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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 18, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Kepublican, February 18, 1931 Twenty Years Ago. Mr. find Mrs. John FriPdercs of Rlv- erdale were the parents of a fine now baby boy. A nine and three quarter pound bov had been born to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McPadden. Lewis H. Smith snc 1 daughter, Mrs. fcuby Wallace, were planning to leave tof a trip Into Minnesota. Mrs. Lydla Cole was visiting relatives In Chlcflgo. Mrs. H. O. Buell of Burt was also In chlcngo for a visit W. E. McDonald had returned home from Seattle In eompanv with his wife's brother, Zell Coffin, who had been 111 In the west. Chas. P. Nolte had pone to Des Moines to spend a week on business connected with the Iowa Mutual Druggists' Insurance Association. Betty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Backus was reported ns recovering from a serious attack of malarial fever from which she had been sufferinfr for about ten days. Countv Treasurer Fred Anderson had rented Dr. Seeley's house on McGregor street, and was planning to move his family here from Wesley the first of March. The Andersons were a welcome addition to our population. The annual banouet of the Mothers and Daughters club had been held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Schenck In Union township. About one hundred guests cat down to a splendid repast. There were several musical numbers by Miss Dittmer of Burt township, R. E. Vincent, Miss Thompson and other members of the organization. Mrs. George Hofius and J. B. Hoflus gave some short spicy readings, and August Slagle entertained the company with two violin selections. Betty Barlslou, daughter of Rev. Prank Barslou of Mason City and a niece of Mrs. Jack Johnston of Algona, had created quite a sensation at the Northwestern University by using the word "bunch" in a theme she had written. In the story she used the expression, "A bunch of cowboys dashed out of the corral." Tho professor called her into the office, and told her that the term "bunch" •was slang, and therefore improper, and that she should have used the word "number" or "group." Whereupon the young woman gave the professor an indignant look and told him that If he would use any other word "but "bunch" out west he would'last about two minutes, and the "bunch" would brand him as an eastern tenderfoot, tar and feather him, and ride him off the ranch on a rail. Then the professor forgot all his self-made rules of good English and said, "You're the breeeziest little freshman that ever blew into Northwestern," but the girl •was a junior. We Have Changed AH That By Herbert Quick and Elena Stepanoff Mac Mahon Copyrlpht by The Bobbs-Merrlll Co. WNU Service forgot what she was doing am! looked I pinceT people tn need brought any- at the^ Jewelry with her thoughts j thing they might possess for sale; or "* bought at the thieves' auction where loot was sold. Most of the men wore military shirts, hut this fact meant nothing ns to their having served In the nrrny. Here and there were men nnd women In evening clothes. Many THE STORY Titonka is Fine in Relief Work. Titonka, February 12. Special: A carload of corn, eggs, canned .goods 'and clothing was shipped out of Titonka Tuesday consigned to the American Bed Cross for drought relief work in Arkansas. Farmers of the community brought in corn which, was "shelled by Bay Oesterreicher and handled, through the Fanners' Elevator. Others donated cash with which eggs were purchased and a large amount of clothing was brought in by farmers and people of the town. Mrs. Lee O. Wolfe, secretary of the American Red Cross had charge of packing the clothing. Carl Giesking was appointed chairman of a committee In charge of soliciting for corn. CHAPTER V.— Alusln, Indlffimnt over Villnsky's insult, vaguely feels herself defenseless. She has heard whispers of the "nationalisation of women," and tremblingly wonders If she Is to be the first victim In Kazan. CHAPTER VI. — In conversation with Vladimir, Musia somewhat bitterly criticizes her brother Ilya's acceptance of the situation. She know." Vladimir Is n mrmbor of an organization woik- Inp for the overthrow of the Bolshc- vlkl. nnd Ilya's attitude seems to her to be a cowardly one. Vladimir, contemptuous of Ilya's weakness, Inwardly agrees with her. CHAPTER VII.