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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1899. VOL, XXXIII-NO, 51, Call and See our- "Dried Fruits. Also a nice line of Choice Can Goods. \, M. Z. Grove & Son. NEWS OF THE RAILROADS. Looks as Though the Sac City-Algona Line Would Come Soon. St. Benedict the Name of tho New Town iu Prairie—-General Hailway News and Rumors. s, The Carpet Season is Here we are better prepared than ever before to furnish any grade you want. We have a larger stock than ever before carried in the county, consisting of \ , All-wool Ingrains, Cotton Chains, Axminster, Velvet Brussels, Saxony Brussels, etc. Big line of Floor Mattings and Linoleums, all at rock bottom prices Geo. L. Galbraith. J T. Chrisohilles, &. C, 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. Manuf acturers 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. DINGLEY, Manager. LUMBER NQlI thpse«c6ncerns wl row of lumber m every.. th« time palnvoff Inferior L arprjcest NQT those col store purchasers exsmlrj "T 1 thoW concerns wh j r .the coWry, BUT of ')E h ^M r i&Tl ~ wlp SHOVfYOU th«"rnal( rlallnyouf localyar4( whoc. husthess in only one way— HONB8TI-Y, and Who have fie-vet %led anybody I fiasl;, Doors, Cement Btuoco and Lim*. , out one good ship- V and th| Balance of ' a| more than regu- fwho demand cash it they pay fon ,, fooj&Tpeople all »who sell grades for LUMBER CO *J»< •C. C. Samson. B. F. Crowe SAMSON 80 GROSE, [Successors to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACTS REAL ESTATE LOANS, AND WILD LANDS FOR SALE AND FOR RENT, Opera House Block. AI-QONA, - •> - IOWA. One Hundred IB offered to any person who can duplicate the CJGAB. FOR 5 CENTS, SCHU & WATERHQUSE, rumor has it that dances are had in rooms of the basement during school hours, i. e. between 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. This is not all. Young people who are weak enough to have a conscience on the dance are boycotted, and practically read out of so called good society. It has come to pass In Spencer that any person, however worthy socially, intellectually, and morally, who will not bow down to the dance god, must submit to social ostracism. James Carrs, field engineer for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific road, who has been running a preliminary survey for a branch line from Tara Junction northwest to a connection with the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern road, has returned to DOS Moines with his surveying party. Mr. Carrs said to the State Leader: "Surveying parties in the northwestern part of the state are thicker than bees in a clover patch, and the country is commencing to look like the plat of a Kansas town in boom days. Stakes are stuck up In every direction, and It was a mighty low hill top that wecould not see a surveying party. Near Pocahontas Center we ran into tho Northwestern people surveying a line from Sac City to Algona, and I miss my guess if it is not the intention of the Northwestern to build that line. The survey Is being made with the greatest care and attention to detail, and everything points to tho commencement of building operations at an early date. From what I could gather, the Northwestern engineers have got a splendid line, one that will be easy to build over and will furnish a first class roadbed." " ST. BENEDICT" IN PRAIKIE. The new town in Prairie is named St. Benedict. The station will be about 100 rods north of the Prairie church and the land, thesw.i 17, 95-27, has been bought, and the deeds have changed hands. It is now a public matter that Geo. C. Call will have control of the new town sites on the Bel- rnond line. He will put lots of energy into the work of building up good stations, and St. Benedict will be one of Kossuth's best towns. THE TOWN IN AMSTERDAM. It is possible that the new town east of Corwith in Amsterdam township will be called Nagola. It is a pretty name and an original one. The town will be on the nw. i 27 and ne. i 28, 94-25, and promises to be one of tho best in this part of the state. It Is about half way between Brltt and Clarion, in an unoccupied and rich country. Another name may be chosen so there is nothing yet definite about it. STILL ANOTHER NEW LINE. Bernard Murphy of the Vinton Eagle says the Northwestern is surveying a line about eight miles south of Vinton. He had a Cedar Rapids man look it up and sends his letter to THE UPPER DES MOINES. It is as follows: "Your valued favor received. Northwestern officials in this city either do not know anything about the survey being made, or will say nothing about it. I have seen all who were likely to know anything about it, but I can't got a thing.. In my opinion a line is to be built from Beverly through Ben ton and Tama counties to Gladbrook, thence by a direct course to Algona and from there into Minnesota. Surveyors have been all over this territory, but until the present time there was no indication of where they were going to tap the main line." SOME RAILWAY NOTES. Blue Earth City Is "all torn up" over