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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1898. VOL. XXXII1-NO. 22. Peaches by the Basket Pears by the Barrel, Friday and Saturday. M. Z. Grove & Son. Special Sale OF- Wash Goods. Lot No. 1— Worth 10, 12i, and 15c a yard, This week at .5c Lot No. 2 — Worth 18, 20, and 25c a yard, This week at G. L. Galbraith & Co. ./ T. Ohrischilles, <7. 0. Hudson, T. H. Lantry, James Patterson, President. Vice President, Treasurer. Secretary. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. - [INCORPORATED.] HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. Dealers in Hard and Soft Coal. Manuf acturers of Strictly High-gi ado 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. DlNQLEY, Manager, NSURANCE Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.. Office over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rock ford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange .bought and sold. Collec tions made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. Wll. H. INGHAM, President; T. CHBISCHILLES, Vice Pros; LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier Directors— Win. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrisohilles, Lewis H. Smith, J W. Wadsworth, BarnetTJevine. First National Bank of Algona, AMBROSE A OAP1TAL .............................. «50,000 ....President I WM. K. FERGUSON .................. Cashier ;;;;;;;. . vice President I O. D. SMITH. . . .• ................. Asst. Cannier Directors— D, H. Hutohins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A Call, R. 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 Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. W. Miller. Myrou Sohenck, Thos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, 950,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY PSfOSIT VAULTS (^Interest paid on time deposits. NEW NATIONAL PRESTIGE, GIVEN US BY TfiE PBESENT WAB. Recent Conflict Has Given a Healthy Insight to Our Unlimited Resources and Power. NEW YORK, Aug. 9.—Congressman Dolliver of Iowa, in the course of a lecture at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, said ast night: We have gained in our war with Spain infinitely more than we have lost, and the unerring instinct of the people at large, whose sovereign purpose overruled the judgment of the statesman in )he initial stages of the conflict, has given us a new national prestige at lome and abroad—to ourselves a new lasts of self respect, to the nations of urope a new and healthful insight in;o our resources and power. The world will be slow to make a quarrel with a community that can raise $200,000,000 without the aid of a syndicate at home or abroad within two weeks by a popu- arloan. The cabinets of the old world will have a long session before allowing themselves to bo drawn into a collison with a nation which in five years will lave at its disposal a steel fleet of which ,he Brooklyn and the Oregon are only ,he types and the forerunners. The war has perfected our strength at home >y the total obliterating of the lines of sectional prejudice marked upon our maps by the great struggle of the last jeneration. Gen. Joe Wheeler, in the )hick of the fight at Santiago, stands n or the larger patriotism, north and south, which has turned its back upon ihe past and opened its vision to the sublime destiny of a reunited people. The same influences that have re- itored the perfect union of our country iave brought back also the harmony to which broad minded men of both countries have long looked forward in the relations of the English speaking world. At the outbreak of the Spanish war the restless diplomacy of Europe was circumvented by the prompt notice of ;he English government that any .constraint placed by the powers upon the government of the United States would lave to count upon the disapproval and active hostilities of the government and the people of England, and thus, by a simple act of national fellowship, the worn and threadbare prejudices of a century yield in both countries toarec- )gnition of the common use which the English race, scattered through the earth, is now to make for liberty and civilization. The peace which is now at hand im-' )osea upon our government problems vastly more difficult than the prosecution of the war. It puts the destinies of the Spanish West Indies at once in our hands. It gives us Porto Rico, the jovernment of which will probably be in easy task, and requires us to estab- "ish