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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MABOH 9, 1898. VOL. XXXII-NO, 5L We Have The Largest And best line of dried fruits in town, graded from the cheapest to the best, of them in several grades: Apples, Apricots, Blackberries, Currants, G-rapes, G-olden Prunes, Seedless Currents, The line is new and complete, We offer the following, some Peaches, Pears, Pitted Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Seeded Raisins. Our bargain list is as long and good as heretofore and all yours the cash. M. Z. Grove & Son's. for Gallbraith & Co, Have their spring stock of carpets. All wool Ingrains, Pro Brussels, Hemp, Cotton Chain, Tap Brussels, Moquets, Velvets, and Art Squares, Leninolium, and The Largest Line of Mattings ever shown in the city. G. L. Galbraith & Co. ALMOST WON THE PRIZE. Fine Furniture, PICTURE FRAMES AND -NICE REPAIR WORK. f\. M. OOfVN. Undertaking and Embalming. LEMAES AFTEE A NORMAL SOHOOL. Defeated Only Because of the State Debt-Private iJnUy Gets $3,600—Legislative Notes. The Cash Grocery SELLS California silver prunes at 70; best evaporated raspberries :8c; California canned goods—peaches, apricots, green gage and egg plums, IDC per can; best rnaple syrup 85c per gal; good table syrup 2$c; all package coffee loc. We sell and deliver hay and grain. South of court house. T. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, $SO,OOO. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Gollec tlons made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INGHA11, President; T. OHHISOHIILES, Vice Pros; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, 'J. B. Jones, T. Ohrlsohllles, Lewis H. Smith, J W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL ........ ...................... »50,000 AMBROSE A. CALL ................ President I WM. K. FERGUSON .................. Cashier 0, H. HUTOHINS .............. Vice President I 0. D. SMITH ..................... AssUCabhier Directors— D. H. Hutchins, 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. Le Mars came close to getting its normal school. In any but a very economical session it would have won. It offered its school property, worth $40,000, now under the charge of Prank M. Chaffee, our old-time Algona professor, and asked $10,000 from the state. The house committees were favorable, and it was expected that the bill would pass the house. But after a vigorous debate it was defeated. The state is so much behind financially that the members would not vote for anything now. It is now ten years since Algona and LeMars first began the normal school contest. Algona got a big lead then, but Le Mars has held out bettor. If Le Mars had won this time no new normal school would have come to northern Iowa for many years. At the next session Algona should gird up her loins and get into the race with more vigor. -H -*- -5- The special committee appointed by the house to determine upon a date for final adjournment met' on Wednesday afternoon and decided upon March 18. -s- -f- -t- Last Wednesday the bill introduced by Farley of Kossuth making appropriation for the relief of Private James Dally of Company F, Fourth regiment of the National Guards, was called up. Mr. Farley went into the details of the subject matter and with earnestness presented the claim of the unfortunate man for compensation from the state, in whose service ho was at the time of the accident that made of him a cripple forlife.-Dally, acting under orders from his superior officer, was engaged in firing a salute in honor of then Governor Drake, last summer, at Fort Dodge, when, by a premature explosion of the cannon he was firing, one of his hands was blown off and himself rendered a cripple for life, By reason of the misfortune a large family dependent upon him was made practically helpless, and as a measure of reparation the appropriation committee of the house reported a bill awarding Dally $2,500. The house granted the appropriation. -H -f- -5- The state will offer the old arsenal site in Des Moines to the city for $15,000 for a public library site. It is worth $40,000. It is the plot on the west river bank, directly in frontof the Capitol. -f- -T- HA bill providing for state inspection of private banks seems likely to pass the house. -5- -j- -f- There is fear that the senate will not pass Mart Whelan's bill for a representative from each county. -T- -t- -T- The Ray bill for uniform school books for the state is defeated. The teachers were almost unanimously against it. -*--«--*• Senator Hobart has asked the opinion of Speaker Reed on the validity of the Temple amendment law adopted at this session. -*- -f- -i- Tlie senate ways and means committee met Thursday afternoon and with twelve members present nine voted in favor of reporting a bill to raise the basis of