The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 2, 1898 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 2, 1898
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1898. TOL. XXXIMSTO, 50, We Have The Largest And best line of dried fruits in town. The line is new and complete, graded from the cheapest to the best. We offer the following, some of them in several grades: Apples, Apricots, Blackberries, Currants, Grapes, Golden Prunes, Seedless Currents, Peaches, Pears, Pitted Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Seeded Raisins. Our bargain list is as long and good as heretofore and all yours for the cash. M. Z. Grove & Son's. BIG SLAUGHTER SALE OF., Wall Paper All Next Week Galbraith's, Wall paper worth 10 to I2c double roll, will go for Wall paper worth 15 to 2oc double roll, will go for Wall paper worth 250 double roll, will go for ---. Wall paper worth 30 to 350 dpuble roll, will go for Wall paper worth 40 to 500 double roll, will go for .O7C .IOC .150 .20 .25 Big stock wall paper remnants for 5c double roll, from one to four rolls of a kind. Anyone wishing a big bargain in wall paper will do well to call next week and look over our stock. G. L. Galbraith & Co. Fine Furniture, PICTURE FRAMES AND -NICE REPAIR WORK. f\. M. COf\N. Undertaking and Embalming. The Cash Grocery SELLS California silver prunes at /c; best evaporated raspberries i8c; California canned goods—peaches, apricots, green gage and egg plums, IDC per can; best maple syrup 85cper gal; good table syrup 2Sc; all package coffee IDC. We sell and deliver hay and grain. South of court house. . O. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold; Collec tlons made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INUHAM, President; T. CHRISCHIILES, Vice Pres; LEWIS B. SMITB. Cashier Directors—Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrisohilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W- Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona, CAPITAL $50,000 AMBROSE A. CALL President I WM. K. FERGUSON Oasuier P. H. BDTOHINS Vice President I 0. D. 8MITS.:....:.......:...:".Ask Catklw Directors—D. H. Hutchlns, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweller, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, B. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. Officers and Dir&>tort~ A, D. Clarke, President, 0.0. Ohubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Scheuck, Tnos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, S50.000. General Banking. fJUY43!S SAFE?? PVPOSW ^"Interest paid on time deposits. FOR THE BIENNIAL PLAN. BILL PASSES THE SENATE, 42 TO 2, The Bill to Tax Mortgages Probably Out of Sight—Miscellaneous Legislative Notes. The senate, last Thursday, by the surprising vole of 42 to 2, adopted the Titus joint resolution providing for biennial elections in Iowa and abandoning annual elections. There was no opposition to the measure and Senator Titus made the only speech on it. It must be adopted by two successive legislatures and then be submitted to a vote of the people. Under its provisions the first election would be held in 1902 and after that every two years. It includes county as well as state officers. -t- -s- -t- The Gorrell bill, to exempt mortgages on the real estate from the assessable valuation of real estate and to tax the mortgages to their holders, was considered for nearly t.wo hours by the senate and finally recommitted by, a vote of 23 to 20. The measure devol-' oped much strength, but it is probable it will never be reported out of the committee again. Senator Berry made a long and able address in opposition to the bill, in which he claimed the democrats were trying to make political capital out of the bill. The senate also adopted a resolution authorizing the committee on printing to take evidence, compel the attendance of witnesses and go into an extensive investigation of the compensation of the state printer for night composition. It was intro duced by Senator Lewis, who is the author of the bill to increase the compensation of the state printer for night work. •*• -S- -f- Kilburn from the committee on highways introduced a committee bill in relation to the care of the country roads. It abolishes the district system, and puts the roads under the charge of the township trustees. Under it roads may be kept up either by contract or by work under supervision of appointed superintendents, and the work may be performed by tax payers, upon application therefor. The payment of road funds is made only by the clerk upon approval of the trustees, so that no chance for misappropriation of road tax by supervisors or contractors is possible. -T- -s- -*A slight stir was created in the senate chamber Thursday when word was quietly passed around that the Cherry sisters of Cedar Rapids were occupying one of the benches on the west side of the room. As soon as the fact was generally known they became the cynosure of all eyes. The sisters three respond to the names of Jessie, Eftie and Addie. It is supposed their visit was merely of a sight-seeing nature. \ •+--»-•*The house defeated the bill by Smith of Harrison which provided for the repeal of the law which prevents the name of a