The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 18, 1893 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 18, 1893
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THE DES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1893, $5,000 'ORTH OF GOODS. LARGE CLEARING SAL H $5,000 WORTH Or GOODS. I shall commence on THURSDAY, JAN. 12, to sell the following goods at nearly cost, for cash : All of my EAVY MEN'S AND CHILDREN'S SUITS, OVERCOATS, 'UB GOATS, ODD PANTS AND VESTS, all my Men's, Boys,' Ladies' and Children's Underwear, Knit G-oods, Shawls, Blankets, Quilts, lannels, Yarns, Hoods, Capes, G-loves and Mitts, Wool Dress Goods, Dress Trimmings, Ladies,' Misses' and Children's Cloaks. Fifty pairs tf"ool Blankets at wholesale prices. All odd underwear at cost. 'Remnants of all kinds at cost. Also all Winter Shoes, Socks, Ladies' and {Children's Wool Hose, in fact everything in heavy goods will be sold REGARDLESS OF PROFIT. We invite you all to call in and see [the great bargains we will offer you at our CLEARING SALE. Yours truly, CmSTO- OOIEIDIEIFIS ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF TRAINS. CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE * ST. PAUL. West—Pass.— No. 1 0:02 a m No. 3 4:37pm Freight- No. D 7:15 a mNo. 8 11:55 pm No. 13 11:45 a mNo. 14 2:{50pm No. 5 8:17 p m East—Pass.— . No. 2 10:24 a m No. 4 0:30pm Freight- No. 10 12:15 am CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN. North— MJied 8:18a m _. Pass 3:31 pm ; Freight 10:00 am South- Pass.... 2:33 pm Mixed 0:07pm Freight 10:00 a m r»*-i •»*-. *7 o *M • fii*t*tvft«t n.t. Pass.~a,rrives at Chicago at"7 a in; arrives at Des Moines at 8:15 p m. Lv. Dea M. 2 :30 a m Business Notice. D. A. Haggard has been secured by THE UPPER DBS MOINBS to act us its agent hi making settlements with its patrons. Any business transacted with him will be the same as though done at this office. THE CITY. Read Lang'don & Hudson's new advertisement this week. James C. Taylor post meets Jan. 25, in the evening. Installation. Samuel May no now holds a presidential commission up at Bancroft as postmaster. J. J. Ryan is laid up with the mumps. This is a bad time for office seekers to come to Algona. The Minneapolis frescoers are decorating the Congregational church walls. They finish Friday. Hogs went sky high yesterday. Some to fill a car brought §7.50. The regular price is $7.10. The World's Fair association of Algona will meet with Mrs. Ingham Saturday evening, Jan. 21. Marriage licenses have been issued to Charlie Diekoff and Amelia Hauck, J. D. O'Neil and Mrs. Zetta Hart. The Kossuth County bank statement this week speaks for the healthy condition of that pioneer institution. Durdall & Co. offer some bargains this week that are worth looking at. They are getting ready for a fine spring stock. Geo. E. Clarke has been engaged by W. T. Cunningham to settle for his injuries in the railroad smash up last Friday. We neglected last week to compliment the Bancroft Register on its new size and shape. It looks as stylish as any of them now. Letters remain uncalled for in the Algona postoffice for Henry Hawkins, E.- E. Dames, Henry Kuchenreuther, and C. W. Walker. The Whittemore farmers' creamery, from Jan, 1 to Dec. 1, 1892, made 99,245 pounds of butter, which sold for $22,897,95. The expenses of running were $1,035, Walter Fraser graduates at the St. Louis medical college in March. He is trying then for a place in the hospital. He has been very successful in his studies. The young people of the Baptist church will serve novel salad, garlanded with leaves from the prairie, at the residence of .M. B, .Chapin, Thursday evening of this week. All are invited, Albert Ogren finds solace for political defeat in securing a bride in Miss Carrie M, Smith. She is a daughter of our pioneer, Mike Smith, who lives near Livermore, and a fine young lady. Col. Thos. F. Cooke read a paper at the national guard meeting at Cedar Rapids last week, was elected recording secretary for the coming year, and also member of the programme committee. He reports an enjoyable gathering and a large attendance, W. B. Quarton received word Monday that the grand jury of O'Brien county had failed to indict G. L. Sutton the agent of the Farmers' Supply conv pany. He was bound over by the justice, but the grand jury evidontly found nothing illegal in his dealings. The Algona club organized last Monday evening with over forty members. Theo. Chrischilles was elected president; W. B. Quarton, vice president; J. W. Wadsworth, treasurer; Mart. Weaver, secretary, and A. A. Brunson member of the executive committee. Harvey Ingham was appointed librarian. The Social Union club will meet Friday evening at the Congregational church parlors. The programme of exercises will include a paper by Rev. W; E, Davidson on "Reflections from a Mirror;" a recitation by Miss Maggie Haggard, " The Knight's Toast," and a short talk by Thos. F, Cooke. Two pieces of music are being arranged by Miss Cora SetcheU and one by Mrs. Doxsee. The frescoing will be done in time for the meeting, which will be the