a stable and orderly government n Cuba agreeable to the people of the sland. We have already raised the lag of the United States over the Hawaiian islands, now familiar with republican institutions. Admiral Dewey, n the harbor of Manila, by the most notable exploit in the history of the navy, has brought us face to face with the problem of the Philippines. Two things the American people are already agreed upon. The first is tyiat we ought not to desert our insurgent allies in the hour, of our victory and leave them to the tender mercies of an unrestrained Spanish despotism, and the second is that the question is strictly an American one and what we do shall not be constrained by the interference of any foreign power, prince or potentate whatsoever. It may be counted as certain that the flag of the United States is in the Philippines to stay, and that, whether our government assumes the sovereignty aver the whole group or not, we will secure such a naval and commercial station there as will enable us to administer to the needs of our own commerce and become the agents and guardians of the peace and liberty of the islands. From the beginning to the end of the war it was evident to the devout student of history that our people in a strange way have been subject to a guidance of powers wiser than human foresight and that we have come to our present situation in the providence of God. Without our knowing it or intending it, we have been caught in the current—in what our forefathers used to call the course of human events. Up to this hour we have discharged every duty with heroism and a self-sacrifice that has taken no thought for ourselves. It cannot be doubted that the presi dent of the United States, secure in the confidence of all the people, without re gard to politics, will go forward in the discharge of every duty which arises out of our new relations to the civilization of the world, and behind him will stand the united millions of our people ready for the duty, as old Bismarck once said, " In the fear of God and nothing else." There Oujjlit to Be a Change. Armstrong Journal: The accommodations at the crossing between Swea City and Germania are not what they ought to be, or what the railroad commissioners should compel "the companies to furnish. A person wishing to go from Armstrong or Swea City to Algo na must purchase a ticket or pay cash fare to Germania. Persons from the east must pay to Swea City. People coming from Algona or Bancroft must pay for a ticket to Ledyard, and the Ledyard people buy a ticket to Bancroft for the privilege of riding three miles. In traveling either way on either one of the roads the passengers must pay for several more miles than they actually travel. This is certainly unjust. If the passenger has baggage t will be carried to the next town, so it s only those who have no baggage that can take advantage of the so-called accommodations even by paying double 'are. It is not necessary, in order to accommodate the public, to have an agent at the crossing, but the railroad iompanies should be compelled to sell .ickets and check baggage from other tations to that point, and the passengers would take care of themselves till .he next train comes along. DEATH OF MABT PIERCE, One of Kossutli'B Old Settlers Passes Away—Well Known In Algonn. It was only a few weeks ago that Mart Pierce was visiting in Algona, seeming- y in excellent health for a man of 79 years. He died at Ledyard last week, and his remains are burled in the Ledard cemetery. Mart came to Kossuth 10 years ago, and was one of the best- cnown settlers west of Algona. Ho was enlal, kind hearted, with a rough and •eady wit that never failed him. Peace o his ashes. Tho Ledyard Leader publishes the ollowing obituary: After several weeks' illness with kidney trouble Martin Pierce succumbs to the silent nessenger, and is thus relieved of his ufferings and cares of the world on Sunday, Aug. 7, 1898, at the ago of 79 'ears, 3 months, and 28 days. Funeral ervlces were conducted by Rev. E. E. Walker at the home of Alfred Welfare, Sr., where he spent the last few weeks of his life. The funeral was largely attended, and the procession was one of he largest that ever came to this cemetery. Martin Pierce was born in Huon county, Ohio, April 10, 1819, and :umo to this county in 1868, settling on ^ farm near Algona, where he lived for about 20 years. Ho then took up his residence with A. W. Montgomery, with whom he spent the last eight or "0 years in northern Kossuth, except be