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Algona, Iowa
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t,',", 4 tJ-pMJtt MS MOIKEJS1, ALGONA* IOWA, WEDNESDAY, !PBBRUARY 28, 1864 ^ ? 'M Eighth Year. BY INOHA.M A WARRfitt. Terrria to Subscriber^: bndcopy, on« year 11.60 Ofle copy, Six months..... >•• • • 76 Ofle copy, twee months *. 40 Sentto Any address at above fates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, OrjJbstai note at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. THE AGE OF CONSENT. A big petition was signed Monday by nearly alt the business men of Algona requesting the legislature to pass Senator Rowen's bill raising-the age of consent from 13 to 18 years. Some objections have been made to the change but they are entirely outweighed by considerations in its favor. There is no reason why a woman should be al, lowed to legally contract away her virtue at an earlier age than she is her less valuable possessions. When she becomes of age in the eye of the law her contracts should be binding on herself in this as in other matters, and not before. . . . . A NEW CONDITION ARISES. Not long since the supreme court of Indiana decided that saloons are nuisances under the common law, and that they can be abated and compelled to pay damages on complaint of property owners who are injured. This decision if adopted In Iowa, as there is every reason to believe it will be, will materially modify any legislation that may be enacted looking towards license. The Marshallfcown Times-Republican quotes from the Central Law Journal a digest of the decision as follows: "Though the law licenses the saloon it does not thereby confer the right to Injure adjacent property. The law can not authorize the creation or maintenance of what is confessedly injurious to any man's property unless a public benefit transcending the particular injury is thereby received. A saloon is a nuisance at law and the person whose property is injured thereby is entitled to recover from the keeper damages equal to the injury sustained." As the Times-Republican suggests, in Iowa an injunction against a nuisance issues as part of the judgment against it for damages, so that no license law can be made effective if this Indiana rule is sustained. Saloons can get no protection from the law but must exist only in such places and under such regulations as the immediate neighborhood are willing to permit, the same as glucose factories, packing houses, etc., and where property is injured by their existence they can be fined and abated regardless of any license issued to them by statute. The effect of this Indiana decision is already being noticed in license states. In Chicago last week a liquor seller secured a permit to open a saloon on Washington boulevard in a purely residence part of the city. If the mayor does not revoke the license the residents of that locality are advised by the Tribune to open up with damage suits, and learn if the Illinois courts will adopt the Indiana rule. This Indiana decision marks the beginning of the end of the saloon system as a method of selling intoxicants. slow to take offense at slight trespasses, and have no desire to spoil anybody's sport with guh Of rod. f But they do object and have a right to object to the lawless invasion of hunters or fishers, who in their eagerness for 6port cannot tell a wheat field ftorn a pasture and are as likely to drive into growing corn as onto open prairie. This law will not Interfere with legitimate sport nor trouble hunters who arc willing to consider the rights of the owtiers of the property they are invading. of A Greek Prime Minister: Charilaos Tricoupis, a statesman whose recent return to power has brought him conspicuously to the attention of all Europe. THE MAttcir MIDLAND. S. M. Clark, in his characteristic way, reviews the career of James Harlan in the third number of Iowa's new magazine, and presents a pleasing portraiture of one of the great men who sprang from the pioneer life of the Mississippi valley. It is a splendid addition to the biographical literature of the state. In other respects this new number Is a fulfillment of all the promises that have been made by Its editor. The story of the scientific expedition to the Bahamas last summer to dredge the deep seas for specimens for the state university is charmingly told by E. L. Sabin, while Judge Tom Burke indulges in pleasing reminiscences of his school days at the state agricultural college at Ames. ' Poems, stories, a description of Paris by a young lady from Cedar Rapids, the editor's account of his stop in Liverpool, Iowa at the world's fair, and other features fill the pages. Perhaps the most