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THJB3 MS ALGOHA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1899, WERE AFTER THE LUCRE, Attempt to Rob the German-American Bank at Whittemore. Gained Entrance by a Rear Door, bnt AVere Frightened Atony—other Jfews of the County. Cracksmen made a bold but fruitless attempt to rob the Gorman-American bnnk at Whittemore last week. The Champion tells how it was done: Last Sunday night some parties, as yet unknown, attempted to rob the German-American bank, hut gave up the job on account of the security of the 8afc. An entrance to the bulling was made by prying open n back window. Tho parties then apparently entered, but were either frightened away or saw what hind of a vault the bank had (one of the strongest) for they again departed and took nothing with ihern except a fine briar pipe belonging to Paul Stibgen, acting cashier. Paul says they are welcome to the pipe, as it was getting nearly as strong as their safe. City recently, the property of J. 3. Smart of Homboldt, one cow sold for $1,805. The same animal was offered at that gentleman's sale in Bancroft some time ago and didn't receive a bid. The wind storm Sunday evening blew down Holloway's 27-foot diving chute, which had been left standing out at Stahl'9 place where it was constructed. Some of the timbers were broken, but on the whole the damage was comparatively light. Josh M. Cunningham arrived here Saturday, looking well and hearty after his four months' service in Cuba. He and one other private were the only two members of his company who had not been on the sick list, during the year they wore the blue. He brought back many interesting souvenirs from the island. Cuba he considers one of the most productive spots on earth and with northern intellect and energy to develop would become one of the richest. COMMENCEMENT AT WESLEY. Wesley No\vs. Paulson Uros. brought a twenty-months' old short-horn calf to town last week that weighed 1300 pounds. The calf was raised on their own farm north of town. Peter Hostraek visited over Sunday with his wife at Independence. Peter reports his wife in much better condition, though it is thought she will not permanently recover. He hopes to hnyo her buck soon. Nels Anderson, who is employed on the railroad here, accompanied b.v John Johnson took the train to Algona Saturday and swore allegiance to the United States. He also purchased a license for marriage and will soon marry one of the two girls who recently came over from Denmark. Mrs. Nancy Johnson, tin aped colored lady of Crawford, Ind., was a guest at the home of Rev. Case Tuesday night. Sho was on her way to Everly, where she has a daughter, and it seemed she had only bought a ticket here, hoping to bo carried to her destination on that, which the conductor would not do. Fortunately Rev. Case made her acquaintance. Ho knows her daughter well, having preached in Everly at one titne. Ho took up a collection in the depot yesterday morning and raised the required Bum to purchase a ticket and had ten cents left over, which he also gave her. Tltonlcii Topic. The gun club house is linished. On account of the stormy weather no special services were held when the corner stone was laid. Among the attendants of the ball game was Charlie Larrabee of Armstrong. He tolls us that the cause of his numerous grey hairs is to he attributed to that miserable railroad, which did not go through his farm. We notice that Thos. Heifner was elected a township vice president of Buffalo township at the county Snndny school association meeting recently. Lev! Good of German Valley holds a similar honor for Ger man township. At a citizens'meeting last night it was decided to call.an election for the incorpor ation of Titonka to consist of sixteen sections. A committee composed of W. T. Hall, H. G. Gardner and G. L. Dalton will have charge of the petitions and the work connected with the matter. Swea City Herald. Miss Helen Wallace was at Algona last Saturday to visit her father, who is homo from the south. Gardner Cowles and A. D. Clarke were in these parts the first of the week looking after matters business and political. C. C. Chubb was in this section last week, most of the time fixing up on his ranch