— Vladimir determines the time has come to join his comrades In arms against the Bolshevlkl. That night he secretly takes his departure from the Krnssln home. Almost before he has left the grounds he encounters a party of Bolshevik soldiers. In a struggle he kills one, of j them, but Is overpowered and Imprisoned. Following the arrest a Bolshevist raiding party breaks Into the «fnr off. "Yos," snld she nt Inst, "Iiorls ts i the best person for us to see. We , shall have to po down Into the rail- wnj ynnls where he lives In his car. Tomorrow morning. I think he receives In the morning. T/orls hns more power than Uny of them." "I feel sure of It." replied Musln, "nnd from what Is snld, he Is more Intelligent thnn the rrst. ! am glad it Is not thnt benst Vlllnsky I' 1 Mrs. Krnssln now snt with puckered brows, frowning, pondering. When Musln spoke of Vlllnsky na R beast, her mother shot n quick glance nt her —this wns the nearest Musia had ever come to nny mention to her mother of any subject connected with sex. But, probably, nfter nil, she did not know what Vlllnsky hnd meant. Probably, notwithstanding her expression, It wna a random shot drawn from her by her repulsion to the mnn. The mntter passed from the other woman's mind. At such n time It wns of no consequence nnyhow. There wns something she wished to sny to Musln—she felt n sudden revulsion against thnt visit to the Rolshevlk commissar's hend- quarters. Ft wns Impossible to tell Musln why; Impossible to give tip the visit. Ilyn might even now be marching out to stand before the wnll. ... She resumed the busy nlr of n person going over details of not much Importance. "And while I think of It." she re- mnrked casually, "don't tell nnyone we're going." She Is nfrnld our friends will atop us, thought Musln. Mother nfrnld of such n thing, of nil people In the world I Poor mother! Of course they would stop us If they could, but all the same, It must be done. "No, Krassln home, with authority from ( mammy," she snld, "I won't sny R Commissar Lorls, and In their search I _„_,„ for "Incriminating papers" — In reality, loot — practically wreck Ilya's apartments and carry off the young man, a prisoner. Musia, endeavors to comfort her mother, but the older woman Is crushed by the disaster. To Musia she bitterly condemns Lorls, blaming him for the destruction of her hopes for Ilya's safety. Of the girl she apparently has little thought. 'Continued from Last Wednesday.) These were the words of the Mrs. Krassln of old; but her manner was npw to Musia. Perhaps for the first time In Mrs. Krassin's life, she wns appealing, hopeful. She approached Musla^as if to embrace her, half commanding, half begging for approval of her plan. "Yes, mother," said Musia, "if you can think of anything we can do—" "I think, dear, it would he trood If you would go with me to see this Bolshevist commissar." 'Of course, mother darlin word." CHAPTER IX Mrs. Krassin Presents a Petition When Musia awakened the next morning It seemed for a moment as If the revolution and all that followed It had been a disturbed and horrible dream, and that she was now awakened to the old life, of which she had at times been a little weary, but which now she saw had been so beautiful. A night of profound slumber had done away with nil her sense of danger and perplexity. She had been playing with Ilya nnd Vlndimlr nnd her girl friends on the great lawns overshadowed by tali trees at one of their nolile c'd country seats, hut there hnd been a f/iiry charm In the trees, the grass had had a tenderer ui course, mother darling'" ex-. e ..c..u<..<.-i H n.-..-u claimed Musin, touched by her moth- i tlian slle had ever notefi - and tlie er's meek nnd pleading mode of ad- j " owers we . re morc splendid. And Algona Boy Visits Folks at Britt. Britt News: Howard Clark of Algona "and his nephew, Dwight Potter of Fenton, were over Sunday guests at the home of the former's parents, C. E. Clark. On Sunday Mrs. Clark accompanied them to Algona for a visit at the Ray Fitch home and while there they drove to Livermore to see Mrs. Clark's brother, Charles Raney, who is suffering from rheumatism. dressing her. "I will go with you any where, You needn't ask me In that way. Am I not still your little girl? 1 ' Impulsively she threw both arms about her mother's neck nnd kissed her affectionately ; Mrs. Krassln gently but quickly disengaged herself from