The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1892 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 20, 1892
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THE tJPPEB DBS MOINES: ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APKIL 20, 1892. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OP TRAINS. CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE * ST. PAWfc. West-Pass.— East-Pass.— tto. 1 6:02 am No. 2 10:24 am «o 3 4:37pmNo.4 9:30j>m Freight— Freight— , Nb.I.. . T~.. 7:15 » m No. 8 11 'M p m 1J« 13 11:466 aNo. 14...... 2:30pm jJS B., 8:17pmNo. 10.... ..12:lBam CHICAGO A NORTHWESTERN. North- Mixed ..8:18 a m South- Pass 2:37pm Mixed 0:07pm pass, arrives at Chicago at 7 am; arrives at Des Moines at 8:15 p m. Lv. Des M. Z :30 a m. THE CITY. Friday of this week is Arbor day. The Catholics are building a parsonage at Bancroft. The Boston store has a new word this week for oiir readers. Orange and banana social at Mrs. Hough's tomorrow evening. Miss Belle Randall will teach near Burt, her school opening Monday. Special meeting of Eastern Star Wednesday evening, April 29 for work. Henry Mason has joined the builders. A good oara is going up on the Wasson lots. D. W. King will build an addition to the McMurray house he bought last fall. There will be a convention of the teachers of the county at Algonaon the 21st of May. The Paul lumber company will build a new shed this summer and put gravel on its alleys. • A marriage is on tho tapis in Algona, if we are not misinformed, to occur in the near future. Peter Hentges and Anna W. Miller, Gust. Dncken and Mary Koepka are licensed to wed. A note from J. W. Bartlett. informs us that his family are now at Dallas, Texas, with him. About two inches of snow has fallen this morning again. This April will be noted for snow. * W. B. Quarton went to Garner yesterday to try a ha,y case. He will be home tomorrow or Friday. Prof. Doderer reports at Bancroft that the Algona declamatory contest was very entertaining. Mrs. Bonn, who lived in Cresco near the old Buffum farm, died last week and was buried Saturday. A new $75 operating cba'ir found its way to Dr. Morse's office last week. It is after the latest pattern. Little Orma Vesper caught tho mountain fever while in Colorado and is having quite a sick spell. Wesley has raised her teachers' wages to $75 a month for principal, $40 for intermediate, and $35 for primary. A little girl at Fred. Foster's Saturday makes a genial air over in the popular Thorington street barber shop. T. H. Conner is rushed so much with his building plans that Mrs. Conner is assisting him, and is copying his drawings. Frank D. Foley of Giard is here to work in the Hamilton Bros.' lumber yard. Their business called for more hands. A. D. Clarke is talking of building two stories high next to the Courier office. That will make a handsome building. Lewis Hagg got lumber at Paul's last week for a new house in the northeast part of town. It will be 14x22 and 14x16 feet. Capt. Dodge has moved to town and with his family is occupying the Robt. Stephenson house west of J. L. Edmonds. Mr. Call has bargained for 225,000 brick of Ostrum's for his opera house, and S. I. Plumley has the contract to lay them. The W. H. M. S. will meet with Mrs. Louisa D. Black, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Programme at close of business session. Al. Adams says in the Independent: "We congratulate the people of Kossuth county on the superior quality of their newspapers." C. H. Blossom has gone into the fancy horse business, and now has a horse, "Rubel," which he brought from Waverly two weeks ago. The statement this week of the finances of the Kossuth County bank will call attention to the flourishing condition of that institution. A letter from Prof. Geo. E. Reed states that both he and Mrs, Reed are now teaching at Spencer, and are having a very pleasant time. LuVerne has swallowed up Whitman and now is going to incorporate Vernpn into its borders, adding a square mile of Humboldt soil to its limits. Wilbur Quick has gone to Britt to to take a good position on the Tribune. Wilbur can make a good printer, and will have a good field at Britt. If Prof. Dixson wore a more than usually pleasant smile Thursday it was due to the arrival of a nine pound daughter that day. All doing well. The Bancroft Register says that W. E. Morrison is organizing Keeley-cure hospitals in Cairo, 111., and in Tennessee, His son is studying law at Taylorville. Dr. Garfleld is contemplating a trip this summer to Washington and the western coast. He will take his bicycle and make excursions on it through the country. Marsh Stephens was down from Ledyard for Sunday and put in a good word for the city of the north. He says that for a healthy boom Ledyard is she place to visit. It don't mean a funeral every time Will. Laird looks as though business were prosperous, Last week it meant a new girl, who arrived Saturday, the first in the family. Last fall on C. B. Hutchins' authority we suggested that clover seed was a. good thing to hold. Clover seed is now him at that time. They were ufilted by 'Squire Taylor and will hereafter meet the battle of life with the same vigor they displayed up ih the railway cut. 1 ,.