The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 28, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 28, 1894
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Ktffei'irf.^tv, V"* 4 il-s leitdfWffcHfff tastes apt>ii6&«6fl. SMALL , ifeter In'di&fljgslfif tfas liOtidf falling the tdwa Schedule /""_" "faigg is quoted as |l*ffh§ Keglster doe§ betteve that Des M6ifi'§B &b6ul'd h&VeMowef rates than ;p6 tftiUnty settle and smaller Counties IJ tfag'ite far- a. large* business." If $i« fiSflflafef te correctly quoted ia this Mien back to a theory of .management whose abuses the'fall way legislation ^tatecommerce net down, has been finally discarded '4ifidJ ( 'ir.ejected by the public mind, ; There Is not the least scintilla of rea- %86ftt<p?hy a large town should have '•< 'lower freight rates* than a small one, M <*'Or why ft big shipper should be given jjj ( . v/ jan,advantage over a small one. It ; Would be exactly as reasonable to argue ~ f that the man who hauls two loads on a ? <SdUtity road or City street should be ia ; • some way favored over the man who hauls but one, or that the man handl- ,''in? .millions of dollars in business i should have cheaper money than the ! man handling only thousands. Trans: /portation serves in one way exactly as ; f jnouey does In another in the transac- Ation of business. Favoritism, special : rates, rebates, and the whole brood of "like abuses accomplish now exactly , t "what clipped coins, changes in weights, "• and wild cat money did in the earlier 1 history of commerce. The Register's argument would help Des Moines at ' Algona's expense, but it does not end ' there. It would help Chicago at Des " Moines' expense, and it was this that was driving the factories and jobbing houses out of Iowa when the cotnmis- Bloners established thepresentschedule. . If the present rates are unremunerat- ' iye let them be raised, but only as inter-state rates are raised so that Iowa Btill can ship as cheaply within her 1 borders'as Illinois can ship to her. To return to the oldisystem of rebates to ' Des Moines,.'rebates to special shippers , la every town 1 , and last of all rebates to ,,"„ Chicago, which will enable her to ' tr - monopolize any part of the Iowa market > *' worth her while, would be a piece of - • monumental folly, and would lead to a ' speedy reorganization of the lines in favor of vigorous railroad management by the public. HINTS FOB LECTURE COURSES. What is known as university extension is becoming very popular. The purpose is to bring university advantages to the people by means of lectures prepared by professors and arranged in courses*. Algona is this year beginning to take interest in securing lecturers and some very prominent platform talkers will be here during the •winter, Senator Ingalls and Kate Field among the number. But in the future Algona is likely to follow the modern movement and secure lectures arranged to bring out the outlines of some branch of science or literature. • The state university has taken the work of supplying them in hand, and is sending put professors at $15 a lecture and expenses, , Picking at random here is a aeries by State Geologist Calvin, one of cf on politic*! usi* .e-nee, 6? »n gfe&l AttteficAn AuthtffS by fivefett tJftlev JP M woaid da W@rt to ehterklfi, instruct, ftttd lift fef Ifee eke at anywhere the . , &f « all ifae govel-flor tdgive th&fiks, Whether W6 d6 flf hot will dejiend tofely tipefl whether we are pleaeed td have OH thopn bushes the 1 past yeAP or fefe dissatisfied because there have been ihoffia oft the rose bushes, Thankfulness is not the outgrowth of material surroundings. It is a condition of the mind, It depends upon our ability to extract aeheerful philosophy frotn the tfliked conditions of life, One man sees in nature a special design to comfort the human race, the stars are put iftthie 1 heavens to give' him light, Another says that nature if not malevolent is at least indifferent, brings ruin on the just as often as on the unjust, and inflicts more pain on all than she grants pleasures. Amidst Wealth and luxury pessimism abounds. And with Thos, Hooker's little band penetrating the wilds of Connecticut and subsisting on acorns the public