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ESTABLISHED 1865* ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1899, VOL. XXXttl-NO, 52, Call and See our. Dried Fruits. % Also a nice line of Choice Can Goods. M. Z. Grove & Son. Garnets, The Carpet Season is Here And 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. Chrischittes, G. G. 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. DINQLEY, Manager. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, $5O,OOO. AJjS-O3!T^., XO'W.A.. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collec tlons made promptly; and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INGHAM, President; T. CHBISCHILLE8, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. OhrischilleB, Lewis H. Smith, J. W, Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL .............................. I50.00C AMBROSE A. CALL ................. President I Wtl. K. FERQVSON ............. . ....... Catlaer ..... , ..... :..-nc*Pretident\ OSAS. A. PALUEK ............ AmUtant Cashier Directors-D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, P. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, R. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security Special attention giYen to collections. Qffieert and Direetort— A. D. Clarke, President, O. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenek, Thos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. General Banking. PBIY4TS 8&FBTY D8P08W T4VLTB on time deposits. WATVH 0$NO P4Y, Artesian w«« contractor. I have tbe only caWe steam drilling machine owneu in the cSwts '\ttote welliftor water supply tortowns, cities/ and railroads. Special attention to wWVoi*. TPsjfenales made. I em- •only ejpSrt IrJuiw. Addreas A. LOOK TO YOUR EYES. •W- 7P, JRXJPJCP, Opthalmic Optician. The most difficult cases of children a specialty. Do your eyes ache, smart, water, become inflamed, or pain is the eyeball, orbit, temple or forehead? If so you should consult a competent optician, with the latest scientific method of correcting all errors of refraction. Examination and consultation («», Office over B, jr. Gttwore's store, L&sTAfc 'l-'-iio i SlV NEWS OF THE RAILWAYS. Surveyors Are Setting Grade Stakes for the Iowa Central. Bids for Oracling to Bo All In by To- day—Oorwlth People Do Some Kicking. Grading contractors have boon busy the past week looking 1 over the proposed line of the Iowa Central from Belmond. Engineer Hill was in Algona Saturday helping to expedite the work. Bids for the grading are due to be all in by today, hence the necessity for rapid work. The surveyors began hist week Monday setting the grade stakes from Belmond this way. This work will consume at leastlhroe weeks, and now in view of the late snow storm it may take longer. Engineer Hill said the grading would begin just as soon as the ground is dry enough, but there is no economy In attempting that work in frost or wet ground. We have it on good authority—not from the board of strategy—that the Iowa Central will have trains running into Algona by the first of August next. The company has a longer lime, but are apparently just as anxious to got hero as Algona is to have them. Corwith linn Its Troubles. Corwith has been agitated about several things connected with the Iowa Central extension. The Crescent says: The agents of the railroad company when endeavoring to induce the people to vote a tax for the building of the line agreed to run on section and half section lines so far as practicable; but in running a direct line from Bolmond to Algona they found it impracticable to Follow said linos, as it would mean more miles of road. Hence the selfishness of the company. In running directly across a number of well improved farms it has materially injured these farms, without a competent recompense to the owners, therefore the selfishness of the farmers in objecting to the road passing through their farms. Who would not object? Now comes the location of the depot in Corwith. The farmers from the south demand the location of the depot on the south side of the M. & St. L., for selfish reasons, merely that the drive may not be solong. TneCorwiUi people for selfish reasons are divided and sub-divided into factions; one faction wants it on the south side of present track that they may enhance the value of property and increase the sale of lots or add to the business interests. Another faction wants it on the north side for the above reasons, and numerous other reasons—each individual with an eye single to his own interests, with everything but the main object in view, that of the greatest good to the town. Surely man is un unselfish creature! Now Town of Loud UocU. J. R. Jones tells the newspaper man that the first town west of Burt will probably be called Lone Rock,.and that the town is already platted. The Northwestern, he says, is getting the material on the ground for