ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1899, VOL, XXXIV-NO, If you want that grows on this earth you will find it in this grocery. It is the Diamond Mocha and Java coffee, and the price is absolutely right. If there was a better grade to be had we would get it ; but there can be nothing better than THE BEST. This is a strong statement, but the coffee is here to back it up. Langdon & Hudson, Paint for Sale Special Sale All of this week and next at ln quantities from i pound lo p a j nl enough to paint the town red, green, blue or any other color desired. Paints, oils, color stains for all kinds of work, out doors or inside. Our paint is as good as money Will buy, yet our prices are very low. Wo want to figure with you if you have any painting to do. B. H, MILLER. CITY IS NOW THE OWNER, Settlement Completed by Which the City Takes the Light Plant. The Original Contract Price Made the Basis of the Adjustment— Council Proccedlne s - Yesterday the city paid all the money due the Bigelow estate for the electric light plant except $1,000 held by consent of all concerned to cover some Hens 6f about $000. Attorney Curtlss has represented the estate throughout. Tho settlement is amicable and satisfactory, and the plant is turned over at the original contract price of $11.692.40 and is in first-class condition. City lias Klro business at Laurens. MissGilchrlst Is ft daughter of the late Prof. J. C. Gilchrist, and is one of Pocahontas county's brightest and most charming young ladies. Old Algona friends of the Gllchrist family will heartily congratulate the bride, for Mr. Allen is known to be a young man of talent and of the best bus!ness prospects. Uetrlbutlon. Bailey: The man who will beat an editor will sooner or later come to grief. Ben Smith over at Germania sold J. E. Anderson a black rock for a meteor and last week his barns were blown to smithereens by a cyclone. An all wise Providence that guards the destiny of the editor has it right in for those fellows, and sooner or later their toenails will snap If they swindle the chosen ones. MEETINGS. Services at the Presbyterian church held each Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Galbraith's Summer Corsets 250 ; best Calico 30 per yard ; fine Zephyr Ginghams 8c per yard, worth 10 to 150 ; fine Organdies for 2oc per yard, worth 25 to 350 ; fine Dimities for ice per yard, worth 12^ to 150 ; fine Lawn for 8c per yard, worth 12 to iSc ; Ladies' Shirt Waista • tor 5oc, worth 750 to $1.25. ,',.,, , WE WILL SLAUGHTER PRICES on ladies' and children s low shoes, high shoes, tan shoes, and black shoes. We have a large stock of summer goods that must be sold regardless of cost. The largest assortment of parasols and umbrellas ever shown in Algona. They will go at cost prices all this week and next. Geo. L. Galbraith. W. H. Reed (Successor to John Cronln) handles the best to bo 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 homo. A specialty made of A Good Piano Is an article to be highly prized in any family. The " good" kind costs no more than some of the so-called good ones. The with pi-ices always at the satisfactory point. W. H. REED. PROFESSIONAL. v ^^r^r^f~^-*-r**s^~r-*^~v f *~r*~^^ f *~^CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Boston block. DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office over Galbraith's. SULLIVAN & MeMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office In Hoxle-Ferpuson bl jolt. E. V. SWETTING, ATTONBY AT LA W, Algona, Iowa. Telephone No. 80. J. C. RAYMOND. 15; C, RAYMOND Raymond & Raymond, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office over Durdall's store, Algona, Iowa. stands high among the really good ones. We can prove this claim to anyone. O. L. TMYLOR. A. QILlfOVK, President, 0. S. BVTOHINS, Vice President, M, SOHENOK, Secretary, J. IV. WADSWOKTS, Treasurer. DIRECTORS: JAS. NOLAN, S. W. DltEYEK, OSAS. WOOSIER, S. STEVSSY, J. 0. KAIN, J. E. STAOY. FREDERICK M. CURTISS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over KossutU County State Bank, Algona, Iowa. B. F. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office: South rooms over Durdall's stove, Algona, Iowa. F. L. TRIBON, M. D., Homeopathic. