The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 9, 1893 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 9, 1893
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tlPPEB DES MOINESt ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1893. CUTTING, SLASHING, AND SACRIFICING RFAIl flMI li Ln U U 1 1 I flM I No one in need of clothing now or in years to come should miss this opportunity. UN! it will pay you to leave your work, borrow the money, and come many miles to THE GREATEST REDUCTION SALES ever known in this country. Never in the history of Algona has there been such annihilation of values as will make for 10 days, BEGINNING AUG. 10. We want the much-abused silver dollar to lay in our fall and winter clothing. We mean it, want the money bad, therefore don't put it off. don't hesitate; now is the time; some other time won't do. Remember the time, and come straight to yours after the mighty dollar. OCX EAILWAT TIME CARDS, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Pan! Railway.. LOCAti TRAINS WEST. Sioux City, Sioux Falls and Pacific Coast trains- No. 1 departs at 8:1)0 am No. 0 departs at 4:58 pin Freights that carry passengers— No. 71 departs at 0:15 pm No. 03 departs at 11:55 am MAINS EAST. St. Paul, Minneapolis and World's Fair trains- No. 2 departs at 10:12 am No. 4 'departs at 5:45 p m Freights that carry passengers- No. 76 departs at ll:00pm No. 04 departs at 1:43 p m No. 71 carries passengers between Mason City and Spencer. No. 03 carries passengers between Mnson City and Sanborn. No. 70 and No. 04 carries passengers to Mason City. R. F. HEDKICK, Agent. Chicago & Northwestern Railway. North- Mixed 8:18 a m Pass 3:31 pin South- Pass 2:33 pm Mixed 6:07pm Freight 10:00 a m Freight .... 10:00 a m Pass, arrives at Chicago at 7 a m; arrives at Des Moinos at 8:15 p m. Lv. Des M. 2:30 a m Mixed connects with flyer and arrives at Chi cago at 8 a. m. F. H. VKSPEB, Agent. THE CITY CIRCUIT. Dr. A. L. Rist is in Chicago. P. T. Reimer and Miss .A. H. Klein are licensed to wed. V Supper and ice cream will be served ' aW '"s. Hough's tomorrow evening. Ti, iW. C. T. U. will meet in the readi. % X room on Friday at 3 o'clock. There was rejoicing at J. W. Robinson's Monday over the advent of a little daughter. Rev. Towle will talk about state Sunday school work at the Congregational church Sunday. Mrs. Chas. Wilkins has been visiting in Algona and Burt. She makes her home in Eagle Grove. "And now they're sorry that they spoke"—the boys who said they were'nt going to encampment. The Knights of Pythias elected C. E. Heise as delegate to the state meeting at Muscatine. He will attend, THE UPPER DES MOINES ventures the guess that C. L. Lund will be the democratic choice for the legislature. The Armstrong Journal says: "C. L. Lund, the real estate king of Algona, was in our city on business the other day." The teachers will be with us next Monday. After the political meeting tomorrow an educational gathering will be cooling and refreshing. D. B. Avey has not dropped out entirely in the army five-mile race. He is practicing regularly and will run if he don't got out of condition. W. K. Vickroy is back from his visit in Virginia, and will go to see a brother in Missouri before returning to California. Ho is spending a pleasant summer. The Fenton creamery paid out $2,300 in cash last month, according to F. E. Ranney. That is what is going on all over Kossuth and that is why panics don't scare us. Rev. Miss Murdock, late of Humboldt and a well known preacher in Algona, spoke recently in London at a big .gathering, A full report was published in the English papers. Letters remaining uncalled 'for in Algona postoffice for week ending Aug. 5, 1893: Fraser Bros.. Miss Cora Johnson, Christian Nelson, Andro Soder•berg, Mrs. E. B. Taylor, John Winkel was down Monday to 'see that Bancroft's'voice is hoard once 'in a while. By the way why don't the Courier publish that Bancroft indorse- ment of Geo. W. Skinner? Frank Tellier is learning the post•office routine and Miss Cora Hibbard will quit the office as soon as he can 'take her place. She has been a faithful and efficient assistant. Dr McCoy in speaking of Adam Saw- 'vel says he thinks he was troubled with softening of the brain. There must have been some reason for the remarkable change in him in late years. 