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-.1*" THE UPPER BBS MOlNEBt ALGONA, IOWA, WEBNESBA% MARDtt 8> 1898, TO MAKE BETTER ROADS. Chairman Chubb Says It Can Be Bone with the Material at Hand, if Done Properly. He Also Favors Collecting the Road Tax in Cash, Because It is the Best Plan Yet Proposed. possibility for the liquor appetite to exist. Cures guaranteed. A 48-page book of particulars free. Address the Golden Specific Co., 185 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. DEATH OP DEtER PITOH. lie In replying to Taxpayer in your last issue I will say that I will bo glnd to interchange iny Ideas with the peopie Of the county in regard to so important a matter tia the making of good roads. But before I go further let me say that I consider all talk in regard to macadamized roads, graveled roads, or any other kind of rouds that involve the expenditure of large amounts of money, and would amount virtually to a confiscation of the lands of the county, as all right for argument, but not worth anything for actual business. For the greater part of each year wo have as good roads as any of these would be, and, as n matter of fact, while out- soil is dry it, is as good material as there is in the world for roads. What we want to do is to put this soil into shape so it will bo dry as much of this time as possible. Where water is under the road it should be thoroughly drained, and the roads raised in the center so that the water that falls onto them can run off as quickly as possible. When wo accomplish this much we will have done all that nan reasonably be expected of us, and if future generations •want and can get anything better let them foot the bill. The live-mill road tax, that has always been levied by the township trustees, I believe to bo sufficient (if expended judiciously) to provide tne county with as good roads as it is possible to make out of the material within our reach.- My idea of the •way the tax should be collected and expended, in order to got good results, is embodied in chapter 200, laws of the Twentieth general assomby, entitled, An Act to Promote the Improvement of Highways. Section 4 of the act provides that at their regular meeting, in April, the trustees, on a petition of the majority of the voters in the township, muy put the whole township into one road district. Section 6 provides that the trustees may order the highway tax paid in money,'and have the same collected by the county treasurer. Section 6 provides for the expenditure of the tax, which may be by letting the work to the lowest bidder, substantially as it is provided the county must expend their money on the roads. Or they may appoint a superintendent of high ways, and have men, employ help, and perform the labor. The road convention in Minnesota, lately held at Minneapolis, recommended this plan, and asked the legislature of that state ,to enact the law. The only difference is that they ask that the law be compulsory, while with us the matter is left in the hands of the people, which I believe to be right. This may be one of the cases where the individual interest ought to be "subservient to the interest of the public, and, with consistency, might bo made compulsory. Section 1 of the act provides that the board of supervisors may, at the time of levying other taxes, levy one mill for the road fund provided that, together with the tax levied by the townships, the whole does not exceed live mills. This section has been inoperative in this county for the reason that the trustees levy in April, and have always levied the full five mills. The only change I would make in this law would be to provide that in townships that did not adopt this plan the board of supervisors might levy at least one half of the road tax, and expend the money in the township in which it was collected. This would leave the townships plenty of means to keep the roads in repair. And that is about all they do with the five mills. If this plan were adopted I see no reason why the best results might not be accomplished and why we might not in the near future see a marked improvement in our highways. A gentleman from Eldora, formerly treasurer of Hardin county, told me last week that he believed that county was doing more with a half mill levy for highways, than the townships were with the four and one half mills which they expended. This seems to bo the prevailing sentiment all over the state. Why not at least some of our townships try it? The law provides that they may return to the old methods after two years if they do not like it. The failure of our present system to make us good roads can not be attributed to the supervisors charged with the collection and expenditure of the tax. Many of our best men have tried it, and I venture the assertion that not one of them over felt satisfied with the results. Work on the roads is a secondary consideration to be attended to at the most convenient season and when the work on the farm is least pressing, a day when it is too wet to work in the corn, something can