%• ^'SV-.-f- pw^vr^v T? V --C UWftli BBS MOlNliS; ALQONA, 1O\VA, WEDNKHDAV, MARQHji TEA is the subject. I have just purchased the largest assortment of Tea ever bought at'otte time in Algona. 1 have been seven years in ',-the grocery business, and I have never before been able to give as good QUALITY of tea for the price as I can on this shipment, 1 lb. 35c, or 10 Ibs. $3, and I will guarantee that it is better than any 500 tea ever sold in Algona or northwestern Iowa; and if the tea is not as represented, money will be refunded. No one who drinks tea can afford to let this opportunity pass, as it won't last long. Cowles Block. James Patterson. P g I have a few sacks left of that famous flour so dearly ' loved by all. A farmer remarked the other day (and he was willing to stake all he had on this) that our 650 flour was BETTER than any flour made in Algona. People know where they can buy the best for the least money. I am for business. Yours truly, JAMES PATTERSON. RAILWAY TIME CARDS. CHICAGO, SriLWAUKEE * ST. PAUL. LOCAL TBAISS WEST. No. 1 departs at 9:08 am No.O departs at 4:24pm Freights that carry passengers- No. 03 departs nt.... « ll:ooam Ko. 71 departs at 0:40 pm THAINS EAST. No. 2 departs at 10:22 am No. 4 departs at 0:04pm Freights that carry passengers- No. 70 departs at 8:20pm No.94 departs at l:45pm R. F. HEDRICK, Agent. CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN'. South- Pass 3:05 pmPnss Pass.— .5:58 pm Freight 0 :MO a m Freight -.245 pm North— .3:20 pm Pass 8:1:1 a m Freight 0:30 am Freight 7:33 pm Pa«s. arrives at Chicago at 7 a m'. arrives at DBS Molnes at 8:15 p m. Lv. Des M. 2:30 a m Mixed connects with flyer and arrives at Chi cago at 8 a. m. F. H. VESPER, Agent. THE LOCAL FIELD. 'j. C. Anderson. G. J. Stebbins Farmers' Kidime ANDERSON & STEBBINS Desire to impress upon the people that they are handling the best to be had in GROGE Flour, Feed, Hay, and Grain. Have as good a jset of city scales as is made, and pay careful attention to weighing lor the public. Fourteen pounds Cal. dried peaches for. .81 00 Fourteen pounds Cal. dried prunes for... 1 00 Fine Cal. peaches, per can 10 Fine Cal. apricots, per can.... 10 Pin Cal. egg plums, per can 10 J?ine tomatoes, per can 10 Fine sweet corn, four cans for. ~& Give us a call; we appreciate your patronage and will use you right. We aro doing business at the Farmers' Exchange store, south of the court house, Algona, Iowa, and expect to stay. Yours for business, ANDERSON & STEBBINS. Col. Spencer's mother is visiting him. W. E. Naudain is sick at home with pneumonia. Chas. Rosewall's home is happy on account of a new baby. The Heath case is set for Monday. This is the Burt shooting case. The house committee reports against changing our senatorial district. John Benke's mother, an old lady well known in LuVerne, died Sunday. The Sterzbach-Cady orchestra played for dances in town Monday and last night. Mayor Patterson bas^iad five cases of drunk and of bicycle unruliness in Lu- 'V'erne already. The first jury case comes on tomorrow, Wm. Ziemer vs. Fred'Boever for Home hay that is in dispute. T.H.Conner is drawing-plans for Chubb Bros.' new residence. It is to he a large and comfortable home. Judge Sherwin came from Mason City Monday and opened court. Judge Quurton is on the bench at Mason City. Dr. GarQeld is still unable to be out much. He is quite weak but is gaining a little, although he will always have a luuie arm. Exactly G3 deeds/were in the auditor's office for transfer last week. It is the biggest list since Auditor Calkins took charge. A late note from Jas. McLaren has him well and happy at Alhambra, Cal. He is one of the . few lowans who do not pine to get back. The grand jury for this term of court is as follows! John Halvorsen, Geo. C. Allon, Jr., Joseph Hornig, Miles Hackman and A. H. Bixby. The Fan Tan IS A Clear Havana Cigar For 5 Cents. The only clear Havana 5-cent cigar in Algona. A. B. CHAMBERS. Factory No. 71, State St., south of court house him of if therd was ho record of it ex- isis. It la certainly singular tluit a matt can be arrested, get awny from the officers, and ttiefi come buck to the "same old games'* and fiolbing sftld about it. « J. M» and t* t M. Cowan did not go east for their father's funeral. He died at his home on Long Islnnd, not far from New York City, at 