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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 5, 1896
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THRESHERS WERE SCARCE SatmtelReed Told in 1860 About the f itst ThresWtig MftftWhfe Owned in KosMtk Cotifitjr, Hiandjas. HtttdftfSon Bought tt titf6 ift I86i, but Had Little Wfirfe fdt tt to t)o. facts, IhcldentB, ane^otel, slofteTS, fttttl The following ebtertatnitig sketch of early times was found In the columns • O f f HE tJpPBft OES MOINES of April ?, 1869. It was written by Samuel Reed, then an Irvihgton pioneer, now ft res* ident of AlgonaJ Late iH the fall of 1861 Mr. James Henderson and myself came to the con' elusion to enter Into a partnership and buy a threshing machine and bring it into Kossuth county to thresh what few small jobs the farmers had. At that time there was not a machine owned In the county except the one that we had just bought, and, If I have not forgot- AUXslDj lUViUdl VO{ UU'OWU.VU'OOf wvv»»w—i eSfjfiffences that will fWeftl Mf6 ..-character's 6f the meH E«d «&tte OT to See them exactly 86 Iney a*e» lt« «tt« thbf is distinguished ftfl one of the ffiost brilliant jeufnftltstS bf 6*uf dftyi As ft personal ffiehd o! both taSdldaleS tt was natural that he should be chesefi as their blotffaimer. The illuslfatlofisafe mainly froffi photographs Supplied by McKlfiley himself and by members of his family. They are beautiful specimens of the engravers skill. Moiioy, 1 am loaning money on farfa lands at site oef cent, ititerwtt Only a small charge will be made for procuring this cheap money. The borrower can" have the privilege of paying off all of any part of his mortgage at the time of pay* ing Interest. J. J. BVAtf. Office over the postoffloe, Algona, Iowa. fir. I'restoil, Eye, ear, nose, nnd throat specialist, at A DIMHAUQ8RE8ATO km? ding to tt*U0»*i Mfiittoti ¥hat's What AlgonftKoW Mas lit the •Mehefa> Institute, U ... 0 ftftett&flftf6fi of Ove? 600 nUlet ,18 JS&i ¥ he? wheeled t& Betit The W&& Began Mon<kjr with Whtt is fteptrted to Be the Urgent At 6ft ye, ear, nose, an oa Algona Monday, Aug. 10. SEE our now HavUwnd china before you buy. M. Z. Grove & Son. ten, our gross earnings for that season were less than $180. It was not encouraging for us to travel from three to eight miles from one job to another. We threshed altogether by the bushel, two cents for oats and four cents for wheat. The jobs at that time were very small. It was seldom we could find a farm that had more than 20 to 100 bushels to thresh. In 18611 bought Mr. Henderson's Interest In the machine and since that time I have owned and run a machine of my own. During the years 1863-64, while the war was going on, there was but little farming done in this part of the state, mostly owing to so many of our best farmers going to the army. In the fall of 18641 started the old machine as usual and it was almost Impossible to get a crew of hands to run it. Our crew was mostly old men, boys and women. I remember one instance while threshing in one of the settlements down on the Des Moines river, that we threshed a number of days and. all the help we had was two men, one boy, and the remainder were "war widows." Our machine had no straw carrier and one of those women pitched back the straw nnd chaff from the "machine all' alone; this she did nearly two days in succession except the short time she was taking care of her child about a year old. That year I came to the conclusion that I would pay the war widows for staying with them Sundays and all ' rainy days, as it was not the custom of threshers to pay bills. I did not want feed for horses and board from them for nothing; but in settling my bills I found