The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 22, 1893 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 22, 1893
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'^?^C? ' ' ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEB 22, 1893, VOL, IB YOU WANT Wheat Buckwheat i Graham , . Flour, Choice Tea, Coffee, Canned Goods, Butter, G-o to the Opera. House Grocery. WE WANT Your trade on these things and everything else that you need to eat, and we take this way of letting you know it, M. Z. Grove & Son. Our Fall stock is now in, and we have a complete line oi all kinds of Dry G-oods, Carpets, Ladies' and -.Misses' Cloaks and Jackets and in Dress G-oods we have an elegant line, In Clothing for men and boys we still have a small stock on hand which we are closing out cheap. We have a larger stock of Shoes than ever before, nearly all new, all of which we will sell at the lowest possible prices. . L. GALBMITH & CO. I Am Here. In the dark unless you come into the open light to see my new and neat stock of Drugs, Perfumes, and Sundries. Try me. StlldlCV Druggist. If you Are in Need of Velvet, Body Brussels, or Tapestry: BEST FAKE OF THE YEAR. A Smart Darkey, Claiming 1 to Be a Train Kobber ( Gites Himself Tip to the Authorities. Traced to a finality, However, Mis Story Proves Kim to Be Only An Accomplished Liar. -New Goods Are In. Algona has been treated to as lively a sensation the past week as has been enjoyed in many years. It began with the arrival of a versatile and accomplished darkey, who gave his name as Jim Newson, from the north Friday and his surrender to Marshal Dailey as a deserter from the regular army. Ho said he belonged at Fort Massoula, Mont., from which he decamped in August while under the influence of whiskey, and to which he desired to return. A search was at once made and in his pocket were letters which connected him and his brother with the robbery of the Lake Shore train at at Kessler, Ind., in September. When charged with this hs broke, down and confessed, offering to tell the whole story of that famous raid. With this information Marshal Dailey telegraphed to the officials of the Lake Shore road. At Mason City this telegram was intercepted and a dispatch sent to the daily papers contrary to expectations. Upon receipt of the news General Manager Crosby of the United States Express company at once ordered H. N. Crossett of St. Paul, general manager of the northwestern division, to report at Algona. Mr. Crossett came Saturday evening, and Newson told his story of the raid in full implicating all the parties by name, giving addresses, etc. Mr. Crossett went to Chicago at once and set the detectives at work. WHAT WAS POUND. We are not able to give the details of the investigation, but a little search at Chicago showed that Jim was at least an accomplished and versatile liar and that, so far as the robbery is concerned, the truth is not in him. This was known from Chicago yesterday afternoon and also, from Jim, who finally confided that he had lied, that he had not given his own name, and that all he wanted was a chance at a good fire and some square meals. Jim says he wrote the letters implicating himself, and there is every reason to believe that that is the truth. HIS BANCROFT RECEPTION. This desire for a quiet life for a few days was doubtless encouraged in Jim by his Bancroft reception. He wandered in there Thursday pretty well loaded with liquor. He met a late occupant of the county jail called " peg- leg," who had some desire to have a bootlegger there in limbo and who persuaded Jim to buy whiskey of him, and then turned it over to the marshal. This enraged a crowd, all pretty drunk as the story goes, and they took after Jim, who hid in a pig pen. But one of them yelled "there he is" and Jim foolishly thought they saw him and jumped up and ran. They caught him and were using him pretty roughly when the marshal took him to the railway track, started him south, and told him not to stop for crossings. He went to Burt, laid out all night, and the next morning showed up at Algona pretty well played out. HIS SOLDIER STORIES. There can be no doubt that Jim has belonged to the United States troops and has had military drill. His own story is that he enlisted five years ago and served one full term and nearly a year on his second enlistment. Ho was company clerk when he retired without leave and much to the regret, as he says, of several to whom he was slightly ''indebted. He has been in nearly all the western forts, and is well acquainted with all the country west of the Mississippi. He knows about all the Indian tribes and speaks the dialects of several of them. He may be a deserter and there is a sufficient reward for his return to make his capture here worth something if this also is not a fake, AN EDUCATED NEGRO. no reasonable explanation of his crying when he told it or of the several fits of trembling and evident terror he has had. It Is still thought that the cold and hard usage had decided him to make a confession, but that when he came to it his nerve returned and he concluded to lie out of it. He is still in jail awaiting further developments. He shows that he is acquainted with the country where the robbery occurred, there was a negro in the robbery, and it is hoped still that some clue will be found. But whether he was in It or not, ho is certainly one of the oddest geniuses that ever entered Algona. "BY WITS OUTWITTED." A Clover Comedy That Is to Open the Chnrlcs City Oporn House Saturday Evening. Charles City opens a handsome opera house Saturday evening. The Intelli- gencer says: The opera house company have selected for tho opening night, Nov. 25, the new comedy " By Wits Outwitted." It is a play full of wit and sparkle, with a delightful plot and many noyel and startling situations. Fun and jollity run riot in every act, the dialogue is bright and crisp and it is pure and cleanly, like sunshine after rain. The scene is laid in Mexico and tho people it represents are vulgarians suddenly grown rich, who are represented in all their coarse naturalness. The