artistic literary gem is the poem "Pagahn"by Justin M. St. John. Nothing better has appeared in any magazine this year. Mr. Brigham says that he is having no trouble in securing material that will be up to the standard already established, and that succeeding numbers will grow in interest. The illustrations are Improving in point of numbers and finish, those of the agricultural college being especially excellent in this number. The Midland Is a credit to the state, and every lowan should aid in extending its circulation. Monger of Anamosa says Ingersoll's lecture on Shakespeare is "a,scintillating puffery cast into a void." All the Cleveland democrats are now known as "cuckoos." Senator Morgan of Alabama started it in his speech on the silver question, in which he said: "The trumpet had sounded, the forces wore marshalled, the clocks in the white house had struck, and the cuckoos here all put their heads out of the boxes and responded to inform us of the time of day." THE STATE FAIll DIFFICULTY. Petitions have boon circulated in the county asking the legislature to make an appropriation to help the state agricultural society out of the hole it fell into last fall in trying to hold a state fair, and both the Courier and Republican have expressed themselves in opposition. 'Holding the fair caused a deficit of §15,000 and a windstorm made necessary about $10,000 of repairs on the buildings, so that about $30,000 Is needed. If the society or the directors could be made to suffer the loss, that part of it occasioned by the fair should not be borne by the state, for no more inexcusable venture against all chance of success was ever made. But the state owns the fair grounds and the society has spent about $80,000 in improving them, They cost the state $50,000, and are estimated to be worth now $250,000. If the society had them it would be solvent and could borrow the money to pay its warrants. But having spent all it has made in improving the state's property, it has now no resource whatever. No fair can be held next fall unless the debts now outstanding are met, and as a business matter it is worth considering whether the state would not loose more by letting its property go idle than by putting the society on its feet. Another matter to be considered is the $300 a year secured by county fair associations through reports to the state society, an item of considerable importance to Kossutb. There are easily two sides to the question of an appropriation, and, TUB UPPER PBS is of the opinion that one be made. The Courier, after a painful silence on political matters, has ventured back long enough to state that the republicans led the fight against an income tax in the house of representatives. This is particularly unkind to Bourke Cockran, who has been a sort of tutelar deity in the Courier office. Has the Courier forgotten that eloquent episode of the whole tariff debate in which Cookran led the anti-income tax forces and Bryan defended the Wilson wing? And does it propose to rob Tom Johnson and Hartor of Ohio, and all the Now Yorkers and other eastern democrats, who made the speeches against an income tax, of thoir laurels 1 The i-opublicans voted in a body against the whole Wilson bill, but Tom Heed in an hour and a half summing up of the republican position devoted his whole time to the tariff. The boss of the opponents of an income tax is Groyor Cleveland, and following him are all the eastern democrats, enough of whom at one time threatened to vote against the bill to defeat it on that account. Miss Ida C. Hultin was among the women who spoke last week in Washington in favor of woman suffrage. She claimed that men should dignify women by conferring on them political rights. James Sirrine, who came to Cleat- Lake in 1855, died last week at the age of 84. Money is easy to get if one has the ingenuity to discover something other people want. The woman who invented these calico dogs, cats, rabbits, etc., has received many thousands of dollars in royalties from the manufacturer she persuaded to go to making them. * The Rockwell City Advocate says the Pomeroy relief committee has been unjustly criticized, Will the Advocate state whether or not that committee gave in the neighborhood of $1,000 to a Pomeroy banker in pay for his services as as custodian of the relief fund? Until it is' shown that it did not the less said in defense of the committee the better. It would be hard to slander a committee which in the year of our Lord 1808 paid money to a bank for holding a big deposit. JWK'S OJAMK •the bill introduced by Senate? Funk to prevent hunters from going into. e«' Closed fields without permission.! passed .both houses and will become a law. week we reprinted an entertain' and vigorous attack on it from the Capital, but for all that was there said we believe that the law is all right. 