the men were just as readjik to charge as the widows. Of course I settled all bills but after that season I "dried that ftp," for it took no small sum to pay for board and feed-while threshing four or five months through Kossuth and Humboldt counties. In looking over my books I find that in 1865 I owned'the only threshing machine in the county and threshed all the small grain in the county except 80 bushels of oats and 80 bushels ; of wheat which was threshed by another machine that came into the county and did a few jobs and left. The amount of small grain raised and threshed in the county in 1865 was 5,202 bushels of wheat, 12.104 bushels of oats, and 40 bushels of barley; total, 17,350 bushels. In 1866 Messrs. Sparks, Haggard and WE have In stock the new form chattel mortgage, made to conform to the law passed lust winter. Call at THE UPPER DES MOINES office. FOR time loans on real estate apply at Kossuth County State Bank. ON account of sickness In my family desire to sell my Interest In the Algona brick yard, cheap for cash or will exchange for good land. 18m6 J.QHN OSTRUM. EOABT THE ALGONA BALL PAEK Eagle Grove Stiyu the Game at 11 a was One of " »luff"-A Hluffy Ground. Eagle Grove Gazette: The ball game at Algona Saturday was only, a bluff. It was a bluff all around, as the game was on a bluff in the bluffiest part of that bluffy town of Algona. The Monday morning's attendance at the teachers' institute was the largest yet o« record, The school house was crowded before the last bell rang They came from neighboring counties as well fts from Kdssuth. Work began at once. Prof, Hull, who was to be here, was out spending his vacation in Montana, and Friday broke his arm. His place Is filled by Prof, Lilly, who takes mathematics. The other instructors are Profs. Carroll, Hatch, and Young. Prof. Young tenches the new and much talked about, civics and economics. Supt. and Mrs. Reed have been kept busy enrolling the touchers. This year they have an envelope for an enrollment card. The teacher putshor name oh the outside and drops the dollar on the Inside. It is n. liibor saving device, Following Is the enrollment: Algona—Bertha E. Hancock, LauriiD. Gilbert, Mrs. L. M. Horton, Tana E. Wai- luce, Milcla Kennedy, Julia Nielsen, Emma M. Rowe, Laura Ricker.irioronceSarchett, Nora MoEuroe, Mamie E. Gllbride, Agnes Gilbride, Bertha Heise, Holen M. Wallace), Libbie Gllbride, Cassle McEnroe, Civrrlo Thornton, Mary B. Johnson, Emma Helse, Jennie Long, W. E. Kali), Gertrude Neit- sen, Mary Fouhy, Mabel F. Smith, W. A. Covell, Leota Sample, Jennie Thompson, Maude Kenyon, Alma Wilson, Carrie Schichtl, Anna Strandburg, May Edmonds, Lennie Bright, Ida Walstou, Jessamine Jones, Jennie Pettibone, Grace B. Smith, Zon Jones, Elma A. Ramsey, Carabcl L. Rumsey, Mary Flnloy, Lutie Hart, Lizzie Schichtl, Qi-acePurvlB. DeliaFouhy, A. i. \3TrUVe$ lOWn* JLllc^ WlJCCIdU «v A^VMWW— Hnrbof, where the boat will be taken* to CbloHgtf. From Gtilcagb the w\«tt* tfieh wttt pedal all th§ wal J<L M>flf destlnatfoty ft dictate of over 400 miles from Chicago. TB*y expttt to\ make the trip ifl abbutft week, and will wheel back w Kalnmafcoe aftef Sfreftd* tng about three Weeks in Iowa. They expect to be gone about four weeks. Mr. Parsons has promised to furnish some interesting sketches of their ex peHences alotag the When you buy flour, why not buy WttV do your own baking this hot weather when you can always find a complete line of bakery goods at the Rowc bakery?—20 Bpeclnl On Sunday, Aug. 28, the Ghtcfigo, Milwaukee & St. Paul rttilwiiy will run a specinl excursion train to Owur Lake nnd return, leaving Algona nt, 9:32 a.m. Fare $1.40 for the round trip. Ticket includes admission to the Clear Lake park grounds.