The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 8, 1891 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 8, 1891
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ESTABLISHED 1866. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1891. VOL. XXVI--NO. 15. THE GRANGE STORE. in Swiss, Viennese, white and colored Hamburgs, Flouncings, All-overs, etc. Laces, G-loves, Mitts, Ribbons, Umbrellas. 1000 -- REMNANTS --1000 of lace and embroidery for one-half their value. !r J^ook Here a Minute. . . You can save money by buying Boots and Shoes at F. S. Stoupjh's. We aim to keep the best goods in the market, and in PRICES We Defy Competition Harness, Saddles, Trunks, Valises, complete line. Harvest is Almost Hee! 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. It knocks them all out. BEOS. W. W. JONES is agent at Algona, And he, too, ' ' pays the freight. " C/D Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention. Prices are reasonable. FARM LOANS. Having secured the agency of the •i New England Loan and Trust Company, \i f iijT^ •> ' ' • I am now prepared to make farm loans on five to ten years' time at the lowest possible rate, with privilege of partial payments before due. Office over Chrischilles' store, Algona, a a SESSIONS. 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. sortr. F. L. PARISH'S Hardware and Tin Shop, Special attention glveu to all kinds of repairing, Including Guns, Pumps, and Gasoline Stoves, TXTrVaagrsra, etc. Am also prepared to put In furnaces and do plumbing and gas-plpo titling; AND IRON AND TIN ROOFING. Prompt attention will be given to all work In my line. Shop south of court house. F. 3J. H. A. SESSIONS, DEALER IN MONUMENTS AND HEADSTONES, Granite or Mnrble, ALGONA, - - IOWA. t; ' Satisfaction guaranteed in all cases. JOHN EDWARDS, Feed, and Sale Stable, South of Tennaut House, My rigs are all first class, and I will do what Is right to secure a share of the trade. Also owner of the stallions— BLACKWOOD AND BILLY LEE. Blackwood by Blackwood jr.; dam Mag by Heury Clay (8), time 2 :40 to i-oad wagon. Billy Lee by Gen. Lee, by Green's Bashaw 50; dam Belle Wilson, a racing mare. 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. XjOTJIS Dealer In all kinds of Furniture, Picture Frames, Looking glasses, ehromos, and all kinds of ready-made coffins. Hearse for public use. Headquarters for the best SEWING MACHINES AND ORGANS. The New Meat Market. BENNETT & ANDERSON, Proprietors of the new market on Thorington street, keep everything lu fresh and salt meat. Fresh flsh every Friday. Come and see us. Auctioneering Done. The undersigned will cry public sales Kossuth and adjoining counties. Have tweutj years' experience. Terms reasonable. {3f Applications for my services may be left at the law office of S. 8. Sessions, Algona, la. GEO. B. BOYLE, Whittemore, Iowa. O. DEALER IN REAL ESTATE, Lands bought and sold on commission. Particular attention given to care and sale of real estate lu Kossuth and adjoining counties. Agt. for German IDS. Co., .Freeport, 111. Passage tickets to old countries at lowest rates. M ONEY TO LOAN- ON RAILROAD LANDS. . Persons wanting to borrow money on railroad lands will do well tp call »t the K County Bank and bring their contracts. THE NEWS OF THE WEEK. The Iowa Columbian commission at its meeting in Des Moines appointed a Chicago firm tho official photographers to prepare views of tho state of Iowa to bo exhibited at theexposition in 1803 at Chicago. A largo map of tho state will bo made bordered on all sides by photographs of tho executive officers of tho state, members of tho commission, and a large yiow of tho capitol building will bo shown in tho center. At least seventy views will bo taken in each county, Including scenes along tho rivers railroads, school houses, colleges, and churches. It is safe to say that this vicinity can make as good a showing as the best of them. Can't Tell, tho yearling sister to Axtell, has been shod and is receiving her first lessons in harness. Tho sixth biennial reunion of tho Thirty-second Iowa infantry will bo held at Marshalltown on Wednesday and Thursday, October 7 and 8, 1801. Tho following sketch is given of Jack Reed, whoso death we noted last week: Jack was ono of tho shrewdest and most noted crooks in Iowa, and was well known not only by tho criminals of Iowa but by his