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ffit THE UPPEE BEB MOINES! ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBHtTAEY I, 1893. For 15 Days! CONTINUED. For 15 Days! Our Clearing Sale will be continued for FIFTEEN DAYS, during which we will give you the opportunity to buy anything in our store at less prices than ever before. We will sell all our Clothing, Overcoats, Fur Coats, Gents' Furnishings, Underwear, Cloaks, Bress G-oods, Flannels, Shawls, Blankets, Yarns, Hosiery, Knit Goods, G-loves and Mitts, Carpets, Remnants, Rugs, Trunks, Valises, Boots, Shoes, Overshoes. Also GROCERIES for 15 days cheaper than ever before, and get prices before you buy. Yours truly, For 15 Days. . M \l RAILWAY TIME OAEDS. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. LOCAL TRAIN BAST. Way passenger departs tit 2:20 p m Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minneapolis trains— No. 2 departs nt 10:24 am No. 4 departs at 9:30 p m TRAINS WKST. Way passenger departs at 11:45 a m Through passenger—No. 3 at 4 :!17 p m Through passenger—No. 1 at -0:02 a m No. 1 dally, except Sunday. No, 4 dally, except Saturday. Chicago & Northwestern Railway. North— .Mixed 8:18 a m Pass 3:ai pm 'Freight 10:00 am South- Pass 2:33 p m Mixed 0:07p m Freight 10:00 a m Pass, arrives nt Chicago at 7am; arrives at Des Molnes at 8:15 p m. Lv. Des M. 2:30 a m Business Notice. D. A. Haggard has been secured by THE UPPER DBS MOINBS to .act as its agent in making settlements with its patrons. Any business transacted with him will be the same as though done at this office. , =:;'•' THE CITY. The Women's Relief corps meets tomorrow evening. W. H. Ingham advertises a lot of grass lands for rent in this issue. The Columbian club will meet with Mrs. Starr, Friday evening Feb. 5. The Baptist young people are preparing for a valentine social at W. C. Danson's the 14th. Sunday evening the Christian endeavor society will conduct the exercises at the Congregational church. The thermometer registered 26 below at 8 o'clock this morning. Last night was the coldest of the winter. Rev. Bagnell hears that Mrs. Bagnell's health is improving at Cedar Rapids, where she now is. She has been gone several weeks, and has had a serious time of it. January has been on the whole a stiff winter month. There have been no bad storms, but it has been steadily cold. It has been the kind of a month to suit winter lovers. The grand army and relief corps are arranging for their annual supper, •'which will be given at the court house • Wednesday, Feb. 22. They expect to have a very pleasant time. A. D. Clarke has let the contract for fitting the second story of his brick for • B, dancing and public hall. The town needs a hall for purposes the opera house will not serve, and this will be a good one. County Attorney Raymond has sold his home in LuVerne and will move to Algona about May 1. He finds that his official business requires him at the county seat. All county officials should be at the county seat if any satisfactory service is to be rendered. Covenant service will be held at the Baptist church next Saturday at 2:80. All having letters please bring them in. Sunday morning will be devoted to a communion service. Let every member try and attend, as they are important. So says the pastor in a note. Cards have been received for the wedding of Phil. C. Hanna and Lulu May Cornick at Livermore Wednesday evening next. After April 1 they will be at home to visitors at La Guayra, where it is hoped all will call on them. We wish them good luck in advance. Letters remain uncalled for in the Algona postoffice for J. W. Cain, Mrs. Bertha Clark, Chas. Covell, A. Haswell, Jas. House, F. B. Matteson, Herman T. Maass, J. D. Shearer, Micheal H. Toben, Miss Amy A. Young, Mr, Clenford. An election will be held at the armory Saturday evening by Company F to fill the vacancy caused by Charley Cohenour's removalnto Sioux City, also to vote for a major of the regiment to succeed J. W. Scott, who has resigned. The voting comes from 7 to 10 o'clock, and every member is urged to be present. A pleasant marriage ceremony was performed last Wednesday by Rev. Bagnell by which Grant Hamilton of Seneca and Miss Hattie A. Heath of Irvington were united. Many good wishes go with the happy couple, who are among the best known and most highly respected of the county's young people. Thos. F. Cooke wrote to a friend in Dubuque for a frank opinion of Gloriana and received the following reply: ** Allow me to congratulate your manager in securing Gloriana for the opening night. Was fortunate to see it played Saturday evening and it is first class i,n every particular. It cannot help but please the large audience you vJU JKve, "no matter how critical." This and the notices from Iowa papers of high standing show that the opera house company have prepared