The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 9, 1891 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 9, 1891
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ESTABLISHED 1866. ALG-ONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEM BE H 9, 1S91. VOL. XXVI--NO. 37. We are dlosing out the Balance of Our stock of Plush Saques, And Children's Cloaks, At Cost This Month. Overcoats At prices that Will make you think They Want a Doll, Cj-O ladies' gfid Gents,' Collar Boxes, Cuff Boxes, Baskets, Silk Mitts, Picture Drapes, Mufflers, Silk Hdkfs., Knit Goods. ICE WOOL, 25c a Box. Cheapest place in the city to buy Clothing, Blankets, Fur Coats, Underwear, Shirts, etc. Kranz c^i^s Candies THE NEWS OF THE WEEK, ft At the Grange Store, Parties desiring quantities for Holiday festivals should call and see us. LOANS. Having secured the agency of the ' New England Loan and Trust Company, ; 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. S. S. SESSIONS. CO Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention, Prices are reasonable. . M. Z. GROVE. JOHN GKOVE. The Des Moines News says tlmt the history of the past ton years has done much to prove that Iowa legislators are not purchasable. In 1884 when the prohibitory law was passed any one of the 51 republican representatives could have had $100,000 for simply absenting himself, but every man was in his seat and voted according to his platform pledge. Two years ago any of the 60 republican representatives could have had a fortune by voting for repeal, but all kept their pledges. Sixty-five counties have .made their report to the secretary of the State Agricultural society, as provided by law, and for which they have received the certificate entitling them to the usual fair appropriation of $200. Polk county collected $1,244,60 during the year 1890-1 in fines from saloon keepers, while the aggregate cost of prosecutions was $79,475.74. It is easy to ascertain that there is a deficit of over $78,000. Marshall county's cost of prosecutions was $16,000 and but $700 in fines were collected. Woodbury's prosecutions cost over $33,000 and she collected $1,300. Linn county's costs were $11,154.33 and she collected $3,799.81. Mr. Albert W, Swalm of the Oskaloosa Herald, as a soldier, thinks the Iowa soldiers and grand army posts should refuse to dictate in any way what the people of Iowa shall do about the proposed soldiers' monument, and whether it shall be in the form of hall or statuary. The work is the tribute to the soldiers and he says it is not seemly for the soldiers to say what form public commemoration of them shall assume. The soldiers will be content with whatever the people do about the matter. position of the great edifice. It was knocked down to a private syndicate for $3,010. The purchasers have not determined whether to uso it for oxpo- sitlon purposes next season or not. Gen. Goo. W. Jones, ex-Unitod States senator and the senior of living- statesmen, being now in his 87th your, astonished the-nativos at Dubuquo lust week by issuing a call for a public meeting at the board of trade room Wednesday night to organize a movement to secure the democratic national convention for Dubuquo. The past year has boon the most prosperous in the history of tho agrioultur- al college at Ames. Prof. Jenny, United States geologist now investigating the lead arid nine ore deposits in Iowa to ascertain their relation to those of Arkansas and southwestern Missouri, is at present engaged in an exploration of the Kerriok diggings at Dubuquo. He is an enthusiast In the work, Five special stock trains, consisting of 80 cars, passed through Fort Dodge over the Illinois Central Sunday. Several weeks ago a pri/c of a gold pen and holder was offered by Dr. J. B. Charlton to that pupil in the highest department of the schools in Clear Lake who should write the best lesson on the theme, "Patriotism." The contest took place Wednesday afternoon of last week in the school room of that department. Seven competitors contended with essays for the reward of honor. the highest market price for the same. The object is to make that city the boat market for the farmers in north western Iowa. The wide-awake business men of the town have already subscribed $2,000 for the enterprise, and it bids fair to become tin established fact i the i in mod la to future. Allerlon's shoes weighed just fiv ounces in front and three behind who he reduced his mark to 2:0»i. Ho wcai only such boots as prudence suggest for protection against possible acoi dent, and none from necessity. Ho i chocked only to his natural position and wears no blinds. Ho can trot hi best elip without pulling a pound ot the bit. Maud S. was retired practically from tho turf when she was