The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 21, 1892 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 21, 1892
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ESTABLISHED 1866, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DEOEMBEB 21, 1892. VOL, XXV1I-NO. Inristmas Grange Store, .State St., opp. Court House. OTJZE5 THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS. The largest stock in the city to select from, both in ladies' and children's. Your attention is called to other Novelties For Christmas, Mufflers, Handkrchiefs, Baskets, Head Rests, Sofa Pillows, Ties, Shoes, Umbrellas, Underwear, Trunks, etc. JAS. TAYLOR. Nearly every democratic editor in the Fourth district has announced himself through his paper as a candidate tor postoffice honors. Saturday a meeting of the leading editors was held at Calmer and ways and moans discussed for best arriving at the end desired. The plan adopted is to boldly ask it on the ground that the democratic press is rightfully entitled to the office. Yale and Harvard colleges hold a joint debate on Jan. 18. Win. Harden' of Marshtilltown is to bo one of Yale's speakers. Peddlers have boon traversing various parts of the state, soiling sugar at greatly reduced prices. A man in Defiance, Shelby county, bought 100 pounds. The family immediately nftor partaking of tho sugar wore violently sick, with every symptom of choleric disorder. Tho board of health officer, Dr. Eigler, to test tho matter, ate a small amount of the substance and he also became sick. Ho has written to tho state board of health and sent a sample of the sugar. The Mason City Turf club has boon admitted into the western and southern circuit. The circuit ..includes a few points in Michigan, Wisconsin, and about throe in Iowa—Davenport, Independence, and Mason City. 5 AND 25G. Are in the main store for the holiday season, and are loaded down with Toys, Dolls, and Notions too numerous to mention. You,can find just the things you want on them at a very low price. We have a beautiful line of Embroidered Silk and Bolting Cloth Hkfs., Neckties, Scarfs, etc. s « "U Holidays are Here. You will want a Christmas present. Gall and see what we have and get prices. Hanging Lamps, Banquet Lamps, .Piano Lamps. Flour way down. We are selling today Minnesota Straight at 90 cents per sack. "sQFFSALR Only a few days more will we remain in. our present quarters, and before we move into our new location we will cut prices way down to the bone: $6.00 Men's Overcoats, only $10.00" " " $12.00 " $2.00 Boys' Overcoats, " $4.50 " Men's and Boys' Suits, Ladies,' Gents' and Children's Plush Caps, G-loves and Mitts, Underwear, etc. Everything going at one-third off from our regular low prices. The Boston Store. $4.00 7.00 8.00 1.50 3.00 TURKEY8. CHICKENS, DUCKS, GEESE. Headquarters in the Poultry business is still at the old stand, near the Milwaukee depot. The Omaha Beo says: The farmers of Iowa probably are not moro trustful of strangers and unsophisticated in tho ways of this wicked world than those elsewhere, but it is a remarkable fact that they have allowed lightning rod swindlers to bunco them out of from $20,000 to $30,000 during the past summer and are still signing their names with singular freedom to swindling contracts. Not only farmers, but. all other people should refrain from signing papers presented to them by traveling strangers whom they know nothing about. The wonder is, not that those sharpers should practice such nefarious schemes, but that they should be able to find anyone to practice them on in an age when newspapers are in tho hands of all classes of people. It is clear that the citizens of this great republic are paying too much for lightning rods. The state superintendent has published the statistics of Iowa schools for 1892. There are 16,495 schools in the state, an increase of '444 for the year, counting rooms in graded schools. There have been 27,253 teachers employed, of whom 22,275 were females. The males have received an average pay of $37.76 per month, and females, $30.38. The total school population of the state is 675,026. The total average school attendance is 321,708. There are 13,275 school houses valued at $13, 800,152. There are 150,000 of schoo age in the state who do not attend school. . The school boards of Idaho now require lady teachers to sign a contract to teach for the full term for which they have been engaged, and to leave a large share of their salary as a guarantee. The reason is that there are many more men than women in Idaho, and that soon after their arrival from the east young'women imported to teach are grabbed up and converted into wives and housekeepers. It is said that since these facts have become generally known, large numbers of mar grade and right-of-way of the D.