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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 15, 1893
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THIS UPPER ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAROH 15,1893. SAlLWAf TIME CARDS. Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Pftul Hallway. TBAM BAST. Way passenger departs at.... •••••••: 2:20 p m C&cago. Milwaukee, St. Paul and ^Minneapolis train.- No. 2 departs at o-qoSS No.4 departs at-^'-- — »-30pm Way pasienger departs at W ay PM.BSOUBCI "^f"±" -v"-: A.i7tim Through passenger-No. 3 at 4.37 p m Through passenger—No. 1 at e.u-sam No. I daily, except Sunday. Na 4 dally! except Saturday. Chicago & Northwestern Railway. South- Pass 2:33ptn .. 6:07pm . 10:00 am THE CITY. Dr. Walters has a whiskey and opium cure up at Bancroft. Five new members united with the Congregational church Sunday. H. S. Langdon, who has been having a serious sick spell, is able to be up and about again. Julius Pleth has been in the southern part of the state the past week, working up some land trades. The spring weather of last week ended in a small blizzard Monday. It wasn't much of a storm. The Columbian club will meet with Mrs. W. K. Ferguson on Thursday evening of this week. W. W. Alcorn of Seneca has bought a half interest in the old Bruer hardware store at Bancroft. The reading room collected money Monday to add the encyclopedia Brit- tanica to their shelves. Frank Nicoulin starts today for Fergus Falls, Minn., with a couple of car loads of horses to sell. Mayor Call was out looking at the city sidewalks last week, and finds a lot of them that need repairs. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Doxsee gave a pleasant reception to the school teach— rt ««^I *V,n oMirtnl Vinp r»rl "KViflfl.V ftVO.n- March 19. Miss Griffin Is very highly spoken of as one of the most earnest and effective temperance workers. All are very cordially invited to listen to Miss Griffin on Sunday evening next. We notice in the list of towa paintings, selected for the Iowa building at the world's fair, one by Mrs. Starr and one by Mrs. Van Cise of Clear Lake. None of the Iowa paintings were accepted for the general exhibit. All teachers and all intending to teach should read this week's announcement of the normal school. The spring term begins March 26, and the course is especially arranged to accommodate those who wish to review their studies. The sudden warm spell dissipated the Dodge street snow banks so rapidly that a healthy stream of water poured into the Galbraith basement last Friday, instead of starting for the river. Their furnace was at one time about surrounded. It looks to us as though ChriB Heise, C. D. Pettibone, D. S. Ford, L. C. Smith, or Miss Dodd would stand a good show for the postofflce now. As long as we are going to have so much reform ers and the school board Friday even ing. Bro. Ford has sold the Wesley Reporter to Z. C. Barrett, and retires. We speed the parting hail the coming brother. J. W. Sullivan goes to Emmetsburg Friday to argue a Corwith land case before Judge Carr. He appears for Dr. Heskett. We publish this week President Cleveland's inaugural in full, and the opening chapters of a story by Hugh Conway. Dr. Susan Everett of New York City announces that she will soon visit Algona and deliver a course of lectures to the ladies. The case against Marshal Dailey was not brought on at this term, as he had hoped, but is set for the second day of the May term. A. S. Bookman of West Bend and Elizabeth Acheson were married in Algona the past week. They spent several days in town. The number of conversions at the Methodist revivals has passed 100, more than have ever been made before at one time in Algona. Charlie Stinson was elected mayor of Sheldon by a good majority last week. His friends in Kossuth will extend hearty congratulations. The Baptist meetings tomorrow and Friday will repay all for attending. The gathering will be one of the most important lately held in Algona. Chas. Sarchett has secured a position with A. M. & G. M. Johnson as salesman in their implement business. He will be a first-class man for them. Letters remain uncalled for in the Algona postofflce for Austin B. Gardiner, D. G, Hurlburt, John Ohlen Lud- yaudd, Mrs. Minnie Murray, Ed. Sloan. It is reported that Rome Walker will soon be called to one of the leading Baptist pulpits of Chicago. He is meeting with great success in the ministry. Dr. Pride is the first one to get stuck in our regulation spring roads. He was out Sunday in the country, and had one of his horses down and was in water up to his waist himself. Col. Comstock has recently been chosen a regent of the Washington state college. He devotes his time pretty thoroughly to study and literary work of one kind or another. The Dr. Cole residence was sold last week to Mr. Walker, who has been living in the Lamb house. Dr. Cole has not decided what he will do, but thinks some of leaving Algona. This morning it looks as though Lindon had jumped his engagement to play Monday night. Manager Blossom is not able to announce definitely whether he will be here