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office in the Boston Block; residence on north Thorlngton street. Tho city council Saturday evening established fire limits for Algona. Within the territory bounded no build- Ing can hereafter bo erected with combustible walls or roof, and wooden buildings now standing, when dc- troyed or damaged to the extent of 60 per cent., cannot bo replaced or repaired excepting with lire proof construction. The territory sot apart la as follows: Beginning at the city hall the line runs east on Call street to the Bradley & Nieoultn wagon shops, then south to the Methodist church, then west through the alley to THE UPPER Di3S MoiNES office, then south to Memorial hall, then west to the Tennant house, then north on Thorlnglon street to the alloy between the Tonnant house and the now hotel, then west to Resso- gulo's, then north to tho city hall. It takes In blocks 19, 20, 21, the north half of 28, all of 29 and tho north half of 30. The ordinance will soon be published and will be road with interest. Its essential provisions may be summarized as follows: All buildings hereafter built in the fire limits must have outer walls of brick, iron, stone, mortar or other noncombustible material with fire proof roofs. Plans and specifications must bo approved by tho city council, and no building can be built in the city limits without a written permit from tho city clerk. Wooden buildings now in the limits cannot be removed to other locations in the limits, be raised or enlarged, or repaired if decayed to the extent of 50 per cent. The amount of damage to any wooden building in the fire limits shall bo determined by three persons, one selected by the owner, one by tho mayor, the two to select a third. Any building erected contrary to this ordinance shall bo a nuisance and it shall be the duty of the proper officers to abate it. Algona has long needed a fire limit to protect the main business part of town. The ordinance adopted is carefully drawn, and will stop the erection of Inflammable fire traps. Iloutliio Council Proceedings. ALGONA, June 24.—City council met in regular session at the city hall, Mayor Sayers in the chair. Members present, Warren, Vesper, McMahon, Morse, Paine, Stebbins, Chapin and Samson. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. Moved and seconded that tho rules requiring ordinances to be read on three different days be dispensed with and appropriating ordinance No. 4 be placed on its final passage. Ayes: Warren, Vesper, McMahon, Paine, Stebbins, Chapin and Samson; noes, none. Carried. Moved and seconded that appropriating ordinance No. 4 be adopted. Ayes: Warren, Vesper, McMahon, Paine, Stebbins, Chapin and Samson; noes, none. Carried. Moved and seconded that tho proposition of John Lamuth be referred to the street and alley committee, and that said committee report at the next meeting. Carried. Moved and seconded that the rules requiring ordinances of a general or a permanent nature to be read on throe different days be dispensed with and ordinance No. 26, "An ordinance establishing fire limits within the city of Algona, Iowa," be placed on its final passage. Ayes: Warren, Vesper, McMahon, Paine, Stebbins, Chapin and Samson; noes, none. Carried. Moved and seconded that ordinance No. 26 as read be adopted. Ayes: Warren, Vesper, McMahon, Paine, Stebbins, Chapin and Samson; noes, none. Carried. Moved and seconded to ad]ourn to July 1, 1899, at 7 p. m. Carried. J. L. DONAHOO, City Cleric. Special meeting of Providence lodge tomorrow (Thursday) night. Work in the second degree. The Epworth League will give a home social at the home of Henry Patterson on Thursday evening, June 29. Everyone Invited. Tho Adventists will hold their quarterly meeting next Sabbath, July 2, at COL MARTIN MAY RETIRE, Alleged Friction Between Him andBns* sell Sage is the Cause. Col. Martin, ns General Manager, Wanted to Bullet More Road, Mr. Sage Opposed It. 8 o'clock. The Sabbath School as usual at 2 o'clock. At Congregational church, 11 a. »n., communion service and reception of members. 8 p. m., "The True Greatness of our Country." Sermon themes at the Baptist church next Sunday will bo of a patriotic order. Morning, " Christian's Loyalty," evening, " Tho True Declaration of Independence." Everybody Invited. Social Union program, Friday, Juno 30, 8 p. m: Instrumental music, Aggie Clark; debate, "Is the Germ Theory of Disease Correct 1 ! 1 " Yes, Dr. Morse and Harvey Ingham; no, Dr. Ran- Idn and B. P. Reed; violin solo, Kate Smith. Dr. Day's theme for discourse at the Methodist church next Sunday morning will be appropriate to the approach of Independence Day, " The Church and the Republic," evening, "How to Make It go and Keep It Going." A welcome to all. Tho W. C. T. U. will send a package of clothing to the Florence Crlttondon Home of Kansas City, lately represented in Algona by Miss Wheeler. The Union Invites everybody to help. The goods are to be packed at the home of Dr. and Mrs Hudson July 7. Contributions may be handed to the following named persons: Mesdames G. Grove, Carlon, E. Dodge, E. Hudson and Celestia Reed. H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office at residence, McGregor atroei. The Farmers' Milling Go. [INCORPORATED.} OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA HOLLER MILLS. ss^^^s^ a &yy£ss^i^i>^ssi.'^i^sssi Highest cash price paid lor good wheat. We can and will do as well by you as any mill in w'a. Give the uew company a trial. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, AlgQna, Iowa. M. J. KENEFICK, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence over Taylor's. FOR SALE: My residence property, house and two lots, for sale. 15t8 J. L. EDMONDS. Silver Cream. Best silver polish on earth. Call for sample bottle.— DINGLEY &PUGH, Sole Agents. .. MONEY to loan at 5 percent, interest. Optional payments. H. HOXIE. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. D. CLARKE & Co. /, S. HOfffUS, General DR. MARGARET E. COLES, Homeopathic PHystetan and Surgeon, Office and residence in Boston Block, ALGONA, IOWA. DENTIST, 4. L. RIST, D. D. S, Local anaesthetic (01 deadening pain in gum» when extracting teeth. GRACE GILOHRIST WILL MABBY. The Attractive DuUtfliter of Late Prof. GlJdmst Will Sotm WeU. We note in the Marshalltown Times- Republican an announcement of the engagement of Joe H. AUen and Miss Grace Gilohrist, both of Lauren?. Mr. Allen recently returned from Havana, where he was wearing Unole SftBJ blue. He is an attorney by besides being interested in After further considering tho importance of holding union Sunday evening services, tho minister's association agreed upon the following order: July 23 Presbyterian church, Rev. Dr. Day; July 80, Baptist church, Rev. Suclcow; Aug, 6, Congregational church, Rev. D. M. Stiles; Aug. 13, M. E. church, Rev. S. Ollerenshaw; Aug. 20, Congregational church, Rev. Dr. Day; Aug, 27, M. E. church, Rev. D. M.'Stiles. A WOMAN wants a man for a husband, one with life, energy, courage. "Girls, If you get one without these good qualities, give him Rocky Mountain Tea. 'Twill do the business." Ask your druggist. INSTITUTE GOMES AUG. 14-26. Supt. Van KrdewyU Ilnu Out a Neut Pamphlet Giving Full Details. The program for the teachers' Institute, which is to be held Aug. 14-26 in Algona Is published, in a neat pamphlet, and Supt. Van Erdowylc is mailing it to all the teachers, actual and prospective, in the county. It gives promise of one of the best institutes that has been held in the county, and that means the best anywhere. Special features are the lectures by Dr. A, A. Willets and John Temple Graves. The first will be given on the opening night, Aug. 14, and will be entitled "On the Wing." All who heard Dr, Willits on u Sunshine" will bo present. The second lecture comes Aug. 21, and is entitled "The Reign of the Demagogue." Graves is one of the noted platform talkers of the country and will be well worth hearing. Supt. Van Erdewyk will conduct the institute himself, The corps of instructors is as follows: N. Spencer, city superintendent, Algona, arithmetic and physics; F. J. Sessions, city superintendent, Waterloo, geography and didactics; W. H. Brown, city superintendent, Lake City, algebra and grammar; O. H. Marsh, county superintendent, Glenwood, history and economics; S. S. Stockwell, professor in seminary, Nora Springs, civics and physiology; Harriet Stephens, primary department, Algona, primary methods. These are all well known in the educational work of Iowa, and are leaders in their special branches. The primary work will be in charge of Miss Stephens, and the recitation will take place every afternoon at the Congregational church. Three days will be spent with beginners. On two of these she will have little folks present, who have never been in the school room. She will show how to start the little tots in their school work. The next three recitations will consist of work with pupils who have been in school six or eight months. Two model classes will be conducted with & number of suoh pupils. Supt. Van Erdewyk lias spared BO pains to make this a meeting of great educational value. everybody else should make it A rumor is out that Col. L. M. Mflr- tin is to be retired as manager of the Iowa Central railway, and it is assumed that the extension of the line to Algona is one of the causes. Russell Sage, the big New York