The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1893 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1893
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Tttll TJPFEE BES MOtNESl ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1893. BA1LVAY TIME OABDS. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Fanl Railway. IX3CAI/ TRAW BAST. Way passengendeparts at 2 -.20 p m Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minneapolis trains- No. 2 departs at..- 10:24am No. 4 departs at 9:30 pm WlAINS WEST. Way passenger departs at 11:45 a m Tkroughpassenger—No. 3 at 4:37pm Through passenger—No. 1 at 0:02 a m No. 1 dally, except Sunday. No, 4 dally, except Saturday. Chicago A Northwestern Railway. North- Mixed 8: Pasi 3:31pnn Freight 10:00 am South- Pass 2:33pm Mixed 6:07pm Freight.... 10:00 am F f BlKliU ±\J t\JV CX LUJ *.' 1*JA£11U , I . t -E.V.UK .- -« Pass, arrives at Chicago at 7 a m; arrives at D«« Moines at 8:15 p m. Lv. Des M. 3:80 a m OPERA HOUSE. £JALL C. H. BLOSSOM .Manager ONE NIGHT ONLY. MONDAY EVENING MARCH 20 Alexander Dumas' masterpiece, Monte Cristo, *. FRANK LINDON In the leading role. P O P U L AR P RICES. Sale of seats will be announced next week. THE CITY. School election comes next Monday, Clark Coffen assisted in talcingKenna to Anamosa. • Dentist Glasier is in Bancroft today and will remain tomorrow. The grangers holdtlieir annual chicken-pie dinner today. Thos. F. Cooke was at Webster City Monday on business. A heavy rain last night is one of the incidents of the season. Frank Lindon will play "Monte Cristo" Monday, March 20, at the opera house. Thirty applicants .for teachers' certificates were examined a week ago and only five passed. The Knghts of Pythias meet tonight in special session, and every member is urged to attend. S. A. Thompson and S. Benjamin are both improving rapidly. The latter is up and on the streets again. Leander Barton will build a $3,000 residence in LuVerne this spring. Lu- Verne already has some fine homes. Studley's drug store business has grown already to need a new helper. G. M. Howard's son is clerking there. John Switzer of Austria and W. F. Norris of Canada are now American citizens. They got their second papers Monday. , The Methodist church is crowded every night at the revival meetings. Over ninety conversions have been made thus far. Letters remain uncalled for in the Algona postofflce for Tom. Bronson, Ed. Gungo, Ed. Haefner, Charles H. Granes, E. A. McCay, G. F. Boyd. The Dingley & Moffatt case against Matron for damages on the cribbing horse sold them comes on next in court. This is the third time it has come up. The breach of promise case from the north end of the county in which Anna Rode seeks balm from Emil Ran for wounded affections may come on yet this term. The L. C. Murphy farm north of the poor farm was sold Monday to Illinois parties for $4,800 by G. B. Matson. Mr. Murphy's poor health compelled him to give up farming. A suit is on this term between B. Wolpert and Peter Purvis, because the latter did not rent his building 1 on State street for the Boston store. There is a dispute as to tho contract. A literary and social entertainment will be given at Memorial hall Tuesday evening, to which the veterans, Sons of Veterans, Woman's Relief corps and families are invited. The straight-out democrats up at Bancroft refused to agree on the union- ticket business, and put up some party nominees. But the union ticket was too much for them, and Mr. C. C. Thompson is mayor. If coming events cast their shadows before the fact that six of the would-be school teachers last week said that J, P. Dolliver is United States senator from Iowa should be considered prophetic. State Auditor McCarthy has apportioned the interest on the permanent school fund, Kossuth has 5,512 scholars, and gets $937,04. Polk county has 21,375 scholars and gets $3,633.75, the most of any county in the state. Chas. Doxsee and family are taking rooms in the college building and will occupy it with Rev, Davidson's family. Algona is absolutely without a house to rent. There is a big demand for houses in the spring, and the prospect Of a lot being begun as soon as the frost is out. The Emmetsburg Reporter says: "THE UPPER DES MOINES credits Emmetsburg as the home of M. P. Kelley and J. C. Miller, who are now in Kossuth county jail for beating a board bill at Whittemore. Not so. They seem to be itinerants and were only trying to sell rug machines here." It seems after all that Bro. Platt of Lu Verne is to take the Forest City Summit. It is rumored that Mrs. Will. F. Smith did not want to move from Webster City, and so Will, concluded to sell again after a few weeks' ownership. The Summit is a good property and Bro. Platt has a wide field. The big rotary snow plow was up from Eagle Grove last week making the snow fly near Elmore, It went south Saturday. The editors now have fine photographs of this machine and themselves taken at the Grove meeting and presented by the Northwestern company. The plow looks better than