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•*• THE IJPPEH DBS MOINES! ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MA&CH 15, 1899, We venture to say that a more complete assortment of..,.. White Goods was never shown in Algona. India Muslins, Persian Lawns, India Mulls, Dotted Mulls, French Organdies, Moreens, Soft Finished Cambrics, Warp Welts, Piques, Nainsooks, Dimities, Swiss Flouncings, Long Cloths, Victoria Lawns, India Linens. A new and complete line of Laces and Embroideries. We shall continue our sale of Toweling and Table Damask at last week's prices until all are sold. Chrischilles & Herbst. PLANT WILL START SOON, Engine Has Been Bought, to Be Here in Ten Days. Committee Went to Burlington Last Week and Reached a Conclusion in the Blatter. Mayor Chrischilles, Supt. Foster and Foreman Metcalf went to Burlington last Friday to see what they could do about getting an engine for the light plant that will fill the bill, and they succeeded in finding one that very nearly meets the requirements of the specifications. The mayor's recommendation has been acted upon, and the engine has been ordered from the Murray folks at Burlington. It ought to be here-inside of a week, as only one day's work on it was necessary to have it ready for shipment. It is a Corliss, of course, and will fit the foundation built at the plant. In most respects it is of the pattern contended for by the council, the difference being that it is what is known as the "Standard" instead of the " box" frame. It is an 18x36 cylinder, and since the same frame is being used on their 18x42 cylinders, a much larger engine, there can be no question but it will meet our requirements. Allowing two weeks in which to put the engine in position the chances are that the plant will be started and the current turned on during the first days of April. Nothing butthe engine has been needed for some weeks. Mr. Metcalf, the foreman, since his return from Lincoln, has exhibited commendable zeal in his efforts to push the work along, expressing a desire to get it completed and off his hands as soon as possible. In fact, if we had had him alone to deal with from the beginning it is more than likely the plant would have been running four months ago. He is a gentleman and the council anticipates no trouble whatever in coming to a settlement with him. He is practically the man in authority now, representing the Bigelow estate. The p'eople of Algona will greet with pleasure the news that no further hitch is apparent in getting the plant going. They have waited with much patience several months longer than they ought, but it has been to their interest to do so, rather than to have a poor light system saddled upon the city. The plant when completed will be first class in all respects. Sheet Music. All the latest music at teach ei's' prices. DINGLEY & PUGH. City Convention. A delegate convention of the republicans of Algona will be held at the court house on Thursday evening, March 16, 1899, for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates for the following offices: Mayor, city solicitor, treasurer, and assessor. Convention meets at 7:30. E. V. SWETTING,'Chairman. WANTED: Competent girl for general housework. MBS. HARVEY INGHAM. GOOD 400-acre farm near Armstrong for rent. See Frank Nicoulin. Iw Silver Cream. Best silver polish on earth. Call for sample bottle.—DINGLEY &PUGH, Sole Agents. YOU will be able to find anything you want in curtains and draperies at Galbraith's. Pipe Organ Entertainment Course. THE UPPER DES MOINES office has just pi'intecl-a coupon ticket for a course pf five entertainments to be given by the Epworth League for the benefit of the pipe organ fund. The design is to make a strong, popular and entertaining course. There will be five numbers. March 20, Miss Bonnie Elder of Mason City will give an organ recital, assisted by Mrs. Moore, an accomplished soprano. Miss Elder was for one year a student under Harrison Wild, and with Mrs. Moore to vary the program with vooal numbers will give a rare entertainment. April 18, Be- ban-nes-sey" will appear. Be-ban-nes- eey is an Asiatic, a native of Damascus, bora ip " the street that is called, straight," on which was located the yejvy tipuse where St. Paul waslnstruot- §4 fa the Cbrietian religion, pe-han- &§9-sey'8 Jepture will he illustrated by over 40 characters Jo postucgie,, and will be an attraction indeed, He has all dates filled to June 15, and it was rare good fortune to secure him. On dates to be announced Inter Congressman Dolliver will lecture, Prof. Gould will give his monologue, "The Old Piano," and another musicale including organ and vocal numbers will be given. These three events will amply fill the requirements of Algona's high ideals of entertainment. The price of the season tickets will be $1, and no extra charge will be made for reserve seats to holders of season tickets. The seals, too, will be reserved for each single entertainment instead of for the course. Single admissions will be 35 cents for each entertainment except Be-han-nes-sey, whom it will cost 50 cents to hear. It may possibly be decided to change the same for Dolliver. It is thus easy to see that a season ticket is a good investment. When the object for which the course is conducted is