on 20. He put in a new well and pump, and left H. A. Catliu to move a mile aud a half of fence on the south and east side. The school board met Monday evening aud voted to hire the following teachers for the school year beginning next September: A. S. Murray principal, Bessie Anderson for the intermediate room, and Helen Wallace for the primary. J. C. Cook of Cedar Rapids was !n town last week looking after his real estate interests. He had just purchased the Mc- Givne.y half section over at the railway crossing, the same adjoining his big stock farm south of the track. An KntcrtnlnlriK and Wcll-Ucndorcd rrogrnin--Gnncrnl I'crsonnl nnd News Notes tit tile Week. WESLEY, Juno 4.—The first annual commencement of the Wesley high school was held at the M. E. church Inst Friday evening. The following program was curried out in full: Invocation, Riiv. J. S. Mason; song, "Evening Bolls," from Room No. 5; declamation, "The Sioux Chief's Daughter," by Miss Alice O'Brien; exercise, "Ten Little Sunflowers," Room No. 1; sex- tette, "Lightly Our Hark," Room No. 4; address to tlio class of 1900, Kva Aldrich; response, John Kuiiz; solo, Prof. Hoffman; oration, "The Modern Patriot," Eva Aldrich; oration, "Character," Roy Anderson; prescntntlon of diplomas by president of the board. There were but two graduated, Roy Anderson nnd Miss Eva Aldrich, the first ever gniduulcd from our public schools. Tho orations were original and well delivered by both. The church wiia packed to its utmost capacity by the patrons of our schools, who pronounced the exercises u success and tendered their congratulations to the graduates. Prof. Hoffman, who had charge of our schools, departed for his home at Seymour, Iowa., Saturday evening. Ho conducted !i very good school, and made many friends among the patrons and scholars, all of whom regret very much to see him leave. Miss Jennie Peltlbonu of Algona was here Friday evening attending the commencement exercises. Miss Putti- bono had been a teachor in our schools for a good many years and feels very much interested in the scholars. The carpenters are busy framing the timbers for the now mill.' They expect to have it raised this week. E. F. Bacon of Ren wick spent Sunday hero with friends, returning home tort iiy. Mr. and Mrs._ Leslie Try on arrived here Saturday 'from Missouri, where they had been all winter. Mrs. J. H. Ward is very sick at present. Her friends have but little hope of her recovery. Bon Smith of German la is here with hie crew of men unloading telephone polos. A petition IB being circulated, which is being signed by si.lmost everybody, asking the city council to perm'it them to come into the incorporation, .Miss Anna Longbottom, who has been the primary teacher for the past three years in our schools, and was reelected to the same position again this spring, has resigned and will take a year's rest on account of her health. She has not been well for the past year. The board will have hard work to' find as competent a primary teacher as Miss Longbottom. about two miles. All we could see ahead of us was total darkness; all we could see behind us was darker stilt, as the small light from the candle was carried by the guide who preceded us. I could breathe easier by this time, although I must confess that at first many queer sensations seemed to possess me. 1 could hardly realize that I was so far from the sunlight until we came to a man hole and was told to look up. Full 30 feet above me was the iron plate perforated with holes one so often sees In city pavements, and to think we must make our egress where we had entered. The entire tunnel is dug In u sandstone formation that is so soft one can easily dig it with a pocket knife. Along either side are the telephone wires sheathed in lead pipes, some of the larger pipes containing as many as 800 wires. Wo had been nearly two hours under ground, had seen one sewer that crossed beneath us, had opened several iron doors which are placed at intervals in the tunnel, and had had our candle blown out two or three times, and were now thoroughly ready to retrace our steps. I can assure the readers of the U. D. M. that one does not need to go to Rome or to Paris to see the catacombs. Yours truly E. HAUVBV SINGLE. SAMSON & PAINE, DEALERS IN drain, Feed FOR SALK— My residence property on Elm street, where I am now living. Will sell at a bargain. Two full lots. W. E. NAUDAIN. GROVE & SON'S closing out sale furnishes the low prices on groceries. Blue Front Jewelry Store. We have a line lino of new jewelry, also watches, clocks, and silverware. Remember the blue front when in need of a fine, job of repair work, always prompt and reliable. 