The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 9, 1898 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 9, 1898
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tfPPEK &m MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1898. The best is always the cheapest USE...,. Chase & Sanborn's Teas and Coffees FOE SEVERAL REASONS- 1st. They are better strength and go farther. 2d, If they go farther they are cheaper. 3d. The flavor is better. 4th. The quality is always the same. 5th. The superiority of their goods secured the World's Fair contract and pleased the millions oi people who were served with them, and they will please you. 6th. (And last) we guarantee every pound to be the best goods on the market, and prices the lowest. Wf\LKER BROS., EXCLUSIVE AGENTS. GRADING CONTRACTS LET. W. V, HAIGHT GETS THEM BOTH. Dr. Wnud of Gormnuln Gets Contract for Doctoring tlio Poor— Other Board The result of the second letting of the grading for 1898 was much the same in the county as the first. W. W. Haight was the only bidder for the south half, and was the only bidder for the north half who put up the bond the board required. Mr. Haight gets the south half at the same price as before, eeven cents a yard for the first 100 feet. The bids for the north end were: G. F. Holloway, por yard, 100 feet 7 c M. Stephens 7 c P. H. McCormack GJfc J.O. Hatch.... 0 c W.W. Haight O l /,c As Haight alone put up the bond of • $2,000 the board decided his bid the best and let him the contract. Mr. Haight is an experienced grader and has done the county good work. COUNTY DOCTORING. Dr. Waud of Germaniagets thecoun- tj; this year for $600. He is a new man but is said to be a competent physician. The bids for the whole county were as follows: H. 0. McCoy, Alcona 8800 A. H, Vorwerk, Bancroft 730 E. J. Gay, Algona 000 G.A. Walters, Wesley 1)00 W. E. H. Morse, Algona 800 T. S. Waud, Germanla 000 Dr. Coles of Algona and P. D. Boody of West Bend made bids on districts. Dr. Morse had the county the past year at $800. He says that it did not pay him i % egular fees for his work. CHANCE TO SPECULATE. The old water closets back of the court house will be sold at public auction, Tuesday, March 1, at 2 p. m. AFTER THE DELINQUENTS. The following will collect delinquent taxes: E. O. Pitz, Germania; P. Weimer, Ledyard; R. M. Richmond, Swea City; Julius Kunz, Wesley; P. W. Ford, LuVerne; C. J. Lenander, Bancroft; Silas Harris, Burt; P. M. Curtiss, Algona; H. P. Hatch, Whittemore. GOOD POOR FARM SHOWING. Leander Barton was able to report the poor farm on a paying basis, creditable alike to his management and Lou Millen's superintendence. He Is getting some more full-blood stock and is authorized to add a piece of land on the north by trading the old Henry Hauserman forty and some money to boot. The report is as follows: Costs $ S79 08 Expenses 70046 Labor, harvesting, etc 815 75 Steward'8 salary 300 00 Superintendent 3833 Total Sl,534~49 Receipts- Grain S 84702 Cash 01103 Permanent Improvement^ 370 06 Total 81,73861 Net profit $80412 ROUTINE MATTERS. Notes in county treasurer's hands ordered collected by county attorney. -Bond of P. K. Smith, deputy treasurer, pf $10,000, approved. Assessors get $2 a day. County surveyor allowed $50 a year for office rent. Tax of 1897 on lot 2, block 32, Algona, abated, Road on line 27 and 29-100, 30 and north laid. E, Kunz committee to report on con- Bent highways as follows: On 10-98,27; 16-98, 27; 24-98, 27. L, Barton committee to report on highways, grades, and bridges on lines 0 and 30 Sherman, 24 and 25-94, 27, 4 and 9 Sherman; 10-94, 27. M. Weisbrod committee to report on t rades between sw 24 and nw 25 in eneoa. Burton committee to report on grade between 13 and 14-100, 27. Bonds of W. E. McDonald, Jas. E. Randall, Wm. E. White, C. A. Tellier, W. E. H, Morse, Prank Jenkinson, H. McGiyney, M. P. McDonald, Blanche Grose, W. J. Crammond, accepted. Justice reports of Paul Peohner, R. W, Barge, W. A. Smith, N, E. Bradburn, E. H, Clarke, P. M. Trimble, a'o . ceptefl. * ' Tax of Prank Bassel of Germania abated. „ " Tax sales 9085 aftd 9082 redeemed by treasurer, Report of examining committee in Cjownty books approved. John Q. Smith $ppQlnted to buy putfit for treasurer's ojnce. ' Cash jn dog iwnd tr§nsf erpfl to county opened THE ANNUAL BEAN SUPPER. Judge Grnntfer of tlio Supremo Court Will Speak In Algonn Fob. 22. The grand army is arranging for a big time Fob. 22, the annual boan