The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1897 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 24, 1897
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MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, . NOVEMBER 24, 189T. SUSPENDERS. MITTS, Calf Mitts,) par Lined f Wool } j Mitts J. TTNBEEWEAIl. Men's Heavy Underwear, Men's Fancy \ Suspenders f :iOc S n ' 8 I::::::::::::::: -::::75c Children Men's j 4Q C Fedoras 1**^^ ?s. bJ B r'"ftl.S6 FUR GOATS. Fur Coats A From ay/ liti The Greatest Clothing Sale of the Season w«ii u»nr,-« tfcSc wppk FRIDAY NOV. 26, and continue for four days. Tlx© Youths' Suits. O. B. DURDf\LL 6c GO. Clay I Worsted,) $5.00 Black Youths' Suits. $3.00 Men's Suits. Black ) it* A f\f\ Cheviot^..., $4.00 M Wool { Socks i •— — •— Men's Socks. Men's Caps. Men's Heavy Collars. Celluloid 1 Collars, f 50 THIBTT riBST TEAB. BY INGHAM A WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year....- - Onecopr.stx months... One copy, three months. • • • Sent to anv address at above rates. Bemlt by draft, money order, or express d Rates" advertising sent on application. the discovery of new means for living without work. But it is worth thinking of. May not Carlyle be right that the one unhappiness of man is " that he cannot work, cannot get his destiny as a man fulfilled." Is his suggestion entirely cynical that " if man were not a poor, hungry dastard, and even much THANKSGIVING. Every rightly constituted person gives thanks. The thankful spirit like all the benevolent emotions is a sign of the normal and healthy mind. Laughter, good cheer, friendliness, hopefulness prolong life and revitalize the nerves. Hatred, revenge, envy, discontent paralyze energy and are symptoms as well as causes of decay. The creaking of the wheel warns the driver that there is need of lubrication. Whan a man cannot lookout on life and rejoice that his blessings are what they are he cannot change his diet, his employment, or his climate too quickly. There are common material causes for most of the needless despondency of the world. A wit said that whether life is worth living depends upon liver. Bad digestion causes tenths of the ungratefulness the nine- of life. The other one-tenth is divided about equally between uncongenial employment and ararified atmosphere. The possession of wealth has nothing to do with the thankful spirit. A more hopeful and buoyant band never broke out in anthems of thanksgiving than Thos. Hooker's pilgrims into the wilds of Connecticut, eating acorns gathered in the snow for food. The struggle of the age is for wealth. The luxuries it affords and the worries it brings set the pace that kills. A Kossuth pioneer once said that when he got his first eighty acres he whistled all day. With each new eighty he whistled less, until, the possessor of a magnificent two-section farm, he had forgotten how to whistle. Many things determine congeniality of employment. Purely selfish pursuits never in the end are congenial. The poet Whittier advised every young man to early align himself with some great cause. Purpose in life has much to do with a cheerful spirit. Men of wealth who are worthy of mention have some aim beyond mere accumulation. Pullman to his dying hour was devising new improvements for his cars, and planning his great manual training Bchoolforhis model town. The memory of Henry George is being fittingly honored by the world. He devoted great talents to the problem of alleviating the hardships of the masses. He set little store by the ordinary successes and comforts of life. Yet who can doubt that he possessed in great measure that inward satisfaction that made the world a congenial field for him and that filled him with the true spirit of thanksgiving? Duty was the great watchword of our puritan ancestors, who gave us thanksgiving day. Duty has been ridiculed a great deal of late. But duty is a mainspring of action that made a vigorous, self-denying, masterful people. And duty, the doing of a hard thing because one ought to do it, the stem determination to rejoice because one ought to rejoice, and to give thanks because one ought to give thanks, is not without its compensation in that inward peace of mind that makes up for many flings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Happiness is eaid by our modern philosophy to he the real aim in life. "Happy my brother?" saysCarlyle. " What difference is it whether thou art happy or not? The only happiness a brave map ever troubled himself with asking much about was happiness enough to get his work done. Work is alone noble, all dignity is painful, a