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ESTABLISHED 1866. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1893. VOL. XXVII--NO. 48. See the Big Assortment of Ladies' Underwear, Worth from 65c to 7Se- Your Choice Now for 45c. Just received some nice Remnant Calico and new styles in Gingham. We have plenty of Ice Wool, black, white, and cream. . L EALBMITH & CO. si' GROCERIES! GROCERIES! O UR stock is new and fresh; we handle none but the best; call and see us and get our prices. Syrups of all Kinds. Flour! We can save you I 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 j 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. CO CO Undertaking arid embalming will always receive careful and personal attention. Prices are reasonable,, Don't be Bashful About asking for anything in the Grocery line. OIL, GASOLINE, We sell FLOUR, SYRUP, VINEGAR, And everything kept in a first-class G-rocery. ll^-ASK FOB WHAT YOU WANT. YOU SHALL HAVE IT IF IT IS TO BE HAD. Opera/ ZBloclz- A Bargain for somebody. We have a line of last year's styles of CARPET SAMPLES (all qualities) and a few sample pair of Fine Lace Curtains, slightly soiled, which we will sell, while they last, at about one-half original price. The Grange Store. 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 & Brunson. OFFICE OVER JAS. TAYLOR'S STORE, ONE DOOR EAST OF POSTOFFICE. C. L. LUNJD. J. J. RYAN [Successors to C. L. Lund—Established 1880,] REAL ESTATE DEALERS - - IO-W.A.. We wish to announce to the readers of THE UPPER DBS MOINES that we have extraordln ary 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. 13?" 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 In listing It with us. Yours respectfully, LUND & RYAN. JULIUS PLETH. List your Lands with me if you want to make a quick sale,. OFFICE OVER ALQOffA STATE SANK. FARM LOANS MADE From 5 co ^ Years at ^ per cent. STOVES We can show you the largest and finest line of Stoves and Ranges in the cownty. We have great bargains in FENCE WIRE and Hardware, Don!t fail to see my goods before you buy. - -HENRY WINKIE. iniiu nnnur JOHN GROVE GOOD LIVEBY THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS, In Dubuque the agent who sells a paper known as the Chicago Sunday Sun has been fined $100 on the charge of circulating obscene literature. The Sun is the most corrupt, vicious sheet that is published in the west, the Saturday Blade and other like papers coming next. The case will bo appealed. Jas. P. Donahue of Davenport has received notice of his appointment as one of the assistant floor managers for the inaugural ball at Washington next month. The honor is extended to one other Iowa gentleman, Hon. N. W. Molvor of Cedar Rapids. Iowa will bo well represented on the floor, for better selections could not have boon made. A fellow nt Gliddon, who stole coal of a neighbor, accidentally lost his pocket book in the coal bin and it contained more cash than tho whole coal bin was worth. ______ Already the work of preparation for the annual encampment of the G. A. R., department of Iowa, is in progress, and the old soldiers of the state and their friends can rest assured that nothing will be left undone to make tho coming encampment a greater success than any heretofore held in Iowa. Each mail beings notification of largo delegations to bo on hand. All Iowa is ablaze with enthusiasm over this encampment and tho indications this early are that the crowds there April 25, 26 and 27 will bo by far the largest Keokuk was ever called upon to entertain. Among the notables who have already signified their intention of being present are President Harrison, Gen. Black, Gen. Noble, Maj. Warner, Gen. Schofleld and Commander-in- Chief Weissert, and there will be many others. The Carroll Herald says there is a kick in Denison because the supervisors allow the sheriff $3 a week for boarding prisoners, while the normal school boards students for $1.60 a week. We don't know how it is in Crawford county, but here in Carroll prisoners get the best of board—better than any normal college can afford to give—if they didn't they would not stay. They would got out. ^_^^^ The twenty-third annual convention of the Young Men's Christian association of Iowa will be held at Council Bluffs, Feb. 23-26, 1893. From 300 to 400 bright young men from all parts of the state are expected. At Remsen, Thursday, Nicholas Lang shot and killed John Neishwander, a wealthy farmer. An old fued was the cause. Lang eloped with Neish wander's adopted daughter about a year ago. Both parties are very wealthy. Lang went to LeMars and surrendered to the sheriff. ____^ Four carloads of Iowa goods for tho fair have already been shipped to Chicago and two more are now nearly ready for shipment. The work of collecting the exhibits for the agricultural,- dairy, apiary, horticultural, fine arts, educational, woman's work, man- facturos, and the natural products for the Collective exhibit in the Iowa state building, is well advanced. The secretary's office was moved to Chicago on the 20th inst., and the secretary and his force of helpers will bo found at the rooms of the Iowa Columbian commission, suite 161C, Monadnock building. All correspondence should be directed to him at that place until further notice, The Indian meaning of tho word "Poweshiek" is "the roused bear." Poweshiek, one of the lower chiefs of tho Sao and Fox Indians, was born in eastern Iowa about 1790. He was one of the chiefs that visited Washington in 1837. When the Sac and Fox Indians left these parts, he with a remnant of his people remained on their reser vation on the Iowa river in Muscatine county. The Musquakie band of Indians near Tama at this time are descendants of these people, Poweshiek was always a warm friend of the whites and well do Iowa