Musla's grasp. She went to an COACH FARE A Reduction of Nearly J /2 between DES MOINES, AMES, JEWELl, WEBSTER CITY, EAGLE GROVE, GOLDFIELD ALGONA and Intermediate Points Take ad vantage of this sensational reduction in rail fare. Lowest in cost of all forms of transportation ... a savings oMi% over regular train fare. Children half fare. Baggage—5 Gibs, on full fare- ticket; 25 Ibs. onh-ill" fare ticket. *l» effect/or a te^t period, l-'cb. 1 to April JO. future action Jejifiith on resti'jnse of puhlic to t/Ji's extraordinary, 'hwf^re. old mahogany secretary, opened It, and from a secret compartment took out a little malachite box. She laid the small casket In Musla's lap. "The remainder of our jewels," she said. Musia looked up at her encouragingly; for she understood her mother and divined the cause of her embarrassment, she thought. "These Jewels," Mrs. Krassin went on, "are always handed down to the daughters. Are you willing to ransom Ilya with them?" "Why, mammy, darling," exclaimed Musin, "how can you ask! We will give up everything for Ilyn." "Everything," repented Mrs. Krassin. "Everything," said Musia again. 'We must take this casket with us." Mrs. Krassin sighed with satisfaction. She opened the lovely box. opal and diamond necklace," said sho, letting the splendid thing fall to its full length. "It Is very precious. Here are several diamond rings. See this emerald brooch!. And this, nnd this, and this—all valuable. And wo still have some money in gold: not much, but it may help. Will not those dogs rather have these tilings than the blood of my innocent boy?" "You know," said Musia, lowering her voice and speaking lightly nnd hurriedly as if to Indicate to her mother that she did not cure a flg for the Jewels. "I have still In my room several little pieces of jewelry." "Oh, no!" Interposed Mrs. Krassin us if the gill's generosity pained her. •Wo don't need them I Keep tliein!" She touk the jewels one by one from the box anil siared u t them as if try- In,-; to fix iier thoughts on them. With a hit of siicile which she found In the hoitiiin of tin: casl'et she rubbed si.ine of the stones, then examined them as they lay In her hand; then H, W, POST Dray and Transfer {'hone 298, Algona, Iowa l/ong DUtunce Hauling. Every load insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kinds of dray ing: und hauling. 82-tt then she sickened at the realization that everything had been wrecked, nnd that day she was to go with her mother to a dreadful savage of n Bolshevik commissar to plead for her brother's life. When in need of glasses have your eyes thoroughly examined by DR. F. E. SAWYER Beggars in Foul Rags Piled Their Trade With Outstretched Hands at Every Corner. She rose and prayed before her Ikon; to pray was better than to struggle. If only she were free of this struggle! Then she went out with her mother to make their supreme effort to plead for and ransom the head of tliolr family, Ilya. Tho year had grown a little older while she. herself had aged, she thought, and while her mother had so plainly broken down. The trees were already clothed In the gold of the Russian autumnal forest, not the splendors of the oriental rug scon In America. P.lue skies. Sunshine of gold filtfring through the golden loaves. The landscape dreaming In a bluish lui/.o deepening here and there Into a triinspnrent purple. In spite of pverythlni! the children played; the public gardens worn tiill of them, sporting In the sand, filling 'the air with their shouts and laughter. The Blglit of tliein brought tears to Musla's eyes, the sight of their Innocent happiness in UK! midst of the over-pros.- ent droad was so pathetic. She was very (sensitive this morning. Her mother walked with all her old vigor, us If the streets belonged to her. It was the resolution of desperation, and tlio habit of authority. Tho two wont along together In friendly silence us If they liuil settled everything between them so that words were a women woro white stockings nnd old- fashioned drosses; these were women of tiio Intelligentsia families who hnd access to old trunks or those storage rooms cnlled clndovln, In which these garments hnd been packed ntvny for years nnd forgotten until this dire time of need. All through this summer the Qlth hnd been accumulating In the historically dirty streets, the Bolshevist government nppnrently having given no thought to the tlnnger of nn