supper. Judge Granger, one of the ablest ind best men in Iowa public life, will be present. The state commander will also be here. It will be a pleasant occasion, as the following program indicates: Prayer Rev. F. E. Day Address Commander Orr Music Glee Club Address President Women's Relief Corps Music Gleo Club Address Hon. 0. T. Granger Music Gloo Club 3hort talks by Comrades Music Address Commander A. H. Evans ttuslc, "America" CHECKING THE WITNESS. Testimony of a Careful Old Man to a Shrewd Young Attorney. The young lawyer was determined that if vigilance could accomplish anything the case shonld be decided in favor of his client, and so when the careful old man went upon the stand for the defense the attorney leaned forward, prepared to >fight every inch of the way. "Mr. Johnson, the plaintiff," said the careful old man, "said that if I would buy the house he would get Mr. Gimpson to relinquish his lease. He said he thought Mr. Gimpsou would agree to go. I guess"— "Never mind what you guess. We don't want any hearsay or guessing. Your honor [to the court], I object to this witness' testimony. He is guessing at what he says. We want facts." "Excuse me," said tho old man. "I was about to say I guess at nothing and insisted on the understanding being established in my presence. So the two men got together, with me on hand, to listen to what they said. I understand"— "Objected to as incompetent. Your honor, we don't want to know what this man understands was done. We want what he knows was done. We want"— "One moment," said the careful old man. "I was about to say that I understand ordinary conversation with some difficulty, and so that there might be no error I insisted that they yell out their propositions in loud tones, which they did until you could hear them in the middle of the town. I am informed"— "Your honor," cried the young attorney, "is our time to be taken up listening to hearsay evidence? He does not know. He was informed that such and such was so and so. What we must have is what he knows about the trade and whether or not he"— "I am informed on real estate values, having been a real estate agent all my life," the old man said, "and I knew what the worth of that lease was to the holder of it. Knowing the facts, I would fix his damages at $78.83. I believe"— "Objected to as a conclusion and as incompetent What any man believes is not necessarily good proof. I don't want to know what you believe, but what you know. We must insist on your telling what you know and not what you surmise or what you conjecture or what you think or what you imagine. A courtroom is not a place for exploiting what a man believes, but what he is sure of, I think the court will support me in saying that we don't want to know what this man believes." And the young lawyer looked confidently at the justice. "I was going to Bay," said the wit ness, "that I believe that is all."—Chicago Record. Mr. and Mrs, Pigeon, "There is one very admirable trait about pigeons," said A. B. Mather of Cincinnati, "I have always hud a penchant for birds, and since I was a small boy have owned a number of pigeons. When pigeons mate, they do so for life, and the average constancy among them is as great as among human beings, have watched them oarefwily and never eaw one of them desert its mate. I had a very handsome bachelor pigeon thai was quite attentive to one that was mated, When the mate returned home, he found this pigeon hovering around the cote, and, taking in the situation al a glance, attacked the gay bird and pearly killed him. After that there was no attempt uppu his part to break up the little honie. They have no divorces among them, and altogether valuable lessons iu domestic happiness can be }earuefl from pigeons. "•?-Washington FOOD WASTED IN COOKING. Life Snutainlng Valne of Meat and Vegetable* tost Through Ignorance. A series of investigations by experts connected with the United States department of agriculture go to show that there is an immense amount of popular Ignorance in the Jnattef of cooking; that, while the greater part of the food of man is prepared for use by cooking, yet tho changes which various foods undergo during the process and the losses which are brought about have been but little studied. Few persons know, for instance, that in 100 pounds of uncooked cabbage there are but 1% pounds of dry matter, and of this dry matter from 2)i to 8 pounds are lost in the cooking pot. Experiments with potntoes