The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 28, 1898 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 28, 1898
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1 ABLISHBD 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1898. VOL. 28. ther Peoole 1 ell Fruit But for. Assortment And best prices see M. Z. Grove & Son. To Our Patrons When you come to the Fair call and see Our Big Stock of Carpets. Carpets of all kinds and at all prices. G. L. Galbraith & Co. MUST BE NO MONKEYING. OOUNOIL TAKES A FIRM STAND. Says the Light Plant Must Be Pat in According to Contract—Meeting Saturday Night. T. Chris.chilles, President. &. G. Hudson, Vice President. , H. Lantry, Treasurer. James Patterson, Secretary. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. [INCORPORATED.] HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seods. Dealers in Hard and Soft Coal. Manufacturers of Strictly High-gi ado Flour. Special attention paid to the The city council held an extended meeting Saturday night. It was the regular. The usual routine was gone through, which included the allowance of a large batch of bills for city improvements and the reports of some special committees. The curb line was established on streets running east and west at 18 feet from the outside of the street, and 16 feet on streets running north and south. Electric light poles are to be set inside of this curb line. Mr. Bigelow, the electric light man, was present, and after other business was disposed of he asked the indulgence of the council for a brief space of time. He began by-saying that the newspapers of Algona had treated him unfairly. They had said things which he did not like. Such reports going over the state would have the effect to injure him in his business. He then made an effort to convince the council that the two boilers from the Clinton boiler works, which have been here for over a week, were in all respects up to the specifications, and would prove just as satisfactory as would those which he contracted to furnish. How well he succeeded in converting the members of the council was shown by an informal vote on the proposition of accepting the Clinton boilers at all, which stood six to one against. Mr. Bigelow ought to be convinced by this time that the Algona city council is one that cannot be "monkeyed" with. They have made a contract for what they want, and the people will back them up in insisting on having the contract fulfilled to the letter. If Mr. Bigelow has made a losing contract that is his lookout, not theirs. So far as newspaper criticism is con- corned Mr. Bigelow did notstate which particular papers had been unfair with him; but of this he can be assured so far as THE UPPER.DES MOINES is concerned: If ho will go ahead and put in the plant just as he has contracted to do, he will have no better friend than this paper, and none who will be more ready to give him full credit for fairness and an evident intention to do the right thing by the city. That is all there is in the proposition, and Mr. Bigelow can easily avoid what he calls unfair criticism if he will but do as ho has agreed. The Power House. Work on the power house for the light plant and water works has been delayed awaiting the arrival of the boilers, which could be set with less expense if done before the building is put up. It has been decided by the council, however, to go ahead nnd erect the power house at once, and it is expected the work will begin within a day or two. Mr. Gross has the contract and says he is in position to do the work whenever it is wanted. The lloutliie Proceedings. ALGONA, IOWA, Sept. 24, 1898.—City council met in regular session in the city hall, Mayor Chrischilles in the chair. Members present, White, Vesper, McMahon, Morse, Paine, Chapin and Bayers. , Absent, Stebbins. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. Moved and seconded that the following approved bills be allowed and warrants drawn on the treasurer for same: W. V. Carlon, street work $ 3000 W. V. Carlon, (or gravel' haulers 140 25 Wm. Kuhn, hauling 270 Electric Appliance Co., electric supplies 5225 Wm. Miller, lighting lamps 30 00 and south sides of lot 5 in block 81, original plat; the walk along the east side of the north i of lot 1, block 2, original plat; the walk along the east side of the south i of lot 1, block 2, original plat; the walk along the south side of the middle i of lot 5, and of lots 6, 7 and 8 in block 4, original plat; the walk along the south side of the east J of lot 5 in block 4, original plat; the walk along the south side of the east i of lot 6 in block 6, originol plat; the walk along the north and west sides of the north i of lot 4 in block 5, original plat; the walk along the