life Of ease la not for any man. Our high- 09t religion is named the worship of sorrow. For the son of man there is no noble crown, well worn, or even ill yrprn, but Is a crown of thorns." Ambitious high school classes still use for a graduation senti- the od Lfttin " Labor Ipae Volup- of a blockhead withal, he would cease criticising his victuals to such extent, and criticize himself rather, what he does with his victuals." Tomorrow is the day officially set apart for giving thanks. If one wakes up to find himself out of harmony with the spirit of the occasion it will be a good da'y for an inventory. If his troubles are of the stomach he should combine a new cook book with exercise. If he cannot live in this rare fidgety atmosphere without feeling the burdens of all humanity resting on him too heavily he should seek the ocean level, where people take the world as the Lord made it. If his part in life is uncongenial, if his aims are too low or too selfish, if lack of aim leaves him restless and dissatisfied, if ease anc want of labor rob his mind of vigor and his life of purpose, a new hitch in his moral suspenders cannot be taken too speedily. For the man who does not possess a thankful spirit is on the down track. matter of fact the family paper may have as much to do in shaping public and private morals as either the teacher or preacher. A public journal in the family circle, be it good, bad or indifferent, is read more or less by every member of the family who reads at all. The teacher has the child or young person five or six hours a day; the preacher talks at or over them an hour or two a week, while the paper is in the home the whole week through and as a general thing is thoroughly read, because it is always at hand, if for no better reason." Gov. Shaw has already done two wise hings. One is to arrange for the appointment of a competent state librarian. The other is to retain W. H. Fleming as private secretary. A third is promised in the se- ection of » custodian of the. capitol build- ng who can get along with less janitor service. A Northwestern railway conductor got a verdict of §21,000 damages in Chicago Thursday, because the company is alleged to have black-listed him for participating in the Debs rebellion. FRANK W. BICKNELL, the well known newspaper correspondent o Des Moines, is in Algona this morning He says the most notable thing at the capital city is the wonderful bracing up in business. More building Is being done than during the past four years, and every line of business shows the effect. He says Gov. Shaw is going to give Iowa the best business administration since Larrabee, and that everything he has yet done commands the commendation of everybody. Des Moines Capital: The paper currency of the United States is popular with the people. Uncle Sam is responsible for keeping it up to the gold standard. If his responsibility is to continue in that respect it would not help matters much to have a lot of banking business intervene. The constitution allows Gen. Weavei to run for congress in any district he wants to. The State Register suggests that hi come up next fall and tackle Mr. Dollive in the Tenth. Mr. Weaver will be attend ed to if he accepts the suggestion. JUDGE CONRAD of Des Moines holds that the new law taxing peddlers in the county is not good because an exception is made for old soldieus and the decrepit. It is said that 2,000 peddlers were affected and they have pushed the case. THE Sioux City Journal, Congressman Perkins' paper, is out in a long and vigorous editorial against any proposal to turn the issuing of our paper money over to the banks. Our crowded columns shut out a liberal quotation. GEO. E. ROBERTS' address before the Grant club in Des Moines on currency reform is postponed until Thursday, Dec. 2. Sickness in his family kept Mr. Roberts at home last week. THE Midland Monthly for December is full of interesting and valuable matter, and is beautifully illustrated. Ja$"~labor in itself is a pleasure. It JB a q«eer njptto f or this age when all NEWS AND OOMMENT. The Sioux City Journal says the money system of the United States is a hodge podge. John Sherman closed a long article in the Forum less than a year ago with the statement that the United States money system is the best today in the world. The Garner Signal says the Hancock county republicans did not vote for the silver candidate for the legislature, but that 767 did not vote at all and do not feel bad that the silveritfi was elected. This is in answer to a squib in THE UPI-EU DES MOINES. The Cedar Rapids Republican says there is no good reason under the