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DT • Witt OPPiBfiiffllg MOIN181 ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNJSSDA*, 13, 1899. sir martA** * "Tarttift to Sub»Crib*r». On* copy, one year I1.& WHS copy, si* months 1. Oneeow, three month* 4< 8«nt to aw address »t *bov6 f»tw. Bftnit by draft, money ordfef, or etpress or deratonf risk. Rate* of advertising sent oil application. TWENtTY PAGES. The Roberts Case. The touch talked about Mr. Roberts of Utah misses the point, in his appea to the American people. It has already been decided that suppressing polyga my is not a attack upon our liberties So long as Mr. Roberts holds that he has assumed obligations to three wives, which he cannot honorably break—and in a sense be is showing commendable disposition in the matter —he becomes a mere incident in the situation. He goes down not becauge he is personally a bad man, and not be cause there is any disposition to interfere with the rights of states to elect such congressmen as they please, and not because there is any desire to proscribe him.as a Mormon, but simply because the chapter of polygamy in United States history has been closed and he is caught in the door jam. In another column THE UPPER DBS MOINES reprints some expressions o: opinion from leading women of the land. They also miss the point. It is not a question of personal morality at all. Probably Mr. Roberts is as moral a man as nine-tenths of our congress' men, For that matter the Mormons are a moral people and were moral as polygamists. It is a question of a public standard. The immoral man, who professes respect for the highest moral standards is as safe as the moral man. who defends low moral standards, gen erally safer. No man is so dangerous as one who is both honest and wrong, It is important, of course, that our con gressmen lead decent and orderly lives But whather they do or not is entirely insignificant when compared with the standards of morality which we as a people endorse and sustain. No one can estimate the gulf that would divide congress of profligates paying outvvarc respect to the highest American stand ardi and a congress of honest men openly practicing and preaching poly gamy. . • Repeats the Slander. The Courier still tries to leave the impression that President McKinley has somewhere indulged in wine in an unseemly manner at a banquet changing the location from Peoria to Chicago. The following statement by Bishop Ninde of the Methodist church is sufficiently broad to cover any locality that can be fixed upon next, and is probably conclusive ol the whole matter: "lam a rabid teetotaler, and I be lieve that any methodist holding an exalted public position should be particularly careful that his conduct should be in every way exemplary, include the president, but, as I understand it, President McKinley was not guilty of the offense charged. I am informed that he told Bishop Walden, of Cincinnati, that the statement was untrue and that he did not drink wine at a banquet or any where else. I also have heard from a bishop in Washington who purposely had a personal conversation with the president, that Mr. McKinley told him that he had at al: times been very observant of the laws of the Methodist church, and hac obeyed them." Whatever may be said of President McKinley as a public man, his private life is above question. Probably no man has ever occupied the presidential chair whose personal character and conduct were freer from suspicion. IT will afford the lovers of athletics satisfaction to know that the Iowa football team will have the same men next season. Iowa, Harvard and Chicago were the only Warns not beaten this season. And Iowa was the only team that did not have its goal -line crossed. R. T. Hoagland of Princeton was referee at the- Iowa-Illinois game and after \\ was over he said of Iowa: r" The men are all stars. »They make the best team I ever saw." It is expected now that Iowa will play with one or more of the big eastern teams next season. CONGRESSMAN DOLLIVER was put to the front Monday as the champion of currency reform on the republican eide. The burden of his able speech was: "We are going to write in the laws of this country • what already is the practice of our government, that every obligation of the United States shall be paid in gold." .• . . ( .. n... '. THQS, B- Ripjo, in bis New York banquet speech, talked about the " bowling (JerviBbeg of rag money fromlQWft." The Sioux City Journal patly remarks that Iow« has bad lew "pag money dervishes" than either where Reed's mighty influence been exertedpr New York OJty he was falkjng The patron}?