4 E. G, BOWYER. IT will pay you to drop in at Grove & Son's, where a little money goes a long way. We pay the very highest prices for all kinds of grain, sell grounc feed, which we deliver to any part of the city, and sell and deliver hard and soft coal at lowest prices. f5g"]>n,ve orders at Samson's abstract office in Opera House block. The Red Elevator, C. & N. W. depot, Phone 11. ALGONA. Wood and Ice, I am prepared to furnish LOANS on town at low rates. property and farms THOS. F. (,'OOKE. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. D. CLARKE&CO. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent, interest. Optional payments. H. HOXIE. Green or Dry BODY WOOD either 4-foot or stove length, hard or soft, iu any quantity desired. I^TSee me before ordering. I am not in company with anybody in the wood business. The Ice season is at hand. Leave orders at Frank Winkel's or at Laden- dorif's restaurant. PETER WINKEL. Get n box and learn why It's the jest grease ever put on an axle, cl evurywhere. Wad M. P. HAGGARD. G. P. PJ8EK Hurt Monitor. The first issue of the Fenton Reporter is out this week. The people of German Valley will hold their annual picnic at Pankuk's, June 9th. The Hurt Odd Fellows have presented the name of J. 13. Cork for district representative to the grand lodge. Some 20 new lock boxes and 80 call boxes have been received at the Hurt postofflce 'and will soon be in place. Another incident of expansion. Will Cook surprised his people and friends here by getting off the train last Saturday from Richardson, New Mexico, where he has been holding down a position for some time. He is home for a vacation of several weeks and will then return to his work there. The J. R. Davis school house in Fenton was struck by lightning during the storm last Friday morning. The bolt came down the chimney, tearing out some of the brick, then down through the stove and out through the floor. The stove was slightly damaged and also the floor. S. Nicholson may have traded the Wat- kiua house to a Minnesota party for land, but Madam Rumor has a story worth.two of that, to the effect that it is to fall to the possession of one of our young merchants . aud that another Algona girl is likely to be added to Hurt's society. Madam Rumor's •version meets with popular sentiment and her plan should prevail. \VliIttenjore Cliumploii. Jud Stebbins and Walter Ward of Algona are painting H. J. Thompson's house. Miss Anna Strandburg, who teaches north of town, spent Sunday in Algona. Miss Anna Wernert of Algona visited with Miss Josie New over Sunday. Bert Williams, formerly of Whittemore but now located in Algona, was shaking hands with old friends here Friday. A gang of about 80 young men from Fair- ibault, Minn., went through here last night on their way to Dickens, where they will work on the uew railroad. Miss Lillian White of Berea, Ohio, sister Of Mrs. J. O. Rawson, came for a visit Wednesday morning. Miss Josio Rawson, who has been attending college at Berea, came with her. A party of fishers consisting of R. A. Hin- tou and sou, John Smith and son, Thos. Foster, Ed. Parrell, Mike Schuiitt and Fred Wagener, were at Lost Island lake over Sunday.- They report few bites. Uuncroft Uesjlsler, Mr. aud Mrs. John Peterson left this week for Sweden, where they will spend tUe pext three months or so visiting'with relatives and friends at their old home. Mrs. A. U. Heckart of Seneca was taken with the grip several months »go, which later turned into pneumonia. Her lungs are permanently affected, and a permanent recovery is problematical. Yivi^n Kinney while watching the Dec- oratlon Pay crowds got in front of a carriage horse, aud was run down and tram- Died on. The bones in his foo); were *BP;r,eaa'" soft he is temporarily quite a cripple. AJi a, sale of 9b.ovtuoi'u cattle at Webster 1 UNDERGROUND ST. PAUL. Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.] Abstracts, Real F.state, AND _ Collections, ALGONA, IOWA. A Reminder TO THE PUBLIC : We want to remind you that we are not in the combine and are still selling GROCERIES at less than any other house in the county. We quote you prices on a few of our Groceries: 200-psige Tablet for $ 05 Lewis' Lye, 3 cans for 25 Rising Sun Lye, 4 cans for • 25 Three large packages Toothpicks 10 Silver Prunes 10 Good Prunes 05 Dried Raspberries 15 Dried Peaches 12 Dried Apples , 12 Dried Currants 06 Fancy Canned Corn 10 Fancy California Peaches 20 Fancy white Cherries 20 Fancy Green Gages 20 Fancy Bartlett Pears 20 A full line of choice canned goods, each 10 All Fancy Candy 15 Best New York' Cheese 15 Best Oil : 10 Remember we give you first-class goods in every department. All goods delivered to any part of the city. Yours for trade, JNO. OOEDERS. Flour, Algoim mj|| s 75c, 90c, $1 00 Flour, Minnesota and Fancy Pat. 1 00 Mocha and Java Coffee, 3£ Ibs for 100 Fancy blended Coffee, 4 Ibs for.. , 1 00 Fanc'y pea berry Coffee, 64 Ibs for 1 00 Good Bio. large berry, 10 Ibs for. 1 00 Package CofTeu, 10 1 bs for 1 00 Fancy uncolored Jap. Tea, 3 Ibs.. 1 00 Extra choice Jn p. Ten, 2i Ibs 1 00 Fancy choice Rice, 4 Ibs 25 Rolled Oats, 8 Ibs 25 Pillsbury Vitos>, 2 Ibs 25 Beans, fancy white, 7 Ibs 25 Choice Syrup, 3 gal 1 00 Choice Cider Vinegar, 4i gal 1 00 Choice Dairy Butter 12 Fresh Eggs 10 Fancy Irish Potatoes 35 Good Wash Soap, 40 bars for 1 00 Gold Dust 20 OSTEOPATHY OO per cent, greatly benefltted and 5O per cent, cured is Osteopathy's record in chronic cases, and three-fourths of the cases treated Osteopathically have tried other systems of treatment and failed to got relief. If you are afflicted, and have been unable to regain your health, I would bo glad to have you call and consult me in regard to your case. Send for a copy of the Osteopathic Magazine, free. References from all over the state. 1>R. J. T. RANIUN, Algoiia, Iowa. , T. Chrischilles, President. Gf. C. Hudson, Vice President. , H. Lemtry, Treasurer. James Patterson, Secretary. The city is a constant study and never ceases to unfold its mysteries and wonderful works to those who desire to know the " why and wherefore" of things. I recently had the novel experience of exploring a part of subteranoan St. Paul as represented by the Bell Telephone company. At 10 a. m., accompanied by a friend and guide, we first visited the city 'phone exchange. This is a wonderful place. Seated in front of a semi-circular table, which extends around three sides of the room, are 83 girls. Before each girl is a telephone transmitter and receiver, and on a large board in front of each one also is the nunr ber.of every telephone call in the city. There are thousands of wires and pegs and plates with numbers on them, a system I will not attempt to describe in this article. When a'phono number is called a small plate with the number upon it is released at the top, it being hinged, and drops down, when the girl in attendance places a peg in a small hole in the board and the connection is completed. Each girl has the whole city system within arm's reach, and one would not think to see them talking and laughing that they were also constantly hearing and answering, "Hello! Hello I What number," etc., from morning until night from more than 3,000 'phones. The purpose of this article, however, is to describe underground St. Paul. After we had seen the exchange, work rooms, testing rooms, etc., our guide led the way Jto the basement, then down a spiral stairway some 13 feet below the basement floor, where we were at the beginning of the great underground system of telephone conduits and tunnels of which, there are about 51 miles iu St. Paul. I had read of the catacombs of Rome and of underground Paris and its great mushroom farms, but never had I dreamed of ever having an opportunity of visiting any place similjar. Our guide leading the way with a large tallow candle for a light, we started on our journey. Think of being from 30 to 30 feet under ground and directly under the street. At first the roar of the street cars could be heard distinctly but as w.e advanced in the tunnel, which