The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 10, 1896 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 10, 1896
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t* Special June Sale. , tJritfl >}y 4* we will sell our entire stock of Dry Goads, Notions, Ladies' Capes, Skirts, * Clothing, Hats, Caps, Trunks, Valises, Carpets, Curtains, and Shades at greatly a prices, Our stock is too large, and Wfe are bound to make prices so low as to close it out ,by. July 4, Below we make prices on a few of these goods 5 10 Ladles' capes selling price $1, $1,25, $1,50. Sale price $1.22 5 Ladies' capes, $2.50, to^ $3.50. Sale price . ... $2*22 5 Capes $6.50 to $10.00. Sale price , '. . . Skirts 6 Ladies' serge skirts, regular price price $5.00 10 Ladies' fancy skirts, regular price $3.5.0 to $4.50. Choice $3.00 25 Men's suits regular prices $5.00, to $8.00, your choice in the lot for . . $5.00 25 Fancy worsted in saque or frock, regular price $7.50 to $12, your choice for 87.00 2Q'"Boys suits, sizes 12 to 19 years, regular price $5 to #8, any of them for . 85.00 50 Childrens'suits from i to #5, worth from . . . . . $2 to $7.00 • Yours to please, JNO. GOEDERS. N. J. SKINNER IN ALGONA. Came Monday Morning 1 from Texas •with Sheriff Samson—Gave Bonds and Eeturned. Verdict of $3,800 in the Clarke-Ellsworth Case—Other Matters in the District Court. Sheriff Samson returned from Texas Monday morning with N. J. Skinner, formerly a resident here, and under indictment here for cheating by false pretenses. He found Mr, Skinner at Galveston, where he is engaged in . a ticket brokerage and advertising business. Mr. Skinner was arraigned Monday morning, pleaded not guilty, and gave bonds in $1,000 for his appearance at the next term of court, his father and the postmaster at Manson, Iowa, becoming sureties, The indictment was found as a re suit of a deal some two years ago be tween Skinner and Jas. H. Nelson, in •which the latter gave Skinner a note in settlement of a business transaction, the details of which are too Jong for recital here, Nelson claims the note was for $17 or $18, not over $30, and that it subsequently turned out to be for $600, Mr. Skinner was interviewed Monday as to bis Bide of the case, and he said the note was for $600, he still bad it, and that whenever the case it tried he will prove that he came by is honestly, He did not care to go into the details of the matter now, preferring to present bis case at the proper time before the court. This paper has no interest in prejudioipg the case for or against either party, 4Bd SQ we give only ex? much, ppnoern |ng it as appears to have been mad public thus far, Mr. Skinner appears to be entirely confident of his position, but of course regrets ' tb,e unpleasant notoriety attaching to »n indictment and arrest. It will he an expensive affair to Win in a,ny event. Sheriff Sa.meon said Mr t 'Skinner wade no objection to returning with, and said he* would go without the frwlity of ve(juisiti9ti papsm -but r, Samson. h&d. already geen. GOY, xa|< and 'b,a,d tbp Irpw biro . of -At Res Moists ' Wgnej- wej-g m§ s?fM§nf,PJa, wbj of the last term of court, so far ns jury cases were concerned, last Friday, discharged the jury, and returned to his home at Storm Lake. Judge Quarton, with whom Judge Thomus exchanged places for the term, returned from Spirit Lake Friday, and has since heard and disposed of some equity cases here. The Clarke-Ellsworth case, which occupied nearly all of the term, and a history of which was given last week,. was brought to a temporary termination by the jury, after being out several hours, returning a verdict for Col, Clarko for $3,800. The defense made the usual motion for a new trial to protect any rights they may have. The case will now again go to the supreme court, Mr, Ellsworth announcing his determination so to do in case of defeat. Geo, E, Clarke telegraphed at once to Col,. Clarke and Geo. H. Carr the result of the trial, and it may well be imagined that the colonel's usually affable smile was broadened by several degrees. He sued for $5,000. The first trial brought him a verdict for $2,750. This time it js raised to $3,800, and 'now he naturally thinks that the third trial, if it comes, will bring him the fee for which he contends, The two trials here have cost this county in the neighborhood of $1,500, and the'total costs in the case, by the time it has been to the supreme court twice and finally completed, will be a matter of large expense to the one who eventually pays the fiddler. In the case of Byrnes, indicted for illegal sales of intoxicating liquors at Wesley, the defendant pleaded guilty to one sale and the court passed a sentence of thirty days in jail, Byrnee was in the restaurant • business at WesJey. but will seek other fields after serving out his sentence, Did Tow Hear the Gong? That means oil, Stepbenson & Stacy's oil wagon is on the move every week day, and sells and delivers your p}},ttj purrent . D, Rice's, double-brested lady's, sijk lined, and has, six large pearl buttons. Finder will be rewarded by leaving it at thjte office, likely have due influence with the council, is for a plant to bo owned by the city, or for one tlmt shfill he established by local capital. Under existing circumstunees the latter is the most feasible of the two plans and the one that appears to receive the most encouragement. Win, K, Ferguson of the First National bank has a letter from J, C. Blackford, now in Sioux City, in which he offers to come here and take the management