THE UPPEH DBS MOlNES: ALQONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1897. If you want Good 1 L \J U 1\ why in the world don't you BUY Good Flour? The Wilson Mills make the GOOD kind of flour—no other—make it every week day in the year, and sell it to the best bread-makers on the face of the earth. Strong language, to be sure, but it's the gospel truth and why not say it ? TRY A SACK. Lenette W. Butler, Administrator J. J. Wilson estate. PROFESSIONAL. - v -».^»^-»_/->^—w-Srf^^s^'^^'^-^.^Xrf'-W'N. CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. . Office over First National bank, Algona, la. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Boston block. DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office over Galbraith's. SULLIVAN & MoMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office in Hoxle-Ferguson bljck. E. V. SWETTING, ATTONEY AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. J. O. HAYMOND. EBNEST C. RAYMOND RAVMOND & 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 SURGEON. Office and residence in the Boston Block, (In the new block.) H. C. MeCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office at residence, McGregor street. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. M. J. KENEFICK, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence over Taylor's. H. D. SPENCER, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Sexton. Iowa. DR. MARGARET E. COLES, Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon, Office and residence in Boston Block, ALGONA, IOWA. E. S. GLASIER, D. D. S., SURGEON DENTIST. Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. DENTIST. A. L. RIS'2\ D. D. S. Local anaesthetic foi deadening pain In gums when extracting teeth. One Hundred Dollars Is offered to any person who can duplicate the CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SCHU & WATERHOUSE, Painter, Paper Hanger KALSOMINER, SIGN AND CARRIAGE PAINTER, Foetal card orders will receive prompt attention. JA8. A. ORB- STORM IN THE MOUNTAINS. A Graphic Description of Such an Occurrence as Told in the "Bee" by Hon. Asa C. Call. It Was While He Was On His Way Home from California—A Thrilling Experience. In the files of the old Algona Bee, in the number dated Deo. 13, 1858, is a curious and interesting description of a storm in the mountains written by Judge Asa C. Call. Judge Call had gone to California in 1850 and was on his return trip. The remaining chapters of his experiences are lost, but he was evidently just coming east from Salt Lake City when the eventoccured so vividly described: On Sunday about 2 o'clock I came up with Smith & Brag's train. They wore encamped at a spring about two miles west of the Molad. It was about the first of April and the weather was cool and pleasant and as I ascended the hill and got a fair view of their large corall of white covered wagons, dotted all round with tents, and their 1600 head of cattle spread out over the green valley, I thought I never saw anything so beautifully romantic. I found them all well and in the highest spirits and was scarcely done receiving their congratulations upon my escape from "Purgatory," as they called the modern Cuuaan, when a company came in from the advance train, which they reported at Hensel Springs, 30 miles ahead, to lie|by two or three days. This was the train to which I belonged and the next morning bright and early ] started for their encampment with Mr. Slater, of whom I have before spoken as being on the committee with Mr. Goodell and myself to draw up a memorial to congress. The wind which had been in the south had now veered around to the southwest, and the weather was evidently becoming cooler, yet the day was not very cold and we jogged along quite comfortably till we reached the Poison or Blue Springs. And there being a little grass we thought we would eat our lunch and let our animals graze a little. But no sooner had we turned them out than for some strange and unaccountable freak of fancy Mr. Slater's filly started back full tilt. It was in vain that we tried to stop her, for with head and tail up and oars stuck forward she shot by us like an arrow and before I could remount she was a half mile on her way back to Morinondorn. I had to ride back about 10 miles before I could catch her and this I finally accomplished bypassing her and concealing myself close to the road and catching her lariat after she had passed me. When I got back to Blue Springs it was about 5 o'clock. The clouds had thickened and it was freezing rapidly. We had now 10 miles to travel across a mountain which was covered with snow, and the wind which had shifted to the northwest was directly in our faces and blowing almost a gale. Anticipating a