« I. & \ D. railroad. This roadbed was mostly .. graded a number of years ago, and a portion of the north end of the same was purchased and is now occupied and operated by tho C. & K. C. eys'tem* The Burlington will utilize this pur* chase as far north as Frodrika, and will doubtless build from there toRockford, through Mason City, to a connection with their line at Forest City. Cherokee hns a dynamlto fiend. The residents of that town were aroused from their slumbers nt 2 o'clock Monday morning by ft terrific explosion which, on investigation, proved to be an attornpt to blow up tho "Children of Zion" parsonage, occupied by Elder John Puttorson and family. A dynamite bomb wns thrown, which fell a little short of tho main structure, but toro tho porch in fragments and shattered tho windows. A son of tho pastor has boon active in attempting to^ enforce tho prohibition law in thatcity, and lust week, while noting in the capacity of a special policeman, assisted In raiding a restaurant, whore 28 barrels of boor wore seized, which were stored in tho collar of tho parsonage to await condemnation proceedings sot for today. It is supposed tho perpetration of tho outrage was actuated by, a spirit of revenge and desire to destroy the beverage that it might not be used in evidence. Justice O'Donnoll to-day ordered the boor destroyed. The poo- pie are greatly excited over the outrage, and active measures will be taken to discover.and bring tho guilty ones to justice. Church people in Fort Dodge are Indignant over the malicious or insane smashing of church windows that has been going on lately. Within four days the costly stained glass windows of the Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational and Lutheran churches, tho four handsomest edifices in the city, have been shattered by stones thrown from the outside. There is not the slightest clew to the criminal, who is probably insane. Want all they can get At Stoves » i in see my goods before you buy. Don't fail to HENRY W1NKIE Bargains, Bargains! n Clothing. Now is the time to buy your Overcoats, Dress or Business Suit, Pantaloons or Fancy Vest, Woolen Goods or Tailors' Trimmings at very reasonable prices. Pearl buttons for cloaks and jackets on hand, They are the finest buttons at the lowest price to be had, I believe I can suit you, both in quality and style of goods, Fashionable Delineation and Artistic Points Both in cutting and making garments are the aim of uarantee riageable young ladies from Iowa, Illinois and Missouri have been emigrating to Idaho, ostensibly to teach. A strange case is reported fromTama county. A canary bird that had steadfastly refused to sing for three years began the production of vocal melody immediately after election. He has, of course, been named Grover. A Lake City man who is something of a praticnl joker had a bill of twelve or fifteen dollars against another Lake City man who was formerly manager of a justice shop and collection agency. The practlcal joker thought he would have a little fun with his bill and collect it at the same time, so he went to the ex-'squire and asked him if he was doing any collecting now-a-days. The "squire replied that he was, and then the Joker said he had a bill that was perhaps perfectly good, but it had run some time, etc., and he guessed he would let him take it and see what he could do with it. The 'squire took the bill, adjusted his glasses and examinee it carefully, and without a change o countenance, informed the joker tha it was " pretty slow," but he could ge it all right. A few days later the 'squire called at the joker's place of business and paid the bill, less the usual collection charges, and the joker admitted Wtfrt *b e ' j°ke was' on the Reports are received from the southern portion of Howard county which indicate that the wrought iron range agents are endeavoring to force sales at the muzzles of revolvers. During the absence of John W. Booth, a well-to-da farmer, the range men induced Mrs. Booth to allow them to put one of their-* stoves in place simply to give it a trial. In making tho change they were obliged to make a new hole in the chimney; also breaking the old stove in removing it. In a day or so they returned and demanded $08 of Mr. Booth, so he affirms. He refused and said he had not purchased tho range and for them to take it away. After some parleying the agents agreed to give him $50 dollars a month to assist them in making sales in the neighborhood. Mr. Booth also declined this proposition, and the men again departed. The following day, however, they returned and said they would take tho range away. Mr. Booth told them they could do so after they had repaired the damages done and left things as they found them. At this one of the agents drew a revolver and commanded the farmer to get out of the way and let them get the range or they would blow a hole through him. Booth quickly dodged into the house and emerged with a shot gun, telling them to "git," and they "got." He is still in posession of the field and both stoves. R. E. Graves in the Dubuque bank wrecking case was found guilty on every count. Hia attorneys appealed. If the verdict is not set aside he will get five or ten years in the penitentiary. _ The Iowa Columbian commission is preparing to issue a "Hand Book of Iowa," for circulation at the world's fair. It is proposed to collect all the information possible about the com- shop, I this part Q| the * ' ' * job as any tauor mercial interests of tho state, F. W. Patterson of Mason City, former pastor of the First Baptist chuvoh of that city, later pastor of the Peoples' church, and a former evangelist of state reputation, cannot live beyond a few hours. He has been in a comatose state since Wednesday. Erysipelas has set in and he is gradually sinking. State Teachers' Association. For the annual meeting of the Iowa State Teachers' association, which will be held at Cedar Rapids, Deo. 27, 28, and 29, 1802, the Chicago & Northwestern Railway company will sell excursion tickets, on the certificate plan, at greatly reduced rates. This ts to be one of the most interesting meetings in. the history of the association. For tickets and further information apply to agents Chicago &} Northwestern rail- way?—39t2 __ real estate time Joans »t the very T . rates, make inquiry act the v " a - CQURty ba'nk. p| b}an,ke.ts, wouldn't be. ^Xmas. Fir — - SpnwwwT^ T T; suth \A\

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