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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1898. VOL, XXXIIt*-NCX 2L I \Peackes by the Basket Pears by the Barrel, Friday and Saturday. M. Z. Grove & Son. Remnant Sale This sale will consist of Wash Goods. Of all kinds. Organdies, Dimities, Lawns, Challies, and Percales at less than first cost. We want to clean up our stock and they must go this week. G. L. Galbraith & Co. J. T. Chrischilles, G. 0. Hudson, T. H. Lantry, James Patterson, President. Vice f resident. Treasurer. Secretary. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. - [INCORPORATED.] HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. Dealers in Hard and Soft Coal. Manufacturers 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, DINGLE Y, Manager. NSURANCE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.- Office over Algeria State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rookford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL. _^^X^-»^-^w^S-— W^^^-^-^k*^V^~»^ Kossuth County State Bank, SiBO.QOO. ^L3JS-OiT^., IOWA. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Colleo tions made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INCJHAM, President; T. CHBISCHILLES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Dlreetors-^Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Chrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona, CAPITAL 150,000 AMBKOSE A. OAiiti President j WM. K. FEBGUSON Cashier P. H. HUTCH1NS Vice President! 0. D. SMITH Asst. Cabhler Directors—D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweller, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. •Call, R. H. Spencer, Win. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention ?Jven to collections. OM(«rs and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Tb,ps. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Gftlbraltn, Fred. M. Miller. Myron ScUenok, s. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, 850,000. General Banking, PBIYATft 84iWf VEfOSJf VAVlTfr (^Interest paid on time deposits. WILL GO TO PORTO RICO, THE 52ND IOWA TO START SOON. Soldier Boys Delighted at the Prospect for Moving—Two More Deaths from Typhoid. The following telegram announcing the death of Wm. Stahl was received by THE UPPER DES MOINES yesterday at 3 o'clock. It was at once forwarded by this paper to the boy's mother at Bancroft: CHICKAMAUGA PARK, Go., Aug. 9.— UPPER DES MOINES, Algona, Iowa: William Stahl of Bancroft died from want of physicians care at division hospital today. He has been sick one week. Got all the care we could give him. JAY E. RANDALL. It will be noticed that in his regular letter dated Saturday, Lieut. Randall did not consider Mr. Stahl seriously sick. His death is very sudden. Mr. Barge, who returned to Bancroft with his son Sunday morning, reported Mr. Stahl sick and a purse of $100 was raised and E. C. Anderson was sent Monday to bring him home. He will undoubtedly now bring tho remains. Mr. Stahl was second son of Mr. and Mrs. Jo. Stahl of Bancroft. His father went to Klondike last fall and is still there. His mother is a Gallion. He was a stout rugged young man, wag- goner of the company. His younger brother, Lorenzo, was with him. Thos. Sherman of Bancroft went south Sunday to bring his brother borne. He is sick. He went with the Port Dodge company, \Si>ecial Staff Oorrenpondence.] CAMP THOMAS, Chickamauga Park, a., Aug. 6.—Amid the rattle of tin cups and the "hitching" of blanket rolls Company F and the rest of the Second batallion left Tuesday morning 'or the rifle range among the foot hills around Lookout Mountain. Arriving at Camp Mattocks we were assigned to a grass-covered plateau shaded by small pine trees. It was a beautiful place to camp and everybody thoroughly en- oyed the outing. Wednesday Company ? did their shooting. Each man first ired five rounds at 200 yards and those who made a score of 12 or more shot iheir other five shots at 500 yards, while .hose who made less than 12 and more than eight shot their other five at 300. Those under eight finished at 200 yards, Che best score was made by Lorenzo Stahl, who got 24 out of a possible 25. lompany F finished their firing the first day, and Thursday were allowed roam around among the mountains. Friday morning we again packed our rolls and at 7 o'clock started back. We made the trip of 7i miles in just two lours, including the one rest. -j- -f- -f- Ordere are out for seven regiments 'rom here to go to Porto Rico and luck- ly the Fifty-second Iowa is one of .hem. We will proceed