epidemic. Most of the shops were closed. Many bouses were locked up, seemingly, with the shutters tightly closed down. Bepgnrs In foul rngs plied their trode with outstretched hands nt every corner. Shnbby droshkles which look so quaint In pictures stood wait- Ing for fnres or rattled over the miserable pavements with their lean horses whipped to a gallop.. Luxurious carriages which looked ns If they had never been washed went by drawn by magnificent Orloff horses wrapped In clouds of dust, and filled with rough looking Bolshevik soldiers., At the bases of moving dust clouds which dwarfed those generated by the carriages, ronred wildly speeding motor cars, violating every rule of both law and safety In their Insane flight, their drivers not taking the trouble even to sound their horns. It w'as a long walk to the railway station through the fine old boulevards, then out Into the public streets; but they finally arrived. Musia was sorry to note that they were both thickly powdered with dust, and might make n not very favorable Impression. On most of the tracks In the yards stood military trains, strongly guarded by armed soldiers. On others were long strings of freight cars which hnd been converted Into dwellings; a practice which accounts for the loss to the world of thousands of cars all over Russia. Much ammunition lay scattered about on the ground beside nnd between the tracks, mingled with broken rifles, parts of cannon, empty shells, disjecta membra of war made super-destructive by Imcompetence. Farther on down the track toward Loris' car were piles of ammunition covered with torn canvas. Finally, Lorls' car Itself, a huge vangon de luxe, standing on a cleared track with the way open for its instant departure, its engine under steam n few yards down the rails—a mechanical greyhound held In slip. Ao armed guard stood nt tlie steps leading up Into the car from the platform. Mrs. Krassin moved forward to address the guard; but suddenly noticed that her daughter was no longer beside her; for Musia hnd shrunk back In a sudden access of fenr. Her mother turned, took her by the arm and led her forward as one might lead a timid animal. The Instincts of a lifetime caused her to adopt in speaking to the guard that tone of respect .which the private Indlviduafajises In intercourse with one in nn officialji(xsJUJoBt-._^-g_ "I beg your pardon," said she in her smoothest tones. "Could I talk to Mr. Lorls, In there?" Then she caught herself. This fellow might "have been a stableman in the employ of one of her friends—perhaps In her own service. Her amour propre was touched, and she bit her lip. The soldier looked both women over critically. Their rank wns no longer anything in his young life. "You will have to wait," said he, continuing his Inspection; "Tovarisch Loris Is very busy." He pointed out to them a vacanf bench on the station platform beside the train. An old dirty bench. Here they sat for a long 'time, patiently awaiting audience. Tlie bench gradually filled up with people as time crawled on, mostly shabby soldiers nnd shabbier old women. Musin noted the fact thnt she wns the only girl among them. All seemed awaiting some decision as to their various destinies, for all save some of the soldiers looked depressed and anxious. Two or three times she went to the guard nnd asked when their turn would come, as she had seen many people who bad come after them, go- Ing Into the car and emerging. Always she received the same answer: I "Tovarisch Is busy." Thus many hours passed. They began to see that because of their appearance of rank they were to be the last admitted. It was a new age of Inequality. Mrs. Krassin sat Impassive. When Musia had attempted anything In thejij way of conversation, she was Ignored. It seemed as If a barrier had Interposed itself between them. The silence wan oppressive. To Musia the discrimination against them In the matter of admission seemed to augut against their success. AH for Mrs. Krassln, she seemed to have taken on the stolidity ,of the patient peasant women with whom she waited on the bench, accepting her leveling wllji the crowd. At last they were tin. only ones left on tho bench, und the guard, throwing the words at them as one casts u bone to u dog, told them to enter the car. (To be Continued Next Week). FARM SALES Fanners who are contemplating having a farm sale in the near future will, be given all of the