3?0 one can prosecute except the pvmer 0ypecupaijtpf|th.e premises, Of these will pjRosflcirte so long as the W. K. Board man, one of the brothers who have been so long interested in Algona and Whittemore, is the new dairy commissioner. He is a practical dairyman, an active and successful business man, and his appointment gives general satisfaction. < . » •. . The Pocahontas Record presents J. N. McLellan of Fonda as a candidate for state treasurer. Northern Jowa will be swamped with candid?tea for state offices. IN THIS Sanborn Sun: Miss Mame Farrell came up from Algona on Saturday's morning train to Sunday with Sanborn friends and relatives. Rev. Will F, Barclay has been having a great revival at Mason City. He has converted 275 and 225 have united with the church. Burt musicians are preparing to put on the five act cantata "Queen Esther" Friday and Saturday evenings of this week. Some 45 of the citizens will take part, Chris Moser of Garfield township has gone for a trip to the coast. He will visit the midwinter fair and visit old friends in the vicinity of Portland, Oregon, before returning, Ltvermore Gazette: The latest news from Hanna at Venezuela was that the new consul was expected dally, and the first warm weather will' doubtless see himself and wife with us again. The German Catholics of St. Joe have the foundation stone on the ground and will as soon as advisable commence the erection of a fifteen thousand dollar church at that place. F. J. Bowman of Leland has been suffering the loss of a number of his fat cattle with a disease that has so far baffled the local veterinarians. Dr. Sayers was up last week looking at the stock. Emmetsburg Democrat: The Emmetsburg' high school students have challenged those of Algona for an oratorical contest. It will be interesting and amusing as well as beneficial. What say you Algona? LuVerne News: The prospect for a flouring mill at Wesley it is said is brightening. The loss of the big Wilson mill at Algona recently will increase the chance for making the Wesley mill a success. Armstrong Republican: One of our saloon men has made his stake and sold out. It comes handy for our saloon men that Emmet county has one of the salary-drawing variety of county attorneys. The Kossuth county fellows are not so fortunate. Wm. Goodrich up In Hebron recently received a letter from his brother-in-law at Big Timber, Montana, in which he reports snow drifts 16 feet deep and a blizzard almost every day. Let those who think old Kossuth a hard county to winter in go to Montana to live. Carroll Herald: Col. S. S. Sessions of Algona is a probable candidate for clerk of the supreme court, the place now held by "Gib" Pray. The Col. has many friends throughout the state and would make a strong candidate. He is in every way qualified for that responsible position. At the Hancock county fair in 1892 a man named C. H. Walton was hit by a bullet from a tareet rifle. He sued the society for a big" sum and last week the case was tried. He failed to prove any injury and the jury gave him a $5 verdict. The costs were several hundred dollars which the society has to pay. Forest City Summit: The Brooklyn Chronicle nominates Representative S. S. S. of Algona for the honorable position of clerk of the supreme court to succeed G. B. Pray. There are several able gentlemen after the place but the state convention might go further and do much worse than to name the colonel. Emmetsburg Democrat: J. W. Hinchon will attend exclusively to the Algona postoffice, and will leave the Courier to the management of I. Finnel, who has been his office foreman for years. The latter is well capable of handling tho paper, and is a popular, efficient young man. Tho Courier will not bo neglected. Boone Standard: Up in Kossuth county they have indulged in live grand wolf hunts this winter. Thus far four wolves have succumbed. It is about as expensive killing wolves, according to the Kossuth plan, as-it was ciphered to be during the war, in killing a soldier—700 pounds of lead to each dead infantryman. Tho Sheldon Mail says a good word for Charley Stinson as mayor: Mr. Stinson has done a good deal of meritorious service for our town during his first term and experience would enable him to do still better another term. If he consents to accept a second term he will have strong support and is not unlikely to prove a winner in the race. The Mail would be pleased to have Mr, Stinson paid the customary compliment of re-election. Two poor boys living at Spirit Lake received word that