The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 8, 1897 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 8, 1897
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1897. VOL. XXXII-NO. 25, Are You Lookin, for Frost? Then take in your house plants. See the display of FLOWER POTS at j M. Z. Grove & Son's. SCOTT SAYS IT IS NOT SO, OLARET ROASTS ARNOLD'S PARK. Tells How They Do Things at the Famous Resort—If True, Reform is Much Needed. 102 <E. State St. TEL/BPHONB 19. DRESS GOODS. O UR new dress goods have just arrived, and we have by far the finest line of fall and winter novelties we have ever shown. Most of our better grades of goods we have bought in Single Dress Patterns, so somebody will not have a dress "just like yours." Now is the time to make your selection while our line is complete. Our prices are very low. G. L. Galbraith & Co. AND- FARM MACHINERY HARDWARE. W. H. JONES, HOBART, IOWA. Fred Scott, who has been clerk in the Arnold's Park hotel at Okobojt all summer, and who will be in Algona in a few weeks to take his old place in the Tennant house, says that the stories about Arnold's being each year a tougher resort arc not true. He was interviewed on the recent write-up Editor Clarey has given Arnold in the Des Moines Saturday Review. Clarey scathes the Arnold place in unmeasured terms, as a few of his paragraphs indicate. Mr. Scott says the article is unwarranted. Clarey says: " I spoke of Arnold's being a tough place, but said that a great many excellent people stopped there. I supposed that a respectable person, innocently puttingupat such a resort, would do so without having to suffer annoyance from vile conduct that is not only allowed but encouraged by the management; in other words, I was of the impression that the character of tho people who wished to be considered respectable would be respected, and that there would at least be au effort made to hide from them some of the devilment that has become such a characteristic of Arnold's Park. One gentleman, however, who was embarrassed very, seriously by an experience with the management informs mo that this is not so, and another gentleman who, through lack of knowledge of the place, stopped there with his family for about a week, tells me that although he has had a good deal of experience on the road, and knows the ways of the world pretty well, he had never before put up at a house where there was apparently absolute disregard for the feelings of the better class of patrons. Tho first gentleman's experience was of this kind. He had been requested to engage a double room for the temporary occupancy of three lady friends of his family who were planning to go into camp. The ladies knew nothing about the place, and this gentleman, having some knowledge of it, took the precaution of speaking to Mr. Arnold personally, and informing him of the wish of the ladies for a room, and expressed the desire that they be given one where they would be free from any annoying surroundings. Instead of this, they were assigned to a room in a cottage adjoining one divided from theirs by only a thin board partition, in which there was kept up all night long a debauch of the most disgraceful character. Incidental to this debauch the ladies could not help overhearing certain conversation on the part of the servants of the house to the effect that their conduct was in entire accordance with the plan of Mr. Arnold in running the place, but was not in accord with the ideas of the housekeeper, and that consequently it was necessary that they should be very careful that she should not become apprised of It. There are but few respectable employes about the Arnold place. The housekeeper, however, is said to be a woman of most excellent character, who has filled the position two or three years, largely from "a feeling of necessity to earn the money, but who has lately been advised by her friends that even necessity of this kind hardly justifies her in filling the place for another season. Several ton; G. W. Plfttt, J. L. Moore, M. DeL. Parsons, ,T. K. Walker, W. H. Clark, Dell Ferguson, Algona; Mike Bedding, Henry Bourmen, St. Jo.; D. H. McGiv- ery, Henry Klein, Swea City; M. O. Mobick, Ottosen, W. D. Barge, Bancroft; W. Tipperman, Mart Melich, La Verne; S. Best, A. F. Steinberg, C. C. Roseuau, Germania; Silas Roupe, Whittemore; John Markgraf, Lotts Creek; W. H. Meyers, O. D. Wilson, Ledyard; C. P. Hayne, Hobart; Chris Bell, West Bend; M. L. Roney, Irvington. Don't Go to Alaska* Broad Guaged Principles In one of the towns of this state the Harris-Emery Co. paid for space and advertised that their representative would be in that place to take orders for carpets and house .». x - furnishings on a certain date. One of the _ _. • daily papers in that town, after publishing flf BUSltlCSS our card and taking our money for the same, Vfx *-'»*" advised its readers not to buy goods of us, h,,t nf their home merchants. The Harris-Emery Co. have advertised broad- —it would have been right. Cost of Living in Des Moines During the State Fair and Seni Om Sed. LodgTng can be bad in private families at 25 and oOc where two or more will occupy the same room and twoJn samebed.