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ESTABLISHED ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY §, 189& YCL, GASH BASIS. That is the only kind we will have on after Jan, 10th, No tomorrow nor Saturday night nor end of the month business after that time, but CASH. We think we can make this system pay both you and ourselves better than the old way. Look here at these prices for cash: v , Oat Meal, 10 pounds....... / Yeast, I package oic A. & H. Soda, I Ib. package. .o$c Lilly Gloss Starch, per pkg. .04x1 Cleaned Currants, I Ib, pkg. .ope Five-pound Sack Salt o$c Granulated Sugar, 17 Ibs.. .$1.00 We want to close out our entire stock of Crockery, as we are going to do away with that department. Come and see what CASH will do in that line. Yours for CASH, M. Z. Grove & Son. ib2 E. State St. TBI/EPHONB 19. Galbraith's Monday and Tuesday, Jan; 10 and 11: we will sell our 50 cent Table Linen, per yard, - - 39c 75 cent Table Linen, per yard, - - 59c $1 Table Linen, per yard, - 89c 05 cent Handkerchiefs, each, - - 03c 10 cent Handkerchiefs, each, - - 07c 15 cent Handkerchiefs, each, - - lie 30 cent Handkerchiefs, each, - - 20c 35 cent Handkerchiefs, each, - - 25c 50 cent Handkerchiefs, each, - - 35c 75 cent Handkerchiefs, each, - - 50c $1.00 Handkerchiefs, each, - - 75c Now is your time to buy Handkerchiefs and Table Linen. G. L. Galbraith & Co. Fine Furniture, PICTURE FRAMES AND -NICE REPAIR "WORK. fV. M. Undertaking and Embalming. THE GASH GROCERY. Buy California canned goods—ioc a can. A nice (light color) Table Syrup at 2$c a gal. Family White Fish gc a pound. We deliver grain, and hay in bales, to any part of the city. J. C. ANDERSON, South of court house. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, $eo,ooo, Peposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collec tions m'ade promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WJJ. H. INGHASl, President; T. OHBISCHILLES, Vice Pres; LEWIS U, SMITH. Oosliler DIreotors-rrWm. H. Ingham, John- G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrlschllles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadswortjx, Barnet Devlne. First National Bank of Algona, CAPITAL $5Q,OOQ A. OAliJj President! \VM. K. FKRGUSON CasUler Vice President I 0. P. SMITH........ Asst. Cuoliler Directors—D. H. Hutehins, S. A, Ferguson, Philip Borweiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A Gall, R, H. Spencer, Win. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. Vfflters «md ptrevtors-~ • A. D. Clarice, President, 0. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lautry, OasMer, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred, M. Miller. Myron Sehencki •ffios. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, 850,000. General Banking, flilVAyE SAt'EXY DEPOSIT V4VZTS. jsg-Interest paid on time deposits. DISCUSS ALGONA'S NEEDS, OPINIONS ABE FEEBLY EXPRESSED The Saturday Night Lyceum Brines Out Various Views—A Meeting of Unusual Interest. At the Lyceum Saturday night all the chairs were occupied as well as all the standing room in the rear of the court house hall. Much interest was manifested in the talks given by different citizens on Algona's needs in 1898. Rev. Day spoke of the moral needs of the community. No matter how much of material prosperity comes, if not based on a solid foundation of .morality the town will make no real progress, He spoke of the M. E. chnrch to be erected during the coming summer and of the advantages to be derived from the new structure. Postmaster Hinchon thought that whatever else was done the people of Algona should act as a unit. Where factions and strife abound little progress can be made. Mr. Hinchon favors good roads. The town should see to it that the approaches to Algona are in such good shape that trade will be drawn from all directions. He also favors working for a new railroad, and the encouragement of manufactories. Mr. Butler, representing the school board, showed the advantages to be derived from a new school building. When more than 35 pupils are given a teacher, the Instruction is given to the class and the individual pupil is v lost sight of.. The best school work comes only when the individual and not the class is the unit of school work. A room outside of our present buildings will be needed in the spring and additional