the rapid completion of the line as soon us the weather will permit. The next town west it is presumed will be named Fenton. Both are bound to be good trading points. They are in as good a section of the country as the sun shines on. The Lone ROCK creamery, H miles north of the proposed station, will be removed to town. The New Depot. There is a good deal of speculation as to where the depot of the Iowa Central will be located. Many are hoping it will be east of the Northwestern track, but the chances seem to bo more favorable for its location some where between the Spongberg and Slagln properties. This comes very near to being an official statement, but plans may be changed. On the score of convenience to other lines of road it looks as if this might be the location adopted. The line comes into Algona not far from the creamery building. AN OLD-TIME EAILWAY BOOM. Peter H. Kurt Tells About the Original Plan of the Northwestern to Go to Swan Lake. When the Northwestern railway came to Algona it was the intention to branch off as it is now doing from Burt into Emmet county. Peter H. Burt tells about the activity in old Armstrong: On the 28th day of June, 1880, there was a petition circulated and signed by a majority of the resident freehold taxpayers of Armstrong town ship, asking that a special election he called for the purpose of voting, or submitting to a vote, the question of a five per cent, tax in favor of the Toledo & Northwestern railway, which railway was to run from a point in Kossuth county to a point near Swan Lake, Iowa, and with the explicit understanding that there must be a depot built in the north half of Armstrong township. It appears that in compliance with this petition the trustees called a special election on the 8th day of July, 1880. At that election there were 43 ballots cast—that I believe was the entire voting force of the township at that time— 26 of these ballots were against taxing the township, but this result was not satisfactory to the parties running the paper line and they worked up another special election for the 28th day of the same month and year, at which there were but 31 votes cast, 22of which were for taxation, the only difference in the agreement being that there was to be a depot built in the east half of Arm strong township. The writer remembers being at both these special elections and noting the feverish excitement of his confident neighbors. Some of the "railroad drummers" at the last election, it is stated, displayed rolls of paper money, making believe, no doubt, that tbeli road meant bueine&s,and many believed so, but the same rejojaioB on paper to tbis. day, RittarJ® we fc&d all our day dreams of a railroad among us, now strong, now weak, as they re- jeived the periodical pulse of land boomers, must repeatedly dwindle and 31e because they were out of line with the actual condition of things. One or two of our early settlers used to flatter hemselves that the Bat west of the old bridge would in their day display the Busy streets of a thriving towu^ but this too proved itself to be among the 'oollsh things of man's imagination. MISCELLANEOUS LOCAL, Opinions W mi tod. Prof. Spencer hands us the following: Persons who attended the Algonaen- sertalnment course are invited to write HI a postal card the entertainments in ;he order in which they were best iked. Also whether you would wish ;o hoar any of them again upon a different subject. N. SPENCER. Woman SufTrnuo Lecture. Miss Mary G. Hay of Now York will speak upon woman suffrage In the lourt house hall on Tuesday evening next, March 21. Miss Hay comes very ilghly recommended as a speaker. Lot Ulhoarhor. On Tuesday afternoon at nilf past 3 o'clock, Miss Hay would bo leased to moot the ladles of Algona at ,ho homo of Mrs. W. H. Ingham. A ordlal invitation is extended to all interested. liort llnrr IB No Hotter. A letter received yesterday from 3ampton says that. I3ort Barr is no bot- ,er and is very low. Both Dr. and Mrs. 3arr are now with him, the latter hav- ng arrived recently from California, in case Bert's condition improves enough to permit of his removal It Is the Intention now to take him to Arl- just as soon as possible, In the lope that climatic conditions there may help him out. Qunrton'B Idea. Judge Quartan believes the naturali- sation laws should be strictly adhered to. After ho had finished questioning i foreigner in court Monday the appli- 3ant for papers put on his hat and started out, only to be stopped by the iourt and told not to wear his hat In the court room; that while It was not a part of the law as made and provided, yet It was a part of good American clt- nenship that ho should show a proper respect for the dignity of the court. The judge's admonition was good. Too many people forget themselves on occasions like this. Now Implement JTouno. Articles of incorporation for the McDonnell Implement company