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f ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBEE 13, 1893. VOL. XXVIII-NO. 25. GREAT and SMALL- -They all point to the 1 f Large Assortment of. Lace Curtains, Opaque Shades, Curtain Poles, Carpets, etc., Just received by Special Reduction In prices of ... •**• Fine Stationery STUDLEY, The New Druggist 0. Jj. LUND. cSs J. J. RYAN [Successors to 0. L. Lund—Established 1880.] REAL ESTATE DEALERS We wish to announce to the readers of THE UPPER DEB MOINES that we have extraordinary facilities for the selling of farms and unimproved lands In northern Iowa, and we Invite all who wish to dispose of iheir property to call on us at our office in Algona, or to correspond with us. JST'As soon as spring opens we have a large number of customers from the eastern states who are ready to come out and secure a piece of Iowa soil at reasonable rates. We believe In fall' dealing, and If you want to sell your property don't waste any time in listing It with us. Yours respectfully, LUND & BYAN. CO CD THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS. KBt.Xrt' Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful anc personal attention. Prices are reasonable. U' Down at Fort Dodge Saturday even; ng a member of the Paige comedy icmpany got off a joke on Chas, Craw- •ord. Crawford didn't enjoy it and had ;he manager arrested and also began suit for damages. The matter was settled by the payment of $55 and a public apology. The apology was rather sarcastic and drew a crowded louse. _____ Over near LeMars last Wednesday some farm boys gave a charivari party. The bridegroom ordered them ofE and 10 emphasize his sentiments shot a full charge into one of the party. The vic- iim got 77 shot in the side but may live. A straight half fare rate for the 'ound trip has been secured to the world's fair for Iowa day, Sept. 20-21. A 2:20 trotter belonging to Colby of Tort Dodge dropped dead on the home stretch at tho state fair races last Wednesday. The Register says: lank Colby of Fort Dodge, who drove lis horse, "Little Hank," to death on he state fair grounds on Wednesday, ias killed three other horses in the iame way. He has a bad record among lorsemen. It would seem that the humane society ought to have an officer an the race tracks if such men are permitted by incompetent judges to abuse he noble animals who have the mis- ortune to be under their control. N. W. Mclvor of Cedar Rapids, an active national guard man, has been appointed consul to Kanagawha, Japan, vith a salary of $4,000 a year. Johnson Brigham, late consul to Aix a Chappele, is at home again in Cedar Rapids. ______ Judge McHenry, a well known Des VIoines citizen, died Saturday. There were some mad horsemen at Mason City Friday. They had pacers n the 2:45 race. In this class was 'Free Coinage," a record breaker, and he association gave his driver $150 to distance the field. He^ came in in 2:14 and distanced everything, and the sec- md and third moneys were not drawn. ?he association was ahead several mndred dollars, but the owners of the listanced horses made the sky blue for iwhile. _____ The weather favored the Mason City racing association and it has given the >est races of the season. It had the jiggest field of horses, some of the fast- :st, and the biggest attendance. Over ;,000 people attended Friday. Iowa's Bluebeard is acquitted. A man named Mawhor has had five wives lie under suspicious circumstances, le has just been tried down at Avoca or poisoning the fifth, but the jury ifter 12 hours let him go. Another railway accident is reported. )own at What Cheei', Miss Cora Dean was struck by a freight engine as she vas crossing the Chicago & Northwestern tracks, and died in two hours. The lorse was killed and the cart demol- shed. _____^ Down at Davenport the school boys mve been in the habit of initiating new students by sliding them down a steep bank on their backs. If they objected a couple would sit on them as they went down. Last week they decided to initiate John Wilson. John as a last resort drew a revolver and shot into he crowd, luckily without hitting anyone. And now hazing is not as popular as it was. The Washington crop reports are that Iowa alone has a big corn crop. In all other states the drouth has cut the crop short. J. B. Jones is half owner of the old east side theatre building in Des Moines, which was burned some time ago. He and his partner are rebuilding and will put in a §17,000 front. It will be a business block with apartments in the second and third stories. Over at Rock Rapids a man named Blough ran over a bicycle ridden by a man named Eny, Eny turned out ol the road to the right but Blough instead of giving road turned on the wheel. The jury in the case has just decided for Blough, and the matter will go to the supreme court. This will settle the question of the rights oi bicycles on the roads. E. D. Chassel tells a pretty good story on Senator Funk, in connection with Will ^Carleton's candidacy foi representative this fall. Mr. Carleton was clerk of the senate four years ago, Senator Funk securing him tho place. In canvassing for him the senator ap preached one member who brightenec up and exclaimed: "What, is Wil Carleton here? I would like to mee him. I have heard a good deal of him and am sure I shall like him." This of course, did not surprise Senatoi Funk because he knew that Will was ALL A GEEAT HOAX. Veterans' Foot Knee nt the Eu- c!im]micnt Was a Ifraud—Veterans Returning: Home. The Grand Army boys are beginning ;o get home from Indianapolis, and the ruo history of the famous five-mile foot race is at last known. Our readers lave doubtless been surprised that no nention was