sun for not redeeming the greenbacks. One good reason we can suggest is that the government has nothing to redeem them with. What the Republican calls redeeming is to take up these notes, which cost us nothing, and replace them with bonds which will cost us over 110,000,000 a year in interest alone. If the Republican thinks there is no good reason against this let it find some man who has been lucky, enough to get his note out without interest, and try and persuade him to take it up and give a three per cent, mortgage ou his farm. The Britt News says DolHver Is the man to succeed Senator Gear. Hampton had a postoffloe election. The Recorder says there were 677 votes cast as against 3,500 pledges given. Senator Funk: "The day ought not to be so very far distant when intelligent, thoughtful people wJH select tfeeijp family do their Sioux City Journal: The Algona UP PEU DES MOINES shows the figures of th cost to the county treasury of holding th late election in Kossuth county. The tota cost was ?1,234.15, or 29 cents for each ba lot cast. The largest item of expense wa the fees of judges and clerks of election which amounted to §717.25. It would be in teresting to know, in addition, the co which was voluntarily incurred; the exac amount, in time and money, directly an indirectly expended by all candidates and their friends; the like expenditures of all partisan committees, local and state, and all other costs on account of the election. Of course, the precise amount of such costs cannot be precisely ascertained, but their aggregate is certainly far greater than most people fancy, and is probably many times larger than the expenses which are paid out of the public treasury. The former is, however, just as truly a part of the cost of carrying on our government as the latter. The State Register says that at 29 cents a vote it costs Iowa £130,000 for an election, and that the other items will bring it to 5850,000. Then "there is the wear and tear on nerves and industries." The New York Illustrated American has an article by Congressman Dolliver on the United States as a poor boy's country. It also adds a portrait and sketch of our congressman. It says that next to Speaker Reed he has furnished more keen epigrams to political literature than any man in public life. Senator Funk is for the "other Funk" for speaker. He says his name is against him, but otherwise he is all right. Iowa College at Grinnell has printed the address delivered at Algona by Prof. L. F. Parker, at the state meeting of Congregationalists last summer. It was a masterly review of French vs. Puritan influences in the forming of our government. furnished by the Algona Harp orchestra, which received the highest praise of those present. HumboldtIndependent: G.S.Foster of Algona has been in town most of the past week. He has been doing some surveying. T P Bender's wife, late of Spencer, died suddenly at Salt Lake City. Rev. A. L. Hudson conducted the funeral service nnd she was buried there. Bert Norton was up to Algona from Livermore to visit his sister, Mrs. A. Peterson. He tells them there that Ir. Peterson is in very poor health. Thompson Courier: In the absence of lev. Slyfield last Sunday morning his ulpit at the Congregational church •as filled by Prof. A. A. Slfert of Bufalo Center, who delivered a very able nd interesting sermon. Armstrong Journal: Amie Peugnet nd J. H. Gortner of Algona drove into Vrmstrong Monday evening with a bu"-gv full of geese, ducks and quail. \rnie never went hunting yet without >ringing home some game. Dr Kinney of Wesley has sold to Dr. Walters, brother of Mrs. Dr. Morse, n^ a member of tbe board of pension examiners his departure will doubtless lead to a reorganization. We are sorry to see the doctor leave. Three months ago Dr. Lowder o Ledyard had his bicycle stolen. Last week it was found in the Pedleton corn field in Hebron, not much the worse for wear. A tramp had taken i but could not scratch out the name and so left it. Dexter Turner was in Germania last week in the interests of the Algona Deposit & Loan association. The Standard says: He did some good work. Mr. Turner is an original character and leaves a good impression with all whom he meets. The postoffice inspector has ordered all posters and announcements of church or society meetings out of the postoffice at Euimetsburg. The law expressly provides that the postoffice shall not contain such things except on bulletin boards regularly provided. Lake. The Foreat City Summit says: A duck hunter whose home is at Algona planned a trip to Clear Lake, and among other preparations filled his grip with