candidate from appearing in more than one place on the official ballot, known as the anti-fusion law. There was considerable discussion and several republicans voted with the democrats. The bill was defeated by a vote of 56 to 40. Klemme then moved to reconsider the vote by which the measure was lost for the purpose of having the same tabled, and the whole plan was successful, so that a two-thirds vote will not be required to resurrect the measure. •*--)-•*- c The anti-suffragists of Iowa have concluded it is high time to organize. For 25 years they have been content to breathe protestations against the theories of their more ambitious sisters until Iowa stands today the best organized suffrage state in the union. At the last general assembly the suffrage amendment received 49 votes in the house, and this winter 60, lacking but one of a constitutional majority. The "antis," convinced that if submitted to another legislature without organized opposition it will go before the people, held in Des Moines a meeting looking to an organization of the State against equal suffrage. Letters were read from prominent Iowa women urging that organization be perfected at once. No officers were elected, but a constitution similar to that of anti-suffrage associations in other states was adopted. The society will be designated '' The Iowa Society Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women," It is probable that Mrs. H. A. Foster of this city, who led the anti-suffrage lobby this winter, will go into the state work and assist in the organization of clubs. The organization, it is announced, will be along much the same lines as that of the suffragists, butmore simple. The local society, which will probably constitute the center of the state organization, will elect officers at an early date, and. it is expected branch societies will form rapidly thereafter. •*• + •+• Candidates for office may "treat" their friends for all that the present legislature cares or will do about it. In the house Friday forenoon was spent In discussing a bill by Blake of Webster, directed at the prohibition by law of the custom prevalent among a certain class of candidates for political office of subjecting voters to the temptation of inebrity by the " treat" habit. Mr. Blake was in serious mood as to the adoption of the measure, but the house insisted upon taking the opposite view and submitted all kinds of amendments, several of which were BO manifestly absurd that they were ruled out of order and not permitted to he read. Blake made a gallant and able contest, first, to defeat the adverse report of the committee, which had reported the bill for indefinite postponement, aod succeeded, and second, to get the bill through the house. In the latter purpose he was beaten by a narrow margin, lacking only one vote of securing its passage, while 47 votes were recorded against it. -f- -5- -4- The f200 donation by the state to county fair societies is likely to go through. The bill provides: Any county or district agricultural society, upon filing with the auditor of state affidavits of its president, secretary and treasurer showing what sum has actually been paid out during the current year for premiums, not including races, and that no gambling devices or other violations of law were permitted, together with a certificate from the secretary of the state society showing that it has reported according to law, shall be entitled to receive from the state treasury a sum equal to 40 per cent, of the amount so paid in premiums, but in no case shall the amount paid to any society exceed the sum of $200; and where two or more societies, entitled to receive nid from the state, are located within the same county the amount to be paid to all of said societies shall not exceed the sum of $300, and shall be divided among them in proportion to the amount of premiums, not including races paid by each during the current year. ' PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Thos. P. Ingham was over from Sponcer the first of the week, Frank Nicoulin went yesterday to Minnesota with a party from Jessup. Mrs. Maudo Schleloher Is a visitor at the T. M. Cowan homo for a few days. T. H. Wadsvvorth is homo from a two weeks' visit in Wisconsin and Chicago. Dr. Dolun from Wortliington, Minn., was a guest of Dr. Kenoflck one day last week. W. \V. Jones is In Illinois, where ho went Monday in the Interest of Cowles & Murtagh. O. B. Durdall returned Saturday from hicago. Now goods in large quantities will follow soon. Roy Wilbui- is putting in a week at Armstrong visiting at the Bert Lewis home. Mrs. Lewis Is his sister. C. B. Matson was in town a day last week, having just come from Evans Point, Arizona. He wont on to Chicago from lere. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Call are expected for a visit tho last of the week, being on their way homo from Washington, D. C., to Los Angolos, Cal. Ph. Dorweiler was an Algona visitor Satui-day. He doesn't come to Algona as often as he used to, but is welcome just the same. Tax-paying time brought him on this trip. Geo. Smith and wife are homo from a ong visit which they divided up among ,heir children at Goldfleld, Webster City, falo, and Ayershire. They enjoyed their outing. Mrs. A. Rutherford and daughter Anna are home from Chicago, after some weeks' visit in that city. Miss Ella Rutherford is still there, having only just recovered from a run of typhoid fever. E. S. Salisbury went to Whitewater, Wis., yesterday to attend the funeral of his mother, whose death occurred last week in California. The remains were sent to Whitewater, her old home, for burial. E. J. Muatagh is in Nebraska looking after mail route business. Mrs. Murtagh s visiting in Des Moines meantime. Mrs. f. D. McDonald is down from Burt and occupying their residence during their absence. L. P. Swetting is back from Evans Point, Arizona, for an indefinite stay. Evans Point is whore tho gold mine and stamp mill are located in which Geo. E. Clarke and Judge Quarton are interested. Mr. Swetting gives good reports of the business, and says^he company has a big thing. . Bro. Hinchon of the Courier is planning a trip to Europe the coming summer. He expects to start in May or June and will be jone several months. It Is a trip he has md in mind for quite a while, and all will be glad to know that be finds himself In position to gratify his desire. His daugh- ;er will go as far as Boston with him for a visit there with relatives. SATURDAY NIGHT LTOEUM. An Interesting Program -with a Full House. Saturday night's lyceum was a splendid entertainment, and the large audience that was out fully enjoyed it. bl. Thos. F. Cooke, assisted by Prof. Spencer and Rev. Sinclair, presented scenes in Ireland and Scotland visited by Mr. and Mrs. Cooke on their European trip. He gave briei descriptions jf the points visited, as they were shown on canvas by tho aid of calcium light, and the evening proved a profitable one to all present. The views were obtained from Chicago, and when shown on canvas were about twelve feet square, producing a pleasing effect and giving a good idea of the odd things to be seen in these countries. Col. Cooke's descriptive talk possessed more than ordinary interest because it was the result of his personal observations and experience. We could profitably have more lyceum entertainments along the same line. Program for Saturday Night, Recitation Leoua Darr Recitation Orma V«sper Vocal duet Ruth and May Palmer Reading Miss Olive Salisbury Solo Crete Goddard Electric Lights: General discussion by 0. B. Durdall, O. M. Doxaee, Milton Starr, and others. Recitation Addie Schichtl Vocal duet. .Daisy Coombs and Nellie Sessions i ich estilts eaped, By Handling the Best Goods. We have them and will be pleased to supply you. Langdon & Hudson TBL/BPHONB NO. IS. OPPORTUNITY FOR LIGHTS, DUEDALL MAKES A PBOPOSITION. Offers 4O Arc LilKhtB for the Streets- Matter to lie Voted Upon at City Election. Deduced Freight nates For Settlers. In order to encourage the movement of settlers and land buyers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and eastern states to Western Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul By. Co. has very materially reduced its carload rates for emigrant movables, so that farmers who have g urchased lands in Western Minnesota, outh Dakota and North Dakota can take all of their belongings with them to their new homes at small expense, which inducement upon the part of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul By. will no doubt be greatly appreciated by those who are thus benefltted,, For further information apply to any agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & S.(< Pi' By,, or to J.H. HUand agent, Old Colony buUfliPg, Qi O. B. Durdall offers to light Algona's streets with electricity. His recent visit to Chicago enabled him to secure figures and estimates upon which to base a proposition, which he made to the city council at the regular meeting Saturday evening. The offer which he makes is to put in forty arc lights of 1,200 candle power each, to be located on the streets as the council may direct. For this service the city is to pay $4.50 a month for each light, a total of $2,160 a year for the forty lights, and give a franchise for twenty years. His proposition further involves the right of the city to take the plant off his hands at anytime within live years at.actual cost or thereafter at what it is wprth. It is thus far the only offer the council has received. The council finally decided to put the matter of a franchise to a vote of the people at the coming city election, to be decided on a basis of whether a franchise shall be granted for twenty years, the cost of the lights not to exceed $4.60 a month each. This will not bar others from bidding for the job if they wish. Mr. Durdall was interviewed regarding his plan. He does not think there will be much in it in the way of profit providing he should put in the plant, but he is willing to undertake it on the terms proposed. He frankly says he does not want it at a less figure, as he is not desirous of engaging in a money-, losing venture. His investigations satisfied him that he could not do the work for less. If anybody else can, they are welcome to the job. That Algona needs a system of street lighting, and needs it badly, is beyond dispute. If the people say by their votes that they want itsubstantlally on the plan suggested, the couucil will proceed at once to make a contract either with Mr. Durdall or some one else, and Algona will shine at night with forty arc lights, that number being considered sufficient to give good service to all parts of the city. Proceedings of the City Council. ALGONA, Feb. 26,—City council met in regular session at the city hall, Mayor Chrischilles in the chair. Members present, White Vesper, Dingley, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin and Sayers; absent, none. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. Moved and seconded that the following approved bills be allowed and warrants drawn on the treasurer for the same: Algona Milling Co., coal 83088 Walker Bros., oil, etc 825 Wm. Kuhn, hauling 70 M. Starr, printing and publishing 450 W. W. Baldwin, hauling 85 A. E. Wooster, lodging and meals 1 00 A. J. Lilly, maps, profiles and services.. 50 00 W. V. Carlou, for snow shovelers 14 50 F. Saptetel 100 A. A. Call, for branch of sewer 2500 Jno. Sweitzer, police services 10 00 Carter & Hussey, supplies. 102 W. H. Horan, salary, etc 43 85 D. B. Fleming, two cars of coal 33 06 M. F. Randall, recording bills of sale... 800 W. V. Carlon, street work 39 50 Wm. Miller, lighting city lamps 2000 A. F. Dailey, work on pump 15 00 D. W.Hahn, hauling........ 45 L. Koran, salary 4000 Carried. Moved and seconded that the council submit to a vote of the people of Algona at the next municipal election the proposition to have a one mill tax levied for library purposes. Carried. Be it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, That the following proposition he submitted to vote of the qualified electors, of be hereby ishing the city forty 1,200-candle power arc lights, at a cost not to exceed $4.60 each per month, the city reserving the right to purchase the plant at any time at actual cost?" Carried. Moved and seconded that the rule requiring ordinances to be read at three different days be dispensed with and ordinance No. 21 be placed on its final passage. Carried. Moved and seconded that ordinance No. 21 do pass. Carried. Moved and seconded that the rules of order as read be adopted. Carried. Moved and seconded that the rules requiring ordinances of a general or permanent nature to be read on three different days before being adopted he dispensed with and ordinances contained in Chapters 1 to 4 inclusive of the revision of 1898 be placed on their final passage. Carried. Moved and seconded that ordinances entitled "City Boundaries" Chapter 1, and ordinances No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 of Chapter 2, and ordinance No 1 of Chapter 3 and ordinances No. 1 and 2 of Chapter 4 of the revision of 1898 do pass. Carried. Moved and seconded to adjourn to Monday, Feb. 28, 1898, at 7:30 p. m. Carried. J. L. DONAHOO, City Clerk. ALGONA, Feb. 28.—City council met, pursuant to adjournment, at the city hall, Mayor Chrischilles in tho chair. Members present, White, Vesper, Dingley, MoMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin and Bayers; absent, none. Moved and seconded that a committee of three be appointed with power to purchase or build a city jail. Carried. The mayor appointed the following members to act as such committee: Vesper, Chapin and Paine. Moved and seconded that the mayor and the printing committee act as a committee to arrange for the publication of the ordinances. Carried. Moved and seconded that the rule requiring three readings be dispensed with and ordinances contained in Chapters 5 to 17 inclusive in the re* vision of 1898 be placed on their final passage. Carried. Moved and seconded that ordinances contained in Chapters 5 to 17 inclusive in the revision of 1898 do pass. Carried. It was moved and seconded that the following persons act as judges and. clerks at the next municipal election: First Ward—Judges: F. H. Vesper, Alex. White and Max Herbst; clerks: H. O. Buell and Chas. Laage. Second Ward—Judges: F. W. Dingley, J. W. McMahon and S. A. Thompson; clerks: J. L. Donahoo and C. D. Pettibone. Third Ward—Judges: P. Slagle, H. A. Paine, O. Falkenhainer; clerks: A. J. Lilly and Wm. Dutton. Fourth Ward—Judges: M. B. Chapin, E. E. Bayers, C. Herman; clerks: J. F. Nicoulin and J. L, Edmunds. Carried, Moved and seconded to adjourn, Carried. J. L. DONAHOO, City Clerk. THE NEWS PBOM WESLEY, The New Paper Soon to He Issued— Personal Notes. WESLEY, March 1.—P. A. Curamlngs and his daughter of Book Valley were here Monday the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Walters. At J. T. Kennedy's sale last Saturday everything offered brought a, good price. Horses sold as high as $70 a head. Good horses for farm purposes are bringing good prices every day and: will continue to be in demand for some, time to come. C. E. Pluramer is holding meetings this week at the Wm. Ward school house. The press and outfit for the new printing ofnoe have arrived and will be set up at once, Mr, OverbapU has leased Mr. Giddiugs' hftll and the first issue of the Wesley News will take its flight from there. Mrs. L. O. Galer is, very \\\ and her friends fear she may not recover. March is coming IB like a lion and if will go put like

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