The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1899 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1865. AMONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAHOH 1, 1899. VOL. 50, Call and See OUf- Also a nice line of Choice Can Goods. M. Z. Grove & Son. Bargains in Shoes At The Store, J. T. Chrisohilles, President. &, 0. Hudson, Vice President. T. H. Lantry, Treasurer. James Patterson, Secretary. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. [INCORPORATED.] . HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. Dealers in Hard and Soft Coal. Manufaoturers 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 are enabled to offer from 5 to 10 cents per bushel above the market price for good wheat. F. W. DINQLEY, Manager, When you see this trade-mark remember it stands for all that It worthy and reliable in Lumber, Lath, v Shingles Sash, Poors, Cement, Stucco and Lime, and means Lowest Prices and Quick Service from the only best yard in town} LUMBER-CO C. C. B. F. Cross SAMSON & GROSE, [Successors to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACTS REAL ESTATE LOANS. FARMS AND WILD AND LANDS FOB SALE Opera House Bloojc, IQWA. One Hundred Dollars Is offered to any person who can duplicate the CIGAR FOR $ CENTS. SCHU & WATERHOUSE, FROM THE SEAT OF WAR, A Well Written Letter Telling Mitch About the Philippines. The Writer Thinks They Could Be Bottght Off Easily If That Were the Policy. Fair The following very interesting letter from Mhnilais written by J. M. Croft to hie brother-in-law, Geo. C. Shelly. Mr; Croft gives a pleasant account of conditions in the Philippines, and it will be especially valuable to our readers now in view of the outbreak there: MANILA, Dec. 21, 1898.—George's letter of Oct. 10 reached me several weeks back, but I've neglected to answer it until I could see Carl Setchell. I had seen him once just to know him for a moment in Cavite about the time that letter was written, but I had to leave to attend board of survey as soon as he arrived, so I could hardly have formed much of an opinion about him. Since then I've been transferred to Manila and with our regiment occupy quarters about five minutes' walk from where the company to which Carl belongs is stationed. He called on me about 10 days ago and my opinion is that he is a pretty nice boy. He seems neat and clean and has none of that would-be-tough air that a lot of the young idiots you find in the service assume. He is quite a gentleman and I took quite a fancy to him. I shall probably see more of him, but I am pretty busy, pretty lazy, and in rather an uncertain frame of mind just now, thanks to the various rumors afloat about the insurgents and their movements and the probable distribution of troops. Of course your experience in the service explains to you the very easily understood fact that we subordinate officers know little or nothing of the expected or contemplated movements and distribution of the forces, but I suppose to many it's a source of surprise. We expected by this time that the various regiments here would be scattered out in the various sea ports and towns of importance, butso far only one battalion of Pennsylvania troops have been detached and they are a garrison for Corregedor at the mouth of the bay and guard for the convalescent hospital there. I have hoped all along that we would be sent to Iloilo, but I fear we will have to console ourselves with the thought " that the best troops are always kept in reserve." If our lieutenant-colonel was in command I think we would be strictly in it and would have helped capture Manila. But regrets are vain. Just now there is quite a little excitement over the position taken by the insurgents, but while a conflict may result I hardly think it will be serious. Whatever comes pur troops are well in hand and if our Filipino friends want a scrap I think the statement of the Manila Times that our men would "just shout with joy" at the chance for a scrimmage will be proved true. For my part I don't feel very hilarious over a fight with these natives. We have no cause for a difference if they only know enough to wait patiently until our governmental policy is clearly stated and understood, but if our dark skinned friends insist on a little test of strength we can, I think, as Gen. Otis informed Aguinaldo, "care for them." Really though, from what I've seen of them, they are naturally a peaceable people and if it were not for the politicians—the bane of every people under the sun—they would quietly acquiesce and welcome the establishment of an American government here. The business men and men of the intelligent people almost unanimously desire strife to cease and peace and quietness to reign. They feel assured of justice and equality to all under our control and would