east side of the north 4 of lot 1 In blook 72, original plat; the walk along the east side of the north i of lot 1 in block 80, original plat; the walk along the east side of the north i of lot 4, auditor's plat; the walk along the east side of lot 3, auditor's plat; the walk along the east side of the south 4 of lot 4, auditor's plat; the walk along the east side of the south i of lot 8 in block 81, original plat; the walk along the west side of the north \ of lot 4 in block 21, original plat of Algona, Iowa, and that the owners of the property abutting said walks bo notified to rebuild the same within five days from notice, failing in which the street commissioner is hereby authorized and ordered to rebuild such walks and charge the costs to abutting property owners as provided by law. Moved and seconded that the resolution as read bo adopted. Carried. Moved and seconded that the matter of location of the sidewalks on the north side of block 25, original plat, bo referred to the sidewalk committee with power to act. Carried. Council then adjourned. J. L. DONAHOO, City Clerk. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Miss Matsou is homo from Chicago. Frederick M. Curtias had legal business in Humboldt last week. ENGLE'S MEMORY IS POOR, OOULDN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING, '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. DIN&LEY, 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, Rockford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. Ferguson Supply Co., supplies 5 00 Ed. Schraeder, work on water works.. 15 80 Al. White, labor ou ditch 11 as J. J. Cordlngly, salary 40 00 John Sweltzer, police services 1000 J. L. Donahoo, salary, ects 11 48 Western Electric Supply Co., supplies. 54 93 Chas. Foster, salary, etc 01 50 Upper Des Molues, printing and pub • llshlug 1050 Buffalo Meter Co., meter 650 FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, _ ASj, $!50,000. .A.Zj&OqiT.a., ~Det>oslts received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. ( Ions made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets 'rom the old countries sold at lowest rates. Collec to or tlons made (rom the ol 1 WM H. INGHAM, President; T. CHRISOH1LLES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Directors—Win. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrlschllles, Lewis H. Smith, J. 'W- Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL 850,000 OSK A OAljL President | WM. K. FERGUSON Cashlev D.H.HUTCHINS^ ........" -Vice PreslSeut I 0. D. SMITH: Asst. CabUler Directors-D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Gall, 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. Officers and. Directors— A. D.'Clarke, President, C. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myroii Sclienck, Thos. F. Oooke. CASH CAPITAL, 850,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS, ^"Interest paid on time deposits. Pairpoint Mfg. Co., electric supplies.. 610 Geo. Richmond, wiring 12 50 Globe Machine and Supply Co., supplies 1 00 Algoua Milling Co., coal : 44 07 A. Y. McDonald and M. Mfg. Co., supplies 000 O. C. White Co., electric supplies 4 !!!! W. W. Baldwin, hauling 375 W.H.Horau, salary 4000 Al. Brewster, taring poles 4 05 John Flanders, labor on ditch 0 75 John Paul Lumber Co., lumber and cement 8333 A. Johnson, use of wheelers 435 L. Horau, pumping 34 50 W. E. Naudaln, freight and hauling... 6 63 J. A. Hamilton & Co., lumber and sewer pipe .18428 Carried. Be it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, That the curb line in all streets of the city of Algona be fixed and established 18 feet from the outside line in all streets running east and west, and 16 feetfrom the outside line of the street in all streets running north and south. Moved and seconded that the resolution as read be adopted. Carried. Be it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, That the following sidewalks be condemned: The walk along the north and east sides of lots 1 and 2 in block 27, original plat; the walk along the west side of the south i of lot 1 in block 20, original plat; the walk along the north side of lot 4 in block 30, original plat; the walk along the east side of lot 3 in block 1, reservation No. 1; the walk along the east side of lots 1 and 2 in block 1, reservation No. 1; the walk along the west and south sides of lot 17 in block 1, reservation No. 1; the walk along the west side of lot 4 in block 81, original plat; the walk along the west Mrs. S. St. John of Kansas City is tho guest of Mrs. M. Z. Grovo. W. B. Carey and daughter Bertha returned Friday from thoir Ohio visit. O. T. Clnibb of Oconomowoc, Wis., is n guest of the Chubb brothers for a fow days. Mrs. J. W. Robinson and children