^ h . e . c ?" nt y superintendents of this aistrict will meet in Eminetsbuf g next week Wednesday and Thursday, and let the light of their combined wisdom shine on the people. The Algona Juvenile temple, now numbering 70 members in good stand- ing, has just received a handsome state organiza- worth $8 a bushel. Mr. Hutohins sold We at a high figure. The romance of last summer's eensa- ,ttonaj affray in which Seymour Allen out up culminated last week in his marriage to Je»nje prize banner from the tioh of good templars. Be sure and make a note of John Goeders' special sale announced this week. Beginning tomorrow he will make a cut on dress goods that every Woman will appreciate. John Edwards has traded for five imported stallions which he intends to take to Idaho. He intended to leave today for the west, and will make his home there for two months. THE UPPER DES MOINES does not allow advertising to crowd out reading matter, and this week again we issue 12 extra columns. There are 42 columns of reading matter in this issue. The heavy snow last Thursday broke down the roof of the new dry shed at Ostrum Bros.' brick yard, and did considerable damage. They have it up again and will soon complete it. A fine new residence on Thorington street promises to add to the appearance of that avenue this summer. F. M. Taylor will build, and otherwise make more attractive his fine location. Supt. Reed has a problem for arithmeticians. A man buys a piece of property and sells it at a profit. If he had bought it at 10 per cent, less than he did he would have made 15 per cent, more when he sold. What did buy and sell for? Merrit Turner was down from Bancroft last week and reported that snowballing came near dishing the peace and quiet of that community. Snow so late in April is against public peace and order. Oliver Marquis' friends will congratulate him on the good fortune he had up at Blue Earth as noted in our neighborhood news. Oliver has had enough bad luck to deserve a turn of the wheel of fortune. Eagle Grove had a big shooting tournament yesterday. John G. Smith, Henry Durant, Dr. West, S. S. Sessions, and A. F. Dailey went down, and also tho Bancroft shooters, Steinburg and Sundstrom. Bro. Platt wants Phil. Hanna to do his duty and stop the rowing in Venezuela. He says " the very sight of our Phil, in plug hat and shoulder straps would be enough to cause a cessation of hostilities." It will be well for corn buskers to make no further talk about records for a while. J. W. Sullivan'haschallenged us to a contest, agreeing to throw three ears to our two, and the record may be broken this fall. Advertised letters are in the post- offlce for Fred. N. Rogers, Dominick Origer, J. B. Wagner. Mrs. Amelia Bast, John Makins, Mrs. L. Fairbanks, Wm. Cowen, Carl Larson, Frank Hicks, Nels F. Larsen. The programme for the temperance convention to be held in Algona May 19-20 is being arranged, and will include a gold medal contest. Miss Gertie Nourse and Perry Perkins of Des Moines will both be present. Mrs. S. W. Nelson, wife of the steward of the poor farm, was buried in the cemetery here Friday. Her death occurred Wednesday, and she leaves a husband and two small children. Mrs. Nelson was well thought of by all, and her death is an untimely loss to her family. Dr. Morse performed quite a serious surgical operation on the foot of John Allbright's little boy yesterday, removing theastragulus bone. If this does not stop the decay that has set in, amputation will be necessary. The trouble comes from inherited consumptive ten- dences. J. L. Paine, Algona's pioneer carpenter, merchant, and milk man, has been, confined to his home all winter and does not seem to gain in strength. Mr. Paine framed the timbers in 1856 for the old town hall, part of which were torn off last week by Mr. Johnson's carpenters. A good audience was out Friday evening to hear C. C. Marston's lecture on Chas. H. Spurgeou. Rev. Marston gave a very interesting account of a visit to Spurgeon's church, and of his impressions of him as a man and an orator. The lecture