were lied with the county recorder Monday. They are signed by M. P. McDonnell and A. A. Cooper Jr. The capital stock is $7,500, the place of business Algona, arrd the nature of the business ihut of handling and selling farm machinery. If we are correctly, informed ,he new company has not yet closed he deal for a site for their building, but negotiations to that end are pend- ng and a conclusion will be reached soon. This will add another substantial business house to Algona. Another DniB Store. Algona is to havu another drug store, Elalph Miller having decided to move :iis drug stock here. He expects to before during the present week, and will occupy the building now used by Grove & Son as a grocery. This decision has oeen reached largely on account of Mrs. J. B. Winkel, who, since the death of her son Edgar at Chickamauga last summer, has wished to have her daughter with her. Grove & Son are as yet undecided about a room for their grrocery stock, but one will no doubt bo Found that will accommodate them. They have no intention of quitting business. Tlie lilliikmanu Are Hack. About a year ago the board of supervisors appropriated $150 to send John Blinkman and family to a warmer country. There may be a bit of irony in that statement, but they only went as far as Booneville, Miss. They are all back here again, having recently arrived by team, the same as they departed. Of course they are out of funds, and it is presumed the county will have them to take care of again. We have an idea that this class of people could be cared for at less ex penso if sent to the poor farm; at least they could be made to earn a part of their living there, if not all of it. The county maintains a poor farm of 240 acres, where there is abundant opportunity for the development of muscle. Tuberculosis Near I^aureua. Dr. E. E. Bayers spent four days last week at Laurens, being called there in the capacity of assistant state veterinarian to look after some supposed cases of tuberculosis. He made tests of two entire herds of cows near that place, in each of which he found a well developed case, and the animals were killed. Tuberculosis seems to be a revelation to the farmers over there, and much excitement was caused by the finding of cases thoroughly developed, as were the two discovered. One man who owns a herd of forty cows offered to pay the expense of having bis entire herd tested, but the doctor could not spare the time to do the work on this trip. Of the two herds tested, numbering about forty head, no traces of the disease were found in any except the two named. It is not unlikely that the time is not far distant when a certificate of good health will be as essential to the sale of a cow as is an abstract of title to a piece of real estate. It ought to be so regulated by statute, and would be the means of preventing thousans of cases of consumption that are now contracted directly as a result of the use of milk from diseased cows. Nothing Better to be had for the money Than The Coffee that we handle. IT Langdon & Hudson. A Little Money only is required down to purchase from me a piano, organ or sewing machine. I sell them on the monthly payment plan, which gives you Plenty of Time in which to pay the full amount of purchase price, and the payments are so small each month that no family of ordinary means need be without a Kimball Piano, an organ, or a sewing machine in the house. If you are in the market for any of these, just drop me a postal card—I will do the rest. O. U Tf\YLOR, ALGONA, IOWA. A. fjIIMOUIt, I'raitdent, K. V. KEITH, Vice I'reridenl, M. X01IENOK, Xemlarv, J. W, WAOXWOltTH, Treasurer. DIRECTORS?-" O. 11. IimOIIINH, t'lUtTK DKVINE, VlfAH. WOONTMt, H. HTKUHHY, O. H, ANdUH, J. H. H'fAOY, The Farmers' Milling Co. OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA ROLLER MILLS. Can furnish the trade with choice flour from selected wheat; also bran, shorts, and ground feed in lots to suit purchasers. This Is a farmers' company and solicits the farmers' business. EaccJia/aag-e "Vs7"or3s: a Speclaltjr. Highest cash price paid for good wheat. We can and will do as well by you as any mill la Iowa. Give the new company a trial, /. Ji. HOFIU8, General Manager. SAMSON & PAINE, DEALERS IN Grain, Feed SEE ThoB, P Coofee (or ten-year 6 per cent, farm lottos—optioap pay* ments. - 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. t^TLeave orders at Samson's abstract office in Optra Houtt> block. The Red Elevator, C. & N. W. depot, Phone H. ALGONA. One Hundred Dollars— Is offered to any person who can duplicate the C. C. Samson. B. F. Grose SAMSON & GROSE, [Successor* to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACTS REAl. ESTATE L.OAN8. CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SCHU & WATERHOUSE, WOOD I am prepared to furnish Green or Dry BODY WO either 4-foot or etove length, bard or soft, i« ftojr quantity deelred.