The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 21, 1898 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, December 21, 1898
Page 8
Start Free Trial

&'vV:^:^- "?" V- "- •" - - •"'"'* HIM DEB ALGOKA. IOWA. LENANDER'S OIT THE GtJLt A? His Iteceiit Sottthei-fi trip fttt Extfetieiice— *he County's News Itt General. 0. J. Lenander, who went from Ban croft to Texas Iftst week, is back. Tbe Register publishes his impressions of the south, and also recites a lively experience he had: C. J. Lenander returned from his trip to southern Texas Tuesday. He says there was six inches of snow 50 miles south of Shreveport, Louisiana and fully that amount or more coveret the ground all the way between tha distant point and here. Mr. Lenander had a little experience while at For Arthur he does not care to repeat. He had gone out on a steamer on the gulf below the pass and where the waves were running eight feet high. A passenger seated on the sloping roof that shades the deck of the vessel was shooting at the dolphins racing around the craft, and Carl's interest in the sport led him to clamber up on the treacherous covering to watch the sport. About the time he got comfortably seated and wishing ho had his Marlin too, a sudden turn of the vessel, careened by the waves and wind, sent his uncertain resting place up to an untenable angle and he slipped over the edge.. As luck and the long legs nature favored him with would have it, ho managed to swing himself partly inside the deck rail in his descent and succeeded in righting himself and staying aboard. The water below the jetties, where this occurred, is over 70 feet deep, and with the heavy sea that was running it would have been a miracle if he baa gotten out, once in the water. . Bnucroft Register. J. J. Kelley will have a sale next week Saturday to dispose of his horses, farm machinery, household goods, etc., preparatory to his departure for Texas. He expects to get away by the middle of next month. The North Kossuth Fair stockholders meet Saturday to discuss the race meeting for next July. Landlord Blrcher, who now owns the biggest string of gallopers in the country, is corresponding with parlies in surrounding county seats regarding a circuit foi next summer's races, and may lease the local track and conduct the meeting. Among other atttactiotis he is getting up a big stake race, for a good purse * that will draw the best horses in the country. , • Germaiila Gleaner. A terrible explosion occurred in the State bank last Tuesday evening. Jus after supper the fatal match wa touched and the contents were blown iall over the surface. Cashier F. J. Finn and Assistant Cashier Henry Bruhns had just returned from supper and Mr. Bruhns had just started his pipe when the explosion took place. Mr. Finn was in the act of lighting his pipe, and stopped to investigate damage. When he found the damage was trifling he resumed hie pipe, when the second flash occurred, flames reaching the ceiling. The men were, unable to move so great was their horror. They tell us someone surely must have put powder in their pipes. gang at work ofl the »ew railroad. TThere were nearly 400 men divided into different gangs, and it was a sight to see the manner and rapidity with which the work was done. S E. Stevens' sale was quite ft Success on Wednesday. The crowd was a large one and the sales amounted to about $2,000. The stock did not command as ligh a figure as usual, while every thing else brought fair prices. IjtoVcrii* News. Genie Hanna is expected home tomorrow from Mt. Veroon, where she has be^n attending school, to spend the holidays. „> S. Reilly and Lulu G. Newcombe Were united in marriage at Algona last night. The ceremony was performed at the Catholic church by Rev. Kenney at 7:30 o'clock. C. H. Rlley filled the part of the best man and Eva Newcombe as bridesmaid. After the ceremony supper was served at the home or the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Reillv have many friends who will join the News in wishing them a happy and prosperous life. Their future home will be at Bancroft, where the groom is employed in a barber shop. Swea City HerulU. T. J. Julian of Union couldn't be clerk of courts, but he can make butter with the best of 'em, and is continually adding to his laurels in the dairy contests. . We hope the county grading will be let to a man next year who will do his duty. Petitions for grades around Swea City, granted two years ago, have never been touched, and grade petitions allowed this year haye fared no better. Wesley Iteporter. -._We learn by grapevine telegraph that George Hanna of LuVerne has offered the Iowa Central $6,000, a sum equivalent to the Prairie township tax. Several parties drove up into Bingham township last Sunday to see the Sexton News. Norman Robinson of Algona helped in the hardware store last Saturday, Robinson having bought Sluder out. They took an inventory of the stock on Saturday. , Col. Spencer shipped four horses and some corn from here to Rice Lake, Wis., last Monday. Wesley News. Joe Studer shipped a carload of horses and corn that had been traded for Minnesota land to St. Cloud, Tuesday. WhlUeinore Champion. Silas Roupe moved into his town res idence last week and is prepared to take life just as easy as anyone. Chas. Lathrop will stay in Wisconsin until about Jan. 1. He will work in he recorder's ofHce there in themean- ime, thus better preparing himself for luties here in Kossuth. The fire of last week was found to be n the grain houses west of the depot, and had got so far along that nothing could be done but keep the fire from spreading to the coal houses