considered, and the high character of the entertainments is remembered, it will certainly be apparent that there should be a liberal patronage of the enterprise. Buy Your Wedding Rings of us; we always make ' the bride a present. Beware of imitators and people who would duplicate this proposition. They say if you will do this or if you wil'l do that,' or if so and so was the case, then they will offeryou the above proposition. There is always that if, if, if, in the wa.y. We are positively the originators of low prices in the jewelry business of Kossuth county, and will continue to undersell all competition without any ifs or ands. UINGLEY & PUGH. Don't Bo "Pooled." Notwithstanding the recent heavy advances in the price of wire, J. A. Hamilton & Co. are selling woven field and poultry fencing during March at last year's prices. If you think these prices will last all summer you will surely get fooled the first of next month. 5212, A BELATED SNOW STORM. The Kecord Remains TJnbroken—A Hllzzard In March. Thirty years from now, when THE UPPER DES MOINES' chronicler is looking over the old files of the paper to see what the weather was in 1899, it is well that he should have the correct record before him. Then ho will find that on March 11 of that year came one of the worst blizzards of the winter— barring the fact that the temperature was not very low—which began at noon of March 11 and continued in all its fury until nearly noon of the next day. Snow to the depth of eight or ten inches fell and in many places the drifts are higher than at any time before during the season. This record is made not so much as a matter of news, but that history may be kept straight. It was a most unusual storm for the time of the year, and the entire winter must go down in history as one of the most severe on record, both as regards storms and cold weather. Future winter seasons will have to be guaged by the winter of 1898-9. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent, interest. Optional payments. H. HoxiE. IP you are going to paper this spring you can find a good assortment of paper at Galbraith's. A. D. CLARKE & Co. loan money at 5 per cent,, with optional payments Interest payable annually. THE LOCAL FIELD. A bunch of keys found. Get them at this office. City election occurs a week from next Monday, the 27th. Tickets for John Dillon will be on sale Monday morning at 8. If you don't see the kind of weather you wand these days just call for It. Trains were all late this morning. Last night's snow storm was the kind to block the roads. Caucuses will be held this evening in all four wards for the nomination of candidates for counollrnen. Chas. Kuhn moved March 1 to the Ryan farm, east of the Milwaukee depot. He will remain there a year. The Northwestern will sell cheap tickets to Washington and Oregon points. The rale is $31.06 one way. Chas. Dailey has moved to Algona from near Germaniu, where he farmed last year. He will engage in teaming. That old couplet about "the place where they don't shovel snow" would seem to be in high favor this morning. Adjt. Gen. Byers will be here this evening to muster in Company F. They will organize with about 45 members. Taylor's big advance sale began Monday, and notwithstanding the heavy snowfall of Sunday it started out very briskly. Kossuth Encampment, No. 100, I. O. O. F., meets in regular session Friday evening, March 17. Work in the third degree. Services of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sundays, 10:45 a. m, and 4 p. m., Wednesdays, 3 p. m. Odd Fellows' parlors. People were awakened Friday morning early to find a genuine thunder storm in progress. And the same day It snowed. The Modern Woodmen passed suitable resolutions on the death of F. W. Kinne. He was an honored member of that order. The Social Union meeting for the week has been postponed owing to other engagements of several who are on the program. The next county fair begins Sept. 19 and continues until the 22nd; inclusive. A meeting of the directors of the society last week reached this decision. The Galbraith store shines with now paper and a thorough renovation. It helps to show off the new goods that are daily being put upon the shelves. The work of setting the second boiler in the light plant is completed, and little more remains for the contractors to do aside from putting in the engine. Special meeting of Prudence Lodge, 205, Friday evening, March 17, for work in the first degree. Members are requested to be on hand at 7:30 sharp. Court adjourned last Saturday noon in order to permit the jurors and witnesses to get acquainted with their families. It opened again on Monday. The reserve seat plat for the pipe organ course of entertainments will be open for selection of seats at Gilmoro's grocery next Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. JohnVaughan will build a $2,000 residence this season on East State street, not far from O. B. Kuhn's. Goo. C. Call sold him a lot Monday for that purpose. It would require more than an ordinary snow storm to put a damper on Geoders' advance sale. It moves along just as if the weather were on its best behavior. Report has it that 150 breaks occurred on the telephone toll line this week between Algona and Clear Lake. Communication with Wesley was cut