high school facilities must be provided for next year. Mayor Chrischilles stated that the legal limit of our indebtedness is $18,000. We are already $16,000 in debt, so Algona can undertake no great project at once. A street grade should be established, which can be done for about $100. The south side sewer system should be extended to the river. He thinks that the question of electric lights can wait till we know more about gas. Thirty-five thousand dollars would equip a plant sufficient for fuel as well as light. Mr. McElroy told of the needs of the library. The city should own it and levy a moderate tax for its support. Not quite so many books have been taken out the past year as there were the year before. He accounts for this by stating that school children have more work to do than last year and that few new books have been received, Seven hundred persons read in the library during December. One night 50 were at the reading room and over 30 at one time. The library absolutely needs $500 at once to carry on the work. - The speeches above outlined were of the greatest interest, yet the other portions of the program were of high order. There will be no lyceum this week on account of Bishop Fowler's lecture. Next week Mr. Spencer will ?ive a talk on Niagara Falls illustrated by stereopticon views to be secured in Chicago for the purpose. BEING in your silverware tickets and have them redeemed, as no more will be given out. M. Z. GROVE & SON. You can dye your goods in one hour with Putnam Fadeless Dyes. All other dyes require from one to four hours. Ten cents per package. Sold by E, & F. drug store. THE KOSSUTH INSANE. The Present Condition IB Reported By Supt. Hill of the Independence Asylum. Supt. Hill of the Independence asylum has made a report on the condition of the Kossuth county patients. In each case he says they are unfit for care in a county hospital. The report is of interest: ••:•:::::::» tajixiQn^onoOhj^oiijp, e MASS'S iS^eW {,£&£|$aE|atii<B.s H^B'I e+ rt- rt- rt- 6 9 rt rt-*5. D <* i epAAcDCi.t2eDcct£p.<b< L&CLCL&P » pi WERFT PREPARED FOB SLEIGHING A Vajiaboiia Couple Traded Their •\V8BOH for a Slejgh Over in. Western Kossutu. Steye Koppe, who lives in Kossuth just east of West Bend s had bought a new pair of bobs for the good sleighing. A vagabond opuple,'Frank Mason and a woman, came along In the night and set their wagon box off on Koppe's runners and went as fur etvst as south Wesley before they were gathered in. Deputy Cosgrove caught them and they were returned to the Bend, where they were allowed to go on a promise tp leave the state, Inasmuch as the theft was commuted in Kosswth this was probably as severe a sentence as could Well be enforced by a Palo Alto court. Koppe has his new bob-sleds again and is enjoying the good roads* Happenings at Hobnrt. Ed. Cook, whose leg was broken a few weeks ago, is not getting on well. Walter Jones is putting in scales and will handle coal. Bradt, the merchant, has packed up and shipped his goods to Wisconsin! CASH is our basts. See our ad. and notice how far your money will go. M. Z. GROVE & SON. HUMBOLDT College pays your railroad fare, and, besides, gives you board, room, and tuition for $22.00 per term. Next term begins Jan. 4. Address J. P. Peterson, Humboldt, Iowa.—12 REVIVE GOOD OLD CUSTOM The New Year Was Ushered itt \vltli Enjoyable festivities—Those Who Received. Algona revived the good old custom of New Year's calls last Saturday and ;he town was gay from 2 to 6 o'clock with the various festivities. Although gotten up on very short notice a great many participated, and a pleasanter day has not been spent in years. Nearly 100 gentlemen made the rounds, while as many ladles were gathered at the various homes that were open. Those who received were as follows: At the Cowles home Mrs. Gardner lowles assisted by Mrs. A. D. Clarke, Mrs. Geo. W. Ingham, Mrs. Geo. S. Poster, and Misses Mabel and Ruby Smith, Alice Wadsworth, Irtna D. larke, Trlx Salisbury, Ruth Purvis, Myrtle Call', Mabel Gil more, Lilly Kundert, Clara Yetter, and Mrs. Harvey [ngham. At Mayor Chrischilles' home Mrs. J. T. Chrischilles assisted by Mrs. Geo. . Call, Mrs. E. V. Swotting, Mrs. Thos. P. Cooke, Mrs. W. B. Quarton, Mrs. A. L. Rist, Mrs. Wm. Ehlers, Mrs. Guy Taylor, and Misses Edna Waterhouse, Rhoner, May Johnson, and Nellie Taylor. At