opera house company have made a decided hit in securing this comedy, which in our opinion will satisfy tho public better than Mollo. Rhea with her Frenchy accent. It should fill our beautiful opera house from orchestra chairs to "upper heaven." Speaking of the now house the Intel- ligencer says: Under the light of the two hundred incandesconta that will illuminate tho auditorium the effect cannot but be beautiful. The seats in the galleries are in place and the orchestra chairs will bo put in place this week. Tho scenery is all ready for use, and the opening night will show tho people of Charles City one of the daintiest little theatres in Iowa, and one that would do proud a place of five times the population. Mr. Hildreth has built himself a monument that will record his fame for many a decade of years to come. Tlio Event of tho Season. The " Ticket of Leave Man," to be given by home talent, is booked for Friday evening, Dec. 1, at tho opera house and the cast of characters promises ono of the plcasantest evenings of tho yesir. Misses Kalo Lantry, Lizzie Wallace, Olive Salisbury, and Mrs. C. A. Bishop take the leading parts. Wilfrid P. Jones, S. C. Spear, Goo. Hamilton, Irving Dodge, Ernest Raymond, Guy L. Taylor, and C. A. Bishop are in tho cast. The whole is under tho management of C. A. Bishop, a yory competent man. Mrs. Bishop will introduce some fancy dances during the evening. Lamp Goods .OF ALL KINDS. Water Sets, Chamber Sets, Glassware, AND CROCKERY, All new and the latest patterns, at Langdon & Hudson's. J-i LATEST ELECTION NEWS. Glidden Wire on Time—Pay After the Harvest of 1894. Steel Ranges and Stoves ; Heaters at prices to, suit everybody—from $5 to the highest-price stove made. Round Ooks and other cheaper Oaks with ash pans. TT A '"W. Ideal 3-ply or 2-ply Carpet, wove, mixed, or cotton Carpet, come to the Grange Store and see the big lot of new samples you can seleqt from, MADE READY TO LAY without extra charge. As to the QUAUTY of our goods we refer you to over 500 persons in this and adjoining counties who have bought of us. =THE GRANGE STORE, JULIUS PLETH. List your Lands with me if you want to make a quick sale. FABM 5 to 7 MAPS «« 7 ftr cent. The one thing which makes the whole affair peculiarly interesting is the fact that Jim is much above the average of white men in his attainments. He says he attended Wilberforce college, the big Ohio school for negroes, two years. He has been at school somewhere as he has studied mathematics through plane trigonometry, is a latin scholar, speaks German fluently, speaks Spanish a little, and is generally well read in literature, When offered some cheap novels to read he said that he never cared for such things and only read standard works. His pronunciation is so like a white man's that anyone hearing him and not seeing him would not suspect that he was a darkey. He has been all over the United States and has some sound views on the race question. He says that in the north a negro must either study law or be a servant of some kind. In the south a few become mechanics. But the main trouble is that his race will not hold together. He says be has been refused a shave in a negro barber shop in the south, " no negro custom wanted." He says that he was also once turned out of a negro restaurant with the remark that they desired only white trade. He says a darkey physician would never get a darkey patient. Explaining his own condition he says that he tried for several years to get a start but missed at all and finally drifted into the army. A BEMARKABKE CASK. Altogether this is the most singular incident THE UPPER DBS MOINES has been called upon to report. Mr. Cross- att was in Algona yesterday and although he has had a long experience in such, matters, he could make nothing out of the darkey. Jim gives no adequate reason for bis yarn, and there is TEAOHEBS' CONVENTION. A Bin Mooting and nProfltable Tlino Planned. For the Teachers nt Bancroft. A teachers convention for tho discussion of educational topics will bo held at tho school house in Bancroft on Saturday Dec. 2, beginning promptly at 10 o'clock, a. in. Following is the programme: The Teacher's Calling—Perclval Huggett. Some Hints on Teaching Reading—Mattio Warner. Recitations—Hugh Conner. Tho Study of Geography—Abbie Vinton. Success in Teaching Orthography—W, E. Primary Work—Tillie Cramer. How Can Mental Activity be Secured—A. A. Grose, Teaching Versus Telling—W. H. Dixson. How Can Language and Grammar be Most Successfully Taught—Eva M. Wnit- n °How to Teach Arithmetic tho Most Effectively—G. F. Barslou. Tho Dull Pupil—Frank M. Chaffoo. We hope to make this day a grand educational gala day for Bancroft. The trains run very favorably for such a meeting and we hope to see large delegations go from Algona and vicinity. B. F, REED, County Superintendent. Tinware, G-uns, Revolvers, Silverware, Cutlery, etc. -John Grove. PERFKCTION oats are the kind you want. Buy them of M. Z. Grove & Son Opera House Grocery. There is Only one satisfactory solution of the heating stove question for you. The Round Oak solves it for thousands every year, satisfactorily, too, Do you know its many advantages? If not, let us tell you. SEE THE NAME ON THE LEG *«*» Sold only by John Grove, A. D. McGregor, so they say, Sells fine furniture every day At the State street stand so nice and neat, Here you will find a stock complete. Baby Cabs, Bedsteads, Rockers, and Chairs, So many that everyone declares There is naught in the county to be compared With the splendid variety so well prepared. Does anyone doubt this simple lay, Then let him come here every day And see choice goods too numerous to mention, Culled from every tribe and nation. The clerk will great you lyJ* 1 "- smile, No trouble to show you goods meanwhile. Come witty and wise, both short.and tall, Come small and great, there's welcome for all, When looking- For a cook stove or range, remember I handle the Garland, Also Heath & Milligaa Faints, Iron and Wood Pumps, Please call and get prices and look my stock over.

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