The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 22, 1897 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 22, 1897
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THE BBS MOINfiS: ALGONA, IOWA 189?* to Subscribers. .60 ft* copy, ofteyftar.. »^°" scopy si* months.. <g tte copy, three months • •• • • *° to an* address at above rates. draft, money order, or express or- Rate* of advertising sent on application. TEN PAGES, THE Carroll Herald illustrated the true newspaper reform by using a fine quality of paper last week. Nothing would help newspapers so much, as a rule, as less quantity and faore quality. LAFE YOUNG was vindicated by the jury in the libel suit by ex-State Binder Nelson. Judge Carr was his leading counsel. This marks the final defeat of the whole scheme of last winter to injure Mr. Young's reputation as state binder. His final vindication will come when he is re-elected, as he should be, by the coming legislature. C. B. MATSON of Algona spent two years at Bolla, Mo. The state school of mines is located there and is second only to the mining department of Columbia college, New York, in this country. Missouri has a single board of control for the educational institutions. Mr. Matson says the board as now constituted giyes every thing to the college at Columbia, and only what it has to to the Rolls school. He says Iowa can make no greater mistake than to put its educational institutions under a single board, because favoritism is inevitable. • character. They were not the work of a good man gone wrong. They were committed with a skill, a diplomacy, a Cool nerve, and a capacity for swindling unparallelled. We do not believe the records of forgery will disclose, considering the field of operations, another such a case of minute, elaborate, deliberate, shrewd, and collossal swindling. A single illustration of his methods is worthy of reproduction. In 1894 Lund was anxious for money, and Buss had a piece of land known as the '' Wesley farm" unsold. Lund had planned to forge against it, but BUBS was wanting to sell and would have the land constantly in mind and be likely to stumble onto a mortgage or bogus change shipped 156, Hunting 22, Hahn & Thompson 43, McMichael 18, and 10 miscellaneous. A smart jury at Clarion was left out at night with instructions to bring in a sealed verdict. They wanted to go to bed and so signed a verdict " we agree to disagree." When they got done with Judge Birdsall they decided not to be so smart again. The Monitor says a wedding occurs at the M. L. Godden home today at 3 o'clock. Their daughter, Ida, and G. J. Gudknecht will unite fortunes. It don't seem so many years ago that THE UPPER IDES MOINES reported the mar- deed. Something must keep Buss' attention off. Stars " D. T. Smith's bass solo, " The Miehtv Deep," will alone well repay at- tenYance This is the beginning ot a series that will be given in the•interest of a pipe organ fund. Prof. Smith has done good work for the choir and will direct the program. riage ofMr. Godden. Monitor: Bev. Day, pastor of the PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Will. Hinclion will be home from Iowa mArrnw. from Strawberry be done to Marcb, 1894 he telegraphs to Buss as follows: "I am offered $24 an acre for all your Wes ley farm. May I sell? Wire answer.' The answer was delayed, Lund says, and Lund wrote at length. His letter is a splendid sample of a voluminous correspondence. Let the reader realize that Lund had no offer for the land, did not go to Burlington at all, put up the $500 himself to fool Russ and get the land where RUBS would suppose it was out of the way and therefore never inquire further about it, and then read what follows: " As I telegraphed you I had an offer of $24 per acre for all your Wesley farm, 660 acres, but the delay in getting an answer from you necessitated a trip down to Burlington by myself to sec the parties again. I have Just returned from there and made the following arrangement subject to your approval. I received 8500 in cash to bind the bargain until September next, when the purchasers are to pay $2,500 more, making a total to that time of $3,000. the balance to be paid in five equal annual installments on Jan. 1 each year with interest at the rate of seven per cent. I did all in my ' " ier cent., but could not SENATOR PUNK has written a strong editorial in favor of a single state board of control for all of the state institutions excepting possibly the schools. Senator Healey, who was in Algona last week, favors this measure. Expressions from many leaders in the last legislature indicate that it is going to be popular with the coming session. A state board of control for at least