The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 29, 1899 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 29, 1899
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1899, VOL. XXXIV-NO, 2, Rather Early For Maple Sugar, but we have got it. Strictly The Pirst Run, Right from New York state. Langdon & Hudson. We Have a Special Offer Next Week Bicycles Repaired, Bicycles for Rent and for Sale, Saws Filed. Also Agent for the Eldredge, Victor, and Andrae Wheels. J. L. EDMONDS, ALGONA, IOWA. Two doors south of U. D. M. office. ALGONA'S SPRING BOOM, It Starts Early and Means a Lot of Fine Improvements. For Sale Three Stallions Come and see them. J. L. Button, ALGONA, IA. Watch for our Ad. O. U Tf\YLOR, ALGONA, IOWA. W. H. LACY can furnish you low prices on Hay, Feed and Bran also all kinds of mill stuff, Wood and Coal. your weigJiing on our city scales Opposite Hotel Tennant. M. P. HAGGARD. O. P. PBBK A. aiLMOVR, President, E. P. KEITH, Vice President, M. SOHENOK, Secretary, J. W. WADSWORTB, Treasurer. DIRECTORS: 0. S. JSUTGHIN8, fRANK DEVINE, OSAS. WOOSTER, 8. STEVSSY, Q. S. ANGUS, J. E. STAOT. The Farmers' Milling Co, [INCORPORATED.] ^^ 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. '^T'orls: a Specialty. Ye can and will do as well by you as a J. JB. HOFIUS. General Manager. Highest cash price paid for good wheat. We can and will do as well by you as any mill In Iowa. Give the new company a trial. SAMSON & PAINE, DEALERS IN drain, Feed 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. Samson's abstract office in Opera House block. The Red Elevator, Phone 11. C. & N. W. depot, ALGONA. B. F. Crose C. C. Samson. SAMSON & GROSE, [Successors to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACTS RIAL ESTATE UOANS. FARMS AND WILD AND LANDS FOR SALE Opera House Block, One Hundred Dollars Is offered to any person who can duplicate the Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.] Abstracts, Real Estate,-^i£_ Collections, ALGONA, IOWA. CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SCHU & WATERHOUSE, WOOD I am prepared to furnish Green or Dry BODY WOOD either 4-foot or stove length, hard or soft, IB any quantity desired* . ' • me before prdering. I am pot in company with anybody in the wood business. PETER WJNKIL. W. H. Reed (Successor to John Cronln) 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 I Wing and with prices always at the satisfactory point. * W. H. REED. HUNGERFORD & BAILEY, Dress Making Parlors, Over E. J. Gilmore's store. CUTTING AND FITTING STRICTLY UP TO PATE, No Lees Than Nine Pieces of Property Change Hands in a Week— A Good Showing. Algona's spring boom has taken an early start, and bids fair to become a season of many fine buildings, chiefly residences. It appears to be in accord? ance with the prevailing infection that is in the air. All seem to want a hand in it. The rapidity with which titles have changed hands during the past week is an indication of the faith our people have in the town and its future. At no time in the past do we remember of seeing so many evidences of material prosperity as exist at proeerit. Among the larger purchases of ground for residence property is noted that of C. E. Heise, who has bought six acres tit the north end of Tho ring ton street. It Is on the ridge north of Thos. H, Lantivy's, and runs to the Milwaukee right-of-way. He expects to build a fine home thereon the coming summer, and will have one of the most romantic spots In all the town. It Is understood that he does not expect to do much grading, and this .will serve to retain all Its natural beauty. The Courier suggests something about Its being a splendid place for a beer garden, but we cannot endorse thlsovldent slander upon our good German friend's intention—" not on your shirt waist." It is a lovely spot, and with Me. Heise's penchant for beautifying grounds will make one of the model homes of our city. Adjoining this on the south Otto Falkenhainer and Wm. Ehlers have purchased the T. L. Croselots—equally handsome property. This is the ground that Mr. Crose bought some years ago for a home and began the work of terracing and grading, but changed his plans and never built upon it. The present purchasers will put up residences there that will bo a credit to the city. It is understood the work may begin as soon as the frost Is out. Otto facetiously terms the locality the "German settlement," but whatever it may be called, together with Joel Taylor's new house, it Is going to round out that end of Thorlngton street in a pleasing manner. Another recent purchase is that made by D. Rice of Plum Creek, who has bought the Denison property, opposite the Fred Calkins house onThor- ington street. He will not build at present, but in time will erect a house there and move to town. Ills a most desirable location.