1 Rev. N. D. Mason of Waukon, Iowa, will exchange pulpits with Rev. W. H. Dorward next Sunday, Aug. 13. Bro. Mason is one of the leading pastors of Iowa, and anyone hearing him will be profited. S. I. Plumley's will leaves one-third of his property to Charley, one-third to Beulah Diokenson, one-sixth each to his two sisters. He estimated his property at $6,000 or $7,000. The will was made Saturday. A letter from Capt. Haggard says that Company F is color company of the regiment, that the march at Hull nearly wilted the boys with their heavy coats and arms, that their tents were blown down Saturday night but were up in time for them, and that they are enjoying life generally. Tomorrow Gov. Boies is to inspect the regiment. The Kossuth County State bank is being re-papered inside and the Algona State bank is being pointed up outside. The First National repairs are completed. The banks in Algona are all right in spite of hard times. These democratic times have riled the recently placid and calm dispositions of Algona republicans a little. But reports from the country indicate that a peaceful condition exists, and the convention will be good natured. In spite of dull times building is going on. The Paul yard has sold lumber the past week for W. M. Strang a fine new house out near the Witham place, and also to Geo. Bpevers, who is building a big house up in Fenton. Emmetsburg's famous pacing horse, Jordan, was sold to Ottawa, 111., parties Monday for $0,000. Jas. Tobin owned him and thinks the money better than the horse. We shall now have to wait for Judge Carr's Jordan colt for speed. John G. Smith has the First and Fourth wards of Algona, J. R: Jones the Second, the Third still to be heard from. S. S. Sessions has Wesley and other delegations over east. No one ventures a prediction as to who will be nominated. A new Milwaukee time table is an advantage to Algona. The trains going west leave at 8:30 in the morning and 4:58 in the evening 1 . • Going east they go at 10:12 in the morning and 5:45 in the afternoon. The change in the morning train west is a good one. An improvement to be commended is Orville Minkler's repair of his building on Thorington street. Orville has sot an example his neighbors ought to imitate. There are some sickly looking institutions there and elsewhere which ought to be torn down or fixed up. Robt. Hutchinson, son of one of the pioneers, is back to Kossuth from California. He says that the closing of the mines has driven so many workers into the cities that there is no chance for anyone. Ho has a job with a threshing machine here and will stay in a country where wages can bo had. Company F got off with great racket Saturday in the small hours. The bugler went around town to rouse the boys and he apparently blew every call in the book with marvellous lung power. It was like Fourth of July. The boys are in fine shape and we expect to report that the silver cup comes back with them. The New England clothing store comes in at a dull season with a well editedBpaes. We enjoy being assisted in getting up a paper especially by so enterprising a firm as this. We have often called attention to the fact that the New England is carrying a better stock than can be found in most places twice as large as Algona. A business change has occurred by which E. B. Butler becomes permanently located at Algona, the firm name being Danson & Butler, Mi 1 . Butler is so well known that no commendation is needed. His friends will all be pleased to note his success which his business ability already assures. The new firm, will be a strong one in Algona. Geo. Platt is at work now putting up a large house for Wm. Carton. Since Mrs. Carl on died farming has gone awkwardly and as Mr, Carlon's mother is getting along in years, they have decided to come to Algona. The house stands on Dodge street west of Harry Dodge's home. It will be large and an attractive addition to the street. The state auditor has notified Auditor Dpxsee that the Kossuth land valuation has been raised by the state board 20 per cent., or about a dollar an aero. The average by the county was $4.88 an acre, the rate now is $5.85. As it now stands Clay county is $5.38; Dickinson, $5,22; Emmet, $5.24; Hancock, $5.77; Palo Alto, $6.04; Wright $6.08; Humboldt, $6.82. The formal reception to the teachers will be given next Tuesday at the Congregational church. The exercises will inc.ludo an address of welcome by Mayor Call, teachers' response by Miss Mildred Taylor and pupils' response by Ruth Reed. Mrs. Lucia Gale Barber will respond for instructors. Prof. Stoner will also lecture on "Rapid Calculation," an interesting topic to all. In reporting the trial of young Zentz at Livermore on the charge of larceny last Thursday the Gazette said he would be defended by Senator T. M. Sutton of Marshalltown. The names Quarton and Sutton may be near enough alike to warrant this mistake, hut we don't want our Algona attorneys mixed up with even state senators. Mr. Sut ton is an able lawyer, but he isn't needed up in this section. Mr. Quarton was the attorney and did all for young Zentz that there was to be done. The demand for butter tubs at the factory is so great that a new maker, Mr. Starr of Waterloo, has been added to the force. Our factory is now furnishing 12 creameries and business is increasing steadily. In addition it is turning out big water tanks, fancy mouldings, and all kinds of mill work on orde) 1 , running to its full capacity. Saturday a big water tank was shipped to Lawson & Oleson at Wesley. Guy Taylor telegraphed his father last night that Company F had won the Company H trophy, again in the rifle contest, but had lost