The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 17, 1892 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1866. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1892. VOL. XXTII-NO. 21. We. herewith take pleasure in submitting to your kind attention the opening oi our store, in which we have placed a LARGE STOCK of Clothing, Hats, Caps, Fur Coats, Gents' Furnishing Goods, etc., which for quality, design, fit, workmanship, style, and beauty cannot be equaled in Algona. Being modest by nature and not much given to blowing, we abstain from giving prices, except to say that we want it distinctly understood that we will Tbethe In view of the fact that our buyer, in company with seven more, is buying for eleven stores, with CASH IN HAND, aided by sound judgment, good taste, and many years of experience, we have secured our goods at an advantage which the average dealer does not enjoy. It is our intenton to make this city our permanent home. We came here with honest intent to serve you in a fair, square, honest manner. Our business will be conducted on strictly business principles, namely— Every article marked in plain figures. No misrepresentation allowed. Money cheerfully refunded if not satisfied with the bargains. We propose to stir things up in the clothing camp this particular fall of 1892, and we are confident that our tremendous energy wi 1 be rewarded. Prices on first-class goods guaranteed to be lower than any other dealer in northern Iowa. We dely anyone living to give their customers better treatment than the will and openly proclaim, without fear of contradiction. No house will match our values within 25 per cent. Surely you cannot afford to Overlook us With a cordial invitation to call and examine our stock, become acquainted, and get our one-price prices, We remain yours, anxious to please, . . L &> OO. THE WEEK'S IOWA HEWS. The Des Moines News publishes the following interesting statistics of the growth and present strength of the . Baptist church in Iowa: There are 464 : organized Baptist churches in Iowa; there are 333 Baptist church edifices and 76 parsonages. The total valuation of the property of the church in Iowa is 81,277,453. There are 354 ordained Baptist preachers in Iowa. The membership is 32,323; there are 336 Sunday schools with 3,390 officers and teachers and 24,438 scholars. The church raised last year for Sunday schools §9,759.06. It raised for church work a total of $361,687.77. These figures are interesting not only to Baptists but to the public generally. The first state convention of this church was held in Iowa City, June 3,1842, and there was then 17 organized churches, 357 members and 13 ministers in the state. TheManhatten Beach company at West Ohoboji has kicked against Sunday excursions and has notified the Milwaukee company that in the future no boats will be let to excursionists on the Lord's day. The Independence trotting meeting Which opens Aug. 23 will be the only two-weeks' trotting meeting ever given in America, and that means in the world. Williams is always doing some unparalleled thing. The classes for this meeting are filled with the. highest order of horses ever got together. The special feature will be a race between Allerton, 2:09i,and Nancy Hanks, 2:09, for a purse of $10,000,' all to go to the winner. Independence has a new $100,000 hotel, a new opera house and a new electric railway this year and is better prepared to take care of a crowd than ever before. The railroads make a rate of one fare for the round trip. Secretary of State McFarland is sending out the cards of instructions to county auditors regarding the new voting law. Each auditor will have many copies of it printed and posted up to benefit voters. _______ The campaign in Iowa is the latest topic to be discussed by the national republican committee. Representatives Henderson and Dplliver went to New York to thoroughly explain the situation tP Chairman Carter, and as a , the opnterlmoe it hw been hdi contegtj waged in Iowa and that the situation there is such that the national committee feels called on to take upon itself much of the work which would ordinarily be done by local managers. This year the Sioux City corn palace will open on Sept. 26 and will close Oct. 1. The main building at the institution for the deaf and dumb at Council Bluffs was not destroyed as it was expected when the fire broke out last Thursday. The annex or new portion was totally burned. The fire caught in the drying closets in the laundry and spread so quickly that not a dollar's worth of the expensive machinery or property was saved. ______ The managers of the Mason City turf club are doing some extensive advertising for their meeting Sept. 6-10. They offer $30,000 in stakes, purses and specials. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Allerton will make an effort to beat the two-mile record, 4:43, made by Fanny Witherspoon. The programme consists of 2:28, 2:50,3:00, 2:24, 2:40, 2:29, and 2:19 class, trotting; 2:30 and 2:22 class, pacing, besides a number of stake races. There will be three races each day, and indications are favorable for the largest meeting ever held in northwestern Iowa. Schweinfurth, the man who has created considerable excitement near Rockford, 111., by claiming to be Christ, is reported to be arranging to start an establishment in Iowa. He is consulting with parties near Keokuk with a view of buying land and starting a heaven on a large scale Andrew Somelson, a workman on Wheeler's big ranch in Sac county, laid a wager that ho would plow corn all the afternoon last week Monday, the hottest day of the season, and wear the heaviest overcoat that could be produced. A Swedish coat weighing 10 pounds was put on him, buttoned up from his knees to bis ears, and the fun commenced, says the Odebolt Chronicle. He stuck to his work for five hours, plowing 24 half mile rows, and V on the bet! He was wet as a rag when he thrt \i but seemed good for more. The coat was still Tuesday. Somelson drank aT/of wate'r during jhe afternopn. Rev. Patterson, wholas been preaoh- Jlthe Baptists at Mason Cityi Wl' out with his Charge and resigned the citizens get together at the opera house and organize a " People's Baptist church" and extend a call to the rever- eiid gentleman to be pastor at a salary of §1,200 a year, which he accepts, and consequently some lively times may be looked for in Mason City in Baptist circles. _______ The treasury department has let to Greeves & Brackett of Colorado, for $37,500, the contract for the erection of the new public building at Fort Dodge. Des Moines' electrical wagon invention is taking shape. One was tried in Chicago last week. With fiveP persons in the wagon it left the barn on Monroe street and traveled to the company's office. The run was made in 22 minutes, which was considered as satisfactory, considering that the wagon was delayed at a bridge and that frequent stops were made on account of the crowds in the streets down town. It is calculated that the wagon can make ten miles an hour easily with the present motor and can climb any bill in the city. ______ Iowa's historical collection is enriched by two famous pieces of furniture. In the vault bag been placed a large case full of apartments and pigeon holes. This article was used by Elijah Sells when he was secretary of state at the old capitol in Iowa City, in 1855. In 1856 the case was moved by wagon to the then new capitol in Des Moines, and was used by every secretary of state up to the occupancy of the present capitol building. In the closet at the left of the Aldrieh rooms is a little cabinet used by Gen. Baker when h 3 was adjutant general, and had' his office at Clinton in 1861. It then went to Davenport, and finally found a resting place in Des Moines. It has just been discovered stowed away in the capitol basement, and now occupies a place of honor, as it should. investigation. The sole purpose will be to gather information for improvements that may be made to bring postmasters into closer relations with each other and with the public as well as with the department, and briefly to elevate and improve the postal service in all its branches. Senator Shields is nominated to run against D. B. Henderson in the Third district. Shields is an able Dubuque lawyer. _______ The postmasters at all county seats will soon be requested to undertake visits to all the small offices in the county as voluntary service, and the postmaster general seeks the co-operation and friendly spirit of every postmaster in making the visits a success. They will be made for general inquiry and suggestion, and will not be in any sense an Col. M. P. Smith, commandant of the of the state soldiers' home ever since, it was built, has tendered his resignation, which has been accepted by the board of commissioners. His successor will probably be chosen at the next meeting of the trustees. Col. Smith returns to Clinton, where he has large real estate interests. His management has been very successful and generally satisfactory. Whitelaw Reid, J. C.'Burrows and J. P. Dolliver will help the Illinois republicans give their canvass a good send-off at Springfield, Aug. 18. Henry Wallace, editor of the Homestead, has in preparation a book on the subject of clover, in which he has been especially interested for several years. Mr. Wallace has lately spent a week in Kansas, investigating alfalfa, which belongs to the same family as our cl mestic clover; and during his visit to the old world last year, he Interviewed the leading agricultural writers of England, Scotland, and Belgium on the clover question. Mr. Wallace can write like a poet on clover or any other subject when he chooses, but he says this book will be thoroughly practical and scientific and without a ray ol moonshine in it. The volume will be published next winter, probably in December, _______ Rev. W. W. Tyrrell, who recently resigned his position as pastor of the Methodist church at Clarion on accoun of a little disagreement over a horse race 1 , has, it is stated, decided to abandon the ministry and engage in a profession more congenial to his tastes. He wil study and practice law. He is a bright man and will make a succes as an attorney. Rasmussen, a farmer livin, about three miles north of Garner, wa attacked by an enraged bull while go ing through his field and fatally gorei by the brute. ^^^^^ Chancelipr MoClaiw'^ supplement McClalu'e code will be opt Sept. }*' H has been hard at worlr ajl vtwutipw,, sup, Plying $w 9 type wpffgrf w^fe, [most constantly. He has now gone o Madison, Wis. -His printing has een done there, and he will remain ome four weeks attending to the roof reading. A NAEBOW ESOAPE. ugust Studer's Child Has a Closo Call—News Notes at Wesley. WESLEY, Aug. 15.