assistance possible in advertising their sale if they will call up the Upper Des Moines-Republican at Algona, or pay a personal call to this office. All they will have to do is to write out a list of the property to be sold, together with the date, location, terms, and the name of the auctioneer nnd clerk and we will arrange the matter for publication in the paper and for sale bills. The ordinary sale ad is a quarter of a page, and bills may be printed from the same type used in the ad in cases where the cost of advertising has to be held down. Otherwise a large sale bill may be used, which of course would be a little more expensive. The Upper Des Moines-Republican has splendid correspondents in all parts of Kossuth county and covers the county thoroughly with a big list of subscribers who are interested in auction sales, and do not hesitate to drive twenty-five miles to attend a sale in case any property they are interested in is advertised. Every single bidder brought to a sale by advertising pays big returns on the cost of the ad. Bring in Your List of Property, We Will Do the Rest Here is an outline of a sale ad that may help you. 1—It Is customary to start out with some reason for the sale, such as "As I am about to quit farming and move to town." Give your reason here (if you care to): 2—Give the- distance from such towns as you want to mention to your farm. (Do not say "Five miles northwest of Algona—say, "Four miles west and one mile north of Algona") 3—Give day and date of sale 4—Give hour when sale is to begin 5—What about lunch, if any? ; 6—How many horses? Describe each animal, with weight and age, and if you have any out- standing horses or teams give particulars ~~^^H»rmaor cattle? ...Describe them, and be sure-to glVe-parHcuiara !l a&ut'T>uttj, , , purebred or good grade beef cattle, etc. Play up the merits of your stuff. The fellow ten"-idles away will know only what you tell him in your bill and ad. 8—How many hogs? .Do as you did with the cattle. Tell everything you would want to know if you yourself were looking for hogs and saw a bill or ad of a man ten miles away who was going to close out. Dave Lynch Was Arrested in Minn. Pen ton Reporter: Dave Lynch, horse buyer of Fairmont and a former real ,.,.„,,,,„ ,. ., . estate operator of this place, was lined ci fully Mrs hrassin In her in- , $ ioo and costs in Justice court at Al- vurlnl.lo blade, Musia In an old-fash- bcrt Lea, Minnesota, recently on a loned frock of quiet tone, which, she charge of transporting liquor. Two was nwaro, was very becoming. Sho wus satisfied with the. dress, for sho wus bred up In the tradition that a woman who Is attractive Is more likely to make u sumt.ssl'ul appeal than a dowdy one. Shabby ns they would have pro- uouncod themselves, however, (hey were, ratber conspicuous for their good clothes on that street In Kazan Unit morning. Kxcept for tho children in UK; purks, very few people were out, und most of them were clothed In <|iieer costumes purchased at the commission shops, ut which companions were with him at the time of the arrest, one of whom was released and the other gave a $25 bond for his appearance, which hie later forfeited. According to the Ringsted Dispatch, L. H. Ostrander, attorney for Lynch, grew wrathy when Lynch was fined and told the court what he thought of the matter. Well, there are some people around here who would get some satisfaction in telling the court what they think (of Dave) too. Another charge of driving while intoxicated was then filed against Lynch and he will be tried on this charge in another Justice court. 9—Sheep, mules, or other stock? 10—Chickens, ducks, geese, etc.? 11—Which do you want to come first—horses, cattle.or hogs? 12—Farm machinery. Give make and condition. Make a complete list. In these automobile days a grindstone may fetch a buyer ten miles away. 13—Miscellaneous 14—See your banker, get the terms, and set them outhere. How many months? 15—How many bills do you want? (The usual number Is 100) 16—How large an ad x do you, want? (The usual size is one-fourth page) 17—Your name 18—Auctioneer 19—Clerk , ••i Clip this advertisement and have it for the time you will be'ready to prepare your ad. Upper Des Moines-Republican ALGONA, IOWA Phone 230. Call this office and we, will send a man to your place to arramwi your advertising. • v **"** \

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