The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 22, 1899 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 22, 1899
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tJI»£EM DBS MOINI&g. ALGOHA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MABOH 22, 1899. Ite Up pi* IHOHAM A WARREN. to (Jne co|>y, one year.>.• One copy,six months......... 7i One Copy, three months ...; * Bent to an* address at above rates. . Remit by draft, money order, ot express or aet St our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. The City Ticket. Algona 18 exceptionally fortunate Id having: eliminated from its city politics this year the factional strife which has so often been a feature of Its annua . city elections. The choice of Dr. E. E Bayers for the head of the city govern ffleuh without an opposing candidate in the field must be a pleasing complimen to him, and It insures a mayor whosi competency wilt not be questioned. Hi has been a member of the council dur Ing the past four years, and will entei upon the discharge of his new dutlei With a thorough knowledge of the city'i needs, besides being possessed of tha splendid requisite known as good com mon sense. It is especially foftunat for the city in view of the fact that the settlement for the electric light plan is yet to be made, and while no further trouble is anticipated, yet none are more capable of protecting the city's interests than those who have been on the council during the time the plan has been building. We salute the new mayor. Mtist Be Dreaming:. The following innocent looking item is taken from the last issue of the Em metsburg Tribune: "AlgonaandPocahontasare the county seats in Iowa farthest removed from rail way facilities. TheKossuth capital, how ever, holds the edge on Pocabontas by be ing a few miles nearer to these commercia highways," The item is no doubt correct so far as Pocahontas is concerned. We are at a loss, however, to understand what' is meant by including Algona as one o the towns so far removed from railroac facilities. Either the Tribune folks an indulging in a mild sort of pleasantry or else they have been sleeping and ar recording in the columns of their valu able journal some impression that ha become fixed in mind while enjoying the sensations of a delightful dream There is another theory, however, tha seems to have more or less weight, is known that Prof. Pontana gave ex hibitions in Emmetsburglast week, an it is more than likely the Tribune edit ors were placed in a hypnotic stat from which they did not recover unti after the last issue of their paper. Tak ing this view of the case it is not dlfB cult to understand that they were no responsible for what they published and that they could easily put Algona with its two trunk linea of railroad an two more soon to come, in the categor; of towns in Iowa without railway facll ities. At any rate, in the absence o more definite information, we feel Ilk charging the mistake up to Prof. Pon tana and.his hypnotic influence. Iowa Out of Debt. One of the most gratifying results o the management of our state affairs i the announcement by Stale Treasure Herriott that Iowa is out of debt. Al warrants outstanding marked " pre sented for payment" have been called in, and on the 20th of next month the las dollar of the state's floating indebted ness will be wiped out. This will be rather hard blow for some of the calam ity howlers that were chasing over th state less than two years ago charging, all manner of bud things against a re publican legislature and against repub lican management. Next fall's demo cratic campaign speakers will also suf for severely for material upon which to build arguments alined at the mannei in which the state's affairs have been conducted. Newspaper Change. It is learned that the Etnmetsburg Reporter has passed under the entire Control of L. H, Mayne, who has purchased Mr. Bennett's half interest. Mr. Mayne has been with the Beportei since leaving Algona some five years ago, and has shown good newspapei ability in his editorial work. We extend to him the glad hand, and wish him that abundance of success which we are confident his hard and ooneci entious work will merit. Mr. Bennett has been a part of northwestern Iowa journalism almost since the beginning Of the Reporter, over t\yenty-four years ago. He possesses exceptional ability as an all-around newspaper man, has ft} ways been a factor in the development of our neighbor town, and has contributed his full ehare towards keeping the Reporter along near the heqd of the list of good papers in this section Of Iowa, Falling health, it is under. etpod, is Mr. Bennett's chief reason for : stepping out at this time. It is hoped, '.. ^py/gyer, that his retirement is but i ft"d |hat we may see him in the editorial harness before .;jng.