of a local light company, and suggests something about $8,000 being a sufficient sum for the equipment of a plant of sufficient capacity for.Algona, ..We understand he offers also to tnke some stock in a company of that kind, and all will ngree tlmt he would be a splendid man for manager. From what is known of the expense necessary for a lipht plant, Mr. Blackford's figures come much nearer the proper estirnate than any tlmt have been made by outside parties. One thing thiil inny bo relied upon is that if it will pay outside parties to come here and invent their money in such nn enterprise, it will be quite as profitable for home capital, of which there is plenty. If Algoqa people are really in earnest in this matter, and it is time they should be, let them get at it at once anfl organize a home company and put the town on an equal footing with Its numerous neighbors. HEBE'S YOTTR CHANGE, to Bit? Stock of Boots and Shoes '4?r»de for a. Farm. The John Grove Land company has » new, clean stock of boots »nd shoes, w,orth $4,000, to exchange for a farm, Stock Js absolutely new, bought within the last 30 days, and Is a snap for any» one who wants it, Come ixt once, This deal will not be open long, 12 JOHN GROVE LAND Co. the ^ftshitif ton $?m Mitor St. Lonls and fells What Me DON'T full to see our jardinieres. 7, Oi-nvn AT. Sinn ' M. %, Grove & Son, Honors—World's Fair, 'Pit* !«. A Gr6j>hid IDeSctiption of (life Awful Wteck Left tti llS i»ath-^Som6 of the Queet incid6«ls. for Sale tw&yp«ngthprp«'ed short' , of fflUJsing strain, lor ' Burrell of the Wftshlngtbtt Press hftd a sister in the St. Louis cyclone last week, and faillhg to heap ffotfl her tilter the storm he started tit once for the scene of destruction, tie* writes such an Interesting letter about what he Saw that we reprint some paragraphs of it: Wreck, wreck, all Ihe way; chitn* neys toppled, gables blown in, man* sards crushed like egg-shells, walls standing while roof ttnd all the floors were gone, a wall blown out, revealing a room swept'bare of all but a celling chandelier, a huge chunk gnawed but of a side wall as if the monster had taken it for a cake and gnashed a big bite as he passed; here a telegraph pole, as big and as tall as a ship's mast, snapped off in the middle, and a tin roof slammed against it and wrapped round It like a tinsel round a Mexican cigar; no end to the variety of mishap; an original god of mis-rulo, frisky as Puck, nimble as Ariel, but malignant everywhere; here a house skipped as if by oversight while houses each side' of it wore riddled, but rarely a house smashed clean down. : At last I reached once, beautiful but now ruined Ltifayetto park, |i half minute's walk to the Merlon home, dread- Ing in the midst of this abyss of ruin to look that way. Pre'stol the house, is standing apparently all right, right in a hornet's nest of disaster.. Courage! Enter! The front door !« open. A rap at the side hall door evokes "come In," Hhd I know bjfore seeing her that Julia Burrell Merlon still has the cheerful habit of being alive! This storm shows/that the safest place in the world, in a tornado, out- aide of a storm-cave, Is the heart of a closely built brick city. The solid structures clogged the flying dragon's feet; he could not, save here and there get a house all down: first, second and third slory walls stood him a tussle, and for the most part'he'had to contpnt himself with gnawing chimney-pots, mansards, gubles, turrets, occasionally sucking out floors and roofs, and smashing-windows with driving kindling wood. While all' meteorological theories seem to be mocked by this blow and it phenomemt, yet on the whole it seems true that different pressures of air destroyed, the equilibrium and caused collapses, walls falling out or falling in, and this pressure varied every few yards of distance, the cyclonic vortex being low pressure, a vacuum, as it were, and in passing by a house removes the pressure of the outside air! while the compressed air inside bursts out the walls. Our bodies are full of air in the lungs and in the blood aerated there, and it is this that prevents bur being crushed by the pressure * of air outside, 16 Ibs. to the square inch (a sort of 16 to 1 affair.) If the outside pressure were suddenly removed, we'd burst like a lit roman candle, and what a spattering there would be in the case of a fat person! Or if the air inside us, normally at equilibrium with the air without us, were suddenly pumped out of us, we'd be crushed to the thinness of a w«fer, if, indeed a grease spot were left. Different pressures of air caused by this enormous spinning top seem to account for most of the freaks of this storm, while other features are results of the sheer Impact and momentum of the gale going at an 80-mile gait. Another thing is exploded by this blow: we've got to revise our creed and take cycloneg out of the list of judgments visited on men for sins, The first thing 1 noticed was that churches, —Catholic, Presbyterian, M. E., Episcopal, Unitarian,—and hospitals were smashed, and the breweries, "the biggest in the world," wore spared! The worst wreck of all I saw was that of the Old City hospital; the third and fourth floors of one vast wing were whelmed down through the lo-wer floors, dashing poor sick fellows Into Hades; a score of bodies taken out, and at least 60 more supposed to be under the bricks, and the odors Sundny noon, ns I passed, advertised a charnel house. And yet, within a stone's throw the huge Phoenix brewery stood with facade intact, torn a