to Newport iws and there be put on the transports or the island. We are brigaded with he Vermont and New Hampshire regiments, and are in the Third brigade, t is not known how soon we will get started, but probably as soon as we are paid off. It is also officially stated that the volunteer troops will all be kept in he service for one year, and those who o to Manilla, Porto Rico or Cuba will do garrison duty for the balance of iheir enlistment. The boys are of course very much pleased with the Porto Rico order. The enforced idleness here has been very damaging to both the health and the morale of the troops here. -*- -r- -i- Company F has three more cases of typhoid in the division hospital. John Larson, Charles M. Benjamin and Louis N. Whitehead are the unlucky ones, but they are all doing nicely. Fred Cronan is still sick in the company hospital and is some better than ast week. Two or three others are 'eeling a little ill with stomach ailments, but there are no serious cases now. Marshall Barge will leave for Bancroft, Iowa, Tuesday, accompanied by his father who has been here for several days. He has a 80 days fur- ough. -j- -s- •+• A man by the name of Ned L. Clock of Company D died in the K. P, hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., yesterday morning of typhoid fever. Also Seymour Buck of Company G in the divis- on hospital at noon Friday of the same disease, Chas. A. Cohenour, Arthur Craft, eo. Mahoney and Chas. Fleming, reported sick in company hospital last week, are so far recovered as to be around and attending to light duties. -f- -H •+• "I cannot say, I will not say, That he is dead, he's just a way."—RUey. The Fifty-second Iowa has had the smallest number of prisoners la the guard-house of any regiment in the park. -*--*••*The boys are all wondering if they will be sea sick on that 1,600 mile voy age from Newport News to Porto Rico -»-•*-•»We have received our meat cans. They are two heavy, oblong tin plates which lock into each other, leaving a hollow space in the middle in which to carry meat. One has a handle on it so it can be used as a frying pan. -*--(--«The election of mayor and other municipal officers in our company has been Indefinitely postponed. JAY E. RANDALL. OOL. OOQKE IS VERY SIOK. He HOB Boon Very Low During the Post Week —His Condition Now Bolter. Col. Cooke was so low last Thursday that some fears were felt that he could not recover. His fever remains and he is delirious much of the time. Ho is very weak. Dr. Morse says, however, that there Is no reason why he will not get well, that is apparent now. The wishes of the community are with him, and he is having all the care that medical skill can suggest. BURNED WITH PHOSPHORUS. Normnu Itoblnaoii Has a Close Call—A Curious Accident. A cry of fire brought a big crowd to ihe J. W. Robinson hardware store about 7 o'clock last Saturday evening. There on the sidewalk was Mr. Robinson's youngest son about 14 years of age with his clothing apparently burn- ng. The attempt was made to smother ihe flames but they were curiously persistent. Finally his clothing was torn "rom him and he was relieved from the icute pain, and the cause of the fire was discovered. It seems that he and some other boys had a small piece of phosphorus. He had put it in his pocket and was scuffling with a comrade when a sudden blaze shot out. The more the ittempt was made to smother it the totter it grew. When it was finally extinguished he was very painfully and >erhaps seriously injured. Dr. McCoy was present and at once took him in charge and he was removed to his lorae, where he is now resting easily. le has had a narrow escape from a atal accident. TEAOHERB POME MONDAY. Father Nugent Will Lecture Next Wednesday Evening—A Good Program. The school teachers will gather in Algona next Monday. They will be welcome. They will meet in the school louse for their regular work, and at he Congregational church for the lectures and evening entertainments. All if the latter will be free including Father Nugent's opening address on he "Philosophy of Civilization," which Senator Funk says is one of the best ever given in the Spirit Lake Dhuutauqua. The list of lectures promises a rich ireat. It is as follows: Rev. J. F. Nugent of Des Moines, "The Philoso- >hy of Civilization," Wednesday even- ng, Aug. 17; Hon. Ira C. King, ex- leputy state superintendent, " A Few Questions in Iowa School Law," Aug. 8; Supt. F. J. Sessions will address us on Aug. 22; Dr. W. M. Beardshear of Ames, "Our Neighbors in South America," Aug. 24. The corps of instructors includes S. • McMahon's brother, county super- ntendent of Carroll county, Prof. Spencer, F. J. Sessions of Waterloo and teachers of like talent. Supt. Van Erdewyk has spared no pains to prepare a good course of study and good talent. He will have a good nstitute. ED. OHBISOHILLEB IMPROVES. Dr. Hill Writes to Ills Mother That He Will Soon be Able to Return Home. The following letter is self-explanatory: FENTON, Aug. 3.