The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 1, 1896 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1896
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ESTABLISHED 1865, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AI»EIL 1, 1896,-. fOU NEED NOT CUT BAIT, You can find the fish without any trouble at the grocery opposite the post- office, Dft, ONCE MORE. This Time He SefVes Out a Thirty- day Sentence in Jail and Then Skins, Another Important Newspaper Decision —Miscellaneous News from All the Northwesti down in Wright. A shaft down 220 feet struck what is said to be a 44 foot vein of good coal. If it runs far extensive operations will be begun. neinettyl V6f Jr ill ttt OftVOttport. The famous old violinist, ReitoenyU was taken dangerously ill at Davenport last week. THE BILL. imoked Kits... Herring, Halibut, White Fish. Herring, White Fish, Mackerel. ICodfish and Pollock. You can find all the above at M. Z. Grove & Son's. TELEPHONE 19. Galbraith & Co, Have enlarged their stock as well as the store. Our line of Wall paper is now complete and well assorted. r £>i the largest line of Carpets, Linole- 6 OllOW urns, Oil Cloths, Mattings, and Rugs —————- in the city. In Boots, Shoes, and Rubber Goods we have the latest in all styles, widths, and toes, to fit all kinds of feet. ll^M/oc-f Thino-Q ^ n L * dies 'c*P es ' Mack- PCWCOI I lllll&O mtoshes, Waists, etc., al=— :— so we are showing a large line of Gents' Furnishing Goods. And we have Trunks, Valises, Telescopes, all sizes and kinds. f~^^s^^\r> We make a specialty of UOOdS Dress Goods and Glove our De"" partmerits, where may be found all the latest domestic and imported novelties. Dry Goods, Notions, all kinds, at lowest prices. G. L Galbraith & Co. VUVENIR Out of Date. See our Sterling Silver line of beautiful ...... tirthday Spoons, The Latest Fad, Dingley & Pugh, Up-to-date Jewelers, 'on'tRun Away from a good thing. If you are not sure you know a good thing when you see it, come to me and I will show you not one but several— chiefly in fine bedroom sets and furniture of every conceivable kind and description! I arn also Dr. Heflin, whose short but sensa* tlonal career at Swea City Is still remembered, is noted in an item from Eldora in the Marshalltown Times' Republican: At the last October term Dr. P. P. Heflin was convicted of obtaining money under false pretenses and fined $500 and given 30 days in jail. Prior to the suit his brother, 13. M. Heflin, went on his appearance bond in the sum of $500 and deposited the amount with the clerk. After laying out his 30 days in jail Dr. Heflin flew and neglected to pay any part of his fine. At the December term of court Judge Weaver made an order directing the clerk to apply enough of the f500 deposited to pay all costs in full and turn over the balance to the county treasurer. Pursuant to said order the clerk yesterday paid to the county treasurer $313.83. It Is likely the case will go to the supremo court. Another Newspaper Decision, Judge Hlndman.has decided what is a bona fide yearly subscriber in the Wright county contest. He uses almost Judge Weaver's exact words. He says such subscribers are "not persons to whom such paper is sent temporarily, as a gratuity, or at nominal or exceptional rates for the purpose of increasing the circulation of such paper." One of his instructions to the jury was as follows: You are instructed that in order for a person to become a yearly subscriber to a newspaper, within the meaning of the law, includes and requires some voluntary act on the part of the subscriber, or something which is in effect an assent by him to the use of his name as a subscriber. A person .to whom a paper is sent without his knowledge or consent,.either expressed or implied, is not a subscriber within the meaning of the law; and a person to whom a publisher sends a newspaper, without his consent, at the instance of a third person, who pays the yearly subscription price, is not a bona fide subscriber within the meaning of the law. ' Eckstroni IB Indicted. Andrew Eckstrom, whose house caught on fire in Wesley, was held to the grand jury under $600 bonds. The evidence is circumstantial. It was found that a box of shavings, saturated with kerosene, had been placed under the building. Investigation demonstrated the fact that Eckstrom had sent nearly all his goods away and thaf the building was insured for twice its value. The Wesley Reporter says Eckstrom has been a resident four years, and his neighbors do not believe he is guilty- More Goods for