The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 2, 1895 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 2, 1895
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tKffi vy,i f^T^BK^pss^tir^^,*>*•» <.•" •"£-;•'* . i •' "io*-^v - •-.-.^- T :;- .— «. AMONA, IOWA, IfifoWfiftlWf fof tlnfcie gftflfc Mate Sinccntes., .Why a Lettw May Ofteft fie lent & Way Afotthd to* Re&ch Its f)6S ~ tlnatidft Q u £-' 11 Well, Elmer I How do you do? It seems to me you are at home pretty of tea, dan't tfnele Sam give yoti ' steady employment?" "Jfo, 1 only hftt6 Work half of the time,'' I Peplys , "Why, how is that? You don't get full pay, do you?" <l Yesi 1 do," and so everyone says, " what a snap position ydu have," etc. Sut people talk that way because they do not know what a postal clerk has to do. He is required to work from 8 to 12, or 14 hours pei» day, standing In a rough riding postal car, for the <sar nearest the engine never rides smoothly. He is required to learn from five to ten thousand postofflces, their names, location, and w*hether supplied by stage, train, or messenger. lie must learn from three to eight hundred junction points, and the schedule time of all mail trains running into them. He must pass examination 6n three thousand postofflces every year as long as he remains in the service, besides learning not less than a thousand rules and red tape regulations. He rides on an ordinary route 60,000 miles a year, and must necessarily at all times be in danger from wrecks or accidents. M«*l68, tabtflslattft, Misslssip p1 f Ge8*glft< South t&folifift, Teftfiegse fttd Alabftml. Fdf tickets &ftd full ifi apply td agents Chieagfl t have" unlimited money to loan o long df short time. fi. W, HAGGARD. WE make a specialty of collections Cloud £ Haggard. LADIES who have two or three hours leisure each day can make money b assisting me ih my business. Add res Mrs. Susie L. fiaymond, Algona, Iowa 36*67, "-•" Srt 1 The public naturally.Vthlnks a clerk will get his work learned in a .year or two so he will not have any studying to do; but nothing could be farther from the truth. The government is constantly changing names of post- offices, establishing new ones, or discontinuing those already established that do not pay, and railroad companies change train schedules almost as often as the moon waxes and wanes. All this changes a cle.rk's distribution of mails, and entails'extra study and work. Welll but you say, the work is easy when one gets accustomed to it. No, it is never easy. To ride 60,000 miles .every year is not easy even if one had nothing to do. It tires the back and legs to an extraordinary degree, and superinduces kidney disease. A constant use of the eyes is so necessary that,perhaps 40 per cent, of all clerks who work" on night trains are obliged to resort to'wearing eye glasses to preserve their eye sight. • The work is such that if the 7,000 railway postal clerks, who handled nearly thirteen billion pieces of 'mail in 1894, were required to run all the time with no lay off for rest and study, I venture to assert that in two years' time 50 per cent, of them would be broken down physically. i The mental and physical strain upon clerks while on duty is tremendous, but one does not realize it until the .trip is done and hia .work completed, then when he sits down there comes a relaxation, and he is' tired. His head is'tired, his arms, his legs, his back, lie is tired all over, often so that he cannot sleep when he so much needs it. Of course all runs are not so hard, but the snaps are few.and they as a rule are reserved for old soldiers, and are designated as "old soldier runs." Now I will give you a sample of what we call Saturday connections. For example, • I leave St. Paul on Saturday at 6:45 p, m., and run to Albert Lea, Minn. I have a letter for Algona and another for Sabula, Iowa. What do I do with them?! Well, the letter for Algona is put in a mail pouch labeled to Des Moines,. Iowa. This pouch is put on an express train that leaves Albert Lea at 10:55 p, m., bound for Burlington, Iowa. • It is carried as far as Waterloo, Iowa, where it is transferred to the Chicago A Great Western express train bound for Des Moines, where It arrives at 7:55 a, m. on Sunday. There it is takeo from tbo Des Moines pouch and thrown into another oae labeled to the Des Moines and Hawarden B, P O.,,which leaves Des Moines At 2:10 Monday morning bound for Ha- <waFden, v Iowa, Clerks on this line pouch on every