first to be held in the room. Everybody is cordially invited to attend. Hay & Rico have been fitting up their new office in a manner becoming the block they are in, and one of the finest things they have is an oak wall table made by Peter Purvis. If anyone can tell wherein the city made desks are better or handsomer than the one Mr. Purvis has made he is an expert. It is reported that Philip Dorweiler, our old settler in Garfleld, has been married to Mrs. Eckert at Guttenberg. The bride is mother of Father Eckert, a well-known priest, and a lady of many excellent qualities. Congratulations will go to them from many friends in Kossuth, and they will be warmly welcomed. A. A. Brunson went to Dubuque last night as a witness in the Sweeney insanity case, which comes on today. We have not learned what he is expected to testify to, or what the nature of the proceedings is. This is the case that was before our commission here, when Mr. Sweeney escaped his guardian and came up to visit the Wernert family. Howland Smith, son of our representative, narrowly escaped losing an eye last Friday. He was leaning over a stall looking- at a new calf at the barn when the cow suddenly turned her head and her horn cut his eyelid open, barely missing the ball. Dr. McCoy soon put the lid in place, but a bad scar will remain. Bad as it is it was a lucky escape. Lust week, after publishing that there had been no report of the sheriff's fees for 12 years until now, we met Marsh Stevens in the post office, and didn't wait for a second look before promising to retract. The fact is that both Sheriffs Haggard and Stephens made yearly reports of fees to the board, and our informant was not informed. Some weeks ago we note_d the find of several pieces of meteorite by Wm. Goodrich's father in Hebron. Monday the pieces were brought to this office, and are open to inspection. They look like a rock formation which had been well perforated by fire or something, and furnish a good subject for speculation. The scientific are invited to look them over. A business card locates J. J. Wilkinson, Kossuth's former county superintendent, at Des Moines, where he is now manager of the Nebraska Land company, offices 513 Younger man block. J. J. has been a rustler in Omaha, and while there has worked up the Nebraska end of his business. He will now devote his time to securing eastern buyers, and chooses Des Moines as headquarters. Ike Finnell is satisfied with the pressure at the water works. The pipe in his house was frozen yesterday morning, and while warming it up it was left open, and Mrs. Finnell went to visit a neighbor. When she came back the lower part of the house had about two feet of our good city water over it, and a healthy inch stream was shooting towards the ceiling, Ike spent the day in wringing carpets, and in talking to himself, the tenor of his remarks not being made known. One day last week this office enjoyed a visit from three old settlers of the county, each of whom mentioned that he had taken THE UPPER DES MOINES since the first issue under Mrs. Read's management. They were Jo. Thompson, L. Witham, and Thos. McArthur. Mr. Witham, we believe, has a copy of the first number of the paper preserved. As they talked pleasantly of early times, we recalled that old saying about "olde friends." There is something more than a cold business relation between a paper and subscribers who pioneered it together, and have been comrades for 20 years. Kossuth county can see the banana county of Iowa and go it one better. THE UPPER DES MOINES now has two ripe oranges on its table grown here in Algona the past season by Geo. Blackford, The tree is about a foot high, came out in the spring with 50 blossoms, had 20 sets, and nnally rounded up with these two bright rosy little oranges. They are of the Otaheita variety, and although rather diminutive are as pretty as a picture. Now that Iowa has oranges and bananas who will venture to set any limit to what can be produced in the banner state of the world? A hitherto valued subscriber writes: " Please erase my name from your list and stop THE UPPER DES MOINBS paper at once." The first part of this request we have promptly complied with, but we regret to say that the latter part we have valid reasons for not obeying. Stop " THE UPPER DES MOINES paper," indeed! And the postoffice matter not attended to, and our long list of paid-in-advance subscribers taking their chances on our keeping on in the good cause. We should like to accommodate all our friends and respond to all reasonable requests, but we must draw the line some where. Stop THE UPPER DES MOINES paper 1 Perish the thought! Dr. Armstrong was in Monday and showed us a letter from Dr. Hill of the state asylum at Independence. In it he says that Barnet Devine is sleeping well and eating quite well. Most of the time he is quiet, and seems to think that his farm is only two or three miles away. Once in a while he becomes a little excited and seems to want to get away. The doctor says that if he were younger he should have strong hopes of his getting well, as 1 it is he does