storm we mounted and pushed forward as fast as possible, but our animals were now somewhat tired and we had scarcely reached the summit of the mountain when night closed in around us dense, dark and terrible. The cold was now intense and the wind howled through the canons and swept over the summit of the mountains in a terrible tornado. Unable longer to see our way we were obliged to dismount and feel for the road with our feet. As the advance train had passed when it was thawing, the track was deep and rough. Even then we were in constant danger of losing our way, as in many places it was filled with drifts through which tired, chilled, blinded, and almost suffocated as wo wero by the drifting snowe, We were scarcely able to force our way. So fierce was the wind at times that we were utterly unable to withstand it, while it seemed that the snows of fifty winters had been torn from their vesting places aud were whirled and dashed around our heads. Yet for four long hours we struggled on over that terrible mountain until we reached a deep ravine in which Mr. Slater said our train was encamped, about 200 yards from the road. More dead than aliye we turned down it and proceeded as near as we could guess to their camp, but no signs of life could we discern. We stopped and looked for the camp fires but could see nothing to indicate their whereabouts. We turned around and looked in every direction, but all was dark and. desolate. Their fires must have been totally extinguished by the storm. We called to the sentinel—-no response. We strained our lungs to the utmost and called again and listened for the welcome reply. The wind roared and shrieked as it swept through the gorge but all else was silent. Could they have gone to sleep without a sentinel? No, that was impossible. Fearful as the night was they could not all sleep. We groped our way along a little farther and Mr. Slater stumbled over something which upon examination proved to be an embankment of earth thrown up for a chimney and to break off the wind. This was their camping ground—and they were gone, why, when or where we knew not—but they were gone. Oh, how our hearts died within us. And BO we had struggled over that awful mountain to perish at last. We had but the faintest hope of being able to strike a fire, as the snow was deep and everything was covered with snow and ice. Even our clothes were frozen stiff around us. We had no shelter and but one buffalo robe for both of us. We had but one more effort to make and then lie down and die. We commenced shovelling off the snow and digging in the ashes where the camp fires had been, to find if possible some stick or brand that was dry. We had searched one or two places when joyl eestacyl heavenl—we found some fire. Mrs. Slater had carefully covered it, thinking perhaps Mr. Slater might need it. Wo found also a few sticks of wood with which we started a fire by which we spent the remainder of the night, one being constantly en- aged in cutting wild sage with a bowie nife for fuel, while the other wrapped in the robe hovered over the fire. In the morning we found on a pole in a little sack some frozen biscuit and a line from Mrs. Slater stating that the train had moved on 12 miles to the sink of Deep Creek to find a more sheltered situation and more fuel, which place we reached about 8 o'clock. The mercury was down to zero. BUEDETTE AND THE BIOYOLE. IIo Tolls How Ho Learned to Rldo, nud Incidentally Remarks that Ho Is Very Much Alive. A report got in circulation to the effect that Bob Burdette was dead. The Burlington Hawkeye, with which the humorist was formerly associated, de nied the rumor, and Bob confirms the denial in the following letter to the editor: Bryn Mawr, Pa., June 14, 1897—My Dear Waite: Like the true friend and loyal comrade you ever were, you do right to protest against my burial prior to the autopsy. I am indeed very much alive. Nol only so, I haven't been dead even a little bit. Not once. Could have been had I wanted to be. Could be yet. Bui I don't want too. May be I ought to be even now. But, as we make weekly confession—"we have left undone those things which we ought to have done. Possibly the rumor that I have gone dead grew out of the fact that I have learned to ride a bicycle. I say, "have learned." Not "amloarning." Learnec in one lesson. All by myself. Went out in the moonlight last Friday night to learn, having first locked my family in the house and forbade them to look out of the windows. Lee my bicycle out on the turpike—the Bryn Mawr pikes are broader than the way to destruction, twice as smooth anc much cleaner. It's a young bicycle—a colt foaled in '07. Would give the name but for the fact that I had to pay for the wheel. Will only