reputation and famo as well, as his operations extended to other states, oven to tho Pacific slope. Ho was tho oldest son of Robert Rood, an early settlor of Dupago county, Illinois. Ho was early educated in crime and took naturally to stealing. Jack's first arrest was in Fayotto county, Iowa, when 27 years of ago. Ho escaped by jumping from the second story window of tho court house in which ho was confined. He operated in Dallas county, Iowa, from 1808 to 1873 with tho John Merrimau gang. Ho came to Hardin county, Iowa, in 1873. Ho was twice convicted in Hamilton county and served time in tho penitentiary, and was once convicted in Dallas county for cow stealing and served 18 months. This remarkable character was arrested 27 times for stealing and sharing the guilt. Ho defended himself seven times and was only convicted four. Ho helped thirteen criminals out of trouble, paid near $2,500 bail and other securities, used thousands of dollars for bribing juries and witnesses. Ho operated in nine different states and territories, using as many different aliases. He was 61 years of ago. The Nevada Representative last week paid a just tribute to tho service of Mrs. M. E. Boynton, who has rounded out 25 years as a teacher in tho public schools of that town. ___^ Thursday a week ago an extra east on the Milwaukee, Jennings, conductor, with 10 cars of dressed beef from Sioux City to Chicago,]collided with regular way freight No. 7, Adams, conductor, at Lawler, Iowa, wrecking both engines and several cars. It appears that there was a misunderstanding in tho orders, or at least the way they were given. There is to be a grand reunion of old soldiers at. Clear Lake, July 15-17. Campfires will bo addressed by commander Davidson, Senator Brower and others. A free boat excursion July 10, and hotel rates $1 a day are the attractions. Hereafter it will bo improper to speak of the United States signal seVvico. Undo Jerry Rusk thought that tho title of the service should bo more in keeping with the work and so hereafter it will bo styled tho United States weather bureau. The Council Bluffs Chatauqua assembly is now in session and continues till July 21. The sixth biennial reunion of Crocker's Iowa brigade will bo hold at Des Moines Sept. 23 and 24. Tho address will be delivered by Maj. H. G, McArthur, of the Fifteenth Iowa infantry volunteers, and all members of tho brigade in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and other western states are urged to attend. Ward B. Sherman, a brother of ox- Gov. Buren R. Sherman, and formerly a resident of this state, has eloped from New York with the wife of William W. Woolly. Sherman's wife, two sons and a young lady daughter are highly respected residents of Davenport. Frank Pierce, Des Moines' famous constable, shot another man last week. Frank's " reform" work seems to have reached the limit of its usefulness, and a hanging bee was threatened for several hours, but the law will be allowed to take its course. Mayor Burgess of Ottumwa has issued a proclamation against the Des Moines Graphic and Kansas City .Sun, declaring them " indecent and, immoral publications." The appointment of Dr. T. Do Witt Talmage for a lecture in Spirit Xftke at 3 p. m., Friday, July 24, is attracting a great deal of attention. Tickets havo been engaged by parties more than a hundred miles distant. All the neighboring towns are speaking up, and they will nil send largo delegations. The C. & N. W. are doing away with oil lamps in their coaches and equipping them with gns as fast as can be done conveniently. Three largo tanks aro placed beneath .each coach, and filled with gas before leaving Chicago, of a sufflcint amount to burn 48 hours. Tho snake man In Sells Bros.' circus while In tho parade at Ackley last week was bitten in tho hand by a huge rattler with which ho was fooling. Ho was ill onco taken from tho cage, his arm tightly bound, and filled with a half gallon of whisky. In a few minutes thereafter three live chickens were stripped of tho feathers on their breast and an incision made In their llosh and this applied to the opening of and artery In his wrist. Tho poison In the blood from the man's wrist killed tho chickens in almost an instant, but tho drawing powers of tho warm llosh took nearly all tho poison from his system and ho was saved, though It was several days boforo ho