not offer a promise either way. All that he has written, however, to either Dr. Armstrong or Lew_is H. and John G. Smith seems to indicate that the prospect is hopeful. He says they have special facilities at Independence fqr such cases, and that it was lucky Mr. Devine was sent when he was. The most amusing story of selling township rights for slat fence and farm machinery comes from Hamilton county. One of our Algona agents was presenting his plan to a farmer of the county when an editor came up and began inquiring into the scheme, announcing that he was exposing a lot of swindling devices and guessed this was one. Our Algona man replied that that was his main grief, he was going to quit the business because he was continually classed in with traveling fakirs, and didn't like it. With this he showed the editor how fair a business he was conducting and ended by selling'him two township rights and got $240 for them. The blandishments of our Algona men are irre'sistable even to editors. W. E. Orvis, who was caught at Bancroft taking groceries out of the cars, pleaded guilty to the grand jury last week and was promptly indicted. He then pleaded guilty to Judge Carr and was sentenced to a year at Anamosa. Sheriff Graham took him Saturday and delivered him to the state authorities. Orvis' wife seems to be a nice woman and has worked hard to make a living in Bancroft, while he has loafed and done nothing. Orvis wrote to his brother while in jail about bailing him out and instructed him to correspond with Mrs. Orvis but be careful what he said as she didn't know his past record. Mrs. Orvis' family refused to have anything to do with her when she married a notorious loafer and good for nothing. Orvis wept when he was sentenced. Squire Taylor's court was jammed full Saturday at the hearing of the Fouhy hog case. The four hogs were tangled up in a net work of law that required all day to unravel, and then the case was at once appealed to the coming term of district court. J. F. Lacy sued for possession of the hogs, claiming he had bought them of Fouhy at $6.05 per hundred. Fouhy defended on the ground that he did not sell the hogs to Lacy, but sold only an option to bid on them. Will Naudian defended on the ground that he was not an interested party in the case. A. Hough intervened on the ground that he purchased the hogs in good faith at $6.30 per hundred and was an innocent purchaser and entitled to the hogs. The law of the case occupied Lawyers Quarton and Sullivan nearly all day, and they read enough to have settled a $10,000 case. Squire Taylor summed up the evidence by holding that Lacy did buy the hogs, and that Mr. Hough was not such a holder as to be entitled to them. This is the question Judge Carr will be asked to pass»on. The famous Jones county calf case promises to have a rival. Pianos and Organs. For organs from $55 upward; for pianos from $250 upward; for organ and piano sheet music and books; for sewing machines from $20 to $50; for sewing machine repairs for all machines; for sewing machine needles for all ma- shines; for sewing machine oil, best quality in the market; for second-hand sewing machines from $5 upward; for anything in the line of sewing machines or musical instruments, call on 43eowt4 J. B. WlNKEL. WE handle Thompson's vinegar. It is fine. Langdon & Hudson.-43t2 WE have a big line of warm, fleece- lined shoes. Geo. L, Galbraith & Co. THE best Tea is to be found at Langdon & Hudson's.-43t2 SEE those seamless felt slippers and Oxfords. We have them in a variety of colors. Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. LADIES, call and see the corsets we are selling for 48o. Geo. L. Galbraith &Co. IN A RAILROAD WRECK. Algona Parties in the Smash-up Near Story City Last Week Tell an Exciting Story. Some Narrow Escapes from Death Are Recorded—Details of the Unfortunate Affair. W. T. Cunningham, the dye man, and his daughter Belle were on the Nortji- western train going south to Des Moines Friday, and were leaving Story City, when the snow plow came up from behind at a 50 mile an hour rate and smashed into the passenger coach. The girl was in the rear car but Mr. Cunningham was in the smoker. Both cars were piled up over the engine and for a moment it looked as though no one would, escape. But the windows were smashed out and with the rest our Algonians were pulled out. Belle was struck in the back by a car seat, and was injured in going out of the window, and Mr. Cunningham was badly bruised. Then they were compelled to stand in the snow, and the exposure caused an attack of pneumonia from which the daughter is just recovering. They came home Saturday, and are now about well. It seems the accident was caused by the snow plow not noticing a flagman sent out to signal it. In the storm he was not seen. A writer in the Register describing the wreck says: "Some claimed they were not at all excited. I was on a pile of debris which nearly reached to the bottom of the window. In my excitement I did not think of raising the window, but kicked the glass out; the lady who was keeping me company would have