Wesley. Spencer News: Fred Cory of Wesley, Iowa, was in Spencer yesterday with a view to buying the Tborine stock of musical instruments and sewing machines, there being quite a large amount of these goods in store here. Mr. C. is in the same line of trade at Wesley, and should ho buy the goods spoken of he will ship them to his home store for disposal. _____ Brewers Behind Mulct Petitions, The brewers of St. Louis, La Crosse, and Milwaukee are reported to have secured men at Charles City to circulate mulct petitions. The Intelligencer tells about it and says the compensation is from $1,000 to $2,000 to the county for a 65 per cent, petition. It adds that the plan is to have the work done before people are fully awake to it. Too Mucli Whiskey at the Plre, The Wesley Reporter goes more into particulars about the rowdyism at the fire, in which several Algonians participated it says. It adds that it was ''the scene of the basest rowdyism ever witnessed within the corporate limits. The primary cause, of course, was the too free use of bad whisky." In EstUervlUe's Millet Saloons, Bill Pietz a.nd Bill Watson ran amuck in a saloon at Estherville with a half dozen tramps last week, Pietz got it on the head with a rook and Watson was cut with knife. They were cared for at county expense and one tramp is indicted, also a bill of county expense, Nlckle in the Slot is Gambling. Over at Peterson the niokle-in*the* slot proprietors refuse to remove the machines, The question has been submitted to Atty, Gen. Remley and be holds that they come within the Iowa statute, ,_-,— Mies Gordon Gqes to IQWSI City, Rev, Perkins, tfee Unitarian preacher at Iowa City, has joined the Qoiigrega' tiQOftllijta, Miw Gordon of Sioux City, well known let Algona, has accepted § call to ths Iowa Pity lere to Protect You against paying fancy prices for the things you must hive, J mean every word of this— so don t run away to Chicago or elsewhere for fine furniture* I have it, 0, L, Lund has donated go, acre of groued lor a WetbedM obweb »ti 8w fop. A f J.OOQ ohuFeU will be b«Ut this To the Editor: The above named bill was introduced and championed in the last congress by Senator Washburn of Minnesota. The reason given for passing such a measure was, that dealing in grain on the board of trade was Immoral and against the interests of the farmers who raise grain for the market. The farmers should not oppose any measure that Increases morality, and aside from that feature they certainly would not oppose It if the passage is surely for their benefit. Who is Washburn? Is he a farmer? No. Are his neighbors farmers? No. Where does he live? In Minneapolis. What business Is he personally interested in? He and C. A. Pillsbury own the largest flouring mill in the world and control one of the largest lines of elevators in the United States. He makes his money, then, out of the wheat after it leaves the farmers' hands? Yes. When asked how he would be enabled to pay more for the wheat In the absence of the board 'of trade, he has never to my knowledge been able to explain. One of the peculiar features of his actions was to invite his partner, C. A. Pillsbury, down to Washington to inspect the bill and pass judgment upon it before he undertook to get a vote on It; at least this was stated in the Chicago papers, and it is needless to say his partner was satisfied with the bill, as were all the members of the so-called wheat ring of the northwest. Would not the people look with suspicion on a bill purported to be for the strict regulation of the Standard Oil trust, if, before its passage, the committee should invite John D. Rockefeller, the head of this trust, to Washington to inspect and see if it suited him before its passage? Would not the barley raisers in Wisconsin look with distrust on a congressional measure which was ostensibly to regulate any brewers' trust that might be in Milwaukee controlling prices of barley, if the committee should invite Mr. Pabst down to Washington to inspect the bill before its passage? I believe this anti-option bill is calculated to benefit the worst enemy the grain producer has, viz: The wheat rings throughout the United States. No combination of buyers of any commodity is made to compel the members to pay higher prices than they paid outside of the ring, but to maintain a uniform minimum price, and I shall try and show you hereafter how the arrangement can be more effectually made without the boards. For instance we will suppose we have here a flouring mill of 1,000 barrels of flour capacitv