is about six feet high and from three to five feet in width, U was silent like a grave. The air was cool, even chilly, and as we walked on and on for several miles no sound save our own voices broke the stillness. At each cross street were intersecting tunnels, and on looking down oiie of these a bright light could be seen away in the distance. "What is that?" .we inquired, and. were informed that it was daylight from an opening to one of the tunnels near the Mississippi river and under the Wabasb. street bridge. We went, however, in ao opposite direction ajacl walked from Fifth street as far as the new state capitol, 1 Matson & McCall Have added to their stock the past week a fresh lot of novelties in millinery for spring. A special line of Children's School Hats Will please our patrons. We also have the latest designs in Ladies' Sailor Hats. If you want something that is nobby come and see these sailors. Matson & McCalL One Hundred Dollars—— Is offered to any person who cau duplicate the Sprtsman's CIGAR FOR S CENTS. SCHU & WATERHOUSE, C. C. Samson, B. F. Grose SAMSON & GROSE, [Successors to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACT REAL ESTATE LOANS. FARMS AND WILD LANDS FOR SALE AND FOR RENT. Opera House Block. ALGONA, IOWA. To Fight Disease successfully during the changeable spring and hot summer months, the system should receive a toning up now. For this purpose French's Sarsaparilla has no superior. It is the most efficacious spring medicine. Removes all impurities from the system and puts new life into torpid liyer and sluggish blood. A splendid all around tonic. Price $1.00 per bottle. We carry all the well known patent medicines and sejl at moderate prices. For sale only by* W. J. STUDLEY, Pharmacist. LOOK TO YOUR EYES. •W. F. SBIFICEl, Opthalmic Optician. The most difficult cases of children a specialty. Do your eyes ache, smart, water, become Inflamed, or pain In 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 free. Office over E. J. Gllmore's store, Algoua, Iowa. Boston Block, Algona, Iowa. BUYS A STOVE Pretty good one, too—large flre pot, Dig heating surface— just the thing (or a carpenter SATISFIES THE MOST CRITICAL AT ALL DEALERS A.DAVia'SONSaCO. MAKERS ED.LIVINWTONa SOLE AGENTS OESMOINE5, IOWA. shop. Call at U. p. M, office. T.EGAL BLANKS— •*-< Buy them at tlie Upper Des I aud get the most approved forms. Moines office ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. [INCORPORATED.] HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. ;Dealers in Hard and boft Coal. Manufacturers of Strictly High-giade Flour. Special attention paid to the Grist Business. 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. .P.. W. DINGLEY, Manager. URANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Buslness.- Offloe over Algona State Bank. Fanners' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rockford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, &.3J, 8350,000. .A.XjQ.OZfcT.A. XO-W.A.,. or First National Bank of Algona. AMJiKOSE A. GALL CAPITAL .............................. S50,OOC Oirectors-D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Call, R. H. Spencer, Win. K. Ferguson. OasJaer Assistant Cashier Philip Dorweller, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Officers and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, O. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbralth, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, 850,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAVLTti ^"Interest paid on time deposits. NQI those concerns whcLeend out one good shlt>- meWoMumberln every fc||( and thelalancc bf he time f aim oft Inferior «aW at more than r^n. . more than r.fgu> W demand cash -.they pay fort fooled .people all Who sell grades for concerns whs, Mry, BUT of really ar YOU the mate- your local yard: who do d, poor*, Cemsn tucco and Lime. Bicycles Repaired, Bicycles for Sale, Saws filed. Also agent for the Sldredge, Victor, and An4rae Wheels. J. L EDMONDS, ALGONA, IOWA. ,emovea-uow next door to Frank Wlnkui's meut market, State street. W. H. LACY can furnish you low prices on . also all kinds of mill stuff, Wood and Coal, ITDo your weighing on our oity scales Opposite Hotel Teonam.