say, therefore, in accordance with the ethics of our profession, that it is NOT the wheel any body says it is. I held him by the withers right in the middle of the road, and mounted without assistance. I dismounted in the same independ' ent manner. Got on again and proceeded to break him to saddle. Did I ride the first time? Well, say! People had told me—liars of all ages and both sexes—that I couldn't fall if, when I felt that I was falling, I would stick out my foot. I stuck out both feet and both hands and fell on my head. I fell on one side of that diabolical wheel and then on the other; I fell on both sides at once: I fell on top of it and underneath it, and made "dog-falls'" with it. I fell between the wheels. 1 fell behind the hind wheel and before the front one at the same time and don't know yet how I did it. I fell and thrust both legs through the spokes of one wheel. I met a terrified man in- a buggy and drove him clear off the pike through Wheeler's hedge and I don't think he has come back yet. Every time I fell I slapped the palms of my raw, swollen, throbbing hands on the hard " inelastic" pike, except the time I fell on my head. I fell harder and with greater variety of landing than any man could fall unless he dropped out of a balloon and lit in a load of furniture. I lost my confidence, my patience, my temper, my clamps, my lamp, bell and reputation. I broke one pedal, the saddle, the ordinance against loud, boisterous and abusive language at night. I ran Into everything in sight except the middle of the road. I sat down on everything in the township except the saddle. I scorched in a circuit not 15 feet in circumferance until you could smell brimstone. I made more revolutions than a South American republic, and didn't get ten feet away from where I started. I hayen't been so mauled and agraded, so thumped and beaten, so trampled upor and pounded, so bruised and scratched since I left the army. But I can ride. I don't say thatl 1? do." But I "can," Do I consider " biking" good for the health?. For the health of some people, I do. I don't see how a physician can bring up his family unless his children have something to eat. But in my own case, I reserve my decision. I will wait until I know wheth er I am going to die or get well. And do you tell brother Davie to keep his obituary on the standing galley until he hears from "Slug Nine." I don't believe I've got "80" yet, although friends who have called to see me break down when they say " gopd-by" and walk out of the room on tip-toe. Bui I wouldn't mind, that if I knew whal became of my shoulder blades the time I ran under the hay wagon. Cheerfully you.ra, ROBERT J. OPENS WITH 264 ENROLLED That Number of Teachers Are In for the Befifinninff of the Four- weeks' Institute. Marvellous Attendance for the First Day —The Program for the Session- List of the Members. Supt. Reed is presiding over another record record breaking institute. The opening enrollment was 264. That beats any other first day BO badly that comparison is unfair. It is the more remarkable in a four weeks' session. Being such a long institute it would not be singular if many had waited till the second week. The institute is long because the legislature has added civics, economics, physics, and algebra to the list of requirements. Supt. Reed thinks that it is better for the teachers to put in an extra week now and master the new branches than to go to their work half prepared. The teachers evidently agree with him. THE ORDER OP EXERCISES. This week Prof. Byers Is teaching economics, Prof. Brown history and graininer, Prof. Barslou arithmetic and algebra. Supt. Reed occupies an hour eacl^morning, and Prof. Mehan of Des Moines puts in two days on business arithmetic. Next week Prof. Young of Pipestone will take up civil government, Prof. Shoup of LeMars arithmetic and physics, Prof. Chandler of Osage grammar and geography, and Miss Crowe of Chicago primary methods. FORMAL OPENING. Next Monday the formal opening exercises will be held in the Congregational church in the evening. An ex- cellant program is arranged. THE LECTURE PROGRAM. Friday evening Prof. Mehan will speak on educational maxims. Next week Thursday evening J. N. Hallock of New York City will speak on Uncle Sam and his dominions. THE ENROLLMENT. Algona—LuR. Smith, Lillian Kundert Irma D. Clarke, Jennie Patterson, Lutie Hart, Josio Fohlin, W. E. Sammer, Delia Fouhy, Mabel Bates, Carrie Hart, Anna Sundstrom. Bertha JS Sarchett, Carabel L Ramsey, Elma A. Ramsey, Nettie L. Hall, Bertha Heise, Emma M. Rowe, Delia Laird Nettie Durant, Lulu Newcombo, CassieMc Enroe, D. W. Potter, Mamie E. Gilbride Chas. H. Taylor, Mary McDermott, Kate Peterson, L. M. Horton, A. F. Bacon, Mag gie Hunt, Hortense