showed that in order to obtain the highest food value potatoes shonld not be peeled before cooking; that when potatoes are peeled before cooking tho least loss is sustained by putting them directly into hot water and boiling as rapidly as possible. Even then the loss is very considerable. If potatoes are peeled and soaked in cold water before boiling, the loss of nutrients is very great, being one-fourth of all the albumeuoid matter. In a bushel of potatoes the loss would be equivalent to a pound of sirloin steak. Carrots contain less nitrogen, but relatively more albnmenoid nitrogen than potatoes, and therefore furnish more matter available for building muscular tissues. In order to preserve tho greatest amount of nutrients in the cooking of carrots, the pieces should be large rather than small. The boiling should be rapid, so that the food value of the vegetable shall not be impaired, as little water as possible should bo used, and if the matter extracted is made available as food along with the carrots a loss of 20 to 80 per cent or oven more of the total food value may bo prevented. In the cooking of cabbage the kind of water used has more effect on the loss of nutrients than the temperature of tho water at which the cooking is started. In any case tho loss is large. The losses which occur in tho cooking of potatoes, carrots and cabbag3S vary with the different methods of boiling followed.—Pittsburg Dispatch. BEWARE THE THIN BANANA. TEXAS SNAKE STORY. It Was Picked Too Soon and Will Always I'rovo Pnokerjr and Sour. When yon are buying bananas, nevel purchase the long thin ones unless yon want fruit which will pucker yonr mouth. No matter how well ripened these thin bananas may appear to be they will always be found both sour and acrid. This is because the bunch which contained them was picked too soon. The banana grows fastest at first in length. When it has reached its full development in that direction, it suddenly begins to swell and in a few days will double in girth. It is at the end of this time that it begins to ripen naturally, and the effort of the banana importer is to have the fruit gathered at the last possible moment, and yet before the ripening has progressed even enough to tinge the bright green of the fruit with yellow. A difference of 34 hours on the trees at this time will make a difference in the weight of the fruit of perhaps 25 per cent, and all the difference in its final flavor, between a puok- ery sour and the sweetness and smoothness which are' characteristic of the ripe fruit. To get the bananas to our market in good condition requires fast steamers, which must be provided with ventilation and other means of keeping the fruit from ripening too fast in the hold. Muoh of the finest fruit does ripen in the few days of passage, and this is sold to hucksters for street sale.—New York Sun. Falling In Love. "It is not everybody who can fail desperately in love,'' Andrew Lang declares. "Many a young woman knows that she, for one, is not a born heroine. We cannot all have a genius for passion. Indeed that genius is, first, rather unusual, and, secondly, is apt not to be confined to a single object. Girls ought not to be educated in a belief in the coup de foudre. Most of them will find some good fellow who is much attached to them, as they will be to him. They will marry, if they have luck, and never think of losing their heart, in the style of Dido or Medea. This has always been the prose fact of matrimony, and thus 'Hymen peoples every town,' If young women wait for the coup de foudre and the handsome knight who comes riding through the forest, they will coif St. Kathorine or lead apes in hell. Novels prove the inadequacy of the ideal. The heroine always loves the unsatisfactory poet, is jilted, meets the solid squire or business man and finds that 'what she had taken for love was,'etc.