The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 19, 1896 · Page 1
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' •"" " ' ;r o *?' > ,"•'••"'' '%='4\ *,* '"' " % >' 4 r? ? v¥' ''**""'»? C~" '*r ' 1865, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MSBtttU»¥ VOL, you ant some ?hing green? Fresh Vegetables at TBI/BFHONB 19, Galbraith & Co, place on sale a big lot of Flannel Dress Goods, forth 500, 750, and $1.00, . pQT 25C First come first served. We are going to slaughter our Blankets this week. We have just received the largest line of Carpets that las ever been shown in Algona—Ingrain, Brussells, Matting. Galbraith & Co. I We are not advertising holiday goods any |more for the present, but we want all the )eople to remember that our goods are . . Just as Desirable ••^••••••L, • '* Any Other Time. for the holidays. Stock is always com- lete. Prices are right. Come and look, Complete stock of idertaking Goods. U NSURANCE. Iso I^and, Loan and Collection Business, Office over Algona State Dank. Fanners' ot Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rookford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Mfe of New York, GEO. M, BAILEY. , BAGGAHD. . , G. P. PBE« Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.] Abstracts, flections, AI.GQNA. IOWA. on NO P-4Y, well contractor. I hijve the only — E, G. BQWYER, now at the new stand in the Cowles blopk, has a complete stock of AND FINE GMPUATEP OPTIOUff, Byes tested free' of charge. Large Hue of op tlpaigwdj always on hftaft, r of ftng wtotei ©IT WATER OR NO PAY, 9 Th^ \iaaer8)gae4 has a cpJWPleto Steam Cable Well Drilling Outfit, DOES IT LIKE JOHNSTONE, Cherokee Has a "Mind fteader" is Astonishing the Natives With WonderM Peffol-mancesi Only i? Yeats Old, and He Does Ail the Tricks of Johnstone and Bishop- Other Northwest Notes. Cherokee has a "mind reader*' who is destined to achieve renown if he can only invent some new tricks. Thus far he has only beeh repeating what others have done. His name is Mattbyand he is only 17 years old, but he is already able to repeat the original tricks of Bishop and Johnstone to the amazement of the unsophisticated. Last week he undertook to make a zigzag drive through Cherokee and find a hidden object. His ride Is graphically depicted by a local correspondent who writes: The event had been thoroughly advertised and as early as 1 o'clock in the afternoon the sidewalks were lined with people eager to witness the work of the schoolboy who has created a furore of excitement in this city. At 1:30 o'clock Maltby was heavily blindfolded and taken into a store to await the preliminary drive. Dr. Seaman was chosen by the crowd to make the drive and he was accompanied by the mindreader's brothers and several newspapermen. A very circuitous and zigzag route was chosen and six distinct turns were make right in the heart of the city where the people and teams were'the thickest, covering the distance of ten blocks. After the first drive it was suggested that the route be changed, as the teams were so thick in some places that it was almost impossible for a man with two good eyes to drive through, much less a blindfolded 'boy. The suggestion did not carry, however, and the circuit was not changed. At 2 o'clock young Maltby mounted the vehicle a trifle'nervous, but soon steadied himself and sped away with Dr. Seaman as his mind guide. The first turn on the run, likewise the second, and the horses were whipped to a greater rate of speed for the'third. The reporters and others who accompanied Maltby on the drive were holding on for dear life when the fourth turn was made and the foaming team went tearing down Second street, across Main and on down to Maple. Just before Maple street was reached two teams hove in sight and some of the parties to the occasion would have experienced less anxiety had they been among the spectators who fringed the entire course, cheering the driver on. A collision seemed unavoidable. The crowd ran toward the scene, for all thought that the rig would be ground to pieces and its occupants dashed to the ground. But the blindfolded driver guided his chargers past the danger without even cheoking'his speed, passing one team to the right and the other to the left, with but six inches to spare on either side. As the team sped in safety past the seemingly certain danger, the crowd set up a wild yell that frightened the already excited team and they fairly flew over the hard paved streets, nearly upsetting the carriage as they turned from Second into Maple street. Turns were made and more teams passed, and turning in Main the driver, pale and trembling, brought the horses to a sudden halt on the exact spot from where they started, Maltby sprang from the carriage, fairly pulling the doctor out at the same time and started west across the street; entering Griffin & Co.'s store he went direct to a walnut spool cotton cabin at, opened a drawer and picked out a small corkscrew