The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 4, 1899 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 4, 1899
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1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUA&Y 4, 1899, VOL, 42. Just Closed the biggest year's business •\ since we have been in the present location; still We want More Come and see us /['•' /_// M. Z. Grove & Son. GALBRAITH'S New Year Sale Nice new line calico at 3c a yard, worth $c ; outing flannel 30 a yd., worth 5c ; flannelette $c a yd., worth IOC ; best thread 30 a spool ; fine cotton cloth 3c a yd.; safety pins 2c a card ; dress stays only $c a bunch. , Lf\DIBS' SHOES Job lot—worth $2 to $4 a pair If you intend buying anything in Cloaks, Capes, or Jackets, it will pay you big to look over our stock before buying. We have a new line, bought direct from the manufacturers, all of which we will sell at less than manufacturers' prices. Look over any stock you wish and then come and we will make you better prices than you have been offered, no matter how low the price has been made you; and remember we will meet all prices made by anyone on any kind of goods in our line. Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. /. T. CliriscMlles, 6f. 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. 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 ffc> are enabled to offer from 5 to 10 cents per bushel above the market price for good wheat.^ IT'S HIGH TIME TO DO REPAIRING I Our yard furnishes superior lumber at lowest market prices, Quick, Reliable Service. Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Cement, Stucco and Lime a Specialty. Don't take any chance on Itaracts of Title, . My books are thoroughly complete. None out experienced abstraofers liave ever w *"?f" f word in them. My work la done t>y °ompe- Wat persons aucUs guaranteed. A , u y t . 1 S2S. «?J steel to me will have prompt and owenu at RIAl ESTATI WANS, FARMS AND WHO LANDS. C. SAMSON, Algona, One Hundred Dollars- Is offered to any person who can duplicate the ,'B CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SCHU & WAHHHOUSE CONDITIONS HERE IN 1867. PETER H. BURT WRITES HISTORY, Tells of Many Incidents that, While True, Seem Like Romance to the Present Generation. Peter H. Hurt tells more of his experiences in northwest Kossuth in 1867 in the Armstrong Journal: The winters were very severe and filled in with blizzards even worse than that which ushered in our present winter. The first the writer distinctly remembers as lasting for two days and nights' and till the evening of the second day we could not reach the shed in which stood the oxen not more than four rods 'rorn the house, the stable being hid From sight by flying snow till the afternoon of the second day. The chickens were all frozen to death in the wood pile within a rod of the door. It was ihe same winter that the father of the writer of these times came nearly losing his life. He was coming up from ;he settlement west of Algona with a brother-in-law, T. McArthur, who was moving up his blacksmith tools. The day was severely cold, and in the afternoon it began snowing. He got cold iding on the wagon and got off and was walking behind. The wind blew :>ff his hat, which was something like I liave seen on the pictured heads of Quakers. His first impulse — which was natural—was to secure the hat, jut the wind lifted it onto its brim and sent it forward for a few rods like a Doy's hoop. He ran to seize it but it ivas gone again and again he chased it. The snow being about six inches deep md crusted, the going was tedious. ?or several times he attempted toover- ,ake it, but it flights became longer till ie found at last that he could not even ieep in sight of it. He resolved to, ,urn back towards the wagon. When he turned to face the wind it pierced liim through like a knife as he was not clothed to stand a storm, besides he could see but a rod or two ahead of him Because of flying snow. He paused a noment—if I go that way I will perish, [ must go with the hat—so saying to limself he turned and followed in the direction in which the hat must have one, though he never afterwards saw t. He kept his back to the wind and wandered on, but no hat or no habitation, till he finally struck a clump of iver willows down near Buffalo Forks. Be pushed his way through the thicket and to his surprise and joy frightened young woman with a shawl over her head, who was going from a sod shanty on one bank