part of the state institutions is undoubtedly going to be tried. The strongest argument for it is the inefficiency of the present boards of trustees, which the report of the examining committee is going to fully disclose. THE Port Dodge Messenger is partially UPPER power to get eight pei _. . and it was only with difficulty that I got seven, as it seems money is plenty at six in that part of the state on real estate security. I enclose $500 just received as earnest money. I thought you could not have less than that for taking the farm out of the market until September, and I will wait for my commission until the September payment. I hope the above arrangement will be satisfactory, but if not entirely so I have left the deal in such shape that it can be declared off without any difficulty whatever. I don't think there is any danger that our purchasers will back out. but if they should, you have the $500 and your share of this year's crop on the farm and I insisted on having the second payment made before this year's crop is being marketed. The buyers wanted time till Jan. 1. If there should be any hitch some where at the time the second payment is to be met and the same is not forthcoming I will secure the rent for you and would expect you to pay me $50 for my work m this deal The $50 would not any more than cover my actual outlay showing the land Methodist church at Algona, was in Burt on Monday making arrangements for the selling of tickets to the Bishop Fowler lecture on Abraham Lincoln, which comes Jan. 8. A good crowd will go from here and some 30 seats will be reserved for us. Emmetsburg Beporter: Dexter Turner of Algona, representing the Algona Deposit and Loan association, was looking after the association business in this city Monday Alex. White of Algona came over Monday evening to look after the invoicing of the John Paul Lumber company's yard in this city. Buffalo Center Tribune: Miss Norma Gardner of Algona has been at Mrs. G. W. Pangburn's for the past two weeks taking painting lessons under Mrs. Pangburn's tutorship Andrew Smith of Algona, who was formerly in the hardware business in this city, was shaking hands with his friends here Tuesday and Wednesday. Webster City Tribune: P. G. Slanders and Ora Leoneta East were licensed to marry Wednesday afternoon. Prank, as he is'called by his friends, is working now at Algona. He learned most of his trade as a printer in this city, and his father, Peter Slanders, is still a resident of this place. The bride-to- be is one of the charming young ladies of Stanhope. Many friends will wish them a happy married life. Point for the holidays. Claude Stull is up from Iowa City, where he is studying in the dental college. Mrs. Lou Quinlan is down from Minneapolis for a visit at the Nicoulm home. Rev F E Day went to Des Moines Monday evening and is expected home today. Miss Bertha Hancock will be home from Chicago tomorrow, for her winter vacation Misses Emma Buell and Stella Johnson are down from Minneapolis for a holiday visit. Mrs Geo. L. Galbraith came home yesterday from her Chicago visit of several weeks., Mr. and Mrs. DickRislMrived last.even- ing from Tacoma, for a visil at the Lewis H. Smith home. Mrs. Marion Hedrick entertained a few Algona friends at dinner in herbexton home yesterday. Mr. Goodwin, a class-mate of Wm. K. Ferguson's in Dartmouth college, visited him last Thursday. Mrs. C. J. Mott of Hampton is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Prof. Spencer, and will spend some weeks here. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Langdon are expect- Holiday Goods. New, Novel. Largest and Finest Line. PRICES As Low as Possible. In Plain Figures. The Same to Everybody. E. & F. Drug Store. EHLERS & FALKENHAINER. SEMI-LOCAL NEWS NOTES. An Emmetsburg some girls out riding. young man took A lot of boys met correct in its guess that THE DEB MOINES' critic had not given Geo. E. Boberts' Des Moines address careful study. The Messenger must admit, however, that the only practical proposition for extending national banks is by maintaining and expanding our bonded debt, as at present. We simply credited Mr. • Boberts with the evident purpose of the bank currency advocates. If Mr. Boberts has a plan for a safe bank currency consistent with paying off the national debt and retiring the bonds, we are with him, not, however, to the extent of retiring the national currency. THE I/UND LETTERS. All of the correspondence between the late C. L. Lund of Algona and L. D. BUBS of Chicago was made public in the trial of the land/title cases in dis' drict court last week. It extends over a period of 10 years and refers to transactions amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In