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Algona Advance (Newspaper) - April 4, 1907, Algona, Iowa THE ALGONA VOLUME APRIL NUMBER LIVES IN OKLAHOMA Henry Writes About Conditions Down PIONEERS ARE UNKNOWN Family Are Contented and Have No Desire to Move The following letter from Henry Merrifield of will be read with as she being a daughter of James of pioneers grew to womanhood in this vicinity Editor ADVANCE Since moving here several years ago we have been well pleased with the and are contented The cli mate is much better to live in than in northern as there are no ex tremes of cold or It is no warmer in summer than in Iowa and is never cold in You know my father was a pioneer of and like the who settled there at that he had his hard times to open his farm and sup port his After 30 years living there one could buy land at per acre you and times were always hard for one who tried to get a living out of the That is not the case down Land settled on only seven years ago sells from to per Then again the winters were so long and cold up there that it used to seem as if the explorers who were trying to find the North Pole should have hunted for it in Kossuth instead of going Here in Oklahoma no people are known as for the whole country settled as if by The people in this region do not realize what that term We never fail to get good crops Corn is as good as in winter and in fact every crop that can be raised in a climate can be grown here with little Every farmer seems to have plenty to seil and to live The markets are as good as are to be found any where in the Oklahoma is all one can ask for as a place to live and enjoy We have a nice six miles from a town of inhabitants having a Normal school with 450 We have all the comforts of towns up which are live times as old as The people here are almost all na tives of the states from whence they and nearly every state is rep There are no negroes here and our citizens are and As I said we are contented and have no desire to change to any other section of the great United Although there are many Iowa people living in and doubt doing there are no Kossuth county people living near Sending respects to inquiring I remain very truly Makes Editor ADVANCE I have been in quiring for several days to locate one Jeremiah Smith who claims to live on Hillside farm In this and who shot off his bazoo in an article last week in tbe Now then turn about is fair If be is Jer Smith I am Jake Schneider and as entitled to be beard as does want anyhow jU bet a last years birds nest that he is a disgruntled politician who wants office and eant get It wouldnt take an machine to discover that the moss is growing down back bone and that bis slobber is mostly Let him whine or butt his bead against the slap bis wife because world looks dreary to or bis QW horse with a barrel stave cause be eats a peek of com each Jere took a fling at tbe tired farmers who have moved tQ town he struck at bis Maay of are the best ang most reU aWe we mentis more to be tban the of a wba to just mm ift tp the proper to IDA talks like end man hot his bram QAC are a Now what would Jere do if he were on the council Wouldnt he shine He probably could walk into the power house and tell the superin fireman and engineer just what to Jere is perhaps one of the men who stands on the street corner and kicks at everything he yellow dogs and Does he think the city can be run without money Every man on the verge of insanity thinks that If all the knockers and kickers would pay the taxes they pay for all the water and electric lights they the more honest citizens would have a lighter load to I do not know of anyone who has left Algona that was forced to do so Harvey Gardner Cowles and Tom Cooke all left because they thought they could make money and fame quicker Jake Schneider Broncho Buster Algona Corrects Courier Editor Advance The Courier last week got off a lot of lies about how the Joe Crose surrey came to be sold at When Hinchon wrote that local he either was drunk or he got his information from John It is not true that I took the surrey to the combination sale to have it Who ever started that report knew it was not Vinson had no more right to sell that surrey without orders than he would have to sell the teams that were hitched in the Be cause it was put up for a couple of weeks before gave no one the right to sell it a week ago Saturday without The Courier says that I was playing pool when the surrey was This statement is not true Billy Ladendorff knows I was not in the pool hall at that ask him and Editors had better learn the truth about such matters before making such in order to keep the surrey he bid off and to settle the trouble paid more than He paid all costs Trial Jurors for April Filo 4th Ward Whittemore Lu Verne Springfield Frank Portland Burt Lotts Creek Eagle Ed Hebron Henry Frank Whittemore John Lotts Creek Ledyard Ledyard Sol Ledyard Alfred 3rd Ward Harrison Springfield Riverdale Sherman Ben Buffalo Fred Lu Verne Mike Greenwood J Lu Verne 4th Ward John Dor Garfield Greenwood Will Burt Senior The seniors Friday afternoon de livered their orations before the school and numerous interested vis They chose subjects on which to talk that were They were as follows The Mission of Elsie Glasier Asleep at His Irene Jamison America Alice Kresensky The Cry of The Clare Clapsaddle Exclusion of Albert Reid the Elixir of Capitola Sample The Vanguard of Lloyd Mitchell A Mighty the Pub lie Edna Cole Light as a Lee Glasier Tragic Hagel Fuller The Russian Jew in Rena Ward The Good Patterson The Immigrant Beth Smith Lynch Forest Cairy The Spirit of the Florence Was 69 Years of German one of the pioneer of the Gei man Valley dropped jead ift yard Tuesday from heart Behrends waj 69 years of age and bad not before bis He was in bis spirts Monday morning but before the shades evening fell he bad passed great Funeral services were hew at the Reformed pf yesterday senses a by vt the travel hows salary Plymouth ALGONA WINS AGAIN Spencer High School Team do Down In Defeat In ALL ENJOY RECEPTION Students Should Be aged to Do More Public The second division of the high school debaters was just as successful at Spencer in getting away with a verdict in their favor as the first one was with The friends of the school have reasons for feeling proud of the ability of the boys to de bate economic questions now ing the public Congratulations to Theo Hal and Frank Warner are in and should be freely extended to them by our The debate was held in the