75 years of age. The sister, Eva, who lived in Algona once, lives with her husband thefe and the mother is with them. The normal school bill is likely to be called up ili the house in Des Moines this week. If it passes the IwJftl committee will nt once circulate the bond Algona will put up. If it passes the first house it Is called up in it will pnss both, and then it will be each town for itself. Holmes, the notorious murderer, wns a studetit at Ann Arbor while Dr. Morse was there, and hist week the doctor got a letter asking him for any information ho might be able to give concerning him. He barely Unow him by sight as Dr. Mudgett, and replied to that effect. O. P. Anderson, an old and respectable citizen of Algona, was found very drunk Monday evening by Marshal Willey and was fined $5 and costs noxt morning by 'Squire Clarke. Col. Spencer generously came to tho old man's relief and paid tho fine upon tho promise never to do so again. In lighting a gasolene stove one day last week Gardner Cowles found that more gas had evaporated than ho anticipated, and when he put in his hand with a lighted match it was badly scorched by the sudden blaze. His eye brows and moustache suffered a little, but he was not seriously burned, John Riebhoff while cutting kindling wood Monday had tho misfortune to bring the ax down so as to strike the hand he was holding tho stick with. The fore finger of the left hand was cut nearly off and although Dr. Trlbon fixed it so as to save it, it will probably be stiff when it heals. He hit it a hard blow. H. F. Walson circulated a petition Monday to Representative Mayne asking him to support Senator Funk's bill to dam Okoboji lake and raise the water. Everybody signed it because everybody hereabouts wants the lakes kept up to a healthy level. The lakns are the great resort of Iowa and should be preserved. Supt. Reed announces that as fast as the outstanding teachers certificates expire the teachers will be compelled to take new examinations and that at least 30 of those passing poor examinations will be cut off. He wants tomake room for teachers who are in school preparing themselves more thoroughly for their work. Capt. Haggard's resignation has been accepted and an election ordered to select his successor. The time has not been agreed upon yet. as Company F is waiting to see whether Lieut. Dougherty stays in the county. All the boys and all his friends hope . that he will become a resident and keep his place with the company. The opera house was crowded last Thursday evening for John Dillon and the audience enjoyed one of the best entertainments evnr given in Algona. The big house and hearty reception inspired John and he seemed as young as he was 20 years ago. His Wanted— The Earth is a little old, but it is a good clean comedy and one that is always enjoyable when well presented, and Dillon and his excellent support cannot be outdone in it. dffehee on ClO'ud was he hav linuance was asked by the tlie ground that Geo. R- sick and unable to bo present, > ing had the preliminary arrangements n uharffo Judge Sherwin assessed IheSofth.lerrnto Mr. Ellsworth and granted the continuance unti next term Judge Cook is Ellsworths at- tornev and Judge Carr appears with Geo. E. Clarke for Col. Clarke. A motion to strike out some of the colonel s depositions was argued yesterday morning by Judge Cook, Col. Clarke and Judge Carr both-replying. The continuance of this case, which was unexpected, upsets the other arrangerrienls for this tertn of court. AMOM THE ADVliM'ISSRS. Galbralth's for spring styles in everything. Walker Bros, have sold all of their new lamps but otie. Dingley & Pugh are resplendent with new paint and paper. Bender Bros, are booked to put anew elevator In at Hobart. Bowyer and Studley will open in their new stand next week. Hops are up to $3.60 again, corn 1C, oats 13, wheat 50 at Algona. County Surveyor Tel Her is getting a new transit. Tho old one is worn out. Jas. Patterson says he has tea enough for the county at the prices he is quoting. Every little girl should cut out a coupon and get some sweet peas at C. M. Doxsee's. James Taylor'o store is being newly papered to show up those tailor made suits he is getting in. •"A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned." Come and examine the gium We guarantee it to give