^ ^ nrif1 9Sp anr1 in nplvate fami . Also bear ticket to the published at w ° w H\ft£/ the required amount of goods as per our ' y°oYdo nTunderstlnd this it will be explained to you err with three furniture houses and four that you can buy evervthing you i need Kn .o » tphe 8tate £ lp &r ounds for day ticket to the stftte fair. • flo i lar w heat and 25 cent corn and high priced Only bring the P«>oeedB of jo w dolta wne« an ^ ^ ^ i- •oattltf to be P u V?, t0 ^'ll?the lowest prices ever reached in the history of the K U1 ^l\^^^^^^ n with our friend8 aB long a8 thi8 present stock lasts. persons say that respectable ladies who stop at Arnold's Park are liable to not only such annoyance as that described, but likewise to possible insult." Arnold's Park is now an incorporation. Clarey gives Senator Funk a gentle touching up for getting the law fixed to permit it, and then says: " In the organization of the city of Arnold's Park, there was such manipulation as resulted in making him practically the whole thing. The members of the city council and the other city officers are in a large measure his tools. The mayor of the town is Wood Allen, whose brother has been in the employ of Arnold for a number of years, One of the trustees is Arnold himself; another one is Mr. A. A. Henderson, a boatman of pretty decent character, who simply endorsed the scheme and became a part <bt it to the end that he might run his steamboat to Arnold's Park, a privilege heretofore denied him. H, Miguel, the city marshal, has had charge of the boats belonging to Mr. Arnold for a number of years, and H. H. Able, the city recorder, is a man who used to sell beer for Mr. Arnold when he was smuggling it in and hiding it in the hay mow, and clandestinely disposing of it." Here is Clarey's final statement: " It is charged by some of the more respectable element of the neighborhood that even though he had the sanction of a special act of the legislature, Arnold would not have succeeded in incoporat- ing his town had it not been for resorting to fraud, intimidation, coercion and even forgery, through some of his tools. It is alleged that there were names upon the petition of people not in existence; that temporary help about the house were given as legalized voters and that some names were duplicated.' MARKET PRIOES ARE GOOD. About Double What Tliey Were Jjnst Your nt This Time. Wheat is worth 75 cents in Algonn, oats 15, corn 20, and flax 85. Hogs bring $3.60, and hay $3.50. WHAT IT MEANS. Assistant Secretary Brigham of tho agricultural department expressed the oplon that tho American farmers this year would receive in tho aggregate four to five hundred million dollars in excess of tho amount received last year for their wheat. HENRY WALLACE'S OPINION. "Only extremely favorable conditions can produce a crop of more than 50 or GO per cent, of corn this year in Iowa," says Henry Wallace. " All depends on tho weather. Tho stand of corn now is about 75 per cent, of a crop in the state. It is also very uneven. There is a possibility of a 75 per cent, crop, but a probability of not more than a 50 per cent. crop. THE STATE CROP REPORT. The effects of tho hot, dry winds arc noted in all sections.lTho further development of belated corn has boon checked, and its chief value will bo in the fodder that may bo secured. Much of the early planted corn, which with normal temperature and moisture would have required from two to four weeks to ripen In the best condition, has been swiftly hurried to maturity. It remains to be scon how much shrinkage will be caused by this sudden transformation from milk and dough to tho hardened, dentad stage of ripeness. But unquestionably it would be materially bolter in quality of grain to ripen more slowly, under normal conditions. DEATEOF A. D. M'QBEQOR. A Sudden Summons to a Well- known Aluoiia Husliicss Man. The death of A. D. McGregor Friday morning at 9 o'clock came as a surprise to tho people of Algona, but few of whom knew ho was seriously sick. Typhoid fever coupled with pneumonia was tho cause. A few weeks ago he complained of not feeling well,, but kept about, and refused at first to send for Mrs. McGregor, who was visiting her sister in South Dakota. As soon as it was known that there was danger, his sister was sent for in New York and came out at once to nurse him. A second sister, stenographer for tho principal of tho St. Paul schools, came soon after. Mr. McGregor was born in Hammond, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., in 1855. He came west in 1884 and taught school in Madison, S. D. Ho met his wife there, and eight years ago was married to her in her home at Kalamazoo, Mich. Two children