for an entertainment that is worthy of the new house and a credit to Algona. The new trial of the searching case in which Marsh Stephens is interested at Des Moines comes on the last of this week and he will attend it again. The other two cases have been postponed till this is disposed of. It is not likely that the women can win again in view of the decision by the supreme court, and this next trial will probably end the whole trouble. It seems on inquiry that the prices charged for the opening of the new opera house are lower than have been charged at any similar occasion heard from except at Humboldt. When Murray Russell opened his house he charged $2.50 a seat. When the new Williams Opera house was opened the 800 seats sold for $2,900 or nearly $4 a seat on an average. Our town orchestra now has a clario- net player named Hansen who has a a history. He traveled for many years with the bands in Cole's and Forepaugh's_ circuses, but becoming tired of wandering about, he bought a farm north of Wesley and settled down, He came over and played with the boys fortlie dance Saturday evening, and although a little out of practice he showed himself a master of his instrument. Attorney C. S. Stevenson was over from Mason City yesterday taking depositions with W. B. Qiuirton in a case of Kimball vs. Sutton, the defendant being our Algona man. Tt seems that some time ago he had dealings with the Kimball Organ company and out of them a case arose in which they got judgment for $700. The present case is brought to subject an 80 owned by Mrs. Sutton to the payment of the debt. Mr. Quarton represents Sutton, and says there is no merit in the case, Phil. C. Hanna was at Eagle Grove last week and shook hands with the editors. He says the story of his being snubbed at the ball is a hoax and was sent out because the editors had nothing else to do_. But the story of his being shot at is true. They were going in a small boat, when a man-of- war trained a gun on them and fired. Phil, says that if they had fired a blank cartridge as a warning he would have had the boat turned about. But a solid shot he considered an insult and so he ordered the steam all on and they flew into the harbor with sails up and flag flying. He goes back soon, and rumor has it with one of Livermore's fair daughters as Mrs. Hanna. The State Register makes a very flattering mention of the opening of the new opera house next week and says: " The people of Algona are making preparations for the opening of their new opera house Feb. 9. The new house has been built at an expenditure of $25,000, and is fitted up with all the conveniences of modern theaters. Architecturally the building is said to be a very fine one. The opening attraction will be "Gloriana," by the company which produced this- comedy in this city last Saturday night. The people of Algona deserve success in their undertaking, and will achieve it, for they are nothing if not hustlers up in Algona and Kossuth county." The Dallas Center Times says of Al- jona's new druggist: "Mr. W. J. Studley has been the pharmacist of Mr. Richmond's drug store for some seven years. He has been an active citizen of Dallas Centre during his residence with us. He has been ever ready to do his share in all matters pertaining to the community and the advancement of its material and moral progress. We commend him to the good people of Algona and are sure that only a short time will be necessary to prove to them that Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Studley are very desirable acquisitions to the society of their town. And we say this, not from formal courtesy, but from the friendship of seven years, which we shall always hold as a pleasant memory." To Reduce the Stock And make room for new goods A. D. McGregor is selling furniture at greatly reduced prices, at Louis Lessing's old A GIRL to do housework is wanted at Prof. Dixson's. Go TO Studley's Modern Pharmacy for your drugs, medicines, and toilet articles. — 15 BOWYER is making special prices pn opera glasses. -^StB WATER barrel*.— two good ones— for sale. Call at this office. M. J. KENEFJOK, M. D. Office over Jas. Taylor's store, THE EDITORIAL HOLIDAY. Northwest Iowa Quill Drivers Had It All Their Own Way at Eagle Grove Last Week. It Was a Repetition of the Semi-annual Happy Gatherings—Spirit Lake the Next Meeting Place. "You furnish the banquet, we do the rest" is the motto of the Upper Des Moines Editorial association, and "the rest," is getting to be a free entertainment worthy of professionals. After •one or two more banqueting experiences a list of toasts can be arranged that would be worthy of Bill Nye and Whitcomb Riley, and the editors can go on the road and make a success of furnishing wit for their suppers. The meeting closed at Eagle Grove Friday evening with a fine banquet at the Occidental hotel, and