from among the thread, The first drawer opened was the wrong one, but it was the doctor's fault, as he said afterward that he was so excited that heoould not think at first which one be put it in, In a neat little speech the doctor told the crowd that it was the most wonder* ful performance he bad ever witnessed, and volunteered bis affidavit to anyone who euspeqted crooked work, WUJ Stop at t»e Ryan Hostelry, The mistake wade at Fort Dodge as to the Eyan who is in charge of the Johns hotel at the-Milwaukee depot in Algona occasions this item in the Post; Our esteemed friend Col, J, J, Ryan of Algona, we see by the papers of that place, bas been honored with the appointment of commanderTin' chief of (be leading hotel of that city.. During the bard times in the past we bave often remained up nigbte bewail* ing the fact that none of our friends wereepg»ge<i IB the betel business, This is all past RQW and wbeo our resources show a painful lack, of vitality ig ih§ Mure w§ shaJl coa! B ju.u}P.at e - witb Col Ryan, .apprising bigs el e«r that be may tUt- guest, where «ie price of board is Bot brought up at meal times, we feel that we could shine with old-time lustre. A toeclsidti at A decision has been received at Ma* son City by the county board of super* visors which Is of Interest to every part of the state, The last general assembly passed a law authorizing the 'county board to levy a tax not to exceed one mill for county road purposes* Such a tax has been generally levied by all the counties against all taxable property, Owners of property within corporate towns and cities, where they have streets instead of roads, have raised the point whether the tax could legally be assessed against them. The matte'r was referred to the county attorney, D. W. Ham, who rendered an opinion ttuit the property of towns and cities was not liable for this tax. The bonrd has also referred the matter to the state's attorney, Gen. Bemley, whoso opinion in the matter coincides with that of the county attorney. Too Coarse for Kmrnotsburu. Ell PerUins offended Emtnetsburg by being too flip with his stories. The Democrat says: Ell Perkins had. n large audience at Music hall Wednesday evening, but it would be an abuse of language to designate his effort a lecture. It was neither amusing nor edifying. It was a recital of poor and coarsely connected anecdotes, more appropriate for a circus tent than a lecture hall. The bureau that sends him out is certainly Imposing on the public. Those who employed him must have been sadly disappointed. They were sold and at a high price. Forgery at Armstrong. A young man, B. F. Howard, attempted to get $86 on a forged check at Armstrong .last week. Banker Stewart detected the fraud and had the young man taken. He was cool about it and explained that he wanted to learn a trade, but was unable to get money enough together to do so. He was satisfied chat by forging this check be would be able to learn a trade in one of two ways: If he had got the money it would have given him a start, and if his guilt was found out the state would take him in charge and teach him a trade. J. II. Quick for Mayor. Over at Sioux City the democrats have nominated our former Kossuth school teacher for mayor. Mr. Quick has been active in city affairs since going to Sioux City. The dispatches say: "The democratic nominee is a young lawyer who came here from northern Iowa and has made himself very popular. He has been endorsed by the Christian Citizenship league, which has refused to endorse Cleland." Jonas Cleland is the republican nominee and it is predicted that he will have an easy election. _ The " Box" Will Be Reserved. Bailey: Everybody can see the famous Dillon at Algona March 5. Walker Whiteside's Hamlet filled the Algona opera house, but John Dillon will bring "standing room at a premium," Everybody in Britt will go if the weather is fair, It is but seldom that Dillon goes to a town the size of Algona. Potter has agreed to roost with us again in the cupola in Bro. Ingham's private box. HUB to nave a Special. J, Q. Adams of .Spencer is rushing the land business this winter with his usual* vigor and sagacity and with great success. He has a special car leased for his operations apd is touring through Illinois and bringing a great many land buyers to northwestern Iowa. His firm is said to have sold $250,000 worth of land in the last six months, _ Algopa'a Memorial Orator, Garner Signal; Rev. Stewart of Britt, who preached in Algona for Rev. Davidson some weeks ago, is to be Algona's memorial day orator, He }s vigorous speaker, an old soldier, successfully pombjnes preaching with buying and feeding cattle and running an elevator, His address will be one of the best Algona has ever had, •I»er)mp8 it is So Wltb Britt Tribune: Erametsburg is tating the question of electric lights. We don't want any electric lights to show wp our sidewalks in the nig they look bad enough by daylight, and it is a good tbipg for the