valuation for assessment to 33i per cent. The law now requires that property be listed for taxation at 25 per cent, of the cash value. The reports from the assessment now in process of making indicate that on this basis the valuation of the state will be so reduced that there is doubt of raising in many cities and counties enough revenues to pay current expenses. The committee will not bring out the bill at present, but will wait for further developments. It is said that Gov. Shaw has 300 applications for appointment on the proposed board of control for state institutions. -*- -T- -T- Senator Healey made a most remarkable speech Friday and Saturday in support of the board of control bill. He spoke five hours. He castigated the opponents of the bill without mercy, went into the present system of doing business in Iowa with a thoroughness that could only come from a year's patient study, and closed with an eloquent appeal to the legislature to stand by the measure as proposed by the committee. It was the speech of the session, one of the great speeches of our legislative annals. The opponents of a single board of control have made the mistake during the session and in the debate of relying upon belittling the efforts and abilities of its supporters. This has been specially inexcusable. The representatives of every public institution in the state have been in position to know how thoroughly the special investigating committee has done its work, and how fully it would be prepared for the final contest. Those who oppose the present bill should have lost no time in presenting such reforms in the trustee system as are plainly needed, and in affirmatively supporting them. What Senator Healey has done in the debate for the single board bill, Senator Funk has done in committee and in personal work. These two are the acknowledged leaders in the fight. Its final passage will be chiefly due to their efforts. •*--*-•*The Stuart Locomotive announces that John Herriott will be candidate for renomination as state treasurer. On our arrival we were escorted to the Larimer hotel, where entertainment was bountifully furnished. The special deputy, with an able corps of assistants, spent the afternoon in preparatory work and in the evening LuVerne lodge, No. 405, was instituted with 12 charter members. Just then refreshments were in order and after partaking of the good things provided we again repaired to the hall and initiated a goodly number into the mysteries of the order. Officers were installed and LuVerne lodge is another link added to the fraternity of Odd Fellows. The new lodge is composed of good workers, and we predict for them a prosperous future. ONE OP THE FRATERNITY. I ich esults eaped, THINGS TO REMEMBER. Company F will have drill tomorrow evening. Everybody ought to vote for the public library. Give Mr. McElroy a chance to make something of it. Don't fail to see the work of Goo. E. Little, the crayon artist, at the court house hall this week, Friday night. Dr. Ripko, whose announcement appears in this issue, is a cousin of Chas. Nollte's. Ho is said to be very skillful. It will pay every woman In the county to see that steel range Doxseo is going to give away. It is a beautiful stove. Seats for " The South Before the War" will be on sale tomorrow morning, 35, 50, 75 cents. The company has 50 people. The Wigwam has just received a full carload of windmills from the Baker manufacturing company. None better are made. Miss Dell MoCall is in Chicago buying now slock for the Matson & McCall millinery emporium. They will soon have the latest things out in millinery. Union memorial services will bo held for Neal Dow and Frances Wlllard under the auspices of the W. C. T. U. Sunday morning, March 20. Program next week. G. M. Johnson's machinery depot is a center of activity this spring, and is equipped for a big business. It is full of all kinds of the best makes and it will pay our readers to visit it. Program. for Woman's Library Aid society, Friday at 3 p. m.: The Hague and Schevengen, Mrs. C. B. Hutchins; reading, The Message in Music, Mrs. Minnie Doxsee; Literature in Early Education, Miss Cramer. The Methodists will join with the Congregatlonalists next Sunday morning and evening at the Congregational church. Rev. Sinclair being absent, Rev. Day will preach. Morning theme, "Sources of Power;" evening, "The Wiles of the Devil." By Handling the Best Goods. We have them and will be pleased to supply you. Langdon & Hudson. TBL/BPHONB NO. IS. "All in favor of John Paul Lumber will signify it by holding up their hands!" The verdict upon the thorough goodness and reliability of the staunch stuff from this concern is unanimous—farmers prefer our lumber because the grades are superior and are sold at lowest prices, nished quickly. Call and claims. Our Specialties are Saso, Doors, Cement, Stucco