be done on the dry places on the highway. A piece of work is commenced, but there is not enough work to finish it, and another year it has to be done over. A little work is done here and there, sometimes improving the road and often doing no good. And it goes on from year to year, and so it will bo in my judgment, so long as the present system lasts. I have never had any experience in working roads in any other way. There are undoubtedly many people in this county who have somu experience under the plan I suggest, if so I should be pleased to hear from them. I approve the collection of tax in cash because I believe it to be an improvement on the old plan. If there is anything better let ua have it. C. C. CHUBB. Passed Away Yesterday at His Home In fort Dodge. Mrs. R. M. Gardner was called to Fort Dodge last week by the serious illness of her brother, Dever Fitch, a son of one of the early settlers of Plum Creek. Word came this morning that he is dead. A brother, Erastus Fitch, lives at Sexton. Not a Fair Sample of the Sex. A man who has returned from a trip abroad says that women, as a rule, do not know how to treat servants. On Shipboard, as every ocean traveler is aware, it is established that fees are the rale. Every one knows it. Every guidebook ev«r written to tell one "how to go to Europe" advises its reader of this fact, and how to meet it. Some of them even state the regulation tip which it is best to give the steward—ten shillings—though twice that amount is more often the rule, and it's worth it. Women, it is said, invariably either overdo this, and spoil the servants by raising their ideas, or underdo it so amazingly as to be absurd. I suppose it is another form of the old accusation—no middle distanca Well, a Boston actress crossed on the steamer with the man mentioned above, sailing from East Boston in the early summer. She sat at the captain's table, and was so pretty as to attract the admiring attention of every one on board. The fact had its penalties. She was in lustv health, and her appetite reflected the bracing effects of the sea air on her fine physique. At every meal she called for every dish on the bill of fare. The cook must have felt honored, but it kept the steward jumping. He took more steps for her sweet pleasure than for all the rest of his contingent. He did his duty well. There shone in his eyes the contented hope of a handsome tip, and at the end of the voyage she gave him—a shilling.—Mahogany Tree. An Odd Railway. "One of the queerest railroads anywhere in the country," said the Rev. D. S. Banks, of North Ontario, "is a novel line that runs from South Ontario, in San Bernardino county, where I live. The line is seven miles long. A span of stout mules draw the car up over the road. There is nothing singular about that, but it comes in on the return trip. "The seven miles are on a tilt all the way, although the track does not look like it. So when the car starts back the mules get on and take a ride, the car booming over the whole line by gravity. The mules enjoy it too. They ride there in as self satisfied a way as any other passenger, and the view seems equally charming. North Ontario, you know, is situated at the mouth of San Antonio canyon, but there are a lot of magnificent mountains around there. One colony—for they can scarcely be called towns—is situated on the Santa Fe road and the other on the Southern Pacific. It is the seven miles of street railway that connect the two. "The way they get the mules aboard is this: There is a little truck under the car, and it is pulled out, becoming an adjunct to the regular passenger department. The moment the truck is slid out the intelligent animals make a start for it and step up and on. It is extremely amusing—the way they do it and the way they enjoy this ride, and they are great favorites with the people."—San Francisco Examiner. the head, the mouth, and in fact the whole face, was very large .for the size of the image. The main question is, How long has it been since that image was an object of worship?—St. Louis Be-' public. Ancient Wire. Wire is no new thing; specimens of metallic shreds dating as far back as 1700 B. 0. are stated to have been dls- oovered, while a sample of wire mode by the Ninevites some 1800 years B. C. is exhibited at the Kensington museum in London. Both Homer and Pliny allude to wire.—Chambers' Journal. The Area of Canada. The United States, when Alaska ia included, has a greater area than Canada has. The areas are as follows: The United States, with Alaska, has an area of 8,602,990 square miles. Alaska's area is 577,390 square miles. Canada has an area of 8,466,090 square miles.— New York Sun. A Guaranteed Cnre. We authorize our advertised druggist to sell Dr. King's New Discovery for con sumption, coughs, and colds upon this condition : If you are afflicted with a cough, cold, or nny lung, thront, or chest trouble, and will use this remedy us directed, giving it a fair trial, and experience no benefit you may return the bottle and have your money refunded. We could not make this offer did we not know that Dr. King's New Discovery could be relied on. It never disappoints. Trial bottles free at L>. A. Sheetz.' Large sizes 50c and one dollar. 