The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 12, 1893 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1893. VOL, XXVIII--NO, 16. J. A LARGE STOCK. TO THE PUBLIC. The people of this town are inclined to-look away from home too much for the things they want. They seem to have the idea'that there is nothing good here. No city ever made a grosser mistake. The best town on earth would go to destruction if its citizens would not have confidence in each other. " A house divided against itself cannot stand"—neither can a city. No man can be a competent buyer unless he be a competent judge of the value of the articles which he buys. The merchants ofAl- gona are capable of giving better service to the people of Algona than are the merchants of any other town under the sun. If merchandise must be imported here, let it be done by the man who can thoroughly investigate the markets of the world and buy in large quantities. Among our customers we are proud to number not only a large 'majority of the people of this community, but many of the leading dealers and consumers of this state. Heretofore we have sold material to the hardware dealers of larger towns which were subsequently bought by our own town people. It is a mistake to believe that the only way to get goods cheap is to go a long distance for them. We see no occasion for the people of Iowa to despair. We never had so good crops nor good prices, and there is a good prospect for prices to continue good on all farm products. There is no political party that can destroy the potato crop, and they taste just as good as they would under republican administration. Iowa as a state is self supporting and we have no occasion to despair, We believe the banks of this state are over-cautious in keeping their money locked up in vaults, when they can get a handsome rate of interest, and if they would exhibit a little confidence themselves there would be less danger of a run on the banks by the depositors. We are very grateful for your past favors, and being confident of meeting your wishes in the future, hope for a continuance. Don't let this season roll by without having opened an account with us for when we sell you once bear in mind we will sell you again. We cordially invite you to enter into business relations with us and will promise you the best of care. We wish to sell for cash, but still we will cheerfully extend credit favors for short time to those who are worthy of them, or we will accept city or county warrants at their face value in exchange for lumber at our regular prices. We have sold nearly all of our pine stock and have decided to devote our entire attention to Hardwood Lumber in this line. We are more than able to meet competition. We have now a free delivery for the benefit of pur customers. Jones pays the freight, and that is all fight; but: we deliver our at your (Jporfree of charge, past month has been advertise unless they have something of importance to say. These are the times that try men's souls. " It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright," and many dealers who are doing business on borrowed capital have been forced to sell their goods during this crisis when there were few to buy. By having a few dollars of ready money we were enabled to buy A Large Stock of Hardwood Lumber at about one-lialf the prices we have been paying heretofore, and we propose to give our customers the benefit of these low prices. It will pay you to put this ad. in your safe and keep it for future reference. NOT DOING IT FOR FUN. characteristic of a feeling of financial depression, general in some parts of the country and by contagion common to nearly all parts. A severe decline in values of certain commodities and a feeling of uncertainty and lack of confidence has pervaded trade centres which when viewed with an unbiased eye, amounts to only pessimism and nothing more. The very nature of things in this march of evolution insures that the feeling prevalent will be supplanted by complete restoration of confidence, and in time the pessimists of today will again have been transformed into optimistic boomers with an eye to inflated values and the sole ambition to get much from little. That prices of lumber have not been materially affected by the late financial purturbations, can be ascribed solely to the fact that this industry during the past two or three years has been largely in arrears of the demand, and that stocks at the present time are wholly inadequate to supply the demand which a bountiful crop throughout the country is certain to insure. We have secured a lease of the ground which we now occupy for five years longer, and will settle down to business now in earnest. We will make our buildings more permanent and complete and fit them up with a full and complete line of wood working machinery. THIS IS A Fine Opportunity And one that only comes once in a life time. We have Dry White Oak Fence Posts which we will sell at Cents each. We Can Furnish nearly any kind of timber in any desired shape and size on short notice. That's what we're here for and don't you forget it. Do not forget that we carry the largest stock of Woolen Felt Shearing Paper, and Roofing in Iowa. It is not necessary to mention the advantage of using felt paper, it has almost entirely supplanted the old Straw Board. Felt roofing is absolutely Fire and Water Proof and will last from 25 to 40 years. Easily applied. We have a nice little book giving many Interesting Facts in regard to this roofing, and full instructions for laying, which we are anxious to distribute among our customers. Do not fail to get one when you come to town. JOHN A. HAMILTON. GEO. E. HAMILTON J. A. HAMILTON & CO., Wholesale Dealers in HARDWOOD LUMBER ..'.;. ' -' .'''* Bridge and building material, Felt Paper, Wagpn anc^Furni- ture Lumber, Posts andJBrick, , ALGONA, IOWA, A BIG OFFER. We have just received 3 car loads of Wagon Maker's Wood Stock which we offer at One Half Our Usual Price. Call for our new price list. Come early if you would get the benefit of the low prices, as we only make them' Subject to Prior Sale JAHAMIUON PRODUCER |Tft CONSUMER We bring tiie pro

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