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ijJsf-ttr- BBS AU40NA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, A VETERAN OF SANTIAGO. A FORMER RESIDENT Of KOSStJTt, John GrotncfiS of Ramsay ftetnrnS to Tell of the Famows Battle- Other County News. A veteran of the assault on Santiago under Gen. SliafTter Is visiting his old friends in Ramsay. The following: letter tells about him: To THE UPPER DBS MOINES: Private John Grotness, veteran from Santiago de Cuba and formerly a resident of Ramsay township, Kossuth county, passed your city on the Chicago & Northwestern road on Wednesday, Jan. 4, to visit old acquaintances at Ramsay and vicinity and make now ones. John came to this country four years ago from Norway, where his parents live. Ho settled in Kossuth county, working mostly as a farm hand for about two years, when ho drifted awav to different places in this state and'Nebraska where ho became awtiro of the president's first call for volunteers, and enlisted at Omaha in the Twentv-socond U. S. infantry. Some time in .lime lie loft Tampa among the first advances on Santiago, and fought under Gen. Shuffler before the outer works of that place on July 1. That remarkable day came near to being a fatal one for John as ho was severely wounded in his left arm and aide by two Spanish Mauser bullets, but luckily he pulled through leaving his left arm about entirely maimed. His impression of thu battle day as to his recollection is Mint Gen. Shuffler seemed to bo an "early bird," having them up in fact at 4 o'clock in the morning and at 0 o'clock they wore moving on the enemy. The advance and firing lasted all day on a nearly empty stomach, caused by the difficulties of transporting sufficient provisions to the front, and at 4 o'clock in the afternoon John was hit at a moment when, tlie company was to fire a volley pcoJimlimry to an assault upon the wrrits. An hour later the outer worltu 1 were taken. He was sent to Fort McPherson, Ga., and oared for upi.il his wound was healed, which .proved a slow process due to the shattering of the arm bone and accidental reopening of an artery. When restored to strength so as to be able to travel, he went to Story City, this state, where ho was taken low with typhoid fever and seemingly had a narrow escape from death. John speaks very well of the care and comfort tendered him during his illness at Fort McPherson and he would like to extend his humble but heartfelt thanks to the nurses and surgeons in attendance for their charitable and untiring works. O, O. BRACKE. YVlHttomoro Champion. J. F. Shaible spent the holidays in Freeport, 111. John Munch leaves for Oklahoma Feb. 10. C. F. Lathrop sold his furniture at auction Saturday. Henry Dreyer of Fenton spent the holidays with relatives in Illinois. Hurt Monitor. G. S. Angus and L. H. MeOhesney write home that they arrived at Iowa, La., in due lime and that they have been enjoying the hospitality of C. T. Gibbs and wife. Mr. McChesney says the weather is pretty warm. As to his liking it, his first impression is that he would not like to live there as the people are altogether " too slow." Will Grover mot with a bad accident on Monday. He fell backward from the rear end of his hay rack, a wire tripping his feet. He struck on the hack of his head on the frozen ground. He was unconscious for nearly 20 minutes and was delirious for several hours, but at present is improving nicely. It will be recalled that he suffered considerably several years ago from the result of simply a tap on the back of the neck given him in fun by Glen Davison, and it was feared at this time that complications might set in, but he is considered past all danger, Swen City Herald. We did not expect to commence '99 with the announcement of the change of a firm, but surprises are in store for everybody and wo have to state that the firm of Simpson Bros, have sold out, Their successors will conduct the business under the firm name of the Swea City Drug Co. Those interested in the new firm are Druggist E, C. Anderson, Dr. C, M. C. Walters, Dr. O. H. Berais, and Chas. E. Anderson, pharmacist, all of Bancroft, while Geo. A. Simpson will retain an interest. All are prominent citizens of our neighboring town and were not afraid to invest money in Swea City. The business will be under the management of Chas. E. Anderson, a registered pharmacist, who will move his family here as soon as o, suitable house can be secured. LiiiVerne Newa. The LuVerne Co-operative Creamery association met yesterday and elected their officers for 1899. The following are the officers elected: Al. Miller, president; Henry Kubly, vice-president; Jftke Wolf, treasurer; John Brown, secretary; Jacob Luchsinger, Peter Thompson, Jacob Wolf and George Werling, directors. The creamery did a good business in '98, and we believe will do better than ever in '99. Wealey's Newspaper Change, WEJSLBY, Jan. 10.