- ing tone 0} a pertain class of fin.en.QjaJ Awards Iowa' and exceedingly iQwa baa bjBjBn. fp,r Jg5 yaa,ra y s0,l|jj of soun^d, hag try, while every financial heresy under the dun has been heartily endorsed in the home slates of the sell annointed. THE Esther.ville Republican says: "Editor Payne, the phenomenal senatorial flgorer, has made another crazy statement" THE UPPER DBS MOINES has known Editor Payfle over 26 year and if he is giving out crazy statistics it is the first time. It will.be well to watch Editor Payne's figures. . . IT is to be hoped that the state teacher^' association will not endorse any plan of locating normal schools which contemplates the appointment of a locating commission. By the time the question of location ie. up every member of the legislature will know all about the competing towns that it is necessary to know to make a selection, and if the legislature by direct vote locates the schools the chances are ten to one that they will be more wisely distributed and more availably situated than they will be if the matter is left to'a commission. SENATOR FUNK endorses State Superintendent Barrett's normal school report, He says: "The crying need today is for more teachers who are competent. The course in the normal school meets the requirements of the school room as does no other institution. Iowa is not up to grade at this impertinent point, and the reccommenda- tion of the superintendent is timely and good." W. O. PAYNE says the house bill on currency is much safer than the senate bill. The New York Tribune says the senate hill is much safer than the bouse bill. And the real truth is that the only safety there is in either is having a republican president of the United States. "For forms of government let fools contest, what e'er is best administered is best." IT is proposed that states be repre sented in next year's national convention in proportion to the number of republican votes cast at the last national election instead of in proportion to population as heretofore. Iowa would have 33 delegates instead of 26. IN THIS JKEIGHBOfiHOOD. Judge Quarton opened court Monday at Emmetsburg. The saloon petition was beaten in Calhoun county. All the Methodist pastors of the Alf ona district exchanged pulpits Sun- ay. Dr. Gannon of Armstrong has fallen heir to a big tract of valuable land in Washington. Mason City gets a second brick and tile factory with capacity greater than the one she already has. Co. 'K. of Emmetsburg is putting a gymnasium into its armory. The Tribune says it will spend $200 to start with. Dr. Bachman has been buying a compressed air apparatus for use at West Bend. He will have no use for compressed air at Des Moines. Estherville, which is a division point on the Burlington is also to be a division point on the M. & St. L. Estherville will be a great railroad center and be a city of 5,000 soon. Spencer News: Miss Bertha Turner, at one time a most efficient first primary teacher in the Spencer schools but now teaching in Algona, arrived in the city Thanksgiving and remained until Monday evening, visiting her many friends here. Armstrong Journal: Mr. and Mrs. John Cronholm and children came up from Algona Thanksgiving and ate turkey at the T. L. Thorson home. Mr. Cronholm returned the next day, but Mrs. Cronholm and the children remained for a few days' visit. Forrest City Summit: Dr. Robert Smylie, the new presiding elder, preached in the new M. E. church Sunday evening. The reverend gentleman is a forceful speaker and appears to be a man of deep thought. His sermon was well received and he made many friends among the members here. Father Zigrang,. brother of Mrs. John Goeders, has been visiting his old friends about St. Jo. The Gazette says: Few ministers ever left this place who still retain the hold on the hearts of his church people in particular and the public in general as Father Zigrang, and the faces of his acquaintances light up with genuine pleasure as he meets them again. E. S. Streater, a pioneer of Portland, is moving to Lake Charles, La, His friends in Armstrong gave him an agreeable surprise. The Journal says: Twenty-five Master Masons and their wives assembled at Mr. Stewart's home and sent Mr. Streater word to come over. , He was taken by surprise and what followed was equally unexpected. He was presented with a fine gold watch and chain as a slight token of brotherly love for his good services is the first Worshipful Master of the lodge- He made a touching reply in accepting the gift. The company then spent the evening in social conversation, and after partaking of refresh- Bents returned to their respective bomes. " Oplntouu oi» Mormon Roberts. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Abraham, Csaao and Jacob were all polygarnjets, and nothing against polygamy is said n the Pentateuch, The Mormpn has the law of God. on hie side, as he In- erprets it, and I have charity for him. Corrine Brown: He supports hie wlfee; he gives hie children a name. There is a greater evil than this among our congressmen to-day. - I have " much time in Utah. I pave many 'happy Mormpn women. ., wy If a 80ol«tl evil, buMhlsie i« Vfihjngton, wJiQ wilJfgarJ Roberts, for he is fearless and has brains. Elizabeth Grannis: There is not a man in congress, who, if Roberts said: 'Gentlemen, I urn waiting for the man who will throw the first stone,' would dare to do it. Not that there are no pure men in congress, but there are not enough of them. Rev. Park hurst: There is a kind of cowardice and a taint of hypocrlcy in getting hysterical over one sinner out in Utah and forgetting to be morally and religiously indignant over precisely the same brand