The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 22, 1897 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 22, 1897
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THE WP1K BIB M01N1S: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1897. * Cloaks, Millinery, )ress Goods. and. Grand Millinery Opening to-morrow. All should come. We want to see you. Souvenirs. JAS. TAYLOR. That Old Stove You were going to throw away last winter, but times were a little hard and you thought you would make it do just one more winter, so you set it up and bought enough extra coal during the season to have paid for one of our "COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATERS," and this you called economy. Our Cole's Hot Blast Heater is guaranteed to save one-third more fuel than any other soft coal stove. It is constructed so it burns the gas product of the coal that ordinarily goes up the flue. People living here who used them last winter will give them the highest kind of endorsement. They held fire 36 hours with one hod full of soft coal, and will hold fire all night with cobs. Our air-tight wood heater holds fire all night with wood. Just the thing to put up before you want to start a permanent hard coal fire. LOOK US UP ON THE FAIR GROUNDS. We will have a side show of our own worth seeing. C. M. DOXSEE, HARDWARE. PUBLIC SALE -OIF 1 SHORT-HO BULLS I will sell at the tair grounds, at Bancroft, Iowa, on Sf\TURDf\Y, SBPT. 25 Thirty-four head of full-blood short-horn bulls. Sale will commence at 10 o'clock a. m. Free lunch at noon for all who attend the sale. I have procured these bulls in Marshall, Hardin, and Story counties, and the stock in that part of the state is known as the "D. M. Moninger Improved Milk Durham." S. H. Mf\CY. A. P. MASON, Union, Iowa, Auctioneer, TOM SHERMAN, Clerk. OR-, Four Days, During the Fair will sell Crackers (oyster, soda, or butter) at f i.oo per box. CANPY—You will want it for the children—we will sell it to you (a good mixed candy) for 8c a pound. THE CASH G-BQCERY, j, C, ANDERSON, house. THE FARMERS' CONGRESS. BBIEF REPORT OP THE MEETING. Papers by Prominent Farmers and Others —A Ride Through the Northwest Wheat Fields. To the Editor: In fulfillment of my promise I will attempt to give your readers a short sketch of the doings of the Farmers' National congress held at St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 31 to Sept. 6 inclusive. I was unable to be present the first day, but was on hand Sept. 1 and staid it out. The congress itself is simply a farmers' institute on a large scale. Instead of hearing from different townships in a county, papers are read from different states, 69 states being represented at the congress. While some of the papers by small eastern farmers were smiled at by those of the middle west, the papers by the big farmers of the wild west caused astonishment to all. On discussion of both sets of papers, however, it was clearly demonstrated that both kinds of farms were necessary in this great country of ours, and I believe the eastern farmer with his small farm made the best showing. Dr. Soteldo of Venezuela spoke to the congress, his remarks mainly being on the bureau of American republics maintained at Washington, D. C. He had an idea that it would be a good thing for a colony of American farmers to go to Venezuela and farm there, as he claimed the Venezuelans needed waking up, and shown American methods of farming. Senor Romero of Mexico also addressed us. He commented on the fact that while the agricultural population of the United States was 50 per cent, of the whole, it had asserted itself so little in the politics of the country, which he thought was peculiar. J. J. Hill, president of the Great Northern railway, also gave a good paper entitled " Farming from a Business Standpoint." The paper was a very interesting one, and at its finish questions by the score were fired at Mr. Hill, but he proved to be well posted on all the questions relating to the present discussed questions between farmers and railroads, and answered all in a courteous manner. I consider that if all railway presidents would meet with agricultural gatherings, and explain these questions as Mr. Hill did, there would be less trouble about some of these matters. The ladies also had their innings. Mrs. Sickles of Chicago spoke for the woman's department of the farms. She urged a better knowledge of the duties pf the home among the girls, especially the preparation of food, and of the importance of food values. Mrs. Ada Ewing of Iowa gave a good paper, also a lady from Nebraska, and one from Oklahoma. The government seed shop was touched up ironically by Northrup of Minneapolis. But I shall take up too much of your space should I attempt to give oven a short synopsis of the different papers read. Enough to say the majority were good. We held three sessions daily and were kept busy, and the delegates showed their interest by good attendance. But our real treat came Friday morning, when we were handed tickets for a trip over the Great Northern railway through the big wheat fields of northwestern Minnesota and North Dakota. We left St. Paul at 7:30 a. m. Friday and Minneapolis