capitalist, was opposed to building and the vote on the board of directors was 3 to 2. Col. Martin strongly urged this and other Iowa improvements, and his policy, while good for the road, has not turned! big dividends in to Russell Sage. Geo. C. Call, who has been intimately connected with the extension, says he knows nothing of the matter, but hopes that Col. Martin will be retained as general manager. If he Is not he doubts if the road ever goes beyond Algona. Col. Martin is recovering from an attack of typhoid fever at Des Moines. He says there is nothing in the rumor of his removal and that Russell Sage and ho are on friendly terms. The original story as published in the Marshalltown Times-Republican Is in part as follows: The rumor, as defined among the railway employes, is to the effect that Mr. Martin's resignation was to be placed belore very long, or as soon an he was able to be up and attend to the matter, and that Mr. Tlttetnore would bo made his successor. Mr. Tittemore was asked as regards tho latter phase of the report, but replied that "one could hear most anything these days." Those who are In a position to know claim that the resignation will be the result of tho old trouble that Col. Martin and Russell Sago had about three years ago, when Mr. Sage was president, and when ho objected to some of the methods employed by Col. Martin in tho operation of the road. The trouble even developed into bitterness of feeling between the president and tho general manager, and this feeling resulted in charges being filed against Col. Martin. These, it will be remembered, came to naught and resulted in Col. Martin being retained as general manager and Mr. Sage being defeated for re-election as president of the Central at the directors' meeting. This was looked upon, it is said, by Col. Martin and his friends as a vindication of himself and his methods, but be that as it may, it is claimed Mr. Sage has never relaxed In his opinions toward tho management of the road as outlined in the policy of Mr. Martin. Consequently the management has always been subjected to more or less criticism, whether this was merited or not. A well defined leak coming from Des Moines is to the effect that matters haven't boon going smoothly as regards the Now York officers and Col. Martin for some little time, and it is alleged that last winter the old trouble cropped out again, that a move was then made to make a change, and that Col. Martin was given to understand that his resignation would be accepted if offered, and in fact, that it was expected. Those who claim to know say that matters from that time have simply- drifted along in a sort of an unsatisfactory way for all concerned, and vhen Col. Martin was recently taken i'.l it culminated in the appointment G't Mr. Tittemore as acting general manager. The part of tho hearsay that connects Mr. Tittemore's name as the probable successor of Col. Martin comes no doubt from the fact of his temporary appointment and in order to ascertain his qualifications as a general manager, that evidently being thought a good time to give him a trial. Those who know Mr. Tittemore believe him fully able to handle the place. It is said that it is possible that Col. Martin's resignation will not be handed in until September, at a regular meeting of the directors, but it is also averred that as far as his ever doing any more work in the service of the Central, that is out of the question. Col. Martin has made, to. all appearances, an excellent general manager of the property. Although bis ideas in several instances may not have been just in accordance with those of Marshalltown business men and shippers, especially as to the relation of the road to this, its main point of business, he has run it as be thoughtbest, no doubt. He certainly has improved the property to a wonderful degree since bis connection of five years as general manager, and has put the road on a good .substantial paying basis. * GETS HIKE MQNTHB. Judge Qu»rtou Seuds the Tramp W wo mt u Brukemuu to Aimpiosu. Tli'> grand jury was assembled in speoiul session to indict the tramp who hit a brakeman west of Hobai-t with, a rook, and Monday Judge Quarton gave him nine months at Anamosa. The,; tramp threw the rook as the train-w#9 I passing and nearly killed the br§k(j» „ man, He threw it because he claimed 1 ' the brakeman had put him off the da before. Getting Democrat: Algona had graduates ' this year. has J9. In education. Epmetsburg ftlwttye two, to one,.
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