—20t3 G. A. It. Tickets will be sold by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway to St. PHU! or Minneapolis, Sept. 1, 2, and 3, only. Final limit Sept. 15; on extension of return limit to Sopt. 30 mny be obtained by duposlt of ticket on or before Sept. 15 with joint agent n,t St. Paul. Fare for round trip, f5,—20t4 Ilnrvost Excursions. ' Tlie Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway will soil home-seekers'tickets 4 iind 18, Sept. 1, 15, and 29, Oct. 6 and 20. Fare one way, plus $2, for the round trip.—2018 A PULL and novel line of bakery goods always on hand at the Rowe bakery?—20 . the best ? Especially when you can get the best—and a ehoiee artlde it is, tdto-'-for the same money that, jss Charged for less worthy grade.s We ' stand by our flour—so dd the con•supers. They know what they want, and they want i4 >«* t : , , Wilson Mills Flottr, and will have no other. That shows their good judgment, .an* is a capital recommend for good goods. MILLET AND FLAX &E£ on hand, For sale at the old stand by "*"*"' Lenette W. Butlet, Administrator J. J. Wilson now game was a bad one, played on the worst grounds it has ever been the pleasure (?) of our team to play on. The Eagle team was at a great disadvantage, while the home team was ed to jumping chasms and sliding dbwn bluffs, so they succeeded in beating our boys by the close score of 16 to 13. Vase Ball Notes. The Clarion club will play in Algona a week from Saturday. The Algona boys went to Eagle Grove yesterday to play a return game. The Algona boys were beaten at Britt by a score of 10 to 11. It was a close contest. Salisbury and Clausson of the Algona ball club are at Fairmont, Minn., to help the Armstrong nine to a few scores today. It is to be a big game. The Algona boys took. the Eagle Grove scalps again yesterday on their own smooth, level and beautiful grounds by a score of 10 to 8. There was no "'bluff]' in this game. The famous Britt ball team will play in Algona Friday. They have been beating the boys over east, and got one score the advantage of Algona on their own ground, but our team is better than it was then, and a game of ball may be expected that is worth seeing. Bailey sizes up an umpire as follows: Buffalo Center, Thompson, and Forest City combined with an urn SchiehtL Grace Furvis, JJena jvouay, A. *. Bacon, Bertha E. Sarchett, Minnie Rice, Ethol Stebbins, Nettie Benjamin, Nellie M. Smith, Delia Laird, Mabel Altwegir, Myrta Putsch, Olive Salisbury, Lillian Kundert, D. A. Dormey, Nellie Stnlly, Mary Lloyd, Walter King, Anna Sundstrom, Clara Jer genson, Bertha Coe, Elizabeth Reumann, Rosa Parsons, Theresa Kormah, E. Bntn- sey, Annie Young, Pearl .Young, Anna Johnson, Alma Williamson, Effle Hlgley, Marv McDermott, Grace Slfert, Trlx Sails bu$ Com Reed, Matle Field, Edith Walker Maggie Haggard, Cornelia Weaver, Mary wll liams, Mae Yeomans, Emma M ol ? nt > Ltti " . , Roblson bought a machine to assist in doing the work that fall. In 1867 Messrs. Brown and Godden bought the first ten-horse power machine introduced into the county. Still there was work to do until winter for all three of the machines. In the summer of 1868 Messrs. Matson and Fisher bought a 'ten-horse thresher, and ran it mostly in Kossuth county last year. In tlie fall of 1868 Miller and others & Co. bought a ten-horse thresher aud got it home in time to introduce themselves as threshers, and will be in the field next fall ready to thresh. Owing to the wet weather last fall, we all had as much as we could do till winter. I have been getting all the most reliable information in regard to the amount of small grain raised ini Kos- Buthinl868, which was about 110,000 bushels, and