gone out head first, but I had so far recovered my senses that I could see the immediate danger was over and held her back. By this time someone had opened a window on the opposite side of the car, and the alacrity with which men and women went out of that window would have surprised a circus tumbler. They went without coats, cloaks, hats, caps or overshoes. Those of us who did not get out were appealed to to throw out their personal eilects, which we did and very soon the ear was empty. Every man or woman lost a hat or cap; every person wearing glasses lost them, and every pair of glasses was found in perfect order and returned to the owner. Watches were torn from their pockets and chains, found .in the debris and returned to their owners." Among the injured was the musician, Ovide Musin, who helped Miss Cunningham out of the window. One man will die, but otherwise no fatalities are reported. It is a wonder the whole party was not killed. Dr. Burr In a Wreck. A rumor of two weeks ago about an accident to the train Dr, Burr was on, in his western trip, has just been confirmed, and it seems that he and Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Brown, who went west with him, had a very narrow escape. What caused the train to leave the track is not known, but just at the summit of the mountains between Spokane and Tacoma the engine, baggage and express cars went over an embankment 100 feet high, and the first passenger coach, in which our Algonians were, hung over the edge so that it was difficult to stand in it. The train had just emerged from a two-mile tunnel, and the doctor and Mr. and Mrs. Brown had gone to the baggage car to get a better view, as it was lighted with electricity, and had .just left it again when it went over. The train caught fire at once and in order to save the passenger coaches all the others were cut loose and allowed to burn. All the doctor's baggage was destroyed and also a valuable case of instruments he was taking with him. We judge also that Mr. Brown lost his baggage. The company is arranging to replace the baggage, but the doctor is likely to be out his surgical appliances. Since arriving Dr. Barr writes that he is improving in health, and that the evergreens and climate remind him of his old home in Scotland. THE YEAR Iff BANOBQPT. Our Northern Neighbor Shows n Healthy Growth JTor 180», It seems that with all the building of new towns this year in the north end that Bancroft hag had her share of improvements. The Register figures up a healthy list of new buildings, anjj shows shipments and receipts would be big for any place. The cars shipped out are as follows: Hay, 388; live stock, 180; oats, 183; flax, 83; corn, 43; barley, 41; wheat, 32; merchandise, 09; lumber, 14; emigrants, 11; machinery, 10; old barrels, 0; hides, 5; iron and junk, 3; poultry, 2. This does not include any ot the local freight loaded at the depot, which is a large item. Cars shipped in are as follows: Merchandise, including all not enumerated below, 323; lumber, 282, hard and soft coal, 275; immigrants' goods, 95; flour and feed, 70; lime, stucco, brick, and stone, 40; posts, 24; agricultural implements, 22; cattle, sheep and horses, 9; wood, 8. The Register very properly brags on the showing and asks: "How many towns of an even thousand inhabitants can show as good a record? The Register would be pleased to hear from such, and will make extended notice of such showing when an occasion is afforded." PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. W. W. Johnson was down from Minneapolis last week. Jos. Thompson enjoyed a visit last week from his nephew, Mr. Hanna of St. Louis. W. H. Nycum has gone to his old home in Pennsylvania to spend some time with his relatives, E. G. Bowyer was at Fort Dodge last week on a visit. He now has a Spencer young man working for him. Geo. Simpkins, who has been over in Wisconsin on mail route business for Call & Cowles, says there is two feet of snow there, Rev. H. B. Butler started last evening for Eureka Springs, Ark., for the winter. A colony of his Owatonna, Minni, friends are wintering there. W. I. Brannagan and brother of the Emmetsburg Democrat were over Monday. Strange how our democratic brethren from the Tenth keep coming in. Mrs, Judge Carr's many Algona friends were pleased to welcome her with the judge to Algona last week, They remained a day and a half while he finished up some work of the last term, C. B. Matson and W. J. Brunson went to Chicago last week and took in the sights. They had a very pleasant visit. C. B, came back Monday, but Will, is still there, having a business speculation in view. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cleary are in Battle Creek, Mich,, for the winter. Mrs. deary's sisters, Mrs. Cronan and Mrs. Williamson, are also there, and her daughter Stella is a nurse in the Ad- yentist sanitarium there. Battle Creek is Adventist headquarters. AN ALGONA VISIT, Al. Adams Tjllces Alcoiia and Her Now Buildings—A .Flattering Notice. The Humboldt Independent clips the items in a late UPPER DKS MOINES about the Call opera block and the new state bank in full, and then comments as follows: The above in the UPPER DES MoiNES calls to mind the fact that the editor of the Independent was in Algona not long since and among the the calls made on a dozen or so friends in the short time we spent in the city we wore indebted to Bro, Ingham for piloting us through the above named fine specimens of architecture. They are both as fine as anything the state contains today, not so large, perhaps, but they are beauties in the way of design and ornamentation. No town in Iowa of the size of Algona comes anywhere near it in either of these two buildings. The opera house is especially fine in all points and its heating, seating and stage appointments are of the best. It will be a great big credit to the city and to the live, enterprising men back of it. We always did like Algona men. They do nothing by halves, There are many other fine new buildings in Algona that are also a credit to the place, and while on the subject of Algona and its people we desire to testify to the kindness of numerous warm-hearted citizens among whom we note Mr. and Mrs A. D. Clarke, all of the editors of all the papers and many others, We had an opportunity to talk but a few minutes each with State Committeeman Jas. Taylor and our late candidate for congress, Hon. J. J. Ryan, so nearly constantly was their time taken up by those who were looking for an office to seek them. What chance we had to judge, however, impressed, us with the idea that both gejjtlenjen were acquitting them" men. in the trying ordeal n,o)» compelled, to c OPENS WITH " GLORIANA," The New Opera House to Be Dedicated with Frohman's Famous Comedy on February 9. The Play is of a High-class Order—Details of the Opening Are About Completed. The directors of the opera house company hold a meeting Monday evening and began final arrangements for the opening entertainment, which will come Thursday evening, Feb. 0. The company they have secured is Chas. Frohman's "Gloriana,"a high class comedy. The play was given in the Schiller theatre at the world's fair opening in Chicago in October. It is to be given in the west the coming 1 week, and the Dubuque Telegraph, whose editorial notice we clipped last week, says again in its editorial columns Sunday: "'The Grey Mare,' presented at the Grand Opera house last week, and'Friends,' played Wednesday night last, more than fulfilled the assurances respecting them given in these columns. They are pieces of more than ordinary literary and dramatic merit, and presented as they were by companies of rare excellence they gave delight and satisfaction to the audiences. Good as both were, two better performances are to be staged at the grand next week. The Robin Hood Opera company will hold the boards on the night of the 20th, and Frohman's'Glorlana'company on the night of the 21st. The Telegraph assures the public that the entertainments will be first class and that none who may attend them, in the expectation of deriving pleasure will be disappointed. This journal is satisfied that the people of Dubuque will liberally patronize the Grand when they know that something worthy of their attendance is to be played, and the purpose of this article is to give them the information they require in a reliable form." In speaking of this play Manager Foster of the Des Moines opera house says that anything that can be said in praise of the company will' be more than realized. Our local company have guaranteed four times as much as was ever before paid for an entertainment in this section, and intend on the opening night to furnish as good as can be seen anywhere. The work of getting the house in shape is progressing. The seats are nearly all in and the scenery will be here this week. Mr, Close of Kansas City comes with it and will hang the lamps and assist in getting the traps built in the stage floor, Mr, Blackford is having the carpets and draperies arranged. Full arrangements for the sale of seats have not been completed but will be announced next week. The sale will probably occur at the opera house Friday, Feb. 3, at 2o'clock. Everything will be arranged to give all a "fair shake,"and no favors will be shown, The prices of the tickets will be put as low as the expense of the entertainment will warrant. The boys feel, however, that as they have, in addition to the contributions of the citizens, spent nearly all of their first assessment of stock of $25 a member in the fixtures of the room, and secured one of the best companies on the road, they should not be asked to take any chances of loss on the opening night. At Geo, 35. Marble's, Hurt. We intend to move into our new store soon, where we will have more and better room. I heartily thank my friends in Burfc 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 to 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 one hundred ladies who call on us in our new store, GEO, E. MARBLE, 35 Burt, Iqwa. Two BRAHMA roosters for sale? from prize stock, John G. Smith,-4Jt2 Buy your felt boots,, overs and arc-

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