the "after dinner" part was uproarous. Geo. E. Roberts presided for the editors, and Frank Yeomans for the citizens, and they set the pace, which the responses kept up. E. D. Chassell of LeMars on "Our Hosts," J. Hornstein of Boone on " Stop My Paper," W. O. Payne of Nevada on "Pi," Col. Koatley of Marshalltown on "Alaska as a Winter Resort," C. A. Weaver of Webster City on "The Essential Qualifications of an Editor's Wife," and Al. Adams of Hurnboldt on "The World's Fair and Other Chestnuts" made up the editorial side, while E. W. Archer, D. C. Filkins, Mrs. Eugene Bryan, Judge Cook, Rev. Shull. F. W. Pillsbury and C. A. Schaffter represented Eagle Grove, and Phil. C. Hanna spoke for Venezuela. They all kept up their end, and midnight found one of the happiest gatherings it is safe to say that Eagle Grove has lately seen. The banquet marked the close of a very successful meeting. The attendance was large, the programme excellently arranged, and the discussions very animated and profitable. The public meeting was attended by the elite of the city. Col. Keatley spoke of early newspaper life and Eugene Schaffter very entertainingly discussed the railways and newspaper relations to them. The music by citizwis was all very fine, Mrs. Rev. Black being in one duet. At the business meeting Spirit Lake was chosen as the next meeting place, and Senator Funk was elected president, W. O. Payne vice president, and Miss Edith Train secretary. Among the foremost of the entertainers of the brethren were the Northwestern officials, and Supt. Hughes and Assistant Supt. Hopkins spared no pains. The big rotary snow plow, said to be the only one in Iowa, was run out and exhibited in motion, and while that was going a photograph of the group was taken and each one is to receive a copy as a souvenir presented by the company. All the other citizens did everything in their power, and together they proved that Eagle Grove is as hospitable as she is young and active. The Grove by recent count has 2,857 people, which in 12 years is a pretty rapid growth, and has business in proportion. The pay roll of the Northwestern amounts from $25,000 to $85,000 a month, the Standard Oil company has a $10,000 plant, and other like institutions make it one of the busiest towns in the state, while it has two of the cleanest printing offices ever opened to visitors, and has a lady reporter on each paper—araredistinction, The Upper Des Moines association is squarely on its feet, is to have its picture at the world's fair and a bound volume of its newspapers, and will next summer at Spirit Lake put the. new Chautauqua assembly and the musicals and other gatherings completely in the shade. Association Notes. Col. Ormsby of Emmetsburg still holds his membership and sent a telegram announcing his inability to be present. The editors will have their pictures and copies of their papers at the world's fair. That is settled and Miss Train is vindicated. Senator Funk, who wrote so valiantly for the proposed photograph at the world's fair, moved to lay the whole matter on the table when he arrived and saw how much better looking the rest were going to be than he had supposed. Elmer E. Taylor of the Traer Star- Clipper told the story of his work. Traer is a town of 1,200 inhabitants in the edge of; Taraa county. He has built up a seven column paper with over?,000subscribers, sets up from 15 to 20 columns at home, und gets cash for everything. Such a record is without precedent, and shows what energy and ambition will do. Judge Cook's participation in the banquet bus a story attached. Supt. Hughes of the Northwestern had been invited, but he positively and peremptorily declined. On second thought, however, ho agreed to get a substitute and telegraphed at once to Judge Cook at Webster City 'that there was important business on hand and that he should come nt once. The judge boarded the next train, arrived and inquired anxiously what had happened. His remarks when he wus informed nro not recorded, but his feelings were soothe_d by a fine banquet^ and ho was as genial as ever when he arose to speak. NO ONE YET REOOMMEKDED. J. J. Ilynn Writes to the Dubuquc Herald That the Field Is Still Open. ALGONA, Jan. 18.