the same light, and use one-half as much oil as the ordinary lamp. One in use every night at our store. Walker Bros. TELEPHONE 47. FINANCIAL. THE WEEK'S MEETINGS. A unique entertainment will be given jn the Congregational church on Friday evening, March 20. Admission, 10 cents, The association which has hitherto been known as the Algona Library association held their regular meeting on Friday afternoon, Feb. 28. For some little time H baa been thought l>est to make a change }n the name of the organization, and accordingly at this meeting § new constitution was -presented and accepted and the name of the society changed to the " Woman's Library Aid society." This new name H will be seen indicate? exactly what the society is and what are Us aims. After the completion of business a very interesting program was carried out i/n the subject pf "American Art and Artists,". The papers read w fl re high- ijr entertaining, showing f,hat there baa bfen. much oareful thought »nd. study in IJjefr preparation. On pest Friday . afternoon, March 13, a very pleasant tte»e is antielpfttea, Jn studying Bog* Jung. The Meeting opens promptly at 3 a'olQfife, All ladies interested in the Hbrary are cordially invited/ S^*^W?SP5 1 'Sv > i =f ^E5r' ""^"a'i^? ''' f ~™~ ^" 1 "'i v .^-'r 1 ?H" *" ifr««*A*»t»«^ttwl A. M. Shaw says that he has all the engineering work to do on the Cherokee division of the Illinois Central rail- wuy, over 300 miles of track. Judge Cook is now located at Marion, ten miles from Ocdar Rapids, the. junction of the two lines of Milwaukee road across the middle of the state. Judge Carr came from Chicago yesterday. He had just been to attend the burial of his father at the old Illinois burying ground his mother lies in. A paper by Henry Duranton farming will he one of the features of the farmers' institute. Mr. Durant was raised on a farm and knows what farming means. The county fair will come this year in the middle of September, ahead of the equinoctial rains and during the full of the moon, It is going to be a great fair. Marriage licenses have been issued to Isaac H. Yazel and Ersuela Mott, Henry F. Bolenus and Bertha M. Hnynes, Oscar Cooley and Christina G, Jacob.son, Dr. Armstrong is sick at home in Irvington quite seriously. About two weeks ago he came down with an attack of shingles and does not regain his strength very rapidly. A great many people think as A, M. Shaw does in his communication in this issue—that Algona ought to have the apparatus for testing all experiments that require electric lights. Out of 32 applicants examined by the county superintendent two weeks ago 33 were rejected and 10 got second grade certificates. There are no third grade certificates issued now, A rumor was started that the old college building was to be reopened as a hotel. It seems that last fall a Garner man did consider the matter, but there is no such talk BOW. Oyer at Maepn City the republican county convention endorsed the normal school bill and wrged its passage by the legislature, Algona is, evidently going to have Mason City • to compete with in case the bill 6r« Frye, was d»w n,y,er gupday, flawing this, pjRoe a pleas- wJ c»U,, Jfo pyi ibat he basq't fead a m,Jle,f J. D. Shadle, who has built a whole block of fine homes on the north side of Call street in what used to be considered a bad spot, is now going to work on the opposite side. He has bought the W. C. Hart place and will build this spring a handsome house either to live in himself or to rent. We understand also that C. E. Heise, whose lot joins, will rebuild and enlarge his house, Mr. Shadle has added a number of tasty residences to Algona and is not yet ready to drop the good work. Last week we clipped an item from the Wesley Reporter about Sheriff Samson arresting the wrong man at Sexton, and we have been nearer a libel suit since than we were in talking about the "insane commission." We have telephoned to everybody and cannot find that anybody was arrested by anybody, much less by the sheriff. Sheriff Samson has not been over at Sexton, but when he goes he will bring over the man who started the story and make no mistake. Manager Blossom has accepted the terms asked by the manager of Keene, but has not heard yet as the company is playing in the south, If Keene comes it will be April J3, and there is no