M. Smith, Clara Yet ter, Rosa Parsons, Belle Tellier, Kate L Swotting, Alma Wilson, Anna Strandberg EveNewcombe, Jewell Patterson, H. H Hudson, G. H. Parker, Edith Walker, Helen Mae Wallace, Bertha C. Smith, Nel lie M. Smith, Celestia Reed, A. E. William son, Cornelia Weaver, Walter King, Cora L. Reed, Clara Jerguson. Zoa I. Jones, Lucy HaswelL Laura Rlcker, Tena Wallace, Lib hie I, Gilbride, Mabel Altwegg, Lennie Bright, Mary E. Williams, May Edmonds Lyda Crose. Ada Rhinehart, Daisy Rhine hart, Mary E. Denison, E. Bamsey, Lizzie Ricker, Grace Purvis, Jessie E. Johnson Jessie Newcombe, Maude Kinyon, Trix Saulisbury, Maggie Haggard, Agnes Gil bride, Anna Johnson, Alice R. Wadsworth Matilda Madison, Carrie Durant, Will E Kain, Jennie Pettibone, Lee H. Reed, Gert rude Wheelock. Mary Finlay, Lolla Ran dall, Julia A. Hill, Jennie Thompson, Mabe Gilmore, Mattie Field. Burt—Bertha A. Foster, Blanche H Davison, Myrtle Fox, E. O. Chipman, Mi nerva Allen, Frances M. Krittie, Maggie Riobhoff, Laura Stowe, Elsie J. Toothman H. H. Sturtz, Blanche Slade, Hattie Jack son. Florence Smith, Jessie Meigs. Wm. H Strlckler, Sylvester McChesney, V. Marie Millis, C. H. Eutsminger, C. A. McChesney Maude Manley. Carrie Manley, Anna L Schryver, Lizzie Schryver, Percy Stoner Grace Davison, Gertrude Payne, Edith Davison, V. R. Salisbury, Millie Trainer. Wesley—Myrtle Hopkins, Louisa Emer son, Emma Studer, Anna Skow, Harriet E Shaw, Elfleda Shaw, Alice Longbottom Jane Longbottom, Anna Longbottom, Elsie Riebsamen, J. J. Cosgrove, Hannah Funne mark, Liona Hopkins, Mabel Bourcey Alice Cosgrove, Mabel E. Colby, Julia E Budlong. Irvington—Ella Newcombe, Mary Gaff ney, Viola Mann, Grace Gaffney, Laura Parsons, Mabel R. Hubbard, Mary Lloyd Clara Hodges. Corwith—L. Jo. Beall, Mary Chambers Isabella Mitchell. Swea City—Laura Peterson, Ida Anderson, Ida Peterson, Mary E. Malarkey Mamie Hatch, Cena Downing, Bessie An derson, A. I. Ganfleld, Caroline Wesley. Buffalo Forks—J. H. Phelps, Cora Che ney. Ledyard—Delia M. Deyoe, Lizzie Hast ings, Amy R. Penney, Esther Batoson Julia Hall. Seneca—J. C. Johnson, Viola Crandall Ellsworth H. Clark, Louise Jensen, Wil Fish. LuVerne—Elva Crose, Adelia Grubb Clara Rector, West Bend—Fred E. Heckel, Nellii Greenfield, Katie Dorweiler, Margaret Dor weiler, Juliet Bourret, Will Capesius. Germania—G. D. Welhousen, Zina Wei housen, Susan Mousel, Christina Mousel Nellie Patten. Whittemore—Katie Ryan, Minnie New man. Hattie Ebert, Delia Flanagan, Jennie Maricle, Sadie Ryan, lona Seattle, Mary Bates, Alice Simpson, Sydney Hinton Myrtle Bixby, Emma Matson. Mamie Me Donell, Josephine Liddy, Louisa Fail-burn Hobart-Gertie Covell, Mabel Mlllen, W A. Covell, Stella W. Hayne, Nellie Staley Mary L. Bilker, Lizzie Johnson, N. E. John son. Lone Rock—Betty Plough, Emma Adams Dows—Bernice Brown. Llvermore—Dora Tlllson. Armstrong—Ethel Burt, S. J. C. Ormls ton, Julia Nugent. Britt—J. W. McMillen. Eagle Lake—Estella Nichols. German Valley—Edith Hartshorn. Fenton—Anna Fillenwarth, Carrt Newel. Elmore—Minerva Powell, Mary S. Erick son. Buffalo Center—Ellen O. Hooland, Fa rana Grothaus. Lotts Creek—Ernest E. Taylor, Maud> Sehler, Emm a Douglass. Bancroft—Marena F. Winters, Louie Gil hert, Eva M. Whitney, Susie Haclcl, Mary Hack!, Gertrude Budde, Hattie Hulterstruin Julius H. Peterson, Helen Wood, Carrie Staley Anna Kramer, Esther Adolphson, Edith Rose wall, Minnie Johnson, Mattie Warner, Sylvia Stahl, Ella 0. Hartshorn, Grace Merrifleld, H G. Davison, Francis W. Winters, Lizzie Furs tenberg, Marjorle Carr, Mary E. Cunningham Kate Gannon. Homo Seekers' JOxcursioii. Special homeseekers' excursion tick ets may be sold Aug. 3 and 17, Sept. " and 21, Oct. 5 and 19, 1897. Selling rate will be one lowest regular firs class fare plus $2, the $2 in addition ti the one fore rate to be collected b; agent selling the ticket. No extri charge will be mude when tickets are executed for return BUY GROCERIES AT THE Cash Grocery. 12 bars wrapped laundry soap for 2$c; 10 pounds best rolled oats 250; California canned peaches, plums, and apricots ice a can. Try them. Four Cans of Sweet Cora for 25 cents. Best full-cream cheese I2c per pound. These are a few, call and we will quote you more. J. C. ANDERSON. South of court house. TO FARMERS who contemplate putting up wind mills: We can furnish you a Gasoline. Pumping Engine nearly as cheaply as a wind mill, and if you want a grinding mill we can furnish you one as cheaply as a geared mill. It will cost you two cents an hour to run our mill; you have no tower to climb to oil it, and you do not have to wait for the wind to come up before you can pump. It requires no more attention than a wind mill, as you set it going and it will run till you shut it off. If you think it