- Away fae Profits We BQt§ that S. P. .'.tow P»t iftqt something which lie <?ailg q, '^rpasijre hjRQjf," designed primarily ;'|OF use by pu. Wishers, pf rural JoUrwale ; as a pj^mjum f or new' subuprjber^ ' a^'d inflyxjejcnenifc for old opsjo Wg- hate not seen the " treasure book,"but we are willing to concede its value as a compendium of useful information. The fact that ft Is compiled by so competent a person as 3. B. Evans would easily place it In the front rank of publica ttons of this character. The thing that publishers of experience will object to, however, is not the issuance of such a book, but the confession that any such thing Is A necessity in their business. Instead of becoming a help In the Way of making collections of those bills which ought to be paid purely as a matter of business, it becomes an added burden in the way of expense for which we sincerely believe a publisher never gets his money hack, either in cash or good-will of his patrons. If a publisher can afford to give a premium for new subscribers, it would be more in line with good business policy to reduce the price of subscription and done with It. There are those who construe the giving of a premium as a sort of confession that the paper isn't worth the price asked for it; but this may be considered as debatable ground as other motives than those of mere price sometimes actuate a publisher in making such offer. We speak from experience when we record our firm conviction that premium offers for subscriptions are a positive Injury to the business of newspaper making in the long run. They tend to create a demand on the part of the subscriber for some kind of a premium every time he " pays the printer," and once the habit becomes established the result can only be demoralizing to the newspaper business. Premium giving should be relegated to the rear along with the obituary poetry and the cart of thanks, and the matter of newspaper making should be conducted on a pure ly business basis. We are satisfied tha no other plan will ever prove satlsfao tory or remunerative to the person who has an ambition to do more than exis from well-directed efforts along this line. A CRANK named Aitk'in in Brooklyn N. Y., publishes a card in which he says he will issue a pamphlet disclosing the secrets of Free Masonry. He ha taken the first degree only. He is sale to be out of employment, which make It look as if he wants to pull somebody' leg for a bribe to keep still. Member of the order refuse to discuss the mat ter further than to say the man isprob ably mentally unbalanced. BOTH Utah and Delaware will b without United States senators during the next two years. And this beoaus neither state legislature could give i majority for any one candidate. Hov easily a predicament like this could b avoided if the people had an opportun ity to vote for senators direct. THE Ruthven Appeal fairly outdic itself last week in the issue of a 20-page boom edition with handsomely printec cover. ..It shows much enterprise on the part of a good paper in a good town THE Nevada Representative contain twenty-one announcements of candi dates for office at next fall's election and the season of blizzards Is not ye over. Thus Story county has polltici about all the year around. THE passing of Joseph Medill, pro prietor of the Chicago Tribune, re moves one of the very few now left o the old-school journalists. He was on of the organizers of the republican party in 1854, and was ever afterward one of its staunch supporters. Hi death occurred at San Antonio, Texas in the 70th year of his age. THE Oregon has arrived at Manila Admiral Dewey's dispatch noting 1 its arrival said: "The Oregon is in fi condition for any duty." THE Windsor hotel in New York was the scene of a holocaust last Saturday. The magnificent hostelry was burnec to the ground, and from ten to fifteen people lost their lives, among the number the wife and daughter of Landlord Warren Leland, IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, Llvermore cast but ten voles at the school election. William Blancliard, an old resident of Euuneteburg, died last week, aged 82. The Armstrong creamery was destroyed by fire last week, Loss, $4,000; nsured for only $1,400, Company K of Emmetsburg was mus- ;ered in lust week with 41 members, . M, Henry was elected captain. The da tee set for holding the Palo Alto county fair are Sept, 27, 28 and 29 —Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, It Is said that the Burlington company will spend $50,000 In improvements at Estherville the coming season. A man in Emmet county had two tvind mills, and took one of them down because he thought there was not wind nough to run them both. The Graettlnger Creamery company, after an enforced suspension of business or several weeks because of the burn- ng down of the plant, resumed opera- long