reason to believe that be will not. He requires a big guarantee, but the success that has attended the opera house company this winter with first class attractions warrants them in getting him. Keene has a better reputation than any actor ever in Algona and his appear' ance will be a fit closing to a fine list of attractions, Sheriff Samson thought for awhile last week that he had a forger in the big peddler who tried to use a razor on him when he put him In jail. A telegram reached here from Albert Lea describing Newton, and besides that he had in-jail burned a lot of papers in one corner of his cell as though he wanted to get rid pf them, But upon answering the dispatch the sheriff found that he was not the man and he was turned loose aftev boarding out his fine. The impression left is that Newton is a bad man, although being drunU and peddling without a license were all he was caught at here, Brick ErjQkjojj, who lives QB the flat east of frvjngtofl, got down to look at something under the sweep of ihl? hay press Monday a.Ueruo,o,p while pressing hay. IB gonje way hli bead, was caught the sweep flflJ an* nr§|Bjd, until be offered fte bra In. Doe Lungdon & Hudson aro making a specialty of the sanilarium goods, and have a now lot just in. Goo. M. Johnson says the spring trade in farm machinery has opened and he looks for a rushing season. Haggard & Peek are having the old Jones & Smith sign talten off imd will have their own nara^s over the door. Jas. A. Orr is doing the job. Robinson's old reliable hardware store is filled with a big spring slock of all kinds of the latest goods. The Falcon bicycle is an especial feature. Gardner Cowles will make some changes in his store room to accommodate the new clothing firm, Kraft Bros. The new men have a five year lease. Grove & Son's vegetables have been ahead of even an early spring. Onions, radishes, and pie plant are hardly March products. Spring is at hand and where to get seeds is the question Mrs. Lenette Butler answers. All kinds of clover and grass seeds and grains at the J. J. Wilson stand, and all warranted to grow. Ed. Esche, who is not often excelled in cabinet work, is gradually getting A. D. McGregor's now delivery wagon into form for the summer. It is to be of quarter sawed oak, handsomely panneled, and will be an ornament to the street. J. R,. Jones says that farm machinery is not one of the big exhibits in the south. He thinks that there is more in tho Wigwam now than in all of Georgia and Florida. By the way, the Wigwam has a pretty big stock on hand for the spring trade. The Farmers' Exchange, the old John G. Smith stand, now owned by Anderson & Stebbins, has been gradually gaining in business and will now boom right along with a good ad. in THE UPPER DES MOINES. Our readers will do well to visit the Exchange and have prices quoted. Wesley's markets and Wesley's shipments bear a relation to each other. Here is what was paid last Friday: Oats 15*; corn IGi; wheatSO; butterll; hoga$3.50. And Agent Hopkins tells the Reporter that during the last six' days in February 104 cars of stuff were shipped. Each day is reported as follows: Monday, 24th inst,, five cars; Tuesday 19 cars, Wednesday 19 cars, Thursday, 18 cars; Friday, 17 cars, and on Saturday 26 cars. DOXSEE'S OOOEING CONTEST, Forty-six I4ttle Girls Bake Biscuits —Trill n Gardner of Plum Creek Wins, The most animated scene in Algona the past week was the cooking contest. The little girls from five to twelve years old baked soda biscuits for a prize stove and the judges, Mrs. T. H. Lantry, Mrs. P. H. Vesper and Mrs, Nannie Setchell, say that many of them belong In the A class as biscuit makers. When all were done Trllla Gardner, the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M, Gardner of Plum Creek, was awarded the prize, Ida Mittag second, Maggie Goozie third, Edna Sample fourth, and Lucy Barton fifth. The biscuits with honey were served to the visitors all day and the store was jammed. At the close a bon bon was given to each contestant and all went home happy, better cooks for the experience, Following were the contestants: Pearl Haokman, Gladys Austin, May Bowman, May Fitch, Maggie Bu* ohunan, Edith Masten, Margaret Doxsee, Nellie GUmore, Lucy Walker, Clara, Fisher, Lulu Bushnell, Bessie Clarke, Leona Anderson, Ethel Wright, Ruth Reed, Plnkje Smith, Alma Hubbard, Pearl Kenyon, Iza Scott, Nina Blossom, Lizzie Holtzbaqer, Grace Stebbtns, Myrtle White, May Palmer, Vera Stebbins, Pearl Button, Florence Brown, Lilian GJlmore, Julia Sohlohtl, Ellen jWran, Nellie Tbftokary, Maud Button, Hattio Wright, Kannah M- wards, May Ej-ioksen, Julia Walters, Mablfi Sessions, L,aura Cooper, Ethel Mewt. TOUb Goedei-s, Delia] Edwarfle " were from Sexton and one from Collec to or 8850,000. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. ( tlons made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. 1NGHAJ1, President; J. B. JONES, Vice President; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Directors—Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Chrlschllles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. OAP1TAL $50,001 AMBROSE A. CAliLi President I WM. K. FERGUSON ...Cashier D. H. HUTCH1NS Vice President I C. D. SMITH. Aast. Cachiei Directors—D. H. Hutchlns, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorvreiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, K. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. . Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. Ifflcm and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, C. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbrafth, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. P. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, 850,000. ' General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS. \ 55?~Interest paid on time deposits. GKEO. C. Six per GOBI Merest on Time for money left three montJis or more. Money always on hand to loan on first mortgages, second mortgages, and goodcollaterals. Notes bought. ALGONA, IOWA. Foundry and Machine Shop, 6s Ola.n.sted.t, IFrops. We do repairing of all kinds. Iron and brass casting and boiler work done on short notice. Threshing outfits repaired promptly. We are here to stay. Mail orders promptly attended. Bull pinion for Case power, and horse power knuckle, a specialty. Shop east of Rutherfo -------- ' — House. ford ALGONA, IOWA. NSURANCE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.- Office over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rockford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. BEADING FOB EVERYBODY. Over 10O New Volumes Added to the Public Ijlbrury— A VuluubJe List. The public reading room and library is receiving a big list of new books this week, When they are ready for circulation they will give the people all the late literary su ccesses, This is only one of the improvements at the library for the spring, A new catalogue list is to be printed, and a card systom of recording adopted, Mr. McElroy, who has been housed by the grip for two weeks, will soon be in charge again, and the library will open the season in better shape than It has ever been in, Part of the list of new books is as follows: Moonstone and Woman J« White, Wilkie Collins; Mysterious Island, Jules Verne; Cliff Climbers, Giraffe Bursters, Plant Hunters, M- Reid; Lob- Us-by4he'Fire, Six to Sixteen, J, H, Ewlng; Lamplighter, Cuwnsings; Alice Jn Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Carroll; Osear, Armwell; Ardath, Thelraa, M. Correlli; Donovan, We Two, Edmv Lyall; Old Mamselle's Secret, Marlltt; Esther, Cory; Madcap Violet, Black.; Stioket Minister, Crockett; Queer Little People, Stowe; Alcptt'8 Wfe; BartJetVs Quotations Brewer's Dictionary of Fable; Gary's poems; Longfellow; Lowell, Whlttev, &K ew $,, St 2 a , m ^' 8 P0eta of Africa; The Mikado's Empire, Griffis; Three YDlMmesEpoohBof American History; My etiwhr Plw, Short Stories in L.Uer- . Mable; Gpay Cavs and GoW, R 90 X 8 ?* 1 $9, ok > Winter, ' The list contains history, literature, poyels, atortes for the 1 M P, L. SLAGLE, Manufacturer and dealer in Harness, Saddles, Whips, and all Harness goods. Also a full line ol Trunks, Grips, and Telescopes. Repairing neatly and promptly done. I sell DR, JOSEPH HAAS' REMEDY FOR HOG CHOLERA. Positivejythe best remedy for cholera In hoga or chickens. Come and see me, at new staoa, adjoining Christensen's livery barn. Andrew Hansen, PLUpER Plumbing and Repair work Roofing and tin work done on short Prices reasonable, and yi work warranted. Shop-Bysen. building, W StW street. Grass Leases.
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