* I. E. Dodge has bought a lotonLucas street, west of the Wesley Robison house, and contemplates the erection of a home there in the near future. Louis Hugg will build on Oak street, north of the Walter Henderson home, where he has purchased a lot. Thos. Little will have a new house just north of his present home. He has bought a lot there and the old house on the "school section" will become a part of It, to be worked over into a neat building. J. W. Sullivan's purchase of a lot on Park avenue recently probably means a new residence before very long, and of course it will be a good one. Another transfer of ownersblp'isthat of the property adjoining S. E. McMahon on the east, which ho bought not long ago. Altogether It will be admitted that this is a splendid showing for new residences to be built the coming season. It means an active summer campaign for builders and many substantial additions to Algona, which already boasts many of the finest residences in the northwest. his jumpers. He is now devoting his energies to other pursuits. Dr. and Mrs. Barr came Wednesday from Hampton, where they had just buried their son Bert. Old friends are all glad to meet them. Mrs. Barr will remain for a couple of weeks' visit, but the doctor starts today for Portland, Oregon, where he has charge of the Keeley Institute and is meeting with much success in his work. Their home Is at University, Cal., a suburb of Los Angeles. QUIET OITY ELECTION. Full 8ur- Tho AJgona Markets. Wheat is worth 65c; oats, 23c: 23c; and flax brings $1.05. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. G. L. Taylor goes to Chicago this week on a business trip. Miss Louise McCoy is home from Waseca, Minn., for a week's vacation. Mrs. Harry Wilson ofEmmetsburg was a visitor last week at the Mrs. J. J. Wilson home. Henry Horan is at Eagle Grove these days in the electric light plant. He went there last week. Chas, Coan was up from Des Moines with Mr. Eastman, and spent Sunday with his people here, Miss Alice Mann, who has been visiting several months in California, has recently gone to New York. P. C. Naeve, great chief of records for Iowa, will be in Algona Thursday evening and assist the Red Men in conferring degrees. Miss Pauline Ward of Huraboldt is spending the week in Algona, the guest of the Misses Emma Whitman and Maymie Chapin, Mrs. Stella Martinson is back from the Keokuk medical school, where she has been during the past three years. She will return, in September to complete her work, Geo. C. Call was down the line of the Iowa Central Monday and Tuesday. He has charge of the sale of all town lots on the new line, and this keeps him rather busy. Geo, W. Pangburn wag down from Buffalo Center last week. He spent a couple of days at the Dl Rice home in Plum Creek, where Mrs* Pangburn had been vUUlng for some days. B. F. Smith was down from Gert mania last Friday. He gives evidence Of being a happy mat) in hie new relation, apd tola us frankly that he pnoe more knew what it was to ' has oo«pleof other fags pit the race t,mok, Less Than One-third of the Vote Polled—llesultB In the rounding Towns. For once in the history of Algona the city has had its annual municipal election unattended by the strife and bickering that have so often been prominent features. It was quiet—not exactly like Sunday, but very much like any other busy woek day. As was expected a very light vote was cast. There being but one ticket in the field, except in the Third ward, where there was a contest for alderman, only a moderate interest was taken in the result. How much more satisfactory this is than to have the town torn up, as it so often has been, when there was no real occasion for it, is evident from the general good feeling that exists since. Dr. E. E. Buyers received the entire vote of the city for mayor—247. In the First ward there were 37, in the Second 53, In the Third 107, and in the Fourth 50. In the Fourth one vote was cast for C. O. Samson for mayor, and the doctor blushlngly admitted that ho oust that vote himself. J. L, Bonar for city solicitor received 246 votes; Geo. M. Bailey for treasurer received 245; and J. W. Bates for assessor had 248. In the First ward for councilman R. B. Wiirron's vote was 37; in thoSoo- ond S. E. McMahon had 64; in the Third A. H. Paine had 96 and Thos. Henderson 38; in the Fourth C. C. Samson had 61. The only contest was for councilman in the Third, where both sides were active, and they came very near getting out the full vote. In all the other wards but about one-third of the voters went to the polls. The new council as now made up Is: Mayor, E. E. Bayers; councilmon, First ward, F. H. Vesper and R. B. Warren; Second ward, S. E. McMahon and Dr. Morse; Third ward, A. H. Paine and Walter Stebbins; Fourth ward, M. B. Chapin and C. C. Samson. At Wesley. The city election yesterday passed off quietly. There were two tickets in the field, the citizens' ticket and the progressive ticket, There were flvo councllmen to elect and assessor. The vote stood as follows : Citizens' ticket— F. R. Amesbury 62 J. E. Hill 53 W. T. Presnell [47 N. P. Overbade 45 J. Uhlenhuke 58 J. S. Gallagher for assessor 57 Progressive ticket— W. W. Fin 88 G. A. Walters 89 Julius Kunz 89 A; Klempeter 79 H.J.Henderson 81 James Corey for assessor 89 The ticket elected Is composed of good, representative men of our town, and the best Interests of our town will bo looked after carefully. Worm ut WhHtemore. WHITTEMOHE, March 28.