2 A Leader. Since its first introduction Electric Bitters has gained rapidly in public favor, until now it is clearly in the lead among pure medicinal tonius and alteratives—sontain- ing nothing which permits its use as a beverage or intoxicant, it is recognized as the best and purest medicine for all ailments of stomach, liver, or kidneys. It will cure sick headache, indigestion, constipation and drive malaria from the system. Satisfaction guaranteed with each bottle or money refunded. Price only 50o a bottle. Sold by L. A. Sheetz. 2 The City Election G. J. STEBBINS Wants the public to remember that he is prepared to do Must needs be held in order that the country may be properly " saved," you know-nothing like saving all you can in these days, And, speaking about saving, did it ever occur to you that you save money when you buy the best? Well, it's so, and when you see it in my " ad." you may be sure it's so* I Don't Care Who You Voted For. \ » That—like the flowers that bloom in the spring—" has nothing to do with the case." My weekly dissertation is upon Fine Groceries, Fine Crockery, Fine Queensware, fine everything that is always kept at the finest Grocery House in the northwest. You always get the best at our establishment. We supply it, because--" we are here for that purpose." Prices—everybody knows they are right and always have been. You come—you see—you buy—that's the size of it. Come now. Watch Karter's Korner.. Always has something; fresh and original. W. F. CARTER. and all work In that lino, and solicits a share or the patronage. Residence two blocks south of the Adventlst church. DO YOU WANT AN AUCTIONEER? ID. PROFESSIONAL. ^^^•^^X^Xji^^-S^^. GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algoaa, la. FINANCIAL. W. B. QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LATt. Over Kossuth County bank, Algona r Iowa. AUCTIONEER, Will cry city and farm property, make collections, etc. All business of a private nature strictly confidential. Office with F. M. Taylor, over Howard's. WILLARD STEBBINS, CARPENTER, BUILDER, AND CONTRACTOR, Is prepared to take contracts for buildings of all kinds. May be found at rest deuce, west State street, Algona. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Opera House block. Kossuth County Bank W. C. DAMSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Durdall & Co.'s. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chrischllles' store. F. M. BRONSON, Watches and Jewelry, CLOCKS, SILVERWARE, Silver-plated ware, and all kinds of goods in his line. Repairing promptly done. At Frank Bros.' store. DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State at., one door east of Cordingley. Residence, McGregor St., east of the public school building. CAPITAL .............................. 850,000 Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INGHAJl .................. .President J. B. JONES .................... Vice President LEWIS H. SMITH ...................... Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Chrischllles, Lewis H. Smith, J W. Wadswortti, Barnet Devine. The First National Bank H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. Economics of the Poor. A cheerful creature, who deserves more credit for her courage than many heroes who have died on the field of battle, gave a detailed list of her "economics" to a reporter a few weeks ago. "Shoes are the greatest expense," she said; "they cost fifty cents, and my boy has to have a uew pair every week." It is pitiful, when one reflects that for two dollars the boy might have a pair of shoes which would last him four months! These are the economics of the very poor. They buy worthless things, and are obliged to do BO often, for the simple fact that they have not enough ready money to buy good ones. They cannot lay in quantities of provisions nor buy healthful ones for the same reason, and are consequently kept poor and poorly clad and nourished because they cannot afford an outlay. In furnishing their houses it is the same thing. A cheap stove and a cheap chair, which wear out and break down shortly, are the only ones that can be got at the moment.—Mary Abbott in Chicago Post. Pronunciation of Stago People. Mr. G. W. Dancy complains very bitterly of the disregard by actresses of the value of the vowel sound. He says that "poitry" (oi dipthong) was the sound recently given to "poetry," and immediately "diary" became "diry," while that pitfall of cockney rhymesters "sure" inevitably delights the expectant ear as "shore." He has also heard "obsurd" given for "absurd," while "ojnrnission" "comisaiou" and "ocur" are frequent rendering of "omission," "commission" and "occur," and "secret" masquerades thinly disguised as "secrit." Elisions and clippings are favorite errors, particularly among rapid speakers. Take as recent illustrations "intimit" for "intimate," "s'port" and "a'pose," for "support" and "suppose." In the matter of "h's" actors and actresses are commeudably sound, and "the very rare lapses in that quarter are invariably due to nervousness."