The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 18, 1899 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 18, 1899
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ESTABLISHED 1865, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1899. YOL. XXXIIt-NO. 44* id you Remembero Grove & Son ? It is not yet too late Dissolution Sale. The firm of Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. having concluded to dissolve partnership will UNTIL FEB. 15, 1899, give some slaughtering bargains: Dress Goods for Dress Goods for Dress Goods for Dress Goods for Flannelettes for Heather Cloth, IDC per yard, 150 per yard, 250 per yard, 350 per yard, 6c per yard, 6c per yard, worth from 15 to 200. worth from 25 to 350. worth from 35 to 450. worth from 50 to 650. worth from 10 to 120. worth from 8 to loc. Some big bargains in shoes, overshoes, remnants, and odds and ends of all kinds, regardless of cost. Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. /. T. Clirischilles, Q. C. Hudson, T. H. Lantry, James Patterson, President. Vice President. Treasurer. Seoetaiy. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. - [INCORPORATED.] - HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeda. lDea ^ esc ^ 1Hal ' d and Soft Coal. Manufacturers of Strictly High-gi ade Floui . Special attention paid to the Exchange aid \hingtesa The moral of this picture lies in the application. Shingles of our Brand, whether Spanked on the Roof, 01—elsewhere— always give Perfect Satisfaction and Good Measure, In fact they do good wherever applied^ LUMBER CO • C. Samson. B - F - Crose SAMSON & GROSE, [Suocessors to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACTS REAU ESTATE LOANS. FARMS AND WIMI LANDS FOB SALE AND FOR RENT, Opera House Block. IOWA- la ottered to any persou who can duplicate the '$ CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SOHU & WATHHQBL FOR A MODERN HOTEL Algeria's Opportunity to Secure Such an Improvement is Within Reach. SHOULD BE A $20,000 AFFAIR. 0. B. Dnrdall Makes a Definite Proposition Which Ouv Citizens Can Afford to Consider. It seems to be ngreed that Algona ought to celebrate the new year by planning for a new modern hotel. Mr. O. B. Durdall makes a proposition that will bring the matter to a conclusion if the business men really desire to cooperate. To THE UPPER DES MOINES he slates that he will put a hotel, modern in all respects, on the corner north of the Tennant, west of the Kos- 8uth County State bank, to cost from $20,000 up, if the three lots are furnished to him for a building site, the lots to be deeded to him when the building is completed and in running order. He says also that he will put the big part of the capital into a stock company to build a hotel on this corner, and allow the three lots to be put in as stock at $1,000 a lot. Either of these propositions Is very liberal, and Mr. Durdall is a man who has the means and the energy to make a success of what he undertakes. He does not insist upon either of these plans, but will carry either of them out this spring if it is accepted. He is willing to co-operate in any other plan that may be suggested that is more feasible. Now is the time for those interested in giving Algona the one public improvement it seriously lacks to get together and act. A better offer will never be made. This is the year to put up a modern hotel. Then with the opera house, churches, and schools, Algona will be the model town of Iowa in the way of public and semi-public buildings. EAOE STILL ON. Tho IlocU iBlaiid Enters the Jtace This Week With au Hour's Advantage—C., U. ifc Q. Ahead. The race between the Northwestern and C. B. & Q. railways is still on between Chicago and Omaha. With this week the Rock Island has entered it, and now the three roads are competing for the government contract of carrying the mails. The Bock Island has at least tin hour's advantage, for it takes the mail from the east at Ellington, outside the Chicago city limits, where it touches the Lake Shore road. This saves it the delay of running into Chicago and out again, which both the Northwestern and C., B, & Q. have to do. Prom every standpoint this race is of the greatest interest. In the end it is likely to develop into a test of the latest and best railway appliances, for all three roads will discard their schedules and go as fast as they can. THE UPPER DES MOINES has collected from various sources items about the race, all of which have a local interest inasmuch as we are betting on the Northwestern. WHAT THE RACE IS FOR, Fourteen years ago when Walter Q. Gresham was postmaster general, the government at Washington decided that the mails should be transferred west more speedily. It was desired that a railroad running'out of Chicago west should carry the mails to Omaha at a particularly rapid pace. The con tract was accordingly offered to the Northwestern. The Northwestern's directors and officials could not see much profit in the bargain and refused. A $75,000 bonus was then offered the same road and there came a second refusal. Thomas J. Potter was then general manager of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. The government asked the " Q" to accept the contract and Mr, Potter advised the step and the contract went to that line. It has carried the mail between Chicago and Omaha ever