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THE UPPER DBS MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JtJLY 1. 189L The Upper Des Moines. BY INGHAM fe WARREN. Term* of The Upp*r !><•* Oneeopy, one year. ....................... "^V Otweopy.mx month*.. .................... '.'I ee mr/nth» . . . . ...... . . - • ..... *" uddretw at above rates. order, express order, . One copy, three mr/nth» Sent ito any uddretw at Remit by draft, money rink. , or portal note at our rink. Hated of ftdvertlMtiK *ent on application. Kof Stntc Setintor. LonAK Towwsnir. Clay County. Iowa, Jnne •> iBoi —To the pidltor: Pease announce &«™ tbe T &pwt of mafiy frlenfls In the For. t».«cventh district 1 am a candidate for the 25nce of mate senator, subject to the decision of th« republican primary was wanted and where it was no place can be found now, unless it be the Algona standpipe. where water is wanted and is not present in abundance. But we can find no account of anything but a preliminary experiment near Washington, tried last week Tuesday—the day of the Iowa floods. The results of this scarcely warrant the belief that it can be connected with our water supply. The paper says: " A »ilk balloon, with a capacity of some 500 cubic feet, and filled with a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen, two parts of the latter to one of the former, was tugging at the cord* by which it was anchored. To this a small cord, carrying an electric wire, was attached, and the balloon was wirf, was attaeneei, ana ine oauuuu »»» carried to the top of a ridge, where it was UUi i iuu wj vi«*> v-fi* "*• « ••"•19 w t .... — .— — art released. IU ascent was lazy, and a fitful SKNATOIUAT, MATTKH8. The holding of the caucuses and conventions In various counties in this senatorial district brings the question of Senator Funk's successor squarely to the front, and while he has stated that he is not n. candidate, and other men are being proposed, there is nn unmistakable under-current of sentiment everywhere in favor of Senator Funk succeeding himself. How far this will extend and what it will result in rc- -mainsto be seen. TUB Ui'i'Eit DKH MOINES has not consulted the senator or his friends, and does not know that a nomination would be accepted if tendered. But the mere statement that he is not a candidate should have and will have but little weight in a convention, for the people are coming to believe that men should not be selected as candldute» because they wish or do not wish a nomination, but with a view solely to their capacity to render acceptable public service. If they decline for good rcuson a tendered nomination, the convention is in as good position us before to select another. The reasons why Senator Funk is the most available and desirable candidate are BO numerous that it will not be singular if they influence the convention even against his expressed wish. He proved during his first term n popular and efficient member, gaining the good will of his associates, and putting himself in position to exert all the influence for his district that ho possessed. Probably no one will pretend that he ranked in ability or influence with men like Senators Gatch or Woolson, and many others. But this, all can truthfully suy, who had an opportunity as the writer did a year ago to know his standing, that by modestly making no pretenses of political shrewdness or remarkable ability, and by pursuing a • conservative course, marked by independence -in arriving at conclusions, and frankness in stating them, he won the confidence of the older and abler men of the senate, and was able at all times to secure not only an unprejudiced but a friendly and favorable hearing for the merits of any measure ho supported. It Is entirely likely that he made mistakes. But what man in the district will make less during his first term? And this suggestion points to a second strong reason for his return. If Senator Funk has shown the affirmative qualities which secure respect and confidence at Dos Moincs, is not his four years experience and acquaintance •worth something to the district, and Where can anything bo gained by pick- Ing up a now man, who has all this experience to gain? Still another strong reason for Senator Funk's nomination IB his acquaintance with the members of. the senate who will return. Senator Browor, who with him represented this part of the state, will bo nominated without opposition, and the two will bo in position In the coming session to give weight and influence to this section, to say nothing of their friendly acquaintance with the