The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 15, 1898 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 15, 1898
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1898. VOL. XXXm-NO, 13. New Revenue Bill has not yet advanced the prices on our fine line of teas. Here is your opportunity to get fine goods and save money at the same time. Remember Cannon Chop especially. M. Z. Grove & Son. PECULIAR TO THE SOUTH, EYEBYBODT THERE IS AFFLICTED. Take a Look at the Latest Things in- Fans, Parasols and Umbrellas, White Kid Gloves, Chamois Skin Gloves, and all the latest shades, just received. <,, G. L. Galbraith & Co. J. T. Chrischilles, President. &. 0. Hudson, Vice President. T. H. Lantry, Treasurer. James Patterson, Secretary. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. [INCOKPOBATED.] HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. Dealers in Hard and Soft Coal. Manuf acturers of Strictly High-giade Flour. Special attention paid to the •Owing to the large and constantly increasing demand for our superior grade of flour we are enabled to offer from 5 to 10 cents per bushel above the market price for good wheat. F. W. DINQLEY, Manager. NSURANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.- Offlce over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rockford of Rookford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. Malady is Not Regarded Dangerous —Lookout Mountain and Beauties About ChickamaUga. CHICKAMAUGA PARK, Ga., June 10.— Every member of Company P and in fact every Iowa boy here is severely afflicted with one of the worst maladies known to army men. Some few of them had it before they came and many people have it in the north, while everybody has it in the south. In the north it is called " laziness," but down here it is so common that it has no special name. It would be something astonishing for tin Algona rustler to drop into our quarters between 9 o'clock in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. The men have this part of the day to themselves, and I must say they keop it to themselves. We come in from drill at 9 and every man will at once make a run for his tent and that is the last quick move that ho will execute for the balance of the day. At exactly 9:16 if you should walk down the company btreet you could see men in every position obtainable. One man said, "I don't believe I am getting lazy, but guess I would if we should stay here much longer." This man Is considered a very busy one at home, but when he said the above he had been lying in the same position for three hours, hisshoes were off and his clothes all unbuttoned. 'When the command came to "fall In" he rolled over, took hold of a tent pole and finally managed to pull himcelf into an upright position. This Is not simply a bad case, but is an example of the disease that is universal here. But that is not the only thing the men get in this climate. It Is amusing to wtitch them. You can see a man stretched out on a blanket in his tent in such a position that you would swear he had just been dropped there from a balloon. A comrade walks by and accidentally strikes his foot, when the man on the ground howls out: "Go wan away, you clumsy grayback. What In the dickens are you stumbling around here for." Cross? Oh, no; they are not cross. Its something so much worse than cross that my dictionary don't contain a word strong enough to express it. Yet the men are doing the very best of work. You who have seen the drills in the old court bouse hall wouldn't know the company if you saw them here. Every movement is executed like clock work. Yesterday our battalion took a march to Crawfish spring, where' the Leiter hospital is located. It is about four miles from camp, but the boys all enjoyed the trip very much. The spring gushes out of a small cliff and after forming a little mill pond rushes through a ditch about eight feet across, where the water is three feet deep and running very rapidly. It is the largest spring in this spring country. Before long we are going to take a short trip to the foot of Lookout mountain, camp there over night in the regular army way, without tents, and march back the next day. CHICKAMAUGA PARK, June 6.—Of all the sights seen by the soldiers of the Spanish war on their way to Chickamauga park, probably none is as much talked of as Lookout mountain, which lies only a few miles from the camp. It is a huge pile of granite about 23 miles long, starting among the mountains in northeastern Alabama and ending abruptly in a high bluff at the Tennessee i-iyer. Just beneath this bluff is the city of Chattanooga, Here the top of the mountain is 2,000 feet above sea level and 1,700 above Chattanooga and on the extreme end is Point Lookout. To get to the top of the mountain are two incline railroads. Incline No. 1 runs by a curving route to a large hotel just underneath the brow of the mountain. The cars are attached to a large cable and run up and down every eight minutes. When one goes down it assists in pulling the other up. Arriving at the hotel at the top of the mountain one is at once attacked by numberless relic sellers. If you escape them you are lucky. If you buy a relic of one of them the others will see you do so or see you carrying it, and considering you an easy mark will put in an hour or two trying to " sell" you FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, Gollec tickets to or $so,ooo. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. •tions made promptly, ana a general banking business transacted. Passage tick from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WW. H. INUHAM, President ; T. CHBISCHILIES, Vice Pres ; LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrlschilles, Lewis H. Smith, J, W. Wadsworth, Bamet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL $50,000 AMBROSE A. CALL President I WM. K. FERGUSON Cashier D.H;HUTOHINS.. vice president I o. D. SMITH Asst. c»bhier Directors—D. H. Hutchlns, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Porweiler, P, H. Vesper, Ambrose A. 0*11, 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. Ojfflcers and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest, Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. (Jalbralth, Fred. M. Miller. Myrou Schenek, Thos. F- Coo^e. CASH CAPITAL, 150,000, General 04 W? VMP08W pgTInterest paid on time deposits. some more. On the other hand if you don't buy anything they are more than convinced that you ought to have one. The relics consist of everything from bullets "picked up on the mountain," (and which by the way are manufactured in immense quantities in Chattanooga) to the canteen worn by one of Grant's aids. This aide must have liked to carry canteens better than most soldiers and must have been a regular giant, for a gflnjleman who spends his summers in the hotel there, told me he had seen more than 50 canteens sold that that unlucky aide had lost in this one battle. Escaping these venders you get a chance to look at the scenery. To a person from Iowa it seems like a dream. You look out over the famous Moccasin bend across which Grant transported his supplies when in Chattanooga. The country to the west in Alabama is very mountainous, but at the same time very beautiful. To the north lies Tennessee, very flat and out up by hedge fences into what appear to be very small squares. The city of Chattanooga seems almost under you though ft is in reality a mile away. This is a historical part of our country and one stands in awe as he gazes for miles and miles over the ground on which were fought the battles of Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, and Lookout Mountain. I had often Been pictures of birdseye views, b«t had never realized 'what A grand feeling It was to b.e sp,jne j,7Q0 feet above a large city like Oh.Rtf nooga and above ft large YftUey M&e. V Tennessee. No pencil can explain the feeling experienced the first time you get a good view from such a place as Lookout mountain. You feel as though you were twice as well educated as you were when you started up. You wish you could stay here all the time and just look and look, and think and think. It is impossible to describe the feeling, but if you have ever been in the position y«u can appreciate it and if you never have I advise you to do so at the first opportunity. When you are looking, to the east at Missionary Ridge your guide will say: "Now you see that tallest point where there are but few trees, right off there?" You don't see it, but one of the other fellows claims he does, so of course you have to say that you see it very distinctly. "Well," says the guide, " that's Little Round Top." You look over in that direction for about five minutes as though you were studying the kinds of trees on its top and then ask the guide to take you up higher. Its awful nice to have a guide. One loams ao much more about guides and so much lees about the history of the country. To got from thie hotel to Point Lookout, which is right above it, ono has to climb about 75 feet up the face of the cliff. Then a fellow begins to realize what a job Hooker's men had that morning they went up. There is only one place near the hotel, to pet up. When you at last arrive at the top you are told that Point Lookout is about a quarter of a mile to your north and also that it will cost you 35 cents to get through the gate to the point unless you came up on Incline No. 2, as that company owns the point. Now you have a round trip ticket on Incline No. 1 and you don't Know whether to pay the new assessment or not till you notice that the ticket agent has adepu- ty sheriff's star on the front of his coat. Suddenly a brilliant idea strikes you, at least it did me, and you. walk over towards Incline No. 2, you meet somebody who has just come up that, incline and finally persuade him to trade return tickets and he go down No. 1, and you down No. 2, thus giving both of you the benefit of both roads. He trades, If ho has never been up before, and you go back and Into the point with the other fellows ticket, while he comes up to the gate and has to pay the 35 cents. Prom the point you can see but little more than from the hotel below. The guide shows you how to look to see Into seven states. You can see the points he says are in the different states all right, at least you say you do, for you have got the habit on you by this time. Walking from the point back toward incline No. 2 you pass some very beautiful homes and at the incline station find a large vine-covered hotel. You decide to take you dinner there and enter the dining room imagining what a treat you are going to have after so long on bacon and hard tack. You get a good dinner, which only costs a dollar, and