of iniquity that luxuriates in our own immediate midst. Susan B. Anthony: I think the wives and mothers o! the east might better enter a crusade against the licentiousness existing all around us and polluting our manhood, and leave it to our lawmakers to settle the matter of Roberts' fitness to be their associate in congress. _ ENGLISH OUGHT TO WIN. Dr. Hehaon, Who Lectures la Al- goiia JSext Wednesday, Is Interviewed lit Dea Molues. Dr. Henson, who lectures at the opera house next Wednesday, was in Des Moines last week. In a talk with a Register reporter he said in part: "I said a few minutes ago that I admire the Boers. But my admiration is limited. With all their ruggedness as a people they have some qualities which I don't approve. For instance, they are very grasping. They want everything in sight. They are a slaveholding and a slave-driving people. They have treated the black people there shamefully. They have not shown the proper spirit in their relation with the British. The British own a great lot of property there, and they certainly have some rights. The Boers do not appreciate this. I believe that the South African war will result in ultimate good. England ought to win. It will do the Boers good to be whipped. They are obstructionists. They block civilization and they must be got out of the way." Dr. Henson gave his lecture on "Backbone" in Des Moines, the same he will give here, and the Register speaks very favorable of it: Dr. P. S. Henson of Chicago filled Frank Gunsaulus' place in the second number of the Y. M. C. A. star lecture course last evening, owing to the illness of Dr. Gunsaulus. Dr. Henson talked to a large and appreciative audience about "Backbone." The talk was a mixture of jokes, advice and all that goes to make up a good lecture. The speaker argued that backbone is one of the essentials to success in life, but that a stiff-necked, never-bending person stood as good a chance of making a failure of life as the person who may be said to possess no backbone, or a very poor one. Between the two the speaker thought there was a happy mean which should be sought by all. Incidentally, Dr. Henson spoke strongly against the saloon, and said that the time had arrived when all ministers of backbone should do the same. He thought that Des Moines was not lacking in this respect, but that Chicago was just as bad the other way, A backbone to be of any service to its possessor, it was argued, must be topped off with a good head. Dr. Henson thought that he who could be said to possess the best foundation for a useful career and a happy ending to a well-spent life was the Christian man. The Bancroft Teachers' Meeting. Following is the program for the teachers' meeting at Bancroft Saturday: "How to Secure Better Attendance and Punctuality."—Miss Jennie Pettibone of Bancroft. "The Ideal Teachers."—Prof. J. J. Cosgroye ofTitonka. "Current Events in Our Schools."—Prin.. R. M. Carpenter of Ledyard "Relation BetweenKnowing and Doing."—Prin. A. S. Murray of Swea City. "Our Aim—Knowledge or Mental Power."—Prin. E. G. Bailey of Bancroft. "Geography in the Grades." —Miss Sadie A. Taylor of Algona. "Waste of Time in the School Room." —Prof. L. C. Bowers of Algona. "What can the Grades Do to Fit Pupils for Citizenship."—Prof Clark Belknapp of Burt. Discussions will follow all parts of the program. The Bancroft teachers will furnish entertainment for all present. A Thousand Miles on Camel's Back The Red Men of Algona will give a uniqe entertainment at the opera house Friday evening. Philip Fontaine will tell about a camel ride in Egypt. The Toledo Blade says of him: "Philip Fontaine, Ph. D., L. L. D., late from the Orient, gave his Egyptian entertainment entitled, JOQO Miles on a Camel's Back, at the Lyceum last night. He and his company are undoubtedly the best entertainers to visit Toledo in years. The doctor is not only one of the greatest travelers of the century, but also a finished scholar, an orator and a singer. He sang the old solo, Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep, and sang three notes lower than the noted Erarnerson. More entertainments of this kind would better the country." The New York Sun says he is a great attraction. Northwestern Goes to Davenport. The C. & N. W. is to get into Davenport by the way of Clinton and it develops now that the big bridge which has been in the course of construction at Davenport for a long time past is the property of the Northwestern and bhat that line will in a very short time have their own trains running into the tri-oities of Davenport, Moline and Rock Island. Football Bailey: An unfair decision precip itated a row and the game was declared off. In the amphitheatre was a cripple, a' hunchback, who called owdly for the return of his money. So ,ho full-hack told the half-back to see ;hat the hunchback got hie quarter Methodst ladies will hold their annual fair, in the church, on Peo, 15 and; 1& ^wfcf seryej bo^ ,d.ay|, IS A SPLENDID SHOWING, A Mat of Holiday Stocks That Will Repay Inspection. Advertisers Indicate a Progressive Spirit in the Way They Are Reaching ft>r Trade. This Is THE UPPKR DES MOINBS holiday