and Lime I The Kossuth county summer normal school will be held in Algona from June 20 to July 29 inclusive. Parties desiring to take boarders during this time will please notify N. Spencer, stating the price at which boarders will be received and the number they wish to take. Everybody visits Coan's furniture store these days to see the display of handsome couches, and incidentally to look at the other city furniture. Coan has brought some elegant new novelties in picture frames, and in all lines is giving Algona a high grade store. His prices also are astonishingly low. The Clay Clement company, which was to have been in Algona last fall, is now slated for an early day in April. Clay Clement opened McVicker's theatre in Chicago for the present season, and ranks among the very best. He will be the high-priced attraction of the season, and everybody should keep an eye on the date. Don't Forget that we always have on hand all kinds of grain and ground feed, bran, shorts, and oil meal at reasonable prices; also FOLLOWED THE BAND. •Qffltm and Director*— A. D. Olarlte, President, o. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest, Thos. H. Lantry, Ousliier, . Geo. L. Galbrafth, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Sohencli, Tfcos. F. Coolie. CASH CAPITAL, «50,OQO, General Banking, jSHtaterest paid on time deposits. Coming Theatrical Company JoliiH a 1'rocoBsloii In Dos Mollies. The Des Moines News had a big celebration last week in honor of itself. The "South Before the War" company which will be in Algona Monday was in the parade. The News says: One of the surprises of the day was the turn out of the show people who are playing at the Grand, The full uniformed band of the South Before the War company was at the head of a long procession containing the 40 or more people of this excellent company. The drum major was what the boys on the street called a "stem winder," and his manipulations of the baton were marvelously dextrous. The marching contingent of the company were attired in brown overcoats and plug hats as dressy articles for street display and made a fine appearance. This show is one of the best on the road and that it takes well with the people is evidenced by the immense audience last nightat theGrand. It will be repeated tonight and deserves the largest patronage. Crayon Lecture Friday. The public school teachers have secured Geo. E. Little of Washington, D. C., for one of his crayon entertainments at the court house Friday evening of this week. A rare treat is in store for Algona. The admission will be 25 cents, school children 15 cents. The Burlington Hawkeye says: " Pictures come and go with marvelous rapidity — they seem to be made by some instantaneous system of photography. The listener, for Mr. Little talks while he sketches, forgets that the pictures are made by hand." C. O. McLain, the Jasper county superintendent, says: '•He captured the entire audience. His illustrations were apt and educational in character, partaking less of the ridiculous and more of the elevating style. While his lecture sparkles with wit, it impresses the audience GOAL of all kinds and grades. Goods delivered to any part of the city. EL C. & N. W. Elevator. Closing Out The Wetmore Truss THIS TRUSS MURDERS Met I WEAR THE WeiuoRB THUS* PAIRS of Ladies' Children's Shoes— and Going Below Cost. Baking powder, 2 Ibs for ..... 2$c Lemon and vanilla Ex, 12 for Silk thread, 8 spools for ...... Ground and whole spice, Ib. . Call early while supply lasts. Yours for business, FRED THORN, HOBART, IOWA. 23c IOC A truss embodying the sym- plicity and durability of all other trusses, and yet unlike any of them. The most simple truss ever made. Is practically indestructible—wears forever. Made on strictly hygienic principles— no cumbersome springs to pass around the body. It gives perfect freedom of action without the slightest movement of the truss. Does not take one-half the pressure to hold the rupture that the old styles take, Holds the rupture easily, yet firmly aud surely. It stays just where it Is placed. The cheapest high-grade truss yet produced. It is absolutely guaranteed to fit and hold the hernia with comfort, or money refunded. Don't buy any other truss before trying this For sale aud guaranteed by M. P. HAGGARD. G. F. PEEK Kebclcuhs at JjuVorilo. To the Editor: Responding to an invitation to come and organize a Be- beUah lodge at JjuVerne, a delegation of members o! the Algona ReoeUah lodge No. 365 tooU the train 911 Wednesday, Mayoh §, l^g thep}a,ee. with the value of heart, and hand." an educated head, Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.] Abstracts, Real W. J, Studley, PHARMACIST, Boston Block, ALGONA, IA. Don't take any chance on itetracts of Title. MONEY—On Urst mortgage^ Money—On second qjprtgagej, Money—On abort tloje, ' '