the editors do in the picture, Dr. McCoy is member of a committee of five appointed by the Clear Luke army pbst to take steps looking to the of Pr, Oharlton of Clear ' for state grand army commander. Senator Brower and others are on tho same committee. Dr. Charlton is known all over this part of the state very favorably and his selection would be an honor well bestowed. The state high school declamatory contest has been called at Grinnell April 21. Algona is in the list of schools that may compete, and will be represented. Prof. Dixson is arranging 1 now for the home contest which will come sometime in April, the date being still uncertain. The high school has some fine declaimers and will be represented whether we get a medal or not. Miss Bessie Dodge closed her term of school in the Schenck district with appropriate exercises. Miss Lucy Haswell presented her, in a few well-chosen words, " Carlton's Farm Ballads" as a present from the school, to which Miss Dodge responded by thanking the pupils with much feeling. Such little events are very gratifying to the teacher and school in general. The Hodgson family, which has been keeping a restaurant in the Riley building near the skating rink, departed from Algona very suddenly last week leaving a number of creditors in the lurch. This is tho family which was prosecuting the case against Watkins for bigamy, and their departure leaves the state without any case. It does not seem to be known to anyone where they have gone, and the full amounts left unpaid are not known. The notice to graders published this week inaugurates another reform in the county work. The board advertis- « that contracts will be let to the lowest bidder for all grading done during 1893. With the grading and bridge building all done under contract, the board to have a competent engineer to measure and examine both, it would seem as though better and cheaper work would be done than ever before. Another old landmark will soon be disposed of in the small house north of D. Hine's present home. He has sold it to Chas. Rose wall for a shop and will build a new hmuse this spring where it stands. This is the house built before the war by Mr. Gray, Mrs. Bowyer's father, and the pioneer after whom the Sons of Veterans camp is named. It is one of the earliest of the homes in Algona, and is the best preserved of them all. r_rj Jas. Orr and his partner, Mr. Patterson, are inviting their friends these days to look over the job of hard oil finishing they did in the new bank. If any better work is done in any city they are curious to learn of it. They expect to finish the walls of the new Baptist church if it is decided to do that work this season, and to put on a new preparation which they believe is superior to the fresco painting done by the Minneapolis painters. They are certainly first class workmen and all who have painting to do should inspect their work. Lawyer Wade, who is to be here at court this week, was surprised last week by his students in the state university law school. The Vidette says that at the close of one of his lectures two stalwart seniors rushed from the hall to the platform bearing an elegant reclining chair on their shoulders. Mr. Monnett, in a neat little speech in behalf of the senior class, presented the chair to Professor Wade as a token of appreciation of the special course of lectures. Professor Wade was greatly surprised, but did not fail to respond in a few appropriate remarks, thanking the students for their kind attention and their present." The Algona Columbian club met with Mrs. L. A. Sheetz Friday evening, and all present enjoyed the excellent papers given by Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Ingham, and Mrs. Nannie Setchell. Mrs. Ferguson took up the Red Cross movement and the wonderful self-sacrificing work of Clara Barton. Mrs. Ingham presented the "Four Great Questions which have been Proposed for Discussion at a World's Humane Congress," to be held at the Chicago world's exposition, and Mrs. Setchell described Capt. Booth's grand work and the growth and progress of the Salvation Army. Senator Chubb suggests something that is tangible and practical in road reform in his article this week. April will soon be here and the township levy will soon be made. Is there a township in the county which will either levy its tax in cash and expend it by contract for permanent roads, or that will levy only part of the five mills the law allows and leave the rest to the county board to expend in its limits? Is not the experiment worth trying? It will last only two years if not satisfactory. Is there not one township that will try one or the other plan? Are there not two townships which will try both plans and compare notes? We believe that any township in the county which will levy only two and a half mills to use in repairs, and leave the other two and a half to the county board for work in its limits will do more good road work this year than any other four townships in the county. You Are Not In It Unless you go to Studley's Modern pharmacy for drugs, medicines, paints, oils, window glass, and everything found in a first class drug store. Horses for Sale. One pair 6-year-old work horses, will weigh 2500; four grade 2-year-old colts, and one yearling colt. I want to sell and will sell cheap. S. H. McNutt, two miles west of Algona.