The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1893 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1866. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1893. VOL. XXVII-NO. 50. 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 in Gingham. We have plenty of Ice Wool, black, white, and cream. . L GALBBAITH & CO. Staple and GROCERIES I of all kinds are found at the old reliable store of Langdon & Hudson. Our Teas and Coffees are surpassed by none. We always keep the best, •••nt . Langdon & Hudson. THE JOHN PAUL LUMBER GO. SUCCESSORS TO J. J. WILSON. Office and yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALGONA, BOWA. Handles the best of all descriptions of Which includes everything iftat is possibly needed for the construction of any thing 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 ive will prove to you that what we say is the truth. T i- Undertaking and embalming will always receive carefoi personal attention. JPrices are reasonable, All This Snow Does not hinder our delivery from running right along. Trains may be blockaded and other deliveries stop running, but we will be out the Stormiest Day as well as the pleasantest, ready to carry you flour, oil, gasoline, or anything in the grocery line Any Day you want it. 1.1 Opera Z3Io-u.se Blocls. O'U.: Seventh Annual Linen Sale, Monday, March 13, and continuing for ten days only. Values will be offered that cannot fail to attract attention. ===== 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 & Branson. OFFICE OVER JAS. TAYLOR'S STORE, ONE DOOR EAST OF POSTOFFIOE. C, L, LUND. J. J. RYAN [Successors to C. L, Lund—Establlshod 1880.] REAL ESTATE DEALERS We wish to announce to the readers of THE UPPER DES MOINES that we have extraordinary facilities for the selling of farms and unimproved lands In northern Iowa, and wo invite all who wish to dispose of their property to call on us at our office in Algona, or to correspond with us. 83?"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 & BYAN. JULIUS PLETH. List your Lands with me if you want to make a quick sale.- OFFICE OVER A.LQONA. STATE BANK. FARM LOANS MADE from 5 co ^ Ywn at 7 per cent. STOVES. We can show you the largest and finest line of Stove_ and Ranges in the county. We have great bargains in FENCE WIRE and Hardware. Don't fail to see my goods before you buy. 8 y y ~~ -HENRY WINKIE. i n 1 1 ii n n ni i r JOHN GROVE win G-OOD LIVERY RIG-S A.T MODBRA.X4 RATES. THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS, A special car passed through Iowa last week with 50 Singhalese workmen, enroute to Chicago to erect a building patterned after those familiar to their own county, Ceylon. They landed at Vancouver, whence they made the journey overland on the car they occupied, traveling via the Northern Pacific to St. Paul. They brought their own tools with them and much material that is to be used in constructing their building. An interpreter accompanied them and transacted all their business for them. The exhibit from this island will consist of natural products as well as some of the precious stones and pearls which have made Ceylon famous the world over. The interpreter told of the fine exhibit that will be composed of sapphires, rubies, oriental topaz, garnets, amethysts, cinnamon stone and cat's eye. One sapphire to bo shown is valued at $20,000. The famous pearl fisheries, which have made Ceylon so well known, will be illustrated by the government in this building. The executive committee of the Iowa High School Oratorical association lias decided that the folowing schools may enter the contest this year: Algona, Carroll, Fail-field, Grlnnell, Iowa City, Mason City, Monticello, Pella, Mt. Pleasant, Bed Oak, Rock Rapids, Sigourney, Waterloo, Wavorly, Winterset. There are 15 in all. The contest meets this year at Grinnell, April 21. The contesting schools are the same as last year, with but two or three exceptions. • Mamie O'Connor, a pretty miss of 17 living at Manilla, possesses the peculiar power of preventing her body from being lifted from the floor. Four of the strongest men in the town failed in every atlempt. She weighs 115 and is a slight built creature. Delegations have come from neighboring towns to satisfy themselves of her power. The Dubuque Telegraph tells a story on Senator Allen of Nebraska. When nine years old he was taken to Iowa, and, when 15, enlisted in Company G of the Thirty-second Iowa infantry. An occurrence at that time gave him temporary fume in the humorous annals of the war, and showed the character of the coming man. Capt. S. P. Adams of Dubuque was the mustering officer and as he passed down the line he noticed that would-be Private Allen, evidently fearing his low stature would be noticed, had slyly scraped up a little mound of sand with his feet and was standing on it. The lad had a stalwart form, and Capt. Adams, gazing on him admiringly, said: "You'll do, my boy. What you lack in stature you make up in sand." It was a good pun and a true saying, for Private Allen proved a good soldier. A girl 10 years old,.standing eight feet high and weighing 285 pounds died in Des Moines last week. She was on exhibition there in the dime museum. She was born in France. A sister is a midget. Her body was sold for $200 to the state university medical college for dissection. She had not stopped growing and was-the tallest woman in the world. ______ The oldest man in Iowa is probably Chas. L.. Pool of Allamakee county. He will celebrate his 107th birthday if he lives until March 15. He was born in England in 1780. Ho was thrice married, his first wife living but nine years. ______ Last week's storm was noteworthy. At Boone E. Burlingame's house was struck by lightning and completely e molished. The occupants were shocked but not with serious results. At Odebolt the barn of Geo. C. Calton was struck by lightning and burned, to gether with nine head of horses and 600 bushels of potatoes, Missouri Valley reports a heavy snow fall, Thunder and lightning accompanied the storm, a thing never before witnessed in Harrison county. At Fort Dodge thunder roared and lightning flashed as in a mid-summer rain storm. About a foot of snow fell in all. The Iowa revenue commission met at Des Moines yesterday for the purpose of giving a hearing to all those interest ed in a revision of the manner of levying and collecting taxes in this state. The hearing is expected to last some time, although the commission has received applications from only the tele phone companies and the single tax theorists, The report of the commission will be made to the general assembly which meets next winter. So far it is certain that the commission is inclined to the complete endorsement of county and state taxes. They look very favorably upon the Pennsylvania plan of collecting state taxes directly, and not through counties, mostly by corporation taxes and licenses. This plan will at first be opposed by the school districts, which enjoy large in- comes from railway taxes, but it will tend toward bringing about the lowest valuation, and do away with the strife in the counties over the valuation on which the state tax is collected. It would also stop the cry against the extra half mill levy," and the state would be able to raise the money it needs without so much trouble as at present. ^^^^^^^^^^^ PEOM THE COUNTY TOWNS. WESLEY. WESLEY, March 0.