or not. A. Schmidt is completing a big building at Whittemore, It is 44x70, and has a third story, The big brick block ia to go up this spring, and Whittemore Will be as metopolitan as any city. Herman Rantzow has named a son Sullivan Wade Rantzow as a testimonial to his attorneys in the Allen assault case. If there is anything in a name the young man begins life with bright prospects. A rumor is afloat that the Daily who broke jail is a relative of A. F. Dailey, and some have it that he is a brother. He bears no relation whatever and was never seen by the city marshal before his arrest. We were a little premature in announcing last week that Dr. Barr's family have already decided to leave Algona. The matter is not settled. Dr. Barr has a $1,500 position in a hospital in Salem. Mart. Ferris received a telegram yesterday stating that his father was dead out in his home in Nebraska. Mr. Ferris was one of the homesteaders up on the Black Cat, and lived many years in Kossuth. Those who remember the big bay team of horses M. L. Clarke took to California with him will be interested in knowing that he sold them recently there for $700. He is in the real estate business exclusively now. Mlas Frances E. Griffin of Alabama will speak upon temperance in the Con, l .church on, Sunday evenin why not go the whole length and have a lady postmaster? The proper thing for the Courier to. do, in view of what it said in urging D. S. Ford for city treasurer, is to advocate him for postmaster. He could give his time to the office,' and would be a competent official. If the Courier is not for him, why not? Chas. Parker says that in the winter of 1865-6 he camped in the Call timber south of town and that there was more lightning, heavier thunder, and more snow came together in one storm than we had two weeks ago. Several other old settlers have recalled this storm, which was exceptionally severe. After making his argument in the attorney fee case last week Geo. E. Clarke had a severe hemorrhage of the throat and lungs which compelled him to give up all idea of doing any further work in court. He was so hoarse he could scarcely speak in the case he was trying, and has been confined at home several days. S. S. Sessions had a bad fall in front of the New England clothing store yes- don't give It up yet. But it looks as though he is not in it, and that there is a good chance for some one who can give his whole time to the office. The musical entertainment held Saturday night, March 4, at the home of Mr. Eddy at Buffalo Fork was a very enjoyable affair. In spite of bad roads about 50 persons were present. The people of Buffalo Fork deserve much praise for their enterprise and ability in the musical line. Mrs. Perry McDonald and Miss Mamie McDonald favored the audience with several fine vocal selections. Misses Erma D. Clarke and Flossie Smith of Algona played a verv pretty duet. Miss Clarke charmed all by her recitation. Delicious ice cream and cake were served as refreshments. Much credit is due to Mr. and Mrs. Eddy for their untiring efforts to make the entertainment a social and financial success. The election of two school directors Monday to succeed Geo. E. Clarke and Dr. Barr brought out nearly 200 voters, and the result showed a very even race between the various candidates. The result showed W. B. Quarton with 94 votes, Geo. E. Clarke 92 votes, F. M. Taylor 88 votes, and D. T. Smith 79 votes. This makes Mr. Clarke his own successor, and puts Mr. Quarton in the place made vacant by Dr. Barr's removal. Both will be .excellent members of the board. Mr. Clarke has served now three terms and is one of the best men connected with the school management, and Mr. Quarton is well qualified to become a valuable director. The other members of the board are J. W. Robinson, Gardner Cowles, D. A. Haggard, and W. H. Ingham. A brother and nephew of Harry Walkley arrived from the east last week to investigate his affairs. F. C. Willson was appointed by the court as administrator, and the box of papers he kept in the Kossuth County bank vault was taken out and opened. His property footed up some over $20,000 in securities, a 40-acre piece of land north of the Milwaukee depot, and some lots in Denver. He left no will nor any paper designating how his property should be divided, and it will go to his brothers. In view of the many services rendered to him by Mrs. F. C. Willson during his various sicknesses, which are well known to the community, all will A HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE, The Col. Clarke Attorney Fee Case Finally Brought to a Close— A Verdict for $2,739, A Case in Which Local Attorneys Scored Several Points—History, of Some Interesting Litigation. terday morning, and is laid up with a sprained ankle. He was picked up and carried to Dingley's store, where the doctor attended him, and a carriage came and took him home. He will not be able to walk for a week, and may be confined longer. The evils of gluttony have again been illustrated. Auditor Doxsee's full- blood Jersey cow secured her liberty last week and giving way to an unregulated appetite took more ground feed than