the Beck trophy. If they had won the latter they would have owned it. They have to win the other once more before it is theirs. But winning either one was glory enough, and the contest they won in was the hardest of the lot. A fine new house is going up east of the Neilson house in the north part of town. W. D. Nugent, the insurance man, is building, and the frame indicates that he will have one of the best houses in town. He has bought the old Taft lot, and this new home displaces one of the pioneer cabins of early days, when the old depot road used to wind about through there, and when Jack Pinkertou's saw mill stood in the ravine opposite—a ravine now entirely obliterated. The following notice though not signed is probably authentic: "To all whom it may concern: A massmeeting will be held at the court house in Algona on the 29th day of August, 1893, at 1 o'clock p. m., to choose delegates to the people's party state convention, to be held at Des Moines September 5, 1893, and such other business as may come before the meeting. All those who are in sympathy with the people's party platform as adopted at Omaha on July 5, 1892, are invited to attend." Benjamin Franklin told the signers of the Declaration of Independence "we must all hang together or we shall certainly all hang separately." This would be a good motto for the eonyen- tion tomorrow. It is all right to have lively contests, but when a nomination is made it must be unanimous. This is no year for any republican bad blood, and anyone who tries to rile the waters is responsible for a smile on Bro. Hinchon's countenance which has not been there since Bro. Skinner was appointed. The Iowa number of Good Roads is out and is very creditable to the editors. There nominally were three hut as a matter of fact Col. Cooke had all the work to do and is responsible for the edition. Gov. Boies, Ex-Gbv. Larrabee, Johnson Brigham, Henry Wallace of the Homestead, Judge Thayer of Clinton, and others have articles. Col. Cooke also adds a few suggestions, an account of the Kossuth road work is given, and many facts about Iowa of interest. The number has portraits of the contributors, and also a fine lot of illustrations, many of them taken here in Kossuth. We shall notice this number more at length hereafter. Last week we published an item about a Mrs. Ayers being paralyzed at Esthervillo. It turns out that it was Mrs. D. Miller of Cresco, who was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ayers, Mrs. Miller has been unwell for some time and Mr. Miller took her up to her daughter's to lie away from harvest work. While he was there she suffered a stroke which made her left side helpless. Dr. Potter was sent for, Mr. Ayers coming across with Mr. Miller's mule team in quick time. Mrs, Miller was able to be moved home last Friday and is getting along well. She is one of the old settlers of Cresco, and will have the sympathy of all. Seargt. Walsh did not get away with the boys Saturday. In fact he was here until Monday night. At first it was reported that he had been left by the train. Then it appeared that he had waited over to arrange for transportation for some who had not. been able to get to town in time. It finally appeared that he was out with plenary authority to seize any member of the company who was lagging and hale him to Sioux City. This he did with the firm determination of a true soldier. Only one got away, Charlie Bronson, while three were sent on. A test case was talked of in the case of Charlie Smith, who was badly needed in the First National bank, but Mike and he started without any legal proceedings. It seems that the boys are under legal obligations to go to camp unless ex cused, and excuses are not plenty. I HAVE an extra fine quality of winter rye of my own raising for sale, at my elevator on the C, & N. W. railway, Algona. Fifty cents a bushe'l. Farmers, try it; it pays to raise it. C. L. Lund.—19t2 WON BY A SINGLE POINT. The Laws Downed the Medics Last Thursday in a Hard-fought but Scientific Struggle. Such an Alleged Game of Ball was Never Seen Before, and Probably Never Will Be Again. The great, game of ball between the medics and the laws came off Thursday afternoon as advertised, both sides appearing on the field on the theory that the other side would back out. We intended to give a full and professional report of each inning, but being engaged in the active occupation of chasing the ball most of the time we missed some of the most brilliant plays. Besides the scorer, Cleric Grose, did not keep tab on the errors, having only one note book with him. It is enough to say that the laws emerged from seeming defeat and scored a glorious victory by one point in four full sized innings, the totals being 37 to 30. The game opened at 2:30 promptly by a toss for innings. The medics won, and fractured the whole code of base ball ethics by going to the bat. This forced the laws to go out into the Held and get out of wind before they got a chance to run bases, and