last few weeks, which were spent with Mr. Welfare. We were unable to earn his family history, not knowing whore any of his relatives lived. He ms always been known as a good, kind learted man, one who would divide the ast meal of victuals with a needy per- on, and in case of sickness was always ready to lend a helping hand and pock- tbook if necessary. He made friends wherever he went; in fact everybody, oung and old, was his friend, and they lad no warmer friend than Mr. Pierce. While he had no relatives here, everyone who could appointed themselves a iommittee to do something for him in )is last days, and after death came all who could leave their business spared no pains in the arrangement for the uneral, and the old gentleman was laid o rest with as much respect and amid as many tears as though it had trans- >ired among his nearest relatives, vhich goes to show the high esteem in which ho was held by the people of this community, and we venture to say .hat the little mound in the cemetery will ever be kept green. A short .ime before he died he expressed his willingness to lay down the cares of this world if it was God's will that he hould. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. Smith are ex- >ectod home this week. Miss Nellie Clarke went to Minneapolis Friday to visit her sister. Mrs. F. W. Dlngley is planning a visit to her old Ohio home next month. Dr. A. L. Rist joined his family at Oko- bojl Saturday and ia spending the week. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McChesney and R. A, McChesney returned to Iowa City Friday. Prof. Spencer came Saturday to be ready 'or the teachers. Mrs. Spencer is still vis- "ting in Denison. Miss Alice Hepburn came from Des Vloinos Saturday tor a visit with her slater, Mrs. Harvey Ingham. Mrs. W. F. Walker is in Algona again for a short visit. She goes to St. Louis shortly to make her home. Frank Tellier has been offered a poaition .n the Webster City schools. He has several other places in view also. • Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ingham started for Olympia, Wash., Monday. They go by the anadian Pacific and will be gone a month. Geo. E. Clarke is home from his lake 'lp. He went to Chicago and then took the boat to Duluth. He says it is the ideal summer outing. Emma Rowe is back from a visit at her old home in Tama county. She teaches in Wesley again this fall, where she has been very successful. Geo. W. Hanna's son Scott and a Lu- Verne playmate visited at the Mann home south of town last Friday. Miss Mann was his school teacher.' MONEY TO LOAN On Improved Laiidg In Kossutli and Adjoining Counties at Low Rates of Interest. Loans are made on 5 to 10 years' time in sums from $500 to $10,000. Annual interest; 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 you may select. Call on or address H, HOXIE, Algona, la. Miss Irene Ward, Sewing by the day or at home. Resi dence with Mrs. C. E. Wjlliamson, op posite A. A. Call's. 2118 THE. Mason City Brick and Tile Co makes the best drain tile and hollow building tile in the world and lowes prices. F. O, B. any station. Your Wedding Ring, Buy your wedding ring of us, we al ways make the bride a present. 5tf DlNQLEY & PUGH. FEVER VICTIMS ON A PUBLOtmH. MAPLE CITY, the best white la.un.dr; soap. M. z. GROVE & SON. FOB time loans on real .estate appl at JCossuth County State JJank^ ,, HOME FROM CAMP THOMAS dent. Randall and Fred Cronnii Got Here Yesterday—More -to Follow—Other War News. John G. Smith returned from Chickamauga yesterday morning bringing with him Lieut. Randall and Fred. Ironan. E. C. Anderson of Bancroft remained in camp and is expected to eave today with 10 members of Company F, among them Walt. Tellier and Clarence Yetter of Algona, Fred. Miler, Glen Davison, and Boy Aloorn of Bancroft, all sick with malaria. A. E. )augherty came with Bert Peck Monday to LaPorte, his home. He has been very sick. Lieut. Randall did not give up till ast Thursday. He has boon ailing two weeks with a malarial attack. He has ever from about 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock, le is not much reduced in flesh but ooks badly. Fred. Cronan has been .own with some kidney trouble nearly ix weeks. He is very much reduced n flesh and is very weak, butotherwlse s doing well. Lieut. Randall confirms the reports about the conduct of the division hos- ital. There can bo no doubt that hero should be an official investiga- ion. Mr. Smith arrived at Chickamauga Sunday morning. He left Sunday ight largely because