edition and we commend it to the careful consideration of everybody who baa a present to buy. We feel a little pride in this display of advertising. But the goods represented are better than the advertisements make them out, and no one will ever realty know what is in stock without visiting the stores. THE UPPER DES MOINES has been in them all and can truthfully assert that the goods are better in quality than have ever before been offered in Algona, while the assortment is bigger and the prices as a rule lowen It will pay anybody well for his or her time to come to town just to look around "and see things." While in town it will do no harm to remember that THE UPPER DES MOINES is on holiday display, costs but $1.50 per year, is a pretty good all-the-year newspaper and can furnish you a lot of papers at a very low pi-ice for your winter's reading. Don't pass us by, while you are getting other things to make you feel good this winter. Doxeee's Holiday Hardware. Everybody has become acquainted with the Doxsee hardware store and knows that ho keeps fine cutlery and such things that make nice holiday presents. Mr. Doxsee has been doing a big business the past year, first because he aims lo get the best quality in everything and second because he tells the public about it. His Stransky enameled ware is one item. This is imported from Germany and is the best made and it will wear, as THE UPPER DES MOINES can truthfully testify for has tried it. Doxsee has made a specialty of heating plants the past season and fine plumbing and has had all he could do. His furnaces heat and his plumbing don't leak either water or gas. The Latest Books at Sheetz.' The fame of the Sheetz Holiday Em porium that is enjoyed so many years under Dr. Sheetz' management will not be lessened any during this holiday season, for both in fine goods and in toys the display beats that of formet years. Under H. N. Moore's management books are the leader, and some beautiful editions of the standard authors are being sold at very low figures, but a specialty is being made of the late books, those new this year, and everything worth while that has come out can be found. A big sale has been enjoyed already, but new copies are added constantly to the stock. •Any book on the market will be got foi anybody free of extra cost on three days' notice. Durdall's Big Clothing Sale. When the Durdall clothing stock was put in Algona there were many predictions that so big a store could not pay in a town of this size. But sev- e,ral years have passed and Mr. Durdall has not only carried as large a stock as he started out with, but has added to it and now has as big a stock pi ready made clothing as can be found in Des Moines., He has been able to do this by drawing trade from a wide territory and the only way to do that is first to keep a high grade of goods and second to make low prices upon them. He is getting ready to move into his new store in a few weeks and is making some extra bargains to cut his stock down. Grand Holiday Opening. Monday afternoon and evening the orchestra played and everybody turned out to see the elegant display at Ehlers & Adams' and Dingley & Pugh's. The store had been handsomely decorated with evergreens and holly and was brilliantly lighted. Both firms have outdone themselves in bringing in new and elegant things for the holiday trade, and the same discriminating taste which has been displayed before is apparent this season in what they offer the public. On one side of the store is a line of elegant books, of all descriptions and prices, silver trimmed leather goods, handsome toilet sets, perfumes, etc. On the other is the biggest stock of sterling silver novelties, silver sets, watches, and jewelry which Dingley & Pugh have ever brought to Algona, and that means one of the biggest stocks in northern Iowa. It is needless to urge our readers to visit this store. They have already decided to do that. At Norton's. There isn't much to be said for coal and storm windows as Christmas presents, but what after all would the holidays be in this country without both. It don't pay to put off getting either until the holidays. Get both in stock before the celebration begins and then the enjoyment of all the rest follpws. and while one is getting it it is profitable and pleasant to look at Norton's advertisement which suggests some good bargains. Guuther's Candies at Walkers. The Walker Bros.' store is known everywhere for the elegant candies it keeps always. For the holidays it has a special stock. There Is nothing better than Gunther's made, and you can buy it as cheap as you can cheap candy. Walkers also have groceries fit for the holidays, and dishes fit to eat them in. * Brownell's Polls. The Brownell shoe store js giving away a handsome doll with every $MO purchase, and also putting a price upon a stock of goods that will sell. Mr. Browoell has given Algona an elegant city shoe store and carries as cotnplete an as89ri*neot ae can be found in cities nearly twice the size. It is said to be a feat to fit the foot bat that Is what Mr. Brownell agrees to do, and well fitted feat wilt do more to make the holidays