they have become wealthy, The boys are Ole and Knut Skattabo. Their parents were emigrants who moved into the state a number of years ago and barely succeeded in eking out a fair living. They both died while the boys were young. The boys had little education and have managed to earn a living by working for farmers in the county. They had only one living relative, an uncle who had gone west to seek his fortune, but had heard nothing of him for years. They were notified that be had died, leaving them sole heirs to an estate worth about $2,000,000. They will probably go west at once to take possession of the property, J)Af W Its First Observance J*fo*e8 ft Great fStiecesS— The Honn Supper. The first observance of Flag day in Algona was a great success. The exercises given by the public school were very appropriate and attractive, the annual supper in the evening was more largely attended than ever before, and the toasts and responses wore patriotic and eloquent. To crown all nature provided the most boauMful Aurora Borealis that has been seen in many years. At 1:30 o'clock the band and old soldiers formed at the head of the school procession and marched to the opera house. The scholars walking two abreast extended four blocks, and their parade was a handsome feature of the day, each carrying a flag which floated in the breeze. At the opera house the lower floor was filled by the children and veterans and standing room was at a' premium. Rev. Bagnell delivered the invocation, and a double quartette of the students sang the Star Spangled Banner after which the little ones from Miss Cramer's and Miss Gilchrist's rooms marched in and recited in concert a little exercise in perfect time. They also marched and waved flags and retired amidst the hearty cheers of the entire audience. Willie Galbraith declaimed Drake's "American Flag" and Miss Olive Salisbury recited "The Antiquity of Freedom" both winning deserved applause, after which the entire school arose and saluted tho flag. The whole 500 arose in all parts of the house and recited in perfect unison the verses given. It was a remarkable evidence of the excellent training they had had. The flag drill followed, scholars from four of the intermediate rooms taking part. The girls wore attractive costumes with white dresses, blue bodices, and red sashes, and carried flags with which they formed a number of attractive figures as they went through the complicated marches. The stage gave ample room and the audience cheered loudly at the beautiful evolutions. An eloquent and patriotic ten minute address by Rev. Bagnell and a history of the flag by Harvey Ingham followed, and the whole audience arose and sang America. THE SUPPER. In the evening at 6 o'clock the doors of'the court room were thrown open and revealed five loaded tables extending the whole length of the room. These were soon occupied and it was 8 o'clock before the crowd began to diminish. As soon as possible the room was cleared, the chairs arranged and the audience seated for the speeches and music. Dr. Sheetz was first introduced and responded to "The Day We Celebrate." He paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of Washington. Mrs. Horton uttered patriotic sentiments on "Our Duty," Rev. Davidson recalled the memory of our allies in the past and defended the admission of foreign immigrants now, asking only that all who seek our shores shall, as they did in the early days, come to defend American principles. Mrs. Setchell spoke feelingly of that attractive title "The Boys in Blue." Fine music was rendered by quartettes led by Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. Bowyer, and Mrs. Vesper, and the school girls gave their beautiful flag drill again. Altogether it was a successful observance of the day. Flag day will henceforth be looked forward to as one of our chief holidays. "I HARMAFS BLUE SKY HOBSE TEADE The Sinn From Sutherland who Wrote to the State Register was Trying to Pass Off a Worthless Horse for Good Notes. The full story of the blue sky deal, which a Sutherland man named Harman reported to the State Register, has come out since the matter was published in THE UPPER DES MOINES last week. Harman is an elderly gentleman with a gift of gab, who had a horse he wanted to dispose of. When he met one* of our Algona traders a deal was made by which he took $300 of The March number of Monthly opens with the thi: of Mrs. Delaud'8 Philip an Charles Egbert Craddock's Star appears for the last publication, as now com; form. Tne Rev. Walter, Strings to his Bos? sejjonlpart Tl tea fanciful, pai Atlantic installment bis Wile. s Vanished ) before its ited, in book 'tpbeU's Two TBB WOMEN TO