closed with stereop'- ticon views of Spurgeon, his relatives, church, home, etc. The issue of the Illustrated American of New York for April 23 has a picture of Algona's famous twin tree in Ambrose A. Call's pasture, copied from a kodak negative. Those of our people who have never visited this curiosity have missed something more wonderful than is usually exhibited in the side shows. i It is said that the road west of town between the Wadsworth and McNutt farms is actually impassible. How long will Algona and Cresco sit still and put up with such a highway? The whole road is under water and has been for some time, all for want of a few rods of good ditch. And now George Galbraith is putting in a building for Jas. Taylor, who will spend the summer with W. F. Carter on the Ford corner. It will be temporary merely, and afford shelter till the new brick store is completed. Mr, Taylor is in Chicago getting new goods, and will open with a fine stock. Read his announcement in this issue. Geo. E, Clarke went north yesterday to loin the sheriff's jury, and start them • . * _.f____i1__ 1 1_ i _« £ CO 1U1I1 vllo Ctlltn ill 9 J U1 J1 «*"" oucn y VJUULU out in condemning the right of way for the new railroad. A meeting of the managers was recently held at Cedar Rapids, and it was decided to begin construction at once, building to Armstrong Grove. It is possible the line will not be extended west of that this season. All Iowa had the heavy snow storm last Wednesday, and many roads were blocked. The Northwestern lines suffered most. The rotary snow plow went up through Algona Friday clearing this part of the track. Between Eagle Grove and Eldpra the snow was Grove it took three engines to push the snow plow through, and altogether the Northwestern had & hard time of it. The snow was very heavy but soon disappeared and it is now as springlike as ever. J. W. Wadsworth has just received a copy of the year book of American trotters for 1891. This has a record of all trotting horses entering races during the season and consequently of all races. The curious thing about it is that the book for 1891 is over twice ns big as for any previous year. That shows how the trottinghorseisrisingin popularity. The season thus far is not ahy4ater than a year ago. On April 16 last year our Wesley news said: "Sotne of our farmers have begun seeding, but the wet weather has put a damper on that. *' On April 22 the state report showed 80 per cent, df seeding done. April 29 seeding was not all done in the county. Last year we had excellent grain crops, and that shows that late seeding often pays. Dr. Davis was over from Emmetsburg Thursday to arrange for the summer's racing circuit, but the members of the committee from the south were blocked by the snow. The meeting was postponed till tomorrow when it isexpected that Eagle Grove, Webster City, and Eldora will be represented. Dates will then be arranged for all the meetings and be duly advertised and the people will be insured a season .of the going amusement. Geo. W. Skinner was down from Bancroft last Thursday and said he bad been unlucky enough to have a team die, which he had been driving. The team belonged to the Whalen barn, and he went into Emmet county a distance in all of 65 miles, taking 13 hours to it. The team came home all right but before morning both died. He says the driving was light, but that he thinks they were over fed at noon on shelled corn. Mr. Taylor of Lotts Creek has secured the agency for a fine line of pictures, albums, etc., also "Our Presidents," a valuable book, which ought to bs in every home. He will canvass the county in the interest of his work. The merit of what he offers and the extremely low prices should secure him consideration and a large trade. One need not be afraid of fraud when bankers' names head the list. The Renwick Times has the following note about Mr. Wallace and his plans at that place: "Mr. Wallace has established a branch separator in Norway township, and is pushing matters right along. Renwick has had one of the best creameries around *for several years, and Mr. Wallace proposes to put it among the leaders this season in the quality of the butter turned out and the prices paid for-milk." Some of the boys got to snow balling on the street Saturday and had great sport till one of the balls hit Dominich Stufflick, the heavy weight from Prairie. He didn't seem to enjoy that kind of sport but proposed a set to a la Sullivan and Corbett, which one after another the boys respectfully but firmly declined. Dominich then gave expression to some vigorous sentiments and went his way. It don't pay to have any horse play with the