the Dr. Morse home Mrs. Ida Morse assisted by Mrs. C. T. Chubb, Mrs. Fannie Walker, and Misses Lutie Wallace, Maggie and Mattie Haggard, Josle and Jennie Pettibone, Edith Walker, and Edna Mclntyre. At the S. E. McMahon home Mrs, Dannie McMahon assisted by Mrs, E. J, Murtngh, Mrs. Wm. K. Ferguson, Mrs. C. O. Simpson, Mrs. Frank W. Dingley, and Misses Bertha Hancock, Stella Johnson and Myrtle Nicoulln. At the Dr. McCoy home Mrs. H. C. McCoy assisted by Mrs. C. B. Hutehins, Mrs. J. W. Robinson, Mrs. Miles, Mrs. Jas. Patterson, and Misses Louise Me- !oy, Clara Hamilton, Gertie Williams, Abra Robinson, and Jennie Patterson. All the homes were beautifully decorated and at each light refreshments were served. Everybody had a most enjoyable time and everybody has already decided that 1899 shall be brought in with a fitting celebration, RESCIND GRADE CONTRACT A Technical Point 111 tlio Law Necessitates He-letting Grading for the County. On account of a quibble about the manner of letting the contract to W. W. Haight for the grading in the south half of the county for 1898, the board Monday rescinded the contract. When Mr. Haight began working for the county grading cost 12 cents a yard. He cut it to seven and has given the best of satisfaction. The main part of the grading is done with the one-mill county road tax. This the county board may expend as it pleases. But when the board uses the bridge tax tor grading it must publish 14 days notice of letting the work. In late years there has been little or no surplus in the bridge fund for grading, still because this 14 day's notice was not published In the letting of this contract, it was decided to begin over and open up the whole matter for bids, The law for expending the bridge fund surplus is very technical. The board must have a petition of one-third of the land owners of the township be fore it can use this money at all.' Then it must advertise. The reading of the statute would indicate that each grade must be let by itself.' This quibble will probably keep the board from using any of the bridge fund for grading, which in view of the demand for bridges may not be much of a loss. The board was acting within its legal authority in contracting with Mr- Haight. He is a good grader and it is a question whether the county will gain anything by letting things get into a wrangle. If such a tendency manifests itself the contract should be renewed. Otherwise it is undoubtedly best to let everybody bid. Ilomeaookei-s' Homeseekers' excursion tickets may be sold to certain territory on Nov. 2 and 16, and Deo. 7 find 21, 1897. The selling rate will bo one lowest reguhu first clftsa faro plus $3. PINE Plymouth, Rook roosters fox sale, - JNO. G. SMITH. TEACHERS AT DBS MOINES, A SESSION OF tffitJB&AL 1NIT1SEE8T, Ah Interview with Prof. Spencer Which Tells the Whole Story- Attendance. THE UPPER DBS MOINES reporter Interviewed Prof. Spencer on the Iowa State Teachers' association held in the capital city last week, and received the oUowlng information: What kind of a meeting did you mve? First class. There > was the largest attendance in the history of the association. Over 1,100 were enrolled is members. • As it costs a dollar to 6n- •oll, many were present who did not >ecome members. This is particularly .rue of Des Moines teachers and of ithers in the immediate neighborhood, ["he best program ever given was pre- ented. There were Dr. Harris, U. S. commissioner of education; Dr. D. S. ordan, president of Leland Stanford Jniverslty; Miss Holbrook, principal I the Forestville, Chicago, schools; and others from outside the state. Phe inspiration secured will probably be of more value to us than 'the information gained. One of our teachers iays it is well worth $50 to her. Who were there from Algona? Mrs. Horton, Misses Colton, Randall, Mclntyre, Stephens, Wundt, Jones, ,nd Superintendents Van Erdewyck and Spencer. I hear .that Macomber stirred up the directors? He did. Macomber is king of cranks. His fad is to cry " fad, fad," and he did t well. It is probably true that our chools need to guard against the in- roduotion of everything now, and yet o refuse a thing because it is not jovered with moss is not' in accord with the progress of the times. What about Speor number work? I had the pleasure of attending some f the sessions of the Speer