and corn cribs in the vicinity, which was successfully done. A. Yale reports the Hunting loss in grain and house at about §3,000. The P. B. Mann house, run by Mr. Toppings, will also sustain about $3,000 loss. Both companies carried insurance, but to just what extent we are unable to learn. The fire originated, it is supposed, in the Mann office, as that is the only place in which there had been a fire. This is the third fire for Whittemore in 1898, ana it is hoped that it may be the last for many years to come. • Hurt Monitor. Grandma Wilson is still confined to her room and a portion of the time to her bed. John A. and Fred Shaeffer arrived here yesterday, and will remain until Monday after Christmas. Jack comes from his work as manager of a yard at Tracy Minn., and Fred from Revere. H. M. Scovell of Ledyard, who was Mart. Weaver's only competitor for the republican nomination for county auditor last fall, has quit the station at Ledyard and takes the position as cashier in Dunlap's bank at that place. Chas. Blanchard ot El more has .sold out his hardware business, but retains the building. He will go to the Pacific coast for the balance of the winter. MissMattie Warner is assisting in the Farmers' Savings bank, bhe will hold the position for the winter, at A Burt business man sold some wood to Barber Grose and was to take it in trade. Not desiring to spoil his full beard, he did not want any shaving, and as he belongs to the bald-headed class he has very little hair cutting done. So he wrote out a dozen or more 10-cent orders and disposed of them about town, but he never thought ot the necessary 2-cent revenue stamp. As a result they were not acknowledged and Monday morning he was engaged in gathering them up. Grfent ShwotMfc *f SB****la Europe, where the question of a 7anie supply does not enter into consideration, killing for count li> "cognized «s legitimate and epottsmanllke. He is considered to have made a record of hon» Who hes bagged the largest numbers of birds or other game. Thus we Mad of me Tranttmaiifetloiff — Prince Carl Tranttmansdorff—Who has to his credit tor a single day's shooting the slaughter of 862 head of game, with the beat tag of pheasants, 808; of partridges, 682; of hares, 416; of rabbits, 688; of roebuck, 12; of fallow deer, 20, and of blackcock, 14, and a best year's count of 10,888 head of assorted game. Another record smasher is Earl de Gray, whose exploits have been duly tabulated for a series of years, from 1867 to 1895 His pheasants score Was 111,119, with 89 401 partridges, 47,468gronse, 26,747 rabbits, and as many hares, 2,736 snipe, 8,077 woodcock, 1,898 Wild duck, 667 deer, 12 buffalo, 11 tigers, a couple of rhinoceroses, and 9,000 assorted, making a total of 316,699 for the entire period, or about ll.OOOmnnually. This is a record which the most industrious market shooter in this country would needs work hurdlto equal. In very truth the noble sportsman must have been a in on- oinauiao in the field, Yet for all his slaughter the game supply where he shot has not been permanently diminished.— Forest and Stream. Bob Sleds SM Cutters At THE warn. ALGONA AND BURT. Come and 'buy while the supply lasts. OUR NEW PORTLAND CUTTER. Mow Indians Sivear Plonuly It is said that a certain tribe of Indians have a useful divinity which they call a swearing god. It is very small, equally ugly and even more convenient. It generally stands on a pedestal or is nailed to the wall of the living room, and the use of the picturesque language in its presence is accounted not a sin, but a pious duty. Thus if an Indian bruises hie finger, or his oayuse steps into a prairie dog's hole and wickedly breaks his leg, he confines himself to general remarks on the weather until he reaches home and sees again the comforting face of the grinning devil. Then 'he becomes suddenly possessed of the eloquence of a mule driver, and the things that he says would make any ordinary effigy shrivel up with horror, but the swearing god is used to it. After all, BO called civilized beings are not so far beyond the Indian. When we get angry at a man we burn him in effigy, or bang up a doll whose distorted features convey our impressions of his unworth, and throw stones at it.—New York World. Tiegro Development. Medical researches show that in a general way white children exhibit more diversity in their measurements and the negro more uniformity, this becoming even more marked with age. Thus, the negro children are taller at the same age than the whites, but there are no marked differences up to the age of about 14, The size of the head is somewhat smaller in the negro, teeth are stronger and healthier and more regular, and the cutting period more strongly defined. There is a decided negro ear, which is smaller and has a drooping upper lobe, often with an angle. Tbe negro body is less fat and has relatively more muscular development in both sexes. The arm spread is greater and'hands and'feet both average longer. The thighs are more prominent in the middle, and the legs are smaller.—New York Tribune. THE WIGWAM, ALGONA AND-BURT. W. H. Reed f (Successor to John Cronin) handles the best to be had in the way of up- to-date, fine FURNITURE besides everything that can be desired in plain and ornamental Picture Frames, Mouldings and goods that are required for beautifying and ornamenting the home. A specialty made of WILFRID P. JONES. '" • Silverware Free. we will with prices always at the satisfactory point. W. H. REED. From Dec. 15 to Jan. 1, give one piece of Silverware Worth fifty cents with, every cash sale of Five Dollars. GROCERIES OR CROCKERY. Now will be the time to get Christmas presents free. Langdon & Hudson. DE. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines Full assortment always on hand of drugs, mod clues, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. Boolcs an-d. J T. Ctirischilles, President. G. 0. Hudson, Vice President. T. H. Lantry, Treasurer. James Patterson, Secretary. PROFESSIONAL. ^^.- 4- ^ w ^^.^^_^VX^^"XX^-^*--^v^^X^-^^^ > ' CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. - MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. D. CLARKE & Co. A Nolile Critic. When Pope was first introduced to Lord Halifax, to read his "Iliad," the noble critic generously criticised this pasage and that word at frequent inter-1 vals. The poet was stung with vexation, for the parts that most pleased him were the ones most criticised. Ae he returned home with Sir Samuel Garth, he reveal-! ed his displeasure. "Oh," said Garth, "you are not acquainted with his lordship; he must] criticise. At the next visit, read him the same passages and tell him you recollected his criticisms." Pope made use of this stratagem. Lord Halifax was delighted and exclaimed, "Pope, they | are now inimitable 1" E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Boston block. DANSON & BUTLER, LA W. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office over Galbratth's. SULLIVAN & McMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office In Hoxie-Fercufion bl jcU. Kipling's ReHiitmse. The Cantab, the Cambridge university weekly, asked Mr. Rudyard Kipling to contribute to its columns. In response came the following reply: There once was a writer who wrote: "Dear Sir—In reply to your note Of yesterday's date, • I am sorry to state It's no good at the prices you quote. Blfif Ben. Big Ben of Westminster has proved itself accurate to less than a second per •week, It is the largest and most powerful clock in the world. One weight ;akes five hours to wind up. This is done twice a week and it will go for 8^ days. The dial measures co,^ feet in diameter. -^London Sun. jEVERFBEL GRATEFUL. {write inthe interest of others, and ially of my brother ministers, who are unable to engage in the great work to which the Lord baa called them. My voice was so weak my throftt in such a condition I could not sing W d at times could hardly talk at Mi was almost deaf in my left ear and bad a continual I Aerial Medication and within W ontl»fl my bearing, voice and » ea J* , and have remained ftt for over tbree years, for wWeb J dull ever M graceful, WOOD We are prepared to furnish Green or Dry BODY WOOD hard op Too Hasty. "Ruggles, I am in some embarrassment. I want to make a present of a jewel box, appropriately inscribed, to a young lady"— "Oorbus, I'm sorry, but I haven t a cent"— , , T "Confound yon, did you think I was asking you for money? I only wanted your help in getting up the motto to inscribe on tha jewel case." "Corbus, you interrupted me. I was about to say that I hadn't a sentiment in my mind that would be appropriate to the occasions."—-Chicago Tribune. Not Exacting. In one of Miss Mulook's stories she says that "a obuerful heart seeth cheer- fn.1 things," and gives this incident in proof of it: A lady and gentleman were in a lumber yard situated by a dirty, foul smelling river. The lady said, "How good the pine boards smell I" "Pine boards I" exclaimed the gentleman. "Just swell that foul river." "No, thank you," was the reply, "J prefer to smell the pine boards," Hough on the Solous. It was in Maine that an outspoken parson of the old school prayed: "O Lord, have compassion w our bewildered representatives and senators. They have been sitting and sitting and have hatched* nothing. 0 Lord, Jet tbera arise frow their neeta and go borne and the praise shall be thjne." ?ignreg have bepn objected, (B a suburb p| Berlin ejjowjng that 44 pe? of all tbe obildren work two to aji bpme below eotiopj fcours. E. V. SWETTING, ATTONEY AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. J. O. RAYMOND. B. O. IIAYMON Raymond & Raymond, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Dui'dall's store, Algona, Iowa -[INCORPORATED.] DIN Q LE Y, Manager. FREDERICK ATT ORNEY M. CURTISS, AT LAW. Office ovev Kossuth County State Bank, Algona, Iowa. B. F. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office: South rooms over Durdall's store, Algona, Iowa. F. L. TRIBON, M. D., Homeopathic. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence In the Boston Block (In the new block,) Hf iBEft OBTMNABIJEMtB '*> If miesr PRICES ortER OF ftOiiik LOCAL YARD AND GET PROMPT. RELIABLE SERWItl Don't take any chance on Abstracts ot Title. My books are thoroughly complete. None utkerlencea ateteaoferB have> ever m-Uten LUMBER CO: Saws Filed, H. C. MeCOY, M. D., PHY8IOI4N AND SURGEON. Office at residence, McGregor street. ;euticm. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algeria, Iowa. M. j. KENEFICK;, PHYSICIAN ANP Otftoe and residence over Taylor'8. DR. MARC5ARET E. COLES, HomwpatMo Physician an$ 8.wgwn Qffloe and residence tn Poston B,lo,ok, ALGONA, IOWA. )ne Dollars compe- • en- .at REAL ESTATE'LOANS, FARMS AND WILD LANDS. C, C. SAMSON, Algona, Iowa Opera House Blooji. M. P. HAGGARD. O. F. PJ5BK Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.' Abstracts, Real* Estate ANP Collections, Is offered to any person who can duplicate the CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS, SCHU & WATERHOUSE, Bicycles Repaired, Bicycles for Rent For Salf U. EDMONPS, J9WJ TWQ ftooyg aputfe oj V, p, M;

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 10,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free