—The Wesley Reporter, fts has been already noted in the columns of THE UPPER PES MOJNE8, has ceased to exist, C. H. Pet' erspri, the editor of the Wesley News, purchasing the subscription list of J. E. McMullen. It ha,e been but about nine mouths since the Weeley News started,, and by the hpqeeW hard work of 0. H. Peterson, who by the way }s one of our Wesley boys, be has succeeded Ju wprking up, & goed newspaper bjisinssj anj we have ©.v paper, and which will continue to have the unanimous support of the people of Wesley and vicinity, as it has already had since it first existed. We jo n with the many friends of the News in wishing it an abundance of success. The Northwestern Iowa Grain company have moved their headquarters to Britt. Mr. Barrett, informes us that they intend building ten new elevators this coming season, two or three on the new railroad running to Titonka and the others on the M. & St. L. railroad. They moved their headquarters to Britt to be more centrally located. Mrs. A. S. White is very low with consumption, her friends haying fears that she will not recover from tho baa spell she is now having. Quite a number of our people are suffering from an attack of the la grippe. Our public schools opened Monday after a two weeks' vacation with a full attendance. Our teachers are feeling very much refreshed after the two weeks' rest they have enjoyed. C. X. Johnson of Swea City, the D. D. G. M. of I. O. O..F. of this district, installed the officers of the lodge here Saturday night. Charley is a nice genial fellow and the boys here appreciated his visit with them very much. The Wesley creamery company are filling their ice house with ice from Plum Creek, near O. H. Peters' place north of town. Rev. Case preaches at Titonka every Monday Highland will conllnuo to do so until Elder Yctler can got a man for tho place. Twenty or more of our young people gathered at the home of Mrs. Lane Saturday evening for a surprise on Will Hodge. After indulging in in- noeont games until a late hour they departed to their homes. E. F. Bucon of Ronwiolc spent Sunday hero visltinc his son Fred and daughter Mrs. S. X. Way, returning home Monday. Pat Gun-en, one of Wesley's old- timers, vvns in town Monday. Mr, Gun-en is suffering with a 8ey,er,f attack of rhoumiitismjn ""^ iff 1 his limbs and is scarcely.H^ieTo get around. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fox, who have been ;1siUng friends in Kansas for tho (Hist three weeks, returned home Saturday. Mr. Fox is not very favorably impressed with a Kansas winter. liniicroft HejjiHter. Comrade W. P. and Mrs. Winter go to Algona tomorrow for a two weeks' visit at tho homo of Mrs. W.'s brother, Myron Schonck. Prof. J. P. Huggett, at the head of our schools some five years ago, has accepted a chair in the faculty of Coo college at Cedar Rapids. Wesley News. Albert Kleinpelor's harness shop was broken into Monday night and harnesses to tho amount of $75 were taken. Lcdynrd Loader. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Shipley left for Des Moines Monday morning. Mrs. Shipley will have her eyes doctored while at Des Moinos. Mr. B. Dunlap and family departed for Oklahoma Saturday exening. Mr. Howard Scoville, cashier, will run tho bank during their absence. KOSSUTH COUNTY MUTUAL. LtJVEENE'B BIG SHIPMENTS. The South Ertd Town Does Lots of BnelneSS-The Record for 1808. Lu Verne shipped, according to figures given by the News, 717 cars of produce last year and received 228cars. The shipments out were grain 276 cars, stock 136 oar*, hay 269 cars, miscellaneous, 36. .. The Homestead Combination. As our readers are aware, we have been able to secure for them this year an unusually advantageous clubbing arrangement, which includes the Iowa Homestead, its Special Farmers' Institute editions, the Poultry Farmer, the Farmers' Mutual Insurance Journal, and the Humane Alliance, together with our own paper, all for the surprisingly low figure of $2. Nothing like this has ever before been offered to our farmer readers. The Homestead with its Special Institute edition for January, contains 04 pages of practical farm information, and reading the paper and its Special Institute editions for a year practically amounts to a liberal