Fred. Cronan vas so low. The other boys had not got furloughs yet and he left them to ome with Mr. Anderson. He says the amps all look clean. The water is not it to drink, and the division hospital s over full, the surgeons are over- vorked, the nursing is inadequate, 'n his opinion the camp is a pest hole low. Ho says some of the boys look well, Charlie Cohenour, Will. Sails- ury, Leslie Tillotson, Mike Walsh, and others. He says L. H. Mayne ooks well. Mr. Smith says everybody was anx- ous to help all along the line and every- >ody feels that it is too bad that our joys have to be kept in such a place. He says also that the Mississippi regiment next to ours is worse off than urs. A sample of our companies is he Fort Dodge camp, 29 in the hospi- ;al when he left. John G. Smith Goes South. The Brown brothers Saturday spent he day in making a collection to help got Fred Cronan home. The discussion ed to an informal meeting on the court louse steps at 4 o'clock, at which Geo. ~,. Clarke was chosen chairman and F. fi.. Taylor secretary. After some discussion it was thought best to send omeone to Chickamauga to bring all ,he sick home. John G. Smith was sug- ested and unanimously chosen. He mcked his grip and left at 0:80 o'clock or Chicago. The following resolutions were adopted: Resolved, That Hon. John G. Smith be ppointed a committee and requested to irocoed at once to Chickamauga Park, Ga., or the purpose of investigating the con- lition of the members of Company F. 62nd !owa volunteers, and procuring furloughs 'or all not able to perform full military duty for not less than 30 days, and aiding and assisting them from there to their lomes in Kossuth county, and that he be nstructed to stay and use all practicable means for attaining the end desired. F. M. TAYLOK, GEO. E. CLAKKB, Secretary. Preaident. In all $102.50 was raised and Mr. mith was ordered to call for more If needed. Tlios. Sherruan'H Trip. Thos. Sherman returned to Bancroft Monday afternoon leaving his, brother at the old home near Livermore. He went to Chicago expecting to meet his jrother there, but delay in getting a 'urlough kept him until he was too weak to start alone. Thomas then went to Chickamauga and got him. Be says the division hospital "is hell." 3e says the boys, like his brother, who had money and friends, were well enough attended, but that they could not live in the stench and noise of that olace, while the boys who were among itrangers were without even decent attention. He says he has no personal 'eelings, as he could not have cared Detter for his brother if he bad been there himself, but speaking coolly he says conditions are simply "damnable." As one instance he tells of a boy lying near his brother, whose lips had drawn took from the gums. He says he could lay his hand on 100 flies on the boy's mouth. As sotfe^as he reached Bancroft he led a subscription with $25 to send a man to help E. C. Anderson get all the Bancroft boys home, Mrs. Blackford Ilrlngs Ellison Mrs. Edwin Blackford returned with her Jan, Ellison, from Cleveland, Ohio Friday morning. She took him there from the Leiter hospital as soon as he was able to be moved. He is now pick ing up rapidly and will soon be aboul in his usual good health. Mrs. Blackford says he would not have lived bu for her timely arrival. She says tha after she saw Edgar Winkel she wen to the superintendent of the Leitei hospital and asked to have Edgai brought there. The superintenden told her that he had notified the regl mental surgeon that he had 50 vaoan beds, and that was all he could do. In spite of this Edgar was carried 14 1 miles to Fort Mopherson, where ther were no greater conveniences than h had had in the division hospital. I he had been taken to Leiter he would have had good care. Mrs. Blackfor says Ellison got his face bloody whil being taken to the division hospita' When she came nearly two days late the blood was still on his face, and hi had not been removed. Lorenzo StwlU Keturua. An eight-day furlough was grants joreiizo Stahl to bring his dead broth' 1 er home. He returned to Chickamauga Monday evening. He says it was almost impossible to get the doctors - to attend to his brother and then only the assistant, a young and inexperienced ollege graduate, would come. He peaks in high terms of Lieut. Ban- all, who got him his furlough to come lome. It usually takes several days to get a furlough. Lieut. Randall told im he should have a furlough in time o start or he would lose his commla- ion. He got the