another column some paragraphs are given from the Lund letters, referring in the main to matters of local interest, and not especially as an indication of the adroitness with which the most astonishing frauds ever perpetrated in Iowa were concealed. It is a matter of amazement that any man could for 10 years carry on a system of forgery affecting and dickering with these fellows four days and my trip to Burlington." The telegram was dated March 29, the letter was written April 9. On April 4 Lund had forged a deed to one Britton. On April 5 he forged a deed from Britton to Ryan for $8,000 and tried to persuade Ryan to go in and take half with him, which would have stuck Ryan for $4,000. When he refused Lund said he had a deed made out in his name, and it would be convenient if he would deed back to him, Lund, as he would take the whole piece. Ryan had no objection to deeding for a nominal consideration and named $1 in the deed. Lund raised this to $8,000, had the deed recorded, and on April 9, the day he wrote to Russ, he mortgaged the land to Anna S. Paton of New York for $3,500, thus getting the $500 which he sent toRuss. Russ accepted the sale, for it was a good one, and thereafter made no inquiry about the Wesley farm. Lund was a composite of very opposite traits of character. He had all the impractical and visionary ideals that might be inherited from a school professor and preacher for a father. His ambition, willingness to work hard, great plans for himself and family and for the community are one side of him. With all these he was shrewd beyond belief in planning a system of frauds that caught everybody from Russ with the party, held the horse, took the girls out one by one and kissed them all. The boys were arrested and the mayor ordered them to apologize. We hope Editor Furry of Alden does not hear of this happening. -T- -5- -5- Paul Alexander Johnstone, the mind reader, whoso visit to Algona is still fresh in the minds of many, says he is going to make a trip around the world while blindfolded. At the same time he is going to beat the record for globe trotters. " I have about made arranctements for the trip," said Johnstone at Kansas City the other day. " A great many of my friends have tried to persuade me to give up the idea, but I don't think I shall. Of course it will be a great strain on me mentally and phys- ed out for a visit soon. His headquarters will be in Duluth this winter. W P. Jones will go to Moline, 111., Monday to do business with the Deere company, and from there will go to Chicago. Miss Ada Smith is home for a week from teaching at Stillwater, Minn. Sho is principal in the high school at $100 a month. Capt. Geo. S. Foster is travelling for the new Algona milling company. He .has the ]Northwestern lines and covers a big territory- Mrs. Robt. Pinkerton is visiting at Will. Naudain's and caring for her father, lilden Fetter, who has been very ill for a couple of weeks. Charles Kowe, Frank Tellier and Miss Helen Starr will come tomorrow from Iowa college, at Grinnell, for the holiday vacation. The college meeting at Sioux City, Revs. Yetter and Day attended raised, the course of study and otherwise improved the work. They were gone two days. Jas. H. Jones of Cresco has bought a farm seven miles out of Des Moiues and will move in the spring. He goes down next week to complete arrangements. The Minneapolis university students all came last week: Misses Mabel and Ruby Smith, and Alice Wadsworth, Messrs. Claude Nicoulin, Carl Setchell, and Charlie Chubb. Roscoe Call is homo for the holidays from Ann Arbor, Mich., where he is on his first year in the university. Miss Myrtle Call will spend the vacation at home from her Illinois school. John Christie, the new representative from Garner, is a brother-in-law of Lem. StockwelPs. They married sisters. Mr. Christie visited at the Stockwell home We have some fine Holly Branches for sale. so many land titles, evidenced by so many public records, involving such large amounts, swithout detection or even suspicion of crookedness. It is more a matter of amazement to those who knew Mr. Lund that he should have been the man. No suggestion has been advanced that offers even a hint of a satisfactory explanation. Mr. Lund was proud of his standing in the community, he loved his family, he worked unceasingly. His letters show that he was watchful for Russ' interests during the early years. THEUP- JPER DBS MOINES still adheres to its first formed opinion that in the inception his fraudulent transactions were for want of money. He "had a theory about the profits of feeding cattle. He struck the worst years for cattle feeding Iowa has ever bad. He