off yesterday. It is said that railroad ties have advanced from 30 to 00 cents apiece during the past month. That means that lots of railroad building is going to be done this season, Architects will be here March 23 and 24 and will submit .sketches of hotel plans to Mr. Durdall, and the contributors to the bonus will also have an opportunity to inspect them. The Ladies'Aid society of the M. E. church will give dinner and supper on Thursday, March 16, in the dining room of the new church. Entrance to dining room by north basement door. Mrs. A. A. Brunson is now so much improved that she is able to sit up a portion of each day. She has had a long spell of sickness, and many friends will be glad to note her change for the bettor. Campbell & Gruwell have quit the Warner shops and leased the G. M. Johnson blacksmith shop, to which they moved last week. The boys are workers and will be equally busy at the new stand. • The ladies of the Baptist church will give an afternoon and evening social on Thursday, March }6, tit the residence of M. B. Chapln. Supper 10 cents, from five o'clock until all are served. All invited. The Algona Milling company's office Good Bye! Sorry you are going but p- Grip or Suit Case. We sell Trunks, and Valises at Wholesale and Retail. Bureau Trunks, Canvas Covered Trunks, Strapped Trunks, and all ordinary trunks. Leather-lined Grips, Leather Suit Cases, Canvas Suit Cases. Best line in these parts. Catalogues furnished to merchants on application. Kraft Clothing Co. has been moved to the next room north of Bonar & Fellows' office, where nc- commodations are more ample. A new window was added to the room for the purpose of securing needed light. The work of tearing down the old Methodist church was stopped on account of the storm. The roof is about all off so far. Mr. Galbraith thinks he will easily get the building off the lot within the alloted time—April 15. Guy Grove is now located at Breckenridge, Minn., where he has charge of a land office for his uncle, John. The land boom up there appears to continue unabated, and Guy will prove a hustling and an honorable land man. One year ago Monday, 'March 13, the roads hereabouts were dry and dusty, and bicycles were out in plenty. One wheelman marked it down that he rode 10 miles on March 13, 1898. The present season is a full month later than last. F. M. Curtiss has been appointed administrator for the Bigelow estate, has qualified and filed bonds, and is now authorized to transact business for **he estate here. This will simplify matters in settling with the estate on the electric light plant. Dr. Day's theme for discourse at the Methodist church next Sunday morning will be, "Christianity and individualism." Evening, "Does the Modern World Need a New Gospel?" Special attention is directed to the earlier hour for the Sunday school assembly, 9:45 a. m. Thomas, son of Dr. Stull, picked up a gold watch near the fair ground last Saturday. It hnd ashort piece of chain attached and was still running, indicating that it hnd been lost but a short time. If the owner has not yet showed up, he will know where to find the watch. Farmers who came to town Saturday morning reported geese and ducks in plenty on the prairie and in the fields. This had the effect to arouse the latent energies of the local nimrods, and some started out, but the storm became so severe that the sport had to bo abandoned. The sermon themo at the Baptist church Sunday morning will be "Paul, and His 'Thorn in the Flesh.' " In the evening the woman's mission circle will haye charge of the service, subject: "Our Opportunities In Cuba and Porto Rico." Excellent program. Everybody welcome. O. B. Durdall is at LuVerne most of the time now, closing out the Jo. Steil stock of clothing. Ho has boon obliged to stock it up somewhat from his store hero in order to keep the sales going, which ho says have been good. George St. John and J. M. Cowan are his assistants down there. The Kraft Clothing Co. bought a bankrupt stock of clothing at New Hampton recently, and the first three days' sales under their management amounted to $2,100. Pretty good fora starter. By the way, the Kraft store in Algona is offering some snaps those days. See their advertisement. The Supremo Court of Honor made arrangements at its meeting Monday night for a social entertainment lobe held at their hull on the evening of March 27. There will be music and a literary program, besides a banquet. Members are entitled to invite in a certain number of their friends. Court Reporter Grior can give pointers on how to board a moving train. He started to go to his home at Emmetsbure: on the noon freight Saturday, but the train, like time'and tfio tide, waits for no man, and Matt had to make a Hying switch or something of the kind in order to become a passenger. Those who saw him make the run said it was the "greatest effort of his life." The city convention to nominate a candidate for mayor and other officers is called for tomorrow evening at the court house. Several names of good men are mentioned, but the general opinion seems to bo that Dr. E. E. Sayers will be the choice if he permits the use of his name in this connection. The friends of C. C t Sampson have suggested his name, but ho refuses to become a candidate. Prof. Fontana