—To the Editor: I have at hand a letter from Dr. Hill of ndependence stating that my son, Ed. 3hrischilles, is enjoying good health, and has much improved mentally since he has been there, and if he continues o do so will be able to come home in about two months' time. I am sure his many friends will be glad to know it. Will you kindly insert this in THE UPPER DES MOINES, and oblige, yours espectfully, MBS. ED. CHRISOHILLES. MONEY TO LOAN On Improved Lauds In Kossuth and Adjoining Counties at X<ow Rates of Interest. Loans are made on 5 to 10 years' time n sums from $600 to $10,000. Annual nterest; optional payments, in any amount and at any time after one year, will be received and interest stopped on amount so paid. No GOLD CLAUSE in note. Farmers' mutual insurance taken and interest can be paid at any bank ,'ou may select. Call on or address H. HOXIE, Algona, la. NORTHWESTERN EXCURSIONS, Knights of Pythias convention at Indianapolis. Tickets on sale Aug. 10, 20, 21. Good until Sept. 10. At very low rates.—2118 Horticultural and fllorists' meeting at Omaha, Aug. 14 and 15, special rate made.—It Bohemian Turners' convention at Omaha. Special rate Aug. 87 will made.—21t3 Inquire of agents fop rate,s. ARE YALUHD REMINDERS THE LETTERS OF EDGAR WINZEL Are Highly Cherished by His Parents —Always Cheerful and Hope fill Ibr the Future. Among the many valued reminders of their son, who died at Fort McPherson, which Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Winkel will cherish, are the letters he wrote trotn Des Moines and Chickamauga. Edgar was a liberal correspondent and nearly every day of his stay found him with time enough to drop a line home. Most of these letters are long, containing inquiries about all his old friends, and information about all his doings and goings. They are pleasant, cheer ful letters, the letters of a boy with a good healthy curiosity to see the world, while retaining a strong affection for his home. In the following selections only those sentences have been taken that refer more particularly to himself and his health, an excellent diary of camp life. The longer descriptions of scenery are necessarily loft out. All through Edgar shows his innate love of travel, but occasionally he shows that he realized that it was war he was engaged in, and that he was willing to make any sacrifice. In one letter he says that in time to come he will be more honored for going than ho would if he had played the "lazy coward"and stayed at home. The most beautiful part of his correspondence is the love lie everywhere displays for his parents, 3rothers and sisters, grandparents, and other relatives. A lovable disposition stands out in every line. AT DES MOINES. April 28.—I have had just lots of fun down here. Everybody is in good spirits. You can tell everybody that I am having a good time. May 18.—If we leave here at all I guoss we will go to Washington. Won't that be Jno? I will aeo the president, tho white louso, and the United States capltol. May 22.—This trip will give me a chance ;o see a little of the south, something that [ always wanted to do. * * * Mrs. Dr. Shore and Mrs. Cowles sent us out a crate of oranges. They were fine ones, too. * * Yes, I will be a good boy, you can de- jend upon it. I don't think it will bo very .ong before I come back. May 24.—It's just the kind of atrip I have always wanted to take. * * * Just wait illl wo get down south, where wo can pick tho fruit right off tho bushes. May 20.—You need not worry about mo at all as I am careful and am old enough to take caro of myself. May 27.—This is my last night in this camp. Glad, too, as I want a change. Wo go tomorrow at 1 o'clock in Pullman sleepers. May 28.—Well we are on the train mov- ng south. This will bo a nice trip for me. and I will get along all right. You need not worry, May 29.—We just crossed the Ohio into Kentucky. It is tho second longest bridge n the world, being nearly four miles. I have soon more great sights since I left Algona than I ever saw In all my life before. AT CIIICKAMAUGA. June 1.—It Is awful hot here, but we get along all right. Lots of beautiful scenery jore. Juno 2.