school, now leld in Des Moines, and had some con- ersation with Mr. Speer, who was present. The general opinion of the uperintendents and principals is that •atio in number work is logical and has some to stay. Any trouble in the election of officers? There was a struggle in the nominat- ng committee between the friends of " urrier and Gates. It is thought that ates' fight against the American Book jorapany brought his greatest opposi- ion. From one source or another came he cry, "let Gates fight his own mttles," and the committee decided hat he should, without the moral support of the association. Why doesn't Kossuth county enter .he race for the library prize for hav- ng the most mileage in attendance upon the association? Perhaps she can another year. I ihink we can get enough to secure a special car and so avoid all crowding' and all may be sure of a seat. All the teachers who attend are very enthusiastic and another year will doubtless see a large delegation from the largest county in the state. In speaking of the meeting the State Register says: "The child study ound table, N. Spencer leader, held one of the most interesting meetings of the series." In this division Mrs. looke's paper was read. In the draw- ,ng division Miss Jessamine Jones talked on her specialty and took part n various discussions. Algona was ably represented. FEBBONAL MOVEMENTS. Photographer Peterson is home. L. J. Rice went to Chicago Friday night. The college students started back Monday. Mrs. John Grove is down from Morris, Minn. A. N. Bushnell is in town to remain a month. J. B. Jones was up on a business visit Monday. Thos. F. Ingham was over from Spencer for Sunday. Mrs. Harry Dodge came yesterday for a visit at the Capt. Dodge home. Miss Orma Vesper spent New Years with Miss Mabel Moffatt at Ames. W. L. Joslyn is off for a month's visit with his parents in Sycamore, 111. F. L. McComb and wife spent the holidays at a family reunion in Atlantic. Miss Clara Hamilton will go to Dubuque shortly to take a course of sludy in music. Chas. T. Johnson has gone to Des Moines to take a business course in Drake University. Col. Spencer goes to Cuthburt, Ga., Jan. 18. Mrs. Spencer and his mother will go with him. Chas. Kowe will not return to his college work at Grinnel. His eyes would not stanc the confinement. W. W. Alcorn was down from Seneca Monday, on his way to Black Hawk county on a business trip Peter Walker and family of Lotto Creek have been spending a week at the Peddlety home in Masou City, J. W. Wadsworth will attend the annual meeting of the state agricultural society a; Des Moines next week. Mrs. Owen from Thrall and Miss Ella Levete from San Francisco visited at F . Vesper's last week. Mr. and Mrs. S. 0. Spear went to Chioa go yeeterdoy,. Whether they will go fur£h ei' east depends on what they decide later Dr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Ingham started foj their western home yesterday morning They went by Oinaba and will visit »Tohn G. Smith will go to Des Moines ae^ week for the state meeting of the fish. game association and also for the tiyo opening. M. B. Cb,apln has bjsen at Austi visiting his sou James, who has Been pro motod to the Austin lumber yiyd. He re turned last evening. - ,, v , Mrs. Frasiev and, tiio Gftltottttb. homo to Algon» and he took «te prise. He talked wttfc L&> _._„_„ minutes before the latter recognized 1 S. A. Ferguson, Wm. K. Ferguson's father, returned to his New YorkTiomea week ago after & very pleasant visit in Algona. He is now ?4 years of age, but hale and hearty. Mr. and Mrs. Fred fcandall came over from Mason City last Week for a visit at the Nicoulln home. Mrs. Uatidall andMrB. Quinlan will return to their homes the last of the week. Judge Quarton started for Arizona Monday noon. He was joined at Kansas City by L. £. Swotting. He will be gone three weeks and will come back fully posted on the gold output. • Mr, and Mrs. Geo. E. Clarke started yesterday for the south, Mrs. Clarke will rlsit in Dallas, while he will go on to Arlona and inspect the gold mine. They will be gone three weeks. "Mayor Chrischilles goes to Mason City 'rlday, The banquet is held Friday even- ngandhe will talk on "Jackson and the West." T. G. MoDermott is also on the program. J, W. Hinchon and others will go >ver. Frank Nicoulln was in Minneapolis twice ast week