The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 16, 1898 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 16, 1898
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UPPER jms MOINEH: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAKOH 16,1898 NINE BUILDINGS BURNED, WHtTTJBMOKE IS BADLf SOOROHED Tire There ijnst satin-day Took Out Almost a Block-County News ifota Other i'ttrts. Whitlomore was devastated by fire Satin-day afternoon. The block from 3. M. Farley's hardware store to the German American bank was left clean swept. Nine of the best business houses in the town were totally destroyed. The fire began In the middle of the block and spread both ways. A dozen times the buildings across the street were in a blaze. Farley's lumber yard, a block away, was on fire five times. There was no water to fight with, but the town was full of country people who had come in for the regular Saturday trade, and they turned in and saved many thousands of dollars of property. The Emmotsburg fire company came with its chemical engine. Had it been there 20 minutes sooner it could have saved two buildings. The Algona fire company came also, but for lack of water could do nothing. The fire started in L. V. Seattle's store basement about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. A smell of smoke was the first intimation. When the cellar door was opened the store room was filled and in a blaze. A small part of the stock was gotten out. From most of the other stores the goods wore largely saved. Slill the loss is heavy. The best building to burn was ,T. M. Farley's hardware store. His loss on stock is also largo. Ho WHS carrying $4,000 insurance, but §2,000 had expired a month ago, which ho supposed had been renewed, but which had not. Algona's old-time barber, Aug. Fenske, loses his shop, which is a serious financial blow. The losses with insurance are as follows: Aug. Fenske, building 81,000, insurance $500. F. C. Groneman, building ?2,000, insurance $1,200; stock §2,600, insurance $1,500, saved §700. J. F. McGovern, building $2,500, insurance $1,450. J. C. Meyers, stock $1,000, insurance $750, saved $250. E. Chrischilles, building $1,500, insurance $1,000. H. J. Thompson stock $9,000, insurance $4,000, saved §4,500. S. L. Scott, building$1,200, insurance $700. Mrs. E. V. Wickler, building $3,000, insurance $2,000. L. V. Beattie stock $5,000, insurance $3,000, saved nothing. M. P. McDonald, building $1,000, insurance §500. Stock $5,000, insurance $1,000, saved $2,000. J. M. Farley, building $3,000, insurance $1,000. Stock $5,000, insurance $1,500, saved $3,000. Plans are already under way to rebuild the entire block of one-story brick fronts on one general design. If they are carried out Whittemore will be the handsomest town in northern Iowa, and it is to be hoped that they will. Whittemore is a good business point, and however heavy the loss none of the unfortunates can afford to delay in again getting ready for the coming boom. Wliitteinore Champion. Rev. Day delivered a very able sermon in opera hall last Sunday evening to a full house. A. A. Brunson and C. C. Chubb were over from Algona to the state bank shareholders meeting Tuesday. F. E-. Potter is moving his goods to Hobart this week. Mr. Potter's family has been prominent in social and church circles and will be sorely missed by their many friends. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers' Exchange society was held last Saturday afternoon, about 80 of them being present. Miss Hulda Peters, a blind girl, who lives at Algona, has b&on stopping at Mr. Farley's this week to get up a music class. She is a graduate from the Jacksonville, 111., college for the blind and is a very fine musician. The writer had the pleasure of listening to both instrumental and vocal music executed by her, and although we do not pose as a musician or a critic, would say it was excellent. Anyone wishing to take lessons will do well to see her as her prices are low, only 50 cents. Wesley Reporter. Buffalo Center business men have organized a flour milling 1 company. Mrs. Z. S. Barrett was having some dental work done at Algona Wednesday. Prof. A. F. Bacon, principal of the Longbottom school south of Wesley, preached in Sexton last Sunday in the absence of Rev. Plummer. On Friday evening, March 18, Rev. Day of Algona will deliver his popular lecture "The League of Sleepy Hollow," in the M. E. church: Rev. Day will entertain all who attend, Frank Kessler is with us once more with whiskers shorp and a clean face. Frank hasn't an exalted opinion of Alf ona or the county jail since his resi- ence there, The boys and girls will have to be off the streets at 9 o'clock at night, as the council on Wednesday evening passed the curfew ordinance. The ordinance will go into effect as soon as published. Algona residents are eo used to buy- iqg everything away from home that they refuse to use the flour manufactured in Algona unless it has a Minnesota brand on the sack. Algonians are great people. Uancroft Resistor. Five cars of potatoes go from Blai,io« this week. Sheldon Higley leaves Monday for Holla, Mo., where be expects to make bis home in the future. C. W. and Mre, Go<Jdar«l arrived here Wednesday from Rolla, Mo., where they have been spending the winter at the home of their 4,a_Hgfefeer, JJrt, J 1 . R, Anderson. 1. J. Bruer left Monday j»orn}og Jfor • estimable family will henceforth reside. Chief Clork Perm of the railway mall service of Des Moines was a north end visitor the first of the week looking bver the ground to ascertain the needs and the feasibility of transferring mail at the C. & N. W. and B.* C. R. & N. crossings north of town. Many .petitions have been sent in praying for such service, which would be a most welcome and appreciated innovation, and it Is not unlikely that arrangements for the transfer of pouches between the two roads Will be made in the near future. IvtiVerne News. Several Irvingtonians went up to Algona Sunday afternoon to attend the Cuban meeting. This morning we received a card from Henry KHndt ordering his paper sent to North Ontario, San Bernardino county, Cat. At the caucus Tuesday night the following candidates were placed in the field: Mayor C. W. Goodwin; councilmen, Peter Figi and C. Konarska; clerk, V. E. Stephenson; treasurer, I. P. Harrison; assessor, Will Raney. This is a good ticket. Jjedynrd Lender. E. G. Rich has purchased the Hascom property in the west part of town and the work of fixing it up has already commenced. The temperance people of' Germania are having a hard time trying to keep the town dry. They will fetch it if they keep after it. Several carloads of stock, machinery, and household goods have been unloaded at this place the past week. When the good qualities of northern Kossuth become generally known it will keep our real esLnte agents bobbing to supply the demand for farms. Swen City 11 era III. K. Faltinson and Chas. Lurrabeo of Armstrong are- down south having a good time and expect to stop at Hot Springs, Ark., a week or more on their return trip. Editor Hinchon of Algona expects to take a trip to Europe this summer, starting some time in May or early in June. He should visit Madrid and tell those Spaniards a few things. At the municipal election on March 28, Algona will vote on the proposition of granting an electric light franchise to O. B. Durdall. It would seem that our county capital has been in darkness long enough and if the people cannot muster up courage enough to go ahead and put in a plant of their own they had better grant the franchise to one of their own number. COUNTY FAIR SEPT, 27-30 DIREOTOBB MET LAST SATURDAY A Merchants' Display Building IV11 Be a New Feature This Year- Some Changes Made. this Hurt Monitor. El more voted for saloons Tuesday by seyen majority. Jones of the Burt Wigwam is unloading another big- car of machinery today. This is the second car received since the first of March. The Farmers' Savings bank opened for business the first of this week. All the men connected with the institution are well known. They are business men from the ground up, and they are sure to succeed. The bank is one of our creditable and permanent improvements and will bring new business to the town. D, L. Driver, our buttormaker, wins more laurels. At the National Creamery Buttermakors' convention at Topeka, Kansas, a prize of $3,000 was up to be divided among all contestants whose butter scored above 05. In the neighborhood of 80 secured a' rating above 95, and Mr. Driver was among the lucky ones. His prize money will be about $35. School Eloctlon at Will ttomore. Whittemore had a red-hot school election Monday. Our correspondent says the issue was Mayor Boyle against Prof. Bowers. The professor %von out. The new directors are Mrs. Alex Dorweiler, Theo. A. Swanson, and H. A. Lillibridge. A Hot