since. The Burlington has uot made a fortune on the contract, it is said. The receipts in its best yeai hardly reached $600,000 and the average was below $400,000, but today the prospects are decidedly brighter. The capture of the Philippines, the annexation of Hawaii, and the magnificent development of the orient point to a new world of commerce, of which the United States is bound to be an important part. With the development in the far east, the increase in the mail going across the country to San Francisct and over the Pacific ocean is believec to be as good as gained. Both of the railroads that are sending out theii fast mail trains are fully aware of these promising conditions. The mail oon tract is awarded b Y the government to a road lor BO stated period, in bo get the contract from the Burlington the Northwestern must show a better record for seven . consecutive Jays. If the Northwestern can make Faster runs seven days in succession it Is likely to get the purse. THE SCHEDULE TIME. The new schedule set by the Northwestern and C M B. & Q. at the opening the race meant that 492 miles bad to be covered in 615 minutes, or 10 hours and 15 minutes. The record for the distance, when the tracks were kept open and everything made most favorable for a fast run, was about nine hours and 30 minutes. The record was there- 'ore to be almost equaled every night. Both roads have showed that there is no difficulty in meeting this schedule. [n fact both roads have beaten this schedule right along. Last Wednesday night the Northwestern train left hicago 38 minutes late, caused in Chi- iago by waiting for the mail from the east. Engineer White pulled the train ,o Clinton making up 12 minutes of the ost time. The run from Clinton to Bertram, a distance of 72 miles, was nade in 67 minutes, including two stops, one at De Witt for water and another at the Wbeatland crossing. But .he engineer was not satisfied with that and kept the train spinning along, caching Tnma on time, having made up 26 minutes of lost time between Clinton and Tamn. THE PREVIOUS RECORD BEATEN. The C., B. & Q. has made the noted hrough run thus far. It started out of Council Bluffs an hour late and reached Chicago on time, making the run in nine hours and 25 minutes. The Northwestern has several times made a mile n 37 seconds, and it mnde its opening •un from Chicago to Omaha, 402 miles ncluding 18 stops, in nine hours and 58 seconds. The Burlington's run is 502 miles with 12 stops. Its opening run ,vas 10 hours and 7 minutes. THE LATEST MOVE. There is a rumor to the effect that Lhe Northwestern road is going to put on a 12-hour passenger train between Chicago and Omaha, to meet the new competition offered by the Rock Island's lew passenger-mail train. Tho Northwestern can make this time as easily as he Rock Island, but it cannot carry he fast mail on this train, as the Rock stand can. The C., B. & Q., it is said, s not thinking of going into this competition. There is not.Visible in it any if the profits that railroads are under- load to run their trains for, and it has no present intention of running its ,rains at a loss unless there is some ul- ,erior advantage to be gained. However, if the Northwestern runs a 12- iour train, as it is said to now contemplate, it is not likely that the C., B. & Q. will long stay out of this fast pas- enger train race. The statement that he distance between Chicogo and Omaha cannot be covered in 12 hours ind do justice to its passenger service s hardly justified by the showing that they have made. The Rock Island is doing it, and doing it easily, with a arge surplus of possible speed to spnro n case it is needed. The Milwaukee •oad, also, has a fine Chicago and Council Bluffs train service, and it may be expected to take its part in the rape when it gets around to it. In fact, the end of the developments in fust train service between Chicago and Omnhn ias by no moans been reached. Even letter than 12 hours cnn be made be- wfcen those points whenever the roads et ready to do it. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Mrs. H. Putsch is still visiting her daughter at Winona. Mrs. Satn'l Jamieson of Belinond is visit- ng at Rev. F. E. Day's. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Chrischllles are back from their Chicago visit. Mrs. C. L. Lund's mother and sister are lere from Chicago visiting her. Gardner Covvles spent Sunday at Bur- IngtoD. His father is in poor health. Frank Redmann, who used to live in Algona, is one of the mail clerks on tbeNorth- western's fast train across Iowa. Win. K. Ferguson is expected home this week. The latest word from him is that aia father is much improved in health. Miss Jessamine L. Jones is in Los Angeles and is visiting at C. P. Dorland's. She writes that she has had a delightful trip. Mrs. Thos, F. Cooke gave two very enjoyable afternoon teas last week in honor of her guest, Miss Pitman of Madison, Wia. Charley Sample of Iryington, who has been threatened with a severe attack of appendicitis, went to Chicago last Thurs day evening to consult physicians there. There is a rumor that Col. and Mrs. Sessions have separated and that she will re tuvn to the Frankl clothing stove, where she was employed when the colonel met her. W. M. Parsons is now in California where he is state secretary of the Y. M. C. A. .He will be