furlough in two ours. Mr. Stahl says the medical at- endance on the sick at the division capital ia wholly inadequate. He ried all one day to get the surgeon to ee his brother and he would not come. Bert Peck Home. Bert Peck returned to Burt Monday morning. He was able to come alone, uffering with a kind of intermittent ever. He was so thin that' when he ot off the train his father did not now him. He was taken home and )r. Peters at once began on him. During the afternoon his fever was up o 103 degrees. TENNIS TOUENAMENT. Vest Bend Una a Big Time at Tennis— AlKoiin Well Represented. Algona sent a goodly delegation to West Bend last week. The occasion was the second annual tennis tournament, but the Algonians went for the rap shooting. Those who went were ohn G. Smith, Guy L. Taylor, C. T. hubb, C. C. Samson, B. W. Haggard, . P. Haggard and Harry Moore. L fter they arrived Dennis Zigrang of ilvermore protested against Mr. Smith nd Mr. Taylor as professionals and hey were not allowed to shoot. Zig- ang then won out. Guy Taylor has irice proposed to match with Zigrang or a goodly purse, giving him two ards advantage on live birds. Alden, Humboldt, Livermore and tetherville sent tennis teams. The jivormoro team were Glen Brunson nd Prof. Rutledge and they won with ase. Last year Estherville beat them, his year their score with Estherville was 6—1, 6—1, 6—0. This team did no£ ose a set in the tournament. The next meeting will be held at Liv- rmore. The officers are Joe Aiken, resident; Chas. Sullivan, secretary; nd Leon Hack, treasurer; all of Livermore. HELD FOB LABOENY. O. I 1 ". Stowell Wanted In Montana as a Result of a Poker Game. Last week Sheriff Christensen went o Plover and arrested G. F. Stowell on rders from the sheriff of Valley county, vlont. He was brought to Algona and Monday was the day set for requisition lapers to be here. They did not come and Justice Taylor gave until today for hem to arrive. Stowell is out on bonds urntshed by friends in Riverdale town- hip. Stowell is charged with grand arceny. His story is that he got in with a set of gamblers who drugged lira and fleeced him of $600 in money. ?hen they got him to stake his horses. After he sobered up he went to the >rosecuting attorney, who told him that hey could not hold the horses. Accord- ngly he sold them. His arrest is for aking the horses. WILL FIGHT THE INJUNCTION. The Express Company Notifies Geo. 35. Clarke that It Will Contest His Stamp Tax Injunction. A. B. Cummins of Des Moines has notified Judge Quarton that he will re- ist the injunction granted against the Jnited States Express company on Geo. D. Clarke's suit. He asked for an early hearing. As the judge was on its way east he set the hearing at his Jumboldt term of court, Sept. 14. It will be remembered that the express company refused to send a package for Mr. Clarke unless he would affix the revenue stamp. Mr. Clarke refused to do this and began suit. It is an inter- isting case. CHEAP EXOUESION BATES, The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company will make excursion rates as follows: For the grand encampment Knights of Pythias and supreme grand lodge session, to be held at Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 22 to Sept. 10, the rate from Alona to Indianapolis and return will be $16.55. 2U2 For the national encampment, G. A. El., to be held at Cincinnati, Sept. 6 to 10, the round-trip .rate from Algona will be 816.75. 21t3 At Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 1 to 7, Milwaukee Association of Manufacturers and Jobbers, all on the certificate plan; fare and one-fifth, on condition of an attendance of 200 or more at each meeting. 2113 National encampment of Sons of Vet' erans at Omaha, Neb., Sept, 12 to 16— one regular fare plus $2 for the round trip, selling Sept. 10 and 11, return limit Sept. 21. 21t3 Minnesota Lands. We have some special bargains ia Minnesota lands, improved and unimproved. Now is the time to get a good farm for a little money. We pay oar fare to all actual purchasers. Just now we can make real estate loans at very low rates. Come and see us. PINGLEY & COOK. COMMERCIAL travelers' day, trans- mississippi exposition, Omaha) Nebr., Sept. 24, tickets can be purchased over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway on Sept. 22-23, for $8,90 Jor- the round trip. A. F. Call is president of tbe carnival association at Sioux City this year again. A big oarnlva] ie being planned, for,

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