festival of fervent thanksgiving is celebrated. The optl" mist insists that good cheer goes with good health, thanksgiving is the sign of a healthy mind. Races and individuals who meet the obstacles of life and overcome them, who rejoice amidst hardships and triumph over defeats, are the races and individuals who move the world. Cyclones and disasters do not disturb the man who possesses the " mens heroica" of the poet. A "heroic mind" gives thanks amidst all conditions of living, for, like Thomas Arnold of Rugby, so eloquently referred to by Dr. Hoyt, it adapts itself to the field in which it is placed. It is thankful if among so many thorns it finds one rose, and fixes itself steadfastly upon the rose. . ' McFarland's majority over all is given at 85,970. His plurality over the democratic candidate is 78,S95. The democrats cast 150,853 votes, the populists 84,877, and the prohibitionists 7,448. The republicans cast 239,147. State Register: Editors should learn to show proper respect for the dead by refusing to publish obituary poems by amateur mourners. most interesting talkers on geology Jn the United States: 1, -Geology and Geologic Record. A dis- pussion of the scope of geologic history, and Of the manner in which tn,e record was made and is now interpreted. g, Erosion, Transportation and Peposk tion. An-exposition of conditions under \yhiob the stratified rocks of tfte globe have Ijjggn formed, /J»d of theBources from which jfce material was derived. 3. - Evolution of Continents and of Conti" Forms of Relief, A discussion of that have been effective in the „„„ ,f land areas, and }n the produc- of mountain systems and other forms "relief,' - ' ' ' ,„,. : 4, - Glaciers and Glacial Period. This. lee. VffotQ treats of glaciers and ti^r phenomena p $xBJb{tea in modern glacier regions; con^ (Jders the geologic work done by glaciers, " "' "T phenomena of the glacial 41 reference tQ the effects It Ameripa. be of greater value for than such a series as stands in the The Register figures the governor's salary at $4,100 a year, and says that it is all nonsense to claim that an official cannot pay all needful expenses out of it, The Register is correct. Ninety-nine hundredths of the people live on smaller incomes than that and a governor can put pn style enough to suit them without cultivating the luxurious habits of the remaining one hundredth. Iowa will never lack for men of first-rate ability to take the governor's chair at the present compensation. Byron Webster, one of the most genial editorial excursionists in Iowa, has re. tired from the Marshalltown Statesman. He was Cleveland's first revenue collector in northern Iowa. Free-silver Bland was beaten by a patent medicine man for congress. As between quack remedies the people wanted pills. Secretary of State McFarland will be in the field to succeed Jackson as governor. His paper, the Esther ville Vindicator, says he stands in line as the logical candidate. .,..'.'• {Simplest plants are [M»j~i&lfVck pte«.»,ws?.e In the Fort Dodge Messenger Geo, E, Roberts pays an Algona citizen a pleasant compliment: VThe. present term of the United States circuit court has been notable for the active participation of two of the most famous lawyers of Iowa, Mr. Geo, E, Clarke of Algona, and Mr, John N. Baldwin of Council Bluffs. Mr. Clarke Is one of a family of six lawyers, all of whom are successful as counselors and advocates. They »re Maine men by birth. Few men are the equals of Geo, E, Clarke on laborious preparation of cases or in the effective discussion of complex questions before courts or Juries," The Monticello Express rightly says that the Australian ballot is here to stay,' The-papers are already mentioning Lafe Young in connection with the governorship. He was next to Jackson the leading candidate in the last convention, The Des Moines Capital says: "There are those who are saying to persons who want to J>e governor pf Iowa that they should let the oja.ce seek the man. We suggest to the gentlemen who want to be gov- ernpr pf JPW« that }f they wont the pfflee, they'had better seek it, The misguided person who starts out to let the office seek the njaRgeiJWalJy arrives at the rear part of the ball just in time to bear the other 's nomination made unanimous." t ? j—_ [ - rrT _ n —^ rrniinTiiTTrrr ipjim^riJiyi 4 league of saloon men. has been formed |a Rayenpoyt to flgijt the mulct JftW- ijaSSfaeJ __„„* AU , iii,,™ it-^i-s t,..,.