Time In Buffalo. The township election in Buffalo was a very exciting and amusing affair. The township board purchased a number of sets of mathematical blocks, sufficient to supply each school in the township, but one or two of the sub-directors did not sign the company's contract and now some of the men of the township are trying to make the directors pay for the blocks. They decided to settle the block question at the township meeting. There being some doubt inthe minds of the township board as to whether the real merits of the Kennedy system of geometrical blocks was understood, A. F. Bacon was asked to appear before election and explain the working principles of the blocks. All present but one or two were convinced that the blocks were all right and should be in every school. The general expression was that they had made a mistake in reducing the wages last spring. One man said that the wages at present were so low that they could not get teachers who know enough to use the blocks. School Notice. Pupils who have never before attended school will bo admitted during the first two weeks of the spring term commencing April 4. In order that arrangements may be made to properly care for them, the board desires to know how many we may expe_ct. Those intending to send primary pupils, who have never-before attended school, will please notify the superintendent at once. By making preparations for the pupils in advance, the board hopes to save time at the beginning of the term. £T. SPENDER. AVeadUiR Kiutfe. Buy your wedding rings of us, We givea clock with each sale, B. G. Bowyer, Jeweler and optician, first door east pf po8tofflee,-51 RWT fail to see our llpe of cU'ied fruite, M. %. GSOVE & SON, e FlM«»9 JS-karftt plain gold Huge at jfcpefcrwg'QpttoiWi I The coming county fair will be helc Sept. 27-8-9-80. It will be a four days' fair and a ful program will be arranged on an elabor ate scale. The committee having the racing and amusements in charge Is B. F. Smith, F. C. Newel, J. O. Paxson, T. H. Wadsworth, and Thos. Kain. It meets April 22 to complete details. A new feature promised this year is a merchants' display building. Pres. Wadsworlh has the plan in mind and will canvass at once for space. He estimates that it will cost our merchants loss to build a permanent building than it does now to make individual exhibits. The chief change in the premium list will bo a classification of vegetables and grains, chiefly of potatoes and corn. M. Mann, J. G. Rawson and R. M. Gardner are a committee to do the work and they will name the varieties for which premiums will bo offered ol corn, clover seed, beans, potatoes onions, beets, carrots, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash and melons. The mooting hold Saturday at Haggard & Peek's office was llie larjrost directors' meeting on record, 18 townships being represented. The officers are all enthusiastic and a big fair is going to result. A Sudden Death. C. L. Davidson, state railway commissioner, an old Algona land man, dropped dead yesterday at his home in Hull, Sioux county. ASK to see Chase & Sanborn's 35-cent tea, equal to on! inary 50-cent. 40 Men's, Boys' and Youth's, Ladies' Misses' and Children's Footwear. NEW GOODS, NEW STYLES, NEW COLORS. We are just receiving them and can show some of the nicest shoes in the market. For your wants in footwear always consult Brownell & Hired, The Shoe Merchants, Boston Block, Algona, la. Flue repairing and custom work. tarn One Hundred Dollars .— Is offered to any person who can duplicate the Sportsman's CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SCHU & WATERHOUSE, GET WATER OR NO PAY. The undersigned has a complete Steam Gable Well Drilling Outfit, and solicits the making or deep or shallow wells on the terms above stated. t>. R. PRAZER. SHELLY & PETTIBONE, Head Stones, Monuments, MARBLE gS^See us before you contract. 50 YEARS' EXPERIENCE TRADE MARKS DESIGNS COPYRIGHTS &c. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention la probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents cent free. Oldest agency for securing patents. Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive special notice, without charge, in the Scientific American. A handsoinely illustrated weekly. -".MjUflolourwJ, „.