liquid refreshments. Before his departure the boys got hold of the grip, took out the bottles and replaced them with a pair of skates and a Bible. It was blue at tho^ako when he discovered the trick. THE LOCAL FIELD. JUST 30 YE ASS AGO. Andrew Johnson issued the thanksgiving proclamation in 1867. Here Is E UPPER DES MOINES' editorial ref- ence to, the president in that connecion: " An old chap down at Washing,on, who was accidentally hoisted onto ,he presidential stool, has issued a jroclanmtion over his own signature jailing upon the people to observe the 28th day of November as a day of jhanksgiving and prayer. We hope the people of Iowa will strictly observe Lhe day, and in enumerating the causes for thanksgiving to Almighty God we hope none will forget to thank Him in a most deyout manner that we are to endure the reign of Andrew Johnson but for a short season. There are enough we can pray for who are really deserving without wasting time and words on the drunken old reprobate who reels and staggers about the presidential mansion, disgracing alike himself and the nation." paper with as jnijph,ca,re preachy *f ft$F &§bjpl I9?ft8& PJM'ty IN THIS NEIGHBQBHOOD. Mrs. B. K, Soper of Estherville is dead. Mrs. Phil Hanna starts for Porto Rico in ten days. Representative Whelan has bought a $3,500 residence in Estherville. Palo Alto is building an iron bridge on the Des Moines at West Bend. Recorder Randall's father was one o 34 men to organize Cerro Gordo county Nels Martin, an old settler up north is going to move from Bancroft to Call fornla. The Swea City schools have 78 schol ars. Miss Wallace of Algona is a pop ular teacher there. The Armstrong Journal says the Al gona papers ought to have a jail break Ing Item stereotyped. Norraa Gilchrist as county superln tendeut In Pocahontas Is said to he th youngest official In Iowa. The traveling men at Mason City have nearly all taken out certificates t try the new Inter-changeable mileage A Slbley lady has recovered i,,. because she fell on an Joy sidewalk. I pays a town to keep its sidewalks 1 shape, Eagle Grove hw bad a big dancln "'»*' j WWW SEMI-LOCAL NEWS NOTES. The Brunson & Dauglierty drug store t Livermore caught fire a week ago unday and but for Glen's coolness ould have been destroyed. He dis- overed the fire by accident and insist- d on keeping the doors closed, thereby nutting out a draft from the building, he damage was about $300, covered by nsurance. The origin of the fire is nknown. Kate Esser at Whittemore put kero- ene into the stove and had her cloth- ng set on fire by the explosion. She vas seriously burned. Mrs. A. C. iady at Burt started to put some gaso- ine in a boiler of hot water to clean lothes. Her clothing was fired and he ran out and threw herself on the ground. The gasoline exploded with he sound of a gun. State Geologist White made a long report Nov. 10, on the value of peat in Kossuth and adjoining counties. He was up in August on a tour of inspection. He said that the peat beds hereabouts were very valuable, that they alone ought to bring railways right away. He said that Hancock and Winnebago had at least 4,000 acres each of peat, and in speaking of Kossuth said: "Kossuth county has only been partially examined, but it is known to contain some very fine marshes. It is expected that its northern part will be found to contain many more." Think now of referring to "very fine marshes." The prairie fires are all that have found peat of any value in the 30 years. Friday, Nov. 15, 1867, was the day that John G. Smith, Abe Hill, A. L. Seeley, and Mr. Kennedy got the last elk killed in Kossutb. whose antlers now adorn the court room. Last winter Mr. Smith wrote a full report of that memorable hunt which was published in these columns. The party went for deer and ran onto the elk by surprise. He weighed 800 pounds and was probably the last one in this part of the state. The new school house bell, the same old piece of pot metal that still jingles in the school belfry, rang out for the first time Wednesday, Nov. 20,1867. It was the first bell brought to the county and was then cap sheaf of adornment to the new school house, now memorial hall. It is difficult to realize now the enthusiasm of thirty years ago over that building. The new city sewer is being laid from the river up. It went under the Milwaukee track Sunday morning, there being no trains to interfere. The digging up to E V. Swetting's will be easy. From there across Thorington to D. A. Haggard's will be the deep cut. Some Winnebapo Indians camped last week up in Buffalo by M. E. Palmer's place. They were going back to