VOTE, A. Petition to the Legislature Gets a Goodly Number of Signer* In a Few Hours, The ladies circulated a petition to the legislature last week in the interests of woman suffrage, and sent in a long list of names Saturday. It was only presented at the postoffloe and at the reading room lunch. Among the "lordsof creation" whose names were signed we noted the following: M. F. Randall, C. M. Doxsee, Lewie H. Smith, J. B. Stacy,J, W. Sullivan, A. A. Call G. Cowles, W. H. Dorward, J. O. Raymond, J, B. Dodge, A. H. jtafus, R. T. Taylor, J. W. Hay, L. J. Bice, J. R. Jones, D. Hine, L, A. Sheetz, N. E. JphnjjojB, W. P. Jones, F. M. Taylor, E, B. Busier, J?. l», Slagle, H. 0. McCoy, 0, P, Matspfl, P. B. Avey, Harvey notes with the agreement that after he had collected $75 he was to divide the rest. All the notes but one were worthless, but this one was given by the Maricle boys for a piece of Dakota land in good faith, although they were swindled in the operation and afterwards advertised that they would not pay their notes. The horse Harman disposed of was sold in Spencer for $20 and was worth about half of that, which shows in how good faith the old gentleman was acting on his part. This Maricle note was for $59, Harman came to Algona, went out to the Mari- ole place, and by threats of arrest, imprisonment, etc., secured a new note for the amount. The boys came to town afterwards and on advice went to Harman, 'who was still hanging about, and compelled him to give back the note by playing his own game on him threatening him with arrest for intimidation and securing the note by threats. The whole deal shows as all these deals do that the victim is generally figuring to get something for nothing, and thinks he is beating the other man. After he finds out that, he himself is the •* sucker" he begins to 'complain. Harman traded a worthless horse for what he thought was $200 or $300 worth of notes. He is entitled to no sympathy. But on the other hand the men who are trading these swindling notes should be got after and cleaned out of Algona, Their business is not making them rich, is bringing all business men into disrepute, and is giving the county the worst kind of bad advertising. THE PITY WELL The Council Take Steps to Get a Welt That Can Be Belted On to Furnish Water. At the meeting Saturday night the city fathers by unanimous vote adopted a resolution which looks tp the final solution of the water works problem. It is to quit fooling with the present well and put down a well that will either bring water or show that water is not to be had. S. Swanson of Minneapolis, who has put down some 50 artesian wells in South Dakota and wfco hp. S»a4§» well an* test that o«r water works system will require, and will be In Algona this week. If tho contract can bo arranged satlsf actor la! y on tho terms proposed by him he will begin work at once. It Is now thought that the well will be pHt in south of tho present ono. Itt taking this decisive step tho council have acted in tho Interests of the city. The expense of running tho works with the present well hns been out of all proportion to tho Imnnflt, derived. They should £et n v.vll thai, will stand nny'pwnp run at full proa- pure, and then put In mains enough to gat rental for running expenses. BtJBIAL OF MRS. REV. FULLER. A Large Concourse of Friends Attend Uer Funeral, and Kscort tho Remixing to the Grnvo. The Methodist church was well filled Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Louisa Fuller, whose funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Bagnell. The following sketch of her life was read by him at the close of his remarks: Louisa L. Bosworth was born at Fall River, Mass., Sep. 1, 1839. She was converted In her girlhood, Oct. 26, 1861 she wns married to the late Rev. Geo. E. Fuller. Soon after their marriage Mr. Fuller enlisted for tho defense of his country and Mrs Fuller was ono of the many heroic wives who suffered the agonies of war's uncertainties. In 1865 her husband entered the ministry of the Methodist church and with him for 24 years she was a helpful and successful co-laborer in eleven pastorates in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa and Minnesota. After Rev. Fuller's translation, which occurred at Brainerd, Minn., Dec. 31, 1889, she came to Algona where she has since made her home. On Tuesday Feb. 13 she was taken sick and despite the solicitous care of friends and skillful attentions of physicians she sank rapidly and entered into rest Tuesday, Feb. 20. A large congregation of mourning friends attended the funeral services. She leaves a son and an adopted daughter to mourn her departure. Mrs. Fuller was a ripe Christian, and