The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 25, 1893 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1866. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1893. VOL. XXVII--NO. 44. See the Big Assortment of Ladies' Underwear, Worth from 65c to 75c- Your Choice Now for 45c. Just received some nice Remnant Calico and new styles a in Gingham. We have plenty of Jce Wool, black, white, and cream. . L. G1LBRA1TH & CO. GROCERIES! GROCERIES! O UR stock is new and fresh; we handle none but the best; call and see us and get our prices. i Syrups of all Kinds. Flour! We can save you 1 money on Flour. Minnesota Straight at 90c a sack. Langdon & Hudson. THE JOHN PAUL LUMBER GO. SUCCESSORS TO J. J. WILSON. Office and yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALGONA, IOWA. Handles the best of all descriptions of 5 Which includes everything that is possibly needed for the construction of anything / rom a picket fence to the very -finest residence, WE MEET 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. ao Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention. Prices are reasonable, ? Now- Open for Business. The New Grocery in the Opera House block. We have a good stock of Nice, Fresh Groceries « Now in stock and more coming. We expect to sell them as cheap as the cheapest, and deliver them at your door in any part of the city. Call and see us. The Grange Store, Dry Goods, .Groceries, Carpets, Etc. FARM 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. We are making. LOANS ON REAL ESTATE Running from i to 10 years, with privilege of $100 payments at any interest date. Interest payable annually or semi-annually, as desired. Money furnished promptly. Also improved farm and city property for sale. Money on chattel security. Hoxie & Branson. OFFICE OYER JAS. TAYLOR'S STORE, ONE DOOR EAST OF POSTOFFIOE. C. L, LUND. J. J. HYAN [Successors to C. L. Lund—Established 1880.] REAL ESTATE DEALERS - - ZO-W.A.. We wish to announce to the readers of THE UPPER DBS MOINES that we have extraordinary facilities for the selling of farms and unimproved lands In northern Iowa, and we invite all who wish to dispose of their property to call on us at our office in Algona. or to correspond with us. 8S~As soon as spring opens we have a large number of customers from the eastern states who are ready to come out and secure a piece of Iowa soil at reasonable rates. We believe In fair dealing, and If you want to sell your property don't waste any time lu listing It with us. Yours respectfully, LUND ft RYAN. JULIUS PLETH. List your Lands with me if you want to make a quick sale.. OFFICE OVER ALBONA STATE SANK. FARM LOANS MADE From 5 (o 7 Yean at 7 per cent. 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. Don't fail to see my goods before you buy, • • • • * ? — -HENRY W! JOHN GROVE«« THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS. Prof. C. F. Curtis of the Iowa Agricultural and Experiment college, Ames, Iowa, was on the Chicago market, Jan. 4, with 18 grade two-year-old steers, of 1,580 pound weight, that sold to Swift & Co. at $6 per hundred pounds. There were two each of the following breeds: Shorthorn, Hereford, Angus, Devon, Galloway, Red Poll, Brown Swiss, Hoi- stein and Jersey. They were fed ten months at an average gain per clay of 2.4 pounds. The average daily gain for the three months from March 1, 1892, was 2.5 pounds, and for the three months ending Dec. 31, 1892, it was three pounds per day. Tho highest average gain per day was for the month of October, being 4.1 pounds, with a feed of now corn (cut flue), old corn (ground fine), and oil raoal. The township of Amity, Page county, this state, is reported to have produced 20,000 bushels of winter wheat this year. Tho average per aero was 27 bushels, and the average price obtained 50 cents.a bushel. The cost of raising, harvesting, and so on, oven at the low price of 50 cents a bushel, gave a fair margin of profit. Congressman John H. Gear states that he is a candidate for the United States senate, and he declares that he will be glad of any man's support provided the man thinks he can fill the position " in such a manner as will reflect credit on the state and the republican party." Mr. Gear facetiously adds: "I am frank to say I want it and want it badly," Prof. Budd says he does not expect to get a peach hardy enough for northern Iowa. ______ Two years ago twenty-one carloads of choice apples left Mills county with a double header for New York city, and they sent back word that a finer lot never reached the city. One year ago we shipped from a few southwestern counties over the Burlington route to points east and west 1,165 carloads of apples, or 330,000 barrels, amounting to something over 990,000 bushels. Heavy apple crops in Iowa are confined to the Duchess, Wealthy, Wolf River, Alexander, Pattin's Greening, Whitney No. 29, Tetofsky, Winsted Pippin, McMahan, and the recently introduced varieties from East Europe, which have not been attacked by scab. A strange wedding is reported near Dubuque. The groom was six feet two and the bride three feet two and one- half inches tall. The three witnesses were a man without arms, a woman whp weighed 350 pounds and a man seven feet six inches high. The minister who tied the knot had only one leg and one eye. The bride was 50 years old and her grandmother 98 years old gave the wedding feast. Independence offers $200,000 in racing purses again this year. The races come Aug. 21 to Sept. 2. A new game is announced. It is intellectual and comes from Boston. At least it requires pen, ink, and paper. A sheet of writing paper is placed on a table; the player stands. He then is required to write the letter D, and as he does it to swing his right foot in the opposite direction from the curve of tbe big D. The winner gets tbe prize. Thus far, it is said, there have been no winners, for in spite of the fact that the foot is set 1 swinging in the right direction, as soon as the pen begins to describe the curve, the foot halts and turns in the same direction. It is said that all games like this will furnish the most amusement at the least expense. Here is one of the latest swindling schemes which has just appeared in the east. A man drives up to a farmer in great haste and gives him a telegram announcing the serious