Wisconsin to visit their early home. The Winne- bagoes now live on a reservation in Nebraska, but they never forget the land of their former greatness. The Northwestern and Burlington are actually building a little waiting room at the crossing up in the north end of the county. It is going to be a great convenience, for the trains now run so as to make it comparatively easy to reach neighboring towns on either line. A tap has been put across the street from Durdall's to Dr. Sheetz' and the new lights will soon illuminate the drug store. Mr, Durdall puts in the lights complete at a rental thai, about equals the former kerosene bill. The new light is the thing. The doctor's holiday display will be properly displayed. Mrs. Laura M. Johns will lecture under the auspices of the equal suffrage club, at the court house hall Monday evening. Mrs. Johns is president of theKansas equal suffrage association and is one of the brightest speakers and most earnest workers in the field. A large audience should greet her. Admission free. Wrn.'Hawley Smith entertained a large audience Saturday evening. Besides .entertaining it, he said many things about living and reading, food and literature, that will be remembered, and he recited selections that leave pleasant recollections. The public is under obligations to the schools for bringing this charming lecturer to Algona. The Waite farm near Wesley was put up at auction Saturday at administrator's sale, terms half cash. D. A. Haggard did not talk 15 minutes until it was sold at ?35 an acre. That is a remarkable evidence of what the real land values are hereabouts. A forced sale at ?35, half cash, is certainly a gratifying state of affairs for the lucky men who own land. The foot racer who took in West Bend has also left sorrowing hearts at 3urt. He went up first and beat the ocal talent out of its money. Then he arranged to have the Burt boys back iim in a race at Armstrong. He got jeaten, of course. The Journal says ,he Burt boys were awful mad, two vere brought up and fined by the mayor or fighting, and the "gang" was ordered out of town. As much as $300 is aid to have changed hands. H- -T- -T- Geo. E. Roberts, who is an authority on wheat, has a word of advice about next season's crop: It is apparent that a ;ood many Iowa farmers intend to raise iiore spring wheat next year. The prospect now is that the price will be 'air another year, the only danger be- ng that encouraged by good prices this year, the farmers all over the world will want to raise wheat next season. The dry waather this fall however has unquestionably prevented the Tall wheat states from increasing their acreage, and the indications are that it has not even held its own. We do not believe our farmers should abandon their policy of making corn and stock their chief dependence, but we also believe they should raise some wheat without getting excited on the subject. +•*-•*• Consul Phil Hanna writes to the Liv- more Gazette a short letter from Porto Rico after a week's residence there, saying that he likes the place very much; that it is quite warm there and he sleeps with the doors open. He says that business between the island and the states Is not what it should be at present, on account of all the products going to Cuba, by reason of the war there. •*-•*••*• A bashful young doctor at Clarion while walking home with a young lady Saturday evening gave her a troche to relieve her cold. Sunday morning he was banded a pants button and a note suggesting that he might need It himself and to keep the blamed thing. -•-•*••*Jphn G. Smith, Frank Iflcoulln and Harry Moore are the only AJgona bunt- Henry Ebert, whose death occurred but a few days ago, got 43 bushels of potatoes from an even bushel of seed in 1867 and THE UPPER DES MOINES claimed a record for him. -T- -T- -T- Nov. 1,1867, Asa C. Call and Henry Durant dissolved partnership as real estate agents. -i- -7- -j- Here is a business announcement: Frank Nicoulin is building a new shop near Durrin's shingle mill, -T- H- -i- Nov. 21 THE UPPEK DES MOINES closed its first year under Editor Warren's management. Its circulation had trebled in the twelve months. -f- -T- -r- J. E. Stacy had joined Mr. Foster in putting in the water mill. The paper hopefully remarked: "The work has been done in a manner to give the assurance that we shall soon have a mill that will not perform a pilgrimage to Fort Dodge at every spring flood." In Memory of Judge Itaudall, The Mason City Express-Republican says of Recorder Randall's father: Judge Randall was one of God's noblemen. He stood from the first known, of him in the community