gladly feel that the reign of law and order was to continue unbroken by what seems to be unnecessary strife. Among the insurgent leaders many feel the same way, but it must be confessed that there are many who thinlc they are entitled to absolute independence, and many more who are looking for their own personal advancement, I believe the whole outfit could be bought out pretty cheaply if it were policy to do so, and accustomed to dealing with Spaniards as they are I am Inclined to think that that is about what they expect the outcome of this agitation to be. One or two thorough good whal- ings will perhaps open their eyes and convince them that there is a wider difference between American and Spanish character than they have thought, One can hardly blame them in view of their past experience, and I fear they may need a little education in some matters that both sides would be willing to avoid. Today one of the sergeants in charge of an outpost of ours got beyond his true position by mistake. The Filipino sergeant called out their guard and ordered him to move his men. Our sergeant said: " Not much." The Filipino promptly called for help and they came to his assistance with 400 or 600 men, but our man refused to be bluffed and held his post until the superior officers met and settled the matter amicably. I don't think our sergeant was, strictly speaking, justified in opposing his little squad to so many, but I believe he has impressed the native mind with the fact that we mean business, I told you I waebuey. Well I am in a way, biit I am performing no <Juty with the company, jjave p e en appointed canteen officer and have charge of the regimental exchange. This keeps my time fairly well occupied, and aside ffopi thftt I have np duty to perform ex* oept to attend ajl inspections and drees parades and reviews with the regiment and apt ajs adjutant of the guard tnoiwt every morning. The latter job I am quite plejiaefl with, for it qajne a way to tickle my vanity a little. The colonel decided that each lieutenant should act as adjutant for one week and I could have legitimately asked to be exouse'd, but I wanted to have the experience so I asked that I be allowed to serve my term at it. I came second on the list and I happened to hit it off to suit one of our majors who has had charge of guard instruction—he is a regular of 18 years' experience—and before my time was up he told me he intended to ask my retention for that position and if not able to secure it permanently he wanted me to haye the place for another week. The result was, " Lieut. Croft will act as adjutant of the guard until further orders." I am much pleased for several reasons. Major Drennan told me when he delivered the order to the regimental adjutant that he did not thinic any further change would be made, from which I infer that I will retain that position sometime. Your 61st i-egiment came into port some days ago and have been on the transport Pennsylvania over since expecting orders for Hollo, which do not seem to materialize very rapidly. I mot the colonel and one or two of the lieutenants shortly after their arrival. They came over on the same transport that brought us. I hope to visit her this week. I believe they had the same good luck we did; never lost a man, although they left several sick In Honolulu. The colonel seems a nice, pleasant gentleman and I guess Is a good soldier, but I know little of that matter yet. The Tennessee and Kansas regiments are here and I suppose anticipating a pleasant time of for a short time, but I am curious to know just how long the enthusiasm will last. All of the troops here, most of them the volunteers, are anxious for sailing orders for the United States. For myself I am not consumed with impatience, for I know at the best the time we have to spend here will be short, and I want very much to see more of the country and know more of its people and resources. As it is I know little of any part of It, even Manila, and I dislike going away In utter ignorance of the interior of the country. If I get back to the states I shall never return here, I think, unless I should be able to get a commission In the regulars and get into a native regiment if one is formed. I don't think I'd dislike that very much except for the fact that I'd be so far from the children. The climate and I so far agree first rate, and I believe a man with reasonable care can get along first rate, It's going to be a great place for money making after matters are settled I think, but it takes capital. I could not make a cent in a mercantile way if it was a universal Klondike. I had hoped ere this to hear that Ted had sold out my sheep interests and settled up matters there for me, but he has not done so so far as I know. Well I must close. Give my love to Peggy, and believe me, Yours sincerely, J. M. CROFT. Better to be had for the money Than The Coffee that we handle. Langdon & Hudson. Farm For Sato, The Gotlleb Bohn farm in Plum Creek is for sale. The swi of Sec. 8-00, 28. Apply to Mrs. Julia Bohn at farm or to Wm. H. Ingham.