—we all know the formula—and lives happy ever after." His Notion of It. "Why," she asked, "do so many od the poets write • about goldenrod? It seems as if every one of them had tried to glorify it." " Well," replied the man who had worked on a farm, "the only explanation I can give is that the poets probably never tried to raise potatoes in a field where goldeurod had got a good start." —Cleveland Leader. Mode»ty. " What's the matter, old man? Von look sad," "I am. I just asked Parnsworth to lend me $5." "And I suppose he said he didn'i have that much in the world." "No. He had to get a $10 bill ohang ed in order to let mo have what I hac asked for.":—Cleveland Leader. Chinese nature is a curious branch o human nature. The Celestials pot only continue to buy as freely us ever from . their customers, the Japanese, but rnauj ! of the Chinese insist that they never ' fceard of the war. The New York stqok brokers are said $o wear out th<j floor of their stock every flye years. A Battler and a Mexican Afloat on a Plank For Hour*. "I have heard of many men being placed in odd predicaments," remarked Captain Jenkins, "but one of the most peculiar situations that ever befell an individual was assuredly that of an ignorant Mexican ft good many years ago near Indianola, Tex., at the time the town was so nearly destroyed by a tropical hurricane or cyclone. I have heard the story many times, although it happened so long ago. It was during the extreme height of the cyclone. Houses in Indianola were going to pieces like so much paper, boats were being wrecked, and it looked decidedly bad for the individuals who were located in exposed portions of the coast. It was about this time that a little Mexican settlement on one of the coast islands adjacent to Indianola began to go to pieces, the water having risen over the top of the sand dunes and the waves smashing the loosely constructed buildings of the settlement into kindling wood. Jose Barotti, one of the inhabitants of the settlement, was separated from the remainder of his family, and, clinging to a long plank, was driven into the inner bay over the ruins of the settlement. "When the day broke, he was out of sight of laud. The waves had calmed down and the storm was gone. As he cast his eye about in the early dawn, to his horror he found the other end of the plank occupied by an immense rattlesnake. As soon as the snake observed the Mexican he began to writhe and coil in an odd sort of manner, and apparently to make attempts to reach the poor follow, whoso hair was then standing on end in a manner wonderful to behold. The hours wont by. The snake kept up his antics, but for some reason did not get any nearer the Mexican. The unfortunate fellow was afraid to leave the plank, knowing that ho would drown, and at the same time he was in horrible fear of meeting death in a more terrific manner from snake bite. He lay on the end of the plank with his eyes fixed on the rattler. In fact, they both eyed each other, and this they kept up until midday, when a fishing smack came sailing along on the lookout for castaways. "The Mexican was seen from the boat, and in a short time was hauled on board more dead than alive. He pointed weakly at his hissing companion. The sailors on the smack killed the rattlesnake and found that he had jammed his tail through a small knothole in the plank. The immersion of the buttons of the rattle in the salt water had caused them to swell, and he was unable to remove his tail from the hole. To this fortunate circumstance the Mexican owed his life. The fact that the coast islands contain many rattlers accounts for the presence of the snake on the plank.''—By the Bye in New Orleans Times-Democrat. Ban and Caught the Car. A short man with a fat, red face ran out of the Erie railroad depot at the foot of West Twenty-third street the other forenoon and chased a crosstowu car which was midway between Eleventh avenue and the ferry. He was a fast runner and held his hat in his left hand as he gained on the car. The passengers on the rear platform, in a spirit of mirth, encouraged him: "Don't give up. You'll make It. Make a spurt, old boy. This is your last chance to get a car before two minutes, " one of them said. At Eleventh avenue he caught up, and, perspiring profusely, sprang upon the rear platform. He appeared happy, and when he handed his fare to the conductor he said: "These Bleeoker street oars that run down Ninth avenue do not go often, so I ran to catch this one." The conductor rang up the fare, and in a matter of fact way answered: "This oar goes to Thirty-fourth street ferry. Qet out and wait for a Bleeoker street oar." The sprinter got off as some of the passengers cried out: "You can run anyway. It is better to run and lose a oar than never to perspire at all."