The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 4, 1893 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 4, 1893
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i ' i fir nriiiiinriri i MOIKJBSS ALG01STA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUABY 4, 1893. i r • V ~\ MHHIMfe CATS FOB COMPANY. A WATCHMAN HAS tWENTY-THREE ANB HI LIKES tHEM, A tWIne (flrbtrd Thnt is Well Caret! For, Visiting a No-* tork fcielit trntfekiumi Wib Would Bft ionoijr tmt fov tiig Do- voted n«d tovlng t>ot». , Vhee, wheett Whee^ wheetl IT was such & whistle as the PiedPipot of Hamlin inay have given when he called the fats from the fatuous old city to fl watery graVe in the river Weser, But instead of ruts there came from t little shanty in Alderman Duffy's coa yard at the foot of .East Twenty-sixth attest the queerest colony of cats to be found perhaps in Christendom. Thny gathered about the watchman of tlu yard, Charles Melville, a short thick set man with bristling brown inualauho. who walked with a Blight limp nnd in familiarly known as "Doc," because or his veterinary skill, in answer to his whistle. "Great family, ain't it?" said tin' watchman after a moment's patina, during which he counted them to BOO if Uis cats wore all there. "Ain't another like <t in'tho city. The black one's Nig. He's # years old, and tho most intelligent. Larry, tin; briudlo, is the same age, innl is tho birfgnst of the lot. That black ami white Hinall sized cat is Cindurs. Klinkers, over there, is black and white .too. She's tho dead spit of her mother, IB Cinders. Most people can't tell apart. That staid looking old woman over there is Minnie, She is 8 years .old, being the oldest of all. and the grandmother of most of Uir> babies. The lively little ludy with tin- five liver colored kits is Ginger. They think they are going to got something 10 eat. See how disappointed they lor,!; When they find they ain't." "Nothing today," he said sharply. "Trot back: tho gentleman has seen you." The twenty-three cats were for a mo ment irresolute. Then they blinked their eyes aa if to wipe away the toura. and turned about and went with <ln..op ing tails and bent heads into tho ah i nty whence they came. The watchman followed, leading the reporter to tin- shed, which was built in the corner of the coal yard. It was not inoro tlum n dozen feet square and aa many high, mid was built of old boards. It stood tit thr .entrance to the yard. At the street on.! was a'door, in the bottom of which \vii.« cut a hole about three inches tsquurp Hanging over the little hole was H (tin Of wood suspended from a pieo.* i ;•' leather. Two windows lit up tl:o i.iu- rior.of the shed. On one side \v:-.s » raised bunk, where the watchman lilwj.'-;, .and on tho other, under the window.-;. was a long shelf. Coils of rope. HhoveK .picl.axos, tools, odds and ends of iron. pulleys and. blocks, lanterns and eiu;;:y boxes littered up the rest of tho intyn.ii- . Upon the bunk, shelf and floor and in nooks and corners the cats were timk ling themselves perfectly at home. Thu 'watchman picked up a small piece of meat from a closet and began to chop ii np. Instantly the cats were nil attention and watched him intently. When he threw down what he had cut each cat picked up a piece and took it off to a .corner to eat it. There was no scrambling or fighting save among tho Ida ens. "I keep the cats for company," s;iid their master. "Most of them I Iv.vru raised from kittens which friends gave me. 1 used to have tribes of them, but 'a good many died of distemper. There used to be so many of thorn that when 1 .went through the yard at night with a lantern I was almost afraid of oteppiug on them. Yon can't teach them any 'tricks except to jump over sticks and through your hands and to come when you call and to stick to yon like a brother. A dog liaa got more intelligence. A cat lives about twelve years. The talk about their having nine lives is rot, They are awfully delicate creatures and catch the distemper very easily. You mustn't overfeed them, I don't believe jln giving them milk; it's too heating. A little meat once u day is all they need. They catch rats and mice enough to ijieep them from being hungry. Bo kind Ito them. Bob Ingersoll says a kind word to a dumb animal is better than a kick. • "Some of my cats are great fighters. Minnie is a perfect John L. Sullivan. ..iShe will tackle anything in the shape of • ; a dog that comes along. A big bull terrier chased Cinders the other day. It 'Was great to see Minnie go to her aid. Those two cata got that dog down and jolawed him until he howled. When they let him up he had hardly any hair On him. He put his tail between his (legs and ran away as if the old boy was «f ter him. When a cat fights, you know, the lies on his back and paws with his bind feet, Wherever the claws strike the fur flies. !' "If a strange cat comes around they Will chase him away if they don't like him. If they think he is a pretty good fellow they will bring him in hero when ,1 call them to feed, Cinders has almost jturned Protestant through kindness, .She runs off to the female training 'school up tho street and the nurses make a great time over her and feed her, 1 lljave forbid her going there, but she won't pay any attention to my orders." (Then Melville went on to tell what a Comfort tho cats were to him the long 'Winter nights, When he reads in his .little home the cats climb on the bench where the lamp stands and sit there, on his shoulder and about the arms of Ixia Chair for hours, quiet as lambs,—New fjfprk Press. j Coiulug to the Point. ! "Papa, what is a conflagration?" "A great fire, my boy?" "nd what name would you give to a fire then?" "A small fire? I cannot think just v( of any special word. You might •call' ty fen incipient fire or ftfire of little , I have just noticed that afc was burning at the back, ng whether it was a incipient fire!" boei Kot bring ttftpt>t«eM. Senator Stanford is the reputed possessor of $:M,000,000. By his own estimate it will be trebled in three yeara. He has made it all, and life is approaching the end of its activity, He Was asked this question, "Does wealth give happiness?" . "No," he answered with promptness, shaking his head slowly, "Happiness, after the ordinary comforts of life are possessed, does not belong to any post, rank or condition. Great wealth involves immense care. It is care that kills. It is care that put me in my condition. If wealth is intelligently used, there may come a certain happiness from its bestowal," "Then why this incessant rush after wealth?" "Bread and butter is the first essential of life; that is, the first necessary stimulus to labor. Then men work hard that they may enjoy the surplus fruits of la" bor. With our standards of living and the products of civilization a little does not satisfy as a sufficient surplus. The natives of Panama, who can count but ten, will labor hard to reach that goal of acquirements, but that accomplishment satisfies," "Why are successful Americans seldom satisfied unless increasing wealth already great?" "Activity has become a habit. They are accustomed to living faster than anywhere else in the world. Many men, too, are not yet educated to enjoy anything but the struggle itself. That education, though, will corno in time."—Now York World. The Great Tulip Mania. Soon after the introduction of the tulip into western Europe boards of trade (providing they had such things in those days) made tulip bulbs a basis of the wildest financial schemes ever known, engendering a speculative fever which went down into history as the "tulip mania" or "tulip craze." The staid Hollanders allowed their "little dike locked land" to become the center of this curious species of speculative frenzy, and for three years—1044-7—the recklessness of the dealers and the disastrous results of the "mania" can only be compared with the "South Sea Bubble." When the "craze" was at its height spine varieties of tho bulbs sold for ten,' twenty and even 100 or 500 times their weight in gold. A single bulb of the Samper Augustus, "not much exceeding the bigness of an onion sette," was sold on the market for 2,000 florins. But this was not all. The gentleman who purchased it did so with the mistaken idea that it was the only known bulb of the kind in existence, but no sooner did ho register purchase than another, "larger somewhat, but not big," was announced, and the poor victim was compelled to pay 4,600 florins for it or see it go to another. This he did and became the owner of two of the highest priced botanical specimens ever purchased.—St. Louis Republic. It Must lie Well Seasoned. The young couple had been married, and among those congratulating them was ah effusive sort of a woman, who liked to he*r herself talk. "1 do not," she said, taking a hand of each in hers, "hope for you unalloyed happiness, for that is not given to any mortal; nor do I ask for you the greatest worldly prosperity, for that often hardens the heart; but I do desire for yon that the love which has sprung up in your young hearts shall bo ever fresh and green" A crusty old bachelor had been listening, and at this point he growled to his neighbor: "Listen to that woman, will you? By jove, if there is anything in this world that is undesirable, unreliable, unaccommodating, unhappy, unstable, undecided and unimproved, it is green love. Bah I" and he walked away.