agricultural education. The Special Farmers' Institute edition for the present month considers four interesting, practical topics relating to farm prosperity, sheep husbandry, winter's work, etc., and on them more than 200 practical farmers ond farmers' wives in tho west con tribute their views and experiences, making it a remarkable collection of the best thought on western farms. The Mutual Insurance Journal and the Humane Alliance, the best of their class, should be in every farm home. Take advantage of this great offer. Suit's Hog Cholera Remedy. J, L. Sutton gets als every day for Cholera Remedy. new testimont- his Sure Cure Algona, Iowa, Nov. 25, 1808. I have been feeding Sutt's Hog Cholera Preventive and c;vu say it cured my hogs after they were sick and several had died; and I further believe 1* pays to feed It if the hogs are not sick, as 1 can see that It makes them eat better and gain In flesh faster. M. E. SOUTHARD. Call on or address J. L. SUTTON, Algona, Iowa. PROFESSIONAL. •+*s-^r-*^-*^^^~^i~^s- V ~^ n ^-^ 1 -*~^^-**^CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Boston block. Its Annual Meeting Hold Yesterday —Secretary's Report Shows It Is in Fine Condition. DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office over Galbraith's. The court room was full yesterday of farmers mot for the annual meeting of the county mutual insurance company. Secretary Blaclcford made his report, which shows this to bo one of the most prosperous associations in the state. The total insurance now in force is $1,321,524. During the past year the gain has been some over $100,000. The total losses of the year were $1,091.48, and the assessment on the members only $1.60 on $1,000 of insurance. A number of amendments were discussed but were defeated. The members generally were opposed to changes. The discussions were lively, and the members showed themselves to be exports on parliamentary tactics and also experts in talking to the point. Worse debates are held in the state legislature, C. B. Hutchins was re-elected president by acclamation, and E. Blaclc- ford, who has been the efficient secretary since the company was organized, was chosen again in the same manner. C. C. Chubb was chosen treasurer, and E. P. Keith vice-president, both by acclamation. A number of directors were chosen, but the list will be completed later by appointment. The company opens the new year with fine prospects. SULLIVAN & MoMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW', Office in Hoxie-Fercuson bl jok. E. V. SWETTING, ATTONEY AT LA W, Algona, Iowa. J. C. RAYMOND. B. O. RAYMOND Raymond & Raymond, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office over Durdall's store, Algona, Iowa. FREDERICK M. ATTORNSY CURTISS, AT LAW. That Telltftlc Tuft. She was a poor, plain little woman, evidently jnst in from the country, and ene stood looking longingly at a line of gaudy purees which hung along in a row by the notion counter. After a minute bje stepped into a corner, took out her own shabby little leather puree and counted, over the money carefully. She evidently found out-ehe could afford it, as a great extravagance, and Bo at last walked ebyly up to the counter, selected one with "pearls" set in along the chain and a big emerald flashing in the top, took up the box in which it was given her and vanished iu the direction of the waiting room. Not more than five seconds later .she appeared again—her old purse tucked out of sight and the new one hanging proudly round her neck. It was almost pitiful to see her—she took BO much pride in the gaudy thing—and then, more pitiful, yet more laughable, there came into view behind her the price tag, flapping Bayly from its little pink string and proclaiming to the world at large that that particular purse had cost jnst 60 cents 1 Nobody \rho saw that saucy tag had the courage to tell its wearer, and yet that would have been kindest too. But she vanished down the street with it still in view. How do you suppose she felt when she found it out?—Cleveland Plain Dealer. • Holmes ns n Fixcc Header. The Month's Companion tells this story of Oliver Wendell Holmes, one of Whose hobbies was to trace genealogies and family resemblances. At the opening of the term of tho medical class one year, while he was one of its lecturers, he met for tho first time a young member who introduced himself as, let us say, a Ferry of Cambridge. The little doctor looked at him keenly and said: "You are also one of tho W.'s of Cape Cod. I know it by your upper lip." The young innn flushed and made haste to answer that he never had heard of tho W. 