—It is quite warm hero but not nearly as bad as I expected. We drilled right out on the old battle field In the sun yesterday and I stood It as well as I did at 3es Moinos. They do not feed us as well here, but maybe it is best for us as I was jetting fat. I gained three pounds at Des Vloines. * * * If I never feel any worse ;han I have since I left home I will not kick a bit. Don't worry, I'm all right. June 4.—I would give most anything for all the good Iowa water I could drink, I did not know what poor water was until I came here. June 18.—They have Just got through vaccinating us. It did not hurt much but I can feel it yet. It rained all day yesterday. The water ran right through our tent and everything was wet and muddy. * * * I expect to be a little sick some of these days, but not seriously. The people here say that all northerners have to be sick bo- fore becoming acclimated. June 10.—I do not expect to get home for a year anyway. I am not ready to come lome yet. Just think of the sights I am seeing. A person don't get homesick with so much about to see. f * * Well I am not in San Francisco but I would like to go ,here after taking In Cuba, Porto Rico, Washington, and New York. You can see for yourself that I am not nearly ready to quit traveling. * * * We get quite good 'ood now, both beef and pork, bread, beans, rice, coffee, tomatoes, and onions. It is ust once in awhile that we get hardtack. We haye sugar in our coffee, too. June 20.—For four days I lay abed and was unable to drill. Guess most of it was caused by vaccination. I am about acclimated now. My arm was swelled up and was awful sore. * * * A lot of the boys lave gone out to pick blackberries. There are wagon loads of them and of dew berries along the-rail way tracks. We can buy them fresh every morning for five cents a quart. June 28.—My arm is getting better now and I am entirely over iny sick spell. I was feeling yuite badly over a week before I was laid up. I was in bed four days. I did a lot of washing today. Will do patching and ironing tomorrow. June 30.—Well I like the south quite well by this lime and believe I would like to stay here. This trip has spoiled me for home. I am not going to stay in one place so much, however, but am going to travel more. ON GUAKD IN THE PAKK. July 1.—We took five prisoners last night and the sergeant of the guard let one go in the night, so now he Is under guard. I'll bet that if I am set to guard prisoners ever I will guard them. They had to shoot at one fellow the other uight before they could catch him, and then we had to run him down. It was dark and wo could not see to shoot him in the woods. July S.—Also got the kodak. It is just what I wanted, and a tine one. We got lots of praise from the general for our work capturing prisoners. We turned over 20 yesterday. We captured more than all the companies put together that were there before us. I feel alright now and do not feel dumpish like I did for awhile. TUB FJKST COMPLAINTS. July 5.—Yes, I will be careful of myself. I have been eating too much. A person can't eat ov drink as he would up there or he will be sick.? He lifts a great desire to eat an my bed In four places. I put a piece of toy shelter tent over me and went to sleep again. There are & lot of homesick boys here, but you don't catch me getting homesick as long as I feel as well as I do now. July 8.—We bought us enough lumber and canvas to make us double deck cots around the outside of the tent so we could have more room and sleep off the ground. July 12.—I had awful cramps In my stomach last night, but am all right today. We have just a fine place to stay in now, double decked cots, nine of us In one tent, July 18.—I am real tired today, had to work hard all day yesterday and have not gotten rested up. I wish we could get out of here. I am tired of this place. I have learned that a person can live most any way if he Just has to. I don't expect to get into any of the battles and think I will be home soon unless we have to go to some Island to establish a military government. It rained all night and all the forenoon. THE 1AST LBTTEB. July 9.