bad gained BUBS' lull confidence by careful attention to bis business, and Russ was sending him thousands of dollars to be loaned. Lund knew enough about the Prof. Fredericksen methods of doing business to not be at a loss for a means of giving security, and wbat was easier than to tide over till the next year, when be would surely be rich. This is tbe charitable view, ana it is consistent with one side of Mr. Lund's nature. his hundred thousand to workmen who had laid by a few hundred, and even to hired girls. Back of Lund in the remote past must have been a Danish sea rover somewhere in his ancestral line,, a dreaded pirate of the English coast, whose dominant strain, lain dormant for generations and apparently submerged in the strong tide of ministerial blood, was suddenly to reassert itself and astonish the natives in a peaceful agricultural community. ically. So far my plan is to bave the president or some high official in Washington start a packet of letters around the world, and after ithas been gone about three weeks I will be blindfolded and start to follow it. The blindfold will not be removed from my eyes during the entire trip, and I will follow the packet and try to overtake it. I think I can do this." Armstrong Journal: Bailey's farm department in the Britt Tribune is worth more than all the stuff giving advice to farmers we have read in six months. It will cure the blues, while the instructions and admonition given by many papers on this subject would give most anyone the tired feeling. -T- -T- •*Al. Adams didn't like Ingalls' lecture: The title to John James Ingalls' lecture at the Congregational church on the 10th inst. was a little misleading. It should have' been " Chance Old Chestnuts." To those who have kept track of the ex-senator in his past palmy days the lecture—pr rather the rambling and disjointed talk- was a great disappointment. Not a single new thought was advanced and no old thought was clad in a new dress. He rambled and wandered and joked through an aimless hour and a half, succeeding most admirably in keeping the crowd good-nat : ured. He seems to have made no effort to arrange his thoughts with any system, but just wandered on and threw out any chance old chestnut that he fancied would strike the sensational or emotional side of his audience. Either he underestimated the intelligence of his audience and so struck below them, or else he has been himself greatly overestimated. THINGS TO BEMEMBEB. Bishop Fowler, Jan. 8. The next lyceum will New He was public spirited, be made a farm, be beautified all be touched, be saved nothing from the wreck and did wrt attempt to escape it. geip fully improved upon the community a generous estimate that |0U prop! Pf $b© first discovered frauds IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. The Burt Creamery company holds its annual meeting Jan, 8. Dr. Beane of Burt has been to Battle Creek visiting his parents. Tbe people at Blue Earth City are organizing a physical culture club. It is reported that E. J. Hartshorn of Emmetsburg will be a candidate for state auditor next summer. The Cherry sisters bave loaned $17,* 000 on farm security the past summer. Part of it was Algona money. Hon. M. K. Whelan is in the postof- fice at Estberville studying the books and getting tbe run of things generally. Tbe Herald says J. O. Hatch will take the Swea City postofflce Jan. 1. Jle is putting in a new outfit and a new office. Bailey reports a law suit in Hancook county of Virtue vs. Lau. We didn't know tbe fprmer lived in Hani- cock county, Eagle Grove bads big dance last week! The Gazette says: TbeAlgona Harp probeetra furnished tbjs music, wbiob •--•" ft»e. champion be held Year's night. W. C. T. U. will moot with Celestia Beed next Wednesday. The Congregationalists will celebrate Christmas Friday eyenirig at the church. The equal suffrage club will meet at the home of Mrs. L. W. Butler tomorrow evening at 7:30. Poultry is slow in coming in. Chickens and ducks are worth 8@4 cents. Turkeys are better at 8 cents. All children who do not expect a Christmas at home, if they will come to the Baptist church Friday evening, will receive a present. The Christian Endeavor will hold an old'fashion dime sociable next Monday evening at Mrs. Jennie Bushnell's. Come early. Old-time amusements. The ladies of the M. E. church will serve a New Year's dinner in the court house hall. All are cordially invited. Dinner, 25 cents. Children, 16 cents. The Incarnation will be the subject of a Christmas sermon at the Congregational church next Sabbath morning. In the evening tbere will be a sacred Christmas concert, consisting of anthems* solos and recitations m which tbe eboir will