—C. B. Long of Burt arrived here Saturday with his holograph outfit and has pitched his ent on the lot between' E. F. Bacon's tore and tho millinery store. Harvest is about all completed in his part of the county. C. E. Oleson was in Chicago tho past week on business. A little child of August Studer came aear being killed last Thursday. While out in the harvest field with one )f the older brothers the little fellow wandered out into the standing grain ind laid down and went to sleep. When the harvester came around it •an over the body and perhaps would lave passed clear over without hurting t, but the rattle of the machine awoke t and it raised its head just in time for the guards to strike it which made iome vory bad scalp wounds. Dr. Hill was called and dressed its wounds and eft it feeling quite comfortable. We hope our city marshal will got after some of those chaps that have been making a practice of driving through .he streets at a late hour at night dis- lUrbing some of our citizens by hallow- ng and making unnecessary disturb ances like they did last Saturday night. '.t they were brought up before out- mayor once and paid a fine, perhaps it would put a stop to such conduct, and ;he quicker the business is attended to the better. Quite a shower passed over this part of the county again Saturday morning, which stopped haying to some extent. Clark Coffen of Burt was in our town Saturday of last week. C, S. Potter of Irvington was in town Sunday. Jas. Patterson of Irvington was in town today. He reports crops good anc farmers busy stacking grain in his neighborhood. Our Catholic people held a beneficial picnic here the 15tn inst. and by the amount of drunk men on our streets holy water must have been plenty. E. F. Bacon is buying up draft horses which he is shipping to the Red rivei country, in North Dakota. He shippec a car load today. His son, Fred, wil go along to look after them. S. E, Grove is building a new barn back of his old one, which will be " nicest barn in town. Mr, Trundel of Spencer was in town Monday, " ' ' Wheat, 60c; oats, 25o; flax >er ton Ippse; bailed, fj.fi0 •5.30. * , Haojjejt wb.p has been f sMej? Mr*, Prejgeli for th Markets: 880; hay $3 hogs, $." , '" ls *-,,S '&tf,.^'&*& - DRAGGED TO DEATH. .'lie Full Particulars of tho Death of Jj. 11. IJalcer's Son at Iliimboldt. Last week w^p noted briefly tho accl- ent to the young son of Dr. Baker, an Id-time LuVernito. The Humboldt ndependent gives tho particulars as ollows: Orville Baker, youngest son f County Clerk L. R. Baker, was .ragged to death Monday evening by a ow that he was leading home from the. pasture. As near as can be ascertained' he boy had tied the rope around his )6dy and was whipping files from the ow with ti brush in each hand and at he same time driving her along toward lome when at tho crossing of Lincoln ind Wardsworth streets near south- vest corner of the school grounds going iast tho cow became frightened, started in the run, throwing 1 the boy down, .ragging and trampling him a block iast and two-thirds of a block south on Jarrett Smith avenue where she turned nto her own lot, where she dragged lie body about while being caught, liife was thought to be extinct before .ho body had been dragged far. The ivent occurred a few minutes after 6 o'clock Monday evening. When found the skull was fractured and the body covered with bruises from contact with .he sidewalk and rocks in the lot. The >ody was drawn in by by the slip noose cnot to about four inches in diameter. The boy was 11 years old the 26th 'of April last past and was full of life and un. The funeral occurred at the Baptist church at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning and the remains interred in Jnion cemetery, to which place they were followed by a large concourse of 'riends of the family. Mrs, Baker was prostrated physically and fears were sntertained that she would not recover. The stricken parents have the sympa- shy of the whole community in this their deep affliction. No UToollliK at "NVlilttoinoro. The Emmetsburg Democrat reports that a freight conductor was taken before Justice Hatch at Whittemore, Monday, and fined $10 and costs for leaving a crossing blocked. This was rather expensive for the conductor but our main streets at least should not be left closed while a train waits to do switching. At Geo. E. Marble's, Burt, We intend to move into our new store soon, where we will have more and bet' ter room. I heartily thank my friends in Burt and vicinity for the very liberal patronage given me, and hope with increased facilities to be able to serve you better. We have some bargains to offer that are worth your while tp look at. I am here to sell goods as low as possible, but will not buy cheap, shoddy goods. One hundred nice presents for the first pne hundred ladies who call on us in our pew store. W a - «;^» ,;| ^^»^^i^^^<^^^ f^^^-^^^^^

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