is dangerous ask the elevator and newspaper men. There is not as much danger from a gasoline engine as there is from a board falling on you from a wind mill; and this would not happen often. We make this as a comparison between the two machines. Call and see us before you buy a geared mill or a wind mill. Bradley & Nicoulin. NSURANGE 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 Hockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. KOSSUTH'S PROP EEPOBT. Corn, Oats and "Wild liny Lead- Corn and Oats for July—State Crop Report. According to the state report Kossuth has the following acreage of crops this year: Winter wheat 33, spring wheat 45,568, corn 104,327, oats 80,085, rye 564, barley 14,680, tame hay 8,590, wild hay 85,282, flax 24,443, potatoes 1490. In stock the county has 35,191 cattle, 13,318 horses, 2,065 sheep, 67,990 hogs. The number of hogs lost by cholera is put at 37,999. NATIONAL CROP REPORT. The July returns at Washington show that the acreage of corn is less than last year. The tailing off is about 1,000,000 acres in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Texas. The average condition of corn is only 82.9, or 9.5 points lower than July last year. The principal state averages are as follows: Ohio, 75; Michigan, 80; Indiana, 83; Illinois, 82; Iowa, 75; Missouri, 92; Kansas, 90; Nebraska, 82; Texas, 101; Tennesse, 90; Kentucky, 87. The average condition of the oat crop, 87.6, compares very unfavorably with that of July, 1896, but is only a small friction of 1 per cent less than the average July condition for the last ten years. STATE CROP REPORT. This has been a week of fine growing weather. The temperature was generally seasonable, and except a few scattered localities all parts of the state have been copiously watered. Some damage resulted from severe local wind and electric storms, on the night of the 23d. The rains were timely, and especially beneficial to corn, potatoes, pastures, blackberries and garden vegetables. Early corn is doing notably well, and generally there is sufficient moisture to carry it safely through the tasseling and early stage. Belated corn is doing its best, under varying conditions as to tillage and freedom from weeds. Fair progress has been made in the harvest fields. The hay crop has been mostly secured, and the larger part of the oat crop is in shock or stack. The harvest of spring wheat is in progress, and the bulk of that crop will be in shpok or stack before August 1, reports have been received of injury to wheat by rust or scab, but the extent of damage can only be determined by threshing returns. The average condition is not likely to be reduced below previous estimates. Threshing operations begun in barley, oats and winter wheat. K. of P. Meeting. On August 8 to 12 inclusive, the C. M. & St. P. By. will sell excursion tickets to Clinton, Iowa, at $11.30 for the round trip, return coupons good until August 16th, account annual session grand lodge Knights of Pythias and biennial encampment Iowa brigade uniform rank Knights of Pythias. THE Daily Iowa Capital has issued a complete summary of the changes made in the laws of Iowa by the Twenty-sixth general assembly. This information will be of much practical value to all. Send five cents to The Capital, Des Moines, Iowa, for a copy. LEGAL NOTICES. "— f *-^*****-^~r*+*-**i^**if*^***f** l r*^***r** f SHERIFF'S SALE. • Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a special execution, to me directed by the clerk of the district of Kossuth county, Iowa, against the goods, chattels, lands, tenements, etc., of John E. A. Morgan, Mrs. John E. A. Morgan, Harry dine, Struse Brothers. & Davison, and Northern Lumber company, defendants, in favor of B. A. Plummer, plaintiff. I will offer at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the door of the court house in the town of Algona, county of Kossuth, Iowa, on the 7th day of August, 1807, between the hours of 0 a. m.. and 4 p. m., on said day, all of said defendants' right, title, and interest in aud to the following described real estate, situated m Kossuth county, to-wit: The southwest quarter of Section No. 13, in Township No. 00, north of Range No. 37, west of the 6th P. M,, Kossuth county, Iowa. Sale to commence at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m., of said day. . Witness my hand this 10th day of July, 18 »7.- 0 0. 0. SAMSON, l°ta Sheriff Kossuth County, Iowa. ' H« Ml* Block A fine line of suitings for spring and summer has Just arrived. Come and take your choice. Dress Suits a Specialty. Repairing neatly done. HANSON, Algonn. T.EGAL BLANKS-M Buy them at the Upper Des Moines office ft^a. get ffce most approve^ rows.
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