—London Telegraph. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, med- ciues, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. oolts St3.tion.ory. NOTICE TO OCCUPYING CLAIMANT. STATE OF IOWA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, SS. —Arthur L. Bigelow, John Wilson, James Callanan and James C. Savery, O. R. and J. B. Moulton, Andrew J. Scott, Z. W. Hazelton, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company, Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company, John A. Coy, Christ Anderson, Latin Nichols, and to all whom it may concern : The commissioner appointed to view a highway petitioned for by 0. P. Anderson, J. Looft, and others has reported in favor of its location as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of Section No. Seven, Township No. Ninety-nine, Range No. Twenty-eight, thence running east on the section line between Sections Seven and Eighteen and terminating at the intersection with road at the southwest corner of Section No, Ten, Township Ninetynine, Range Twenty-eight; and all objections thereto or claims for damages must be filed in the county auditor's office on or before noon of the 2d day of May, A. D., 1803, or such highway will be established without reference thereto. Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of March, 180S. C. M. DOXSEE, 50 County Auditor. J. M. PRIDE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office over Jno. Goeders' store, on State street, Algona, Iowa. G. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Next door to J. G. Smith's store, Algona, la. CAPITAL 850,000 Special attention given to collections. AMB110SE A. CALL President D. H. HUTCH1NS Vice President \VM. K. FERGUSON Cashier Directors—D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, W. F. Carter, Ambrose A Call, R. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security FOE KENT. GRASS LANDS. For Mowing Purposes Only. The following described lands will be rented Tor mowing purposes only for the coming season. Sealed bias will be received up to March 1 nest, and leases will be made to the highest Didder. Security must bo given if called for. Mark bids "Grass Bid" on the outside of the envelope: Sec. Tp. R. The southeast quarter of 2 97 27 The southwest quarter of 2 97 ' 27 The southeast quarter of 3 07 37 The southwest quarter of 3 97 27 The north half of southeast qr. .7 07 27 The northwest quarter of 8 97 27 The southwest quarter of 8 97 27 The northwest quarter of 9 97 27 The southeast quarter of 0 07 27 The southeast qr., southwest qr., and west half of southwest qr. 10 07 27 The southwest qr., southeastqr., and east half of southeast qr.. 10 07 27 The west half of southwest qr.. 17 07 27 The northeast quarter of .17 07 27 The northwest quarter of 17 97 27 The southeast quarter of 18 97 27 The northeast quarter of 10 07 27 The northwest quarter of 10 97 27 The southwest quarter of 19 97 27 Thesouthwestquarterof..., 28 97 27 The northeast quarter of 29 97 27 The northeast quarter of.... 30 97 27 The northwest quarter of 34 97 27 Thesouthwestquarterof 34 97 27 The northwest quarter of 9 05 27 WM. H. INGHAM, ALGONA, IOWA. Bales <Sc CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. T. J. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation in English and German. Office and residence over H. Goetsch's store, Whittemore, Iowa. E. S. GLASIER, D. D. S., SURGEON DENTIST. Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. DIUJNKENNKSS, OU THE L1QUOK HABIT, Cured at Home in Ten Buys by Administering Dr. HiilncH' Golden Specific. It cau Ue given iu a glass of beor, a cup of coffee or tea, or iu food, without the knowledge of the patient. It is absolutely harmless, and will effect a permanent and speedy cure, whether the patiout is a mod orate drinker or an alcoholic wreck. It has been given iu thousands of cases, and in every instance a perfect cuee has followed. It never fails. The system once impreguat • cd with the specific, it becomes an utter itu- SHERIFF'S SALE. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a special execution to me directed by the clerk of the district court of Kossuth county, Iowa, against the goods, chattels, lands, tenements, etc., of Michael Klelndl and Rose Kleindl, his wife, Gaylord C. Burtis and Martha E. Burtls, his wife, Frank C. Patton and Lydia A. Patton, his wife, defendants, in favor of Kossuth County Bank, plaintiff, I will offer at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the door of tho court house iu the town of Algoua, county of Kossuth, Iowa, on the 8th day of April, 1803, between tho hours of 0 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m. on said day, all of said defendants' right, title, and interest in and to tho following described real estate, situated Iu Kossuth county, to-wit: The east half of the northwest quarter of Section Twenty-six, Township Ninety-flve, Range Twenty eight, and the west half of the southeast quarter of Section Twenty-three, Township Ninety- live, Range Twenty-eight west 5th P. M., Iowa. Sale to commence at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m. of said day. Witness my hand this 7th day of March, 180IJ. J. G. GRAHAM, Sheriff Kossuth County, Iowa. By J. E. Mclnrou, Deputy Sheriff. 