a skillful, fruitful laborer in the master's vineyard. She had a deep experience, unwavering faith, good judgment, and a strong will. During her last hours although she suffered intensely she had great peace and died in triumph. TO OONTEST AT ALGONA. The Declamatory Contest to Occur Here on the <tth of Mny. The preliminary programme for the coming annual state declamatory contest is issued. May 4 is the date selected and the following high schools have signified their intention to be represented: Cedar Falls, Colfax, Fairfield, Grundy Center, Mason City, Montezuma, Mount Pleasant, Monticello, Pella, Red Oak, Rock Rapids, Villisca, Waverly, and Waterloo. Many applied for admission but the list was full. The contest will be the best yet held in the state. This preliminary announcement sent out by the executive committee is devoted chiefly to the rules. There are three classes, oratorical, dramatic, and humorous. A gold medal is given to each class. In the markings of the judges pronunciation counts 10, articulation 15, carriage and gesture 25, and expression 50 in a perfect performance. The annual business session will be held at 2 o'clock. Each high school represented is entitled to three votes. A bulletin containing hotel rates, timetables, railway connections, etc., will be issued in April by Prof. Dixson. This will be a very important gathering for Algona, and Prof. Dixson was very fortunate in securing it. With our new opera house we can give the contestants as good a speaking place as there Is in the state, and the people can be depended on for a critical and fair audience. Representatives will be here from every quarter and too much cannot bo done to make the occasion one to be proud of. EAfcLt DAfS IN A row Corrections M td the Com* Inn of .KHJtth r.nno, Who Died Very Is, a big weu po»tr&ptp,r» po|fljto to p«t |a § WANT TO DEBATE. The Emmetsburg High School Students Challenge Algona to Meet Them. The Emmetsburg Conservative of Friday says: "The two literary societies of the high school have issued a challenge to the Algona high school for a joint debate, It is quite probable that the Algonaites will have sufficient nerve to meet-the solons of the Lincoln and Franklin societies, but they ought to have an intimation that our boys can handle the English grammar with the same ease that they hoist a. foot ball over the flag staff on the school house, and in debate they are stronger in forcible and original ideas than Corbett is in physical development." An official challenge was received by Prof. Dixson but the school was compelled to decline it because of the coming state declamatory contest, and the local contest preceding it, which will take all the time and energy to be expended outside the regular school work. Prof. Dixson notified the challengers in his reply that a joint debate could be arranged next year. Since then Estheryille has been invited to meet the Emmetsburgers. QPP PELLWS 1 ENCAMPMENT. A Big Gathering Friday Evening to Initiate the New Order. The Odd Fellows have celebrated their blossoming out in the handsomest hall in the state by organizing an encampment, Visitors were here last Friday night from Emmetsburg, Burt, and Bancroft to put the boys through and a most enjoyable session is reported, the exercises concluding along about 5 o'clock a. m.. At midnight all bands adjourned to the Thorington, where a very fine banquet bad been spread, and spent an hour in feasting. The officers installed are J. F. Nicoulin, C. P.; E. Elackford, H. P.; T. H. Conner, S. W., E, H. Clarke, J, W.; E. C. Tuttle, scribe; and Geo. C. Call, treasurer. Among those present were F. W. Wrate, J. G. Paulson, P. F. Refsell, W. J. Moore, J. S. Atkinson, F. L. Bostwick, Raid. Masey, W. G. Henry, C. H. Giddings* J. H. Dawson, W. H. Jacobs, W. Scott, C. A. Smith, and D. L. Daley ojE Emmetsburg; J. B. Watkins, M. Ferris, J. S. Arnett, and M. J. Walsh oj Burt; J. G. Qrabanj of Tho?. Roblson, who belongs to the old timers in Irvington, in talking of early days said Saturday that Elijah Lane did not come with him, but came later with Mr. Wright. The latter had coino up in tho early spring of 18f>r> ninl built a cabin on his well known farm. He then wont back to McLean county, HI., whero they all came from, and got his family. Mr. Robison came in .Tiily and lived in the cabin until October when Wright and Lane came to locate. Mr. Lane had married Martha Wright two years before. In talking of those days Mr. Rbbison related one of the incidents of pioneer Hfo. As Mr. Wright was going .back to Illinois ho came to Albion just as Thomas and John Roblson and Philip Grose were camped there on their way here. Samuel Reed, another Irvington