—Detroit Free Press. Cloaullnesa na n Luxury. Many rich persons, who give alms but never time nor personal investigation to the subject, say, "At least poor people can keep themselves and their houses clean." They do not know that cleanliness demands money and time. Without soap it is impossible to wash towels or sheets or even faces and hands in this grimy city, and hot water is a luxury if you have to save every scrap of coal or wood. I have seen families, naturally inclined to cleanliness, go very dirty indeed for want of hot water, soap and ambition. Ambition is expensive, too, and costs aa much as many tangible items to keep up. 1 can imagine perfect apathy as to smudges and grime if I did not own a towel,—Chicago Post. Delicate Tyrolean Handiwork. A curious plaque work is done at Cor- tiui, in the Tyrol, of marvelously tine silver thread and tiny pieces of gold. The men and women employed at it work with strong magnifying glasses and small pincers, with which they sometimes fit into a single tiny leaf no larger than a currant 160 piepes of metal, The odd thing about it is that men working in this way have more delicate manipulation than women, which bears out the dictum of the chiroinancists, who declare that large hands are best for detail, small ones for breadth of effect.— New York Sun, £ALSE TEETH ARE &OMMON, Artificial Toefh Are 80 Cheap That Nobody Need B« Tootliienn. "We sold 1,000,000 more false teeth last year than we ever disposed of before in a twelvemonth," said tho manager of the greatest dental supply establishment in the world to a reporter yesterday. "1 don't imagine that it was because people are losing their teeth more rapidly • now than heretofore, al though it is unquestionably the case that the enduring quality of the human chewing apparatus has become progressively less from generation to generation in this country, "It is more the fashion now than it has ever been in the past to wear false teeth, partly for the reason that the public has come to realize what excellent substitutes they are for real ones, and partly owing to the fact that toothless- ness excites much more disgust than it did in old times, when such an affliction was commonly observed and was regard ed as unavoidable. "It is very rare to see a person nowadays, whether a man or a woman, visibly Disfigured by the absence of teeth. Anybody whose grinders fall out will in nearly every case go to a dental surgeon and procure artificial ones. They don't cost much. You can get a complete double set from sixteen dollars to seventy-five dollars. Probably a fashionable dentist will charge you the latter price. His margin of profit is considerable, inasmuch as the teeth themselves cost only from fifteen to eighteen cents apiece. They are made of porcelain, of kaolin usually, baked in an oven. "For tho plates the material best approved is rubber. The handsomest plates are made of celluloid, and they have the advantage of lightness in weight, but the celluloid does not resist well the acids with which it comes into contact in the mouth. Aluminium ha* been tried, but it is affected by vinegar and salt as well as by other substance:! that are eaten, the result being the development of a salt of aluminium which is thought to be injurious to the system. "The enamel of artificial teeth ia composed of.metallic oxides, and tin- finishing processes to which they art- subjected are so delicate that no two teeth produced can be made exactly alike in point of coloring. Among all the hundreds of thousands of tuet,l\ which we keep in stock probably no two would match to absolute perfection. Bu t those that are most nearly alike are put together so that the eye of nobody but an expert would detect, any difference. After all natural teeth exhibit marked dissimilarities in any individual. "It does not do to make fal«e teeth look too handsome, lest they appear nn- natural, and dental surgeons commonly carry their imitation of nature so far AH to make teeth in many instances look more or less defective, the -butter to carry out the deception."—Washington Star. . Forest FlrcH nnd Mosquitoes In Alii-slcu. Miles and miles of blackened stumps marked the ravages of forest fires. The Indian, when resting on his journey and suffering from mosquitoes, sets fire to the twigs and leaves around him, creating a smoke which keeps the pest at a distance, and when refreshed he strap? on his pack and moves along the t.ritil. of course without extinguishing his fire. In announcing his approach to friends at a distance, he sets fire to a half douil spruce or tamarack tree, and the column of thick, black smoke is the signal, to be acknowledged in the same manner by those who see it, so as to dir««t the traveler to their camping grounds. In the summer everything is crisp and dry, and the timber is saturated with turpentine. The trees left to smolder are fanned into flame by the slightest breeze; the flames creep among the resinous trees and spread till whole forests are destroyed. These forest fires and the mosquitoes account for the scarcity of game. Over the vast untraveled region that we visited there was a remarkable scarcity of wild animals. We saw only a few ground squirrels and some grouse and ptarmigan. The Indians say that all the larger animals retreat in summer to the hilltops, where, exposed to a constant breeze, they are free from the torments of insects.