for uprightness, temperance, Godliness, obedience to law, and all things which make for the betterment of humanity. He was one of the founders of the Methodist church and bad an honored and influential place in its work in this city. His children grew to manhood and womanhood and forming families further spread the influence of this strong man, w,e know o(, w^ofeave YJ,eit$a Clear crown." The news of his death brought genuine sorrow, not only in the homes of his many relatives, but to all who had lived here long enough to appreciate bis worth, He was a friend to everyone, and therefore universally beloved. His life was a noble example of Christian citizenship and its Impress will last for many generations. A grand good man has been taken to his Father's house above, where he will certainly receive the welcome " well done! You have fought the good fight, finished the course, kept the faith, n.ow receive thy Miss Amy Wallace is at work in Clarke & Cohenour's office arranging papers in Nick Halsey's suit against T. D. Kandall & Co. of Chicago. This is Halsey's third commission firm and he asks for $8,000 on 1,1200 cars of hay sent them. It raises the same question, namely, whether a commission house can sell the hay for one price and report another to the consignor. T. J. Julian, the Union Holstein man, has a gold medal that ought to fill any dairyman's heart with satisfaction. It comes from the state dairy association and says first prize on butter exhibited in Charles City a week ago. He entered the state dairy contest and walked off with the honors. Mr. Julian is a thorough dairyman, and knows how to make premium butter. Tlie accident insurance company has thus far refused to pay B. W. Haggard for the injury he received at Sexton last summer and a law suit is likely. He was entitled under his policy to §500, and the company quibbles over the clause in it about a moving train. It is a mere technical question and the past policy of the courts has been not to allow insurance companies to get out on such. The program for the afternoon meeting of the equal suffrage club at court house hall on Monday next at 2:30 will consist of short papers by Kate Annis and Lena Madson, a reading from " Josiah Allen's Wife" by Lenette Butler, and an informal talk by Laura Johns. Put off the regular "day's wash," ladies, if need be, and come. Above all, do not fail to hear the address in the evening. Gentlemen are especially invited. Visions and Tasks will be the subject of the sermon at the Congregational cmifcn next Sabbath morning. In the evening Rev. Sinclair will preach the first of a series of illustrated sermons on the life and times of Christ. A fine stereopticon will be used and views of events in the life of Christ will be shown on the screen, also a scripture reading and several hymns will appear on the screen to be read and sung by the congregation. The school teachers' meeting was a great success. It was lively and interesting from start to finish. The special feature was Miss Mclntyre's illustration of a new method of teaching numbers to little children by means of blocks. THE UPPEU DES MOINEB is willing to stake its reputation that it is the correct thing. They learn sizes, distances, angles, and proportions by the oye. That is more important than any possible jugglery with figures. Friday night as Lewis H. Smith was going home he came upon a screen door someone had carelessly or purposely put across the sidewalk in front of the old Lamo house. It was dark and he stumbled ana fell so that his head struck on the picnei fence. He got a very bad gash, over one eye, so bad that he had it sewed up to prevent an unsightly scar. He came _soi close 'to a very serious accident that he is than*- ful that it was no worse. The Chrisanthemum show was a delight. The flowers don't smell much—-would nvv do for Hawley Smith's garden of wn. ict > 7 t said " thank God I get smell f ronvit" -»»» they are great on dress parade. 'wWJr.Z gaudy like a circus procession. They snow off like a theatrical company. They aw good for a one or even two nignts but enough is enough of them. , much they are like a pumpkin Wpssomor » sun flower, or anything else that is gew»Jf and cheap. The seamy side of life showed the commissioners of insanity A farmer near Lu Verne nameo his wife up for examination. She was sanest one of the outfit and her/toiy, roboratecl by the actions of o ^ daughters, showed how part of lives. It was a otory of deliberate shameless abuse. Before Cady got town the wife had notice of » suit voroe served by Bonar wn?

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