—Mrs. Raymond sent me a fine chamois skin pocket to keep my money In. It has her name as well as my own and address. It Is made to hang around my neck. Thank her lor it and tell her I think lots of it and will always think what a good woman gave it to me whenever I look at It. Did I tell you she cried and bid me good byo the day I left home? Following this letter Is one from Leslie Tlllotson, who writes July 17, and says: 'Edgar has not been feeling well for several days so ho has not written. He says for you not to worry about him as he s much better today. You moy rest assured he has as good care as possible and I Milnk he will be well In a few days." On July 10 Edgar got Walt. Telller to write for him, and he said: "I have noting serious and will be better soon, so you nust not worry about me. We secure the )est of care. They bathe us regularly and mve been bathing me every hour today. I ivo on milk." On the 19th also Clarence Yotterwrote to Mr. Winkel. He said: ' Edgar Is much better today but very woak. He has had a hard time of it—poor >oy—but will be all right soon. He is|hav- ng the best of caro and is Improving. There is no cause -for alarm as he has not boon dangerous any of tho time." On July 20, Lieut. Randall wrote: "I 'eel it my duty to write and tell you that 3dgar is quite sick. Ho will be taken to '.he hospital today. If one of you can ar- , •ango.to come down hero I believe It would >o well to do so. The doctor says he has ,yphoid fevor. Ho Is receiving good care md while he is doing well yet you know what typhoid might develop Into." Mrs. Winkol started south at once and ho letters end with this one. Edgar died on the 29th. AT OLEAR LAKE. Rev. F. B. Day and Family Enjoying a Pleasant Outing at This Popular Resort. So many of our Algona people asked me concerning the season at this re- ort, that I feel like taking a little of JPPER DES MOINES space to answer heir inquiries. There are more peo- >le here than for several seasons past. All the cottages are full, some of four or five rooms sheltering 18 and 20 pleasure seekers. Fishing is good. I would tell you of my youngest hopeful chasing a rook jass into shallow water and capturing t, only for my knowledge of your skeptical notions as to fish stories, from Donah's experience to the present, ood strings of fish are caught by all and if failure ever attends one's venture, experts sell beautiful catches at very easonable prices. The bathers are very numerous, and .he rollicking, splashing children make reat merriment to the throng of on- ookers. The Algona Methodist parson's children have already attracted wide notice here by their healthy oices, the piercing qualities of which are well known to THE UPPER DES MOINES editor. There is really a fine program on at .he assembly. Sam Small got a fur- ough to leave his Georgia regiment and his two lectures last week wera hoice attractions. Dr. U. C. B. Mason, the colored orator, has charmed people twice. Dr. Potts, the deaf editor of the American Methodist of Detroit, has enthused throngs by ser- non and lecture. Though this man las not heard a sound for 21 years, he modulated his voice with a delicacy of precision that was remarkable. Other churches are well represented on the program. Dr. Koehne's Naza- •ene lectures will reflect great credit on the Congregationalists. He begins lis course of six lectures today. Gen. 0. O. Howard, who speaks Friday aa 'Patriotic Day," is, I think, a Presby- erlan, at least when I was a boy he risited in that neighborhood, and I got .hat impression. L. H. Coffin is a well known Congregatlonalist. On Saturday, which is fraternal day, speakers epresenting the Y. P. S. C. E., B. Y. J . U,, and Epworth league will hold orth. I wish Algona people could take advantage of the summer rate of 1$ are, and hear these lectures. Dr. £oebne's lectures are simply wonder- ~ul. Dr. Eaton of Des Moines will give a course of scientific lectures, which I am sure will bear up his fine reputation as a thinker and scientist. Any day will pay ®ae abundantly. Bishop Hartzell of Africa will preach Sunday and lecture Monday, and will give the jest message from* Africa since Stan- .ey's report. There is one thing about this resort, local hucksters and merchants actually act as though they had not caught the fever of insane avarice, for prices are really low and reasonable, and campers and cottagers can generally buy the staples for the larder cheaper on the rounds than they can up town or at borne. We are trying to have a good time, But we often think if we had to occupy the rooms in Algona and sleep on tba hard straw beds at home we content ourselves with here, we would, not sing the praises of Algona people iij the care for the ministry. But they ajl d,« it anyway, and it goes without eayjng; that we have a good time, or at lept feel in duty bound to say we do, and pi course we do. But the beds, ajicl bare unplastered walls, and ~ muddy walks, and chilly days and oolfter nights, and primitive bills oj fare are upf parts of time ^ut we enjoy ourselves

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