little at the rear. How's this? If beniflcent Providence rushing round smiting humanitarian institutions and churches and school houses and happy homes with a besom of destruction and protecling breweries and saloons? Not so: it looks like the Bad Fellow's work; it's demonic, unless the universe is wholly impersonal, and this sort of partiality is just what ope would expect from the devil; he'd shield saloons and breweries, and swipe sore the hospitals, the churches, the school houses, the lovely homes, for he is cruel and wicked and dearly loves to knock the spokes out of our wheels and puncture our tires. I have no room for tragic incidents, such as mothers crushed under bricks, still clinging to children, Laocoon, groups petrified in death, or of that married couple, who bad been visiting and dodged in for shelter and were crushed, her arras around • his neck, convulsed with terror, and his arms around her vainly protecting her, love surviving death in this ghastly mute tmd dumb show that wna no end eloquent and beautiful, the end rushing swiftly on both out of th}ck darkness, the bJnpk, horrid tempest 'light' ningrtpngued. ket me turn from pain* ful things, and eye*} Jrpro euoh pitiful things as families, s^ved indeed, but borne tad eyej-ythinf |j>ey b,a,a in the world swept pje,a,fl out of Jt.^po.p.r, where 1st JHWJ ov ivw to. When you buy flour; why not buy the best ? Especially when you can get the best—and a choice article it is, too—for the same motley that is charged for less worthy gfade.s We stand by our flour—sd do the consumers, They know what they want, artd.they wani Wilson Mills Flour, and will have no other. That shows their good judgment, and is a capital recommend for good goods. MiLLET AND FLAX SEED-Plenty of it now on hand, For sale at the old stand by Lenette W. Btttler, Administrator J. J. Wilson estate. • Ice is Cheap. In fact it was never known to be so cheap as it is this summer, which makes it possible for everybody to enjoy its comforts during the summer months. You cannot get the best results from the use of ice unless you have a'good refrigerator. The Ourtiey is all that anyone could desire. Easy to keep clean, -perfect in circulation—there is no mingling of odors in the provision chamber. No wood exposed inside to absorb the smells and become foul. It is a perfect refrigerator. Can you afford not to have one in your house ? The little girls who are competing for the little Buck's- Range will bring their advertisements to the store June ur, Between 4 and 6 o'clock. • •• • G. M. DOXSEB, HCard.-ware. In the reaction, though they were maimed in person or fortune, they broke into gleeful laughter. The pendulum will swing and must, ' The student of human nature will be interested in this fact: the homes of many poor people were destroyed, while Nabobdom was not invaded, and this sets the socialist tongue wagging, bitterly denouncing the rich, and damning Providence for this unjust discrimination. Even heaven protects the gold-bugs, while we get only 10 to ] dilfs of calamity, they suy. Nervous? The people in that > district are nothing but nerves now. They don't look down at their feet, but up at the clouds, astronomers, every man, woman and chick of them. No wonder. The last thing they do at night before going to bed is to go out and look at the sky. If there's a spasm of lightning on the horizon their nerves jerk just like that; but they are brave and hopeful, and console each other with, "I guess it will not storm tonight, the air does not feel like it." Smootli us Oil. That's the way the oil wngon puts oil in your can. Listen for the gong. That tells you the oil wngon 1$ near. IF your cistern is not full of good rain water it is because you did not see Burns and have him put up some of his double-beaded gutters for you. Do it before another rain comes. Now is the time to make arrangements with Peter Wjnkel for your ioe, He will positively not be undersold. Prices way down to UQthing.T-.Jlt2 BURNS does tin work of all kinds, air so roofing, plumbing, etc. Always open for engagements, Send your Address to B, I), Bucklen & Co., Cbfoago, and get u free sample ho* of Dr. King's i Few fcife Pills; A trial will convince you of their. merits. These pills are easy in action am* are particularly effective in the pure of constipation and siote headache, Poi; malaria a«d liver- jyoujtjle they have preyed invaluable. They ore guaranteed to fee perfectly fre^ from every deleterious. substance 8 n4 to fee purely vegetable,. <£hey do not we.ab.en fey |h,eir, action, hut fey giving toRB-io Btowftohand .bowele greatly invigorate the system, 15, sell excursion tickets to St. Louis, Mo., and return at half rates—one faro for the round trip—good for return." passage until June 21, 1896, inclusive. For tickets and full information apply to agents C, & N, W, By, KEEP posted in state and national politics by reading the great penny paper of Iowa, the Des Moines Daily News. Campaign rate from now unwl Dec. 1, over six months, only 70 cents. Address The News, Des Moines. TRY our dried beef in cans, M, J, Grove & Son. Wliy Spoil Your Clotlioa carrying a greasy oil can? The oil wagon will deliver oil at your door and put it in your can at retail prices,-12W5 WRAPPERS—Good, strongly made, properly cut wrappers, cheaper than you can make them at home. Wo have lots of them. & Co, - [Successor to C, Jj, Lun4,] ' DEAU3R JN Grain Feedi V*-lM>i4J^ JL vvyU Hard and Soft At the NoytJvwestWft qjeyator. co,al

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