—49t6 MUSTARD in bulk; Mustard in glass; Mustard in jugs, At Langdon & Hudson's. 49t2 TRY a pair of our ladies' $2.25 shoes, now better than ever before. Geo, L. Galbraith & Co. IF you ever liked figs, see those at the Opera House grocery. You will surely like them. FOR real estate time loans at the very lowest rates, make inquiry at the suth County bank. SPICES! Spices! We keep the best to be had. Try them. Langdon & Hudson, 49t2 Wis are here, do you he&rV making town loans. Skinnor Bros., over " Bank. LIKE THE WAY WE DO IT, Hon. Lafe Young Says Very Pleasing Things of Algona and Our Opera House Dedication. And Al. Adams, Always Appreciative, is Profuse in His Praise of Algona's Sturdy Enterprise. Hon. Lafe Young enjoyed his visit to Algona, judging from his report in the Daily Capital of Feb. 25. He says: Algona, the county seat of the largest county in Iowa, dedicated a new opera house on the evening of the 21st. The house was constructed by Mr. Call, a pioneer banker, at a cost of nearly $25,000, the work being done by a Minneapolis contractor. The building is of standard theatre pattsrn, 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 and all the appointments are Avorthy of any city theatre. The builder did not attempt a mammoth house, entirely too large for the city, but rather aimed at beauty and comfort. In this respect he was sensible. No opera house in the state surpasses it for beauty of interior. The entrance is a broad and easy one. It is the plan of the 20 young men, who have taken the management, to have a few first-class entertainments each year, at standard prices, and draw the line at that. That plan has been tried at Decorah for one year and it has been successful. Algona is peopled by a very intelligent citizenship. The people are loyal to their own interests; they are enthusiastic for Algona, and they propose to appreciate their new Dpera house in a substantial way. At the dedication on the 21st the Iowa State band gave a concert, Lafe Young of Des Moines made an address, Mayor Sheetz and President Harvey Ingham also made addresses, .and 700 people filled the seats and a part of the standing room. The people of Algona have good homes, put up good hay, make jood butter and the tubs to put it in, ire fond of music, and know how to receive and entertain strangers. As Al. Adams Saw It. Al. Adams, the inimitable, was up, and his column report is in his usually entertaining vein. Modesty prevents the reproduction of his flattering personal mention of the members of the company, and an emended edition of Iris article is as follows: If was to the great pleasure of the writer that he lived and had a being at the dedication of the new opera house at Algona last Tuesday evening. Armed with a daintily executed card, he presented himself at the door, and w'as immediately ushered, covered with blushes and a well-worn, evening dress suit, to one of the boxes and introduced to a group of beautiful ladies and gallant gentlemen, the latchet of whose shoes he was in no way worthy to unloose. * * The president then introduced Hon. L. A. Sheetz, mayor of Algona, who delivered an address of welcome that all hearers voted superior to anything of the kind ever heard by them. No word was missing to make it a perfect gem and nothing superfluous was contained in it. It was perfect. Hon. Lafe Young of Des Moines gave the address of the evening and it is no flattery to say that it was the proper thing and a proper thing for the occasion. He dealt with facts as they present themselves, and made no effort in flights of fancy or dreams of classical- themes, but in plain, honest English, told the people what they had got on their hands in the proper support of this new addition to the facilities of Algona. He gave the Hon. A. A. Call deserved praise for thus placing a $25,000 monument at the disposal of the people, and charged them to appreciate it by all the means in their power. The state band took the stage at the close of the speaking and finished the program by rendering in a very enjoyable manner a number of their best selections. The scribe, in the great enjoyment of the occasion, was laid under numerous obligations to the gentlemen composing the opera house company. They are all 'jolly good fellows,' and deserve the highest, brightest and widest crown of success. On arriving home Wednesday evening the writer found in the pocket of his Mother Hubbard an elegant souvenir card, on which the following history of the Algona enterprise is given, We give it to our readers in full, as an incentive to them when a similar opportunity presents itself in which they may work for the public and posterity. THE BOGUS DRAFT SWINDLE. Landlord Tonnant Slfi»s "With a Traveling Man and Is Out Tlio Same Game Elsewhere. A traveling man named Silverman came to Algona Peb, 14, and put up at the Tennant house. Next morning when his train was about ready to leave he wanted Landlord Tennant to sign a draft for him for $80, and as he has so often done before he attached his name. The draft came back from New York last week protested, and the swindler is ahead $80. Mr. Tennant had the draft framed Saturday, and will hang it in his hotel, and when hereafter he is invited to sign for men he don't know he will invite them to look it over. This same Silverman is suspected oJ fleecing Des Moines people out of $750. He went from here to Mason City and worked the same game there, as the following from the Republican indicates: " On the 15th of February man named Geo. Silverman stopped at the Slocum house, a's he had done several times previous when coming to this city (1 \ This time when he got ready to dep? T, he found he was minus money. V5iA u ' v w some money to liquidate his asked Landlord Kenehan to en- vcheck for him to the amount o; $80, drawn on the firm of Maxfield & Grant of New York, whom he purported to travel for. In the generosity of his heart and thinking the man all right, Mr. Kenehan gave his endorsement to the paper and Silverraan took it to the First National bank and drew the money. The bank forwarded the draft to New York and the latter part of last week it came back protested. Mr. Kenehan is now trying to locate the man Silverman, but up to the present time has not succeeded," DEATH OF HABBY WALKLEY. It Occurs at CoJfax Springs—The ne- iunliis UroUKht to Algonn and Burled. One of the county's odd and original characters departed lastThurday when Harry Walkley died at Colfax springs. He had planned to go to California for the winter, but was taken sick and went to the springs instead last fall, and remained there during the winter. He died suddenly, within a few hours after his condition was considered critical. A telegram was at once sent to A. D. Clarke, whoso address was found in his pocket, and F. C. Willson went to Colfax, returning Saturday with the remains. Sunday at 2 o'clock a few old acquaintances followed the hearse to the cemetery, where, after a prayer by Rev. Davidson, the body was buried. Very little is known of Mr. Walkley's life by any'one. He was between 74 and 75 years of age, a remarkably secretive man, tind possessed of considerable property, though how much no one will know until his papers are officially examined. He lived in Fond du Lac, Wis., many years before coming to Kossuth, and made his homo with Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Willson, who rented his farm. When they moved to Kossuth he came and has lived with them a large portion of the time since. And yet they know very little about him, ifter an acquaintance of over 45 years. He has two brothers and a sister, but tias kept up no communication with ;hem, and until a year ago did know where one brother lived. It is not thought he has left any will. • He had arranged at one time to make one, but 'ailed to attend to it. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS , Mrs. Clarko accompanied the colonel from Cedar Rapids Saturday and is visiting at Geo. E. Clarke's. Enrl Tennant is home from the Hot iprings and is entirely cured. He had severe attack of catarrh of the stomach. Dr. Glasier, our new dentist, was visited by his-father last week. He is claim agent on the Milwaukee road and comes to Algona quite often. Mark Simpkins arrived with his 'arnily and goods Friday from Missouri. Anyone who wants to know about that section will do well to talk with him. Thos. H. Lantry's brother from Minneapolis was down to spend Sunday and brought his daughter, Edna, who visited last summer. They went east Monday morning. Miss Josie McCoy is home from he_r school work in the Minnesota universi- ,y. She is troubled a great deal with tier ankle, having not recovered from the sprain it received last fall. She will remain a, week longer at home, out will go back to school to graduate in June. S. S. Potter of Cresco is home from a wo months' trip in Illinois and other states. He has been visiting old friends and seeing the sights, spending two weeks in Chicago. *He says the exhibits are being very rapidly arranged at the fair grounds, and no one is admitted now except on business. Dr. Barr's has improved so rapidly in Oregon that he has decided to locate there, and is engaging in the practice. Mrs. Barr and the family ire planning to move in June and join him. Their many friends in Kossuth will regret to lose them, but will be pleased to know that he is relieved of the terrible trouble he has suffered from the past year or more. For Ilent— ImiM'oved Farm of 160 acres, five miles east of Algona. Two deep wells and good wind mill; 40 acres pasture; house, stables, out-buildings, etc. Inquire of C. M. Doxsee,-t2 THY our imported sardines. Langdon & Hudson^ ____ 49t2 F. S. STOUGH has a harness maker, does repairing, and makes all his own harness. SNOWDRIFTS are no block to us. We deliver goods just the same from the Opera House grocery. THESE GOT CITY OFFICES, IF you want an overcoat we can fit you with a good one for a little money, Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. TRY those Scotch jar preserves at the Opera House grocery. GOOD residence on McGregor street for sale. Inquire at this office,—38 CALL, on F. S, Stough for rubbers and rubber boots. CALL and see the folding bath tub at A. D. McGregor's furniture store.