High School and was witnessed by a large Miss and Miss Shrimplin of the teaching force went over to see the About 20 all told made up the delegation from this The courteous hospitality by the Spencer High School to our debating team and accompanying has been freely commented upon since their return We are assured that the three Spencer debaters are line young who will win their way to success in lifes The reception tendered the Algona at the close of the debate was one thoroughly enjoyed by Our boys want to go to Spencer again on a like even though they may be defeated in the next We are a firm believer in the theory that practice in debating and general public speaking will be of untold value to students in after It will pay better in the end than a lot of that often creeps our school under the claim of doing the students Debating should be freely It is a well known fact that the number of business men who can stand on their feet in public and debate an issue is very not withstanding that ability is regarded as one of the most useful It is noticeable also those who are able to do so got their and confidence to do at the long ago school house Let the boys have more debates let them challenge an equal number of business house wives or any they may see on some They will stand a good chance of and if they do not it will do them no Biff Price for Buena Vista county land at per acre What doyou think of that This enormous price was paid by Otto Breecher for the Geisinger farm of 113 acres which adjoins town on the the deal having been consum mated last The Breecher farm in Hayes township figures in the deal at ninety dollars per acre and it is con ceded by all hands that it is worth the But this makes the price of the Geisinger farm about and Geisinger states that it is a good piece of property at that price as he has made better than a ten per cent investment on it computing on this Breecher will take the ac tive management of the farm this spring although Geisinger will to use the house until prob ably next This is tbe highest price ever paid for land in this and one of the highest for a purely agricultural tract of part of the Lake A Clever Coat of doing a big business for several selling fur coats tbat were He disposed pf worth of them before be was discovered by a employ qf tbe Re would tell tbe prospective purchase tbat be bought a of Montgomery and tbat later bis father sent him one for a Christmas would seil one of goats He had tbe same story for each thief who had taken of the coats that were Earning His Mayor Kruse has inaugurated a crusade on the rats which have found shelter about his His neighbor Richie is the good author ity for the statement that Kruse caught and killed thirtyfour rats in twenty four City A strenuous Jack the Hugger is doing business in our midst and various maidens are said to have had exciting exper with The girls all agree that he is a strenuous exponent of the hug Pays Each It took three hundred and forty two checks to pay the Rock Island employees at this station this month and the amount of money was between twenty and twenty five thousand This is distributed each month at this place by the Rock Island to its employees who make their headquarters at Es The Root of All When a poor man commits a crime Under the influence of brain storm he is usually viewed as a menace to so ciety and gets the extreme punish ment prescribed by while his wealthy scalawag altogether too frequently escapes punishment for graver Moral Dont experiment with brain storms unless you have plenty of Lake So Has Many of our neighboring towns have been saying what they are going to Emmetsburg has not said much but she is going to do things Ours is the only town in this section of Iowa that has an automobile We have This week the Tribune has an automobile ad which is something that we have not seen in any exchange outside of Alto Should be a A representative of the postal au was here yesterday and informed a party west of town to meet him at Hardy today prepared to pay a fine of ten dollars for sending writ ten matter through the mails in a package containing This should serve as a warning to all as ig of the law excuses no Such packages must be paid for at reg ular letter Chronicle Law Not The editor of the Dolliver Review says he will give in cash to any mortal being who will reasonably and logically explain why a hotel or board ing house debt is auy more sacred than doctors bills or printers and yet a man can be arrested and placed in jail for jumping a hotel or boarding house while he can jump the doc tors or printers tell him to go to the lower regions and that is a receipt in Enter Was a Close Call A red flag is usually the signal used in stopping a but the Huskamp boys adopted a different signal and stopped the Saturday evening passen ger train with a load of The boys were drawing hay across the railroad track on their farm and when right on the track their load tipped hay and all falling on the and they were unable to get it off track before the passenger train came But as it was not dark the engineer could see the obstruction in time to stop the to avoid an Tbe train was delayed about twenty minutes in getting the track Meanest Man on farmer living a short distance from this city in a moment of ness the other day blew in 35 cents at a millinery store for a spring hat for bis On returning be was so overcome with remorse tbat he went out to the barn and did the hangman aet from one of tbe pross Tbe hired happening along just fore tbe curtain dropped on tbe promptly out tbe hayseed Re revived and apparently repented of pf bis the of a expressing bis bis of bis employees qualified it by regretting tbe lat extravagance in not untying the rppe instead pf cutting it and ducked tbe Tbe believes that he cheated hell out Sutler ui w w Spring Neckwear w tti We want men who are lar about their most men see our spring dis Its Beautiful Its Its Elegant I Theres good form in every shape and Weve lines at 50 cents up to Call and see Steele Pittsburgh Perfect Field and Poultry f L Fencing Why is this fencing superior to other fencing Because It is made It made from 9 wire with n It conforms to the most uneven it has no slack 4 It is having no projections to catch wool from 5 Because there is lio other wire that has one vantage over This wire is made for both Field awJ Poultry why buy the light poultry fencing that lasts about owe when you pan have the Pittsburgh at the same Call 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