town they are invisible at least half the time during the abort days. Eugene Sohaffter has "received word at Eagle Grove from Mr, and Mrs, H. Mr H«ghee and theis many friende will baa improved IQ wwpfe tot be Jsabie to be out coo.glderable, They are sf If* HughHt, Some New Handsome Patterns of Glassware just received at TELEPHONE NO. 15. freight interests, shot himself in Chicago Saturday. He was in poor health. A Sure Thing. Armstrong Journal: The sheriff, of [{ossuth county can always find some- .hing to do when times are dull. He can drive over to Germanla and arrest someone for selling beer. Ilomoseckers' Excursions South, On Feb. 11 and March 10, 1896, the Northwestern line will sell excursion tickets at very low rates to a large number of points in Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Curo- ina, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi. Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. For tickets and full information apply to iigents Chicago & Northwestern railway.—4Gt2&Moli7 INFLUENCE OF SCIENCE. PROFESSIONAL. **^'XX^^>^«l^ < X^'^X>,,X%^Vx-X*'^^Si-^^i^V CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Opera House block. DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office In Gardner Cowries' new building. SULLIVAN & McMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office in Hoxle-Fenmson bljclc. «<** The CharactarlRtlo of Savants Is Their Unfailing Optimism. The best that we gain from the pursuit of research is, Professor C. S. Minot writes in The Popular Science Monthly, our characteristic optimism. We are engaged in achieving results, and results of the most permanent and enduring quality. A business man may achieve a fortune, but time will dissipate it A statesman may be the savior of a nation, but how long do nations live? Knowledge has no country, belongs to no class, but 1 -is the might of mankind, and it is mightier for what each of us has done. We have brought our stones, and they are built into the edifice and into its grandeur. My stone is a small one. It will certainly be forgotten that it is mine; nevertheless it will remain in place. How different is the pessimism toward which literary men are seen to tend I Harvard university lost James Russell Lowell in 1891 and Asa Gray in 1888. The letters of both of these eminent men have been published. Lowell's letters grow^gad and discouraged, and he gives way more and more to the pessimistic spirit. Gray is optimistic steadily and to the end. The difference was partly due to natural temperament, but chiefly, I think, to the, influence of their respective professions. The subject material of the literary man is familiar human nature and familiar human surroundings, and his task is to express the thoughts and dreams which these suggest. He must compete with the whole past, with all the genius that has been. There is nothing pew under the sun, he exclaims, But to us it is a proverb contradicted by our daily experience. '- -- -'" > • > •«. Galvanic Bronzing, By means of ft recent Freoob improve' meot the process of galvanic browsing is said to bave been made not only more simple, but capable also of giving eyery tone, from that of barbedian bronze to antique green, governed b7 the iengtb of time thai the copper is allowed to remain in pontacti with tbe liqnid, 'After tbe piece bas been well scoured ifc is covered by means of a brush with A mixture composed of 80 parts of, castor oil, 80 of alcohol and, 40 pajts each of soft soap and, water, Tbw treated, tb§ piece left to itself for e, period of 34 hours becomes bronzed, and it the duration of contact b« prolonged the tone changes, a very great variety of tones, pleasing in their appearance, being obtainable in this manner, The drying is finally effected! with ho* sawdust, the only remaining operation being then that of coating, the. piece with a oojojr less varnish largely diluted, with bol, thus Curing work of the C3EO. R. CLOUD, [Successor to W. B. Quartern.] Attorney and Counsellor at Law, ALGONA, IOWA. Office over Kossuth County State Bank, E. V. S WETTING, ATTONEY AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. F. L. TRIBON, M. D., Homeopathic. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence In the Boston Block (In the new block,) L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SUXGtEON, Office, State St., one door east ot Cordineley Residence, McGregor St., east ot the public school building. H, C," McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND 8UR&EON. Residence, McGregor street. Office with Dr Garfleld, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. E. S. GLASIER, D, D, S., SURffEON DENTIST, Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. DEISTTIST, A. L. RIST, D. D, S, Local anaesthetic tor deadening pain ii gums when extracting teeth, Drugs and Medieim ^wr iw. iflpp vmjfitwtiwff ANP GASOLINE ENGINES, Marine QHAS, P, WIU.ARD

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