gone all winter and Mrs. Parsons and her children are making their home with Mrs. J. L. Paine. J. J. Ryan is in town. He says his insurance company is going to build the new opera house in Fort Dodge. His gate factory is now located at Chicago, but he is working insurance during the winter. Mrs. Jessie Smith Huntington was sufficiently recovered from her serious illness Saturday that her sister, Miss Ada Smith, felt warranted in returning to her school work in Minnesota. She has been held in Algona several weeks beyond her vacation. Archie Hutchison is in Louisiana selling Ambrose A. Call's rice crop. Louisiana this season is flooded with water. The water has been higher than ever before known. The high water has interferred with the rice harvest, but Mr. Call gets over 4,000 bags, a good yield. C. W. Jarvis, an old settler at Estherville, was down from Blue Earth City last week visiting Algona friends and looking at the new Methodist church. He and Mrs Jarvis will attend the dedication. J. S Ulland was in town with him and both favored this office with a pleasant call. Miss Bertha Mann has goue to Albany, Ga., and will soon leave for Cuba where she has a government appointment oa , special nurse. She will bo gone six months at least, Miss Mann hits bad almost steady employment in this vicinity and baa prpvec to oe un exceptionally excellent purge, am many families will regret that '"gone. that we handle, Nothing Better to be had for the money Than The Coffee Langdon & Hudson. OLD OFFICERS RE-ELECTED Annual Meeting of the Kossuth County Agricultural Society. 'resident Wnxlsworth and Secretary Peek to Servo Another Year— The Financial Report. The annual meeting of the county agricultural society was held at the ourt house Saturday afternoon, 'resident J. W. Wadsworth made a hort speech in calling to order, congratulating the society upon its pros- erous fair last fall and pointing out a ew things that are needed in the way f improvements. He dwelt particu- arly upon the fact that the fair grounds belong to the county, and n-ged that it is a needless handicap upon the association to be compelled to iarry a debt of $1,500, when if the coun- y would furnish the grounds free from .ebt, the money now spent iti paying nterest could be used in building need- id barns, etc. The only two matters coming up at he meeting were the election of of- icers and the financial reports. Mr. Wadsworth and Secretary Peek both leclined a re-election, but were wisely jersuaded to remain another year. A better team it would be hard to find or conducting a fair. R. M. Gardner vas re-elected vice president by accla- nalion, W. V. Carlon marshal, and W. I. Bailey treasurer. The financial report of Secretary Peek was as follows: RECEIPTS. remlum list ads 8 7100 urse raised by business men .'3050 State appropriation, 1807 20000 State appropriation, 1898 200 00 Prlvaleges . 200 00 Exhibitors' tickets 45 00 Boxstalls 3300 iawson-Coiy race 23 72 Other Items 1550 iate receipts 1,533 37 SAMSON & PAINE, DEALERS IN Grain, Feed We pay the'very highest prices for all kinds of grain, sell ground feed, which we deliver to any part of the city, and sell and deliver hard and soft coal at lowest prices. Samson's abstract office In Opera House block. The Red Elevator, C. & N. W. depot, Phone 11. ALGONA. WOOD I am prepared to furnish Total 82,75000 DISBURSEMENTS. Expenses fair 1898 $ 37080 Races ' 77000 Premiums fair 1895. 50 Premtumsfalr 1898 07155 Attractions 20000 :mprovements 275 00 Hay and straw 40 20 Interest on debt 28580 Total 82,08585 Balance on hand....' 873 14 Following is the board of directors or the ensuing year: Algona, ,T. H, Wadsworth; Buffalo, R. Welter; Burt, F. Nicholson; Cresco, J. G. Rawson; Eagle, C. E. Hand; Fenton, F. C. Newell; Garfield, M. Hays; German, Lev! Good; Greenwood, Wm. Heathershaw; Harrison; C. H. Wunn; Hebron, Wm. oodrlch; Irvingto'n, R. P. Wright; Lotts Creek, P. J. Walker; LuVerne, L. Barton; Ledyard, B, F. Smith; Lincoln, G. H. Gleiter; Plum Creek, E. P. Keith; Portland, M. J. Mann; Prairie, Jos, Ramm; Ramsay, Phil Winter; Riverdale, J. O. Paxson; Seneca, Julius Jenson; Sherman, G. M. Parsons; Springfield, C. H. Stolte; Union, Myron Schenck; Wesley, F. J, Kernan; Whittemore, John Simpson, A. D. CLARKE & Co. loan money at 5 per cent., with optional payments Interest payable annually, WE want you to use Putnam Fadeless Dyes because they color more goods and make faster and briffhter colors and cost you no more than others; ten cenis a paoeage. Sold at E. & F. drug store. DRESSMAKING done by Miss Amy Ward. Residence first house north of J. B. Winkel'a sewing machine office. LOST: A bunch of keys, about 15 in all. Will pay for trouble of returning. W, E. MCDONALD. Green or Dry BODY WOOD either 4-foot or stove length, hard or soft, iu any quantity desired. IjJiTSee me before ordering. I am not in company with anybody in the wood business. PETER WINKEL. Bicycles Repaired, Bicycles for Rent •^^ For Sale, Saws Filed, J. L. EDMONDS, ALGONA, IOWA. Two doors south of U. D. M. office. THE Mason City BrioU and Tile pQ, makes the best drain tile building Ula iu prices. P, Q, M. P. HAGGARD. G. F. PEEK Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.] Abstracts, Real Estate,-^*, Collections, ALGONA, IOWA. x.*>,>?*.;J^..,KIS

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