was good for her, and in spite of Dr. Sayers' ministrations departed this life. She was as highly bred as any Jersey in this section. The proprietor of the Mason City 'bus line got off at the Milwaukee depot here Monday morning and slipped on the ice, getting a badly sprained ankle. He was brought to town and medical assistance was secured. He returned to Mason City on the first train, and will be laid up some time, as the ligaments were badly torn. It was not exactly the old English trial by combat in court Saturday, but something like it when Lawyers Joslyn and Session proposed to settle the law by a " rough and tumble." There was a great scattering of chairs for a few minutes, with every prospect of a decisive verdict, but just then the sheriff called court to order, and trial by jury began again. Rev. Mary A. Safford, our old-time Unitarian preacher, has been invited to deliver an address, under the auspices of the world's congress auxiliary. The subject given her is " Woman as a Christian Minister." Miss Safford is an eloquent speaker and there is no doubt that her participation will be an element in the success of the congress. Her address will be on May 17, during the week of the world's congress of representative women. 'Squire Raymond enjoyed a solitary hour in the court room last week that he hadn't bargained for. As noon arrived he was busy in one of the side rooms and Janitor Mat. coming up to lock the doors didn't see him. The result was that when he was ready to leave he was locked in, and there he remained until after 1 o'clock. It is not reported whether his meditations were on law, the prospects of a cold dinner, or the beauties of solitary confinement. Algona gains a very excellent family this week in Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Seeley, the latter R. F. Hedrick's daughter. Mr. Seeley has been on the road three Years as a traveling salesman, but Monday began work for Durdall & Co. in their big clothing house. Mr. Seeley is an experienced man in the business and a genial and pleasant gentleman. The chief reason for his coming to Algona was Mrs. Seeley's health, which has been very poor at Rock Island, where their home has been. Gardner Covvles returned Friday from his trip to the western coast, He went as far south as Portland, Oregon, and visited Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane and other cities, besides stopping in Montana. He found what everybody does, that the coast cities are built up very much farther in advance of the country than is the case here. A big proportion of the people is in the cities, and property values are very high. He was pleasantly received at Spokane and reports all the Algonians there prospering and well situated. hope to see her receive a liberal allowance, inasmuch as he neglected to provide for it. Every once in a while some incident proves that enjoyment in life is a state of mind and arises from the most diverse conditions. Last week when the sun shone and the snow disappeared nearly everybody was happy. But some were not. They were the believers in Hicks' prophecies and he had arranged for a storm for the 10th or thereabouts. The 10th was balmy, the llth more so, the 12th looked like spring, and the Hicks faces went down like a stormy barometer. Then on the 13th came a real nipping disagreeable day, and the half frozen average citizens went abroad to find the Hicks men in high glee, never so well pleased with the weather and things in The Col. Clarke attorney fee case which began last week Monday was given to the jury Friday afternoon at about 4 o'clock. The jury remained out until 11 o'clock, and then returned a verdict of $2,739, which was $2,500 with interest and expenses. Col. Clarke sued for $5,000, and Mr. Ellsworth denied that he owed anything, and 'in any event that Col. Clarke's services wore worth more than $500. The case arose from Col. Clarke's being Mrs. Ellsworth's attorney in her suit to set aside an illegal divorce, which Mr. Ellsworth had procured at Eldora. He was successful, and Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth are again living happily together. In such cases the law compels the husband to pay the wife's attorney fees. Col. Clarke introduced John F. Duncombe personally to testify that his services were worth $5,000, and had, besides, the depositions of eight well-known lawyers of the state, including Col. Gatch, Judge Nourse, Judge Hubbard, Senator Knight and others, all of whom put the value of the services at $5,000 or over. Mr. Ellsworth had lawyers Naglo of Clarion, Wesley Martin of Webster City, Williams of Eldora, and Moyer of Eldora, who testified that the services were not worth to exceed $500. A great deal of the time of the trial was devoted to introducing the papers and depositions in the original divorce case, which Judge Carr admitted for the purpose of showing the character of Col. Clarke's services, and importance of the litigation. The opening argument was made by Geo. E, Clarke, who stated briefly but forcibly the plaintiff's case, and briefly dwelt upon the fact that Col. Clarke had taken Mrs. Ellsworth, when by