—New York Commercial. A Timely Betreat. A young botanist was showing a party of ladies and gentlemen through the conservatory and explaining to them the properties of some of the choicest plants. Among the visitors was a would be young looking middle aged lady, who at every description volunteered the statement that the plants and flowers she had at home were quite equal to anything exhibited here or indeed anywhere. Just as they were passing a giant cactus she was heard to exclaim: "Well, this is nothing extraordinary. I have a cactus at home that is still larger. I planted and reared it myself." "Beared it yourself," the professor gently observed. "How remarkable 1 This specimen is 63 years old, and if yours is still larger''— The lady did not stay to hear any more, but executed a strategic move meut to the rear.—Pearson's Weekly. Her Beginning. Tom—How do you like that novel 1 brought you yesterday? Alice—1 don't like it at all. I don't care to finish it. Tom—How much have you read? Alice—One chapter. Tom—Then you really haven't got into the story. The first chapter's merely a sort of introduction, Alice—But the first chapter isn't the one I've read, and the heroine dies. No you may take it back.—Chicago News. Poor Old Mail. "That's 11 strange case of the ageil yeutleiuau who moves in the highesi circles, isn't it?" "I hadn't hoard of it." "Hadn't you? Why, the Yerkes tele scope is authority for the story thnt the '.uau in tho moon is all burned out."— Mleveland Plain Dealer. Frank Niconlin Land Company. OFFICES AT «»TXTXT 5 WHEATON, MINN., ORTONVILLE, MINN.,1 And ALGONA, IOWA. LAND OF No. i HARD WHEAT. Land that can be bought for speculation and will double in value. Land for a poor man to buy because one crop of flax or one crop of wheat at present prices will Day for the land. .. . ,« Also have some fine farms in Kossuth county for sale—would ,ike to list more. We have hundreds of agents looking up customers for us, and if you want to sell your farm list it with us. It will be placed in the hands of all these agents for sale. We will will furnish you a half-fare rate to the lands in Minnesota and back, and if you purchase land the fare which you pay will ae credited on the purchase price. Buy a farm and be independent. Call at our office and see us at once. We have some rare bargains. Frank Nicoiilio Land Company, Don't take any chancB on Abstracts of Title. My books are thoroughly complete. None but experienced abstractors have ever written a word In them. My work Is done by compe- ,ent persons and Is guaranteed. Anything 011- .rusted to me will have prompt and careful attention. REAL ESTATE LOANS, FARMS AND WILD LANDS. :. C. SAMSON, Algona, Iowa. Opera House Block. M. P. HAGGARD. G. F. PEEK Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.] Abstracts, Real Estate,-^ 0 ^ Collections, ALGONA, IOWA. DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, med clnea, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. Soolcs an-d. Stationery. Chas. J. Doxsee, .A/bstracts, ZEBestl IBsta/t©, Loans, and. Zxi Office In Geo. 0. Call Building. PROFESSIONAL. . v ^^ - ^^^^ x -^^-^^•VX••^••»X•^»•'"^'•^*• 1^ *''^'' 1 *»" 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 Hoxle-Ferptuson bljck. E. V. SWETTING, ATTONEY AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. J. C. RAYMOND. ERNEST 0. 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 SUR&EON. Office at residence, McGregor street. WATER OR NO PAY. Artesian wen contractor. I have the only cable steam drilling machine owneu in the county; sink wells for water supply for towns, cities, and railroads. Special attention to farm well work. Estimates made. I employ only expert drillers. Address A. F- Dailey, Algona, Iowa. Coal and Feed. I sell coal and grind feed to order AT HOBART, IOWA. Also have feed for sale. W. H. JONES. 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 PRES. W. M. BEARDSHEAR, Ames, Iowa. 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. D. S., SURGEON DENTIST. Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. DENTIST. A. L. RIST, D. D. S. Local anaesthetic fox deadening pain in _ gums when extracting teeth. GET WATER OR NO PAY. The undersigned has a complete Steam Cable Well Drilling Outfit, D. R. FRAZER. SHELLY & PETTIBONE, MARBLE Head Stones, Monuments,' |^"See us before you contract. "All in favor of John Paul Lumber will signify it by holding up their hands !" The verdict upon the thorough goodness and reliability of the staunch stuff from this concern is unanimous—farmers prefer our lumber because the grades are superior and I/'M are sold at lowest prices, .nished quickly. Call anc {claims. and

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