station on the 0, & N. Wi %. between Eagle Grov» and El- iope oyer^, the »oco.mmodation train 'riving in Algona'ate 8:18 a, m, Monty, ap3 pn thjs train we get the letter, B you 8g^"jt has been to the capitol and back, but it is in Algona more ,$f»a.B 80 tpinutes before tb,e' Milwaukee arrives from the 'east, It may to be a rpund^bout way, hut it is picket' pne possible, lexers for Sah,«la, Bellevue, or /JPrest9o,''lQW8, ar^ pent to Chicago and MQWday jnornipg, making better jwjthe. irajn bonjid east from Rapids by nearly two hours, fend freigh,t'ti)'ains play an of Ji'uilf JWJJW ^T»g^-y"gFy-gs|MFT t-t^r^r **pr r*w rrrfT fir *= •«• ^i^8$Otbl'0»rOflp.Q«P^9f WftU Sji <?ft9b A?* si$iQa,W9 Yery.WBefl mistaken, f0i< if -*••*""•'•-wars 'w thaj. if yeqwirefl* ^bat THB1E9IMENT . -. i r ; ' Cftptttlti UngKtird tthlses a Jifew Qaes tlon and is SUStnlhed-Cotopniiy £ Thereby GCMSB to the p'i-oHt. Capi Schermerhorn of Mason City inspector of small arms practice of th Fourth regiment, has sent out a circu lap letter giving thecompany standing at rifle practice for the season of He says: "if the position taken as Company F is sustained, then Compattj F leads the regiment in figure of merit and precedent has been followed, as understand it, but in case the classing is Wrong, then Company H would carr; Off the honors, Company H has i splendid showing—35 men completing the state course—with a figure of meri 42.85, while Company F has only li men completing the state course, wit] figure of merit 43.88. The order b., rank or figure of merit is as follows F first, H second, C third, L fourth, fifth, G sixth, B seventh, I eighth, A ninth, E tenth, D eleventh, K twelfth F. S. & B. thirteenth.* Company ft. leads with 52 men firing at 200, tota membership 55, a record of which th< company should be proud, and furnish ing tin example that may well be fol lowed by every other company in the regiment." In explanation of what this position taken by Capt. Haggard is be says in another place that the record shows the shooting of two United States marksmen, Walsh and Ward, but tha .they are not counted in to establish the average, thus showing 200 points more than would seem correct. He, how ever rules that this is correct. Com pany H of Sioux City don't like'it and has objected and the matter will doubt less be decided by Adjt. Gen. Prime. BEFORE you go to California pur chase an accident policy in the Unitec States Mutual Accident association o New York. Our F. I. P.—the most liberal, simple, and best policy issued J. L. Donahoo, general agent, Algona, Iowa.—41t2 • • Removal. P. L. Slagle has removed his harness business to the old F. S. Stough stanc lately occupied by Jno. Grove, where he will be glad to s^e his old customers and new ones. '• P. L. SLAGLE. PROF. S. E. BOYLE, formerly of Chi cago, now of Plum Creek, a music teacher of much culture and wide ex perience, will teach singing schools in any part of the county. Also teaches voice culture, violin, organ, and piano P. O. address, Algona. ALL parties owing me on accoun must call and settle at once. Joseph Dunwoodie.—4113 TRADE at the Opera House Grocery if you want a Happy New Year. DR. MURPHY, oculist, of Mason City will be at Dr. Rist's office Tuesday Jan. 15. BUCKWHEAT flour and maple syrup go well together. Call and see whai we have. Langdon & Hudson. HOUSE to rent. Inquire of J. B Winkel.-41t2 HOUSE to rent. Inquire of F. W. Waterhouse.—38 MONEY to loan on long or short time. Geo. C. Call.-tf TRY our bulk olives. They please you, Langdon & Hudson. will Money. Plenty of money now for all applicants at the Kossuth County State bank, for real estate Joans at lowest rates. Money paid at once.on completion of the papers. A GOOD Beatty organ for sale or to trade for a bicycle. Inquire at this office.—17tf WHITE, red, blue, and pink ice woo] just received nt Galbraith & Go's. WALKER BROS, are sole agents for the famous Chase & Sanbo'rn brand of coffee.—29 Do you want something good to dTink? Buy your coffee at the Opera House Grocery, THE DISCOVERY SAVED Jflg Mr, G, GftilJeuette, druggist, Beaveve- yjlle, 111,, says; "To pr. Jflng'e'New Discovery I pwe my life. Was taken with La Grippe and tried all tlie physicians for miles about, but of no avail and was given up apd told I cpu}d not live. Having Dr. King's New Discovery iq njy store I sent "or a bottle ana began, its use and from the Irst dpse, degan to get better, and after using three bottles was up and about again, It is wovttn its weight in gold. We won't Iteep store or bourse without it," Get a free trial at O* 1 , L. A- Sheet?' drug store, 8 FOR JJJBAPACHJ3, 4sa r @wedy fov ftU forms of headache Metric Rltierg hai proved to be the very b^st, It effects » permanent pure, an,d the most dreaM Wtftu&l sjek heaijaohea yjeld to Ife J»ftu,, We urge all wb9 are sf- ' ' ! procure.