gave the closing entertainment of his hypnotic performance Wednesday night, which was in part a repetition of the work of the two previous nights. After this he went with the Knights of Pythias to their lodge room, where he gave some very interesting hypnotic, tests and played "high jinks" with some of the members until a late hour. He went from here to Emmetsburg. The Seventh-day Adventists have resumed meetings at their church. Th<; subjects for March 15 to 21 are as follows: What must I do to besavedV The law and the gospel; Eternal life and the Sabbath; Christ and Sunday; How, when, and by whom was the Sabbath changed from Saturday, the seventh day, to Sunday, the first day of the week? Is God particular? Must man be particular? An article in last week's Courier, signed by "Some of the Bancroft Boys," and having reference to the trouble between the Bancroft and Algona boys in the attempt to organize the military company, is in bad temper and is not calculated to promote the peace and harmony of any community. The Courier even repudiates the sentiments contained therein, The incident should be considered as closed. "Bartlett's Road to Seltzerville!" "What an odd name for a play," many people exclaim when they hear the title of John Dillon's new play for the first time. It is an odd name, but when they see the play, the reason why it is called is easily apparent. The comedy is splendidly written—in fact, many critics say it is the best thing Mr. Dillon has played in years. Four acts, each one funnier than its predecessor, makes an evening of enjoyment long to be remembered. IT warms the heart like sunshine, cheers the soul like old wine, gives hope for the future, blots out the past. That's what Rocky Mountain Tea does. Ask your druggist. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. D. CLARKE & Co. ARE you thin? Would you like to get fat and plump? Tried " laughing" •—twouldn't work; uow take Rocky Mountain Tea—'twill do the busineer, 85 cents. Ask your Uneeda Biscuit. TRY A BOX and you will cry for more, like " babies cry for Castoria," Found only at my store. James Patterson. (ONLY 5 CENTS A BOX.) Preserve Your Health By keeping your feet dry. To do this You Need Rubbers* Our stock of rubber boots and all kinds of rubber footwear is large, very large, and we can serve you with almost anything that you want in this line, as well as in all other lines of boots and shoes. Our prices are very low for first-class goods. Fine Repairing and Custom Work. Exclusively Uoots and Shoes, Boston Block, Algona, la. Ever Since Atom's Fall. Man has been tumbling down. His wife asks him to hang a picture after the house cleaning epoch and rather than pay $1 for a good stop ladder ho will put tho water pail upside down on a kitchen chair and pay the doctor §50 to sot a broken limb, By the way, before that intflresting period of house-cleaning arrives, you will have time to paint or varnish your chairs and furniture, enamel your clock shelf or willow rocker, your bath tub or sink, and dozens of other little articles about the house which need brightening up. Wo have just such paint and varnish put up in small packages to suit the smallest needs. Lot us show you our lino of paints. We can please you. DO YOU WANT The Best Rubbers in the Market?— If so call at The Other Shoe Store, Gold Seal, Pure Gum Boots. Also several other first-grade Rubbers. We have the BEST SOLID $1.25 Work Shoe ever sold in town. O. O. NSURANGE Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.- Office over Algona State Bank, Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford. Hauovev of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rockford of Rockfovd, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. Supt. Van ISrdewyU's Endorsement. Carroll Herald: Frank Van Erde- wyk, a former Carroll county boy, seems to bo making a satisfactory superintendent up in jKossuth county. We notice that the teachers in county meeting at Algona a few days ago passed resolutions indorsing Mr. V. for another term. The meeting was made up of teachers of all parties, the republicans presumably in the majority, but there was no division in the matter of passing the resolution in question. This is a flno indorsement of the work he has done in the superintendent's office the past year. Of Course TUey Have Kutorjirisio. West Bend Advance; Barton & Crabtree of Algona were hero two weeks ago and " picked up" 147 head of young cattle in one d,ay. They were here again this week and yesterday returned with 160 headl. They arebroth- ers-in law of o,ur Qe#. G. Sohraiber, seem to the old-fHshioned package dyes, that ono package colored wool and another cotton. Putnam Fadeless Dyes color all kinds of fibers at once. You simply boil the goods with the dye and they are made now. You cannot fail in this. Sold by E, & P. Drug Store. RAILWAY TIME CARDS. CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL. LOOAfc TRAINS WB8T, No. 1 departs at 0:05 am No. 3 departs at 3:58put Freights that cavry passengers— No. 93 departs at , 10:45pm No.71 departs at 3:20pm No. 05 departs at 8:30 pm TUA1NS EAST, No. 2 departs at...., 10:45 am No. 4 departs at 6:88 pin Freights that carry passengers- No. 7f departs at...... /. 10:10 pm No. 04 departs at 3:30 p m R. F. HBIUUOK, Agent.