—To the Editor of the Dubuque Herald: In an article which appeared in your issue of the 15th inst. relative to .the state central committee you say that I am talked of for some foreign appointment. If there is any such talk let me assure you that it must be a clear case of office seeking the man. An office of any kind under the incoming administration was beyond my most extravagant dreams. What office could it be? Are they not all spoken for? It must be something that got lost in the shuflle and they thought I had it. Why go on a foreign mission when there is all the missionary work any good democrat wants to do right here at home? It is strange you should mention me only, outside of the state central committee, unless you really want mo to have some office, but if you are withholding your endorsement for me, I will say that you are at liberty to indorse someone 'for the place whenever you find out what office it is the people are keeping for me. I did my very best to get an office last fall, I was running on the right ticket, but in the wrong state. I was talked of for that office, but when election day came the people didn't act a bit as they talked. I have not indorsed a candidate for the postoffice in this district ns yet. When the proper time comes, however, I intend to indorse some worthy democrat not of the leap-year stripe, and let Cleveland do the rest. Very truly, J. J. RYAN. THE ISSUE IN UNION. A Neighborhood Discussion That Is Vigorous If Not Polite. Last week's Republican published the following item: " An ignorant, tyrannical farmer by the name of C. Cook got into a disturbance with one of our young teachers last week. It seems Cook's boy has inherited the traits of his father and had reported various grievances which he had supposed himself to have endured, und adding much to them had induced Cook to come down and "do up" the teacher, but, finding the teacher master of the situation he cooled off. We should think that such scenes could be avoided. If patrons would take pains to investigate such matters and not be influenced by the whims of a child this could easily be done, as in most cases our teachers are in the right." A Union correspondent writes: " Mr. Cooke firmly denies the charge of going to make any disturbance whatever. On asking Mr. Patterson why his boy "was kept by the red hot stove" he in reply said "he did not know." Mr. Cook then asked him "if his boy could chpngo his seat." Mr. Patterson also told Mr, Cook " thut if he changed his seat he would put him where he could watch him." Mr. Patterson also stated that " he would not keep a boy that would lie like that boy," all of which Mr. Cook topk in good part. Hut he wishes Mr. Patterson to come out openly and make public one lie that he can prove. And he says if he had gone down to " do up" the teacher, Mr. Patterson would have been in Algona before this for a new pair of specks and a set of teeth." SAYS SWEENEY IS INSANE. AT Studley's Pharmacy you can have your prescriptions filled with accuracy, neatness, and dispatch.—45 CUT prices will continue ten days more at the New England Clothing house. WHEN you are in town call at Studley's Modern Pharmacy and see what it looks like.—45 ATTEND the "Gloriana" in the now opera house. Buy your goods from the New England and you will bo happy. Durdall & Co. WANTED—A competent girl tp do housework. Will pay good Mrs. J. J. Wilson, Judge Ney of Dubuque Says there Is No Question as to His Being of Unsound Mind. Likewise Atimating that An Effort Was Being Made Squander Sweeney's Large Property. In the Sweeney insanity cnso at Dubuque the judge found Sweeney insane beyond question, and in his decision criticised the men who hud been attempting to keep him squandering his money in contesting. The report of the last day's proceedings is given below and will be of interest to our readers who remember the proceedings in Algona. Judge Ney last Monday afternoon sustained the motion to discharge the jury in the Mylos Sweeney insanity case on the ground that it was a special proceeding and not an ordinary action at law, such as would entitle the defendant to a jury trial. He also said ho would consider that the court had heard the evidence so : fnr as it had progressed and would not go over the same testimony again, but would take up the thread of evidence where the jury left off. The inquiry being resumed bofoi-o the court, Dr. Connely (one of the insanity commissioners), was placed on the stand, his testimony being principally that of an expert. On cross examination the doctor was led to give considerable technical information on insanity. This was instructive, but some that followed was amusing and caused considerable laughter, One of the conditions which, according to witness, indicated insanity, is a weakening of the power of reason. In this connection many of Mr. Sweeney's strange words and actions were detailed, witness referring to memoranda. Mr. Sweeney had two horses ho claimed earnestly were worth $500 apiece, which, from what witness heard from people of the locality, were worth not more than $200 apiece, he said that a statue ho was about to procure might be used as a hitching post after his death; said that the distance from his house to Turkey River station was a half mile, and witness found in walking it that it was fully three and one-half miles. Once when Mr. Sweeney went to St. Louis he purchased alot of gum candles and two candle-sticks. These he gave to the sisters at