£boWe g^.f^f tMBP8W- kria BJttergi cures by giving W tpne tQ tfis powele, ana few oasei «y J; >• A, MAM A GOOD 8HOW1M Ifl Sf>ite Of the "<?oot1< Old Algona is Still Mak* ing tf ogf ess, Ahd thfe Past Vest's Itn£rov6mefiis sent a Cteditable attd Satisfactory Record. The past year has not generally been considered a prosperous one ( But Algona has nothing to complain ofi. The "Y" has not been built, and the Bel* mottd extension is still confined to the columns of the newspapers,but other de* slrabio improvements have been made ^•ob the whole, as many of them as any previous year has witnessed, Tfite *Qp- Pfift DES MoiMES cannot present an ex« haustive summary, but has noted enough of the changes to be credited to 1894 to warrant this statement. CITY IMPROVEMEKTS. The new city Well 1050 feet deep, with'the new pump and engine house, in all costing about $3,600, and about 40 blocks of water mains are to be credited to the past year. The city now has 65 blocks of mains, measuring within a few few feet of four miles, and has 125 water renters, with demand for at least two miles more of mains to be put in in the spring. A , sufficient supply of water, the prospect of accommodations for everybody, and all within reasonable cost, are the record. The city has also, in co-operation with the county and the Milwaukee company, opened Park avenue and secured a new and easy grade into town. The total cost of the improvement to all three was doubtless $1,000 or more. The city has also purchased a street grader and has opened and graded a number of neW streets. OUR NEW MILLS. Among private enterprises the new flouring mills head the list. J. J. Wilson built his from the ground up, and Jones & Stacy entirely remodeled theirs. Mr. Wilson's investment was $15,000 and. secures one of the largest and best mills in the state. Jones & Stacy spent $3,000 and likewise have the most approved-hew machinery. To- aretber they have given Algona better facilities for milling than are enjoyed by any town in this section, and Algona Hour is selling with the best Minnesota brands in even competition. E. J. GILMORE'S STORE. Among the business buildings Mr. Gilmore's handsome pressed brick block on State street is the noticeable addition of the year. It has cost $7,000 and is one of the best looking and most commodious of Algona's fine business blocks. . . SOME HANDSOME RESIDENCES. The number of comfortable and stylish new houses exceeds that of any previous year. Among them are Theo. Chrischilles' handsome cottage. It is a Queen Ann design faithfully carried put in all the details and at once a stylish and comfortable home. Geo. Galbraith's remodeling of one of Algona's historic structures is approaching completion and will be a great improvement, besides giving him one of the most roomy houses -in town. Across the street J. M. Cowan is completing a large and handsomehouse. John Grove and J. D. Shadle have completed houses on the old Walston lots this year, both tasty and comfortable homes. On North Dodge street Dr. Pride has built a very fine residence, and north of him W. H. Reed has also added to the list. On McGregor street ;the S. S. Wartman home belongs to 1894, and by it is Geo. M. Johnson's entirely remodelled and rebuilt home, . At the extreme north Will Longley and Geo. Kuhn have new houses. East of the Northwestern track Carl Busa lias built; north of that Stonemason Jeanson has a very handsome home, and another belongs to Mr. Soderberg, Over west Eugene Tellier has built his own home new and moved and rebuilt another bouse, and A. D, Clarice has put up a house for rent, F. M, Taylor's handsome new home on Thorington, is one of the finest of the year, MINOR ADDITIONS. Jonathan Winkel has rebuilt the STebergall house, which was damaged by fire. Will Hall has added to and' finished up the old Hall house, J, T. Davis has added to his home. A, W, Moffatt has made a large addition to his house, A two-story addition was built on jaird's furniture store by Mr. Galbraith, Lem- Stock well has built a large barn, Mayor Call has built a very large and expensive barn on his farm, A, p. Clarke has