a much larger area will be sown this spring than ever before In any ten years. I find in traveling through this county that more prairie was broken than was in five years previous, and the farmers have seed to so wit all in wheat and oats. ''Let them sow early in the morning and withhold not their hand »t night" and they will have grain to sell instead of buying. At the same time there are five machines already in the county prepared for fall work, and one more ordered to be shipped by harvest, and another talked of, so you see we will be well supplied with machines next fall. Now let the Des Moines valley and McGregor railways push their work, for the farmers will be ready for them when they ) Irvlngton , interest, (no pire composed'of wind, cheese and glucose, succeeded In beating the Britt nine at Waterville, Minn,, in a five inning game yesterday. Their umpire was bought at a junk shop about two weeks ago for bologna filler by a Thompson butcher. They put a bicycle pump into each ear and filled him for an umpire; he faded after the fifth inning. WE have a few more of those ladies' shirt waists left, still going at only 85c. Geo. L. Galbralth & Co. WATCHES cleaned for one dollar at Bowyer's, Mainsprings one dollar. DON'T fall to see our line of dishes if you want anything of the kind, or ever expect to need them. M. Z. Grove & Son. n RINGLING'S show is over for this year, but our show is better than ever and improving all the time. M. Z. GROVE & SON. Smitnjca'te Pettrwa,~Altoe Wadsworth. Ce lestlaReed, AdaRlebhoff, Cornelia Ingmvm BelleTelller, Katie McArthur, Pluraa HaU Nettle L. Hall, Jessie Johnson, Luella B Wartman, Julia A. Hill. Whltteinore—Josephine Liddy, Hattie Ebert, Alice Simpson, lona Beattie, Cora Bixby, Myrtle Bixby, Katie Ryan, Mamie McDonnell, Delia Flanagan, EmmaMatspn, May Hotelline, Birdie Hotelling, Helen Falrburn, Louise Falrburn, Libbie Butler, C. E. Anderson, Maggie Anderson, badie Kyan, Frances Farley, Mary Bates, May Farley, L. C. Bowers. Irvington-Clara Hodges, Mary Gaflney. Grace Gaffney, Lulu Nowcomb, W. A. Parsons, Jessie Newcomb, Eva Newcomb, Mia Newcomb, Eva Southwell, Laura Parsons. Wesley—Elfleda Shuw, JaneLongbottom, Esther Kernan, Harriet E. Shaw, Maude Anderson, Mabel E. Colby, John J. Cosgrove, Myrtle Hopkins, Mrs. A. J. Pierson, AnnaLongbottom, Vilotte Tanner, Anna Skow, Edith Chapin, Matilda Madison, Marie Madison, Mabel Bourcy. Sexton—Delia Hager, Emma Lehman. Livermore—Maud Schleicher, Dora Tillson, Eva Wilson. Seneca—Clara White, Louise Jensen, J. C. Johnson. Ellsworth H. Clark, Viola Crandall, Laura C. Peterson, Alinyra Sutherland, Mayme Scully. Buffalo denter—Ellen Hovland, Tarana G We8t U Bend-Fred E. Heckel, Clarence M. Hays, Katie Dorweiler, Margaret Dorweiler, Estelle Muynard. Bode—Florence M. Cox, Rosalea Nelson. Hobart-D. E. Covell, N. E. Johnson, Lizzie Johnson, Nellie Nolan, Nettle E. Rist, Lilla L. Clark, Ethel M. Clark, Gertie Covell, Stella Hayne. Lu Verne—Geo, A. Hanna, Addle Birkofer, Bertha Harrison, Jacob Blumer, Theresa Birkofer, Nella Niver, Frnma L, Patten, Rilla M. White, Adella Grubb. Germania-rBernice Brown, Zina Wel- housen.Anna Kleist, G. D. Welhousen, Margaret L. Noble, Ha F. Fitz, Irene Fitz, Grace Wiokham, Susan Mousel. Ledyard—Amy Penney, Esther Bateson, Floy Hlnshaw, Lizzie Hastings. Swea City—Laura Peterson, C. F. Buker, Bessie Anderson. German Valley-Dora E. Kellogg, Bancroft—Esther Adolphson, Katie Gan- THB W. C. T. U. will serve Ice cream on Supt. Reed's lawn on Aug. 7, from 8 ;o 10. All come. Hnlf Jlntes to Omalin. Via the Northwestern line (Chicago & Northwestern railway) Aug. 15, 17, and 18, 1896—one fare for the round trip. On Aug. 24 excursion tickets at very low rates will also ,.be sold from Omaha to Denver and tho famous Hot Springs of South Dakota. For tickets and full information apply to agents Chictigo & Northwestern railway.