thereby they lost one of their mainstays at the start. For Col. Sessions after manfully catching Judge Sullivan's marvelous curves ONE OP THIS " IIATTEltlES" IX ACTION. without mask or stomach cover, was one of the first to hit the ball 'for a home run, when the laws came in. He got to third without wavering but it was only by dint of sundry umbrella and parasol aids from the rear kindly furnished by the sympathizing bystanders that he got to the home plate, and after that he gently but firmly declined to pursue the game further. The laws also were handicapped by the absence of Mr. Quarton who was exhausting his eloquence on a Livermore justice when it was all needed on the umpire, Dr. Sheets; having decided that it was not hot enough for him to play, and having stationed himself where he could easily reach the ear of that important personage in the game. The first difficulty the laws had was in selecting a battery. It was suggested that Messrs. Joslyn and Danson act in that capacity, but Squire Taylor interfered as usual and eventually ho and Mr, Joslyn had it out. That the outcome of the game was due to these two is, we believe, generally conceded. We have seen instaii- tanioeus photographs of all the famous pitchers, but Mr. Joslyn imitated none of them. He was original, and ho so distracted the attention of the umpire that time was called and that official announced that he could not keep track of the game, until a less ornamental style of delivery was adopted, Meanwhile 'Squire Taylor stood up to the home plate and without mask or body protector caught everything that came. And while it could not be said that in strict parlance the medics were "fannedout," still figuratively that is what it amounted to. The law team stood first with Dan son as short stop, Ingham, Sessions and F. M. Taylor on bases, Clark, Reed and Raymond in the field. Mr. Clarke carried an umbrella, which he kept right side up to the sun, and wrong side up to all flies which came his way. Supt. Reed stopped most oihis balls py putting his foot in their Jvay, and, '•enerally proved a very successful mrrler. 'Squire Raymond sometimes iried this and'sometimes his hands, and conducted himself in a manner worthy of his son. But all thcso retired early, tnd with Col. Sessions' untimely departure that loft the ranks badly clcci- natod. E. V. Swotting was tnkcn in or one inning, but he made a. famous one-hand catch.on a Jly ball and made i double play, and fooling that ho iould not increase his renown and A GHAND "sUim" FOU SECOND 11ASI5. might lessen it ho insisted on leaving with his laurels. C, B. Matson stepped 'n and stayed to the end, filling at the ast the places of short stop, second baseman, and two fields, and doing all well. No other assista.nce was render- id except by Eugene Tellier, who ran bases for some of the batters. Being n five mile practice it was a little hard 'or him to stop at the bases, and one lime he ran away around, so that two "aws were on the same base. The mecl- .cs claimed that one of them must be called out, but the umpire properly sat down on such foolishness especially aa they separated before they w,ere caught. The medics had|evidently relied on the dentists to do the deadly execution for ihem,'for they had them all. But not bong able to get the laws in their favorite position they were harmless for the iime being although they make dark ihreats for the future. Homeopathic doctor Tribon pitched the ball through n Alopathic style, while A. F. Dailey jaught and advised the umpire. Dr. jlasier held first like a professional until it came to throwing, which someone was unlucky enough to tell the ady visitors he did like a girl, thereupon having it demonstrated that girls are fairly accurate. Dr. Rist stood on second, Dr. Pride on third, while Drs, Cenefick and West the two liveliest nembers of the team held the field. The real place of honor, shortstop, was icld by Henry Durant, who represented Dr. Shectz. Henry had not played since the old days when the ball ground was on the public square, but lie revived the honorable traditions of .ood ball, being as lively as ever. At Irst there was some talk of his not Datting which the laws mistook for weakness on the medics side. So they nsisted on having Henry go to bat, and 10 proceeded to put the ball well out in ;he field, and but for a dizziness all'oct- ng his eyes promised to send it over "nto the river. On the first inning the medics took 12 scores and the laws only 10. The second inning the medics got 13 and ;he laws only 6. The third inning the aws got in the famous double play and ,ho medics got only one, Dr. Rist going around. The laws took five. The lust nning the medics got 10, and then the six laws who were left got 10 tallies, or one more than a tie. The ladies present all cheered and who are better judges of a fair game than they? Some insinuations, strange to say, were cast out about the umpire being the best member of the law team. This was the only unusual occurrrenoo