^ ^ tu«*ML in *3S«%*4*t*i *4« t ** * *«. .*i_i«k«»Ja** .- ^-;* ."V*-•' f r<B >' V '• 2^'* ~.T$$| Ffafic'dlsO mance abd »**» The Chfistffios nombef of Scelbfief-'e presenCS ft reffiaffeabie list of r Itjcliidftig ^ttdy'ara Kip- Htfg, Robett Grata, ft ft Sutihof, Bfahder MottheWs, and Get). W. Cable. Id illustrations It shows a number 6f novel features. Oliver Herford produces ft series o! fantastic drawings. Ahother notable feature ift illUsttatibn is the thfce .frontispieces Shoeing the best work of A. B. Ffijsti 'Ai- 'bert Lynch, and fiinlW Frla&t. One of the richest illustrated articles ever, published in an American mag-asine is the account of the great English painter, George Frederick Watts, R. A,, by the eminent aft critic, Cosmo Monkhouse. Scribner and BOMB ODDS a -j-i-1-' Dr. P. J. Gibbons of Syracuse, has ati idea that he can revive a man Who has been electrocuted, and has asked Gov> Flower to allowJi'liri to' try tlie experiment on Charles Wilson, who is under sentence of death, Wilson is willing, provided in case he comes to he is to receive executive clemency, abd it is.likely that Dr. .Gibbons will be allowed to show what he can do. If he succeeds he should he secured to operate, on Hill and the Tammany tiger. -M- The death of ,the Chicago capitalist, Sturjfes, recently, recalls, his big suit against the Farwells for several millions of dollars. In the trial a carious commentary on the ethics of lying was made by the great Sunday school merchant. A letter of Farwell urging Sturges to make certain representations was read. The questions and answers followed: Q.—If he had done so would ho not have lied to these gentlemen) A.—Yes, sir, Q.—Do you mean to say that you, with your sense of honor, desired Sturges to lio? A.—Well, ho had been lying all along. He told one at the start and this was to even that up. ; Q.—O, I see.' Then you think that if a man lies he must tell another to make matters right? A.—Exactly, Mr. McCarthy. ' • •' -*-*-•.. When Henry Irving, the great English actor, was in this country be gave an address to the Harvard college students in which he said: " Each and all of you should learn to value and to use your own individuality. That is the purpose of my talk with you today. It is a priceless gift, and comes next in sequence of value to honor and health. It is the one power which you all possess and which may lead to permanent renown; and if in your youth you try'to put it from you so as to pare yourselves down to a sort of common denominator you come us near as may be to the intellectual standard of that base' Indian who threw pearls away, richer than all his tribe. I ask you to weigh well the advantages which may present themselves to you before you try to part with, to minimize, or to forget in any way your own individuality." -»-*Twp or three years before his death, Elaine, strolling at Bar Harbor, was asked, "^hat was the happiest period of your life? And how would you advise others to gain happiness?" He replied, "It was before the people became interested in me. Before I was watched, followed, talked about and persecuted. When I was a simple lawyer, happy over a $5 case. And to others I would say that the quiet life is the happy one—to be the unknown person. Tolstoi is right. He has the right idea. Happiness. lies in the homespun and in tOil." : " '• .' .-'":'.' . Somebody who wants to explain what the editorial "we" signifies says it has a variety of meanings, varied to suit the circumstances. For an example: When you read that "we expect our wife home today," "we" refers to the editor in chief; when it is, "we are a little late with our work," it includes the whole office force, even to the devil and the towel: in "we are having a boom," the town is meant; "we received over 700,009 immigrants last year,", and it embraces the nation; but, "we have hog cholera in our midst," only.means the man who takes the paper and does not pay for it is very ill,, . • BT THIS JEGBIflHBOBHOOD, Wes. Williamspn