's and did not know any person in Cape Cod. But the doctor smiled obstinately and at intervals through the winter would inquire whether Mr. Perry had looked up his ancestor, receiving each time the assurance that inquiry had been made, but no trace of this strain of blood could be found in the family. One day Perry came to him. "You were right, Dr. Holmes. We have found in an old Bible record that my great- great-grandmother was a W. and oanie from Cape Cod." The doctor beamed with delight. "No upper lip ever deceived me yet," he laughingly exclaimed, and carried his little triumph to all of his friends with as much pleasure as if it had been a long lost treasure. "Mooslilu Scpffll" "A few nights ago," writes a Transvaal correspondent, "I, in company with a ohum, took a stroll round the Native Location which lies about 200 yards from the railway station. We made for a row of huts, four in number, in the front of which wood fires were burning. "On reaching them we noticed the natives were in the act of catching locusts, flying ants and other queer looking insects \vhioh were swarming around in hundreds, being attracted by the bright light of the fire. "After their wings had been singed through coming in contact with the fire, the insects were scooped into a large hole dug in the saud. We waited several minutes wondering what the motive for all this could be, when the niggers formed a circle round this hole and commenced taking out handfuls of these hideous looking things and eating them. "This, as we ascertained, formed the Diggers' evening meal, they informing us it was'rnooshla scoff' (nice food)."— London Answers. DIRECTORS: P IL KEITS'. Vice President, CHAS. "BOOSTER, 8. STEVSSr, SOHBNCK, Secretary, G, S. ANGUS, •>• *• &JAVX. "fi Farmers' Milling Co. OWNERS AND [INCORPORATED.! OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA ROLLER MILLS, fee dTirt» P rh e a^r h ^K a Highest cash price paid for good wheat, i-a Give the new company a trial. Iowa. Give the new We can and will do as well by you as any mill in /. J5. IIOFIUS, General Manager. DAILY EXCURSIONS TO CALIFORNIA Thr ou g h fet-clas, ,K, Toun, Standpoints in CaHfornia Chicago, Union Pacific and Northwestern Line, II Kates. Snortest Time on tlie Finest Scenery- route by which you can leav.e home any day in the week and travel in tourist cars on fastest trains all the way. For pamphlets and information inquire of nearest agent. Chicago & Northwestern Railway, FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, Collec tickets to or $EO,OOO. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold, tlons made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage ticke from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INGHA51, President; T. CHKISCHILLES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Directors—Win. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Chrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL 850,000 AMBROSE A. CALL President D. H. HVTOHINS Vice President Directors—D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Call, B. H. Spencer, Win. K. Ferguson. WM. K. FERGUSON Cashier OHAS. A. PALMEU Assistant Cashier Philip Dorweiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A, Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special .attention given to collections. Office over Kossuth County State Bank, Algona, Iowa. B. F. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office; South rooms over Durdall's stove, Algona, Iowa. F. L. TRIBON, M. D., Homeopathic. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence in the Boston Block, (In the new block.) The Cameron Concert Company. The concert company that appeal's at the opera house next Monday evening is thus noted by the Chicago Times: The Cameron company appeared at Central Music Hall last evening to a large and appreciative audience. Cameron came unheralded and took the audience by storm. Her winning personality aroused us great interest as her beautiful voice. She is R young singer with few years' vocal training, her execution is not faultless, but the sweetness and charm of her voice ensures her a popularity. She responded to a double encore, The violin solos by Mr. Cbas. A. Higgins were executed with a skilful technique that spoke volumes for the young man's ability. One of the most pleasing features was the rich, well-trained contralto voice of Miss Kerr King. Mr, Herbert Kerr displayed wonderful talent, and seemed to have a great mastery for one so young. He certainly has a great future in store for him. H, c. MCCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office at residence, McGregor street. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. M. J. KENEFICK, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence over Taylor's. DR. MARGARET E. COLES, Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon. Office and residence in Boston Block, ALGONA, IOWA. AJgoua lii a Good Class, The Des Molues Dally Capital says: Messrs. Smith & Gutterson, Des Moiues architects, nave furnished the plans for a fine new school building at AJgpna, That town continues to boom and grow right along with Webeter Pity, Maaon, City, Fort Podge, and the besti northern Iowa towns. to Ipan, at fj per pent, interest. QptJo.fta.1 payments. U, HOOT. DENTIST. A. L. RIST. D. D. S. Local anaesthetic foi deadening pain In gums when extracting te WATER OR NO PAY. He Wan Doing It. A gentleman going into his stable one day found his little son astride of one of the horses, with a slate and pencil in his hand. "Why, Harry," he exclaimed, "what are you doing?" "Writing a composition," was the reply. "Well, why don't you write it in the library?" asked the father. "Because," answered the little fellow, "the teacher told me to write a composition on a horse."—Chicago News. Punlnliiueiit. Captain—Sergeant, note down Private Dobbs three days on bread and water lor slovenly turning out on parade. Sergeant—Beg pardon, captain, that won't make the slightest difference to him, He's a vegetarian. Captain—What! Then put him for three days on meat and soup.—London Judy. Tlie Color of Culcluiu. Calcium id usually described as a yellow metal, but Moissau has recently shown that when pure it is of a brilliant white, crystallizing in six sided figures, which are got by dissolving the metal in liquid sodium at a low red beat and removing the sodium by the two of absolute alcohol.—Loudou Globe. The HeiroHH. Askey—Where's the rich heiress you're engaged to? Tellum—You eea that lovely girl in pink at the other side of the room? Aekey—Yes. I say, old man, what a superb—- Tellum—Well, it isn't she. It's that grand old ruin in yellow sitting next her.—]Umdou Tit-Bits. Officers and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, C. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Coolte. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAVLT8. ^"Interest paid on time deposits. NSURANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Buslness.- Offlce over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Raplde, 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. Coal for i899 can and .If your New Year's resolutions include one "to do the best you hereafter" why not start right in buy coal from us¥ We handle nothing but the BEST Hard and Soft Coal, and sell it as low as the lowest, Don't forget that we carry a large stock of coal at the lumber yard. Use telephone No. 30. F. S. NORTON, The Lumberman, Artesian weu contractor, I have the only cable steam drilling machine ownen in the county; sink wells for water supply (or towns, clttes, and railroads. Special attention to /arm well work. Estimates made, I em- Ploy only expert 'drillers'. Address A. F- 6ailey,A'lgona,Iowa. •TOTANTED—A reliable Ia«y or gentleman to T Y attribute samples ana make a house to house canvass for our Vegetable Toilet Soaps; 8*0 to 875 a month easily made. Address Crofts .peed, 84? $0 850 AsWavwuerouf caijP, III. ' * 60t4 Too Mucli Interest) believe a good deal of human interest could be put in a play with the scenes laid in a pawnshop. Be^d-^-My dear boy, the interest in a pawnshop is something absolutely iu- human.—-Omoumati Enquirer. In ten years the school attendance Ju Buffalo has more than doubled, although, the population has not iupreaBedi iu any suojj W. H. Reed (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 ficture Frames, Mouldings and goods that are required for beauti fying and ornamenting specialty made of the home. A SANTA CLAUS IS LOADED with prices always at the satisfactory point. W. H. REED. LOOK TO YOUR EYES. •w. IP. saaigpsEaB, Opthaimic Optician. The most difficult cases of children a specialty- flnJ,?,? 1 ' eyes < a "2 ne ' sin ^ t ' water . become in; ' < ' ' . 21' p r a . ln m the eyeball, orbit, temple or If s< ? y° u should consult a compe- nt pn ' w , ltu the to**** scientific method P* c t°" eoti S g a11 er ? or8 of refraction. S&anv T ru? n and consultation free. Office over E. J. Gllmore's store. Algona. Iowa. __ SHELLY & PETTIBQNE, Head Stones, Monuments, MARBLE t I ^prSee ue before you contract.