in the game. It was based on a decision rendered when there wuro throe laws on buses and a fourth had struck out and Duiloy held the ball on the home plate. On the strength of this the medics wanted several of the laws declared out. Prof. Dixon had not taken the precaution to come clad in a coat of mail, but he did the best he could under the circumstances, and undoubtedly will not umpire again until the same lot of players are ready for another game, which it is safe to say will not be' in the near future. The proceedings were attended throughout with every evidence of lively appreciation on the part of the enthusiastic spectators. No word of encouragement to any player was lacking, and when words were not enough umbrellas were used. The absence of Dr. Garfield was a disappointment to the me ics, and Drs. McCoy and Morse were away. But they played well and are a gentlemanly lot of professional men. IN MEMOBIAM. S. I. IMumlcy nml Mrs. Norman Col- Inr Join the ISInJorlty — Two Vfoll Known TCosauth Citizens Ueiid. The death of S. I. Plumloy was indicated last week. It occurred Sunday evening about 8 o'clock. He had mado •ioino slight improvement about a week ago, but heart failure then sot in and 10 sank rapidly. Ho was 51 years of igc last March. His first illness oc- urrod in June of last year as the result of a wrench while lifting stone at the opera house. In September ho took to iis bed, and has boon out hut little since. Mr. Plumley came to Algona April 25, 1809, in company with J. M. Dowau. They had worked together iwo years at Goshon, Ind. They bought * the Phillips brick yard and miule brick AVO seasons and put up the Hutchins Building. They worked together till 1880, when they built the Einrnotsburg ouvt house. Mr. Plumley was born in Ohio, spent a year in the army, and ilwnys worked at his trade in Algona, his last job being the opera house. He [paves a widow and two children, Char- io and Mrs, Shadle. All the old setters in this part of Iowa knew Sam, as 10 always went, well. Ho had ma_ny qualities of a strong man, and with them some of a weak one. Ho was genial, almost always good naturod, a ig, powerful man. His death will juuse a feeling of regret. Mr. Plurnloy's funeral occurred yesterday at 2:30 o'clock. A prayer by Rev. Dorward and singing at the Nebergall homo, where ho died, and services by the G. A. R. and Odd Fel- ows at the grave were all. The two societies marched to the grave, and a oodly number formed the procession. Sir. Plumley enlisted in the heavy irtillery Oct. 4, 1804, and was discharged at the close of the war, Dec. 1, 1805. He married Miss E. A. Peterson ''eb. 27, 1803. Five children were born, wo surviving. Mrs. Noriniin Collar Dead. The ranks of the real pioneers havo :>eeu again invaded. Mrs. Norman Jollar, who was the first woman to locate in the north part of the county, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at her horaoin Ramsay, aged 03 years. Mr. and Mrs. Dollar came from Illinois and in 1865 ivent up to their present home, building what was long known as the "Sod Tavern." This was the half-way-house !rom Algona to Blue Earth City, and o old stage road ran by it, Thos. Henderson, who drove stage for many years, recalls Mrs. Collar as one of the :inest women who came to the west and iells many pleasant incidents connected iviththe"Sod Tavern," Mrs, Collar a as been in poor health for a number of years, and died from some bowel iroubio. She hud no children. One arotlior lives in Bancroft. The funeral was held Friday, Rey. Ward attending. All of the early comers will learn of ihis death with sorrow, and will re- loct again on the rapidity with which heir number is lessening. IMcasant Rooms, \vitli Hoard, 'urnished at reasonable rates. Apply iO MRS. T. H. C'ONNEK. GIRL wanted t.o dp general housework. Cull on Mrs, Frank Nicoulin. RIST'S dental office is closed until the 23d,-20t2 * Strayed. From the undersigned, Aug. 5, two bay mare ponies; white strip on face of one, white spot on the other; each has one white hind foot; large brand on left hip of darkest one. Anyone yard- ing them and notifying me will bo liberally rewarded, 20 S, .B. REED, Algona, Iowa. THE Normal and Commercial School at Algona, Iowa, is rapidly growing in popularity, Lost. A pocket-book containing a check-'for §35. The finder will please leave at this office. FRESH fruits are high, but canned ones still sell for 10 cents at the Opera House grocery. DR. E. H. HARRIS, a practical 'optician of Milwaukee, is at F. W. Dingley's drug store for a short time, where he will fit and adjust glasses. Those' having defective vision should not fail to consult him, as he comes higjjly recommended. Consultation and ex^ animation free.—20 .1 GET your crackers at the Opera MOJ^Y, to loan on chattel and perspn- House* grpcery. Then you will bo aure alsec^l^Rt Skinner Brps, toget £r<?pk,on,es,, < , • " , • !&• . . .,.-., •' • ,/> '„' > ; ' v , '' ' J,V~ t :,. \ J

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