The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 30, 1896 · Page 1
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,\*^v; '•!•_;-?"''- 1 '-f 4 • *j;' r * % . ,-O '• /;:<-v r ,$£^ * ' 1865, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DKGESMBBB BO, NO PARTICULAR GRAND OPENING... But a good opening every day from now till Christmas to get a nice Christmas present for any and every member of your TRUE STOftt ABOUT CORN, And It is lotta Corn, of Course—Scott County farmer liaised Bushels oil One Acre. 216 The Truth of This is Vouched for Reputable Pattles^News of the Northwest in General. Forefct Cl'ty agreed to butid But, now* it seems the hfeW court house. But, now* it seems th&t ft four mill tax levy has been tnade oh the county to pfcy $9,000 of the ftmotittt. The end is not yet. family, at prices within your reach, at M. Z. Grove & Son's. 102 E. State St. TBI/BPHONB 18. GEO. L CALBRAITH & CO. CARRY A FULL LINE. OF C Boots and Shoes, Dry Goods, Wall Paper, Window Shades, Hats, Caps, Gloves, Mittens, Underwear, Gents' Furnishings, and in fact everything to be had in a first- class store. Our prices UNDERSOLD. are the lowest. WE WILL NOT BE G. L. Galbraith & Co. CORN CRIBS. CORN CRIBS. n> r O O n> 13 •S! to "O ft) (T> »-< O 8- a TJ 9 An Iowa farmer, Glaus Jochinsen of Scott county, raised 216 bushels of corn the past season on one acre. The facts seem to be well established. The Iowa crops bureau accepts them. The ground where this corn was grown Was a slough in the center of a corn field, which had been thoroughly drained and was plowed for the first time two years ago. Last year wheat was planted on the ground, but the soil was so rich that the crop was a failure. This spring, to prepare for the prize crop, 15 loads of barnyard manure were hauled and carefully spread over the patch of ground. The ground was plowed deeply on May 10, thoroughly harrowed, and marked with a corn planter at the time the balance of the field was planted, but the dropper was shut off when the machine passed over this strip. The corn planter opened drills three and one half feet apart, and on May 12 seed was dropped by hand, using one peck of the corn to plant the acre, and it was covered with the feet, the ground afterwards being harrowed. The corn was cultivated three times, hoed and weeded twice, thinning the corn so that the stalks stood separate, not less than _ eight inches and not over twelve inches apart in any place. The yield is the biggest in the corn states and with one exception the biggest on record in the world. An EutortolnliiK Tullier. An unknown party entered W. F. Insel's restaurant at Eagle Grove Thursday evening and while eating a lunch told an interesting story about being held up near Smith's elevator a few minutes previous. Of course everyone was interested in his story and did not notice him quietly deposit half a dozen silver spoons in his pockets. He then went out on the street and was hauled in by the police shortly afterwards, who found the spoons on his person and brought them back to the restaurant, where they were identified as being Mr. Insel's property. Getting; Ready to Got Married. A young lady from the central part of Iowa hired out to work for Dr. Bowen at Whlttemore about two weeks ago and before she had been there three days had bought goods at nearly every store in town, aggregating a large amount, on the credit plan. It finally leaked out that she was about to be married and was evidently getting ready to go to house keeping. The Champion says: She did not suit as a servant girl and was discharged, but before she got away the creditors got the most of the goods back. A New Terror to Housewives. Last Wednesday in Dr. Jackson's home in Emmetsburg the drum on the cook stove pipe in the upstairs room exploded. The Reporter says the sound was like a young cannon, The walls were broken. Down stairs Mrs. Jackson was getting supper at the stove when the accident took place and she was thrown backward from the stove by the force of the explosion and her hair on one side of her head slightly singed by the blaze, which shot from the stove. Will Be In tl»e Swim. Bailey: The Burt Monitor says that when the editors gather,at Algona for the winter's meeting of the association "there will be more brains to the square inch floating about the town than was ever known in the history of Algona." Gobh! the boys will have to be awful full to make their " brains float', 1 won't they? That's what you call being in the swim? Fire Set By ap AJr Gww, Thursday eyening the Mason Drug company at Corwith treated themselves to a nice uttle fire. Dell Beynolds loaded one of their air guns with a parlor match and shot it out. The match struck the wood work near some evergreens and set them afire. The Hustler says; Prompt action on the part of the bystanders prevented a bad blaze. ( tH6 8LA6K CASTLE. A Stronghold find Palsdfi jB*e«ted by Klfcf tteiod itt thtdfiM. Eastward from the dull and almost wateless Waters of the Dead, sea there is a Wild and gloomy land of mountainous heights and dark, precipitous ravines. On one of the highest joints of took, overlooking the Surrouudiig country, Herod had constructed over the ruins of a former fort the stronghold and palace of Machterus, or ' 'The Black Oastle." A town had grown up near by, with heatheu temples, a theater and places of trade and manufacture. The palace had been made so splomlid that Herod preferred it as a residence, especially as it Was close to the frontier of Judroa, and ns from it he could readily go to any other part of his dominions nnwatohed nud unimpeded. Here at least he could do whatever ho pleased, and all prisoners were at his moroy. It was by no means safe for a stranger to draw near to the frowuing gates of the citadel of Machffirus, but the disciples of John did come, again and again, only to bo refused admission. For a long time therefore the baptizer was in comparative ignorance of what might be going on in the great world beyond the castle walls. Its kings might come or go, its kingdoms might rise or fall, its cities might prosper or perish, and no news of all could penetrate the solid stone that Availed him in. A deep, dark, rock hewn room was that dungeon under the citadel of Ma- ohrorus. High up near the outer level was a coll with one small window and a heavy barred and grated door. Its occupant was a gaunt, tall, uncouth man in a coarse tunic of camel's hair girded with a broad belt of leather. He had preached to multitudes, and he and his disciples had baptized vast numbers. Ho had actually brought about an important reformation in public morals; but, more than all, he had proclaimed himself one sent to declare the speedy coming of another ' 'mightier than I," concerning whom the people who heard John obtained only a vague idea. But John's hearers were encouraged to expect the king who was to restore the throne and crown of David. Whatever John had understood or expected, his work seemed ended, for there was no possible escape from Herod's dungeon.