has gone to Burt to take the Lem. Stockwell farm, Mrs. Geo, E. Clarke was visiting Henry Straw, in Garner, a week ago, Miss Cora Hibbard is teaching the Harrison school, east of Emmetsburg. It is reported at Whittemore that Algopa is short on Thanksgiving meat. Senator Kamrar of Webster City has been buying land near Bancroft lately, The Emmetsburg Democrat notes the marriage of Miss Maggie Winkel, and says ehe is well known to many of its readers, The Corwith Hustler is celebrating the semi-centennial of the Jones county calf case by publishing the story of it in weekly installments. Eagle Grove Gazette; Miss Edith Clarke of Algona wpis in town the first of the week, on her return from Ohioa' go and Webster City, Guy Taylor of Algona was a visitor in Emmetsburir Saturday, while wait* ing to take the evening train north, Jje returned home Mon^y morning. A young druggist named stone, from Wright county, is having a building erected in Swea City for occupancy by «g store 681 '- 1 -" netted up IrUffl I'htlt totffie* tmffls in the ce 1 fitrtl pftM of the state. f he tietfistef saye; ¥n£ lefrfi well fit Bancroft is down 2l2 feet and ift ft veitt that premises to give alt the water- the InffcK A.Vfc' 1,KA 7fll<i« t«»t l~4i t^rii.Aihw use. The ddwfi the ttifaifii indicated & paclty of forty-five gallons a minute. Etnffietabafg Reporter; j. j, Wilson of Altfofia dame over Monday morning lo look over the, loss he sustained by the fire, He seems td he in hard luck in regard lo fires, as it is less thon u year'Since his mill burned in Altfonn. Otto dferamels, soft of piistmtts'tcr Gfemmels of Falrwill, died Saturday Shd was buried in Lotts* Oeel< cHim- torj* Silhday ttftertjobn, tFhe young ttian was 13 year of age, About a motith tign he waa* taken with typhoid fever and he gradually weakened until he died., ElMmeteburg Reporter,' A< Hutchi* son, one of Algona's real estate dealers, was an EMmetsburg 1 visitor Wednesday, He is closing,his business id northern Iowa preparatory to going to Louisiana to look after the landed interests of A, A, Call of Algona. He expects to start for the sunny south next Monday, Liver more Gazette: A, L. Peterson of. Algona, wa.s here between trains Wednesday, on his way home from Fort Dodge, where he had been giving expert testimony in the : (Jnited States court regarding a railroad accident near Algona. Mr. Peterson did some photographing for one of the contestants in the case. Dr. Lacy opens a discussion of his contest with the county in the News. He says in one item in answer to the statement that county work is figured at very high rates: " I will only speak for myself and say that in all my charges to the county I have charged the lowest rates known to the profession and just the same as I charge my poorest patients." . How brains help out is shown by a report in the Winnebago Summit: Farmer John Johnson, who lives north of town, is possessed of an inventive turn of mind which he frequently puts into practical use. His latest effort was to convert an ordinary rolling coulter into a circular saw by the use of a file. Mr. Johnson then attached the saw to the gearing of his windmill and was thus enabled to saw many cords of wood in a day by means of the ingenious contrivance. It pays to think. (' Webster City Freeman:" On the Northwestern train going'north Thursday afternoon were a party; of waifs en- route from Chicago to Algona, where they will be distributed to good families. They ranged in ng'efrom three to five years—brighteyed, cleanly dressed, intelligent, well-behaved little .folks of both sexes, and, judging from appearances, of all nationalities. The man in 'charge said they were from a Sisters of Charity society. They seemed as chipper and lively after their long ride as children whose life, destiny had cast upon less uncertain seas. - • THE .LAST UEGBO ABBEST. Gov. Carpenter Tells of tlie Last Ar- rest In Iowa of a Fugitive 'Slave— a Reference to Gardner Cowles' Father. Tn the last issue of the Annals of Iowa C. C. Carpenter writes entertainingly of James W. Grimes, and quotes from his letters. In one of them Gov. Grimes refers to the part taken by Rev, W. F. Cowles in the anti-slavery work in