—Our city election was was warmly contested. Two tickets were in the field, the caucus ticket and one by nomination. The result is a partial success for each, the successful candidates for councilman being Thos. Carmody, Ed. Engler, M. Jorgenson, and F. C. Groneman. R. H. Flnnell was elected assessor and Jay E. Randall clerk. Active at Hurt. At Burt 127 votes were polled. Considerable work was done for the two tickets in the field. Geo. E. Marble won out with 63 votes for mayoragainst 60 for J. H. Graham. Dr. W, T. Peters and P. R. Crose were elected councilmen with 86 and 69 respectively, against 57 foe D. W. Pratt. Quiet at Bancroft. At Bancroft there was but one ticket in the field. J. E. Kennedy and John Nemmers were elected councilmen without opposition. THE HOTEL DEAL CLOSED, Agreement Signed by Which the Building 1 is a Sure Thing. Will Be a Modern Hostelry, with AH the Latest Improvements—Work Will Begin Soon, Algona will have that $80,000 hotel. That much is now an assured fact* It will be situated on the L. M. B. Smith corner, and is to be completed Inside of a year. C. E. Eastman of Des Molnes and Frank Hyde of Chicago were here Friday and Saturday last and submitted sketches for the building. Either plan offered would have filled the bill, but Mr. Hydo's proved too expensive, so that of Mr. Eastman was adopted. It contemplates a building 132x60 feet on the ground, three stories high, and up to date as regards steam heat, hot and cold water, baths, and all modern conveniences. The sketches show a building that will be an ornament to Algona, and would be a credit to a city five times our size. A meeting of the subscribers to the bonus was held Saturday, at which Mr. Durdall was present, and the matter of payments of the amounts subscribed was satisfactorily arranged to all parties. An agreement was also signed by Mr. Durdall and a committee of the subscribers, the purport of which is that Mr. Durdall is guaranteed the amount of the subscription in three payments, in consideration of which he is to erect the hotel as proposed. Surveyors began Monday morning and have located the corners. Mr. Durdall will move the present buildings off just as soon as the conditions will permit, and Algona's big Improvement for 1809 will soon be under way. The brick building next to the alley he will locate on his lot south of THE UPPER DES MOINES office. The one on the corner will bo moved off, a site for which is yet to be secured. The plans for the new building contemplate a cost of about $26,000, but Mr. Eastman said he could cut down some of the Inside work so as to make It cost not to exceed $22,000, and guaranteed Mr. Durdall he would bring a contractor here within a short time who would take the contract at that figure. The improvement when completed, however, including the site, will not fall short of an even $30,000. Hurrah for the new hotel. Death of Jacob WelBbrod, 8r. Hurt Monitor: The death of Jacob Welsbrod, Sr., of Fenton occurred Wednesday morning, March 22. He was about the house as usual, and after rising from family worship, dropped off suddenly and peacefully. He was 80 years of age. Funeral services were held Friday and interment was made in the Fenton cemetery. Deceased came to this county from Peoria, 111., 27 years ago, and bought a large tract of land in Fenton township, which has since been his home. He was one of tne most prominent and upright men, and was one of the charter members of the Fenton German M. E. church. Six sons and one daughter by his flrst wife, and five sons and two daughters by his second wife survive him. For Rent. Improved farm of 240 acres in Burt township. HAGGARD & PEEK, 2t2 Algona, Iowa. Seed Wheat. We have plenty of seed wheat, northern grown, hard, very clean, and at a right price, Also timothy eee a and fl&xeeed. 2H ALQONA Mcwaro Co. Ypu don't bave to take a. day off to DEATH OF T. M. GLARE, Passed Away Last Week at Ills Home lu LOIIK Inland, Kan. A copy of the Long Island (Kan.) Leader received at this office brings the intelligence of the death of T. M. Clark, for some years a resident of Kossuth county and well known here: Death has come Into our midst again and claimed one of our most highly respected citizens. Father T. M. Clark died at his residence just west of the town limits Monday evening about 8 o'clock, after a brief Illness. The old gentleman had been suffering with a cold a few days previous, which developed into his old trouble, bronchitis, when he grew worse very rapidly until death released him from his suffering. He leaves an aged wife and two grown children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent father. His funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. church and his mortal remains were laid at rest in Long Island cemetery. OONDENSED SMARTNESS. If you- don't believe it's spring, just look at the almanac, remarks theSloux City Journal. "Cub, gettle sprig, ethereal bildness, cub!" pleads a Marshalltown Times-Republican victim. The man who attempts to argue with a woman who reads the New York newspapers is several different kinds of an idiot. The Chicago Tribune thinks Delaware is still better off than some states. It has one United States senator and one highly creditable vacancy. Times- Herald: A careful reading of Mr. Wattereon's proposed platform for 1900 forces the conclusion that he has chewed up his democratic tag. The Des Moines News perceives that G<-n. Nelson A. Miles is keeping still la sevi'ful different languages, and is sawing wood with his attorney before the board of inquiry. Secured His Old Place. Emmetsburg Reporter: Capt. E. J. Hartshorn is expected home on Friday from Washington, D. C., where he has been for the past few weeks. We understand that he has secured the same position which he bad under the Harrison administration. The family will pack and leave as soon as convenient. Their many Emmetsburg friends will be sorry to lose so estimable ft fftwlly from among them, but glad that Mr. Hartshorn has secured a good position. Pon't Be Notwithstanding the recent heavy advances JB tbe price of wire, J. . & Co. are selling woven

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