could join tho circus. A census ollieo bulletin on schools for tho blind shows tho Iowa college at Vinton, in 1880, had 41 male pupils and 40 female; total 00. In 1800 it had 84 male and 93 female; total 177. Tho ox/ ponses in 1880 wore §20,185; in 1800, $31,082. The males received from 1880 to 1890 were 048, and tho females received 790. Total expenditures for tho decade, $285,910, including cost of buildings, which was $41,778. When Van Amburglrs circus left Ksiglo Grovo several boys followed it off, but tho sheriff overtook them at Humboldt and induced thorn to return to their homos. THE SUPERINTENDENT EXPLAINS. Itorthn Cnrey Tolls tho TonchorH What Is Keodoil to Sociu-o Curtlil- cntoB—A Syllabus of tho liiHtltuto AVorlc.- The standard of scholarship required for any grade of certificate Is loft by tho school law entirely to tho judgment of the county superintendent. He may fix any standard which seems right to him. Availing himself of this privilege eight years ago, ex-Supt. Wilkinson fixed tho standard for this county at 90 por cent, in every branch for u first grade, 80 por cent, in every branch for a second grade, and 70 por cent, in every branch for a third grade. Perhaps at that time there wore jnoro teachers than schools, and Mr. Wilkinson hoped thereby to equalize them, but tho over-increasing number of schools demands an increase of teachers, and over sinco Mr. Wilkinson's time it has been found impracticable (owing to tho scarcity of teachers) to adhere strictly to this standard, yet no announcement of a lower standard could bo made lost tho criticism of the public would overwhelm the superintendents. Consequently tho best teachers wore selected and marked up to tho required per cent. It seemed the only possible way out of a difficulty which can bo thoroughly understood by no ono who has not boon county superintendent. To us this seemed unjust to tho teachers. It did not seem right to make them bo- lievo, by such high markings, that their scholarship was good, and that they had passed excellent examinations when they had not done so, and when they so much needed to study and Improve. It also seemed a groat injustice to the patrons of schools and to the sub- directors who guagotho teacher's scholarship by tho certificate she holds. Wo believe that examinations should be as nearly uniform as possible; that those reaching the required per cent., showing an aptness to teach and ability to govern, should receive certificates and be put into tho'schools. Wo have carried out this belief both in letter and in spirit; but when this was done there yet remained several schools without teachers. Instead of marking up those who failed wo selected from among them those who had passed the best examination, marked their exact standing on their certificates, crossed out tho word " Third" and sent them out to do tho best they could. No sub-director who took tho trouble to look at their certificates could for a moment bo deceived about their scholarship. It is true that the best scholars do not always make the the best teachers, but this can only be known after they havo been tried and found wanting. When we have enough well qualified teachers no certificates below par will be issued. Which one of these two ways is the bettor for supplying the requisite number of teachers is a question on which everybody must have his own opinion, but our policy has been what seemed right to us and we shall adhere to it. We have many earnest, energetic, weli qualified teachers who are doing a noble work, and we feel that we cannot accord too much praise to their tireless efforts. We feel glad for the children under their charge, and so thankful for the untold assistance they are rendering us in our efforts for the bettterment of our schools. Taken JJp, Came into my inclosure one light bay mare, with four white feet, weighs about 1,000 pounds. Also one, brown horse about four years old, an(£%eighs about 1>000 pounds. Pay for this notice and take them away. JESSE North of Algoaa 4i IT'S ALL A HUGE HUMBUG. There Arc No Vacant Homesteads tit Northern Iowa—A Letter from Register Fox. A Rush for Alleged Homestead Lands in O'Brien County—But Squatters Will Hold the Fort. Tho bogus advertising of homestead lands caught 400 suckers who wore at the doors of the Dos Moinos land office from 1 o'clock Monday morning till nine, when