—The winter seems to have renewed its grip, and has come to stay. Matt. Richardson of Algonn was in our town Saturday on business. ,1. M. King of Bellville, III., arrived hero last Thursday with his household goods and farm machinery. He will move on the Kleinpeter farm in Prairie township. Geo. Hill of Clarion is hero visiting his mother. Nate Studor, who was reported sick two weeks ago, WHS taken worse last Thursday, which alarmed his friends very much, but ho is some better now. A. V. Wilcox of Eldora was in our • town Saturday on business. A. L. Tryon and J. W. Hopkins went to Britt Wednesday, returning Thursday. G. S. McPherson is but little better. His friends have fears of his recovery. Prof. Barslou and wife wont to Britt Saturday. C. E. Olcson is in Chicago this week on business. M. J. Magor of Corwith was doing business in our town Monday. The stock of goods for the new furniture store that is to start here will be here this week. Al. Johnson will be the proprietor and will open up bus- ines in Kunz' block in the room formerly occupied by Mr. Hollenbeck. It is reported that the firm of Bales & White, dealers in harness, has changed hands. A gentleman that has been working for them by the name of A. Ward has bought them out. John Atkinson went to Irvington Monday on business. Our railroad agent, Ben. Hopkins, informs us that fifteen carloads of emigrant movables were unloaded here the past week and still there are more to follow. Our city election passed off Monday very quietly. There were two tickets in the field. The peoples' ticket was headed by J. E. Hill for mayor and the citizens' ticket by Z. S. Barrett, the latter being elected by a large majority. Some of the emigrants who arrived here last week from Illinois said when they left there farmers were plowing for spring crops. It looked rather blue to them, when they arrived, to unload their goods in a snow bank. Zonos Tyron is moving on the farm formerly occupied by G. B. Hall, where he will reside for the p^sent. ''Markets: Whqat, 52c; oats, 23c; flax, $1.02; hogs, $7.50; hay, $3. loose, $4.25 baled; corn, 30c"; barley, 28c'. LOTTS CREEK. LOTTS CREEK, March 0.—Your devil must have been out in the storm last Monday and lost his speller. Better lot him look at last week's paper. We don't like to look over the whole paper to find the end of the story. The 4th Harrison and Cleveland changed places and the Glh how many hearts will ache when the other fellow finds out he was not elected sub-director? N. C. Taylor has raised his house roof. Wonder what he will raise next. The Farmoi's' Exchange society at Whittemore held their annual meeting March 4. All present seemed well satisfied with the way the business had been conducted. The secretary said they had no big money for a dividend, but each one of the share holders had carried his dividend home with him every time he had bought or sold anything. Abraham Lincoln, When leaving his home at Springfield, 111., to be inaugurated president of the United States, made a farewell address to his old friends and neighbors in which he said, " Neighbors, giro your boys a chance." Those words come with as much force today as they did thirty years ago. How give thorn this chance? Up in the northwest is a groat empire waiting for young- and sturdy fellows to come and develop it end " grow up with the country." All over this broad laud are the young fellows, the boys that Lincoln referred to, seeking to better their condition and get on in life. Here is their chance 1 The country referred to lies along the Northern Pacific railway. Here you can find pretty much anything you want. In Minnesota, and in the Red River valley of North Dakota the finest of prairie lauds fitted for wheat and grain, or as well for diversified farming. In western North Dakota and Moutana are stock ranges limitless In extent, clothed with the most nutritious of grasses. If a fruit farming region is wanted there is the whole state of Washington to select from. As for scenic delights the Northern Pacific railroad passes through a country unparalleled. In crossing the Rooky, Bitter Roots, and Cascade mountains the greatest mountain scenery to be seen in the United States from the car windows is found. The wonderful bad lands, wonderful in graceful form and glowing color, are a poem. Lakes Pend d' Oreille and Coeur d' Alene are alone worthy of a trans-continental trip, while they are the fisherman's untima thule. The ride along Clark's fork of the Columbia river is a daylight dveam. To cap the climax this is the only way to reach the far-famed Yellowstone park. To reach and see all this the Northern Pacific railroad furnishes trains and service of unsurpassed excellence. The most approved and comfortable palace sleeping cars; the best dining cars that can be made; Pullman tourist cars good for both first and second-class passengers; easy riding day coaches, with baggage, express, and postal cars, all drawn by powerful Baldwin locomotives, make a train fit for royalty itself. Those seeking for new homes should take this train and go and spy out the land. To bo prepared write to GUAS. S. FEE, G, P. & T. A., St. Paul, Minn. Buckleu's The best salve in outs, sores, ulcers, e tetter, chapped bam all skin eruptions, i or no pay required, perfect satisfaotlpj Price 85o a box. Arnica Salve, the world for bruises, M rheum, fever sores, ,s, chilblain?, corns and ad positively cures piles It is guaranteed to give or money refunded. ,d by L. A, Sneetz. . rM

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