an illegal divorce she was deprived of a home, her family, and any share in a property amounting to $500,000, and had reinstated her in her rights. His throat was very sore and he was scarcely able to talk at all, but what he said was in his usually pointed manner. Mr. Birdsall followed in a very clear and vigorous argument. He cited the salaries of our public officials to show that the sum asked by Col. Clarke was excessive, and reviewed the case from his standpoint. Judge Cook made the chief argument for the defense, talking about four hours. He used every art of the advocate to draw the. jury's attention away from the relations of Mr. discouraged most men, and who for years has been a vigorous advocate of law and order in Wesley, a friend of, good schools, and a highly-respected citizen. THE UPPER DES MOINES knows only the particulars given in the Times report, but it knows enough of Fred. Anderson to know that he had great and sufficient provocation or he would not have been in any public disturbance. DEATH OF MES. ALEX. PATTERSON She Dies This Mornlneat 10 O'clock -The nurlni Not Yet Arranged. The public will be deeply grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Alex. Patterson, which occurred at 10 o'clock this morning. She had been sick for some weeks, and the disease, lenco- thetnia, had gradually sapped her vital-' ity. She was about 45 years of age; a member of the Eastern Star, under whose auspices she will probably be buried. It is thought that the funeral will occur Friday. The remains may be taken away for burial. During her life in Algona Mrs. Patterson made many fast friends, and was esteemed by all. Deep sympathy goes out to the bereaved family. Best Grade made rt rt 4-1 C/J <U •a a rt a H A3 LES. WAWUUfiN CSOSGYCO'S. COLO MEDAL. Minneapolis. Wo keep It and soil It at 81.20 per sack Our best make of Hour 1.00 per sack Buckwheat flour (25 Ibs) 05 per Back Graham (25 Ibs) 55 per sack Bolted corn meal (25 Ibs) 30 per sack COOK BROS. OF HOBART, Dealers In general merchandise, handle our goods, and sell at same prices we do. and their customers tell us they can buy anything they need In the grocery line as cheap of Cook Bros, as In Algoim, which Is a great conven - lence to west skiers. JONES & STACY. REDUCED AGAIN An Kxnmple for The latest in the Fort Dodge row is: Since the appearance of Dunoombo's special Mr. Breen was heard to remark that if any good German wished to become a candidate he wouldn't stand in his way; that he was willing to do anything and everything consistent with the giving of good public service to harmonize the party, saying that he had rather see a good democrat sent to the United States senate next winter than to be postmaster at Fort Dodge. A Wonderful Revival. Des Moines News: There is in progress a wonderful revival in the Methodist Episcopal church of Algona. There are now over 100 converts, and every night adds to the number. Rev. Robt. Bagnoll, who is the minister in charge, and who is conducting the meetings alone, says that if the present interest is kept up the meetings will last till the 4th of July. MENS', women's, misses' and children's shoes, $1 a pair, commencing Saturday, March 18, and lasting one week. Geo. "L. Galbraith & Co. 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. general, happy all day long. It all depends on what we make up our minds to rejoice over. Plenty of people had rather lose their relatives than some long cherished bodily infirmity. As Shakespeare says, "there's nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so." TOWN property loans. Skinner Bros. Girl "Wanted. For general housework in small family. Will pay a competent^ girl good wages. ----- --• A LARGE, new line of fine candies just received at the Opera House grocery. FARM loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. MRS. C. L. LUND. TOWN property loans. Skinner Bros. JOHN SHARP has a few pairs of ladies' warm shoes which he will sell at just what they cost him. It will pay you to call and see them. He don't want to carry them over.-51t2 TOWN property loans. Skinner Bros. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. The following notice of a senior party at Iowa City has local interest: "The social committee of the senior class set in motion some progressive games and after these were over and Jessamine Jones and Clarence Smith had won first prizes and Blanche Hensel and A. Thos. F. Cooke went to St. Paul Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Will. F. Smith spent Sunday in Algona. Mrs. R. H. Spencer and Mrs. Marion Hedrick went to St. Paul last Friday for a visit. Mrs. J. P. Taylor is visiting her brother, D. S. Ford, and will be in Algona some weeks. Miss May Colburn is home from Minneapolis and will not return to her school work this year. Miss Bessie Quick goes to Webster City tomorrow, where she has secured a position in a millinery store. Thomas F. Breen, candidate for the Fort Dodge postofflce, is in town this morning. He is leading a red hot fight. Mrs. Rev. Black was up from Eagle Grove Sunday and sang a solo at the evening Methodist service. Many old friends welcomed