illness of some relative. On the face of the envelope the charges are marked three or five dollars. The charges are paid by the farmer, who takes the first train for the relative, and finds on his arrival there that he has been duped. Over in Rock Rapids John F. Duncombe filed five affidavits to prove that he did not have undue influence. McMillan, the opposing attorney, got sixteen to swear that he didn't have it. Each charged the other with having too strong a pull in that county. The Shafer is said to be the best raspberry for this section. One of the greatest curiosities in tt Mississippi valley is the natural if which is located in the bluffe Iqwa river, within less than a rob, tb,e i ' bluff in which the cave is located is between 200 and 400 feet in height, it 'being necessary to climb about seventy- five feet up the side of theblufT to reach r » the mouth of the cave. The entrance is n fissure about 10 feet in width and between 15 and 20 feet in height, from which a constant current of cold air issues. Thirty feet from the mouth of the cave the passage turns to the left and downwards, toward the river bed. The slope is gradual, however, and the walls and roof are within easy reach all the while. After you have reached a spot 100 feet from the opening you entered it is noticed that the walls and roof are covered with frost. Twenty feet further a thin coating of ice is noticed, which increases in thickness as you go into the blulT. FKOM THE COUNTY TOWNS. WESLEY. WESLEY, Jan. 23.—Tho fine weather and roads wo are having has been making business lively in our town. J. B. Sanders of DnnTillo, 111., was in our town Saturday. Quite M number of the business men of our town are takiag a vacation. Messrs. Ward, Gray, auil Bronson have boon taking in the sights at Chicago. Mr. Hume and Heal are doing the twin cities this week and intend to wind up their vacation by inspect}*? the world's fair buildings and to locate a boarding place along Bilcr avenue BO they will not be inconvenienced looking for a slopping place while tending the world's fair. And Z. S. Barrett is taking in the sights in the eastern part of the state this week. There is a young man of our town, who is considerable moon struck, secured a horse and cutter the other day and drove around town for awhile waiting for school to be let out so ho could take his best girl homo from school, but the girl'a dad came along about that time and loaded the girl in his sled and drove home, leaving- the young man to wend his way back disappointed. Cut Jack should not get disappointed; there is many a slip twixt the cup and the lip. By all appearances O'Neil & Budlong are doing a big coal business lately. .. There are over 50 carloads of hay piled up along the side track here waiting for cars, and a good many farmers are pressing and shipping their own hay who formerly sold it loose in town. T. C. Walton is doing business in Sioux City. County Attorney Raymond was in our town Friday conducting a suit before Justice Rob? on. It seems that F. A. Corey and fa. J. Franks of Buffalo traded horses sometime last fall. Mr. Franks gave his noto for a small amount to be paid providing the horss E roved to be as recommended, which e claimed was not. • Corey BUCS, E. F. Bacon taking charge of the case for Corey, and Raymond for the defense. Judge Robinson took till today to render his decision. J. W. Hayward of Vinton is here looking after his land interests. Prof. G. F. Barslou was elected superintendent of our Sunday school. He will make a good one. Our city fathers have declared ,the creamery and Dr. McCorn»a«k's hen house a nuisance and served notice bi the parties to have them moved. It would be a good thing if they would give their attention to some of the horses and colts that are let run at large on the streets, and bothering the people more or less each day. Those may not be a nuisance, but are a miserable bother to some of us by times, Mike Fox is getting to be one of the greatest hay rustlers we have in our town. He is buying considerable hay lately. Markets; Wheat, 50c; oats, 25c; barley, 28; flax, 95; corn 30; hogs $7; hay, $3@4, loose 2.50. Abraham . When leaving his homo at Springfield, 111.,, to bo inaugurated president of tti« United / States, made a farewell addves* to his old friends and neighbors in which he said, 1 Neighbors, giro your boys a cbouce." These words come with as iau«b force today as they did thirty yeavu ago. How give them this chance? Up i» the northwest is a great empire waiting for young and sturdy fellows to come and d»valop it end " grow up with the country." All over this broad land are the young fallows, the boys that Lincoln referred to, Making to better their condition and get oa in life. Hero is their chance I The country referred to lies along 1 the Northew Pacific railway. Hero you cam. find psefctjr much, anything you want. In MUues*ta, and la the Red Kivpr valley of Nortfc Dakota, the finest of prairie lands fitted fox wh«tt and grain, or as well for dirersiflti farming. In western North Dakota a«d M»»hnia are stock ranges limitless in extoufr, clothed with the most nutritious of grasses. If a fruit farming region ia wanted tbv* is the whole state of Washington to twl«*t from. As for scenic delights the Northern Pacific railroad passes through a country unparalleled. In crossing the Hocky, Bitter Roots, and Cascade mountains trie greatest mountain scenery to ho seen in th* United States from the cav windows is found, The wonderful bad lands, wondeyful i» graceful form and glowing color, areapwM. Lakes Pond d' Oreille and Cogur d' Al«ue are alone worthy of a trans-continej|t»l trip, while they are th« flshermam's uniima thule. The ride along Clark's fork of the Columbia river is a daylight dre»». To cap the climax this is the only way to reach the fur-famed Yellowstone park. To reach and see all this th« If ovthern Pacific railroad furnishes trains and service of unsurpassed excellence. The most approved and comfortable palace sleeping cars; the best dining, oars that 0911 be made; Pullman tourist oars gopd for both first and second-class passengers; eojsy riding day coaches, with baggage, express, «nd postal para., aJVdrjjws b,V powerful Baldwin loco- I for new, luraes should take

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