put in a flagstone sidewalk. Mayor Call, Col. Cooke, Judge Quar- rop and John Grove have put in cement sidewalks, ast but not least, five acres have jeen platted for cemetery purposes, FOR 1895, We still have the *'Y» in view, The Belmond extension will certain- y be made if that Fred, Bawes survey can be found, Tbos, Henderson will build a house ast of his present home, Will. J. Brunson and B, F. Crose will build on the Benjamin block, Albert Reed has begun on a ROW house west of D, .King's. A row of bricks between Robinson's ^rdware apd OhjIspbUles' 3tore ie probable, AND Water .or No Pay, 1 30 Days */ i o HE entire lot of E©mnant§ in Bress G-aods, Silkg, Plaimeis, Ginghams, Sateens, Prints, tTnde?weafe broideries, Laoes, Carpets, Hugs, Mats, Odd. Clothing, coats, Ladies'and OMdren's Cloaks, Hats, Warm-lined Shoes, Cloves and Mittens—in fact all odd lots, small lots of any thing in our stor^ will be pttt*cS| Eemnant Tables at wholesale prices, as we wantxto e!6^|] all the above goods before invoicing, Don't miss this greaf portunity. Wishing you all a prosperous and happy New^ we remain, yours truly, T ^ , Jno, Goeders; HCTITIK Ur IIILII Real Estate, Insurance, Loai We desire to announce that we are now located in our. ;!| new office in Rooms 5 and 6 in the State Bank building, ^1 and that we are in shape .to take care of any work Which'^l i • , , i -, A • J , ;'.'-h'&i may be intrusted to us. ••'•'.. DOXSEE & SHAW. s , ' , Drop in and get acquainted, whether you have any blisi ness for us or not. :. W$ '*&. ' ' h EAILWAT TIME OAEDS. CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL. LOCAL TRAINS WEST. No. 1 departs at 0:10 a in No. 9 departs at 4:24 p m Freights that carry passengers— No. 03 departsat Ml:55am No. 71 departs at 8:iOpm TRAINS BAST. No. 2 departs at ...10:22 am No. 4 departs at .' 6:00 p m Freights that carry passengers- No. 70 departs at 8:40pm No. 04 departs at 1:4B p m R. F. HEDBICK, Agent. CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN. North- Mixed 8:18 am Pass 3:33pm Freight 9:30am ___„ Pass, arrives at Chicago at 7 a in; arrives at Des Moines at 8:15 p m. Lv. Des M. 2:30 a m Mixed connects with flyer and arrives at Chicago at 8 a. m. ' F. H. VESPER, Agent. South- Pass 3:21 pm Mixed 6:07pm Freight.... 2:52pm Bradley & Nicoulin are now prepared to do all kinds of Repairing Wagons, Buggies, AND- Farm Machinery. & Also do Painting and operate a general repair shop. AT THE OLD STAND, ALGONA, M ONEY G-o to the new firm of Patterson & Sol .,, -':;<'• .-&( ' ' .'--' l ''4b When in need of something nice 'for^hl table. We have on hand a new^fmelfoi Canned G-ooes, Dried Fruits, Oracke Choice Cream Candies. We ftai^ *&**** opendup .'''^Mi ^ v ?.fJ?V"3fJ Our Christmas Goods. : \ * i * "1 Call and look over our complete Irrij Lamps, Water Sets, Glassware, Q 1 —ware, etc. Try a sack of our Ne^ Buckwheat Flour, warranted pure money refunded. Butter and eggs ^fa at the highest market price. ?v ^ PATTERSON & SQj The Last Cold 'Wave ON REAL ESTATE, HOXIE & BRUNSON. J, F, PRESTON, M, D,, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat SPECIALIST. , MASON CITY, IOWA. Spectacles scientifically fitted and guaranteed. Always borne on Saturday. WATER OR NO PAY, SCOTT & PAXLEY, Artesian well contractors. We have the only cable steam drilling machine owned in the county; sink wells for water supply fortpwus, cities, an<J railroads. Special* attention to farm well work. Estimates made, We employ only expert driers, Address &cott & Dalies Algoaa, Iowa. jasgfig adjusted f or wco» oH 4^ Sr, Jtist's *-,'. *.**' j'--A>''J"4^-W8i^^^^ m$mm®^m&m&»4mm Made you think of a good heating stove because you had a poor one or none at all, We will have several cold waves before spring. The best way to resist cold is with fire, You may think you can make your old stove last till summer, or get along without any, You are foolish, Your doctor's bill will qost you more than a stove; and, besides, doctor's bills are never discounted, Qur stoves are, We have several on hand that we will close, out AT COST—not what they cost you, but what they act* ually cost us, We will make you a price so reasonable that'you^an afford to buy if you do not ~-~ before next winter, f ^ ' '/'-,; ™*S P M • TWWSH v« AW?* .v ** v.-MfcfSy, , vvsj? *—•.'<-•>' ,'yCrf,y ' .;• V" "-* -'V^^;^l _. ,. .nrl*." /. ,l A 4y/ r .^ j ,-|. :? : '7pr^x^p^f^ ' WarmBi-Blnfriarlon W Writ/I a-; . S

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