in connection with his land busi- iess. He says he is getting things In splendid shape and that Minnesota is eure to lavo a boom this spring. Good land is Still o be had at cheap prices. Monetary Reform. Fort Dodge Messenger: The Fort Dodge Messenger is partially correct n its guess that THE UPPER DES. MOINES' critic had not given George E. Roberts' Des Molnes address careful tudy. The Messenger must admit, lowever, that the only practical proposition for extending the national anks is by maintaining and expand* ng our bonded debt, as at present. We imply credited Mr. Roberts with the evident purpose of the bank currency ' idvocates. If Mr. Roberts has a plan or 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 he national currency.—Algona UPPER DES MOINES. : • The Messenger emphatically does not idmlt that the " only practical propo- ition for extending national banks is by maintaining and expanding the government debt:"' On the contrary, we distinctly aver that a banking system msed on the national bonds is an impracticable system, has passed its days f usefulness and should be revised. We ,re aware that Secretary Gage provides or continuing bond security, but he would be glad to drop that feature, for has only retained it as a concession o congress. It would gi'eatly simplify the whole ubjoct and promote that reasonable jomparison of views which alone leads o good results if those who oppose the tending propositions for monetary re- orm would understand to begin with ,hat nobody connected with this administration wants to do any of the ollowing things: 1. Perpetuate the national debt, 2. To increase the national debt. Sven those who advocate any sale of )onds at all do so upon the theory that t is cheaper to now once for all make our monetary .system self sustaining ihan to Incur the) constant expense of maintaining the gold reserve. They want to put the government where even another democratic free trade adminis- )ration could find no excuse for selling jonds to maintain the gold reserve, or worse still, allow our government paper to go to discount. 3. Contract the currency. 4. To put any obstacles in the way of bimetallism, 5. Return to wild cat banking. 6. Do anything to put the government or the business of the world in the power of combinations of capital. None of these things are .proposed or desired by the McKInley, administration. If once this could be understood, and we could calmly discuss whether one way or the other way Is the best to avoid these evils and promote the security of our money, the expansion of our currency when and where heeded, and the general prosperity of our people the situation would be far more'sat- isfactory, • , ,'.".'•' The Messenger wants never to see any more sales of bonds in time of peace, and above anything else never to see the value of our money, the value of every wage earner's pay, trembling in uncertainty over whether the administration will take steps to protect our currency, It has been freely charged upon the present sytem that under it syndicates of capitalists were able, by raiding the gold reserve, to force an indefinite issue of bonds to create alarm and panic in business circles, Lot us put an end to such charges by removing the possibility of such conspiracies, • We consider it no answer to say that while the republican party is in power, ami when there Is ample revenue, there Is no problem. We do not want bond' , sales, or panic, or distress, even when the democratic party is in power. We want the currency of this country to be secure beyond republican administrations. We want the life bipod of commerce' to flow and maintain its health giving qualities by involuntary action, not by the permission or disore* tion of the president. The people of this country will sustain this view when it ia fairly presewV ed to them, Wlmleu Feels Good. Emmetsburg Tribune: The motion for a new trial in the argued before Judge l j l h/"""«'**» i ^ on Wednesday evening i . the granting of a new trie may Aot be hoard at Algona, i T-be. 'defendant is a very glad man thip new opportunity to cleat 1 blmeelf, 'He still protests his innocence, twd " general feeling here is that the wrong man. f,\ MoplY—Oft Mpffey—Qa seoow.4 Money—On 8hwt1 Money—At lowest o, 0. C,all/AlgQRf*'' *$••

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