eleven years old Her first public appearance was Julj 24, 1880, when she was six years old During her training she had trotted i rnilo in 2:171 as a four-year-old, but bo yond moderate development she was not called upon for any tax upon hoi physical powers until she was six years of ago. During her career she trotted in public 21 heats in 2:15 or bettor, ant 12 of them wore in 2:12 or better. Those performances covered a period of live years and would make tho average about four fust miles each year. .Livery, Feed, and Boarding Stable. West of Ttioriiigtou HOU-H-. M. Z. GROVE, Manager. " I am a good little boy and live in Grinnell. Will you please bring me a sled and some candy, and that is all, and I will promise to obey mama one whole year." Signed "Ray." The above letter was mailed at the postoffice and addressed to "Mr. Santa Clause." There are 160,000 miles of railroad in the United States, and 678,161 freight cars. The coal palace at Ottuiawa was Bold at auction last week, the board of directors have decided to make this dls- The "Big Four" counties in tho northwest corner of tho state hold an annual oratorical contest. It occurs this year at Sheldon, Friday. There are 82 national comotories in which lie buried 328,115 old soldiers who bared their breasts In tho defense of this nation. Mason City is to have an electric street car line the coming season. The Fifth district editorial mooting was held at Vinton last week. Hon. S. M. Clark, T. S. Parvin, Johnson Brigham and other able speakers wore on the programme. A movement has just been inaugurated by the business men of Foreat City to create a stock company, and build u,n elevator for the purpose of bjying tlm farm produce in that vicinity ,md Iowa is all right financially. Tho cash on hand is $522,949.59; receipts for biennial period, $3,004,240; this added to amount on hand is $3,587,189.60; regular expenses for next two years, according to last two years' expenses $3,033,227.32, leaving for appropriations,?553,882. 25 Tho big normal college at Shonan- doah burned to tho ground last week, loss $60,000, Insurance $28,000. There are 1,000 students attending. Tho building will be rebuilt at once. Breeders of tho trotting horse all over tho country will be astonished to learn that 0. W. Williams, the breeder of Axtell and Allerton, has consigned to Woodwards and Shandland, sale to be hold at Lexington, Ky.; in February next, the choicest lot of trotting stock ever offered. Nearly 40 head will be sold, among tho number:. Barnhart, 2:22i; a full brother to Allerton 2:09J; the yearling Drextell, full brother to Axtell 2:12; Patronage, full brother to rvi-on, 2:14}; Mary Marshall, 2:12|, in ioul to Allertou; also about 16 hijjli bred rnures Ju f w { to the horses. Mr. Williams reserves out of his entire farm but Allorton and his yoarltngH. His object is to lesson his labors as trainer and devote the time necessary to his meetings. The woman's suffrage association convention for tho state of Iowa held its twentieth annual mooting in tho Methodist church at Amos, Iowa, Doc. 3 and 4, J801. Tho weather was execrable but tho attendance was the largest and most enthusiastic over hold. Tho programme was opened by tho transaction of tho necessary routine of business and reports of stato officers, among whom wore tho names of MOB- damos Hunter, Callanan, Ankouoy, Coggoshall, ThomuH and others. Mrs, Stevens and Miss Mann of Ames contributed valuable papers. Thursday evening tho convention wus addressed by Mrs. Chapman, locturor and organ- iser, A mad steor attacked Goo. Withall, superintendent of tho coal palace, on tho street at Ottumwa, nearly killing him. President Manning also had u narrow escape from tho animal. How They Fool About It. When alliance orators talk about Kansas starving to death ovory potato slyly winks it eye.—Stato Journal. And every cabbage nods its head.— jawronce Journal. And every boot gets rod in tho face.— Clay County Times. And every sqash crooks its nock.— Jlydo Argus. And every onion grows stronger. Jlifton Review. And every field of wheat is shocked —Leaven worth Times. And the rye strokes Us beard.—Philadelphia Press. And every corn aches.—Millstone oV»?b e une y f °° l ° f hind kicks '- ch i° tl - A Good Suggestion. » News: Algona should make another ffprt to got the normal school this win- Holiday KxcurBlon UntoB. For the Christmas and Now Years ollciay excursions tickets will be sold o stations within a distance of 200 miles at a fare and a third for tho round •«n. hythe Chicago, Milwaukee & St. .ailway company.—37t3 Hates for Holidays, • > , the Chicago $ Northwestern *Uway company W sell exouK okets at very favorable rates. For okeU and furthev A-

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