go tomorrow to Cedar Falls for a visit at her old homo. Wm. Lurvy nnd vvifo of Dousman. Wis., tiro visiting hero at the Wallace and other homes. Horace Goddard came up from Fort Atkinson yesterday, making tho 185 miles in 13 hours. Chester Call started Saturday for a mail route lottihg tour in the Black Hills and Wyoming. Claude Nicoulin returned Monday to school at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. G. M. Straw of Guilford, Mo., is a visitor at tho Geo. E. Clarke home. Ho is Mrs. Clarke's brother. Lem. Stockwoll returned homo Friday. Ho visited at Columbus, Ohio, after attending tho reunion at Cincinnati. Among those who wont to Emmetsbui'B Sunday to hear Bishop Vincent wore T. J. Vinceiit and E. W. Fuller and wife. Dr. C. C. Harris of Ooonomovvoc, Wis., is visiting his son at Hurt and also relatives in Alpcona. Ho is u relative of tho Chubbs. W. G. Storzbach will go to Cuthbort, Ga., to join John Wallace in establishing a creamery, and will tako charge of tho butter making. ,Tas. Taylor and Leo Peugnot have boon subpoenaed as jurors in tho United States court at Fort Dodge. They will probably have to go next week. Miss Nettie Durant started Monday for Charleston, S. C., to begin her school work, which is under tho direction of the American Missionary association. Mr, and Mrs. F. H. Vesper nnd daughter returned Friday from thoir eastern trip. They spent two days at Niagara Falls, beside visiting other points of interest in the east. M. I. Bigelow wont south Monday evening, presumably to Burlington. Ho said ho was going to got boilers for the light plant which would bo according to specifications. Will Norton, Mrs. A. L. Peterson's brother, who wont to war with the Fort Dodge company, was up from Livertnore last week. Ho was very sick, but is looking as well as usual again. Miss Hulda Peters, the blind pianist, who has been with her parents in Algona, Mr. and Mrs, Thiel, the past year, has gone to Lincoln, 111., where she has a good engagement as teacher in music. Borne Woodworth was in Algona Thursday, and went to Bancroft from here. He says Port Arthur, Texas, is the place to make money. His brother George has been having a severe run of fever in Chicago, but is convalescent. Harvey Ingham was called to Iowa City Saturday by the death of President Schaffer of the university. A meeting of the board was held Monday to make temporary arrangements to fill the vacancy thus created. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. The western tourists returned Monday. The party consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Wm, H. Ingham, Mrs. Jas. Taylor, Mrs. E. V. Swotting, and Mrs. J. D. McDonald. Mr. and Mrs. Ingham on their way home spent a week in Omaha and also a few days in Iowa City. One feature of the Des Moines carnival next week will be a tournament of the state sportsmen's association, and those from Algona who will go are John G. Smith, G. L. Taylor, Harry Moore, and possibly Henry Durant. The shoot begins next Tuesday. Eev. A. H. Bryan, who succeeds Rev. O. M. Bond as pastor of Algona circuit churches in Union and Fenton, is a fine specimen of young manhood who promises a successful career in the ministry. He is a graduate of Upper Iowa university, and is a gifted and interesting orator. He will reside in Algona. Spencer Cftse that May Become Famous—Preliminary Hearing Here Saturday. Judge Carr was up from Des Molnes Saturday to appear before Judge Quar" ton and examine one J. H. Engle of Spencer as to the whereabouts of his property. Engle was present with Clarke & Cohenour as his attorneys, and R. M. Bush was over from Spencer to assist Judge Carr. Henry Brooks, who is the person Engle is alleged to have defrauded, was here from Spirit Lake. The examination lasted all the afternoon. The Englo oiiso promises to be one of the most sensa'tlonal ever tried in northern Iowa. Tho story of it as told by Mr. Brooks Is that Engle has swindled him out of some $6,000. Brooks owned a fine half section of land in Dickinson county with a small mortgage against it, and also a house and lot in Hartley, slightly encumbered. He is studying for tho Episcopalian ministry with Rev. Bowon of Spencer, once of Algona, and dacided to trade his property for a small farm near Spencer, free Worn inoumbranco. At this point Engle figures in the story, promising Mr. Brooks to make exactly the trade ho wanted and getting into his confidence sufficiently to get deeds made out in blank to Brooks' property and some kind of a power of attorney In addition. Tho details of tho story are lengthy, but tho upshot of it is that Brooks has a worthless piece of land In Nebraska, and Engle, after passing tho Brooks land through several hands and getting It himself, has