The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 28, 1892 · Page 1
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iflfi. * ' ,"« r ?s3«\- ESTABLISHED 1866, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1892. YOL, XXYII^NO. 40, TURKEYS, CHICKENS, DUCKS, GEESE. Headquarters in the Poultry business is still at the old stand, near the Milwaukee depot. Want all they can get At Good Prices. THE JOHN PAUL LUMBER GO. SUCCESSORS TO J. J. WILSON. Office and yard on Dodge street, south of State, Handled the best of all descriptions of Which includes everything that is possibly needed for the construction of anything J rom a picket fence to the very finest residence. WT?. MTnVF.T ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to -figure your bills, and we will prove to you that what we say is the truth. , .A-grent. Christmas Novelties THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS, Grange Store, St., opp. Court House. 5, 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. The prohibitory law seems to be rapidly becoming a dead letter in many of the towns in northern Iowa. Waukon, Lansing, Lawlor, Postville, Elgin, Elkader, Clermont, ex-Gov. Larrabee's homo, and other smaller villages have begun to issue licenses to saloons. Ex^ Gov. Larrabee, however, gave notice to the city council of Clormont that if a saloon is permitted to open ho will per* sonally soo that the law is enforced. A Bu'ena Vista county farmer gives the following figures in two departments of his farming operations during the past scHwon: From 17 acres of timothy and clover he got 45 tons of h«,y, which, at $5 a ton, would mnount, to $225; then from 15 acres of tho same piece of land ho got clover seed which brought him $84'in round numbers, besides 'twoweeks' good pasturage and enriching the soil. This would make the land bring him $20 an acre. On another part of his farm he planted six acres of potatoes from which ho realized $225 and has 150 bushels left, and at 76 cents per bushel would make his six acres bring him $377.50, or $50.25 an acre, and it is not a very good year for potatoes either. The latest feat in spoon carving is reported from the capital city of Iowa, and was accomplished by S. Wilcox, formerly of Dubuque. Ho took a common Iowa souvenir spoon, one bearing the Iowa coat of arms on its handle, and wrote the whole of the Lord's prayer in its bowl. Every letter and comma is in its proper place and can bo easily read with the naked eye. A local paper in commenting on tho fact says: " Tho general use of such spoons would make religious instruction easier and greatly inprove the spirituality of coffee and tea drinkers." A pair of Woodbury farmers are starting a skunk farm. The pelts are worth from $2.50 to $3 each. When made up into "stone martin" furs they are quite valuable, in the eyes of the belles. We have a beautiful line of Embroidered Silk and Bolting Cloth Hkfs., Neckties, Scarfs, etc. . L. GALBHMTH & CO. Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention. Prices are reasonable. FARM LOANS. Having secured the agency of the New England Loan and Trust Company, Holidays are Here. You and Call JULIUS PLETH. List your Lands with me if you want to make a quick sale.- will want a Christmas present, 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. FARM LOANS MADE > _ -> *. r* v»**if nt n «*>• f.f.nt. . REAL ESTATE DEALERS ' <ss STOVES. We can show you the largest and finest line of Stoves and Ranges in the county. We have great bargains in FENCE WIRE and Hardware, 1P '~- "• *- M * goods before you buy. Don't fail to see my HENRY WiNKIE, Farm Loans, I can now make loans QJJ Improved laqds, from one tp ten yeam time, and give the fcoryowe? t&e prlyUege Q| paying the whole loan or any part thereof is even WOO at any date vfeeg interest falls due, fMs Is Jov» money, The Monticello Express says: The trotting horse fever is abating. It reached its climax two years ago, since then it has gradually decreased. With tho increase in the number of record breakers came a fall in values all around. The ordinary trotters-—those that are just fast enough to jockey with at tho county fairs—are no longer worth more than roadsters. This depression in the trotting market was particularly noticeable at tho C. W, Williams' sale at Chicago recently. Twenty-three head of this Independence stock brought but $11,450. Some of these Allerton colts sold for but little more than one-third the service fee of the sire. _ A new danger signal for use on railways has been adopted by the Northwestern Railroad company. The now signal is similar to a Roman candle and is about the same length. At the bottom there is a sharp spike about three inches long for the purpose of holding the candle in an upright position in a railroad tie. The candle contains a hard substance which sends forth a bright red blaze when lighted, similar to that of a flambeau torch. Each signal is provided with a cap which can quickly be removed. On the under side of this cap is a composition similar to that used on a parlor match, which readily ignites with a little friction on the top of the signal. The composition in tho signal will burn ten or fifteen minutes. _______ Tuesday was the 79th birthday of the venerable ex-Goy, Kirkwood, and a small party of his friends made the day pleasant by calling upon him at his home. They presented him with a beautiful enlarged photograph of the governor in a fine frame, which much pleased him. A gang of swindlers is operating in Iowa, pretending to be establishing agencies for the sale of pianos, giving $40 a month to agents. In a day or two after accepting the agency a slick chap drives to the house with a sample piano worth perhaps $125, whi6h he unloads and of course demands a receipt, which soon turns up at the bank in the shape of a $400 note. The game is worked on farmers principally, four of whom have fallen victims in one county. Nicholas Conner died in Dubuque last week. He was editor of Dor Iowa and the Luxemberger Gazette, author of "Luxemberger 8 in the New World," commissioner from Luxembevger to the world's fair and vice president of the German Catholic Central society of the United States. t _ r _ tai ^ A very delightful event occurred in Otturowa at the home pi A. W. Lee, publisher p( tb,e (Ht\}m.wa Courier, at 8 o'clock Tu.esd.ay evening, Jtwas the Miss Iowa republican league. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. E. R. Burkhalt-^ er, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Cedar Rapids, and was Witnessed only by relatives and a few intl» mate friends. Mr. and Mrs. Brlghatn left after tho ceremony for the east* where they will enjoy a short honey uioon, previous to taking up their residence in Cedar Rapids, where they will be at homo after Jan. 10. The bride Is a woman of charming qualities and has always graced tho best circles of society in Cedar Rrpids, Ottumwa and othoK cities in which she has lived. At Fort Dodge Wilhelm Herman was struck on tho head with a heavy club by Cluvs. Bellinger, a local liveryman, Tuesday evening. Herman's skull was fractured, and he has lain unconclous ever since. It is fuarod that ho cannot recover. Tho blow was struck during a quarrel over the return of a livery rig. Hon. John C. Kelly, publisher of tho Sioux City Tribune, is a candidate for internal revenue collector for tho northern district of Iowa, and his candidacy is meeting with decided approval by the democrats of tho state. Joscolyn Pratt, a wealthy farmer of northern Iowa, was mulcted out of $100 on the old chock game in Cedar Rapids last Thursday, Ho was on his way to Howard City, Wis., and while waiting for his train fell in with a pleasant young man, who was also going to Howard City, and knew Pratt's brother well. As usual tho stranger hud a $100 check that he must have cashed before starting, and Pratt accommodated him. The police are now looking for the pleasant young man and tho money, with poor prospects of success. Tho G. F. Gustafson agricultural implement house at Fort Dodge was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The loss will bo about $10,000. The Sherman steam laundry was damaged to the amount of $500. Spontaneous combustion is the only explanation of the fire's origin. The loss is nearly covered by insurance. • Jacob Wertz, living near Burlington, is in jail there for holding up his father-in-law on the public highway in. broad daylight and demanding $272 of him to pay ofT a mortgage, and threatening to kill him if he did not comply with the demand. Graves, the Dubuquo bank wrecker, gets five years in the penitentiary. The United States court room was crowded Wednesday morning to witness the sentencing of R. E. Graves. Being asked what he had to .say why sentence should, not be pronounced, Mr. Graves replied that "he was not conscious of having done any wrong." Ho believed now that his course was in conformity with the law and with right. His counsel asked for clemency. The judge made a brief review of the case and then sentenced the defendant to five years, in the penitentiary at Anamosa and to pay the cost of suit. Mr. Graves received the sentence with composure, although his face was very pale, The bail, at first fixed at $15,000, was reduced to $10,000. The bond was signed by J. S. Bhoraberg, P, W. Crawford, Judge W. H. Utt and Nathan Utt. Notice of appeal was given, Death occurred in a dentist's -chair last week ut Paton, Greene county, Albert Jester died from the effects of having a tooth pulled a few days ago in. Jefferson, The dentist he employed used "etuntundor," and it appears that in some wny poisoned his blood, and from the effects of which he died. He suffered the most excruciating pains. Blalne's Eulogr on Gorfleld. New York Press: Elaine's' tender eulogy on Garfleld just ten years ago is recalled with pathetic interest now, It was delivered in the house of representatives before both houses of congress, and it closed with this eloquent peroration, picturing Garfield's last days; 11 As the end grew neur his craving for the sea returned. The stately man' sion of power had been to him the wearisome hospital of pain, and he begged to be taken from its prison walls from its oppressive, stifling air, from its homelessnoss and hopelessness. Gently, silently the love of a great people bore the pale sufferer to the longed for healing of the sea, to live or to die as God should will within sight of ita heaving billows, within sound of its manifold voices. With wan, fevered face tenderly lifted to the cooling breeze he looked wistfully upon the sea's changing wonders; on its fair sails, whitening in the morning light; on its restless waves, rolling shoreward to break and die beneath the noonday sun? on the red clouds of evening arching low to the horison; on the serene' and shining pathway of the stars. Let us think that his dying eyes read ft mystic J meaning which only the rapt afld part* ing soul may know. Let \js. believe that in the silence p{ tb.e receding world he heard the great waves break.* o.n'a furthermore, ' m i>'« TWsplanpf roakjngaloan will enable the bpr- and no secpnd mortgage or coupons tajteij. LAW Walker, #1 New york CjHy aoo» -

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