-49t2 The Corporate Election, Monday, was a Quiet Affair, and Only a Light Vote was Polled. The Library Tax Defeated—The Successful Candidates and the New Board As Now Constituted. Mayor AMBROSE A. CALL Assessor G. H. LAMSON Cltv Solicitor W. L. .IOSLYN Treasurer C. M. DOXSEE Aldermen— First ward.'. J. W. WADSWORTH Second ward L. K. GARFIELD Third ward WM. CORDINGLEY Fourth ward D. H. HUTCHINS The city election Monday passed off very quietly. Ambrose A. Call received the unanimous vote of the town for mayor, and G. H. Lamson for assessor. W. L. Joslyn received all the votes cast for city attorney, and C. M. Doxsee was elected treasurer by a good majority. The "only contests were in tho Third and Fourth wards over aldermen, In the Third Wm. Cordingley was chosen by a majority of four, and in the Fourth D. H. Hutchins won by a majority of two, The proposition to give a tax for a public library was defeated. The vote by wards was as follows: For mayor — For assessor— For city solicitor— W L Joslyri For treasurer— D. S. Ford....' Library tax— For Against UJ £ h r.n fiH 4:1 15 in in <a S S in (11 (11 4" M7 "fl 1° ;is •o 3 B (W (IK '15 ;i° :IH 14 oo i o N inn 107 72 (l.'l 44 17 21) In the First ward J. W. Wadsworth had 48 votes, and C. Bysor. 11; in the Second ward Dr. Garfield had 40; in the Third ward Peter Larson had 36, and Wm. Cordingley 40; in the Fourth ward D. H. Hutchins 54, and A. C. Scott 52. This leaves the city council as follows: First ward, F. H. Vesper and ,1. W. Wadsworth; Second ward, J. W. Hinchon and L. K. Garfield; Third ward, John Magnusson and Wm. Cordingley; Fourth ward, J. F. Nicoulin and D. H. Hutchins. Items Prom the Hurt Monitor. Rod Jain of Portland is in Ohio visiting his mother. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nicholson rejoice in a new baby at Burt. Ernest Bacon is in Illinois for a visit. Burt has a dramatic company which will play in all the towns in southern Minnesota. FINE new stationery just arrived at Studley's Modern pharmacy. COME one and come all if you want a town loan. Skinner Bros. WATER barrels—two good 'ones—for sale. Call at this office. " Best Grade made t) ri t/3 <U SP 43 d a! V-i H 4!) LHS. CRClSBVCO'S GOLD MEDAL. Minneapolis. Wo Iteep It and sell It .it $1.20 per sack Our best, make of flour 1.00 per sack Ruckwheat flour (!25 Ibs) 65 per sack Graham (2C> Ibs) 55 per sack Bolted corn meal (!2fl Ibs) ,'10 per sack COOK BROS. OF HOBART, Dealers In general merchandise, handle our goods, and sell at, same prices we do, and their customers tell ns they can buy iuiyl.hlng they need In the grocery line as cheap of COOK Uros. as In Algonn, which Is a great couveu - lence to west skiers. JONES & STACY. REDUCED AGAIN -IFor I make for the present the following very low prices on FLOUR. Try a sack. If it don't please it will cost you nothing: Full Pat. flour, per sack, $1.00 Graham flour, per sack, - .50 Corn meal, per sack, - - .25 Rye flour, per sack, - - .75 Buckwheat, per sack, - .80 Bran, per 100 pounds, - .70 Shorts, per 100 pounds, - .75 Feed, per TOO pounds, - .80 Wheaten Gluten, per sack, .75 All warranted. Liberal discount on round lots. J. J. WILSON. Abstracts. Other abstractors have pooled. We're not in it. We have been in the business for 22 years and don't have to sell, but are here to stay. Our work is GUARANTEED and will be done at living prices. Jones & Smith. Come in and look over. our new goods in Boots, Shoes, and Harness. • Blankets, Gloves and Mittens, F. S. STOUGH. Our Customers Who have used Chase & Sanborn's Coffee will be pleased to know that we have put in a line of their celebrated SPANISH queen olives at the Opera House grocery. GLOVES, mittens, and horse blankets at cost at F. S. Stough's. RUBBER hip boots at Stough's. WE have some new styles in ginghams to show you. Geo. L. Galbraith &Co. M. J. KENEVIOK, M. D. Office over Jas. Taylor's store. TOWN loans at Skinner Bros.' FARM loans at Skinner Bros.' TOWN loans are accepted on five years' time at Skinner Bros.,' over State Bank. Calling Cards and Cases. A neat new line just received at §| ley's Modern pharmacy. Jj Teas. It sells at 500, put up in a half-pound package. Try it on our guarantee. This is the Best Tea you can get in Algona at any price, , , W. F, CARTER. HIGHEST GRADE &ROVI. CHASE kSANBORH The Algona Tub Factory, Manufacturers of Butter Tubs and Water We are prepared to furnish tanks, either round or j stock,, ftsdj^irpnjjed first class Jft every fWp^t Tpks,

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