of the river to a sod shanty on the other. He said she ooUed frightened to see a hatless stranger with a bandanna tied over his ears, who shouted to her, " Did you see a hat come past this way?" An explanation followed and he was cared for. The next morning a party composed mostly of the Dundas and Demmon aoys started in search of him, expecting to find him frozen to death. They met him not far from where he started after his hat, coming leisurely against the wind as hatless as he had started after his perilous trip, his bandanna over his ears and no doubt glad to see the boys take an interest in his whereabouts. Another incident happened to Mr. Jas. Thompson and a brother of the writer that well nigh proved fatal in the winter of '66-7. They started from Boone county, Iowa, where they had been working, and made their way afoot without trouble till they came north of the Black Cat, a tributary of the east branch of the Des Moines in Kossuth county, when Mr. Thompson became so snow blind that he could not see, which necessitated Robert leading him. Aside from leading Thompson he carried on his shoulder an old fashioned muzzle loading rifle, and as they were heading across a waste of open prairie, a trackless distance of 20 miles between them and home, they lost their course and wandered off to the northeast and, when almost exhausted and about to lose heart, they made for what they supposed was a small hill to give the boy a chance to look around and see if any object could be sighted that would give them a clue to their whereabouts. They had no sooner reached the height of the elevation when a small boy crawled up out of a great hole in the snow. He popped back as quick as he saw the strangers, and in a moment or two others came out. It turned out that they were on the roof of a sod shanty a little ways south of Greenwood Center. .The shanty had been completely drifted over with snow. It is needless to say what followed. They did not leave there till the next day, and had it not happened as it did the probabilities are that the name of Thompson would not have figured around the south end of Armstrong grove today, nor would Robert have lived to die a terrible death by being wound on the tumbling rod of a threshing machine two years later near the home of old Parsons, where Henry Knight now lives. Several of the larger families, who came here without a surplus of clothing, found it necessary to fall back on the two bushel sack to protect their modesty, or the sail cloth wagon covers which had formed a canopy over them on many a starry night in camp and which had shielded them from sun anc storm on their long tiresome trails from their earlier homes, The bags were the most ornamental) the stripes of the bag being left down the outside of each leg and. along the outside of each jacket sleeve, for they also were put to that use. These sack pants especially gave the boys a military bearing, and he who was fortunate enough to have a pair without % patch on them was considered lo gOO<J fortune. In one instance I knew of a gooc looking s.hort coat which was made from a bed blanket. You see there could be a &t§ kept up at night; but was strictly fleqessary to protect the person from the rigor of the weather. The original wild grasses of the prairie would whip out the uppers of a pair of shoes or boots in about two weeks, consequently prudence forbade the use of footwear only on state occasions, visits, or when the temperature made it strictly necessary. OHAS. KRAFT TO BE MARRIED. Invltntlons Are Out for the Wedding of (Jims. Kraft and Miss Daisy Combs—Last Week's Weddings. Invitations are out for the wedding of Chas. Kraft and Miss Daisy Dean bmbs, which will occur next Wednesday at the Comb's home at the Milwaukee depot at high noon. After the eremony the happy couple will take the afternoon train for Estherville, where rooms have been fitted up and where they will at once begfn housekeeping. In the spring Mr. Kraft ex- leots to buy or build a home, and "^istherville will be his permanent place of residence. The bride is one of the most attractive young ladies in Algonn, an accomplished musician, and fitted in every way to ornament the new home she goes to. Mr. Kraft is a pushing young business man whose success is issured and who has made personal riends out of all his business acquaint- inces. THE UPPEU DES MOINES takes his early opportunity to congratulate joth upon their bright prospects. HOTELLING-TELLIER. The marriage of