sold It to Geo. W. Scheo of Primghar for several thousand dollars. Mrs. Brooks, after tho family found how they had been swindled, wont to DOS Moines and personally Interested Judge Carr In the matter. As a result Engle was arrested, charged with embezzlement, and the hearing has been sot for tomorrow at Spencer. Ho was also sued by attachment for tho money he Is alleged to have defrauded Brooks of, and was brought to Algona to testify as to his disposition of the money he had received from Scheo. The examination before Judge Quarton developed principally that Engle is a high liver and very short on memory. Ho sold the land In May, and admitted to receiving some $4,000. Every cent of this but $8 he swore he has spent In four months for a horse, atrip to Omaha, his board at Spencer, and his poker games. He could not remember any of tho details of any o£ his trades, and looked Judge Carr in the eye with an impassivity that ought to make him a more successful poker player. He Is either a colossal liar, or his memory deserves a place among the freaks of medical science. Men who beat him are not usually found outside of dime museums, MARIE BELL OPERA COMPANY, What tho Press In Other Cities Say of Their Good Work. Topoka Capital, Juno 7: Tho Marie Bell Opera company sang " Mascot" at tho Crawford last night in a very pleasing manner. If tho people had known what kind of a company was coming tho theatre would have been packed, . There Is a groat deal of pretty music in " Mascot," and the Marie Bell people know how to bring it out. Miss Ada Palmer Walker sang Bettina well, and Miss Lottie Kendall was a clever Princess Mametta. The men who sang Prince Lorenzo, Rocco, and Plppo were good. Tho chorus was strong. The Gobble duet by Bettina and Pippo and the male quartet were features of the show. The quartet was especially fine. It sang " Marching to Cuba" to the tune of " Marching Through Georgia," and made a great hit. Sioux City Journal, March 19: The Marie Bell Opera company scored another hit last night at tho Grand opera house in Andran's beautiful opera in three acts, "Olivette." A good-sized audience greeted the company on the rise of the curtain, and showed their appreciation by frequent applause and hearty laughter as the opera progressed. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming the Marie Belle company back to Sioux City at an early date. THE EASTERN STAR BANQUET, Masons From Various Towns Come to Algona and Enjoy a Social liver stated that he could see no other way out of the Philippine complications than the annexation of the entire group. Of two things in this connection he was certain, the first being that the United States would not abandon their insurgent allies to be again the victims of the oppressive despotism from which they had escaped. The second certainty was that the Ameri* cans would settle the question themselves without the slightest intermeddling of any foreign power. THE BAFTI8T ROLL CALL, A Red Letter Day In the History of the Baptist Church of Alicoiia. As prophesied in these columns two weeks ago, last Saturday and Sunday were indeed " red letter days" in the history of the Baptist church in this city. The Baptist is the oldest church organization in Algona, dating its birth May 18,1801. It was organized with 16 constituent members, four of whom are still identified with the church, Deacon W. F. Hoflus and wife, Deacon S. S. Hist, and Mrs. Electa Henderson. The first public building in the city was built by the Baptists. In fact they wore pioneers in spiritual matters when Algona was a small village in the midst of a wilderness of wild prairie. The old members have "come up through great tribulation." With the uncertainties of pioneer farming, the distance from markets, the visits of mlriads of ravenous grasshoppers, these sturdy early settlers battled, overcoming one difficulty after another, and always contributing liberally of their scanty means to maintain .gospel preaching till it seemed to some of them that, having borne the heat and burden of the day, they should have rest in thoir declining years. However^ as time passed and tho city and their congregation grew, a new house of worship seemed a necessity., Accordingly the present house was built and dedicated in 1893, the year in which occurred one of the worst industrial and financial panics our country every passed through. At the time of dedication pledges were received covering the whole amount of the indebtedness, but owing to the hard times and other causes many of these pledges were never paid and the church was loft at the beginning of the present pastorate under Rev. D. M. Stiles with a mortgage of $2,000 upon its property. The new pastor soon discovered that this debt was a