people honor him by giving a county his name. In Iowa 29.57 per cent, of the farm ers are tenants, while in towns 44.96 pet- cent, of the people occupy rented homes. This indicates that the urban population is not so well off as the farmers of the state. The Hon. Chas. Aldrich contributes to the Iowa Historical Record an inter esting paper on Early Journalism in Iowa. We were especially interested in his record of the abnormal weather prevalent in the winter of 1857 and the summer of 1858. In May, 1857, potatoes were selling at $5.50 a bushel in Webster City. The following autumn they went begging at 10 cents a bushel, Wheat sold at 20 cents pei bushel, and it was a, bettor article than has been raised, in recent years. Corn po.J4 fronj eight to ten cents, and being cheaper than wood or coal much of it is used for fuel. It was reported in double leads Monday that President Cleveland had sent Don. M. Dickenson to Iowa to urge Gov. Boies to go into his cabinet. As Don, failed to arrive at Des Moines the story is discredited. A petition for the appointment of D. D. Myers to the postmastership of Dubuque was circulated in every ward in town and every democratic officeholder or committceninn signed it. Myers is a wealthy jobber, chairman of the county democratic committee, and is exceedingly popular, M. M. Ham of the Herald, ex-national committeeman, is the opposing candidate, and despite Myers' popularity will probably have a walkover for the place, as he has a warm friend in Bissell, the next postmaster general. Bohumil Shimok, who is on an exploring expedition in Nicaragua for the Iowa State university, writes of a trip on the San Juan river: " The shores are covered with dense jungles, in which palms of various kinds, native bananas, and thousands of vines, grasses, trees and shrubs are mingled in endless confusion. So dense is the growth that thousands of plants are compelled to gain a foothold above the main mass of vegetation, and the trees are literally loaded with orchids, ferns, and numerous vines and plants. Brilliant macaws, toucans, and other birds, add color to the jungles, which are enlivened moreover by the chatter of monkeys, and the harsh cry of the laughing jackass." A GEM OF A BUILDIKft. Schuirtcr Compliments the New Oporn House — A Good "Word from Spoiicor and. LuVenio. The Eagle Grove Gazette says: The junior editor had the great pleasure of being present last Thursday evening at the opening of the Call Opera house at Algona the play being "Gloriana" by the. Chas. Frohman company. A large and distinguished audience honored the opening night, and showed appreciation of the dramatic treat presented. The new opera house was constructed during the past year by Mr. Call at a cost of nearly $25,000, the work being done by a Minneapolis contractor. The building is of standard theatre pattern, with one balcony and two boxes. The seating capacity is about 600, and opera chairs are provided for the purpose. The drop curtain and scenery are worthy of any city theatre. In fact the opera house is u gem of u building, and a fit home for the muses of comedy and tragedy, which hitherto have felt rather lonesome in puritan Algona. A company has been formed composed of progressive men, who hare leased the house for a term of years, and will see that only good things are put on the stage there. Algona is to be congratulated on the new opera house. Ueligutca With Aldona. Spencer News: The delegation of Spencerites, who went down to Algona to the opening of the new opera house came home delighted with Algona, her new opera house and Gloriana. The play while very artistio and perfectly rendered, was not as suitable as might be for opening the new house, for it gave no opportunity for the display of its wealth of beautiful scenery or the possibilities of its large and modern stage. The good people of Algona are to be congratulated upon the possession of such a perfect play house, and they may be pardoned for the pitying compassion with which they now look down upon their sister cities who are less fortunate, ambitious, and enterprising. A Credit to .Ally T«wn. Lu Verne News: The opening of the new opera house at Algona last week brought out one of the finest audiences ever assembled for a like purpose in this part of the country. Representative citizens from all towns within a radius of 25 or 35 miles turned out in goodly numbers, and the gross receipts of the evening were over $1,000, The opera house is a splendid structure and would be a credit to any_ town in the state, the interior appointments from stage to gallery being of the very best. It will seat 600, and there were but few vacant chairs last Thursday evening, The managers extended every courtesy to the visitors from outside towns as indeed they did to everybody, and tried to make the occasion an enjoyable one • for all, _ _ Auction Sale, The undersigned will sell at public auction, at his place in Sherman township, on Friday, March 10, 1893, the following property: One mare 5 years old, in foal, one horse 4 years old, one mare 3 years old, two mares 2 years old, two spring colts, three milch ciows, four yearling steers, twenty shoats, one binder, two mowers, one hay rake, one corn planter, one corn plow, one stirring plow, two drags, two lumber wag? ons, one light wagon, two pair of bobsleds, one set of harness, one pair of fly nets, one corn sheller, one Acme hay ricker, one hay rack, and numerous other articles. Sale begins at 10 a. pit Lunch at noon. Terms: All sums under $10, cash; over that amount, eight months' time at 7 per cent., with approved security. H. C. PARSONS. D. A. HAQOABP, Auctioneer. I HAVE for eftle on my ternj, BJX wiles north and one east of Wesley, six h.e»d of high-grade young vrork fcorees; take good notes. F, Sohvftm.