Miss Birdia Hoteling and C. A. Tellier occurred at the 3otelling home last Wednesday eveu- 'ng at 8 o'clock, Rev. Suokow offlciat- ng. Mrs. D. D. Howe and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McCulloch were over from Vlason City, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hoteling oamn from Pulda, Minn., Miss Anui Tuttle came from Spencer, and Miss ilose Wright from Syracuse, N. Y., was present. Aside from these the iramed- ate relatives of the bride and groom witnessed the ceremony. After a wedding supper and hearty congratulations, a carriage took the newly marled couple to their home on Thorington street, where shortly after their fnang friends gave them a pleasant lerenade. They have comfortably itted up the home Mrs. Hunt lately occupied, and are already fully introduced into the delights of house- ceeping. MATSON-PEUGNET. Rev. Dr. Jackson of Emmetsburg was present to perform the ceremony which jnited Miss Nettie Matson and Amie Peugnet. Mrs. Galbraith and Leo Peugnet stood with the bride and groom, and the ceremony was witnessed the friends and members of the church. An adjournment was then taken to the Geo. L. Galbraith home, where about 40 relatives and members of the guild gathered and extended congratulations. Elegant refreshments were served. Then the newly wedded couple went to their rooms in the front Dart of the Galbraith building on Call itreet, Mrs. Peugnet will .continue tier work in the millinery store of Matson & McCall, and for the present Mr. Peugnet will remain in charge of the jalbraith notion store on Stale street. EDMONDS-THOMAS. Rev. E. Stevens, well known former- y about Wesley, came from Onawa to officiate at the wedding of Miss May Edmonds to L. D. Thomas. Ralph Ed- nonds, who is farming near Austin, Minn., and Ella Webber came from Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix from Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs, Smock and Mr. and Mrs. Stevens from Wesley. The ceremony was performed at noon and this happy couple remained in Algona until Friday morning, when they went to Sutherland for a visit. They will visit in Wesley, Sexton, Algona, and Austin before making their home at Canby. Mr. Thomas is farming, having gone from Wesley with his father, a well known resident of Kossuth. THE NORTHWESTERN WINS. Heats the JUu-HiiKtoii UO Minutes Between Chicago and. Omaha, The opening race between the North western and C., B. & Q. mail trains between Chicago and Omaha occurred yesterday. The Northwestern came out 80 minutes ahead. The Northwestern is making 50 miles an hour including all delays, The train is known as No. 9 and is timed to run from Chicago to Clinton, a distance of 138 miles, in two hours and 35 minutes. Prom Clinton to Cedar Rapids, a distance, of 81 miles, will be covered in one hour and 40 minutes. The distance to Ames, 108 miles, will be covered in two hours and 13 minutes, allowing a stop of five minutes at Cedar.Rapids for changing mail. Prom Cedar Rapids to Missouri Valley the time to be consumed will be 172 minutes and the distance is 146 miles. The train is expected .to steam into the transfer at Council-Bluffs at 8:10 a. m., iand at 8:15 will deliver the mail to the Union Pacific. that we handle. MEETINGS. Services at the Presbyterian church at the usual hours. The county agricultural society meets next week Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 o'clock. There will be aspecial meeting of Eastern Star Monday, Jan. 9, for work and installation. Rev. D. M; Stiles will fill the pulpit of the Baptist church at Eagle Grove next Sunday, Owing to the storm last Thursday evening the "Jean Ingelow" entertainment at the Baptist church will be repeated next week. Look for date and program later. Rev. D. D. Proper of Des Moines, district secretary of the American Baptist Home Mission society will occupy the Baptist pulpit next Sunday morning and evening. Miss Lillian Phelps of Canada will give a temperance address at the Congregations ohuvch next Sunday evening, subject, "The New .Genesis." This,will be a free union service, Next Monday evening Miss Phelps wil give a lecture on "My Trip to Rome. Miss PUeips is a graduate of the Philadel pbia school of oratory, and she has traveled and studied several years in Europe, and Nothing Better to be had " for the money Than The Coffee Langdon & Hudson. comes very highly recommended. Though a high priced entertainment, the W. C. T. U. are able to make the admission 15 and 0 cents. All