made of it in the daily mpers, and have begun to suspect that there must be some hoax about it. It ;urns out that it was a fake of large proportions. It originated in the mind )f one J. C. Smith, a foot-racer of ability, and manager of the track at 'leveland, Ohio. He sent circulars to all the posts announcing the race and .elling about the $2,000 in tho bank for the winner. Commander Weissert lotifiod the posts that they had better lave nothing to do with it, but put it on the ground that it would bring no jood to the order. But no one suspected that it was not a bona fide race. Dn arriving at Indianapolis, however, he boys began to hunt for the big )urse, piano, etc., and could find no race. Then it began to dawn on them that the $1 gate fee for the race might my Smith pretty well for his time, and rom that on tho thing began to fizzle out. There was a race, however, four quads starting. Eugene Tellier ran in the first but stopped after three miles. ). B. Avey did not start. In the last squad Smith himself ran, and knowing vhat he had to do won easily. He made it in 31 minutes and they think could have done better if he had >een pushed. He accordingly took the •ate receipts, which only amounted to some $300 or $400 and if he had any S2,000on deposit went anddrewitagain. The boys were loud in their denuncia- ,ions of his course, but he discreetly said nothing. He is a member of the A. R., enlisted in 1864, and is as fleet a foot racer as any man that often undertakes a five mile sprint. very popular fellow at home and also had a rather wide acquaintance. He brought the two gentlemen together, when the member broke up the meeting with: "lam delighted to meet you, Mr. Carleton, I have been a great admirer of yours ever since you wrote 'Over the Hills to the Poorhouse.'" [t was some time before the genial Spirit Laker recovered so as to inform the member that he was another Will 'arleton, but he did it so nicely that the member declared that he would vote for him anyway, and he did. PEOM THE OOUNTY TOWNS. WESLEY, Iowa, Sept. 12.— The drouth still continues a good many df the wells are going dry, so the scarcity of water 's beginning to be felt. Dr. Shaffer of Corwith was in our ;own a couple of days last week. We are informed that he is thinking some of locating here. G. M. Butts is remodeling his bank juilding by putting in a new front, which adds yery much to the appearance. Mrs. McCutchin and Mrs. Gallagher 'eturned from Arenia, Wis., where hey have been visiting friends for the mst two weeks. Last Monday night some sneak ihieves stole several bushel of onions, a set of double-trees, a wagon reach and a set of harness from John Fox who ives two miles east of town and the same night tho Huber boys had five or six bags of oats and three pitch forks ;aken from where they had been ihreshing on Mr. Butts farm south of town. The masons have the vault about completed for the Security bank, while the carpenters are busy getting their part of the job done. E. F, Bacon returned Saturday from Des Moines, where he attended the wedding of his daughter Kate and S, X. Way. John Liggett and son, who have been here for the past week visiting the family of W. A. Gillespie, returned to bis home at Freeport, 111., Tuesday. A good many of our farmers are threshing. Flax seems to be tho best crop. Some fields are turning out as much as 12 bushels per acre. Markets; Wheat, 40@48c; oats, 18- @20c; flax, 82c; hay, $31oose, $3.50@4 baled; hogs. §5, You know that Orr does good painting. He is back at his old stand ready for business. Great Remnant Sale. Remnants of Calicos. Remnants of Ginghams. Remnants of Cotton Flannels. Remnants of Dress Goods. Remnancs of Clothing. Remnants in every line — at wholesale prices — at our store. John Goeders Jr. Langdon & Hudson, Leaders in . . . , Flour. New Stock, Low Prices, Free City Delivery. -Highest Prices for Country Produce. Special Sale of Hosiery. To clear the season's surplus. Prices will be "made VERY LOW for this sale— i Wednesday, Sept. 13, to^ «udi* Wednesday, Sept. 27, inclusive. . Remember these prices are made for THIS SALE AND THESE DATES ONLY ~ =THE GRANGE STORE. '<••*! When looking- For a cook stove or range, remember I handle the.... Garland, Also Heath & Milligan Paints, Iron and Wood Pumps. Please call and get prices and look my stock over. T. FARM LOANS. Having secured the agency of the New England Loan and Trust Company, I am now prepared to make farm loans on five to ten years' time at the lowest possible rate, with privilege of partial payments before due. Office over Chrischilles' store, Algona. S. S SESSIONS. JULIUS PLETH. List your Lands with me if you want to jnalce a quick sale.. OFFICE OVER ALCIONA STATE HANK. FARM LOANS MADE* From 6 to 1 Years at ^ per cent. YOU WANT TO KNOW Whom to get to do your painting, paper hanging, kalsomining, etc.? JAS. A. ORR IS THE MAN, And he takes this method of telling the public that he is ready for the spring business in that line, and will guarantee satisfaction every time. Consult him for prices—you know his work is first class. He gets the latest fashions in decorations and wall papering from Philadelphia every mouth. Shop on Call Street. We are making. LOANS ON REAL ESTATE OFFICE OVEU JAS. TAl'LOK'S STOKE, ONE D001C EAST OF 1>OSTOFFIOE. Hoxie & Branson, DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, ined- clnes, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. • Booteo ei:n.<3. Stsvtloixayy. ' , . , . > I . DO YOU WANT AN AUCTIONEER? ID. AUCTIONEER, Will cry city and farm property, inafce collee. V tlons, etc. All buslneaa of a private * nature strictly confidential, ... -|L ,,. r /| Office with F. M. Taylor, « ^ -WVi;. 1 '/.