residents of Prairie. Before Algona decides to expand her boom to take in electric lights it might be well to wait a year and see how our neighbors get along. The Spencer News says of them after a year's experience: " Emmetsburg, Spirit Lake, and a number of other towns about the same size in northwestern Iowa are in the midst of an agitation on the subject of electric lights. They are costly glims, but towns that lead in the procession seem to think thoy must have them." Our northern Iowa pedestrans are showing up in all quarters. D. A. Haggard and Judge Carr have records and now the Times puts John Wallace in the fast class, although we can't consider that his time was fairly made: "John Wallace, the creamery man, walked in from Bruce through the storm Wednesday. He made the same trip in the high wind of last Tuesday. All he had to do was to sit back on the big breeze wave and be carried along." A lot of Algona's old land marks are being obliterated this spring. Among others D. S. Ford's original machine warehouse has been torn down. This was built in 1870 and was the first building for the purpose in Algona. When Mr. Ford came here John G, Smith and Stough & Hutchins handled some machinery, but he first made it an exclusive business. The old building was quite imposing in its day, but of late years it has not cut much of a figure by the side of the Wigwam or Johnsons' new building. Mrs. DeVoe is now lecturing in Iowa for the State Suffrage society, and is expected soon to visit Algona. The lecture will be free, and everybody is invited. The date will be given later. The Mead county Times says: "Mrs. DeVoe has made a great impression on the minds of our people by her visit to the Black Hills. To go from the political arena as I did to hear Mrs. DeVoe lecture, was like passing from a howling wilderness into green fields. This woman is a pleasant speaker, a brainy speaker, a typical Dakota woman." PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. C. M. Doxsee enjoyed a visit from hi father last week. Dr. Hunt, Webster City's veterinary was in Algona last Friday on a visit. Mrs. J. P. Taylor is over from Charles City visiting at D. S. Ford's. Mrs. H. J. Wilson was over from Emmetsburg last week visiting Hai ry's parents. Mrs. Willet Dorland and Mrs. Chas W. Russel with their children wi 1 spend the summer in Algona on a visit Mrs. Kate Basset came over from Sheldon last week for a visit at home Mr. Basset spent Sunday here. Prof. Stalker, state veterinarian, wa up from Ames Friday and stopped i Algona a few hours with Dr. Sayers on his way to Britt. He is a very pleasan talker and genial gentleman. Dr. Sayers goes to Osceola soon tc appear as a witness in a big suit ther which has arisen out of shooting gland ered horses. The man who bought th diseased animals bus sued the man wh( sold them. Dr. Sayers ordered them shot. A. F. Dailey was at Eagle Grov yesterday on business, and to see wha inducements the Northwestern com pany would offer for water mains to th depot. It is said they intend to move their tank on the river to Algona o Irvington. Miss Kate Smith is home from Des Moines, having finished for the tim her musical course. She played at the Congregational chur'cli Sunday oven ing, and all who beard her marked her great improvement on tho violin. Bu few better players c:i.n bo found outside the professional ranks. The knight templars observed Easter at Emmetsburg Sunday having a special service at 2.30 p. m. G. H. Lamson, C. C. St. Clair and C. B. Matson went from Algona and about 20 attended from Estherville. Rev. Sanderson delivered the address which is said to have been one of his most eloquent efforts. The Hedrick family enjoyed a hapj>y family reunion Friday. Mrs. Hedrick and two children were home from winter in Florida, Frank wasdown from St. Paul and Amy and her husband were up from Des M^jnes. Mrs. Hedrick comes back much improved in health, while the young man of the family has shot up to six feet down among the Forida cane brakes. Prof. Dixson and Misses Bertha Hancock, Lulu Clarke and Maggie Haggard start for Creston tonight for the state contest which is held Friday night. Thos. F. Cooke may go with the party. Miss Bertha goes well attended and while she has a hard trip, will ably represent Algona. If she don't win a medal there will be some wonderfully good declaiming done by the others. SEE the bargains braith's. in shoes at Gal- To Keep the Hall Rolling. We offer any suit or overcoat in the house at $14.50, worth $22.50. Men's suits from $3 upwards. Underwear,hats, caps, etc. H. BALCOM. At Frank Bros.' old stand. SHOES worth from $3 $2, at Galbraith's. to $5 for only IF you want a carpet see what Taylor can do for you.