Saturday, West Bead will have a special eleo- lon April 1 to decide the question of uthorizlng the city council to deed wt of » town lot to pitph & Lxioke for Hourjng mill. X3, M. Ford ha,s been recommended Poljlver for PJ OS> W. B. Flemming. Bro. Reagan t>! the Journal was a candidate. Estherville Vindicator: The school board has adopted a rule that no teacher will be employed for next year in the city schools who does not hold a fi rat- grade certificate, and it is understood that the rule will be rigidly adhered to. Armstrong Pilot: Dr. J. M. Kehe* fick of Algona Was in Armstrong Tuesday. He was called here to consult with Dr. Wilkinson about Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Flemmidg's youngest «hild that is very sick, Emmetsburg is to have a new $20,000 scbooi house. There were 220 votes for it and 20 against it. Of the total vote of 240, the ladles oast 80, 77 of them being in favor of the new building and three opposed to it, The 17 others who were opposed were men. Emmetsburg Tribune: Fish Com" missioner and Game Warden G. E. Delavan of Estliervitte was in the city Thursday on his way home, after a wholesale business with poachers near Onawa. The business he nipped in the bud was the trapping of prairie chickens. He reduced over a hundred traps to kindling. West Bend Journal: At the school election Monday E. W. Bachman and S. P. Crlsman were elected directors to succeed themselves, and A. C. Brown was re-elected treasurer. On the vote for county uniformity of text books the vote stood fifty-six in favor of, and eight against; practically unanimous in favor of the adoption of this plan. The result of the special election held in Estherville Saturday, for the purpose of determining by a vote of the qualified electors whether the town should vote a tax of $18,000 to aid in securing the M. & St. L. railway to run through that city, the vote stood 468 for and 30 against. At the school election held Monday, the proposition to bond to build a new school house carried by a close majority of 37 votes. E. M, Watson hns brought suit in the district court against Brown & Crowell at West Bond, asking a judgment for $3,500 damages. The suit grows out of the temporary closing of the wire factory, the closing being caused by the wire trust raising the price of wire above what finished fencing could be bought for. Mr. Watson claims that the contract he holds with the firm will be the grounds upon which he will prosecute his case. Llvermore Gazette: Mr, Dolllver has been at work on that river land case the past year and is meeting with success. A number of Iowa settlers in Hamilton', Webster and Boone counties and others along the Des Moines river In northern Iowa will receive the indemnity they hud long since' despaired of getting from the government, a bill carrying an appropriation of $150,000 for that purpose having passed both houses of congress. The home of H, J. Wilson at Emmetsburg was entered by burglnrs, on Wednesday evening of last week, and $47.60 was stolen. Mr. Wilson was away from home and sent the money to Mrs. Wilson, and she put it away where she supposed it would be perfectly safe. During the night she heard a 'noise, but thought nothing of It until Friday, when she went to get tbe money from under the mattress of the bed, where she had placed It, but it was gone. No clue is had. Money to Burn. No better company of comedians will come to Algona this season than "The Two Macks" in "Money to Burn." It is one of the snappiest and quickest farce comedies that has ever been produced. The fact is, the language is so swift and the laughs so numerous that one must see the show twice to get fa- miilar with it. The first act with its splendid scenery, festive attire, its dashing songs and pretty girls and quaint "Umpta Band" Is astonishing, and must be seen to be appreciated. As the piece proceeds the action and comedy become hilarious. There are almost too many good things to be mentioned in this entertainment and " Money to Burn" will live for years iind give enjoyment to amusement lovers. It comes to the Call opera house on March 28. 