early comer, was located there, running a saw mill. And all of them were in tho great cyclone which went over a big section of the state in that yenr. The Robisons and Mr. Crose had three shanties, and during the night the wind stripped two of them and' the water poured in until the floors were flooded eight inches deep. A heavy ox wagon belonging to Thomas was rolled over a long distance and tipped into the creek, and a fox he had chained to it was never heard of afterwards. Nearly all the buildings in Albion were wrecked, and many of the people had narrow escapes. It was while they were all there that Thos. Robison and a man named Lamb caught a couple of elk, and Mr. Wright took them to-Illinois to sell. He was offered $500 for them, but one day a dog got after them and one was killed in trying to jump a fence. Mr. Lane was a very quiet man, took no active part in the excitement of pioneer days, but won the respect of all by his integrity and admirable traits of character. When the big Indian scare came on after the Spirit Lake massacre he assisted in erecting the stockade which stood a little north of Dr. Armstrong's old store, and his family was one that went to Webster City with the rest. Those were the days when Irvington was a city. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Merrill Call came over from Sioux City last week for a visit. ^ W. L. Joslyn is home from his visit in Illinois. He says the blizzard was a good one at Sycamore. B. G. Hough, who has been Irvington's grain and stock buyer, is going to Chicago to join his father in business. Mrs. Jane Boswell, Mrs. Dawson, and Mrs. T. Lane of Emmetsburg were over last Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. L. L. Fuller. J. W. Wadsworth went to Des Moines last night to be present today when the bill to help the state agricultural society out is to be voted on. Lon Hardin of the Ames Times stopped in Algona last week on his way home from Spencer, and was a pleasant caller at this office. Charlie Cohenour went to Mason City this morning to secure some kodak views of a creek bridge, etc., that are involved in a law suit he is interested in. Ex-Senator Ben McCoy came up from Oskaloosa Monday. He was a senator when Mr. Chubb was at Des Moines. He is looking for land up here in God's country. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Chrischilles are planning to go to Llano, Texas, for a visit. Mrs. Chrischilles has been having a serious seige of inflammatory rheumatism and hopes for relief in a warmer climate. Harry Moore starts this week for Annapolis and will spend his time until final examination in May with a tutor preparing himself. He cannot take his physical examination until tho regular time, but local physicians have assured him that he ought to pass, and he will nt himself thoroughly. AN UNTIMELY OBITUARY. The Courier Disposes of Howard Graves .of Esthervllle Bather Summarily. Two weeks ago the Courier published the "ollowing: Mr. Howard Graves of Estherville died a 'few days ago in California. Before the railroad was built west from Algona Mr, Graves was a frequent visitor to our city and was well known to many of our old settlers, and always bore a good reputation among them. The Estherville Democrat says in reply: We read the above to Mr. Graves last Saturday, and he seemed much surprised to learn that he was dead, but was glad to learn that he bore a good reputation in Algona before the railroad was built. A MILLION FRIENDS. A friend in need is a, friend indeed, and not less than one million people have found just such B, friend in Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs, and colds. If you have never used this great cough medicine one trial will convince you that it has wonderful curative powers in all diseases of throat, chest, and lungs. Each bottle is warranted to do all that is claimed or money will be refunded. Trial bottles free at L. A. Sheetz' drug store. Large bottles; 50o and one dollar. | FOUK BIti SUCCESSES. Having the needed merit to more than make good all the advertising claimed for them, the following four remedies' have reached a phenomenal sale: Dr. Kinjr'a New Discovery, for consumption, cougfis! and colds, each bottle guaranteed ; Electric Bi t tere great remedy fop l $>r, stom- ys; Bucklen's Arnica Salve ach, and kidne are a perfect pill. All these remedies are guaranteed to do just what is claimed for them, and the dealer whose name is attached herewith will be . of them - Sold at Dr? drug store. i That Bargain. I have a house and barn and two lots T t , h , e ^""ty of the normal school that I will take a good team on, with bal- '

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