daily, besidesseveral elevators. A farmer has 5,000 bushels of good milling wheat; he sees by the dally market report that wheat is booming on the Chicago board, advancing from 60 cents to 80 cents. He comes to the mill company and wants to sell It, as he is quite sure it will again decline to 60 cents. The mill company dare not refuse to buy it on the 80 cent basis because if they do the elevator company will take it, and then, unless the mill company at an advance price buy it of the elevator company, the latter will ship the wheat out of the country— and the mill company must have the wheat— so they buy it, and knowing the market is about at its highest, go to the telegraph office and sell the wheat on the board for future delivery, and when it declines, if it should do so, they buy it again, and thus it never leaves the mill company's hands, On the other hand the bears on the board get the start of the bulls, and though wheat is actually worth 60 cents, they decline It to 40 cents. The farmer does not want to sell at that price, and though competition compelled the mill company to buy his wheat on the basis of 80 cents at Chicago, they cannot compel him to sell at 40 cents. Years ago farmers did not get any dally or even weekly report, while today there are enough of them who take the daily grain and live stock market reports in each neighborhood, that all can know the market, and 5,000 bushels of wheat is not an uncommon stock for farmers in the territory where Pillsbury and Washburn are interested, Farmers, look out for your interests, If the boards are abolished, whenever we have a fair crop there will be the same dead level of prices there was in 1893 when there was no money with which to speculate on the Chicago or other boards of trade, Consequently prices were unusually tame, and in the absence of speculation on the board the elevatov companies will pay you what they please and you cannot help your* Belves, Ilook upon this measure, com* ing frow the source it does, with as great suspicion as would Gen. Grant have looked on a sealed box coming from Gen, Lee's headquarters during the beat of the late rebellion, This anti'Option bill failed to quite pass in the last congress, and its friends are going to try it again in the present congress. In my mind we Ihould ask our congressmen to vote agafnat the measure, and in our judgment, f puetrate wha.t looks Uke a scheme to place ua entirely gt the mercy of the elevator rings throughout the_co«ntry, S. p, DRAKE. Saniti Foods TELEPHONE NO. IS. Have You Tried Them? If not you should, as they are very nice. I H Jno. Goeders' A display of marvelous beauty, comprising all that is new in Spring and Summer goods. Dress Goods, Carpets, Matting, Ladies' Capes, Clothing Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps, Ete. Shoes. This department we have enlarged and we are proud of it, as we have now the largest and most complete stock in the oity. You should see them, idertiking Goods, MQYBUIBTS, WM* PPW9 if WfMfelBf 18 The We^ey Repsrter s»ys K yy(U get a srewfl torn Weiley if " MJss Mary Bonjan of Livemovo is in r uncle .John Goeflers' store. G, M, Howard aM (wily »« »PY» ing IP AyersWrs, where, they will gape in (arming again- Mgonw is j-y fej public schools. Be is representing the state university over the state. Mrs, S. S. Sessions went to Sioux City Monday for a two weeks' visit with her family. Mrs, J, O, Beaver is up from Knox» vilie with her two children visiting at the Hoxle home, Frank Slagle came last week from Strawberry Point to spend his spring vacation at home, D, A. Buell is down from Minneaj>* oils, looking no older than he did when he was in Algona. Lute Stacy is home from his school. He has been at Plxon, III,, and reports a good school there, Mr. and Mrs. W, H, Ingham start Monday for Olympia, Wash., where they will visit a week or two. Mrs, Gilbert, who has a suit to par- HHw the David Dittos estate, was out froro RoeUfor4, 111., yesterday, Mrs. Pr, MoCormaQk is at AyershU'e •" hers.oe, whose family has re*. ,-. ,sea iftorea,se4 hy the arrival 9! first baby. Mrs. L. A. Sheet? gave a 5 o'clock tea Friday ftjl4 Mr?^ J« W« ^WBBJ?« Satw4ay a JJQMP pi th,t .mottop anj tfttS,arth9l>tfeBt WWW Yl9|tlBg BW' ,* : f ««^^^^H^^^HMB«BHmMMMMiBH < E. G, BQWYER, now at the new stand in the Cowles block, has a complete stock of OPTICIAN. Slyes tested free of oUwee, l^fti-ge Una Q( ticftl goofts »iway§ on fcasd. SHEUY & PETTIBQNE, Head Stones, See ua before yoa oofttyaot. 1 & Foster,

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