decide It Is time to go back to camp. You get on the car for down the incline and down it goes. The track of this incline is much steeper than No. 1 and you finally break your good resolution not to say anything about It, and mutter: "It'wouldn't do much to us if the cable should break." I asked the car conductor and he said that he had carried about 10,000 people up and down the line that day and only seven of them had failed to remark something about the cable breaking. Six of them were babies and the other a deaf and dumb lady. The car seems to be hung almost end up and you must brace your feet or you will slip over against that lady's hat in front of you. So steep is the incline that the track away ahead which is pretty nearly level appears to be standing almost straight up the other way. Arrived at the bottom one breathes a sigh of relief, as does everybody else, because the trip is ended. There are lots of inconveniences and unpleasant things in connection with a trip up Lookout, but yet if you are ever near it don't fail to go up.. It is one of the grandest sights I have ever seen. NOTES. The boys have received a great many " house wives," as the needle, thread and pin holders are called, but now a new difficulty arises in that they have given so many of their brass buttons away that there are none left to sew on. At Camp McKinley the old, quick, marching songs were the only ones that the men could be induced to sing, but down here you never hear them even whistled. The only song that is sung with any soul In it is, "Nobody knows how tired I am. Nobody knows how—" and here the song usually ends with a snore. No one in the company is sick. We don't know when we will leave here. Officers at general headquarters say that it is their firm belief that we would he in service for at least a year if peace was declared tomorrow. We have the best camp in the United States as far as healthful conditions are concerned. This battalion will send home Capt. Refsel of Emmetsburff and a private from each company to recruit our companies up to 106 men. Merritt Turner will probably go from Company P. Henry Adams, the popular pharmacist at Sheetz,' Is now nearly working himself to death in the hospital here. He is the most competent steward they have and consequently has all the work to do. He reports less sickness than heretofore. Capt. Cooke is still in command of the Third battalion and makes a very popular major. A large forest fire started about a mile in the rear of our camp yesterday and it was feared we would have to take the tents down and move them to the open, but the fire was extinguished. At Camp MoKinley we were bothered with camera fiends, and here it is peddlers. Wo are the only regiment on ground that don't run a canteen. JAY B. RANDAJX, Novelties IN- Glassware We have just received direct from the factory some very pretty patterns in glass goods. Call and see them. Langdon & Hudson. TELEPHONE NO. IS. FREE HOMES. LANDS in Minnesota and the Dakotas— fine, level prairie — sold on the CROP PAYMENT PLAN— half the crops until the land is paid for. COME AND SEE US. ^ . Frank liconlin Land Company, lo-wa. SAVE MONEY by buying your groceries At the Cash Grocery. So-o-tH of Oo-uirt Best Herring 6c per pound; salt white fish 7c; canned tomatoes, 3 pound apples lOc; gallon canned apples 25c per can; ^- 1! '—-' peaches, prunes and. __ . . . California" prunes and raisins 5c'per pound; Jelly in pails, 25c per pails. J. O. ANDERSON. South of court house. A. GILMOUK, President, E. P. KEITH. Vice President, M. SOIIEKOK, Secretary, J. W. WA.DSWORTH, Treasurer. DIRECTORS: o. H. nvTomss, FRA.NK DEYINE, GIUS. BOOSTER, 8. 8TEVSSY, 0. S. ANOU8, J. E. 8TA.OY. The Farmers' Milling Go. [INOORPORA.TED.] OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA ROLLER MILLS. Can furnish the trade with choice flour from selected wheat; also bran, shorts, and ground feed in lots to suit purchasers. This is a farmers' company and solicits the fanners' business. "Whorls a Specialty. Highest cash price paid for good wheat. Iowa. Give the new company iv trial. We can and will do aa well by you as any mill In /. B. HOFIUS, General Manager, Fencing. A Few Points of Superiority. 1. The handsome appearance of the fence when it is up. 2. There are no small wires in its construction, the strand wires being Nos. 9 and 11, and the stay wires No. 18, thus giving it unequaled strength and durability. 8. The perfect winding of the joint and the crimp in the strand wire prevents its moving out of place. . It is an adjustable fence and is easily put up over uneven ground. 4. The old theory that wires must be twisted together to counteract the effects of heat and cold has been exploded, We claim that the CRIMP in our fence fully provides for contraction aud expansion—that it is even better than twisted wires because we get more strength with less weight of wire, and the single wire does nothold the water, causing it$o rust. 5. It is cheaper than barbed wire. 6. Safety to animals and effectiveness against all kinds of stock. CONSOLIDATED FIELD FENCING to made In 16 different style* and to guaranteed t« turn «ll Unto of «1K*. but Large, Galvanized Wire. pf the Beat peeaemer Steel, used In Its oonstruptlon. A, FENGS THAT ALWAYS ITS 8HAPS, e Joint at each .of the wjre» fW adjustable fe S*«r

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