Register Pox explained that there worn no lands for thorn. Two crooks are under arrest for humbugging the crowd. They sold tickets In the lino to the door at SI each, and got as high as SoO for fixing up applications for the victims. They are said to have made §1,800, and were taken for getting money under false pretences. Tho whole homestead business was a humbug. A few pieces of land wore- subject to entry by men already on them; That was all there was of it. The whole truth about the vacant lands to bo opened for homesteads came out last Saturday In a letter from D. M. Fox, register of the land ollleo at Dos MoinoH. In this ho noli lied claimants that "tho vacant uiiHolected lands alono within tho indemnity limits of tho grants to tho roads named, will bo atTocted by the restoration, and if there are any such lands, they will bo found to bo isolated tracts." That Is only tho lands tho railways had not selected la their grants wore open. In his letter ho said: "I notice in tho Register of 2d inst. a coinmunlca-- tlon from someone living In tho northern part of the state, stating that a special train would run to DOB Moinos on tho (1th iiiHt. to aeeomodato tho hundreds of people coming to make entries. It is hoped that this article may appear in time to prevent this totally useless expenditure of time and money. No entry can bo permitted on railroad selections. Tho man who has carefully examined tho lands embraced in tho ton mile indemnity grant, and found a tract not selected by tho company, will bo tho only ono that can make homestead entry. A lloport !Kroiu O'Jlrlon County. PKIMOIIAR, July 4.— Special to tha State Register. Apropos of tho opening of railroad lands in this county to public entry, as per announcement of tho register of the Dos Moinos land ofliee, this county seat lias boon visited by a largo number of land sookors, and their numbers increase daily. Most of thorn are ignorant of tho real state of alTairs bore until they got on the ground, at which time they find out to the! r sorrow that all lands subject to entry have long boon occupied by squatters who have boon for tho past seven or eight years more or loss successfully fighting thoi-ailroad companies to maintain possession. Of course those settlors on tho lands or those who have boon put off by the railroad companies will have tho first right to make entries. During the period last weok when trains wore not running because of tho Hoods, u young Gorman from Dallas county was loft at Peterson, and for lack of hotter transportation started out and walked a distance of about 80 miles to Primghnr in order to "got a government homestead." Tho settlers on tho lands are greatly excited 'over the event and all are making preparations to bo at Dos Moines on tho Oth of July when tho lands will bo thrown open for settlement. Tho Chicago & Northwestern is contemplating running- a special excursion over their road for tho occasion, and it is estimated that 400 settlors will take advantage of It. These 400 will include many squatters who have long sinco been evicted from what is known as tho Milwauko lands, the title to which has boon long since practically settled. Tho evicted, how- over, still think they see a ray of hope for thorn and intend to take advantage of any possible opportunity for recovering their lands. Ono old gray-headed enthusiast, and prominent "squatter," by tho name of Pat. Reeves, who Is not well lixed as far as this world's goods are concerned, started early this week to walk all tho way to Dos Moines, u distance of 200 miles. Now Try This, It will cost you nothing and will surely do you good if you huve a cough, cold, or any trouble with throat, chest, or lungs. Dr. King's Now Discovery for consumption, coughs, and colds is guaranteed to give relief, or money will bo paid^buck. Sufferers from la grippe found it Just tho thing, and under its use hud u spoody and perfect recovery. Try a sample bottle at our expense and learn for yourself just how good a thing it is. Trial bottles free at L. A, Sheetz.' Largo size, 50o and $1. 3 Specimen Onsen, S. H. Clifford of Now Castlo, Wis., was troubled with neuralgia and rheumatism, his stomach was disordered, his liver was affected to an alarming degree, appetite fell away, and he was terribly reduced in flesh and strength. 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