complete embargo upon the church's progress. He called together an advisory committee, and laid before them a plan for liquidating the entire amount. The plan was adopted, although there was little or no confidence in its success. This roll call was the culmination of the plan. Saturday noon the members and their friends met in tho lecture room, and in quite an old-fashioned way did their level best toward devouring the contents of numerous well filled baskets, pans, etc. After dinner the members adjourned to tho audience room, whore the roll of members was called. Nearly the entire membership were either present or sent responses to their names. Reports from all branches of the church work were read, after which all present rose and joined with the pastor in a prayer of consecration. Sunday morning, according to previous arrangement, all the other evangelical churches united with them in worship, and listened to an able and inspiring sermon from Rev. John A. Earl of Waterloo. After the sermon Rev. Earl explained that there was a little affair of $2,000 needed to wipe out the debt on the Baptist church, and then asked for pledges for that purpose. The response was quick, hearty, and generous, and in about 45 minutes the whole $2,000 was subscribed. In the afternoon the members gathered and listened to the history of the church by Deacon M. C. Bailey. Then one and another told of reminiscences; these were spontaneous and very interesting. At the evening service the house was packed. After an inspiring song service Rev. Earl asked for a little more money to cover shrinkage, and about $50 was soon raised. Dr. Stetson was then Introduced in his address, "The Mission of the Church to the Community." The doctor had evidently caught some of the enthusiasm of the occasion, for he even excelled himself, and struck some sledge hammer blows where they were needed. The singing at theae services deserves special mention. None better was ever heard in Algona. At the close of the evening service the pastor led two young people into the water and baptized them. The,congregation sang, "When the Boll Is Called Up Yonder, I'll Be There," and were dismissed. It was a successful finish of an heroic undertaking, and all the city extends congratulations. Brlcli SiclewulkH. Something new at the Hardwood Lumber Yard a.s usual. We have two oar loads of sidewalk brick on hand and have secured the services for a short time of an experienced vvidewalk builder. All old walks will be replaced without any cost to the owners. New walks four feet wide will he built com- ylete for $6 per rod, all material furnished and fully warranted for five years. J. A. HAMILTON & Co. BIGHT in the fruit business now-a- at M. Z. Guovja & SON'S, The Eastern Star ladles gave a banquet Thursday evening to their breth- ern. It was an anniversary affair, marking the tenth year of the. local society. Visitors from Humboldt numbered sixteen, Hurt sent ten, and Lu- Verne and Livermore four each. A light-banquet and music accompanied a very handsome drill given by the following ladies: Mrs. Alex. White, B. F. Crose, Mae Newton, Guy Taylor, Will Brunson, and A. L. Peterson, Misses Hattie Stephens, Maggie Haggard, Nell Taylor, and Belle Randall. The drill represented the initiation ceremony and was very much enjoyed. A delightful evening was enjoyed by all. Dolllvor ut Ames. Congressman Dolliver lectured last week at the state agricultural college at Ames. The Intelligencer says: "Dalliver is a bigger success on the lecture platform than that Kansas orator, IngalU, whose reputation for brilliancy in public speech was also made in the arena of politics. That ie meas ured by the impression, jjy^e by twq men on college chaos' Speaking further of w ' Intelligencer add,s; " Judge Quarton In Emmet. Estherville Republican: Voters should not be misled by the stories circulated about Judge Quarton. His record as a judge is good and his character is above reproach, The fact that during his practice as an attorney he has defended criminals is not to his discredit. It is a part of the profession and what all attorneys of any consequence are called upon to do some time in their professional career. The people of Emmet county are pretty well acquainted with Judge Quarton. They know him to bean able jurist and an impartial judge, and the Republican belieyes they will not credit the silly yarns about his law practice years ago, circulated for political effect by spre- headed republicans and unscrupulous democrats. NEAT, nobby, sweet, cute, stylish, natty, beautiful, isn't that swell, oh how pretty, how sUwning, and how reasonable the prices, are sowe of the remarks heard, at Griffith's millinery

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