railroad prospects, and her citizens to a man are in favor of voting a ten thousand dollar or even larger bonus to the proposed line from Mason City. It is said the Northwestern railway company intends to make the town just south of the state line, on the big Ellsworth farm, a boomer. Already half a dozen stores are planning to move there. The Fairmont Sentinel says: "It is jjs good as settled that the Omaha will only be built from Madelia to Fairmont this year, a distance of about 27 miles." The Swea City Herald says the line is surveyed to the Kossuth line and strikes Eagle township about a mile east of Grant. The Burt Monitor says the new towns on the line to Sanborn will probably be platted and named this week, and grading contractors may be looked for in a couple of weeks or so. Ninety thousand ties will soon be unloaded at Burt. THE ELEOTKIO LIGHT PLANT. Nothing Better Gov. Laraboe's KosBUtli Experiment Keokuk Gate City: We have quoted THE UPPER DES MOINES at length on this subject because the topic ie one of general and deep interest, and because also the Algona paper states the case fairly and well. It would be greatly preferable for a variety of reasons if every farmer could own the land he tills, just as it would be preferable for every workingman to own the factory or shop in which he is employed. But this is not possible in many cases, and it is just as logical for Gov. Larrabee to divide up his land into model farms and rent them as for other men of means to build and equip factories and lease them to others to operate. Landlordism as a system is not without its evils, but these are most conspicuous when the landlord is a non-resident of the state and takes no personal interest in the welfare of his tenants. Under Gov. Larrabee's experiment the state will expect to see the attendant and consequent disadvantages reduced to a minimum. Spencer Crazy on Dancing. Eev. Smiley is out in a long letter on the dancing craze in Spencer. He says: That the dancing is ahead, goes without saying, to anyone who has his eyes open. This is not a question of a select parlor dance. It has become a dancing craze. Many of the young people can think of nothing else, in school or out of it; but; the dance- It is reported that even our high school building is used (or danoing purposes. To what extent this Is earned on I do got Unovr, b.ut A Deal Finally Made That Will End Matters-New Engine Ordered. The details of a final agreement between the city and the Blgelow estate have been arranged. Lawyer CurtisB tells THE UPPER DES MOINES that an entirely new engine has been ordered of the Murray people at Burlington to comply fully with the requirements of the city. The city agrees to accept it at Burlington before it Is shipped, and to that end City Engineer Foster or some member of the city council will be sent to Burlington when it is completed. The engine will be put on what la known us a heavy duty frame. This requires a new foundation in the building- here, which will be put in at once. The second boiler is being set now and tho work of fitting up the plant IB being finished. The acceptance of the boiler will end the deal with the Bigelow estate and will put the city in possession of a complete and a valuable plant. WAS BIGELOW UNBALANCED? The suggestion has been made that Blgelow's disease had affected his mind and that this accounts for his queer business methods in Algona. He did not have tho same experience elsewhere. Tho Sac Sun noticing his death says: M. I. Bigelow, the electric contractor, who superintended the construction of tho Sue City electric plant, died last Friday at his homo in Lincoln, Nebr. Mr. Bigelow'sservices were very sutisfnctory to the Sac City people, but for some reason he experienced no end of trouble with the city of Algona. In Sac City he will be remembered as tin agreeable gentleman, well informed in his business. REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. ALQONA, Feb. 25.—City council met in regular session at the city hall, Mayor Chrischilles in the chair. Members present: McMahon, Paine, Stebblns, Chapin and Bayers. Absent: White, Vesper and Morse. Moved and seconded to adjourn to March 2, 1899. Carried. ALGONA, March 2.—City council met pursuant to adjournment at the city hall, Mayor Chrisuhilles in the chair. Members present: McMahon, Morse, Paine, Stebbins, Chapin and Sayers. Absent: White and Vesper. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. Moved and seconded that the following approved bills be allowed and warrants be drawn for the same: W. A. Ladendorff, meals for fire -department $ 5 60 J. L, Donahoo, services, stamps, draft 20 70 J. J. Cordingley, salary, etc 43 55 Samson & Paine, coal 2 08 W. E. Norwood, moving boiler 0 00 Algona Milling Co., coal 09 23 John Sweitzer, police services 10 00 W. V. Carlon, for snow shovelers 10 50 Chicago Gen. Fix. Co., electric light supplies 1090 Walker Bros., oil, etc 7 07 L. Tibbots, pumping 8 25 Algona Republican, printing and publishing 805 \Vm. Miller, Ugh ting lamps 2000 Al. White, digging ditch 2 00 W. H. Koran, wiring 10 50 Geo. Richmond, wiring 15 00 W. V. Carlon, street work 10 50 Chas. Poster, salary, etc 00 75 Ayes: McMahon, Morse, Paine, Stebbins, Chapin and Bayers. Noes, none. Carried. Moved and seconded that the persons act as judges and clerks at the next municipal election: First ward—Judges, Alex. White, F. H. Vesper, and O. Minkler. Clerks, B. F. Grose and Max. Herbst. Second ward—Judges, W. E. H. Morse, S. E. MoMahon and G. H. Larason. Clerks, J. L. Donahoo and C. D. Pettibone. Third ward—Judges, H. A. Paine, Walt, Stebbins and P. L. Slagle. Clerks, J, W. Bates and O. Falken- hainer. Fourth ward—Judges, M. B. Chapin, E. E. Bayers and A. C. Scott. Clerks, J, F. Niooulln and J. L. Edmonds. Carried. Moved and seconded that the polling places for the next municipal election in the various Wards shall be held at the following places: First ward, at the Cleary building, State street; Second ward, at the skating rink, State street; Third ward, at the normal school build, ing, Wooster street; Fourth ward, at the sheriff's office, court house. Carried. Moved and seconded to adjourn. Carried. J. L. DONAHOO, City Clerk. to be had » for the money Than The Coffee that we handle. Langdon & Hudson. f! But come to the KASH SAVIN' STOR" Why! For Everything, of Course. CHINA—We have simply miracle bargains in this line. Our semi-porcelain, best, *s nice, clear white, tasty shape and so cheap anyone can buy. INDIVIDUAL PIECES —We have our shelves full of gift- cups, vases, gift-plates, etc.— you can't help buying when you know the price. GLASSWARE—Ah ! Here we can please you; if you want it at low prices, we can suit you ; if you want to pay high prices we are afraid you'll have to go elsewhere. But say! we give you high-grade ware at our smashup prices. SOAP—Yes, " cleanliness is next to Godliness," and we've got the soap to do the business ; a set of tea spoons with a TEN- CENT bar; a set of table spoons with a 25-cent bar. FOR PLANTS—We have the finest array of flower pots, hanging jars, etc., at prices that will make the most unwilling buy them. TOOLS—We have a splendid line for farmers. Our recollection of what we suffered on the farm because of some things we didn't have has led us to put in files, saws, hammers, bits, bolts, screw drivers, and you can get enough to last you all summer for a mere trifle. UTENSILS—Now you're talking. We can furnish the kitchen complete ; we hajye things you need when cooking, baking, washing, ironing, housecleaning, etc.; what is the use of doing without things when you can get them for almost nothing ? MISCELLANY—We keep handkerchiefs, notions, collars, ties, collar buttons, cuff buttons, lace, gloves, jewelry, toys, pencils, paper tablets, work pants, work shirts, etc. If we have not what you want, ask right out loud and we will get it for you. Yours for good times, T. J. VINCENT, At the Kash Savin' Stor: The Ward Caucuses. First ward, at Nycum's office, March 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m. E. Tellier, committeeman. Second ward, at the Wigwam, March 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m. W. P. Jones, committeeman. Fourth ward, at sheriff's office, March 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m. W. C. Dan- eon, committeeman. Do NOT allow dealers to sell you something just as good as Putnam Fadeless Dyes. There is no such thing on the market. Insist on having Putnam Fadeless dyes. Ehlers & Adams. FOB SALE—Two pure-bred young Jersey cows, both fresh, warranted all right. Will sell cheap to make room In barn. See them and test them. 5U2 J- B. WINKEL. MONEY-—On first mortgages. Money—Oa second mortgages, Money—On short ti(»e« Mouey—At lowest rates. Money-Geo, HORACE MANN IN OHIOAGO. He Is Engaged on the Bureau of Associated CUarltleB-Hls Idea of ller- ron. Horace Mann now holds a secretary- ship on the bureau of associated charities in Chicago. The following note tells of his present location: CHICAGO, Feb. 28,1899.—Please send my paper for the present to 630 Monroe street, Chicago. I saw Mark Sands today. He is doing well, and genial as ever. Prof. Geo. D. Herron is delivering' a course of lectures at Central Music Hall to audiences of from two to three thousand. He speaks on Sunday evening on the present social and industrial situation under the title, "Between Caesar and Jesus." For Monday noons hj,B subject is, "Municipal ' T " J ~ ' forjlr. Sun.' not so apparent there as in Chicago or any large city. The majority of Kossuth county farmer* do not realize that the private con,' trui of railroads is not only unprofitable to nil except those who enjoy the mo-- nopoly, but positively immoral, and one. of the worst corrupting influences in existence. Truly yours, HORACE MANN. TRY the flexo girdle corset, one of the finest made. You can get them at Galbraith^s. TAKEN this month—keepa you well all summer, Drives away impure blood. The greatest spring tome ever offered, Rooky Mountain Tea. Ask your druggist. . ' _ • ^ MONEY to loan at 5 per cent, interest. Optional pftymepts, H. Box®.