8TOR1 OF "JtTMBO JBWIT," Peter H. BUft Tells About Emmet County's 400-pound fiddler, Peter H. Burt is still writing ancient history of Emmet county in the Armstrong Journal. In his last chapter he tells about "Jumbo Jewit," a character well known throughout this section: In the fall of '85 there came among us a large, corpulent person commonly called "Jumbo" Jewlt. He fiddled for the young people and was very popular at their parties, where he introduced the hymn-tune as a cotillion and made dancing angels out of the young among all classes of religious thought. The writer remembers seeing and hearing him play at a Christmas party, consisting of the "beauty and chivalry" of Armstrong Grove, who were gathered at the home of Mrs. Perry. The dance was in progress when I got there, in the stone basement of the building where Dan used to keep his little store. The house seemed to be overcrowded to all appearance, both up and down stairs. I crawled down through the people, young nnd old, to get a peep at this ponderous singing, fiddling wonder, who weighed about 400 pounds. A set was on the floor. He sat with his chair on some dry goods boxes that elevated him somewhat above the crowd. He was playing "I want to be an angel," culling the changes and occasionally shaking his scalp, which seemed to be quite flexible. Those who were not dancing were playing the "wall flower," gazing at their singing fiddler's pranks, while half of the house seemed to be unable to contain themselves on account of his eccentric, good natured witticisms, for anon they would shake the house with peals of laughter, amidst which he would scrape away al the strings of his flddle, never once forgetting the call of the changes necessary to keep the set on the floor moving. Once in a while he would sing snatches of the hymn, as the movements of the dance gave him time, ' want to be an angel, and with tbe angels stand." Well thought I, as I crowded back through the throng on the steps to roach the first floor, "you are an angel of good nature sure enough, and it Is a pity this long-faced community cannot keep you here to save them from dyspepsia and liver derangements, but good Lord, what an expanse of wing it will take to carry that carcas through the nether ah when Gabriel's trump shall blow. Mike O'Neal, who used to run the east elevator at Armstrong, tells a good one on this same "Jumbo." Mike used to live In the same commonwealth with Jewet and when he (Mike) was about to cast his first vote, which was in the fall of '84 just one year before we hac Jewet with us, " Jumbo's" father challenged Mike's vote, whereupon Mike waited till "Jumbo" was about to vote and challenged him. Mike says he wil never forget the expression of "Jumbo's" face as he turned toward him with the frown of a Jove, saying, " Well, my God! I wonder if I'll ever get big enough to vote." He left here in the spring, much to the regret of the young people, who were sorry to see him go. Sheet MuBtc. All the latest music at teachers prices. DINGLKY & PUGH. EiSTER Summer Suits The soft, smooth, comfortable SERQES, the non-shrinking, non-fading kind—that's the guaranteed famous K., N. & P. Co, brand. Here's Serge safety at prices that combine Serge sense, Serge saving, Serge satisfaction. Single or double breasted styles, . Yes, Duck Pants too. Ask for this make. it's guaranteed. Men's, Boys', and Children's clothing, Hats, Ties, Gloves, and Gents' Furnishings, We will give a discount of 10 per cent, off for cash until Easter, so come and dress up for Ea,s.ter Sunday, Yours for trade, Jno. Goeders. We Have Got To Move So if you want anything in groceries, crockery, or any article in our store, now is the time to get it At your own Price. This is no fake. The goods must go at once. M.Z. Grove & Son. If You Want Something nice and new for Easter, just look at our new line of Spring Capes, Suits and Skirts. Also one of the finest stocks of Kid Gloves ever shown in any city, in all shades—just the thing for Easter. Geo. L. Galbraith. J. T. Clirischittes, ff. 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. Manufacturers of Strictly High-giade Flour. Special attention paid to the Owing to the largo 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. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, * $50,000. Aj I Deposits received, money loaned, foreigp and domestic exchange bought and sold bU8lMSS \VM.H. 1NGHA11, President; T. CHMSCHILLES, Vice Pros; MWIS H, SMITH ' J ' B - J ° UeS - T - ^rischilles, Lewis H. First National Bank of Algona. UAP1TAL .............................. $50,000 AMBROSE A. CALL ............. .' . . . p resident \ WV K Phlllp Dorweller ' F - H - Ves " er ' An ^°<«> A. ratest °P^<* furnishing flrst-olass security. Officers and Directors— A. D, Olarke, President, C. 0. Ohubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbralth, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, $60,000. General Banking, PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS ^"Interest paid on time deposits. NSURANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Buslness.- Offlce over Algona State Bank, Farmers' or Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, LOOK TO YOUR EYES. •WT- 3?. ^IJFSWS, Opthaluiic Optioian. %e most difficult oases of children a apeeialtv >o your eyes ache, amart, water" becoSe ffi! n.!T)An SYP nnlii \n +».« „.„„•!... 11 _-.7'., T w ***r *" GEO. M. BAILEY, ^••^^TTllSSSSMllll^^^^^^ii "•• - 1 "W^^^wpwwiiiaiiji WATER -OR NO PAY,

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