come, young and old. The special meetings at the Free Method- st church will continue this week. Elder '. B. Newville will hold quarterly meeting ervlces Saturday and Sunday. All cordially invited. Dr. Yotter will preach at the Methodist church next Sunday morning, the occasion >eing the second quarterly meeting. In the evening a union temperance meeting at the Congregational church. The German Lutheran church at Lotts Jreelc is to be dedicated Sunday. The ser- r ices occur at 11 o'clock, Rev. Brammer of j-/ouden, Iowa, attending. The church has cost 88,200 and is a beauty, and great pre- mrations have been made for the dedication. Final arrangements were made by the Algona ppstors last Monday afternoon to lold a series of meetings at the Congrega- donal church commencing Sunday evening fan. 29, under the leadership of Rev..Henry Ostrom, accredited evangelist of the M. E. church. These meetings would probably iave been held in thenevv Methodist church mtfor the unavoidable delay in completing t. Rev. Henry Ostrom is a man of marked >pwer as a preacher, and is full of love for lis master and his fellow man. While refining his connection with the M. E. church, which he recognizes as his denominational home, he is nevertheless broad in lis sympathies for all who love the Lord Jesus Christ, and earnestly labors for the good and salvation of men. Wherever Rev. Ostrum has labored as an evangelist success has attended his labors. He is fearless n preaching the word, yet considerate of ,he feelings of all. Come and hear him. Remember the date aud place, Jan. 29, at the Congregational church. PKOF. OURTISS WILL OOME. I'he Farmers' Institute Will Bo Held Tob. l-S-3-Prof. CurtlBB Will Be Present. Prof. C. F. Curtiss of Ames, one of the best known expert stock men and agriculturists in the west, has consented to spend one day at the farmers' institute. He will deliver the evening address. He is a -brother of Attorney P. M. Curtiss, and is known all over the United States. The committee meets Friday to complete other arrangements. Among other things they expect to get an expert cook to talk to the ladies one afternoon and illustrate good cooking. The institute will he a big meeting. NEWS NOTES. Turkeys at $7 apiece were scarce in Havana on Christmas, and everybody said that with the heat at a summer temperature and the hedgerows brilliant with flowers the day did not seem much like Christmas. srces. In J. W. Bortlett's Town. DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 25.—In an encounter between three white men and some negroes one of the latter, Oscar White, was killed, and another, Prank Holland, seriously wounded. Hundreds of whites and negroes assembled, and for a time a race war was imminent. The air was filled with knives and pistols. A squad of police dispersed the mob. The three white men were arrested. IT'S better than ready money because it cures rheumatism, constipation, sick headache, indigestion. Rocky Moun tain Tea. Ask your druggist. The Quaker Buth Cabinet. I am the local agent for the Quaker Bath Cabinet, and I want the public to know that I am prepared to sell this useful article to the people of this vicinity for less money than any traveling agent can do it, It is the same thing that is being canvassed for in At gona by outside parties, and the price asked is much in advance of what I am offering the same thing. If you want to buy anything of the kind see me be fore giving your order. JAS. A. ORR. A PINE line of canned goods at GROVE & SON'S. ELEGANT line of handkerchiefs, flers, new novelties in ladles' neckwear Battenberg8,,etp., for Christmas pres ents, at GALBRAITH'S. A. D. CLARKE & Co, loan money at per ceflt., writb option,^ payments T - SAMSON & PAINE, DEALERS IN Grain, Feed We pay the very highest prices or all kinds of grain, sell ground eed, which we deliver to any >art of the city, and sell and de- iver hard and soft coal at lowest Samson's abstract office in Opera House block. The Red Elevator, C. & N. W. depot, Phone 11. ALGONA. WOOD We are prepared to furnish Green or Dry BODY WOOD either 4-foot or stove length, hard or soft, iu any quantity desired. See us before ordering. PETER WINKEL, GEO. WRIGHT, Bicycles Repaired, Bicycles for Rent Saws Filed. Sale, J. L. EDMONDS, ALGONA, IOWA. Two doors south of U. D. M. office, II. P. HAGGARD. . PJB9K Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.] Abstracts, Real Estat Collections,

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