50 Loans Abstracts of Title. We are prepared to furnish money on real estate at a low rate of interest and give option to pay »100 or more any year. We can save you money. Wild lands for sale on easy terms. Special attention given to tke sale of improved farms, for which we have constant Inquiry, We are the successors of W. H. Nycum, C. Ml Doxsee, and A. D. Clarke & Co. In the abstract business, and make a specialty of furnishing reliable Abstracts of Title A.LQONA., IOWA.. Offlctr* and Director*— A. D. Clarke, President, C. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Chas. C. St. Glair, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, W. C. Tyrrell, Myron Schenck, Thos. P. Cooke. General Banking. PRIVATE SA.FETY DEPOSIT VA.VLTS. State Bank of Bancroft AUTHORIZED CAPITAL ............ 8100,000 Incorporated under general laws of Iowa, on short notice. A Stoiio Iniuge Sixty Feet Under Ground. Years ago, probably as early as 1881, when workmen were excavating a cut on the Huiuoston and Shenandoah railway, they found a stone image about eight inches in height imbedded in the clay at a depth of about sixty feet beneath the surface. In general attitude the image may be said to be in a squatting or sitting posture, the right elbow vesting upon the bent ki about an inch iu\ NOTICE TO GRADERS. Notice is hereby given that the board of supervisors of Kossuth county will receive sealed proposals at the oflice of the county auditor till the rti'st Monday in April, A. D. 18911, for all grading to bcj done, by said county duriUK the your 1803, All bids to bo made In the following manner: All earth moved with- iu 'iOO feet, at a givou price per cubic yard; nil earth moved over 200 feet, at a given price per cubic yard for each additional 100 feet. All earth to be measured iu tho pit or excavation, aud all earth to bo taken from pits designated by the engineer in charge. The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Witness my hand this 4th day of March, 1803. C. M. DOXSEE, 50t4 County Auditor. Insurance written in first-class companies, compiled the only large We have Transacts a general banking business, ey loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold, collections a specialty. Real estate loans procured and insurance furnished. Notes purchased. Large list of wild lands and improved farms for sale and rent. S, T. HESERVEY .................... President R. N. BRUER .................. Vice President CHAS. R. HOIIEHOUSE ............... Cashier Directors— G. S. Ringland, S. T. Meservey, R. N. Bruer, J, B. Johnson, C. Korslund. Firm. The undersigned having bought out the meat market formerly owned by H. J. Edens wish to say that they will bo glad to meet all old customers, as well as the new ones that may favor them with their patronage, hoping by kind treatment and fair dealing to receive a part of the public patronage. SHADLE&SON, :M:a,p of H. A. SESSIONS, Dealer in both granite and marble Monuments ^ Headstones AL-GONA, IOWA. Satisfaction guaranteed in all cases. Have established a -IN WESLEY, and solicit a share of the trade in our line. We are prepared to. do all kinds of repairing on short notice and guarantee satisfaction. Full stock of HARNESS, WHIPS, SADDLES, and horse Jewelry- always on hand. BALES & WHITE. THE ALCONA SUPPLY HOUSE Will furnish) you anything in the line of REAMERY ; SUPPLIES, Prices guaranteed. Send your orders when In need of anything, and they will be attended to promptly. DO YOU WANT A WELL? Wo do all kinds of well work, such as Drilling, Boring, Gleaning and In fact all work in the well line. Water or no pay. Also put in pumps, set up wind mills, and do repairing. Cattle taken in exchange for work. FRASER BROS. & NELSON. Scientific American _ CAVEATS, TRADE MARKS, DESIGN PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, «tcJ ^UNN^CO^rB^ADWAY^TYOEt' gr^sss'iJaKsfiSfftfte^Sfe the public by nnotioe e»ven free oS^SgeJaSlg TV/TONEY TO LOAN— -M-L ON RAILROAD L LANDS. Persona wanting to borrow money on rail- rr>,„„!,„„„„ **ersoua wuuuug HJ vwtvw wuuujr uu »•»!»• Two horns, roud i anas w m ao well to call at the Koss-vith length, adorned I County Bank and bring their contracts. ever made, showing all railroads, wagon roads, streams, owners' names, etc. Size, 3 by 5 ft; price, $3. Call or send for a copy. HAY & RICE, Algona, Iowa. This is to notify all persons that I have clven my son, Win. Searnear Jr., his time, and hereafter I will claim none of his earnings nor pa^any debts contracted \ T EGAL BLANKS— JH! Buy them at the Upper Des ana get the most approved towns. 25 O'ZS. FOB

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