be assisted by tbe col* lege students now borne for their boll- while in Algona. E. J. Hartshorn was over from Emmetsburg last week as a witness in court. When asked about his candidacy for the state auditorship, he said that it was indefinite as yet whether he would be in the race or not. He will decide soon. He has many assurances of support. Glen. Brunson was brought from Livermore by his father last week Tuesday, and is at home having a run of typhoid fever. His wife is with him while Will, and his wife are at Livermore keeping house and attending the store. Glen, is having a serious sick spell, but all will hope that he will soon be up. Mrs. Wm. Quick is home from Clear Lake, where she has spent three weeks with her daughter, who has been very low since her baby came two months ago. It is possible she will be taken to a hospital, in which case Mrs, Quick will bring the little one home. She has only been able to be on her feet once in the two months, and is in constant pain. A New Postofllce Rule, Postmaster Howard of Webster City, acting under instructions from the postoffice department, will hereafter refuse to deliver mail from lock boxes and drawers. People who have lock boxes in the postoffice are expected to have a key and get their mail without annoying the postmaster. The Freeman says: The rule will not be arbi- trarily'enforced to the extent of refusing to deliver mail to those who may occasionally forget their key. But many lock box renters never have keys and very frequently children call for mail from lock boxes. Hereafter this class of patrons of the postoffice will not get their mail unless they have a key. Wants a Now Town. Armstrong Journal: Since the waiting room was erected at the crossing between Swea City and Germania there has been some talk of locating a town there. The idea is a good one. Move Swea City, Germania, and Ledyard to that point and It would make a good little town. There would be territory enough to support a city of 2,000 inhabitants and it would make a better market place and business point in every way than all the three above named towns are now. It would also become the county seat when Kossuth county is divided. A Tea Kettle that will stand ordinary wear, that will | not rust out, that will always look clean, is what the majority of people want to get. We not only believe, but we know, that we have such an article in our celebrated "Bochester" nickel- plated. It is the only Tea Kettle that has a doubla - seamed spout, which makes it impossible to melt it off. The only tea kettle that has a special heavy bail that runs entirely through the handle. The only tea kettle that has special heavy ears that will not break. The only tea kettle made of special heavy copper, nickel plated—will outlast two ordinary nickel tea kettles. Our range kettles and silver-lined coffee and tea pots are beauties. The "Bochester" nickel goods are the cheapest to buy—they are all made of heavy copper, nickel plated. They will not rust or chip. Our line of nickel goods must be seen to be appreciated. We would be pleased to have you compare them with other nickel goods on the'market. We have eighty diffei-ent patterns of POCKET KNIVES — salesman's samples—which we bought at a bargain, and until Jan. 1 will sell them at reduced prices; the best assortment we have ever had. O. M. DOXSEB, HARDWARE. THE GREATEST SRLE OF.... CROCKERY Ever held in Algona. * Beginning today and continuing ten days we will offer for sale, FOR CASH ONLY, our entire stock of Staple Crockery in stock patterns, AT COST. We feel safe in saying that a better line of these goods was never offered to the public at such a price. The stock consists of English, Semi-porcelain, and Vitreous China of the latest decorations, as well as the latest things m plain white. Come early for the best selection. WALKER BROS. A FIRST-CLASS COLLEGE EDUCATION Free of Charge to Students of Iowa. Afforded by the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. A new college year begins Feb. 22, 1898. Large faculty, excellent equipment, reasonable living expenses. Thorough courses in the Sciences, in Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mining Engineering, a Course for Women, Veterinary Science, Dairying and Group Courses. You can have an illustrated compendium free by addressing During the present month I will . make a special ..... GUT ON ROBES of all kinds. I have a big assortment to select from, so come early and get a good bargain. Montana Buffalo Robe, Black and Red Galloway, Grey and Black of all sizes. A splendid assortment of winter plush of all shapes and sizes. D. B. AVEY, <W*

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