are tho fruits of this union. He afterwards went to Wells, Minn., where he engaged in the furniture business, coming to Algona in tho fall of 1892, when ho bought the Louis Lessing store. His business grew from the start and he proved a popular and successful merchant. He was quiet in manner, but made many friends and won the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He was one of tho active promoters of tho new Presbyterian church, in every relation in life a good citizen. The funeral was held at the Presby There are golden nuggets to be picked up right here at home without going to the far north. Our store is a veritable Klondyke" and well worth prospecting. Goods the best, and prices the lowest. Langdon & Hudson. TELEPHONE NO. IS. PRESSED BRICK. O M ti ffl HAVE THEM. 02 Red brick at Buff color at $12.00 30.00 Paving brick, 13.00 Common brick, 8.00 I; •'•* 3 rl terian church Monday at 2 o'clock. Special ZE3©d."U.ctio:n. Sal© of Chamber Suits, Sideboards, and Couches. Don't fail to see tlie new Acme Hygienic Couch. OOUET OPENS GOT, 6, PR. PRESTON, lye, Ear, Nose and Throat ons performed. Pleases ted. Spectacles fitted. IP-Will V»e* Algona Chas. J, Doxsee, Oiace in Geo. 0. Qa\l Building. i Petit Jury Selected-Old Oases to be Tried-Judge Thomas on tue lieiiclt. Judge Thomas will open court Oct. 5. On the calendar are 100 old law oases and 70 old equity cases ordered tried at this term or stricken oft at plalutlfi's cost. The jury as selected for tWs term is as follows: Axel Johnson, John Seam&n, Nels Mfttson, Ju, LpUf. Wes* ley; ?, 0. Bpevers, 8.9. l^well, Fen- More beautiful decorations have nevei been seen in Algona. Rev. Innes came from Nevada to speak for his dead friend, and was assisted by Rev. Buchanan and Rev. Greenshields of Burt. The Masonic lodge escorted the remains to tho grave. ANOTHER LUND OASE SETTLED. V. M. CurtlsB Wins Out In a Hotly Contested Suit In Emmet County. The Lund mortgage case that has been up for hearing at several terms of court in Emmet county was finally settled last week. In this case one Christensen had given a bona fide mortgage on the land, and Lund had made a duplicate mortgage that was a forgery. Julius Bohn held the mortgage and sued to foreclose, his case being prepared by F. M. Curtiss. The Estherville Vindicator reports the case and says: The plaintiff was ably represented by Attorneys Curtiss of Algona and Parker of Des Moines. The defendants were represented by an equal array of legal talent, attorneys Penn of Esther- vllle and E. B. Soper of Emmetsburg. After a day and.half of reading depositions, taking testimony and arguments, the case was submitted to the judge, who immediately gave his decision in favor of the plaintiff. This was a great victory for Mr. Curtiss, for although he was ably assisted in the court by Mr. Parker, it was his hard, persistent efforts in securing the testimony that won the case. Baptist Young People's Social. There will be a social entertainment by the Baptist young people k at the home of 0 1 J. Doxsee on Frl day evening next '.musical and literary program J NSURANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business,- Ofllce over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rookford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. Kossuth County State Bank, $50,000. Denosits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Oolleo tlons made promptly? ai« a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INGHAM. President; T. CHRISCHJLLE&, Vice Pros; LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier Directors-Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T, Ohrisohilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet uevlne. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL .............................. 150,000 AMBROSE A OALAi .- ......... President I WM. K. FERGUSON .................. Oasnler D. Hi HUTOHINS .T. I......... Vice Presiaeat f 0. ». SMITH ..................... Awt. . Directors-D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweller, F. H. Vesper* Call, B. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Ambrose A. a, . . p, . . . Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. m~-^-—*m ™_ B _™ ^gr prepared, and the " Three 0 " refreshment will be serve< on the lawn, In <*e parlors, uining room, ae "OW may suggest awl ^he fre§ exercise of choice ftte erul imitation 13 hereby Algona State Bank. QJJlcen and Direetort— A. D. Clarke, President, O. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Scbenck, Thos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, »50,000. General Banking, PKIYATE SAFETY DEPOSIT ^-Interest paid on tune deposits. Six per cent Interest OB Time Deposits for money loft three months or more. Money ftjways on banft to loan pn tot m w ' n c"er Q second Tta4^9WB»!$(M& ' ' WW Offices over Algona State Bank GENIU*^ !f-

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