Burlington. .Rev. Cowles is father of Gardner Cowles of Algona. The whole story is of interest: '".' "Never' was the will of an intelligent and patriotic people more thoroughly incarnated in a representative head than was the awakened conscience of the people of Iowa, , in their newly elected governor. There was no half-heartedness in his anti-slavery convictions. On the 24th of June, 1855,' he relates in a letter to his wife, then absent from Burlington, the story of the first, and probably the only arrest made under the Fugitive-Slave-Law in Iowa, A Dr. James was -arrested near Burlington with a negro in his carriage. Bowie knives and revolvers were drawn on him by the pursuers and he and the negro were forced into town. He says there was great excitement in town, and several personal collision's grew out of it. He declares his purpose to afford no aid to the man-stealers. You can plainly read between the lines that he was determined the fugitive should never be dragged back to slavery; as he quietly says that it was proposed that all legal means should be tried before any other was resorted to. He then moralizes as to whether, being governor, he should act as he would as a private individual,' On the 27th he writes; 'The negro is free, ^nd is on his way to Canada, A great crowd yesterday in town, I sent on Monday to Davids, via Yellow Springs and Huron, and told my friends and the friends of the slave to be present at the trial, They were there en masse; Mai-' ion hall was filled, * * * . * Rorer and Crocker appeared for the negro, When the decision was made, such a shout went up as was never heard in that hall before, Judge Love was brought from JCeokwk, Monday, in the night) and a writ of habeas corpus was ready to be served if the decision bad been adverse to us. Writs were sued out against the negrO'Stealers for kid' napping, assault, etc., but unfortunate* ly they escaped before service could be ma,de upon, them, I am satisfied that the negro wo^ld pever have been taken into slavery from Burlington. Our frf ends. Colonel Warren and Rev* W. F, Cowles, showed that there was some marrow JR tJje,ir spinal columns. * * * |he town and the people, from disgrace, Fp«r not to the fOtffi) ffl A lift TOCCB, Sanbprn Sua rftilw&y eerrespond , flared, tp express ^aapifl Some of the Qdeet Tilings that 8dB* ffont the iten ttho Wefrft lit tin* f hi first Postal Caf-Whftt Is ft Mail tls^v ft Pe6lS te S6 In a Wtttfe, One can scafcely believe at the present tltbe, knowing the efficiency of our mail feet vice, that a few years ago the govettJmefit and railroads engaged in a spirited controversy concerning the hauling and use of postal cars, the latter contending that they wefe re' ceiviug ah insufficient remuneration, and the former claiming they were pay ing enough, Some roads eveU went so far as to advocate returning to the old system of distributing all mail matter at large postoffloes, abd sending* the same to its destination on any or all trains by direct pouch, that is, a pouch for each postoffice, but thanks to a wise congress then in session the remuneration was increased and postal cars retained, To have laid them aside would have been a good deal like the Dutchman's ideasof improvement when asked how his sick frau was getting along replied: "-She vas getting no better fast." ! * * * The first postal car was made and used in London, England, and was only a wagon designed to transport mail in the city and to protect it from robbery. It was called a mail carriage or wagon, Prom the idea, however, has come the modern railway car, one of the wonders of the nineteenth century, and yet almost as mysterious and little understood as any part of this great government's machinery. The Yankee, who, always quick to see and. utilize a good thing, probably stole John Bull's idea- has so far outstripped him in results, that J. B. looks on in amazement. * * # Not long since I saw a queer specimen of the genus postal card. It was addressed to Mr. , Lanton, I. N. D., which meantlnd. for Indiana. The reverse side was written in five colors of ink beginning with red, then black, blue, green, and purple. It looked decidedly "dolly varden, or crazy," but styles change so I concluded