„.,„„ , fl. Sold by all newsdealers. culation ol Any BcieutlUo journ Largest clr- Terms, *8 ft ]TJEGA,L BLANKS- TOE STANDARD TOWNSHIP: PiiAiei sjxm : You find these at The Up office. Prices are but what they have done and will continue to do. They have built up the reputation for handling first-class goods. They are trade winners and are sought for everywhere. THE- Good Enough Sulky Plow A plow which has not only created a great sensation among farmers, but also among manufacturers. It is a recognized fact that it is the best plow for the money ever put upon the market. It is an absolute and unqualified success. We have never had one returned and never had one fail to give satisfaction. THE NAME " DEERE " stands for the best. The Deere goods now stand and always have stood at the head of the best of reliable farm machinery. The above cut shows the Deere Model " B " Disc Harrow with pressure lever—the very latest thing out. The Deere Seeders are the neatest, nicest, and best-built seeders in the market. REMEMBER, The Wigwam Algona and Burt, are positively making the lowest prices on farm machinery of any firm in the county. Especially low prices on Seeders and Disc Harrows. ALGONA AND BURT. Wilfrid P. Jones. used to think "fe-' male diseases " could only be treated after "loc a 1 examinations" by physicians. Dread of such treatment kept thousands .of modest women silent about their suffering. Thein- troduction of Wine of Cardul has now demonstrated that nine-tenths of all the cases of menstrual disorders do not require a physician's attention at all. The simple, pure taken In the privacy of a woman's own home insures quick relief and speedy cure. Women need not hesitate now. Wine of Cardul requires no humiliating examinations for its adoption. It cures any disease that comes under the head of "female troubles"—disordered menses, falling of the womb, "whites, "change of life. Itmakes women beautiful by making them well. It keeps them young by keeping them healthy. $1.00 at the drug store. For advice in cassa requiring- special directions, address, givine symptoms, the Ladles' Advisory Department," Tha Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. W. I. ADDISON, M.D., Gary, Miss., says: "I use Wine of Cardul extensively In my practice and find it a most excellent preparation for female troubles." A FIRST-CLASS COLLEGE EDUCATION Free of Cliarge to Students of loiva. Afforded by the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. A new college year begins Feb. 22, 1898. Large faculty, excellent equipment, reasonable living expenses. Thorough courses in the Sciences, in Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mining Engineering, a Course for Women, Veterinary Science, Dairying and Group Courses. You can have an illustrated compendium free by addressing PRES. W. M. BEARDSHEAR, Ames, Iowa. WATER OR NO PA Y. Artesian weu contractor. I have the only cable steam drilling machine owneu in the county; sink wells for water supply for towns, cities, and railroads. Special attention to arm Estimates made. J em- iloy only expert drillers. Address A. F >afley, Algoua, Iowa. DR. PRESTON, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat ^8r Operations performed. treated. Spectacles tltt Diseases Don't take any chance on Abstracts of Title, My books aro thoroughly complete. None but experienced abstractors have ever written a worcf in them. My work is done by competent persons and is guaranteed. Anythiuc entrusted to me will have prompt and careful at- tGl'l REAL ESTATE LOANS, FARMS AND WILD LANDS. C. C. SAMSON, Algona, Iowa. Opera House Block. ELECTION NOTICE, Notice is hereby given that at the regular meeting of the c% council of Algoua, Towa nelu on b eb. 20,1808, the following resolution was uuoptecl: Be it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, That the following proposition be submitted to a vote of the duafittafl electors of said city at the municipal election to be hew March 28,1808, and that the same be hereby ordered published in the Upper Des Moines, Algona Courier and the Algona He- publican for four consecutive weeks: For granting an electric light franchise. Against granting an electric light ° franchise. The Wetmore Truss THIS TRUSS MUKDEUS M£ I WEAR THE WBTUORB TRUSS 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. t 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. the rui)ture tu-mly and W. J. Studley, PHARMACIST, Boston Block, ALGONA, IA. - A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines,

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