the conference has been subscribed, and that the success of the school is insured. trees for the world's fair exhibit. He has begun already, and is planting trees in tubs. When the fair opens these tubs will be shipped and set in the grounds at Chicago, and the trees will show oranges in every stage from the blossoms to the ripe fruit. Jolin K. Walker's father was a Kossuth visitor a week ago, and this fall will become a permanent resident of the county. He bought the quarter west of the Clock farm a few years ago, and expects to bring some blooded stock from the old home. On his way back ho visits Charlie at Independence, where ho is still working in the asylum. Mr. Walker is a man of means, anil, his coming to Kossuth means a valuable addition. Among the teachers, Prof. Dtxson, Misses Call, Pettibone, Bailey and Wilkinson spend tho vacation in Algona. Miss Mnrcy has gone to her homo in Fairfiold, 'Miss Whitney has gone to her home in Lawrenceville, N. Y., Miss Wise is visiting in Dubuque with her sister, Miss Kramer is with the Gilchrist family, Miss Parr goes to Los Angeles, Cal.. where she will attend •school, and Miss Fuhnestock has gone to her home In Illinois. A very curious thing occurred in J. E. Blackford's yard one night last week. In tho morning over one hundred twigs with leaves from an oak tree were lying on the ground, all about six inches long, and all looking as if they had been cut instead of broken off. No other tree showed anything of tho kind, which made tho occurrence more remarkable. Mr. Blackford thinks lightning might have done it, though the trunk of the tree showed no signs of having boon struck. Invitations have been received in town for tho wedding reception to bo tendered to Miss Vesta Call and Frank B. Miller tomorrow evening at A. F. Call's homo in Sioux City. This happy wedding is tho result of a college acquaintance begun at Oborlin. Mr. Miller is in business in Sioux City, and is described as in every way worthy tho charming bride ho has won. The congratulations of many friends will follow the couple from Algona. Gco. C. Call attends the wedding and reception. A serious accident happened to Peter Skow last week. Ho went out on the evening train on the Milwaukee road, and expected to get off at Sexton. Tho rules are, however, for the train not to stop at Sexton. Peter did not understand this but understood tho brakoman to tell him they would slow up and for him to jump off. At any rate ho jumped, and tho result is a broken collar bone, besides other serious injuries. Dr. McCoy was called and is getting him fixed up, but the accident is a great misfortune. Whether the brakeman misinformed him, or was misunderstood is not known. There has probably been an exciting time on the herd grounds at Tuttle's lake. Saturday it got noised abroad that the big herd of cattle from Kossuth and Humboldt counties had become unmanageable and was destroying crops, and that the cattle were being attached for damages. Sunday several owners started, and Monday a lot more passed through Algona. Monday morning the Rahm boys from Prairie and a number of others went through with a four-horse team for the scene of conflict. Tho herd contains over 4,000 cattle, mostly owned in Kossuth, and the owners want their stock. The latest find is a milk well. It is on Jo. Meyers' farm two miles south of Sexton, and at a depth of 193 feet flows a substance milk white that looks and tastes very much like milk. At first the well was clear but after a little pumping the milky water began coming. Meyers tried it with his hogs and they swallowed it greedily. Yesterday he brought a bottle of it to town to show to our scientists but no one had any theory to offer. If this well holds out it will knock any ordinary creamery business out. Dairying will take on a new phase and the question of milk supply can be discussed from a new standpoint. Tho devolppements at this well will be watched with interest. Old Algona college students will be interested in the following from tho Indianola Herald. Miss Myra Baker is Prof. O. H. Baker's second daughter: Miss Myra Baker, at the annual meeting of the board of trustees of Nupa college, Napa City, California, was elected preceptress and professor of modern languages at a salary of $800 a year. Miss Baker is first, a graduate of Simpson college, where she took a full classical course of study, and second, a graduate of De Pauw University in the full classical course, besides she put in two years of special work in German, French and English literature. Her specialty is modern languages, and her election to a professorship in such a college as Napa is a just recognition of merit and superior scholarship. Miss Myra accepts the call and will no doubt distinguish herself in the modern languages as greatly as did her sister Joanna here as professor of Greek. Alman A. Smith, tho well known brother of Mrs. John G. Smith, D. T. Smith, and Mrs. Brint Robison, died suddenly of heart disease Saturday. He had been suffering from the effects of grip for a year, and his lungs wore already badly affected, so that ho had been for some time an invalid. Ho was well known in the county, and especially in Irvington where he lived on the old Fife farm. He came to Kossuth 22 years ago, and died at the age of 58. Ho leaves a wife and three children, the youngest now 24 years old. The funeral was held at the home and consisted of simple services and a few appropriate remarks by Rev Davidson. A large number attended, and one of the longest processions ever seen at the Irvington cemetery followed the remains to their resting place. Mr. Smith was a familiar figure in Algona, and ho was always a welcome visitor. Ho was a genial and friendly man, whose popularity was only confined by the limits of his acquaintance, and in his death the county loses an excellent citizen. Hulf Kates to Milwaukee. For tho Northwestern Saengerfest, which will be held at Milwaukee, Wis., July 8 to 12, the Chicago & Northwestern Railway company will sell excursion tickets to Milwaukee and return at half rates—one fare for the round trip. For rates, dates of sale, limits of tickets, etc., apply to agents C. & N. W. Ry.