it was either the "latest," or, was done so that the reader's eyes .tnight not tire while pausing i^ * * * It is a good plan to put the return address on a letter,'but the old adage " have a place for everything, etc.," ought to hold good here as well as anywhere-else. This is the way I^saw a letter addressed once, and I confess I was puzzled to know what to do with it. Stamp in lower left hand corner of envelope— It not call tor In ten da— return to John Peterson—George Enfenson, Friborn, Minsota. In this case the. letter was more apt to return to the sender than go to the one addressed. * # * What is. a mail pouch? You hear people speak of sacks of mail, but seldom of pouches. Why? Because they think there is no difference between the two; but there is a vast difference. Mail pouches are made of leather, and are strapped and locked. They are made to 'contain letter mail' and registered matter only, or mail that is designated first class, while mail sacks are made of canvas, and have no looks and are simply fastened with strings and a clasp label holder. Mail sacks contain news papers and unsealed matter known as second, third, and fourth class. * * * Were you ever in a wreck? Yes, two or three. How did you feel? • Did you jump? Were you scared? These questions are in regular Order, How did I feel? I didn't feel at all, because it was all over before I knew what was happening. You know there are no windows in the front end of a postal car, therefore no chance <for a clerk to see what is. coming. He depends entirely upon the danger whistle from the engine. He might jump out, but where would he land, if the train were running say 80 or 40 miles an hour? It is a deal safer to stay in the car and take your chances, Jumping would be something as Tom Paine said, "taking a leap in the dark. * * * An engine is a powerful machine, but when the least thing is out of order with it it is simply powerless to move its own weight, One is often surprised to see how they will bre.ak down and delay trains. One night we were spinning along very fast when all of a sudden we heard a rush of steam, and so deafening was the noise W e could scarcely hear one another speak, The train came to a stop and we learned that the whistle had blown off the engine; Of course all tha steam in the boiler escaped, and we were delayed four hours, Again tjbe five pan dropped, letting all the fire out on the ground, Frequently an eccentric breaks, so that the steam can ot?ly be used on one side, there being no lever to regulate the entrance of steam into the steam chest on the other, Then, we move i! we get started at all with an unsteady motion, and jf we stop with toe driving horizontal we. cannot start, fop engine js on wfcurt is called a center, that is, tbe piston Is in the center of jhe cylinder, with an equal pf steam at eao,j), en4 pf }t, other things £appen. to and It h»8 always been a gBllaeer pan w bffe ruRoing ffiifieU ari§ not ttfi tfffiflM 68. 1 have seme poetfy that & eonfidlfig iffeipfiffdent ftSfpWated Mjpfefi & ^ *_»* r *t^.» * .a»-il<*ir j,A,»I.* 1* .ft ».,u* Bt*,**A •**,»*.* !•* ." Ifie«d[Wt 1 «mie1kvfethatfofmj?66«* , ^4$j4%4& —•-••• the \Vtifk of tiie ttegttia? city council met in regular eton at the city clerk's office, Saturday evening, Nov. 24, Mayor Ambrose A. Call in the chair. Members present!: Wadsworth, Vesper, Garfield, Corditig^ ley, Magnussdn, aftd NicoUlia, Ate sent! Pettibdfie and Hutching, Garfield was appointed to act ott tug finance committee ia place of HUtchine- (absent,) Moved and seconded that the follow Ing bills, audited and approved by the , finance committee, be allowed and warrants drawn for the same: floaty Cook, Jibor ,...! 2 SO 1 Giimore& winkle, coal 3100 Geo. 0. turner, labor. <.. 450 • Nftudain Bros., dray Ing.............. 990 Wm. Keeler, labor.; 175 Thos. Dalley, pumping ,, 28 25 J. F. Nlcouim, express 1 80 A. P. Dalley, salary 5000 ' S. S. Stebblns, team,. ,.... . 550 Wffi, Cook, Inbor 8 25 AleX.Ross, labor 2875 ' Upper Des Moines, printing, .... 560- A, Hutchlnson, salary and office rent 5100 Wheeler Lumber & Bridge Supply Co. 8126 Wm. Miller, lighting city lamps, 1500 F, S. Norton, lumber .,,.,,....... 