-3t2 Flour. Flour. I have reduced my patent flour to $1.15 per sack. Every sack warranted. Other mill stuffs proportionately. Come and see me. 2t4 J. J. WILSON. ON sale at Taylor's: Ladies' children's 25 cent hats.-3t2 and SHOE sale will continue all this week at Galbraith^s. CORN—26 cents delivered on my farm. C. L. Lund.-51tf SHOES worth $2.50 $1.50, at Galbraith's. to $3.50, only Pasture Notice. I shall have a good pasture for horses and colts this summer. Both tame and wild grass and plenty of water. Terms, for colts 1 year old and under, $1 per month; over 1 year, $1.25 per month. 4t4 C. B. HUTCHINS. D. S. FORD'S stock of Light Brah- mos is pure and as good as there is in the west. He has eggs for sale for hatching purposes.—4t4 10 to 12 feet deep. The Hawarden for Pes Mo}nes was 16 hours late. ONE furnished room wanted. Inquire at the Boston Store. E. REEVE & Co. have on hand everything in the millinery line at the very lowest prices.—4 MRS. JAS, ORR is agent for the Climax system of tailor-made dress cutting; also teaches it. In Mrs. Mcln- tyre's building.—4t4 FOR rent, good house of five rooms. Inquire of 0. M. Doxsee. i E, Reeve & Co.'s fine 3, millinery IP you are looking-for a spring jacket go to Taylor's.-3t2 LADIES' fine shoes only $1 a pair at Galbraith's. Narrowly Escaped Death. Mr. J. P. Blaize, an extensive real estate dealer in Des Moines, Iowa, nai'rowly escaped one of the severest attacks of pneumonia while in the northern part of that state during a recent blizzard, says the Saturday Review. Mr. Blaize had occasion to drive several miles during the storm and was so thoroughly chilled that he was unable to get warm, and inside of an hour after his return he was threatened with a severe case of pneumonia or lung fever. Mr. Blaize sent to the nearest ding store and got a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, of which he had often heard, and took a number of large doses. He says the effect was wonderful and that in a short time he was breathing quite easily. He kept on taking the medicine and the next day was able to come to Des Moines. Mr. Blaize regards his cure as simply wonderful. Fifty cent botties for sale by all drug- To Heal Estate Men. We now have in stock the most approved form of township plats, sub-divided into 40s, which are just the thing you have been looking for. The plat is six inches square, and is plenty large for all ordinary purposes. Orders in any quantity filled on short notice, at reasonable rates. Address, INGHAM & WARREN, The Best for Rheumatism. A traveling man who chanced to be in the store of E. V. Wood at McKees Rocks, Pa., says while he was waiting to see Mr. Wood, a litle girl came in with an empty bottle labeled Chamberlain's Pain Balm and said: -'Mamma wants another bottle of that medicine; she says it is the best medicine for rheumatism she ever used." Fifty cent bottles for sale by druggists. _ :— & Notice, I will be on my old beat again Ibis spring, castrating colts. Ite L. T. MARTIN. FOR real estate time loans at the very lowest rates, make inquiry at the Kossuth County bank. TUe Beat Spring Metfiolw tea dose PF twp of Bt Patrick's Pills. y-jShydp but ojeanse the whole rjjytjje ^0,04. HARDWARE I am still at the old stand, where I am prepared to meet allcompetitioh in Hardware, as I have successfully done for the past TWENTY YEARS. Among my first-class goods are the Family Garland and Charter Oak Cook Stoves, Heath & Milligan's Mixed Paints, Baker Barbed Wire, Gasoline stoves (new process), Iron and Wood pumps, and Building Hardware at bottom prices. I am prepared to do all kinds of metal roofing. Please call and get prices. J. W. ROBINSON. 10 DAYS I 10 OIF 1 Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Draperies, FOR TEN DAYS ONLY Is The best makes will be sold for ten days days at a discount of 10 per cent, off from regular prices. All you people in need of a carpet this spring are cordially invited to see these bargains. Remember this discount sale is only for ten days from date. Jno. Goeders ir. New Spring Goods Are arriving every day in case lots. Don't DC in a rush to*buy, but call and see the elegant lines we have to offer. We are at all imes prepared to show you SOMETHING NICE, but this season we are able to discount the past by several points. . L GALBRAITfl & CO. Tin Up is Here! . Summer is Comin PUT YOUR HOUSES IN ORDER. CALL ON C, ROSE WALL, Yho is Vea,dy to do your work in the quickest and best manner. Graining, Kalsomining, Paper Hanging! kSMSP^ffi^SfteSv Work guaranteed to be ot

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