pleasant than more finery higher up. Haviland China, I/Angdon & Hudson Lnngdon & Hudson's are headquar ters for handsome Haviland china, plain or decorated, and everybody knows what Haviland Is. They have also a lot of statuary, sets of all kinds, besides candies, nuts, etc., and high grade groceries. -This well known firm relies ou the quality of what it sells, and all anybody wants to know is that his presents came from Langdon & Hudson'H. Special Features at Patterson's. Jas. Patterson has as usual a full line of candles and trappings for Christmas trees and a fine assortment of candies, nuts, and other staples in the Santa Glaus outfit. It pays our readers to keep their eye on Patterson's regular corner in THE UPPER DES MomES and then to follow the interest his advertising inspires by straightway going to his store. Patterson will do the rest. Kraft's Seven Stores. The Kraft brothers started out to own seven big clothing stores in Iowa the Algona store being the fifth. Last year Chas. Kraft told THE UPPER DES MOINES that the store here had done the second.best business in the lot, and they have their seven. By buying for seven stores at once in big quantities they get special bargains, and besides that they know the clothing business. Jos. Misbach, who manages the business In Algonn, is a popular salesman and Is a partner. He has greatly increased the trade in Algona the past year, and is offering a January clearing sale In December as a holiday induce' menl. Don't miss his price list. The Wigwam. Mention of the Wigwam calls up the oldest machine depot in northern Iowa. The Wigwam is known as the "old re liable" when it comes to fine macbin ery. With its branches at Burt, Fenton and Lone Rock, it is now covering a bigger territory than ever, and W. P. Jones is in addition gaining a.n exceptionally good standing among the machine dealers of the state. The Wigwam handles the old reliable makes, sells them at the latest and lowest prices, and is here to stay and to do business. Just at this season feed grinders are the thing and the Wigwam has the Appleton, which is the best. "The Other" Shoe Store. During the past year C. O. Simpson has opened his " other" shoe store and has built up a fine business. His ev- perience of several years as traveling salesman for a shoe house gave him exceptional advantages for knowing the quality of goods and the demands of the trade. "Theother" shoe store has a fine lot of novelties for the holidays, besides the staple goods that are both useful and ornamental. "It is a feat to fit the foot" and that is Mr. Simpson is expert in. Goeders' December Sale. Goeder's usual December clearing sale is on, and is always u holiday at traction in Algona. A $20,000 stock is being put on the market at special prices, and everybody knows that Goeder's goods are right and his reductions in prices are bona fide. Goeders now has a special delivery for his grocery department and isbuilding up a big trade by low prices. He is branching out into a city department store, and as usual is making a success of all he undertakes. John began in Algona as a clerk for Earley, and he has come to be one of our leading merchants by keeping honest goods and by doing exactly what he says. Lamb Lumber Co. Another of the new business houses of the year is the Lamb Lumber Co. which has bought out the John Paul yards in Algona, built big coal sheds, enlarged the general stock, and which will be ready for the spring boom with enough lumber for the county. Candy at Rosewall's. C. N. Rosewall has 75 varieties of candies for the holidays, cake, cookies, etc., enough to sweeten the whole town. A New Racket Store. Ed, Chrisohilles has moved his racket store from Burt to Algona, and is located on the corner opposite the Thoringlon. Christmas at Otto Neunum's. Otto Neuman has his news stand in the old Grange store south of the court house, and has some holiday toys for the children, besides a. real Santa Glaus. Japanese Ware at Gilmore's, Gilmore's corner grocery has always been known by its handsome decorated china, elegant lamps, and substantial crockery of all descriptions. This season it has a lot of fine Japanese ware, besides the usual fine brands of staple groceries and fancy brands of seasonable delicacies. The corner grocery can make Christmas merry for anybody. Fancy Dishes at Patterson & Sou's. Patterson & Son are in the holiday season rush with some fancy dishes of various kinds, elegant patterns in china and semi-poreelai.n crockery, nuts, candies, wax candles, etc., etc. They are one of Alg-ona's substantial firms and they sell their goodsat right prices, Suit's Hogg Cholera Cure. Out of the multiplicity of hog cholera cures that have proved worthless one has been found that our stock raisers say is a good thing. That is manufactured in Algoim and is being sold over a wide territory. It has been tried aow by too many feeders hereabouts, 'or there to be any question of its value. It will keep hoge healthy a.nd will oure ; them when sick. Stock raisers can give their pigs a merry Ghrlsttoafl W patronizing "Sail," tt'hifo*SSL? part of a happy farm. * The Hamilton