-12t3 ________ Fool Advice for Fnrmers. The Livermore Gazette makes fitting comment on the stuff that is palmed off as agricultural news these days: Tama Jim Wilson's first farm editorial last week was that " when corn is too thick you will have more barren cars, while thin corn has comparatively largo ears.'' Mr. Wilson ought now to take a little space to inform the farmers that it is customary to plant corn in tho summer, us it has been ascertained that the winter months in this country are rather too chilly for its growth, and then take a rest from his editorial duties. Any 12 year old boy in this country who can't tell how many kernels of corn to drop in a hill, or how far apart the rows should be is in danger of losing his job. The Day llns Surely Conic, And the fact is surely worth mentioning. One honest snow: tho people's show where you will surely find honest people to deal with. A child can bring a $20 bill and got his right change. The child and money will bo taken euro of, you cannot pay any one in our show too much money. You will find no drunkards or thieves on our grounds; you will not hear any swearing, we have nothing but gentlemen and ladies with us; that is our feature, with an honest show, tho people's- show, ono price, 25 cents, one show, one ring, one stage. Sec tho parade and the free exhibition at our show grounds. The only big show that will visit Algona. Exhibits Juno 20. OIL HAS " RIZ." *** * * The Tank Line war has ended, and oils sell at old prices; but Flour anfl Sugar are Still Very Cheap! Best Patent, per suck S1.4"> Half Patent, per snck 1.40 Straight, per enck 1.20 20 His Pine Granulated 811301* for. .$1.00 21 Ibs C'otTco A Sugar for 1.00 22 Ihs Light Brown Sugar for 1.00 Prices on other goods remain the same as before. Remember, we arc agents for Rock Salt for Stock. all and sec us. TOWNSEND & LANGDON. OUR $3 men's fine shoo in light, soft leather is tho most stylish and best wearing in tho market. F. S. Stough. Vciico Your I'nriUB. If you are in need of a, good fence machine call on McDormott & Dalton, Algona, Iowa. It will work up any material you have on tho farm. The wire will cost you 7 cents a rod, and machine $10. Cheapest fence in the market. Ilt3 McDEKMOTT & DALTON. I Have Removed to The room one door east of the postoflice, and am prepared to serve Ice Cream by the dish or in bulk. FRUIT TABLETS aooKiiBS, ToTostcco. Buy your peanuts fresh from roaster. W. A. LADENDORFF. To RENT—House, five rooms. J. E. Stacy. CIGARS for i?l a box and upward at Brunson & Go's. Special agents for northwestern Iowa for Bollard's door check and sash lock.-11 REMEMDER wo keep what tho trade calls for in boots and shoes, trunks and valises, harness, saddles, whips, etc. F. S. Stough. To buy your DRESSMAKING, four blocks west of M. E. church. Mrs. Win. Ch-ury.-llt2 LADIES' shoes, B to EE in width at Stough's. H. A. SESSIONS, DEALER IN MONUMENTS AND HEADSTONES, Granite or Marble, ALCIONA, - - IOWA. where you will find The Variety, the Quality, And the Prices Reasonable. Satisfaction guaranteed in all cases. JOHN EDWARDS, Feed, and Sale Stable, South of Tennant House, My rigs are all first class, and I will do what is right to secure a share of the trade. Also owner of tho stallions— BLACKWOOD AND BILLY LEE. Home-made harness a specialty. IF 1 . niackwood by Blachwood jr.; dam Mag by Henry Clay (8), time !2:45 to road wagon. Uilly Lee by Gen. Lee, by Green's Bashaw 50; dam Belle Wilson, a racing mare. Cloths and Trimmings. J. K. FILL & SON, Merchant Tailors A full stock of cloths and trimmings always kept on hand, and furnished at as low rates as can be bought elsewhere. All work done promptly. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION. Come and see us before placing your order. It will be to your advantage. Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention. Prices are reasonable. HI. X. (JKOVK. SO1T. IBIESOS., JOHN GROVK/ Livery, Feed, and Boarding Stable. West of Thorington HOUKC. M, /,. UKOVE, Manager. SEEDS, SEEDS! Timothy seed, Red clover seed, Mammoth clover seed. White clover seed, Oil cake meal, Lawn and orchard grass, German millet seed, Alsyke seed, Blue grass seed, Red top seed, Canada field seed, Stock food, Seed flax, seed wheat, Seed oats, seed corn, AT J. J. WILSON'S, Successor to J. J. Wilson. Office and Yard on Dodge street, south of State; ALG-ONA, - IOWA. ALEX. WHITE, Agent. Handle* f'/if heat of all descriptions of California visitors report that W. H. Ineham's brother, who is the ownev of . an orange orchard at Sau Bernardino, MEN'S soft and light-weight plow has the contract to furnish the orange shoes at Stough'e. DE. L. A, SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, med- cines, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. Bootes Ste.ttow,9ry. Which includes everything that is possibly needed; for the construction of anything from a picket fence to the very finest residence, WE WIEEY ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to figure your bitts, and we will prove that this is not merely idle M#»

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