at 8, Our first stop was at St. Cloud, a city of 10,000, then Sauk Centre and Alexandria. At noon we were to have eaten dinner at Alexandria, but when they asked by telegraph how many to prepare for, and we answered 000, they telegraphed back " don't stop the train here, we can't feed you 1 " So we lost our dinner. The railway company sent a head to the small stations, and had a few barrels of apples, and all the sandwiches they could scare up gotten together, arid we did not fare badly. At Fergus Falls we began to see wheat shocks, and from there to Fargo it was one continuous harvest field. Houses are scarce, but wheat fields are in abundance, threshing gangs were camped along the line and were busy threshing and hauling the grain to the stations, very lew, if any granaries being used. At Fargo we staid all night, and had a royal good time with the citizens. Saturday morning at 7:30 wo started north again, reaching Grand Forks at 11:30. There is a city that would surprise most anyone, large buildings and good streets. Leaving Grand Forks after spending an hour riding around in carriages and visiting with the citizens we pulled out west to Larimore, where we met Mr. Larimore, owning a small wheat farm of 10,000 acres. It was on his farm that the world's fair commissioners saw 65 self binders working at the same time. Our next stop was about a mile from May ville on one of the Grandon farms, called No. 4, size 7000 acres. Here a threshing machine was at work about 40 rods from the track. We all piled off and went over and took possession. A good old New York farmer and myself climbed on to a load of bundles and pitched them into the self feeder. It was new work for him, but he soon caught on. Two Penaysylvania men were on the opposite load and we made things hum. From there we went to Mayville, where we had dinner. The citizens had all the big rooms in the place fitted up for a good meal, and we got one. They also had barrels of lemonade standing on the street corners with cups, and orders were " help yourselves." After dinner we got a buggy and attached a long rope to the pole, loaded General Passenger Whitney into it and drew him out to Grandon farm No. 4, about half a mile out. Here we saw the office and machinery, and also all the paraphernalia used in running these farms of 27,000 acres. We finally, after a 2, hours stop, got started south again, reaching Wahpeton for supper. From here it was a run in the night, reaching St. Paul at 6 a. m. gundfty morning, having mtide a 700 mile run, seeing the farmers plowing, threshing, harvesting wheat, oats and flax. We saw 14 binders cutting flax in one field, also saw a section of wheat almost ready to cut. We saw oats that were green and looking well and that will make a good crop. All that I have ever heard about the big northwest was fully proved to be correct, and no statement that 1 have read has been overdrawn. It surpassed my highest expectations, and while I can't say that I wish to go there and farm I think it is a great country for a young man. Although those big farms will, in my judgment, have to be cut up before long and diversified farming entered into. At present there is but little stock in the country, and I did not see a decent acre of corn on the whole trip, j. W. WADSWORTH. PERSONAL MOVEMENT8. F. A. Wartman is up from Des Moines for a visit, W. H. Ingham is spending an extra week coming home and will be in today. Mrs. Harvey Ingham goes to Des Moines tomorrow for a few weeks at home. Mrs. W. B. Quarton with her two little girls is visiting her old home in Oskaloosa. L. L. Klinefelter, the Mason City agricultural writer, was in town two clays last week. Jas. A. Orr is up at St. Peter,' Minn., painting a house for an old friend. He took his family along with him. Mrs. Fred Fuller and two children returned Monday from a five weeks' visit in the eastern part of the state. Capt. D. D. Dodge has a brother out from Boston visiting him. He has been a merchant in Boston 42 years. Peter J. Walker of Lotts Creek is back from a trip in Nebraska. He says farms there are good, bad, and indifferent. Dr. and Mrs. Martinson, Stella Cleary that was, have gone to Keokuk, where both will pursue their medical studies. Mrs. Martinson can graduate next year. Mrs. Dr. Ensign is back from California. She came to Algona Thursday, having been in the east for a visit. She says the doctor is well and enjoying life on the coast. Mr. and Mrs. Pitt Cravath went back to Whitewater last Thursday evening and Mr. and Mrs. Lyman J. Stevens went Friday evening, after a very pleasant visit in Algona. Chris Nielsen, oldest son of Herman Nielson, started for Seattle, Washington, yesterday. It is understood that he works for a while as mauhinest helper, and will then take up the study of mechanics. J. W. Wadsworth came from the state fair Saturday evening. He says the fair was a success financially, and that part of last year's debt will be paid off. Big crowds were out and were well entertained. John Bennett of Emmetsburg was in town Wednesday accompanying the remains of Mrs. Lucy Gould, who was buried here. Mr. Gould died in Emmetsburg in 1870, and as there was no cemetery there, he was brought to Algona, and now his wife is laid by his side. Mrs. Gould was was 79 years of ago. Des Moines Saturday Review: Mrs. E. G. Burbank gave a dinner Sunday evening at the Savery house in honor of the anniversary of her husband's birth. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Shore, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Howoll, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cummins, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Dawson, Mrs. Cowles of Algona, Miss Elizabeth Perkins of Sioux City, Miss Grace Shore and Mr. Edward Bellows. John Reed has bought a homo in Des Moines, and intends to move to the capital city to live, at least for a while. His daughters will enter school at the Drake university, and his new home is in University Place. He was down last week and made the arrangements. He is not certain now how long he will be a Des Moiner, but for several years probably. Algona will re grot to lose him and his family. VIA THE NORTHWESTERN. EXCURSION TICKETS TO COUNTY FAIR AT BLUE EARTH CITY, MINN., via the Northwestern line, will be sold at reduced rates, Oct. 6 to 9 inclusive, limited to Oct. 11. Apply to agents of Chicago & Northwestern railway. FINE new line of dress trimmings, all the newest things, just received. GGO. L. GALBRAITH & Co. Per Month Salary. A few energetic ladies and gentlemen wanted to canvass. Above salary guaranteed. Call or address, 18m3 FRED LAX, Colo, Iowa. Wanted, 1000 Live Pleeoiis for delivery Sept. 16. Get prices and report the number you wish to sell to W. A. Dutton, under Goeders' store, Milwaukee Excursion Kates. Excursion tickets are now sold at reduced rates to Spirit Lake and Okoboji by the Milwauke line. Tickets for the exposition at Nashville, Tenn., May 1 to Oct. 81, are sold at 80 per cerrt. of full fare. WE have just received some beautiful new patterns in ingrain carpets. See us before you buy. GEO. L, GALBRAITH & Co. T. H.' DAVIS has farm lands, both improved and unimproved, for sale at low rates and on easy terms. The lands are located in southern Minnesota, and are as good as Iowa lands and fully as productive. An improved farm at $16.50 an acre. This is a snap. Come quick if you want it. Also some good Kossuth county land for sale, three miles from Swea Gity.-20t4 Chas. J. Doxsee, Loans, and. Office in Geo. 0. Call Building. DR. PRESTON, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat City, Io-wa. Operations performed. Diseases treated. Spectacles fitted. fsp-Will be at Algona GET WATER OR NO PAY, Tbe undersigned has a complete Steam Cable Will Drilling Outfit, and solicits the making of deep or shallow wells off the terms above »tat«4. Right now Is the time to Buy Hard Coal while the price is at the bottom notch. It will be higher before long. I shall be able to sell and deliver the best hard coal, also all grades of SOFT COAL at the best figures to be had in the market. See me before you buy. I will make it to your interest to do so. A. H. NAUDAIN. The Wetmore Truss. THIS TRUSS MURDERS ME I I WEAR THE WETMORE TRUSS A truss embodying the sym- plicity and durability of all other trusses, and yet unlike any of them. The most simple truss ever made. Is practically indestructible—wears forever. Made on strictly hygienic principles— no cumbersome springs to pass around the body. It gives perfect freedom of action without the slightest movement of the truss. Does not take one-half the pressure to hold the rupture that the old styles take. Holds the rupture easily, yet firmly and surely, It stays just where it is placed. The cheapest high-grade truss yet produced. It is absolutely guaranteed to fit and hold the hernia with comlort, or money refunded. Don't buy any other truss before trying this For sale and guaranteed by W. J. Studley, PHARMACIST, Boston Block, ALGONA, IA. SUGiiis&SanFranciscoR.R, THROUGH CAR ROUTE BETWEEN LOUIS' AND ,—m. SPRINGFIELD JOPLIN PITTSBURG WICHITA EUREKA SPRINGS FT. SMITH PARIS PALLAS SAN ANTONIO HOUSTON GALVESTON Solid Vootibuled Trains with Pullman Sleepers and Reclining Chair Cars. Harvey Dining Halls. Maps, time tables and full information furnlihtd upon application to fl. SCUULTKK, 6EO. T. SICHOLSOS, Gen'l Agent, Gen'l Ptss'r Agent, CHIOAQO, ILL. 8T. LOUIS, MO. PROFESSIONAL. ^-l~***- —•X^-^VX'^^-X^^.V^N^^.-x. 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 & McMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office in Hoxie-Fercuson bl jck. E. V. SWETTING, ATTONEY AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. J. C. nAYMOND. ERNEST C. 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 SURGEON. Office and residence in the Boston Block. (In the new block.) H. C. McCOY, 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. P. S., BURGEON DENTIST. Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. DENTIST. A, L. RIST< D, D. 8. Local anaesthetic fo» deadening pain in gums when extracting teetn, DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, med iquors (or medicinal cines, and pure li purposes only. Bootes and. One Hundred Dollars Is offered to any person who can duplicate the CIGAR FOR § CENTS. SCHU & WATERHOUSE, », 'itr.?--

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