her. Bro. Jarvis, one of the early comers to Estherville, and now a business man of Blue Earth City, was in town last week shaking hands with his many acquaintances. Lawyer Wade came from Iowa City Friday morning to assist Lawyer Sullivan in the Dingley&Moffatt horse case against Matren, but it was again continued on account of Mr. Clarke's illness. Mrs. Rev. Bagnell's brother, B. A. Wallace of Rockford, visited her over Sunday, and sang a fine solo at the evening Methodist service. He is cashier of the bank at Rockford. Mrs. Bagnell has been home about four weeks, in much better health than before, and on the road to complete recovery. and Mrs. Ellsworth, and to get them to measure Clarke's services at so much a day, without reference to the " magnitude of the issues involved" and "the great wealth of this defendant." He paid Mr. Ellsworth a high eulogy. W. B. Quarton closed the case in a speech of about two hours and a half, and it is expressing the general comment to state that he proved fully equal to the demand upon him and made a very strong argument to the jury. He reviewed the evidence, showed that not Col. Clarke but Mr. Ellsworth himself was responsible for dragging his domestic troubles before the public, that in reinstating Mrs. Ellsworth to her rights Col. Clarke had earned all he asked, and that it devolved upon aKos- suth county jury to do what was right. At the close of his speech Col. Clarke congratulated him, and the older lawyers all praised his effort. The first ballot by the jury as unoffic- ialy reported showed several for the full $5,000, and none as low as $500. A compromise was reached on $2,500. This was very satisfactory to Col. Clarke and meets public approval, so far as we have heard any expression. It is not likely the case will be appealed, FOR real estate time loans at the very lowest rates, make inquiry at the Kossuth County bank. GLOVES, mittens, and horse blankets at cost at F. S. Stough's. Abstracts. Other abstracters 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 m Boots, Shoes, and Harness. • For Ten Days. Special bargains in silverware at Bowyer's, commencing Saturday, March 18, and continuing 10 days.-51t2 FARM loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. I"or Kent—Improved 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 Do NOT miss our great shoe sale, commencing Saturday, March 18. Good shoes for only $1 a pair. Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. Blankets, Gloves and Mittens, COST! F. S. STOUGH. L. Hudson the booby prizes, the committee served lunchon," In the toasts following A. L. Hudson spoke on "Life as We Shall Find It." Mr. Hudson and Miss Jones graduate together in June, when he goes east to study in the theological school. A decided change has come over the local postofflce situation in view of the official announcement that old officials, newspaper men, and business men generally need not apply. We learn that now several new candidates are in the field. Some of these weM to consult Bro. Hinohon, exposing of course he was out of the,,;' fc, but he'told them to "bide a we^'J'JVh m ^°^ s that be Girl Wanted. To do work in small family. Good wages paid. Inquire at this office. FARM loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. WE have more shoes than room, so will place on sale Saturday, March 18, a large lot of mens', women's, and children's shoes at $1 a pair. Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. IP you like nice candy, call at the Here's Something. Now is the time to have your spring dresses made and Nellie Hamilton is ready to do a good piece of work for you.-50t2 FARM loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. 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.—4916 A LIVELY SCHOOL ELECTION. A Personal Altercation nt Wesley Mars tlie Harmony of the Proceedings. From last evening's Dubuque Times we learn the particulars of a lively time at the Wesley school election on Monday. Z. S. Barrett, the new editor of the Reporter, whose name figured conspicuously not long since in a Wesley divorce suit, had some difference of opinion with Fred. Anderson, the grain buyer for Bender Bros. His argument ended in his calling Fred, a Har, whereupon the latter, imitating the quaker who turned both cheeks and remarked that the bible gave no further injunctions as to how he should „„»„„»act, proceeded to administer a deserved Uhe following (foes Se] dressing down to his assailant. Fred, | afcyjjs, an* warranted Our Customers Who have used Chase & Sanborn's Coffee will be pleased to know that we have put in a line of their celebrated T^ 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, GARTER. Opera House grocery The Algona Tub Factory, Manufacturers of Butter Tubs and Water Tanks.. iiione of Wesley's old-time oUizws, ft w prepared to furnish tanks, either rouufl or B istootei ?0, 30, *0, WO t class In every respeqlk Ws cm Shojtnotloe. «r9fli No, J vrhite ^U leading member of the church, a young man yyho h loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. J Ma way against 0 b,Bta,ole s r

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