—W. O. Stoddard in St. Nicholas. A HAWK THAT HERDS COWS. .... While you are Looking for t ±1 \J JLsJL JLsjri JL call and see what we have in the line of China Wate. An endless variety of decorated fancy pieces. '" Langdon & Hudson. TBL/BFHONB NO. 16. Foundry and Machine Shop, ZMDULllica <Sc Olm.©tedt, DProp©. - Wo 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. Mall orders promptly attended. Dull pinion for Case power, and horse power knuokle,a specialty. Shop east of Rutherford * a-1 -' ••*&•• «ss oj.Ttj^TB'j^aiaaw. House, AIiQOHA, IUWA. COAL HAS TAKEN A BIG TUMBLE. Now Is a good time to buy, while It Is cheap. It may be higher. PROFESSIONAL. ^^«»rf-V^^^-«k^-N-'-w**"W^rf"W-^*».*-V*>. CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. H.L. f\LEX. WHITE, fe^LChamber A WrJsUt County Hftrry Elder of Clarion has patented a device which will sort out money coine. Bankers can throw a handful! of all kinds of csoine in and they will come out neatly piled up, each denomination by itself, It is a valuable coin distributor, There are other kinds of coin distributors we know of that are very -*—*- 1 "- ' An Educated Bird That la a Wonder In Its Way. Two miles north of the little town of Oxford, in Orange county, N. Y. , James Oloyd owns a f arm whion borders on the road to Bloomington Grove. Ho is the owner of what is probably the most remarkable hawk in the world. This hawk brings home a herd of 76 cows every evening and gathers in the stragglers and keeps the herd together even more effectually than Hiram Oloyd, the son of the farmer, used to do. Hiram had killed the parent hawk, which had been stealing chickens, and took this one from the nest. As it grew up he made a pet of it and took it with him every evening when he went out to bring the cows in. One day Hiram cut his foot so that he could not walk. His father was absent, and when 6 o'clock came and •vyent without Hiram putting in an appearance, Abe, the pet hawk, flew out of the barn and away. In half .an hour or so Mrs. Oloyd heard a noise like cows moving together along the road, and on looking out of the window saw the whole herd coming along apparently alone. She ran out to the gate to find out what was the matter, and on near ing the fence to take down the bars she saw Abe perched on the horn of the last cow, surveying the scene with apparent satisfaction. When a cow lagged or loitered by the wayside, the hawk flew at it fiercely, making it quicken its movements to keep from being struck by ita great wings, He then went back to his curious perch, from which he watched for stragglers. After that day Abe always brought the cows in, starting punctually at 5 o'clock on his task, and generally round ing them up inside of half an hour, Since the story of the hawk's accomplishment has become known many people have visited the farm to see the performance, Numerous visitors have waited along either side of the road watching the herd and their novel keeper go post'Pispatph. at the Northwestern depot, handles all kinds of hard and soft coal at prices that are as cheap as anybody's. Also dealer in Grain, Feed, At the Northwestern elevator. Orders for coal and feed can be left at Walker Bros,' All goods delivered. Come and see me. M. p. HAGGAEU. O. F, PEEK Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith, Abstracts, Real Estate,^2£^ Collections, ALGONA, IOWA. DR. PRESTON, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat City, Operations performed, Disease treated, Spectacles fitted. f3F"Wlll be at Algona E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Opera House block. DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOAN'S. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office in Gardner Cowles' new building. SULLIVAN & MoMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office in Hoxie-Ferguson bljolc; E. V. SWETTING, ATTONEY AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. J. 0. IU.YMOND, ERNEST 0. RAYMOND RAYMOND & RAYMOND, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Algona, Iowa, FREDERICK M. CURTISS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over Kossuth County State Bank, Algona, Iowa. F. L. TRIBON, M. D., Homeopathic, PHYSICIAN AND /3VR&EON, Office and residence in the Boston Block, (In the new block.) ' H. C. McCOY, M, D., PHYSICIAN AND Office at residence, McGregor street, PHYSICIAN AND Algone, SURGEON, E. S. GLASIER, P, D, S., Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. Doxsee & Foster, Birch Shirt Wf»i»t Qp}l*(ti The scheme to have detachable collars with shirt waists is a very happy thought of somebody, and the quick popularity of this, styje o£ waist attests its general favor, One wftiefc will easily retain its freshness to, weay through two collars, now that the shirt waist ia such only in name, and does not neoest a bosj&e w jjfo a |hjj?|j % cgfe mjakj up thj Inenraaace. Office in Geo, 0. Call Building. A, L, J>, Local anaesthetic foi deadening pain In gums when extracting teeth. ' PR, A, SBESETZ, Drugs and Medicines, „,.,, „„„, „ . , cines, and pure l s opfcand of drugs uors (or mercies 8HJEUY 4 PETT1BQNE, i,Hftffd' The State University OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS <<mWMli;-m .-. ',;&W

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