Industries. J. A. Hamilton & Co. announce the various new lines they will open the new year with, and extend an invlta- tion to all to come to the foundry new years day and get a souvenir. The Hamilton plant up between the railway tracks promises to be an important thing to \1gona the coming year With a saw mill, brick and tile plant foundry, and planing mill the Wd'- wood lumber yard is one of our best institutions and biggest. Don't miss the foundry opening New Year's. Bowyer's 22nd Anniversary, Everybody has Bowyer's old stand in mind during the holiday season, because for 22 years he has been headquarters for reliable jewelry. Opening in 1878 he has at' each holiday season displayed good goods, and many now are wearing with satisfaction the jewelry that was presented to them from his stock many years ago. This year he has new lines of specialties and a full stock of everything, and the holiday season will be a pleasant one to everybody whose presents have Bowyer's trade mark. The Spurbeck-Lambert Co. At the Mason City meeting of state dairymen the best exhibit of dairy machinery was made by our Algona house. During the past year its business has spread over a wide territory and with the new railway facilities the coming year will see a big additional growth. Among the machines the company brags on is the Alpha baby farm separator, and it refers to a lot of substantial dairymen in the county who are now using them. The farm separator seems to have como to stay and the enterprising dairyman will be looking it up, and there is a big advantage in having a good reliable home firm to deal with. By the way a good system of farm water works and tanks would be an excellent holiday encourager. J. B. Laird's Display. The Laird furniture store is so full that it will pay visitors to come early and avoid the rush. Handsome chairs and tables and other ornamental as well as useful household decorations are so plentiful that no one will have any difficulty in picking out exactly what he wants or what will make somebody else feel good. The Laird store has furniture that would ornament any home and a good sensible present is one that while it ornaments also serves some useful purpose. Mr. Laird has such in abundance. At Ralph Miller's. One of the most noticeable advertisements in this issue is Ralph Miller's. This is his first( holiday season in Algona and he has celebrated it by bringing in as handsome a lino of goods as can be found in the city market. In diamonds, fancy brushes, leather goods and perfumes it would be hard to find a better selected stock. It will pay our readers to go over Ralph's advertisement in detail and then to visit his store. Ralph was always a popular salesman in Algona and he has lost none of his genial qualities while at Stratford, and he' takes pleasure in showing all the fine things he has for sale. It gives any one a holiday feeling to do business with him. Chrischilles & Herbst. This well known and reliable firm has increased its business, during the past year so as to require new clerks, and has sent to Chicago for many shipments of new fall goods. It carries the best qualities, the largest assortments, and makes the lowest prices. It is a good firm to deal with during the holidays and all the j'ear round. Bargains at Galbraith's. Mrs. Geo. L. Galbraith, who has spent a large part of the fall in Chicago studying the latest styles both of goods and making, has filled the well-known Galbraith store with the latest novelties. For the holidays special prices are offered on laces, gloves, handkerchiefs, etc., all suitable for presents, as well as on staple goods, which are just as desirable at holiday time as at any other time. The Galbraith store is making prices for the close buyers that will attract attention. Mrs. Galbraith gives the ladies the benefit ,of her observations in the city, which alone repays them for a visit to Algona's long established and reliable store, . A Bankrupt Sale. The new Star Clothing and Shoe store is putting its goods on the market at prices to help make the holiday sale in Algona noteworthy. Sam, Grabscheid, the genial proprietor, is bound to dispose of goods and beginning with Saturday will name prices that will sell. The Grabschieds are among the most substantial business men of Webster City and have three big stores. They intend to locate permanently in Algona and are making prices to introduce themselves favorably to the trade. Handsome Furniture. W. H. Reed has the best /stock of fine furniture his store hasever carried. It is one of the holiday inducements to come to Algona. LJ\\ Verne Wants a Normal School. News: Britt politicians have written to Lu Verne parties to ask if we would work for a normal school here, promising their support. Lu Verne is near the center of the 10th congressional district, has good railroad facilities, and all the advantage? of any town in this part of the state. And' why should we not work for and get it? W. H- Godfrey would donate a'fine piece of ground in the edge of HumboJdt county, and besides a large cash donation could be easily raised. We should, like to hear from our people ojft * the subject.