—E. J. Glave in Century. Helled HU Looks. 1 remember being at table in the Astor House, New York, when a gentleman entered who was an almost exact counterpart, so far as personal appearance went, of Daniel Webster. The shape of the head and face were the same, the expression much alike. I was profoundly impressed and resolved to make his acquaintance. I did so and found that he had for years conducted a dark alley saloon in the oil districts until a lucky strike made him a man of wealth, but left him mentally where it found him—but little better than a fool, No, yoii cannot judge a book by the cover, but you will generally find that the s! i»st covers are put on the most v. . .iless books.—Interview in St, Louis Globe-Democrat. Occupation* That Affect the Teeth. Chloride of lime, employed by bleachers, frequently destroys the enamel and dentine of the teeth. But phosphorus, used so largely in the manufacture of lucifer matches, affects a very large number of persons, women, girls and children greatly preponderating. People who work in soda factories are affected by the teeth becoming soft and translucent; they break off close to, the gums.—London Tit-Bits, The Hlght Tliue. Kind Father—Children, if the clock struck fourteen, what time would it be? Logical Louiao—Two o'clock, papa. Clever Charlie- -Tjine to get the clock ftxed.— New yor fc Herald. Big Sales of Humming Birds. Owing to the reckless slaughter of humming birds for ornamental purposes, certain species are already on the verge of extinction. This does not seem surprising when one learns that 8,000 skino of the ruby and topaz humming bird alone were shipped not long ago from a Brazilian pp^t in a single consignment, while at a public sale of birdskins, held in London, March SI, 1888, more than 12,000 humming bird skins were disposed of I And in one week during the same year (here were sold at auction in London 400,000 humming birds and other birds from North and South America.— Philadelphia Times. Why Bakers Lose Their Tooth. Dr. Hesse, of Leipeic, states that bakers are liable to suffer from carious teeth on account of the flour entering the mouth during work, collecting on and around the teeth, where it decomposes aad generates an acid destructive to the dentine. y i^S^WftW^A^A^f**^ He pays his own money for it—good, lawlul, legal tender of the land- none of your "red-dog," "wild-cat" money, and, figuratively at least, \ he says just what he pleases in this space. He carries on his extensive grocery business—wholesale and retail—on the same plan except that he is ever ready to please the public with the very newest and latest of everything in his line, Best Lighted and Best Heated Store in the City. Come In. W. F. CARTER. BANKING INSTITUTIONS. Kossuth County Bank XO-W.A.. CAPITAL ...................... ".-. ...... 850,000 Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections mudo promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or rroin the old countries sold at lowest rates. \VM. H. INGHAM J. B, JONES LEWIS H. SMITH. President Vice President Cashier Directors—Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. ChrlHchilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. The First National Bank , XO-W.A.. CAPITAL ....................... $50,000 Special attention given to collections. AMBROSE A. CA.U, ................. Prealdent D. H. HUTCHINS .............. Vice President WM. K. FERGUSON ................... Cashier Directors— D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, W. F. Carter, Ambrose A. Call, C. B. Hutchins, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing Ural-class security. A. D. CLARKE President C. C. CHUBB Vice President CHAS. C. St. CL.A1R Cashier Algona State Bank. CAPITAL $50,000 Money to loan at reasonable rates. Special attention given to collections. Exchange bought and sold on all points in this country and Europe, and a general bank- lug business transacted. Directors—A. D. Clarke, C. C. Chubb, Myron Schenck, Geo. L. Galbraith, Thos. F. Cooke, W. C, Tyrrell, Chas. C. St. Clair. R. M. RICHMOND .................... President 1. J. BRUER .................... Vice President A. B. RICHMOND ...................... Cashier Farmers' and Traders' Savings Bank Incorporated under the laws of the state of Iowa. None but home capital invested. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL .............. $50,000 Plenty of money to loan on real estate and other good security. Foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold, and a general banking business transacted. SPECIAL ATTENTION TO COLLECTIONS. Insurance written. SttamiMp Tickets to and from Europe. Directors— K. M. Richmond, I. J. Bruer, N. E. Sheridan, A. B. Richmond, B. F. Smith, S. Mayne, C. E. Mallory. State Bank of Bancroft AUTHORIZED CAPITAL ............ $100,000 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 lauds and Improved farina for sale and rent. S. T. MESERVEV .................... President R. N, BRUER .................. Vice President CHAS. R. MOREHOUSE ............... Cashier Directors— G. S. Rlngland, S. T, Meservey, R. N. Bruer, J. B. Johuson, 0. Koralund. DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, med- clnes, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. Boolco Sts.tloao.ory. MONEY TO LOAN— 1VJ - ON RAILROAD LANDS. Persona wanting tomorrow money on rail road lands will do well to call at the Kosauth County Bank and bring their contract*. •*-* Buy them at the Upper Dee Moluoa office and g»t the most approved f oruii. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. ,»-»^-«»^^-i"^«-^^^'*>-^^^.*«M»^rf-s - ^S^N»^^X^^^^'s-»-^-\^^*^^.^ - 'X^ GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. W. B. QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossuth County bank, Algona, Iowa. Best Grade made E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Over Kossuth Co. bank. W. C. DANSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Durdall & Co 's. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chrischilles' store. L. K. OARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State St., one door east of Cordingley. Residence, McGregor St., east of the public school building. H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. J. M. PRIDE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office over Jno. Goeders' store, on State street, Algona, Iowa. 4 G. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Next door to J. G. Smith's store, Algona, la. T. J. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation in English and German. Office and residence over H. Goetsch's store, Whittemore, Iowa. K. S. GLASIER, D. D. S., SURGEON DENTIST. Office temporarily over Langdon & Hudson's store, Algona, Iowa. Abstracts of Title. We are prepared to furnish money on real estate at a low rate of Interest and give option to pay 1100 or more any y ear _ We can * money. Wild lands for sale on easy terms Special attention given to the sale of improved farms, for which we have constant Inquiry. r We are the successors of W. H. Nycum. O. Co. in the of Abstracts of Title on short notice. Insurance , , , written in first-class companies. Wo have compiled the only large of ever made, showing all railroads, wagon roads * 5 "' HAY & RICE, Algona, Iowa. H, A. SESSIONS, Dealer in both granite and marble Monuments ^ Headstones, ALQQNA, }QWA. SaWafao.Uon guaranteed (« all oases. 0) tUO • t-t ^3 a 2 H v „„•••' 43I.T.S VMSHHURN CKQSBVCO'S. GOLD MCDAL -^ Minneapolis. We keep it and sell it at .-.. J1.20 per sack Our best make of flour 1.00 per sack Buckwheat flour (25 Ibs) 05 per sack Graham (9.5 Ibs) 55 per sack Bolted corn meal (25 Ibs) 30 per sack COOK BROS. OP HOBABT, Dealers In general merchandise, handle our goods, and sell at same prices we do, and their customers tell us they can buy anything they need in the grocery line as cheap of Cook Bros, as in Algona, which is a great convenience to west sldei'S. JONES & STACY. REDUCED AGAIN I make for the present the following very low prices on FLOUR. Try a sack. If it don't please it will cost you • nothing: Full Pat. flour, per sack, $1.00' Graham flour, per sack, - .50 Corn meal, per sack, - - .25 Rye flour, per sack, - - .75 Buckwheat, per sack, - .80 Bran, per 100 pounds, - .70 Shorts, per 100 pounds, - .75 Feed, per 100 pounds, - .80 Wheaten Gluten, per sack, .75 All warranted. Liberal discount on round lots. • J.J.WILSON. State: University fit! The Several Departments Will j the Year 1892-93 on Sept. 20. ° A " Sch »««<*, President, ^HomcBopathicfaedical-Dean of faculty, lo- Iowa U Oi{y~ A - °" Hunt ' D ' D " s » lean of faculty, L ' BoMnw - Ph ' G - - President. THE ALCONA SUPPLY HOUSE Will furnish you anything in the Una of CREAMERY :: SUPPLIES, \

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