22 14 Chandler Pump Co., pipe.,... v....... 33 61 Ruinsey & Slkeittler. supplies 183 28- A, Y. McDonald & Morrison Mfg. Co., supplies 1,246 •/» C. B. Woodruff & Co., supplies 18000- James B. Clow & Son, supplies....... 3537ft And the following bills, paid during the month of November, 1894, by special order of the council, upon approval of the water committee: C. & N. W, Ry. Co., freight .' 8108 10 Approved and paid Nov. 3,1894— Oscar Anderson, labor......,,, ,,, 675 A. Anderson, labor e 75 Wm. Telchen, labor 6 00 C. M. Dalley, labor 760 J. Kruger, labor. 7 05 Geo. Smith, labor 8 00 FredBrown. labor 600 B. Sechler, labor ., 3'00 A. Koss, labor ,. 750 Roy Carpenter, labor 2 25 For ditching 84'68 James Lucas, labor.... 3885 Approved and paid Nov. 10,' 1804— Wm. Steavens, labor. 103 93 J. Kruger, labor 9 00 Fred Brown, labor 9 00 O. Anderson, labor 9 00 C. M. Dailey, labor.... 900 Geo. Smith, labor 600 A. Anderson, labor 900 I,. Nelson, labor ;. 6 75 Chas. Dutcher,, labor ..,.. -90 James Lucas, labor 18 00 WnvTeichen, labor,.,. ; 6 00 Approved and paid Nov. 17, 1894— W..J. Steavens, ditching 133 88 O.Anderson, labor 625 A. Anderson, labor • 6 25 C. M. Dalley, labor 8 25 • Approved and paid Nov. 24,1894— A. F. Dalley, laying pipe and tilling.... 69 80 W J. Steavens, ditching 62 31 Ayes—Wadsworth, Vesper, Garfield, Cordingley, Magnusson, and Nicoulin. Noes—None, Carried. Moved and seconded that Geo. C. Call be allowed to place a cellar stairway in the-alley on the east side of lot 4, in block 20, provided that he assume all responsibility for any damage that may be claimed from the city .of Algona. by reason of said stairway being so placed. Carried. Moved and seconded that the finance committee bo authorized to investigate the matter of selling the lot and building used to store the hose cart and pump, or to receive propositions to exi- change the same for the erection of a new building for the city. Carried. Moved and seconded that the council adjourn. Carried. • CHAS. COHENOUK, City Clerk. GOINq TO EAT TUBKEY. Wesley Grain Buyers Refuse to Take In Grain on Thanksgiving—They Will Be Otherwise Engaged. WESLEY, Nov. 26.—Wesley will have several attractions Thanksgiving. There will be a church fair at the Catholic church and a dance every evening at the same place. Also a dance at Mr, Giddings' hall on Thursday. Mrs. I. Wilson of Emmetsburg arrived here Saturday on her way to Corwith to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Daniels. All of them were formerly of Wesley. Rev. Plumraer will hold Thanksgiving services here next Thursday evening to which everybody is invited to attend, . Saturday was a busy day for our merchants, as quite a number of farmers brought in grain and hogs. Miss Byrel Franks has been quite ill but is reported getting better. Our grain buyers have put up notices that they will not take in grain on Thanksgiving, They are going to have the day for themselves.- Huntting & Co..'s man has bought a turkey a little more than the average size and has invited in a couple of his friends to help eat it, which will take most of tho day, Bender Bros.' agent has »n invitation out west somewhere $nd he * can't be here, hence the grain business at Wesley will rest for one day, Hon, S, S. Sessions and wife of Al« gona were Wesley callers Friday, Thos, Gray shipped two oars of fat hogs Saturday to Chicago, and one Monday night. Bacon & Bronson's suit against the town to recover damages for the steer our marshal killed, was tried here last Thursday in Justice Robinson's eo-urt before a jury of six disinterested who brought in a verdict of s~' for the complainant. J, o,' appeared lor the town and Mr, «„,?„, ing for the complainant, We have been informed than gn. appeal taken to the district court, HP John G, Smith of Algon,$ WB,B in t w Monday galling pn his many f rieadsT Mr, Gallagher has rented big hotel property to Mrs, French, ^ bo has he§n r«BBing the J, X, k. rejitawrwijt Ifir somg time. She hflis already 't Pft§S§8|l9B 8l)d Will SQpn bftve 6 thJog JB rg^dinesa to conduct a fitaas h.guse , .* * aes-Sehnieder to sola his "!it_ *i. 1 ^* W^»« j«V '""-"V-ffST* saw**-''*T« MMMIJT 0 ^brMfe^^^^ -^11 -•i&ii* ;Mi M

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