-45tf A. D. CLARKE & Co. loan money at 6 per cent., with optional payments Interest payable annually. OPERA HOUSE, THREE NIGHTS. How Mlud Controls 'Matter—A Remarkable Entertainment. The most remarkable entertainment ever given in Algona will commence at Call opera house March 6—that of the Fontanas. Grace Eden the marvel, will show to what extent mind controls matter in tests of physio force, resisting the combined efforts of eight men to lift her or move her from a given Aii Even Heat is always desirable both in extremely cold and moderately warm weather. We keep just this kind of coal, Also carry Boone, Mystic, Illinois, Nut, Hocking, and smith- ing coal at the lumber yard. F. S. NORTON. W. H. LACY can furnish you low prices on position on the stage, etc. Prof, Fon- lana, the mind reader and hypnotist, has no equal, and will give you a performance that, while you wonder how he does so, will make you laugh until you can hardly see for the tears in your eyes. The entertainment is strictly first class and you can rest assured if you bring your mother, sweet heart, or wife there will be nothing to offend the most exacting. Prices, 15, 25 and 85o, on sale at the usual place. ARE you thin? Would you like to get fat and plump? Tried " laughing" —twouldn't work; now take Rocky Mountain Tea—'twill do the business; 35 cents. Ask your druggist. IT warms the heart like sunshine, cheers the soul like old wine, gives hope for the future, blots out the past. That's what Rooky Mountain Tea does. Ask your druggist. FOR time loans on real estate at Kossuth County State Bank. apply MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. P. CLARKE & Co. TWENTY-FIVE oz. coffee for 25o at M. Z. Grove & Son's. HEINZ'sweet pickles, lOo a dozen. M. Z. GROVE & SON. FOR RENT—400 acres of land near Armstrong. Call Nioouliu, Algona, Iowa. improved on Frank also all kinds ol mill stuff, Wood and Coal. N Do your weighing on our city scales Opposite Hotel Tennant. Bicycles Repaired, Bicycles for Rent •^^ For Sale, Saws Filed. J. L. EDMONDS, AliQONA, IOWA. .Two doors south of u. D. M. office. Corn is King And Goddard's Silver King is King of Corn, Profit arf\^ -«• ^faction will follow if you buy &.._ \ : "',r reliable fire-dried seed corn. It is not merely an experiment, but an established fact. We 'will send descriptive price list that will tell you all about it. Ask for it. The following merchants will take your order for seed ; or you can send direct to us at Fort Atkinson, Iowa. E. J. Gilmore, Algona, Iowa. Grove & Son, Algona, Iowa. E. A. E. Laage, Sexton, Iowa. F. Keopke, Burt, Iowa. , John Nemmers & Son, Bancroft, Iowa. Respectfully, H. J. & A. L Goddard, FORT ATKINSON,- IOWA. 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 Picture Frames, Mouldings and goods that are required for beautifying and ornamenting the home. A specialty made of Poultry Vavm apd G»r4en tor Sale. C. Medlu will sell his seven acres south of town. Good house and barn. A bargain for someone. 48t4 MONEY—On first mortgages. Money—On second mortgages. Money^-On short Mine. Money-~At lowest rates. Mpoey-'Geo. 0, Call, COMMISSIONER'S SALE. Notice is hereby given that by virtue ol a commission to me directed by the district court ol Kossuth county, Iowa, under the seal ol the court, und duly attested by the clerk thereot, empowering, authorizing, and direct- lug me to sell the tollowing described real estate, to-wit: The'east half ol Sec. No. Twenty-two, and the west halt ol the northwest quarter and the northwest quarter ol the southwest quarter ol Sec. No. Twenty-three, all In Township No. One Hundred North ot Range No, Twenty-eight West ot the Filth P. if.! Iowa; the said commission being issued in the case wherein Lotto' A. Holston was plaintiff! and W. J. Burton et al. delendants, I will offer at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, at the east door ol the court house, in the town ol Algona county ot Kosauth, state ollowa, on the 16th day ol March, A. b. 1899. at the hour ota o'clock Jp. M., all ol fte right, title! and interest in and to the said rea) estate above describes, ot L«iiaA. gpiston aacl W?J, Burtpo, in pursuance ol the decree ot said district court <ol KossutU county, lowaHa the Premises. The terms ol said eale; to be ope halt cash and the balance payable one-halt to K^ll^^^°^0k^9^ cent, per PWed terest at the ue and payable at ouoe, and lor fruey le>a, and to the appoint with prices always at the satisfactory point. W. H. REED,

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