—2012 HOME-SEEKERS' excursions, at one fare plus $2, will bo made by the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. on Aug. 4 and 18; Sept. 1, 15, and 29; arid Oct. 6 and 20. Ample time given for inspection of lands. Particulars furnished by Dingley, Cook & Co., solicitors at Algona, Iowa. Special G. A. R. excursions on Sept. 3, 4, and 5. 20t5 THE NEBULAR THEORY. the HOUSE to rent, 10 Inquire of Louis LESSINQ, At straight 7 commission). to per cent, op perfect title. EoMouNT&SoNt Opera House Block, Algona, Iowa. FIVE-BOOM house for vent, near the Milwaukee depot, Inquire of Lenette W. Butler.—18 > W OF MBS. SPENOEB, Large Number ot Old-time Friends Attend the Last Obsequies, The Call home was filled Thursday by a sorrowful gathering, met to pay a last tribute of affection to the memory of Mrs. W.. R. Spencer. Beautiful flowers covered the bier and adorned the rooms, Dr, Rist and Miss Zoa Wartraan sang, and Rev. Sinclair spoke briefly and appropriately, A long procession followed the hearse to the cemetery and the Call vault received the remains, Mrs. Spencer was 29 years of age, taken In the prime of her voung womanhood. Her husband ano little boy have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. non,"j"B. Byers, Nellie*'Barsafou, Hattie HulterBtrom, A. H. Winter, Minnie Johnson, Grace Merrlfleld, Mattle Warner, Eva Whitney Emma Adolphson, Lizzie Furatenberg, Caroline Wesley, F. Winter, Glen DaylBon, Bert BUss; Libfile Fox, Ella Hartshorn, Nellie Patten, Helen Wood. Anna Kramer. BurtAFrank VanErdenwyok, Marie Mulls, Mary Shaeffer, 0, M. Salisbury, Elsie Tooth- nianf Jessie Melgs, Maude Manley, Sylvester McOhesney, J. M. Blanchavd, Arthur Marble, 0 B Ballsbury, Annie Schryver, Gertrude Paine, Wzzle Sohryver, 0. O. Chipman, Carrie Goodwin, MyraChipman, F. B. Seely, Fred Shaeffer7Sadle Taylor, Laura Stow, Hattie Jackson Myrtle^ Fox', Edith Davison, Mabel Armstrongs-Margaret Thompson, German Valley—Ollie Johnson, Dubuque—Cora Wise. Cylinder—Ransom Miller. Fenton—Mary Weisbrod. Buffalo Forks—J. H. Pnelps. Lotts Creek—Emma Douglass. Elroore—Mary Steadman, Lena Gaaro. East Chain—Selma Johnson, Mamie Anderson. Brittr-PeUaM. Deyoe. Clear Lake—Lena Scbophopa, Webster City—Gertrude Nlokeraon. ALL our summer goods are now going at greatly reduced prices. GEO. L. GALBRAITH & Co. J. A. HAMILTON & Co. have put In a stock of sidewalk brisk. They make an attractive and durable walk, Several nave already put them In.— 13 How, According to It, the Sun nnd Planet! Were Formed. The finite mind can hardly conceive of a time when there was neither sun nor planets, yet both the Bible and science teach us that.snob a state of affairs once actually existed. We have all read the Biblical account of creation, and not a few of ns have spent valuable time reading learned essays on the condition of things in the time of "the beginning." It is not the object of this "note" to discuss the origin of the sun and the planets from a Biblical standpoint, nor do we mean to give a resume of scientific opinions on the subject. On the contrary, we shall confine our remarks to what is known as the "nebular hypothesis," or nebular theory of the origin of worlds and suns. According to the opinion of the most learned astronomers, the "beginning" is ushered in with the existence throughout all space of an nndeflnable matter of substance called'' nebula.'' This nebula waa of such wonderful thinness that it is believed that millions of miles of it could have easily been compressed into a common thimble. The