Holy Cross, saying the candles were wedding candles. Dr. Connolly spoke of M_r, Sweeney's criticism of a " county ring," and also of his declarations about voting for Henderson. " Dp you consider it an indication of insanity to criticize the county ring'i 1 " said Mr. Kurd, everyone in the court room breaking into a laugh. "No" said the doctor. " On the contrary," said Mr, Hurd,—But here he was interrupted by the opposing counsel. The doctor's testimony was further to the effect that while Mr. Sweeney was once careful, economical and almost penurious, he had becomp rash, speculative and extravagant. Until recent years he had been a temperate man, but at the time he was examined by the commissioners he was badly addicted to drink. At 63 our habits of body and thought are so well formed that any radical change indicates a weakening of our reasoning power. WEDNESDAY MORNING. Myles Sweeney, the defendant, if he may be so called, in the insanity case, took the stand in his own defense. His own council subjected him to a long direct examination and the other side put him through a thorough cross-ex- aminaMon which was not completed at noon, His council objected to tho other side's going into what Mr. Sweeney had said about the conspiracy against him by the "court house ring,'"John McCabe, the defendant's wife, and his brother, Martin Sweeney. Judge Ney, however, overruled the objection, saying he wanted all the light possible. Mr. Sweeney said that his remarks concerning the court house ring being after him were npt intended to mean $bey were after his wife, " plained certain other peculiar actions on his part, saying ho wanted to have a little fun with his enemies. A DUBIOUS REMINDER. A Document of tho Diiys of Auhuelot —How KoHHUth Stood In 18(18. Auditor Doxseo made a curious find in his office last week while cleaning up some old pigeon holes and drawers. It was an old assessment of tho county made for tho state auditor and sont Aug. 22, 1802. Those who aro curious to know what wo have come from will bo interested in this report made nearly 31 years ago. An abstract of it is: Lands, oxelUHtvo of town lots. ..ITS.B.'ia acres Valuation of sumo $;j4.0 l! J d Valno of realty In villages— Irvlnston 2 ,240 A'Komv.. (|;j 83 Ashuolot 7 008 AsKrocate of personal property 'in- ' cmdliifc horses, cattle, utc 12 080 Total valuation of county .'100,000 Some of our new settlers will have difficulty in realizing that tho paper town of Ashuelot once outranked Algona in assessment, and that Irvington held her about oven, and that tho personal property of the county amounted to only some $12,000. Thirty years is not long, but such a document as this old assessment roport brines squarely before us what changes can be made in 80 years. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. S. S. Sessions went to DCS Molnca on Monday. Howard Robinson is homo from his your in tho east. Miss Mamie Lantry is home from her Milwaukee visit. J. W. Wndsworth is in Wisconsin. Ho will visit Chicago and return tomorrow. Dr. Armstrong is in Minneapolis visiting his sister, Mrs. Brown, and her two boys. Mr. Durdall of tho Now England store went to Chicago Monday to lay in his spring stock. J. W. Hinchon, J. C. Platt, Mrs. C. A. and Harvey Ingham attended tho editorial meeting from Kossuth, I'lanoH 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 sowing machines or musical instruments, call on 43eowt4 J. B. WiNKEL. The Agricultural Society, The annual meeting of the Kossuth County Agricultural society will be hold at the court house hall in Algona on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 o'clock. S. S. SESSIONS, Secretary. Fnrma for Kent. I liavo two farm for rent to the right purties. Six miles southeast of Algona. 44t4 PERRY BURLINGAME. How to Visit the World's Pair. This is tho title of an illustrated "folder" issued by tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway for the benefit of all western people who intend to visit Chicago from -May to October, 1803. It tells the cost of getting there and how to go. It tells what to do about baggage, about places to eat and sleep; how to get to the fair grounds—and it gives many other items of useful in-, formation. Send your address with a two-cent stamp and ask for a " World's Fail- Folder. " Address Geo. II. Hoafford, general passenger and ticket agent, Chioago.-2 At CJoo. 1C. Murblo'H, Hurt. Wo intend to move into our new store soon, whore we will have more and better room, I heartily thank my friends in Burt and vicinity for the very liberal patronage given mo, and hope with increased facilities to bo able to servo you better. We have some bargains to offer that tiro worth your while to look at. I am hero to sell goods as low as possible, but will not buy Qjxeap, shoddy goods. 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