other able men, who either hold over or will bo reelected from tho north and northwest. Personally there can be no objection to Senator Funk. Ho combines as well as any man in the district the- qualities needed in a senator. The only question involved Is one that has boon discussed and boon Bottled In the older paK» v of the state, and boon settled In a ,to givo them a predominating Influence in legislation. There are plenty of able men in Dos Molnos and Mt. Pleasant »nd Waterloo, to say nothing of the districts these towns are in. But year after year the roll cull Is responded to |>y Gateh and Woolson and Parrott. Those are but sample cusos. The Influence of these men In the senate Is the inevitable result of long acquaintance, experience, and the training of political life. Their voice and influence is worth a dozen now members to any cause. The north will never secure this command till it follows the same policy. The district east of us will wisely avail itself of Senator Brewer's increased ability In the next session, and ho will take rank among the loaders at once. Why should wo not join them in putting northern Iowa in a position of influence Jjy returning Senator Funk? I CHJUJJT^U. «V«J MUTJ-W..- ..•*-** .JZV) *_.._ — breeze carried it far out of the «perpendicn- H.«« £/V1 fnnf lar, so that it was not more than 500 feet from the earth when it was exploded by an electric spark through about 800 feet of cord. The explosion was a pronounced success—the skin of the balloon being torn into thousands of minute fragments, which drifted with the breeze. Of course the explosion was not loud nor the concussion great; a buzzard, which was inspecting the balloon from a short distance, seemed to be momentarily astonished, although not seri- ouBly shocked, for he wheeled away through the air and disappeared, perhaps to inform his family of the strange phenomenon he had witnessed. One of the scientific staff of the Smithsonian institution who was present was armed with a recording bara- graph which, after the explosion, indicated a variation of five-tenths of an inch in the pressure of the atmosphere; this variation seems to have been instantaneous, but was not certain, owing to the construction of the instrument, the recording cylinder of which does not move rapidly. After a long wait two other balloons were sent up and successfully exploded. The experiments were at un end, and the spectators drove home over dusty roads." There is nothing in the report to suggest the possibility of floods all over, but in these days of science the far- reaching effects of small causes are not underestimated. If a government appropriation of $7,000 can start rain such as the past week has witnessed, what will not the people be willing to appropriate to discover a scheme to counteract the dynamite balloon? a Dutch gentlewoman, and two ui priests. There is a good deal of dramatic interest in the first installment, which ends, as all well-regulated serials should, in a situation which piques the curiosity of the reader. ^ A portrait of Horace Greeley forms the frontispiece of The Century for July to accompany a hitherto unpublished address by Mr. Greeley on Abraham Lincoln, which, coming after the Hay and Nicolay history, and Mr. Schnrz' review of the same, will be read with particular interest, not lessened by the knowledge of the peculiar relations which existed between Lincoln and Greeley. The address was written in or about ISft?, and is printed from the original manuscript _^ The July St. Nicholas has a rich abundance of short and bright articles which the children are so fond of reading, there being thirty items in the table of contents. The first story, " Rescued by the Enemy," deals with the defeat of a party of marauding " whaleboat-men" on the north shore of Long Island, in revolutionary -days, by the timely arrival of some British marine officers. It is illustrated by Birch, one of the pictures forming the frontispiece. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona. la. Bargains at tlie Cash Store! The Tank Line war has ended, and oils sell at old prices; but W. B. QOARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossnth County ban*. Algous, Iowa. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Over Kossnth Co. b-nk. DANSON BROS., ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Frank Bros. Best Patent, per sack £l-4o Half Patent, per sack 1.40 Straight, per sack., 1-^0 20 Ibs Fine Granulated Sugar for. .$1.00 21 Ibs Coffee A Sugar for 1.00 22 Ibs Light Brown Sugar for 1.00 DT THIS EEIGEBOBHOOD. Senator Broker on the Fourth. sneaks at Corwith s. s. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chrischllles' store. Prices on other goods remain the same as before, Remember, we are agents fof Rock Salt for Stock. . ggf Call and see us, TOWNSEND & LANG-DON. Estherville Republican: Mrs. Geo. Matson visited at Algona last week. Mart Coooan won first money, §240, with " Wapsle Prince" at Cherokee. Humboldt Independent: Mr. Taylor of Algona, a brother of Mrs. N. H. Knowles, is conducting P. F. Saul's business during his absence. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State et, 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. One of the illusions produced by imagination, mixed with history, is the generally accepted notion that earlier ages produced larger and stronger men than the present. The stories of Harold, and Richurd tho lion hearted, and Wallace, leave the impression that they were veritable giants, und that their feats of strength are no longer possible. And yet the armor of Richard preserved in the British museum belonged to a small man measured by our standards, und the well developed young man of 21 cannot put it on. The fact is the race has increased remarkably in stature, and Is now increasing very rapidly. The most noticeable feature of the reports of the Harvard and Yulo boat race is the size of tho men, considering their ages. The Harvard crew average 22% years of age, und their average weight was 172% pounds, and their average height was five feet 10% inches, Yale's record is Btill more remarkable. Tho crew averaged but 2(1% years of age, while tho average weight was 179J< pounds, and the average height was six feet and half an inch. There wore nine men in each crew. These figures speak for tho big frames und powerful sinews which modern knowledge und training uro giving tho race. There is not u inun in the two crows who would not tower ubove Richard or tho famed Walluco or any of tho big men of antiquity. A fine monument of Henry Ward Beochcr was unveiled in Brooklyn last weok with imposing ceremonies. President Soth Low of Columbia college delivered th'o uddroBS, while city officials and clergymen of all denominations assisted in the demonstration. Tho statue is nine feet high on a pedcstul ton foot high. On the right side of tho pedestal is tho figure of a kneeling slavo-girl, clinging to it and laying u palin brunch ut tho foot of Mr. Boechor. Tho expression of tho upturned face is one of nwo and admiration. On tho other side are two children, u boy seated upon his coat curolossly thrown on tho lowest projecting part of tho pedestal, und holding up a girl, who, with oust down eyes, is laying a wreath at tho foot of Mr. Boochor. Both uro barefooted. Those supplementary figures uro of life si/.o. On tho front of the pedOBtul uro inscribed tho mono and dates of tho birth and death of Mr. Beechor, und on the baok this simple tribute: "Tho grateful gift of multitudes of all classes, creeds, and conditions, at homo and abroad, to honor tho groat apostle of tho brotherhood of man." Sioux Citv Journal: The Boone News says of "the milk well discovered in Kossuth county: "It isn't needed. Enough of our milk now comes from wells. 1 ' Emmetsburg Democrat: An Algona man has a milk well. Algona should have a milk palace ....... The Kossuth county people will hold their normal Institute during the warm months of July. Word comes from Elmore that Andy Dunlap of Ledyard WHS down to Boone this week in search of men and teams for work in securing a large amount of hay this season. The Dunlap Bros, are rustlers. They expect to commence extensive operations about July 10th. Brooklyn Chronicle: Theconnecting link to the Searsboro cheese mine has been discovered. A Kossuth county farmer claims to have a well from which he draws bucketful after bucketful of a very good article of milk. The resources of Iowa arc truly wonderful, but the Sioux City Journal says that the cow will remain in business at the old stand. Hampton Recorder: Col. Boutin has been notified by the adjutant general that the Sixth regiment, I. N. G., will have a regimental encampment again this year, commencing July 20. The exact place is not decided on but soon will bo. It will probably be further west than we are, as there are but three companies in tho eastern end of the district occupied by the regiment. MORSE & PRIDE, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. Office east of Rutherford house, Algona, Iowa. O. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Next door to J. O. Smith's store, Algona, la. J. E. HILL, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Wesley, Iowa. Day and nlpht calls attended . to with promtness. T. J. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation in English and German. Office and residence over H. Goetsch's store, Whlttemore, Iowa. Harvest is Almost Here! And you are sure to want A Deering Steel Binder with which to cut your small grain. This is the lightest draft machine in the market, and good judges say it is by all odds the best. It wins in all competing contests everywhere. Come and look at our Junior Deering Mower. »/ (— j v DR. CEO. J. HOLTFOERSTER, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. West Bend, Iowa. Special attention to diseases of the skin. Fits, epilepsy, etc., cured. It knocks them all out. BANKING INSTITUTIONS. ^~^^~^i~^~<~if~*S~>S~>*l~**i'^^~**t-**i-**^S-*-^^^^*^*~*^-^*~+* f *~r' Kossuth County Bank, The Indications are that Wheeler will bo nominated for governor at Cedar Rapids today. Tho lieutenant governor is in doubt, as is also tho supremo judge, though Poyneor and Bock will both loud. Subin for superintendent and Campbell for railway commisiouor will bo named by ac- clamutlon. • *. • Purnoll and Mrs. O'Shoa wore married lust weok in London. Parnoll hopes by doing what ho thus can to atono for tho Boundul tholr previous relations occasioned to regain tho Irish leadership. Amendment Day. To the Editor: At a special meeting hold by the W. C. T. U., June 27, the ninth anniversary of the vote on the adoption of the constitutional prohibitory amendment, a large attendance was present, and the session was earnest and enthusiastic. Mrs. Mary Carter, the first president of the union, presided. Mrs. Rev. Smith read a scripture lesson, followed by singing and prayer. A letter from Mrs. M. C. Bailey, resigning on account of_ ill health, the presidency of the union, was read by the secretary. The resignation was accepted. On motion, Mrs. Hamilton was elected to fill vacancy. There being a vacancy in the office of secretary, Mrs. C. A. Ingham was elected thereto. After discussion, a committee consisting of Mrs. Ingham and Mrs. Gar field, was appointed to confer with officers of the county fair association in regard to offering prizes to schoolchildren for temperance essays, the best essays to be I'ead at the fair. Tho following programme was then taken up: Selection by Mrs. Carter— Systematic personal work. Reading of tho Iowa prohibitory lay by Mrs. Rev. Smith, Song—Happy Days—Miss Josie McCoy. Paper by Mrs. Ingham on the Lessons of the Hour. Selected poem— Tho Drinking House Oyer the Way. Report of district convention at Webster City, by delegates, Mrs. T. N. Connor and Mrs, Dr. Garfield. Appointment of Mrs. L. M. Horton to organize a Y union. On motion the following resolution was adopted. That we wish to express our appreciation of the faithful and efficient service given us by the retiring president Mrs. Bailey, and that wo hope she may still be able ' to encourage us by her presence and council. On motion, a vote of thanks^ was tendered tho young ladies who kindly furnished the music, and to Mrs. Carter for her efforts in arranging the meeting. CAPITAL 850,000 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. WM. H. INGHAM President J. B. JONES Vice President LEWIS H. SMITH Cashier Directors—Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Chrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devlne. BIE3OS. W. W. JONES is agent at Algona, And he, too, "pays the freight." The First National Bank CAPITAL $50,000 Special attention given to collections. AMBROSE A. CALL President I). H. HUTCHINS Vice President J. C. BLACKFOUD Cashier Directors—Ambrose A. Call, D. H. Hutching, J. C. Blackford, Philip Donveller, Wm. K. Ferguson, A. D. Clarke, C. B. Hutchins. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furaishlng first-class security. FARMERS 1 AND TRADERS' BANK, T ook Here a Minute. . . You can save money by buying Boots and Shoes at F. S. Stough's. We aim to keep the best goods in the market, and in PRICES We Defy Competition! Harness, Saddles, Trunks, Valises, complete line. B.M.Richmond ..................... President R. R, Richmond ................. Vice President A. B. Richmond ........................ Cashier Transacts a general banking business. Collections a specialty. Money transferred to all parts of the United States and Kurope 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. THE GRANGE STORE. MAKING IT 11A1JS. We havo boon watching tho telegraphic reports closely for some days to discover If that dynamite experiment on tho rain had yot boon tried, for it must bo evident to everyone that something has beeu done which has upset tho orderly course of nature and precipitated a miniature Hood. If the dynamite has beon exploded Senator Far- I deserves all credit for his discov- y, tor its success is nothing short of Water has eomo where it THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Sorllmer's inagazlno for July (beginning tho tenth volume) has its loading article on a subject which attracts particular attention at this season, " Speed in Ocean Steamers." The autlior, A. E, Beaton, is connected with a largo ship-building firm in England, and makes perfectly plain to un- tocmiical readers the various conditions which must bo borne in mind in designing ocean greyhounds, aud the most advanced methods which have met them. The illustrations show a number of the fastest steamers afloat. This issue contains also two illustrated out-of-door articles—one on "Izard Hunting in tho Spanish Pyrenees," aud the other on lisliiug for Black sea bass on the Pacific poast. 1 I '&" "The Lady of Fort St. John," the new serial which begins in the July number of the Atlantic Monthly, is a story of cue of tho lords of Acadla, Charles do la Tour. Tho novel opens iu au Acadian fortress at the mouth of tho river St. John. Within tho walls of this fortress, over which Mao> auio do la Tour, the lady of Fort St. John, presides, is gathered a curious family—a I noblewoman formerly of the English court, I u Swiss lieutenant, a dwavf witch woman, Didn't Know Iowa Hardheads. A Llveraore joker put up a job on tho strong man with Dick's circus, who had a rock broken . on his head. The Gazette tells of tho result and says: This crowd was evidently unacquainted with tho nature of some of the stones which abound in this country, and somebody had provided them with a "hardhead" of about a hundred pounds weight. When the time came for his performance the " man with the iron head" stood his punishment heroically, but the sledge manipulator was unable to crack the stone, and finally our strong man threw it on the ground in disgust, seized the sledge himself and whaled away at it for some minutes before he was able to make any impression on it. During the afternoon he brushed up his knowledge of stonology and in the evening appeared with a flat lime stone, which was easily broken. Are You Alive To the importance of keeping up with the times? If so, subscribe for that newsiest and best of metropolitan weeklies, The Sioux City Journal. In order to give this paper the widest possible circulation the publishers have made the following unprecedentedly low prices, from this date, for the campaign: Single copies to Nov. 16, 1891, 25 cents; olubs of five or more to Nov. 10, 1891, 20 cents each. Sample copies free. Address Perkins Bros. Co., Sioux City, Iowa. -M" if* DEALER IN HEAL 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. SPECIAL SALE OF State Bank of Bancroft AUTHORIZED CAPITAL 3100,000 Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Transacts a general banking business. Money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold, collections a specialty. Real estate loans procured and Insurance furnished. Notes purchased. Large list of wild lands and Improved farms for sale and rent. S. T. MESERVEY President R. N. BRUER Vice President CHAS. R. MOREHOUSE Cashier Directors—G. S. Rlngland, S. T. Meservey, R. N. Bruer, J. B. Johnson, C. Korsluud. DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, mcd- clues, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. in Swiss, Viennese, white and colored Harnburgs, Flouncings, All-overs, etc. Laces, G-loves, Mitts, Ribbons, Umbrellas. 1 000 -- REMNANTS -- 1 000 of lace and embroidery for one-half their value, CO Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful personal attention. Prices are reasonable. Boolco Stationary. Farm Loans. HOBTGAGES- The beat tor chattel work. Always |Q stock at the Upper Des Molnet office. I can now make loans on Improved lands, from oue to ten years time, and give the borrower tlie privilege of paying the whole loan or any part thereof la even f 1(M) at any date when interest falls due. This is Iowa money, and no second mortgage or coupons taken. This plan of making a loan will enable the borrower to reduce his mortgage at any time and save the interest on the amount paW. Money furniihfid at nnnft nn nftrfpo.t. t.it.ln flnli r\n r\» aririt.oaa furnished at once on perfect title. Call on or address H. HOXJE, iLv.,,*, ., . l.l,.'x l .,

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