heavier portions gradually gathered around common centers after the lapse of ages and formed planets, suns and stars, the light and heat of the two latter being due to the clashing of their component atoms as they gravitate continually toward the center of the mass. The nebula origin of the sun and incidentally of the planets also is thus finely set forth in a recent article by a well known British writer: The matter, or rather the gas which composes ou» sun, was once spread out to the farthest orbit of the outermost planets of ou« system—that is, to the planet Neptune, Prom the orbit of Neptune this inconceivably thin mass began to converge, growing denser and denser and smallei and smaller as it gradually approached its existing dimensions. As It condensed, revolving npon its axis, the solar mist left behind it at intervals portions of cloudlike matter cast off from its equator. These masses of gas, undergoing a similar evolution to that of the sun, o* central TOajs, have, with great slowness, hardened into what ip npW Jupiter, Sat' wrn, the earth and the other planets. Meanwhile the main central mass, always retreating, eventually formed the sw itself, the present chief luminary ol our system pf worlds, -»8t, Be- The School Ma'ms Are Warned against spending too much time in front of our west show window, for This Young Man on exhibition— or, more correctly speaking, on a bicycle — is 44 Engaged," but our men inside the store are not "engaged" to that extent but what they can attend to your wants. You will need a good pen knife to keep your pencil sharp. We have a nice line at 50 cents, good ones too. If you want something cheaper we can suit you in almost any style at 25 cents. Should you want something that is a little heavier, something real good — heavy enough to cut a good- sized switch and hold an edge want in our 39-cent for the next one, you can find just what you special sale assortment. Our Scissor assortment is very complete. You will need a pair when the pupils go to sleep in summer and you have to do fancy work to keep awake. Come in and see what we have, a/nyway, whether you buy or not. C. M. DOXSE&, Hard-ware. Have you What? —— rv\^ f\ " * * A. ^h" 1 ^ ^ w Seen Them? ; Those men's shoes in all the latest styles just received at Browuell & Allred's. They are right up to date—$4.00 worth of style, any amount of comfort, lots of good wear, and JgQ 50 the price is only r SHOES MADE TO ORDER and repairing done neatly at The Cash Shoe Store, Boston Block, ALGONA, INSURANCE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business Office over Algona State Bank, Farmers' of Cedar Rapids Phoenix ot Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Roekfora oeor , Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York, GEO, M,' BAILEY. men's w'hlte. and colored law fc wSTZ&esuns REAM KIN . F. Parsons, eon of Horace Parson? of Sherman, township, was in A Saturday with a MioWgae Mead, two hud poffle {rom, gala July £8, a»S arrivte ft* is* four ( Steam Attachment to Manager Fowler of the Telephone exchange Ashland, Ky,, has devised an Jngeniona attachment for telephones, to paused is factories anj snops where the amount of noise makes it almost impossible to hear the Q ft U bell pf the iaetru- njent J$ ooosjste of ft steam whMtle, TChJoh is tnrftewl OB ty weane of a ievej Operated, py mametism,, When tip HI* rirwamt' *•' «w4 ttm Op efhW the tall rings a§ wml, «"J. ty tbe pspief ftwwfli* to w*S*» Restaurant ... Lunch Counter, Is now in its new location—the L. M. B. Smith bulldog. Serves »eal» at regular hours and short-order mea,is at »U hours. /fa^'-^mMm^ {Successor to 0.1«. Lund,] W[ m

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